Media Centre

Bushranger - Middle Park 2008

Bushranger: accrued nearly £340,000 in total earnings

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Bushranger retires to Tally-Ho Stud

GROUP 1 WINNER Bushranger is returning to the place where he was bred after Tally-Ho Stud in County Westmeath announced he would be joining the stallion team for 2010.

The son of Danetime arrived at Tally-Ho on Saturday to begin the process of transformation from racehorse to stallion. What transpired to be his final run yielded a ninth place to Regal Parade in the Group 1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock in September.

Tony O'Callaghan, who owns and manages Tally-Ho with his wife, Anne, said: "We are delighted to havehim. We bred him and sold him as a foal to Willie Browne and Mark Dwyer and it is great to have just bought him back.

"He broke two track records, in the Prix Morny and the Middle Park Stakes."

Bushrangerwon four of his seven runs as a two year old for Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor including the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh, Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville and Group 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket before a run down the field inthe Breeders' Cup Juvenile on the Pro-Ride at Santa Anita.

Only Mastercraftsman stood between Bushranger and the crown of Europe's best two year old of 2008 in the World Thoroughbred Rankings published in January. There was 1lb between the pair with a further pound back to Racing Post Trophy winner Crowded House on 120.

This year the son of Danetime and the Efisio mare Danz Danz was unsuccessful in three runs, contesting the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes as well as the Betfred Sprint Cup. In his ten starts in training with David Wachman, Bushranger won four times and accrued earnings of £339,737.

Bushranger will join another son of Danetime, Baltic King, on a Tally-Ho team that this year featured Chineur, Redback and Red Clubs among others. Danetime stood at Tally-Ho until his death in 2005 at the age of 11.

Last week it emerged that another Tally-Ho bred son of Danetime, Myboycharlie, is relocating from Australia to Europe and a berth at the National Stud in Newmarket.

O'Callaghan said he was still working out the fine details of Bushranger's terms, such as his fee, for his first season.  







King's Theatre £966,447
Presenting £915,592
Oscar £772,014
Beneficial £760,303
Milan £717,591
Westerner £562,617
Flemensfirth £517,208
Kayf Tara £484,372
Stowaway £410,997
Midnight Legend £396,669