Rosshill Farm is located on the outskirts of Galway city close to Ballybrit racecourse, home of the world-famous Galway summer racing festival. It is also less than a mile to access both the M18 and M6 motorways. Rosshill stands three stallions – GAMUT, ALTRUISTIC and TAU CETI. All three are very well bred, good looking individuals.
GAMUT, a proven sire whose progeny include Grade One and Lexus Chase winners ROAD TO RICHES and ROAD TO RESPECT and many Chase, hurdle and point-to-point winners including exciting Cheltenham bound novices Springtown Lake, Theclockisticking and Game On.
Gamut was the leading Sire in Ireland for the 2017/2018 point to point season based on % winners/runners.
The proof of a stallion is in his stock and GAMUT’s progeny are honest and genuine. Top Irish trainer Noel Meade has only trained two GAMUT’s and they have both been Grade 1 winners. Philip Hobbs who has been in the top 5 trainers for the past 20 years trains Springtown Lake who he considers as having a great temperament and has run to a very high level in novice hurdles and so should be an even better chaser.
ALTRUISTIC is the well-bred, smart Group 1 performing son of the multiple champion GALILEO. He comes from a famous family that is full of Group 1 and classic performers. He was a 130,000gns yearling at Tattersalls in Newmarket and he is out of Altesse Imperiale by ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, second dam is by ALLEGED.
Dr Cyrus Poonawalla purchased ALTRUISTIC after his impressive 2-year old juvenile career where he finished 3rd in the prestigious Group 1 Racing Post Trophy. As Dr Poonawalla says, unfortunately he suffered a setback before he started his 3 year old career and that left his racing potential unutilized. ALTRUISTIC’s first crop of foals were born in 2017 and they have proved to be very impressive, great walkers with good bone and definitely stamped by their sire.
TAU CETI was bred privately by the Niarchos family by their successful homebred stallion Hernando. The Niarchos family and its Flaxman Holdings operation have enjoyed uncanny success in the Breeders’s Cup Mile. The cross that produced Tau Ceti brings the speed of his sire, Hernando, and the stamina of his dam, Napoli, utilizing the success of the Blushing Groom line, through Napoli, crossed with the Northern Dancer line.
Hernando was also a successful sire of National Hunt horses including State Of Play (Hennessy Gold Cup), Sacundai (Aintree Hurdle), Cape Tribulation (Cotswold Chase), Conquisto (Old Roan Chase) and No Refuge (RSA Chase).
TAU CETI stood privately for many years before coming to Rosshill and from a limited book of mares has produced four winners from five runners both flat and NH. TAU CETI was trained by Ralph Beckett.