Canford Cliffs filly Bournemouth Belle was an appropriate winner for the Richard Hannon yard at Goodwood on Saturday.
Team Hannon trained Canford Cliffs during a star-studded racing career that saw him win five Group 1 events including the Irish 2000 Guineas and also the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.
He retired to Coolmore Stud in Ireland and shuttles to Blue Gum Farm in Euroa.
Bournemouth Belle (2f Canford Cliffs – Ellbeedee by Dalakhani) notched the third win for her sire in the EBF Stallion Maiden Fillies Stakes (1200m). She chased the leaders and ran on well to score by more than a length from Angie’s Girl (Exceed And Excel).
“Her name derives from the Canford Cliffs which are near Bournemouth,” owner Jeremy Gompertz said. “And the Bournemouth Belle was a steam locomotive that used to run between the town and London.”
Bournemouth Belle cost Gompertz 30,000gns (AUD 57,370) at the 2014 Tattersalls October yearling sale. She is the first foal of a Windsor winning half-sister to Uncharted Haven (Turtle Island) who was a Group 2 winner at Del Mar and Santa Anita.
The first Australian-bred foals by Canford Cliffs are rising two year-olds and he will stand at Blue Gum Farm for a $13,750 (inc gst) fee in 2015.