This well-balanced, strong-bodied Maryland-bred and Maryland-sired yearling filly is by multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry out of Embellishment, by Touch Gold. She was foaled March 21, 2020, and is currently located in Gambrills, MD where she is available for inspection. Owner is asking $5,000.00, or best offer. Photos and walking videos below. For more information, contact [email protected] or call (617) 595-8849.
This filly is from the first crop of Irish War Cry, who was trained by Graham Motion for owner Isabelle de Tomaso. Irish War Cry was an unbeaten stakes-winning 2YO, among the early favorites for the Kentucky Derby after wins in the G2 Wood Memorial and G2 Holy Bull Stakes, and won the G3 Pimlico Special at 4. He finished 2nd as the favorite in the classic Belmont Stakes. He retired with five wins in 13 starts and earnings of $1,257,060. He covered 83 mares in his first book at Northview Maryland for a $6,500 stud fee.
Irish War Cry is a son of the HOTY and leading sire Curlin, and is a half-brother to graded winner Irish Strait.
This filly is the second foal out of her dam, Embellishment, following the two-time winner and earner of $40,867 Vinny Gorgeous. Embellishment herself won three races and placed 11 more times, earning $72,167 from 3 through 6YO. She is a half-sister to five winners out of her dam Sewickley Heights, by Pleasant Colony.
Embellishment’s second dam is Grade 1 winning 2YO Seattle Meteor, herself a half-sister to Grade 1 winner A Phenomenon, and to Meteor Stage, the dam of Champion 2YO filly Pleasant Stage, Grade 2 winner Colonial Play (dam of Grade 1 winner Marsh Side), Grade 3 winner Stage Colony, and of Meteor Colony (dam of Grade 1 winner Changeintheweather). This is the extended R.S. Evans family of Grade 1 winners Nadal, Declassify, Con te Partiro, etc.
This filly is bred on the Curlin/Deputy Minister cross that is responsible for Grade 1 winners Keen Ice and Curlina.