£20,000 plus VAT
Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 30 Jan 2014
Sire: Windsor Knot (IRE)
Dam: Tara Tara (IRE)
Dam Sire: Fayruz
A lovely filly out of Tara Tara by Windsor Knot is offered for sale from the yard of Gold Cup winning rider Sam Thomas. She is showing a good deal of promise in her work at home and will be running in mares bumpers shortly in the New Year.
Tara Tara was a precocious performer during her racing days, winning on her two-year-old debut over five-furlongs. So impressive was she that two starts later she was running in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot - though her racing career was ultimately a fleeting one.
That hasn't stopped her from making a fine impact as a broodmare. Her most notable progeny is To The Sky, a winner over a mile-and-a-quarter at the Curragh during his flat career. He has gone on to achieve more notable success as a jumper, however, winning a maiden hurdle and twice from just six outings over fences.
A quick glance at Tara Tara's pedigree reveals why she has made waves as a NH broodmare. Although she raced at the minimum trip on the flat, her pedigree is full of good dual purpose stock. Her half-brother Raise Your Heart was a Listed winner on the flat and over hurdles, whilst another male sibling More Dash Thancash was rated 142 over timber. Her half-sister Bolino Star was a Grade-2 winner over hurdles and a Listed-winner on the level, whilst other siblings were stakes performers in Italy.
Tara Tara's sire Fayruz was a fast juvenile on the track, but that hasn't stopped him featuring in the pedigree of the Grade-2 winning and Grade-1 placed chaser Tumbling Dice as the dam's sire.
The mare on offer is a daughter of Windsor Knot, a stallion who is steadily gaining in reputation. A Grp-3 winner at seven-furlongs and a mile-and-one-furlong, he has recevied greatest recognition as a source of NH stock. The recent exploits of the 155-rated hurdler and decent flat handicapper Swamp Fox have put his name in the spotlight, whilst he is also the sire of Grade-3 Cheltenham Festival winning hurdler Flaxen Flare.
With such a fine mix of NH stamina and flat speed in her pedigree, this filly cannot fail to excite. She looks a sure-fire bumper winner and has an outstanding long term future too.