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Will this Vardy score as often as his namesake?

 

Hardly a day goes by without an offspring of the great and unbeaten racehorse Frankel does not make the news.  It could be the price fetched at auction or a dramatic win or Cracksman's prospects...Frankel is still news.

 

Here is a two-year-old son of Frankel out of Dance With Another, who has not yet raced - but needs a careful eye kept on him.  He is called Fox Vardy and he is in training at Martyn Meade's Manton yard.

 

This colt is owned by the powerful King Power Racing organisation of Thai billionaire businessman who is the founder, owner and chairman of King Power Duty Free:  Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

 

He also owns Leicester City - known to fans worldwide as The Foxes.  Hence King Power Racing's string of racehorses with 'Fox' in their name.  And surely Fox Vardy carrying the name of Jamie Vardy the long term lynchpin of the Leicester squad, must end up in serious black type.

 

Fox Vardy had a Derby entry, but came out at April's first scratchings.  Martyn Meade still has two horses among the 135 Derby entries still standing:  Monoxide and Loyal Promise.

 

However, come June when Jamie Vardy will be in Russia with the England World Cup squad, Fox Vardy may be in action.  Keep an eye out...

 

There are plenty of other King Power Racing horses bearing the Fox name and in training at various yards.  Among them are Fox Happy, Well Done Fox, Fox Power and Fox Premier.

 

They certainly carry a name with some history:  Flying Fox won the English Triple Crown in 1899 - the 2,000 Guineas, the Derby and the St Leger Stakes - one of only eight horses to achieve this feat.  The latest to do so was Nijinsky in 1970.  It may not be won again as the St Leger is out of favour as a race for horses on their way to stud.

 

 

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