In her days on the track Frog notched a string of five consecutive wins, and with a record like that it comes as no surprise to hear that her trainer was Sir Mark Prescott.
By Akarad, Frog raced in the colours of Brian Haggas, whose son William was assistant to Prescott before setting up as a trainer in his own right.
For all Frog’s success on the racecourse, she has been every bit as adept as a broodmare, producing five winners from her seven runners, two of which are black-type performers.
Frog’s first foal Sel, by Salse, followed her mother to Heath House from where she was sent out to win two races at Brighton. Froglet, by the Haggas-trained Derby winner Shaamit, was next in line and secured another three wins at marathon distances for the Prescott team.
Vale De Lobo became Frog’s next winner, scoring on the flat when trained by William Haggas and over hurdles for Paul Nicholls.
But it is Frog’s two most recent runners, the talented stayers Harris Tweed and Beaten Up, aged four and three respectively and both trained by their owner/breeder’s son, who have really set her page alight.
Dual Listed winner Harris Tweed, a son of Hernando who is named after Haggas’s famous tweed company, finished runner-up to Await The Dawn in this year’s Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. Beaten Up, by Beat Hollow, remains unbeaten in three starts to date, including an impressive swoop in Saturday’s Group 3 St Simon Stakes at Newbury.
With both horses staying in training next season, and their two-year-old Motivator half-sister Vow also set to run for the same stable in the colours of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, there’s every chance we’ll be hearing plenty more about Frog and her offspring for years to come.