Horse Stallions


Stallion Profile


Year of Birth




All Rounder





16.3hh (170.18cm)

8 3/4"


Approved / Licensed with

DNA Health Tests - Clear

Weatherbys Main GSB NTR

HSI (Horse Sport Ireland)


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Stands At

Drumhowan Stud, Castleblayney, Co Monoghan


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Primary is Ireland’s unquestionably most exciting TB stallion to become available to Sport Horse Breeders.

MARCH 2017: Fully Approved by HSI. “A big strong TB. stallion…” HSI Inspection Panel March 2017.

Following his successful vetting, Primary presented before the HSI Inspectors, Jack Doyle, Phillip Scott, Chris Ryan and Tiernan Gill in March 2017. Capturing the attention of all and impressing immensely Primary joined the HSI List of Approved Stallions

Performance Record

First and foremost, he proved himself a successful racehorse. He is a Group 3 and Listed winner and Placed 3rd in the Group 1 Secretariat Stakes. Top Rated 3 year old in Italy in 2006. (9.5f – 10.5f). Primary retired sound in wind and limb.

Primary is the sire of:

Generator City – Winner, 6yo Geldings Maiden, Nenagh Feb 2019

Thereisnodoubt (Ire) – Winner, Handicap Hurdle Lisrunagh, Jan 2019

First Flow – Winner, Grade 2 Novice Hurdle, Haydock Jan 2018

How rare when a TB stallion becomes available to Sport Horse mares, that his TB runners meet with a resurgence of wins – this claim to fame ‘belongs’ to Primary.

The top rated 3yo in Italy, Primary was a Group 3 winner and placed 3rd in the Group 1 Secretariat Stakes.  He beat some of the better horses of his generation.  Thoroughly track performance tested, Primary retired sound.  This tall, well-built TB stallion is the type presently sought after to meet sport horse breeding demands.  Admirably and regularly commented are Primary’s ‘big ears’, he has a bright, alert eye, while his limbs are totally belmish/injury free.  He has a super step and ‘fluid’ trot.

Some accolates to Primary:

An outstanding looking individual purchased by John Wassen as a yearling at Keeneland

‘Big Strong Colt, has plenty of Scope – Smart Performer’ – Racehorses 2006

‘Primary was a tough genuine performer’

Timeform rated 116 – Timeform Ratings

He is a gorgeous looking colt, with a great temperament and a lovely head.  He has all the attributes to make a successful stallion – Willian Haggas, Primary’s trainer

It is easy to accept that these attributes all come into play as top showing and event horse breeders now send their mares to Primary.  His first crop of Sport Horse foals in 2018 are variously coloured, well muscles and strapping models – active with a lot of expression.


Primary’s TB progeny win.  All the potential is evident that his Sport Horse progeny will succeed too.  Their future is richly promising to look forward to.


Contact Details

Stands At

Drumhowan Stud, Castleblayney, Co Monoghan


Gladys & Eamon McArdle





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