A tough, talented and tenacious son of Dubawi. First yearlings in 2016. Click to watch his new video
Dual Group winner and ten-time GR.1 Placed. Sire of impressive Gr.1 hurdler Yanworth. 10% stakes winners to runners on the flat from his first four crop including NORSE KING and DORCAS LANE. Click on the image to watch his video.
Gr.1 Sire on the flat and over jumps. Sire of Classic winner Mastery and Grand National winner Rule The World. six BLACKTYPE jumpers CASH AND GO. Click the image to watch his video.
Gentlewave, Derby winning son of Monsun and an outcross for Northern Dancer line mares. Sire of 23 individual winners in 2016.
New for 2016. Already sire of Cheltenham winner Ibis Du Rheu, Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 second Le Prezien and Saint Goustan Blue one of top young jumpers in France.Exciting young sire proven to get precocious young jumpers.
Rule The World wins the Grand National for Sulamani
Taken from the Racing Post 11th April
The class and stamina Rule The World showed in overhauling The Last Samuri at Aintree was a fine advertisement for Sulamani, who is also the sire of St Leger winner Mastery and Grade 1-winning hurdler Cash And Go.
Yet the 17-year-old son of Hernando covered only 16 mares at Yorton Farm Stud in Welshpool last year, down from 43 in 2014 and 70 in 2013. In his first season at the operation in 2011 he was supported with 96 mares - the results of which are four-year-olds - and in the following year he covered 77.
Book sizes for jumps stallions often dip after early seasons, as it takes longer for the progeny to fly the flag for them on the track than on the Flat.
"All jumps stallions go up and down - even Kayf Tara was down to 50 or 60 mares a few years ago," said David Futter of Yorton Farm Stud. "Rule The World will get him a few more mares, as plenty of people have been ringing over the weekend."
As Futter explained, the Grand National result was not only important for sending more business Sulamani's way, but it was also timely for those breeders who used him in recent years.
"A lot of calls have been from people who have used him and have three-year-olds by him to sell at the store sales - they're chuffed to bits. "We're waiting for his first National Hunt crop to race now. Hopefully he should be getting lots of bumper winners over the next 18 months."
Futter invested £5 each-way on Rule The World at 50-1 for Saturday's Aintree marathon.
"I thought for a long time the National would suit him as he showed in the Irish National and Galway Plate he stayed," he said. "We stopped work and gathered in the front room to watch the race and if you think we shouted home Le Prezien [by Yorton Farm Stud's new recruit Blue Bresil] earlier in the day, we raised the roof for Rule The World."
Yorkhill, who beat Le Prezien by just over two lengths in the Mersey Novices' Hurdle, is proving something of a bogey horse for Futter as he also took the scalp of Yanworth, a son of another Yorton Farm Stud resident in Norse Dancer, at Cheltenham.
Sulamani, Blue Bresil and Norse Dancer stand alongside Gentlewave, Pether's Moon and Universal at Yorton.
Rule The World is the first British-bred winner of the Grand National since Red Marauder, a son of the late Shade Oak Stud stalwart Gunner B, triumphed in 2001.
The nine-year-old was bred by Trish Wilkins and Bobby McAlpine out of the Persian Bold mare Elaine Tully, who won three races on the Flat and another four over hurdles. She proved to be a fine broodmare, having also produced Grade 2-winning hurdler Venalmar, dual Listed-winning hurdler One Gulp and classy chaser Elysian Rock.
Rule The World was purchased privately as a foal by agent Aiden Murphy and raised at his Warren Chase Stud in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he shared a paddock with another Aintree hero, Betfred Bowl winner Cue Card, who was also bought by Murphy as a youngster.
The same two horses also gave Goldford Stud in Cheshire a big double. Richard and Sally Aston's operation consigned Rule The World as a three-year-old to the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale on behalf of Murphy and sold him to Mouse Morris for €90,000. The Astons also sold Cue Card to Murphy as a yearling for €75,000 and again as a three-year-old to Aidan Kennedy for €52,000.