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Rip Van Winkle - Goodwood - 29.07.09

Rip Van Winkle's first foal was born on Monday evening at Coolmore

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

First foal for Coolmore sire Rip Van Winkle

COOLMORE STUD welcomed the first foal by its champion three-year-old miler Rip Van Winkle on Monday evening when Miss Khaya, a daughter of Danehill Dancer out of the Group-winning Most Welcome mare Beneventa, foaled a bay filly.

Bred by Lady Laidlaw of Rothiemany, the filly is the second foal produced by her dam, following a yearling colt by another Coolmore resident in Montjeu.

Coolmore manager EddieFitzpatrick said: "We couldn't be happier with Rip Van Winkle's first foal, she is full of quality and overall a lovely, correct individual."

Rip Van Winkle, a son of the all conquering sire Galileo, won three Group 1 races: the Juddmonte International Stakes, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Sussex Stakes.

He covered 150 mares in his first season last year, 48 of whom were black-type performers.

He will command a fee of €17,500 in 2012.

 

 

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