Librettist: Group 1-winning miler returns to Britain as a jumps stallionPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Librettist to stand
at Yorton Farm
YORTON Farm in Shropshire will welcome another addition to their stallion roster next season in the Group 1-winning miler Librettist, who relocates from Allevamento Fattoria Renaccino in Italy.
Last week it was announced that David and Teresa Futter's stud will also stand former Nunnery stallion Sakhee alongside Malinas and Sulamani.
Librettist has been bought by Rathbarry Stud from Darley to stand as a jumps stallion at Yorton Farm in a deal brokered by agent Richard Venn. He will stand for £2,000.
Rathbarry's jump division, Glenview Stud, is also home to Librettist's half-brother Dubai Destination, whose limited pool of jumps runners includes the likes of Tasheba and Lancetto.
Librettist, a ten-year-old son of Danzig, won seven of ten starts for Godolphin including the Prix Jacques le Marois and Prix du Moulin. He initially stood at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket and Haras du Logis in Normandy before transferring to Italy last season.
His best performer from three crops of racing age is Richard Hannon's multiple Group 2 winner Libranno.
David Futter of Yorton Farm said: "Librettist gives us a real edge for the 2013 covering season. He is a very good-looking horse with size and bone and a high percentage of winners to runners.
"A son of Danzig out of an Alleged mare, his half-brother, Dubai Destination, is also achieving success over jumps. From a handful of runners Librettist has shown he can produce jumping winners and there are more waiting to come through from his time covering
mares in France.
"Once again I am hugely grateful to Catherine and Paul Cashman of Rathbarry Stud for putting their faith in Yorton Farm Stud and helping us acquire a beautifully-bred sire who has the potential to make an impact on the jumps scene in coming seasons."
YORTON STUD FARM FEES (1st October terms)
Librettist - £2,000
Malinas - £2,500
Sakhee - £2,500
Sulamani - £2,500