Mapperley Stud, in conjunction with Windsor Park Stud, are holding an open day this Friday at 2.30pm for the public to view their exciting new stallion Armory.
A precocious two-year-old, Armory won three of his first four starts including the Gr.2 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Gr.3 Tyros Stakes (1400m).
He was then tested at the highest level in the Gr.1 National Stakes (1400m) where he finished second to Champion Two Year-Old Pinatubo who stands his first season at Darley, Kelvinside for A$55,000.
Armory’s seven start two-year-old season concluded with placings in both the Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (1600m) and Gr.1 Criterium International Stakes (1400m) in France.
Crowned Champion Three-Year-Old in Ireland and Joint Champion Three-Year-Old in Europe, trainer Aidan O’Brien travelled Armory to Australia to contest the Gr.1 W.S Cox Plate (2040m).
In a thrilling edition of the weight-for-age classic Armory finished runner-up to Sir Dragonet, beating Group One winners Russian Camelot, Arcadia Queen, Fierce Impact, Probabeel, Kolding as well as All Star Mile victor Mugatoo.
Returning to England he won the Gr.2 Huxley Stakes (2100m) in his first up appearance as a four-year-old before running third in the Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Armory achieved a Timeform rating of 122 as both a three-year-old and a four-year-old, further demonstrating his quality. Attending the event will give you the opportunity to participate in the kick a goal competition being held directly after the stallion parade.
The prize is a half-price service fee to Armory and the two studs have generously offered to donate the fee to a selected charity.
Mapperley Stud will also parade their other stallions Contributer, Complacent and Puccini at the open day.
Armory will stand for an introductory service fee of $10,000+GST.