Clement campaigns stakes winner by same sire
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:
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.
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.