First foals for Darley sire New Approach

The first northern hemisphere foals by Darley sire New Approach are arriving in Europe.

Amongst the six foals by New Approach already on the ground is a bay colt out of H M The Queen’s winning Daylami mare Daring Aim, who was born at The Royal Studs.

The colt was clearly quick to make a good impression.  “I am delighted with this colt – he is already showing a lot of his sire’s influence,” stud manager Joe Grimwade commented.  “He has plenty of scope but is strong and well balanced.”

Daring Aim is herself a daughter of G2 winner Phantom Gold (Machiavellian) and has already produced two winners including Fine Sight (Cape Cross).
Another notable foal for New Approach is a filly out of Speirbhean who is the dam of fellow Darley stallion and champion juvenile Teofilo.

Darley Stud Director Liam O’Rourke described the filly as, ‘a quality, sizeable, well-made, attractive sort.  She has a large frame which will need time to fill out and I expect her to be a very attractive foal in time.”

Other foals by New Approach include a filly out of G3 Prix Miesque winner and German Oaks runner-up White Rose; and a filly out of Posterity born at Ennistown Stud.

Having recently returned to his northern hemisphere base at Dalham Hall, New Approach covered an exciting line-up of mares during his first southern hemisphere season at Northwood Park.

His Australian book included the G1 winners She’s Archie, Star Shiraz and Zagalia, plus the dams of G1 winners Fashions Afield, Marble Halls and Fiumicino.

Siblings to G1 winners Titanic Jack, Eremein, Gold Guru, Thorn Park, Universal Queen, Tuesday Joy, Sunday Joy, Arena, Lonhro and Shot Of Thunder also form part of the impressive first book of mares.

New Approach (Galileo) enjoyed an outstanding racing career that saw him crowned European 2YO Champion after an unbeaten five-race streak including the G1 National Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes.  

As a three-year-old,  he won three of his six starts including the English Derby and Irish Champion Stakes before retiring to stud after landing the English Champion Stakes by six lengths – smashing the 24-year-old 2000m track record in the process.