bay gelding (ire) 2020
LOPE DE VEGA - BISCAYA BAY
Laughingof Fear was born on March 25 2020 at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland and sold for €150,000 as a foal at Goffs.
Nine months later he was re-sold to The JC Organization at Goffs Orby Sale.
He went into training with Swedish Champion trainer Lennart J:r Reuterskiöld at Jägersro and aimed at the 2023 Swedish Derby Series and Norwegian Derby.
Laughingof Fear didn’t run at 2, but after a green performance first time to finish 4th over a mile, he immediately picked up and scored by six lengths in a 1m3f maiden in May.
Stepped up to 1m4f he won again on the dirt in September and sure looks like he will improve further next season.
Laughingof Fear is by one of the world’s leading sires, French 2000 Guineas and Derby winner Lope De Vega (pictured), a sire of 13 individual Group 1 winners on four continents.
He hails from a strong and glorious German bloodline as the 6th foal out of French winner Biscaya Bay (Dansili) who was rated 104 and was placed 4th the Group 3 Prix Minerve.
Biscaya Bay is the dam of 5 winners from as many runners including the promising German trained 2yo Barina (Gleneagles), who won her first start in Munich in September 2021.
The 2nd dam Borgia (Acatenango) won the Group 1 Deutsches Derby, Group 1 Grosser Preis von Berlin and Group 2 Hong Kong Vase, as well as being 2nd in the Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf and 3rd in the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
The 3rd dam Britannia (Tarium) was Champion older mare in Europe in 1989.