First North American winner for Hampton Court
March 4, 2019
Group 1 winner and Spendthrift Farm shuttle stallion Hampton Court got his initial North America winner on March 3 when the 2-year-old filly Miss Merida (USA) broke her maiden at first asking at Hippodromo de las Americas in Mexico.
Miss Merida is a daughter of Madrilena, herself a stakes winner in the United States who won or place in 10 of 14 starts.
Hampton Court’s first two starters are both winners. His much-anticipated first southern hemisphere crop will be seen on the racetrack in the next few days.
A track-record setter in the Group 1 Spring Champion S., Hampton Court is standing the current season at Spendthrift Australia either for payable live foal or as part of the farm’s Breed Secure program.