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Equiano - Royal Ascot - 17.06.08

Equiano: the dual King's Stand winner has a full book of 130 mares at Newsells Park Stud, who have welcomed his newborn Pivotal half-sister

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Busy start to the foaling season at Newsells Park

NEWSELLS Park Stud has had a busy startto the foaling season, with no fewer than 24 foals already on the ground at the Hertfordshire based nursery.

Among the highlights is "a big, strong" colt from the first crop of Sea The Stars out of Specifically, dam of 1,000Guineas heroine Speciosa.

Specifically, who has a yearling filly by Newsells Park Stud’s resident sire Mount Nelson, is due to visit Sea The Stars’ champion sire half-brother Galileo later this season.

Other notable foals born already this season include "a very attractive" Dansili filly out of Neartica, a winning Sadler’s Wells half-sister to the brilliant Goldikova, and an Oasis Dream half-sister to Princess of Wales’ Stakes winner Soapy Danger.

Neartica is due to visit Dalakhani this season, while Soapy Danger’s dam, On A Soapbox, is due to visit Invincible Spirit.
 
Another well-bred filly foal born recently is a Pivotal half-sister to Newsells’ new stallion, dual King’s Stand Stakes winner Equiano. Her dam, Entente Cordiale, is due to visit Oasis Dream early next month.

Newsells' general manager Julian Dollar said: "We’ve had a brisk start to the year with some strong and attractive foals.

"Many of our best foals have been by top stallions out of our ‘A’ mares, which is particularly encouraging and exciting.  Our foaling unit has been busy for a while now, but the breeding shed is also in full swing, with Equiano starting to cover a full book of 130 mares and Mount Nelson looking like he will cover another book in excess of 100 mares.

"Breeders have been very generous in their support of both stallions, something we are very grateful for."

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £11,596,660
Dark Angel £3,699,044
Dubawi £3,194,697
Frankel £2,707,058
Kodiac £2,229,292
Acclamation £2,089,105
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882