The aim of Allthoroughbred Stud is
to produce winners.

It involves a combination of selective genetics, good horsemanship and rearing the stock on natural pastures.

Mares and foals 2017

Michael Byrne, Stud Manager, with mares and foals
(photo:David Bett)


First foal of the year – a strong colt by Bayside Boy ex Sharapova, born 14th February 2024 .




Runners and Winners 2023

Layfayette (2017 g. French Navy – Scala Romana) has started the season with seven good runs, being placed once in Group 3 at The Curragh on 16/4/23, and then twice in Group 2  (Curragh 1/5/23 and Chester 12/5/23), and placed 4th in Group 1 (Curragh 28/5/23) and winning the Tally Ho Irish EBF Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick on 23/6/23. He won the Gr3 Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh on 20th August and was 3rd in the Paddy Power Stakes (G3) at Leopardstown on 9/9/23. To date he has won over €416,000.


Clean Emperor (2018 g Dragon Pulse -Scala Romana) has won twice and been placed once in Italy this year.

Reina Ollolaesa (2020 f French Navy – Trudy) Won at Chilivani on 16/9/23 trainer : danilo pierdomenico owners : ass sportiva dilettant ollolai galoppa. She had won her maiden at Rome on 30/6/23. Unplaced on two starts last year, and failing to hit the places on six previous starts this year she showed improved form to break her maiden tag at the ninth attempt. She is the first foal out of the unplaced Lord Shanakill mare Trudy, who is a half sister to the Gr.2 placed chaser Mr Fiftyone (Jeremy). They are out of the unraced Maka (Diesis) who is a full sister to the Gr.1 (then) Permio Roma Gr2. Prix Dollar and Gr.3 Select Stakes winner Knifebox. The third dam Matoki (Hail to Reason) won twice at three in the US and she is also the dam of Gr.3 winner, Gr.1 Super Derby Invitational third and sire Parochial (Mehmet), the Listed winner and Gr.2 Grosse Eurocar Meile-placed Catoki (Storm Cat) and the Listed-placed trio Jake is Jake (Broad Brush), Gray Dollar (Gray Dawn) and Atlati (Dewan dam of the Listed-placed Elk Dog). She is also the grandam of the Gr.2 Buena Vista Stakes winner  and Gr.1 American Oaks runner-up Diversy Harbor (Curlin), as well as the Gr.3 winners who were both placed in the Gr.1 Garden City Stakes Keertana (Johar) and Snow Top Mountain (Najran). Trudy has a yearing filly by Free Eagle.


Runners and Winners 2022

(2019 filly Starspangledbanner-Floriade)
3rd at Royal Ascot on 17th June, Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) of £500,000.00 

( 2017 g. French Navy – Scala Romana)

winner of Coolmore Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes
(Group 2) of €120,000.00 at The Curragh 2/5/2022
bringing his winnings to over €288,000

winner of Hollywoodbets Alleged Stakes (Group 3)
at The Curragh on 10/4/2022

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winner of Listed Plusvital Devoy Stakes at Naas on 27/3/22
on seasonal debut.

Layfayette flies home to land Alleged Stakes

Layfayette was bred by Matthew Duffy.

He was also the winner last spring of the Irish Lincolnshire Handicap over 1 mile, and a 1 mile 4 furlong Listed race last summer. He is the best of three winners to date out of winning Holy Roman Emperor Mare, Scala Romana, grand-daughter of Listed winner and Group 1 St Ledger runner-up, High and Low (Rainbow Quest), from the family of dual French Group 1 winner and sire American Post (Bering). 

Scala has a 3 year old filly Peggy Buckle (Dragon Pulse) who visited Invincible Spirit this year, and her 2 year old Sleepless Knight (Decorated Knight) is in training with John Andrew Kinsella. She has a filly foal by Phoenix of Spain and is due to visit Blue Point this year.


Owner : Mrs Patricia Hunt    Trainer : Noel Meade   Jockey : Oisin Orr



Runners and Winners 2021

Mr Gualano (2015 g. by Worthadd ex Poulkovo) wins again at Livorno, Italy on 18th December 2021.

(see extract from below)

Racing at the weekend saw a glut of two year old races all around the country and the Premio Inverno (HPC 2250 metres) in Livorno on Saturday evening.In the Inverno Mr Gualano (Worthadd-Poulkova (Sadlers Wells) caused a surprise coming home at ten to one. Bred by Matt Duffy,trained by Domenico Ginosa and ridden by Gavino Sanna Mr Gualano has enjoyed an excellent 2021 winning three handicap principales the Premio Barbaricina (1750m) at Pisa in February,The Premio Capannelle Trotto(1600m) in Rome in June. A son of the 2010 Derby Italiano and Parioli winner Worthadd and Poulkova also the dam of Passavanti a multiple winner for Fabrizio Camici including the Premio Allevamento. Breeding big handicap winners has been the norm for Matt Duffy in 2021 including the Irish Lincolnshire with Layfayette whose younger brother Clear Emperor was a triple winner during the year for Endo Botti.



Flotus 1st, the rest…….

Ripon, 30th August 2021

Owners : J-e Dubois, B Kwok, E Babington Et Al 
Trainer : S Crisford
  Jockey :    S de Sousa

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Alessandro Algardi
(2018 g Gleneagles – Sharapova)
winner of the “Donate to the Coast to Curragh Cycle Maiden of €12,000”
at Cork on 8/9/21

Owner : Mrs CC Regalado-Gonzales
Trainer : Joseph Patrick O’Brien
Jockey:    S M Crosse

Alessandro Algardi     (photo: Healy Racing)


Layfayette wins the Listed Lenebane Stakes at Roscommon on 29/6/2021
Owner : Mrs Patricia Hunt    Trainer :  Noel Meade    Jockey :   Chris Hayes
(photo : Healy Racing Photographers)

( 2017 g. French Navy – Scala Romana)

Scala Romana ( click here to see pedigree) is dam of three winners from her first three foals, including Layfayette (above).

Urlucc (Lord Shanakill) winner of three races at 2 and 3yrs. 

Layfayette (French Navy) winner of four races at 2,3 and 4 yrs, including Irish Lincoln Handicap and the Listed Lenebane Stakes, and over €142,000 to date.

Clean Emperor (Dragon Pulse) winner of two races at 2yrs.

Peggy Buckle (Dragon Pulse) in training with PJF Murphy, unraced to date.


Layfayette wins the Listed Lenebane Stakes at Roscommon on 28/6/21.

(Irish Independent 22/3/21)

21 March 2021; Layfayette, Chris Hayes aboard, landing The Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire at The Curragh.
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Layfayette came with a powerful late run to cap a fine week for trainer Noel Meade in the 
 Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh on 21/3/21


Clean Emperor
(2018 c. Dragon Pulse – Scala Romana)
winner of the Premio Alberto Chantre in Florence on 1/4/21 and
the Premio Cambiago in Milan on 8/5/21 
Trained by Endo Botti.

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Travel Datuk
(2013 Holy Roman Emperor – Sharapova)
wins in Hong Kong 9/3/21!  see report below

Mr Gualano
(2015 g. Worthadd – Poulkovo)
winner of the Premio Barbaricina a handicap principale in Pisa on 21/2/2021 and winner of the Premio Capanelle Trotto Mem Marco Rinaldi in Rome on 2/6/2021.


Runners and Winners 2019/2020

Syndicate members Paul, Matt and Diana Duffy with

2016 colt by Lope de Vega out of Lucky Clio (Key of Luck) winner of Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh on 25th May 2019.

Layfayette won two races at 2 and 3 years, and €63,350 and placed 5 times.


LAYFAYETTE 3 year old colt by French Navy out of Scala Romana wins Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden (value €14,160)  from a big field at Navan on 7th September 2019.

(photo Healy Racing)

This is the Holy Roman Emperor mare’s second 2 year old winner from her first two foals. Urlucc (by Lord Shanakill) won at 2 and 3 years old in France and Italy, prizemoney € 47640
Scala Romana has a 2 year old colt by Dragon Pulse (named Clean Emperor) and a yearling filly, also by Dragon Pulse, and a 2020 colt foal by Decorated Knight.

LAYFAYETTE comes so close to winning the Foran Equine Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race Final
at Naas on Sunday 20th October 2019
(see race finish below)

Owned by Patricia Hunt and trained by Noel Meade. Jockey CD Hayes.


Mr Gualano ( 2015 Worthadd – Poulkovo) winner at Pisa, Italy on 5/11/2020