The Cheka: has a newborn half-sister by Rock Hard Ten on the groundPICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
First foal born at Black's Chasemore Farm
CHASEMORE FARM in Surrey, owned by Betfair co-founder Andrew Black and his wife Jane, welcomed its first ever foal on Tuesday.
The new arrivalis a bay Rock Hard Ten filly out of the Royal Academy mare Veiled Beauty, making her a half-sister to Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes winner The Cheka.
Stud manager Paul Coombe is delighted with the first foal born under his charge: "She is of good size and has plenty of quality," he said.
Veiled Beauty will be covered by Zamindar this year. Zamindar is a brother to Zafonic, whose son Xaar sired The Cheka.