The Wow Signal edged past U.S.-based Hootenanny nearing the finish of the Aug. 24 Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds at Deauville and won by a half-length to kept his perfect record intact.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2012
|Trainer||WARD WESLEY A|
|Jockey||GONCALVES L R|
|Owner||DERRICK SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER & MICHAEL TABOR|
|Hootenanny View Five-Cross Pedigree||Quality Road||Elusive Quality|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Winding Oaks Farm||Eaton Sales, agent||$120,000|
|Yearling||Cromwell Bloodstock, agent||St George Sales, agent||$75,000|
Royal Ascot winners Hootenanny and The Wow Signal are set to face off in a field of nine 2-year-olds set for the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) Aug. 24 at Deauville.
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