First Foal For Alfred Nobel
By Karl Patterson
The first foal by Lynward Park shuttler Alfred Nobel has arrived at Lodge Stud in Ireland.
“He’s a really strong colt with plenty of quality and is marked very much like his sire,” Co Kilkenny based studmaster Damian Burns said. “We bred Alfred Nobel and the colt’s dam Cafe Creme and their dams and grand dams.”
Cafe Creme, by Catrail, is a half-sister to Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Seazun, by Zieten. Her three winners to date have been by Intikhab, Colodovil and Verglas.
“Alfred Nobel was one of the fastest horses that we’ve ever bred,” Burns added. “Being such a fast and early maturing son of Danehill Dancer makes him an ideal stallion for the commercial market.”
Alfred Nobel was a 220,000gns buy for Coolmore at the 2008 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. He repaid them with a Group 1 victory in the Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh carrying the same purple and white striped silks as Coolmore’s current star So You Think.
Lynward Park owner Ted van Heemst secured Alfred Nobel’s southern hemisphere rights after buying a 50% share from Coolmore last year. He is from the immediate family of Darley’s English Derby winner New Approach.