George Washington Sires Filly
Date Posted: 2/6/2008 4:57:40 PM
Last Updated: 2/7/2008 1:18:07 PM

George Washington
Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

George Washington, who was euthanized after breaking down in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) in October, sired his first reported foal, according to European Bloodstock News. A filly out of the Rainbow Quest mare Flawlessly was born Feb. 4 at the Irish National Stud.

Sired by Danehill, George Washington was a two-time Cartier Award winner before entering stud at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland in 2007. He was relieved of stallion duty after experiencing fertility problems and returned to training. Coolmore then retired one of its group I winners, French champion Holy Roman Emperor (also by Danehill), to take the place of George Washington at stud.

Back with trainer Aidan O'Brien, George Washington ran in three group I races leading up to the Classic, running third in two of them and fourth in the other. In the Classic, he suffered a fracture of a cannon bone as well as fractured sesamoids.

Flawlessly, owned by Stefano and Loreto Luciani, is the dam of French group winner Ombre Legere and U.S. grade I stakes-placed Flawly, dam of French group winner Best Name.

 

 



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