Lee Scribante reports that his Point Given mare Auburn Annio (USA) has produced an enormous Flying The Flag colt at Bush Hill Stud yesterday.
Auburn Annio has produced a 2-time winner previously by Windrush named Thrill Factor.
This is the immediate damline of Argentine multiple Gr1 winners Southern Spring (second dam and Champion 2YO Filly, Champion 3YO Filly and Champion Older Mare in Argentina), Sun Spring and Gold Fire, and includes sire Spring Halo.
This is the first crop of Flying The Flag, a full brother to double Gr1 winner Rhododendron and Gr2 winner Magical.
He is an international Group winning son of Galileo, out of a three-time Gr1 winning daughter of Pivotal and a three parts brother to Gr1 winner Photo Call in the USA.
Flying The Flag stands for a fee of R20 000 at Bush Hill Stud.
Lee Scribante of Piemonte Stud and Chairman of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association, has seen his young farm achieve early success including producing Eastern Cape Champions Kalamain and Gr3 winning Argonaut filly, O’ Tamara.
Gr2 placed Celestina is currently flying the flag with champion trainer Sean Tarry, a daughter of Kahal out of Sully’s Landing who is a nominee of the KZN Breeders Awards coming up on 2 December at Fordoun.
Congratulations to all concerned.