Thursday, 23 June 2011

21st June

The useful looking Halling Dancer (Halling/Ballet Ballon) finished 2nd at Windsor, first time out, in a field of 15 runners.  He was bought by J Akehurst for 5,000 guineas in the 2010 December sales.

Also in the same week Midnight Oil (Motivator/One So Marvellous) won a maiden at Haydock Park in great style.

Wins were also recorded by Troopingthecolour and Manipulate (in Greece) bringing the total number of Meon Valley Stud wins to 24 so far in 2011.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

14 June

CASPER NETSCHER (Dutch Art ex Bella Cantata) the Stud's only 2 year old runner to date, finished 3rd in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes on the first day of Royal Ascot. 
His dam was sold at last year's July Sales by the Stud for only 22,000 guineas and has since produced him and four times winner Bronze Beau.

3 June

IZZI TOP (Pivotal ex Zee Zee Top) finishes third in The Oaks, emulating her grand-dam Colorspon and great grand-dam Reprocolor, who were both placed in the Epsom Classic.  Her dam did not see the racecourse until the October of her 3 year old season but went on to win the Group 1 Prix de L'Opera at 4.