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The Great Freddy Head Retiring   European Racing

Started 9/19/22 by SameSteve G; 524 views.

From: Wintertrian


SameSteve G said...

His sister, Criquette, had Treve who won 2 Arcs.

I looked more up.  I love looking at the pedigrees, and this truly royal "racing family" the Heads.  

Treve won 2 Arcs.  I did not know that she was planned to be sold in an auction but nobody bid, so she was repurchased by her breeder after her career was over? 

Criquette's other horse, Three Troikas, won the Arc 1x.  Northern Dancer's grandaughter.  Owned by her dad, raced in his wife's colors, trained by his daughter Criquette and ridden by Freddie Head!    (I find that amazing) Guess having Lyphard as your sire helps some.  Ped query has Lyphard down as the 2nd longest lived Stallion behind Bargain Day (euthanized at 36). So many champion sire and BMS champion titles for that one.    

And her other one, Bering, also bred and owned by her dad, Alec, ran 2nd in the Arc to Dancing Brave.  Timeform gave him a 136.  BMS also Lyphard.  

With Freddie's retirement, its like the end of a great era.   

There are few racing families in the US now, owners are people like who made fast money in energy drinks and seem to want more fast money in horse racing as well.   


SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Arc is less than two weeks away.  I'm hoping for a Japanese entry to win.  Loving Titleholder and keeping an eye on Do Deuce and Deep Bond as gigantic priced upsetters.


From: smartyslew


Lyphard 17b tff, Same family branch as Gun Runner.