A Classically Bred Colt with a Soft Side!

Tenderness is not a word usually associated with young colts. However as the video below shows, our Lope De Vega colt displays his ‘softer side’ beautifully as his trainer attempts to detail his more relevant racing attributes.

Purchased from Ballylinch Stud, who have retained an interest, this rising two-year-old colt out of the multiple stakes winning mare, Glamorous Approach was purchased from Book 1 of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. At the sale, Newmarket trainer Michael Bell, who has also retained a share, was impressed by the colt’s presence and athleticism.

Having now been broken in, Michael is even more delighted with the way the he has developed. Already standing 16.1 hands, the imposing colt displays a well balanced canter, a superb temperament and a strong constitution. Michael believes that these attributes lay an excellent foundation for the colt to race as a late 2yo with the view that he will excel as a 3yo.

Longer term, the colt’s owners hope that this fellow can emulate the feats of the another of Michael’s horses, Big Orange, who competed successfully on the world stage a few years ago. He ran in two Melbourne Cups, finishing 5th in 2015.

Trainers often say that a happy horse is one that will give his all. Should the Lope de Vega continue to display his affectionate attributes as shown in the video with Michael, he could well be a champion!

Any enquiries on the Lope de Vega colt can be directed to or phone +61 3 9670 0255.