Flore: Sweet Lady in her garden

24 October 2021

Flore 21 Sweet Lady

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October 23, 2021, Saint-Cloud Racecourse (Hauts-de-Seine). - 4th in the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas, Gr1), Sweet Lady (Lope de Vega) proved that she was still in good stead at the end of the season as she won easily the Prix de Flore (Gr3), succeeding the good Grand Glory (Olympic Glory) amongst the winners of that race. Still last at the half-straight, the filly trained by Francis Graffard only found momentum later and yet prevailed easily on a distance, a ground and a course she had already won on in the Spring in the Prix La Camargo (L). She took an easy length over the two leaders of the race, Jupyra (Le Havre) and Anasia (Intello), only separated by half a length.

Racing for Gemini Stud (Francis Teboul), Sweet Lady was paid €100,000 at the Arqana yearlings sale by bloodstock agent Paul Nataf. Bred by Stratford Place Stud, she's by Lope de Vega, winner of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains and the Prix du Jockey Club, the two French classics, and High Heel Sneakers (Dansili), a Listed-winner in Britain, also 3rd in the Vanteaux (Gr3). She's her last recorded foal.