Puissance De Lune was certainly a showy type on the track.
Now the Swettenham Stud sire is passing on his ‘show-off’ traits to some of his progeny, the first of which arrived this breeding season.
Swettenham staff member Katelyn Butler put up the above picture of the Puissance De Lune – Chapent foal on Twitter over the weekend and it got a great reception.
The filly was born looking like a chestnut like her mum, but the grey ‘goggles’ around her eyes showed she was destined to go grey, just like her dad.
Now, two months later, she is ‘shedding’ her chestnut coat and gradually replacing it with her grey genes.
The filly has a bright future ahead. She is a sibling to five foals out of Chapent (Peintre Celebre), all of who have won races including 11 times winner and stakes placed Hank’s Nephew (Danbird) as well as handy Adelaide three-year-old Chapel City (Ilovethiscity).
Meanwhile, Darren Weir visited his former steed Puissance De Lune at Nagambie’s Swettenham Stud on the weekend.
Accompanied by the stallion’s owner Gerry Ryan of Limerick Lane Thoroughbreds and stud principal Adam Sangster, Weir was impressed with the first foals of his former four times stakes winning horse.
Having won at stakes level from 1400 metres through to 2500 metres, there is no doubt Weir will embrace the versatility of the son of Shamardal’s progeny.
Meanwhile, they will be growing grey hairs as they enjoy the pastures of Swettenham Stud and other breeding farms around Australia.