A stallion with a winning streak and 'old dam' line
Wareed. Bay 16.1HH by Sadler's Wells ex Truly Special (Caerleon)
Clongeel is one of the oldest horse farms in North Cork and now, for the first time, is standing a son of Sadler's Wells, a stallion named Wareed.
"It was 2005, Shadwell Estates had a number of horses for sale and Wareed was the best racehorse out of them," explained Denis Vaughan, owner of Congeel.
Their need for a new stallion arose at the time from the premature death of Moonax the previous May, just as he was starting to make a name for himself.
Wareed, who was bred and raced by Sheik Mohammed, was rated 123 by Timeform and won four races in France and England from 9-15f.
He won two Group 2s at Longchamp, including the Prix Victomtesse Vigier over 9f in which he set a new track record, while at four, he was third in the Grade 1 Ascot Gold Cup behind Royal Rebel and Vinnie Roe.
As well as his racing performance, what really attracted Denis to Wareed was his "old dam" line.
The second dam was Arctique Royale who won three races including the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas and the Group 2 Moyglare Stud Stakes; and the family has produced a number of successful sires including Ardross, Arctic Lord, Alflora and, more latterly, Catcher In The Rye.