15 Facts About Annie Power


Annie Power is a chestnut mare with a narrow white blaze bred in Ireland by Eamon Cleary.

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Annie Power was sired by the German stallion Shirocco, whose wins included the Breeders' Cup Turf in 2005.

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Annie Power's dam Anno Luce was a high-class racemare, winning at Group Three level in Germany in 1996.

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Annie Power began her racing career in National Hunt Flat races in the late summer of 2012.

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On her first appearance for her new connections, Annie Power contested a bumper at Listowel Racecourse in which only one horse, a gelding named Vintage Supreme appeared to oppose her.

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Annie Power was restrained by Walsh in the early stages but took the lead approaching the turn into the straight and drew away to win very easily by twelve lengths from Glens Melody.

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Annie Power returned to England and met Zarkandar again in the Dornan Engineering Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on 1 January 2014.

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Annie Power led from the start and won easily by fifteen lengths from Doyly Carte.

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Annie Power was held up by Walsh before moving up to dispute the lead at the last.

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On her final appearance of the season, Annie Power was brought back in distance and returned to single-sex competition for the Grade I Mares Champion Hurdle over two and a quarter miles at Punchestown.

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On 2 May at Punchestown, Annie Power attempted to repeat her 2014 success in the Mares Champion Hurdle.

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Annie Power drew away from the field approaching the second last and stayed on strongly on the run-in to win by four and a half lengths and a head from My Tent or Yours and Nichols Canyon with Walsh punching the air in celebration at the finish.

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Annie Power was the fourth mare to win the race after African Sister, Dawn Run and Flakey Dove.

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In early 2017 Annie Power was covered by the stallion Camelot and was tested in foal.

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Annie Power produced her first foal, a colt sired by Galileo, in February 2019.

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