By Gary Newton

In 1963 a Light Brigade mare named Dainty Widow gave birth to a leggy filly who went on to be named Dainty Daughter who became one of the best mare ever to race in Australia let alone her home state of WA.

Four years later Dainty Willow foaled another filly who would be named Daintys Last a moderate performer on the track but in the breeding barn Daintys Last a daughter of Frosty Nelson has set up a resilient material line.

Dainty’s Last appears as the fourth dam of current champion WA mare Wonderful To Fly (Fly Like An Eagle) who recently became the second highest stakes winning mare of all time in WA,

Victory in the Group1 $125,000 4YO Classic at Gloucester Park boosted her earnings to $698,870, second only to Tailamade Lombo ($1,354,978).

Wonderful To Fly has won 30 of her 50 lifetimes starts to date and was bred by Kevin and Annette Charles, Wonderful To Fly is out of Not Now Delilah, an Allamerican Ingot mare who is also the dam of promising three-year-old Velocipede.

The Charles family has a colt a half brother to Wonderful To Fly by Tall Dark Stranger sure to attract plenty of interest in the APG Perth Sale on March 3.

Wonderful To Fly (photo by Hamilton Content Creators)