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Chloe Roddick racing to stand Arrigo

08-March-2024 21:58
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Half-brother to top sire Adlerflug leased to fledgling West Country stud by Yorton Stud. 

A fledgling stud is standing its first thoroughbred stallion with the arrival of Adlerflug’s half-brother Arrigo.

The 16-year-old son of outstanding sire Shirocco has been leased by Yorton Stud and James and Jean Potter to Chloe Roddick and her husband Philip Maloney who are based at Bullbrook Farm near Somerton in Somerset. The arrangement is seen as an opportunity to place Arrigo in an area of the country synonymous with Jump racing success.

Roddick and Maloney have been standing sport horse stallions and boarding mares alongside a breaking and pre-training operation. Her background is in racing, while he grew up with pony stallions, and the variety of their roles over a number of years has given them a wealth of experience ahead of this new venture.

Chloe Roddick says: “Standing a thoroughbred stallion has been a dream of ours for many years. To stand Arrigo, a beautiful stallion with an outstanding pedigree, makes that come true and more.

“We are based in an area of the country which is well-known for Jump racing and point-to-pointing, with some leading trainers and popular racecourses. Bringing Arrigo to this area opens up an opportunity for West Country breeders, but we will be delighted to talk to mare owners wherever they are based. The breeding season is up and running and we cannot wait to show Arrigo to prospective clients.

“We have known David Futter and his family for many years through taking mares to be covered by Yorton stallions. I mentioned we were hoping to stand a thoroughbred sire and the idea rolled from there. We are enormously grateful to David, Birte, Lester and Riley and to Mr and Mrs Potter.”

Arrigo joined Yorton Farm Stud in 2021 having been based in France. Bred by leading German breeders Gestut Schlenderhan out of the winning Last Tycoon mare Aiyana, Arrigo was a Gr.2 winner and Gr.1-placed on the Flat over 11 and 12 furlongs.

Yorton Farm Stud’s David Futter said: “It’s very satisfying for us to have this opportunity to work with Chloe and Philip and to send Arrigo to an area of Britain which has a strong connection with Jump racing, point-to-pointing and breeding. In the three years he has been standing at Yorton he has covered some outstanding mares, including our own and those belonging to James and Jean Potter, and he has some lovely foals on the ground. They include a half-brother to Gr.1 winner Inthepocket.

“He is very much still part of our team and we will continue to send mares to him. After all, buyers of his stock sold in Britain include such learned judges as Stroud Coleman Bloodstock, Hugo Merrienne, Monbeg Stables and Nicky Bertran de Balanda.”

Arrigo will stand under the Chloe Roddick Racing banner at a fee of £2,000.


Chloe Roddick Racing 07855 544 590

David Futter 07860 670 184

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