The Queen’s Recorder to Montfort & Preaux

The Queen’s homebred Recorder (GB) (Galileo {Ire}–Memory {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) will stand at Haras de Montfort Preaux in France next year. A winner of two of his three starts, including the 2015 G3 Acomb S. at York for trainer William Haggas, the chestnut was favoured in the G1 Phoenix S., but was injured prior to that event and retired. Recorder will command a fee of €6,000.

“We are, of course, very happy to have been chosen by the Queen and her team to stand Recorder at Montfort Preaux Stud,” said stud owner Sylvain Vidal. “When John Warren contacted us, it was immediately clear to us that Recorder, bred by Her Majesty the Queen, was very dear to her. The Queen wishes to support him with her own mares and give him his best chance at succeeding, which means a lot to us. I would also like to thank Richard Venn for his help.”

Added John Warren, racing and breeding advisor to Her Majesty the Queen, “We hope the French breeders find in Recorder an opportunity to use a precocious but Classically bred stallion. The Queen inspected Recorder at Sandringham last week and we stood there saying that for all we know we might be looking at the winner of the [G1] 2000 Guineas.”

The first foal of G2 Cherry Hinton S. and G3 Albany S. victress Memory (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), Recorder is a full-brother to French SW and G2 Qatar Prix Chaudenay runner-up Call To Mind (GB) and a half to SP Learn By Heart (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Memory herself is a half-sister to G3 Tyros S. heroine Remember Alexander (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), while their dam is the GIII Miesque S. third Nausicaa (Diesis {GB}).

“This son of the champion Galileo has everything needed to succeed at stud,” said Mathieu Alex, Manager of Haras de Montfort Préaux in charge of client relations. “Very well bred, Recorder boasts two of the bloodlines that have been instrumental in Coolmore’s success, Galileo and Danehill Dancer.

As soon as we saw Recorder at the Royal Studs, we were convinced by his physique. He is a magnificent horse, powerful, very elegant and a wonderful mover.”

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