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Lightning Spear's First Foal is a Colt

Group 1 winner Lightning Spear (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) celebrated his first foal, a colt, born at Crimbourne Stud in Marlborough on Jan. 16, Tweenhills Stud announced on Tuesday. The chestnut is out of the winning Moonlight Rhapsody (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), herself a half-sister to G2 Queen Elizabeth S. hero Fantastic Love (Peintre Celebre). Under the second dam is champion sprinter and sire Last Tycoon (Ire) (Try My Best {Ire}). Tweenhills, in light of Lightning Spear's early sub-fertility issues, is offering 2020 seasons at £5,000, due Oct. 1. The first...

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First Foal for Cloth of Stars is a Filly

Champion and G1 Prix Ganay hero Cloth of Stars (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) sired his first reported foal at Logis St Germain on Jan. 17, Darley announced. The filly is a daughter of the winning Zallaja (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}), herself out of G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Zalaiyka (Fr) (Royal Academy), and was bred by Jack de Jong. Cloth of Stars stands at Haras du Logis and commands a fee of €7,500 this term.

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City of Light's First Foal a Filly

Lane's End resident City of Light (Quality Road) sired his first foal, a filly, Friday at Machmer Hall in Paris, Ky. The filly is also the first foal out of unraced Redbud (Union Rags), a half-sister to graded stakes winner Wishful Tomcat (Tactical Cat) and stakes winners Uncle T Seven (Freud), Lucky Lewis (Forest Camp) and Zetterholm (Silver Train). "We are thrilled to bits over our City of Light filly!" said Machmer Hall's Carrie Brogden. "She has a beautiful feminine head and great balance and frame." City of Light will...

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Saxon Warrior Sires First Foal

MG1SW Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), a winner of the G1 English 2000 Guineas, has sired his first foal, a colt, in France on Thursday, Coolmore announced. Out of the maiden mare Gloriously (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) herself a daughter of Irish listed-placed Queen of France (Danehill), the bay is "a correct colt with size, bone and quality," according to Guillaume Garcon of Haras de l'Hotellerie. His second dam is a half-sister to MGSW Jazz Club (Dixieland Band), while blue hen Up the Flagpole (Hoist the Flag) is farther back...

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Frank Conversation Sires First Foal

Frank Conversation (Quality Road) was represented by his first foal Jan. 17, when Looksgoodfromhere (Freud) foaled a chestnut filly at Saratoga Glen Farm, who owns and bred the filly. Frank Conversation stands in New York at Rockridge Farm.

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Cloud Computing Sires First Foal

GI Preakness S. victor Cloud Computing (Maclean's Music) sired his first foal, a colt born Jan. 9 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York. Bred by Howard Nolan Jr., the dark bay colt is out of the young Girolamo mare Best Manners, whose dam is three-time black type winner India Halo (Arg).

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First North American Foals for I'll Have Another Arrive

Champion I'll Have Another (Flower Alley--Arch's Gal Edith, by Arch)'s first two North American foals have arrived. The first was dropped Jan. 14 at Rancho San Miguel. The 2020 filly is out of the winning mare Year of Light by Event of the Year. She was bred by Jacqueline Bousquet and Dr. Jeaneen Metzler. She was followed shortly on Jan. 15 by a filly born at Ballena Vista Farm, out of the Tribal Rule broodmare Jennifer's Joy bred by Harold and Pamela Tillema and Richard Tillema. Jennifer's Joy is from the...

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Recoletos Sires First Foal

MG1SW Recoletos (Fr) (Whipper) sired his first foal, a filly, at Haras de Saint Isidro on Wednesday, Haras de Quesnay announced via Twitter. Bred by Dario Hinojosa's Darpat France, who also bred and raced Recoletos, the filly is out of Next Life (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and was one of a dozen mares sent by Hinojosa to support his young stallion. Next Life is out of G2 Ribblesdale S. heroine Silkwood (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}).

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Oscar Performance Sires First Foal

Multiple Grade I winner Oscar Performance (Kitten's Joy--Devine Actress, by Theatrical {Ire}) was represented by his first foal Jan. 15 when a bay filly out of Proud Heroine (Proud Citizen) was born at Starwood Farm. Bred by George Krikorian, the filly is a maternal great-granddaughter of the breeder's MGISW Hollywood Story (Wild Rush). "I'm in love with her," Starwood farm manager Tony Burton said. "She is a beauty." Bred and raced by John and Jerry Amerman, Oscar Performance was a Grade I winner at two, three and four, taking out...

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Stallions' First Foals: Bucchero

• Bucchero (Kantharos), a two-time winner of the GII Woodford S. who covered a book of 130 mares in his first year at stud at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, sired his first foal when Goldenlegacy'shope (Warrior's Reward) produced a filly at Golden Legacy Stables in Ocala Jan. 14. • "She was born very alert, good bone, very correct, good balance and beautiful," said Golden Legacy's Blaz Perez. • The first son to stud of Kantharos, Bucchero remains at $5,000 for the 2020 breeding season. The "Loyalty Lock-In Program--Breed...

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Mendelssohn's First Foal a Filly

The first foal for Coolmore's Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy--Leslie's Lady, by Tricky Creek), a half-brother to multiple Eclipse Award winner Beholder (Henny Hughes) and leading sire Into Mischief (Harlan's Holiday) and the $3-million topper at the 2016 Keeneland September sale, was represented by his first foal the evening of Jan. 14 when Lilacs and Lilies (Bodemeister) produced a filly at Brookstown Farm. Bred by Judy Hicks and Kathryn Nikkel, the filly is the first foal for her dam, an unplaced half-sister to GI Ashland S. winner Lilacs and Lace (Flower Alley),...

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Ransom the Moon Sires First Foal

Multiple Grade I-winning sprinter Ransom the Moon (Malibu Moon) was represented by his first foal Monday evening. Out of Terri's Pass by War Pass, the filly was foaled at Shannondoe Farm in Ontario. Ransom the Moon rallied to win the GI Bing Crosby S. in 2017 and 2018. "This is a good filly. Very impressive with deep shoulder and big hip. Plenty of bone and leg under her. I'd say she looks like daddy. We are very pleased," said Arika Everatt-Meeuse of Shannondoe Farm. Ransom the Moon stands for $7,500...

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