A bay filly, foaled April 8th, 2021 and bought by Tom & Arthur for €40,000. This filly was bought at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale 2022. She’s a half sister to Smokey Bear (IRE) who won two races as a 2-year-old including a Newbury maiden and a Kempton Park novice event, before winning a Newmarket handicap as a 3-year-old, recording a Racing Post Rating of 102 and an Official Rating of 98. It is now running in Hong Kong.
She is out of a winning mare, that ran once and won easily, at Deauville in a 3-year-old fillies conditions race on the Polytrack.
Churchill (IRE) was the Champion 2-year-old colt in Europe and a dual Guineas winner at 3, earning over £1.3m and having an official rating of 123, having won four Group 1s. He stands at Coolmore Stud for €25,000. Churchill is by all-time Champion sire Galileo (IRE), out of Meow (IRE) who has also bred Clemmie (IRE) and Blenhiem Palace (IRE).
Tom’s comment “This Churchill filly is from the sires third crop. Churchill has had a productive season on the flat producing dual Group 1 winner Vadeni and Group 2 winning filly Ladies Church. She’s also out of prolific Broodmare sire Azamour. She’s a gorgeous filly with a lovely fluent action. Not only does she look like she’ll be a two year old but she also looks like she has the scope to progress at three like her sire.”
Owner: Barbara & Alick Richmond
Pedigree: Churchill (IRE) x Shamankiyna (FR)