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Swordlestown Little
County Kildare Ireland
Tel. +00 353 (0)45 895610
Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612

A short update
Dark Angel ex Sogno Verde filly

How quickly time is passing! We have started to walk our Sales foals this week!

I apologise to our faithful followers for not updating our news page as before. Unfortunately twitter is so much easier and less time consuming than updating the page, so please follow us on Twitter Swordlestown Little@mariannklay.

Our only yearling sold at the Sales was above filly. She was a lovely type and very straightforward to deal with. Unfortunately she did not quite sell as well as we hoped but she has gone to a very good home with young trainer Henri Devin in Chantilly. She needs to brush up on her French a little bit but racing in France will be a great opportunity for her to do well as there are so many more opportunities than in Ireland.  We wish connections the very best of luck with her.

In the meantime vibes about her Galileo half-brother Ryoken are good and he should see a racecourse within the next month.  In Japan two year old racing is far less popular than here and connections are probably looking at the long term future for him. 

Holy Roman Emperor ex Nisriyna filly

The second yearling had to miss the sales with a minor health problem but has now found a new part-owner and she will go into training here in Ireland with Ken Condon.

The Swordlestownlittle Syndicate has been a great  success. My Snowdrop had lots of visitors during the year and kept Mr. Oxx very busy indeed! She ran a very good first race to finish fourth, beaten a head for second place. Unfortunately she had a minor muscle problem afterwards and this meant that she could not take up her intended engagements.  Fingers crossed we will get another run into her this season. Anybody who is interested to join please get in touch with me. It is a very reasonable annual fee for a great insight into racing and breeding and a few fun days out! 

It is now all hands on deck to prepare our 5 weanlings for the November Sales, which is six weeks away. While this seems plenty of time now, it will fly by and in the end there is never enough time!

Fingers crossed we can unearth a new star!

Video from the ITBA Awards Night 2012.

Swordlestown Little, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.
Telephone. +00 353 (0)45 895610 Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612 Email.