2010 – 1m64
The champion FLINSTHIRE, winner of 5 G1 across 3 continents arrives in France for 2022 !
Haras de Montaigu is delighted to add this blue-blooded champion born to its flat stallion roster..
He is the highest-earning colt ever bred by Juddmonte with over $9.5 million in prize-money.
FLINTSHIRE ran in the colours of Juddmonte and was trained by André Fabre and Chad Brown in USA (at 6yo).
He was Champion Older Horse in Europe in 2014 and is one the most consistent high-class racehorses ever seen.
Winner of :
G1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, Longchamp
G1 Hong Kong Vase, Sha Tin
G1 Sword Dancer Stakes, Saratoga twice
G1 Manhattan Stakes, Belmont Park
G2 Bowling Green Stakes, Saratoga
G3 Prix du Lys, Chantilly
And 9 times placed in G1
Twice second in G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (to Trêve and Golden Horn)
André Fabre says « Flintshire had all the attributes, he was talented and good looking, showing both stamina and a good turn of foot, He remained sound throughout his racing career. I was delighted to learn that he would stand in France. »
Chad Brown declared « FLINTSHIRE had a better turn of foot than all the other turf horses I have trained ”
Maxime Guyon : « He was a fantastic horse with a very good temperament. His victory in the Grand Prix de Paris has been one of the highlights of my career »
FLINTSHIRE is from two of the Juddmonte foundation families, that of HASILI ( Dansili, Rail Link, Champs Elysées, etc.), and APOGEE (Enable, Concentric, Apsis etc.)
FLINTSHIRE is the sire of Group horses for his 1st crop (3YO in 2021) !
Cheshire Academy (JC Rouget trained ), G3 Prix Noailles
Runaway Rumor, Listed winner and G2 placed twice in USA
and Verbal (Chad Brown trained, owned by Juddmonte), G3 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar (USA) as a 2YO, from FLINTSHIRE second crop.
With the help of Michel Zerolo/Oceanic Bloodstock, Haras de Montaigu bought half of the horse from the Flintshire Syndicate who kept 50% of him and chose to send him over to France in order to cover European turf mares.
An exceptionally good-looking horse with a phenomenal racing career and already sire of Group winners from his 1st crop, FLINTSHIRE ticks all the boxes for European Breeders.