Fee for 2015: £4,000 (1st October, SLF)
Just like his sire, consistency is featuring heavily in Pastoral Pursuits’ offspring. In 2014 his juveniles have recorded a winners to runners strike rate of 44%, and from 16 individual 2yo winners three have earned black type.
The James Given trained filly, Pastoral Girl, was the first to venture into Group company in the 2014 season and she certainly made it count when she finished second in the Gr.3 Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes.
Though lightly raced this season, Louie De Palma is another of Pastoral Pursuits’ 2yos who has made a big impression in a short space of time. On just his third career start he showed an impressive turn of foot to finish second to the hotly tipped Ivawood in the Gr.2 Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes. Trainer Clive Cox is confident there’s a lot more to come from him “He has done everything nicely and I like his attitude; he´s obviously got an engine and is an exciting prospect”.
One of 2013’s top priced yearlings by Pastoral Pursuits, a lovely colt out of Ashes, purchased by Shadwell Estate Company for £100,000 at the 2013 Doncaster Premier Sale, has proven himself a worthy purchase. Now named Kibaar the Barry Hills trained colt was placed third in the Gr.2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at the end of a 2yo campaign that has seen him win or place in 7 out of 9 starts to date.
The older generation of runners were well represented too, with 3yo Veiled Intrigue gaining Black Type on her first outing of the 2014 season when she took third in the Gr.3 Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes. Add to that Major Crispies, End Of Line and Nearly Not Mine who have all achieved Stakes places this season.
The yearling sales season in 2014 saw good results for Pastoral Pursuits and buyers at both the Doncaster Premier Sale and Tattersalls October Yearling Sales were keen to purchase his yearlings. His top priced Lot in 2014 was from Whitsbury Manor Stud’s draft at the Doncaster Premier Sale; where SackvilleDonald paid £44,000 for a beautiful colt out of a half-sister to Pastoral Pursuits’ highest earning offspring, Pastoral Player.
As one of the few remaining stallions at stud from Cadeaux Genereux’s sire-line Pastoral Pursuits provides breeders with a great opportunity to breed to commercial stock at incredible value.