Sire: VERGLAS (IRE)
Dam: APPLAUD (USA)
Dam Sire: RAHY (USA)
Last Service: 05 Apr 2019
Covering sire: Pastoral Pursuits
Currently in foal: yes
Foal at foot: no
County: West Yorkshire
The stunning broodmare Velvet Band is offered for sale. She is offered in foal to the Grp-1 July Cup hero and established sire Pastoral Pursuits.
A daughter of Verglas out of the Grp-3 (then) Cherry Hinton Stakes winner Applaud, Velvet Band was a six-furlong maiden winner as a two-year-old.
Since having her attentions switched to breeding she has produced two winners, namely Penny Pot Lane and Charnock Richard. The former has accumulated seven wins and 13 places to date during a fine career in sprint handicaps, whilst the latter has earned three victories so far at up to seven-furlongs in France.
As well as providing winners on the track, Velvet Band has enjoyed notable success with her progeny in the sales ring. Her 2018 Mayson colt sold for £25,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale in August, whilst Charnock Richard auctioned for £36,000 at the same sale in 2016.
A glance at her pedigree quickly confirms that such commercial success is no flash in the pan, as she boasts a pedigree with a real depth of quality.
As noted above, the dam Applaud won the Cherry Hinton Stakes in 1995, having previously finished second in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot. She went on to produce nine winners in total, also including the Listed Masaka Stakes heroine Jazz Jam.
Velvet Band is far from the only daughter of Applaud to excel at stud. Jazz Jam has produced two winners, another sibling Procession has accounted for no less than seven successful progeny, whilst another half-sister, Royal Blush, has gone on to produce the incredibly speedy A Momentofmadness. Winner of the prestigious Portland Handicap at Doncaster in 2018, he has also been Grp-2 placed.
Velvet Band is a very attractive individual, with a proven track record and pedigree to match. With many good breeding years ahead of her, can you afford to miss out on this cracking mare at a very fair price?
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