Bay, 2003, 16.1hh
Retired sound in wind and limb

Youmzain head

Champion 3-Y-O in Germany, Champion older horse in Europe at 6

Dual Gr.1 Winner of 6 races & €4.25m from 2-7 years over 8f-13f

Sire of Group Winners under both codes including: Gr.1 & Multiple Gr.2 Winner SEA CALISI, Gr.2 & multiple Gr.3 Winner ROYAL YOUMZAIN and Gr.2 Winner and Gr.1 placed SAGLAWY

Half Brother to 8 Winners including 2 Group Winners

6 Winners/Placed in Point to Points – 5 on Debut
– from 10 runners of First National Hunt Crop 4-Y-Os in 2022/23


from 2-7 years from 8f to 13f incl:

WON Gr.1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (beating Soldier of Fortune & Doctor Dino)

WON Gr.1 Preis von Europa

WON Gr.2 Great Voltigeur Stakes

WON LR Bahrain Trophy

2nd (x3) Gr.1 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (at 4, 5 & 6 years to DYLAN THOMAS, ZARKAVA and SEA THE STARS)

2nd Gr.1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

2nd (x2) Gr.1 Coronation Cup

2nd Gr.1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud

Impressive Results from his First National Hunt Crop

EL GRANJERO won on debut at Moira for Peter Flood
‘took advantage to score and in by far the card’s quickest time’ [-16 seconds] EBN 02.05.2023

HARBOUR HIGHWAY won on debut at Bartlemy for Michael Goff
‘came home as he pleased’ 12.05.2023

beaten just 1 ½  L on sole start for Cormac Doyle
a definite eye catcher’

2nd on debut on sole start for Donnchadh Doyle
‘ a smart debut performance’

a promising 2nd at Grennan for Michael Goff
‘smooth headway to challenge…a good performance’

beaten only 1 ½ lengths on sole start for Pat Doyle

‘he was clearly hitting top gear at the death when quickly closing down the front-pair late-on, so much so that he would have likely have carried the day in a few more strides’

Already Sire of Group Winners under both codes

SAGLAWY 4 wins incl. Gr.2 Boyle Sports Juvenile Hurdle and Gr.1 placed over Hurdles

LA DOIX 4 wins incl. LR Prix D’Ares Hurdle, Auteuil, and Gr.3 placed over Hurdles

DELIRE D’ESTRUVAL 6 wins incl. LR Newton Novice’s Hurdle

ETOURNEAU 2 wins inc. LR Prix Gaston Branere Hurdle

YOUMSHINE 3 wins and 2nd LR Prix Christian De L’Hermite Grand Steeplechase

NABHAN 5 wins incl. Focus Juvenile Hurdle and 3rd LR Grosser Preis von Engel & Volkers

SEA CALISI 5 wins incl. Gr.1 Beverly D Stakes, Gr.2 Prix de Malleret, Gr.2 Sheepshead Bay S., (twice)

Click here for a complete list of winners by Youmzain.


Youmzain’s first National Hunt crop made a bright start in 2023, highlighted by impressive statistics achieved in Irish point-to-points. In the 2022/23 season the  top-class stayer was responsible for 10 four-year-old runners in Irish points, two of which won, while another four were placed.

First to strike was Peter Flood’s debut scorer El Granjero with the fastest time on the day (-16s) and was subsequently crowned the ‘EBN Star Performer’.  The following month saw Harbour Highway run out a five length winner at Bartlemy for Michael Goffs, who subsequently sold the bay to Emmet Mullins for £90,000. Cormac Doyle was another to profit from Youmzain’s smart start, as he sold debut second Laurens Bay for £80,000 to Simon Christian.

Others to catch the eye included Donnchadh Doyle’s well-backed newcomer Little Big Kev, who finished second at Ballindenisk. The Pat Doyle-trained Le Coq Hardi was another well fancied on debut and went on to finish a close third subsequently joining Henry De Bromhead, for whom he finished a promising third on rules debut.

At the 2023 store sales, Pat Doyle reinvested in Youmzain’s stock and other notable handlers of three-year-olds include the Crawford Brothers, Francois Nicolle etc. Youmzain also has four-year-olds yet to run for Denis Murphy, Paul Cashman, Warren Ewing and the Colin McKeever/Wilson Dennison combination.

On the track, Noel Kelly appears to have a smart prospect on his hands in four-year-old bumper winner Wrecking Ballbilly. After finishing a close second on his debut, he was next runner up to Aughafatten who has now won three in a row and since Wrecking Ballbilly ran out a comfortable winner in Downpatrick.