Tau Ceti to join stallion roster at Rosshill Farm
GROUP 3 winner Tau Ceti has relocated from The Old Rectory to Rosshill Farm in Galway, where he will stand alongside Grade 1 sire Gamut.
Bred by the Niarchos family, the son of Hernando made 20 starts between 2001 and 2006, winning on five occasions including when landing Prix du Prince d'Orange for Thierry Jarnet and John Hammond. In 2005 he switched to the care of Ralph Beckett for owner Jim Browne, adding the Listed Prestige James Seymour Stakes to his tally.
One of seven winners for his dam Napoli, Tau Ceti is a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Mile hero Domedriver and Forest Rain, dam of US Grade 1 second Freedonia.
Tau Ceti has sired three winners from four runners on the Flat and over jumps, including Philip Hobbs' dual scorer Powerful Action.
Rosshill Farm, managed by Eamonn Hogan, is based near Oranmore in Galway. The stud's other resident Gamut enjoyed a stellar 2014-15 season as the sire of Grade 1 winner Road To Riches.