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Red Clubs - Haydock - 8.9.2007

Red Clubs: now the sire of 12 winners in Britain and Ireland

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Across-the-card double for the late Red Clubs

WHILE it remains too early to judge many first-season sires, what is clear is that the premature death of Red Clubs has robbed the industry of a highly promising young stallion.

On Thursday at Sandown, the former Tally-Ho resident was represented by his 12th winner in Britain and Ireland when Especially Red ran out an easy winner of the 5f maiden. Her victory brings her sire level with long-time leader Dark Angel at the head of the leading British and Irish first-season sires' list.

Moments later at Bath, the stallion fired in another winner when Fanrouge took the 5 1/2f nursery, her third win overall.

Coventry Stakes and Haydock Sprint Cup hero Red Clubswas the first freshman stallion to sire a Pattern winner when Vedelago won the Group 3 Premio Primi Passi last month.

And further big race success could come his way this weekend through Red Larkspur and Jack Who's He, who run in the Princess Margaret and Winkfield Stakes at Ascot.

Especially Red was bred in Ireland by Tally-Ho Stud out of dual 5f winner Midnight Special, who is by another deceased Tally-Ho resident in Danetime. The outfit sold Especially Red for £6,000 to Bobby O'Ryan at the DBS Breeze-up Sale.

Fanrouge, a €9,000 yearling purchase by her trainer Malcolm Saunders at the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale, was bred by the Silk Fan Syndicate out triple 7f winnerSilk Fan. The daughter of Unfuwain is also the dam of 1m4f winner Widezain and hails from the family of Maraahel.




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