swordlestown little stud naas kildare ireland
Swordlestown Little
County Kildare Ireland
Tel. +00 353 (0)45 895610
Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612

UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - Montalvo gives Swordlestown Little the 6th win of the season!
Montalvo (Gamut ex Miss Lloyds) wins over 1m1f in Avenches on only his third start (Picture by Ueli Wild horseracing.ch). He is Miss Lloyds' first foal. So she has had the perfect start to her career as a broodmare. This is also Sunnyhill Stud's young stallion Gamut's first runner and winner. What a fantastic result for all concerned! Congratulations to the owners Ka and Hanspeter Meier who ar

The Highs and Lows of Racing and Breeding
In the current difficult economic climate we are all struggling to make ends meet. However, with six wins, eight seconds including in a Group 3 and many more placings, our homebred horses have yet again excelled on the track and we are extremely proud of them all. Although not a winner this season, Damien finished his four year old year with a very good second in a 75k Handicap at York and his earnings are now well above 120k. Even if this does not automatically translate into sales success and financial gain, many important people in this business are beginning to notice us as producers of tough and genuine racehorses. Lets keep our fingers crossed for next week\'s sales, we are going there with two lovely colts and a pretty little filly.

The foals have now started their regular walking excercise for the sales, but they still spend all day out in the paddock to do what horses like best, namely eating grass, having a play and a gallop, and sleep!
While the more energetic ones take some excercise, the Cape Cross and Lawman colt, along with the Kheleyf filly look on in amazement!

So life on a stud farm goes on and all the mares had their 1st October pregnancy check done and are in foal. We are expecting foals by Acclamation, Clodovil, Mastercraftsman, Marju and Verglas. However, the news is less good on the racing front, where Theola has picked up a career-ending injury and is now back home for convalescence. She has been retired and we are looking for a suitable mating for her for next season.
Theola (Kalanisi ex Third Dimension) and the 2yo Bahceli (Mujadil ex Miss Shaan) have both won two races each this season.

Sadly team Swordlestown has been reduced by one member as Laurianne had to return to France to continue her education. However, we are awaiting Janine and Manuela, our sales team.

Swordlestown Little, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.
Telephone. +00 353 (0)45 895610 Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612 Email.