Dar Re Mi with owner Lady Lloyd-Webber after winning the Sheema ClassicPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Dar Re Mi to visit Oasis Dream for first cover
ANOTHER star name has been added to Oasis Dream’s book this season in Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber’s triple Group 1 winner Dar Re Mi.
The announcement comes just a day after the Elite Racing Club
revealed that their former flagbearer, Soviet Song, willalso be
covered by Oasis Dream, Britain’s most expensive stallion at £85,000.
“Obviously, Oasis Dream is a very good stallion and hopefully he’ll put some speed into Dar Re Mi,” said Simon Marsh, manager of the Lloyd-Webbers’Watership Down Stud in Berkshire, where the daughter of Singspiel boards.
“Having said that, we know he is capable of siring good horses
that can stay. “He’s a very good-looking horse, extremely correct and not over big. We felt sending her to him would give her the best possible start.”
Bred by Watership Down Stud out of its foundation mare Darara – also the dam of QE II Cup winner River Dancer and Derby third Rewilding – Dar Re Mi was trained by John Gosden to win six races including the Yorkshire Oaks from Sariska and the Dubai Sheema Classic.
Dar Re Mi’s half-sister, Evita, by Selkirk, is in foal to Oasis Dream and booked to Galileo. Fillies’ Mile winner Crystal Music, dam of last season’s highly regarded dual winner Treasury Devil, is set to visit Makfi and Poet’s Voice’s sire Dubawi.