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New winner for
first-season sire
Vital Equine

VITAL EQUINE, the former Bearstone Stud stallion and a first-season sire of this year, gota sixth winner with Pitt Rivers' success in the nursery at Hamilton today.

Mick Channon - Tim Corby ceremony at Tattersalls - Nov 08

Pitt River, a son of Vital Equine, won for Mick Channon today

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

It was an eighth racecourse start for the Mick Channon-trained runner who has previously finished second and third, and never worse than when sixth on his first racecourse debut in April.

The stallion's leading performer so far is Last Bid, a three-time winner for Tim Easterby, while Kenny Powers finished fifth in the July Stakes (G2). Both horses are out of Mind Games mares and were bred by Bearstone, whereas Pitt Rivers is from the Efisio mare Silca Boo.

She was a Listed third and also trained by Mick Channon, while her dam Bunty Boo was a Group 3 winner and Group 2 placed and was trained by Richard Hannon.

John Troy bought Pitt Rivers as a foal from Keith Harte Bloodstock for 30,000gns at Tattersalls, reconsigning him as a yearling at the DBS Permier Sale where Gill Richardson paid £42,000 for the colt.

Vital Equine, a son of Danetime, is now based in Australia at Touchstone Farm.

 

 

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