Now that the racing season is back in full swing, two young Darley stallions continued to add to their winners’ tallies, with both Territories and Belardo enjoying success as a sire on Sunday, 14 June.
Uncle Jumbo became the second winner for his sire Territories (pictured), with a tenacious victory on his racecourse debut at Doncaster.
Kevin Ryan’s charge broke well from the stalls and took up the running. He faced a strong challenge from Significantly as the field quickened for home but displayed a great attitude to just get up on the line and win by a short head.
Uncle Jumbo was bred by Mr D R Botterill and is out of Gone Sailing, also dam of smart Stakes-winning sprinter Major Jumbo. They are from the family of multiple G1 winner Foreteller.
Also on Sunday, Belardo’s recent run of success continued, this time at Goodwood, when his daughter Lullaby Moon made a very impressive debut.
The Joseph Tuite-trained filly was always close to the pace under jockey Charles Bishop and taking the lead a furlong from home, soon eased clear to win by two and a quarter lengths.
Bred by Bearstone Stud, Lullaby Moon is one of four winners out of the Indesatchel mare Bold Bidder.