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New sire off the mark - Biarritz


Biarritz (Count Dubois – Corlia’s Bid)

The high-class stakes winning son of Count Dubois, Biarritz, sired his first winner from his only runner to date when the veteran combination of Paddy Kruyer and Karl Neisius teamed up with the James Armitage-bred Anglet to win a Maiden Juvenile Plate run over the Kenilworth 1200m straight on Sunday.

Winning trainer Paddy Kruyer paid R180 000 for the 2014 CTS Ready To Run Sale graduate, from the first crop of the St John Gray-trained Biarritz, who also raced in Dubai with great success.

She is a second foal of the twice-winning Kitalpha mare, Fenelia, and had run a cracking second on her debut over 200m shorter in February.

Her sire took forever to get going in his races with his flamboyant late dash style (his five Gr race seconds bear testimony to that!) and his daughter should be even more effective when going further.

The multiple stakes winning Biarritz was a top class racehorse, who raced sound from two to seven in South Africa and Dubai, and registered his 7 wins from 1400m to 1800m.

Biarritz’s victories included three features and he placed in a further six Graded/Listed races.

Biarritz’s biggest success came when accounting for subsequent Gr1 SA Derby winner Ravishing in the 2007 G2 Gauteng Guineas. He also won the G3 London News Stakes and Listed Hyperion

He is a son of Count Dubois out of the Australian bred mare Corlia’s Bid, a daughter of Gr1 July Cup winner Polish Patriot. He is a full brother to Gr3 Champagne Stakes winner Corlia’s Countess.

A three parts brother to the smart stakes winning sprinter Comtesse Dubois, Biarritz’s second dam, Outstanding Bid, is also responsible for high class Gr2 Majorca Stakes winner Outstanding Star. She produced Gr2 KRA Guineas winner Kapil(by Jallad) who also won in Dubai, where his successes included the Listed Zabeel Mile.

Biarritz stands at Rosedene Stud in Beaufort West – his fee is available on application.

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