08/26/2013 2:33PM

French stallion Creachadoir sires first winner


English Group 1 winner and French stallion Creachadoir was represented by his first winner at stud on August 25 when What About Carlo won a one mile maiden auction stakes at Goodwood.

The bay colt is owned by Anthony Pye-Jeary and the late Mel Smith, and is trained by E. Johnson Houghton. Bred in France by Haras Du Logis and Julian Ince, What About Carlo is the first foal out of the winning Artan mare Boccatenera.

Creachadoir, a 9-year-old son of King’s Best, stands at French stud Haras Du Logis for an advertised fee of about $4,011 (3,000 Euros). His first crop of racing age consists of 41 juveniles.

Owned first by Mr. and Mrs. James Bolger and later sold to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin operation, Creachadoir raced in England, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, and the U.A.E. His biggest win came in the English Group 1 Lockinge Stakes, in addition to Group 3 victories in England and Ireland. Creachadoir also finished second in the Irish and French Two Thousand Guineas, as well as the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile.

Creachadoir retired with earnings of $1,161,141 from four wins in 15 career starts.

Bred in Ireland by Frank Dunne, Creachadoir is out of the winning Sadler’s Wells mare Sadima, whose six winners from as many starters include multiple Group 1 winner and sire Youmzain and Group 3 winner Shreyas.