Felsetta-Bloodline
84 Years Of Breeding
Crimson & Silver Braid Bloodstock
 
Stake Boat
 
1971
A bay filly by St Paddy out of Ripeck: placed 3rd in the St James Stakes at Kempton. Later sold to the Cambridge Stud in New Zealand, where she became the dam of winners and the founder of a Black Type Family.
Packet
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1972
A bay filly by Royal Palace out Kyak: won her only start as a 2yo when winning the Edenbridge Stakes at Lingfield. She won her final start as a 3yo at Salisbury at three: retained by the stud.
Punting
 
1972
Bay filly by Silly Season out of Raft, did not race due to accident. Sold to Peru as a broodmare and the dam of black Type Winners.
Grecian Craft
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1972
A bay filly by Acropolis out of Kyak: a non-winner but placed at two in the Cunard Stakes. Was 4th at three in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom: sold and produced a Black Type Family.
Sea Anchor
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1972
A bay colt by Alcide out of Anchor: ran twice as a 2yo finishing 2nd on his second start. Reappeared at Newbury in May and was second in the Shaw Maiden Stakes at Newbury before winning the Wheatsheaf Maiden Stakes at Sandown later that month. A little over two weeks later he won the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot (the first leg of a Hollingsworth/Hern/Mercer double as the owner’s Zimbalon won the King George V Handicap: Zimbalon was from another Arches Hall family). He then ran 4th in the Irish Derby, 2nd in the Great Voltigeur and was disappointingly unplaced in the St Leger.
As a 4yo he finished 3rd in the Yorkshire Cup before winning the Henry II Stakes at Sandown and then ran 3rd in the Gold Cup behind the great Sagaro. In his next race he carried a record 10 stone to victory in the Goodwood Stakes and rounded off a fine year with a victory in the Doncaster Cup. He was sold as a stallion to New Zealand and sired the champion Red Anchor and the good fillies Round the World and Royal Regatta.
Helm
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1973
A chestnut filly by Royal Palace out of Ripeck: unraced as a 2yo she ran twice at three winning the Pembroke Maiden Stakes at Salibury and then finished 2nd in the St James Stakes at Kempton: retained by stud.
Sea Legs
 
1973
A bay colt by Sea Hawk out of Anchor: placed several times as a 3yo.
Lighter
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1973
A bay colt by Aureole out of Raft: non-winning 2yo though showing promise, he reappeared as a 3yo to win the Spring Maiden Stakes at Newbury. Later in the season won the Bentinck Handicap at Goodwood. Won afain as a 4yo and was 3rd in the Ebor Handicap. Sold that year and became a prolific winner (10 wins in all), winning the Waterford Crystal Stayer’s Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Awash
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1973
A bay filly by Busted out of Fluke: sold after two unplaced runs as a 3yo.
Sky Ship
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1974
A grey colt by Roan Rocket out of Bedeni, who won three races at two including the Anglia TV July Stakes (Group 2: one of this family’s few Group wins as a 2yo) and then the Lanson Champagne Stakes Goodwood (Group3). Sold as a stallion to Australia.
Sea Boat
 
1974
Bay Colt by Salvo out of Anchor: won the Running Gap Stakes at Newmarket and the Barnham stakes at Nottingham as a 3yo (also placed three times). Was used as a lead horse by the Queen for her Classic winner Dunfermline at four : sold and won over hurdles.
Upper Deck
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1975
A chestnut Filly by Sun Prince out of Bedeni who ran 4th as a 2yo in the Blue Seal Stakes at Ascot. First time out as a 3yo won the Pretty Polly Stakes (G3) at Newmarket and was later 3rd in the Sun Chariot Stakes (G3) at Newmarket. Retained by the Stud.
Butty
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1975
A black/brown colt by Welsh Pageant out of Kyak who won a maiden at Newmarket and was sold to run in USA.
Admirals Launch
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1975
A bay colt by by Brigadier Gerald out of Cutter who won the Houghton Stakes on his debut. Became a leading fancy for the 2000 Guineas after winning the Craven Stakes. Disappointed in both the Guineas and the Derby. Major Hern said he had made a mistake not going straight for the Classic. Was placed in races in Autumn and ran disappointingly on his only start as a 4yo. He was sold as a stallion to South Americia.
Baltic
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1976
A chestnut colt by Ribero out of Ocean, who won two races at three., after being ridden in work at Major Hern’s by by Lester Piggott, the jockey said he wished Baltic was in the Derby, ‘as he’d be my ride’.
Admiral Blake
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1976
Brown colt by Blakeney out of Bedeni, won and placed from three starts at three, and also won under National Hunt rules.
Balinger
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1976
A bay colt by Welsh Pageant out of Ripeck, unraced as 2yo he was placed 3rd in the Shaw Maiden Stakes at Newbury. Later won at Salisbury, Windsor (twice), at Newmarket, again at Salisbury and then won the important staying handicap the Melrose stakes at York. After 6 consecutive victories he was 4th in a late season race at Newbury.
As a 4yo he was upped in class and ran well when taking the Aston Park Stakes on his seasonal debut. There then followed two more winning races at Haydock and Newmarket. His tenth win came in Royal Ascot’s Queen Alexandra Stakes. Bought as a stallion by the Conduit Farm Stud.
Sea Pageant
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1977
Chestnut filly by Welsh Pageant out of Anchor. She did not race due to being unable to shoe. She was retained by the and bred lots of winners: Black Type family.
Bireme
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1977
A chestnut filly by first season Grundy. She won the Westley Maiden on her debut as a 2yo at Newmarket. Returning two weeks later for the Houghton Stakes, shet was beaten into 3rd place by two colts, one of whom was Night Alert, a future Irish classic winner.
Went to York for her 3yo debut and in the Musidora Stakes (G3 Oaks Trial). She set a good pace and outgalloped her opponents to the line.
In the two hundred and second Epsom Oaks, Bireme faced ten rivals including the Guineas winner Quick as Lighting. Never far off the pace, Willie Carson produced her in the straight and she stayed on well to beat Vielle and her stable companion The Dancer by two lengths. She looked a real St Leger prospect, but through an injury at home was retired to the paddocks. (It is worth recounting that Hern ran 3 in the Oaks and stable jockey Carson chose Bireme. The third horse from the stable was Shoot a Line who finished 5th. After the Oaks, with Bireme not around, Shoot a Line was unbeaten and ended up joint top filly on the 3yo Free Handicap with Bireme. Shoot a Line just happened to be from the same Felsetta line, being a great granddaughter of
Packet Boat
 
1977
A bay filly by So Blessed out of Packet, did not race and sold as broodmare to Aston House Stud.