Sire: HAAFHD (GB)
Dam: CAYMAN SOUND (GB)
Dam Sire: TURTLE ISLAND (IRE)
Currently in foal: no
Foal at foot: no
The nine-time winning dual-purpose mare Norfolk Sky is offered for sale as a breeding prospect.
She has a yearling filly by Cityscape (available for sale here) but is not currently in foal. She has quickly shown herself to be a brilliant mum and she is easy to get in foal and foal down. She is being moved on as current connections are reducing stock numbers.
A daughter of the 2,000 Guineas and Champion Stakes winner Haafhd, Norfolk Sky began her career as a two-year-old, though was too backward to do herself justice. She improved enormously at three, and collected four wins that year at up to a mile and a half.
She won three more times on the flat over the next 18 months, before having her focus switched to a hurdling career when joining trainer Brian Barr in 2014.
She quickly adapted to her new discipline and won by 17 lengths at Fontwell on just her second start over timber. She followed that up with an excellent fourth in a Listed Mares' Novices' hurdle at Cheltenham, before winning again at Wincanton.
She was retired a few starts later, having won or placed in 19 of her 39 starts under rules, and collected more than £30,000 in win and place prizemoney. She proved herself to be an exceptionally tough, durable and consistent individual throughout her career.
As well as this, she retired sound in wind and limb, and standing a scopey and attractive 16hh and with no vices or issues, a breeding career inevitably awaited.
Norfolk Sky has so far produced just the single foal mentioned above (whom Brian and his team would be delighted to retain), but she has a very appealing profile for breeding.
She is one of four winners out of the Turtle Island mare Cayman Island, who is in turn a half-sister to the Listed-placed Blessed Spirit. The third dam Tanella was a dual winner, whose list of black-type earning descendants includes the Listed winners Record Sound, Test Boy and Taiki Herakles, as well as the US Grade-3 winner Silent Candy.
Complementing this impressive tail line is Haafhd, who is now a highly-regarded broodmare sire. His daughters have produced numerous high-class performers in recent seasons, such as the dual Grp-1 winning sprinter Quiet Reflection, the Grp-2 winning Derby runner-up Madhmoon and the mile and a half Grp-1 winner and St Leger runner-up Ventura Storm.
With a proud racing record behind her and exciting breeding future ahead, Norfolk Sky looks a steal at £2,500 ONO. Don't miss out!
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