Mick & David Easterby



Sire: Indesatchel
Dam: On The Brink
Age: 12
DOB: 07 Feb 10
Sex: mare
Col: bay
Status: Broodmare
Owner: Mr B Padgett
Breeder: Bearstone Stud Ltd

Aetna joined us in 2011 from Tattersalls Yearling Sales. She was bred by Bearstone Stud in Shropshire, sired by David Wachman's seven furlong horse Indesatchel. Her dam was the former Tim Easterby trained dual winner On The Brink.

Aetna remained unraced as a two year old and was given time to grow and strengthen up, ready to debut at three.

She made her first racecourse appearance at Doncaster in March 2013 in the red and white silks of Brian Padgett, winning first time out on soft ground for Graham Gibbons. Handed a mark of 77 for her efforts the handicapper was clearly cautious, but she was a winner again on her fourth outing in handicap company at Newcastle for Paul Mulrennan. Creeping up the race she ran three more times and made the frame every time before taking her winter break.

Always a filly to go well fresh her 2014 reappearance saw her win again, as Graham Gibbons steered her home at Newcastle. In sparkling form she was sent off 7/1 co-favourite at York at the Dante meeting in the Infinity Tyres Handicap. The ground was soft and we knew she had a chance, and she scooted in to beat Baccarat by a length and a quarter.

Aetna was in her prime at the age of four, and in November on bottomless ground at Doncaster she gained her biggest career win. Rated 99, and tackling Listed company, she turned the Wentworth Stakes into a procession, beating Lancelot Du Lac by two and three quarter lengths to pick up the £26,000 first place money and most importantly, black type. Graham Gibbons was again the jockey that day.

Now rated in the hundreds, Aetna opened her 2015 campaign at Cork, finishing fifth in a Listed race. However, she was to remain winless in 2015, and was retired after running at Doncaster in October. Her career stats showed five wins from 19 starts and £68,000 in prizemoney.

Date Race

08Nov14 Betfred 'Goals Galore' Wentworth Stakes (Listed)
Racecourse: Doncaster
Jockey: Graham Gibbons

14May14 Infinity Tyres Handicap
Racecourse: York
Jockey: Graham Gibbons

05Apr14 Vertem Asset Management Handicap
Racecourse: Newcastle
Jockey: Graham Gibbons

01Jun13 Betfred Mobile Casino Handicap
Racecourse: Newcastle
Jockey: Paul Mulrennan

22Mar13 YESSS Electrical Maiden Stakes
Racecourse: Doncaster
Jockey: Graham Gibbons


bay mare

Indesatchel (IRE) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Danehill (USA)
Mira Adonde (USA)
Floria (IRE) Petorius (IRE)
Candle Hill (IRE)
On The Brink Mind Games Puissance
Aryaf (CAN)
Ocean Grove (IRE) Fairy King (USA)
Leyete Gulf (IRE)