Bay, 2018, 16hh
Retired sound in wind and limb
A Group 3-winning sprinter, he won the Prix Hampton over 5f at Chantilly in an electric time of 56.18 seconds
“Acclamation’s record as a sire-of-sires is a statistical sensation.” – TDN July 2023
Acclamation’s stallion sons led by Dark Angel and Mehmas have sired 24 individual Group 1 winners
Bouttemont is Acclamation’s first son to retire to stud in Ireland since Mehmas in 2017
NEW FOR 2024
Rathbarry Stud are very proud and excited to add Bouttemont to our stallion roster for 2024. He will be the fastest-ever son of Acclamation to stand as a stallion and also his first son to retire to stud in Ireland since Mehmas in 2017.
Bouttemont was trained in France by Yann Barberot and has been one of the highest rated sprinters trained in France in recent years. His headline performances have come when winning the Group 3 Prix de Meautry (6f) at Deauville in 2022 and the Listed Prix Hampton (5f) at Chantilly in 2023, but that doesn’t tell anything like the full story of Bouttemont’s racing career.
The fullness of time revealed that Bouttemont’s best trip was five furlongs and that he had a notable preference for fast ground. Having primarily raced on softer ground over longer trips, he only had limited opportunities in his optimum conditions.
Indeed, it was only as recently as June 2023 that he had the first chance of his career to race over five furlongs on fast ground in the Listed Prix Hampton at Chantilly, but it was a performance that proved to be worth the wait.He dominated a field of stakes winners to win by two lengths and stopped the clock at 56.18 seconds, an exceptional time for five furlongs anywhere in the world.
The only other time in his career that Bouttemont got his favoured trip and ground together was in the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp in October, but alas he finished hard on the bridle beaten just four lengths after being completely denied a clear run throughout the final two furlongs leaving us to wonder what might have been.
Bouttemont retired sound of wind and limb after four full seasons of racing. He produced Timeform ratings of 110+ as a 3YO, 4YO and 5YO, which emphasises his soundness, durability and consistency.