BLOND ME GRADE 1 HEROINE
17 October 2017
BLOND ME (IRE) won the prestigious Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes
at Woodbine in Toronto on Sunday evening, landing a coup for, among others,
breeders Mark and Elaine Clarke of Wardstown Stud in Athboy, County Meath.
The five-year-old chestnut mare has become something of a
specialist on the international circuit, winning a valuable Group 2 race in
Istanbul last year before her crowning achievement at the weekend in Canada.
She is reportedly on course to farewell the racetrack in the hugely valuable
Hong Kong Cup in December before retiring to the breeding shed.
Owned by Barbara Keller, BLOND ME (IRE) is by Derrinstown
Stud’s versatile sire Tamayuz. Her last two half-siblings by Clodovil (IRE) and
Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) both fetched €58,000 and €60,000 respectively at the
Also arriving over the course of the weekend was a good
result for Coolmore stallion Footstepsinthesand in Argentina with DON CHULLO
winning the Grade 1 Gran Premio Suipacha over five furlongs.