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Attraction in action at Leopardstown
Some of the team
Duke's Colours & Oasis Dream ex Attraction
2013 Yearlings



One of the most successful horses Floors Stud has bred was Attraction. Her record of ten wins from fifteen starts, including five Group I’s, place her up with the very best horses in recent years, and she is certainly the finest racehorse ever bred in Scotland. Her wins include the 1,000 Guineas, the Irish 1,000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes. She was Champion Two-Year Old Filly in Europe and Champion Three-Year Old Filly in Ireland. Read her full story here.

Attraction's success has continued as a broodmare. Her first four foals to race are all winners including Cushion and Fountain of Youth both have won good races in 2014. Her 2013 yearling by Montjeu realised 450,000 guineas, the highest priced yearling from Floors Stud. Mention must also be given to the bay gelding Viva Pataca and his half sister Laughing. Bred by the Dukes of Roxburghe and Devonshire from the stud mare Comic, Viva Pataca was sold abroad in 2005. His success in Hong Kong has been phenomenal. Having nine major wins including the Hong Kong Derby, the Queen Elizabeth Cup and the Hong Kong Gold Cup. He retired with winnings of £6 million the highest ever prize money earner in Hong Kong. Laughing was the winner of two Grade 1 races in 2013; the Diana Stakes and the Flower Bowl.

Currently in Training

Currently in Training
Currently in training in the Duke's name
Cushion –4 year old
- Galileo ex Attraction
Winner and placed in two listed races

Maracuja – 3 year old
– Medicean ex Blinking

Figment – 2 year old filly
– Acclamation ex First Exhibit

Twitch – 2 year old filly
– Azamour ex Blinking

Topsy Turvey – 2 year old colt
– Pivotal ex Helter Helter

Punchy Lady – 2 year old filly
– Invincible Spirit ex Finchley

The Mares
Attraction - Efisio ex Flirtation
Beach Frolic – Night Frolic ex Nayef
Blinking – Marju ex Comic
Comic – Be My Chief ex Circus Act
Demisemiquaver – Singspiel ex Miss d’Ouilly
Dusty Answer – Zafonic ex Dust Dancer
Federation – Motivator ex Flirtation
Finchley – Machiavellian ex Baya
First Exhibit – Machiavellian ex My Emma
Fusion – Cape Cross ex Flirtation
Helter Helter – Seeking The Gold ex Moon Queen
Lady Glinka – Galileo ex Lady Karr
Maid To Dream – Oasis Dream ex Maid For The Hills
Merry Jaunt – Street Sense ex Light Jig
Night Frolic – Night Shift ex Miss d’Ouilly
Quiet Protest –Kingmambo ex Rosa Parks
Steeple – Selkirk ex Contralto
Titivation – Montjeu ex Flirtation

The 2014 mating list

The 2014 mating list

The staff

The staff
Floors Stud is run by five members of staff. Stud Manager, David Trouton, grew up with hunters and has worked in breeding for twenty years. Second Man, Peter Henderson, has worked at Floors Stud for twenty-one years and was a point-to-point jockey in a previous life. Gareth Ford gave up a career in joinery to follow his passion for horses and racing. Jen Young has made a career in the racing industry including working at the local race course. Our newest member of staff, Chris Gillen, was Champion Amateur Point to Point Jockey and can regularly be seen playing for a local rugby team.

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