Famous Name supplies his first stakes winner
Escobar: on his way to victory in the Listed Washington Singer Stakes
PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) Famous Name supplies his first stakes winner
By Zoe Vicarage 3:36PM 13 AUG 2016
FIRST-SEASON sire Famous Name posted the first stakes winner of his stud career when his son Escobar produced an impressive performance to land the Listed Washington Singer Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
The Hugo Palmer-trained juvenile had made a successful debut at the course over 7f in July and on his return to the track found a quick turn of foot to win by one and a quarter lengths.
Bred by Peter Evans, Escobar is the sixth foal out of the Group-placed and winning Brief Truce mare Saying Grace. He is a half-brother to the winners and Listed-placed duo Ghetto Gospel and Bobbi Grace.
Offered by Croom House Stud at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale last year, the colt was snapped up by Amanda Skiffington for €280,000 having been pinhooked by Bobby O'Ryan for €105,000 at the Goffs November Foal Sale in 2014.
Famous Name, an 11-year-old son of Dansili who stands at the Irish National Stud, was a prolific performer on the racetrack notching 20 wins at stakes level for Dermot Weld.
He has supplied one other winner so far this season in the shape of Weld's Right Honourable who won a 6f maiden at Galway last month.