Sire: ROBIN DES CHAMPS (FR)
Dam: SPARRON HAWK (FR)
Dam Sire: HAWKER'S NEWS (IRE)
Currently in foal: no
Foal at foot: no
The well-related 10-year-old Robin des Champs mare Storm Born is offered for sale. She is currently in foal to Shantaram, an impeccably-bred Grp-3 winning son of Galileo.
She was scanned in foal on July 29th and the foal will be eligible for the Great British Bonus.
Storm Born ran just a handful of times in point-to-points and under NH rules prior to commencing her career as a broodmare. She has since produced offspring by Notnowcato and Axxos and awaits her first runner.
She is out of the bumper winner Sparron Hawk, whose four winning progeny include the 138-rated triple hurdles winner Out of The Loop and the lightly-raced but extremely talented Russian Hawk. The latter won on hurdles debut for Colin Tizzard and was a short-head second to Dashel Drasher at Ascot in 2019, before injury curtailed his progress.
Sparron Hawk is in turn a sibling of the Listed-winning chaser The Wicketkeeper and the Listed-winning hurdler and Grade-2 placed chaser La Zingarella. Subsequent to her racing career La Zingarella would go on to become a high-class broodmare, foaling the top-class triple Grade-1 winning hurdler and Grade-1 placed chaser L'Ami Serge, the Listed-winning chaser Sizing Codelco and the Listed-placed hurdler Viens Chercher.
This exceptional pedigree traces back within one more generation to numerous further black-type earners. These include the Triumph Hurdle heroine Snow Drop, her fellow Grade-1 winning hurdlers Don't Touch It and Lina Drop and the multiple Grade-2 winning and Grade-1 placed Kerry National winner Snow Falcon.
Adding further lustre to Storm Born's appeal is the promise of a foal by Shantaram.
A full-brother to the Classic-placed Gan Amhras, Shantaram won the 2012 Grp-3 Bahrain Trophy during a short but successful racing career for John Gosden and subsequently retired to Coolagown Stud.
His first runners emerged during the 2019/20 NH season and featured the debutant bumper winner Litigate, from a small number of runners. His progeny have sold for up to €35,000 and he remains a stallion of potential.
It is also essential to recount the record of the great Robin des Champs as a broodmare sire. The late stallion's daughters have provided numerous high-class individuals, such as the prolific Grade-1 winning hurdler Benie des Dieux and Bacardys.
Storm Born provides breeders with an exciting opportunity to purchase a daughter of Robin Des Champs with excellent pedigree credentials. Please get in touch for more information.
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