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)|
We became aware of Dink through Nube Negra, who has always possessed obvious talent and was a natural jumper from his arrival in the UK from Spain at three years old. From the first time we cantered Nube Negra after his arrival he was obviously incredibly talented.
He is a big imposing horse like his sire with a great disposition and brilliant balance. Nube Negra has great pace and a wonderful temperament and showing plenty as a juvenile over hurdles has continued to improve with time and has progressed into a high-class performer over fence.
His jumping over fences has been excellent and the talent he showed in his victory over Altior at Kempton was the realisation of the promise that he had always shown us at home. Given his temperament and physical presence I think you will see him performing at this high level for many years to come.
Dan Skelton on Nube Negra