by the herd's imported French Limousin bull, and also out of a Boothlow Allan-sired dam, he was knocked down for PS3,350 to Lin Pidsley, Devon.
"They were equal or superior to lambs sired
by the other breeds in growth, fat depth, and loin muscle area."
In the six years since the BCMS was founded to record all births and movements of British cattle, just under three million, nine hundred thousand (3,900,000) calves have been sired
by Limousin bulls - over 1.2 million more than the second most popular beef sire - Charolais.
Harlan's Holiday sired
26 two-year-old winners and five stakes winners last year, headed by unbeaten Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Shanghai Bobby.
Dark Angel sired
60 winners - the most of any second-season sire - while Authorized's first crop improved for turning three and he churned out an impressive 57 winners.
Invincible Spirit sired
his first winner when Spoof Master - his first runner - took the 2006 Brocklesby Stakes, which heralded the start of an exceptional season in which he sired
35 first-crop winners.
Capponi is a three-parts brother to 2002 Queen Anne Stakes winner No Excuse Needed, a son of Machiavellian who has sired
the Group 1-winning filly Daffodil in New Zealand.
The Knockhouse Stud resident has sired
only one festival winner from 37 representatives in the past nine years - Cooldine in the 2009 RSA Chase for Willie Mullins.