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Lambro & connections after winning at Fairyhouse 26.04.2011

Lambro and connections after the gelding's victory at Fairyhouse

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Lambro becomes first Graded winner for Milan

COOLMORE'S exciting young National Hunt stallion Milan got his first Graded-winning offspring on the board on Tuesday.

His first-crop son Lambro was a determined short-head winner of the Grade 2 Coolmore NH Sires Ask & Getaway Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse over the Mr Combustible gelding Mackeys Forge.

A son of Sadler's Wells out of St Simon Stakes winner Kithanga, Milan was an imperious winner of the St Leger before running a close second to Fantastic Light in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

His other progeny include Punchestown Champion Novice Hurdle third Duke Of Lucca and his popularity is reflected in the fact that nine of his offspring have sold for six figures at public auction, headed by Go All The Way, who was bought by Philip Hobbs for £310,000 at the 2010 DBS Spring Horses in Training Sale.

Milan stands at Coolmore's Grange Stud at a fee of €5,000.

Lambro, the easy winner of a Naas maiden hurdle on his last start, was bred by Highfort Stud out of the Green Tine mare Beautiful Tune, a 2m1f hurdle winner in France and a daughter of a half-sister to Prix du Jockey Club winner BEring.

Lambro was sold by Highfort Stud to John Shehan for €15,500 at the 2006 Tattersalls Ireland February Sale and was resold by Coolnagour House Stud to W. F. Codd for €12,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale of 2008.




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