In training

Dark Red

Grey Gelding
DOB: 28 Mar 2012
Dark Angel x Essexford (Spinning World)
Owner: The Hon R J Arculli

Dark Red has been a tremendous servant over a number of years and continues to do La Grange proud as a six-year-old. By the tremendous Dark Angel, he is out of a Spinning World mare who won over 7f as a two-year-old. Dark Red was bought at the October Yearling Sales at Tattersalls for 82,000gns.

Unraced at two, Dark Red proved a consistent three-year-old, finishing in the first four on each of his six starts, before exploding into life at four. His three consecutive victories included the City and Suburban at Epsom as his rating rocketed from 75 to 97. As a five-year-old last year he continued to run with credit all year long, adding to his tally with a victory in a class 2 handicap at York in October.

Typically, he has run well on all starts this year, mixing it between a mile and a mile and a quarter. On his most recent start he was a good third in a competitive Epsom handicap on Oaks. Now rated 101 and the earner of over £150,000 in prize-money, here's hoping that Dark Red can gain another deserved success soon. 


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  • 2nd May 2017