Danced Every Dance
Donald's col        ReevaVideo
Danced Every Dance : 2013 bay mare
Owner : D. W. Whillans
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                                                                      Sadler's Wells
                                                                      Snow day
  Danced Every Dance
  2013 bay mare
                                                                      Be My Native
                                        Kinnegads Pride

The family

Kinnegads Pride ran a few times in Irish bumpers and hurdles without any real success but being by excellent NH broodmare sire Be My Native was always going to have a second career. She has bred 3 winners to date, the best being the Old Vic gelding Cavite Beta who has won 5 races.
In 2016, Kinnegads Pride produced a colt foal by Scorpion.

The grand dam Derrella was unraced but has bred a couple of winners in the high class Trabolgan (RSA Chase, Hennessy Gold Cup) and seven-time winner Huka Lodge who you may remember racing around the Northern circuits for first Lenny then Kate Walton.

Slightly further back in the pedigree, the 3rd dam Kessella bred 6 winners including Victor Ludorum Hurdle winner Rathconrath and seven-time winner Kesslin (a full brother to Derrella).

A smashing National Hunt family.

About the sire

Oscar (bay horse, born 1994) was lightly raced in his 2 seasons when trained at Chantilly in France by Patrick Bary, winning once over 10f as a 3yr old and then next time finished runner up in a Group 2 event. His subsequent, and last, outing came in the French Derby at Chantilly at a time when that was still a 12f race. He ran a cracker to be second to Peintre Celebre, showing top class form.
Oscar was soon retired to stud and he stood at one of Coolmore's NH bases at the Grange Stud in Ireland from 1998.

As well as around a dozen winners on the flat, Oscar has proven himself as a high class Jumps stallion. He has been the sire of numerous top grade jumpers with the likes of Rock on Ruby, Peddlars Cross, Gods Own, Oscar Whiskey and 2017 Irish 'National winner Our Duke among his progeny.
Oscar finished second in the leading jumps sires’ list for the fourth year running in 2014-15, and still covered a large book of mares in his final season at stud (2014).

Form Summary

Oscar is a National Hunt sire long admired by the team at Dodlands Steading, but we've never really been in the correct place and the right time to buy any of his progeny without breaking the bank to do so.
Oscar has the reputation of siring tough, plain-looking traditional jumping types, and 'Reeva' took our eye as such at the Tattersalls Ireland August NH Sale in 2016 (Lot 157). She is not overbig but has a real racey look about her, and we imagined that she would be the first of our Tatts Sales purchases of that year to be ready.

But we gave this filly the requisite time last season to develop and mature after her initial exposure to morning gallops in the Autumn, boxed up for the Winter, and back in exercise in the Spring of '17. With her fellow fillies and mares out at Southfield, Danced Every Dance has grown and thickened out well during the summer break, looking ready for the exciting training regime for fillies in place at Dodlands!

Danced Every Dance made her racecourse debut in January '18 in a bumper at Musselburgh. She ran quite green that day, paying a visit to the racecourse stables on the turn into the back straight. However, she stayed on quite nicely in the home straight to give us plenty of hope for the future.

Danced Every Dance has a fine national Hunt pedigree with an immediate family that is still very much active, and will have residual value as a broodmare after racing. (You can't take her page away from her, as those auctioneers are wont to say).
But we certainly look for this Oscar filly to be competitive in bumpers and hurdles well before that day arises.

Season win 2nd 3rd 4th other
2017-18 NH Flat 1
2018-19 NH Flat          
Current Season Form
Previous Season Form
19 January 18 Musselburgh 1m 7½f NH Flat (Class 5) Soft 8 ran (C Whillans (3)) - 7th beaten 23l                                                  
Towards rear on inside, hung left after 6f and dropped 10l behind, some headway from 3f out but not recover position.
Danced Every Dance had a good look at the stables turning out of the home bend and hung badly so left, it was a couple of furlongs before Callum could straighten her up. She showed enough though to be optimistic that she can be competitive on better ground and through experience.


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