Lady Prancealot just came off of a great win where she ran from behind in the American Oaks [G1]. That’s not her only graded win, she’s had a few more this past year. She ends the year with 2 other graded wins. What I find most impressive about this horse is she was purchased at auction for $11,000 and has ended up earning close to $550,000!
Her dad, Sir Prancealot, was a good sprinter. His AWD was 5.25 f. His race record was: 6(3)-3(2)-1(1)-0. So half of his races were stakes races where he either won or placed. Not bad at all. 2 of those were [G2] races. He ended up earning a little more than $150,000 in his 1-year career. You can see more of him here
Sir Prancealot was a pretty good racehorse. Was efficient on the track with the bulk of his races being win or place results. How he is as a stallion matters much more to us than as a racehorse. His DP is (2-1-7-0-0); DI of 1.86 and CD of 0.5. So he definitely brings more speed than anything else to the table.
One of his more notable progeny has been Beau Recall who has earned a little more than $1,000,000 and has won multiple G2 races and finished 2nd in multiple G1 races and had an AWD of 8.25 f. In her G2 victory at Churchill in the Distaff, she went from last to first and ended up having a great come from behind victory. (Video here)
She seems to be a closer with several other races with similar results of being at the rear and show lots of speed in the final stretch. That is very similar to what Lady Prancealot did in her last 2 starts as well. Going from the back of the pack to winning.
This was the dam’s first produce and was unraced, so it’s tough to know what to go after for this one. This probably contributed to the $11,000 sale price (or €9,500 for you folks across the pond). Here’s her pedigree from the Tattersalls September sale.
The second dam was definitely worth looking at since she was a winner and produced a lot of black type herself. Her most notable offspring was Baqah who was a black-type winner of 3 races, one of which was a G2 race. She had an AWD of 6.8 f. Her best offspring which is still currently racing is named Almanaar. He’s a G1 winning horse with a little more than $800,000 to his name and is still racing. His AWD is 8.7 f. That shows more of the endurance that Lady Prancealot was showing off in their races.
Now onto Lady Prancealot (IRE). She has 17 starts, which is very impressive and has earned close to $550,000 in her 2-year career. Her DP is (2-2-8-0-0) with a DI of 2.00 and a CD of 0.50. Based solely on her CD and DI, she’d do well in races around a mile. Her AWD is 8.1 furlongs, so right on par with what her DP predicts it will be.
The fact she sold for $11,000 seems a little out of the blue for me. I’m guessing that’s mostly because she came from an unestablished mare, but the 2nd and 4th dam make up for that. I guess hindsight is 2020 on this one for that sale price. Great horse, great performances so far and I think she’ll make a decent broodmare when she retires.