Tomintoul Star with her 2017 foal, HUBBLE, by Telescope

April Rising (left)

Tomintoul Star  

Dansili x Lixian (Linamix)

2006   16.2hh


Tomintoul Star is a winning & multiple placed racehorse mare who ran 23 times mainly over 1 mile. She retired sound, clean limbed & in rude health in 2011. In private ownership she was leased to Arrathorne SHB as our Head Stud Mare in 2016. She is also graded by Sport Horse Breeding (GB) onto the Foundation Stud Book and has herself been a National Sport Horse Broodmare class winner in the show ring.


Tomintoul Star has impeccable & highly sought after bloodlines. She is by the world renowned TB Stallion Dansili out of a mare by the also well known & recently deceased stallion Linamix. ​ Her top class bloodlines also include Danehill and the legendary broodmare Bahamian.


A true "one of a kind", as this pairing was never repeated, she is closely related to Kingman, Oasis Dream, New Bay, Sea Moon and Martaline​ all of which  means that her racing progeny are already being highly sought after


Tomintoul Star : Progeny


Tomintoul Star is clearly passing on passing on her long stride, speed &  toughness to all her progeny and their progeny.


HUBBLE : This eagerly awaited, colt foal by the Group 1 winning TELESCOPE (Galileo) was born in March 2017. A big imposing colt with a very athletic swinging walk, he brings together outstanding bloodlines and is an attractive individual sure to turn heads in the future. Privately owned, he is currently for sale.


DETONATION : 2016 steel grey colt by Sun Central (Galileo).​ Detonation is a big bold long limbed very powerful colt. His bloodlines combine the very best of the bloodstock world bringing together his sire's own prowess (winner of 2 Heritage Handicaps & being trained for the Melbourne Cup before injury ruled him out) with that of the incomparable Galileo who is his Grandsire. A hugely exciting prospect for the future. ​ ​Bred privately by Mandi Meer, he is leased to a Syndicate and is now in pre-training here at Hunter House, prior to going into training with the Group Winning trainer David Griffiths at Bawtry,


APRIL RISING : a tall light framed, but exceptionally well balanced & tough 2015 dark bay filly by the dual Group 1 Winner Dick Turpin​. Bred in partnership with James Pak Racing (former 50% owner of the 2yr Old European Champion, Toormore). April Rising was in training in 2017 for 6 months &  proved herself to be an extremely tough, sound, no-nonsense filly. With not a day of sickness or injury she was set to run in October but  sadly knocked herself in the stable on the day of the race & was withdrawn as we did not want to risk her.  Now back in training with the Group Winning trainer, David Griffiths, she is impressing with the attitude she has in spades and her love of hard work.  April Rising is due to make her track debut shortly. 














Arrathorne Make Believe 2013 : ​(by Balinmore Irish Rebel)​.  Tomintoul Star's first foal - a sport horse filly - who placed 3rd at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2013 at the tender age of 12 weeks old. Out in front from the start, she led her dam around the ring much to the admiration of the Judge. She also has top 3 placings at the IDHS National Breed Show & in 2016 was 2nd at The Royal Three Counties. 

Winner of the National Any Breed Broodmare Class at the ​Irish Draught (GB) National Breed Show 2017.

​2nd, Irish Draught or Sport Horse Broodmare Class​ at ​British Show Horse Association Hunter Championship Show 2017

​DAM OF NATIONAL CHAMPION COLT : ARRATHORNES DRACO

She also received a first premium in the Eventing Section at her BEF Futurity Evaluation in 2013.


Future Plans for Tomintoul Star

​​Here at Arrathorne SHB, we like to give our broodmares a year off after they have bred 2 foals in succession. Tomintoul Star was nominated to Toormore in 2017, but the stallion was withdrawn from stud and we therefore left her empty for 2017.


​Tomintoul Star will be covered by Pastoral Pursuits in 2018.