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Yeats resumed Group 1 winning ways for Ballydoyle when successful in the Prix Royal-Oak, his first victory in France

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  


Yeats wins sixth Group 1

NORMAL ORDER was restored to the Ballydoyle team at Longchamp when Yeats won the Prix Royal-Oak-Gr1.

The Aiden O'Brien camp had suffered a disappointing Breeders' Cup meeting and left Santa Anita without a winner,  but the stable's Group 1 stalwart won with ease for his first success in France.

Yeats has now won six Group 1 races and 13 races in total.  He is the seventh foal out of Lyndonville and is a half-brother to high-class older horse in Japan, Tsukuba Symphony (Danehill), and Royal Whip-Gr2 winner, Solskjaer (Danehill).

Under his second dam Diamond Land are three Group 1 winners: the Fillies' Mile winner Ivanka; Alcazar, also winner of the Prix Royal-Oak, and Lady Of Chad, who won the Prix Marcel-Boussac.

He is a son of the retired Coolmore stallion Sadler's Wells who is the sire of 72 Group 1 winners and over276 stakes winners.

A Pivotal colt, the first foal out of Yeats's sister Magnolia Lane, was offered by Barronstown Stud - breeders of Yeats - at Tattersalls October Book 1 and did not sell at 45,000gns.




Galileo £1,502,198
Kodiac £702,000
Dark Angel £681,282
Fastnet Rock £619,904
Acclamation £590,482
Dubawi £573,880
Dansili £567,198
Shamardal £447,231
Iffraaj £438,532
Pivotal £420,078