Equiano - Irish Light (Irish River)
Bay 2012, 16.1hh (1.65cm)
Fee: €4,000 1st Oct
50% discount for winning mares / producers
50% discount for BT mares / producers
PLUS Foal Shares available (75 / 25 to breeder)
OUTSTANDING TOP-CLASS SPRINTER AT 2 AND 3
TFR 120 - won / placed in 7 Group / Stakes races
The highest rated 3YO sprinter (5f/6f) to go to stud in Ireland in 2017
Group winner and Gr.1 second by a short head.
Beat 22 individual Group winners including Gr.1 winners Profitable, G-Force, Belardo, Gordon Lord Byron, Tiggy Wiggy, Kingsgate Native, etc.
Four generation outcross to Northern Dancer
Out of Irish Light (Irish River), also the dam of the Gr.1 sprinter Polar Force
First foals in 2018
‘He has got a great temperament and he shows so much speed that I could even go back to five furlongs with him. I’ve always thought he is a Group 1 horse.’
Charlie Hills, trainer
Won Gr.3 Hackwood Stakes, 6f, Newbury,
‘Brave in Victory’ Racing Post
2nd Gr.1 Sprint Cup, 6f, Haydock Park, by a short head to Twilight Son, beating Gr.1 winners G Force, Belardo, Gordon Lord Byron, Tiggy Wiggy and Gr.2 winners Magical Memory, Adaay, Pearl Secret, Mattmu, etc.
‘He had nothing to race with in the final furlong and this was a fine effort.’ Racing Post
3rd Listed Westow Stakes, 5f, York
2nd Gr.2 Prix Robert Papin, 5.5f, Maisons-Laffitte, by half a length to Kool Kompany
2nd Gr.3 Cornwallis Stakes, 5f, Newmarket, beating Gr.1 winner Profitable
4th Gr.2 Mill Reef Stakes, 6f, Newbury, beating Gr.2 winner Baitha Alga
‘I thought Strath Burn had won. It showed he’s a good horse. The draw wasn’t ideal for Strath Burn, so he has done tremendously well to get where he did. I’ve always loved him, he has a lot of class and can only get better.’
Charlie Hills, trainer, following Strath Burn finishing second by just a short head in the Gr.1 Sprint Cup at Haydock.
Sire: Equiano - dual Gr.1 King’s Stand Stakes winner
Sire of 12 Group / Stakes winners from his first three crops including dual Gr.1 winning sprinter THE TIN MAN, 2YO Gr.2 winner MEDICINE JACK, 2YO Gr.3 winners DARK RECKONING, FLY ON THE NIGHT and Group winners STRATH BURN, LADY MACAPA, BACIAMI PICCOLA, etc. Champion fourth crop sire in GB & IRE and Leading GB sire of sprinters (5f-7f).
The highest rated son of Champion sire and sire of sires ACCLAMATION, also sire of DARK ANGEL.
Dam: IRISH LIGHT (IRISH RIVER)
Dual winner and dam of 7 winners including STRATH BURN, POLAR FORCE - 8 races, 3rd Gr.1 Phoenix Stakes and Listed Champion Trophy at 2; CARNIVAL QUEEN - 2 races, 2nd Listed China Doll Stakes.
First book of mares included:
Multiple 2YO Group performer Feabhas
Stakes winner Guinnevre
2YO and 3YO Stakes winner Laguna Salada
Dams of black-type winners Baciami Piccola (Equiano), Star Kodiak, Terre Brune, etc.
Half-sisters to Gr.1 winning sprinter Margot Did, Group winner Major Cadeaux and daughters of Gr.2 winners Silk Blossom, Passified, etc.
First foals in 2018