Danehill mare continuing to do Lindsays proud

Danehill mare continuing to do Lindsays proud1 Nov 2018

-Story written by Paul Vettise, TDN AUS/NZ

After going out on a limb and mortgaging their house to buy a $400,000 yearling, Jo and Brendan Lindsay have been rewarded with a mare that has done them proud both on the track and in the breeding barn.

Brendan and Jo Lindsay vowed any offspring of J’Adane (Danehill {USA}) would never see an auction ring and they’ve remained true to their word.

The Cambridge Stud principals went out on a limb to buy her as a yearling and she did them proud on the track and now in the breeding barn.

All five of her foals to race have been winners with Fratello (NZ) (Savabeel) the latest of the line to make a mark. He was recently a debut winner at Pukekohe Park for trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood.

We bought J’Adane at Karaka off Pencarrow Stud,” Brendan Lindsay said. “She was the last of the Danehills that went through the ring.

“Peter Vela had bought 20 mares in foal to Danehill. At the time, we had to mortgage our home to pay for her – it was a big purchase.

“I rang my bank manager and told him I’d bought a horse for $400,000 and he said you’ve done what!

“I picked J’Adane out myself, I just loved her and said to Jo we’ve got to get this filly.”

She is a daughter of Affirmed Lane (USA) (Affirmed {USA}), a two-time winner who is out of the G2 Del Mar Palomar H., winner Festivity (USA) (Spectacular Bid {USA}).

J’Adane won only one modest race, but she was placed in the G1 Kelt Capital S., the G1 Winter S., and the G1 Mudgway Partsworld S. She was also runner-up in the G2 Wakeful S., and the G2 Queensland Guineas.

“She won on a Wednesday in Brisbane and only just fell over the line, but she was seven-times Group placed,” Lindsay said.

 “When she finished her racing career we got offered quite a bit of money from a stud in Australia, but we had decided we wouldn’t ever sell her or any of her progeny.

“She took us to Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and to the Hawke’s Bay carnival. She did so much for us.” – Brendan Lindsay.

“She took us to Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and to the Hawke’s Bay carnival. She did so much for us.”

J’Adane’s first foal Bucklebury (More Than Ready) won one race and the G3 Trentham S., winner Von Tunzelman (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}) was to follow.

Her next was Prince Jabeel (NZ) (Savabeel), who was one of three winners at Ellerslie on Saturday for the Lindsays, before the arrival of the subsequent G3 Manawatu Classic winner Sherrif, a brother to Von Tunzelman.

Brandan and Jo Lindsay celebrating Prince Jabeel's win with co-owners Jeff Parsonson & Lester Van der Veer and jockey Leith Innes and trainer Lance Noble.

Fratello was the next and his sister Avadane (NZ) is yet to race, but the 2-year-old is showing encouraging early signs.

“J’Adane has got a yearling colt by Tavistock and she’s been served by Almanzor,” Lindsay said.

“Fratello means brother in Italian and I gave a half-share in the horse to my brother Darryl for his 60th birthday.

“I gave a half-share in Prince Jabeel to my best mate Jeff Parsonson and they are the only two horses we race in partnership.”

J’Adane raced with great success in Australia, as did Griante (Good Journey {USA}), who carried the Lindsay colours to victory in the G1 Galaxy H, the G3 Wenona Girl H., and in the G3 Sportingbet Series Final.

“She was empty last year and she’s returned a positive to Pierro,” Lindsay said. “Her first foal is a Redoute’s Choice colt, who will go through the Cambridge Stud draft at Karaka next year.”

Griante is out of the unraced Grand Strategy (Strategic) and is a three-quarter sister to the G1 Western Australia Derby winner Good Journey.