Affinity won at three and is from a family that Elite Racing has had a lot of success with. Her half sisters include the Joint Champion Older Mare in 2005 Soviet Song, she won nine races including four at Gr.1 and Sister Act the dam of Ribbons, Champion Older Mare in Ireland 2015. Others include Baralinka dam of Marlinka dam of Marsha who won the Gr.1s Nunthorpe and Prix de L’Abbaye as well as five other races. She was sold for £6million at Tattersalls to Coolmore.
She was bought as a foal at Tattersalls by Amanda Skiffington. Her dam On Her Way won three races at three and has bred three winners from three foals of racing age including Headway who won the listed Spring Cup at Lingfield.
Her dam Annabelle’s Charm won three races up to Listed level. She has bred three winners including the young stallion Charming Thought, further back in the pedigree are Ballingarry, Aristotle, Starborough and St Nicholas Abbey.
Palafou was bought at Tattersalls by Nick Bradley. She stems from a Wildenstein family that has given us Persian King, Policy Maker and Pushkin in recent times, further back are Peintre Bleu and the Arc winner and stallion Peintre Celebre
Saligo Bay was bought at Tattersalls by Amanda Skiffington. His dam Glorification was unraced but the second dam Light Ballet is a full sister to Dance Routine, the dam of Flintshire, and Concentric, the dam of Enable.
He was bought at Tattersalls by the owner. He is from the family of Donna Viola, who won eleven races in the US including the Yellow Ribbon Gr.1 and the Gamely Gr.1. Also those good sprinters Frizzante (July Cup Gr.1), Zidane and Firenze.
His dam Samba Brazil won four races in France and Germany. Her dam is a half sister to the Deutches Derby winner Schiaparelli now a stallion at Overbury, Salve Regina and Sanwa the dam of another Deutches Derby winner, the Lanwades stallion Sea The Moon
Today Makram travelled to Lingfield to run in the ‘Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Novice Stakes’. Despite making a slow start he was held up near the rear to try and keep him relaxed, he soon made headway in the final furlong and took up the lead …
Today we have Makram running at Lingfield in the ‘Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Novice Stakes’ for his owners M Al- Qatami & K M Al-Mudhaf. On the 4th of January he made his racecourse debut at Kempton in which despite running very green he …