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Lovelace: by Royal Applause, who is also sire of highflyer Acclamation

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Lovelace marks trainer's first stallion purchase

COUNTY Longford trainer Leo Temple and his brother Justin are making their first foray into the stallion market by standing Group 2 winner Lovelace at Springlodge Stud in Liscahill from next year.

Lovelace will stand at a fee of €1,000 and Temple is hoping to capitalise on the popularity of his sire-line. "Acclamation has done so well so I was looking for another horse by Royal Applause and Lovelace is, with Acclamation, the joint-best horse by the stallion," he said.

"Acclamation's fee is up to €35,000 now and Lovelace is a smashing-looking horse standing 16.3hh, so hopefully people will want to take a chance on him at a modest fee."

Lovelace earned his lofty rating by winning the Supreme Stakes at three and the Group 2 Darley Oettingen-Rennen in the following season.

The seven-year-old was a tough handicap performer in his heyday, winning a valuable 1m event at Sandown and finishing a close second in the Bunbury Cup off top weight, plus he was a 5f winner at two.

Lovelace was bred by Mary Taylor out of the winning Polar Falcon mare Loveleaves, a half-sister to Group 1-placed sprinter Headstrong from the family of Grade 1 scorer and sire Stroll.





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