Bay, 2005, 16.3hh
Retired sound in wind and limb
Sire of Constitution Hill- the Highest Ever Rated Novice Hurdler; The Top British-Trained Hurdler in the Last Quarter of a Century
Sire of 19 Individual National Hunt Black Type Winners to date, incl. 6-Time Gr.1 Hurdle Winner Constitution Hill, 3-Time Gr.1 Chase Winner Blue Lord, Gr.1 Chase Winner Royal Pagaille, dual Gr.1 Hurdle Winner L’Autonomie and Gr.1 Hurdle Winners Mick Jazz, Inthepocket & Good Land
In 2023 Stores realised: £210,000, €170,000, €150,000, etc.
In 2022/23 Foals realised: £90,000, €82,000, €70,000, etc.
2nd Prix Amadou Gr.2, Auteuil
2nd Prix de Pepinvast Gr.3, Auteuil
2nd Prix Jacques D’Indy Gr.3, Auteuil
2nd Prix Max Sicard LR, Toulouse
3rd Grand Prix de Nantes LR, Nantes
3rd Derby Du Languedoc LR, Toulouse
3rd Prix Hoquart Gr.2, Longchamp
3rd Prix Noailles Gr.2, Longchamp
Sire of Multiple Grade 1 Winners
CONSTITUTION HILL 7 wins incl. Gr.1 William Hill Aintree Hurdle, Aintree, Gr.1 Unibet Champion Hurdle, Cheltenham, Gr.1 Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle, Kempton, Gr.1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle, Newcastle Gr.1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Cheltenham, Gr.1 Unibet Tolworth Novices’ Hurdle, Sandown
L’AUTONOMIE 17 wins incl. Gr.1 Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil Hurdle, Gr.1 Prix Renaud du Vivier Hurdle, Gr.2 Prix Leon Rambaud, Gr.3 winner x 11
BLUE LORD 8 wins incl. 8 wins incl. Gr.1 Paddy’s Reward Club Chase, Leopardstown, Gr.1 Barberstown Castle Novice Chase, Punchestown, Gr.1 Irish Arkle Novices’ Chase, Leopardstown, Gr.2 Clonmel Oil Chase, Clonmel
INTHEPOCKET 3 wins incl. Gr.1 Poundland Top Novices’ Hurdle, Aintree, Gr.2 Tote Navan Novice Hurdle, Navan, also second Gr.1 Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle, Leopardstown
GOOD LAND 3 wins incl. Gr.1 Nathaniel Lucy & Prtnrs Solicitors Novice Hurdle, Cheltenham
MICK JAZZ, 3 wins incl. Gr.1, Ryanair Hurdle
ROYAL PAGAILLE, 6 wins incl. Gr.1 Betfair Chase, Haydock, Gr.2 Peter Marsh Handicap Chase twice, also Gr.1 placed twice
LE PREZIEN, 6 wins incl. Gr.2, November Novices’ Chase, Gr.2 Premier Kelso Novice Hurdle, Gr.3 Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase, also Gr.1 placed
SAINT GOUSTAN BLUE 17 wins incl. Gr.3 Prix Heros XII Chase, Gr.3 Prix La Perichole Chase, Gr.3 Prix Leopold d’Orsetti Hurdle, Gr.3 Prix Robert de Clermont-Tonnerre Chase, LR winner x 5
INDIANA JONES 3 wins incl. Gr.3 Flyingbolt Novice Chase, Navan, also Gr.1 placed
REDEMPTION DAY 1 win and second in Gr.1 Champion I.N.H. Flat Race, Punchestown
Constitution Hill is an appropriate headline act to Blue Bresil’s outstanding rise through the stallion ranks, as Nicky Henderson’s star added another four Grade 1’s to his unbeaten record during the 2022/23 season. A pair of wide-margin Grade 1 victories in 2021/22 saw the unbeaten hurdler achieve the highest rating ever awarded to a novice and he maintained this position 12 months later with a mark of 177p, making him the highest-rated British-trained hurdler since classifications were first published.
Blue Bresil also broke records in the sales ring this year, with Goldford Stud’s filly out of Petticoat Tales becoming the highest-priced store ever sold in Britain at £210,000. At the Goffs Arkle sale Glenwood Stud’s filly out of Houston Du Berlais was the top priced filly at €150,000. Blue Bresil’s fillies were also in demand in France where Ballyreddin & Busherstown Stud’s filly realised €110,000.
Point-to-point handlers spent up to €100,000 on Blue Bresil’s stores, evidently hoping for the sort of return achieved by Inthepocket after his impressive debut for Paul Cashman. Subsequently sold to Michael Hyde for £290,000, the handsome bay repaid Henry de Bromhead and JP McManus with Grade 1 success at Aintree in April, as well as placing in another Grade 1 and winning a Grade 2.
Another Grade 1 winning novice hurdler for Blue Bresil last season, was Barry Connell’s Good Land who impressed when winning decisively at Leopardstown his first time in Graded company. Blue Lord was another talented hurdler for his sire, having placed at Grade 1 level on three occasions, but proved a revelation over fences with three Grade 1 victories in 2022. Willie Mullins’ charge was one of 11 black-type performers by Blue Bresil in 2022/23 – a personal best for the sire, whose first Irish bred crops will be 3YO’s in 2024.
BLUE BRESIL FILLY SETS RECORD AT £210,000 – the most expensive store ever sold in Britain
BLUE BRESIL COLT FOAL SETS RECORD AT £90,000 – The most expensive NH foal ever sold in Britain