Jim Bolger's homebred Parish Hall stands at Redmondstown Stud in Co Wexford and there are 21 registered foals in his first crop.
He beat Power by half a length in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at two, with Most Improved a head back in third, and although he missed the whole of his three-year-old season, he came back as an older horse to show good form at four, five and six.
He was a high-class 10-furlong horse who came within a neck of beating Pether's Moon in a Group 3 contest over 12 at Ascot and lost out by the same margin to Magician in an edition of the Group 3 Mooresbridge Stakes over 10 at the Curragh. He was also placed in pattern events won by Camelot and Fascinating Rock.
Parish Hall is an early stallion for leading international sire Teofilo (by Galileo) – sire of Group 1 sire Havana Gold – and the first thing that strikes about his pedigree is that he is inbred 3x3 to Sadler's Wells (by Northern Dancer).
He is a full-brother to the blacktype-placed duo Hall Of Fame and Siamsaiocht, and his dam, Halla Siamsa (by Montjeu), is a winning half-sister to 10-furlong Group 2 scorer and Group 1 Irish Derby third Light Heavy (by Teofilo). Indeed, that colt and Parish Hall could be described as being three-parts brothers.
The grandam is dual middle-distance scorer Siamsa (by Quest For Fame) and her siblings include Amanta (by Sanglamore), the winning grandam of pattern-placed, stakes-winning juvenile sprinter An Ghalanta (by Holy Roman Emperor). The latter's daughter, Bletchley (by Makfi), has been Grade 2-placed in Canada this year.
Given his pedigree and connections, it would be no surprise to see Parish Hall sire some talented performers, and his best are likely to be in the mile to 14-furlong range.
PARISH HALL (IRE) - b.2009 - Teofilo - Halla Siamsa, 6 wins inc Dewhurst Stakes (Gr1), Meld Stakes (Gr3), Diamond Stakes (Gr3), Alleged Stakes (L-twice), 2nd Futurity Stakes (Gr2), International Stakes (Gr3-twice), Mooresbridge Stakes (Gr3-twice), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (Gr3), Tyros Stakes (Gr3), Silver Stakes (L), 3rd Royal Whip Stakes (Gr3), Mooresbridge Stakes (Gr3), Alleged Stakes (L). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2018.
Bc - Cruidin (by Intense Focus) Tatts IRE November not sold
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