It was a fruitful day for first-season sires Golden Horn and Fulbright with both supplying new first-crop winners.
Turkish Palace, a first-crop son of 2015 Cartier Horse of the year Golden Horn, became the seventh winner of the season for his illustrious sire when taking a two-year-old maiden at Tokyo on Saturday, 23 November. Under jockey William Buick, the colt made light work of the mile contest staying on well to win by two lengths.
A Godolphin homebred, Turkish Palace is a half-brother to Listed Victoria and G3 placed Agathonia out of the Diktat mare Regency Romance. She is a half-sister to G2 Ribblesdale winner Flying Cloud and from the family of Champion Australian two-year-old colt and five-time G1 winner Pierro.
Golden Horn has made a fantastic start at stud siring G3 Sweet Solera Stakes heroine West End Girl together with Listed scorer Festive Star and G2 placed Gold Maze. He also has the highly rated and hugely impressive Cape Palace amongst other exciting winners this season.
Later that day, Richard R H B supplied Fulbright with his second winner when getting off the mark at Wolverhampton for trainer David Loughnane. Placed on a previous start over five furlongs, Richard R H B kept on gamely to win the seven furlong contest by a head.
Bred by Mr and Mrs P McEnery and sold as both a foal and yearling at Goffs, Richard R H B is a half-brother to the Listed placed Yeah Baby Yeah out of an own sister to the Listed victor Absolut Taft (King’s Theatre) and from the family of G3 Craven winner Stormy Antarctic.
Fulbright, a G2 winning son of the sensational Exceed And Excel, has also supplied the winning filly Giorni Di Neve this season amongst a number of other promising runners.
Golden Horn stands at Dalham Hall Stud for £40,000, Oct 1, SLF whilst Fulbright will once again stand at Kildangan Stud for €4,000, Oct 1, SLF.