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 continued to run well in 2018, mixing it between a mile and a mile and a quarter, before his season was curtailed by injury after Glorious Goodwood. Now the earner of over £150,000 in prize-money, Dark Red is off to Dubai for the 2018 Carnival and fingers crossed he can perform with his usual credit over there.

He has now arrived in Dubai and a mile and a quarter turf handicap on the 17th of January has been pencilled in as his first target. 


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  • 2nd May 2017