Mill Reef Winning rthe Arc
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 Reefs 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 Portals Horses.Red Ray, who never ran himself, was
the grandson of the famous Black Ray.
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