The only offspring by English and Irish champion George Washington figures to be one of the main attractions at the Goffs November foal sale in Ireland. The filly, out of group stakes producer Flawlessly (by Rainbow Quest), is consigned to the sale by the Irish National Stud. She was foaled Feb. 4 at that County Kildare farm and bred by Azienda Agricola Loreto Luciani.
George Washington (Danehill—Bordighera, by Alysheba) entered stud in 2007 at John Magnier and partners’ Coolmore Stud in Ireland following a stellar racing career for Magnier’s wife, Sue Magnier, and Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, in which he won four group I events. Unfortunately, he experienced fertility problems and was taken out of stallion duty that March.
Returned to trainer Aidan O’Brien, George Washington raced three times in Europe before breaking down in the Breeders’ Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Monmouth Park. He was euthanized on the track.
French-bred Flawlessly (not to be confused with two-time North American champion Flawlessly) is the dam of French group winner Ombre Legere and grade I stakes-placed Flawly, dam of French group winner Best Name.
The George Washington filly is scheduled to sell Nov. 21, the last day of the five-day venue.