16th Jan 2019
Decorated Knight, Multiple Gr.1 winner, by Galileo, from the ultimate stallion family of Giant’s Causeway has his first foal on the ground.
The Colt out of Charming Loza (Lawman) was born on 15th January at Bechmann Stud. She is a Sister to Black type Bournemouth Belle and from the family of Classic winner Just The Judge.
Hanne Bechmann described the colt as being very striking, strong and well made.
Decorated Knight covered an incredible first books of mares including
Lady Wingshot – Gr.3 Winner
Nouriya – Multiple Stakes winner, Dam of Royal Ascot Gr.2 Winner and Record topping
1,000,000 gns filly Aljazzi
Princess Noor – Gr.3 Winning 2YO and Gr.1-placed 2YO
Shaden – Gr.3 Winning 2YO
Nebraas – Dam of 3 black type horses and €400K Free Eagle Yearling
Arwa – ½ to Champion Stayer Order Of St George
Dawn of Hope – Stakes winning filly, OR 110
Decorated Knight was the leading 1st crop covering sire at Tattersalls December breeding stock sales with his first in foal mares selling for up to 675,000 gns.
PRINCESS NOOR – G3 winning & G1-places 2yo sold for 675,000 gns
SHADEN – G3 winning 2yo sold for 370,000 gns
NOURIYA – Listed-winning dam of G2 winner Aljazzi (1,000,000gns sales topper) sold for 220,000 gns
DAWN OF HOPE – Listed winner sold for 425,000 gns
Arwa half-sister to champion ORDER OF ST GEORGE sold for 160,000 gns
Lady Wingshot G3 & multiple Listed winner sold for 150,000 gns
Owned, bred and raced by Blue Diamond Stud, Decorated Knight earned £1,326,618 in prize money, 8 wins and 5 places including:
1st Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown (Gr.1), beating Churchill (Gr.1), Poet’s Word (Gr.1), The Grey Gatsby (Gr.1), Zhukova (Gr.1)
1st Tattersalls Gold Cup, Curragh (Gr.1), beating Deauville (Gr.1), Johannes Vemeer (Gr.1)
1st Jebel Hatta, Meydan (Gr.1), beating Elliptique (Gr.1), Ertijaal (Gr.1)
1st ICON Meld Stakes, Leopardstown (Gr.3)
1st Al Basti Equiworld Festival Stakes, Goodwood (L)
1st Betway Winter Derby Trial Stakes, Lingfield (L)
Bred on the same GALILEO – STORM CAT cross as Gr.1-winning 2YOs GLENEAGLES, BALLYDOYLE, CHURCHILL, HAPPILY and MISTY FOR ME, etc
Decorated Knight stands for €12,000 and is available to view upon appointment. Call +353 45 521251.