Land Force

  • 2024 Fee: £5,000 with 50/50 and Euros4Euros terms available
  • 2016, Bay | 16.0hh
  • ONE OF THE BEST PEDIGREES in the stud book - family full of Champions inc. Magical, Rhododendron and leading sire Verglas etc
  • "The image of his sire" - Paul Shanahan (Coolmore) speaking on Land Force as a yearling
  • Extremely popular with breeders covering 155 quality mares in year 1 and 118 in year 2
  • First yearlings realised 180,000gns, 135,000gns, 120,000gns etc
  • Outstanding first foals - 81/118 mares in his 2nd crop came from breeders who used him in year 1
  • Most successful first-crop sire at Tattersalls December Foal Sale in 2021
  • Outstanding speed stallion credentials
  • EXCELLENT LOOKS & Conformation (like his Sire) €350,000 Goffs yearling
  • EXTREMELY FAST Gr.2 Royal Ascot 2yo and BRILLIANT winner of the prestigious 6f, Gr.2 Richmond Stakes
  • VERY FAST winner of the 5f, Tipperary Stakes, Listed
  • Royal Ascot 2yo - ½l 3rd in one of the FASTEST 5f, Gr.2 Norfolk’s in history
  • COMFORTABLE WINNER of 6f, Maiden at the Curragh on 12th May
  • No Nay Never & Johannesburg - winners of Gr.2 Norfolk & Gr.1 Morny
  • Land Force’s Dam 6f, Gr.3 winner & half brother to dual Gr.1 winner
  • Broodmare sire Rock Of Gibraltar Champion 2yo Gr.1 Dewhurst Gr.2 Gimcrack
  • Grandson of SUPREME SPRINTER Cassandra Go Gr.2 King Stand & 2nd Gr.1 July Cup
Land Force
No Nay Never (USA)
Scat Daddy (USA)
Johannesburg (USA)
Love Style (USA)
Cat's Eye Witness (USA)
Elusive Quality (USA)
Comical Cat (USA)
Theann (GB)
Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)
Danehill (USA)
Offshore Boom
Cassandra Go (IRE)
Indian Ridge
Rahaam (USA)

Extended Pedigree

LAND FORCE (IRE): won 3 races at 2 years, 2018 and and £192,225 including Qatar Richmond Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2 and Coolmore Pride of Dubai Tipperary Stakes, Tipperary, L., placed 4 times including third in Norfolk Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2, Cold Move EBF Marble Hill Stakes, Curragh, L. and fourth in Darley Prix Morny, Deauville, Gr.1.


1st Dam

THEANN (GB), won 2 races at 2 and 3 years and £74,644 including Cuisine de France Summer Stakes, York, Gr.3, second in Flame of Tara Stakes, Curragh, L., third in Greenlands Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 and Dimitrova 1000 Guineas Trial, Leopardstown, Gr.3; dam of four winners from 5 runners and 8 foals of racing age including-

PHOTO CALL (IRE) (2011 f. by Galileo (IRE)), won 6 races at 3 to 5 years at home and in U.S.A. and £544,932 including Rodeo Drive Stakes, Santa Anita, Gr.1, First Lady Stakes, Keeneland, Gr.1, Violet Stakes, Monmouth Park, Gr.3 and Orchid Stakes, Gulfstream Park, Gr.3, placed 7 times including second in Beaugay Stakes, Belmont Park, Gr.3, Robert G Dick Memorial Stakes, Delaware Park, Gr.3, third in La Prevoyante Handicap, Gulfstream Park, Gr.3 and Perfect Sting Stakes, Belmont Park.

LAND FORCE (IRE) (2016 c. by No Nay Never (USA)), see above.


2nd Dam

CASSANDRA GO (IRE), won 6 races at 3 to 5 years and £243,262 including King’s Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.2, Tripleprint Temple Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.2, King George Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3 and EBF Lansdown Stakes, Bath, L., placed 7 times including second in Darley July Cup, Newmarket, Gr.1, Ballyogan Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, Stanley Racing Summer Stakes, York, L. and third in EBF Insulpak Swinley Stakes, Ascot, L.; Own sister to Grey Eminence (FR); dam of eight winners from 10 runners and 12 foals of racing age including-

HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (IRE) (f. by Pivotal (GB)), won 4 races at 2 and 3 years and £470,905 including Boylesports Irish 1000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, Blue Square Nassau Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1 and Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1, placed 4 times including second in Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, third in Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, Longchamp, Gr.1; dam of winners.

MAGICAL (IRE), Jt Champion 3yr old in Europe in 2018 (11-13f.), 8 races at 2 to 4 years, 2019 and £2,466,935 including Tattersalls Gold Cup, Curragh, Gr.1, Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1 and Brit. Champions Fillies/Mare Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, placed 10 times including second in Coral Eclipse, Sandown Park, Gr.1, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Darley Yorkshire Oaks, York, Gr.1 and Breeders’ Cup Turf, Churchill Downs, Gr.1.

RHODODENDRON (IRE), Champion older mare in Ireland in 2018, Jt top rated 2yr old filly in Ireland in 2016, 5 races at 2 to 4 years, 2018 at home and in France and £1,363,928 including Dubai Fillies’ Mile, Newmarket, Gr.1, Lockinge Stakes, Newbury, Gr.1 and Prix de l’Opera, Chantilly, Gr.1, second in Investec Oaks Stakes, Epsom Downs, Gr.1, 1000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Del Mar, Gr.1 and third in Moyglare Stud Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1.

AUGUSTE RODIN (IRE) (c. by Deep Impact (JPN)), won 3 races at 2 years and £203,337 including Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.1 and KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes Gr.2.

FLYING THE FLAG (IRE), 3 races at 2, 3 and 5 years at home and in U.A.E. and £125,188 including eFlow ‘You First’ International Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3, placed 6 times including second in Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2.

TICKLED PINK (IRE) (f. by Invincible Spirit (IRE)), won 3 races at 3 and 4 years and £77,734 including Connaught Flooring Abernant Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3 and The Coral Charge Sprint Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.3, placed 3 times; dam of winners.

THEANN (GB) (f. by Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)), see above.

Fantasy (IRE) (f. by Invincible Spirit (IRE)), won 1 race at 2 years, 2018 and £24,413 and placed 4 times including third in John Sisk & Son Round Tower Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 and Curragh Stakes, Curragh, L.

NEVERLETME GO (IRE), won 2 races at 3 and £16,954 and placed 3 times; dam of winners.

BEST REGARDS (IRE), Champion 3yr old Sprinter in Germany in 2013, 3 races at 2 and 3 years in France and in Germany and £43,335 including Hoppegartener Fliegerpreis, Berlin-Hoppegarten, L., placed twice including third in P.Afrika Linen J Essberger Flieger Preis, Hamburg, Gr.3.

Tilthe End of Time (IRE), unraced; dam of Snazzy (IRE), 1 race at 2 years, 2018 and £26,636, third in Langleys Solicitors EBF Marygate Stakes, York, L.


3rd Dam

RAHAAM (USA), won 1 race at 3 years and placed twice, from only 4 starts; dam of nine winners from 9 runners and 10 foals of racing age including-

VERGLAS (IRE), won 3 races at 2 and 3 years at home and in U.S.A. including Coventry Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.3, second in Lexus Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1, San Marino Handicap, Santa Anita, L.R. and third in Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes, Gr.1; sire.

PERSIAN SECRET (FR), won 3 races at 2 and 3 years at home and in France including Prix La Sorellina, La Teste Buch, L., placed second in Ewar Stud Empress Stakes, Newmarket, L. and third in Bonusprint Champion 2yo Trophy, Ripon, L.; dam of winners.

DO THE HONOURS (IRE), Champion 3yr old Sprinter in France in 2001, 5 races at 2 and 3 years in France including Prix de Meautry Royal Barriere, Deauville, Gr.3, placed 3 times; grandam of

CROSS COUNTER (GB), 6 races at 2 to 4 years, 2019 at home, in Australia and in U.A.E. including Melbourne Cup, Flemington, Gr.1, third in Qatar Goodwood Cup Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1, BRODERIE (GB), 4 races at 3 and 4 years, 2019 at home, in France and in Germany including G.P. von Rossmann, Hannover, L., third in G. P. der Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Dresden, Gr.3.

SEBA (GB), 3 races at 2 and 3 years at home and in U.S.A. including Chesham Stakes, Royal Ascot, L., third in Mother Goose Stakes, Belmont Park, Gr.1.

Posterity (IRE), unraced; dam of FUTURE GENERATION (IRE), 6 races at 2 to 4 years at home and in U.S.A. including Desmond Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3; grandam of BRUNDTLAND (IRE), 4 races at 2 and 3 years, 2018 at home and in France including Qatar Prix Chaudenay, Parislongchamp, Gr.2 and Qatar Prix Niel, Parislongchamp, Gr.2.

Grey Eminence (FR), won 3 races at 3 and 5 years and placed 7 times including second in Axminster Carpets Cathedral Stakes, Salisbury, L.; sire.

ARICIA (IRE), won 1 race at 3 years; dam of winners.

OH BEAUTIFUL (GB), 4 races at 3 in France including Prix Vulcain, Deauville, L.

FACE THE FACTS (IRE), 2 races at 3 years including Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes, Newmarket, L., placed 4 times; also placed once over hurdles.

FREEDOM’S LIGHT (GB), 2 races including Pontefract Castle Stks, Pontefract, L.

Ramona (GB), unraced; dam of winners.

PRIMA LUCE (IRE), 2 races at 2 and 3 years including Oratorio EBF Athasi Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3; dam of EMMAUS (IRE), 3 races at 2 to 4 years, 2018 including Totepool EBF King Richard III Stakes, Leicester, L., second in Connaught Cup Stakes, Woodbine, Gr.2.

BLOOMFIELD (IRE), 3 races at 3 and 4 years, 2018 including Irish Stallion Farms EBF Noblesse Stakes, Cork, L. and Vintage Tipple Stakes, Gowran Park, L.

Race Record

  • 1st
    Richmond Stakes, 6f, Goodwood
  • 1st
    Tipperary Stakes, 5f, Tipperary
  • 1st
    Irish Stallion Farm EBF Maiden, 6f, Curragh,
  • 3rd
    Norfolk Stakes, 5f, Royal Ascot
  • 3rd
    Marble Hill Stakes, 6f, Curragh
    to Fairyland
  • 4th
    Prix Morny, 6f, Deauville
    to Pretty Polyanna & Signora Cabello

First foals a Force to be reckoned with

Pictured above: An outstanding Land Force filly out of Bonhomie. She has the physical strength and maturity of her half-brother Laneqash (OR 110).


Pictured above: A striking colt out of Delevigne. This is just Delevigne’s 3rd foal, he is a half-brother to Gr.1-winning REGAL PARADE and Gr.3 winner ENTIFAADHA. The first foal out of the mare realised 350,000gns, selling to Sackville Donald for King Power Racing.


Pictured above: Another powerful colt from the first crop of high-class 2YO Land Force. Stamped with his sire’s strength and maturity, he is out of Tidal Stream; a half-sister to Gr.1-placed Mainstream.


Check out this stunning Land Force colt, pictured at just 8 days old! This strong foal is out of the stakes-winning Dalakhani mare SHE IS GREAT.


This beautiful Land Force filly is out of the 2yo-winning Fille De Reve and from the family of 4-time Gr.1 winner THE FUGUE.


Pictured above: A striking Land Force colt out of the FRANKEL mare Climene; a half-sister to multiple Gr.1 winner MEANDRE.


This eye-catching Land Force filly is out of the FASTNET ROCK mare Send Up.


Photographed at 4 weeks old, this athletic Land Force colt is out of the winning SEA THE STARS mare Kaminari whose dam is the stakes-winning and Group 1-placed KARMIFIRA.


Check out the strength to this Land Force colt, pictured at just 11 hours old! He is out of the 2yo-winning and black-type performer Olvia – a GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare. “This is a very strong foal” – Marina Marinopolous (Breeder).


This cracking Land Force foal is out of Rosalie Bonheur, a four-time winning SIYOUNI mare who has returned to the high-class 2YO again this year. Pictured at 31 days old.


Could he be a CHAMPION two-year-old in 2023?! This Land Force colt is out of the ELUSIVE QUALITY mare High Luminosity, who is the daughter of Champion 2yo DENEBOLA, granddaughter of Champion 2yo COUP DE GENIE and from the family of Machiavellian.


Pictured at just 16 days old, check out this colt foal by Land Force – another strong and mature type! Bred by Joyce Wallsgrove, he is out of the SHAMARDAL mare Miaplacidus.


This striking Land Force colt is a homebred, out of the 2yo-winning sprinter and Gr.3 placed Musical Art.


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    50/50 Terms

    Land Force 2024 Stud Fee 50% 1st Oct SLF Target Sale Price £/Gns Remaining 50% if Target Price achieved
    £5,000 £2,500 15,000 £2,500

    The 50/50 Terms enable breeders to purchase any nomination to a Highclere Stud stallion by paying 50% of the fee on 1st October SLF. The remaining 50% will only be payable when the progeny reaches its target price at public auction as a foal or yearling. If the breeder places a reserve on the progeny in excess of the target price, the remaining 50% fee would become payable.

    Similarly, when using these terms should the breeder subsequently decide not to sell the progeny at public auction, the remaining 50% fee would become payable.

    Euros4Euros Terms

    Resident Stallion 2024 UK Stud Fee 2024 European Stud Fee
    Land Force £5,000 €5,000

    European breeders can benefit from another of Highclere Stud’s nomination through our Euros4Euros Terms.

    When a mare visits from an EU country the nomination currency is automatically switched into Euros. This mechanism not only assists European breeders with the increased costs in travelling mares internationally to be covered, but also helps keep things simple when a European breeder also takes 50/50 Terms and sells the progeny in Euros.