Cable Bay wins British EBF Stallion Special Merit AwardCable Bay
A proven source of Group 1 sprinters standing at remarkable value, Cable Bay (Invincible Spirit) has won the British EBF Stallion Special Merit Award.
The award recognises British-based stallions that have rewarded breeders without necessarily standing at high fees or covering blue-blooded books of mares. Cable Bay will be recognised with this award at The TBA Flat Breeders’ Awards dinner in July, having also been nominated the year previous furthermore.
The British EBF have reported: ‘Cable Bay caught the eye of the bloodstock industry panel with his combination of reliability and ability to produce top-class horses, while standing at fees well below £10,000 for almost his entire career. With a lifetime winners/runners strike rate of 50%, Cable Bay provides winners at all levels with magnificent reliability. Meanwhile, he has produced top class horses such as Gr.2 winners LIBERTY BEACH and KING’S LYNN and Gr.1 placed DRAGON SYMBOL.’
Leading bloodstock journalist and subsequent panelist Martin Stevens commented: “Cable Bay operates at a good strike-rate and is able to get headliners like Dragon Symbol, King’s Lynn and Liberty Beach. Importantly, he has rewarded a wide range of small British breeders.”
It is a further compliment to see that Beach Frolic has once again been nominated for the H.J. Joel Silver Salver ‘Flat Broodmare of the Year’ – the award she achieved last year at The TBA Flat Breeders’ evening for Highclere Stud and Floors Farming as the star dam of World Champion Miler and Highclere Stud-bred Palace Pier.
Best of luck to all remaining nominees.