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Stakes success for Mount Nelson and Newsells homebreds

It was an extremely successful day for Newsells bred horses on Saturday 27th August, headed up by Lightning Spear winning the Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood, and Berkshire and Majeed finishing first and second in the Listed Sri Lanka August Stakes at Windsor, both of whom are by the Newsells sire Mount Nelson...

Group 2 Queen for Mount Nelson

The Mount Nelson filly Highlands Queen was an impressive winner today of the Group 2 Shadwell Prix de Pomone at Deauville for trainer Yohann Gourraude and owner Mme N Kerjean and S Kumin...


2004 Rock of Gibraltar ex Independence (Selkirk), bay 16.1½ hh (1.66m)

Gr.1 winner at 2 and 4 years.  A proven sire of Group winners.

Proven: Sire of 31 Stakes horses inc:
Highlands Queen - 1st Prix de Pomone Gr.2, Deauville, and Prix Cleopatre Gr.3, Saint-Cloud.
Boscaccio - 1st Oppenheim-Union-Rennen Gr.2, Cologne, and Derby Trial L, Hannover.
Berkshire - 1st Royal Lodge Stakes Gr.2, Darley Stakes Gr.3 and Chesham Stakes L (see video).
Purr Along - dual Group winner & 2nd highest rated 2yo filly in the World 2012 Thoroughbred Rankings (see video). 
Volume - dual Gr.1 Classic placed.

Performance: Won the Gr.1 Criterium International (8f) at 2yrs in race record time.  Official rating:  119 - 4th top rated two-year-old. 
Came back from injury to win the Gr.1 Coral Eclipse (10f).  TR 126.
Pedigree: By Champion miler and leading sire Rock of Gibraltar out of Independence (Selkirk) winner of the Sun Chariot and Matron Stakes.  Bred on the same Danzig / Sharpen Up sire cross as Danehill Dancer and Invincible Spirit.

Probably the best looking stallion in the UK.  320,000gns yearling.

2016 Fee: £5,000 1st Oct SLF - plus new 'filly+ scheme'
((Filly Foal, Free Return OR 50% Rebate - if your mare breeds a filly foal from a nomination to Mount Nelson in 2016)