Here at Ballylinch Stud we are continuing the long standing tradition of breeding top class thoroughbred racehorses that was started by Major Dermot McCalmont in 1914.
Everyone who invests in this business dreams of breeding a Classic winner and our clients Gill and Vimal Khosla did just that when Forever Together stormed home to win The Oaks at Epsom in June 2018.
She was bred and raised at Ballylinch, and better still was to come for the Khoslas when Ballylinch consigned her yearling full sister at the Goffs Orby Sale in October 2018. She sold for 3.2 million Euro, the highest priced yearling filly in the world that year.
Lope de Vega has confirmed his position as one of the world’s best sires and his outstanding crop of 2-year-olds saw him rank 2nd only to Galileo, ranked by Stakes and Group winners in Europe. His outstanding American trained daughter Newspaperofrecord cruised home in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She can surely be rated the world’s best 2-year-old filly.
Lope de Vega has even stronger crops to come to the track in the next few years and his yearlings lit up the sales rings this year with a top price of 900,000 Euro to MV Magnier at Arqana in August.
The first crop by Make Believe have just gone into training. This record breaking classic winning miler has yearlings gone to many of the leading trainers in Europe and the early feedback is extremely positive. He will be a young stallion well worth keeping a close eye on in 2019.
The first foals by Fascinating Rock were very well received at Goffs with a top price of 185,000 Euro for a filly sold to the great judge Tim Hyde.
New Bay’s first foals show real quality and his first colt to sell topped the Tattersalls Ireland Foal Sale. He has been given the support of a very strong syndicate and has every change of becoming Dubawi’s most important son at stud.
We are proud to note that each of the Ballylinch stallions with runners have all sired Group 1 winners. This is a high standard to set for our younger sires with their first runners still to come, but with the support they have been given to date we are confident that they can also reach that standard.
John and Leslie Malone continue to invest in world class facilities and staff at both Ballylinch and Castlemartin to ensure that every horse is given the best chance to achieve its potential.