BDS welcomes first foal by Decorated Knight
The first foal by our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight has arrived at Blue Diamond Stud.
Born on Monday, the colt is out of Arwa, a winning half-sister to legendary stayer Order Of St George.
Everyone at the stud is impressed with the new arrival. “He is a cracking colt,” said Tony Nerses. “He is a well balanced individual with lots of quality.”
Although it’s early days, we’re pleased to report that Arwa’s colt is already seemingly typical of what we are seeing from the Decorated Knight foals born so far. Only a day after this particular colt was born, the Irish National Stud’s stakes producer Katch Me Katie produced a ‘striking’ colt while at Bechmann Stud, Charming Loza foaled a colt described as ‘striking, strong and well made’.
A tough, sound son of Galileo gifted with an exceptional turn of foot, Decorated Knight defeated the likes of Churchill and Poet’s Word when successful in the 2017 Irish Champion Stakes. He was also dominant in victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and put his exceptional turn of foot to good use when getting out of trouble to take the Jebel Hatta.
He also won the Meld Stakes and a pair of Listed races, and ran second in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Making Decorated Knight particularly attractive is that he hails from an exceptional stallion family.
He is the first foal out of Pearling, a daughter of blue hen Mariah’s Storm and therefore a sister to Giant’s Causeway, a 3-time North American champion sire, and Freud, a multiple champion sire in New York, the sire of three Grade 1 winners.
Not only that, another sibling, Group 2 winner You’resothrilling, is the dam of Group 1 winners Gleneagles, Marvellous and Happily, all of whom are by Galileo.
Decorated Knight will stand for €12,000 in 2019.
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