Group 1 Coronation Cup winner Pether’s Moon (by Dylan Thomas) is standing at Yorton Farm Stud in Wales, had 40 foals in his first crop, and is attracting attention in the National Hunt sector.
The Timeform 121-rated is among the best representatives of his Arc and classic-winning sire and he is a grandson of Danehill (by Danzig) whose influence on the global flat racing industry has been phenomenal. This male line has been getting more blacktype winners under National Hunt rules in recent years.
His dam, Softly Tread, won the Group 3 Gladness Stakes and Listed Tyros Stakes, both over seven furlongs, and that daughter of dual Guineas star Tirol (by Thatching) comes from a family that has produced a variety of blacktype horses without getting any stars.
It remains to be seen if he will have any more than just the occasional runner on the flat, and his long-term potential appears to be as a sire of bumper horses, point-to-pointers, hurdlers, and chasers.
PETHER’S MOON (IRE) - b.2010 - Dylan Thomas - Softly Tread, 7 wins inc Coronation Cup (Gr1), International Bosphorus Cup (Gr2), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (Gr3), Glorious Stakes (Gr3), Floodlit Stakes (L), 2nd Jockey Club Stakes (Gr2), John Porter Stakes (Gr3), Buckhounds Stakes (L), 3rd Jockey Club Stakes (Gr2), Hardwicke Stakes (Gr2), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (Gr2). Sire in Wales. First foals in 2017.
Bc - Bochafina (by High Chaparral) Goffs November €15,000
Bc - Corbetstown Queen (by Oscar) Tatts IRE February €20,000
Bc - Manyshadesofblack (by Tikkanen) Goffs UK January £800
Bc - Miss Duffy (by Sir Harry Lewis) Goffs UK January not sold
Brc - Pont Royal (by Trempolino) Goffs UK January £5,000
Bf - Sovereignsflagship (by Supreme Leader) Goffs UK January £2,000
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