Havana Gold leading 2yo sire in Europe
Havana Gold is currently the leading 2yo sire in Europe (based on a combination of winners and prize money) after two of his progeny won on Monday, at Catterick and Lingfield, with another narrowly missing out at Windsor.
First up was Little Earl who stepped forward from his debut when winning the five-furlong maiden at Catterick by a length and a half for owner Mrs Fitri Hay, trainer Robert Cowell and jockey Kevin Scott.
Little Earl was always going to win after hitting the front a furlong out and looks bound to win more races. He was bred by Mountarmstrong Stud out of winning Bushranger mare Majestic Alexander, also the dam of smart sprinters Angel Alexander and Mighty Spirit.
Little Earl was bought for £115,000 by Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale.
Just over an hour later, another son of Havana Gold improved upon his promising firs start to win. Golden Rainbow showed the determined attitude associated with Havana Gold’s progeny to win the five-furlong maiden at Lingfield for trainer Archie Watson and jockey Luke Morris.
Golden Rainbow was bred by his owners Christopher Wright and Willie Carson through their Minster Stud and Stratford Place Stud. He’s the first foal out of unraced Acclamation mare Stereophonic.
Havana Gold’s two-year-old daughter Tippy Toes has now finished runner-up on all three starts after going close in the five-furlong novice at Windsor. Surely her turn isn’t far away.
On Tuesday, another two-year-old daughter of Havana Gold, Hopeful Melody, went within a whisker of making a winning debut over 1000m at Chantilly.
Havana Gold is already the sire of five two-year-old winners including Brocklesby scorer Chipotle. The sire currently has a strike rate of 42% juvenile winners-runners and 10/12 of his two-year-old runners this year have been placed on debut!