Date of Birth: 09 Apr 2018
Sire: Swiss Spirit (GB)
Dam: Love Is More (GB)
Dam Sire: Azamour (IRE)
A yearling colt by Swiss Spirit out of the unraced Azamour mare Love Is More is offered for sale.
Although untried on the track, Love Is More's excellent family background indicates she has plenty of potential as a broodmare. She is out of the talented six/seven-furlong performer Love Me Tender, who has produced two winners to date including the five-time winner On A Whim.
Love Me Tender is in turn a sibling of the Listed-placed Easy Lover, whilst her unraced sibling Easy Times has produced the Listed-placed Al Hamdany.Their dam Easy To Love is in turn a full-sister to Sir Henry Cecil's 2000 Oaks winner Love Divine, who has gone on to produce the St Leger winner and successful sire Sixties Icon and the Grp-2 placed sire Native Ruler.
This excellent family was crafted by the Lordship Stud, and another of their famous lines features the 10-year-old stallion Swiss Spirit.
One of several Stakes performers out of the mare Swiss Lake, he won the Grp-3 Dubai World Trophy at Newbury as a three-year-old, defeating Grp-1 winner Kingsgate Native in the process, having earlier that year defeated the subsequent Grp-1 winner Lethal Force in the Listed Carnarvon Stakes at the same track.
Retired to stud in 2014, his two crops of racing age so far have advertised his ability to throw exceptionally good-looking stock that are genuine, strong and fast, whilst many have exceeded expectations in the auction ring.
The convergence of these two famous Lordship Stud families, thanks to the pairing of Swiss Spirit with Love Is More, has resulted in an excellent yearling colt, who looks sure to develop into a promising horse next year.