Other Yorkshire Studs - A
Aike Grange Stud
Aike, Nr.Driffield, East Yorkshire
Owner:Formerly Mr.& Mrs.J.Stewart Banks
Previous Stallions:Belfort, Kala Shikari, Dominion Royale, Dublin Taxi, Jimmy The Singer, Le Johnstan, Dawn Review, Hatim, Sizzling Melody, Carlton, Kirchner, Prince Ragusa, Van der Linden
Notes: Founded in 1974 on the 213 acre family farm, this small, but impressive stud with it's modern buildings was put on the market for £450,000. It had stood a diverse range of minor stallions (usually 4 or 5 in any one season) for a number of years. Mrs.Banks now runs the Aikenfield Foaling Unit, whilst the stud is now run as an international dressage centre by Laura Fry.
Allerthorpe Farm Stud
Sutton Lane, Barmby Moor, York YO42 4DD
Owner:Mr.Mike Dawson O.B.E., D.L.
Notes: Mike Dawson, well known as a prominent owner with James Bethell (his many successful horses are headed by Mine) founded Allerthorpe Farm Stud in 2000 having sold his other successful business interests the previous year. As well as operating as a Thoroughbred stud Allerthorpe is also an A.I. and Embryo Transfer centre for the breeding of sports horses. As of late 2009 the property (listed as only 55 acres) was for sale at £1.75m, an adjacent 58 acres of arable land having already been sold.
Tattersalls December Mares etc. Sales 2009
Lot 2000 Queen Jean 6yo chm Pivotal - Composition (Wolfhound). Not Covered, dam of foals by Tobougg and Byron. Won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 2 winners from 7 RAO. Dam is winning 1/2 sister to 3 winners inc the dam of FOXYSOX (Won 7 inc Santa Barbara H G2, Bayakoa H G2, Senorita H G3, Providencia S G3, 2nd.Del Mar Oaks G1 etc). 2nd dam TRICKY NOTE Won 3 inc National S L, 2nd.Fairview New Homes L, 3rd.St.Hugh's S L and is sister to JESTER (Won 7 inc Duke of York S G3, Baroda Stud Seven Springs Sprint G3, etc) and 1/2 sister to TRIBAL JESTER (Won 14 inc. Hamburger Flieger-Preis L) and to the dam of KAY TWO (Tipperary S L, 2nd.Marble Hill S L, 3rd.Cornwallis S G3 etc). Not Sold
Tattersalls October Yearling Sales 2008
Lot 1843 ch f Observatory - Special (Polar Falcon). 1/2 sister to 2 RAO. Dam won 2 and is 1/2 sister to 4 winners inc SOVIET LINE (Won 16 inc Lockinge S G1(x2), Kiveton Park S G3, Supreme S G3, Robert F Carey Memorial H G3 etc) and MAMDOOH (Won 7 inc. CUB Onkaparinga Cup L, 2nd.ADL Bank Onkaparinga Cup L) and to the dams of SOUTH ROCK and GOLD LAND. 2nd dam Shore Line won 1, 4th.Epsom Oaks G1 is sister to QUAY LINE (Won 6 inc Park Hill S G2, grandam of PURE GRAIN), ANCHOLIA (Won 6 inc Premio Dormello G2), TRADE LINE (Won 6 inc Northumberland Plate L, 3rd Duke of Norfolk S L) and HIGH FINALE (Won Sandleford Priory S L, dam of MY GENERATION and QUE SYMPATICA). 2,500gns (VENDOR)
Tattersalls October Sales 2007
Lot 2107 ch f Where Or When - Screen Idol (Sadler's Wells). 1/2 sister to 2w/4r/5rao inc CALL MY NUMBER. Dam won 1 and is 1/2 sister to 8 winners inc Catch A Glimpse (Won 2, 3rd.Heinz 57 Phoenix S G1, dam of SUCCESSFUL OUTLOOK - Tempted S G3, 3rd.Demoiselle S G2) and Cristal Clear (Won 1, 3rd.Marygate S L). 2nd dam Spring To Light won 2, 2nd.Park S G3 is 1/2 sister to 7 winners inc Nu Myoozik (Won 2, 3rd.Black Swan S, dam of SOL DEL NORTE). 3rd dam HOLIDAY DANCER won 8 inc. Free State H R., Silver Spoon H, Typecast S R., 2nd.Hawthorne H G2, Santa Monica S G3 etc. 2,500gns (Agencia Zraq)
Lot 2115 ch c Lomitas - Special (Polar Falcon). 2nd foal. Dam won 2 and is 1/2 sister to 4 winners inc SOVIET LINE (Won 16 inc Lockinge S G1(x2), Kiveton Park S G3, Supreme S G3, Robert F Carey Memorial H G3 etc) and MAMDOOH (Won 7 inc. CUB Onkaparinga Cup L, 2nd.ADL Bank Onkaparinga Cup L) and to the dams of SOUTH ROCK and GOLD LAND. 2nd dam Shore Line won 1, 4th.Epsom Oaks G1 is sister to QUAY LINE (Won 6 inc Park Hill S G2, grandam of PURE GRAIN), ANCHOLIA (Won 6 inc Premio Dormello G2), TRADE LINE (Won 6 inc Northumberland Plate L, 3rd Duke of Norfolk S L) and HIGH FINALE (Won Sandleford Priory S L, dam of MY GENERATION and QUE SYMPATICA). 20,000gns (Ennismore Racing)
Askrigg-In-Wensleydale, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
Notes: This stud (and indeed much of Askrigg village including the Manor House) was built in 1767 (although some accounts sat as early as 1745 which seems unlikely) by John Pratt (b 1728), the famous owner, breeder and jockey. Pratt's father, Simon, had left Askrigg to make his fortune in London, which he duly did before returning to Askrigg. Seven years after the formation of the stud John Pratt was one of the founders of another great institution, the Jockey Club. Perhaps his greatest claim to fame was as rider of the peerless Eclipse. Pratt also won the 1782 St Leger as the owner of Imperatrix, although that horse was probably really owned by the Rev.Henry Goodricke (the clergy being forbidden from owning racehorses). The property continued for nearly 200 years as a racing stables, but more recently part of it was the King's Arm Hotel (complete with painting of John Pratt on Eclipse). The genuine Stubbs of John Pratt aboard Eclipse is in the Sheldonian Museum in Oxford. Pratt is sometimes accredited with the breeding of Messenger (1780), although that great racehorse and sires' official breeder is Lord Grosvenor. The stables have now been converted into holiday cottages.
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