Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 Newcomers #3

Courtesy West Ilsley Stables
This is the new Box 41 colt that lines up alongside Masterson and Mirzam for the 2017 season. As yet, he's still unnamed, but he'll get registered soon. In the meantime, let's take a brief look at his bloodlines.

Born in April 2015, his father was Camacho, a solid performer bringing together Danehill and Zafonic DNA, while his mother, Fanciful Dancer, gives a dose of Blushing Groom via the successful Groom Dancer, and some classic blood in the dam line, such as Vaguely Noble, Ribot and Bold Ruler.

Looking forward to another great season with the Channon family, with Mirzam probably being the one to watch this year on the Box 41 side, and Sayesse should be a flyer in the Lord Ilsley Racing syndicate.

2017 Newcomers #2

Courtesy Lord Ilsley Racing
This is the Lord Ilsley Racing filly, who will line up alongside the new colt and Sayesse for the 2017 season. Born in the same month as the colt, she is carrying a little puppy fat at the moment, but she should give us some good entertainment over the next few months.

Her father is G1 winner Compton Place, who took up the gauntlet from Indian Ridge and Ahonoora. Her mother was Janet Girl by Polar Falcon, the latter being an interesting horse that flitted around Europe challenging one big race after another, and often winning. General Holme and Habitat are the key players in the mother's dam line. Again, we'll come back to this profile as soon as we have a name for the beast.

2017 Newcomers #1

Courtesy Lord Ilsley Racing
The first horse to introduce here in the Lord Ilsley Racing colt, which was born in April 2015. This beautiful looking animal has Fast Company as his father, who only raced three times, but won twice and came second in the remaining outing (a G1 race), so he was certainly no slouch. His DNA includes G1 winner Danehill Dancer by the legendary Danehill and Sharpen Up on the sire side, and Zafonic (bringing with him some lovely bloodlines) and Mill Reef on the dam side.

His mother was Lucy Liu (not the Lucy!), who didn't do much herself, but she has passed on some nice blood, including that of Secretariat and Northern Dancer via Grand Lodge, and legends like Sir Gaylord and Tudor Minstrel. We will update this as soon as he has been named, but he looks like an exciting prospect...