Leading Light

LEADING LIGHT (Right) Wins the G1 St Leger

TATTERSALLS OCTOBER BOOK 1 PURCHASE LEADING LIGHT WINS G1 ST LEGER

Horses Name: LEADING LIGHT (IRE)
Sire – Dam - Broodmare Sire: Montjeu (IRE) — Dance Parade (USA) (Gone West (USA)
Race Name: St Leger
Racecourse, Country: Doncaster, UK
Owner: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor
Breeder: Lynch-Bages Ltd
Trainer: A P O'Brien
Vendor: Glenvale Stud, Ireland
Purchaser: Demi O'Byrne
Sale Price: 520,000 Guineas

The Aidan O'Brien trained LEADING LIGHT won the final British Classic for the year when taking out the Group 1 St Leger at Doncaster. The son of MONTJEU was the well backed favourite and was recording his fifth win in succession from only 6 starts. LEADING LIGHT is out of the Grade 2 winning GONE WEST mare DANCE PARADE and was consigned to Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale by 'Flash' Conroy's Glenvale Stud where he was purchased by Demi O'Byrne for 520,000 guineas.

The victory of LEADING LIGHT is another feather in the cap for the ill-fated sire MONTJEU who is represented by 17 yearlings at Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale which takes place from October 8 - 10. Catalogues for Europe's premier yearling sale are out now and available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives and online at www.tattersalls.com.

2013-09-14