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Pathfork win the Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes The Curragh 21.08.2010

Pathfork: the Futurity Stakes winner is from the family of Spinning World

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann /  

More European success for Distorted Humor

Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes
(Group 2), Curragh, 2yo, 7f

PATHFORK (b c Distorted Humor -Visions Of Clarity by Sadler's Wells)

Breeder: Flaxman Holdings in the US

DISTORTED HUMOR may have made his name by siring numerous top-class dirt horses in America, such as Any Given Saturday, Flower Alley and Funny Cide, but he does a fine side line in supplying winners of Irish juvenile Group races too.

Pathfork became his sire's thirdwhen bravely defying Jim Bolger-trained hot favourite Glor Na Mara, a son of Leroidesanimaux, in Saturday's Futurity Stakes at the Curragh.

He follows Radharcnafarraige, who won the Group 3 Fillies Sprint Stakes in June, and Gaudeamus, winner of the Group 2 Debutante Stakes in 2006. Those two were, ironically, both trained by Bolger.

Jessica Harrington-trained Pathfork, now unbeaten in two starts, was bred by the Niarchos family's Flaxman Holdings out of the Listed-winning Sadler's Wells mare Visions Of Clarity, a three-parts sister to the Niarchos family's Irish 2,000 Guineas winner and top miler Spinning World.

Pathfork was bought for $230,000 by owners Silverton Hill LLC at last year's Keeneland September yearling sale.





Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,006,990
Dubawi £2,933,917
Kodiac £2,210,631
Acclamation £2,084,669
Frankel £1,958,449
Nathaniel £1,873,963
Sea The Stars £1,865,254
Iffraaj £1,748,970
Invincible Spirit £1,670,944