Mullins Bay Stallion
Mullins Bay Stallion

Mullins Bay

(Photo : Greig Muir)


Machiavellian - Bella Colora

Last week’s victory by Caspar Netscher (Dutch Art) in the Gr.2 Gimcrack Stakes at York came as a welcome boost to Summerhill Stud’s young stallion Mullins Bay.

Bella Cantata (Singspiel), the dam of the Gimcrack winner, is an unraced half-sister to the son of Machiavellian, whose first foals have just turned two.

Tracing to Meon Valley’s famous broodmare Reprocolor (Jimmy Reppin) through her Gr.2 winning daughter Bella Colora (Bellypha), Mullins Bay is also a half-brother to Prince Of Wales Stakes hero Stagecraft (Sadler’s Wells).

Successful in both the Gr.3 Strensall Stakes and the Listed John Smith’s Magnet Cup at York, Mullins Bay placed in a number of prominent races, notably when beaten a short head in the Gr.2 Darley Stakes at Newmarket.

He was held in high regard by master trainer Mike de Kock, under whose tutelage Mullins Bay finished third in the 2007 Godolphin Mile at the Dubai World Cup meeting.

Extract for European Bloostock News