Son of Oratorio lines up for Irish classic
Avontuur’s exciting young stallion Oratorio will be represented in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas.
His lightly raced son, Obliterator, is one of 14 3yos set to line up for the prestigious classic race.
Obliterator, who has made just two racecourse appearances thus far, followed up a maiden win with a second place finish to the highly rated True Story in the Listed Feilden Stakes.
Taking a step up in class for Saturday’s race, Obliterator gets the services of former champion British jockey, Jamie Spencer.
The Irish 2000 Guineas is set to be run at 4:20 (SA time), and no doubt will once again prove a thrilling contest.
Interestingly enough, Oratorio himself ran second in the 2005 Irish 2000 Guineas, where he was beaten only by subsequent world leading sire Dubawi.
An outstanding racehorse, and now champion sire, Oratorio’s first local crop of foals will be born later this year.