• Great opportunity for owners of jump-bred mares
• A FOUR time Group One winner by legendary sire
• Gained his Group 1 victories on Good, Good to Firm, & Soft ground showing his versatility
• Racking up winners with his young hurdlers
The 12-year-old, who has been standing under the Darley banner at Dalham Hall in Newmarket, moves to the Futter family’s stud near Welshpool in Powys and represents a superb opportunity for breeders to send jump-bred mares to a multiple Group One-winning son of champion sire Dubawi.
David Futter says: “Postponed is a proper horse that any stallion master would welcome to their line-up of National Hunt sires. He is a wonderful addition to the Yorton roster.”
News of the stallion’s move came on the day that his daughter My Chiquita maintained her unbeaten record over hurdles when romping in at Wetherby for trainer Ben Brookhouse.
Futter added: “Postponed’s oldest stock are only four, yet his young hurdlers are producing some wonderful results. From 12 individual runners five have won, four have been placed and two gained places in black-type races.
“He represents everything we look for in a sire. He raced enthusiastically from the age of two to six, he won four Group One races including the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Coronation Cup, he retired sound, he has size and scope and the most wonderful mind.”
Futter made clear his thanks to Darley’s Sam Bullard and bloodstock agent Richard Venn for negotiating a deal which has resulted in the stallion’s sale to a partnership involving Yorton and James & Jean Potter Ltd. Postponed raced over five seasons, winning nine and being placed in eight of 20 races, and earning just under £5m in prize money.
His stallion fee will be announced later this year. At Yorton he will stand alongside Arrigo (Shirocco), Gentlewave (Monsun), Ito (Adlerflug) and Pether’s Moon (Dylan Thomas).
David Futter 01938 559 648 or 07860 670 184