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Animal Kingdom: his sire Leroidesanimaux is in fine form in 2011

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Leroidesanimaux purple patch continues

A GOOD year for Florida sire Leroidesanimaux got even better on Sunday when his daughter Una Cabeza won the Gran Premio de Potrancas, a Group 1 race for two-year-old fillies over 1m at San Isidro in Argentina.

Una Cabeza was bred and is owned by South American operation TNT Stud, whose colours Leroidesanimaux carried to big-race victory.

She is out of the Potrillon mare Potra Fabulous, runner-up in the Grade 3 Honey Fox Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

Leroidesanimaux supplied this year's Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness Stakes runner-up Animal Kingdom and dual Grade 2-winning filly Always A Princess.

He is also sire of Glor Na Mara, who is trained by Jim Bolger and finished a close third in the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Leroidesanimaux was bred in Brazil and originally raced in his native country, where he won a domestic Group 1 over 1m.

He was later transferred to be trained by Bobby Frankel in North America, where he won eight races including three Grade 1 races at around 1m on turf - the Citation Handicap, Frank E. Kilroe Mile and Atto Mile - before a gallant second placing in the Breeders' Cup Mile.

The son of Candy Stripes out of an Ahonoora half-sister to brilliant Juddmonte broodmare Hasili (dam of ace sire Dansili) stands at Stonewall Farm in Ocala at a fee of $10,000 in 2011.

The juvenile colts' version of Una Cabeza's race - the Gran Premio Gran Criterium over the same course and distance as the Potrancas - was won by Escape Of Glory.

Escape Of Glory is by Lode, a son of Mr Prospector from the family of Encosta De Lago who is a leading sire in South America.

He was bred by the Haras Santa Maria de Araras out of Escarlatte, a daughter of Sadler's Wells' Goodwood Cup-winning son Sonus.









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