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01 Nov 2017
Ballymacoll Dispersal at Tattersalls continues
The Ballymacoll dispersal continued yesterday at Tattersalls with the sale of 4 colts and 2 geldings | more»

04 Oct 2017
Ballymacoll Dispersal at Tattersalls
The first draft of the 9 Ballymacoll yearlings sold | more»

03 Oct 2017
Beginning of the Ballymacoll Stud Dispersal Sale at Tattersalls
First five yearlings sell for combined 2,575,000gns, with a filly out of Justlookdontouch fetching 1,700,000gns | more»

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emotional day,,,the sale of ballymacoll! wonderful memories,,,,thanks to all involved, aprticularly the staff at sir micheal's.....
peter hadden - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 13:30:02
well done, islington!!! amazing record of producing fillies....arab spring just out of luck on saturday wonderful video of ballymacoll on racing post web
peter hadden - Tuesday, February 07, 2017 at 13:24:29
Very nice site!
Terence Smith - Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at 06:46:35
A trip down memory lane for me starting with London Cry shi my father backed to win the Cambs and bought the house I still live in,Michael Sobell and Arnold Weinstock were Pillars of the Turf I hope the success of Ballymacoll continues.
dennis mcdonald - Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 19:00:12
well done with abingdon, nice to see a filly by street cry doing well
Peter Hadden - Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 15:32:04
Would it be possible to get an update on some of the Ballymacoll horses such as Arab Spring. I haven't seen any entries for him in any Group races. What are the plans fr Abingdon or Thetis?
Michael Smyth - Monday, June 27, 2016 at 16:04:07
Julie Howard - Monday, June 20, 2016 at 19:28:32
just leaving a hello in here :)
Amsli - Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 09:18:33
just leaving a hello in here :)
Amsli - Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 09:17:40
Great site!
Thomas Smythe - Friday, June 10, 2016 at 12:33:33
It is good to start the year unearthing a promising type like Abindon. Hope the winners will continue and there will quality horses in amongst them. I am particularly keen to see how Thetis has developed from 2 to 3. I am also looking forward to seeing Arab Spring make his bow for 2016. I hope that Michael Stoute will continue to work the oracle in improving late developing types.
Michael Smyth - Monday, May 09, 2016 at 15:54:00
george.f.coulouris@gmail.com - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 20:35:35
George Coulouris - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 20:35:13
May I take the opportunity of wishing all the staff the best for 2016. May I take the opportunity of hoping the stud, the broodmare collection are part of a smooth sale of the operation.
michael smyth - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 13:35:06
May I take the opportunity of wishing all the staff the best for 2016. May I take the opportunity of hoping the stud, the broodmare collection are part of a smooth sale of the operation.
michael smyth - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 13:35:05
just like to say hello.Have a nice day.
michael paget-howe - Thursday, March 03, 2016 at 03:07:35
Looks lovely there! Really like your logo too :) joeyjoejoepiskowi@gmail.com
Joey P - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 00:47:24
Just wishing all stable and staff of Ballymacoll a happy new year and all the best in 2016. There are some very promising horses in the list of 23. It will be fascinating to see how Thetis develops. There are a few more of the 3yo group who could progress significantly. Am looking forward to seeing Arab Spring as a 5year old. Wouldn't it be fantastic to see him improve in the way that Pilsudski or Conduit before him.
michael smyth - Friday, February 12, 2016 at 18:59:22
Happy New Year to everyone at Ballymacoll Good luck with the foalings and of course good luck for the 2016 season. Was disappointed to see Yarrow not in the broodmare ranks. Is it possible to say what has become of her? Kind Regards Gary
Gary Rhoades - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 02:44:40
Hi! Great site x
Ellie Faulkner - Thursday, December 03, 2015 at 09:26:36

Hello, what a nice homepage. Just wanted to check in and send a greeting from Sweden and your Cecchetti Method that is here with us. Kindest regards Annette Johansson, www.underdogsracing.se


Thank you for your message we do hope he is well.  Keep an eye out for his half brother Desert Isle racing next year with Sir Michael Stoute.

Annette Johansson - Saturday, November 07, 2015 at 19:01:41
Thetis looks a filly of immense promise from her Newmarket run last week. Hoping that Ballymacoll reveal a few more equally promising types in the few weeks of the season remaining. Has Arab Spring met with an injury or has he been sold? Am curious .
michael smyth - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 06:46:42
conduit...great news he will be back from japan!!!!! i hope he does well in his new home
peter hadden - Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 11:38:25
Some promising performances from the Ballaymacoll horses. I am particularly concerned to see how Arab Spring is at the moment. Has he been sold? Is he injured? There have been a number of possible entries that he would have done well in. Updates on his progress would be appreciated. Am looking forward to seeing more of the 2 year olds making their racecourse bow. Thetis ran a very promising race and am looking forward to seeing Canonbury run.
MICHAEL SMYTH - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 09:10:16
im sorry for your loss
Miller - Saturday, August 01, 2015 at 13:45:15
Good to see Ballymacoll colours being worn to distinction this year. Some promising three year olds. Angel Vision will win more races. Yarrow as a May foal is open to huge improvement. Hope Arab Spring progresses as you would expect. He is such a beautiful looking animal. A race like the Hardwicke over 12 furlongs would look to be an ideal next target. Have a feeling that one of the 2 year olds will be 'precocious'. Good luck to all that.
michael smyth - Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at 18:13:22
so sorry that highland gift passed away
peter hadden - Monday, April 20, 2015 at 17:19:53
Just to pass on to the dedicated staff of the stud my best wishes. It was sad to read about the death of Highland Gift who had such an important influence on the enduring success of the stud. Hopefully Gift Range and Leocorno will be flag bearers and successful ones in this bloodline.
michael smyth - Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 15:49:27
would like to wish you the best wishes for the 2015 season the development of arab spring as a 5 year old and the promise of angel vision showed on her debut and the 2 unraced 3 year olds plane song and petrucci best wishes for the upcoming season
darin melville  - Friday, March 06, 2015 at 14:43:36
It is that time of year again when you begin to look forward to the season ahead. May I take the opportunity of wishing all at Ballymacoll a belated new year's greeting. May it bring continued good luck and good results. It would be worth the wait to see promising types develop into really good 3 year olds. It will be interesting how Arab Spring develops as a 5 year old. There must be the possibility of good pattern races to be won by him. Hoping that you unearth a precocious 2 year old as well.
michael smyth - Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at 16:22:54
Am pleased to see the Ballymacoll two-year olds run with promise, notably Angel Vision. Was wondering what news regarding Arab Spring's next engagement? Wishing all at Ballymacoll the best of luck in running for the remainder of the year. Am looking forward to seeing the progress of the Sea The Stars colt.
Michael Smyth - Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 07:24:59
Was disappointed with Arab Spring's performance in the Newmarket race. He ran like a non-stayer. Was there a reason for his below par-run? Would like to see some of the two-year olds make it onto the racecourse before too long. Tercel is the only three year old that has showed promise.
Michael Smyth - Friday, August 01, 2014 at 15:26:14
many congratulations on the success of arab sring in the duke of edinburgh stakes was great to see the ballymacoll colours having success at royal ascot,best wishes for the remainder of the season
darin melville  - Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 15:12:01

Chris the filly is named Danvina and owned by K Abdulla

K. Jensen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 15:32:35
I have followed the fortunes of Ballymacoll Stud for many years and have continued to be so impressed at the high proportion of Group 1 winners from a relatively small stud. There is an unnamed two year old brown filly by Dansili out of La Divina in Sir Michael Stoute's horses in training list, but thjs filly is not shown in your list? Good luck in 2014. Chris Banks
Chris Banks - Friday, April 11, 2014 at 19:29:41
best wishes for the 2014 season looking forward to seeing the fillies long view and upper street,congradulations on the arrival of the frankel foal and the continued success of fiorente
darin melville  - Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 15:33:28
Congratulations with your Frankel Foal. Is it posible for you to upload a pictiure of the foal to your wedsite. Nice to see Fiorente doing so well downunder.
K. Jensen - Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 18:56:23
To echo Gary's words. This is yet another wonderful achievement for Ballymacoll. To win a group 1 at 10 furlongs again reinforces the improvement to be found in this extraordinary bloodline. Good luck in the mating shed and at the racecourse in 2014.
michael smyth - Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 15:05:46
Congratulations on another Group 1 with Fiorente. All the best for 2014.
Gary Rhoades - Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 13:45:02
Just wishing all at Ballymacoll a successful 2014. Hope that the promise of 2013 will be reinforced by wins in top class races in the coming season. Who knows what potential lurks in Michael Stoute's yard. Not to mention the great achievement of Fiorente in the Melbourne Cup. Well done to all and sundry.
michael smyth - Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 12:04:50
Congratulations on your Melbourne Cup success!
Kristen Manning - Tuesday, November 05, 2013 at 06:37:07
Extremely well done.
gary rhoades - Tuesday, November 05, 2013 at 04:37:14
Just returned from holiday with the disappointing news about Liber Nauticus. Was quite certain she would have been a genuine Group 1 filly for the autumn and emulate islington et al. Good to see the first two year old winner of season. Results have been promising. Ballymacoll still has a very high win to run rate- approx. 30% which is very impressive. Would love to see a genuine classic colt or filly devloping in the next month .
michael smyth - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 at 09:27:56
Again reminded of the bitter-sweet nature of being immersed in horse-racing. Some very promising results but saddened with the loss of Juvenile Lead. Again was disappointed that John Hawkwood was sold. Am looking forward to the return of Liber Nauticus. Some promising three year olds. Would love to see one late developer in the way Conduit and others from this family emerge as season goes on. All the best for the remainder of the season.
michael smyth - Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 11:25:12
congratulations on the win of northern meeting she looks a very promising filly for the future.very sorry to hear of the loss of juvenile lead ,best wishes for the remainder of the season darin
darin melville - Friday, July 12, 2013 at 23:23:24
sad to see that Juvenile Lead is dead
Gosse - Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 09:55:05
Just to echo Darin's congratulations. Hopefully it will be an interesting and successful season ahead for the Ballymacoll. There is always November to look forward to Fioeente going one better. It would be a great achievement for this small studfarm to crack this very difficult equine nut.
michael smyth - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 20:43:46
congradulations onthe win of theodore gericault best wishes for the season ahead with the fillys auld alliance and liber nauticus.delighted to hear ballymacoll stud will be sending a mare to frankel in gift range hope all has gone well
darin melville - Friday, April 05, 2013 at 21:58:33
Hi wishing everyone at ballymacoll good luck for 2013 do you know which horses are being aimed at the york festival in may especially the dante thanks
paul champ - Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 14:37:57
Wishing all at Ballymacoll a healthy, a stress-free and a successful 2013 both in terms of foalings, matings and for the runners on the race-track. Looking forward to substantial improvement from your runners and from the exceptionally promising Liber Nauticus (I think good horses should have classy names)
Michael Smyth - Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 10:34:01
A Happy New Year to everyone at Ballymacoll. Good luck with the 2013 foalings, matings and of course this year's runners.
gary rhoades - Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 03:29:46
Any news on Fiorente? Has he been sold? Is he still in Ballymacoll hands? Good luck for the remainder of season with runners.
Michael Smyth - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11:09:35
The Ballymacoll horses are in great form at the moment. The two year olds are looking like a very promising collection for next year. Wishing all the team the best for the remainder of the season. Hope there is a big race in Fiorentse. Perhaps he might be the one to break the Arc hoodoo for the colours.
michael smyth - Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:19:28
Congratulations to Ballymacoll & Stoute team for Firente's great win. Hope he will continue to thrive and improve and pick up a few more group races. Hope there was a reason for Sir John Hawkwood's poor run. Supernova Heights ran very promisingly. Am looking forward to more of the two-year olds coming out soon.
michael smyth - Friday, July 20, 2012 at 06:42:56
well done with fiorente today at newmarket!
pete - Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 15:31:18
was curious to know is there a origin of name for the filly northern meeting as i enjoy reading about the naming of the horses.i look forward to the maming of the galieo highland gift filly
darin melville - Monday, July 09, 2012 at 23:20:53
Was curious to know had el greco met with set-back. He seems to have disappeared out of the horses in training. Are there any promising horses amomngst the 3-year old crop.? Fiorente ran a disappointing race last Saturday. Was there any genuine excuse?
michael smyth - Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at 21:22:48
best wishes for 2012, have been following ballymacoll stud horses for many years.am looking forward to seeing fiorente as a 4yr old and el greco also the 2 fillies auld alliance and northern meeting,i enjoy reading about the origin of names with great interest,best wishes for the season darin
darin melville  - Friday, March 02, 2012 at 22:05:23
I note that you have listed only 16 horses in training for the coming season. Is this the full compliment of Ballymacoll horses? I am most interested in the breeding combinations of the foals born in 2012. There are some really interesting possibilities there. Wishing the team every good fortune for the coming season.
michael smyth - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 18:31:38
Congratulations on first foal of 2012. Wishing all the staff and horses of this wonderful establishment continued good luck in 2012. Hope that there is a class contender amongst the current 3 year old crop. Michael Smyth
michael smyth - Friday, January 27, 2012 at 08:55:00
Congratulations on your first foal on the the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Dragon: an auspicious event let's hope.
Gary Rhoades - Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 03:19:04
Hi all and good luck for 2012 could you tell me which horses will be going to the dante meeting and which one will be running in the dante itself thanks
paul champ - Monday, January 23, 2012 at 19:51:54
Happy New Year to all at Ballymacoll and best of luck with all the horses in 2012. Will there only be 3 2yo in training in 2012?
gosse - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:19:49
Good luck for 2012. This last year has been a tough one with a few disappointments ,but hopefully the New Year will bring a return to top form: with a successful foaling season, more of the horses getting to the races and some more Group1/2 successes.
Gary Rhoades - Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 05:15:41
Have been disappointed of late that the results for the Ballymacoll bred horses have not been posted on the site. Also I think that a link with future entries for Ballymacoll bred horses on a monthly period would be a really useful addition to this excellent site. Am disappointed that Ballymacoll will not get the best out of Modun. He is a horse of serious potential.
michael smyth - Monday, September 19, 2011 at 18:11:28
is dumbarton entered to run sometime soon? i feel this horse will be top class in time
paul quinn - Friday, August 12, 2011 at 19:47:43
Nice site. Thanks!
Zita - Friday, August 12, 2011 at 18:10:13
Excellent runs from top two yesterday. Fiorente ran another solid race and seems to be a live contender for the Leger. Modun seems to be a horse who needs a few extra furlongs. Think there is a group race at that distance for him. Dumbarton looks to be a fine prospect. Withe the 2year olds running so well, the season for Ballymacoll looks to be on the up.
michaelsmyth - Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:21:02
Just seeing the sad news about Hellenic's demise. An absolute star, both as a racehorse and a broodmare. Leaves a lasting legacy and hopefully her daughters and grand daughters will continue the eminence of the bloodline
michael smyth - Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:25:25
Good to see the first 2year old's from ballymacoll running with such promise. Augurs well for the future. Am keen to see how the better breds will perform, knowing how the breed improves with age. Looking forward to seeing Fiorente aain. There are a number of horses I was keen on early including Dumbarton, Fruehling et al.Modun has a good race in him too.
michael smyth - Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:22:01
I was very impressed with the progress Fiorente showed in the King Edward V11 Stakes - looks an ideal type for the St Leger, taking in the Gordon Stakes or the Great Voltigeur on the way. Is the St Leger an option?
David Stephens - Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 13:07:37
fiorente looks top class
polo - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 20:51:15
Enjoyed looking at your name origins section, great to see the stud supporting PAUL DEEGAN, hopefully you will enjoy success, rgds
declan burke - Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 21:43:59
Hello im back again to find out which horses might be running at yorks dante festival this coming may and i hope you all have a succsessfull year at ballymacoll stud good luck and all the best lets hope for some great champions REGARDS PAUL CHAMP
paul champ - Friday, April 15, 2011 at 15:31:02
trendemous run from nibani i understand now why this fella has been entered in dante/ derby last year
polo - Monday, April 11, 2011 at 19:52:14
lovely site
Erskine Tornaway - Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 13:55:03
happy new year to all good luck and hopefully you get a gr1 winner
pipo - Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 15:38:29
Don't see Patkai in your list of horses in training. Has he been sold/ retired/ Was looking forward to a cup success or two in 2011. Again to all at Ballymacoll, wishing the Reynolds family and all the staff a very happy new year.
michael smyth - Saturday, January 08, 2011 at 12:20:11
Happy new year !!!
Ilan vered -Bally stud - Israel - Monday, January 03, 2011 at 17:35:26
Good luck for 2011. Hope the foalings go well and that Field Day and Eleonora Duse repay your keeping them in training.
Gary Rhoades - Friday, December 31, 2010 at 11:45:52
Just to wish the staff and fmailies of all at Ballymacoll Stud farms a happy new year. May 2011 bring further success to this great stud farm and its produce. Hoping also that 2011 uneraths a few new potential stars and for all the horses to come back sound in the new year.
michael smyth - Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 13:19:02
I wish all of Ballymacoll a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see Patkai again in 2011
Gosse Rath - Monday, December 27, 2010 at 13:20:17
This is an excellent website and very helpful for the racing enthusiast. I have followed your horses from when they were trained by the Major Hern at West Ilsey. I always thought he was the ideal trainer of your horses as he gave them plenty of time and your horses are typically late maturing types. Sir Michael is another who displays these qualities although I note you no longer have horse with Marcus Tregoning herns successor as he also gives his horses time to mature.
James Green - Sunday, December 05, 2010 at 17:38:20
Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe Victory . Please pass on my sincere apologies and also my great admiration to Sir Michael. I have filmed the carriage parade prior to joining the course at Longchamps last Sunday after the race and in the midst of Sir Michaels ultimate triumph with his wonderhorse Workforce and for some unknown reason I shouted out "Henry ,Henry give us a smile " Sir Michael duly obliged and as I filmed , my wife photographed what could arguably be the best picture ever of Sir Michael at his moment of triumph taking time out to share his moment with a fellow Brit. The realisation of my phaux pas occured as our eyes met. It would produce hilarious moments in televion sporting history but will remain as a part of a most wonderful day for us all.
Ian Coppinger - Friday, October 08, 2010 at 01:04:12
sad to see the end of tartan b's racing career after gallant efforts, oh to see him run on sunday in the arc....
peter - Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 12:34:41
Dear Sirs, For your Anniversary I wish you for the future,many more successses and health.Also,,I congratulate you for your beautiful web site. Kind regards, Solon Lechonitis
Sokon Lechonitis - Friday, September 24, 2010 at 19:31:35
Any news on ballymacoll stars ? ( tartan bearer patkai etc)
pipo - Monday, September 13, 2010 at 12:12:08
WELL done beauty eleanora top class filly
PIPO - Monday, September 13, 2010 at 12:06:26
Well done with Eleonora Duse. Drama Class seems a very consistent mare, and this victory by her daughter backs up giving her the Sea the Stars nomination.
Gary Rhoades - Monday, September 13, 2010 at 03:13:53
Just looking for update on ballymacoll "sick" list. What is the latest news on Patkai and Tartan Bearer? Are there any entries for either this season? What are the plans for Glass Harmonium and Eleanora Duse for the remainder of the season? Any news on two year old entries? Wishing all at Ballymacoll the very best for 2010.
michael smyth - Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 08:42:40
eleanora duse is improving all the time i think she has a gr1 in her
pipo - Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:39:12
glass harmonium will have many opportunities to prove himself a top class horse and i am sure he is he was finishing very well in the princes of wales and 12f wont be a problem
pipo - Monday, July 05, 2010 at 23:45:34
I had hoped to see Glass Harmonium in The Eclipse as expected he would win this race. After watching the race yesterday, I am sure he had won that race. I'm not sure he stays 12 f.
Gosse Rath - Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 14:17:15
eleonora duse is a really progressive filly she finished only 1/4 L behind monterosso who is almost irish derby fav i really hope that she win a big race for ballymacoll and hope to see tartan bearer as soon as poosible bye
pipo - Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 10:40:53
Best of luck today with Glass Harmonium in Royal Ascot
James - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10:34:30
All the best to the ballymacoll bred horses for the weeks ahead. Hope Glass Harmonium gets better luck in running and that Saptapadi makes the frame.
michaelsmyth - Monday, June 14, 2010 at 08:41:29
I read an article saying Paykai may be back towards the end of the season but that Tartan Bearer was further behind. Can you give me an update please and would you keep TB as a six-year-old?
jerry oakley - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 12:02:49
Hi i'm just enquiring if Patkai is going to run this year? Thanks Dave
DAVID TAYLOR - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 17:56:11
Just to wish all the staff at Ballymacoll another highly entertaining and successful 2010/2011 season. If the month of May is indicative of the remainder , it will be yet another wonderful testament to the bloodstock and care taken in Ballymacoll. All the best.
michael smyth - Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 13:50:08
GLASS HARMONIUM can win a gr1 i think a very tough and classy horse a typical stoute improver :)
polo - Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 16:51:34
Any news on Rhyton & Brezza Di Mare?
Peter Stone - Monday, April 26, 2010 at 16:10:26
any news about top class horse tartan bearer ?
lucas - Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 21:00:26
nibani too bad to be true
lucas - Monday, April 12, 2010 at 20:04:20
paul champ - Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 17:34:04
already 4 breeders cup for such a small operation , thats pretty impressive , shrewd mating too as i see
malakito - Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:58:38
A fantastic website. I was foaled 1937. Distantly related to the Hon. D.P. Still have a little private stud book from 1951. May manage to visit the stud before I kick the bucket. I wish Ballymacoll all the best for 2010 and the new season. God Bless. M.P- howe
Michael Paget-Howe - Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 22:22:57
Must admit I had fancied Euclid's Daughter for the Hellenic filly, or some other Graeco/Scientific name. Your names are always interesting.
Gary Rhoades - Monday, January 18, 2010 at 21:30:45
gosse rath only 18 mares covered not 20 mate
carlos  - Friday, January 08, 2010 at 19:39:53
I can see at the Mares list that Ballymacoll can expect 11 foals in 2010. Considering that initially around 20 mares vere covered this must be very disappointing. I wish all at the stud a happy new year.
Gosse Rath - Friday, January 08, 2010 at 14:55:41
Hi i echo the sentiments about Conduit, but does anyone have any info on Saptapadi?
Jonathan Coulson - Wednesday, January 06, 2010 at 08:03:28
happy new year , i love ballymacoll stud horses
bob zest - Sunday, January 03, 2010 at 19:31:45
A Happy New Year to everyone at Ballymacoll. Hope you have a successful foaling season, and an even more successful 2010 turf season.
Gary Rhoades - Friday, January 01, 2010 at 12:00:11
Wishing all who were involved and contributed to the best breeding web site in the globe a fantastic christmas and all the very best in 2010. Wishing the staff at ballymacoll a well deserved break during the yule-tide. Good luck in 2010.
michael smyth - Sunday, December 06, 2009 at 18:18:28
Hi, I just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone for all the good wishes over the year. Hopefully 2010 will be just as sucessful for Ballymacoll.
Nick Reynolds - Friday, December 04, 2009 at 14:34:19
conduit is the first horse who gave sir michael stoute the leger he is a legend and first horse to ever win the England's St. Leger Stakes and the United States' Breeders' Cup Turf a great horse i will miss him a lot
paul cole - Tuesday, December 01, 2009 at 18:32:18
conduit has performed with great consistency for you, with great victores and performances i will miss him but look forward to his offspring
peter hadden - Tuesday, December 01, 2009 at 14:57:37
good luck to conduit as a stallion now , what a trendemous 2009 year for ballymacoll stud , hope for you that 2010 will be the same with tartan bearer patkai and the others
sigmund freud - Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 16:12:52
i am looking forward to sunday, i would like to see the japaneses cheering conduit , he can do it come on conduit!!!!
polo - Monday, November 23, 2009 at 19:43:46
Congratulations to all the team at Ballymacoll for another highly successful year. Perhaps there will be icing on the cake in the Japan Cup for Conduit. All the best for the famous silks in the year ahead. It is quite a remarkable story for an operation with such a small number. It is worth considering Ballymacoll's record at the Breeders Cup meeting since its inception. Four winners is an extraodrinary return. Michael Stoute deserves a huge amount of plaudits for the way he campaigns the Ballymacoll homebreds to such a high level.
michael smyth - Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 20:37:57
Great sport horse racing but also a business so great news Conduit is off to Japan to give another boost to European bloodstock. Hope you get another one just like Conduit and sell him for twice the price.
George - Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 07:36:40
Congratulations on Conduit's Breeder's Cup Turf win. He is a beautiful horse!
Jill Wright - Monday, November 09, 2009 at 01:20:45
this horse never ran a bad race in his life , very consistent and tough horse
conduit - Sunday, November 08, 2009 at 12:31:32
As I thought Conduit was always going to be too good. He is a fantastic example of what a genuine thoroughbred should be. He has in the old cliche "the heart of a lion". He also is the most beuatiful specimen of racehorse that was on show last night. Congratulations to the entire Stoute team for keeping him in such goos condition. Best of luck in Japan. He will be very hard to replace in the Ballymacoll colours for 2010.
michael smyth - Sunday, November 08, 2009 at 11:59:56
wel done conduit and connection , hope he ll win the japan cup
chris - Sunday, November 08, 2009 at 09:03:42
Well done Conduit. Well done Ballymacoll.
Gary Rhoades - Saturday, November 07, 2009 at 23:52:57
Good luck at the weekend in Santa Anita. Hope Conduit runs up to his best form. If he does he will win. Maybe a final run in the Japan Cup to earn further kudos for Ballymacoll. Hope that there are more promising types like Field Day unearthed in the final weeks of the season.
michael smyth - Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 20:46:45
sad to see conduit going to japan
derek  - Monday, November 02, 2009 at 23:26:06
Best Wishes to All concerned with Conduit this coming weekend in Santa Anita!Wouldn't it be nice to emulate High Chaparral by winning back-to-back Breeders' Cup Turfs.Not to mention a 4 timer!!! Best Wishes to the Horse after that other Business and to a successful Stud Career
Trevor Rogers - Monday, November 02, 2009 at 21:39:08
so conduit sold to japan......4 and a half lines on your website to say what amounts to what can only be seen as a money making / business saving idea? cant describe th shock i got when i read it in the racing post.......
peter hadden - Monday, November 02, 2009 at 16:54:11
very promising run from nibani , he stayed on very nicely i saw him on tv and he is the copy of conduit lol
TRAP - Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 19:56:38
It is never a disgrace to be beaten by possibly the best horse ever to have graced a racecourse. Well done to all involved. Roll on the Breeders Cup in November.
michael smyth - Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 13:53:01
great run by conduit , very unlucky not to finish 2 nd what a fantastic race horse
fan - Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 10:38:03
conduit is still unexposed over 1m4f i can see him going very close , he can very much win for me
FAN - Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 08:16:32
All the best to the team on Sunday. Sea the Stars will be a very difficult opponent if the ground stays right but Conduit is an Autumn horse who is still improving. Hope the remainder of the season goes well and that Ballymacoll uncover more promising types for next year. Glass Harmonium, Dancourt and Saptapadi looks like horses which will improve with another season behind them.
michael smyth - Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 09:10:24
good luck with conduit on sunday!
peter hadden - Monday, September 28, 2009 at 18:15:24
Have just returned from holidays and was very disappointed to read that Tartan Bearer is out for the remainder of the season. Together with the set-back to Patkai, this reflects the low contrasted to the high of KingGeorge day for Ballymacoll. Had hoped to read about Glass Harmonium at York. What is the news on his future plans. Leocorno ran a very respectable race against an improving type from the John Oxx stable. What are the pre-Arc plans for Conduit. Any further news about Saptapadi? Finally any promising 2 year olds about to be unleashed by the Stoute-Meehan stables. With Kieran Fallon's return to race riding I was looking forward to seeing him ride Ryan Moore's discard in the Arc.
michael smyth - Monday, August 24, 2009 at 13:08:58
conduit will win the arc , i am very confident with this fellow
conduit - Monday, August 03, 2009 at 21:37:02
I've been reading SMS intends sending Harbinger for the Great Voltiguer and I wish him the best of luck. So where now for Glass Harmonium? I'm a real fan of this horse but since Harbinger won the Gordon Stakes it's like GH doesn't exist. I'm sure SMS will have something in mind for Glass Harmonium and it would be nice if he or Peter Reynolds might give us via the press a hint of what's in store for him. Could always take on Sea The Stars and Mastercraftsman at York :0) or maybe not
George Murray - Monday, August 03, 2009 at 15:00:51
Yet another superb performance from the wonderful Conduit; considering his tough start in life (as well as being bullied as a foal by Tartan Bearer!) he has turned out to be remarkably tough; I hope he remains in training as long as he's performing like this... racing needs these superstars. Good luck with all your horses for the rest of the season.
suzy wilson - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 16:11:57
conduit for the first meydan world cup next year????!! v sea the stars.....?!
peter hadden - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 11:58:10
Congrats on #50! Great exacta in the King George - 2 of my favorites. All the best - Billy (Huntington Equine)
Billy Huntington - Monday, July 27, 2009 at 16:46:31
fantastic achievement.....even though i am against multiple entries, i applaud both colts thrilling to see
peter hadden - Monday, July 27, 2009 at 14:52:25
well done to all connections this weekend, what a race. SIR MICHAEL STOUTE showing that hes the best, he doesnt need pacemakers like a certain aiden o'brian. feel so sorry for ryan moore getting a 3 day ban. careless riding what a laugh. p.s. i backed tartan bearer nevermind!!!!!
nigel beckett - Monday, July 27, 2009 at 12:37:20
50 Group 1 wins. AMAZING!. Roll on Santa Anita. Could 2010 be an incredible chance for Irish Breeders with Sea The Stars standing in the Ire Nat Stud and Conduit in Ballymacoll???! Congratulations to all at the stud. Ballymacoll is back in the echelon that it deserves to be.
james - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 23:43:32
Heartfelt congratulations on a very special day for both ballymacoll and michael stoute. Everyone involved in ballymacoll must have been deeply proud at 4.35pm yesterday afternoon. Conduit is an improving horse and there is no limit to his potential , now that the season has moved into late July. Tartan Bearer, once again, proved how durable and genuine he is. Perhaps , the only thing he lacks is that ability to accelerate at the business end of a Group 1. But I have no doubt that Michael Stoute will map out an autumn programme for them both that could see them in Santa Anita later on in the year. Was looking at entries for Goodwood. Is Patkai running again soon? Was hoping that Saptapadi might get an entry for the Gordon? Finally what are future plans for Leocorno and Glass Harmonium. Finally, finally, Dancourt looks like a typical late imrpoving Ballymacoll type that could progress even further as the season continues. Well done, Peter, Nick and all the staff at Ballymacoll.
michael smyth - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 16:38:14
We are pretty new to the racing but we have always follwed your horses and jockeys. Yesterday we did really well as did you Sir. we will keep watching with interest good Luck Amazing race btw richard
Richard Lawrence - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 09:32:12
Great Stuff today, really happy for you, hope TB can land a G1 as he certainly deserves 1. Hope you're have a nice celebration drink or 2!
Nik Patel - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 23:01:50
i felt it and this happened what a fantastic achievement for ballymacoll stud congrats
conduit - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 17:42:01
Well done on a great achievement. As Michael Dickinson once said it's hard enough getting them there in one piece never mind trying to win with them. Has any trainer ever had the first 3 in the King George and QE? On a line through Golden Sword surely Conduit must have every chance of taking on the 3yo's and beating them in the Arc. Good luck
George Murray - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 17:39:05
great pics on the gallery but where is the one of tartan b and patkai as foals? thanks big race day is here! good luck again!
peter hadden - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10:49:41
good luck with both horses int he big race at ascot hope they run well i love them both but tartan is the one i will choose but are you right in running both int he same race? i wish you were keeping one for a different race-the irish champion stks or the juddmonte
peter hadden - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 17:26:45
a ballymacoll stud pacemaker would have been the best solution but i guess these races took a lot of them good luck anyway
glass harmonium - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 01:08:30
I would be inclined to agree with George's analysis of the possible permutations in Staurday's race. Michael must ensure a steady solid gallop to give his horses a real chance of dominating this race. Remember what AOB did in the Iirsh Derby last year when a sub-syandard animal like Frozen Fire was allowed to "steal" the race. If the pace is cosnsitently strong then I have no doubt that Conduit will prevail. Golden Sword is a big danger. Good luck to Ballymacoll fot this big weekend in England and France. With luck in running I hope to be congratulating the team next week.
MICHAEL SMYTH - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:00:39
Right now the biggest worry must be what pace will the AOB team set. Golden Sword ran Sea the Stars a lot closer than Conduit did when the pace was all but a crawl in the Derby so don't assume he's going to set a blistering gallop here and play into Conduit's hands. I hope Ballymacoll are wise to this and are prepared. I would be telling TB's jockey or to be right up there behind the leader early on just in case and force the pace for Conduit if he has to. Might sound nuts but if they go very slow and Golden Sword hits them with a sudden injection of pae they might not get to him. Giving AOB a free hand might be the biggest mistake they could possibly make. AOB must be aware if they set a strong pace they will fall right into Conduit's hands. At the end of the day I hope all turns out well and SMS has a 1-2 or a even a 123 with some rain. Best of luck
George Murray - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 05:21:41
I read the article in Sundays Irish Independent and was intrigued with the comment about the second set of colours, or should i say, lack of!! May i suggest a couple of ideas that will look both classy and productive (distinguishing). 1) Yellow, Pale blue & White check cap. 2) Pale blue, yellow hoop, check cap. Just a thought. Best of luck on Saturday in the KG. Which ever wins, i just want to see RLM on board!
James - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 20:13:50
i hope ballymacol will make 1-2 with ask in third to make a great day for owners and sir michael stoute they are great horses
conduit - Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 17:11:53
I was particulary impressed by Glass Harmonium at Ascot. He showed an excellent turn of foot to come round seven horses and take it up a furlong and a half out. He still looked a bit green hanging to the right but in the end won well. It speaks volumes for the patience SMS has with this type of horse. I notice he may run in the Great Voltiguer which has been a frequent trial for the yards St Leger runners. Harbinger for me would be much more suited by the 1m6f at Doncaster and I think he can go there with confidence as AOB's are not all what they are cracked up to be IMO. As far as Glass Harmonium goes, hopefully he's heading for the top, he looks full of potential. I would love to see him miss the St Leger but follow in Conduit's steps and go for the Breeders. He looks to be a horse who possesses a lot of natural speed and more suited to a race of that nature. Can't wait to see Conduit run in the King George. Sea the Stars, of course won't turn up. I thought Conduit ran with great credit in the Eclipse coming there with a very promising run before the two speed horses done him for toe. Back at his best trip he should take this without too muchtrouble IMO. The very best of luck from a huge SMS fan
George Murray - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 18:43:14
Good to see Ballymacoll getting back on the winning trail at Newmarket. Am looking forward to the King George. I think that Conduit (without Sea the Stars) has a huge chance. He ran a very promising race in Eclipse at a distance much too short. I am curious that a horse called Thespis of Icaria is no longer in the list of horses in training. What has happened to him? With such a wonderful name and with his breeding was fascinated to see what he would be like on the racecourse? Curiosity is getting the better of me. Finally when will we see the first of the Ballymacoll 2-year olds?
michael smyth - Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 08:52:57
Good Luck with Conduit in the Eclipse. Brilliant moment when he won the Leger, especially as i'm a big Sir Michael fan.
Nik Patel - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 23:36:40
Congratulations to all concerned on your Royal Ascot winner, Glass Harmonium, a progressive type who i have been following along with the likes of Tartan(Still hoarse after his narrow defeat this week), Patkai who was Gallient against the mighty Yeats, lost nothing in defeat and is the horse with an exciting future. Best wishes for the remainder and hope to see Conduit in Ireland for the Champion Stakes!!!
Trevor Rogers - Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 14:23:57
Good luck today with Leocorno ,Ryan please can get him home in front,fingers crossed.
Gavin Doorley (Ireland0 - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:04:13
Good luck to the ballymacoll runners during the course of the week. Obviously Patkai and Tartan Bearer are the "big two". The latter has Henry Cecil's horse as his main opposition. Patkai shouldn't turn the tables on Geordieland but the extra distance might help. Yeats is a real danger to all. Maybe Saptapadi might be entered for the King Edward? He has ran a few promising races. Is Leocorno entered? What are the plans for her? When will Ballymacoll have theit first 2 year old runner of 2009? Good luck all!
michael smyth - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 12:49:45
Unfortunately didn't get a chance to see either Patkai or Conduit run last week. I believe Conduit ran an extremely promising race for his seasonal debut. Hopefully he will continue to improve and do the famous silks proud. Patkai was expected to win. Did he stay the distance but wouldn't give up on him being a serious cup horse for the year. What is the latest on the 3-year olds? Looking forward to seeing Leocorno run again. She looks like a very good filly in the making. Hopefully the colts: Namibian Orator and Glass Harmonium will continue to improve.
michael smyth - Friday, June 05, 2009 at 11:50:20
congratulations for this magnificent website , i am a huge fan of conduit and he ran an absolute cracker at sandown giving 7 lbs
glaude - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:45:08
Namibian Orator I hope will be the "one" in 2009. Looked like he could be anything. People need to acknowledge the integral part that Peter Reynolds has played in the winners on the track and the success in the breeding paddocks. All the best for the rest of the season from Ballymacoll's biggest fan
James Griffin - Friday, May 15, 2009 at 20:26:21
just wishing you all the best for this season now that it is really getting into gear. i will be cheering on the famous pale blue /yellow&white silks to great success i have no doubt.
declan burke - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:33:54
HI could you please tell me if glass harmonium is running at york on thursday and its chances thankyou
paul champ - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 17:39:42
congratulations on your first three wins this year and long may it continue see you at the york festival.
paul champ - Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 10:51:14
With the flat season about to take shape, here's wishing all at ballymacoll a successful (as good as 2008/2009) season ahead. I have no doubt with the established older horses aided by the new crop of potential stars there are interesting races to look forward to in the season ahead. I hope Tartan Bearer resestablishes himself as the top class horse I know he is, that Conduit improves as much as Pilsudski in his 4-year old season,that Patkai is aimed at the staying races and finally Glass Harmonium and Leocorno continue the Ballymacoll tradition for late maturing types.
michael smyth - Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 18:34:32
dont suppose you could tell me which horse will be going for yorks dante race could you.thanks
paul champ - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 21:03:39
i follow micheal s horses specially at yorks dante meeting had many winners thanks sir micheal first class trainer the one to be on
paul champ - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 20:59:24
Nice site
Garrett - Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 15:53:52
Congratulations to all concerned! What a Great site, please keep it going!
Nigel Stoute - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 19:46:10
Congratulation to you
Kim - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 21:52:16
Best wishes to all at Ballymacoll Stud. When will the 2yo for 2009 be named?
G. Rath - Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 21:41:55
very interesting sites,keep it up and remain blessed.
Abia man - Friday, January 23, 2009 at 12:52:57
once again, congratulations on the performance of conduit in the breeder's cup turf on saturday night. it looks as if leocorno will be continuing the success of highland gift's progen next year. was looking forward to appearance of thespis of icaria. what is the latest on his development?
michael smyth - Monday, October 27, 2008 at 15:40:59
Conduit's breathtaking turn of foot in the Breeders Cup Turf was astonishing - he was superb down the finishing straight accelerating off a quick pace, just as he did in the St Leger. Also, thanks for keeping him in training as a 4yo - I can't wait until next year to see him in action.
suzy wilson - Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:08:01
Congratulations on your Leger and Breeders' Cup victories with Conduit. I was in the paddock at Santa Anita before his race and he look wonderful! I'm sure I speak for many here in California when I say I hope to see him back again next year for the same race.
David Ramirez - Monday, October 27, 2008 at 03:58:05
Congrats with Conduit great race. Best of luck with all others. Watch horses always. Farm looks good. Give my best to Ollie Mehan. Jim O'Connor & Family, Brampton,Ontario, Canada
Jim O'Connor - Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 18:21:24
Congratulations from Aurora, Ohio USA on an exciting Breeders' Cup victory.
william shanklin - Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 17:33:08
Congratulations to all concerned, with the brilliant success of the highly impressive Conduit!! To finally win the Ledger is a remarkable feat but to win the Breeders Cup for the third time is simply amazing.Plenty of older horses to look forward to next year and the two exciting juveniles in Glass Harmonium and Lecorno, the latter a very nice prospect for the Guineas/ Oaks route!!! Best Wishes.
Trevor Rogers - Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 12:59:56
What a win in the Breeders Cup for Conduit. Saw him in the post parade and said "WHO is that?" and changed my bet. Lovely horse, best of luck to him in the future.
Pam Fitz - Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 01:08:48
again congratulations on excellent performance of Conduit in last saturday's leger. Great result. Hope that tartan bearer is near a return to the racecourse. good to see glass harmonium keeping up ballmacoll flag for next year. he looks like a very promising horse and michael stoute will no doubt allow him to improve.
michael smyth - Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 07:50:23
On behalf of the Unsung Heorine Syndicate I would like to congratulate all concerned with the Conduit win in the St Ledger at the weekend, we really enjoyed the outing and to come second was a real thrill, best of look going forward.
Tadgh Collins - Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 21:23:47
Good luck to Conduit this weekend in the St Leger! Yet another success for the team at Ballymacoll
Tricia Gilbert - Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 00:26:57
I must compliment you on this fantastic website. Very informative, warm, welcoming and easy to use. Regards
Michael McKay - Monday, June 30, 2008 at 13:05:47
I pass here oooooooooooooooo.I love the site
mugu maga - Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 11:07:56
ho! great site and i've learnt lots. looking forward to seeing you later. keep sweeping the leaves!
robert hall - Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 07:50:43
Congratulations! Lovely Ascot winner!
sally carroll - Friday, June 20, 2008 at 17:03:40
Good luck in the coming week at Royal Ascot. I read that you have supplemented Conduit for the King Edward this week. Hope that Tartan Bearer is fully recovered from Epsom and is ready for a rematch with New Approach at the Curragh. I always wonder whether there are any precocious types in the 2 year old produce from Ballymacoll. Good luck for the months ahead.
michael smyth - Monday, June 16, 2008 at 09:46:13
Hi everybody, gud luck for Royal Ascot. Ive always like watching horses running in z light blue silks and yellow cap of Ballymacoll Stud. Best of luck for the rest of the season.
Hanshi Vencatasadoo - Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 21:23:07
hi all, just checking out the new website. it looks great. sad to hear about sought out. i hope i can come back one day to see this great stud again. debby (04 foaling attendant).
debby worsfold - Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 07:42:40
have been a life long fan of the stud, its produce ever since the 1960's. It continues to produce horses of the highest calibre, and always good looking to boot. Another successful day on saturday last. Conduit looks like a horse of the highest promise and Tartan Bearer with normal improvement will be a serious danger at the very highest level during this coming summer. Good luck,
michael smyth - Monday, June 09, 2008 at 12:53:41
I would just like to wish you all the best for saturday's derby and was saddend to here to read a bout the death of sought out she will missed by you all.P.S. can you give cover up A K A The FOSSIL a pat and a carrot from me many thanks DAVID D'ARCY.
David D'Arcy - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 21:44:40
Hello Peter and everyone at Ballymacoll! I often stop in to see how the horses are going, love the new site! Some of the 2002 and 2003 babies did quite well didn't they! I remember Mountain High in that end box, he was a lovely yearling! Best of luck xxx Gemma van der Vlugt, New Zealand (2003 foaling attendant)
Gemma van der Vlugt - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:35:25
nice site - particularly like the photo gallery. good luck with tartan bearer in the derby
michael obyrne - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 13:58:47
Visiting Ireland at present - would like to visit Ph/text Marie or Kay 0876665235 Have mare due to foal to Golan in Sept. Staying Kilkenny
Kay Hood - Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11:07:40
I am emailing to ask if you can help please in tracing a mare that goes back to Miss Pagets days. The mare in question is called Broken Dawn, she was the dam of Brasher who Miss paget bred & was sold at her dispersal sale on her death in 1960. Have you any idea what happened to the mare & did she stay at Ballymacoll or was she sold . Do you also know when she died. Many thanks
derek gay  - Monday, February 04, 2008 at 20:28:56
what a fine website to exhibit one of the world's finest stud farms, i have been a lifelong follower of racing/breeding and the BALLYMACOLL horses running under the SOBELL/WEINSTOCK names always attracted me. even the BALLYMACOLL silks PALE BUE, YELLOW & WHITE check cap have class about them. good luck to you in 2008
DECLAN BURKE - Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 11:58:31
As a keen follower of the Ballymacoll horses since the days of Sir Michael Sobell, I must congratulate you on the new-look website - seems very easy to navigate.
Dave Williams - Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 18:04:09
A Happy New Year to everyone at Ballymacoll. A really good new website. Good luck with the foalings and at the races in 2008!
Gary Rhoades - Tuesday, January 01, 2008 at 17:20:11
Great new website. Some first class photos of the stud there. All the best to everyone for 2008
John Leng - Tuesday, December 04, 2007 at 05:15:34
Congratulations on your new website. Great photos of the stud! Trish Gilbert - New Zealand
Trish Gilbert - Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 18:30:23
Very smart new website - well done Peter and the team. Lots of great information readily available. Good luck on the way to getting the 50 Group 1 winners up.
Leo Powell - Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 16:56:40

Some archived entries from the old site:

Just seen Hard Top win so i am just going down the bookies to lump on it for Leger
Daniel - Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 17:07:53
Unlucky with North Light but lets hope he makes a sucessful sire in years to come. I was also wondering about a colt related to Islington and New Morning called Greek Well and when if will be out this season.
Daniel - Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 17:06:24
I was very dissapointed to hear of the bad news over North Light's injury to his pelvis, it's a sad loss to the UK racing industry. I wish you all plenty of luck if he is to stand at stud and I'm sure he will make just as good a stallion as he has been as a racehorse. North Light is one of very few horses that will be a part of racing history for years to come.
Amy Hodgson
York, England - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 20:58:54
All at TRI in Newbridge are very impressed with this web site!! well done Nick.
Nadia - Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 13:42:40
Troy is the best!
Peter Hass-Sandej
Gdansk, Poland - Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 16:05:20
Just thought I would come at check out the place where my horse, City Standard, was born in my great quest to find out more about him. I am having quite an eye opener into his past and it's just wonderful to finally see where it all started. Good luck in the future
Miss G Newbitt

Gemma Newbitt
Halifax, UK - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 08:56:32
Hi everyone at the stud, just been looking through the site. Am proud to say I work on such a amazing stud, and am keeping track of my 2001 foals.
Good Luck for rest of the season
Foaling Assistant 2001.

Kelly Pike
Victoria, Canada - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 05:40:45
congratulations on north light's english derby success, and good luck in your attempt to do the follow up! most interesting to see that you have got a 2 yr old full brother to snow ridge in training with m. tregoning!
william kiely
ireland - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 16:18:25
Great start Balymacoll keep it up. I was wondering wheather the Hellenic juvenile owned by Coolmore has a name and when can we expect to se Wedding Cake out.
Best Regards

Andrew Strawbridge - Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 21:48:34
Well done Ballymacoll on winning the Derby with North Light. Lets hope he is the next Pilsudski or Golan. Also I cant wait to see both Stream of Gold and Wedding Cake out.
Daniel Briden - Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 21:21:34
What a fantastic last few years Ballymacoll have enjoyed with their charges. Long may it continue.

David Harkins - Friday, June 11, 2004 at 22:18:20
congratulations on north lights win in the derby.can any one tell me if islington is in foal to rainbow quest and when she is due next year.
sheena brant
Harlow Essex, england - Monday, June 7, 2004 at 17:21:28
I'm still so thrilled at North Light's performance, I can hardly put it into words.. A truly great performance & many, many congratulations to everyone at Ballymacoll.
John Leng
Redcar, North Yorkshire, England - Sunday, June 6, 2004 at 07:10:21
Thrilling win, sheer class.
Mrs David Dickenson
UK - Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 22:39:58
Absolutely wonderful. My congratulations to you.

A most dignified interview on BBC. Long may your success continue!

Tim Devine
Leicester, England - Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 22:23:02
Many congratulations on a wonderfully classy and gutsy winner. Also a wonderful justification for staying mares. The third so easily could have been yours as well!
Gary Rhoades
Stockton-on-Tees, England - Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 18:12:50
Congratulations on North Light's Derby victory - many more to come I hope.
Gareth Evans
London, England - Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 17:00:41
Best of luck with both of your horses in the Derby, although I have more of a financial interest in the one you retained!

North Light 1st, Snow Ridge 2nd would be yet another great advert for the stud!

I wish you the very best of luck!


Tim Devine
Leicester, England - Friday, June 4, 2004 at 19:59:29
Good luck with your 'two' in the Derby!

Leeds, England - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 11:55:30
You have a wonderful website! I am 30 years of age and have followed horse racing since childhood. Racing and breeding in Ireland have always been of particular interest to me, and I always look for the Ballymacoll colors in the big races. A dream of mine is to tour the great studs of your country one day. My best wishes to your entire operation. I can't wait to see how Islington fares as a producer!
Brian Perry
Eastland, Texas, The United States of America - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 03:41:32
Looking forward to North Light's wonderful season. If ever there was a champ, it's got to be him!

Anastasia Truman
London, UK - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 15:08:08
Good luck in the 2004!
Sheila Peevey
Ashtead, UK - Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 00:26:02
I am a male aged 55 years and enjoy
racing and breeding - especially the
historic aspect.
Ballymacoll is a site I particularly enjoyed
visiting after years of wondering how the
stud farm looked.
Here, in a bustling city, it is often very
calming and therapeutic to see and read
of stud farms.
Anything to do with the late Sir Gordon
Richards, who trained for Mrs. Paget, is
something I love to read. A great hero of
mine. And all those great bloodlike bay
thoroughbreds, for the most part - from
such as Homeric to Islington.
Why all the names from ancient Greece ?

Alan Store.

Alan Store
Leeds, England - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 17:44:41
Dear Mr. Peter Reynolds, thank you so very much for the quick reply to my inquiery, even though it was very sad news. I wish you all the best for Hellenic�s next foal , and for all the others as well.
Kind regards - C. Nack

Catrin Nack
Hamburg, Germany - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 08:02:11
You have an outstanding stud and an excellent website. Best of luck for the 2004 season and I hope Islington proves to be an super broodmare!


Tim Devine
Leicester, England - Monday, December 1, 2003 at 22:28:47
I have always followed closely the
Ballymacoll horses as they are always
so beautifully named, and have also been lucky for me when I have backed

Good Luck for 2004 and I hope Islington
becomes a great broodmare as you has
always been a personal favourite.

Best Wishes.

Michael Killilea
Manchester 19 2NN, England - Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 09:11:54
THANKS - Ballymacoll team....for providing the horses that have given me many great memories in the past and hopefully in the future...Such stars on the track and in th breeding sheds...Top quality produce every year in competitive industry.
Nige The BlueRaccoon

Nige Summerhayes
Bristol, UK - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 23:23:40
I have followed the exploits of the studs horses since I first took an interest in racing - I love being able to see the foal's & yearling pedigrees that I can look forward to seeing on the track in the future - Still hoping to see Olympienne run before the end of the season ???
Very best of luck for the future.

John Leng
Redcar, North Yorkshire, England - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 21:39:23
Fabulous and informative website from one of Englands finest studs. Best wishes for the future for the stud, horses and staff.
Tony Lam
Manchester, U.K - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 17:02:29
this didn't have the info i wanted:P
Canada - Monday, June 2, 2003 at 01:45:43
Great to see your improved website. Peter all the best for the holidays. One day we should go for another Guinness. Truly enjoyed the last one. (Or a Heineken when you're in Amsterdam)

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 14:34:00
merry christmas to all at ballymacoll the place looks beautiful it brings back alot of great memories i worked there two christmas 50 big ones ago say hello to Danny Daly . Oliver Meehan i knew him as a young fellow i think was he Jim Cartys grandson great people keep up the goodwork again merry christmas marty
marty carr
boston, u.s.a. - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 03:27:17
Ballymacoll is one of the best stud
in Ireland with a lot of history.Please continue your job!!

Edoardo BALBO
TORINO, ITALY - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 17:28:14
Like the improved website.
Does The Ballymacoll Stud intend to continue racing, to extend the fine record of Sir Michael Sobell & Lord Weinstock (& Simon)?

Dave Williams
Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 17:45:48
The best web for the best stud :)
Nic - Friday, October 4, 2002 at 13:00:07
Congratulations an an improvement on what was already an excellent web-site and the best of its type. And all the more amazing when one considers that you do not stand stallions, although I'm sure many breeders access to find out where they are going to get their classic families from (cf Millenary and Petrushka from Ballymacoll disposals).
Thank you for taking the time to update it, it's appreciated. Best wishes for the future, with every hope that in 5 years time there is still an independent and Weinstock family run Ballymacoll Stud.

Gary Rhoades
England - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 20:02:12
i really love all horses but i think that yours r the best and that you should send me some pics of all the horses on my e-mail
P.S ur site is brilliant

conwy, north wales - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 19:57:46
Very impressive website and we wish you the best of luck for the rest of the year.

Paramount Sales

Liz Reynolds
Lexington, USA - Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at 16:09:17
You have a wonderful site..I truly enjoy following your horses and wish you much success at the Breeders Cup-please enter!!
Brian Williams
Harrisburg, USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 03:29:31