Sea The Moon arrives at Lanwades

SEA THE MOON, the 11 length winner of the Gr.1 German Derby is the first son of Champion SEA THE STARS to retire to stud.

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News for 2014 Lanwades successes

30th December 2014
Four-year-old filly LADY PIMPERNEL by Lanwades sire SIR PERCY landed her first win in America and first Group success when taking the Gr.3 Robert J Frankel Stakes on turf at Santa Anita on Saturday.  The race was for fillies and mares and she took home over £36,000 in prize money which takes her total winnings to over £92,000 which includes five victories.  This was her second run in America after finishing third in a Gr.3 at Del Mar on 22nd November.  LADY PIMPERNEL was a winner of a Listed race at Salisbury when trained by Henry Candy in England and is now trained in America by Carla Gaines and is owned by Lincoln Collins’ Triton Racing. LADY PIMPERNEL is pictured right winning with the white noseband. 

23rd December 2014
We can now reveal the final results of the Lanwades 2014 Six to Follow Competition and they are as follows:
1st Holly Rhoades - £3000
2nd Meike Thyen - £1500
3rd Charlie King - £750
4th Sharon Doran - £500
5th Kitty Watson - £200
6th Alastair Watson - £100
Congratulations to all the prize winners.

13th November 2014
SEA THE MOON has arrived at Lanwades ready to stand his first season at stud in 2015. SEA THE MOON, the 11 length winner of the Gr.1 German Derby is the first son of Champion SEA THE STARS to retire to stud. He also won the Gr.1 Grosser Preis von Baden as well as the Gr.2 Union-Rennen and Gr.3 Fruhjahrs-Preis. His Timeform rating is 127 and his dam is a full sister to 3 Classic-winning Champions.
SEA THE MOON is pictured here with his owner/breeder Heike Bischoff (Gestüt Görlsdorf) and stallion man Eoin O'Mahony.

10th November 2014
LADY TIANA by Lanwades sire SIR PERCY made the step up to Listed level look easy as she barely hit top gear in winning the Listed Gillies Fillies' Stakes at Doncaster on the final day of the flat season.  Winning her fourth race of her career, she justified trainer Lucy Wadham's decision to up her to black-type level as she triumphed by a length in the hands of Graham Lee. The official margin hardly does LADY TIANA justice as she was just kept to her work to hold off her challengers.  LADY TIANA is the 13th individual Stakes performer for her sire SIR PERCY this year and was bred by Victoria and Anthony Pakenham, in whose colours SIR PERCY won the 2006 Epsom Derby.  Mrs Pakenham, who is still involved with the filly said “she stays in training, she's so tough and has this amazing acceleration. We're hoping we'll have a bit of fun with her next year”.

20th October 2014
Lanwades-bred MADAME CHIANG became Lanwades resident sire ARCHIPENKO’s first Group 1 winner with his first crop, now three-year-olds in 2014.  She raced at the back of the field for most of the race and once she turned for home she improved into midfield and then weaved her way through to win by two lengths.  After her win in May in the Gr.3 Musidora Stakes she went on to finish tenth in the Oaks and then ran a very good race in the Gr.1 Prix Vermeille.  Her trainer, David Simcock, reported “When the ground became very soft we knew she would handle it and, following a very good run in last month’s Gr.1 Prix Vermeille – when she ran extremely well against a very strong field – we came here hopeful.  You can never be confident, be we were hopeful”.  He also confirmed that MADAME CHIANG will remain in training next year as a four-year-old.  Homebred by Miss Rausing, MADAME CHIANG is a daughter of two-time winner ROBE CHINOISE who has a yearling full sister to her and a colt foal by AUSSIE RULES.
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10th October 2014
Lanwades-bred ALEA IACTA  runs out a convincing winner of the Gr.3 Prix Thomas Byron run at Saint-Cloud yesterday.  She won this race in great style beating the colts in the process.  She is trained by Andre Fabre and is now an unbeaten winner of two races after winning her maiden on debut at Longchamp.  ALEA IACTA is by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and is the first foal of the once-raced ALMIRANTA (by GALILEO) who has a yearling filly by SIR PERCY and a colt foal by ARCHIPENKO.  She is fifth generation Lanwades-bred, her dam is Listed winner ALVARITA and her granddam is World Champion ALBORADA.
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4th October 2014
WAKE FOREST, by Lanwades sire, SIR PERCY, won the feature race at Hoppegarten, the Gr.3 Preis der Deutschen Einheit yesterday.  The now four-year-old is unbeaten this season in three races and he won this race pretty easily by 1 ¾ lengths.  He started his career when winning twice at two including taking the valuable €200,000 BBAG Sales Race at Baden-Baden and finished his two-year-old career unbeaten.  He was only seen out once at three when fourth in the Gr.3 Dr Busch Memorial.  He was bred by Gestut Fahrhof and is now half-owned by them and half by football Manager Klaus Allofs and is now a winner of five races from just six starts and it will be interesting to see where we seem him next.

30th September 2014
SEA THE MOON, sensational 11 length winner of the Group 1 Deutsches Derby in July, is to stand at Lanwades Stud near Newmarket in a deal brokered by Blandford Bloodstock.
Long time Arc favourite until his retirement a fortnight ago, the brilliant son of champion SEA THE STARS and his sire's top rated colt by Timeform at 127, will stand at a fee of £15,000 1st October SLF.  Breeder Gestut Goerlsdorf has retained an interest in SEA THE MOON who is going to be partially syndicated.
SEA THE MOON hails from a superb family. His dam SANWA is a sister to three Classic winners including top German sire SAMUM.  He was a facile winner at two and easily won his two other starts at Group 2 and Group 3 level before his barnstorming performance in the Group 1 German Derby.  Only a career finishing knee injury in the Group 1 Grosser Preis Von Baden put an end to his unbeaten record.
Lanwades owner Kirsten Rausing said yesterday: "It is with immense pleasure that we can announce that SEA THE MOON is coming to Lanwades Stud for the 2015 covering season.  He made such a huge impression on everybody when winning the German Derby and we feel that he will be a very popular sire indeed."
"He is a beautiful colt and so closely resembles the magnificent SEA THE STARS who has made such an extraordinary impact at stud this year.  As he is out of a MONSUN full sister to SAMUM, he represents a fantastic outcross option for many European breeders."

Blandford Bloodstock's Richard Brown said: "This is a very exciting moment indeed for Miss Rausing and everyone at Lanwades Stud.  Along with the many other interested farms, we have been following this beautifully bred and exceptionally talented horse for some time."
"So it is fantastic that the Bischoff-Lafrentz family have decided to do a deal with Lanwades.  Miss Rausing will be supporting SEA THE MOON with some of her best mares which will certainly be a big boost for his stud career."

Gestut Goerlsdorf's Heike Bischoff-Lafrentz said: "We have spent the last 2 weeks considering the best options for SEA THE MOON and have been approached by many leading European stud farms.  Miss Rausing and her team at Lanwades Stud have been absolutely fantastic to deal with and it's really been a very simple decision in the end."
"Lanwades is a terrific stud farm and the combination of Miss Rausing's and Gestut Goerlsdorf's mares, shareholders mares and broodmares from the market place will ensure that SEA THE MOON has the best possible start at stud which, as the colt's breeders, was always our priority."

20th September 2014
We are pleased to announce the winner of the monthly prize in the Lanwades Six to Follow Competition for July is Nicola Deery who used to be employed by Lanwades and is married to Andrew who is the current Broodmare Manager at Lanwades - £100 prize is on its way to you - Congratulations!

15th September 2014
The extraordinarily tough and talented FIESOLANA won her fifth Group race when outbattling dual Group 1 winner RIZEENA in the Gr.1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday to become her sire’s (AUSSIE RULES) first Group 1 winner to confirm his standing as one of Europe's leading sires.  Already a winner of the Gr.2 Challenge Stakes as well as three Group 3’s FIESOLANA was placed third in last month’s Prix Maurice de Gheest and now she adds a win at the highest level to her impressive race record.  Many congratulations to her owners, Flaxman Stables Ireland and to her trainer Willie McCreery who was absolutely thrilled and said that she may well go next for the Prix de la Foret on Arc day.
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2nd September 2014
The 1st September 2014 proved a memorable day for Lanwades when both runners at Longchamp from the "Al" family won their respective races.  ALL AT SEA won her first black-type race when taking the Listed Prix de Liancourt, a race for three-year-old fillies over a mile and two furlongs.  The Lanwades homebred tracked the leaders and picked up well to win fairly easily by three quarters of a length.  ALL AT SEA won her maiden on debut at Longchamp in May and her only other run to date came in the Listed Prix Melisande at Compiegne where she finished fourth on soft ground.  She is third generation Lanwades bred and is out of three time Group 1 winner ALBANOVA who has already produced the multiple Listed-placed ALBAMARA.  ALBANOVA is a full sister to the dual Gr.1 Champion Stakes winner ALBORADA and their dam is the foundation mare ALRUCCABA who also features in the pedigree of the second winner ALEA IACTA this time as the fourth dam.  Two-year-old filly ALEA IACTA won the Prix de la Cascade at Longchamp earlier in the day pretty impressively on her debut. ALEA IACTA is out of ALMIRANTA who is out of ALVARITA, a daughter of ALBORADA

2oth August 2014
We are pleased to announce the winner of the monthly prize in the Lanwades Six to Follow Competition for June is Tomas Janda - £100 prize is on its way to you - Congratulations!

15th August 2014
LADY PIMPERNEL, a four-year-old daughter of resident stallion SIR PERCY put up an outstanding performance to win the Listed Upavon Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury yesterday.  It was a first Stakes success for the filly following on from her win in handicap company at Newmarket on 2nd August worth nearly £10,000 to the winner.  Although slowly away she was soon pushed along to get to the front which is where she stayed despite a few trying to get past her to win by two and a quarter lengths.  She has been most consistent and has now won four races and been placed on six occasions from fourteen starts from two to four years.  This was a second Stakes winner in 2014 for her sire SIR PERCY after INDIGO LADY winning at The Curragh and he is the sire of a further four Stakes performers this year.  SIR PERCY is having a good year with his two-year-olds and has so far had seven individual winners.

10th July 2014
Four-year-old filly ROCK OF RIDD won the Listed Margareta Wettermarks Minneslopning at Jagersro in Sweden on Sunday. The race is Listed and is sponsored by Lanwades Stud and is run in the memory of Kirsten Rausing's great friend Margareta Wettermark. The winner this year, ROCK OF RIDD, had already picked up the Listed Hovedgard Hoppelop in May and she reveresed the placings with ANGEL LIGHT who beat her last time out in the Listed Bloomer's Vase at Taby last month. Bred by Bjarne Minde, she is a half sister to multiple Gr.3 winner BANK OF BURDEN, who incidently won another race sponsored by Lanwades when he won the Gr.3 Lanwades Stud Scandinavian Open Championship in both 2012 and 2013.

2nd July 2014
We are pleased to announce the winner of the monthly prize in the Lanwades Six to Follow Competition for May is Eve Nares from London - £100 prize is on its way to you - Congratulations!

30th June 2014
THISTLE BIRD, a daughter of the late SELKIRK, became her sire’s 17th individual Group 1 winner when winning the Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh yesterday for Lady Rothschild.  The now six-year-old put in a brave performance to win the big race of the day at The Curragh by nearly three lengths for her trainer Roger Charlton who had to persuade her owner to delay putting her in foal and to continue racing this year.  This has clearly paid off and whether she races again or not she will make a great addition to the owner’s broodmare band.  The Rothschilds’ homebred THISTLE BIRD has now won 8 races and been placed 6 times from 20 starts and has won over £350,000 in prize money. THISTLE BIRD becomes the 11th filly by SELKIRK to win at the highest level - others include WINCE, RED BLOOM, ANNOUNCE and NAHRAIN. 

23rd June 2014
Three-year-old colt BERTINORO by AUSSIE RULES lined up in the Listed Gran Premio D’Italia, a race which used to be known as the “True Italian Derby” and came home the winner by two lengths.  This was a first Stakes win for BERTINORO who had previously won two races, one at two and one at three together with placings in Gr.3 Premio Guido Berardelli at two and Listed Premio Merano last time out.  His trainer Stefano Botti reported BERTINORO is a solid colt and relished the 2400 metres trip.  He is not a superstar, but a very good racehorse and will find his Group win”. BERTINORO is the fourth Stakes winner this year for his sire.

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20th June 2014
We are pleased to announce the winner of the Lanwades Six to Follow monthly prize in April goes to Claire Curry from Newmarket.  This was won with a score of 25 points down to CUBANITA winning the Gr.3 John Porter Stakes at Newbury on 12th April.  Claire was quick to get her entry in and therefore the £100 prize is on its way to her.  Well done!

10th June 2014
Ten recent arrivals complete the 2014 foaling season at Lanwades and they are a classy bunch comprising two each by Lanwades resident sires ARCHIPENKO, AUSSIE RULES and SIR PERCY and four - all fillies - by  outside sires in BAHAMIAN BOUNTY, GALILEO, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR and PIVOTAL.
The ARCHIPENKO pair are both fillies. 2010 three-year-old winner MME DE STAEL (SELKIRK -SCANDALETTE), who is half sister to Gr.1 winner LADY JANE DIGBY, has a third foal chesnut daughter who is three-parts sister to 2014 two-time winner PITON, a Mark Johnston-trained son of ARCHIPENKO and SCANDALETTE.  HEAT OF THE NIGHT also has a chesnut daughter, a half-sister to two winners, their stakes winning dam's first two foals. This filly is line bred to SPECIAL, granddam of ARCHIPENKO, fifth dam of HEAT OF THE NIGHT.

Pictured right is HEAT OF THE NIGHT with her 2014 ARCHIPENKO filly at around a month old.
AUSSIE RULES' pair are colts out of THUNDER QUEEN and ROSA DE MI CORAZON. THUNDER QUEEN is already dam of a dual two-year-old winner in 2014 and she, BELLE RIVE, successful in a maiden in Firenze and a conditions race in Rome, her only two starts to date and she will be seen out next in the Listed Mantovani Stakes.  She is the fourth winner for her dam and also happens to be by AUSSIE RULES. ROSA DE MI CORAZON is the dam of 2014 winner NOVGOROD and she is half-sister to a pair who have done plenty of winning this year - KINDLELIGHT STORM, who notched up a four-timer in his four most recent runs, and TAROOQ, winner of the Listed Cleves Stakes at Lingfield in February. Both mares stay at Lanwades again for their 2014 cover – THUNDER QUEEN by SIR PERCY, ROSA DE MI CORAZON by NORTH LIGHT.
Also visiting NORTH LIGHT are the dams of both SIR PERCY arrivals, both colts. RYELLA, a winning COZZENE mare out of a half-sister to Queen Anne and Middle Park winner AD VALOREM, has a bay half-brother to Russian Stakes winner RALLY AGAIN and 2013 two-year-old winner ORANGE GROVE who is now in the USA (owned by Team Valor) awaiting his racing comeback later this year. IN THE PINK a three-time winning granddaughter of 1000 Guineas winner NOCTURNAL SPREE, has a grey colt who is also half-brother to two winners.
Mr John Pearce's DARSHAAN mare MISS CAP FERRAT has a filly, seventh foal, this time by GALILEO. The bay is half-sister to three winners, including the stakes winners ST JEAN CAP FERRAT and MISS CAP ESTEL. The latter retired this year to Mr Pearce's select Lanwades-based broodmare band, visiting OASIS DREAM.
Unraced HALF MOON HOTEL, bred at Lanwades by WITH APPROVAL out of SLEW THE MOON, has a BAHAMIAN BOUNTY filly second foal. A daughter of an Argentinean Group 1 winner from the family of SHAREEF DANCER and MIZZEN MAST, HALF MOON HOTEL has a yearling colt by AUSSIE RULES and will this year visit SIR PERCY.
Also remaining at Lanwades to be covered are the dams of the final two filly foal arrivals, AKDARENA and GRAIN ONLY. AKDARENA, winner of the Gr.3 Blue Wind Stakes in 2010, has a chesnut PIVOTAL filly third foal. Her first, MISHGHAR (by GALILEO) brought €250,000 as a yearling last year and is in training with Richard Hannon; her second is a SEA THE STARS now yearling filly. She visits LEROIDESANIMAUX.
GRAIN ONLY has had a bay daughter by HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR.  Her daughter is half-sister to three winners, including Stakes winner CARAVAN ROLLS ON and 2014 Chester winner GABRIAL'S STAR. She revisits SIR PERCY, the sire of her 2014 two-year-old daughter with Brian Ellison, MULTI GRAIN.
That is the end for 2014!
9th June 2014
Four-year-old filly INDIGO LADY by Derby winner SIR PERCY sprang a huge surprise in Ireland yesterday to win the Listed Silver Stakes at the Curragh to become a new Stakes winner for her sire.  She was sent off at odds of 66-1, but she duly made all to pass the finishing line in front to win by just a neck.  INDIGO LADY had previously won her maiden at Yarmouth at two and finished third in the Gr.3 Prix d’Aumale also at two and it was nice to get this Listed win as she is currently in foal to CAMELOT and will now go off to stud and as her trainer, Willie McCreery, reported “that is job done now, winning a Listed race”.

27th May 2014
A slew of recent arrivals has boosted still further the number of ALRUCCABA family members at the stud.
Three of them are by resident sire ARCHIPENKO. Half-sisters ALBA STELLA (by NASHWAN) and ALTITUDE(by GREEN DESERT) both have ARCHIPENKO fillies. ALBA STELLA’s is half-sister to four winners, the mare's first four foals, and full-sister to last year's colt foal; ALTITUDE's is half-sister to GALILEO filly ALEGRA, a winner last year at three, and to her second foal, a €280,000 yearling in 2013. ALTITUDE is now visiting NEW APPROACH.
ALVARITA, out of ALBA STELLA and ALTITUDE's World Champion half-sister ALBORADA, has an ARCHIPENKO half-brother to three winners including SIR PERCY's Group winning daughter ALLA SPERANZA.
ALAKANANDA (by HERNANDO), another half-sister to ALBA STELLA and ALTITUDE (all of them half-sisters to Multiple Group One winners ALBORADA and ALBANOVA) has a bay filly by NAYEF.  ALAKANANDA is the dam of Derby runner-up DRAGON DANCER who is among five winners, her first five foals, and she remains at Lanwades to visit LEROIDESANIMAUX.
A fifth, and last for 2014, arrival for the family is agrey colt by AUSSIE RULES out of ALIZADORA, a winning ZILZAL granddaughter of ALRUCCABA. ALIZADORA's first foal is the 2013 three-year-old winner ALZAVOLA (by WITH APPROVAL); mother and daughter are both amongst the book of mares covered or to be covered this year by ARCHIPENKO.

21st May 2014
Lanwades homebred ALL AT SEA was an impressive winner on debut when taking the Prix de la Celle Saint-Cloud at Longchamp yesterday over 11 furlongs.  Trained by Andre Fabre ALL AT SEA was settled in mid-division throughout the early stages of the race and took the lead passing the furlong pole to draw away from the remaining ten runners to win by 2 ½ lengths.  ALL AT SEA is a now three-year-old filly and is by Champion SEA THE STARS and is the fourth foal for her dam ALBANOVA who won three Gr.1’s and was Champion Older mare in Germany in 2004.  ALBANOVA is the dam of the winner and triple Listed-placed ALBAMARA and of winners ALBERTUS PICTOR and ALWILDA and is full sister to the Champion Three-year-old Filly in Ireland in 1998 ALBORADA who was twice the winner of the Gr.1 Champion Stakes.  ALBANOVA has a two-year-old filly MY SANCTUARY who was sold at the Tattersalls December Foal Sales to Waratah Thoroughbreds and is in training in Australia, and a yearling colt by ARCHIPENKO.

14th May 2014
Lanwades homebred filly MADAME CHIANG provided her sire ARCHIPENKO with his first Group 3 win when impressively taking the Gr.3 Musidora Stakes at York this afternoon by 1 ¼ lengths. MADAME CHIANG remains unbeaten after winning a mile maiden at Yarmouth as a two-year-old in October last year and by winning this important Classic Trial has confirmed her status as a leading contender for the Oaks. Lanwades sires dominated the finish of the race with MADAME CHAING beating LILY RULES who is by fellow Lanwades sire AUSSIE RULES. ROBE CHINOISE, the dam of MADAME CHIANG, has a yearling full sister to MADAME CHIANG and a 2014 colt by AUSSIE RULES.

14th May 2014
The second race of 2014 sponsored by Lanwades Stud came up with a dead heat when OVER THE OCEAN and LETS’GOFORIT crossed the finishing line together in the Listed Lanwades Stud Jagersro Sprint at Jagersro yesterday.  The race run over 1200m (6f) was a first Stakes success for both horses.  OVER THE OCEAN was bred in America, had previously been third in last year’s Norsk 2,000 Guineas and is trained by Niels Petersen.  LET’SGOFORIT was bred by Castlemartin Sky and Skymarc Farm and was sold at Goffs as a foal and yearling and is owned by his trainer Bodil Hallencreutz and Barbro L Wehtje.

13th May 2014
The Czech 2000 Guineas (93rd running of the Rabbit CZ Velka Jarni Cena) was run at Prague Velka Chuchle on 11th May and was won by SIMPLY OZZY, an Irish-bred son of Lanwades sire AUSSIE RULES.  In a fast run race SIMPLY OZZY was out the back and came with a late run to take the prize.  He is not yet entered in the Czech Derby and his owner Leram and trainer Vaclav Luka, jnr have not yet announced where he will run next.
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25th April 2014
Lanwades young sire ARCHIPENKO sired his first black type winner today when LADY PENKO (FR) made all to win the Prix Caravelle at Toulouse in great style over 2100m.   Very confusingly ARCHIPENKO has two identically named fillies in his first crop – this one LADY PENKO (FR) and also LADY PENKO (ITY), both are now three-year-olds. This was a second win for LADY PENKO (FR) out of HESPERA (by DANEHILL). LADY PENKO (ITY) out of LADY RANGALI (by DANEHILL DANCER) won two races and was Stakes-placed three times in Italy at two. ARCHIPENKO has made a very encouraging start to his stud career - he has now sired 13 individual winners from his first crop.
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24th April 2014
A bay half-brother by AUSSIE RULES to 2014 Gr.3 John Porter Stakes winner CUBANITA is the headline arrival amongst a bunch of recent foals. The colt is the sixth foal in as many years for CARIBANA, a winning HERNANDO granddaughter of Yorkshire Oaks winner KEY CHANGE. In addition to CUBANITA, CARIBANA has to run for her this year a three-year-old full-sister to CUBANITA named CATADUPA (with Roger Charlton) and a two-year-old ARCHIPENKO filly CAMAGUEYANA, who is with CUBANITA's handler Ralph Beckett. CARIBANA will stay at Lanwades to visit LEROIDESANIMAUX.

Another star arrival is the bay filly by GALILEO, third foal of French Group 3 two-year-old winner and Queen Mary Stakes runner-up STARLIT SANDS, after three-year-old SCOTTISH STRAND (once raced at two for Ed Walker) and SEYCHELLOISE, a PIVOTAL two-year-old filly with Sir Mark Prescott. STARLIT SOUNDS now visits LEROIDESANIMAUX. Another staying at Lanwades, having recently foaled, to join LEROIDESANIMAUX's book is STARLIT SANDS’ niece two-year-old Deauville Group 3 winner SONGERIE (by HERNANDO ex STARLIT SANDS’ half-sister SUMMER NIGHT). Her foal is a bay filly by ARCHIPENKO, half-sister to a first foal winner and to two 2014 runners in HARDSTONE, a three-year-old BIRDSTONE colt with Johnny Murtagh, and SINGOALLA, a two-year-old filly by ARCH who is with her dam's handler Sir Mark Prescott.

Another pair of close relatives with recent arrivals are half-sisters ALTRUISTE and ALMAMIA, respectively daughters of MONTJEU and HERNANDO out of World Champion ALBORADA. Unraced ALTRUISTE has a MEDICEAN filly second foal to follow last year's SIR PERCY filly; ALMAMIA has a colt by NEW APPROACH, half-brother to first foal winner ALOHA, three-year-old filly ALPHABETIQUE, and a two-year-old colt ALGUAZIL by SELKIRK. ALTRUISTE is another to visit LEROIDESANIMAUX while ALMAMIA is booked to go across the Irish Sea to see SEA THE STARS.

ROBE CHINOISE, dam of 2014 Classic hope MADAME CHIANG, a first-crop daughter of ARCHIPENKO, has produced an AUSSIE RULES half-brother and naturally enough returns to ARCHIPENKO. Her close relative NEIGE D'ANTAN (one is a granddaughter, the other a great granddaughter, of NUREYEV's half-sister KILAVEA) has foaled a grey filly first foal by ARCHIPENKO and will visit BAHAMIAN BOUNTY.
Pictured right is ROBE CHINOISE and her 2014 colt foal by AUSSIE RULES -
Also with a foal by ARCHIPENKO, and returning to him, is DIABLERETTE. Her colt is a full-brother to ill-fated DIAPENKO, placed second on his debut last year before being fatally injured next time out. DIABLERETTE is a three-quarter sister to Group 1 winner LADY JANE DIGBY and also to multiple Group winner GATEMAN.
Pictured left is 2014 colt foal by ARCHIPENKO ex DIABLERETTE -
The final foaler is the BBA owned FLORA TREVELYAN, who has a bay filly by HENRYTHENAVIGATOR, her third daughter in as many foals. Her now two-year-old GALILEO filly brought 230,000 guineas as a foal and her yearling is by CANFORD CLIFFS. She returns to Coolmore to visit CAMELOT.

23rd April 2014
The leaderboards are now live for the 2014 Lanwades Six to Follow Competition

14th April 2014
Lanwades homebred mare CUBANITA opened 2014 as she had left off in 2013 with a Gr.3 victory in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes better known as the John Porter Stakes at Newbury.  CUBANITA ended 2103 with a win in the Gr.3 St Simon Stakes also at Newbury and has already rewarded connections with their decision to race on this year.  CUBANITA’s sire SELKIRK and damsire HERNANDO both stood at Lanwades and her dam Lanwades-bred CARIBANA has a three-year-old full sister to CUBANITA named CATADUPA in training with Roger Charlton, a two-year-old filly named CAMAGUEYANA by ARCHIPENKO in training with CUBANITA’s trainer Ralph Beckett, a yearling colt also by ARCHIPENKO and a colt foal by AUSSIE RULES.   CUBANITA is likely to be aimed at the Tattersalls Gold Cup or the Yorkshire Cup.

8th April 2014
AUSSI CELEBRE (pictured right), a son of Lanwades resident sire AUSSIE RULES, won his first Listed race when taking the Prix Right Royal at Saint-Cloud today in convincing style. Held up at the back he came with a great run to win by a length beating two previous Group 1 winners in the process. AUSSI CELEBRE, a now five year old, had been placed twice at Listed level previously and it will be interesting to see where he is placed next. On the same day AUSSIE RULES had another winner in CHAMPAGNE RULES who won a very hot maiden at Pontefract at 100-1 for his trainer Sharon Watt. The race named in memory of Derby winner HIGH RISE and was last year won by LIBERTERIAN, who went on to win the Dante and finish second in the Derby. CHAMPAGNE RULES had only prevously had one run as a two-year-old and beat a field of runners with Derby and Dante entries.

31st March 2014
A further eight arrivals to report. Half of them are by Lanwades sires - two fillies by ARCHIPENKO and a colt and a filly by SIR PERCY.

The ARCHIPENKO fillies are both second foals. CLAIOMH SOLAIS, a multiple Group-placed GALILEO full sister to Group winners CUIS GHAIRE and SCINTILLULA, has a half-sister to her ACCLAMATION colt which brought 57,000 guineas at Tattersalls December Foal Sale last year; MONDA, a multiple winning daughter of stakes winner BRIVIESCA (herself a granddaughter of Oaks Trial winner and Oaks fourth KILINISKI) has a half-sister to last year's SIR PERCY filly. Both mares stay at Lanwades – CLAIOMH SOLAIS to visit LEROIDESANIMAUX, MONDA to be covered by AUSSIE RULES. (Pictured left is CLAIOMH SOLAIS and her 2014 foal by ARCHIPENKO). MONDA's relative NINOTCHKA (the former's 4th dam KILAVEA is also NINOTCHKA's grandam) has a SIR PERCY half-sister to four winners (all fillies), including the Group-placed pair NADESZHDA and NATALIYA. She now visits CHAMPS ELYSEES. ZOOMING's SIR PERCY colt is half-brother to two winners; his dam, half-sister to Group winning sprinters ZIPPING, ZELDING and NIPPING, will now visit new Lanwades horse NORTH LIGHT.

SUMMER NIGHT, one of the stars of the Lanwades broodmare band, has an INVINCIBLE SPIRIT colt, half-brother to no less than nine winners, including the stakes winning fillies SONGERIE, SOUVENANCE, SOFT MORNING and SOURIRE and the 2014 winner SAGESSE. SUMMER NIGHT has an ARCHIPENKO two-year-old daughter, STELLAIRE, in training with Andre Fabre and an ACCLAMATION yearling daughter named SOUND OF THE SEA and will now visit first-season horse INTELLO.

MEMORY LANE, a dual winning WITH APPROVAL half-sister to Timeform 117-rated ISLAND LIGHT has a MAWATHEEQ second foal half-brother to last year's ARCHIPENKO. A great-granddaughter of Swedish Champion two-year-old filly HIGHLIGHT and a descendant of HYPERION's half-sister NEW MOON, she now visits PICCOLO.
The final two to report at this stage are two boarders. Mr John Pearce's MISS CORNICHE has an OASIS DREAM half-sister to Ebor Handicap winner MOYENNE CORNICHE. She will return to PIVOTAL, sire of her 2014 two-year-old daughter MS GRANDE CORNICHE. British Bloodstock Agency-owned SALINIA has a HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR colt, her third colt in as many foals which include now two-year-old colt named ROKBAAN in training with Roger Varian. SALINIA, the granddaughter of triple Oaks winner FAIR SALINIA (and half-sister to Prix du Jockey Club scorer RELIABLE MAN) travels now to Ireland to DECLARATION OF WAR.

28th March 2014
PITON, a Lanwades-bred son of ARCHIPENKO, followed up his 12 length victory at Wolverhampton on 20th March with another win this time at Kempton. He took the lead with over two furlongs to run and never looked in danger of being caught. This win comes seven days after his first for his owner TT Bloodstocks and trainer Mark Johnston. An impressive win again and certainly upholds a fantastic strike rate for second season sire, ARCHIPENKO.

24th March 2014
KINGSTON MINES (GB), a Lanwades-bred son of ARCHIPENKO, a three-year-old racing against his elders in South Africa, won very well from a large field at Turffontein on 22nd March. Trained by Mike de Kock, he was a yearling purchase from Staffordstown at Goffs in 2012 and he won impressively on only his second outing, a maiden over 1800m. ARCHIPENKO's strike rate with his first crop of now three-year-olds is an impressive 6 winners and 2 placed horses from 10 runners.

20th March 2014
PITON, a Lanwades-bred son of ARCHIPENKO, won the 32red Immortal Romance Slot Handicap at Wolverhampton over 12f by 12 lengths easing down today. Having his first run of the year PITON travelled strongly throughout to become the 10th individual winner for his Lanwades-bred dam SCANDALETTE. That makes it 11 individual winners from ARCHIPENKO's first crop and an impressive strike rate for 2014 so far of 5 winners from 10 runners.

15th March 2014
Three colts by ARCHIPENKO are amongst five further foal arrivals.
The first by ARCHIPENKO is a bay half-brother to two winners: Gr.3 Sirenia Stakes winner GLASS OFFICE (by VERGLAS) and 2014 maiden winner CAPTAIN MORLEY (by HERNANDO), both of whom are trained by David Simcock. OVAL OFFICE herself unbeaten in two starts, a daughter of Queen Mary Stakes winner PUSHY, stays at Lanwades to visit LEROIDESANIMAUX.

HERE TO ETERNITY has a chesnut ARCHIPENKO full-brother to last year's first foal and she is due to visit BAHAMIAN BOUNTY this year. ALMIRANTA (by GALILEO, out of World Champion ALBORADA’s Stakes-winning daughter ALVARITA) has a bay colt by ARCHIPENKO, her first colt after fillies by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (two-year-old ALEA IACTA, in training with Andre Fabre) and SIR PERCY and stays at home to visit LEROIDESANIMAUX. ALMIRANTA and foal are pictured left.
ALABELLE, a winning GALILEO three-quarter sister to Derby runner-up DRAGON DANCER (by SADLER'S WELLS), who had an INVINCIBLE SPIRIT filly first foal last year, has produced a three-quarter brother second foal by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT’S Prix du Jockey Club-winning son LAWMAN. She is another who will remain at Lanwades to visit LEROIDESANIMAUX.

COLUMELLA, a British Bloodstock Agency purchase at last year's Tattersalls December Sale, has produced a bay filly first foal by SEA THE STARS. A dual winner by KYLLACHY, COLUMELLA is half-sister to two Group winning juveniles - Cherry Hinton Stakes and Albany Stakes heroine MEMORY and Tyros Stakes winner REMEMBER ALEXANDER. She now visits IFFRAAJ.

14th March 2014
ARCHIPENKO’s three-year-old daughter ONE PENNY PIECE won on her US debut at Gulfstream Park yesterday.  ONE PENNY PIECE had won four races as a two-year-old when trained in Newmarket by Charlie McBride.  She was claimed after winning her fourth race in November at Kempton and was then shipped to the US to be trained by Niall Saville.  It was in a starter optional claiming race that she powered home to win by 2 ½ lengths and was then claimed again and will now join the stable of trainer Gary Contessa. 

Please click here to see her impressive win.

11th March 2014
Our popular free competition is back for 2014 – choose 6 horses to follow for the forthcoming 2014 Flat Season.
Prize money again for this year is:
1st £3,000 • 2nd £1,500 • 3rd £750 • 4th £500 • 5th £200 • 6th £100
Plus a £100 monthly prize (starting in April)
Closing date for receipt of entry forms is 28th March 2014.

28th February 2014
Second generation Lanwades-bred Group 1 winner LADY JANE DIGBY is pictured here with her filly foal by HENRYTHENAVIGATOR born on 17th February this year. This is the mare's third foal, following on from colts by DUBAWI and GALILEO. LADY JANE DIGBY will now visit FRANKEL.

27th February 2014
Lanwades sire ARCHIPENKO had another winner, this time in France, when LADY PENKO won her maiden at Toulouse over 2100m yesterday.  Very confusingly ARCHIPENKO has two identically named fillies in his first crop – this one LADY PENKO (FR) and also LADY PENKO (ITY), both are now three-year-olds.  LADY PENKO (FR) out of HESPERA (by DANEHILL) was having her second run of her career and won this by a very convincing six lengths.  LADY PENKO (ITY) out of LADY RANGALI (by DANEHILL DANCER) won two races and was Stakes-placed three times in Italy at two.  ARCHIPENKO has made a very encouraging start to his stud career - he has now sired ten individual winners from his first crop and from five that have run as three-year-olds three have won.

24th February 2014
Lanwades-bred TAROOQ was involved in a thrilling finish of the Listed Cleves Stakes run over six furlongs at Lingfield on Saturday, just getting up to win and in doing so he becomes a fast-track qualifier for the All Weather Championships finals day on Good Friday (18th April).  Bred by Lanwades Stud, he was born in America and sold as a foal at the Keeneland November Sales in 2006 and the following year was sold as a yearling at the Tattersalls October Sales. He did not actually appear on the racecourse until as a four-year-old and now at the age of eight he has won a total of 11 races and £124,516 in prize money.  This was a first win at Stakes level for TAROOQ who is by WAR CHANT out of German 1,000 Guineas winner ROSE OF ZOLLERN and he is a half brother to dual Listed-placed FLOR Y NATA and to now four-year-old KINDLELIGHT STORM who has won three races, two of them this year.

20th February 2014
Bay colts for stakes winning mother and daughter KISWAHILI and KINETICA on either side of the Atlantic are amongst several high-profile arrivals over the past week. KISWAHILI’s Kentucky-born son by Breeders' Cup Classic winner and 2014 first crop runners sire BLAME is her fifth colt foal, Listed Stakes Winner KINETICA being her only daughter. Her first three produce are all winners, her fourth, a 62,000 guineas son of ARCHIPENKO, died without being named, and her fifth is a yearling colt by STORMY ATLANTIC an own-brother to KINETICA. KINETICA's CAPE CROSS son is her first foal; she now visits SEA THE STARS while her dam remains in Kentucky, visiting leading DANZIG horse EXCHANGE RATE.

ALTA MODA also has a bay colt by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT; he is a half-brother to Tattersalls Millions two-year-old Trophy winner GHURAIR, now in training as a four-year-old in America, and also to an ARCHIPENKO two-year-old colt (in training with James Tate) and a SEA THE STARS yearling filly. Their unraced, but exquisitely-bred dam (SADLER'S WELLS - ALBORADA) stays at Lanwades to visit LEROIDESANIMAUX.

LADY JANE DIGBY has had matings befitting her status as a beautifully-bred Group 1 winner, and her HENRYTHENAVIGATOR filly third foal follows colts by DUBAWI and GALILEO. This year she will visit FRANKEL.

The final two recent arrivals are a colt and a filly by ARCHIPENKO and are both chesnut. The filly is the third foal of the stakes-placed STERLING SOUND, (a daughter of Prix de Diane winner and European Champion middle-distance three-year-old filly LADY IN SILVER) and a full-sister to a colt which brought 57,000 guineas at last year's October yearling sale and is training in Italy. The colt, who also has a full-sibling two-year-old (ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, in training with David Simcock) is a half-brother to three winners out of AFFAIRE D'AMOUR, a multiple winning HERNANDO full-sister to FOREIGN AFFAIRS, winner of seven Listed races in three different countries. STERLING SOUND and AFFAIRE D’AMOUR both stay at Lanwades to visit AUSSIE RULES.

19th February 2014
Lanwades sire AUSSIE RULES has started 2014 where he left off last year with his crop from 2011. He sired 19 individual two-year-old winners last year with six of them being black-type performers including French Listed winner KONKAN. In 2014 so far he has sired another four winners from his 2011 crop, the most recent being RIU CARAMBOA who won a maiden at Naples in Italy over 1400m (7f) yesterday.

17th February 2014
Lanwades-bred three-year-old colt BARYE put up a brave performance to win his first race at Lingfield on Friday.  Having put up a good performance over course and distance on his first run three weeks ago to finish fifth, he had definitely gained from that experience and he needed to when getting trapped on the inside entering the straight. However, he found daylight with less than a furlong to run and ran on really well to just take the lead on the line.  He is by Lanwades sire ARCHIPENKO and is the second winner this year (ninth in total) for his young sire having his first three-year-old runners this year.  He is out of Lanwades-bred OBLIGE who is a dual winner and dual Stakes-placed and she has a full brother yearling to BARYE. BARYE was sold at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sales in 2012 for €57,000 and is now owned by Anthony Hogarth and is in training with David Simcock. 

11th February 2014
A handful of foals have arrived at Lanwades already this year. First of them, some way ahead of his peers, is a colt by first-crop sire BATED BREATH out of Chris Mills' boarding mare MIDNIGHT FANTASY, a three-time winning OASIS DREAM half-sister to Group winner MISS ANABAA, and whom was also foaled at Lanwades. He is the third foal, following fillies by ACCLAMATION and EQUIANO, for his dam, who now visits another first-crop sire, LETHAL FORCE.

Another boarder to have foaled already is the British Bloodstock Agency Ltd owned SANTA AGATA. A winning half-sister to dual Group 3 winner COMMON WORLD from the family of Champion Australian sires FLYING SPUR and ENCOSTA DE LAGO, she has an EXCEED AND EXCEL bay filly second foal half-sister to last year's MAKFI colt, and visits RIP VAN WINKLE.

Three members of the ALRUCCABA clan have produced first foals, and all three of them are grey colts. Group-winning SIR PERCY mare ALLA SPERANZA, a fourth-generation Lanwades product, daughter of Stakes winner ALVARITA, granddaughter of World Champion ALBORADA and great great-granddaughter of ALRUCCABA, has a son by Australian Champion sire REDOUTE'S CHOICE. She will now visit another proven DANZIG line horse in INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. ALVARITA's SELKIRK winning own sister ALBARAKA also has a DANZIG line first produce, hers a son of OASIS DREAM. She now visits Lanwades sire LEROIDESANIMAUX. Finally, ALL MY HEART, a Timeform 100 rated four-time winner at three and a granddaughter of Broodmare of the Year ALOUETTE has a colt by ARCHIPENKO, to whom she returns.
A second ARCHIPENKO arrival is a chesnut filly second foal out of MEDAILLE D'OR, who now returns to AUSSIE RULES, sire of her 2013 first foal son, a very good individual. A two-time winner at three, MEDAILLE D’OR is a Lanwades-bred daughter of WITH APPROVAL and Group 2 winning NIJINSKY mare CROCKADORE.

Another of WITH APPROVAL’s Lanwades homebred daughters has foaled already too, NEZHENKA having a bay filly first foal by AUSSIE RULES. A dual winner tracing through her dam Lancashire Oaks place getter NINOTCHKA to SPECIAL, she stays at Lanwades to visit SPECIAL's grandson ARCHIPENKO.

Another of SPECIAL's grandsons, SADLER'S WELLS, features as sire of the final two mares with foals on the ground. EMINENCIA, an unraced daughter of Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille winner MY EMMA, has a bay colt by SIR PERCY and stays at home to visit AUSSIE RULES; two-time winner KESARA, a daughter of a half-sister to SELKIRK's Italian champion son ALTIERI, also has a bay colt, hers by SEA THE STARS, and she too stays at Lanwades, visiting new arrival LEROIDESANIMAUX.

10th February 2014
SKY HIGH GAL, a four-year-old Kentucky-bred filly won the Wishing Well Stakes over 6 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita on Sunday for her sire Lanwades new arrival LEROIDESANIMAUX.  She set the early pace and was made to work hard in the closing stages to win by a head in a four horse photo.  SKY HIGH GAL is owned by Hronis Racing and has now won four races from seven career starts and has earnings of $173,733

3rd February 2014
Breeders are more than welcome to come and inspect our stallions at Lanwades during the Tattersalls February Sales on Thursday 6th February between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. Come and see -
ARCHIPENKO - The Leading active UK-based 1st crop sire in 2013 (by % winners to runners in Europe)
AUSSIE RULES - The Leading UK-based sire of 2yos in 2013 (by % winners to runners in Europe)
LEROIDESANIMAUX - Eclipse Award Winning Champion and sire of World Champion ANIMAL KINGDOM
NORTH LIGHT - Classic sire in Europe and Champion Turf Sire in Canada
SIR PERCY - The Leading active 3rd crop sire in 2013 (by % 3yo winners to runners)

13th January 2014
ARCHIPENKO got off the mark for 2014 when his three-year-old son PUSH PLAY won the Montaya Löpning at Taby in Sweden over a mile on the dirt. PUSH PLAY, bred by Fern Hill Stud, becomes ARCHIPENKO's 8th individual winner.

10th January 2014
We can now reveal the final results of the Lanwades 2013 Six to Follow Competition and they are as follows:
1st Pierre Comat - £3000
2nd Laurent Podeur - £1500
3rd Rosalyne Bowler - £750
4th Barnaby Webb - £500
5th Holly Rhoades - £200
6th Colin Doak - £100
Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Pictured right is Pierre Comat the winner of the first prize receiving his cheque for £3000 from Basil and Boris (who "meet and greet" at Lanwades). Pierre is the foaling man at Lanwades.

The top of the table for the horses for 2013 goes to SCINTILLULA who finished on 80 points after winning two races including the Gr.3 Meld Stakes at Leopardstown and finishing placed in a further two Group 3’s and also in a Listed race. In second place was ALCAEUS who amassed a total of 65 points when winning 6 races including one with first place prize money of nearly £11,000. In third place was the all weather lover TAROOQ who won 5 races in total in 2013 although his fifth win in which he broke the track record over six furlongs at Lingfield was not included in the competition as he won this on 18th December after the competition closed on 30th November.

The competition in 2014 will take on the same format as in 2013 and details of how and when to enter will appear on this website in early March.