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Crius Newmarket 22/09/2011

Crius: a fine flagbearer for the first crop of French-bound Heliostatic

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch  

Heliostatic set for stud duty in France for 2012

PROMISING first crop sire Heliostatic is set to move from Oak Lodge Stud to stand in France for the 2012 season for a fee of €3,000.

Winner of the Group 3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown as a three-year-old for Jim Bolger, who also bred and owned the son of Galileo, Heliostatic is set to stand at Haras des Brousses.

Stud owner Jean-Claude Campos said: "We are very fortunate to have such a wellbred stallion come to us and it is a very good opportunity for the French industry. We signed the contract last weekend and he is due to arrive with us at the beginning of January."

Heliostatic made a pleasing first impression with his small first crop of two-year-olds this year, producing four winners from seven runners in Britain and Ireland including Crius, whose Somerville Tattersall Stakes victory worked out well.

Heliostatic's half-brother by Sea The Stars topped the foal sales at Goffs for €850,000 recently.




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