• Yorton Prize Draw for breeders to win a free nomination to a Yorton stallion of their choice
Yorton Farm Stud and Yorton Racing want breeders to share in the memorable victory of Gentlewave’s son Easysland at the Cheltenham Festival. Topping up that success was another big-race triumph for Sulamani’s daughter Honeysuckle, who was conceived at Yorton. As a way of celebrating these triumphs Yorton has announced a prize draw that is free to all breeders, and which gives them a chance to win a nomination to any one of the stud’s six sires. Yorton director David Futter says: “These are tough times for people from all walks of life, but we must keep our industry going and remain positive. “Easysland’s victory in last week’s Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase, in which he beat the great Tiger Roll, was a double triumph for us because he is by our sire Gentlewave and he is a horse that we bought in the name of Yorton Racing before he set foot on a racecourse. That was in line with our policy to support stock by Yorton sires.
“He won seven races in our colours before he was sold privately to J P McManus, who kept him with trainer David Cottin. Easysland has won twice since, including last week’s emphatic victory. He is now being talked of as a future Cheltenham Gold Cup winner. “As a way of marking Easysland’s wonderful triumph we have created the Yorton Prize Draw to give breeders a shot at a nomination to any of our six stallions. It has a value of up to £3,750, and it’s completely free.
Entries close on April 10 and the winner will be announced on or before April 20.” Yorton Farm Stud’s resident stallions are: Gentlewave, Linda’s Lad, Masterstroke, Norse Dancer, Pether’s Moon and Scalo.
Contact David Futter 01938 559 648 or 07860 670 184
Photo credits: France Sire, Paul Elton photography