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