Order Of St George Gold Cup

Two new stars for Coolmore NH roster

Coolmore’s National Hunt roster for 2019 has been bolstered by the addition of two fantastic prospects in the shape of Wings Of Eagles and Order of St George.

The 2017 Epsom Derby winner Wings of Eagles was bred by Mme Aliette Forien and Mr Giles Forien at Haras de Montaigu in France and returned there to cover an excellent first book of mares in 2018. He will now stand at The Beeches Stud whose manager Robert McCarthy said: “He’s an Epsom Derby winner from the Montjeu sire line and is a fine big horse, seriously good-looking and good-actioned - just the type people in our business want to breed to.”

Galileo’s triple Group 1-winner and ‘Arc’ third Order of St George will stand at Castlehyde Stud. “Order of St George is a lovely mover with quality, size and scope in abundance,” commented Cathal Murphy. “He won a total of 11 races including the Irish St Leger as a three-year-old by a margin of 11 lengths, which earned him a Timeform rating of 129, along with the Ascot Gold Cup the following season. No horse since Fame And Glory has retired straight to National Hunt stud with such a high rating and we’re delighted to have him at Castlehyde.”

The fees for both horses have been set at €6,500.