2004 bay horse by Poliglote (GB) ex Napeta (Ire) (Woodman (USA))
A ten-time winner himself, Dink won the Spanish 2000 Guineas and placed third in the Spanish Derby. He raced until he was a seven-year-old before starting his breeding career in Spain with Luis Alvarez Cervera who comments:
“I was fortunate to buy Dink when the owner decided to retire him from the track. I always liked him as a racehorse; well balanced, strong with correct conformation. Dink won 10 of his 30 starts including the Spanish 2000 Gns. He was placed 10 times and finished third in the Spanish Derby. During his racing career he performed well in soft going. He possesses a natural will to jump that transmits to his progeny along with his lovely and easy temperament both to handle and when riding. He has shown himself to be very fertile.
As well as Nube Negra he has produced Leilani, who won 3 times as a 2-year-old, he has also produced Newdi Bareliere one of the best 2-year-old fillies that I have bred and who is on track for the Spanish Oaks. Dink’s ability, temperament, movement and balance transmits onto his offspring.
His sire, Poliglote, needs no introduction. His dam, Napeta, is by Woodman a great damsire, who comes from the same female line as the great Miesque.”
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I have been impressed by Dink’s offspring, he produces good models who have excellent movement.
Richard Venn, Bloodstock Agent
|DINK (FR)||POLIGLOTE (GB)||SADLERS WELLS (USA)||NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)|
|1981||FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)|
|1992||ALEXANDRIE (USA)||VAL DE L’ORNE (FR)|
|2004||NAPETA (IRE)||WOODMAN (USA)||MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)|
|1998||BLUE BURGEE (USA)||LYPHARDS WISH (FR)|
Dink’s sire Poliglote, was champion sire on the flat and over jumps in France and has produced champions under both codes, Solemia (2012 Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe), Politologue (2020 Queen Mother Champion Chase).
We are immensely privileged to be able to stand his only entire son here at Alne Park Stud. We have had the benefit of standing Dink for 2 seasons now and could not be happier with the foals he is producing which are being really well received by the market both in the UK and Ireland.
“ Dink has really stamped his stock and we are delighted to see the really high quality foals he has produced.” Grace Skelton
“I have been impressed by Dink’s offspring, he produces good models who have excellent movement ” Richard Venn, Bloodstock Agent
Dink is the sire of multiple graded winner Nube Negra; the winner of the 2022 and 2021 The Grade 2 Cheltenham Chase and the 2020 Grade 2 Desert Orchid Chase in which he beat Altior. Nube Negra is Dink’s flagship progeny of Dink we look forward to his more recent progeny reaching similar heights.
Dan Skelton on Nube Negra