Exciting News Surrounding Sire Eightfold Path

Exciting News Surrounding Sire Eightfold Path

Eightfold Path on show at Scott Bros. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Peter Gibson has reported on some exciting news regarding Eightfold Path and in particular his Champion dam, Divine Proportions: “I think we can look back with some satisfaction that the stallion, having covered over 65 mares, has shown excellent fertility and enthusiasm for his job at stud.

“My thanks to you all for your support, especially Mr Guo, for his commitment to the South African Thoroughbred breeding industry and Highdown Stud for their professional care and support.”

Alan Cooper, the manager of Jaggesar Limited (Niarchos Family) and the previous owners of Eighfold Path – has confirmed the following exciting updates:

– Jaggesar will be sending a mare from France to South Africa to be covered by Eightfold Path this year – the broodmare is a winning daughter of the very successful USA sire, Arch, from the family of their great matriarch, Coup de Folie

– Eightfold Path’s younger sister, Daivika (Dynaformer), stays in training this year in France and will be campaigned in Group races – she knocked herself after winning her maiden last summer

– Eightfold Path’s younger full brother called, Monoceros, made a very pleasing debut at Chantilly last November, coming from last to finish second – if progressing as well as expected, he will be aimed at the French Guineas in May

– Divine Proportions produced a smashing Galileo colt last year and is due to foal down to him again this year. With the quality of stallions Divine Propertions is getting, there is every chance she will produce a Champion which is all good news for Eightfold Path’s profile.

A fine, high quality and athletic horse with striking features and beautiful head, Eightfold Path had one of the best pedigrees to be imported to South Africa in recent times.

On the racetrack, Eightfold Path showed early brilliance for leading French trainer, Pascal Bary, winning on debut and then following up with a third placed effort behind subsequent Group One performers, Buzzword and Siyouni, in the Group Three Prix La Rochette over 1400m. Eightfold Path closed off his two year old campaign with a stylish victory in the Group Three Prix Eclipse over 1200m.

Racing in the famous Niarchos colours, Eightfold Path was one of Bary’s leading hopes for the 2010 Classic season but plans had to be shelved when he sustained an injury during the build up to the French 2000 Guineas. On his return at four years, he won another two races including a Listed mile event at Deauville.

The son of Giant’s Causeway standing at Scott Bros, Eightfold Path stood for R10 000 Excl Vat including an additional cover in the past breeding season. Contact Robin Scott on 033 266 6918 or email scottbros@worldonline.co.za for more information.

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