Study Of Man New to Lanwades

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In 2020, Kirsten Rausing will be celebrating
her 40th anniversary at Lanwades Stud which welcomes a new stallion for the season, Study
Of Man. The French Derby winner’s arrival in Newmarket
continues a long running association between Lanwades and his owner-breeders the Niarchos
family. I am obviously delighted and thrilled to have
Study Of Man here, the first son of Deep Impact in the UK. But as you say, there’s a historical
connection with his owner-breeders, the Niarchos family, in that when I first came here to
Lanwades, 40 years ago come next year, the first stallion I had here was Niniski,
the late Mr. Stavros Niarchos took a share in the horse from which share he eventually
bred the very good French Derby winner, Hernando, who himself became a stallion here at Lanwades. Study of Man, of course he won his only race at two. And he then won a Group Two first time out at three, over a mile one, 1,800 meters, and then went on to win the French Derby, which as we know is
nowadays 2,100 meters. His finest moment was obviously in the French
Derby, but he showed quality and grit in his subsequent racing career, as well. It is an absolutely marvelous family. Study
Of Man’s grandam Miesque, of course, herself a winner of no less than 10 Group One races,
but also herself, dam of two classic winners, King Mambo and East of the Moon and now ancestress
also the up and coming Karakontie, a very exciting first season sire. It’s a very live
and developing family. We are very proud of having three Derby winners
here: Sir Percy, Sea The Moon, and now of course Study Of Man and he succeeds French
Derby winner, Hernando. So we’ve had a good number of these horses
here and they’ve been very successful, so Study Of Man has something to follow. One shouldn’t have favorites but I have four
favorites and they’re all four out there. Sir Percy, Sea The Moon, Bobby’s Kitten, and
Study Of Man, they are all my favorites. Sea The Moon, I think he surprised us all
myself included, by his fantastic start with his two-year-olds last year, 2018. He then had 16 individual two-year-olds winning
and he had two group winners amongst them and just some more black type horses. Sea The Moon, he now has group winners in
Ireland, in France and obviously in Germany. He has group placed horses in this country
and surely it’s only a matter of time before he has some group winners here. He has a champion two-year-old in each crop
in Germany. He is very fully booked for this coming year
2020 and he was a busy person, this year as well. So probably I’m not far from the truth by
coming up with the old cliché that the best is yet to come.

 

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