UMMALNAR was sent from William Haggas’ yard in Newmarket to Dundalk to contest the one-mile Listed Cooley Stakes. What was the victory worth?
At one level, it was worth €28,500 in prize money, but the increase in the value of the winner as a broodmare prospect is valued at multiples of that. This would also explain why a five-year-old daughter of Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) is still in training, and only making her eighth career start. She has won on half of those outings, while her previous placings include finishing third in listed races at Saint-Cloud and Lingfield Park.