CARO DES FLOS (FR)
Bay gelding; Tiger Groom - Royale Marie (Garde Royale)
Caro Des Flos is the first horse Highclere have had with Champion Irish National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins. A strapping 16 hands high four-year-old gelding, he is by Tiger Groom (the sire of Ar Mad) out of Royale Marie, which makes him a half brother to the useful Balko des Flos, also trained at Closutton.
He has has run three times in France and passed the post first on his latest start, but was disqualified into second position for interference. He was purchased for 120,000 euros and will begin his career in Ireland with his new trainer in the 2016/17 season.