ANOTHER KEENELAND MARE PURCHASE
Extraordinary value or so it seems
15th Nov 2007
Book 7 is a long way from the fireworks of Book 1 where Allan Bloodlines secured two mares last week, but another mother joined the broodmare band on the penultimate day of the sale.CAFE CONCERTO is a seven year old mare by Allan favourite TREMPOLINO. Her 2yo ROYAL APPLAUSE may or may not come good and the same can be said for her yearling by JOHAR - a highly rated mating - and an exciting foal by MARIAH'S MON - with similar questions over her covering by SAARLAND, a not very fertile Darby Dan stallion of special meaning to that farm, but this is one extraordinary family.The young mare's dam is half sister to CHRIS EVERT, offering a host of top class horses in her 2nd dam underpinned by brand new performances such as the latest Coolmore stallion EXPENSIVE ART. CAFE CONCERTO herself is half sister to a Peruvian champion with much other Northern black type in her 1st dam.CAFE CONCERTO will foal down at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington and, all going well, move over to England or Ireland in foal to a stallion that works on both sides of the pond.