Derby Sale 2021 – CALIFET offspring


The exciting Beauport, a Grade 3 Winner over hurdles for Nigel Twiston-Davies last season, is the most high-profile horse from CALIFET’s Irish-bred crops so far. The five-year-old was sold at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale in 2019 and is the most expensive graduate of the sale by his sire, whose oldest Irish-bred runners are just … Read more

CALIFET progeny at Goffs Land Rover Sale 2021

Califet Stallion standing at Boardsmill Stud

During his time at stud in France CALIFET sired Grade 1 winners including Adrien Du Pont, Cilaos Emery and Clarcam and although his first Irish-bred crop are just six-year-olds of 2021, his oldest two crops conceived at Boardsmill Stud contain extremely exciting sorts including Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Grade 3 winning hurdler Beauport, who was a €60,000 … Read more

CALIFET 1998-2021

Califet Stallion standing at Boardsmill Stud

It was with great sadness that last week we announced the recent passing of Califet who died suddenly. He had just reached his 23rd year. We acquired Califet in 2014 at which point he had yet to sire his first Grade 1 winner. That soon changed however and he quickly clocked up five top flight … Read more

CALIFET’s 1st Irish Crop making their mark

Califet Stallion standing at Boardsmill Stud

Califet has enjoyed a fruitful past fortnight with three new winners from his 1st Irish Bred Crop. First off the mark was the Colin Bowe trained Erne River who landed the 5yo Geldings Maiden at Dungarvan on January 26th. In the hands of Barry O’Neill, Erne River made all the running and put in a … Read more

Stud Fees for 2020

Boardsmill Stud recently announced that the Multiple Gr.1 winner POET’S WORD will stand for €5,000 in 2020, his first season at Boardsmill. The 2nd highest rated colt in training in Europe in 2018, Poet’s Word was the winner of 7 races and amassed almost £3m in prize money. He took some major scalps during his … Read more

Grade 2 winner for CALIFET


Cilaos Emery retained his unbeaten record over fences in impressive fashion by landing the Gr.2 Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Cork on Sunday last. The seven year old son of CALIFET defeated the 169 rated Ballyoisin by seven lengths in the hands of Danny Mullins and looks set for a step up to Grade … Read more

CALIFET stores selling well

Califet’s 2nd Irish Crop are 3 year olds in 2019 and are proving to be in strong demand at the store sales. Many of the leading buyers have purchased his progeny including Gerry Hogan Bloodstock (x2), Monbeg Stables (x3), Colin Bowe (x2), Harold Kirk, Evan Williams and many more. One of his highest priced stores … Read more

CARRIACOU wins Gr.1 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris

Carriacou, a seven year old son of CALIFET, landed the €820,000 Grade 1 Grand Steeple Chase de Paris at Auteuil today. The biggest race of the French jump racing calendar attracted a field of 19 runners and in the hands of Davy Russell, Carriacou ran out an impressive nine length winner. Owned, Trained and bred … Read more

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