ANNIKE BYE HANSEN
International family full of winners
Seeyouincourt, a lovely filly bred by Christer Svanholm AB in Sweden, came to Annike's stable after being bought at the annual yearling sales at Bro Park last autumn. She is a two-year-old daughter of Juniper Tree (Galileo) out of the highly successful Fraam daughter Blusher (GB), who won 8 races in England and Sweden. Blusher developed into a serious runner in Scandinavia, and she blossomed after joining Claes Björling. She began her career in England, where she was trained by Mick Channon and won over 7.5 furlongs at Beverley. That was useful form but Björling improved her no end in Sweden. He made her successful in the Amacitalöpning, Svelanadlöpning and Scania Sprint, and she was also placed 15 times, including when fourth in the Rosengårdlöpning. Her earnings grew to an impressive 750,164 SEK., and Blusher has done well also as a broodmare. She is the dam of the hardy runner Label, a gelded son of Layman who has 6 wins and and 30 placings on his cv. Furthermore, Blusher has produced a 2016 gelding named Fabel (Philomathea).
Blusher's dam, Quickstyx (Night Shift) was a winner at three and she enjoyed an incredible run at stud, producing nine winners. Amongst them is Medievel, who won three times and ran second in the Prix Francois Boutin (LR) at Deauville. Another half-brother worth a mention is the Singspiel son Haymarket, who picked up five wins on the flat and also won over hurdles, while Blusher is also a half-sister to the useful mare Hairspray – a winner of four races and better known as the dam of Epsom Icon, who captured the Princess Elizabeth Stakes (G3) at the Epsom Derby meeting. Epsom Icon was also trained by Mick Channon. Digging a bit deeper in this pedigree, it's impossible not to notice the name Red Fort, a very smart performer who was a half-brother to Blusher's second dam. Red Fort won the prestigious Wolferton Stakes (LR) at Royal Ascot as a three-yearold and he was later on placed twice in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (G1) at Hollywood Park in California. He was also twice runner-up in the Inglewood Handicap (G3).
It is safe to say that Seeyouincourt comes from an international family full of winners, so she has a fair bit to live up to. Bred to possess a mix of speed and stamina, she is a fascinating young thoroughbred. Her sire, the fashionably bred Juniper Tree, ran just three times while trained by Ireland's champion handler Aidan O'Brien. He thus never got the chance to give a return on his hefty 950,000 guineas yearling price, but his stallion career in Sweden has shown promise. His daughter Ascot Brass was one of the best juveniles in Scandinavia last year, earning 1.2 million kroner in her first season. Juniper Tree has also sired Powerpoint, a mare with three wins and around 800,000 kroner in earning. GS 15 Mar 20
Exciting young filly
by Juniper Tree out of Blusher
A new name on Annike's training list for 2020 is Seeyouincourt, a Swedish bred daughter of Juniper Tree (Galileo). Her dam, Blusher, won 15 races in England and Sweden, and her family has produced numerous winners. Click on the catalogue page on the left to see her pedigree and retalives. (note that she has been renamed). Dec 2019.