Members were treated to a morning at Overbury Stud to see their stallion roster for 2018 this weekend, and despite the downpour there was plenty to see.
Overbury Stud recently added two exciting new recruits, with the former John Gosden trained pair Ardad and Jack Hobbs joining them for the forthcoming breeding season. Ardad was multiple winning two year old, and struck at Royal Ascot in the Windsor Castle Stakes just days after his debut win. He also claimed the Flying Childers at Doncaster, and represents an opportunity for breeders to buy into the Kodiac bloodline.
Jack Hobbs proved to be a high class horse on the track, and after placing in the Epsom Derby went one better when claiming to Irish equivalent. After being third in two Champions Stakes’, the son of Halling produced a fine performance to take the Dubai Sheema Classic – beating the likes of Highland Reel and Postponed in the process.
Overbury is home to multiple champion National Hunt stallion Kayf Tara, who is showing no signs of stopping despite his age. In recent seasons Kayf Tara has seen his progeny hit huge success on the track, with Thistlecrack and Special Tiara proving the current flag bearers.
Schiaparelli, a son of Monsun, also stands at Overbury and has done since 2011.
Following the morning at Overbury members were treated to a day at Cheltenham for the November Gold Cup. The day begun with a brilliant performance by Apples Shakira – a full sister to Apples Jade – who comfortably took apart a juvenile field of hurdlers. The feature race of the day was won in tough fashion by Splash Of Ginge. The gelding by Oscar was winning his first chase for almost three years when beating Starchitect by a neck.
We look forward to welcoming members on our next visits – stay tuned for more info!