STUDY OF MAN
has been retired from racing and will stand at Lanwades for 2020
News for 2019 Lanwades successes
7th October 2019
STUDY OF MAN MAKES DEEP IMPACT AS ADDITION TO EUROPEAN STALLION RANKS
French Derby winner STUDY OF MAN, by Japanese super-sire DEEP IMPACT out of a daughter of the legendary, 10-times Group 1 winner MIESQUE (also dam of Classic winners KINGMAMBO and EAST OF THE MOON) has been retired from racing and will stand at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket.
"We are thrilled to see French Derby winner STUDY OF MAN join fellow Derby winners SIR PERCY and SEA THE MOON, as well as Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner BOBBY'S KITTEN, at Lanwades" said the stud's Owner and General Manager, Kirsten Rausing.
"I am immensely grateful to Maria Niarchos Gouaze and the entire Niarchos Family for letting us have STUDY OF MAN at Lanwades. It's great to be able to continue a long-standing friendship and co-operation which goes back to the early 1980's. At that time, Mr Stavros Niarchos was a shareholder in Lanwades' flagship sire, NINISKI, from whom he bred Group 1 winners LOUIS CYPHRE and French Derby winner, HERNANDO.
HERNANDO spent his entire stud career at Lanwades, siring Epsom Oaks winner LOOK HERE and French Derby winners HOLDING COURT as well as Champion and 6-time Group 1 winner SULAMANI (Bred by the Niarchos Family).
I very much look forward to our new joint venture with STUDY OF MAN, a really good-looking horse with exceptional presence, great racing performance and possessing a truly world-class pedigree. As a son and grandson of racing legends, he should make an outstanding addition to the worldwide breeding industry, contributing an outcross for many mares", she concluded.
18th September 2019
TRIPLE CROWN WINNER
After winning the Norwegian Guineas and the Norwegian Derby this year SEA THE MOON's son PRIVILEGIADO was today the easy winner of the Norwegian St Leger to complete the Norwegian Triple Crown. His earnings are now nearly £100,000. Many congratulations to his connections - Haras de Bourgeauville (breeder), Stall Bright Side of Life (owner) and Niels Petersen (trainer).
Please click here to see his race.
16th September 2019
NEW 2 YEAR OLD WINNER FOR SEA THE MOON
SEA THE MOON had another 2yo winner when TICKLE ME GREEN was a good winner on debut at Hanover over 7 furlongs in Germany yesterday for her owner/breeder Gestüt Görlsdorf, the plan is for her to run again soon at Baden-Baden. SEA THE MOON has 6 2yo winners so far this year from his second crop. Please click here to see the race.
28th August 2019
After winning the Gr.2 Debutante Stakes at The Curragh a few days ago, ALPINE STAR, is now the highest rated two-year-old filly in Ireland as of 28th August 2019. By SEA THE MOON out of ALPHA LUPI, she is a Niarchos Family homebred filly and has a most outstanding pedigree, she is half-sister to last year's star filly ALPHA CENTAURI who was a four-time Group 1 winner as a three-year-old for the same trainer Jessica Harrington.
26th August 2019
A NEW LISTED WINNER FOR SEA THE MOON
SEA THE MOON had a new Listed winner yesterday when the Niels Petersen-trained PRIVILEGIADO was the runaway winner of the Listed Norsk Derby at Ovrevoll winning by some 15 lengths much like his sire did when winning the German Derby. SEA THE MOON also sired the third home, NOUVELLE LUNE, who had previously won the Swedish Oaks. PRIVILEGIADO was foaled in Britain, but was bred by Haras de Bourgeauville and was purchased at the Arqana October Yearling Sales. It has been a good few days for winners for SEA THE MOON as his three-year-old daughter Lanwades-bred ALEMAGNA stayed on strong to win the valuable Fillies Handicap at Goodwood yesterday. SEA THE MOON’s progeny earnings this year are now well over £1 million. Two winners today, 5 since Friday evening. He ranks 5th on list of all European 2nd crop sires. See PRIVILEGIADO's impressive win here
25th August 2019
LANWADES-BRED GROUP RACE DOUBLE AT YORK
It was a great day at York when two horses bred by Lanwades won the two Group prizes that were on offer. First up ZAAKI, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, put up a strong performance to just get the better of BANGKOK in the Gr.3 Strensall Stakes. Then two races later SHINE SO BRIGHT made all the win the feature race of the day, the Gr.2 City of York Stakes for trainer Andrew Balding. SHINE SO BRIGHT IS out of ALLA SPERANZA, herself a Group 3 winner by SIR PERCY. He was first sold at the Tattersalls December Sales as a foal, then as a yearling at Goffs Orby Sale. He won first time out for Karl Burke and was then sold to King Power Racing at the Goffs London Sale for £375,000 and finished 5th in Gr.2 Coventry Stakes. He was then transferred to Andrew Balding's yard and finished 3rd in three Gr.2's as a juvenile before winning the Listed Free Handicap at Newmarket on his reappearance as a three-year-old. SHINE SO BRIGHT then ran sixth in the 2000 Guineas where the mile was possibly a bit too far for him, back to 7f he did well to wind this highly competitive Gr.2 City of York Stakes keeping the six-time Group 1 winning LAURENS behind him. SHINE SO BRIGHT is by OASIS DREAM, but has Lanwades stallions SELKIRK and SIR PERCY close up in his pedigree. ZAAKI is by the late Lanwades stallion LEROIDESANIMAUX. Both of their dams and several sisters are very much in action in the present Lanwades broodmare band.
24th August 2019
A GREAT 2YO DOUBLE FOR SEA THE MOON
There were two winners from SEA THE MOON's second crop yesterday - first up was Lanwades-bred TRITONIC who won well on his only second start when taking the 7.5f furlong novice at Ffos Las from a perfectly timed ride from Megan Nicholls. Next up in the evening was a great win for the very talented ALPINE STAR in the highly competitive Gr.2 Debutante Stakes at The Curragh. The Niarchos Family homebred filly showed real determination and class to win by a short head. ALPINE STAR is trained by Jessica Harrington who has high hopes for the filly and she has even earned a quote for next year's 1,000 guineas. More to follow..
4th August 2019
ANOTHER CLASSIC WINNER FOR SEA THE MOON
Second classic win in Scandinavia for SEA THE MOON as NOUVELLE LUNE lands the Swedish Oaks, by more than 8 lengths, with £60,000 to the winner. Trained by Wido Neuroth, owned by Stall Perlen and bred by Gestüt Görlsdorf. Future plans for the filly may involve a clash with SEA THE MOON’s Norwegian 2000 Guineas winner PRIVILEGIADO in the Norwegian Derby later this month. Click here to see the race.
2nd August 2019
IMPRESSIVE 2 YEAR OLD WINNER FOR SEA THE MOON…
Another winner for SEA THE MOON as 2 year old filly ALPINE STAR is an impressive 3 ½ length winner of a 7f Maiden at Galway. She is a half-sister to last year’s four-time Gr.1 -winning Champion Miler ALPHA CENTAURI. ALPINE STAR is owned and bred by Niarchos Family and trained by Jessica Harrington.
26th July 2019
WINNERS GALORE FOR HORSES BRED BY LANWADES
LORD (formerly MISTER) BELVEDERE, by ARCHIPENKO, wins in Australia on 20th July the very the same day as his half-brother PONDUS, by SEA THE MOON, gains black-type here when finishing second in the Listed Steventon Stakes at Newbury for trainer James Fanshawe. Their dam, DIABLERETTE, is a three-parts sister to Group 1 winner LADY JANE DIGBY and multiple Group 3 winner GATEMAN with their dam being Champion three-year-old filly and Horse of the Year MARIA WALESKA. DIABLERETTE has a full sister yearling (already named DEVILRY) and a full brother foal to PONDUS.
On the same day four-year-old gelding VERHOYEN who is 5th generation Lanwades-bred by PICCOLO out of a WITH APPROVAL mare, who is out of a NINISKI mare; so 3 generations of Lanwades stallions also, won the Historic Scurry Handicap over 6 furlongs on The Curragh for trainer Michael Grassick, who also trains the gelding’s two-year-old full sister MUSICAL MEMORIES for Lanwades. VERHOYEN is now the winner of three races and has won over £144,000 in prize money.
A couple of days before, two-year-old filly ALPINISTA, 4th generation Lanwades-bred, wins a nice maiden on debut at Epsom, beating colts in doing so. Trained by Sir Mark Prescott, ALPINISTA, travelled strongly in the race and showed a decisive turn of foot to win this with plenty of authority. ALPINISTA is by FRANKEL and is a first foal for her dam, ALWILDA who won four races including a Listed race in Germany. ALWILDA is a half-sister to Group 3 winner ALGOMETER and Listed winner ALL AT SEA out of three-time Group 1 winner and German Horse of the Year ALBANOVA. ALPINISTA now heads for a Black Type race, probably in mid-August.
3rd June 2019
A NEW STAKES WINNER FOR SEA THE MOON
Three-year-old filly PRECIOSA was an impressive winner of the Listed German Oaks Trial at Baden Baden for her owner/breeder Gestüt Görlsdorf on Saturday. Click here to see her race.
27th May 2019
ANOTHER GROUP WIN FOR SEA THE MOON
Three-year-old colt QUEST THE MOON by SEA THE MOON won his second Group 3 race when taking the Prix du Lys at Longchamp yesterday.
24th May 2019
ANOTHER LANWADES SUCCESS IN AUSTRALIA
The 5 year old, third generation Lanwades bred MISTER BELVEDERE (Archipenko - Diablerette by Green Desert), won today at Cranbourne, Australia over 1600m on his Antipodean debut - having previously won 3 races In England when trained by Michael Dods.
His 3yo half brother PONDUS (J Fanshawe) won in only his second lifetime start recently and has possible engagements at Royal Ascot. Their dam, DIABLERETTE, has a yearling filly and colt foal, both by SEA THE MOON.
23rd May 2019
DOUBLE FOR LANWADES HOMEBRED FILLIES
On Thursday, May 23rd, two Lanwades-bred fillies added not only to their own value but also to their respective families’ lustre, by each impressively winning.
4-y-old FRANCOPHILIA, a third-generation Lanwades bred who traces back to the great Italian Champion racemare MARIA WALESKA and is herself a daughter of Group 1 winner LADY JANE DIGBY, won her maiden at Lingfield in taking style for trainer Mark Johnston, who also handled her dam. The mare also has a 3yo filly DAME FREYA STARK (by Leroidesanimaux) and a 2yo filly, AVENTURIERE (by Archipenko), both also with Mark Johnston. LADY JANE DIGBY further has a filly foal by CHURCHILL and is in foal to SEA THE MOON.
Incidentally, LADY JANE DIGBY’s ¾ sister DIABLERETTE (by Green Desert) is the dam of promising 3yo colt PONDUS (by Sea The Moon), a winner in his second and most recent start for trainer James Fanshawe. DIABLERETTE also has a yearling filly and colt foal, both by SEA THE MOON.
Also yesterday, 3yo filly ALOE VERA (Invincible Spirit – Almiranta, by Galileo – Alvarita, by Selkirk out of the great Alborada) continued her winning ways three weeks after scoring on her debut, this time in the Listed Height of Fashion Stakes (10f, 2000m), traditionally seen as an Oaks Trial.
ALOE VERA, like her Gr 2 winning half sister ALYSSA, is trained by Ralph Beckett. ALOE VERA is an own sister to 2yo Group winner ALEA IACTA (Prix Thomas-Bryon, Gr 3) and a half-sister to ALYSSA, by Sir Percy, winner of the Gr 2 Park Hill Stakes. Both these mares have 2019 filly foals by SEA THE MOON and INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, respectively. Their dam, ALMIRANTA, has a 2yo filly ALBAFLORA, by MUHARAAR, a yearling filly by BOBBY’S KITTEN and a filly foal by SEA THE MOON.
17th May 2019
A TRIPLE HAT TRICK FOR LANWADES STALLIONS
On Friday 17th May, SEA THE MOON had three individual first-crop 3yo winners in three countries: firstly MOONIAC (c ex Margarita, bred by Dr K Schulte, owned by Pulp Master and trained by Roland Dzubasz) won his maiden in Hannover, Germany, becoming his sire’s first-crop individual winner no 30.
This was swiftly followed by French-bred PRIVILEGIADO (bred by Haras de Bourgeauville) winning easily over 1600m, giving 6 kg to beaten horses, at Ovrevoll in Oslo for trainer Wido Neuroth and the “Bright Side of Life” Stable. PRIVILEGIADO won twice last year and was Champion 2yo in Norway. Future plans for the colt may involve a trial for the German Derby (itself run on 7th July).
Finally, SUMMER MOON (c ex SONGERIE, by Hernando, a fifth-generation Lanwades-bred) continued his impressive winning run at York for trainer Mark Johnston and owners, “The Originals”. SUMMER MOON had won his previous 2019 start equally easily at Windsor, and may next run at Royal Ascot.
Still on Friday 17th May, unbeaten Champion 2YO and subsequent Derby winner SIR PERCY had a trio of winners at Hamilton in Scotland:
NEVER BE ENOUGH (f ex Camp Fire, bred by J L Skinner, owned by Straightline Bloodstock and trained by Keith Dalgleish) won a handicap over 1600m (8f)
THEGLASGOWWARRIOR (g ex Sweet Cando, owned and bred by Mrs Lucille Bone and trained by Jim Goldie) won a handicap over 2400m (12f)
UNIVERSAL GLEAM (g ex Mookhlesa, bred by Mrs D O’Brien, owned by Weldspec Glasgow Limited and trained by Keith Dalgleish) won a handicap over 1600m (8f)
The late, lamented Lanwades sire, French 2,000 Guineas winner and Gr 1 sire AUSSIE RULES had two winners and a Stakes place over three days; May 17-19th
AZZURRO COBALTO (g ex Taurakina) was narrowly beaten second in the Gr. 3 Premio Carlo d’Alessio in Rome over 2400m (12f).
3yo filly BELLA VITA (f ex Garabelle, bred by Shoreham Stud, owned by Mrs Heather Raw and trained by Eve Johnson Houghton) won her second consecutive race at Salisbury over 2000m (10f).
GLENN COCO (g ex Las Hilanderas, bred by Old Mill Stud and S C Williams, owned by Miss Emily Stevens Partnership and trained by Stuart Williams) won his 4th race this year (7 in total) at Newmarket over 1400m (7f)
AUSSIE RULES’ Lanwades-bred son ZANJABEEL (ex Grain Only), a 210,000 guineas Tattersalls October Sales yearling, was the Eclipse Awards Champion Steeplechaser in the USA in 2018, when he won the both Grade 1 designated steeplechases there).
16th May 2019
A round dozen was the foal arrival count for April, and three of the twelve are produce of Lanwades’ third season sire, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner BOBBY’S KITTEN. MEMORY LANE, a fourth-generation Lanwades-bred daughter of WITH APPROVAL out of a NINISKI mare, has a filly half-sister to two winners including VERHOYEN, Listed-placed as a two-year-old and already a winner at The Curragh this year at four. Also with a bay filly is AKSAYA, an unraced daughter of SEA THE STARS and HERNANDO’s Group 3 winning daughter AKDARENA, her second foal after an ARCHIPENKO colt in 2018. The third BOBBY’S KITTEN foal is a bay colt out of BOHEMIAN DANCE, a three-time winner by DANSILI out of the great Champion Race Filly and Mare ISLINGTON. He is his dam’s fourth produce, following MANIC MONDAY, a three-year-old filly with Michael Bell; an as yet unnamed two-year-old colt by ELUSIVE QUALITY who is with Richard Fahey, and a yearling filly by LEMON DROP KID named CITRONNADE.
Four mares visiting BOBBY’S KITTEN in 2019 foaled in April. The four are daughters of four different Lanwades’ stallions. HERNANDO’s Group 3 Prix des Reservoirs winner SONGERIE has a FAST COMPANY half-sister to four winners, most recently and most notably SUMMER MOON, the SEA THE MOON three-year-old who made a very impressive five-length winning reappearance for Mark Johnston last week. The following with colt foals are multiple winners NEIGE D'ANTAN, a daughter of AUSSIE RULES whose 2019 grey son is by SEA THE MOON, and is a full-brother to NOSTALGICA, a two-year-old filly also with Mark Johnston; and APPARATCHIKA, ARCHIPENKO’s daughter whose third foal this is – her three-year-old first foal colt KINGS WAY and two-year-old second foal SEA THE MOON daughter ARRIVISTE are yet to run.
JOLIE BLONDE, the three-time winning SIR PERCY filly who is the fourth of the April foalers visiting BOBBY’S KITTEN, has a 2019 MUKHADRAM third foal filly. Her first foal, the two-year-old ARCHIPENKO filly BELLE ROUSSE, is in training with Sir Mark Prescott, who handled both JOLIE BLONDE’s four-time winning dam AFFAIRE D’AMOUR and that mare’s ultra-consistent HERNANDO brother FOREIGN AFFAIRS, winner of 12 races including no less than 8 at Listed level.
Two of the remaining April arrivals are colts by OASIS DREAM. Group-placed ALUMNA’s is her fourth foal – her first, YOUARESTAR (2016 colt by Sea The Stars) is due to run today for William Haggas while her second, the two-year-old ARCHIPENKO filly ALPHA THETA, is another with Mark Johnston. Listed-placed winner BITE OF THE CHERRY, a half-sister to the dams of Group 1 winners POSTPONED and GOD GIVEN and Group 3 winners TURNING TOP and ROBIN HOODS BAY, has a grey colt fifth foal. BIPARTISAN, as a half-sister to ROBIN HOODS BAY is a close relative to BITE OF THE CHERRY, has a BATED BREATH third foal colt to follow fillies in 2017 by ARCHIPENKO and 2018 by BOBBY’S KITTEN. STARLIT SANDS, Group 3 Prix d’Arenberg winner and Queen Mary Stakes runner-up who herself was the first Group winner ever by OASIS DREAM, has a DARK ANGEL filly half-sister to two winners (the mare’s first two foals) and to SIDEREAL, a two-year-old GALILEO colt.
Finally, ALTERNANTHERA, an unraced daughter of NAYEF and ALAKANANDA, has a second foal filly by SIR PERCY. A granddaughter of Broodmare of the Year ALOUETTE, and a half-sister to photo-finish Derby runner-up DRAGON DANCER, she returns to that horse’s Epsom conqueror SIR PERCY. .
13th May 2019
29 INDIVIDUAL FIRST CROP WINNERS FOR SEA THE MOON AND AN IMPRESSIVE GROUP 3 WINNER
What a great Sunday for SEA THE MOON yesterday with three winners from his first crop including the highly impressive HAMARIYNA winning the Gr.3 Derrinstown 1000 Guineas Trial. Bred and owned by His Highness The Aga Khan and trained by Michael Halford she looks to be a most exciting filly. SEA THE MOON has now sired three Group winners from his first crop. The other two winners were CARTES who was winning his second race this time at Longchamp having won as a two-year-old in Chantilly last year. The third winner was PRECIOSA who won easily on debut over 8 furlongs at Hoppegarten for her owner/breeder Gestüt Görlsdorf. SEA THE MOON has now sired 29 individual winners from his first crop, 3yo’s of 2019. He is one of the leading young sires of Europe. Please click here to see PRECIOSA's race.
11th May 2019
WINNERS GALORE FOR SEA THE MOON
SEA THE MOON has had seven new winners in the last couple of weeks. MOON KING started the ball rolling winning a handicap well at Wetherby on 28th April which was quickly followed up by another win over the same course and distance on 7th May. SEASCAPE was next winning a decent fillies handicap at Salisbury for her owner/breeder Robert Allcock. Then came a winner in Switzerland in HIGH HOPE who was bred by Gestut Ammerland in Germany who won easily over nine furlongs. Then came three winners in two days headed by Lanwades-bred SUMMER MOON scoring at Windsor by five lengths for trainer Mark Johnston and GOLD winning over seven furlongs for owner/breeder Gestüt Görlsdorf and all being well she will be heading for the German 1000 Guineas next. Next up the following day was French-bred filly MOONOON who won at Saint-Cloud. We then just had three days to wait before the next winner which was Lanwades-bred PONDUS who won a novice at Nottingham over ten furlongs for trainer James Fanshawe. He looks a smart performer in the making and holds Epsom Derby and King Edward VII entries. That makes it 28 individual winners for SEA THE MOON from his first crop so far.
26th April 2019
21st INDIVIDUAL FIRST CROP WINNER FOR SEA THE MOON
Three-year-old filly HAMARIYNA became the 21st individual first crop winner for SEA THE MOON when winning on her second start over 9 furlongs at Tipperary yesterday. Bred and owned by HH Aga Khan, HAMARIYNA ran well on her first start over 7 furlongs at Leopardstown when finishing third. She picked up really well in the closing stages over the extra two furlongs and earned a quote of "A performance of substance from a filly with a future" from the Racing Post.
23rd April 2019
20th INDIVIDUAL FIRST CROP WINNER FOR SEA THE MOON
Three-year-old colt BLITZKRIEG became the 20th individual first crop winner for SEA THE MOON when winning over 9f at Prague on Monday. Bred and owned by Valentin Bukhtoyarov, the colt was having his third start and won by five lengths. Please click here to see the race.
18th April 2019
Remaining March arrivals include no fewer than four colts by SEA THE MOON, whose first crop three-year-old’s have great expectations held for them this year following their excellent showing as juveniles in 2018. Proven producers DIABLERETTE (three parts sister to Group 1 winner LADY JANE DIGBY and who has bred three winners and the promising three-year-old colt PONDUS to date) and KINETICA, a Listed winner whose first two foals are winners, both have bay colts, as does SELENOGRAPHY, a young unraced daughter of SELKIRK. The fourth SEA THE MOON is a chesnut half-brother out of CLAIOMH SOLAIS to PROUD SKY, a three-time winner, including in 2019, in Hong Kong. CLAIOMH SOLAIS will return to SEA THE MOON.
Also visiting SEA THE MOON are ALINSTANTE, a Timeform 100+ three-time juvenile winner by ARCHIPENKO, who has a grey second foal colt by MASTERCRAFTSMAN, and AKRANTI, an unraced daughter of Gr.3 Blue Wind Stakes winner AKDARENA, who has produced a first foal colt by BOBBY’S KITTEN. Another arrival by BOBBY’S KITTEN is the bay filly out of HELVETIA, the mare’s third produce following the now two-year-old filly AROSIENNE and yearling colt, who are both by ARCHIPENKO.
Meanwhile ARCHIPENKO’s Gr.1 Champion Fillies and Mares Stakes winning daughter MADAME CHIANG has a third foal daughter by LOPE DE VEGA, her third filly in as many foals. Her first produce, the two-year-old KINGMAN filly ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE, is in training with MADAME CHIANG’s handler David Simcock while her yearling is a bay daughter of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Another daughter of ARCHIPENKO, KANDAHARI, a two-time winner herself from the family of SELKIRK’s Italian Champion son ALTIERI, has a first foal filly by SIR PERCY. The filly is closely related to SIR PERCY’s Lanwades-bred dual French Listed winning daughter PERSONA GRATA, who happens to be a half-sister to KANDAHARI’s dam KESARA. KANDAHARI will return to SIR PERCY.
Two new arrivals are colts by Classic-winning sons of GALILEO. LA VIE EN ROSE, a winning daughter of Group 1 winner LADY JANE DIGBY, has a first foal colt by Derby winner AUSTRALIA, while SO IN LOVE, a Stakes-placed winning fourth-generation Lanwades homebred, has a first-colt third foal by 2000 Guineas winner GLENEAGLES after fillies by SEA THE STARS (SPICE OF LIFE) and SEA THE MOON (STAGIAIRE), three-year-old and two-year-old respectively and both with Ralph Beckett. Both of these mares will visit BOBBY’S KITTEN this year, as will SO IN LOVE’s close relative SUNSET SHORE, a juvenile winner herself and whose first foal is also a two-year-old winner and who has this year produced a grey filly by GUTAIFAN.
Across the Atlantic at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky KARAMELA, an Airlie Stud-bred daughter of MASTERCRAFTSMAN out of a half-sister to Irish 2000 Guineas winner BACHELOR DUKE, tracing to SPECIAL’s full-sister LISADELL, has a grey colt by Champion sire KITTEN’S JOY, her second live foal following a chesnut colt born last year by 2016 Kentucky Derby winner NYQUIST. KARAMELA herself is a half-sister to the Lanwades & Staffordstown Studs Silken Glider Stakes (Listed) winner, GEMSTONE – dam of impressive Wood Ditton Stakes debut winner UAE JEWEL at the Newmarket Craven Meeting.
17th April 2019
LANWADES-BRED SHINE SO BRIGHT LANDS THE LISTED FREE HANDICAP
On the opening day of the Craven Meeting at Newmarket it was Lanwades-bred SHINE SO BRIGHT that won the Listed Free Handicap in convincing style. The son of OASIS DREAM broke well, got the rail and led a good gallop and went onto to score by a length and three quarters. Bred by Lanwades Stud he is out of ALLA SPERANZA, herself a Group 3 winner by SIR PERCY. He was first sold at the Tattersalls December Sales as a foal, then as a yearling at Goffs Orby Sale. He won first time out for Karl Burke and was then sold to King Power Racing at the Goffs London Sale for £375,000 and finished 5th in Gr.2 Coventry Stakes. He was then transferred to Andrew Balding's yard and finished 3rd in three Gr.2's as a juvenile before winning this race on his reappearance as a three-year-old.
5th April 2019
ALBORADA FAMILY ARRIVALS
Two mother and daughter combos and a pair of Group-winning sibling great-granddaughters, all descendants of ALRUCCABA’s World Champion granddaughter ALBORADA, are amongst Lanwades’ early and mid-March arrivals.
ALVARITA, Listed-winning daughter of SELKIRK and ALBORADA, and who already numbers Group winner ALLA SPERANZA (by SIR PERCY) and Listed scorer ALTESSE (by HERNANDO) among her six winners, has a bay colt by MUHARAAR, the Champion sprinter whose first crop races this year. Her daughter ALBORETTA, a winning full-sister to ALTESSE, has a BOBBY’S KITTEN filly, her third foal, and third filly following last year’s BOBBY’S KITTEN full-sister to this one and 2017’s WORTHADD filly ALIANNE, a now two-year-old in training with Tom Clover.
Aforementioned ALLA SPERANZA, winner of the Group 3 Kilternan Stakes at Leopardstown at three, arrived very late to the March party, foaling a grey filly by SEA THE STARS on the 31st. She is dam already of the highly-promising Andrew Balding-trained SHINE SO BRIGHT, a winner and placed three times at Group 2 level in just five starts at two last year, while she also has to run for her this year ALLA LUNA, a two-year-old SEA THE MOON filly who is with Jim Bolger.
ALVARITA’s GALILEO daughter ALMIRANTA is dam of Group winners ALEA IACTA and ALYSSA with her first two foals, and these siblings produced filly foals on consecutive days. Park Hill Stakes winner ALYSSA (by SIR PERCY) has an INVINCIBLE SPIRIT first foal. While her Prix Thomas Bryon-winning sister ALEA IACTA, who is by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, has produced a third foal daughter by SEA THE MOON.
The other mother and daughter combination to foal are ALMAMIA and ALAMODE. ALBORADA’s HERNANDO daughter ALMAMIA has a chesnut colt by Group 1 winning INVINCIBLE SPIRIT horse NATIONAL DEFENSE (his first crop are now foals); her SIR PERCY daughter, a winner and runner-up in the Gr.3 Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket at two, has a chesnut daughter by POSTPONED to follow last year’s first foal SEA THE STARS filly.
12th March 2019
FINAL FEBRUARY FOALS
A rush of foals in the second half of February include no fewer than five arrivals - three fillies, two colts - from the second crop of Lanwades' Breeders' Cup winner BOBBY'S KITTEN.
First of the five-strong "litter" to arrive was the chesnut daughter of HEAT OF THE NIGHT, born within days of the win in Naples of her three-year-old half-brother ZONA CESARINI, who was adding a quick follow-up win to his juvenile success at the backend of 2018. The filly is also half-sister to another three winners, including HERE TO ETERNITY, dam of ARCHIPENKO's Hong Kong Group 1 winning full-brothers TIME WARP and GLORIOUS FOREVER. The other two BOBBY’S KITTEN fillies are both second foals, one out of Timeform 104-rated SEYCHELLOISE, a daughter of PIVOTAL and Group 3 winner STARLIT SANDS whose first foal is a now yearling colt by SEA THE STARS, the other a half-sister to last year's THE GURKHA filly out of three-time winner WAVELET, an ARCHIPENKO granddaughter of European Champion filly RAMRUMA.
BOBBY’S KITTEN's two colts are a tenth live foal for HERNANDO's Group 2 winning daughter SAMANDO, all seven of whose produce to have raced to date are winners; and a second foal for FRESH STRIKE, a winning daughter of SMART STRIKE who traces to FALL ASPEN and whose winning two-year-old half-brother SHAMAN was also second and third in Listed and Group races in Paris in 2018.
NADESZHDA, a NASHWAN great, great granddaughter of SPECIAL who is already dam of five winners, has a bay filly from the first crop by DUBAWI's multiple Group winner TIME TEST; and CATADUPA, a SELKIRK full-sister to dual Group winner CUBANITA, also has a filly by a first season sire, hers a bay daughter of multiple International Group 1 winner HIGHLAND REEL.
The remaining two February arrivals are colts by Lanwades sires: Newmarket Listed winner FROSTY WELCOME, a daughter of WITH APPROVAL and another who is dam already of five winners, has a grey son by SEA THE MOON a full brother to the two-year-old filly COLD LIGHT OF DAY; and SHE'S GORGEOUS, a dual-winning daughter of a half-sister to Dubai World Cup winner PRINCE BISHOP, has a second live foal half-brother by SIR PERCY to REINE DU BAL, her already-named 2018 filly by MUKHADRAM.
Five new members of the great ALRUCCABA family have taken their first steps into the world in the second half of February, and three of them are out of black-type daughters of German Horse of the Year and triple Group 1 winner ALBANOVA. The headline act amongst them on paper has to be the bay colt by DUBAWI out of three-time Listed winner ALL AT SEA, herself a product of two Horses of the Year given that she is by SEA THE STARS. ALL AT SEA's first foal is the INVINCIBLE SPIRIT two-year-old filly A LA VOILE, who is in training with Sir Michael Stoute, while she also has a yearling filly by ARCHIPENKO.
ALL AT SEA's Listed-winning HERNANDO half-sister ALWILDA has a second foal filly by prominent French sire KENDARGENT; her first foal, the FRANKEL two-year-old filly ALPINISTA, is in training with Sir Mark Prescott. And ALL AT SEA’s and ALWILDA's multiple Listed placed GALILEO half-sister ALBAMARA has a bay colt by KODIAC, and he too has a juvenile sibling in training in Newmarket, an OASIS DREAM colt also with Sir Mark Prescott.
ALBANOVA's GREEN DESERT half-sister ALTITUDE has foaled a grey filly by BOBBY'S KITTEN. The filly is half-sister to three winners, one of whom is the five-time winning SIR PERCY filly HOPE IS HIGH and another of whom, ALEGRA, is dam of 2018 Listed-winning two-year-old BLUE GARDENIA. ALTITUDE also has the NEW APPROACH filly ALSAMARA in training with HOPE IS HIGH's handler John Berry and the LEROIDESANIMAUX three-year-old filly ALPINE AIR to run for her in 2019.
ALGARADE, the fifth of the line with a February foal, and another daughter of GREEN DESERT, has a bay filly by SEA THE MOON, half-sister to two winners, the mare's first two produce, and full-sister to a two-year-old colt in training in Japan.
7th March 2019
FIRST 3YO WINNER FOR SEA THE MOON
Champion First Season Sire in Germany in 2018 SEA THE MOON sired his seventeenth individual winner and first three-year-old winner when OYAMBRE won well over 2200 metres at Fontainebleu today. SEA THE MOON ended his first season with runners with 16 individual winners including two Group Three winners NOBLE MOON and QUEST THE MOON. NOBLE MOON was crowned Champion two-year-old in Germany in 2018.
19th February 2019
FIRST FEBRUARY FOALS
Early February foals at Lanwades number seven, and the earliest amongst them, born Tuesday 5th, are a pair of fillies by first season sires. Group 1 winner LADY JANE DIGBY has a chesnut daughter by Champion miler CHURCHILL. The mare's first three foals are all winners and she has four-year-old (FRANCOPHILIA by FRANKEL), three-year-old (DAME FREYA STARK, by LEROIDESANIMAUX) and two-year-old (AVENTURIERE, by ARCHIPENKO) daughters to run for her this year, all with Mark Johnston. ALTA MODA, also dam of three winners so far and who has three-year-old daughter (ALEMAGNA by SEA THE MOON), as well as two-year-old daughter (ALCHIMISTA by ARCHIPENKO) both with David Simcock to represent her this year. She has a 2019 bay daughter by the Irish National Stud's new INVINCIBLE SPIRIT horse NATIONAL DEFENSE. ALTA MODA's first winner, Timeform 111 rated GHURAIR, is a winner again this year already at age nine, bringing his tally of US wins to seven. He also won two races at 2 in the UK, including the Tattersalls Millions 2yo Trophy, for a total of £314,000.
BEST FRIEND, John Pearce Racing Ltd's unraced GALILEO full-sister to Irish Champion three-year-old filly and triple Group 1 winner LUSH LASHES, has a LOPE DE VEGA colt second foal. She will join LADY JANE DIGBY in visiting SEA THE MOON this year.
Two young mares have second crop produce by BOBBY'S KITTEN. ANARCHISTE, Timeform 92 rated daughter of ARCHIPENKO, has a second foal filly. Her first foal, the two-year-old MUKHADRAM filly ANANCY, is in training in Newmarket with Charlie McBride who also trained the dam. SAGESSE, a winning daughter of leading US sire SMART STRIKE and one of 10 winners out of SUMMER NIGHT, has a first foal colt. SAGESSE is a 4th generation Lanwades-bred; she will return to BOBBY’S KITTEN.
SELKIRK's six-time winning daughter LEADERENE, half-sister to Gr.1 Prix de l'Opera winner LADY MARIAN, herself dam of 2018 French Group 2 winner LOXLEY, has a colt by SIR PERCY. The bay is her third colt in as many foals following LE DON DE VIE by LEROIDESANIMAUX, who was placed twice at two last year from three outings, and a now yearling colt by GOLDEN HORN. Visiting SIR PERCY this year is MARIEE, a dual-winning daughter of ARCHIPENKO and the SELKIRK mare MARIA DI SCOZIA from the family of LADY JANE DIGBY, following the arrival of her bay colt first foal by SEA THE MOON.
4th February 2019
Four fillies and one colt make up the five January 2019 foal arrivals at Lanwades. Two of the quintet are first foals for two-year-old winning daughters of ARCHIPENKO. CHINOISERIES, a full-sister to Group 1 British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes winner MADAME CHIANG, has a grey daughter by MASTERCRAFTSMAN. The other, ARGENTERIE, a granddaughter of Prix de Diane winner and European Champion three-year-old filly LADY IN SILVER has a chesnut filly by BOBBY'S KITTEN. Both these two will visit SEA THE MOON, Lanwades' promising young sire by SEA THE STARS, whose first crop made such a noteworthy start on the track in 2018.
ALBA STELLA, a daughter of 2004 Broodmare of the Year ALOUETTE, and ALTESSE, a great-granddaughter of ALOUETTE, through that mare's Champion daughter ALBORADA, both also produced fillies. The former's is a BOBBY'S KITTEN half-sister to eight winners from eight runners including 2018 two-year-old winner ALBANITA (by SEA THE MOON). The IFFRAAJ filly out of Listed winner ALTESSE is the mare's second filly from as many foals following last year's daughter of Champion miler GLENEAGLES. The sole colt arrival is a bay colt third foal (following a filly by SEA THE STARS and a colt by BOBBY'S KITTEN) by SIR PERCY for the unraced NAYEF mare LUISA CALDERON, own sister to German Champion three-year-old filly and Group 1 Prix de l'Opera winner LADY MARIAN and 2018 Gr.2 winner LOXLEY.
21st January 2019
NEW GROUP WINNER FOR SIR PERCY
Lanwades sire SIR PERCY got off to a flying start on the racecourse this year when his daughter PANTSONFIRE won the Gr.3 Astra Stakes at Santa Anita yesterday by some 5 lengths. Bred by Peter Reynolds and Robert Dore, she was purchased at Goffs November Foal Sale and raced in Ireland at two and three when trained by Mrs John Harrington before being transferred to race in the US where she is now trained by Richard Baltas. Before this win she had been previously placed in the Gr.3 Santa Barbara Stakes also at Santa Anita. SIR PERCY is the sire of 45 individual Stakes horses.