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Buena Vistajumps the last at Cheltenham 17.03.2011

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Buena Vista is a brother to Central Park

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Central Park to continue stud career in Galway

CENTRAL PARK, the Italian Derby winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up, has arrived at Martin Cullinane's Mount Brown Farm in County Galway to continuehis stud career.

The 16-year-old son of In The Wings had his fee reduced from £1,500 to £1,000 this year at Mickley Stud in Shropshire, where he stood since 2006. He becomes the first stallion stood by Cullinane.

Out of the Relkino mare Park Special, Central Park is a brother to dual Pertemps Hurdle Final winner Buena Vista. In The Wings is also the sire of triple World Hurdle hero Inglis Drever.

He has had few runners over jumps, with his first winner, Rupert Lamb, taking a bumper a year ago for his breeder Sally Hall, who sold him to Graham Wylie.

His daughter Sparkling Air, trained by John Spearing for breeder Mrs Peter Badger, was narrowly beaten in Wednesday's bumper at Ludlow.

Cullinane said: "I've been a friend of [Mickley Stud's] Richard Kent for a good few years. We needed a horse, we're feeling our way with him. It will save us a bit of travelling [with mares for covering] as we're in the west of Ireland.

"I've seen some nice foals by him and there are a few nice horses by him coming through - Noel Meade has one. He might just be lucky."

A fee for Central Park is yet to be decided.

 

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