Fame And Glory: Classic winner has been retired to CoolmorePICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Coolmore adds two new recruits to jumps arm
COOLMORE have added two Classic winners to their jumps roster for next season in Fame And Glory, whose five Group 1 victories included the Irish Derby, and Irish St Leger hero Sans Frontieres.
Fees for the pair will be announced at a later date.
Fame And Glory retires following a career that spanned five seasons and yielded 14 wins for Aidan O'Brien. The son of Montjeu was a Group 1 winner at two courtesy of a success in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud and returned at three to win the Ballysax Stakes and Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial en route to running second behind Sea The Stars in the Derby.
Sans Frontieres: won the Irish St LegerPICTURE: Getty
He later took the Irish Derby by five lengths and enjoyed a fruitful season at four when winner of the Tattersalls Gold Cup, by seven lengths, and Coronation Cup. In recent seasons, he has been a leading light of the staying division, with wins in the Ascot Gold Cup and Qipco Long Distance Cup to his credit. In all, he won 14 of 26 starts.
Fame And Glory is out of Gryada, a daughter of Shirley Heights who was Group 3-placed as a two-year-old for William Jarvis. His second dam, Grimpola, won the German 1,000 Guineas.
"As well as boasting an excellent race record and pedigree, Fame And Glory is as good-looking a horse as you'll see," said Coolmore's Albert Sherwood. "He's got plenty of size and scope, good bone and has great use of himself. Everyone that sees him will want to breed to him."
Sans Frontieres was a 450,000gns yearling purchase by John Warren on behalf of Sir Robert Ogden and went on to justify that price tag by winning three Group races, the Princess Of Wales's Stakes, Geoffrey Freer Stakes and Irish St Leger.
He also won his only start as a two-year-old and was placed in the Dante and Craven Stakes.
By Galileo, he is out of the Listed-placed Llia, by Shirley Heights, and a half-brother to Listed winner Kootenay.
"Sans Frontieres is another lovely horse by a phenomenal sire in Galileo," said Sherwood, "and I expect he'll also be very popular."