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Sleeping Beauty In-Foal to Iffraaj

Dual stakes winner Sleeping Beauty has already been courted by her Prince following her race retirement earlier this month.
The Sir Peter Vela-owned mare had her last run in the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings and seven days later she was in the breeding barn being served by her selected suitor.
“She has been scanned in-foal to Iffraaj,” said Leon Casey, studmaster of Vela’s thoroughbred farm, Pencarrow Stud. 
“We were looking for a proven stallion and he succeeds across a wide range of mares, but he does seem to have a real affinity with Danehill close up on the dam side.”
Sleeping Beauty won ten of her 24 career starts for trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott, including the Gr.3 Rotorua Stakes (1400m) and Listed Tauranga Classic (1400m).
They were her last two starts before her tilt at the Tarzino Trophy and Casey said she will be an excellent addition to Pencarrow’s broodmare band.
“She is a seven-year-old now,” he said. “The plan was to keep her going to have a crack at that Group One race and she is retired now.
“She is out of a Danehill mare and has a good family behind her. She is a lovely type of mare with plenty of natural speed, so she is a good prospect.”


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