Other Yorkshire Studs - T
Tancred Grange, Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire
Owner: David Barker
William Barker was a well known and popular sporting farmer, who had horses for many years with Sally Hall and Jack Calvert. He is best known as the owner and breeder of Move Off, who was bred at Tancred and won the Ebor Handicap, Zetland Gold Cup (twice), Redcar Gold Trophy, Ayrshire Handicap and Old Newton Cup. Move Off later stood as a stallion, his best produce being the Ramona H G1 winner Short Sleeves. Tancred Stud usually had around nine mares, and Barker also raced (although didn't breed) Move Off's sire Farm Walk. Move Off's dam was the unraced Darling Do who was a half sister to Quorum and produced five winners of thirty-seven races for Tancred. One of her winning daughters was Move Off's own sister, Another Move, who was dam of Barker's final winner; the useful Moving Arrow, who was second in the 1995 Lincoln Handicap. However the property is now primarily used as a training establishment by William's son, David, who trained, amongst others, the prolific winner Tancred Times, who was bred at the stud. It looked at though the stud had closed in the mid nineties, however they did submit some yearlings to the 1999 and 2002 Doncaster October Sales, implying that there are still some mares based on the property.
Healeaugh, Tadcaster, N.Yorks
Owner: Diane Gillam (when stud)
Acreage: 72 acres
Initially based in Ireland, Tarbrook was run by Diane Gillam, daughter of Major Lionel Holliday, and she usually kept around 10 mares there. Tarbrook is probably best known as the breeder of Senorita Poquito (Nettie S G3, Acomb Stakes, 2nd.in the Yorkshire Oaks G1, 2nd.Ribblesdale S G2, 2nd.Cheshire Oaks G3, 4th.Irish Oaks G1), who was later dam of Poquito Queen (2nd.Musidora S G3, 3rd.Epsom Oaks G1). Over jumps Mrs.Gillam bred Motivator (1980 by General Ironside - Come Dancing), who won the Coral Golden Hurdle Final at the 1986 Cheltenham Festival, the dam Come Dancing being a grand daughter of her father's horse, and reasonable sire, Pampered King. She had some 'Holliday' type mares including Dulicmer, a daughter of Lingfield Oaks Trial winner Crotchet, from the family of Blakeney and Morston. After Diane's brother, Brook Holliday, sold his Sandwich Stud in Newmarket his three remaining mares were boarded at Tarbrook, two of which were Britannia's Rule (Lupe S L, 2nd.Lancashire Oaks G3, 3rd.Epsom Oaks G1) and Black Veil (a 1/2 sister to Embla, Cheveley Park S G1). This was fairly short-lived however as Tarbrook itself (Healaugh Old Hall, 2 Cottages, 29 boxes, 3 acres of gardens and 72 acres of leased post and railed paddocks) was placed on the market in July 1989, and has not been used as a thoroughbred stud since.
Tupgill Park, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
Owner: Marchese Enrico Incisa della Rocchetta
Acreage: Circa 65 acres
Notes: Like his near neighbour on the Tupgill Park Estate, Sally Hall, Don Enrico Incisa (who died in May 2005 aged 70 and spent his life in racing) combined a successful career training racehorses with a small breeding operation. Some of the fillies from the stud ended up in the training yard .. and vice versa. He also boarded some mares belonging to Nigel and Kim Tinkler at the stud. As the son of great Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta of Razza Dormello Olgiata (and thus Ribot and Nearco) fame this could explain why he wished to continue to be involved, if only in a small way, with the breeding side of the game. Following his death there was uncertainty about what would happen to the property until September 2005 when it was revealed that trainer James Bethell (who rented the adjacent Tupgill Park from Colin Armstrong) had bought the property (comprising main house, 4 cottages, staff flat, 34 loose
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Owner: Richard Lumley-Saville / Lord Scarborough
Notes; Was the original stud base of the sire Newminster who had won the 1851 St Leger. Newminster sired the Derby winner Musjid from his first crop but is best known as the sire of the excellent Hermit. However Newminster had been sold to the Rawcliffe Stud Company before his fame as a sire had been properly established.
Tibthorpe Manor, Driffield, East Yorks
Owner: Family of the late William Leslie Caley
Notes: Leslie Caley, a well respected cattle judge and farmer, founded Tibthorpe Stud on his 1,300 acre farm in 1956, although it was originally a Shire horse stud. As long ago as 1978 the stud achieved a price of 43,000 gns for a yearling. Tibthorpe were in the market at the 2001 December Sales, buying a winning In The Wings 1/2 sister to Mitsubishi Vision for 16,000gns, this mare, Heckle, was in foal to Pivotal. The following year this reaped spectacular dividends when the resulting filly foal fetched 75,000gns at the December Sales, to the bid of Cheveley Park Stud. They repeated this trick the following year when a foal by Pivotal out of Ziara (purchased for 22,000gns the previous year) fetched 87,000gns at the 2003 Tattersalls December Sales. The 2003 re-investments included an Indian Ridge mare, Feather Circle, from the family of Victoria Song for 16,000gns and a Night Shift mare, Cheyenne Squaw, from the family of Ashdown Express for 42,000gns. The aforementioned Heckle was later dam of Dim Sum (2004 by Kyllachy) who to date has won over £350,000, primarily in Hong Kong, with victories including the Chairman's Sprint Prize G1 (twice) and the Sha Tin Vase G3 (twice) and finishing second in the Centenary Sprint Cup G1 in 2011. The Tibthorpe bred Valonia (2011 f by Three Valleys - Descriptive) landed the 2014 EBF Highfield Farm Flying Fillies' Stakes L at Pontefract, to add to placings in the Rockfel Stakes G3 and Cathedral Stakes L, having been sold for 5,500gns at the October yearling sales. The dam was a 26,000gns purchase in 2006 and her 2013 foal by Paco Boy sold for 48,000gns at the December Foal sales. Only three days after Valonia won the Flying Fillies' Stakes Tibthorpe struck again when the Karl Burke trained Felix Leiter (2012 c by Monsieur Bond - Spiralling) took the £24,900 stanjames.com Nursery Handicap on the opening day of the 2014 Ebor Meeting at York, and struck again at the Knavesmire in 2016 when taking the £24,900 Betstars.uk Home Of Spin & Bet Handicap. Amongst it's other successes Tibthorpe pinhooked Dara Monarch (who was bred by Yorkshire trainer Neville Bycroft). Leslie Caley died in December 2006 and the stud continues to be managed by his daughter Lady Dorothy Nelson. More recently the mare Never Lose has produced five winners including El Chapo (2015 by Lethal Force) who won the 2018 UAE 2,000 Guineas Trial (and finished fourth in the actual race) and the useful Rosciolo (2018 by Territories)
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