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Castlerea Delia

Blue Bitch - June 1993
Fionntra Highway x Another Banner

Special Tricks Dam Castlerea Delia is no stranger to the open race scene herself.
Delia raced at Walthamstow and won numerous opens over 4 6 and 8 bends, the highlight being the Stuart Lambert Test in 1996 over 640m.
Her Sire Fionntra Highway was litter brother to the hugely successful Adraville Bridge, who is the sire of Elderberry Chick (English Champion Stakes Winner '97), El Premier (Stud Dog), Enchantment (Dam of Stud Dog Kinda Magic), Metric Flower (Dam of Double Take, Golden Jacket winner Plus T/Recs), Ballinclare Star (Dam of Climate Control Irish Derby Winner 2003). 
Her Dam Another Banner came from the damline that produced Lauries Panther  English Derby Winner '82 & English Laurels Winner '82.
Since retiring to the breeding Paddocks Delia has produced the likes of Special Trick, Special Event, Connoisseur, Lapis, Fast Prankster etc, please read 'Litter Mates' page for more information.

And lastly, this page wouldnt be complete without he Story of how we came to own Delia. Delia was given to a friend of my dads who was a bookmaker, as a gambling debt, my dad then found a buyer for Delia and she was sold to a friend of his. Delia had a successful racing career winning over 4 6 and 8 bends in open class, and became a good marathon bitch winning a £3,000 competition at Walthamstow. Her owner decided to breed from her but after being mated twice to Slaneyside Hare and missing both times, the breeder who was looking after Delia suggested she was Put To Sleep. My dads friend informed him of the situation and my dad immedeatly suggested to give Delia another chance. My dad got in contact with Lionel Mannering (Rosegreen Kennels) and he agreed to take her in. Delia was then mated to Staplers Jo and produced a litter of 6 which all died within a few days, so the next time she broke down she was sent to Staplers Jo again and in December 1999 she gave birth to a beautiful litter of 9 and we have not looked back since.