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 six years old.
Cilaos Emery, (pictured above) a French-bred son of CALIFET who went on to achieve Grade 1 success on the track, was sold as a foal in this sales ring to Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins. Along with Clarcam and Adrien Du Pont, he has showcased his sire’s prowess on the biggest stages.
CALIFET’s most expensive store sale graduate to date from his Irish crops is Mumbo Jumbo, bred by the Dunmanway Breeding Club, who cost €65,000 in 2019. He made his debut in a bumper last season for Emma Lavelle in which he finished second to a more experienced rival on his only run so far. Mumbo Jumbo’s full brother is Lot 281 in this year’s Derby Sale. Consigned by Galbertstown Stables, he is out of Touched By Angels, a half-sister to the Grade 1 Punchestown War Of Attrition Novice Hurdle Winner Morning Assembly.
He is one of 11 horses by CALIFET catalogued in the 2021 Derby Sale and they also include Springmount Stud’s Lot 150, a half-brother to Angel’s Breath. He won the Grade 2 Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle and the Noel Novices’ Chase for Nicky Henderson. Their dam Mystic Maisie is a Turgeon half-sister to Grade 1 Tolworth Novices’ Hurdle and Maghull Novices’ Chase runner-up Toubab.
Kenilworth House Stud has long supported the Boardsmill Stud Stallion’s with their brilliant broodmare band and Lot 233 was bred by Diana Vasicek and sold as a foal at the November NH Sale. He is a CALIFET half-brother to Listed winner and Grade 1 Irish Arkle and Golden Cygnet Novice Hurdle third Gallant John Joe. Offered by Kilminfoyle House Stud, he is out of Shuil A Hocht who has a perfect breeding record and is out of a half-sister to the dam of the brilliant mare Liss A Paoraigh.