IRISH-BRED TAKES WINTER DERBY
26 February 2018
A dramatic renewal of the Group 3
Winter Derby Stakes took place on Saturday at Lingfield Park and it was the
David Elsworth-trained gelding MASTER THE WORLD (IRE) that came up trumps. MASTER
THE WORLD (IRE) was promoted to first place after a steward’s enquiry.
Bred by A Hanahoe he is the 29th
individual Group winner for Coolmore Stud sire Mastercraftsman (IRE). who
stands for €25,000. He is out of a daughter to the Listed winner and Group 1
performer Inishdalla (IRE). Champion
three-year-old filly in Italy Costly Wave is from the extended family.
The Quinn and Benham-owned grey
is a dual Goffs graduate, first selling as a foal to Timmy Hyde’s Camas Park
Stud at the November Sale in 2011 for €38,000. The following year Camas Park
Stud offered him at the Orby Sale where he sold to Gerard Butler for €32,000.
The supporting race on the card
at Lingfield was the Listed Hever Sprint Stakes which was won by GRACIOUS JOHN
(IRE). The five-year-old grey who was bred by Skeaghmore Hill was winning his
11th race and his second in this Grade.