MARCHFIELD IN DEMAND
A yearling from the first crop of champion racehorse, and new Moutonshoek sire, Marchfield, fetched second top price at yesterday’s opening session of Canada’s Thoroughbred Horse Society’s Premier Yearling Sale.
A colt, out of the unraced Giant’s Causeway mare Good Religion, fetched $100 000 to the bid of Rolph Davis and Robert Tiller.
Marchfield was a Dual Champion Racehorse in Canada, and won over $1 000 000 during his stellar career.
Precocious enough to run second in Canada’s top juvenile contest, Marchfield won the final leg of the Triple Crown, (the Breeders Stakes), at three.
He went onto be named Champion Older Male in Canada twice, and ended his racing career having won or placed in nine stakes races.
He has a pedigree which more than matches his superb race record.
Marchfield is one of 148 stakes winners by dual champion sire A P Indy (sire of last season’s Equus Outstanding Stallion Judpot).
A P Indy, sire of no fewer than 27 Grade One winners, is a superb sire of sires, with his successful sons including Pulpit (sire of Tapit), Bernardini, Flatter, Congrats, Indygo Shiner and Malibu Moon (sire of the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb).
Marchfield, who is out of the top-class racemare Pico Teneriffe (voted Champion Broodmare), is from a great family whose members include leading sires Harlan’s Holiday, Cryptoclearance, Ride The Rails (sire of Candy Ride), and Boldnesian (the grandsire of A P Indy’s sire, Seattle Slew).
He will stand his first year in South Africa for a stud fee of R25 000.
These are photos of foals from his latest crop, born this year in Canada.