£2,500 ONO (no VAT)
Sire: PASTORAL PURSUITS (GB)
Dam: BUNDLE UP (USA)
Dam Sire: MINER'S MARK (USA)
Covering sire: Coach House
Currently in foal: yes
Foal at foot: no
The 11-year-old proven broodmare Elegant Pursuit is offered for sale. A winner in France over a mile and a quarter during her racing days, she comes with the added bonus of having been scanned in foal to exciting first season sire Coach House.
Out of a Miner's Mark mare, Elegant Pursuit is a half-sister to the Listed-placed Ut Majeur, from the extended family of Gr-2 Prix Robert Papin winner and Grp-1 Prix Morny third Balawaki, Grp-1 Middle Park Stakes winner Zieten, Grp-1 Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Blue Duster and the Grp-2 winner and Grp-1 Eclipse Stakes third Western Hymn.
A member of a confirmed black-type family, Elegant Pursuit has already earned her stripes as a broodmare. Her 2014 Hellvelyn foal Blastofmagic has won twice in sprint handicaps this season, and looks sure to add to the page again soon. She has other young stock embarking on careers on the track that might also add to the family's laurels in the near future.
The covering sire Coach House was a lightning fast two-year-old that won the Listed Marble Hill Stakes and finished second in the Grp-2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. Early signs are that he will make his mark as a stallion, as he has been represented already by the three-time winner More Than Likely and the dual winner I Believe In You. His progeny have also turned heads in the auction ring, selling for as much as £125,000, so the commercial appeal of this cover must not be underestimated.
As a proven winner producer with many breeding years ahead of her, there is sure to be plenty of interest in Elegant Pursuit.