Welcome to Ballylinch Stud

Here at Ballylinch Stud we are continuing the long standing tradition of breeding top class thoroughbred racehorses that was started by Major Dermot McCalmont in 1914.

In 2017 Ballylinch Stud stands 7 Group 1 winning stallions.  2016 results confirmed that Lope de Vega is one of the very best sires in Europe. His black type statistics are matched by only an elite group of sires.

Lawman, with two Classic colts including St Leger winner Harbour Law, confirmed his position as a proper Classic sire and with a host of promising juveniles among his 25 two-year-old winners, his future success is assured. His yearling sales have shown that he is also a real commercial success.

Dream Ahead is one of the leaders of the 2nd crop sires and in Al Wukair he has an unbeaten two-year-old that his outstanding trainer Andre Fabre believes to be a real Classic candidate. 2017 could see Dream Ahead make a real impression. 

With Limato confirming that Make Believe's record-breaking win in the Prix de la Foret was a world class performance and his first mares in foal selling for up to €260,000 at Goffs, we are eagerly looking forward to his first crop next year. He has developed into a magnificent looking stallion and it's well worth your time to inspect him.

Beat Hollow is widely recognised as the best dual purpose stallion in the business and this was seen yet again when his Cheltenham Festival-winning son Wicklow Brave beat Order of St George to claim the Irish St Leger. Beat Hollow's first Ballylinch crop will rave next year. 

Ballylinch are proud to present two exciting new stallions for 2017. Both are outstanding racehorses by exceptional international sires. Fascinating Rock, the highest rated son of leading sire Fastnet Rock, will receive the support of a very strong syndicate, including his owner-breeder Maurice Regan's very successful Newtown Anner Stud.

New Bay is a classic winning colt by Dubawi from a top Juddmonte sire-producing family. We are delighted that Juddmonte wanted to stay involved in his stallion career and that China Horse Club are taking a significant interest and will be active in promoting home.

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The Stallions of Ballylinch Stud.

New Bay

From a stallion making pedigree by one of the world's best…


Another leading contender for 2015

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