PEARLS GALORE TO BE OFFERED AT ARQANA DECEMBER
The Haras de Saint Pair’s Group 1 winning mare Pearls Galore will be offered at the Arqana December sale on Saturday December 9th, Lot 210, in foal for the first time to Frankel. Pearls Galore was a high class consistent Group performer in France and Ireland over three seasons in the care of Paddy Twomey. On her final start the daughter of Invincible Spirit won the Group 1 Coolmore America Justify Matron Stakes over a mile at Leopardstown by a decisive 3 lengths beating the Group 1 winners Saffron Beach, Tenebrism and Homeless Songs earning a Racing Post Rating of 120.
For the Twomey stable she ran 15 times for seven wins and five places including the G1 Matron S, G2 Lanwades Stud S, G3 Fairy Bridge and Brownstown S, and she finished second in the Group 1 Prix de la Foret and Matron Stakes. Pearls Galore is a granddaughter of the Saint Pair foundation mare Pearly Shells, the winners of the Group 1 Prix Vermeille in 2002, her dam the Pivotal mare Pearl Banks was a Group winner herself and has also produced the Group winner Lucky Lycra and the Listed winner Pearly Steph, the dam of the dual Group winning daughter of Frankel Eternal Pearl. Pearl Banks has a yearling Kingman filly in training with Jean Claude Rouget for Saint Pair and a filly foal by Galiway and is currently in foal to Kingman.