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Trans Island transferred to Nunstainton Stud

TRANS ISLAND is a newcomer to the roster at Nunstainton Stud in County Durham next year.

The 17-year-old son of Selkirk is on lease from Arctic Tack Stud, where he has stood since 2009, and replaces Great Palm, the sire of top-class jumpers Donnas Palm and Great Endeavour and who was put down aged 23 in September.

Trans Island, a half-brother to Group 3 winner Welsh Diva, won seven races for Ian Balding, including the Prix du Rond-Point. He also reached the places in the Prix de la Foret and the Lockinge.

Trans Island was originally retired to Rathasker Stud and his best progeny are Listed winners Kalahari Gold and Kamakiri, plus the smart hurdlers Dreamy Gent, Kanpai and Ocean Transit.

Nunstainton Stud’s Chris Dawson jnr said: “Trans Island is a hardy, tough sort with very good conformation. He’s not the biggest, but his appearance and form offset that.

“We’re grateful to Eoin Banville at Arctic Tack for leasing him to us and hopefully we’ll repay the goodwill by getting him some good mares.”

Trans Island will stand alongside Dapper, with his fee on application.





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