Flag Of Honour
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The National Stud has reveals that Irish St Leger winner Flag Of Honour is heading to Newmarket to stand as a dual-purpose stallion for the 2020 breeding season.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained son of Galileo, had his big moment when landing the Irish Classic in September 2018, defeating Irish Derby winner Latrobe.

“We are delighted to offer Flag Of Honour as a dual-purpose prospect on behalf of Mr Trevor Hemmings’ Gleadhill House Stud,” said Tim Lane, director of the National Stud.

“He ticks a lot of the right boxes for breeders; he is a Group 1 Classic-winning son of the great Galileo, and had the speed to win at Group level as a two-year-old before developing into a high-class three- and four-year-old.

“He showed tremendous class, toughness and consistency throughout his career. We feel there is definitely a gap in the market in Britain for a horse of his calibre.”

O’Brien said of his former charge: “Flag Of Honour was a very tough and genuine horse that handled all types of ground.”

The National Stud recently announced that crack Group One winning sprinter Advertise is to join their roster.