The Beeches Stud in Co. Waterford is well renowned for standing some top-class sires, and Mahler is a name that has emerged in recent years for producing many winners both between the flags and under rules.
Mahler has been enjoying success between the flags, having produced 16 winners and 20 placed horses from 91 runners since the beginning of September to December 2020.
The son of Galileo is the current leading point-to-point sire and heads the table with 16 winners to date.
Mahler had a very successful racing career, his principal performances include winning the Queen’s Vase Group 3 at Royal Ascot, The Classic Trial at Gowran Park and a competitive maiden at Leopardstown. He was also 2nd in the Group 1 St Leger at Doncaster and finished third in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup.
From his first crop it certainly was clear that Mahler was going to be an exciting sire for the National Hunt scene with the likes of Chris's Dream, Sutton Place, Ok Corral, Ornua, Glen Forsa and Ms Parfois all being competitive at the top level, all winning some very decent prizes.
Chris's Dream changed hands for £175,000 following his impressive maiden hurdle success at Limerick back in 2017 for handler Eugene O’Sullivan, who before this had found success when landing his four-year-old geldings’ maiden at Boulta in 2016.
The nine-year-old now has three Graded victories to his name including the Grade 2 Redmills Chase at Gowran Park. The Henry de Bromhead trained gelding holds entries in the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and for the Randox Grand National at Aintree.
His most recent Graded winner was The Big Dog who landed the Grade B Punchestown National Trial in the hands of Jamie Codd for trainer Peter Fahey.
The eight-year-old gelding started his career between the flags when finishing runner up to Madison To Monroe at Monksgrange 2017.
Mahler is clearly popular with point-to-point handlers with many of his graduates being well received in the sales ring alongside their undoubted talent.
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