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Illustrious Blue To Stand At Ridgeview Park
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.