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“HALF BROTHER TO SOLSKJAER”
The seven-time Gr.1 winner Yeats, half brother to Summerhill resident, Solskjaer, sired his first foal at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. The bay colt is out of the unraced Rock Of Gibraltar mare Suma Flamenca and is from the family of Luas Line, Kingsfort and Prince Arch, all of whom are Gr1 winners of recent years.
Coolmore manager Christy Grassick commented: “We are delighted with Yeats’ first foal, he is a correct bay with plenty of quality, just like his sire. Yeats won more Gr1 races than any other son of Sadler’s Wells and he covered an excellent book of mares last year, so we hope to see many more classy foals by him this season.”
Yeats was one of the most popular stayers in recent times, winning 15 races including four consecutive Gr1 Ascot Gold Cups. His seven Gr1 wins also include victories in the Coronation Cup, the Irish St Leger and the Prix Royal-Oak, and he was twice crowned European Champion Stayer.
Extract from European Bloodstock News