Eighth G1 win for Greys Inn star | Cape Breeders Club

Eighth G1 win for Greys Inn star

8th Apr 2018

Rosedene Stud’s proven sire Greys Inn was back in the news on Saturday, when his outstanding son Legal Eagle won the G1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes at Turffontein.

Greys Inn

It was an eighth G1 win for the multiple Equus Champion, who took his earnings to R11 463 375 with a stirring, front running victory in Saturday’s R1 000 000 feature.
Ridden by regular pilot Anton Marcus, Legal Eagle was allowed to set a comfortable pace, which saw the champion have in plenty in hand to ward off a late challenge from the G1 winning mare Nother Russia.

The Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm bred gelding posted his third win, from five outings, this season for reigning champion trainer Sean Tarry.

Now unbeaten in nine outings over a mile, the six-year-old gelding was winning the Horse Chestnut Stakes for a third year in a row.

Legal Eagle

Legal Eagle had earlier completed a hatrick of wins in the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate this season and the durable bay looks on course for more Equus glory at the end of the season.
The gelding, a R425 000 purchase from the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, has already six Equus titles to his name, with Legal Eagle being named South Africa’s Horse Of The Year the last two years in a row.

Legal Eagle is one of three G1 winners for former Equus Champion, and Vodacom Durban July winner Greys Inn.
That son of Zabeel will, once again, be well represented at this week’s April Yearling Sale.
Greys Inn’s 14 strong April Sale draft includes a colt out of a half-sister to G3 winner The West Is Wide (Lot 86), a filly from the same family as champions Colonial Girl and Edict Of Nantes (Lot 120), and a colt out of a winning Silvano to former high class Dubai performer Oracle West (Lot 153).

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