We purchased Close Harmony from the estate of Her Majesty the Queen Mother and she is at Broughton Bloodstock at Hanningfield. Bustino was the sire of Close Harmony. He was the champion Older Hurdler in 1975 and won 5 great races. Interestingly he beat Snow Knight on two occasions. Snow Knight stood at Lyndsay’s at the time of the ownership of Mr MacAlistair.
Before our ownership Close Harmony had two foals one of which has been very successful – Barbers Shop owned by the Queen. He has had 19 starts progressing from Bumpers to Chasing. He has won 6 times and been placed 7 times. At Cheltenham 2008 he was pipped into second place in the Jewson Novice Handicap Stakes. He was 7th in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2009. These results are important to us as the owners of the brood mare.
Since our ownership she has produced seven progeny;
After a barren year she was covered this year by Yeats in Ireland. Yeats was a five times winner of the Ascot Gold Cup so this is very exciting.
Mistress Cooper (Kyllachy ex Litewska) who we acquired as a foal was successful as a two year old and won at Sandown, as well as being placed in other races. She retired to stud at the beginning of 2009. She had her first filly foal in 2010 ‘Minnie’ whose sire is Ishiguru. She had the second foal in 2011 a colt by Bertollini, ‘Macca’. She has recently been covered by Compton Place.
Ceilidh Royal produced her first foal - a colt whose sire is Black Sam Bellamy.
Phizz has produced her first foal - see pictures here.
Close Harmony, Ceilidh Royal and Mistress Cooper are kept at Broughton Bloodstock which is near to us so we can keep an eye on progress.
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