Shadai Buys Group 1 Winner Grand Glory For Broodmare Duty

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Teruya Yoshida of Shadai Farm has purchased Group 1 winner Grand Glory (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) for broodmare duty after her run in Sunday's G1 Japan Cup, Jour de Galop reported. Fifth in the Cup in 2021, she is currently jointly owned 50/50 by Yoshida and Xavier Marie's Haras de Hus. Anne-Sophie Yoh, who manages the interests of Haras de Hus, confirmed the news to JDG.

Bred by Elevage Haras de Bourgeauville and sold for €18,000 to Marco Bozzi Bloodstock during Arqana's October Yearling Sale in 2017, the bay made a winning debut in the colours of Bartolo Faraci at Deauville in December of her juvenile season in 2018. Purchased privately by Albert Frassetto, John D'Amato and Mike Pietrangelo over the winter, Grand Glory would go on to take third in the 2019 G1 Prix de Diane. Returning as a 4-year-old, the mare landed the G3 Prix de Flore in heavy ground after placing in a pair of Group 2s earlier that season. At five, she tallied the G3 Grand Prix de Vichy and G1 Prix Jean Romanet in succession, before missing by a nose in the G1 Prix de l'Opera that October.

She went through the Deauville ring again during Arqana's Vente d'Elevage last December, and brought €2.5 million from Yohea acting for Marie. Now a 6-year-old, the bay won the Listed Prix Zarkava this April and the G3 Prix Allez France a month later in the silks of Haras de Hus. Third in Royal Ascot's G1 Prince Of Wales's S., Grand Glory was unplaced in both the G1 Prix Vermeille and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Her record stands at 23-8-4-4, $1,257,387.

Out of the placed Madonna Lily (Ire) (Daylami {Ire}), Grand Glory is her fifth of six foals, and one of two stakes winners. Her final and last foal is the 2017 Toronado (Ire) gelding Bois d'Argent (GB), who won at listed level in France. Madonna Lily is a half-sister to GII Canadian S. heroine Minakshi (Fr) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), while she is also kin to G1 Crown Oaks victress Arapaho Miss (Aus) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), and that mare's G1 Kennedy VRC Oaks-winning daughter Miami Bound (NZ) (Reliable Man {GB}).

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