Chicquita - Irish Oaks
Chicquita - Irish Oaks

Watch Chicquita winning the Irish Oaks Gr1

(Photo : The Telegraph - Footage : Racing Post)


The Curragh, Turf, 2414m

21 July 2013

Sarah Whitelaw - Chicquita, winner of Saturday’s G1 Darley Irish Oaks, is closely related to Summerhill’s exciting young sire, Golden Sword.

Chicquita’s fifth dam is Soumana - the third dam of former Irish Derby runner up and young sire Golden Sword.

The latter, whose first foals are born this year, is the only sire of boom sire High Chaparral.

Chicquita, like Golden Sword, is by a Sadler’s Wells line sire, Montjeu - so the two are clearly closely related.

Runner up in the French Oaks, Chicquita is clearly one of the most talented horses of her generation.

This is the great Lost Soul family, responsible for one of South Africa’s greatest sires - Royal Prerogative.

Extract from Aro