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My Shadow Play colt foal (nickname Leo) playing with his dam The Blue Lotus this morning – and casting some lovely shadows on another sunny day at Isa Lodge.

Shadow Play colt an his dam The Blue otus

Shadow Play colt with his Grinfromeartoear dam.

There is just one Shadow Play yearling in the New Zealand yearling sales this year – Lot 357 at the Premier Sale in Christchurch on 18 February, bred, owned and prepared by Ken Fairburn. Photo below. That yearling is representing just 13 live foals that were by Shadow Play in 2013.  The colt is from a daughter of Filenna, a family that has proved successful although the mare’s pedigree is not a conventional one.

Filenna’s most successful foals have been by sires from the Cam Fella line – Camtastic (Magical Morgan and Magical Monie, who is the dam of Mysta Magical Mach), Cam’s Trickster (Magical Muffin who is the dam of Magical Mel and Magical Merlin) and Presidential Ball (Magical Mills, who is the dam of this yearling).

Shadow Play doesn’t have enough results yet to give a good steer on what damsires he may click well with. There are only 5 Shadow Play foals from Presidential Ball mares recorded by USTA website to date, and 2 of those raced at 2yo and were winners, and he is having reasonable results with Camluck, Cambest and particularly Cam’s Card Shark mares. But really, only his numbers from Artsplace mares are sufficiently large to give some degree of stability to the statistics at this stage.

Going on looks alone, this yearling is worth checking out.

Just a note: One of Shadow Play’s fastest foals to date in America is Shadios, a gelding from the NZ bred Caprock mare Smooth Latin.

Lot 357 Magical Marn

Lot 357 Magical Marn




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