First Foals For Lope Y Fernandez

'23 Lope Y Fernandez–Shaiydana colt | Nick Bradley

European champion Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), was represented by his first reported foals when the Kingman (GB) mare Sempre (GB) produced a filly and Shaiydana (Fr) (Charm Spirit {Ire}) foaled a colt earlier this month.

The former arrived at John Bourke's Hyde Park Stud in Ireland, who said, “On Saturday, Jan. 14 we had a gorgeous foal with great quality and physique by Lope Y Hernandez–she was the first foal out of a beautifully bred Kingman mare Sempre. I will be sending two mares back to the stallion again this season, especially on the back of the first foal we have had. When I saw Lope Y Fernandez at The National Stud in December 2021, I thought he was a fantastic stamp of a horse with the best walk you could find.”

Of the second arrival, breeder Nick Bradley said, “I'm delighted with this colt–he is a cracking first foal out of the mare. He has great bone and quality like his sire and was exactly the type of foal I was hoping for, and more, when I bred to Lope Y Fernandez.”

Lope Y Fernandez won the G3 Round Tower S. at The Curragh as a juvenile and placed in five Group/Grade 1 events over his career, including the 2020 FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile and 2021 Queen Anne S. at Royal Ascot. He stands at The National Stud for a fee of £8,500.

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