NEW STALLION BY NO NAY NEVER JOINS THE ROSTER AT HIGHCLERE STUDBREEDING NEWS Cable Bay JOHN & JAKE WARREN
LAND FORCE: FIRST SON OF SIRE SENSATION NO NAY NEVER TO STAND AT HIGHCLERE STUD
High class Group 2 winning 2yo Land Force by No Nay Never will stand at Highclere Stud in 2020. Land Force will be the most precocious son of sire sensation No Nay Never at stud, having finished 3rd by a neck in one of the fastest ever running’s of the Gr.2 Norfolk at Royal Ascot, he then won the 5f Tipperary Stakes in July before brilliantly winning the Gr.2 Richmond Stakes during Glorious Goodwood. Land Force was also placed in the Gr.1 Prix Morny but unfortunately retired after being injured in his only start as a three-year-old.
Land Force boasts one of the best pedigrees in the stud book with no less than six champions in his immediate family including current superstar Magical as well as proven speed sire Verglas. His dam Theann was a Gr.3 winning sprinter, his half-sister Photo Call was a dual Gr.1 winning miler, his broodmare sire Rock of Gibraltar was a dual Gr.1 winning 2yo and winner of the Gr.2 Gimcrack and his amazingly fast granddam Cassandra Go won the Gr.2 King’s Stand at Royal Ascot, the Gr.2 Temple Stakes and was 2nd in the Gr.1 July Cup. Land Force himself is an outstanding physical specimen in the same mould as his sire and was purchased as a yearling for €350,000. His stud fee will be announced at a later date.
WON Gr.2 Richmond Stakes, 6f, Goodwood
WON Listed Tipperary Stakes, 5f, Tipperary
WON 2YO Irish Stallion Farm EBF Maiden, 6f, Curragh
3rd Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes, 5f, Royal Ascot
3rd Listed Marble Hill, 6f, Curragh
4th Gr.1 Prix Morny, 6f, Deauville
“Land Force has many of the same attributes as our leading sire Cable Bay. We are big fan’s of No Nay Never and believe Land Force’s incredible precocity, high class 2yo form, stonking good looks and outstanding pedigree give him an excellent chance of producing high-class two-year olds.”
“Land Force was a brilliantly fast 2yo which he proved when winning the Richmond – he was also very unlucky not to win the Norfolk as we were drawn on the wrong side”