By BATED BREATH, read about his sire here: https://stallions.juddmonte.com/stallion/bated-breath
Spiritofthenorth is a great individual and moves really well in his slower paces. He was ace bloodstock agent Federico Barberini's favourite horse in the Arqana Vente 2 Yearling Sale in France, where we purchased him as a yearling. There were over 140 lots catalogued and we were delighted to pick him up for €21,000, we were expecting him to make a great deal more.
He is qualified for Owners' premiums in France. Read more about that here: https://www.frbc.fr/owners-premiums/
He is a fantastic looking horse; a big, loose moving individual.
Racing Update (6th October): Such a fun, consistent horse on the flat this year (with finishing placings of 3,2,2,2,3,3) he has been schooled over hurdles and made his debut at Sedgefield today. He ran an absolute cracker, taking 2nd place (see below) on ground that was a little softer than Kevin would have liked, so that bodes very well for him going forward! The Racing Post made him their 'eyecatcher' from the meeting, saying: "Eyecatcher: Spiritofthenorth (1.38) jumped well on his hurdles debut and should soon get off the mark." His race entries/declarations will show on this page.