SEA Of Grace’s victory in the Group 3 Flame Of Tara Stakes at the Curragh last weekend marked a welcome return to group race success for her trainer John Oxx. The win was also special for him as he trained the filly’s sire Born To Sea and he has a strong and successful relationship with the owners of the winner, the Tsui family.

Bred at Newtownbarry House Stud in Co Wexford by Robert Norton, Sea Of Grace is the third foal and third winner for his dam, the French-foaled Lady Dettoria. That daughter of Vettori (by Machiavellian) won for Robert’s mother Clody in France and she was placed on numerous occasions.