State Of Rest standing


Bay, 2018, 16.1hh
retired sound in wind and limb

Four-Time Gr.1 Winner and €3,400,000

Top Rated Older Horse in Ireland and France in 2022 (9.5f – 10.5f)

The only horse in the history of the thoroughbred to win three consecutive Group 1’s on three different continents.

Never Headed Once Taking The Lead.

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Four-Time Gr.1 Winner and €3,400,000

Won Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Royal Ascot
defeating Bay Bridge who boosted the form when subsequently taking the Gr.1 British Champion Stakes defeating 6-time Gr.1 Winner Baaeed

Won Gr.1 Prix Ganay, Longchamp
defeating three Individual Gr.1 Winners incl. the Champion Stakes Victor Sealiway

Won Gr.1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, Moonee Valley
conceding 16lbs to runner up Anamoe who landed the 2022 running of the Cox Plate

Won Gr.1 Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes, Saratoga

Won Irish EBF Maiden, Fairyhouse

3rd Gr.1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, Curragh

3rd Gr.2 Champagne Stakes, Doncaster

3rd LR Dubai Duty Free Celebration Stakes, Curragh


International superstar State Of Rest’s Cox Plate form enjoyed a boost since his retirement when Anamoe won the 2022 running, having received 16lbs from Joseph O’Brien’s raider in 2021. When State Of Rest returned in 2022 to beat three Group 1 winners in the Prix Ganay, he went on to record his fourth Group 1 success in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot with the runner-up Bay Bridge subsequently taking the Group 1 Champion Stakes and, thus, ended the unbeaten run of six-time Group 1 winner Baeed.

State Of Rest received a stellar book of mares from leading breeders in his first season at stud. He took to his new role with aplomb, covering 115 mares, boasting fertility of 86%.

There was an appropriately international flavour to the mares sent to State Of Rest, with support from renowned breeders not limited to: Ballylinch Stud, Brampton Court Stud, China Horse Club, Epona BS, Forenaughts Stud, Juddmonte Farms, Lanwades Stud, Niarchos Family, Rossenarra BS etc.

Among the 19 black-type mares in foal to State Of Rest is Love And Bubbles, herself a dual Stakes winner in France but now best known as the dam of Group 1 Japanese Derby hero Deep Brillante. She is one of 20 proven black-type producers carrying to State Of Rest.

Perhaps the most impressive statistic concerning the first mares in foal to State Of Rest is that over 50% are sisters of Stakes horses. They include 22 siblings of Group 1 performers, including Bateel, Emily Upjohn,  Finsceal Beo, Hootenanny, Jacqueline Quest, Mehmas and Workforce. The Group 1 Cox Plate victor also covered a half-sister to Melbourne Cup hero Protectionist, an own-sister to Melbourne Cup 2nd Emissary and a three-parts sister to Melbourne Cup winner Almandin.