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Illustrious Blue To Stand At Ridgeview Park

Monday, 13th August 2012

In conjunction with Stallion Management Services, Victoria's Ridgeview Park at Bendigo will stand Gr2 Goodwood Cup winner Illustrious Blue (Dansili-Gypsy Moth, by Efisio). With "a very strong pedigree bred on a cross of leading European milers", Illustrious Blue showed strong form as a miler (5 wins from 1400–1800m) with earnings of $881,519 and a total of 10 wins from 7 furlongs to 2 miles. Winning 9 times in England (7 at Goodwood) & with a first up win over 1777m at Nad Al Sheba in Dubai, Illustrious Blue's damline boasts the celebrated stallion Shirley Heights. With a further 9 Group & Listed placings, Illustrious Blue is by one of Europe's top Danehill sires Dansili, himself a top miler at 3 & 4, and sire of 60 stakes-winners including the Gr1 Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe hero Rail Link & 11 lengths Gr1 Ascot King George V1 & Queen Elizabeth winner Harbinger (Timeform 140). Illustrious Blue's dam Gypsy Moth was a stakes-winning sprinter whose progeny includes 6 winners from 7 runners. He will stand for $6,600, free return. For further information contact Chris Nevill of Stallion Management Services (0408) 132 755.

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