Listed winner Abbeyside sold to stand in India
ABBEYSIDE, winner of the Listed Prix Yacowlef on his debut for Paul Cole in 2008, has been retired to stand at Dashmesh Stud in India in a deal brokered by Peter Hickey of Tiranga Bloodstock.
In addition to his Yacowlef victory, the son of Danehill Dancer got to within a neck of the subsequent Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Silver Frost when runner-up in the Group 3 Prix de Cabourg at Deauville on only his second start.
Unfortunately, an injury sustained in that race kept him off the track for over 18 months. He was retired after making an unsuccessful return at Lingfield last April.
Tegbir Brar, whose family owns Dashmesh Stud, said: "We are grateful to Peter for locating and securing such a wonderful looking son of one of the world's hot sires. He is a big strong athletic horse who will complement our existing stallion portfolio."
A 65,000gns foal purchase by Timmy Hyde, Abbeyside is a half-brother to Listed winner Flat Spin and out of Trois Graces, a winning daughter of Alysheba and champion French two-year-old Ancient Regime.
He will stand alongside former European stallions Carnival Dancer and Princely Heir at Dashmesh Stud.