Success strikes again for Floors Stud

Elarqam, the foal of Attraction, has made the perfect start to his racing career.

One of the most successful horses Floors Stud has bred was Attraction and now its foal, Elarqam, has made the perfect start to his racing career at York on 10 September when outclassing his rivals in the Judith Marshall Memorial British EBF Novice Stakes over seven furlongs.

Purchased from Book1 at last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sales, the son of Frankel and Attraction faced five rivals on the Knavesmire and was partnered by Sheikh Hamdan’s retained jockey, Dane O’Neill.

Striding out well, Elarqam easily pulled clear of the second horse, keeping on strongly to score by three and three-quarter lengths, with Buckstopper Kit a further three lengths adrift in third.

Floors Stud is delighted that Elarqam has emulated his sire and dam by winning on debut. He has huge potential, as Attraction has already produced smart performers in Cushion and Fountain of Youth, and he is entered in the big Gr1 races this autumn and in next year’s Derby.

A hugely exciting prospect, Elarqam’s next outing will be eagerly awaited.

Photograph credit Mark Johnston Racing

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