First foals for A’Ali


The first foals by triple Gr.2 winning juvenile A’Ali have been arriving in numbers this past week.  Among the recent arrivals are a colt foal out of the talented two-year-old filly Maureen, winner of both the Gr.3 Fred Darling and Gr.3 Princess Margaret Stakes in a career that saw her come second in the Gr.2 Cherry Hinton Stakes and fourth in the Gr.1 Coronation Stakes.

“Maureen was an obvious type of mare for A’Ali and we’re delighted with the end result”, commented Newsells Park Stud’s General Manager, Julian Dollar.  “This colt is less than two days old, but came out very strong, balanced and well put together.  Our hope was always that A’Ali’s foals would be in the same model as himself and so far from everything we’re seeing and hearing, that’s exactly what we’re getting.”

Leading commercial breeder, Eugene Daly of Longview Stud has had two recent A’Ali foals born in the last week, one a bay filly out of Luminesce from the immediate family of Mohaather and the other a bay colt out of Moddy Poddle, a multiple winner over 8f with a RPR of 100. 

Daly said: “I’ve been very impressed with both of the A’Ali foals born on the stud.  They’re quality individuals with great strength and very much in the mould of their sire.  Having seen him again at the recent TBA stallion parade at Tattersalls last week, I’m looking forward to supporting him again this year.”

Eric Cantillon is another breeder to have welcomed a new arrival by the son of Society Rock, out of the mare Maajmeh Dawn, a half-sister to Dee Stakes victor, Viren’s Army.  Cantillon said: “This is a good colt foal.  Strong, correct and with plenty about him.  I like him so much I’ve decided to send the mare back to him again this year and another mare besides.”

A’Ali broke his maiden in the Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, before following up that win with victories in the Gr.2 Robert Papin and Gr.2 Flying Childers Stakes.  Described by the Racing Post as a “Lightning fast juvenile”, A’Ali followed up an impressive two-year-old campaign with further Group wins at three in the Gr. Sapphire Stakes and Gr.3 Coral Charge. 

A’Ali was well received in his first season at stud covering 116 mares.   This season Newsells Park Stud is also offering breeders sending mares to A’Ali a chance to win two tickets to the Dubai World Cup, Rugby World Cup Final or Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final with a unique prize draw.

A’Ali colt ex Moddy Poddle
A’Ali filly ex Luminesce