e have continued to welcome plenty of new arrivals this past month. Lingering excitement has surrounded the Too Darn Hot foals and they continue to impress. He has well over thirty foals safely on the ground now, including a half-sister to Tally Ho Stud’s classic winning miler, Galileo Gold. Bo Hicks-Little of Pantile stud added, “We are extremely happy with Galicuix’s Too Darn Hot filly. She is big, strong, athletic with plenty of bone. She walked out of her stable at eleven hours old as if she was eleven days old! She has a stunning head and a cool, confident temperament. You cannot help but be excited by her!”
Our very own dual winning mare, Frankel Light foaled a quality Too Darn Hot colt during February. The six-year-old mare was purchased specifically with a Too Darn Hot mating in mind. This is her second foal, which follows a quality colt by Dark Angel.
Across the farm, we have welcomed a further two more foals by Too Darn Hot notably a bay filly out of Robin Geffen’s winning mare, Astronomy’s Choice. The mare revisits Too Darn Hot again for 2022. Robin also welcomed an outstanding Dubawi colt, out of his G2 Lancashire Oaks heroine, The Black Princess. This mare has another Dubawi yearling colt on the ground and Too Darn Hot is the chosen stallion for her next covering.
Stonethorn Stud Farm have an exciting new addition to their broodmare band, in Listed winning and group placed performer Trethias, who is out of Dar Re Mi’s half-sister Evita. She has foaled an impressive first foal, a colt by Dubawi and heads to Too Darn Hot for her next mating. The resultant foal will be inbred 3×3 to the multiple G1 producer Darara.
Two bay fillies, born just four days apart, added to Bjorn Nelsen’s class of 2021. Winning mare, Fabulist (Dubawi) safely welcomed her first foal by Sea The Stars at Kiltinan. Shortly after, a cracking foal by leading Irish stallion Lope De Vega arrived, out of the good-looking grey mare, Real Smart (Smart Strike). The G3 winner has a seriously exciting family to look forward too with retained two-year-old filly by Frankel currently in pre-training and a Sea The Stars yearling filly.
Over the weekend, Salute The Soldier (Sepoy) ran a blinder to land the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan and stays on course for the Dubai World Cup. The six-year-old gelding was born and raised at Watership Down stud and bred by Alan Spence. The overseas success continued during the weekend with Darain (Dubawi) winning an allowance race at The Fairgrounds for trainer, Brad Cox. He will now be aimed at Group races and is a very exciting prospect for the coming season.
Watership down graduate, three-year-old Ghost Rider (Dark Angel) proved himself yet again as a bright prospect with back-to-back wins. Foaled at Kiltinan, the Mark Johnston trained colt was sold in 2019 to the trainer at Goffs UK Premier sale and bred by Bjorn Nielsen. The dam, Priceless Jewel in now in America, expecting a Too Darn Hot foal early next month and visits Speightstown.
Photo of Darain, in training with Brad Cox in the USA.