£750 or offers invited
Sire: GRAND LODGE (USA)
Dam: KAFAYEF (USA)
Dam Sire: SECRETO (USA)
Currently in foal: no
Foal at foot: no
The successful and attractive broodmare Almaviva is offered for sale to a good home only. She has foaled numerous winners in a long career so offers a lovely option for breeders, though alternatively she could be re-trained as a riding horse or sold as a companion.
Almaviva was a lightly-raced sort during her racing career, but she was a very useful performer. On her debut and only outing at two-years she won a seven-furlong maiden at Newmarket in authoritative fashion, which ensured she spent the rest of her career at a higher level. She showed lots of ability at Listed level as a three-year-old and was officially rated 92 at her peak. She went through the sales ring for 180,000gns as a foal and is closely related to numerous classy animals. Her dam Kafayef has given ten winners including three Black Type performers, whilst her second dam was a half-sister to the Grp-3 Queens Vase winner Melrose Avenue and the Grp-1 Phoenix Stakes runner-up Shahik.
Since retiring to stud, Almaviva has given plenty of decent performers. Her most notable progeny is the 93 rated six-time winner Indian Jack, though her son Indian Trifone and daughter Privileged also made it to the winner’s enclosure. Her winning progeny have been ideally suited by a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter.
Almaviva is a daughter of the great Grand Lodge, a dual Grp-1 winner during his racing days who went on to sire lots of outstanding performers including the Derby and Arc winner Sinndar. He has also created a tremendous legacy as a broodmare sire, his many representatives in that sphere including the French 2000 Guineas winner Lucayan, three-time Canadian International winner Joshua Tree and dual Grade-1 winning miler Xtension.
Almaviva’s most recent foal (pedigree attached) is a son of the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf winner Outstrip, and reached an impressive 32,000gns when sold at Tattersalls. Clearly this fine mare still has plenty to offer breeders, though she is blessed with the temperament to make a career change a distinct possibility. She was left empty last year though could be covered this year should her new connections desire. A first-class home is the priority for this mare, therefore the current owner is willing to discuss offers with interested parties.