DANCING HIGHLANDER (IRE)

TRAINED BY WILLIAM KNIGHT

2021 Brown colt by Highland Reel (IRE) ex Four Eleven (CAN) (Arch (USA))

KVS XII

We purchased Dancing Highlander for €65,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. Although he is eligible for the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Race, his pedigree suggests he might be more of a middle distance type. He is by the multiple Group 1-winning globetrotter Highland Reel, a ten times winner including seven at Group 1 level. Interestingly, he also won a Group 2 as a two-year-old at Glorious Goodwood. His oldest crop are three-year-olds and they include this colt’s highly promising full-brother Inverness, who is already rated 94.

The dam, Four Eleven won in her native USA and is by the outstanding broodmare sire Arch. She has produced three winners to date including the useful Glen Again and L’Aigle, as well as the aforementioned Inverness. She is a half-sister to the Prix des Reservoirs (Group 3) winner Summertime Legacy who is the dam of the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Group 1) winner Mandaean and the Prix Saint-Alary (Group 1) heroine Wavering. This is also the family of the very fast and precocious Earthlight.

Luke Lillingston commented: “Highland Reel earned í7ó million, including 7 Group 1s. Dancing Highlander’s broodmare sire Arch is one of my favourite broodmare sires anywhere, his second dam is by the outstanding El Gran Senor. His third dam bred Derby winner Golden Fleece. This could be Kennet Valley’s shot at the big time, especially considering his full-brother Inverness is so promising and progressive. If you like middle distance or staying horses this handsome horse is definitely one to get into.”

Charlie Hills
WILLIAM KNIGHT
NEWMARKET, UK

Sir Busker, Dual Identity, Dancing Highlander & Blue Train

William Knight is a Group winning trainer who is based in Newmarket at the state-of-art yard at Rathmoy Stables. He trains our Kennet Valley Flag bearer Sir Busker, Dual Identity, Dancing Highlander and two year old Blue Train.

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