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Maybe - The Curragh - 07.08.2011

Maybe: the grand-daughter of Rain Flower winning the Debutante Stakes

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Dancing Rain and Maybe keep the family flag flying

TODAY was a day of days for the mare Rain Flower as her daughter Dancing Rain won the Henkel-Preis der Diana Deutsches Stuten Derby (G1) at Dusseldorf, half an hour after her grand-daughter Maybe, who is out of the Listed winner Sumora, won the Debutante Stakes (G2) at The Curragh. Neither filly was challenged, both winning impressively with plenty of open air between them their fields.

Both are by Coolmore sires - Danehill Dancer and Galileo, with Maybe's victorygiving the champion sire two juvenile victories on The Curragh card. Sumora is by Danehill making her a three-quarters sister to Dancing Rain.

Maybe was bred by Epona Bloodstock, the breeding offshoot of Croom House Stud and cost Demi O'Byrne €340,000 at Arqana last year, while Sweetenham Stud-bred Dancing Rain was bought by Norris/Huntingdon at Goffs in 2009 for €200,000 from Camas Park Stud.

By Indian Ridge, Rain Flower is a half-sister to the 1992 top-rated colt in England, the Derby winner Dr Devious who also won the Dewhurst Stakes (G1), the Irish Champion Stakes (G1) and the Vintage Stakes (G3).

 

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