Yorton Farm add son of King’s Theatre to roster

Clovis Du Berlais: son of King's Theatre is from the family of Mr Mole

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By Bloodstock World Staff 11:34AM 29 OCT 2016

YORTON FARM STUD has added a new recruit to its ranks for the 2017 breeding season after purchasing Clovis Du Berlais in a deal brokered by bloodstock agent Richard Venn.

The five-year-old son of King's Theatre, a half-brother to Grade 3 Paddy Power Gold Cup hero Caid Du Berlais, was trained by Robert Collet to win over both hurdles and fences in France.

He is out of Kenza Du Berlais, who is herself out of the Listed winner Chica Bonita and is a half-sister to three black-type winners over jumps, including Isis Du Berlais, Enzo Du Berlais and Karoo Du Berlais.

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She is also from the same family as Grade 1 and multiple black-type winner Bonito Du Berlais and Grade 2 Game Spirit Chase winner Mr Mole and multiple Grade 2 winner Nikita Du Berlais.

Clovis Du Berlais finished placed in a number of Graded events, including when runner-up to Bonito Du Berlais in last year's Grade 2 Prix Amadou at Auteuil.

Yorton Farm's David Futter said: "Having experienced the demand for Great Pretender when he stood for a season at Yorton, we feel extremely fortunate to have been able to secure another son of King's Theatre to serve the British breeding industry.

"If you look at the top jump stallions' table in France, it's dominated by horses that have performed over jumps with Saint Des Saints, Kapgarde, Nickname and Balko who are currently filling four of the top six positions. We believe that Clovis du Berlais has all the right credentials to be a great success for the British breeder

"He is a strong, athletic stamp of a horse. Trainer Robert Collet was responsible for successfully guiding him through his career. He was unlucky to come up against some of the outstanding horses of his generation in France including Blue Dragon and Bonito du Berlais, both multiple Grade 1 and Grade 2 winners.

"We're excited to stand Clovis Du Berlais, he complements our existing roster and offering British breeders choice is integral to how we are developing the stud.

"His arrival comes at a time when the National Hunt industry is showing all the positive signs of growth thanks to steps implemented by the TBA including fillies races and MOPS scheme, which is not only encouraging new breeders to join the industry, but is important in widening the appeal of the sport."

A fee for Clovis Du Berlais will be announced at a later date and he will be shown alongside other stallions at the Yorton Christmas Bloodstock Parade on December 13.

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