preview for 2023

Preview for 2023

Kerry HarrisonOther Headlines

It was a vintage year for Chasemore Farm both on and off the track in 2022, and there is every indication that the good times will keep on rolling in 2023.

Lezoo, who was bred here on the farm and was crowned last year’s Cartier champion European two-year-old filly after winning the Empress Fillies’ Stakes, Princess Margaret Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes, should be in the picture for some of the big sprint prizes.

Unbeaten Gimcrack Stakes hero Noble Style, a second top-class two-year-old of last season bred by Chasemore Farm, is also a leading contender for Group 1 honours this year.

Noble Style is by Kingman out of Eartha Kitt, a Listed-winning daughter of Pivotal and Chasemore Farm’s iconic mare Ceiling Kitty. The dam is back in foal to Kingman, so we can’t wait to welcome a full-sibling to the star colt in 2023.

Breege – a daughter of Starspangledbanner and Wowcha, a winning Zoffany half-sister to top two-year-old The Wow Signal (also by Starspangledbanner) – finished placed in the Prestige Stakes and Princess Margaret Stakes for Chasemore Farm last year, and signed off for the season with a creditable fifth in the Prix Marcel Boussac. She is another exciting homebred three-year-old for the stud.

Among the darker two-year-old talents of 2022 that were bred by Chasemore Farm are Maso Bastie, who won a Lingfield novice race on his second start for James Fanshawe in December. He is by Churchill out of Opportuna, a daughter of Rock Hard Ten and one of the stud’s foundation mares, Veiled Beauty. Opportuna has a yearling colt by Blue Point who could head to the sales this year, and she is in foal to Lezoo’s sire Zoustar.

Brad The Brief, who impressed when he carried the Chasemore Farm silks to land a Nottingham conditions race and the Group 2 Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh last year, will be back at six. The son of Dutch Art’s dam Kenzadargent is in foal to No Nay Never, who sired last year’s Group 1-winning two-year-olds Blackbeard, Little Big Bear and Meditate.

On the international stage, the Chasemore-bred and joint-owned Uncle Bryn could gain more laurels in Australia. The son of Sea The Stars and Wall Of Sound, a Grade 2-placed daughter of Singspiel, was sent out by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young to win the Listed Cranbourne Cup and run second in the Group 3 Foundation Cup in 2022. His next start could be in a ‘win and you’re in’ race for the valuable All-Star Mile at Moonee Valley in March.

Uncle Bryn has a yearling half-brother by Sea The Moon who might head to the sales this year, while Wall Of Sound is in foal to recently crowned champion sire Dubawi.

The two-year-old Kingman half-brother to Uncle Bryn, sold for 750,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last autumn, is one of the key Chasemore Farm-bred two-year-olds to follow in 2023. The Siyouni half-brother to dual winner Dream By Day out of Listed-placed Illaunmore bought by MV Magnier and White Birch Farm for 200,000gns at the same sale is another to watch.

We also have some exciting mating plans, including those for a few new additions to the broodmare band, to share with you soon. Stay tuned!