Category: Horses in training (NH)
Sire: SHIROCCO (GER)
Dam: GLORIOUS TWELFTH (IRE)
Dam Sire: OLD VIC
LORD WALSINGHAM (IRE) is such a really exciting NH prospect in the making. His pedigree shouts class. He himself shouts class. No one can deny the thrill of watching all of ANNIE POWER's numerously great wins and this fellow is bred on similar lines to her, being by SHIROCCO (GER) out of an OLD VIC mare.
He is the first foal of his dam, GLORIOUS TWELFTH (IRE) by OLD VIC. She was a winner of a NH flat race and also a winner and placed over hurdles, and a half-sister to three winners. His next dam BILBOA (FR), twice a GR2 winner and multiple group stakes placed, is a fantastic race mare. See the attached pedigree on this page.
SHIROCCO (GER) has been a staggeringly successful sire over both disciplines and needs little introduction.
This three-year-old gelding was specially selected from the Goffs UK Doncaster Spring Sale by the sharp eyes of Anthony Bromley (Highflyer Bloodstock) and his trainer Alan King. He has been broken in and ridden away now at Alan King's beautiful yard at Barbury Castle in Wiltshire. It is a truly gorgeous place if you've never had the pleasure of seeing it.
LORD WALSINGHAM has sheer class about him, a marvellous temperament and looks every bit a racehorse. Together with correct conformation there is that immediate impression of athleticism about the way he moves so easily and just oozes quality in spades. We have, in short, a most genuine and dream-like prospect here.
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LORD WALSINGHAM, a good strong name, is so named after the Victorian sportsman who shot a record bag of grouse, so connecting the 'Glorious Twelfth' of his dam's name. That story can be found in many books on the subject but Google also knows how.
As a footnote the horse is entered in the Goffs UK Spring Sale Bumper (£50,000) to be run at Newbury 24 March 2018
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