Meon Valley Stud


Reprocolour 1976

Oaks Trial Stakes, Gr.3, Lingfield Park
Lancashire Oaks, Gr.3, Haydock
Pretty Polly Stakes, Listed, Newmarket
3rd Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, York
4th Oaks Stakes, Gr.1, Epsom

Blue Queen (dam of REPROCOLOR) was not a winner but was a half sister to the brilliant 5 furlong performer Sandford Lad - winner of the Nunthorpe St, now named the Sprint Championship (Gr1) and also winner of the most important French sprint race the Prix de L'Abbaye (Gr1). Even more significant, Blue Queen traces back to Fair Isle - winner of the classic 1000 Guineas (Gr1) Newmarket and herself a full sister to two classic performers and influential sires Pharos and Fairway. This is undoubtedly one of the most famous throughbred families in the Stud Book - REPROCOLOR being inbred to Tourbillion and an outcross to both Nearco and Hyperion, providing considerable benefit when mating with Nearco or Hyperion influenced stallions.

REPROCOLOR was trained by Michael Stoute in Newmarket and was placed third in her only two races at 2 years. She progressed as a 3 year old to win the Pretty Polly St (L) Newmarket, Lingfield Oaks Trial (Gr3) and Lancashire Oaks (Gr3) Haydock Park. She was third in the Yorkshire Oaks (Gr1) and 4th in classic Oaks (Gr1) Epsom, when Britannia Rule finished just in front of her in 3rd place, after having led all the way down the hill and round the Tattenham Corner close on the rails she was seriously disadvantaged in the very soft conditions, which due to the camber of the course made the ground very slow and heavy on the rails. REPROCOLOR proved her superiority when beating Britannia Rule on 5lbs worse terms than in the Epsom Oaks and beating her quite confortably in the Lancashire Oaks, indicating that she was decidely unfortunate in the Epsom Oaks, when in more favourable conditions, or avoiding the inside berth, she would at least have been second and possibly could have been a Group 1 classic winner.

REPROCOLOR was awarded the T.B.A. Broodmare of the Year prize in 1986. She is the dam of:-

1981 RAPPA TAP TAP, ch. filly by Tap on Wood - won 3 races including Blue Seal St (L)
1982 BELLA COLORA, bay filly by Bellypha - won Waterford Candelabra St (Gr3) and Sheraton Tower Lupe St (Gr3) and placed 4 times
1983 COLORSPIN, bay filly by High Top - won Gilltown Irish Oaks (Gr1) and Rochford Thompson Newbury St (L) and placed 3 times
1984 Sistabelle, bay filly by Bellypha - unraced
1985 Classic Connection, bay colt by Mill Reef - injured
1986 Colorvista, bay filly by Shirley Heights - unraced
1987 Colorsnap, bay filly by Shirley Heights - unraced
1988 Reprotopper, bay filly by High Top - died in a training accident
1989 CEZANNE, bay colt by Ajdal - won 4 races including Champion St (Gr1) and placed 6 times
1990 Colorful Ambition, ch. colt by Slip Anchor - won 3 races at 4 and 5 years
1991 Barren
1992 Colour Code, ch. colt by Polish Precedent - won 2 races at 4 and 5 years
1993 Lafitte The Pirate, bay colt by Sadler's Wells - won 3 races at 4 years
1994 Pierre, bay colt by Salder's Wells - unraced
1995 Global Warning, bay colt by Warning - injured
1996 Repeat Warning, bay filly by Warning - placed once at 3 years - mare died 2005
1997 General Alarm, bay colt by Warning - in training
1998 Street Colour, ch. colt by Mark of Esteem - in training
1999 Compton Drake, bay colt by Mark of Esteem- won three races at 4 years
2000 Mare retired
Mare died 26 June 2008