Far Above has been retired to stud to stand at Compas Stallions in County Westmeath, Ireland.
Welcome to Jamesfield Place - the home of James Tate Racing
Since sending out his first runner just over eight years ago, James has already saddled nearly 400 winners to win more than £4 million of prize money. His statistics also tell a story as an incredible 60% of his runners finish in the first four.
2019 was the yard’s best year to date with the stable sending out 74 winners, including a Group 2, three Group 3 races and four Listed races earning more than £1 million of prize money worldwide.
The year started well with stable favourites Invincible Army and Hey Gaman hitting the ground running. Invincible Army bounced back to form in the Listed Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster before routing the field in the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes at York in May. Meanwhile, Hey Gaman made all in the Listed King Richard III Stakes at Leicester before an impressive win in the Group 3 Prix du Palais-Royale.
The big wins kept coming with exciting sprinter Far Above landing the Listed Prix Kistena at Deauville, Sameem making all in the Listed Glasgow Stakes at Hamilton and Invincible Army picking up yet another Group win in the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle.
However, perhaps the most surprising success story of the year was Under The Stars, a 6,000 guineas purchase from Tattersalls Book 3 and daughter of Saeed Manana’s 2,000 Guineas winner and exciting new stallion, Night of Thunder. After a facile success at Ripon, she sprung a 25-1 surprise in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot before also landing the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes at Newmarket.
2020 looks set to be the best season yet as we can look forward to following proven Black Type performers Hey Gaman, Under The Stars, Far Above, Sameem, Dream Shot, New Graduate and Magical Journey along with a host of promising youngsters such as Top Rank, Sky Commander, Melodic Charm and High Accolade. Exciting times ahead…