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   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week’s column is highlighted by the victory of Lammas at graded level at Golden Gate Fields.

Golden Gate Veteran Earns Career High In San Fran

Ronald Charles and Samuel Gordon’s Lammas (GB) (Heeraat {Ire}), a regular for many years at Golden Gate, earned another graded win when taking Saturday’s GIII San Francisco Mile S. (video).

Trained by Manuel Badilla, the Peter Onslow-bred 7-year-old gelding was an 10,000gns buy-back as a weanling from the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, did not meet his reserve when an £1,800 Goffs UK Autumn yearling, and finally changed hands for 42,000gns out of the 2022 Tattersalls HIT Sale. Also a winner of the GIII Berkeley H., Lammas is the only winner for his unraced dam, Spate Rise (GB) (Speightstown). Group 1 winner and sire Jade Robbery (Mr. Prospector) is related to the third dam, the stakes-placed Add (Spectacular Bid).

Dark Angel (Ire) son Heeraat has just Lammas to run for him in America to date.


Luck Be A Lady At Aqueduct

Madaket Stables, Steven Rocco and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Lady Mia (Fr) (Outstrip {GB}) landed an Aqueduct contest on Saturday for trainer Christophe Clement (video). Bred by Daniel Cole, Valerie Dubos and Kleber, the 4-year-old placed in the G3 Prix Miesque in her native land prior to arriving in America last September.

Originally raced by Michele Cazaubon and Rana Khaddam, the filly was third in the Listed Prix Saraca and second in the Miesque for trainers Alessandro and Giuseppe Botti. Sent through the ring during Arqana’s Arc Sale, she was an €110,000 buy-back, before making €280,000 in the same ring during the Vente d’Elevage when bought by Clement and his brother Nicolas. Her dam, Mrs Micawber (GB) (Nayef), won once at three, and Lady Mia is her last known foal. Luncies (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}), a half-brother to her dam, won the G3 Tattersalls Cup, while their mother landed the Listed Zetland S. and was placed twice at group level.

Outstrip has sired 80% winners to runners in the U.S. with four winners from five runners. His two stakes winners there including Grade III winners Nadette (Fr) and Outburst (GB).


Welcome back, @iradortiz! He gets the win in Race 4 aboard LADY MIA for trainer @clementstable.

— NYRA () (@TheNYRA) April 27, 2024


Onyx Roars At Woodbine

Lady Onyx (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}), who is a silksbearer for Team Valor International and Steven Rocco, earned her second career victory, this time at Woodbine on Saturday (video). Trained initially by Johnny Murtagh, she is now in the barn of dual Hall of Famer Mark Casse.

Bred by P Gallagher, the daughter of dual winner Nuala Tagula (Ire) (Tagula {Ire}) won a maiden at Gowan in May of last year, and managed two stakes-placings from five 3-year-old starts in Ireland. Murtagh and Eddie Linehan paid €52,000 out of the Goffs Sportsman’s Yearling Sale for Lady Onyx. Her latest siblings include 3-year-old colt Chief Of State (Ire) (Kuroshio {Aus}), 2-year-old filly Lift Lady (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}), and a yearling half-sister by Kessaar (Ire). Lady Onyx is kin to G3 Brownstown S., G3 Fairy Bridge S., and G3 Sceptre S. heroine Realtra (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

Rathbarry Stud’s Kodi Bear has enjoyed good results with his American-based progeny, and Lady Onyx is his third runner and second winner after the multiple stakes-placed Helens Well (Ire). His Go Bears Go (Ire) was second in the GII Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint and third in the GII Twin Spires Turf Sprint.


Lady Onyx put up a stunning performance first time out in North America. Her burst of energy was plain to see as she defeated a decent OC 50k field at Woodbine on Saturday over the 5 and a half furlongs.

— Team Valor (@TeamValor) April 27, 2024


Kingman Filly Wins At Tampa

Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s Peak Earnings (GB) (Kingman {GB}) won a Tampa Bay Downs affair in stalking fashion for trainer Chad Brown this past weekend (video).

Bred by Sun Bloodstock SARL, the daughter of dual French group winner Sans Equivoque (Ger) (Stormy River {Fr}) joined Seth Klarman’s bloodstock portfolio for 200,000gns out of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 when selected by Mike Ryan. She has a 2-year-old Dubawi (Ire) half-sister and a yearling colt by Palace Pier (GB). This is the extended family of G1 Metropolitan winner and sire Seville (Ger) (Galileo {Ire}).

Juddmonte’s Kingman is a regular in this column as the sire of 39 winners from 66 runners (59%) in North America. His eight stakes winners in the U.S. include GI Manhattan S. winner Domestic Spending (GB), who won another two Grade Is, as well as Grade II winners Technical Analysis (Ire), Public Sector (GB), and Serve The King (GB).


Glory For All At Santa Anita

Mike McCarthy runner Sunset Glory (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) put it all together to take the Santa Anita nightcap on Saturday (video). Representing Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Bruce Treitman, the chestnut was bred by Ringfort Stud.

An 5,000gns Book 3 yearling out of the Tattersalls October Sale, Sunset Glory ran fourth at first asking for jockey/trainer Andrew Slattery in the colours of Seamus McGrath. Changing hands privately, she was second in her American debut in October. Out of the unraced Giant Dancer (Giant’s Causeway), Sunset Glory is a granddaughter of G3 Fillies’ Sprint S. third A Mind Of Her Own (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), herself a full-sister to G2 Superlative S. second Birdman (Ire).

Tally-Ho resident Cotai Glory has four winners from 10 runners (40%) in America. His first stakes winner in that jurisdiction is Spirit And Glory (Ire), who was second in the GII Yellow Ribbon H.


#4 SUNSET GLORY ($5.80) goes last to first to break her maiden in the finale at Santa Anita Park. @mwmracing trains this four-year-old Cotai Glory filly. @umbyrispoli was in the irons.

— FanDuel Racing (Formerly TVG) (@FanDuel_Racing) April 28, 2024

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