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Claiborne, despite its rich history and legendary success as a breeder and owner, is not shy about renewing its broodmare band if the right opportunities arise.

A couple of those wise decisions involves the Stinging Nettle family. The farm initially acquired that mare’s granddaughter, the Prince Sabo stakes performer Maid for Walking, and has bred the important stakes winners Stroll and Patrol from her.

More recently, the farm picked up a daughter of Stinging Nettle, the Rousillon mare High Savannah, and the Bowling Green Handicap winner is the third foal from her for Claiborne. He is also the second stakes horse, making five black-type horses for the mare, who is 23 but has produced colts by War Front the last two years.

Whoever made that selection of mate for the mare needs a special toast … to success.

The mare’s produce record is below:

1st Dam: High Savannah (GB), ch, 1988. Bred by Mrs Mary Taylor (GB). $7,375.

1994:   =Sabina (GB), b f, by =Prince Sabo (GB).
1995:   =LADY IN WAITING (GB), b f, by Kylian. Raced 1 yr in NA, 1 sts, 0 wins, $15,000. At 2 Won Empress S. At 3 Won Severals S., 2nd Harvest S. At 4 Won Middleton S., Sun Chariot S. G2, 2nd Pretty Polly S. G2, Nassau S. G1.
1996:   =Smart Savannah (GB), b c, by =Primo Dominie (GB).
1997:   No record.
1998:   =Maid For Romance (GB), ch f, by =Pursuit of Love (GB).
1999:   =SAVANNAH BAY (GB), ch c, by In the Wings (GB).  Won Prix de Lutece G3, 2nd Sagaro S. G3, Goodwoood Cup G2.
2000:   =Desert Destiny (GB), b c, by Desert Prince (IRE).
2001:   No record.
2002:   =Fasliovna (GB), b f, by Fasliyev.  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.
2003:   Greenery, b f, by Galileo (IRE). Raced 2 yrs in NA, 10 sts, 2 wins, $109,140. 2nd Drumtop S., Omnibus S.
2004:   Lion Grass, ch c, by Pulpit.
2005:   Barren.
2006:   GRASSY.
At 4: Won Red Smith H. (gr. 2); 3rd Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. 1).
At 5: Won Bowling Green H. (gr. 2); 2nd Three Coins Up S. (gr. 2), Singspiel S. (gr. 3).
2007:   Hill, ch f, by El Prado (IRE). Raced 2 yrs in NA, 9 sts, 0 wins, $7,281.
2008:   Parcel, ch c, by Horse Chestnut (SAF). Raced 1 yr in NA, 3 sts, 0 wins, $6,314.
2009:   Not Covered Previous Year.
2010:   Decamp, b c, by War Front.
2011:   Unnamed foal, b c, by War Front.

Broodmare sire: ROUSILLON, dkbbr, 1981. Sire of 76 dams of 371 foals, 297 rnrs (80%), 175 wnrs (47%), 60 2yo wnrs (16%), 21 sw (6%).


2nd Dam: =STINGING NETTLE (GB), b, 1981. Bred by Mrs Mary Taylor (GB). $8,402. Won Duke Of Edinburgh S. Dam of =MAID FOR THE HILLS (GB) (f, Indian Ridge (IRE). $25,312. Won Ewar Stud Empress S. Dam of =Maid to Perfection (GB), =Run for the Hills (GB).), Maid for Walking (GB) (f, Prince Sabo (GB). $183,719. 2nd Princess Margaret S. (ENG. 3). Dam of STROLLPATROLTromp.).