Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 19 May 2014
Sire: Oscar (IRE)
Dam: Milleners Gem (IRE)
Dam Sire: Millenary (GB)
An unbroken four-year-old Oscar gelding is offered for sale. A three-parts brother to the Grade-1 Hattons Grace Hurdle winner Oscar Dan Dan, he stands 15.3 hands high and is an exceptional model.
He is out of the unraced Millenary mare Milleners Gem, who was a half-sister to the aforementioned Oscar Dan Dan, who also won the Grade-2 Lismullen Hurdle, a Grade-2 at the Fairyhouse Festival and was also a winner in a bumper and over fences. With this youngster and Oscar Dan Dan both being sons of Oscar, they are therefore three-parts brothers. Other smart performers in the near family include the Grade-2 placed chaser Pete The Parson and the Listed-placed hurdler Chase The Wind.
The sire Oscar is one of the leading NH sires of his generation, having produced the winners of most of the sports marquee races. Amongst his best progeny are Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere, Champion Chaser Big Zeb, Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby and other hallowed names such as Our Duke, Peddlers Cross and Oscar Whisky.
At the end of his career he was operating at a covering fee of €7,500 and his enduring appeal saw the Irish point winner Trevelyn's Corn sell for an eye watering €400,000 last December. Such figures highlight just what a bargain is on offer here at the advertised price.