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Something Wells (left): made it a red letter day for his sire Dolpour

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Something Wells win a boon for Welsh stud farm

SOMETHING WELLS' gallant victory in the Freddie Williams Festival Plate provided his sire Dolpour with a well-timed advertisement, as the stallion embarks on his first breeding season at his new home at Eisenfarn Stud in Carmarthenshire.

Bred by the Aga Khan, Dolpour is a 23-year-old son of Sadler's Wells and out of the Pouled'Essai des Pouliches winner Dumka, making him a half-brother to Doyoun, a 2,000 Guineas winner and later the sire of Daylami and Kalanisi.

Dolpour was a top-class performer himself, finishing second to Legal Case in the Champion Stakes and beating Group 1 winners Batshoof and Ile De Chypre to land the Gordon Richards Stakes.

He was initially retired to stud in France, but was later transferred to South Africa, where he sired the Flat Group 1 winners Ingleside and Speedy Dollar.

He was later transferred again, to Conduit Farm Stud in Oxfordshire, where he stood from 2004 until last year. He has had relatively few National Hunt runners to date, but they include the French Listed-winning hurdler Pour Dol.

Another of Dolpour's runners, the talented James Ewart-trained novice chaser Sa Suffit, made it a red letter day for the sire when capturing the first race at Hexham today in really impressive fashion.

Dolpour's fee for 2009 is £1,250.




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