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Hesmonds Stud

Nurlan Bizakov’s venture into thoroughbred breeding kicked off in the early 2010’s when he acquired the once famous Hesmonds Stud in East Sussex. The revival of this historical farm soon came to fruition in the likes of Altyn Orda (Oh So Sharp S. Gr.3, 2nd Falmouth S. Gr.1, 3d Sun Chariot Stakes Gr.1), Nausha (Musidora S. Gr.3), Rasima (2nd Hoppings Fillies' S. Gr.3) and Tomyris (Chartwell Fillies' S. Gr.3), echoing a whole host of smart performers bred on the farm in a long bygone era. Hesmonds Stud has benefited from massive investments to the point that it has become one of the most attractive and modern farms in England.

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With the global nature of the industry in mind, Nurlan Bizakov set sights on the continent for the next developpement of his operation and seized the opportunity to add Haras de Montfort & Préaux to his portfolio in 2019. A turn-key operation and a reputable name in the stallion business, Montfort & Préaux has a mind boggling record of Gr.1 performers bred on its grounds over less than a decade. In 2022, Belbek added his name to the farm’s roll of honour by landing the Gr.1 Prix Jean Luc Lagardère on Arc Weekend. Once home of Le Havre, who had been instrumental in building up the farm's worldwide reputation, the interbellum stallion yard now showcases five top-tier sires bound to become leaders of their divisions at stud as much as they were on the racetrack. Besides, the recent installation of a water treadmill demonstrates our forward thinking. Research has proven the mental and physical benefits of regular exercise for stallions, as health and fitness directly affect their ability to withstand the demands of the covering season and work for the benefit of breeders in the future.

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