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Prince Kirk off the mark

FIRST-SEASON sire Prince Kirk broke his duck as a stallion when his daughter Solarea got off the mark in a 7f claimer for two-year-old fillies at Compiegne in France today.

Guy Cherel is registered as Solarea's breeder, owner and trainer. The filly is out of the winning Kendor mare Elessar, and she had finished second on her debut at Le Croise-Laroche last month.

Prince Kirk sired the first two home in the race, with Campanaca filling second position.

A nine-year-old son of Selkirk and out of a half-sister to Italian Derby winner Hailsham, Prince Kirk ran second in the Prix Jean Prat at three and won the Prix d'Ispahan – beating Six Perfections into second – at four.

He was initially retired to the Haras du Petit Tellier, but was transferred in 2008 to the Haras de Mirande, where he has covered mares at a fee of €1,250.

 

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