First winner for Marchfield
Moutonshoek’s exciting young sire Marchfield was represented by his first winner when his 2yo son Field Of Courage won the first race at Woodbine on Sunday.
Hailing from his sire’s first crop, Field Of Courage pulled clear to score a comfortable two length success in a maiden plate over 1670m on Woodbine’s polytrack surface.
Like Marchfield himself, Field Of Courage is trained by leading Canadian conditioner Mark Casse.
The colt is out of Bold ‘n Flashy mare Miss Crissy, a four time stakes winner who earned over $400 000 in prize money.
Marchfield was an exceptional racehorse, who raced sound from two to five. Canada’s Champion Older Male on two occasions, Marchfield earned over $1 million in prize money, and won or placed in no fewer than nine stakes races.
One of over 150 stakes winners representing dual US Champion sire A P Indy, the impeccably bred Marchfield is out of Canadian Broodmare Of The Year Pico Teneriffe.
From an outstanding female line, responsible for such successful sires as Harlan’s Holiday, Cryptoclearance, Boldnesian and the very promising Equiano, Marchfield’s first three dams are by legendary stallions Red Ransom, Mr Prospector and Northern Dancer.
Popular in his first South African season in 2014, Marchfield’s first book of local mares included the proven stakes producers Joy Of Spring, Miracle Maiden, Sharp Ledge, Streak To Fame, and Timeless Melody, to name but a few.
Marchfield stands for a 2014 stud fee of R25 000.