Group 1 success for Style Vendome
On the biggest stage at ParisLongchamp delivered the first Group 1 success for Al Shaqab Stallion STYLE VENDOME.
Two year old filly Lily's Candle, who is from the second crop of STYLE VENDOME produced a sensational run to win the Group 1 QATAR Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium de Pouliches over 1600m/1 mile for her new owner Martin S. Schwartz Racing.
Lily's Candle was Lot 4 into the Sales Ring at the Arqana Arc Sale 24 hours, when selling to Oceanic Bloodstock on behalf of her new owners for €390,000, and she duely repaid their belief in her potential when claiming the preeminent Group 1 for 2 year old fillies in Europe.
Prior to her Group 1 success, Lily's Candle had been a Listed winner over in 1400m/7f in Vichy for her owner Ecurie Normandy Spirit.
STYLE VENDOME, the fastest winner of the Gr1 Prix Poule d'Essai des Poulains has made an impressive start to his stud career, and proved exceptional value when standing at Haras de Bouquetot for €5,000 Live Foal.