The foaling season at Lanwades Stud got underway with six new arrivals in January. First off the mark for the second year running was Sunset Shore (Oasis Dream), who produced a filly by Leroidesanimaux, following a colt by the sire last year. She is a half-sister to the Gr.3 winner Songerie and three other Stakes horses out of Summer Night (Nashwan) and she visits Archipenko this year.
Mother and daughter Eminencia (Sadler’s Wells) and Archduchess (Archipenko) contrived to foal on consecutive days, Eminencia producing a colt by Aussie Rules, her daughter a chesnut filly first foal by Leroidesanimaux. Eminencia, a daughter of dual Gr.1 winner My Emma, will now visit Archipenko while her winning daughter will also stay at Lanwades, joining the book of Sea The Moon.
Another first-foaler is dual Gr.3 winner Cubanita (Selkirk), who has a colt by Champion Miler Kingman. A winner of four races including the John Porter Stakes and the St Simon Stakes and runner-up in Gr.1 company in Germany, Cubanita is a thirdgeneration Lanwades produce tracing to Gr.1 Yorkshire Oaks winner Key Change from the family of Gr.1 Derby winner Kahyasi. First of the celebrated Alruccaba family to foal at Lanwades in 2016 is All My Heart (Sadler’s Wells), who has an Archipenko filly second foal.
Two first-crop colts by Sea The Moon head the bunch of foals which arrived in early February. The elder by two days is the eighth foal of three-time Gr.1 winner and German Horse of the Year Albanova (Alzao). The most recent six of Albanova’s previous seven foals are all winners, four of them, incredibly, in 2015, including the Listed winners All At Sea (Sea The Stars) and Alwilda (Hernando) and the highly promising Archipenko colt Algometer, winner and placed at two on his only outings. Albanova visits Leroidesanimaux.
Diablerette’s bay colt is half-brother to the winning fillies Ecossaise (Selkirk) and Cryptomeria (Sir Percy). A Green Desert three-parts-sister to Gr.1 winner Lady Jane Digby and close relative of multiple Group winner Gateman, Diablerette has an Archipenko two-year-old colt with Michael Dods to run for her this year.
Almiranta, a Sadler’s Wells granddaughter of Albanova’s World Champion full-sister Alborada, produced February’s first foal, an Invincible Spirit full-sister to 2014 two-year-old Gr.3 winner Alea Iacta. Almiranta’s second foal is the now three-year-old Sir Percy filly Alyssa, placed in fillies’ maidens at Ascot and Newbury on her only two runs, and she also has an Archipenko two-year-old colt in training in Ireland with Jessica Harrington.
Three-time winning Selkirk filly Fresa has an Archipenko second foal colt, a half-brother to last year’s Big Bad Bob colt. A granddaughter of German Classic winner and Lanwades-bred Rose Of Zollern (Seattle Dancer), out of a Stakes-placed halfsister to 14-time (including Listed) winner Tarooq, Fresa stays at Lanwades this year to visit Aussie Rules.