BOBBY'S KITTEN
 - first yearlings 2019

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News for 2019 Lanwades successes

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
JANUARY FOALS
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.