Masterstroke joins Yorton Farm Stud roster
• Son of Monsun from the fabulous Urban Sea family
• Winner of the Grand Prix de Deauville Group 2
• Third in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe; out of a mare who was twice placed in Classics
• Joins Yorton’s stallion parade and show on December 19
Masterstroke, a horse with outstanding bloodlines, has joined Yorton Farm Stud after making a highly-promising start to his career as a sire.
A son of the great stallion and sire of sires Monsun, ten-year-old Masterstroke was foaled by Melikah (Lammtarra), a half-sister to the phenomenal Flat sires Galileo and Sea The Stars, and also to leading Jump stallion Black Sam Bellamy.
Masterstroke was bred by Darley and has been standing under its banner at Haras Du Logis in France since he retired from racing – his oldest crop are four-year-olds and already include seven individual winners over jumps in France.
Among them is Floridee, who has won Listed and Group Three races at Auteuil. His successful Flat foals include Medyna, winner of the Hungarian 1000 Guineas (local Gr.3). At September’s Yorton Sale, held in conjunction with Goffs UK, two-year-old sons of Masterstroke sold for £22,000 (to Gabriel Leenders) and £28,000 (to Dan Skelton).
In the 2019 breeding season he was very well supported by some of the leading French NH breeders covering 93 mares.
Yorton Farm Stud’s David Futter says: “Masterstroke is a stallion we have been trying to secure for some time now and we are grateful to Darley for letting us purchase him. Bloodstock agent Richard Venn provided valuable input. “It is very difficult to acquire a stallion of Masterstroke’s calibre who ticks all the boxes that we like to see in a Jump stallion. He is the most wonderful looking horse with a great temperament, which is so important, and his pedigree could not be any better.” A fee for Masterstroke will be announced shortly. Breeders can see this exciting addition to Britain’s sire ranks – plus another recent Yorton Farm Stud recruit, Scalo (Lando) – at a stallion parade and show of young stock at the stud on December 19. Also parading will be Gentlewave and Pether’s Moon.
For further information please contact David Futter 01938 559 648 or 07860 670 184