Old Trafford

Old Trafford


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Champion Thoroughbred’s son of Arena, is a horse with a proven pedigree. By a classic winning son of Danehill, he is a three-quarters-brother to the grade one winning Regal Cheer. He was the top rated colt of the sale by Matchem Genetics

Arena was a five-time graded stakes winner whose triumphs included the Victoria Derby (gr. I) and STC Canterbury Guineas (gr. I). He’s sired such as grade one winners Regal Cheer and Rena’s Lady, and graded stakes scorers Whitefriars and Raise.

Champion Thoroughbreds’ colt is the second foal of his dam, Royal Tower, a half-sister Arena’s daughter Regal Cheer. This outstanding performer defeated Mnemosyne to take the AJC Surround Stakes (gr. II) and accounted for Star Shiraz and Mnemosyne to capture the STC Coolmore Classic (gr. I). Subsequently, Regal Cheer has produced Knoydart, who not only won the ATC Canterbury Classic and MRC Hareeba Stakes, but also took second in the BRC BTC Cup (gr. I) and third in the VRC Newmarket Handicap (gr. I) and MRC Oakleigh Plate (gr. I).

The granddam of this colt is the swift and precocious Regal Chamber, who stamped herself as one of the best two-year-olds of her crop, winning the STC Magic Night Stakes (gr. II), and taking third behind Guineas and Encounter in the STC Golden Slipper Stakes (gr. I). Regal Chamber is half-sister to the dam another fine performer by Arena, in My Lady’s Chamber who captured a win in the Canberra RC National Sprint Handicap, and a second in the AJC Flight Stakes (gr. I). Regal Chamber is also three-quarters sister to the STC Reisling Slipper Trial Stakes (gr. II) and Newcastle JC Coca-Cola Classic (gr. III) victress Moment’s Pleasure.

The family goes back to a sister to the world-record breaking sire, Smokey Eyes via Social Smile, ancestress of numerous other major winners including two-time VRC Newmarket Handicap (gr. I) scorer Razor Sharp; Stradbroke Handicap (gr. I) winner Robian Steel; Super Elegant, successful in the BTC Doomben Ten Thousand (gr. I) and SAJC Goodwood Handicap (gr. I); graded scorers, Steel Blade, Social Rule, Miss Fantabulous, Valentia and Border Time, as well as Coliseo, another Arena stakes winner, and out of a mare closely related to the granddam of this colt.