Another Filly For Miss Andretti Family
A half sister to champion sprinting mare Miss Andretti has been foaled in Western Australia.
Breeder Peggy Beauglehole is elated by the arrival of the foal which she describes as a big filly with a perfect build and possibly the best type produced by the mare Peggie's Bid.
Produced at Mungrup Stud at Narrikup on October 20, the new foal from Peggie's Bid is by boom sire Oratorio, the son of the successful Nureyev shuttler Stravinsky and the Success Express mare Express A Smile.
Miss Andretti was the first foal produced by Peggie's Bid, an unraced daughter of the imported Mill Reef stallion Marooned, a Sydney Cup winner who went to stud in WA.
Miss Andretti's sire Ihtiram is a son of Royal Academy who also stood in WA.
Miss Andretti was recognised as at least the best female sprinter in the world in 2007 in the international ratings after campaigning at top level in Australia and at Royal Ascot in England.
She won18 of her 30 starts in Australia, including five G1 events in Melbourne – the VRC Newmarket, Lightning Stakes, Victoria Racing Club Stakes, William Reid Stakes and Manikato Stakes and still holds the track records for 1200m at Caulfield and Moonee Valley.
She also ran a new track record time for five furlongs winning the G1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot at her second last start.
Now owned in Victoria by Ultra Tune's Sean Buckley, Miss Andretti produced an Exceed And Excel colt on September 1 last season but then did not go in foal.
To date Peggie's Bid has produced eight foals for the Beaugleholes, including two other good Perth performers in Miss Andretti's brother Charlie Beau, winner of six sprints and a G2 placed, and a Zedrich half-brother Danny Beau.
Danny Beau was not far from Miss Andretti in ability, winning nine sprints setting two track records at 1000m and 1200m at Perth'ss Ascot track in 16 starts.
Miss Andretti was sold privately as a yearling, but the Beaugleholes retained Charlie Beau and Danny Beau.
They had the tragedy of losing Danny Beau when he had to be put down following a paddock accident a few weeks ago, but have high hopes for Miss Andretti's 2YO brother Billy Beau and through progeny of her two unraced sisters that they are breeding from.
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