SAINT PAIR ADDS LA PATRIA TO BROODMARE BAND
The Haras de Saint Pair purchased the young Dubawi mare La Patria at the Newmarket July sale from the Godolphin draft for 270.000 guineas. The four year old is in foal for the first time to the first season sire Belardo. Trained by Andre Fabre for Godolphin La Patria was second at Saint Cloud on her only start as a two year old. At three she won her maiden by 7 lengths over 1700 metres and finished third, beaten only 3/4 length and a head, in the Listed Prix Coronation over 1600 metres.
La Patria is out of the Acatenango mare Evil Empire who was Listed placed in England at four after winning a Group 3 and being placed in the German 1.000 Guineas and Oaks as a three year old. Evil Empire is the dam of seven winners including Empire Day, a leading two year old in 2006 when he was third to Passage of Time in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint Cloud after winning a Listed race at Newmarket. Her other winners include Counterpunch, who won all three of his career starts and was rated 111 and Ottonian a full brother to La Patria who is unbeaten in two starts at three in 2017. Her other foals include the dam of Santry, a two year old of 2017 who was placed second in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot over 1000 metres after winning his first two starts.