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Barathea: Liam Cashman memorably purchased the son of Sadler's Wells for stud duty before his win in the 1994 Breeders' Cup Mile


Liam Cashman, owner of Rathbarry Stud, dies

LIAM CASHMAN, owner of the prominent Irish stallion farm Rathbarry Stud, has died.

Regarded as one of the shrewdest operators in the industry, Cashman was primarily responsible for developing Rathbarry Stud, which was established in County Cork by his father Paul in 1935, into a leading nursery and stallion operation.

Liam Cashman

Liam Cashman: developed Rathbarry Stud into a leading farm

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham 

One of his early successes was standing the Hungerford Stakes winner Kampala, who topped the leading first season sires' list in 1984 and sired the Arc winner Tony Bin.

Since then, Rathbarry Stud has stood numerous leading first season stallions including Alzao, Taufan and more recently Acclamation.

Until last year, the stud was also home to Barathea, whom Cashman memorably purchased for $5 million for stud duty from Sheikh Mohammed prior to the horse's triumph in the 1994 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Rathbarry's National Hunt division, Glenview Stud, was purchased in 1991 to accomodate the National Hunt stock and also continues to thrive. At one time it stood the leading jumps sires Strong Gale, Good Thyne and Phardante, and today houses Presenting, who looks on course to collect his fourth jumps sire championship this season, as well as the popular French import Robin Des Champs.

Amongthe recent Rathbarry graduates to shine on the track in recent years is the dual Guineas heroine Finsceal Beo and smart sprinter Knot In Wood.




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