Sire: ISHIGURU (USA)
Dam: ULYSSES DAUGHTER (IRE)
Dam Sire: COLLEGE CHAPEL (GB)
Last Service: 15 May 2018
Covering sire: Swiss Spirit
Currently in foal: yes
Foal at foot: yes
Details: Foal by Pearl Secret - not part of this sale.
The 10-year-old mare Sister Guru is being offered at this very attractive price because of the vendor's imminent retirement. A speedy operator in her racing days, she has already produced three foals and retains lots of breeding potential for the years ahead.
She is currently in foal to the exciting young stallion, Swiss Spirit, who was a high-class sprinter and has made a promising start with his early two-year-olds on the track.
Sister Guru began her career in 2011 as a two-year-old, and was second in a Sandown nursery on her fourth start. She was second again on her very next outing, but subsequently was kept off the track for over a year and missed her entire three-year-old season as a result.
She returned to action with a thrilling 33/1 victory in a Lingfield handicap over six-furlongs, and was moved up to a career high mark of 68 as a result. Very lightly-raced after this point, Sister Guru was retired at the close of her five-year-old campaign.
Sister Guru has had one foal to race, namely her 2016 Equiano filly Sister's Act. She has been steadily progressive in four matings so far, and will hopefully add to the family's laurels shortly. She currently has a Pearl Secret foal at foot which does not form part of this sale.
Sister Guru is one of five winners out of the College Chapel mare Ulysses Daughter, her best sibling being Peahen, who was a winner in Ireland and finished a head second in the Grp-3 Ballyogan Stakes. The extended family features numerous black-type getters, including the dual US Grade-3 winner Desert Lady.
Sister Guru is by Ishiguru, who was a pacey Grp-3 winner for Aidan O'Brien during his racing days, and is a reliable source of speed at stud. His best progeny include the US Grade-2 winner Ferneley and the Grp-2 Coventry Stakes hero and sire Hellvelyn, whilst his NZ-bred daughter True Star has produced a Stakes performer.
Sister Guru remains in the early days of her breeding career and clearly has plenty more to offer.