16.1hh Bay, Born 2006
Giants Causeway x Helsinki
Ideal Dual Purpose Stallion - Winner of 5 races from 3 to 5 years over 10-14f
Full brother to Shamardal, sire of 18 Gr.1 winners, including Casamento, Able Friend, Mukhadram and Lope De Vega who sired a Gr.1 winner from his first crop.
WINNER of Five Races
Stobart Handicap, Newmarket (14f)
Shergar Cup Challenge Handicap, Ascot (12f)
Pontefract Handicap, Pontefract (12f)
Adios Handicap, Yarmouth (10f)
Redcar Racecourse Maiden Stakes, Redcar (10f)
** STOP PRESS **
Fortunes Melody, a 2017 filly by YORGUNNABELUCKY, was placed 2nd the Gr2 Prix Bournosienne at Auteuil on 8th November.
Yorgunnabelucky joined us at Mickley Stud to stand for his second season in 2015.
Sired by Giant’s Causeway, Champion U.S. based sire 3 times, with 18 Gr.1 winners worldwide, out of an own sister to Street Cry, sire of 17 Gr.1 winners and now Gr.1 producing sons.
He was a $175,000 purchase by owner Roger Brookhouse at the 2007 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and is a full brother to leading Shamardal.
Yorgunnabelucky holds the rare distinction among stallions of being a dual-purpose performer on the racecourse. After three seasons on the flat, which yielded four wins, Yorgunnabelucky switched from the care of Mark Johnston to Alan King, taking in three hurdles races which included a third to Al Ferof and a Grade 2 start.
A return to the flat resulted in another win, beating The Queen's Tactician and Listed-winner Tominator in a valuable 1m6f handicap at Newmarket.
Among his first foals was a half-brother to the Grade 1 bumper winner The Liquidator, who was a leading novice hurdler for David Pipe, winning the Gr.2 Supreme Trial Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Yorgunnabelucky remains the property of Mr Brookhouse, and his first crop were 2 year olds in 2016. Although primarily aimed at National Hunt mares, a couple of his two-year-olds have run on the flat, with his runners being placed in 50% of their races. Since they have both performed with credit, it opens the door for him to be considered a dual-purpose stallion.
We're certainly delighted to have been given the opportunity to stand Yorgunnableucky and we've been very impressed with his foals. The Liquidator's half-brother was here at Mickley and he was the nicest foal we had on the farm at the time. We have been supporting the stallion with some of our own mares, and encourage breeders to come to see him. He's a good-looking horse with scope, presence and a very good temperament.