Too Darn Hot nomination to be auctioned to raise money for spinal injury charity
Darley and Watership Down Stud combine with Magic Millions Online
Darley and Watership Down Stud have combined to offer the final nomination to Too Darn Hot to raise funds for the Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust.
The nomination will be auctioned via the Magic Millions Online platform and bidding will open from midday local time (3am BST) on Wednesday, July 28 and is scheduled to close from 4pm on July 29.
Too Darn Hot retired to Dalham Hall Stud after a career that saw him land European champion juvenile honours and further top-level wins in the Prix Jean Prat and Sussex Stakes at three. The son of Dubawi has shuttled to Darley's Kelvinside base in New South Wales, where he stands for a fee of A$44,000 (£23,600/€27,300).
"We’re delighted to offer, along with our partners at Watership Down Stud, the final nomination in Too Darn Hot for the upcoming 2021 breeding season, in support of CatWalk," said Godolphin Australia's managing director Vin Cox.
"The access to this calibre of stallion per season is limited. He's a Group 1 winner, by a Group 1 winner, out of a Group 1 winner, awarded champion titles at two and three, and covered an exceptional first book which included nine Group 1 winners. It doesn’t get much better than this.
"I hope all breeders get behind us and dig deep for this cause in support of CatWalk and those affected by spinal cord injuries."
Madeleine Lloyd Webber, owner of Watership Down Stud, added: "I'm delighted to donate a Too Darn Hot nomination. As a former event rider myself it's by the grace of god that I escaped serious injury, and this wonderful initiative will help injured riders in their hour of need."
CatWalk Founder Catriona Williams also spoke of her delight at the support from the racing and bloodstock industries.
"Every wheelie has their goal and this Too Darn Hot service generously donated by Madeleine Lloyd Webber and Darley brings us one step closer to realising each and every wheelie’s goal via CatWalk's backing of the very best worldwide cutting-edge research," she said.
"We are extremely proud of CatWalk’s association with Darley and thrilled to be alongside Watership Down with this auction."
To register for the online sale visit https://magicmillions.online/.
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