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Olden Times: the Prix Jean Prat winner stands at Clohamon Stud

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch  

Olden Times scores first black-type winner

Weatherbys Bank Pipalong Stakes (Listed), Pontefract 1m, fillies and mares

OFF CHANCE (4yo b f Olden Times - La Notte, by Factual)

Breeder: Cleaboy Farms

PRIX Jean Prat hero Olden Times recorded his first black-type winner as a sire on Tuesday, when his daughter Off Chance flashed home to win the Pipalong Stakes at Pontefract.

This was Off Chance's first step into a stakes race. She had failed to win on her first four starts this year, but she had finished placed three times, including when third behind Alsace Lorraine in a valuable handicap at Ascot.

Olden Times, a 12-year-old son of Darshaan, won the Feilden Stakes and Prix Jean Prat at three, and added the Earl of Sefton Stakes to his resume at five.

Initially retired to Plantation Stud in Newmarket, he was moved to Throckmorton Court Stud after two seasons, and in recent years has stood at Clohamon Stud in County Wexford.

His first two-year-olds hit the track in 2007 and from relatively few chances his best horses include multiple winners Question Of Time and Times Up.

Off Chance was bred by Cleaboy Farms out of the Factual mare La Notte, a winning sister to useful Scandinavian miler Magic Fact and a half-sister to another smart Scandinavian horse in Tragic Love, from the family of Lovers Lullaby, champion older mare in Scandinavia in 1991 and 1992.

La Notte has a two-year-old filly by Where Or When named  Will Not and has a yearling sister to Off Chance.





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