BLOODSTOCK NEWS

HIGHGROVE Stud’s blue-blood importation Tears I Cry will begin her Australian breeding career by being mated with Redoute’s choice early next month.

A veterinary check on Tuesday on the Darling Downs stud determined that Tears I Cry should be covered in the second week of September.

Highgrove studmaster Ron Gilbert purchased Tears I Cry for $US735,000 ($815,000) at a Kentucky breeding stock sale last November. She was in foal to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin.

Tears I Cry foaled a filly in Kentucky in March and Gilbert arranged for the filly to be put on a foster mare so that Tears I Cry could begin quarantine and be brought to Australia in time to acclimatise for the southern hemisphere season.

Tears I Cry, who was a Listed winner and Group 2 placed, was sired by the Mr Prospector horse Chester House from a half-sister to Street Cry and the dam of Shamardal – both Group 1 winners and top sires.

Any colt she throws will be a serious stallion prospect, and any filly would make a foundation mare for any stud”, Gilbert said.

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