Winner over six furlongs at Dundalk on the second of two starts as a juvenile, Slade Power was a lightly-rated dual stakes winner at three - earning a Timeform rating of 113 - but went on to become one of Europe's top sprinters as an older horse.
His best of three pattern wins as a four-year-old came in the Group 2 British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot, he finished the year on a Timeform rating of 125 and then came back at five to win three of his four starts: the Group 3 Greenlands Stakes, Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes, and Group 1 July Cup - moving up to a Timeform mark of 127.
One of two Group 1-winning sons of Cheveley Park Stud stallion Dutch Art (by Medicean) who have their first foals in 2016 - the other is Garswood - Slade Power stands at Kildangan Stud and he had been very popular with breeders, covering 148 mares in his first season.
His winning dam Girl Power (by Key of Luck) is a full-sister to the stakes-placed Key Rose, his third dam is the Group 3 Premio Primi Passi scorer Balqis (by Advocator), and the blacktype winners who appear under the fourth generation of the family include Grade 1 Hollywood Derby scorer Slew The Dragon (by Seattle Slew), his Grade 2-winning full-brother Slew The Night and Grade 2-placed brother Seattle Knight, each of whom had some success at stud from limited opportunities.
Slade Power's pedigree makes him something of an unknown quantity as a potential sire of stakes and pattern winners, but his top-class racing record, the support he has received, and being a Machiavellian-line stallion from a blacktype family makes him a fascinating prospect.
SLADE POWER (IRE) – b.2009 – Dutch Art – Girl Power, 10 wins inc July Cup (Gr1), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Gr1), British Champions Sprint Stakes (Gr2), Phoenix Sprint Stakes (Gr3), Greenlands Stakes (Gr3), Sapphire Stakes (Gr3), Belgrave Stakes (L), Sandy Lane Stakes (L), 2nd Sprint Cup (Gr1), 3rd July Cup (Gr1), Greenlands Stakes (Gr3). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf – Bedouin Dancer (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Nov 40,000gns
chc – Black Rodded (by Bahamian Bounty) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bc – Bound Copy (by Street Cry) Tattersalls Nov 52,000gns
bf – Bright Glow (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls Nov 32,000gns
bc – Bryanstown Girl (by Kalanisi) Goffs Nov €20,000
bc – Carry On Katie (by Fasliyev) Goffs Nov €10,000
bf – Dancer's Leap (by Pivotal) Goffs Nov €5,000
bc – Dangle (by Desert Style) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Ekhraaj (by El Prado) Goffs Nov €2,500
bc – Electra Star (by Shamardal) Tattersalls Nov 78,000gns
brf – Fame Game (by Fasliyev) Tattersalls Nov 35,000gns
bc – French Fern (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls Nov 30,000gns
bf – Gold Hush (by Seeking The Gold) Goffs Nov withdrawn
bc – Heart's Desire (by Royal Applause) Goffs Nov €82,000
bc – Intimacy (by Teofilo) Goffs Nov €20,000
chf – Katchy Lady (by Kyllachy) Goffs Nov €33,000
bf – Keilogue (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs Nov (p/s) €32,500
bc – Layla Jamil (by Exceed And Excel) Goffs Nov withdrawn
chc – Lough Mewin (by Woodman) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bc – Lovelorn (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
brc – Magnificent Bell (by Octagonal) Goffs Nov €15,000
bf – Manuelita Rose (by Desert Style) Goffs Nov €30,000
bc – Midnight Fantasy (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls Nov 45,000gns
bc – Miranda Frost (by Cape Cross) Goffs Nov €50,000
bf – Needles And Pins (by Fasliyev) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Pointed Arch (by Rock of Gibraltar) Goffs Nov €15,000
bc – Rajeem (by Diktat) Goffs Nov €29,000
bc – Silk Trail (by Dubai Destination) Tattersalls Nov 150,000gns
bf – Slope (by Acclamation) Goffs Nov €20,000
bc – Snowdrops (by Gulch) Tattersalls Nov 34,000gns
b/brf – Soul Mountain (by Rock of Gibraltar) Goffs Nov not sold
chf – Star Studded (by Cadeaux Genereux) Tattersalls Nov 24,000gns
bf – Sugar Free (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Tallulah Bell (by Gone West) Goffs Nov not sold
bf – Triskel (by Hawk Wing) Tattersalls Nov not sold
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