Sir Prancealot to shuttle to Cornerstone
Sir Prancealot: won the 5f Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes at two
PICTURE: Cornerstone Stud Sir Prancealot to shuttle to Cornerstone By Ollie O'Donoghue 4:05PM 9 JAN 2017
SIR PRANCEALOT, champion freshman sire in Europe, will be shuttling from Tally-Ho Stud in Ireland to Cornerstone Stud in South Australia from 2017.
With 32 individual winners Sir Prancealot was champion first-season sire by both winners and prize-money finishing ahead of Helmet and Frankel. Included in the list of winners were Group 3 winner Madam Dancealot and Listed scorer Sir Dancealot.
Sir Prancealot will be traveling from Tally-Ho Stud in Westmeath with Zebedee who has shuttled to Cornerstone Stud for the past two seasons.
Sam Hayes, managing director of Cornerstone Stud, said: "The O'Callaghans have been a pleasure to deal with and with the ongoing assistance of Johnny and Susie McKeever we are delighted to be standing another leading sire for Tally-Ho Stud."
Sir Prancealot won on his first two starts including a 5f maiden at Bath and a Listed race over the minimum trip at Sandown. He went on to run fourth in Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot behind Dawn Approach and fourth in the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville before winning the Group 2 Doncaster Flying Childers Stakes on his last start.
"It takes something special to beat the likes of Frankel in a sire's first season. Sir Prancealot and Zebedee are upgrading mares with exceptional consistency and that is one of the benefits of breeding to proven stallions," Hayes said.
Sir Prancealot's fee for the southern hemisphere breeding season will be announced in March.