Statue of Liberty has notched up his sixth stakeswinner with a resounding victory to French colt Kolokol in the Criterium de Vitesse-LR at Longchamp on 29 October.
The sire of Mic Mac, Tempest Tost, Dan Baroness, Elysees and unbeaten Perth flyer, Hay List, Statue of Liberty’s black type performers in Northern Hemisphere include Black Mambazo.
Out of the Hector Protector mare Hecterine, Kolokol has now raced on nine occasions for three wins and two placings, never finishing further back than fifth.
Interestingly, Kolokol was bred by Russian International Bloodstock and, evidently, Kolokol is Russian for ‘bell’.
Furthermore, Kolokol-1 is an ‘incapacitating agent’ whose chemical structure is evidently unknown to anyone outside of Mother Russia.
Kolokol-1 is thought to be the chemical agent used by a Russian Spetsnaz team during the Moscow theater hostage crisis in October 2002 where at least 129 hostages died: nearly all of these fatalities were attributed to the effects of Kolokol-1 being pumped into the theatre to subdue the militants.
The Tsar Kolokol (Emperor Bell) rests on a pedestal at the foot of the Tower of St. Ivan in the Kremlin, Moscow. Fire damaged the bell while it was still in the casting pit in 1737, and the bell has never been rung.