Thu 5 Nov 2015
The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) reveals the selection of invited National Hunt stallions that will be taking part in the annual Stallion Parade at Cheltenham on Friday, November 13th.
The British based EBF qualified NH stallions making their appearance in this year’s parade are: (listed in alphabetical order):
- BLUE BRESIL
- MOUNTAIN HIGH
- PETHER’S MOON
Commenting on the parade line up, Louise Kemble, TBA, CEO, said: “The TBA is delighted to be able to show a total of five new and previously unseen stallions at this year’s Parade. Together with some of our leading younger NH sires there promises to be a horse to suit everyone’s mare and budget”. The parade will commence at 10.55 a.m on Countryside Day in the Parade Ring. Each stallion will be shown individually with commentary from Director of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, Tim Kent. For all mare owners intending to support British based sires in 2016 it is the ideal opportunity to view a number of stallions in one place and discuss plans for their mares with the stallions’ connections.
The TBA would like to especially thank the Stallion Parade sponsors, the British European Breeders’ Fund (BEBF); Doncaster Bloodstock Sales (DBS) who have generously sponsored the stallion handlers’ jackets; and Weatherbys General Stud Book Ltd, for their help and support in the production of the TBA NH Yearbook, which will include a report from the NH Stars of Tomorrow Foal Show, details of the stallions at the Stallion Parade and the Elite Mares Scheme for 2016, complimentary copies of which will be handed out at the parade.
TBA Members can gain free entry to Cheltenham Racecourse on the day by producing their valid TBA membership card at the Owners and Trainers desks at either the North or Hall of Fame entrances only. Discounted badges for guests can be purchased at the special advance purchase rate of £25 per person, by contacting Cheltenham Racecourse direct on 0844 5793003 up until Thursday 5th November.
The parade will last for half an hour, after which TBA members and their guests are invited to enjoy the use of the TBA Stallion Parade Marquee (M5 in the Tented Village) where facilities include a cash bar and light refreshments. Stallion connections will also be on hand in the marquee after the parade to answer any questions and a Silent Auction of stallion nominations, generously donated by the respective stallion owners, will be held in support of TBA NH initiatives.