Looking back at the Sporting Post’s Sands Of Time to this week 25 years ago, can you complete the gap in this text? This colt ran in the same silks as a famous horse a few years later…who was he?
Freshman sire Print had his first winner when the colt (*?) narrowly won a maiden juvenile race over 1200m at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
Print was a useful race horse in the UK and USA, winning eight races (1000/1600m) between the ages of two and six. He placed third in a Gr2 event in England and was rated a very healthy 121 by Timeform.
Print is by the Sharpen Up horse Sharpo, champion European sprinter in 1981 and 1982 and champion UK first season sire in 1986.
Print is out of the Lorenzaccio mare Picture, a winning half sister to 11 winners including Queen’s Hussar, a horse who will forever be remembered as the sire of the remarkable Brigadier Gerard. Picture is grandma also of Breeders Cup sprint winner Sheik Albadou.
Eleven-year-old Print had 26 foals in his first crop and stands for an undisclosed fee at The Alchemy, Robertson.