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Lomitas sire Malinas to stand at Yorton Farm

UP-AND-COMING jumps stallion Malinas - who shares his sire, Lomitas, with sensational Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Danedream - has been sold by the Haras de la Hetraie to stand at Yorton Farm in Shropshire.

Malinas has been purchased privately by Rathbarry Stud in a deal brokered by Richard Venn. He continues the relationship between Rathbarry and Yorton Farm's manager David Futter.

He will be standing alongside Sulamani, who covered 97 mares in 2011, his first season at Yorton.

Malinas was bred by Gestut Fahrhof out of German champion Majoritat, winner of the Preis der Diana and from the top family of leading German sire Monsun.

Malinas won the Group 2 Oppenheim-Union Rennen and finished second to Shirocco in the Deutsches Derby at three. The following season he was third in the Group 1 Rheinland-Pokal and Gren Premio del Jockey Club.

His first crop are four-year-olds and he has sired 20 winners in France, including black-type placed Story Malinas, recent Auteuil juvenile hurdle winner Menelas Ar Len and Touch The Eden, who has been bought by Willie Mullins, who has several progeny of Malinas in his care.

Malinas's handful of British or Irish runners include the promising bumper winners Black Thunder (with Paul Nicholls) and Medinas (Alan King).

David Futter said: "I am delighted and very excited to be standing a horse of this class and quality at Yorton Farm in 2012. I fell in love with this horse when I first saw him in September. He is a lovely model, stands 16.2 hh, has a wonderful temperament and is the most beautiful mover, at a walk, trot and canter.

He added: "I also saw plenty of his foals at the AQPS show in Decize and was very impressed by their looks and quality - you can see that this horse really stamps his stock and one of his foals was Supreme Champion in the AQPS show for the Normandy Region earlier in the summer.

"I think that he will greatly enhance my team of stallions and he will stand alongside Sulamani, Indian Danehill and Revoque for 2012. Once again I am deeply indebted and grateful to Catherine and Paul Cashman [of Rathbarry] for their continued support and help in putting Yorton Farm firmly on the map."






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