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Goldikova's Granddaughter to Sumbe

#167 Mirakova (F4) (Lope de Vega & Terrakova, by Galileo) €850,000

In foal to Siyouni

Buyer(s) : SAS Sumbe

Vendor(s) : Wertheimer & Frère Breeder(s) : Wertheimer & Frère

Sumbe took the enterprising step of bringing its entire stallion roster to nearby Clairefontaine racecourse so that breeders in town for the sale could view them more easily, and one of that quintet will be the covering sire next year for the operation's latest purchase, Mirakova (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}). Bought from the Wertheimer draft for €850,000, the four-year-old filly had suffered an accident which meant she retired unraced, but she has strength in depth when it comes to pedigree. Her granddam Goldikova (Ire) needs no introduction, and dam Terrakova (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) was herself pretty decent when winning the G3 Prix Cleopatre and finishing third in the G1 Prix de Diane.

After signing for the filly, Sumbe manager Tony Fry said, "We'll take her home and have a think but I'd say it's likely she'll go to either Mishriff or Belbek.“ He added, "These families don't come around very often so, when they do, you have to be strong. She's a lovely mare that comes from a stud that needs no introduction and produces very good horses. We're very happy.


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