Eye-catching foals by Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel is back in Western Australia serving his second book at Lynward Park after another busy season at Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters.

Alfred Nobel is owned jointly by Coolmore and Perth Racing chairman Ted van Heemst.  A son of Danehill Dancer, he was a G1 winner of the 2009 Phoenix Stakes emulating his own sire who won the same race in 1995.

Alfred Nobel covered 105 mares in Ireland this year.  “He gets good looking foals,” Coolmore’s Cathal Murphy said.  “Once breeders heard about the quality of his youngsters, then saw them, they wanted to send a mare.”

Local breeders attended a parade at Lynward Park on Sunday to inspect Alfred Nobel and his stud mate Balmont.  “Like the Irish, we are extremely impressed with Alfred Nobel’s first foals,” Lynward Park manager Troy van Heemst said.  “He is upgrading his mares and that’s no real surprise because he’s an eye-catching horse.”

Alfred Nobel’s pedigree has also received a fillip this year with close relation New Approach siring three winners at Royal Ascot.  Another member of his immediate family – Was – won the G1 English Oaks.

Alfred Nobel (Ire) is standing for a $7,150 (inc gst) service fee at Lynward Park.