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Carnaby Street - Newbury - 24.10.2009

Carnaby Street (5): his half-brother is set for the Goffs November sale

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Carnaby Street strikes for Le Vie Dei Colori

CARNABY STREET got up in the final stride to land today's Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury and become the first Group race winner for deceased first-season sire Le Vie Dei Colori.

The Richard Hannon-trained colt had broken his maiden only two weeks ago, on his sixth career start. In August he finished runner-up in the lucrative St Leger Yearling Sales race to become the leading earner by his sire.

In an exciting finish to the Horris Hill, Pleasant Day, a Brian Meehan-trained son of Noverre, was caught on the line to be beaten a short head into second, with Audacity Of Hope, by Red Ransom, a head further back in third.

Bred by Ringfort Stud owner Derek Veitch, Carnaby Street is the first foal out of the unraced Alhaarth mare Prodigal Daughter, a distant relative of Shergar.

He was purchased by Cloverdale Bloodstock for €30,000 at the Goffs November foal sale and resold to Peter Doyle for £50,000 – making him the most expensive first-crop yearling by Le Vie Dei Colori – at the DBS St Leger yearling sales.

The colt's victory gives his Kodiac foal half-brother, who Ringfort Stud is set to consign to next month's Goffs November Sale, a notable catalogue update boost.

The colts' yearling half-sister by Tagula was purchased by Bobby O'Ryan for £20,000 at this year's DBS St Leger sale.

A son of Efisio, Le Vie Dei Colori had covered 64 mares in his first season at stud, 44 in his second, and 36 – approximately three-quarters of his book – in his third season last year, before he died following a paddock accident at Rathbarry Stud in County Cork, Ireland.





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