A tough, talented and tenacious son of Dubawi. First yearlings in 2016. Click to watch his new video
Dual Group winner and ten-time GR.1 Placed. Sire of impressive Gr.1 hurdler Yanworth. 10% stakes winners to runners on the flat from his first four crop including NORSE KING and DORCAS LANE. Click on the image to watch his video.
Gr.1 Sire on the flat and over jumps. Sire of Classic winner Mastery and Grand National winner Rule The World. six BLACKTYPE jumpers CASH AND GO. Click the image to watch his video.
Gentlewave, Derby winning son of Monsun and an outcross for Northern Dancer line mares. Sire of 23 individual winners in 2016.
New for 2016. Already sire of Cheltenham winner Ibis Du Rheu, Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 second Le Prezien and Saint Goustan Blue one of top young jumpers in France.Exciting young sire proven to get precocious young jumpers.
Son of King’s Theatre to join the Yorton stallion roster
Yorton is proud to offer British Breeders the chance to use a son of King’s Theatre in 2017 breeding season, having bought Clovis du Berlais to stand at the stud.
A performer at graded level over jumps and hailing from one of the most successful jumping pedigrees in France, Clovis du Berlais offers an exciting and affordable opportunity to use a bloodline that has proved itself at the highest level through leading horses of the moment including Cue Card, The New One, Menorah, Carlingford Lough and Ptit Zig.
A half-brother to Paddy Power Gold Cup winner Caid du Berlais, Clovis du Berlais is from a much sought family of top jumping black type performers. His dam Kenza du Berlais, is out of the Listed winner Chica Bonita and is a half-sister to 3 black type winners over jumps including Isis du Berlais, Enzo du Berlais and Karoo du Berlais. She is also from the same family as Grade 1 and multiple black type winner Bonito du Berlais and Game Spirit Chase Grade 2 winner Mr Mole and multiple Grade 2 winner Nikita du Berlais.
In a deal brokered by Bloodstock Agent Richard Venn, five year old Clovis du Berlais has joined David and Teresa Futter at their stud near Welshpool on the Shropshire/Powys border.
David Futter said “Having experienced the demand for Great Pretender when he stood for a season at Yorton, we feel extremely fortunate to have been able to secure another son of Kings Theatre to serve the British breeding industry. If you look at the top jump stallions table in France, it is dominated by horses that have performed over jumps with Saint des Saints, Kapgarde, Nickname and Balko who are currently filling four of the top six positions. We believe that Clovis du Berlais has all the right credentials to be a great success for the British breeder.”
Clovis du Berlais is a strong, athletic stamp of a horse. Trainer Robert Collet was responsible for successfully guiding him through his career. He was unlucky to come up against some of the outstanding horses of his generation in France including Blue Dragon and Bonito du Berlais, both multiple Grade 1 and Grade 2 winners.
“We are excited to stand Clovis du Berlais, he complements our existing roster and offering British breeders choice is integral to how we are developing the stud. His arrival comes at a time when the National Hunt industry is showing all the positive signs of growth thanks to steps implemented by the TBA including Fillies races and MOPS scheme, which is not only encouraging new breeders to join the industry, but is important in widening the appeal of the sport.” Futter said.
Purchasing a son of King’s Theatre has added another dimension to the impressive roster at Yorton which also includes: Universal, a son of Dubawi, Gentlewave a son of Monsun, Blue Bresil who has quickly proven himself to produce high quality precocious young jumpers, Norse Dancer sire of leading Juvenile Hurdler Yanworth and Sulamani who has the rare distinction of being sire of a Grand National winner and a Classic winner.
This roster enables the British breeder to have access to impressive stallions on home soil. This strength in depth is very important to the Yorton team, which is constantly researching and following stallion prospects that serve the British Breeding industry.