Adena Springs Kentucky
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Epsom Derby (G1) winner North Light is the top son of the all-time great sire and sire-of-sires Danehill standing in North America today.
stallions have sired stakes winners out of mares by the dual American Classic winner. SP Dreaming of Cara is out a mare by Quiet American, a son of Fappiano whose damsire is by Dr. Fager. We find Dr. Fager in three other stakes horses by North Light, including Bodua and G3W/G1placed Celtic New Year. The dam of G3W Go Forth North shows Dr. Fager in the pedigree of his second damsire Cure the Blues. Go Forth North is also out of a mare by Holy Bull, like Dr. Fager a maleline descendant of Rough’n Tumble. The Storm Cat son Forestry and his son Shackleford are other sources of Dr. Fager.
North Light has a pedigree free of Raise A Native/Mr. Prospector and he has done predictably well with mares from this line. In fact, North Light’s most accomplished runner so far, Arctic Cosmos, winner the historic St. Leger S. (G1), is out of a Mr. Prospector-line mare. The dam of the hero of the world’s oldest Classic is by the Mr. P. grandson Marquetry, a son of Conquistador Cielo. North Light has also sired SW Bodua out of a mare by the Mr. Prospector son Native Prospector. North Light’s stakeswinning full-brothers Centrefire and Charterhill are out of a mare by another Mr. Prospector stallion, Allen’s Prospect. The second dam of GSP Artic North is by Miswaki. Overall, Danehill and his sons have sired over 380 stakes winners out of Mr. Prospector-line mares. Distant View, Fappiano, Kingmambo, Woodman and Machiavellian are among the most prolific strains in the sample. Machiavellian is the top European descendant of Mr. Prospector and is represented in the North American stud book by the growing Street Cry sireline that includes Street Sense, Street Boss, Street Hero and New Year’s Day.
In Reality is out of a Rough’n Tumble mare and his influence also appears in the pedigree of Celtic New Year, as well as Centrefire/ Charterhill and G3W Chips All In. The second dams of both Celtic New Year and Chips All In are daughters of Valid Appeal. Celtic New Year is out of a mare by the Roberto son Dynaformer and SP Blessed One is out of a mare by the Roberto grandson Kissin Kris (by Kris S.). The Danzig-Roberto blend has been prolific over the years and mares that carry Roberto in their pedigrees should continue to be strongly considered for North Light. There now are over 600 stakes winners that combine Danzig on the top half of the pedigree and Roberto on the bottom side. A good number of those stakes winners are by Danehill and his sons.
Mares by Mr. Prospector’s grandson Thunder Gulch (by Gulch) are also promising targets for North Light. Ten different Danehill-line