Brindle, born: 1984-04, hight: XX cm, weight: 33 kg
Lodge Prince won his first competition in Sep 1985, the 48 runner Athy Aluminium Unraced Stake at Newbridge. he clocked 29.75 in the final and then joined Philip Rees at Wimbledon. In graded company he was shown brilliant early pace before cramping. Gary Baggs, then unattached, saw enough to recommend the dog to Tawfeq Al Aali, who transferred him to the Baggs range.
Prince“s NGRC open race career began
with a second place in a sprint at Swindon. Although it was only a minor open, the field
included the talented Damiens Slave and Daleys Gold. In fact the big brindle was beaten in
his first half dozen opens before coming good at Ramsgate with an eight length victory in
27.39 for the 450 meters. He had given a glimpse of his ability in a sprint trial at
Wembley, though, when going under the track record. No major fancy prior the the 1986
Mirror Derby he sliced 17 sots off the track record with 28.34 in the qualifying round. He
was beaten in the first round, but won his second round heat in 29.08, and the fastest
quarter final in 28.55.
Prince returned to Ireland for
Shelbourne“s Champion Stakes, where he broke the 550 clock in the heats. The old cramping
problem cost Prince a place in the final. He won the consolation in style by lowering the
clock to 30.03.
Prince was sold for just under £50,000
after the Irish Derby. After a string of misses, his first pups were born in Feb 1987. His
first crop of pups were disappointing though gradually a number of good open racers began
to come through. He reached the top 20 of the sires carts for the first time in 1989, and
made the top 10 in each of the two subsequent years, when he was the highest placed 1984
His comrades included the useful North Line, who finished runner-up in the 1986 Irish Produce Stakes and won the Bernard Barry Nursery Stake and Whitefild Boy, winner of the Austin Stacks at Tralee.