Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 25 Mar 2015
Sire: Havana Gold (IRE)
Dam: Kisses For Me (IRE)
Dam Sire: Sadler's Wells (USA)
Close relative of this filly, two-year-old filly Timpani (half-sister to dam Kisses For Me), has recently won her Maiden at Newmarket for trainer John Gosden and owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.
A lovely three-year-old filly by exceptional first season sire Havana Gold is offered for sale to dissolve a partnership. She has been fully broken in, is stalls trained, and has a fine temperament for racing.
She is a daughter of the beautifully-bred Kisses For Me, who was a smart performer for Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O'Brien. She won on her only outing as a two-year-old and went into winter quarters with Classic aspirations. At three years she gained Black Type with multiple Listed placings at up to a mile-and-a-half, and was deemed good enough to contest the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Oaks.
After her racing career was finished Kisses For Me was sold for 800,000 Guineas, such is the quality of her pedigree. She is a sister to the Grp-1 placed middle-distance performer Poseidon Adventure, who went on to become a stallion, and numerous other useful winners. Another full sibling Chirkova has already proven herself a broodmare capable of producing stakes performers by virtue of the Listed-placed Wingingit. They are daughters of the great Sadler's Wells, who is surely without compare as a broodmare-sire - recent Arc winner Enable being yet another example of his enduring influence in that sphere.
Kisses For Me has already made an impact at stud, as she is the granddam of the Listed-placed two-year-old African Queen.
This filly will not be lacking from input on the sire's side too, as Havana Gold has quickly earned himself a superb reputation. He was a Listed-winning juvenile who later won the Grp-1 Prix Jean Prat over a mile, and he has transferred that class and precocity to his early runners. These include the Grp-3 Molecomb Stakes winner and Grp-1 placed Havana Grey and the Coventry Stakes (Grp-2) runner-up Headway.
This attractive three-year-old is available at the extremely reasonable price of £10,000 and she possesses enormous potential as a racehorse and later on as a broodmare.