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Harsh Thakore

Mill Reef Winning rthe Arc

He left his opponents like a plane taking of a runaway. His action was almost faultless and he was equally effective on heavy and soft going.
Mill Reef was bred in Virginia by his owner by Paul Mellon, one of the most distinguished figures on the American turf and trained by Ian Balding at Kingsclere.Mill Reef was a beautifully proportionedbay, full of quality and very difficult to fault, with a kindly and equable temperament.He was a most well -behaved horse with the courage of a soldier. He had an almost perfect confirmation. He was a neat, strongly made, compact colt built on similar lines as Exbury and Hyperion.He stood 15.2 h.high.

Mill Reef was by Never Bend (by Nasrullah), a record stakes earner as a champion two year old but too headstrong to win the classics as a 3 year old. However he was placed in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.Mill Reef’s dam Milan Mill never won. By Princequillo out of Virginia Water, by Count Fleet, she is half-sister to Berkeley Springs, winner of the Cheveley Park Stakes and runner up in both the 1000Guineas and the Oaks.Red Ray, dam of Virginia Water, was by Hyperion out of Infra Red and was bought by a two year old for 12,000.guineas at the sale of Lord Portal’s Horses.Red Ray, who never ran himself, was the grandson of the famous Black Ray.

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