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Rekindling Was A Weanling Bargain

Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling was sold as a weanling in the UK in 2014 for what now seems a bargain price of 60,000 guineas.

Rekindling Was A Weanling Bargain

Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling was sold as a weanling in the UK in 2014 for what now seems a bargain price of 60,000 guineas.

Rekindling was purchased at the 2014 Tattersalls December Foal Sale and has now won on four of his ten starts with prize money of $4,123,308.

Rekindling Horseform was bred by Robert & Nick Pocock’s Stringston Farm in Somerset in the UK after they purchased his dam Sitara at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale for just 10,000 guineas.


Rekindling
Rekindling Picture:Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Rekindling (High Chaparral x Sitara by Salse) is out of winning half-sister to G2 Lancashire Oaks winner Pongee (Barathea) and Listed winner Lion Sands (Montjeu).

Sitara has produced five foals to race for five winners including Golden Sword (High Chaparral), a G3 winner and second in the G1 Irish Derby.

Skimmia, an unraced half-sister to Rekindling by Mark Of Esteem, is the dam of Listed winner Julie’s Love (Ad Valorem) and the stakes-placed Julissima (Beat Hollow) and second dam of the stakes-placed winning juvenile Julio (Exceed And Excel).

Redkindling’s family also includes Irish Oaks winner Chicuita (Montjeu) and Alexandrova (Sadler’s Wells), champion 3YO filly in Great Britain and Ireland in 2006, and Germany‘s champion older male stayer in 2016 Alex My Boy (Dalakhani).

Rekindling’s second dam Souk (Ahonoora) is the dam Magical Romance, a Barathea mare who produced the Darren Weir-trained Tall Ship (Sea The Stars), the imported winner of the Listed Warrnambool Cup and Listed Werribee Cup.

Rekindling is one of 20 G1 winners among the 108 stakeswinners by the late Coolmore shuttle stallion High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells), also the sire of last weekend’s Victoria Derby winner Ace High.

Sitara has a yearling colt by Derby winner Australia and a weanling filly by Gleneagles who will be offered by Stringson Farm at the coming Tattersalls December Foal Sale.

Sitara was covered by Toronado this year.

Racing And Sports




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R7 FLEMINGTON 7 November 2017
Emirates Melbourne Cup , 3200m
Race Synopsis: In a finish that saw the first 12 past the post bred in Europe, the Irish-trained three-year-old (by Northern Hemisphere time) Rekindling staged a strong staying effort in winning. Given a perfect trip by Corey Brown from barrier four, Rekindling travelled nicely in tenth place on the rails, behind a reasonable tempo, improved between runners nearing the home turn to be just behind the leading group on straightening. He went to second at the 200m and finished too well under his light weight (51.5kg) to win well. The Aiden O’Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer also had a good trip from a favourable barrier (3) racing in fifth place on the rails. He moved up well on turning for home, looked the winner when took the lead at the 300m and then fought back gamely at his first run beyond 2400m for (long neck) second. Another Irish-trained runner Max Dynamite, who was second in this race in 2015, completed a perfect result for Irishtrained runners in finishing third. He too had a good run from an ideal barrier (2) racing in seventh place on the rails before improving behind the leaders at the home turn. Zac Purton got him through a split, going to third at the 300m and he then kept fighting on gamely to take the minor placing. Big Duke raced in 12th place, on the rails, went between runners at the home turn going to sixth at the 300m and then kept battling on well for (5.7 lengths) fourth. Nakeeta was back in 17th place, went closer to the rails on turning for home, going to eighth at the 200m and then kept fighting on to finish (6.5 lengths) fifth. Thomas Hobson settled near last from his difficult barrier (20), improved (deep) nearing the home turn and kept running on well under his light weight (52kg) for (8.8 lengths) sixth. Of the other favoured runners, Marmelo had a good trip in fourth place before moving up well to take the lead at the home turn and then finished (9.9 lengths) ninth. Red Cardinal was near last before making some ground for (12 lengths) 11th, last year’s winner Almandin was midfield and battled on for (12 lengths) 12th while Humidor (17 lengths) 19th and Hartnell (29 lengths) 20th appeared tested by the 3200m trip.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
22. REKINDLING (GB)
3yo Colt
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
COREY BROWN
51.5
$15.00
 
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - SITARA (GB)
N C Williams, Mr & Mrs L J Williams, A L & B A Green, B N Singer, P Mehrten, J & Mrs F Ingham, M Gudinski, V Sammartino, G T Ryan, Bulla Thoroughbreds (Mgr: M Ruff) & Heffernan Bloodstock (Mgr: D Heffernan)
2nd  
7. JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE)
4yo H
A P O'BRIEN
BEN MELHAM
54.5
$13.00
 
GALILEO (IRE) - INCA PRINCESS (IRE)
N C Williams, Mr & Mrs L J Williams, A L & B A Green, B N Singer, P Mehrten, J & Mrs F Ingham, M Gudinski, V Sammartino, G T Ryan, Bulla Thoroughbreds (Mgr: M Ruff) & Heffernan Bloodstock (Mgr: D Heffernan)
3rd  
9. MAX DYNAMITE (FR)
7yo Gelding
WILLIE MULLINS
ZAC PURTON
54.0
$21.00
 
GREAT JOURNEY (JPN) - MASCARA (GER)
 Mrs S Ricci
4th  13. BIG DUKE (IRE)
5yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
BRENTON AVDULLA
53.5
$21.00
5th  18. NAKEETA (GB)
6yo Gelding
I JARDINE
GLYN SCHOFIELD
53.0
$41.00
6th  21. THOMAS HOBSON (GB)
7yo Gelding
WILLIE MULLINS
BEN ALLEN
52.0
$21.00
7th  4. TIBERIAN (FR)
5yo H
A COUETIL
OLIVIER PESLIER
55.5
$31.00
8th  17. LIBRAN (IRE)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
DWAYNE DUNN
53.0
$61.00
9th  5. MARMELO (GB)
4yo H
H MORRISON
HUGH BOWMAN
55.0
$7.00
10th  12. WICKLOW BRAVE (GB)
8yo Gelding
WILLIE MULLINS
STEPHEN BASTER
54.0
$67.00
11th  6. RED CARDINAL (IRE)
5yo Gelding
A WOHLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
55.0
$16.00
12th  2. ALMANDIN (GER)
7yo Gelding
ROBERT HICKMOTT
FRANKIE DETTORI
56.5
$7.00
13th  24. CISMONTANE (NZ)
5yo Gelding
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
BEAU MERTENS
50.0
$41.00
14th  23. AMELIE'S STAR (AUS)
6yo Mare
DARREN WEIR
DEAN YENDALL
51.0
$21.00
15th  15. BOOM TIME (AUS)
6yo H
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
COREY PARISH
53.0
$31.00
16th  20. WALL OF FIRE (IRE)
4yo H
H PALMER
CRAIG WILLIAMS
53.0
$11.00
17th  19. SINGLE GAZE (AUS)
5yo Mare
NICK OLIVE
KATHY O'HARA
53.0
$31.00
18th  14. US ARMY RANGER (IRE)
4yo H
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
J P SPENCER
53.5
$67.00
19th  3. HUMIDOR (NZ)
5yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
BLAKE SHINN
56.0
$11.00
20th  1. HARTNELL (GB)
6yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
DAMIAN LANE
57.5
$26.00
21st  10. VENTURA STORM (IRE)
4yo H
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
GLEN BOSS
54.0
$31.00
22nd  8. BONDI BEACH (IRE)
5yo Gelding
ROBERT HICKMOTT
MICHAEL WALKER
54.0
$67.00
23rd  16. GALLANTE (IRE)
6yo Gelding
ROBERT HICKMOTT
MICHAEL DEE
53.0
$101.00

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