The Dam and her International Kingdom

Dalicia, dam of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, has travelled the world. She raced for five years in Germany, France, and North America. Dalicia now resides at the Yoshida family’s Shadai Farm on the island of Hokkaido in Northern Japan. She presently has a bay colt born on March, 17, 2011. The colt is sired by Neo Universe, who also sired Dubai World Cup winner Victoire Pisa.
(Photo Caption: Dalicia with her 2011 Neo Universe foal. Photo by JUNJI FUKUDA)
Barry Irwin, breeder of Animal Kingdom, bought German-bred and German group winner Dalicia (by Acatenango) at a German Sale. Dalicia’s 2009 foal, a Mr. Greeley colt named Thursby, also is in training with Graham Motion, trainer of Animal Kingdom. Carrying her 2010 foal, a full brother to Thursby, Dalicia  was sold in the 2009 December Tattersalls sale and purchased by Shadai Farm. This spring Dalicia was bred to Heart’s Cry, a son of Sunday Silence that stands at Shadai Farm.

Thought you guys might enjoy these tidbits.  Do you think Animal Kingdom can win the Preakness on Saturday? I'll be there shooting, so be sure to come back when I share some of my favorite shots from this year's Triple Crown. Thanks everybody!

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