Caerleon sire Bletchley Park succumbs to colic
IRISH-BRED sire Bletchley Park has died at Lynward Park in Western Australia following complications from colic. He was 22.
The son of Caerleon was a half-brother to high-class sprinter Shalford and useful speed merchant The Puzzler.
Their dam, the Ahonoora mare Enigma, was a sister to Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes winner Princess Tracy, granddam of recent star Australian racemare Typhoon Tracy.
Trained at two by Richard Hannon, Bletchley Park won the Listed Sirenia Stakes. At three he was switched to Alex Scott, for whom he won a Haydock graduation stakes.
Originally retired to Dawson Stud in Australia at a fee of A$2,000, Bletchley Park stood for as much as A$14,300 after good early results and a move to the bigger Lynward Park to cope with increased demand.
His progeny include Grade 1 Railway Stakes winner Modem, Grade 1 runner-up Gallant Lion and top Singapore sprinter Superb Effect.
Bletchley Park's Listed-winning daughter Most Secret has bred Railway Stakes winner Covertly, Group 3 winner So Secret and black-type winners Secret Link and Siesta Park.