Idaho Joins Coolmore NH Roster
Idaho has been retired from racing and will stand under the Coolmore N.H. banner at the Beeches Stud. Winner of the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York and the Ormonde Stakes at Chester, Idaho was also placed in the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby and behind Enable in the ‘King George’. Bred on the famed Galileo/Danehill cross he is a full brother to seven-time Group 1 winning superstar Highland Reel.
“Idaho was a very solid, consistent racehorse – sound, clear-winded with a good mind,” said his trainer Aidan O’Brien. “I think he would have been an impressive winner of the St Leger but for almost getting brought down in the straight and he showed that when winning the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.”
“Idaho is an outstanding individual with plenty of size and scope and a great walk,” said the Beeches manager Robert McCarthy. “He was a very genuine and talented racehorse who performed at the highest level from two to five years and is a full-brother to a superstar in Highland Reel.”