First winner for Lithuanian



Lithuanian has his first two-year-olds racing this season and was credited with his first success as a stallion when filly Pacific Breeze won at the third time of asking over 1200m at Kenilworth on Sunday.

Australian-bred Lithuanian was a acquired for Aus $525 000 as a yearling and won three races over 1000/1400m during a career which saw him competing in the UK and South Africa.  He only started eight times in total.

Lithuanian is a son of Nureyev, the disqualified 2000 Guineas winner of 1980 whose notable sons at stud include Peintre Celebre, Breeders Cup Mile winner Spinning World, successful sire Fasliyev, and the consistent SA sire Caesour.  Nureyev was also sire of numerous champion racehorses, amongst them the superb filly Miesque and the multiple American Gr 1 winner Theatrical.

Lithuanian is out of the Hansel mare Doe, who never raced but who is the half sister to UK Gr 2 winner and sire Fruits Of Love and to UK Gr 3 winner and sire Mujadil.  Lithuanian’s third dam was twice Gr 3 placed in France and is the ancestress of Gr 1 Prix de L’Abbaye winner Kistena and of French Gr 1 runner-up Drumbeat.

Twelve-year-old Lithuanian was retired to stand at Normandy Stud in 2007.  His 2010 fee was listed as free, with a R1000 contribution towards the cost of transporting the mare thrown in for good measure

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