Sadler’s Wells, who topped the English/Irish sires list an incredible 14 times, came through with another milestone when he became just the second stallion to reach the 300 mark in number of stakes winners.
The glorious moment came when his unbeaten 2-year-old daughter Fantasia won the Toteswinger Prestige Stakes (Eng-III) at Goodwood in just her second start.
Sadler’s Wells, who was pensioned from stallion duty at John Magnier and partners’ Coolmore Stud in Ireland at age 27 earlier this year, trails only deceased Coolmore stallion Danehill in number of stakes winners. Danehill is represented by 349 stakes winners.
Third on the list is another deceased stallion, Danzig, who reached the 200 mark the end of July. Danzig stood at the Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.
Fantasia, bred in Great Britain by Ronchalon Racing UK, races for Fittocks Stud and Andrew Bengough.
Sadler’s Wells (Northern Dancer—Fairy Bridge, by Bold Reason) is represented this year by 16 stakes winners, including European group I winners Saddex and Yeats.