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VON MELAS

3 year old bay gelding




Foaled:03 May 2018
Sire: Battle Of Marengo
Dam: Rock Magic
Gender: gelding
Colour: bay
Owner:J Blackburn & Imperial Racing P'Ship
Breeder:Galbertstown Stud
OR Turf: 64
Purchased:Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale 2019


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Career:
By Battle Of Marengo out of Rock Magic who was placed in Ireland. He has run on the flat but his objective is hurdles and he has been schooled and jumps very nicely.


Stallion reference:

BATTLE OF MARENGO (IRE), Bay horse, 2010, by Galileo (IRE), out of Anna Karenina (IRE), by Green Desert (USA). Won 5 races, value £278,545, at 2 and 3, from 7 furlongs to 1 mile 2 furlongs, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.2, Juddmonte Beresford Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, ICON Juv.Turf Trial Golden Fleece Stakes, Leopardstown, L, also placed second in King Edward VII Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2. Retired to Stud in 2015.


Von Melas's name: Michael Friedrich Benedikt Baron von Melas was a Transylvanian-born field marshal for the Austrian Empire during the Napoleonic Wars. He was born in Transylvania in 1729 and served in the Seven Years' War as aide de camp for Leopold Josef Graf Daun. The horse is named as such because Von Melas fought in the Battle of Marengo, the name of the sire.



Three generation pedigree
VON MELAS (IRE)
(2018)
bay gelding
Battle Of Marengo Galileo Sadlers Wells
Urban Sea
Anna Karenina Green Desert
Simaat
Rock Magic Rock Of Gibraltar Danehill
Offshore Boom
Magic Sister Cadeaux Genereux
Gunners Belle


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