20th July – FIRST STAKES WINNER FOR HAVANA GREY
First crop sire sensation HAVANA GREY recorded his first stakes winner and his eighth stakes horse in total when Lady Hollywood produced an A-List performance to win the Listed Marwell Stakes at Naas. Trained in Britain by Alice Haynes, Lady Hollywood had won her previous two races at Lingfield and Beverley but was stepping up markedly in class when crossing the Irish Sea to plunder the 5-furlong speed test. Breaking fast from the stalls, she settled behind the leaders travelling with supreme ease before quickening effortlessly into the lead approaching the final furlong and sauntering clear for a facile 1 ½ lengths success without being asked a serious question by jockey Rossa Ryan. The daughter of the Cadeaux Genereux mare Dubai Legend was bred by D & S L Tanker Transport Ltd and races in the colours of Amo Racing and Omnihorse Racing. HAVANA GREY has now returned to the top of the Leading Sires of 2yos In Europe table with 26 winners of 34 races and earnings of £500,000. His other leading runners include Eddie’s Boy, winner of the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury last weekend after finishing third in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and Queen Mary Stakes runner-up Maylandsea.
15th June – WHITSBURY STALLIONS DOMINATE THE FINISH OF THE QUEEN MARY STAKES
Royal Ascot’s speed test for two-year-old fillies, the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes, provided Whitsbury stallions with a memorable 1-2 as the favourite Dramatised (by SHOWCASING) got the better of Maylandsea (by HAVANA GREY).
Dramatised, who is trained by Karl Burke for her breeder Steve Parkin of Clipper Logistics, went off 5/2 favourite after a sparkling debut win at Newmarket in April and won in the style of a future Group 1 winner.
The runner-up, who is trained by Michaell Bell for Middleham Park Racing, enhanced the growing reputation of her first-season sire and looks a future Group winner. She was bred by Denniff Farms.
20th May – HAVANA GREY'S SENSATIONAL START TO HIS STUD CAREER IN NUMBERS
With twelve individual winners of fourteen race to date, HAVANA GREY isn’t just the leading European first-crop sire by prize money, winners and wins but also the leading European sire of two-year-olds by winners and wins.
In fact, he has sired twice as many juvenile winners in Europe as any other stallion and at an impressive strike rate of 40%. His progeny has already amassed prize money of more than £112,000, almost twice that of his nearest first-crop rival.
4th April – FIRST WINNER FOR HAVANA GREY
The Whitsbury Manor-bred filly Star Of Lady M became the first winner by her sire when scoring on debut in a 5 furlong novice race at Redcar.
Sent off as second favourite behind Brocklesby Stakes runner-up and odds-on favourite Primrose Ridge, the David O’Meara trained filly showed plenty of pace and determination to withstand the persistent challenge of the favourite in the last two furlongs.
She is the second foal and second winner out of the Street Cry mare Abraj Dubai, who was also trained by O’Meara to win on debut and is out of a half-sister to champion older horse Fantastic Light.
Star Of Lady M was a 15,000gns purchase by Lillingston Bloodstock from Tattersalls October Book 3 sale last autumn.
17th January - FIRST SERGEI PROKOFIEV FOALS ARRIVE
“We are delighted to report on our first two foals by SERGEI PROKOFIEV, both out of maiden mares. Last night our team delivered a smart filly from HAND ON MY HEART, a winning half-sister to our Queen Mary winner HEARTACHE (photo attached). The night before, we received a colt out of dual winning sprinter SILVER MACHINE, a half-sister to stakes winning sprinter DAVE DEXTER.
Without wishing to sound like a typically over enthusiastic stallion manager, both foals are a good size for maidens with plenty of depth through the chest. In addition to being good sorts, they give an indication of the quality of mares that SERGEI PROKOFIEV received in his strong first book and we are looking forward to more of the same”. Ed Harper
12th November - WHITSBURY MANOR STUD ANNOUNCE STALLION FEES FOR 2022
Ed Harper, Director of Whitsbury Manor Stud, is pleased to announce the stud fees for its stallions in 2022.
“Following last year’s downward adjustment of our fees due to Covid we have decided to keep our fees similar to last year. We are delighted that so many of our clients have had great success at the sales and feel it’s important to maintain value commercial stallion options for breeders”.
SHOWCASING will remain at the same fee of £45,000. “Once again, he’s had a great year on the track as Britain’s leading sire of 2yo’s. His results have also translated through to the sales ring as he achieved more six figure yearlings sales this year at Book 1 & 2 than ever before.”
SERGEI PROKOFIEV will stand at the slightly reduced rate of £6,000. “He was the most popular first season sire in Britain this year covering 154 mares. I can honestly say no Whitsbury stallion has ever had a stronger start in terms of numbers and quality”.
HAVANA GREY will remain at £6,000 “We could not have asked for a better response to his first crop of yearlings. They’ve impressed at the sales, now they just have to do the same on the track”.
DUE DILIGENCE will stand at £5,000.
|SHOWCASING||£45,000 1st Oct. SLF|
|SERGEI PROKOFIEV||£6,000 1st Oct. SLF|
|HAVANA GREY||£6,000 1st Oct. SLF|
|DUE DILIGENCE||£5,000 1st Oct. SLF|
7th September - HAVANA GREY YEARLINGS IN STRONG DEMAND
The first yearlings by Havana Grey made an excellent market debut at Goffs UK a fortnight ago, with all 16 offered for sale being sold for an average of £41,563, more than five times his covering fee. There was equally strong demand at the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale with another 18 of his yearlings selling. They included two colts for 30,000gns and a filly for 32,000gns before a colt from Bearstone Stud out of Spontaneity realised 45,000gns.