The creator of Enable and the Desert Crown, is Nathaniel a misunderstood artist?

Already the father of the Enable crack, Nathaniel, stallion at Newsells Park Stud near Newmarket in England, just won the Epsom Derby against the Desert Crown. However, Galileo’s son was not commercial, being offered for £15,000 and consisting of half of the jumping mares. So classic, so versatile, Nathaniel is a fascinating case to study because he sees himself as the “butt between two chairs”, which Britons absolutely hate!

Ass between two chairs“: this is how a typical British breeder, i.e. the last to rule the racing world, considers Nathaniel. And Newslettser’s steed appeared, from his first generation, one of the greatest champions of all time, Allow, the 11 Gr.1 winner including twice the Arc de Triomphe, didn’t help. The Newmarket aristocracy has always despised Newsells since it was acquired in 2000 by the German billionaire Klaus Jacobs and its strange eccentricities.

Because if the man from Gestut Farhof, head of the agri-industrial giant (Jacobs cafe, Chocolat Suchard & Van Houten, but also Adecco temp job) had horse experience, then he invested heavily in the great champions of South America, brought back to Europe, bred into some of the most expensive stallions, but their offspring won resounding achievements in major European tournaments. Klaus and his son Andreas had such deep disagreements that the father kept the Newsells while the son took Farhof to Germany, plus this entity to South Africa. Andreas chose Newsells when his father passed away in 2008. He grew up there Walker and sold it last year to Graham Smith Bernal.

The crack Enable, double winner Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Four years after taking over, it changed the fortunes of this nearly 500-hectare British bull farm, whose history dates back to 1086, with its construction by a lieutenant of Guillaume Le Conquérant. Rich and very well introduced to all the rich in Europe, Andreas Jacobs joined Lady Rothschild in Nathaniel’s estate 4 days before the Eclipse Stakes (Gr.1) which he won at the age of 4. to return in 2012.

Extremely tough in the fight, Nathaniel won this weird and sinister 2011 version of King George at the age of 3, where Rewilding is killed midway through and Workforce completes along the outer rails. Absent from the Epsom Derby, the resident of John Gosden had just won the King Edward VII Stakes (Gr.2), the Royal Ascot derby, also on the field. Defending his title at the age of 4 at King Georges, he lost only in his final stride to Arc winner Danedream after an extraordinary, unforgettable battle, from which the German twig emerged as the victor. .

Newsells Park Stud

Nathaniel ended his career in the amazingly victorious farewell race of Frankel, the 2012 Champion in Ascot, in 3rd place behind the undefeated star and our national Eagles Cirrus. Arguably not early enough, or too “classic”, Nathaniel didn’t start out with such loud fanfare at the time. If he doesn’t win by the age of 2, it should be remembered that Nathaniel was fast enough on his feet to finish 2nd on his August debut at Newmarket, only to be beaten by… Frankel half way through. long!

So, right away, he released Enable, the cracked version of Juddmonte Farms. This cannot make him famous. Besides, he didn’t take any mares from the neighboring big houses. Even Khaled Abdullah, Enable’s breeder, never brought him a mare, except for Enable’s dam, only once in 2018.


In recent years, Nathaniel has produced many very fine horses, including Channel, winner of the Prix de Diane (Gr.1), but also Bubble gift and Lady Bowthorpe. He is made up of jumping mares. Meanwhile, Nathaniel has come up with some new Cheltenham stars, like Concertista, Burning Victory and Zanahiyr. So people continued to study their genealogy and noticed that under his wonderful dam Magnificent style (Silver Hawk), winner of the Musidora Stakes (Gr.2) and crowned best breeder in the world, the name of Supasundae, the hurdles champion, but also the percussionista great stay, winner of the Grand National Hurdle in the USA!

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