First UK winner for MAWATHEEQ

Posted on: 20th Jan 2015

WHITCHURCH

Shadwell Stud sire MAWATHEEQ sired his first UK winner as WHITCHURCH came home the best of a 6 strong field at Wolverhampton on Monday 19th January 2015.

WHITCHURCH (Mawatheeq x Silvereine (Bering)) was sent off the 4/7 favourite of the Coral Connect Maiden Auction Stakes (Tapeta) at Wolverhampton.  The 3 year old gelding, bred by D R Tucker of Nelson’s Farm “did it well” according to the Racing Post online race report and beat his nearest rival by a respectable 1 ¼ lengths.  Owned by I A Balding and trained by Andrew Balding, WHITCHURCH is the third winner from MAWATHEEQ’S first crop of runners.  He also sired FRANKOLIN and SPARE TIME who both won in Europe as 2 year olds in 2014.

MAWATHEEQ, one of the last sons of DANZIG to retire to stud in the UK did not run himself as a 2 year old due to injury but won a total of 4 races from 8 starts including the Gr.3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes as well as running a very close second to TWICE OVER in the Gr.1 Champion Stakes.

Shadwell Stud Director, Richard Lancaster commented: “We are delighted that MAWATHEEQ has had his first winner in the UK at such early point in the year.  I would like to congratulate all the connections of WHITCHURCH and thank them for their support of the stallion. Shadwell continues to support MAWATHEEQ with a number of mares from our private broodmare band and reports from our trainers of the MAWATHEEQ 3 year olds are encouraging – we look forward to a good season for him.”

MAWATHEEQ stands at the Nunnery Stud, Thetford at a private fee – breeders are encouraged to speak to Rachael Gowland in the Nominations Office at Shadwell for the best deals available for the 2015 season.  A shuttle service to visit MAWATHEEQ during the February Sale at Tattersalls will be operational from the valet parking area outside the main entrance to the sales complex.

To view a video of MAWATHEEQ, visit the Shadwell You Tube Channel:  http://youtu.be/2YqhzJc30WI

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