Hay List made a welcome return to racing on the weekend and while we might have to wait another start or two for the fairytale, it was an encouraging performance nonetheless.
The Group Two The Shorts on Saturday week appears to be the next cab off the rank for the Statue of Liberty juggernaut.
Speaking of Statue of Liberty, the sire of Hay List, Mic Mac and co. has been among the winners with his current crop of 3YOs – namely Washington Square, Still As and The Bronx – and with nearly 500 mares covered in the last four seasons, they’ll soon have plenty of company.
But Statue of Liberty is also poised to make his mark as a broodmare sire … and then some.
With his daughters only producing a handful of runners at this stage, they include the recent Group One Moyglare Stakes winner Rizeena (who has now won or placed in four successive Group events in Europe) and the Group Two placed 2YO, Jadanna, while in Australia, the Grahame Begg trained Contrite Heart saluted in town in July.
Anyone for a Statue of Liberty filly?
|Rizeena - out of a Statue of Liberty mare - wins the G1 Moyglare|