Ballylinch Stud announced last week they had acquired Beat Hollow to replace their recently deceased top jumps sire King’s Theatre and the Sadler’s Wells stallion got a fantastic boost when his son Citizenship landed the valuable Boylesports.com Hurdle at Leopardstown last Saturday. Beat Hollow’s credentials as a jumps sire have been already been showcased this season by the exploits of Grade 1 winner Hollow Tree and Grade 2 winner Cinders And Ashes, who are both trained by Donald McCain.
Beat Hollow has not been short of top class representatives on the flat either. Proportional is his biggest winner to date, having won the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac as a two-year-old. Sea Moon – winner of last year’s Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes and also Group 1 placed in the Breeders’ Cup Turf and St Leger – and the unbeaten and potentially top class Beaten Up are other examples of his success to date. Beat Hollow was himself a top class performer from eight to twelve furlongs, winning the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris, as well as three Grade 1 races in America. He is also a full brother to another up and coming stallion in Court Cave, who stands at Boardsmill Stud in Meath. Beat Hollow will cover a limited book of mares at Ballylinch Stud at a fee of €6,000.