The first foal, a bay filly, by Gr.1 Kentucky Derby and Gr.1 Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux) arrived at Arrowfield Stud this week. The filly is out of the winning Redoute’s Choice mare Tumble Turn, whose family include Group winner Aliyana Tilde (Snitzel), another who is expecting a foal by the same sire.
An early visitor to see the new arrival was Conrad Bandoroff, whose parents Craig and Holly own and manage Denali Stud in Kentucky, where Animal Kingdom was born and raised. He commented, “I’m really excited by this foal, especially because she’s from a mare by Redoute’s Choice, and Arrowfield can send so many of his daughters to Animal Kingdom. It’s great to see what that mating has produced - she’s such a nice foal with good size, good substance and a great frame on her. Dave Morrissey took me to see her a few hours after she was born and she was already galloping around with a lovely stride.”
Animal Kingdom has finished his Northern Hemisphere season at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky and is shortly to return to Arrowfield, as is Redoute’s Choice, in time for the stud’s Stallion Open House, from Thursday, 21st to Sunday, 24th August.
Extract from European Bloodstock News