Pathfork’s second crop catch the eye
Highlands Farm’s young sire Pathfork’s first crop of foals impressed many knowledgeable judges in 2013. His second crop,now on the ground, are equally impressive – suggesting that the well performed son of Champion US sire Distorted Humor is on track for a very successful stud career.
Among the foals pictured is this filly out of the well bred mare Banshee Girl. A daughter of champion US sire and broodmare sire Deputy Minister, Banshee Girl’s second dam is Champion US 2yo filly Lakeville Miss.
Another well bred Pathfork filly is this flashy foal out of Fine Edge matron Undine. The latter is a Western Winter half-sister to the ill-fated Gr1 SA Classic winner Divine Jury, as well as the talented sprinter Divine Jet.
The handsome colt out of In The Wings mare Paris At Night is a half-brother to promising Cape sophomore Night In Seattle. A really nice type, this colt (named Road To Paris) is inbred to legendary stallion Sadler’s Wells.
Unbeaten at two, Pathfork was Ireland’s Champion 2YO Colt of 2010. He won
both the G2 Futurity Stakes and G1 National Stakes as a 2yo, when Pathfork ranked amongst the leaders of his generation.
Leading sires who won the prestigious National Stakes include Storm Bird, El Prado, Dashing Blade, Danehill Dancer, Dubawi, New Approach and current European sensation, Mastercraftsman.
A son of Champion US sire Distorted Humor, Pathfork’s stakes winning dam, Visions Of Clarity, is a half-sister to former G1 Breeders Cup Mile winner Spinning World.
Pathfork is bred on the highly successful Distorted Humor/Sadler’s Wells cross which has also resulted in the Group 1 winners Aesop’s Fables (Prix Jean Prat) and this season’s top 2yo filly Cursory Glance (Moyglare Stud Stakes).
He has a 2014 fee of R20 000.