Chesham winner Tha’ir to stand at Lilling Hall Farm
Tha'ir winning the Chesham Stakes as a two-year-old
PICTURE: Getty Images Chesham winner Tha'ir to stand at Lilling Hall
By Martin Stevens 10:30AM 15 NOV 2016
ROYAL ASCOT winner Tha'ir has been posted to Lilling Hall Farm in North Yorkshire to start his stallion career there next year.
The six-year-old son of New Approach was a €105,000 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale purchase by Godolphin and was sent to Saeed Bin Suroor, for whom he won the Chesham Stakes and finished placed in the Solario Stakes and Champagne Stakes at two.
Tha'ir won valuable handicaps at Meydan at four and five and enjoyed a productive season last year, scoring in the Listed Gala Stakes and Anatalia Trophy in Turkey.
Tha'ir was bred by Lodge Park Stud out of the winning Green Desert mare Flashing Green, making him a half-brother to Listed winner Flashing Colour. The family traces back to Meon Valley Stud matriarch Reprocolor.
Lilling Hall Farm stud manager Gary Sanderson said: "Tha'ir is a very good-looking grandson of Galileo with a great pedigree and temperament to match.
"He was a tough and admirably consistent racehorse. He is a pleasure to deal with and with his pedigree will be a success at stud, I'm sure."
Tha'ir will stand at a fee of £3,500.