FIRST STAKES WINNER FOR CRUSADE
15 January 2018

The Scott Bros’ well performed young stallion Crusade was represented by his first stakes winner when his progressive daughter Covered In Snow captured the Listed Swallow Stakes at Turffontein on Saturday.

Bred by the Clifton Stud, and owned by Peter White, the Dianne Stenger trained three-year-old made it three wins from just four outings when victorious in the Swallow Stakes, defeating a host of high class fillies in the process.
Covered In Snow, who was ridden to victory by Muzi Yeni, has now won her last three races in a row.

Her sire Crusade won the G1 Middle Park Stakes, one of the most prestigious 2yo races in Britain, and a race won previously by sire greats Oasis Dream, Diesis, Petingo, Djebel and Sharpen Up.

Crusade is one of more than 60 stakes winners sired by Gone West’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner up Mr Greeley.
The latter is also responsible for star fillies Finsceal Beo and Saoirse Ab, G1 Sussex Stakes winner Reel Buddy and G1 winner and successful sire El Corredor.

Crusade is out of the brilliant Johannesburg mare La Traviata, who won the G3 Victory Ride Stakes by nine and a quarter lengths.

La Traviata is also the dam of  G1 Irish/Yorkshire Oaks winner Seventh Heaven, the earner of more than £1.6 million in prize money, as well as last season’s high class Irish 2yo Coat Of Arms. The latter, runner up in the G2 Futurity Stakes last year, holds an entry for the 2018 G1 Investec Derby.