COOLAGOWN Stud will offer a Dandy Man half-brother to North America (234) – who won the first round of the 2019 Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan on Thursday – at this year’s Goffs February Sale on February 5-6.
Seven-year-old Dubawi gelding North America, an accomplished performer for UAE trainer Satish Seemar, also won the third and final round of the same contest last year meaning his younger sibling will surely have plenty of buyers callings round to Barn F.
The colt is the first produce of Northern Mischief since she was acquired by Coolagown Stud manager David Stack and South African breeder Nigel Riley (of Gauteng’s Heversham Park Farm) for the princely sum of €1,000 at the 2016 Goffs November Sale, having sold for as much as $450,000 in five previous journeys to the sales ring.
As well as producing a winner at the highest level, Northern Mischief is herself an elite performer, with the daughter of Yankee Victor – a half-sister to prolific top-flight winner Gourmet Girl – having finished third in the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes during her own racing career. Another half-brother is Marfach (USA), was runner-up to Cape Blanco in the Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown IN 2009. – Racing Post.