Far Above has been purchased by Jack Cantillon of Tinnakill House to stand under his Bloodstock.Racing banner in association with Micheal Orlandi’s Compas Stallions at Starfield Stud in County Westmeath.

The son of Farhh was campaigned by James Tate for owner Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum to win four races from five starts, including the Listed Prix Kistena and the Group 3 Palace Stakes before it emerged he had suffered a career-ending injury during that race.

Mohamed Abdul Malik bred Far Above out of the winning Shamardal mare Dorraar, herself a half-sister to top-level performer Nahrain, the dam of Benbatl. Far Above is by Darley resident Farhh, whose other leading progeny are King Of Change and Dee Ex Bee.

Far Above was bought for 105,000gns by Blandford Bloodstock’s Richard Brown on behalf of Sheikh Rashid Dalmook at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale in 2019. The owner will retain an interest in Far Above’s stallion career.

Cantillon said: “I’m thrilled to be able to purchase such a brilliant talent in Far Above. He blew me away twice this year, blitzing the Rowley Mile in 58 seconds in the Palace House and, on inspection, he’s the equine equivalent of the Rock.

“Micheal and I are looking forward to having some fun and doing things differently to make a success of Far Above at stud, and we would like to thank Sheikh Rashid Dalmook for his faith in our vision for his brilliant sprinter. We hope breeders will want to be part of that vision too.”

Orlandi added: “In an industry where success is reliant on speed, I’m delighted to offer breeders Far Above, probably the fastest horse retiring to stud in 2021.

“Physically, he’s breathtaking. He’s an exciting addition to the Compas Stallions roster, which highlights our commitment to bring speed to breeders.”