Rathbarry Stud are delighted to announce the acquisition of JAMES GARFIELD from Stetchworth & Middle Park Studs, in a deal brokered by Howson & Houldsworth Bloodstock, to add to their stallion roster for 2019.
JAMES GARFIELD, by Exceed And Excel was a Gr.2 winning 2YO over 6 furlongs viz. Mill Reef Stakes defeating Invisible Army, etc. and a Gr.3 winning 3YO over 7 furlongs viz Greenham Stakes defeating Expert Eye, etc.
Trained by George Scott, JAMES GARFIELD was a high class 2YO, who was a fast finishing 11/2 length third in the
22 runner Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot on only his second run. He then went on to win his maiden at Doncaster before being placed in the Gr.2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood. His next outing was the Gr.3 Acomb Stakes at York where he was just pipped by a nose on the line by Wells Farhh Go. A month later he ran out a convincing winner of the Gr.2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury, following in the footsteps of some recent illustrious previous winners of this race viz. Dark Angel, Moohaajim, Ribchester, Harry Angel, etc.
JAMES GARFIELD had an excellent 3YO career winning the Gr.3 Greenham Stakes on his first start of the year and followed up with a very credible run in the 2000 Guineas, finishing just behind subsequent triple Gr.1 winner Roaring Lion. He ran a fantastic race to finish second in the 20 runner Gr.1 Prix Maurice de Gheest, when he just got collared on the line by Polydream, beating Gr.1 winners The Tin Man, Unfortunately, Librisa Breeze, Brando, etc.
His dam Whazzat, a Stakes winning Royal Ascot 2YO, has already produced 5 winners and hails from the immediate outstanding stallion producing family of Invincible Spirit, Kodiac, etc.
James Garfield’s fee will be announced at a later date.
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