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Keeneland 3: O'Donnell Colt

Tuesday, 6th September 2005

Another Keeneland yearling is an Australian-foaled colt by successful US-based sire Arch from the End Sweep mare Desert End. The colt will be offered by Mike O'Donnell of Fairhill Farm (at Mulbring near Cessnock in NSW) who imported Desert End to Australia in foal to Arch & then sent this colt (her 3rd foal) back to the US in June. O'Donnell explained: "If he had been a filly, we probably would have kept him; but as a colt, we just thought sending him back gave him the best chance of becoming a successful racehorse. He would have been difficult to market here & probably not started racing until he was a 4YO." Desert End was purchased by O'Donnell 2 years ago on the advice of leading NZ bloodstock agent Robt Dawe & is due to foal any day to Encosta de Lago (to whom she will be returning). Desert End is stakes-placed & comes from the family of Valid Appeal (sire of last year's champion US 1st Season Sire Successful Appeal).

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