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Clement campaigns stakes winner by same sire

Bated Breath colt

    • Bated Breath sired Grade 1 winner at Del Mar and stakes winner in NY over Thanksgiving Weekend

    • Colt purchased at world-renowned Tattersalls Sale in England

    • By high-class Juddmonte runner

Terry Finley encouraged top Irish bloodstock agents Ross and Peter Doyle to let him know if they found a nice colt for American racing while they prowled the grounds at Tattersalls, the oldest horse auction house in the world, for the fall yearling sale in Newmarket, England.

The Doyles singled out a son of Bated Breath, telling Finley that the colt was an incredible specimen and the sire is one to watch all over the world. That last point has been made loud and clear at American racetracks over the last few months.

From just a small group of imports, Bated Breath’s sons and daughters have been a sensation this year:

  • His filly Viadera has emerged as one of the best turf fillies in the country, capturing the Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes in California and the De La Rose Stakes and Grade 3 Noble Damsel Stakes in New York for trainer Chad Brown and Juddmonte Farms.
  • And Bated Breath’s daughter Feel Glorious prevailed in the Forever Together at Aqueduct and Perfect Sting at Saratoga, following up on three wins (two stakes) during 2019 for trainer Christophe Clement, who will receive the new colt.
  • Bated Breath’s son Jack and Noah also has doubled up, winning the Mahony Stakes at Saratoga (with a 97 Beyer) and Sir Cat Stakes at Belmont for trainer Mark Casse.

Still a young sire with four crops of racing age, Bated Breath was a high-class runner for Juddmonte in England, filling in the hoofprints of his elite sire, Dansili, who won major stakes in Europe and finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs. Bated Breath has been a growing force in Europe, siring three stakes winners during the Royal Ascot festival in 2019.

View Bated Breath’s last 100 stateside runners — it’s truly remarkable how many stakes performers and winners he’s had in the United States!

The new colt is out of a mare by Proud Citizen, a drop-dead gorgeous horse for D. Wayne Lukas who finished second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness Stakes. Close up in the female family is European champion 2-year-old Dream Ahead.

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2022.

Trainer: Christophe Clement

  • A leading US trainer for over 25 years, Christophe has acquired a reputation for meticulous attention to detail. He intentionally limits the size of his stable to a number that can be kept in just two locations at any point in time.
  • Top runners include Champion 2-time Eclipse Award winner, Gio Ponti, 4-time G1 winner, Tonalist,  world record holder Disco Partner, and WPT grade one horses Decorated Invader and Best Performance.
  • Stable fresh off a huge 20-win Saratoga meet (3rd overall).
  • TDN Article: Clement Scaling The Heights in 2020

Bated Breath colt Info

  • Trainer: Christophe Clement
  • Sire: Bated Breath
  • Dam: Unnatural
  • Broodmare Sire: Proud Citizen
  • Birth Date: February 5, 2019
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Great Britain
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup
  • Dosage Index: 3.00

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