Making Waves: Kodiac's Queen Reigns In September

Queen Of The Mud graduates at second asking | Coglianese Photography


In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Queen Of The Mud during Belmont Park's card at Aqueduct this past weekend.

Only Mud Larks Wanted

Siena Farm, Michael Kisber, Peter Deutsch, and Stuart Grant's The Elkstone Group's Queen Of The Mud (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) won at the Belmont at the Big A meet on Thursday (video). Trained by Graham Motion, the daughter of Jawlaat (Ire) (Shamardal) was making her second start after running third at Delaware Park.

Bred by McCracken Farms, the bay is a half-sister to G3 Prix Perth hero Facteur Cheval (Ire) (Ribchester {Ire}), who was also placed thrice at the highest level in the Prix du Moulin, Prix d'Ispahan and Sussex S., as well as a weanling colt by Sottsass (Fr). She sold for 45,000gns as a Tattersalls December foal to Yeomanstown Stud, and was picked up by BSW/Crow Euro Venture for 180,000gns as a Tattersalls October Book 2 yearling last autumn. This is the extended family of multiple Group 3 winner Tantheem (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) and Group 1 winners Tamayuz (GB) (Nayef) and Santiago (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}).

Tally-Ho's Kodiac has 91 stakes winners worldwide and 42 at group level. Queen Of The Mud is one of 39 winners from 76 runners (51%) in the U.S., and he has sired seven stakes winners from that batch (9%).


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