- back at Lanwades and available for viewing

Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner retired to Lanwades in 2017...

Previous years for Lanwades news releases: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

News for 2018 Lanwades successes

15th March 2018
PRESENTING PERCY, a seven –year-old son of SIR PERCY was a most impressive winner of the Gr.1 RSA Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. He travelled smoothly at the rear of the field as a strong gallop was set. He crept into the race five fences out and cruised to the front turning for home. He powered up the hill to score by seven lengths with the third a further seven lengths away. A bumper and dual hurdle winner at five, PRESENTING PERCY progressed through handicaps to win the Listed Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at last year’s festival. He got his chase career off to a winning start and was third in the Gr.2 Florida Pearl Novice Chase and he was second in the Gr.2 Red Mills Chase winning the Gr.2 Galmoy Hurdle in between. He was bred by Johnny Weatherby of Preston Lodge Stud and was sold as a foal at the Tattersalls Ireland November Foal Sale. It was a great win for all the connections and he certainly is a very exciting horse for the future.

26th February 2018
Lanwades-bred TIME WARP won his second Group 1 after taking the Gr.1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup yesterday defeating former Horse of the Year WERTHER. He even managed to set a new record - the final time of 1:59.97 was the first time in history that the 2 minute mark had been broken over the Sha Tin 2000 metres. TIME WARP had previously won the Gr.1 Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin comfortably by 2 ¼ lengths in December last year. TIME WARP, was sold as a yearling when consigned by Staffordstown Stud to Jeremy Brummitt at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. He went on to win four races as a two-year-old which culminated in him winning the Listed Criterium de l’Quest at Craon in France. He then won the Listed Prix de Pontarme at Saint-Cloud over a mile on his debut at three for his then trainer Sir Mark Prescott. He then went over to Hong Kong and had his first run for new trainer A S Cruz in January last year and after a few runs, his first win in Hong Kong came in June at Happy Valley where he went on to win again at the end of June. TIME WARP wrapped up his first season with an impressive win in the Sha Tin Mile Trophy Handicap over a mile. He opened up his second Hong Kong season with two Group 3 placings followed by a Group 2 second beaten a neck by WERTHER. He is a most talented son of ARCHIPENKO and seems to be improving all the time. He has now earned over £2.6 million in prize money.

22nd February 2018
A rush of early February arrivals has made up for a slow start in January, with 10 further foals on the ground before the end of the first week.

Two of the ten, one of each sex, are from the final crop of Lanwades’ much-missed ARCHIPENKO. ALL AT SEA, triple Listed-winning daughter of German Horse of the Year ALBANOVA, has a second foal filly after last year’s daughter by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. And AKSAYA, an unraced daughter of SEA THE STARS and Lanwades-bred Group 3 winner AKDARENA, has a first foal son.

AKSAYA is one of four February foalers slotted to join the book of BOBBY’S KITTEN this year. The other three are SEYCHELLOISE, a four-time winning daughter of PIVOTAL and Group 3 Prix d’Arenberg scorer STARLIT SANDS, who has a first foal colt by SEA THE STARS; and two winning daughters of ARCHIPENKO - ARCHDUCHESS, who has a third foal (second filly) daughter by SIR PERCY and WAVELET, a granddaughter of European Champion filly RAMRUMA, whose first foal is a filly by first-crop sire THE GURKHA.

Already foaled to BOBBY’S KITTEN in 2018, and both with bay colts, are EMINENCIA, (dam of ARCHDUCHESS, and also of the Italian Stakes-placed filly EDYA) and LUISA CALDERON, a NAYEF full-sister to German Champion and French Group 1 winner LADY MARIAN, who was producing her second foal after a SEA THE STARS filly and who now visits SIR PERCY. Another with a first foal filly by SEA THE STARS is ALAMODE, a juvenile winning daughter of SIR PERCY (and granddaughter of World Champion ALBORADA) also second in Newmarket’s Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes.

New-to Lanwades FRESH STRIKE, an Arqana December 2017 acquisition, also has a first foal, hers a colt from the first crop of Prix Ganay winner DARIYAN. FRESH STRIKE is a dual-winning daughter of SMART STRIKE – she will visit BOBBY’S KITTEN this year 

The remaining arrival amongst early February’s ‘top ten’, and yet another first foal, is a ZOFFANY colt bred by John Pearce Racing Ltd out of BEST FRIEND, who is an unraced full-sister to Irish Champion filly and multiple Group 1 (including Coronation Stakes) winner LUSH LASHES.

9th February 2018
Click here to read an article in the Thoroughbred Daily News on SIR PERCY
Click here to read an article in the Thoroughbred Daily News on SEA THE MOON

6th February 2018 
Fillies out of HERNANDO full-sisters ALBORETTA and ALTESSE are amongst six foals, three of each sex, born at Lanwades in January. ALBORETTA’s, the first arrival of the year at the stud, is also the first foal by Lanwades’ stunning new horse BOBBY’S KITTEN.  Her dam, whose second filly this is following last year’s first foal by WORTHADD, will return to BOBBY’S KITTEN. Her Listed-winning sister ALTESSE has a first foal filly by GLENEAGLES.   ALBORETTA and ALTESSE, granddaughters of World Champion filly ALBORADA, are also half-sisters to ALMIRANTA, dam of SIR PERCY’S 2017 Group 2 Park Hill Stakes winner ALYSSA and Gr.3 winner at two ALEA IACTA.

SUNSET SHORE and STELLAIRE are another pair of siblings to have foaled in January. The first colt by BOBBY’S KITTEN to hit the ground is out of SUNSET SHORE, a juvenile winning half-sister to black-type scorers SONGERIE, SOUVENANCE, SOFT MORNING and SOURIRE. The colt, his dam’s fourth foal, is half-brother to highly-promising WATHEER, a LEROIDESANIMAUX two-year-old winner last year for Marcus Tregoning, who also now has WATHEER’s two-year-old full-sister SUMMER SKIES.  The mare’s third foal is a now yearling colt by ARCHIPENKO, whose winning daughter (and SUNSET SHORE’s half-sister) STELLAIRE will now visit BOBBY’S KITTEN after foaling a second foal filly by another Lanwades horse in SEA THE MOON. 

 SELKIRK’s six-time winning daughter LEADERENE, a half-sister to German Champion filly and Group 1 Prix de l’Opera winner LADY MARIAN, also has a second foal colt. A son of GOLDEN HORN, he is a half-brother to LE DON DE VIE, a 2016 son of LEROIDESANIMAUX in training with Andrew Balding. 

 The final January arrival is a MUKHADRAM colt bred by John Pearce Racing Limited out of the stakes winning HERNANDO mare MISS CORNICHE. The colt is half-brother to six winners, headed by SELKIRK’s Ebor Handicap-winning son MOYENNE CORNICHE.     

4th January 2018 

Breeders' Cup Sprint Star BOBBY'S KITTEN has now returned to Lanwades and is available for breeders to view along with German Derby winner SEA THE MOON and Epsom Derby winner SIR PERCY on Tuesday 9th January and Wednesday 10th January and at any other time by appointment.