Bold Lad II
|Bold Lad II|
|Trainer||Paddy J. Prendergast|
|Bold Lad II is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Barn Pride by Bold Ruler. He was born around 1964 in Ireland, and was bred by Lady Granard.|
Youngsters Stakes (1966)|
Coventry Stakes (1966)
Champagne Stakes (1966)
Middle Park Stakes (1966)
Tetrarch Stakes (1967)
English Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1966)|
irish Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1966)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Bold Lad II (foaled 1964 in Ireland) was a Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by American-born Beatrice Mills Forbes, 8th Countess of Granard, sister of Gladys Mills Phipps and Ogden L. Mills who owned his sire, Bold Ruler. Out of the British mare, Barn Pride, sire Bold Ruler was an eight-time Leading sire in North America, who in 1962 had sired another Champion Two-Year-Old Colt named Bold Lad who raced in the United States for owner/breeders Gladys Mills Phipps and Ogden L. Mils.
Raced as Bold Lad in Ireland and England, the colt was unbeaten at age two, winning three very important races in 1966. He won the Coventry Stakes at Ascot Racecourse, the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster defeating Ribocco, and won the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. According to a September 6, 2005 article in the Racing Post, at the end of 1966 Bold Lad was at the top of the Free Handicap, three pounds clear of runner-up Royal Palace.[unreliable source?] giving him Champion honors in Ireland and England.[unreliable source?]
Bold Lad began his three-year-old campaign with a win in the Tetrarch Stakes at The Curragh in Ireland. Sent to England, he was the co-favorite with Royal Palace going in to the Classic 2,000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket but finished off the board. He ran second in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury Racecourse and, in the last race of his career, ran third in Ascot's St. James's Palace Stakes.
Retired to stud, Bold Lad's offspring met with only modest success in racing.
|Light Fantasy||Signal Light|
|Fair Edwine||Fair Trial|
- June 15, 1966 New York Times article titled "A NEW BOLD LAD SCORES AT ASCOT; Irish-Trained 2-Year-Old Takes Coventry Stakes"