Allan Bloodlines buys a more modestly priced Rakeen mare

RAKEEN is half brother to SINGSPIEL and RAHY, all out of the brilliant mare GLORIOUS SONG. It is no surprise that his fillies are regarded as excellent prospects at stud and Peter Blythe of Clifton Stud made the point by paying R 650,000 for Lot 74 at the Equimark Vintage Mare Sale at Durbanville yesterday.

A modest performer on the track, the sale topper was boosted by being in foal to champion sire WESTERN WINTER, thus carrying a close relative to South African Horse of the Year YARD ARM.

Allan Bloodlines, as a consequence of its brief to syndicate new GIANT’S CAUSEWAY brother TIGER DANCE, purchased for its own account a RAKEEN mare LIGHTUP THE WORLD, a young winner in foal to the Sadler’s Wells horse STAGE CALL with an INDIGO MAGIC filly still at foot.

LIGHTUP THE WORLD is an excellent genetic match for TIGER DANCE – or indeed for GIANT’S CAUSEWAY.