Liam Cashman, owner of Rathbarry Stud in Co. Cork, Ireland, has died, according to the Racing Post.
Cashman, in the Rathbarry name, was the breeder of Cartier Award winner Finsceal Beo and North American grade I winner Alpride. Finsceal Beo was a champion filly in Ireland, England, and France, and a Cartier Award winner as Europe’s best 2-year-old filly of 2006. At 3, she won both the English and Irish mile classics for fillies and ran second in the French one.
Alpride, who first raced in Europe, was one of North America’s top turf fillies of 1995, winning the Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IT) and the Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. IT) and placing in the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT).
Cashman’s father, Paul, established Rathbarry in 1935. Stallions that the younger Cashman stood at the farm included Kampala, sire of champion and 1988 CIGA Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Tony Bin. Cashman also stood 1994 Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Barathea, plus Alzao, a prominent sire of 2-year-olds.
Cashman also operated a National Hunt division, Glenview Stud, which he purchased in 1991.