A horse of some repute and success, Yeats is a horse that – for a period of four years – was one of the most prominent horses on the Irish racing circuit. With wins at major events, including seven Group One race wins, Yeats was a horse that became associated with the power of victory. It was a horse that managed to win a variety of trophies, winning several over a very successful career.


Career Summary


From the Ballysax Stakes in 2004 to the Prix Royal-Oak in 2008, this is a horse that picked up a huge amount of trophies. By far and away the most impressive part of the career of this legend, though, is the incredible and singular record that it holds when it comes to the world famous Ascot Cup. Despite being one of the hardest races to win, it holds the honour of being the only horse in the history of the sport to win four Ascot Gold Cup events.


Best of all? They were won from 2006-09, meaning that they all followed one another. This is testament to the incredible appetite for success and trophies that it held. Once the final season of its career, the 2009 season, where it won the Ascot Cup the final time, came to an end, it retired.


Then, it went on to become a stud after the 2009 season was over. There, it works from the National Hunt breeding farm, working as a major part of the successful operation that they have up there.


Achievements & Highlights



Wins – Ballysax Stakes (2004), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2004), Coronation Cup (2005), Goodwood Cup (2006, 2008), Ascot Gold Cup (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Vintage Crop Stakes (2007, 2008), Saval Beg Stakes (2007), Irish St. Leger (2007), Prix Royal-Oak (2008)


Associations – Barronstown Stud, Orpendale.


Earnings – £1.1m+



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