Soldier Of Fortune
Stands at the Beeches Stud
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
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 – multiple winner for Joseph O’Brien including the Gr.3 Fishery Lane Hurdle, Grade A Galway Plate Handicap Chase & the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Royal Bond Novice Hurdle & Gr.1 Christmas Hurdle
- Black Luna - 8-length winner of the Listed Prix Francois de Poncins 4YO Hurdle at Auteuil for G Macaire
- Angel’s Share – multiple winner including a Listed hurdle at Auteuil
- Coquelicot - 3-time winner for trainer Anthony Honeyball including a Listed Mares Bumper at Kempton by 2¼ lengths
- Lady Ardilaun – impressive winner of a Listed hurdle at Auteuil for Francois Nicolle. Runner-up in the Gr.3 Prix Bournosienne Hurdle
- Carlita Du Berlais, a leading 3YO hurdler in France in 2015
Other black type performers include Mercenaire, Scarpeta, Meredith etc.
“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
"you'd have to be excited about Soldier Of Fortune given what he has done so far" Adrian Costello, purchaser of the €72,000 colt at Goffs December Sale from Garryrichard Stud, bred by Michael Murphy
Foals in 2019 sold for €72,000, €45,000, €42,000, €40,000, €40,000, €40,000, €38,000, €37,000, €37,000, €34,000, €32,000, €32,000, €32,000, €32,000, €31,000, €30,000, €30,000 etc.