Group 1 Producer Stage Presence Dies at 23

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Group 1 producer Stage Presence (Ire) (Selkirk-Park Charger {GB}, by Tirol {Ire}) has passed away at 23, the Racing Post reported on Monday.

Bred by Lodge Park Stud in Ireland, the eventual dual winner first sold for €40,000 at the 1999 Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, and she raced in the colors of Robert Sangster for trainer Barry Hills. Sold again for 49,000gns during the Tattersalls December Mares Sale in 2004, she went to Horse France. In foal to Danehill Dancer (Ire), the half-sister to Group 3 winner Rum Charger (Ire) (Spectrum {Ire}) was purchased by Hugo Lascelles Bloodstock for 475,000 guineas at Tattersalls three years later and her remaining progeny were all bred by Lady Bamford.

Her three black-type winners were 2015 G1 Prix de Diane heroine Star of Seville (GB) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}), 2004 Danehill Dancer (Ire) filly English Ballet (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) who won the 2006 G3 Sweet Solera S. and ran third in the G1 Meon Valley Stud Mile later that year, and black-type winner and 2019 G1 St. James's Palace S. runner-up King of Comedy (Ire) (Kingman {GB}).

Three of her daughters have already added more black-type to the family, with her first foal, the winning Spectacular Show (Ire) (Spectrum {Ire}), responsible for stakes-winner Valbchek (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) and the multiple stakes-placed Schroders Mistake (Ire) (Cable Bay {Ire}). English Ballet has two stakes-placed fillies, and her full-sister, Stage Performance (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) has one.

Daylesford Stud Manager Charlie Brewer told Racing Post, “She was a fabulous mare and a real character. She'll be greatly missed on the stud, everyone loved her.”

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