Moyglare Matings Include Baaeed Debut for Search For A Song

Following news that last season’s Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Homeless Songs (Ire) is working up to an early seasonal debut, her owner-breeder Moyglare Stud has released the farm’s mating plans for 2023, with her dam Joailliere (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) set for a return visit to Frankel (GB), the sire of her illustrious daughter. The 10-year-mare, herself a Listed winner, produced a filly foal from the first crop of St Mark’s Basilica (Fr) on February 17.

She is not the only one of the Moyglare matriarchs to be heading to Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud. The Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Sonaiyla (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) delivered a Frankel colt last week and she will pay him a return visit, while the winning Galileo (Ire) mares Espoir d’Soleil (Ire) and Federica Sophia (Ire) are both bound for Kingman (GB). The former produced a Starspangledbanner (Aus) colt in February.

In many ways, Polished Gem (Ire) (Danehill) and her offspring have become Moyglare’s signature family in recent years, and three of the celebrated mare’s daughters are among the 39-strong broodmare band in Ireland, along with a number of grand-daughters. Amma Grace (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a stakes-winning full-sister to the Group 1 winners Search For A Song (Ire) and Kyprios (Ire), is set to visit Wootton Bassett, while the recently retired Search For A Song is booked to Baaeed (GB) in his first season. Their half-sister, the Group 2 winner Sapphire (Ire) (Medicean {GB}), dam of the aforementioned Federica Sophia, is currently in foal to Palace Pier (GB) with her 2023 mating to be confirmed. Two more of Sapphire’s daughters reside in the broodmare band: Acqua Di Gioia (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) will be among the first group of mares sent to Coolmore freshman Blackbeard (Ire). She foaled a filly by Space Blues (Ire) on February 21. Her half-sister, the Group 2-placed dual winner Kiss For A Jewel (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), is also Coolmore-bound and will be bred to St Mark’s Basilica, having foaled a colt by Dark Angel this season.

 Blackbeard‘s sire No Nay Never is also being supported with the dual Group 3 winner Making Light (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) from the family of Irresistible Jewel (Ire), whose Group 3-winning daughter Mad About You (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}) is heading to Sioux Nation. In turn, Mad About You’s stakes-placed daughter, A Ma Chere (Ire) (Kodiac {GB), will visit Dark Angel.

All Our Tomorrows (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) and Liber Nauticus (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}), two mares who joined Moyglare from the dispersal of the stock of Ballymacoll Stud, will be covered by Dubawi (Ire) and Siyouni (Fr) respectively this season. All Our Tomorrows, a grand-daughter of Hellenic (GB), already has a yearling filly by Dubawi and lost her foal this year, while Liber Nauticus was not covered last year but has a yearling daughter by Sea The Stars (Ire).

In his second season at Dalham Hall Stud, Palace Pier will be sent the Moyglare duo of Lilli Milena (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) and her dam Terrific (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the latter a sister to the Group 1 winners Jan Vermeer (Ire) and Together (Ire).

Another dual Group 3 winner, Carla Bianca (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), is currently in foal to Sea The Stars (Ire) and heading to Lope De Vega (Ire), while her Listed-placed daughter by Dubawi, Emilie Gray (Ire), has a date with Saxon Warrior (Jpn). The Deep Impact (Jpn) theme continues in the mating of the Listed-placed Titanium Sky (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), who is booked for a visit to Lanwades for Study Of Man (Ire).

Florence Camille (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a winning full-sister to the Cheshire Oaks winner Thoughts Of June (Ire), will visit Derrinstown’s newcomer Minzaal (Ire) after she delivers her foal by Starspangledbanner, and Rose De Pierre (Ire), a dual Listed-winning daughter of Dubawi and the Irish St Leger runner-up Profound Beauty (Ire), is in foal to Camelot (GB) and will be covered by Sea The Stars.

The unbeaten Tocco d’Amore (Ire) (Raven’s Pass), who hails from the Kilcarn Stud family of Flame Of Tara (GB), was covered last year by Caravaggio in the States, where she also has a yearling colt by Uncle Mo, and she heads to New Bay (GB).

Grade I Stars Head American Team

Moyglare Stud has nine mares in Kentucky led by Celestine (Scat Daddy), who won the G1 Just A Game S. among her three graded stakes victories, and Switch (Quiet American), victrix of the G1 Santa Monica S. and GI La Brea S. at Santa Anita. Celestine foaled a Curlin filly on February 24 and will be covered next by Gun Runner, while Switch has an Uncle Mo colt at foot and is booked to Not This Time.

Each of Coolmore’s Triple Crown winners, American Pharoah and Justify, has a brace of Moyglare mares heading their way: Grade III-placed My Arch Enemy (Arch) and Listed winner Lia Marina (Uncle Mo) for the former and Sola Luna (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Gioia Stella (Medaglia d’Oro) for the latter. Another daughter of Arch, the GIII La Prevoyante S. winner Beautiful Lover, is booked to Uncle Mo.

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