Sligo Bay

Sadler's Wells - Angelic Song, by Halo , 15.3 hands

#1 Active Son of Sadler's Wells in North America

  • Sire of 2 Oaks winners this decade - Neshama & Lexie Lou  
  • Other recent SWs include Fairy Hill 
  • Sire of millionaire Horse of the Year Lexie Lou, a 4X Champion, 3X Classic winner & $1 million broodmare
  • Sire of 6 Graded winners
  • Sire of 7 earners of $400,000 or more, including 7X stakes winner Ol Winedrinker Who
  • Half of blacktye winners are Graded winners
  • A Champion 2YO Sire in Canada
  • Top 10 Canadian Sire every year since 2009
  • Sire of the MGSW/G1-placed runners Bourbon Bay ($968,536) & Bay to Bay ($744,728)
  • Sire of Chirac, a G3 SW on dirt
  • G1 winner from the immediate family of Champion sire Saint Ballado, Rahy, Devil's Bag, Singspiel, etc.
Sligo Bay (IRE) Sadler's Wells Northern Dancer Nearctic
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason
Angelic Song
Halo Hail to Reason
Ballade *Herbager
Miss Swapsco
Bourbon Bay - Cougar II H. (G3)
Regalo Mia - Sunshine Millions FM Turf
Lexie Lou - South Ocean S.
Paladin Bay - Selene S. (G3)
Lexie Lou - Autumn Miss S. (G3) at Santa Anita
Lexie Lou - Queen's Plate
Paladin Bay - Princess Elizabeth S.
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 5 1 2 2 $35,635
3 6 1 3 0 $246,160
4 5 2 0 0 $182,900
5 1 0 1 0 $20,000
Totals 17 4 6 2 $484,695

At 2


  • Beresford S. -G3


  • Prix de Conde -G3
  • Criterium de Saint-Cloud

At 3


  • Cinema H. -G3 


  • Hollywood Derby -G1
  • Oak Tree Derby -G2
  • San Gabriel H. -G2

At 4


  • Hollywood Turf Cup -G1


  • Tanforan H. 


Sligo Bay's Fairy Hill Leads Adena-Sired Sweep in Lady Angela Stakes

The Sligo Bay daughter Fairy Hill, cutting back in distance after finishing fourth in the 1...

The Sligo Bay daughter Fairy Hill, cutting back in distance after finishing fourth in the 1 1/8-mile Woodbine Oaks, launched a sustained rally while racing in between horses around the final turn and got up late to capture Friday’s 7-furlong Lady Angela Stakes by a neck.

The $100,000 Lady Angela, for Ontario-sired fillies, attracted a field of eight and was Fairy Hill’s first stakes victory. She defeated another Sligo Bay daughter, She's Got Fire with Stronach Stables Silent Name miss Zestina finishing third. 

“She was comfortable sitting where she was,” said jockey Jeffrey Alderson, who was riding his third career stakes winner and first at the meeting. “She let a couple of them go in front of her and she liked that. The game plan worked out there.”

Without A Doubt, breaking from post 7, had gone to the lead but was soon confronted by Zestina, who had rushed up after breaking from the 1-hole and led by two lengths through an opening quarter in :23.47.

The 17-1 Without A Doubt had moved up on the outside to lead by a head as the half-mile was reached in :46.36. But Zestina reclaimed the lead as they straightened out for the stretch drive, and still led through six furlongs in 1:10.84 with She’s Got Money and Fairy Hill in hot pursuit.

She’s Got Fire finished well to nail down the place money, a length to the good of Zestina but Fairy Hill was finishing strongest of all to claim the top prize.

“She’s maturing and she’s running really good. Hopefully she can keep that up and have bigger things to look forward to,” said Alderson.

Without A Doubt, Line of Vision and Bear Kitty rounded out the order of finish with the seven furlongs clocked in 1:23.22.

“We really liked this spot for her,” said trainer Norman McKnight. “I preferred something a little shorter for her as opposed to a route.”

-edited from, photo by Michael Burns

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Top Runners
Sligo Bay has sired:
(Click name for 5-cross pedigree & nicking information)

LEXIE LOU - $1,763,538
(dam by In Excess)
Horse of the Year in Canada
Champion 3YO Filly in Canada
Champion Turf Female in Canada (twice)

1st Queen's Plate (10F, AW)
1st Nassau S. G2 (8F, Turf)
1st Dance Smartly S. G2 (9F, Turf)
1st Woodbine Oaks (9F, AW)
1st Wonder Where S. (8F, Turf)
2nd Hollywood Derby G1 (9F, Turf)
2nd La Canada S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

BOURBON BAY - $969,446
(dam by Conquistador Cielo)
1st San Juan Capistrano H. G2 (twice) (14F, Turf)
1st San Luis Rey H. G2 (twice) (12F, Turf)
1st San Luis Obispo H. G2 (12F, Turf)
1st San Marcos H. G2 (10F, Turf)
3rd Clement L. Hirsch S. G1 (10F, Turf)
3rd Charles Whittingham S. G1 (10F, Turf), etc.

BAY TO BAY - $744,728
(dam by With Approval)
1st Nassau S. G2 (8F, Turf)
1st Natalma S. G3 (8F, Turf)
1st American 1,000 Guineas (8F, Turf)
2nd Jenny Wiley S. G1 (8F, Turf)
2nd Dance Smartly S. G2 (9F, Turf)
2nd Honey Fox S. G2 (8F, Turf)
2nd Appalachian S. G3 (8F, Turf)
2nd Boiling Springs G3 (8.5, Turf)
2nd Mazarine S. G3 (8.5F, AW)
3rd Diana S. G1 (9F, Turf)

PALADIN BAY - $607,316
(dam by Stormin Fever)
1st Selene S. G3 (8.5F, AW)
1st Princess Elizabeth S. (8.5F, AW)
1st Ontario Lassie S. (8.5F, AW)
3rd Bison City S. (8.5F, AW), etc.

CHIRAC - $439,325
(dam by You and I)
1st Philip Iselin G3 (9F, Dirt)
1st Skip Away S. (8F, Dirt)
3rd Monmouth Cup G2 (9F, Dirt)
3rd Spend A Buck S. (8.32F, Dirt), etc.

REGALO MIA - $359,055
1st Orchid S. G3 (12F, Turf)
1st Sunshine Millions F/M Turf (9F, Turf)
2nd Sand's Point S. G2 (8.5F, Turf)
2nd Herecomesthebride S. G3 (9F, Turf)
2nd Bewitch S. G3 (12F, Turf), etc.

GRAN WILL - $925,341
(dam by Cahill Road)
1st Clasico Republica Bolivarianna de Ven.
1st Clasico Presidente de la Republic, etc.

(dam by Prenup)
1st Zia Park Derby (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Downs at Albuquerque H. (9F, Dirt)
1st Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship (8.5F, Dirt) twice
1st Norgor Thoroughbred Derby (6F, Dirt)
1st Veteran S. (8.5F, Dirt)
1st San Juan County S. (9F, Dirt), etc.  

NESHAMA - $339,415
(dam by Indian Groom)
Sovereign Award finalist, 3yo Female
1st Woodine Oaks (9F, AW)
3rd Bison City S. (8.5F, AW)
3rd South Ocean S. (8.5F, AW)

TREND - $388,662
(dam by Gilded Time)
1st Joseph T. Grace S. (8.5F, Turf)
2nd Canadian Turf S. G3 (8F, Turf)
2nd Appleton S. G3 (8F, Turf)
2nd Franklin-Simpson Mile (8F, Turf)

WIND IN MY WINGS - $135,183
(dam by Pulpit)
1st Jessamine S. (8.5F, Turf)

FAIRY HILL - $129,498
(dam by Wonneberg)
1st Lady Angela S. (7F, AW)

(dam by Kipper Kelly)
1st Ramon Llobet Junior S. 

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated October 9, 2018 

With exceptional stallions like Galileo, Frankel, Montjeu, El Prado and his sons Kitten’s Joy and Medaglia d'Oro, etc., the sire-line of the great Sadler’s Wells is dominant on both sides of the Atlantic. Sligo Bay is the leading son of Sadler’s Wells currently at stud in North America.

Sligo Bay has done predictably well with mares showing Mr. Prospector in their pedigrees. In fact, well over half of his stakes horses are out of mares that show Mr. Prospector within five generations.

MG2W Bourbon Bay is out of a mare by the Mr. Prospector son Conquistador Cielo and Sligo Bay has worked with other Mr. Prospector strains such as Afleet, Carson City, Crafty Prospector, Fappiano, Gone West, and Miswaki.

Mares by the Gulch son Thunder Gulch are interesting for Sligo Bay as his daughters have produced stakes winners by five different Sadler’s Wells-line stallions, three of them at the G1 level.

Sligo Bay's most recent SW, Fairy Hill, is out of a granddaughter of the Mr. Prospector stallion Woodman.

Sligo Bay is also doing very well with dams showing the influence of Caro. Dual Champion/Classic Winner and Millionaire Lexie Lou is out of a mare by the Caro grandson In Excess (sire of Indian Charlie, grandsire of Uncle Mo). G2W Bay to Bay is out of a mare by the Caro stallion With Approval as is SP Garavougue. G3W Regalo Mia is out of a mare by the Unbridled son Red Bullet (dam by Caro). We find Caro as the damsire of GSP Northern Bay. Other sources of Caro include Alphabet Soup and Mizzen Mast (both sons of Cozzene), Mast Track (by Mizzen Mast) and Unbridled’s Song, who is bred similarly to Red Bullet.

Mares carrying the influence of Roberto have produced good results with Sligo Bay. His G3W Chirac is out of a mare by the Roberto grandson You and I (by Kris S.) while the second dam of Oaks winner Neshama and her SP full sister She's Got Fire are out of a mare by the Roberto son Lear Fan. Overall, there are over 110 stakes winners bred Sadler’s Wells over Roberto.

Sligo Bay has sired SW Wind in My Wings out of a daughter of the A. P. Indy stallion Pulpit (dam by Mr. Prospector). Sligo Bay has also sired G3W Paladin Bay out of a mare bred Seattle Slew over Mr. Prospector putting mares by the wealth of stallions bred on the A. P. Indy/Mr. Prospector cross into play. Overall, Sadler’s Wells over A. P. Indy has produced over 30 stakes winners, nine at the G1 level.

Sligo Bay has done well with mares carrying the In Reality influence. Neshama’s third dam is by In Reality while SW Dulce Agar is out of a mare by the In Reality grandson Kipper Kelly (by Valid Appeal). That dam carries an additional strain of In Reality through Real Crafty Lady, the dam of Crafty Prospector. The second dam of the SP Sligovitz is by In Reality, while the second dam of SP Messy Marvin, is by the In Reality grandson Waquoit (by Relaunch).

The second dam of SW Wind in My Wings is by the Icecapade son Wild Again, also the damsire of SP Dancing Rage. This put mares by Adena Springs’ Wild Again son Milwaukee Brew in play for Sligo Bay.

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