First Foals for the Queen’s Recorder
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First Foals for the Queen’s Recorder

February 28, 2020


This weekend at Arqana,
buyers will lay their eyes on first crop foals by Recorder, the Queen’s group
three winning son of Galileo. We visited the horse at Manfort & Preaux
and spoke with Mathieu Alex about him. As you know he’s owned by her Majesty the Queen
of England which was very important. We all know how good has done
for this industry and she loves this horse, she bred him, he’s raced for her.
It was a big deal for us to get him and we’re obviously we’re
interested. Loved his pedigree, loved his racing records, and we were very excited
about having him here. Recorder was one of the highest-rated two-year-old in
England. That year he won is maiden very impressively, defeating a group one
winner and then he was an impressive winner of the Acomb Stakes. The horse
that came third, Cymric, was subsequently better, just little than a
short head in the group one Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere in France, so he had
true group one form. Unfortunatetly he only raced at two but he showed that he had a lot of ability. Recorder is obviously very very well bred. He’s by one of the best
sires in the world in Galileo, and his dam Memory, by Danehill Dancer, was again
a very talented two-year-old, she won in Ascot and she’s also won in Newmarket
as a two-year-old. Being a group three and a group two winner at two is a big
thing, she was a fast filly and Recorder was also a fast son of Galileo which was-
it’s a very important thing for us here in France. So he has a
great chance, we supported him with some of our best mares here, the likes of La
Hoguette, she was a first La Havre stakes winner and she was placed- she
was third in the Prix Jean Plat, it was a very good group one and she’s produced
a fantastic colt by him. So we have supported him the same way as we did
with La Havre and we will keep doing so but also from from outside breeders and also
into breeders from England. So he had a great support. They look forward, they
look like they’ll be sharp two-year-old so you know time will tell but we’re
excited about them. Our Majesty has sent ten mares to the
stallion, to Recorder, every year which is fantastic support, again it’s
great to work it as a team. We’re very thankful of that, it’s a great
partnership. Recorder’s foals are very easy to deal with,
we have about 20 on the farm so we have a good knowledge of what they are
physically and also mentally, they seem to have a lot of confidence which is
great and we really like them physically, they’re strong and they’re
very forward. They’re the type of foals that are born and you know as soon as
they can get up they come to you and see you, which is great.
Recorder stands his foals and what we like is that there’s a lot of Galileo
about them, a lot of quality, they have the nice heads and move well. I think
the breeders were- they liked him obviously but also that they really
appreciate that the Majesty the Queen of England could stand horse in France and
a horse of his caliber.

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