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First Foal for Criterion

Monday, 7th August 2017

The first foal of former top-class racehorse Criterion (Sebring-Mica's Pride, by Bite The Bullet) has been born at Newgate Farm in the NSW Hunter Valley. Bred by Criterion's owner Sir Owen Glenn, the filly is out of the US-bred mare Sassy Minx (Awesome Again). Sir Owen Glenn's Go Bloodstock bred and raced Criterion with much success and supported the four-time Gr1 winner heavily when he retired to stand at Newgate last year. Sadly, Criterion encountered fertility issues and there will be only a small number of his foals born this year making this filly all the more special. "Sir Owen was delighted to receive the news that the first foal by his champion Criterion had arrived, she is a very special filly considering there are only 15 mares safely in foal to Criterion this season," said Geoff Roan, Bloodstock Manager for Go Bloodstock. "She is a short coupled filly that has thrown more to Criterions mother Mica's Pride. She has the same head, strength and markings as Mica's Pride, we just hope she has the ability of her dad." Criterion will cover a select group of 25 mares this spring and with careful management it is hoped his fertility rate can be improved. His fee is on application.

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Criterion (image: Mark Gatt)
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