home guard23 August

Brown filly by REQUIEM ex MAFAATIN (by Fahal) (first foal) at 9.30pm. Owned by Mr and Mrs Winstanley. MAFAATIN won twice and placed a remarkable 24 times. She is the daughter of AWAYED who won at listed level and placed in the Gr 3 Mount Coote Stud Matron Stakes. This is the good black type family of LACQUER (dam of graded stakes winners BRIGHT FINISH, SHINING FINISH, SHELLAC) and URSHALIM (descendants of which produced the Gr 1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner - FAVOLETTA - who in turn produced the Gr 2 winner AMARANDA and the 2nd Top Rated 2YO Filly in Ireland FAVORIDGE). This mare’s pedigree contains Derby, Guineas and Oaks winners and harks back to foundation mares owned by the White Lodge Stud family.

22 August

Bay filly by CONGAREE ex NEVADA SUNRISE (by Carson City) born 3.45am. Owned by Mr & Mrs Muir (of Cataloochee fame). NEVADA SUNRISE is an imported mare who placed once from just 3 starts. She is a big scopey mare and this is her first foal.

21 August

Chestnut filly by MALHUB ex VERVE CLIQUOT (by Northern Guest) born 7.30pm. Owned by Mr and Mrs B Marshall. Ah, a Northern Guest mare. They’re always such good mares to own. VERVE is a half sister to the stakes placed MERCURY RISING. Perhaps not surprisingly given her name VERVE CLIQUOT hails from an accomplished family of French runners that include KHAIRUNISSA (Joint 4th Top Rated 2 YO in France in 1962 - dam of  the stakes winners ASLAM, KARAYAR, and KALAMOUN)   

20 August

A Malhub trifecta !

Bay filly by MALHUB ex BRIDAL PATHS (by Northfields) born 9pm. BRIDAL PATHS is a 3 time winner including the Gr 3 Thekwini Fillies Stakes and 3 Graded Stakes placings from just 8 starts.

Bay colt by MALHUB ex REAL RED (by Muhtafal) born 6pm. Owned by Mr R Bartlett, Mr & Mrs J Bartlett, and Mr G Player. REAL RED was the winner of 6 and placed 9 times including 2nd in the Gr 2 Drill Hall Stakes, the Starling Stakes [L], the Gardenia Handicap [L], and 3rd in the Gr 3 Magnolia Handicap (F & M) and the Goldfields Sprint [L]. This is the family of TOM AND JERRY (7 wins - including 2 at listed level - and 23 placings) and BIANCONI (6 wins including at Gr 2 level and 3rd in the Gr 1 Champion Stakes and the Gr 1 Horse Chestnut Stakes). Real Red’s third dam - SWEET TURN is the dam of the Gr 1 Mercury Sprint winner SHOE EXPRESS, the multiple Gr 2 and Gr 3 winner ART DE VIVRE and the Gr 3 winner TRY MY BEST who in turn is the dam of JESSAMINE - Equus Broodmare of the Year and dam of the Gr 1 winners THE SHEIKH and AL NITAK).

Chestnut filly by MALHUB ex MENTALITE (by Alhaarth) born 7.30pm. Owned by Shadwell Stud. MENTALITE was unraced. A quality tall mare, her first foal - a colt by Kahal - is due to be sold at this year’s Ready to Run sale in early November.

19 August

Colt by REQUIEM ex FIDELITY BOND (by Port Merion). A big, strapping colt out of the mare who has produced the 8 time winner (G1/Gr 3 placed) FANYANA. FIDELITY BOND won twice and her dam is an own sister to AMAZING GRACE and ARCHBISHOP. This is the family that has produced the SA Oaks winner NOVENNA, the Gr 1 winner SECRET RITES, an ARCSA Champion Colt SON OF A CHAMP, and the 2000 Mauritian Horse of the Year MAIN BEAUTY. FIDELITY BOND has a stand out Albarahin 2 YO filly to be offered at this year’s Ready to Run sale.