(Excellent Art-Barcelona Girl, by Noverre)
Stands 2017 at Grandview Stud, QLD, for $7,700
Longevity and soundness are rare in today’s freshman stallion market. Under The Louvre is a horse who raced consistently at stakes level over several seasons, and only bad luck stopped him from being a multiple Gr1 winner.
The 2016 Gr1 Stradbroke winner showed his talent early when he won on debut, then showed it was no fluke with a 2YO city win. He won another three races as a 3YO before being thrown at the best in the Gr1 Oakleigh Plate, just missing when beaten into second by Shamal Wind. Third in the Gr1 Goodwood (a race he went one better in to run second as a 5YO), before he nailed that Gr1 victory in the Stradbroke. He beat a star studded field, and many would have retired him as a Gr1 winning sprinter. But he came back at six, to prove his longevity and soundness, to pick a few more group cheques.
Under The Louvre is by Excellent Art, a Gr1 winning son of one of Europe’s best sires, Pivotal. Under the Louvre’s dam is an unraced half sister to group winner Master Harry, and this family boasts the juvenile stakes winners Momentaire (Widden Stakes) and Key Issue (TL Baillieu Stakes).
Under The Louvre represents soundness and speed, with a strong sprinter/miler’s pedigree.
*All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees