Dear Breeder With the stud’s homebreds having won more races than in any previous season, 2016 has been a memorable year for David and Patricia Thompson, culminating in the thrilling success of QUEEN’S TRUST in the Grade 1 Breeders’s Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. In addition to those successes, our resident stallions have enjoyed another stellar year in so many departments. MEDICEAN has continued to have his winners this season and his son, DUTCH ART, responsible for 102 winners worldwide, has once again caught the imagination, with Dutch Connection and Zonderland succeeding at the highest levels. Dutch Art’s son, GARSWOOD, has some lovely first foals on the ground and we look forward to seeing how they progress in the coming months. MAYSON has been extremely well represented with seven individual Stakes performers from his first crop to date, including Listed winners Global Applause, Rosie Briar and our hombred colt Private Matter, an impressive winner of the Prix Zeddaan at Maisons-Laffitte. He shows plenty of potential for the future. LETHAL FORCE’s first crop of yearlings have continued to be in high demand with his progeny making up to 160,000 guineas at public auction and he also looks set for an exciting season next year. PIVOTAL has had another amazing year on the international scene with 101 winners worldwide, as well as being broodmare sire of 45 individual Stakes winners, including the Fillies’ Mile winner Rhododendron. His yearling fillies have therefore been in great demand at the sales for a good reason, making up to 360,000 guineas. Pivotal, the senior statesman, continues to supervise proceedings at the ever busy Isinglass stallion unit at Cheveley Park Stud. KYLLACHY’s offspring have proved tough and consistent as usual, with 103 winners worldwide in 2016. The star of his runners has been the highly talented dual Group 1 winner TWILIGHT SON, who followed up his win in last year's Haydock Sprint Group 1 by winning the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at the Royal meeting in tremendous style. We are proud and delighted that Twilight Son will be taking up stallion duties at Cheveley Park Stud for 2017. November, 2016 Chris Richardson, Managing Director Dutch Art 4-5 Garswood 6-7 Kyllachy 8-9 Lethal Force 10-11 Mayson 12-13 Medicean 14-15 Pivotal 16-17 Twilight Son 18-19 STALLIONS FOR 2017 Letter&people.2017 (2)_Layout 2 07/11/2016 09:14 Page 1