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Islington: all of her first six living foals have been fillies

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Islington delivers filly foal by Oasis Dream

FOUR-TIME Group 1 winner Islington produced her sixth foal, a filly by Oasis Dream, at her owner-breeders' Ballymacoll Stud in County Meath on Tuesday.

The new arrival makes itsix out of six live foals produced by Islington who are fillies.

Islington's first foal, London Bid by Rainbow Quest, and second, Isla Canela by Gone West, made it to the track but were unsuccessful in four starts between them.

The mare has waiting in the wings Star Rating, a three-year-old filly by Dansili, and a two-year-old and yearling by the same sire.

She will visit Oasis Dream at Juddmonte's Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket again this year.

Islington, now 13, is by Sadler's Wells and out of Ballymacoll blue hen Hellenic, who also produced Group 1 winners Greek Dance and Mountain High plus stakes scorers Election Day and New Morning.

Trained by Sir Michael Stoute during her racing career, Islington won six of her 15 starts headlined by consecutive victories in the Yorkshire Oaks, a four-length score in the Nassau Stakes anda neck defeat of L'Ancresse in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita in 2003.

Other new arrivals at Ballymacoll this month include a Dansili filly for Islington's sister La Divina and a Dalakhani colt for Irish Oaks runner-up Scottish Stage.

Blandford Stakes winner Eleanora Duse's first mating will be with superstar German sire Monsun.




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