Cockney Insurgent, double Guineas winner and father of Batsford Stud, dies on the age of 17 | Bloodstock Information
Cockney Insurgent, winner of the 2007 English and Irish 2000 Guineas and not too long ago residing at Batsford Stud, has died aged 17.
Val Royal’s son was bred by Oak Lodge Bloodstock and received three of his six begins for proprietor Phil Cunningham.
He was offered for 15,000gns as a foal on the Tattersalls November sale in 2004, when he was purchased by Trickledown Stud from his breeder, then was purchased by Bobby O’Ryan for 30,000gns as a yearling on the sale of Doncaster St Leger.
Skilled by Geoff Huffer, Cockney Insurgent received his first begin at two years previous earlier than ending twice in York, together with third place behind Guinean runner-up Important Equine within the Champagne Stakes.
At three years previous, Cockney Insurgent added the Newmarket and Curragh Classics to his CV, with the likes of excessive class Dutch artwork, Duke Of Marmalade and Eagle Mountain ending behind.
It’s with a really heavy coronary heart that we should announce the dying of Cockney Insurgent. A gentleman on a horse. A extremely cool character. Such a beautiful pleasure to work with. A really unhappy day. pic.twitter.com/9EN8gML1rv
– Batsford Stud (@batsfordstud) March 23, 2021
Having completed his racing profession in fifth place within the St James’s Palace Stakes, he was withdrawn to seem on the Nationwide Stud the next 12 months for an preliminary payment of £ 10,000. He moved to Haras de Saint Arnoult for 2014 earlier than being transferred to Haras du Thenney in 2016.
In September 2018, Cunningham introduced that he had regained full possession of his Traditional profitable star and would switch him to Batsford Stud in Gloucestershire for the 2019 breeding season.
Cunningham posted a tribute to his two-time Group 1 winner on social media: “He has given me, my household and everybody who has a relationship with him such fond recollections that I have no idea. by no means might have dreamed. The horse of a lifetime, you modified my life. ”
Cockney Insurgent offered stakes winners Redstart and Monette, in addition to a handful of performers positioned within the Group, together with Groovejet, second Superlative Cock Of The North and Junius Brutus, positioned in Group 3.
He had additionally loved success together with his soar offspring, together with the winner of the 2nd 12 months Scottish Champion, Cockney Sparrow, who additionally completed second within the Combating Fifth Hurdle behind My Tent Or Yours.
Cockney Insurgent, the perfect rider sired by Val Royal, whom he rubbed shoulders with in his first 12 months on the Nationwide Stud, got here from the mare Recognized Truth, who produced eight different winners.
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FIRST PUBLICATION AT 10:33 AM, MARCH 24, 2021