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Stilettoesinthemud

Proxygenes first directed acquisition was lot 1542 at the yearling sales at Tattersalls of 2009. The aim was to find a filly at a reasonable price with both racing and paddock potential. She is a Footstepsinthesand filly out of a Singspiel daughter of Fatah Flare by Alydar. Both Singspiel and Alydar have been good if steady broodmare sires by Proxygene ratings with one or two more exciting products of Singspiel mares now arriving. On the paternal side both grandsires, Storm Cat and Rainbow Quest have been very good and good broodmare sires themselves. At the time of purchase Footstepsinthesand had only one crop racing and few examples of Giant's Causeway mares had representatives on course. Evidence is now emerging that he is also a good steady broodmare sire. It's too early to fully assess Footstepsinthesand but as a broodmare sire Log Out Island, Broken Stones and Pandora may give a glimpse of the future.

The mating with The Stick was a top 10 mating by proxygene compatabilities, with only those to Dalakhani, Green Desert, Galileo, Oasis Dream, Mind Games, Anabaa and Intikhab superior among living european sires. At the time, her first mating to Marju (named Marjury Daw) appeared to be a low one, and her second, which was more compatible to Oratorio (Alinghi(Ire)) had yet to run, but has now won abroad. Marjury Daw ran up a sequence of wins but without quite making the jump to listed class. The Stick was exported to Scandinavia and her first 6 foals were all runners and winners. Shalalee (Strategic Prince) was the highest earining 2yo there of 2014, and was placed to gain black type in 2016.

Stilettoesinthemud won her maiden as a three year old over 6 furlongs.

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Stilettoesinthemud has a bay filly (30/1/15) by Aussie Rules, has a yearling colt by Sir Percy, and now a filly foal by Fast Company.

Distant Drama

The other member of our portfolio is winning Distant View mare Distant Drama. Distant View has been our top rated broodmare sire for both 2009 and 2010 and the mare was bought on this basis and the excellent Roberto (as a broodmare sire) in her pedigree. Her first three covers were with Ballylinch to Lawman. Results were mixed. Her first colt sold at the Tattersalls breeze up sales for 65,000 Guineas. Her 2011 colt sold for 35,000 guineas at the 2013 breeze ups, was in training with Richard Hannon and named Bury Pacer. After two promising runs (placed once) he was bought out of the stable and emigrated to Santa Anita with Doug O'Neill. A triple crown nomination ensued though after one further placing and 2 unplaced efforts he never did race on dirt.

Distant Drama was purchased privately at Goffs November sale 2010 and although she was beholden to Lawman, her pedigree and conformation outweighed the risks. As a consequence the plan was to pursue proven stallions to follow, starting with Azamour. Both Azamour and Footstepsinthesand have been slightly overshadowed by contempories Dubawi and Shamardal, but in other years might have been more conspicuous.

Distant Drama had a 2012 filly by Azamour who was sold at Tattersalls Ireland The filly is in the stable of John Murphy in Ireland and has been placed twice as a 3 year old. Distant Drama was rested in 2012 having been booked to Holy Roman Emperor but foaling late. She has a Tagula colt yearling and foaled a chestnut filly by Helmet on April 15th. Both of these have been purchased by John Murphy. She has a filly foal (2016) by Garswood.

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filly 30/01/15 by Aussie Rules ex Stilettoesinthemud.

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At 11 weeks old

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At 8 months old

18/11/2015

Stilettoesinthemud is the third foal of her dam The Stick, whose first 6 foals are all winners. The seventh, Zucca(Nor,) and 8th Dr Feelgood have been placed second as a two year olds at Ovrevoll, Norway. The filly above is her first foal, and is by Aussie Rules.

 

 

filly 15/04/2015 by Helmet ex Distant Drama.

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The filly above is from the second crop of Helmet, whose yearlings were well received this year. Her siblings include Bury Pacer who after two promising runs for Richard Hannon was bought to race in California. He was nominated to the US triple crown, and entered also in the UAE derby, despite being a May foal. Distant Drama's current three year old Pure Drama (by the late Azamour) has now been placed three times over 7 to 9.5 furlongs in Ireland.

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