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Last Thursday Sophie’s Choice delivered a colt by Tintin In America, and I’m delighted with the result.

The photos below were taken today at Breckon Farms, when he is just 5 days old, but he has a very confident nature and nicely built.

Sophie’s Choice is the mare I leased specifically for Tintin. Her dam is a half sister to Nihilator, the damsire of McArdle (sire of Tintin). TheĀ grandam isĀ Margie’s Melody, who was a good racemare herself and from a well performed family. Nihilator was her first foal and only colt – the next 7 were all fillies, including Mattalie Cole (by Matt’s Scooter). I like the addition of two extra doses of Direct Scooter that Sophie’s Choice brings, and also Rustler Hanover’s maternal line is all class. That’s the pedigree thoughts, but the main driver is matching a big mare who showed some talent and toughness and has a good nature with a smaller sire who showed incredible speed, comes from a speed family and had a lot of willpower.

Sophie's Choice and her colt foal by Tintin In America

Sophie’s Choice and her colt foal by Tintin In America


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