his month has seen plenty of action on the track, none more impressive than the Irish Derby, claimed by Hurricane Lane last weekend at the Curragh. The Frankel colt, bred by Philippa Cooper, is the second foal from the mare Gale Force who was purchased in 2019, from the Normandie Stud Part Dispersal at Tattersalls December Mare Sale for 300,000gns, by Charlie Gordon-Watson with one reason in mind, to send to Too Darn Hot.
Gale Force is out of a Dr Devious mare by Shirocco, making her an appealing mare to outcross with a multitude of stallions. She has a cracking yearling filly by Australia at the stud and we look forward to welcoming a Too Darn Hot foal from her next year.
De Treville (Oasis Dream), a young stallion out of Dar Re Mi, has his first crop of two-year-olds on the floor this year. He is off the mark with the Frederik Rossi-trained filly Diadema. She has had back-to-back wins, just twenty-two days apart this month and has not been outside the top three in her four career starts. The nine-year-old, De Treville stands at the French stud, Haras du Mezeray.
The winners didn’t stop there, Andrew Rosen enjoyed success with Gal Wonder on June 25th. The three-year-old Galileo filly, born at Watership Down, won nicely on the second time of asking for the Gosden duo at Newmarket’s July course. Gal Wonder is out of dual G3 winning mare, J Wonder who has a quality Dubawi yearling colt and a stunning Kingman filly foal at foot. She visits Wootton Bassett this time.
Another winner came in the form of Trinity Girl, a four-year-old filly by Teofilo, bred by Jon Shack and foaled at Watership Down. She was sold at last year’s Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale, we are delighted for her new connections. Her dam, Micaela’s Moon has an exciting Cracksman yearling colt in the paddocks to look forward to and is in foal to Masar for next season.
This week we were filming ahead of the Darley stallion parade, which is available to view at 11am on 9th July on Facebook, presented by Nick Luck. Tune in to hear from Lady Lloyd-Webber and Simon Marsh on Too Darn Hot’s first foals and how his career at stud is flourishing. Too Darn Hot heads into quarantine ahead of his second season in Australia soon after the parade. Southern Hemisphere breeders have shown plenty of support for Too Darn Hot as he welcomes another full book of quality mares for the season ahead. We will also be looking forward to his first Southern Hemisphere foals arriving in a few months’ time.
Across the stud, our yearlings have been enjoying themselves in the paddocks, but they will be coming in over the next couple of weeks to begin yearling prep ahead of this years’ sales season. They have grown into strong, young adults now and we look forward to watching them progress throughout the summer months.
Photo of Lady Lloyd-Webber with Gale Force (dam of Hurricane Lane).