Red Riding Hood is the latest stakes winner from the family of 1999 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Anne Campbell. One of four stakes winners produced from the Tatán mare Repercussion, Anne Campbell produced two high-class sons in Desert Wine (by Damascus), a three-time Grade 1 winner as a 4-year-old, and Menifee (by Harlan), who was a two-time Grade 1 winner and runner-up in both the Kentucky Derby (USA-G1) and the Preakness Stakes (USA-G1) before earning the title of the “Sunday Silence of Korea” after enjoying an exceptional stud career in that country, In between, Anne Campbell produced listed stakes winner Arsaan (by Nureyev), who produced multiple Chilean Group 2 winner Rock Star Show (by Lear Fan) and is the second dam of 2013 Majorca Stakes (SAF-G1) winner Blueridge Mountain (by Giant’s Causeway).
Anne Campbell produced six daughters all told, and two besides Arsaan numbered stakes winners among their foals. The elder, the unraced Elocutionist mare Dame Sybil, produced multiple Grade 2 winner Alannan (by Conquistador Cielo) and stakes winners Princess Sybil (by Cormorant) and Never Speaking (by Foolish Pleasure); she is also the second dam of the two-time English Group 1-winning sprinter Les Arcs (by Arch). The other is Mr. P’s Princess, likewise unraced but the dam of 1999 European champion 2-year-old male Fasliyev (by Nureyev) and 2006 Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial Stakes (IRE-G3) winner Kamarinskaya (by Storm Cat).
Kamarinskaya proved disappointing as a broodmare, but her two full sisters have fared better despite showing less on the race course. One, Empress of France, won two of 10 starts and is the second dam of 2023 New York Stakes (USA-G1) winner Marketsegmentation (by American Pharoah). The other, Butterfly Cove, never raced but has done still better, producing 2010 European champion 2-year-old filly Misty for Me, 2015 Prix Marcel Boussac-Criterium des Pouliches (FR-G1) winner Ballydoyle, and 2012 Hurry Harriet Stakes (IRE-L) winner Twirl, all by Galileo. Ballydoyle, in turn, produced 2020 Ingabelle Stakes (ENG-L) winner Monday as her first foal and Red Riding Hood as her third, and Misty for Me is the dam of 2017 European champion 2-year-old male U S Navy Flag (by War Front), multiple Group 1 winner Roly Poly (by War Front), and 2016 Autumn Miss Stakes (USA-G3) winner Cover Song (by Fastnet Rock).
How much further Red Riding Hood will progress is open to question, though O’Brien has tentatively penciled in the Blandford Stakes (IRE-G2) as a possible next step for her. In the meantime, Ballydoyle has a 2021 Fastnet Rock filly, Velvet, and a unnamed filly by Dubawi waiting in the wings, so it does not seem that this branch of Anne Campbell’s family will be wanting for potential stars any time soon.