Haras de Montaigu and Haras de la Hetraie will present a mini exhibition of their stallions NIGHT WISH, PRINCE GIBRALTAR, WALZERTAKT and BATHYRHON on Monday 5th December (10am to 5pm) during Arqana Breeding Sale.
All four sires will be available for viewing at Pole International du Cheval, only 5 minutes from the Arqana complex,
NIGHT WISH, a newcomer to Montaigu for the 2017 season, won the G3 Grand Prix de Vichy in 2016 and was 3rd in the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden and in the G1 Preis von Europa. He has a very attractive pedigree for NH breeders being a son of SHOLOKHOV, G1 winner himself and sire of G1 winners under both rules, out of a MONSUN mare.
NIGHT WISH is a very good looking horse, standing 16.3 hh, he is the full brother to champion racemare NIGHT MAGIC – G1 Grosser Preis von Baden, G1 Preis der Diana, etc…
Montaigu young sire PRINCE GIBRALTAR, proved very popular with breeders in his first year at stud and covered nearly 80 mares including DONT HURRY ME – G3 Prix Penelope, LUNE ROUGE dam of Ask for the Moon – G1 Prix St Alary, SPRING MORNING, dam of French Fifteen – G1 Criterium International…
PRINCE GIBRALTAR is a son of European Champion Rock of Gibraltar out of Princess Sofia (Pennekamp), dam of 5 winners from just 5 runners of racing age incl. Princess Gibraltar, winner at 2yo and 3rd in LR Prix de Bagatelle.
PRINCE GIBRALTAR, was a precocious and extremely tough horse, he defeated champions such as FOUND, HARTNELL, SILVERWAVE, AL KAZEEM, DOLNIYA, ECTOT, THE GREY GATSBY, KARAKONTIE, NIGHTFLOWER, CHIQUITA, AVENIR CERTAIN, RULER OF THE WORLD, GOLD SCHIP, EAGLE TOP…on the racetrack.
BATHYRHON, a son of Sire of Sires MONSUN only arrived at La Hetraie on April 1st, 2016. Despite his late arrival he proved popular with breeders and covered a book of 60 quality mares. He is a very good looking horse.
He has the same cross as established sire MANDURO (by MONSUN x BE MY GUEST). He was well handled by his trainer Pia Brandt, to win the G2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier and the G3 Prix Gladiateur etc etc…
A new arrival at La Hêtraie for the 2017 season, WALZERTAKT, is a son of the very sought-after and Sire of Sires, MONTJEU and bred on the same cross as dual Classic Winner CAMELOT (by MONTJEU out of daughter of KINGMAMBO). Trained by JP CARVALHO in Germany, he is still well known in France having won the G2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil and G3 Prix Barbeville. He has a strong German pedigree and is also a half brother to three Black Type performers, including WIENER WALZER winner of the G1 German Derby. He measures 1m66 and has a profile that should be very attractive to NH breeders.