Soldier Of Fortune
Stands at the Beeches Stud
Soldier Of Fortune - A very exciting National Hunt recruit by Galileo
Group 1 performer at 2, Group 1 winner at 3 and 4
Soldier Of Fortune is out of a half-sister to SHOLOKHOV (sire of multiple Grade 1 winner DON COSSACK)
Top class racehorse, rated 131 by Timeform - bettered only amongst his generation by Epsom Derby winner AUTHORIZED
5 Graded winners in 2017 from only 25 runners in GB & Ireland under NH rules!
Top performers include:
- Gr.1 Juvenile Hurdle winner Mega Fortune who was also runner-up in the Gr.1 Triumph Hurdle
- Slowmotion – 5-time winner including a Gr.2 Juvenile Hurdle, Gr.3 and Listed Mares Chase
- Flying Tiger – 3-time winner including the Gr.3 Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle & 3rd in the Gr.1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle
- Tin Soldier – dual winner including a Gr.3 Novices’ Hurdle for Willie Mullins & Gr.1 placed
- Early Doors – 3-time winner for Joseph O’Brien including the Gr.3 Fishery Lane Hurdle & runner-up in the Gr.1 Royal Bond Novice Hurdle
- Angel’s Share – multiple winner including a Listed hurdle at Auteuil
- Mercenaire – 25-length juvenile hurdle winner, Gr.1 & Listed placed for Nick Williams
- Scarpeta – 17-length maiden hurdle winner for Willie Mullins, 3rd in a Gr.2 Novice Hurdle & 4th in the Gr.1 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
- Carlita Du Berlais, a leading 3YO hurdler in France in 2015
“Soldier Of Fortune has every right to excel as a sire of jumpers. The grandsires of his dam, the Flat Listed winner Affianced, are Busted and Lord Gayle, two stallions whose descendants have made a major impact on the National Hunt world.” Andrew Caulfield, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder
His only two lots at the Land Rover Sale realised €95,000 (to Ryan Mahon) and €85,000 (to Mags O’Toole).
First Irish crop foals in 2017 sold for €72,000, €70,000 (filly), €55,000, €50,000 etc.