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Vadamos purchased by Coolmore 

Racing and breeding giant make move for Rich Hill shuttler

Coolmore have flexed their might once more as the 2021 northern hemisphere breeding season gets underway, with the purchase of Rich Hill Stud shuttler Vadamos (Monsun) from Tally-Ho Stud in Ireland. 

The French-bred son of Monsun (Konigsstuhl), whose big race wins included the Prix du Moulin (Gr 1, 1600m) at Chantilly for trainer Andre Fabre, ended his on-track career with two fourth placings in the 2016 Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) behind Winx (Street Cry) and the Mackinnon Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) at Flemington before retiring to stud, will stand for a fee of €6,000 (approx. $9,400) this year. 

In an encouraging start to his stud career, Vadamos recorded 14 individual two-year-old winners from his first northern hemisphere crop, while the Karl Burke-trained Spycatcher finished a close-up second to subsequent Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Gear Up (Teofilo) in the Acomb Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at York.

Having covered 156 mares in his first season at Rich Hill Stud from a fee of NZ$15,000, Vadamos has produced one two-year-old to race so far ahead of the 2021 Karaka Yearling Sale which begins on January 24, where he’ll have 30 yearlings go through the ring across Books 1 and 2. 

“Vadamos is a smashing looking horse who has made an excellent start with his first runners and we’re delighted to get him,” said Coolmore representative, Albert Sherwood.