Rosedene Stud’s well performed first crop sire Biarritz was represented by his first winner this weekend when daughter Anglet landed the spoils in a maiden juvenile plate over 1200m at Kenilworth on Sunday.
The only runner for her sire thus far, Anglet, who had run second on debut, ran on strongly to prevail by half a length from race favourite Jane S Piddy. One of three winners on the day for jockey Karl Neisius, the James Armitage bred filly, making just her second lifetime start, was produced by the Kitalpa mare Fenella.
Her sire Biarritz was a top class racehorse, who raced sound from two to seven. A winner in both Dubai and South Africa, Biarritz’s seven victories included three in feature races and he placed in a further six Graded/Listed races.
A millionaire who won from 1400-1800m, Biarritz’s biggest career came when accounting for subsequent G1 SA Derby winner Ravishing in the 2007 G2 Gauteng Guineas. He also won the G3 London News Stakes and Listed Hyperion, with Biarritz finishing in the money in all of the G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes, G1 Horse Chestnut Stakes, G2 November Hcp and G2 GommaGomma Dingaans.
Biarritz is a son of Count Dubois (sire of recent G1 SA Classic winner French Navy) out of the Australian bred mare Corlia’s Bid, a daughter of G1 July Cup winner Polish Patriot and he numbers G3 Champagne Stakes winner Corlia’s Countess as a full sister. A three parts brother to the smart stakes winning sprinter Comtesse Dubois, Biarritz’s second dam, Outstanding Bid, is also responsible for high class G2 Majorca Stakes winner Outstanding Star. The latter in turn went onto produced G2 KRA Guineas winner Kapil, a son of Jallad who subsequently tasted success in Dubai where his wins included the Listed Zabeel Mile.