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News for 2017 Lanwades successes

15th February 2017
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.

2nd February 2017

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.