Aclaim To Stand At National Stud

This year’s G1 Prix de la Foret winner Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}-Aris {Ire}, by Danroad {Aus}) will enter stud next year at the National Stud in Newmarket.

Trained by Martyn Meade, Aclaim won his lone start at two and at three became his sire’s highest-rated 3-year-old with a win in the G2 Challenge S. Aclaim improved further this year, finishing second in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest before winning the G2 Park S. and the Foret. Aclaim is the first foal out of the juvenile stakes-placed Aris, a half-sister to the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner and multiple stakes producer Again (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}). The third dam is Floripedes (Top Ville {Ire}), who produced the great Montjeu (Ire). Aclaim’s stud career will be managed by John Ferguson and Mark McStay in conjuction with National Stud manager Tim Lane.

Ben Sangster, chairman of the National Stud, said, “how exciting to have a new stallion of such obvious commercial appeal joining the National Stud. I’d like to thank Aclaim’s owners for having faith in us.” The Duke of Roxburghe, who succeeds Sangster in January, said, “Having Aclaim on the

roster is marvellous news. The National Stud is delighted to be standing a fast young stallion with Classic bloodlines and a bona fide chance of being a big success.”

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