Everything about our coloured thoroughbred horse breeding stud in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire: Angrove Stud.

About Angrove Stud in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

Welcome to Angrove Stud the home of the first ever placed coloured racehorse Angrove Rumbaba



The TB Breeding Programme of Angrove Stud stallion Angrove Spottedick 

The Angrove Stud

Angrove Stud was founded in 2005 with the purchase of Angrove Dance Girl & Ricco we brought together the best coloured horses we could find, we gave plenty of thought to how to breed a UK version of the french chaser, with the best proven racing lines within their pedigrees. Why Colour? Well why not ? After all the colour is nothing to do with the breed, the colour gene Tobiano can be bred into any breed of horse. The intention was to breed a future stallion that was Homozygous for the Tobiano gene, we reached this first goal with our very first foal in 2007 when Angrove Spottedick was born. We achieved our second goal when we bred and raced Angrove Rumbaba in 2012 he made history by being the first coloured racehorse to be placed in the UK.

The French Model 

At Angrove Stud we have based our breeding programme on the The AQPS racing breed, developed when French farmers began to cross cart horse mares with Thoroughbred stallions to produce a fast and hardy horse, that has proven to be best suited to steeplechase racing.This was done around 30 years ago. The average person most likely would not be able to see any difference between an AQPS and a Thoroughbred as evolution of the breed has resulted in AQPS horses today averaging 80 percent Thoroughbred and 20 percent French saddle-bred. This video link describes very well how & when AQPS were bred https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdjAgvneoOw

Some links to very famous racehorses below. These horses will be in the NTR stud book in the UK  

Quevega http://www.pedigreequery.com/quevega 

Sire de Grugy http://www.pedigreequery.com/sire+de+grugy

Sprinter Sacre http://www.pedigreequery.com/sprinter+sacre

AQPS are bred just the same as our stock,except they have blood on top, the old way of doing things,and they dont add colour genes, we prefer to use GSB TB mares from good proven familes as our starting point, our foundation stallion's pedigree is based on the TB sire line right back to the Darley Arabian so his male genes are GSB TB's.

 Our foundation stallion Ricco was 1/4 ID & 75% TB this added strength & power more substance with a bigger frame& bone. Our foundation mare was 90% TB x Arab the colour coming on the dam side who carried the Arab which gave our breeding programme good feet & hard bone and great stamina coming from the arab

Ricco who was our foundation sire a 75%TB 25% coloured sports horse type,16.3hh black tobiano show jumper with £200 winnings BSJA, Ricco was by Captain Maverick a TB impeccably bred horse, by the influencial sire Nureyev a Black type winner, sire of sires and 135 stakes winners. Captain Maverick was out of Little Tobago Group placed,with progeny that have won at at Group 1,include- Play On & Monfarid black type placed,own brother to Captain Maverick, Monfaird sired group 1 winner Jaque Mate.

Angrove Dance Girl V11  90 % TB x Arab bay tobiano mare, dams sire Sarahs Pride xx triple high jump champion by Captain Maverick. The damsire of Sarahs Pride was Gunner B the Group 1 winning Coral Eclipse winner, and sire of the 2001 Grand National winner Red Marauder, sire of so many great National Hunt horses  Royal Gait winner of the Champion Hurdle in 92,Bobby Grant grade 2 winner & Red Striker grade 2 winner & Gunner Welbourn winner of the Martel Fox Hunters Chase. Sire of 14 stakes winners including 1987-1988 European highweighted older horse Royal Gait, talented novice hurdler Iris`s Gift.  As Angrove Dance Girl was out of a quality part bred coloured TBx arab mare, with the arab the bone will be hard & dense also a shorter cannon which will be stronger in high impact sports and provide the bloodline with the qualities lost in todays flat bred TBs

 The Broodmares & Progeny of Angrove Stud 

Star Promise GSB Ref Mare now with the Chicken Ranch Stud

 2007 mare by Mujahid - Diamond Promise - dams sire Fayruz

 Star Promise has joined us from David Barron's yard, she is well conformed, with a deep body and loads of heart room, nice clean legs and a lovey free walk, Star is a race winning mare and has won £5,646 on the flat she was also second twice, she has been homed with us as she was injured in training.

Star's dam is the (Irish) bred Diamond Promise another race winning mare who is from a family of winners on the flat.

Star's sire Mujahid won the Saudi Arabians Airlines Dewhurst Stakes Gr 1 he also was 3rd in the Earl of Sefton Stakes Gr 3, 3rd in the 2000 Guineas Gr 1 Mujahid is a sire of top class 7fl 2 year olds that later mature to high class milers.

STAR PROMISE (GB), won 1 race (5f.) at 2 years and £5,647 and placed twice.

1st Dam

DIAMOND PROMISE (IRE), won 4 races at 2 and 3 years and £14,111 and placed 7 times; Own sister to Cupids Ray (IRE); dam of 1 winner:

STAR PROMISE (GB), see above.

Pedlars Oath (GB) (2009 c. by Trade Fair (GB)).

2nd Dam

CUPID MISS, won 2 races at 2 and 3 years and placed twice; dam of 8 winners:

Cupids Ray (IRE) (g. by Fayruz), won 4 races at 3 and 4 years and £65,209, placed second in Abergwaun Stakes, Cork, L.

DOUBLE CARPET (IRE), won 6 races to 8 years and placed 10 times.

ITALIAN FORCE (IRE), won 4 races in Italy at 2 and 4 years and £36,497 and placed 17 times; dam of winners.

ITALIAN FRIEND (ITY), 5 races in Italy from 2 to 4 years and placed 15 times.

DOWHATJEN (GB), won 4 races at 2 and 3 years and £44,226 and placed 14 times; dam of a winner.

CHILWORTH LAD (GB), 5 races at 2 and 3 years and £86,134 including Dubai Duty Free Cup, Newbury, L. and Guisborough Stakes, Redcar, L., placed second in bluesquare.com National Stakes, Sandown Park, L