Cheveley Park Stud are pleased to report that the only Group-1 winning 2yo retired to stud in Great Britain this year, UNFORTUNATELY, has had his first mares scanned in-foal.
UNFORTUNATELY is the top rated son of champion first-season sire Society Rock and a half-brother to four winners including Look Busy, winner of the Temple Stakes and Flying Five Stakes. He was a precocious juvenile for Karl Burke, beating Heartache in the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin before drawing readily clear of Havana Grey and Different League to win the Group 1 Prix Morny. That Prix Morny victory was achieved in the second-fastest time in the last 50 years, quicker than the likes of No Nay Never and Shalaa, and ensured UNFORTUNATELY was awarded Champion 2yo honours in France. At three, UNFORTUNATELY trained on to win the Group 3 Renaissance Stakes at Naas, where he swooped to victory past American Pharoah’s full-brother, St Patrick’s Day.
Cheveley Park Stud recently announced a terrific incentive for UNFORTUNATELY whereby the breeders of any 2yo winner from his first crop receive a free-return to the stallion. In addition, a £10,000 bonus will be awarded to the breeder of the first 2yo winner from his initial crop. UNFORTUNATELY is being strongly supported by Cheveley Park Stud and discerning breeders alike. He stands his first season at an opening fee of £7,500 (1st October, Special Live Foal Terms).