Date of Birth: 12 Feb 2017
Sire: Nayef (USA)
Dam: Oak Leaves (GB)
Dam Sire: Mark of Esteem (IRE)
This exceptionally good looking yearling gelding is a strong, well-grown son of Nayef. He has correct limbs, a good temperament and is a great walker.
Nayef is a stallion who consistently produces stakes winners and performers year-after-year and is now making a name for himself as a sire of sires. Among his best progeny are group winners Tamayuz, Tasaday, Mustajeeb, Snow Sky, Forgotton Rules and Alwathna. In all, he has produced 14 individual Group winners, two of which have been successful in Group 1 events.
This yearling's dam, Oak Leaves, out of the winning mare Exotic Forest, is a half-sister to five individual winners. These include Misbehaviour, the winner of eight races over hurdles who attained an official rating-high of 112. Oak Leaves herself proved to be a decent, honest racehorse with three seconds and a third.
This bonny young gelding looks to have a future both on the Flat and over jumps.
He can be viewed on appointment at Rosemary's Pease's Folly Farm Stud in Somerset.
This picture was taken last August and the colt has grown considerably since then.