BOBBY'S KITTEN
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News for 2017 Lanwades successes


17th March 2017
FIRST-CLASS FILLY FOALS 
Two fillies out of Gr.1 winners, one by ARCHIPENKO, the other the first foal of ARCHIPENKO’s Gr.1 British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes-winning daughter, headline the half-dozen late February and early March arrivals.

MADAME CHIANG’s first produce is a bay daughter of Champion miler KINGMAN. The filly traces to SPECIAL (dam of NUREYEV, granddam of SADLER’S WELLS, and fourth dam of MADAME CHIANG) to whom MADAME CHIANG is inbred, as ARCHIPENKO is also a grandson of SPECIAL.

ARCHIPENKO’s foal daughter is a bay out of LADY JANE DIGBY, winner of a German Gr.1 and two British Listed events and three-parts sister herself to the durable multiple Group winner GATEMAN. She is her dam’s sixth foal and fourth consecutive filly; her two male siblings are both winners and she has half-sisters LA VIE EN ROSE (by HENRYTHENAVIGATOR) and FRANCOPHILIA (by FRANKEL), both with Mark Johnston, in training and also a very good yearling filly by the late LEROIDESANIMAUX.

STARLIT SANDS, winner of the Gr.3 Prix d’Arenberg and runner-up in the Gr.2 Queen Mary, has a bay colt by GALILEO, a full-brother to now three-year-old filly SANIYAAT, a €1,050,000 yearling at Goffs in 2015, her dam’s third foal, unraced to date and in training in Newmarket with George Peckham. STARLIT SANDS’ first two foals are both winners, four-time scorer SEYCHELLOISE achieving a Timeform rating of 104; she also has a yearling colt by SEA THE STARS.

Grey colts by ARCHIPENKO have been born to two more ALRUCCABA family members. The “recipe” is known to work, having produced Black Type winners ALGONQUIN and ALGOMETER already. German Horse of the Year and triple Group 1 winner ALBANOVA has a ninth-foal, a brother to 2016 Group winner ALGOMETER and half-brother to Listed winning fillies ALWILDA and ALL AT SEA. She will return to ARCHIPENKO.

ALBACOCCA, a WITH APPROVAL granddaughter of ALRUCCABA out of her NINISKI daughter BALLYMAC GIRL, has a first colt after three straight fillies; her two-year-old second foal daughter by WORTHADD, ALCAVELLA, is in training in Newmarket with Charlie McBride. ALBACOCCA will now visit BOBBY’S KITTEN.

Three-time winner FRESA, a daughter of SELKIRK and the dual stakes-placed FLOR Y NATA from the family of European Champion two-year-old Lanwades-bred son of NINISKI, KALA DANCER, has a bay filly by SEA THE MOON. She now visits SIR PERCY, also sire of the final arrival amongst this batch of foals - a bay colt by SIR PERCY, a half-brother to three winners, including ARCHIPENKO’s Gr.2 Beresford Stakes runner-up son CLONARD STREET, out of MOI AUSSI, a dual winner tracing to WHERE YOU LEAD, granddam of RAINBOW QUEST, COMMANDER IN CHIEF and WARNING.

9th March 2017

BOBBY'S KITTEN - first mares scanned in foal 
New Lanwades sire, Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner BOBBY'S KITTEN, has had NINE of his first mares covered scanned in foal. Amongst the newly pregnant mares are MULLEIN, the winner of 5 races, including the Listed Flying Fillies' Stakes at Pontefract, MISS ANABAA, Timeform 112-rated winner of the Gr.3 Ballyogan Stakes, MATRON OF 
HONOUR, a half-sister to Gr.1 winner CASAMENTO; the winning DUBAWI mare BEAUTIFUL VIEW as well as Lanwades maiden mares SOUND OF THE SEA (Acclamation - Summer Night), a half-sister to 10 winners, 4 of them Black Type winners, and ALLE STELLE, a SEA THE STARS granddaughter of World Champion ALBORADA.

BOBBY'S
KITTEN is the first stallion son of multiple US Champion Turf sire KITTEN'S JOY to stand at stud in Europe. "We are delighted with the response to BOBBY'S KITTEN from mare owners all over Europe" said Lanwades owner Kirsten Rausing. "Mr and Mrs Kenneth Ramsey who bred and owned BOBBY'S KITTEN have sent over 10 mares (all due to foal to KITTEN'S JOY) from Kentucky to visit BOBBY'S KITTEN, Lanwades is supporting him with a significant number of our best mares, and we have nice mares visiting also from Ireland and France. We are very grateful to the breeders at home and abroad who support this exciting young horse" she concluded.

6th March 2017
STAKES SUCCESS FOR LANWADES SIRES 
Both of Lanwades sires with progeny of racing age had Stakes success at the weekend. The ultra-consistent WAKE FOREST, a son of SIR PERCY, already a Gr.1 winner last year, added further success to his racing record when winning the Gr.2 Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The German-bred seven-year-old entire who won the Gr.1 Man O’War Stakes at Belmont Park last year was returning from a break for this race where he raced in sixth, came wide off the bend to challenge in the straight to just get up by a head. Over in South Africa ARCHIPENKO sired a new Stakes winner when his British-conceived son ROYAL HONOUR won the Listed Aquanaut Handicap at Turffontein. He was prominent throughout the race, took up the lead halfway up the straight to win by just under a length. 

3rd March 2017
ALRUCCABA FAMILY ARRIVALS
A half-dozen members of the ALRUCCABA family, headlined by a filly by the great FRANKEL are amongst the tail-end February arrivals. The daughter of FRANKEL is grey, and is the first foal of Stakes winner ALWILDA, a HERNANDO half-sister to 2016 Group winner ALGOMETER and dual French Listed winner ALL AT SEA out of German Horse of the Year ALBANOVA.  ALWILDA will now visit ARCHIPENKO.

Close relatives ALTA MODA, a SADLER’S WELLS daughter of World Champion ALBORADA, and ALUMNA, who is by MR GREELEY out of ALBORADA’s Stakes winning SADLER’S WELLS half-sister ALMA MATER, have each produced a bay filly by ARCHIPENKO. Group-placed (and Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary fourth) ALUMNA’s
 is a second foal, half-brother to the SEA THE STARS colt which brought 110,000 guineas at last year’s Tattersalls December Foal Sale. ALTA MODA, who has three-year-old INVINCIBLE SPIRIT colt ENSIGN (with Aidan O’Brien) to represent her on the track this year, has already produced a good runner by ARCHIPENKO in the dual Stakes-placed GROOR, and she will return to the horse this year, as will ALUMNA.

After three colts in as many years, Gr.3 Kilternan Stakes winner ALLA SPERANZA (a granddaughter of ALBORADA) finally has a daughter, a bay or grey filly by SEA THE MOON. Her REDOUTE’S CHOICE first foal died unraced at two last year, but she has an INVINCIBLE SPIRIT two-year-old son with David Simcock and an OASIS DREAM yearling.

Half-sisters ALTRUISTE (by MONTJEU) and ALBARAKA (by SELKIRK), respectively unraced and Stakes-placed daughters of World Champion ALBORADA, both have colt foals; ALTRUISTE’s is an ARCHIPENKO half-brother to the mare’s first foal SIR PERCY two-year-old winner RABBIT PERCY, ALBARAKA’s is full-brother to his dam’s LEROIDESANIMAUX two-year-old second-foal daughter ALACRITAS (in training with David Simcock) and half-brother to OASIS CHARM, an as yet unraced three-year-old with Charlie Appleby. 


22nd February 2017

SIR PERCY SUCCESS
Three-year-old colt MR SCARAMANGA by SIR PERCY was an exciting winner for his connections when taking the Gr.2d Al Biddah Mile at Doha yesterday. MR SCARAMANGA was a juvenile winner for his then trainer Richard Hannon and was also third in the Gr.2 Superlative Stakes as well as runner-up in the Listed Washington Stakes. He was purchased at the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale last year for 90,000 gns by his current owner Robert Moss who owns him in partnership with Christopher Brennan. He is now in training with Simon Dow who was in full praise of the IRB for suggesting and arranging for him to run at Doha and in doing so picked up prize money of £115,000. SIR PERCY had a good weekend with LORD COOPER winning for the second time in six days at Wolverhampton and MYSTIKANA winning her second race.

22nd February 2017 
FURTHER FOALS
Mother and daughter ALVARITA and ALMIRANTA, each with a foal by a recent Champion, are amongst the most recent half-dozen mares with new arrivals at Lanwades. 

ALVARITA, whose daughter ALBORETTA and Group-winning INVINCIBLE SPIRIT granddaughter ALEA IACTA have both already foaled this year, has a bay or grey colt by KINGMAN. Her daughter ALMIRANTA, herself dam of ALEA IACTA, has produced a close relative to her classy daughter with a grey filly by MUHAARAR (like INVINCIBLE SPIRIT a descendant of GREEN DESERT). Both mares will remain at Lanwades, ALVARITA to visit new boy BOBBY'S KITTEN, her daughter to go to ARCHIPENKO.

A third member of the ALRUCCABA clan, ALL MY HEART, a Timeform 100 rated, 4-times winning granddaughter of ALOUETTE, has produced a third-foal colt by LEROIDESANIMAUX and she too will visit ARCHIPENKO, sire of her colt and filly first and second foals.

Also with a chesnut colt by LEROIDESANIMAUX and due to visit SEA THE MOON is Brazilian Group 3 winner THUNDER QUEEN whose dam was a half-sister to the great Champion RAVINELLA.

The remaining two of this batch of arrivals are both by ARCHIPENKO. Dual Group 3 winner CUBANITA, a daughter of SELKIRK out of a mare by HERNANDO, has a second foal son to follow last year's bay colt by KINGMAN. BIPARTISAN, a dual-winning half-sister to Group 3 Winter Derby winner ROBIN HOODS BAY, and granddaughter of Irish Champion two-year-old filly BIANCA NERA (granddam also of POSTPONED) has a first foal bay daughter. She too will now visit BOBBY'S KITTEN. 

15th February 2017

ARCHIPENKO EXHIBITION
Two colts and two fillies by ARCHIPENKO featured amongst the half dozen early February arrivals. The fillies are each first foals. One is a third-generation Lanwades-bred out of JOLIE BLONDE, a Timeform 95-rated three-time winning daughter of SIR PERCY out of four-time winner AFFAIRE D'AMOUR, a HERNANDO full-sister to multiple Stakes winner FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

The other is a bay daughter of HELVETIA, a winner in the green and white Kirsten Rausing colours as a three-year-old in 2015 after having been purchased from her breeder Juddmonte Farms. A BLAME half-sister to good French sprinter STERN OPINION, HELVETIA has as her fourth dam 1965 US champion two-year-old MOCCASIN, which means that her daughter has some fascinating line-breeding, as both ARCHIPENKO and BLAME trace to MOCCASIN's full-sister (NUREYEV's granddam, SADLER'S WELLS' third dam) THONG.

The two ARCHIPENKO colts, both bays, are a third foal for SUNSET SHORE, a winning OASIS DREAM half-sister to nine other winners including Group-or-Stakes winners SONGERIE, SOUVENANCE, SOFT MORNING and SOURIRE. SUNSET SHORE’s first foal is the highly regarded two-year-old colt WATHEER (by LEROIDESANIMAUX), trained by Marcus Tregoning for Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum.

The other ARCHIPENKO colt is a full-brother out of EMINENCIA to winning filly ARCHDUCHESS and half-brother to 2016 Stakes placed MAKFI filly EDYA. Both mares will now visit new Lanwades horse BOBBY'S KITTEN.

The two remaining early February foals are also both Lanwades-sired, and also both first foals. Group 3 Prix Thomas Bryon winner ALEA IACTA, a great-granddaughter of World Champion ALBORADA, has a colt by LEROIDESANIMAUX and will now visit ARCHIPENKO. 

Boarding mare SHE'S GORGEOUS, a dual-winning daughter of a half-sister to Dubai World Cup winner PRINCE BISHOP, owned by Mr and Mrs Johnny Johnstone, has a bay filly by SIR PERCY.

Pictured right: ALEA IACTA, with her first foal, a colt by LEROIDESANIMAUX. 


2nd February 2017
FIRST ARRIVALS

The first half dozen foals of 2017 at Lanwades, unusually enough by six different stallions, are on the ground.

Earliest arrivals were a pair of first foal bay fillies out of mares with well-established Lanwades connections. ANARCHISTE, a winning daughter of ARCHIPENKO (Champion First season sire in Argentina in 2016) out of the HERNANDO mare HERMANITA, has a MUKHADRAM daughter who has two helpings of the blood of 1975 Irish Champion two-year-old WELSH GARDEN, who in addition to being granddam of HERMANITA is also fifth dam of MUKHADRAM.

ALBORETTA, a winning HERNANDO half-sister to Group winner ALLA SPERANZA and 2016 Stakes winner ALTESSE out of the Stakes winning SELKIRK mare ALVARITA, herself a daughter of World Champion ALBORADA, has a filly by Irish National Stud resident WORTHADD, a son of DUBAWI who has his first runners this year.

Both mares now stay at Lanwades; ANARCHISTE to go to SEA THE MOON, ALBORETTA visiting new boy BOBBY'S KITTEN.

STELLAIRE, a winning ARCHIPENKO half-sister to four Stakes winners out of the prolific SUMMER NIGHT (dam of 10 winners), also has a first foal, a colt by LEROIDESANIMAUX; she too will visit SEA THE MOON.

SEA THE MOON is sire of the second colt arrival, a bay second foal out of ARCHDUCHESS, another winning daughter of ARCHIPENKO and a granddaughter of Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille winner MY EMMA.  ARCHDUCHESS visits SIR PERCY. 

Two further bay fillies make up the half dozen - ALL AT SEA, a three-time Listed winner in France and a daughter of German Horse of the Year ALBANOVA, has an INVINCIBLE SPIRIT daughter.    MEMORY LANE, a dual winning daughter of WITH APPROVAL, has a PICCOLO full-sister to her 2015 colt who is in training with Michael Grassick in Ireland, and half-sister to the mare's first foal ARCHIPENKO 2015 two-year-old winner HENSHAW. 

Far right: Colt foal by LEROIDESANIMAUX out of ARCHIPENKO’s winning daughter STELLAIRE, from famous Lanwades “S” family.

Right: SEA THE MOON colt out of Lanwades-bred winning ARCHIPENKO mare ARCHDUCHESS, granddaughter of dual Gr.1 winner MY EMMA.