Hawley Bennett-Awad has welcomed Bikini Martini into her program as her next upper-level prospect, she announced last night on Facebook. The 2-year-old Thoroughbred filly bred by Earl and Jen McFall of Dragonfire Farm is sired by their stallion The Twain (Green Dancer – Miss Tris (NZ), by Sir Tristram) and out of Finegold Creek (Aurium – Ice Truffles, by Icecapade).
Formerly called Calamity Twain DF, the mare has been rechristened Bikini Martini with the barn name “Olive,” keeping in line with Hawley’s longtime theme of giving her horses fun, adult beverage-themed names.
The McFalls are thrilled to see their homebred go to Hawley: “Hawley knows exactly what it takes to compete at the top of the sport of eventing, with two Olympics and a WEG silver medal already to her name, and she knows that classic Thoroughbred blood will get you there,” they said in a blog post.
“Olive is impressively bred, being by The Twain and out of a line bred Mr. Prospector/Native Dancer mare. At just 2 years old, she certainly already has the looks and temperament that make her an obvious choice for the future.”
Hawley is equally thrilled about her latest addition, saying that Olive is a “pretty fancy 2-year-old” and that she “can’t wait to see the future of this talented mare.”
It’s great to see Hawley back with a bay Thoroughbred mare! We wish her all the best with Olive and look forward to seeing how their partnership progresses.