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Head over heels Jocelyn de Moubray reviews the European breeze-up sales, John Sparkman notes that the Native Dancer line has got three of the first four Classic winners, and Michael Burns visits Haras Le Leyenda in Argentina
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The First Word
What do you buy to breeze-up now? Paul Haigh reports on some â€œmightyâ€? racing in Hong Kong
Howard Wright reports from the Asian Racing Conference, plans are made for bankrupt US owners and William Huntingdon reviews the Easter Sale
18 View from Timeform
The boys reckon that the Guineas races were just above average renewals
22 Native Dancer line dominant
John Sparkman finds that three of the first Classic winners hail from the line
36 42 Double delight
78 Remember the E factor
48 Arabs are doing it again Liz Price reports on one of the fastest
82 Mare of the month
50 Italian racing in crisis
84 The Database
54 Big plans afoot in Argentina 23977_Fa
Grade 1 action in South America
118 Bloodstock backgrounds
Michael Burns meets Alberto and Renata Stein at Haras Le Leyenda, the coupleâ€™s state-of-the-art South American stud
John Oâ€™Kelly of Tattersalls
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Jocelyn de Moubray reviews the early European breeze-up sales The yearling sale was down, but the mares did well, writes Darryl Sherer
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72 Split performance at Easter
40 Belle grabs the glory Michael Burns gets the lowdown on the
The purchase of Andre Fabreâ€™s yard by Sheikh Mohammed is reaping its rewards, reports Jocelyn de Moubray
58 One hundred years ago...
116 Notable maiden winners
Niki Sweetnam traces the problems which have led to strikes and turmoil
36 French venture is paying off
Tappen Zee, dam of Paco Boy
growing equine sports
Dr Joe Pagan and Dr Clarrisa Brown Douglas discuss the qualities of different sources of Vitamin E
Frank Mitchell reports from Churchill Downs where the going was sloppy for the Kentucky Derby
the Australian first-season siresâ€™ title, writes Amy Bennett
32 The best and worst of tracks
financial affairs, including the Sunday Times Rich List
44 Stratum leading first-season sire Crystal Lilyâ€™s Golden Slipper win seals
26 Rules and regulations
Special Duty wins the Guineas in the stewardsâ€™ room, reports Sally Duckett
76 The rich are getting richer Christy Kilgour takes a look at current
Jeremy Greene sees John Moore train the winners of both Hong Kong Group 1s â€“ again
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What do you buy to breeze-up now?
This spring will surely have left many consignors pondering future plans
really would not want to be a European-based breeze-up consignor right now, making yearling purchasing plans for the autumn. I mean what do you do? The results were so confusing from this spring’s round of juvenile horses-in-training sales that it will be difficult for anyone to make any kind of strategic plan. At the lower end of the market it was tough selling at the Goffs Kempton sale, while at the Craven breeze-up there was the bizarre split which meant that if you sold in the first two hours of the sale you were lost but after that, if you had the right horse, you were okay and possibly did well with the second session posting strong returns. Up at Donnie, the sale was highly selective with good money at the very top – five lots, far more than the usual one or two, made over £100,000 – but with little towards the bottom – ten horses did not even attact a bid. Of course, as the oft-repeated phrase goes, “there was money for the right horse” but that does not help you make plans for purchasing yearlings – when you head out to buy of course you think you are buying the right sorts. Admittedly at a breeze-up a second caveat can be thrown in – if you don’t breeze well, then you don’t sell well – but again when you buy yearlings in the autumn, you don’t really know how they are going to turn out as individuals. They might walk well, look precocious, seem to have a good temperament, but still, on that one day in the spring, things just might not go right. Okay, the very top of the market did fine, those horses that worked well, had a pedigree, were good-lookers and were attractive to purchasers from Dubai, but to get in at that level is expensive and certainly a high-risk strategy. And with the banks, particularly those in Ireland still twitchy around the middle, it will be difficult for many vendors to fund cash supplies. But buying will need a plan, and the serious breeze-up guys will have to dedicate some of their budget to at least one or a couple of “proper” horses in the hope that it or they will carry the rest of the consignment through (as those types had to this year). So then do you concentrate just on those one or two and forget buying many more? After all, what is the point of buying a number of yearlings further down the scale if they are only going to take away any profit margin for the year? But
What are the British stewards doing? Banning amateur jockey Louise Probert for 28 days after she failed to ride out to the line on her first ride in public is surely a case of authourity gone mad. Or is it just the betting industry prodding the authourites in the back? Yes, she should have been fitter, yes she would have won and it didn’t look good, yes she should have been more energetic in the saddle, yes she was on the 3/1 race favourite (most amateur riders tend to bump around at the back on unfancied first rides, unseen by the watching eye of the TV camera, just having to deal with subsequent mickey-taking from the yard) and yes she should receive some sort of punishment. But to ban the girl, who is don’t forget an amateur not a professional jockey, for 28 days, which will be equivalent to six months as her ban will only be served on the days that amateur races are held, is ludicrous, proportionally ridiculous, unfair and certainly a case of the tail wagging the dog. After all Kieren Fallon, a top professional jockey and an influential man in the sport, only got an 18-month ban for using illegal drugs ahead of riding an important horse in an international Group 1 race. With that in mind, how on earth can the British authourities justify banning Probert for half a year? The punishment surely outweighs the crime. Fallon managed to return to riding after serving his time, will Probert be so lucky?
then, if you have just two horses you might as well have five or ten (and proportionally upwards, depending on the usual size of your concern) as, unless you do all the work yourself, you will need to employ staff and they will need enough work to make it worthwhile for them. There is great danger in huge reliance on one or two horses alone, and if the expensive ones don’t come through, on the basis of this year’s sales, it is unlikely that a cheaper sort will turn into your annual income. Yes, there were some less expensive horses that did make a really good profit for their sellers, but they were the exceptions not the rule. And what about buying in the US? Again an expensive strategy, but three of the top five at the Craven Sale were by US sires and it is a tempting
move to make. But to sell well to trainers in Europe, horses need to be by recognisable US sires – and you really would be surprised how limited that knowledge is. Although next year’s market may have more depth to it than this year, that the recession will have eased further, that bonus plans will be reaping rewards, consignors have to base their purchasing plans on their sale performance this year – and most just got out with little to show for it in the way of serious profit. (That comment excludes Mocklershill, Willie Browne seems once again to be defying the trends of the season). Perhaps everyone had just got so used to seeing the big returns at the breeze-ups, the big pots being made by serious horses, that the original concept at the European breeze-ups in which middle-of-the-road and cheaper-end horses were sold to middle-of-the-road buyers has got lost somewhere. Instead of just being content to turn over some cash and make a bit on top without pressurising the cash flow with an expensive yearling purchase, everyone started chasing the big prize. But the problem at present is that those middle market buyers are just not there, this year’s trade relied greatly on the big-hitters from Dubai and the man from Stobarts. The vendors have tried to develop that middle section through the second running of the breeze-up bonus. It is a sound concept, but while you would think the obvious time to run such a scheme is in a recession, perhaps it is, after all, actually the wrong time. If you ain’t got the funds to buy a horse in the first place, then any amount of “possible” future reward ain’t going to make you raise an arm in the bidders’ circle. But the scheme is out there and existing and needs building on again so when there is more buoyancy in the market, it will be an attractive marketing opportunity to bring in new purchasers. Perhaps the BHA can do the right thing now and give it some deserved support? Backing from the office in London, both financially and in marketing terms, has been shamefully and embarrassingly lacking. The middle market has to be pushed at from all corners, otherwise not only will the breezeup market continue to suffer, but the yearling market will too.
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Corinthian Colt sold for $310,000
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Viva Pataca wins the APQEII at Sha Tin
Mighty racing F in Hong Kong Paul Haigh takes a look at the recent Group 1 action in Hong Kong and Europe
irst a joke. An Australian sports writer was asked by his editor to write a piece about a famous race. He didn’t know much about racing, or about anything as it turned out. As he usually did when asked to report on events about which he was more or less ignorant he followed his tried and trusted method of going back through the records and talking about past victors as though he knew all about them. As a result he came up with a line which has passed into the folklore of antipodean journalism: “This may be the finest winner of the race since the mighty War-Abandoned, who won it no less than five times in a row from 1941 to 1945”. It was of course the use of “the mighty” that really kicked his stool away and left him
the first word twisting in the wind. After that the APQEII itself had a lot to live up to, but it’s fairly easy to say that it did, even though the race and its co-star the Champions Mile are finding themselves increasingly under pressure from the proximity of the Dubai World Cup meeting. This year’s APQEII suffered too from the withdrawal of the only genuine front-runner in the race, Packing Winner, which meant it was run at a crawl that did for both last year’s winner Presvis and local star Collection. It did, however, result in an astonishing triumph for trainer John Moore, who not only won it with Viva Pataca but also won the Champions Mile with Able One. This would have been no more than a notable international Group 1 double if not for one important detail: Moore won the same two races in 2007 – and with the same two horses. This repeat double three years apart is surely an unprecedented feat, at least in races of comparable magnitude, in the whole history of the sport. The fact that Viva Pataca, with the APQEII’s HK$8 million first prize-money took over from his old rival Vengeance Of Rain as leading money winner in Hong Kong racing with just over HK$80 million (around £7 million) to his name so far, just adds the dab of cream to the cake. Or the dab of rancid butter in the view of some Chinese newspaper columnists who felt that Moore and jockey Darren Beadman did not between them provide Collection with tactics likely to win him the race. At the time of writing their complaints that Beadman overdid the waiting in a 1m2f contest that developed into a sprint, then failed to belabor his mount in the closing stages, continues to rumble on. The oriental caravan now moves on to Singapore which, thanks to the extra three weeks’ distance from Dubai and the increasing global significance of Royal Ascot, has got itself two exceptionally good fields for the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the Krisflyer International Sprint. The SAI Cup’s is actually a better one than for either the Dubai World Cup or the APQEII, with the first two in the Dubai flagship, Gloria de Campeao and Lizard’s Desire renewing rivalry, and the first two in Dubai Duty Free winner Al Shemali and Bankable taking them on. Here’s one not particularly impartial observer who will be deeply disappointed however if Presvis, who was flying under hands and heels to complete the last 200
The oriental caravan now moves on to Singapore which, thanks to the extra three weeks’ distance from Dubai and the increasing global significance of Royal Ascot, has got itself two exceptionally good fields
have, I believe, been running Classics already. The first leg of the American Triple Crown attracted 155,000 (mostly infield picnickers) and Calvin Borel who usually seems to win it these days. Whether there will be second and third legs remains to be seen, with Pimlico’s owners in bankruptcy and Belmont’s saying they can’t afford to run their own race. At Newmarket, courageous and honourable stewards/hidebound unfeeling jobsworths (delete according to taste) deprived the great Henry Cecil and a hugely deserving owner of 1,000 Guineas success. It was good in a way to see the Delzangles win the 2,000 Guineas because (bit of name dropping here) I know them and they are very good eggs. But it was very disappointing to see St Nicholas Abbey revealed as (probably) just another horse. I’d really thought he was going to be as good as, if not better than, Sea The Stars. In fact I’d almost convinced myself he might one day be the equal of the mighty WarAbandoned.
metres of the APQEII in 21.8, doesn’t put the record straight on his unlucky defeat by “Gloria” in this race last year. With Royal Ascot in mind the horse to look out for in the Krisflyer is certainly Happy Zero, who all being well, will be travelling to Britain for the Golden Jubilee, perhaps along with fellow Hong Kongers Fellowship and Joy and Fun. In Singapore Lasix can be used in training, though not in competition itself, but Happy Zero is a very serious sprinter indeed, with or without the additive, and has one victory over the world’s highest rated, Sacred Kingdom, to his credit already. The draw may be important, but the clash on May 16 between him and Singapore champion solicitors specialising in Rocket Man, as well racing and bloodstock as the usual couple of Australians making www.withyking.co.uk contact the stopover on their firstname.lastname@example.org way to Berkshire, Ailesbury Court High Street should be worth Withy King also has ofﬁces at: Marlborough SN8 1AA Bath - 01225 425731 watching. Telephone: 01672 514781 Swindon - 01793 536526 Meanwhile, in Fax: 01672 515049 Trowbridge - 01225 777464 other parts of the racing forest they
Doomed from the very beginning
Howard Wright, associate editor of the Racing Post, reports from the Asian Racing Conference where the push for worldwide unity turned into a Punch and Judy Show
OWEVER steadfastly organisers of major international conferences strive to achieve their global ambitions, the risk that national, regional and even downright parochial influences will intervene is rarely far away. The Asian Racing Conference, held in Sydney in early April, fell into this trap even before delegates had assembled for the biggest international conference of its kind. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, among the staunchest supporters of a forum that circulates among Asian Racing Federation members once every
18 months or so, had its smallest representation, cut by half to single figures, with no stewards nor chief executive present. The limited representation, which included a junior official acting as chief delegate, could be traced back to jockey Chris Munceâ€™s arrest in July 2006 by Hong Kongâ€™s anti-corruption unit, the ICAC, for providing tips to a local businessman, and his subsequent imprisonment, the latter part of which he served in his native Australia. Released in October 2008, Munce was granted a licence to ride by Racing New South Wales, despite protestations from the HKJC that he should have served a period of suspension for his offences under an international
Raw nerves were also exposed in the Great Debate, a half-morning session devoted to examining the future funding relationship between racing and betting, which was always likely to live up to its billing
agreement on disciplinary penalties. Once Racing NSW took up the challenge to host the ARC, at the Tokyo conference in November 2008, Hong Kongâ€™s position became finely balanced. In the event, time was no great healer and the tension proved too strong, although senior Hong Kong executives did carry out their duty to the ARF by taking part in various presentations and panel discussions. Raw nerves were also exposed in the Great Debate, a halfmorning session devoted to examining the future funding relationship between racing and betting, which was always likely to live up to its billing, once a line-up that included a racing
UK delegates Nic Coward (above) and Peter Savill
administrator, two bookmakers and a betting-exchange operator was confirmed. That the administrator was Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’Landys, the bettingexchange operator was Ed Wray, co-founder of Betfair, and the bookmakers represented two of the biggest Australian corporate companies merely rendered friction inevitable. Racing NSW, Betfair and the bookmakers have been engaged in a bitter battle over funding arrangements, and they await the outcome of a legal case. V’Landys, who was not called as a court witness, seemed determined to make up for the lost opportunity. Even after two hours, and the arguments had become repetitive and more parochial, when Wray declared, “We don’t want a Punch and Judy show,” V’Landys retorted, “Oh yes we do!” Wray can only have refrained from prolonging the slapstick, with a cry of “Oh no we don’t,” out of deference to those delegates, drawn from more than 30 disparate countries, whose grasp of Punch and Judy fell somewhere between slim and totally bemused. Amid the particular points of view, which crystallised in a curiously wounded “Take it or leave it” response from V’Landys in his arguing for betting operators to pay 1.5 per cent of turnover to the governing body, the other members of the panel tried valiantly to widen the debate.
BHA chief executive Nic Coward forecast a major shift in the approach to funding within five years, leading to “proper commercial relationships” around the globe. Former BHB chairman Peter Savill, who famously took on the UK bookmakers and saw his successor lose at the European
All governments must legislate to create intellectual property rights in data, so that racing can set the price for its product, rather than going cap in hand to the bookmaker
Court of Justice, turned his attention to governments, saying that taxing betting on racing was no longer appropriate or fair, and must be reduced or phased out. In addition, he said: “All governments must legislate to create intellectual property rights in data, so that racing can set the price for its product, rather than going cap in hand to the bookmakers.”
Ban on whips and jumping
Even when discussion turned to an issue that might have been expected to guarantee unity, animal welfare, an uncomfortable whiff of discord wafted from the stage. The topic had been elevated way above its workshop station at previous ARCs, being given a slot of its own, and all began well as Thoroughbred Breeders Australia chief executive Peter McGauran, a former federal minister with responsibility for animal welfare, told delegates that if they truly believed in the standard of care they provided, they should stand up and defend it. “If you don’t counter negatives, they take hold in the public’s mind and beat the truth,” he stressed, just before a
representative of the RSPCA of Australia appeared to prove his point by urging a total ban on whips and jump racing, and a partial ban on racing two-yearolds, unless they had passed an unidentified “maturity” test. Scientific evidence for such extreme measures, which horsemen could have defended until the sun went down and came up again, was in woefully short supply, but the damage to the debate, as a global examination of best practice, had been done. On the subject of harmonisation itself, the conference struck a discordant note, as France sent an emissary to say it was digging in its heels over the thorny issue of how to deal with in-race interference, even as a working group trying to bring together raceday rules was preparing for business. Talking will go on, said France and the working group chairman Rob de Kock, but they will probably continue to speak a different language for some time yet. Nevertheless, the conference did achieve one major breakthrough on an international scale. Five years after the possibility for significant co-mingling of pool bets between jurisdictions was first mentioned, the talking has stopped and reality is about to happen. Appropriately, Australia is the catalyst, and tote operator Tabcorp revealed it is on the verge of adding Singapore to its existing service with New Zealand and South Africa, and planning to bring in British and Irish racing next. After that, maybe the US and Canada, Hong Kong and France will follow. One great debate might have floundered at national boundaries in Sydney, but as the ARC looks to its next gathering in Turkey in mid-2012, another appears to be on the brink of breaking across the borders.
Meydan’s developers move onto China Those with the “know-how” sought to get equine project off the ground Tianjin Horse City, part of the continuing development and opening up of horseracing in China, will be developed by Medan City Copr., the group which was responsible for building Meydan racecourse in Dubai. The 10-year $3.5 billion project will create an international equestrian complex in the seaside city of Tianjin, including a racetrack, an equestrian college, breeding and auction facilities, equestrian sport venues, shopping and entertainment centre, and a five- to seven-star hotel. Malaysia’s TAK Design Consultants, China’s Zhouji Jiye and Tianjin Farm Group will partner with Meydan on the project. The project will also include a grandstand in the shape of a phoenix, homes, offices and three hotels with a total of 4,000 rooms to be built on farmland granted by the Chinese government. “Horseracing is a brand-new industry in China,” said Teo Ah Khing, the managing director of TAK Design Consultants. “There are little dots all over the country of horseracing and breeding, but no structure.” According to the Dubai Racing Club, the Tianjin project proposal calls for the equestrian college, breeding facilities, and feed plant to be completed and put into trial operation by end of 2011.
Will the Falcon be flying again? International Equine Group Ltd (IEG) is the flagship investment arm of shareholders Meydan City Corporation and Teo A. Khing Design Consultants Sdn Bhd (known as TAK). IEG will be, subject to contract, responsible for the financing and investments in Tianjin Horse City. The shareholder Meydan City Corporation will provide resources for all technical and market inputs required for the horseracing industry in Tianjin Horse City. Meydan and its associates will bring current practices and industry know-how in this joint venture. The shareholder TAK will provide all the technical planning and design inputs, project management, and construction management services and value engineering services for the implementation and completion of the project. The hotel, clubhouse, shopping centre, and entertainment centre is tentatively set to be completed by the end of 2012. Proposals on policy change that would allow for the growth of commercial horseracing are not expected to begin until 2013. “The commencement of the
construction of a horseracing field will depend on the decision of the State on commercial horseracing,” reported the Dubai Racing Club. “The group will be fully prepared for such a construction.” The project is still far from a sure thing. Horseracing was
introduced to China by the British and by the 1930s Shanghai was home to one of the world’s largest racetracks. Racing came to an end in 1949 with the Communist revolution that took over the country, banning the sport and all forms of gambling. However, horseracing was once again legalised in 2008, although betting is limited to lottery-style scratch-off tickets that reveal the post number of a horse in a given race. The ticket is a winner if that post number wins. Tianjin Horse City has filed its application to the Chinese Equestrian Association for the establishment of a national equestrian sports and horseracing training base. A report last year published by the Kentucky China Trade Centre took a pessimistic view of the prospect of horseracing in China. “We cannot see a bright future for commercial horseracing, horseracing gambling and racetracks in mainland China in terms of the central government’s attitude towards the issue and the circumstances of laws prohibiting it,” said the report. But despite persistent lobbying from local governments to relax the rules, China’s central government has refused to break a taboo on gambling, which is a favourite pastime of the Chinese. An estimated £50bn flows out of China on illegal betting every year.
Genetic testing for myostatin to be available at this summer’s US sales David Lambert's and Matthew Binns’s EquiGen in the US is offering genetic testing of racing and sales prospects as a prelude to launching a more extensive
panel of tests later this year. Currently available are tests for the myostatin gene as identified by Dr. Emmeline Hill’s and Jim Bolger’s Irish-based
company Equinome. The test determines a combination of two possible alleles, “C” or “T”, at a certain position on the myostatin gene. Different
combinations of the alleles are closely correlated with optimum racing distance (see February 2010 issue of International Thoroughbred).
Greville Starkey, leading jockey through 1970s and 80s, dies at 70
Greville Starkey aboard 2,000 Guineas winner Entrepreneur in his “retirement” role as work rider for Sir Michael Stoute
Second term as chairman for Roy Paul Roy is to serve as chairman of the British Horseracing Authority for a second three-year term. Roy became chairman of the Authority on July 31, 2007 after a brief period as chairman of its predecessor, The British Horseracing Board. He said: “Looking ahead to the next three years as chairman, I will continue to address two major challenges British racing faces. The first is funding – we have to generate the right level of income through a modernised Levy to meet racing’s needs. “Secondly, we must promote change, broadening the sport’s appeal to a wider and greater audience. I am confident that Racing for Change has built a significant foundation from which to do this, with many initiatives to be trialled and launched in the near future. “As we move forward, British racing must continue to be of the highest quality and regarded as the most attractive racing experience for racegoers through the world.”
Greville Starkey, who rode nearly 2,000 winners on the Flat in a 34-year-long career, died of cancer last month. He was 70. He won five English Classics: the Oaks on Homeward Bound (1964) and Fair Salinia (1978) as well as the 2,000 Guineas on ToAgori-Mou (1981) and Dancing Brave (1986). In 1978 he claimed a notable Classic double when landing the Derby and Irish Derby on Shirley Heights and the Oaks and Irish Oaks on Fair Salinia, but unfortunately his loss on Dancing Brave,
when many said that he held the horse up for too long, in the 1986 Derby will perhaps be his longest-lasting legacy. Other big race victories for the jockey, who was crowned champion apprentice in 1957 after winning 45 races, also included three renewals of the Eclipse Stakes (1975, 1982 and 1986), the Lockinge Stakes on one occasion, the 1975 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Star Appeal, the 1982 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the 1985 Prix du Moulin as well as
back-to-back Jockey Club Stakes in 1986 and 1987. On four occasions he rode over 100 winners in a season and had a 14-year long association with Pulborough trainer Guy Harwood through the late 1970s and 1980s, which yielded him the best period of his riding career. He retired from racing at the end of the 1989 season, a year in which his successes included the Nassau Stakes, the Henry II Stakes and the Lingfield Derby Trial.
Pollard’s Vision to South America
Pollard’s Vision, the sire of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Blind Luck, is to shuttle for the first time to La Mission Stallion Station in Buenos Aires. Currently second to Roman Ruler on the US second-crop sire list, Pollard’s Vision has sired 28 winners from 55 starters that earned $2,518,620. Blind Luck is one of his five stakes winners and she was winning her fourth Grade 1 race when successful in the Kentucky Oaks. A nine-year-old Carson City stallion out of Etats Unis, by Dixieland Band, Pollard’s Vision stands at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Midway, Kentucky, for $10,000. A four-time graded stakes winner of $1,430,311, Pollard’s Vision won six of 23 career starts, topped by his win in the 2004 Illinois Derby (G2) at Hawthorne racecourse. Other notable stallions currently under negotiations to shuttle to South America include Coolmore’s Dunkirk, Gilded Time and Macho Uno.
Quest For Fame retires from stud duty
DERBY winner and Group 1 sire Quest For Fame, who has been standing at Woodlands Stud, Australia under the Darley banner, has been retired from stud duty at the age of 23. The stallion covered 53 mares last year at an advertised fee of A$6,600 (£3,990, €4,590). Quest For Fame, a son of Rainbow Quest, was bred by Juddmonte farms. Trained by Roger Charlton, he won the Epsom Derby in 1990. At the end of his four-year-old career, after finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, he transferred to the US and trainer Bobby Frankel for whom he won the Hollywood Turf Handicap in 1992. He was originally retired to stud in 1993 at Juddmonte Farms in America and was transferred permanently to Woodlands Stud in New South Wales, Australia, in 2000. He has sired eight Group/Grade 1 winners to date and is also damsire of Haydock Sprint Cup winner African Rose and dual New Zealand Group 1 scorer Tavistock. From the first crop of Rainbow Quest, Quest For Fame is out of the French 1,000 Guineaswinning Green Dancer mare Aryenne.
Fatality rates released after detailed Jockey Club research programme Based on the most thorough study of North American thoroughbred racing injuries to date, the US Jockey Club has released a fatal injury rate of 2.04 per 1,000 starts during 12 months
of racing beginning in November 2008. More detailed data is to follow and will allow for comparison of various racing surfaces and racing conditions. The Equine Injury Database tracked 378,864 thoroughbred Flat race starts at 73 tracks from November 2008 through October 2009. The database continues to gather data and has added more tracks. Dr. Tim Parkin, a veterinarian based at the University of Glasgow, is currently researching the various factors involved in the injury rates of the initial 12 months.
“Data collected from a broad cross-section of racetracks in the US and Canada will serve as an important tool for racetracks seeking benchmarks concerning the safety of racehorses,” said Parkin. “Over time, as data continues to be added, the database should yield numerous trends and factors associated with racing injuries and lead to strategies for their prevention.” Eighty-one racetracks, as well as the National Steeplechase Association, participate in the database representing 86 per cent of the Flat racing days in North America.
Bloodstock agent William Huntingdon takes a look at the varied world of racing and bloodstock
Good sport had at races and sales
aving slept soundly in my swag at Scone, next stop was Sydney for the Autumn racing carnival and the Inglis Easter Sale. Two good days’ action on successive Saturdays at Rosehill saw very competitive racing highlighted by the Golden Slipper win of Crystal Lily. She has had seven starts for four wins, is home-bred by David Moodie and has won nearly £1.4 million in prize-money. Had the race been run in France, the interference she caused Solar Charged would have cost her the race, as it was, her jockey was fined A$5,000. She is from the first crop of Redoute’s Choice’s goodlooking son Stratum, who stands at Widden. His dam’s side has a heavy concentration of precocious speed with Vain and Star Kingdom close up. Stratum had his first twoyear-old winner in Tasmania just
before Christmas and at the Magic Millions Sale many were writing him off as a sire of note. He has now had 11 winners proving the “judges” wrong. The big race for the older horses, the BMW Cup, was won by Littorio giving his “English” trainer, Nigel Blackiston, his biggest success. Nigel began his racing career with Bruce Hobbs and Tony Hide, and arrived in Australia after a spell with Bill Mather in Dubai. This is the first year that Randwick has co-operated with Rosehill over the racing dates and the sun shone on everyone. Crowds were only fair but it meant that moving around was less of a battle and better for seeing the horses. High Chaparral continues to go from strength to strength in the southern hemisphere and had a wonderful result in the Derby with his runners filling the first three places. In addition, his Bart Cummings-
trained three-year-old, So You Think, had defeated older horses in last October’s Cox Plate. This was all achieved from his season at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand. He is now due to join the stallion roster at Coolmore in the Hunter Valley and it will be interesting to see whether the mare pool in Australia will suit him just as well. Gai Waterhouse was much in the news and made the front pages with her court action trying to retrieve her “stable” jockey Nash Rawiller, who had booked another ride after understanding that the Waterhouse-trained Theseo, on whom Rawiller has won five Group races, including two at the highest level, would not run in the Doncaster. On the racing front she won the Oaks with Once Were Wild. The filly was bought for A$50,000 by Amanda Skiffington on the Gold Coast and is by Johannesburg out of an Unbridled Song mare. Waterhouse gave Skiffington due credit for the purchase but added
that “she had very skinny legs”. I think she meant the filly not the agent! Once Were Wild is owned by the irrepressible John Singleton and has only been beaten once, when running too freely in firsttime blinkers at Rosehill. Singleton’s daughter received the trophy and only questioned whether the name was not a little rose-tinted as her father could still act the larrikin! Agent Tony Noonan, who was responsible for successfully buying some Australian-owned horses in training in the UK with Andrew Balding at Kingsclere, including Buccellati, won the big sprint with Ortensia, a daughter of Testa Rossa, who shuttled to France. Connections are eying a trip to Ascot next year. The big mile handicap was narrowly won by Rangirangdo, who was ridden by Nash Rawiller in preference to Theseo. The colt is by Pentire, a son of Be My Guest who was trained by Geoff Wragg
the news On-site drug tests a possibility On-site and on-the-day drug detection for both equine and human athletes is not too distant a proposition. Costas Georgakopoulos, Phd, and the Doping Control Laboratory of Athens, is working to create technologies that enable officials to quickly discover whether illegal substances are present. The group has been looking at urine tests to detect substances and have been using a combination of two technologies: chromatography, where the ingredients of the urine are separated from each other, and mass spectrometry, where the separated ingredients are identified and measured.
to win the King George and the Irish Champion Stakes. Pentire currently stands at Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand. The yearling sales figures were slightly disappointing with a fall in average of eight per cent. Darley, Patinack and Ingham racing had been major spenders the previous year and, while the latter two bought 19 horses between them, it was nothing compared to their previous spend. Darley only bought two lots. Angus Gold for Shadwell was the second-highest buyer, closely followed by trainer Paul Messara, who had recently trained his first Group 1 winner Alverta, winner of the Coolmore Classic.
t seems a shame that the sales company is still giving strong consideration to a move out to Warwick Farm. Not only will it be hard to replicate the wonderful atmosphere and tradition of the Newmarket sales grounds, the journey out to Warwick Farm can be tortuous and the local attractions are very thin on the ground. The lack of stabling at Randwick would not be an issue if the sales
Gibraltar taking plaudits in South Africa Gibraltar Blue, previously trained by Tommy Stack when making a winning Fairyhouse debut last season before finishing fourth to Music Show in the Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket, is making a big impression since joining Mike de Kock in South Africa. The Irish-bred daughter of Rock Of Gibraltar started evens favourite for the KRA Fillies’ Guineas at Greyville and made every yard of the running under Anton Marcus to run out a convincing winner, despite taking a strong hold and being six months wrong with the other 14 runners. It was only her second start in South Africa
– she had won a Turffontein conditions race by 5l – and de Kock holds her in high regard. He said: “She is a really nice filly and this was a hell of a win. For her to lead throughout and run a time of 94 seconds and change was a massive effort.” Gibraltar Blue is as short as 10-1 fourth favourite for South Africa’s greatest race, the Durban July, with some local layers but de Kock promptly advised punters to hold their fire. The filly was bought as a yearling by South African-based Form Bloodstock for €75,000gns at Goffs
were made sufficiently select and there are a few more lesser sales to absorb the surplus. The broodmare session of the sale saw turnover increase, while the select sale average was up 18 per cent. The withdrawal list was significant and Bellerive had an unfortunate no-show due to strangles, while Patinack did not bring over half their catalogued lots. However, Tinkler’s operation mollified Inglis by buying 23 mares for A$7.2 million including the sales’ topper, Sun Classique.
The Australian industry has a number of issues facing it at present, including the high level of stallion fees which has meant that only around 31 per cent of yearlings have made at least three times their sire’s 2007 fee. Things are unlikely to improve greatly with next year’s crop and the market will again be inundated with the produce of only about seven stallions. The second major challenge to the industry comes from coal mining and increasingly the air quality of the Hunter Valley is becoming threatened by the
mining industry. The New South Wales government needs the revenue from the mines badly enough to introduce retrospective legislation to counter previous court battles won by local farmers to prevent the mining. How soon will it be before some of the major farms look outside the district for expansion? I am now on the way back to England after my final sales appearance at the Autumn Sale in Victoria, stopping over at Singapore en route to head to the races, which are run on their allweather surface. Rick Connolly of Patinack Farm. The farm withdrew half of its consignment for the broodmare sale, but then proceeded to buy 23 lots.
No doubts... Yearlings are behind ’
...for leading sales consignor Ted Voute, who voices his opinion on all things bloodstock and sales-related
rom a sales consignor’s view point April is a month of travel in order to recruit yearlings for the autumn yearling sales. This year’s tough winter and slow spring has resulted in many yearlings still looking decidedly wintry and no matter where I went – Pisa, Rome, Milan, Lexington or Ireland – nowhere had escaped the weather. When I head to Lexington I always get a feeling of excitement and anticipation whilst driving around New Circle Road in Lexington, visiting the various farms. I am always anxious to see and hear what is going on. What is the latest treatment for sick horses? What is the gossip on the farms? Are there any horses I should consider buying privately to pin-hook? On this trip, however, the general tone is that of worry for the future of the industry, and most farms are minimising their risks and consolidating. Banks are withdrawing lending on horses and transferring it to the property, if there is available equity left. Many farms are feeling the pinch, and many are on the market. Most people reckon that by the end of the year, 250 farms will be on the market, but, as yet anyway, the asking price per acre is not that different to when I left Lexington in 2005. My trusted loyal clients had various stock to show me and after viewing 50 yearlings over a few days I have picked two, maybe three, to take to Britain for the October Sale at Tattersalls. We have been lucky before bringing horses back from the states, Shamardal and Russian Rhythm, are just two. The Keeneland breeze-up on Easter Monday was solid enough, held up by Prime Equestrian spending over $2,000,000 for Middle Eastern investors to send to France. The gross and median were up, there was an improved RNA, although the average fell slightly. The Bluegrass Stakes day is Keeneland’s biggest day’s racing. There was glorious sunshine, packed car parks and great racing. Keeneland works closely with the University of Kentucky and gives the students what they want, and as a result, you get an affordable racing day out. The packed crowd enjoys tail-gating to music and there is something for everyone.
Top lot at the Keeneland juvenile horses-in-training sale was a colt by Bernardini out of the Arlington-Washington Lassie (G3) winner Moonlight Sonata. He is a half-brother to Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner Beethoven and fetched $625,000.
No trip to Lexington is complete without going to Dudley’s. Now relocated further downtown in a refurbished bank overlooking Cheapside, Debbie Long, ever the attentive host, purveys her enlarged restaurant. The service is now so good it goes off the scale and her food is fantastic. Debbie has raised the bar in Lexington and it is well worth a visit, but you’ll need to book! I yearn for the Gatwick-Cincinnati Delta flight to be reinstated so that it’s only an eight-hour return journey. The trip back through Chicago is long and tiresome, but I got back in time for the Craven Breeze-Up Sale and, more importantly, beat the volcanic ash fiasco. The Craven Sale was again survival of the fittest and revolved around two big spenders – Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler, who injected almost a million into the market, while once again there was sustained investment from the Middle East. I think already a pattern is emerging as it does in economic times such as the ones we are having now. We are lagging behind the economy a little and it appears that we will hang on a year longer at the bottom of the recession before emerging.
I am sure we are in for a difficult time later this year and only the very top animals will be competitive in the sales ring. At least the bonus schemes go some way to making up the Levy short fall. The more cheques in the owner’s bank, the better the middlemarket will be. One issue for the yearling sales scheme though are the homebreds, who are raced by their breeders and who don’t go through a sale. If they can’t join the existing scheme, maybe it is time to consider starting a third initiative open only to homebreds? I had three days in Italy this month, and again the yearlings were not much further forward, although maybe their coats were fractionally better. I got to see where Sir Ivor spent his winter vacation in a micro-climate in Pisa before winning the Derby in 1968 before going on to see See You Then who is enjoying his retirement in his 30s just outside Rome. From there we went on to Ireland and Germany to give stock a chance to flourish in some sunlight.
Plans for bankrupt leading US owners Zayat Stables to sell Eskendereya, Magna Group to transfer racecourses
ayat Stables, one of North America’s leading owners, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after Fifth Third Bank sued the stable for allegedly defaulting on a series of loans totalling about $34 million. Ahmed Zayat has countersued Fifth Third, alleging deceptive and predatory lending practices. The Chapter 11 reorganisation plan filed by Zayat projects the sale of Eskendereya, the stable’s one-time Kentucky Derby hope, in order to pay back debts owing. Unfortunately, the horse did not run in the first Triple Crown race after suffering injury, but the plan forecasts that, even in a depressed stallion market and without a run in the Derby, a 100 per cent sale of the horse, already a Grade 1 winner when successful in the Wood Memorial, could bring in enough income to significantly offset the amount owed by Zayat Stables. Eskendereya, a $250,000 September yearling purchase is by leading sire Giant’s Causeway. So far, he has earned $725,700 from three wins from five starts. Zayat’s projection to sell 100 per cent of
Frank Stronach of Magna Entertainment has had a business reorganisation plan approved
the colt is something of a departure from his previous handling of his top colts’ stud careers. Zayat kept substantial interests in two previous multiple Grade 1 winners now at
Magna Entertainment Corp Chairman Frank Stronach, who runs Adena Stables, which has taken the Eclipse Award for the outstanding breeder five times, will retain control of many of his top racetrack properties after a Delaware judge approved a reorganisation plan that will allow several tracks to be shifted to parent company MI Developments Inc. Judge Mary Walrath of the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the reorganisation plan. The projections resolve the most important issue in the bankruptcy, which was filed in March 2009 after Magna Entertainment was unable to make loan payments. Under the plan, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Maryland Jockey Club properties Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, and Santa Anita Park will be transferred to MI Developments, which held several of Magna Entertainment’s secured loans. Magna previously had reached agreements to sell Lone Star Park to a Choctaw Nation subsidiary for $47.8 million (a sale still being reviewed by the Texas Racing Commission) and Remington Park to a Choctaw Nation subsidiary for $80.25 million. MI Developments and unsecured creditors will share proceeds from sales of Thistledown, and MI Developments will receive proceeds from the sale of Portland Meadows, which also is being sold. Unsecured creditors of Magna Entertainment will receive $89 million in cash plus $1.5 million as a reimbursement for expenses.
stud, Zensational and Pioneerof the Nile. Zayat’s projections also assume that Zayat Stables’s stud fee revenue will increase significantly from $65,000 in 2010 to nearly $5 million by 2014. The estimations also work in significant income from the stable’s racecourse performances. The plan projects four starts per horse for 80 per cent of the stable’s juveniles and six starts for its older runners. It has been felt that winning prize-money will assume 20 per cent of purse income, with 30 per cent from horses finishing second or third. The average purse size is assumed to be $38,500 (2010), with three per cent annual increases thereafter. In addition, 2010 assumes large purse wins of $2 million and 2011-2014 assumes large purse winnings of $2.5 million annually. The plan also allows Zayat to continue purchasing bloodstock. The projections assume bloodstock purchases of $2.5 million, $2 million, $1 million, $1 million, and $1 million in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively, as well as the birth of around 80 foals through to 2012.
Just average races at HQ
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t And there were not really any excuses for St Nicholas Abbey’s Guineas defeat say the boys from Timeform
he performances of recent Derby winners Sir Percy, New Approach and Sea The Stars show that the all-round Classic performer is a long way from being extinct in Europe. Sir Percy and New Approach both finished second in the 2,000 Guineas, New Approach beaten by the narrowest of margins, before Sea The Stars became the first to complete the Guineas/Derby double for 20 years. However, none of that trio went on to run in the St. Leger and no Derby winner has done so since Reference Point won both races in 1987 (the St. Leger faces very stiff competition from other big races nowadays). The range of qualities needed for a horse to land the English Triple Crown, in races over the straight Rowley Mile, Epsom’s switchback 1m4f and Doncaster’s galloping 1m6f, is much more varied than the qualities needed for the American version, where the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont are much closer together in distance (as well as in the calendar) and run on similarly flat, left-handed tracks. Europe’s champion two-year-old St Nicholas Abbey shaped like an outstanding Classic candidate when romping home in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster and immediately afterwards was quoted at 14/1 to land the Triple Crown as a three-year-old. Those odds were only 10/1 when he was sent off a short-priced favourite for the 2,000 Guineas, with all the talk being that he was being lined up to go for the Triple Crown, which had not been landed for 40 years. The sense of anticlimax when St Nicholas Abbey managed only sixth at Newmarket, unable to quicken on firmer ground than
he had faced before, was palpable, but it is far too early to be writing him off. Connections blamed the lack of an all-out gallop but, in truth, there were no real excuses on that score, the winning timefigure providing confirmation that the 2,000 Guineas was run at a sound pace and the result a fair one on the day. St Nicholas Abbey’s Racing Post Trophy form still looks high class and his pedigree points strongly to his being better suited by the Derby trip. Ballydoyle was careful not to over-do things in its pre-race pronouncements and predictions, but afterwards trainer Aidan O’Brien said: “It would have been easy for us to go for a Derby trial, but he was working so well and his times were very good at home – as good as all the milers we have had.” If the 2,000 Guineas was disappointing for Ballydoyle, it must have been nearly as chastening an experience for great rivals the Maktoums whose three runners all ran well below form. A representative of Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stud sheepishly collected the breeder’s prize of £7,500 for the French-trained 33/1 winner Makfi, who had been weeded out of Marcus Tregoning’s stable as an unraced twoyear-old, fetching only 26,000gns at the Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale. The first four in the 2,000 Guineas all went through the sale-ring relatively cheaply, the combined cost of the quartet as yearlings or two-year-olds being £130,000. Makfi, Dick Turpin, Canford Cliffs and Xtension, all stepping up in trip, filled the first four places in what turned out to be only a slightly-above average
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The British Triple Crown dream came to a quick end with Makfi’s 2,000 Guineas victory. The son of Dubawi heads next to the St James’s Palace
Makfi, Dick Turpin, Canford Cliffs and Xtension, all stepping up in trip, filled the first four places in what turned out to be only a slightly-above average 2,000 Guineas on form, a remark that also applies to the 1,000 Guineas.
2,000 Guineas on form, a remark that also applies to the 1,000 Guineas. The French-trained favourite Special Duty became the first 1,000 Guineas winner to get the race in the stewards’ room and only the fifth to be awarded an English Classic in the last 100 years, following Aboyeur in the 1913 Derby, My Dear in the 1918 Oaks, Known Fact in the 1980 2,000 Guineas and Snow Bride in the 1989 Oaks. The 1913 Derby is famous for the death of militant suffragette Emily Davison but the race was a dramatic contest as well, the only one in the history of the Derby to see the first past the post disqualified. Then four horses crossed the line virtually together (though the judge failed to pick out one of the quartet shielded from his view), and the stewards disqualified Craganour for “bumping and boring”. Intrigue was added by the suggestion that Craganour’s owner was of “stained character”, which might have influenced the inquiry. Snow Bride owed her victory to the disqualification some time afterwards of Aliysa, who failed a routine dope-test for a derivative of the prohibited substance camphor. That disqualification made headline news, as did the disqualification on the day of French-trained favourite Nureyev in the 1980 2,000 Guineas, after which the stewards deliberated for more than three quarters of an hour before relegating Nureyev to last for causing interference to third-placed Posse. The rules at the time made disqualification mandatory if interference arose out of
“dangerous, reckless, careless or improper riding”. Nureyev’s rider then was rightly considered to have ridden recklessly. Thankfully, the disciplining of jockeys for breaches of the rules on improper riding are dealt with nowadays separately from consideration of the equity of the result. Special Duty was produced with a welltimed run on the outside of the smaller standside group in the latest 1,000 Guineas, a run which looked as if it was going to carry her through to victory – albeit narrowly – until the leader, the 66/1-shot Jacqueline Quest, began to carry her out towards the middle of the course after she had drawn alongside. Tom Queally on Jacqueline Quest picked up a three-day ban for careless riding after switching his whip from his right hand to his left, Jacqueline Quest then drifting further right and coming into contact with Special Duty before scrambling home by a nose (with third-placed Gile Na Greine, who kept straight and had an uninterrupted run, only a head behind). Dealing with the equity of the result separately, the stewards rightly decided that Special Duty would have won without the interference, though sentiment and circumstance contributed to strong feelings of sympathy afterwards for the connections of Jacqueline Quest. The result of the Fillies’ Classic was further complicated by the fact that those drawn high seemed at a disadvantage, Music Show heading that group but managing only sixth overall from stall 15. The clerk of the course said that
view from timeform overnight rain had “got into ground that had been opened up by the previous day’s racing” when most of the action had unfolded up the centre or on the far side. The strip of ground on the stands’ rail had not been used the previous day. If the defeat of St Nicholas Abbey ended premature talk of Triple Crowns in England, the dream still lives on – as it always does after the Kentucky Derby – across the Atlantic. The last horse to win the three American Classics was Affirmed over 30 years ago, but, since 1997, seven Kentucky Derby winners have followed up in the Preakness Stakes, only to go down in the Belmont with history beckoning. For
Leading three-year-olds in Europe Makfi St Nicholas Abbey Dick Turpin Canford Cliffs Jan Vermeer Passion For Gold Jealous Again Arcano Awzaan Hearts of Fire Xtension Elusive Pimpernel Noll Wallop Beethoven Showcasing Special Duty Vale of York
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Leading three-year-olds in THE USA Eskendereya Super Saver Ice Box Sidney’s Candy Blind Luck Evening Jewel Paddy O’Prado Lookin At Lucky Stately Victor Endorsement Noble’s Promise Richard’s Kid
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the record, they were Silver Charm, Real Quiet, Charismatic, War Emblem, Funny Cide, Smarty Jones and Big Brown. Ex-claimer Charismatic and the unheralded gelding Funny Cide went on to win the Preakness after recording only average winning performances in the Kentucky Derby, so there is some hope for the latest winner Super Saver, the first Kentucky Derby winner for top trainer Todd Pletcher and the third in four years for jockey Calvin Borel. Pletcher’s stable had lost the ante-post favourite Eskendereya to injury a week
before but it still saddled four runners in the race, though Super Saver’s performance at Churchill Downs is still rated behind the form shown by Eskendereya in winning the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in April. The Preakness was won 12 months ago by the runaway Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra (beaten on both her starts so far in the new season) but the latest Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck isn’t in her league, though she showed that she has clearly trained on after earning the highest Timeform rating of any American two-year-old of either sex in 2009.
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26,000 gns Tattersalls Classic Winner
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Native Dancer line dominant
John Sparkman finds that the early Classics went nearly all one way
The victory of Makfi in the 2,000 Guineas (G1) gave his descendants three out of the four Classics run on both sides of the Atlantic on the weekend of April 30 to May 2
he male line descending from Native Dancer has never been anything like so dominant in England as it has become in America over the last 20 years, but the victory of Makfi in the 2,000 Guineas (G1) gave his descendants three out of the four Classics run on both sides of the Atlantic on the weekend of April 30 to May 2. Both Makfi and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Blind Luck are descendants of Native Dancer’s grandson Mr. Prospector, while Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver descends from Native Dancer’s 1966 Kentucky Derby-winning grandson Majestic Prince. Only Special Duty’s controversial win in the 1,000 Guineas (G1) saved the day for Northern Dancer. Given the complete dominance of the Northern Dancer male line in European stallion directories, though, it is a bit surprising that Makfi is the 22nd individual English Classic winner sired by Native Dancer or one of his male line descendants since his brilliant daughter Hula Dancer won the 1,000 Guineas for Gertie Widener in 1963. Over roughly the same time frame in the US, Native Dancer and his male line has produced 38 individual winners of 52 American Triple Crown races and 53 winners of 68 races if one adds in the Kentucky Oaks and CCA Oaks, the closest American equivalents to the 1,000 Guineas and the Epsom Oaks. Native Dancer’s male line did not begin to challenge Northern Dancer and Bold Ruler for supremacy in America until the sons of Mr. Prospector hit the breeding shed in the 1980s, and Makfi is a grandson of perhaps the very best descendant of Mr. Prospector to race in England, Dubai Millennium. That brilliant son of Seeking The Gold, by Mr. Prospector, sired only one crop before his untimely death due to grass sickness. Makfi’s sire Dubawi (out of Zomaradah, by Deploy) was the best of five stakes winners
from Dubai Millenium’s 56 foals, winning five of eight starts, including the Boylesports Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1), Prix Jacques le Marois (G1) and National Stakes (G1). Makfi comes from Dubawi’s first crop, a group that has given every indication that Dubawi may be a
better stallion than his short-lived sire. In keeping with contemporary market demands, Dubawi has been much more prolific already than his sire, shuttling to the Antipodes annually, and Makfi is one of seven stakes winners from his first crops in
Native Dancer male line in British Classics Year
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Hula Dancer Sea-Bird Time Charter Pebbles Oh So Sharp Unite Diminuendo Ravinella Zafonic Harayir Pennekamp Bosra Sham Ramruma Wince King’s Best Love Divine Russian Rhythm Rule of Law Virginia Waters Finsceal Beo Henrythenavigator Makfi
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Native Dancer Dan Cupid Saritamer Sharpen Up Kris Kris Diesis Mr. Prospector Gone West Gulch Bering Woodman Diesis Selkirk Kingmambo Diesis Kingmambo Kingmambo Kingmambo Mr. Greeley Kingmambo Dubawi
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Breeders were probably getting a Grade 1 horse for a Grade 2 price when Pollard’s Vision went to stud, and his first crop is almost as promising as Dubawi’s from a substantially less helpful opportunity
both hemispheres. That number includes Godolphin’s promising Champagne Stakes (G2) winner Poet’s Voice, Flying Childers Stakes (G3) winner Sand Vixen, Prix de la Grotte (G3) winner Anna Salai and Premio Parioli (G3) winner Worthadd in Europe and Group 3 winner Cellarmaster in New Zealand. Makfi is out of a half-sister to European champion two-year-old Alhaarth from the great family descending from Gertie Widener’s great broodmare Ampola that includes Green Dancer, Grey Dawn, Sulamani and Authorized. In fact, three of the four Classic winners from the weekend are extremely well-bred animals. Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver is a Native Dancer line horse from the most unusual and tenuous line still extant. His sire, Maria’s Mon, was an American champion two-year-old of 1995, and sired 2001 Derby winner Monarchos in his first crop. Though never a fashionable sire, his 50 stakes winners also includes 2008 champion three-year-old filly Wait A While. Maria’s Mon, out of the Caro mare Maria Carlotta, was the best son of Wavering Monarch, a high-class 1m1f horse who was the only son of Majestic Prince’s best son, Majestic Light, to make any impression at all as a stallion. Majestic Prince was the only American Classic winner by Native Dancer’s son Raise A Native. Though Maria’s Mon’s first Derby winner Monarchos sired last year’s champion sprinting filly Informed Decision, the rest of his stud record is less than inspiring, so if this branch of Native Dancer is to survive, it will probably depend upon Super Saver when he goes to stud. He will take with him one of the best
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38 individual Triple Crown race winners of 52 TC races 53 individual American Classic winners of 68 races Race
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john sparkman pedigrees in the American Stud Book. His dam, Supercharger by A.P. Indy, is a sister to graded stakes winners Daydreaming, Accelerator and Girolamo, and to She’s A Winner, dam of 2008 Derby and Belmont Stakes (G1) second Bluegrass Cat(Storm Cat).
upercharger’s dam, Get Lucky (Mr. Prospector) is sister to 1989 champion American twoyear-old Rhythm, out of Grade 1 winner Dance Number, by Northern Dancer, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Private Account (Damascus) sire of Personal Ensign, East Of The Moon and Chimes Of Freedom, among others. The next dam, Numbered Account (Buckpasser) was also a champion. All of these wonderful racehorses and many, many more descend in tail-female line from the great Boussac-bred broodmare La Troienne (Teddy), who could not win a Windsor maiden in 1929. Nevertheless, she founded the best family in the American Stud Book after George Blackwell Sr. bought her for E.R. Bradley at the 1929 Tattersalls December Sales. Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Blind Luck is well named. The racing career of her sire Pollard’s Vision (Carson City), a sprinting son
All of these wonderful racehorses and many, many more descend in tail-female line from the great Boussacbred broodmare La Troienne, by Teddy, who could not win a Windsor maiden in 1929
Special Duty: was the only Classic winner who hailed from the Northern Dancer line
of Mr. Prospector, was hindered by the fact that he was born blind in his right eye due to MRLS. That fact meant that he always kept on the wide outside on America’s uniformly left-handed tracks, and his record of six wins from 23 starts, including the Illinois Derby (G2) and Leonard Richards Stakes (G3), would probably have been a bit better but for that handicap. Breeders were probably getting a Grade 1 horse for a Grade 2 price when Pollard’s Vision went to stud, and his first crop is almost as promising as Dubawi’s from a substantially less helpful opportunity. Blind Luck is the best of five stakes winners to date by Pollard’s Vision, including four-time Italian Listed winner Air Crew. The Kentucky Oaks was Blind Luck’s third Grade 1 victory, following the Hollywood Starlet (G1) and Las Virgenes Stakes (G1). She is the odd duck out of this foursome on female family, however. Her dam, Lucky One, by the moderate Broad Brush horse Best Of Luck, is half-sister to Grade 3 sprinter Ethan Man (Glitterman). Second dam Twilight Spectre (Imp Society) is half-sister to another good sprinter in Chas Conerly (Big Burn). The obscurity of those sires along the female line is a sure sign that you have to scan back several generations to find real quality. Sixth dam Suntop (Dastur) won the Irish Oaks and Irish 1,000 Guineas and is second dam of the faint-hearted champion Honest
Pleasure (What A Pleasure) but there’s not much star power between Blind Luck and Suntop on the catalogue page. The 1,000 Guineas winner Special Duty, on the other hand, is from a typically top-class Khalid Abdullah family. Her dam Quest To Peak (Distant View) is sister to the brilliant American multiple Grade 1 winner Sightseek, and half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Tates Creek (Rahy). Their dam, Viviana, by Nureyev, was a Listed winner in France and half-sister to Grade 1 winner Revasser (Riverman) and to stakes winner and Kentucky Oaks second Hometown Queen (Pleasant Colony), dam of the steady Bowman’s Band (Dixieland Band) and second dam of Pollard’s Vision. Viviana’s sister Willstar is dam of Prix de la Foret (G1) winner Etoile Montante (Miswaki). This is the family descending from American filly Triple Crown winner Chris Evert, second dam of Chief’s Crown. Special Duty’s sire Hennessy is the lone representative of Northern Dancer among the first four Classic winners, and she is the first Classic winner of his long and productive stud career, unless one counts Queensland Derby (G1) winner Half Hennessy. Hennessy has never been the most consistent sire, but Special Duty is one of 69 stakes winners by him, a list that includes Johannesburg and Australian champion Grande Armee in addition to Special Duty.
Rules and regulations
The 1,000 Guineas was decided in the stewardsâ€™ room, writes Sally Duckett Photography by Trevor Jones 26
Above left, the clashing of heads. Special Duty (nearside) and Jacqueline Quest come together in the final furlong of the 1,000 Guineas. Jockey Tom Queally on the Henry Ceciltrained runner clearly has his whip in the wrong hand. Right, the vanquished: trainer Cecil takes defeat on the chin
The remaining jockeys and trainers were all bemoaning the fact that the ground was so different on both sides of the track, which in their eyes led to a less than fair race. However, if they had observed the earlier races a little more carefully they would have seen how the bias was developing and could have tried to plan accordingly. In a post-race interview, Head-Maarek admitted that she had early doubts about her filly’s low draw with the better horses on the alternative side of the track, but she told her jockey to stay reasonably straight after watching the previous races on the card. The plan worked and perhaps made the difference. Apart from the heart-wrenching loss doled out to
The previous lengthy interviews by C4 Racing with Cecil and owner Noel Wilson made for uncomfortable and unnecessary viewing, knowing that the race result was still to be decided www.internationalthoroughbred.net
t really was a rollercoaster weekend at Newmarket with most of the drama saved for the fillies’ Guineas. The stewards’ decision to take away Jacqueline Quest’s victory and award it to the race favourite Special Duty had greater implications than just putting money in the pocket of those punters who had backed the Criquette Head-Maarek-trained daughter of Hennessy. It was a brave (but correct according to the Rules) shout, taking away the race from trainer Henry Cecil, not only a demi God of racing but, alongside Lester Piggott, Newmarket’s favourite son. It is surprising there was not a small riot by his fans when the announcement that “placings have been reversed” came across the tannoy. The previous lengthy interviews by C4 Racing with Cecil and owner Noel Wilson made for uncomfortable and unnecessary viewing, knowing that the race result was still to be decided. In fairness, both parties behaved with the decorum that such a situation demanded, both feeling alternatively quietly pleased and then apologetic to the losing team. Tom Queally will be ruing the fact that he failed to pull his stick through a second time, having transferred it to his right hand in the last 2f. Even if his filly had still drifted into Special Duty, the impression given to the stewards would have been so much better. Queally is a gifted rider, who has done little wrong in his short career, and it has to be hoped that he finds himself in a Classic challenging position again to right this small but basic mistake.
Makfi under Christophe Lemaire goes clear of Dick Turpin and Canford Cliffs in the 2,000 Guineas kicking off a French-trained Guineas double
Despite a confident pre-Guineas Ballydoyle regarding the chances of its Classic prospect St Nicholas Abbey not only was the colt turned over, but in the worst possible way
Wilson by the stewards, the biggest loser at Newmarket, while feelings of pity are not so warranted, was Coolmore. Although Special Duty is a daughter of Coolmore sire Hennessy, he died in 2007 in South America from a heart-attack, the vanquished 66-1 shot Jacqueline Guest is a daughter of the stud’s Rock Of Gibraltar. He is very much alive and in the need of some domestic marketing which a Classic victory would have been very helpful in giving. While the stallion, a son of Danehill, has produced five Group 1 winners, their victories apart from Mount Nelson’s Coral Eclipse success in 2008, have all been abroad. Even his son, the now retired Eagle Mountain, who was a solid stakes performer in Britain, claimed his Group 1 in Hong Kong. The majority of his stakes performers have been in the southern hemisphere – a Guineas victory would have thrust him nicely into the northern hemisphere limelight. And it could have been a fantastic double Guineas-winning day for the sire as his daughter Gibraltar Blue was successful in the South African Guineas. But it was not to be.
The loss of the Guineas added injury to insult to the Irish-based breeding concern after the result of the colts’ race the day before. Despite a confident pre-Guineas Ballydoyle regarding the chances of its Classic prospect St Nicholas Abbey, not only was the colt turned over, but in the worst possible way – he could only finish sixth and although the winner Makfi was not a Godolphin-trained runner, he is Darley-sired and by a one of
the most progressive and exciting stallions around. Dubawi has made a tremendous start to the year and getting his first Group 1 winner in a mile Classic from his first crop of threeyear-olds is some icing on the cake for Darley. It will also give Sheikh Mohammed huge satisfaction as Dubawi, who now looks as though he has a serious stud future ahead of him, is the best son by the Sheikh’s favourite horse of all time, Dubai Millennium, though conversely he would be feeling the pain of his brother Sheikh Hamdan, who sold the horse as a two-year-old last autumn. Dubawi himself was unbeaten as a juvenile winning the National Stakes last time out, and though he was a well-beaten fifth in the Guineas, he was a top-class miler and went on to win the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the Prix Jacques le Marois. He seemed to act better with some give in the ground, unlike Makfi who galloped to victory on a good to firm surface. If any horse was bred to win the Guineas, then Makfi was. He is out of Dhelaal, a half-sister to former champion and top miler Alhaarth, sire of Haafhd, winner of the
racing review Guineas in 2004. Under Makfi’s third dam is Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner Green Dancer, a champion sire in France, as well as the stallions Authorized, the champion Okawango, Val Danseur, Ercolano, Sir Raleigh, Soviet Lad and, and the Group 1 winners Prospect Wells and Prospect Park.
ith a stallioN’s pedigree, the 25,000gns paid by Hubert Barbe on behalf of Mathieu Offenstadt at Tattersalls to purchase Makfi last autumn was inspired. The investment will also be richly rewarded come stallion purchase season – the phone is probably already busy in the Offenstadt household. In that respect alone, Shadwell were highly remiss to let the horse out of its grasp. Racing manager Angus Gold gave an interview in the Racing Post in which he explained that the decision was taken because tbe horse was considered not to be good enough. But it is not as though trainer Delzangles had any devine inspiration either before he ran the horse as it was sent off an 8/1 shot in a three-runner field in its maiden last November. Offenstadt told frogsracing.com after the colt won the Prix Djebel, giving Offenstadt his first Group winner, that he had given him “reason to dream”. Well, the dreams have not only come true, they have got bigger. The race was well-represented by young sires and aside from the winning sire, included fellow first three-year-old crop stallions Trade Fair, Oratorio, Firebreak and Arakan, who also got himself a Classic result courtesy of the Richard Hannon-trained runner-up Dick Turpin. His jockey Ryan Moore kicked first on him in the dip and looked like the winner until Makfi produced his charge in the last furlong. He is from the first crop of Ballyhane stallion Arakan, a son of Nureyev, and was by far the stallion’s best juvenile and, surely much to the delight of Ballyhane boss Joe Foley, has unexpectedly continued at three in an even better fashion. He holds entries in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the St James’s Palace and must have a leading chance in both, though as all his form to date has been either on a good surface or one with some give, his ability to act on a faster surface must be taken on trust. One thing can be for sure though is that Arakan’s yearling average of 2009 of around 6,500gns will be surpassed in the future –
probably alongside with his stud fee of 2010 of €4,000. Canford Cliffs, also trained by Hannon, once again was beaten by Arakan, as he was in the Greenham Stakes. It will be difficult for Hannon to maintain his view that the horse is the best he has ever trained if he keeps getting it beat – and especially now that the horse has now been beaten twice by a stablemate – but the son of Tagula travelled like the winner for much of the race having been held up off the pace by jockey Richard Hughes, just failing to quicken again in the final furlong. Apparently, Hannon is still aiming the horse for the St James’s Palace feeling confident that the horse will get a mile. His sire was best over 6f and 7f, and it has to be thought that Hannon should revert the horse from a Classic campaign to one over shorter trips. In reverse, while St Nicholas Abbey had to take his chance in the Guineas, it has to be thought unlikely that Montjeu will ever get the winner of the mile Classic. If St Nicholas Abbey will let himself settle and get the trip – Ballydoyle sent him out at Newmarket with plenty of equipment to help Johnny Murtagh with the brakes – he will surely be seen to good effect in the Derby. The Guineas, as is oft repeated, is supposed to be the best trial for the Derby and as the first three are viewed as straight milers, and St Nicholas Abbey was the first horse home in the Guineas holding a Derby entry, it has to be considered that he has the best form so far going into the Epsom race. Co-ordinated Cut, a son of Montjeu and winner of the Tattersalls Timeform 3-y-o Trophy, heads to the Dante which will give more of an indication of his ability. And with Gile Na Greine, the third home in the Fillies’ Guineas, being a Jim Bolgertrained daughter of Galileo, it looks as though the Irish firm have good chances of success at Epsom, once more relying on their dependable stallions and the expertise of owner-breeder-trainer Bolger. Richard Hannon: trained the second and third in the 2,000 Guineas
Richard Hannon and Mark Johnston are ripping away with the early season trainers’ title with both trainers producing winners at around a 22 per cent strike rate. Hannon’s Guineas results took him over £500,000 in earnings and clear of Johnston, who has trained a staggering 65 winners compared to Hannon’s 35. Richard Fahey has also enjoyed a good first part of the year, while young trainer William Knight got the winner of the Ascot 2m Sagaro Stakes (G3) with Illustrious Blue as well as the Listed fillies’ race winner on the same card. Knight gave some of credit for Illustrious Blue’s victory to Christophe Lemaire, who rode the horse in Dubai. Lemaire’s judgment is currently without question – he also partnered Makfi to Guineas glory. Montjeu has already taken a position at the top of the sires’ title and although St Nicholas Abbey did not help with his sire’s prize-money earnings, four-yearold Jukebox Glory, trained by Johnston, wearing a visor for the first time and giving weight to all his rivals, won the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket. He is heading to the Coronation Cup and the Eclipse. Dubawi’s success took him up to second-placing, just £18,000 behind the Irish-based sire. His progeny are winning races at a 33 per cent strike rate, the most of any of the leading sires. Hannon and Johnston clashed at Goodwood on Guineas day in the Listed fillies’ Conqueror Stakes, Hannon prevailing with his Hawk Wing filly Shamwari Lodge over Johnson’s Intikhab filly Hafawa. A first foal out of a half-sister to Pipalong, Shamwari Lodge has the Windsor Castle as an option at Royal Ascot. Hannon was also successful in the concluding maiden on the Goodwood card with the evens favourite and race debutant Casual Glimpse, a son of Bahamian Bounty who cost Peter Doyle 40,000gns as a yearling.
Sheer brilliance Canâ€™t catch me! McCoy edges ahead to win the Grand National on Donâ€™t Push It, and, above, he returns in glory
Jockey AP McCoy and trainer Willie Mullins show us once more why they are both at the top of their game: McCoy wins the Grand National and Mullins trains 12 winners at the Punchestown Festival, five of which are Grade 1 winners
Left, Willie Mullins with the Mansonnien gelding Golden Silver, winner of the Champion Chase, and below Hurricane Fly (blue) jumps upsides under Paul Townend before going clear to win the Irish Champion Hurdle. Photo (this page): racingfotos.com
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“The best of tracks and the worst of tracks”
The Kentucky Derby was run on a sloppy track putting an emphasis on stamina rather than speed, writes Frank Mitchell Super Saver goes clear under Calvin “Bo-rail” in the Kentucky Derby Photo: racingfotos.com
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ne well-read associate asserted that Churchill Downs was the best of tracks and the worst of tracks. After looking back at the weekend’s racing, I’m not sure that’s quite fair, but the change in the dirt-track surface from Friday’s Kentucky Oaks to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby certainly put an emphasis on stamina at the expense of speed. In winning the Run For The Roses, Super Saver (Maria’s Mon) showed stamina and determination, as well as a level of improvement which had been hinted at by his earlier performances this spring, although not confirmed until the final quarter-mile of the Classic. The colt had suggested he would be a
speed had prevailed at Churchill Downs, as favoured Blind Luck (by first-crop sire Pollard’s Vision) had needed every yard of the nine furlongs to peg back Evening Jewel (Northern Afleet) and Tidal Pool (Yankee Gentleman) to win the Kentucky Oaks by a nose and two and three-quarter lengths.
Improving on his early promise
Unlike either Blind Luck or Lookin At Lucky, who had placed themselves at the top of their crop last season, Super Saver was a colt with enough early maturity to win at graded level last year but always held greater promise for racing as the distances lengthened. His prep races for the Kentucky Derby left something to the imagination – he won neither but showed form and promise in both.
As the race developed, the athletic bay colt had the pace to hold a position from the start, and he was one of two with the staying power to be around at the finish.
potential Classic racer with his victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs last November, but his third in the Tampa Bay Derby and recent second in the Arkansas Derby only confirmed his well-being and possible need for longer distances. Although Super Saver had trained well coming up to the Derby, he did not stand out other than as one of the eight or 10 runners with a legitimate chance in the Classic. The morning line for the race put Super Saver at 15-1, but this estimation of the colt was defied by the punters watching the races. They had Super Saver at 7-1 on Oaks Day, although his odds drifted back into double digits at various times in the wagering. And, but for a promotional bet of $100,000 placed on Super Saver near post time, the colt would have been at bigger odds when the race began. The big bet and churn from other bettors halved the colt’s morning line odds and made Super Saver the 8-1 second choice behind Lookin At Lucky, who was 6.3-1. In contrast to the rain and gloomy weather at the Derby, on the previous day, sun and
At the Downs, Super Saver had trained well and was one of many good racers in Todd Pletcher’s barn. Until about a week before the Derby, all were overshadowed by Eskendereya (Giant’s Causeway), who had crushed his opposition in his major preps this year, the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park and the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. The big chestnut developed swelling in a foreleg less than a week before the Classic and was declared out of the race. So Super Saver had to prove himself the best of the lot from Pletcher’s barn, as well as the best of the 20 entered in the Kentucky Derby. And on a muddy track amid murky conditions, the colt did just that. As the race developed, the athletic bay colt had the pace to hold a position from the start, and he was one of two with the staying power to be around at the finish. In fact, of the first eight finishers in the Kentucky Derby, only two had been in the first half of the field at the quarter-mile fraction of :22.63, and only the same two
(Super Saver and fifth-place Noble’s Promise) were in the first 10 at the half-mile, which was run in :46, more than two seconds faster than the Kentucky Oaks, which was on a fast track. By the time the field had run three-quarters of a mile, Paddy O’Prado (El Prado) had moved to 10th position as the leaders were timed in 1:10.58, and by this point, the damage had been done. With the exception of Super Saver (fourth at the 6f marker), Noble’s Promise (3rd), and Paddy O’Prado, none of the horses in the top half of the field (Conveyance, Sidney’s Candy, Discreetly Mine, Line Of David, Mission Impazible, Devil May Care, and American Lion) at the three-quarters were moving forward and were subsequently shuffled out of the first eight finishing positions. Those who had lagged during the overheated early fractions on the muddy track picked up the pieces of the purse. With tedious fractions (a mile in 1:37.65 and 10 furlongs in 2:04.45 for final quarters in :27.07 and :26.80) that told of the emphasis on stamina in this running of the Kentucky Derby, Ice Box looked the most impressive as the Pulpit colt carved lengths off Super Saver’s lead in the final quarter to finish second, two and a half lengths behind the winner. He had a neck on Paddy O’Prado, and Make Music for Me (Bernstein) ran on to take fourth by a length and a quarter over Noble’s Promise (Cuvee), who was fifth. Race favourite Lookin At Lucky was sixth, but the bay colt by Smart Strike did not fare too well in the early furlongs of the Kentucky Derby. Starting from the disliked post one position, the bay colt twice bumped with competitors early in the race and then resented the mud being sprayed back at him. The three most impressive moves during the race were those by Noble’s Promise when taking the lead at the mile and leading into the stretch, then by Super Saver as jockey Calvin Borel moved him along the rail to pick up the leader and put the race away, and finally by Ice Box, who gained fans for the way he closed ground through the muddy stretch at Churchill Downs.
The leader of the crop
Confirming her position as the top filly in the current American crop over a mile or more, Blind Luck showed courage to run down her opposition in the Kentucky Oaks on Friday before the Derby. The weather was gorgeous, with sun and mild temperatures, the crowd of punters and
us racing review fresh in horsemen’s minds, perhaps Blind Luck will be tested against colts in one of the later Classics.
Return of Rachel Alexandra
Blind Luck: the Pollard’s Vision filly won the Kentucky Oaks in the same time as the colts’ race
partygoers ballooned past 100,000, and the track surface was much lighter and faster than would be the case for the following day’s Classic. Nonetheless, the race was run at a tepid pace due to the tactics of none other than jockey Calvin Borel, who took the lead with Tidal Pool and throttled back to the pace. The ploy was advantageous for Tidal Pool but created a greater challenge for Blind Luck, a filly who rarely shows pace but closes well in the stretch. Lagging far back in last place for the first half-mile of the Oaks, Blind Luck moved up to ninth after three-quarters in 1:12.50. The filly continued to gain ground, and she threw down the challenge coming into the long home straight at Churchill Downs and began to chase the leaders in earnest. She needed every yard to win her race.
With the moderate early fractions, fillies with better placement in the race stayed on well to the end, and only Blind Luck’s determination and strength at the finish put her nose in front as the field passed the wire. Her final time for the nine furlongs was 1:50.70, approximately the same time that the colts ran the following day on a track that placed much greater emphasis on stamina. Although there was considerable speculation about the prospects for the good Malibu Moon filly Devil May Care after she was entered in the Derby, she showed well in the Derby, ranging into third place at a mile before finishing 10th. Not as gifted for early pace and maneuverability, nonetheless Blind Luck would have been better suited by a stern test of stamina. With the example of Rachel Alexandra
Prominent among the highlights of the supporting races on Oaks Day at Churchill Downs was the La Troienne Stakes, which drew Rachel Alexandra for her second start of the 2010 season. The big bay daughter of Medaglia D’Oro had trained well at Churchill Downs following her seasonal debut at Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans, where she had finished a tired second to Zardana after looking a bit high on condition. The way that Rachel Alexandra trained in Kentucky and her lofty reputation drew enough attention that she threatened to overwhelm interest in the Derby among some reporters. That did not happen with the general public, which focused its attention on the annual spectacle for three-year-olds, although Rachel Alexandra is still a great favourite. But the filly has not returned yet to the form that led her partisans to vote her 2009 Horse of the Year. In the La Troienne, Rachel Alexandra raced prominently but could not hold off the late closer Unrivaled Belle (Unbridled’s Song), who won by a head. Zardana finished fifth, beaten more than 13l. While Zardana may have had reasons not to show her best form, the difference indicates that Rachel Alexandra has made progress since her race in New Orleans. Owner Jess Jackson said that his champion filly should improve and “could be 10l better than she was today, and when she shows me that I’ll know she’s back.” The form may also prove to be quite good, as Unrivaled Belle is lightly raced and progressive. She has won five of eight starts, with two seconds. In the press conference after the race, Jackson refused to consider retiring his star filly, as some had suggested after the filly’s first loss this year. One of the races being suggested for Rachel Alexandra is the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on June 12. That race is open to colts, and so far this year, Rachel Alexandra has raced only against fillies and mares. Certainly, there are enough elite races available to Rachel Alexandra that her connections will be able to choose whatever they want in the coming months.
French venture looks to be paying off for Sheikh
Sheikh Mohammed’s purchase of André Fabre’s Chantilly stable appears to be paying dividends with the emergence of three top-class Classic hopefuls, who have recently been relocated to Newmarket, writes Jocelyn de Moubray
heikh Mohammed’s decision to buy André Fabre’s Chantilly stable and send France’s perennial leading trainer some of his best yearlings looks like it is a policy that is going to pay off. The first three-year-olds from Fabre’s stable, who it has recently been announced are to switch from Godolphin’s French beige colours to its standard blue, includes three who look as though they might have been the best of their generation in France, and, even perhaps in Europe, Rewilding, Anna Salai and Simon de Montfort. Anna Salai and Simon de Montfort both put up spectacular performances to come from off a slow pace and win the Group 3 Prix de la Grotte and the Group 3 Prix de la Force on their second starts of the year at the end of April, while Rewilding was a promising second to Planteur in the Group 2 1m2f Prix Noailles at the beginning of the month. If there was ante-post betting on the trainer’s championship in France, Fabre would be a short price to win back his title after Alain de Royer Dupre and Jean Claude Rouget took the crown in 2008 and 2009 as his stable also includes the leading Poule d’Essai des Poulains candidate Lope de Vega, as well as the unbeaten Deluxe, who
looks like being every bit as good as her illustrious siblings – Dansili, Bank’s Hill, Heat Haze, Cacique and Champs Elysee. Finally, just to add further strength in depth there is also the leading older horse Cutlass Bay, who won the Group 1 Prix Ganay after nearly a year off the track.
Noailles still used as a Classic trial
The Prix Noailles used to be the best trial for the Jockey Club as it was held a month before the Prix Lupin, which was itself a month before the Chantilly Classic all of which gave the middle-distance three-year-olds a logical progression through the spring. None of this, of course, exists any longer. The Jockey Club is now a race more for milers than middle-distance horses and the winners of the Noailles now do not have a target for weeks. But trainers’ habits die hard and this year’s edition was worthy of a year in which there was still a middle-distance Classic at Chantilly. The ten runners included two Listed winners, four other recent Paris winners and Planteur and Rewilding, who were both making their seasonal debuts. Planteur is a Wildenstein-owned and bred son of Danehill Dancer and out an unraced Giant’s Causeway mare from the family of Pawnesse, Policy
Maker and other top-class middle-distance horses. After showing promise at Deauville and Saint-Cloud on his first two starts the Elie Lellouche-trained colt stepped up considerably on his last juvenile start to beat a useful field by 6l at Saint-Cloud. Rewilding, a half-brother to Dar Re Mi, is by Tiger Hill and was bought for 500,000gns as a yearling. After finishing second at Longchamp on his debut, he went on to win his maiden at Maisons-Laffitte beating the experienced Listed winner Too Nice Name. This pair were far better than their more experienced rivals, whom they left 5l or more behind. Planteur followed the early leader and was sent into a comfortable lead in the straight, while Rewilding, who had been held up and made up a lot of ground to finish second, was a length and a half behind the winner. Both colts may have to wait until the Grand Prix de Paris to have a chance of winning their first Group 1. Simon de Montfort is probably better suited to the Jockey Club than Rewilding, who looks more like a 1m4f horse. He is a son of King’s Best and his brother Notability was a Group 2-winning miler, while their dam, the Caerleon filly Noble Rose, won the Park Hill Stakes over 1m7f.
racing europe André Fabre: has had a good start to the season, but three Sheikh Mohammedowned horses have recently been transferred to Britain
After winning his first two starts at two he showed nothing in the Criterium de Saint Cloud but has now beaten Pain Perdu twice this year to win a Listed race and the Group 3 Prix La Force over 1m2f. His victory in the Force was most impressive as he came from a long way behind to pass the field in the final few hundred yards. Pain Perdu is also a very useful colt and is one of only 24 progeny from the first crop of the Haras du Petit Tellier’s sire Vespone. Vespone is a half-brother to Purple Moon, the winner of two Group 1s for Nicholas Clement, before being sold to Godolphin. His first crop includes several other good winners and he looks to be a more than capable sire.
Dubawi filly a Classic hopeful
Anna Salai, the the third of Godolphin’s promising French three-year-olds, is likely to start favourite for the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches after her victory over the outsider Gotlandia and the favourite Rosanara in the
Slow start in Germany
The German racing season has got off to an even slower start than usual due to a particularly harsh winter, while the uncertainty surrounding Baden-Baden and other racing institutions has not helped inspire confidence. The first high-class performance of the year came from the Shamardal colt Zazou, who was a comfortable winner of a Group 3 at Krefeld. The Mario Hofer-trained colt had won the big auction race at Baden-Baden at two before going on to finish third to Passion For Gold in the Criterium de Saint Cloud. Ten furlongs as a two-year-old may well have been too far for this son of a fast Lomitas mare and he looks like a high-class miler in the making. He could travel to France for the Poule d’Essai des Poulains.
principal trial for the first Fillies’ Classic. Anna Salai is a daughter of Dubawi from the excellent German “A” family. Her dam won the Prix d’Aumale for Sheikh Mohammed and Fabre and has already produced the Listed winners and Group performers Advice and Iguazu Falls. Anna Salai was narrowly beaten by Zagora on her only start at two and was then second again on heavy ground on her reappearance at Longchamp at the beginning of April. She was a different proposition altogether on good ground and was always going better than her useful rivals and won most impressively. Her sire Dubawi is turning into a success all over the world. There were two other decent trials for the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at the beginning of April, won by Liliside and Joanna. Joanna is a daughter of High Chaparral who was third to Rosanara in the Marcel Boussac when trained in Italy by Bruno Grizzetti. Now with the Rouget stable she appeared
Fabre has also produced three very good-looking fillies for Khalid Abdullah, and if the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches may come too soon for them, all are likely to be competing in Group races soon
to outstay Special Duty and then held off the late challenge of Evading Tempete to win Prix Imprudence. A week later, with the ground still soft, the American Post filly Liliside won her second Listed race of the year at Saint Cloud holding off the late challenge of Zagora with Gotlandia and Kartica, who were to run well behind Anna Salai later, third and fourth. Zagora has subsequently been bought by Martin Schwartz and has been transferred to the Rouget stable. Fabre has also produced three very goodlooking fillies for Khalid Abdullah, and if the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches may come too soon for them, all are likely to be competing in Group races soon. The Dansili filly Disclose won a newcomers race at Saint-Cloud brilliantly in early April and those she beat have run respectably since. Full Steam is a daughter of Oasis Dream who had been second on her only juvenile start before breaking her maiden at Chantilly very easily indeed. However, the best of them all could be the Storm Cat filly Deluxe. Hasili’s daughter won her only start at two and made a winning reappearance at Longchamp, always looking to have the measure of another Storm Cat filly trained by Rouget.
time to settle and by the time their jockeys had succeeded in calming them they had allowed Rajsaman to race into an uncontested lead of 5l. Rajsaman was still 5l clear at the top of the straight and was the first to be allowed to accelerate. The remainder of the field were immediately beaten, but Lope de Vega and Siyouni showed their class to close to within half a length at the line. Both are top-class colts but it could be
Lope de Vega who has the most scope for improvement over the coming weeks. An alternative Poule d’Essai winner could be the Robert Collet-trained Whipper colt Royal Bench. Collet has a good line to the best milers with his Kingsalsa colt Too Nice Name, who was second to 2,000 Guineas winner Makfi in the Prix Djebel and fifth to Rajsaman, and has always rated Royal Bench as a potential Group 1 horse. After winning his maiden at Longchamp, Royal Bench could finish only sixth in the Criterium International, but looked a highclass prospect again when winning on his reappearance at Longchamp by 8l. This time Collet ran a pacemaker to set a decent pace and Royal Bench had no difficulty racing away from field in the straight. The second and third have both run well since and Royal Bench is clearly a future Group horse at the very least.
Poulains contenders line up
The French-trained favourites for the first colts Classic will be the principals from the main trial, the Prix de Fontainebleau at Longchamp, but it is difficult to say which of Rajsaman, Siyouni and Lope de Vega will finish in front on the day that matters. Rajsaman is a Linamix colt who was running as pacemaker for the Jean Luc Lagardère winner Siyouni, although he had himself won a Listed race at two and looked like a good prospect. After setting off in front at a reasonable pace, both Siyouni and Lope de Vega took
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Belle grabs the glory
Michael Burns reports on action from South America
resh off her first success on dirt in the Listed Clasico Julio Prado Amor on April 10, Chilean powerhouse filly Belle Watling (pictured above) returned off a three-week rest to add another trophy to her gallery as she outclassed 12 opponents en route to a comfortable victory in the $150,000 Gran Premio Hipodromo Chile—Bicentenario Movistar (G1), the nation’s most important dirt race for threeyear-olds and older horses. The classy three-year-old Dushyantor filly, who became the first horse to sweep Club Hipico de Santiago’s Quadruple Crown for three-year-olds on the grass, demonstrated she could also perform at the highest level on dirt with her second success on the surface. Sent off as the even-money favorite, Belle Watling registered her sixth consecutive stakes triumph and fourth at the Group 1 level. She picked up her ninth win from 12 career starts for owner Stud Don Theo. Trained by Juan Pablo Baeza and ridden by jockey Hector Isaac Berrios, Belle Watling took her bankroll beyond $630,000 to rank as Chile’s all-time leading money earner. “She is the best horse I have been involved with,” said trainer Juan Pablo Baeza who saddled his third straight Hipodromo Chile
winner. His father, Patricio Baeza, trained six previous winners of the race. “Her sale is something that will have to get done, although it is not about money because I would like to continue enjoying her in South America,” said winning owner Joaquin Seidemann. Bred in Chile by Haras Matancilla, Belle Watling is out of The Great Shark mare Biala and is a sister to Chilean champion Scarlet and graded stakes winner Tigrita. Connections have indicated they will now point their stable star towards South America’s championship Gran Premio Latinoamericano (G1) to be held at Club Hipico de Santiago, Chile on September 17. The three-year-old colt Papelon solidified his meteoric rise among Chile’s top stayers on the turf as he powered home past favoured Casablanca Star to post his first Group 1 success in the Clasico Club Hipico de Santiago-Falabella (G1). Under a well-timed ride from Luis Torres, Papelon was bred in Chile by Fernando Coloma’s Haras San Patricio and is out of the Edgy Diplomat mare Encubierta.
Argentine Group 1 action
Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo in Buenos Aires celebrated the culmination of its
Palermo de Oro Championship with a sixrace programme of Group 1 races, anchored by the $199,536 Gran Premio Republica Argentina—Copa Loteria Nacional (G1), the track’s marquee event for three-year olds and older horses on the dirt on May 1. Top Argentine dirt stayer Lingote de Oro, a colt by Orpen, solidified his status as Argentina’s top older male on dirt with a decisive victory. Fresh off a 5l victory in the Gran Premio Copa de Honor—Copa Julio y Carlos Menditeguy (G1) on April 10, the four-yearold was bumped hard on the backstretch but called on all of his class down the stretch to defeat a stubborn Eternal Fire by a hardfought head at the wire under regular rider Jose Ricardo Mendez. “Today, it cost him more than his previous victories,” said trainer Ernesto Romero. “He showed a lot of class, he is racing at the top level and we couldn’t ask more of him.” With the win, Lingote de Oro gained his seventh career victory and earned his connections, Stud Keyser Soze, about $178,805 for clinching Palermo’s de Oro championship three-month six-race series for older horses. Bred by Haras La Providencia, Lingote de Oro is out of the Old Trieste mare Laika.
Top price of $76,000 at San Isidro yearling sale, $98,000 at the aBullrich Sale Southern Sale (Not For Sale), the second foal out of Argentine champion Southern Spring (Southern Halo), topped the four-day San Isidro Million Yearling Sale. The flashy chestnut filly, consigned by Haras La Esperanza and from the family of Argentine champion sprinter Gold Spring (Gold Trojan) and
Group 1 winner Sun Spring (Southern Halo), was purchased for approximately $76,000 by trainer Pablo Sahagian on the opening day on April 25. Trainer Guillermo Frenkel Santillan paid $52,000 for the sale’s second-highest priced yearling. Named Escandalizado, the colt out of Escayola (Roy), is from the final Argentine crop of
Peintre Celebre. Argentine-based stallion Romanov (Nureyev), sire of Argentine Group 1 winners Fogoso Nov, Honey Nov, and Saludable Nov among 13 stakes winners, topped the Haras Firmamento Autumn selected sale held on April 20 at Hipodromo San Isidro. The 16-year-old stallion, imported to
Argentina by Haras Firmamento in 1999, sold for $22,235 (87,000 Argentine pesos). In March the aBullrich SA Breeding Stock Sale was encouraging despite the difficult economic times with Miss Grace, a stakes-winning daughter of Salt Lake, in foal to Easing Along, purchased for $98,000 by Enrique Sauro.
racing south america A head was also the margin of victory for the $47,888 Gran Premio Criadores, the $39,907 Gran Premio De Las Americas— OSAF, and the $28,063 Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires. In the 1m1f Criadores for fillies and mares, Foggy Stripes made the most of a dream trip under Anselmo Zacarias to overhaul Malpensa in the final strides, completing the distance in 1:59.96, 83-hundredths off the track record. In the mile De Las Americas—OSAF, seven-year-old El Garufa rallied in time to score a repeat victory under Claudio Quiroga, annexing his fourth Group 1 victory and 15th win overall in what might have been his last run before a career as a Polo stallion. El Garufa is a half-brother to Argentina graded stakes-placed winners La Buscona (Mutakddim) and La Minusa (Salt Lake). Speedy five-year-old Filosofo Emperor upset pre-race favourite Tristeza Cat by a head in the Ciudad de Buenos Aires for a first victory at the highest level for owner Stud Rubio B. Making his stakes debut, the halfbrother to Argentine stakes winners Feeling Parade and Fills Parade, completed the 5f race in :55.14. In the two-year-old races Studentessa, a daughter of High Yield, made a solid impression winning the $29,030 Gran Premio Jorge de Atucha for fillies, while Anaerobio posted a 2l victory in the $29,930 Gran Premio Montevideo for twoyear-old males. On April 24 in Sao Paulo, juvenile maiden Equitana (Romarin), led thoroughout to win the Grande Premio Joao Cecilio Ferraz (G1), the first turf Group 1 in Brazil for juvenile fillies, while earlier in April Haras Firmamento’s homebred Catch The Mad (Catcher In The Rye) won the Gran Premio Eliseo Ramirez (G1), the first Group 1 in Argentina. Tampaintherye, another promising filly by Catcher In The Rye, was second, while pre-race favourite Sembra Fe, winner of the Saturnino J. Unzué (G1) in March, finished fifth, beaten by 12l in the six-horse field. One race later, Phone Time won the Gran Premio Raul y Raul E. Chevalier (G1) for twoyear-old colts under a confident ride from Juan Carlos Noriega. Phone Time was taking his record to two wins from four starts for Brazilian ownerbreeder Haras Anderson. Phone Time is out of the imported Phone Trick mare Shiny Happy and is a half-brother to Brazilian Group 1 winner Norway Boy.
Bary to train Interaction Pascal Bary, trainer of the Dubai World Cup winner Gloria de Campeao, will train Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (G1) winner Interaction (Easing Along). Co-owner Fernando Fantini reported that Interaction has arrived in France to continue preparations for a start in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) in October. The horse is reported to be good condition. Interaction was shipped to Florida in January and has been in training at J.J. Pletcher’s training facility in Ocala.
Ashford stallions Thunder Gulch, sire of 2001 Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old Point Given, and Fusaichi Pegasus will return to Chile for the 2010 southern hemisphere season. Thunder Gulch will head to Jorge Cardemil’s Haras Carioca, while Fusaichi Pegasus, sire of current leading second-crop sire Roman Ruler, will return to Liliana Solari’s Haras Don Alberto. Another returning shuttler from Ashford is multiple Grade 1 winner Scat Daddy, who will make his second trip back to Pedro Hurtado’s Haras Paso Nevado, while also returning to Chile is Seeking The Dia from John G. Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. He will stand at Haras Matancilla. Also due to shuttle is the Whitsbury Stud stallion and former Darley sire Refuse To Bend as well as current Darley sires Shirocco and Darley America’s Elusive Quality. All three are heading to Brazil. Coolmore stallion Rock Of Gibraltar, who was expected to shuttle to Brazil for the first time under a lease agreement, will not shuttle to the South American country due to contractual obligations Coolmore have with partners in Australia. Furthermore, Three Chimneys stallion Point Given will also not shuttle to Haras Anderson in Brazil this season. “He had two great years there and we saw some nice foals, but he will not be going down again this year,” said Three Chimneys president Case Clay. “As of now, he does not have an engagement to shuttle this year.”
Chile’s 2008-09 Horse of the Year, Last Impact, a champion turf male and older horse, will begin stud duty at Haras San Patricio. Exchange Rate (Danzig) returns to Alberto and Renata Stein’s Haras La Leyenda thanks to a joint effort with Ricardo and Nicolas Benedicto’s Haras La Pasion, owners of Stud Rubio B. stables, the leading owners for the last three seasons in Argentina; and Sandro Miserochi’s Haras Santa Ines. Exchange Rate, sire of two Grade 1 winners, currently stands for $25,000 at Robert Clay’s Three Chimmneys Farm in Kentucky. Miserochi’s Haras Santa Ines welcomed a Street Cry colt out of Invasor’s dam Quendom in March. Quendom is boarded at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms and will be bred back to Street Cry. The three-time Group 1 winner City Banker (Lode), recently retired after injury, is to retire to La Mission stallion station. Campaigned by Juan Garat and Santiago Martinez de Hoz’s Stud El Gusy, City Banker recorded five wins from 11 career starts in three seasons, topped by his wins in the 2009 Estrellas Classic (G1) and the 2008 Gran Premio Jockey Club (G1), the second leg of the Argentine Triple Crown. The multiple graded stakes winner Romarin and Brazil’s top sire from 2005 through 2007, died on March 18 after contracting a sudden illness at Centro Siqueira and Mercandante in Tijucas do Sul, Parana, Brazil. One of Brazil’s first thoroughbreds to achieve success in the US, he helped pave the way for future racing stars on the international stage. Spend One Dolar, the champion sire in Peru for the 2002 season also died recently at Raul Saba’s Haras Boucle in Peru. He was 22. The Italian Group 2 winner Special Nash (Nashwan), sire of 2004 champion two-year-old filly Givememore and Group 1 winner Indochine, also died suddenly at the Tijucas do Sul Facility in Parana, which boards mares for a number of foreign owners, including owners from Dubai.
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Jeremy Greene reports from Hong Kong where trainer John Moore enjoyed a stellar meeting with two Group 1 winners, Viva Pataca and Able One
O PREPARE a horse to win the same Group 1 race in successive years is an onerous, yet achievable task. But to do it three years apart with the same two horses is surely unheard of. Yet this was the unparalleled feat trainer John Moore accomplished when dominating Hong Kong racing’s springtime showpiece, the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup meeting in late in April. Viva Pataca and Able One reprised their 2007 victories in the QEII Cup and Champions Mile with the former setting a new Hong Kong prize-money record equivalent to £6.6 million. The most successful trainer in Hong Kong’s racing history and more often than not the leading trainer in terms of stakes money earned, Moore described the unique double as “probably the highlight” of his career. “The only thing that could top this would be to win a Group 1 at home in Australia to emulate my dad [Hall of Fame inductee George Moore]. We will have a crack at that later on this year, hopefully,” he said. For the British-bred Viva Pataca, formerly Comic Strip when trained by Sir Mark Prescott to win a Listed event at Pontefract in 2004, it was an eighth Group 1 victory at Sha Tin and his latest major exceeded the prize-money benchmark previously set by Vengeance Of Rain. “Obviously he is the best horse I have ever been associated with. Breaking this record with Viva means more because he has been the greatest servant a trainer could ever ask for. There will always be a real soft spot for him,” Moore added. “He has always had quite brittle feet so we have given him lots of TLC along the way. In
this respect he still doesn’t have that much mileage on the clock for an eight-year-old and he will be back next season. Retirement isn’t an option when a horse is racing as well as he is.” A clever change in tactics played a significant role in Viva Pataca’s victory. As expected, the pace of the race was very slow and Weichong Marwing positioned the son of Marju in fourth, much closer to the lead than his normal racing pattern. Once he led at the furlong pole, he continued to hold a slender margin from Able One winning the Champions Mile at Sha Tin from Fellowship.
The sire of five Group and Grade 1 winners, Derrinstown’s stalwart stallion Marju, who has now been at stud for 18 years, continues to prove that he can still come up with the goods. By Last Tycoon, four of his Group 1 winners are fillies – the APQEII Cup winner being the odd one out. He has also had a Group 3 winner this season – the five-year-old Chichon winning the Prix Exbury for trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias. Viva Pataca was bred by Floors Farming and Side Hill Stud. He is out of Comic, a half-sister to Brave Act, the winner of 13 races, including four Grade 2 races in the US. Viva Patacea was bought by trainer Sir Mark Prescott as a yearling for 26,000gns at Tattersalls in 2003. Comic’s latest sales offering, a filly by Dansili, fetched considerably more with trainer Charles O’Brien having to go to 275,000gns at Tattersalls last autumn to secure her.
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We would have loved to have got horses to come on from Dubai but I don’t know if throwing money around is really the solution. In Dubai they run for between US$5 million and US$10million. Nobody can compete with that prize-money.
Lizard’s Desire, again runner-up after filling the same spot in the Dubai World Cup, and Super Satin, winner of the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby six weeks prior. Christophe Soumillon, who rode Lizard’s Desire, paid a compliment to the winner, a horse he knows well from days past. “I got within a neck of him and I thought then I was going to pass him. But I looked across and saw him put his ears back and really try harder. I won the Derby on him here four years ago and it’s amazing to think that he is as good as ever,” he said. Race favourites Collection, also trained by Moore, and Luca Cumani’s defending champion Presvis were never going to be suited being restrained at the tail of the field. To his credit, however, Presvis ran through the final two furlongs in the quickest time and did well to finish fifth. “He would have won in another 100 yards,” Cumani later declared ruefully. “But unfortunately that’s the way it is. You can’t change tactics with him as he just doesn’t begin well enough and if you dig him up early he’s going to race too keenly. He’s always going to be hostage to the pace.” Able One’s success at 10/1 was not entirely unexpected in the Champions Mile although this race was more a local benefit with the first six past the post all based at Sha Tin. Moore had nursed Able One through a series of stress fractures back to his best form at the age of seven and this time it was the stable’s retained rider Darren Beadman who executed a tactical masterclass and proved too strong for the gallant 9/4 favourite Fellowship. Overall, 16 of the 21 runners across the two races for Hong Kong’s second biggest day after December’s international meeting were locally-based. The volcanic ash flight disturbance put paid to two runners from Europe – Brian Meehan’s Cat Junior and Chinchon from France. “I’ve got to be honest and say that I was disappointed that we didn’t get a few more runners for both races and for the Champions Mile in particular,” said Mark Player, Hong Kong Jockey Club’s international racing manager. “We will conduct a review as to how we can strengthen that race. We would have loved to have got horses to come on from Dubai but I don’t know if throwing money around is the solution. In Dubai they run for between $5 million and $10million. Nobody can compete with that!”
HKJC officials don’t readily admit it, but one reason for the paucity of international competition is down to Hong Kong horses being just too hard to beat on their own patch, particularly at distances up to a mile: unbeaten in every edition on the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint since 2001; unbeaten in every edition of the Champions Mile since its inauguration; unbeaten in the December’s big international mile since 2005. The glaring gap on the CV is in the middle distance category. Of the 800 or so races to take place per season in Hong Kong, only three are over 12 furlongs. By dint of this inattention to “stayers” (local parlance, that) a Sha Tin-stabled horse has not won the
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase in December since Moses was in the crib. Another of Hong Kong racing’s great strengths is its ability to produce a clutch of champions capable of matching the previous season’s deeds year on year. In this way, fans build up allegiances and kinship with horses in a way that is no different to the hoopla surrounding Kauto Star or Denman at Cheltenham this year. Hong Kong has no breeding industry. The vast majority of its 1,200 thoroughbreds are geldings so the continuity makes sense. Some of the best horses are hardly even raced at three-years-old, never mind retired at that age as is often the case of their peers in Europe and the States. Nonetheless, and regardless of the feat’s singularity, the fact that the same two horses can win the same international races three years apart suggests the flow of new and genuine pretenders to the throne momentarily resembles more of a trickle than a stream. Still, Hong Kong’s capacity for regeneration will likely result in new champions sooner rather than later. “It is one challenge to attract the world’s best to Sha Tin and another to have them produce their best on the day. Because if there are any chinks in their armour, the fact is such tough and classy horses like Viva Pataca and Able One are always going to be hard to beat on their home turf,” Player adds. “Overall, an attendance of 37,000, a good on-course atmosphere and strong betting turnover all contributed to a good day. Can we give ourselves a pass mark? Yes, I would say so. But can we improve on it? We will certainly try our best.”
Able One was bred by Sir Patrick Hogan’s Cambridge Stud, the one-time southern hemisphere shuttle base for sire Cape Cross. The Group 1 success continued the run of form for the Darley sire, who enjoyed the season of seasons as a stallion last year through Sea The Stars’s amazing Group 1-winning feats. Cape Cross’s progeny now number 56 individual black-type winners, including the champion racemares Ouija Board and Seachange. He is the sire of seven Group 1 winners, five of which have been in the southern hemisphere. The dam of Able One is Gardenia, a daughter of Danehill and from the family of A Little Kiss, who won the A Flight Stakes and Queensland Oaks at Group 1 level. It’s also the family of the Victoria Derby winner Rebel Raider. Able One was sold by Phoenix Park at the 2004 Karaka Select Sale for NZ$190,000. Reoffered at the Ready Tto Run Sale that same year, the horse fetched NZ$270,000 and was bought by bloodstock consultant Paul Beamish.
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Widden stands the 2008 Golden Slipper hero Sebring, who must now feel under some pressure to emulate his elders!
ashing in at A$3.5m, the Golden Slipper (G1) at Rosehill easily lays claim to the title of world’s richest two-year-old race, it almost always falls to a top-class performer and often has a significant influence on sires’ titles. This year’s renewal was no different but saw a somewhat controversial finish with the victorious Crystal Lily having to overcome a lengthy stewards’ enquiry after she veered violently to the stands’ rail in the closing stages. Her Hong Kong-based rider Brett Prebble earned himself a three-meeting ban in his own country, potentially losing him a shot at the premiership title. Twice a Listed winner since January, Crystal Lily earned her place in the Slipper line-up with a 3l win in the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes at Randwick in March. Out of the Snippets mare Crystal Snippets, the filly was supplemented for the race at a cost of A$150,000, but she has returned the
payment in spades for her connections. Crystal Lily’s win also sealed the Australian first-season sires’ championship for her sire Stratum. Triumphant in the Golden Slipper himself in 2005, Stratum, a son of Redoute’s Choice, has had his fee for the upcoming season boosted to A$60,500 at Widden Stud. Widden Stud’s stallions have great record in the Slipper with Stratum becoming the fourth inmate to sire a winner of the race. While Stratum has certainly made a dream start to his stud career, he has some way to go to emulate previous Widden stallions with Golden Slipper winners Todman, Vain, and Marscay. It is also worth noting that Widden stands the 2008 Golden Slipper hero Sebring, who must now feel under some pressure to emulate his elders! It is hard to call an estimated A$400m purchase a bargain, but Sheikh Mohammed’s buy-out of Woodlands Stud and it’s training centre in April 2008 looks set to reap everincreasing rewards.
Redoute’s Choice most expensive sire for 2010 Leading sire Encosta de Lago, though still the most expensive stallion on the Coolmore roster with a fee of A$143,000, is down 35 per cent from A$220,000. It means that no stallion in the southern hemisphere will be standing at a fee of over A$200,000, with the most expensive sire in the region being Redoute’s Choice at A$176,000. Nine of the stallions due to stand at Coolmore Australia for the 2010 season have been given fee reductions, while one has had a fee increase and four have been held steady at 2009 levels. Excellent Art has been given the biggest reduction with his fee coming down by 42 per cent to A$11,000, although Rock Of Gibraltar’s fee of A$33,000 is also a decline of 40 per cent. The Danehill sire Fastnet Rock, the sire of three Group 1 performers this season, is the one sire who has been given a fee increase going up
a whopping 127 per cent to A$137,000. Starspangledbanner, currently in training in Ireland with Aiden O’Brien, is to be available to breeders at A$33,000. Winner of the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas over a mile and the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate over 1100m to confirm himself as a colt of the highest calibre, he is currently in training at Ballydoyle with early-season European Group level sprints on his agenda, including the two races at Royal Ascot. Coolmore Australia general manager Michael Kirwan commented: “The racing season of 2009-10 has been a particularly exciting one for Coolmore Australia, it has heralded the dawning of Fastnet Rock as a sire of the highest calibre. “The deeds of his progeny, be it on the racetrack or in the sales ring, have marked him down as
a champion sire in waiting, and as such, the natural successor to his own sire, the late great Danehill. No less meritorious have been the feats of the progeny of High Chaparral, new to Coolmore Australia for 2010. “His first crop three-yearolds have claimed a number of Australia’s most prestigious races to date in what has been an enviable start to his Australasian stud career. “Encosta de Lago retains his mantle as Australasia’s best sire. He remains firmly on track for a third consecutive Australian sires’ title on the back of a season that has seen him produce over 25 individual stakes-performers in Australia alone.” Darley Australia has announced its 2010 fees and unsurprisingly Street Cry, who is heading for a second placing in the Australian sires’ title, heads the list with a fee of A$137,500.
It is an increase of 25 per cent on 2009. Third-season sire Lonhro is to stand at A$88,000, an increase of over 100 per cent on his A$10,000 fee of 2009. The son of Octagonal has enjoyed a great season with his Group 1 winner Denman and O’Lonhro, winner of a Group 2. Leading US sire Medaglia D’Oro, making his first shuttle mission to the country, has been given a fee of A$88,000 too, which compared to his fee of $100,000 in the US (equivalent A$107,497) gives Australian breeders a good-looking deal. Young sire Shamardal, sire of the Group 1 winner Faint Perfume, has had his fee raised to A$66,000, while Exceed And Excel has been dropped to the same fee from A$110,000. Others to have been given reductions in fees include Nadeem and Kheleyf, while all other stallions remain on their 2009 fees.
racing southern hemisphere Denman, Purple, and Neroli are among the Group 1 winners bred by Woodlands who now race in the famous maroon and white. That number was joined by another potential star of the future in Skilled, who took the Group 1 Champagne Stakes over a mile at Randwick at the end of April. The son of Woodlands stallion Commands – now under the Darley banner – won by just a head, with Sasa spoiling a quinella for the owner when pipping Divorces, a son of firstseason sire Domesday, by a neck. A Listed winner at Randwick in early April, Skilled was beaten only a short head in the AJC Sires’ Produce (G1) at Randwick, before making the most of the step up to a mile just two weeks later. Skilled is the fifth Group 1 winner by Commands, who never managed to score at that level himself, in spite of earning places in top-class company. Now standing for A$66,000, Commands is a son of Danehill, out of a half-sister to fellow Woodlands Widden Stud has announced service fees for 2010 for its eight stallions headlined by Golden Slipper winner Stratum, sire of this year’s Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily. “In recent years we have worked very hard to acquire what we believe are the very best sire prospects for Australian conditions and the success of Stratum in producing a Golden Slipper winner from his first crop reassures us that horses able to meet our stringent selection criteria are likely to become successful sires,” said manager Antony Thompson. “In setting our fees for 2010 we are mindful of the economic climate with the majority of our horses at the same fee as last year or slightly reduced with the exception of Stratum, who will be crowned champion firstseason sire and champion twoyear-old sire by earnings.” Stratum, a son of Redoute’s Choice, is A$1.6 million clear of the second-placed Foreplay on the Australian and New Zealand first-season sires’ list and his fee has increased from A$33,500 to A$60,500.
Slipper win gives Stratum sires’ title
Crystal Lily’s big race victory takes Widden Stud’s sire into the top league, writes Amy Bennett stallion Octagonal from the great family of Eight Carat. Victorious over Skilled in the AJC Sires’ Produce (G1) was another fighting filly in Yosei. The filly has worked her way up the ranks all season, earning a Group 2 placing en
The More Than Ready stallion Sebring, a champion juvenile colt in 2008-09, remains on his 2009 first-season fee of A$49,500, as does Northern Meteor whose fee is A$33,000 and War Pass on A$22,000. New to the roster is the Group 2-winning sprinter Dreamscape, a son of Choisir from the family of legendary sires Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, Fairy King and the stud’s own rising star Northern Meteor. He will stand at a fee of $9,900 inc. GST. The Group 1 Irish Derby winner Grey Swallow (Daylami) and the Caulfield Guineas (G1) winner Econsul (Pins) will stand the 2010 Australian breeding season at the same service fees as in 2009, A$9,900 and A$7,700 respectively. ELIZA Park Stud in Victoria, Australia, has purchased a 50 per cent interest in the Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes winner Bushranger. The stallion, a son of Danetime, was bred by Tally Ho Stud and retired to the farm for his first season of stud duties
route, and thoroughly deserved her triumph at the highest level having battled every yard of the way. Yosei is the first Group 1 winner in Australia by former shuttler stallion Invincible Spirit. The filly was conceived Bushranger
this year at a fee of €7,500. He will shuttle to Australia later this year and a fee of A$11,000 has been set. Eliza Park Stud general manager David Somers said: “It’s hard to go past a Danehillline sprinter these days and it’s unlikely that any champion two-year-old coming to Australia – and a Newmarket track record holder at that – has stood at such a potentially lucrative fee.” Blue Gum Farm is to stand the dual Group 1-winning sprinter Turffontein. A winner of over $1.2 million, Turffontein is by Johannesburg and from the immediate family of Group 1 winners Hit The Roof, Alynda
and Penny Gem. “He is a masculine looking horse from the most prepotent sire-line there is. He is four generations free of Northern Dancer so is open to all the Danehill blood out there, especially with the Sir Tristram in his pedigree,” said Blue Gum’s manager Philip Campbell. He will stand at $13,750 and will be syndicated into 40 shares. Tavistock, a four-year-old colt by Montjeu out of Upstage (Quest for Fame) is to retire to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand. A six-time winner, including twice at Group 1 level, he has been syndicated and will stand at a fee of A$12,500.
racing southern hemisphere Some were quick to write off Stratum earlier this year, but with a Slipper winner under his belt now the Widden Stud stallion, a son of Redoute’s Choice, must have a good stud career ahead of him
during her sire’s final stint in the southern hemisphere at Chatswood Stud in Victoria but he has been an absentee from shuttle duty since 2006. Yosei is also only the second of Invincible Spirit’s progeny to score at the highest level as a juvenile, following hard on the heels of Vale Of York, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner. On the other side of the Tasman, the final two-year-old Group 1 contest of the season also fell to the progeny of a first season sire when Nacho Man ran away with the Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes at Awapuni. By the champion Argentine miler Mr. Nancho, Nacho Man has now shown a marked preference for turning left-handed with both his Listed win at Matamata and his Group 1 triumph coming on left -handed tracks, with heavy defeats going right-handed sandwiched in between. Mr. Nancho’s first-crop success was also notable as he became the third stallion in the Stoney Bridge line up to be represented by his first southern hemisphere Group 1 winner this season, following on from Ekraar (Ekstreme) and Storm Creek (Eileen Dubh). Stoney Bridge has suffered well publicised financial problems during the last year, but connections must now be looking to the future with more optimism. Autumn sees the climax of the season for
the older generation, and perhaps no race has been so notable in the last month as the AJC Australian Derby at Randwick which was won by Shoot Out, who led home a trifecta for his outstanding sire High Chaparral. The progeny of the dual Derby and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner have been a revelation in the southern hemisphere this season, and it was fitting that Shoot Out, who scored his sire’s first Group victory as a juvenile in May, should put the crowning finish on an excellent year. Descarado, Group placed in his native New Zealand this season, finished second, ahead of the dual Group 1 winner Monaco Consul.
iven the level of success High Chaparral has enjoyed this year it is little surprise that he will shuttle to Coolmore’s Australian base this season, rather than to his former home of Windsor Park in New Zealand. It is a sad fact of New Zealand breeding that the best shuttle stallions are quickly priced out of the New Zealand market, and with his fee set at A$88,000, High Chaparral is certain to continue the same level of patronage as during his time in New Zealand. In his stead, Windsor Park is to stand Coolmore’s outstanding miler and young Danehill Dancer sire Mastercraftsman,
opening up another avenue for breeders. Also absent from the 2010 southern hemisphere breeding roster will be Stravinsky, who will not make a return journey to Cambridge Stud from Japan. While his loss may not be as keenly felt as High Chaparral, his prowess as a southern hemisphere sire was underlined by the result of the Easter Handicap (G1) at Ellerslie on April 10, when siring the first two home. The contest was won in impressive style by Time Keeper, previously a Group 3 scorer, who took the lead early on and held his advantage to the line, running his older rivals ragged. He was followed home by New Zealand Oaks (G1) runner-up November Rain recording not only a quinella for their sire but also for the three-year-olds, an age group that has traditionally not fared well in the Easter Handicap. The death of Red Ransom may be most keenly felt in Australia where his outstanding daughter Typhoon Tracy took her Group 1 tally to four in the Queen of the Turf Stakes (G1) at Rosehill. It was also her fifth consecutive win of the season, and she is surely on track for Horse of the Year honours. With a possible tilt at Royal Ascot having been mooted in February, there may still be more to come from the four-year-old.
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Arabs are doing it again Purebred Arabian racing is flourishing. Liz Price traces the background of the sport and finds that the best horses can now have a £1 million price tag
aving watched March of the Emperors I thought I’d test my ten-year-old niece’s general knowledge. “So where do you think the Emperors live?” I asked. She looked at me and said very seriously: “France mostly, although some of them seem to live in St Helena too.” Ah, the usefulness of history lessons. Following that reply I was very tempted to ask her what she thought Arab racing was, but a stern look from her mother made me dash for the door instead. Arab racing is unfortunately an expression that is now firmly embedded in our vocabulary, although the correct term for this oldest of disciplines is actually Purebred Arabian racing. Arguably the fastest growing activity in the “Sport of Kings”, Purebred Arabian racing
or PA racing in short, has, in a relatively brief time, become a firm fixture in racing calendars around the world. And so it should be, as there would be no thoroughbred racing without the Arabian horse. This is common knowledge in the racing industry, but still has to be remembered once again that the English thoroughbred is not so English after all, but finds its origins with the Darley Arabian, the Godolphin Arabian and the Byerly Turk. As the names suggest, the Arabian horse came from the Arabian Peninsula where it had been racing on the desert plains for many centuries and long before it became a recognised sport in the western parts of the globe. When it was eventually used to introduce vivacity and stamina into the English bloodlines, no one could have guessed that this old and pure breed would at some point
become nearly obsolete in Europe. But as thoroughbreds became faster and faster, excelling in the most prestigious events like the Guineas and the Derby, the Arabian horse, which was slower, seemed incapable of preventing its slow descent into obscurity. However, thanks to a country whose last Emperor is most often depicted on the back of his favourite grey Arabian horse, the discipline of PA racing not only survived, but is currently flourishing and rapidly gaining recognition once more all over the world. Indeed, France, more than any other European country has supported Purebred Arabian racing with an enthusiasm that has proved beneficial, if not to say lifesaving to PA racing, as well as to the thoroughbred industry. The core factor of the revival of the discipline lies in French breeding, which is considered the crème de la crème in the gene pool of Arabian bloodlines.
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Purebred Arabians might not quite reach the £10 million sales mark yet, but spending £1 million at the Arqana sales in France is no longer an exception
In fact, French-bred Purebred Arabian stallions and their off-spring dominate the industry like no other nationality. In 2009-10 season, as many as seven out of eight Group 1 PA races in the UAE were won by horses born and bred in France. Unsurprisingly, the Dubai Kahayla Classic, the most important event in the UAE and always the opening race on Dubai World Cup night, has been won by a horse born and bred in France eight times in the last ten years. And even though, unlike English thoroughbreds, Purebred Arabians might not quite reach the £10 million sales mark yet, spending £1 million at the Arqana sales in France is no longer an exception. Breeding alone though can not ensure this rise in popularity, but exposure at the highest level can. Once again, France reacted swiftly and was miles ahead with its cutting-edge policy when as early as 1994, it secured a sponsorship for the Prix du Jockey Club day at Chantilly. As a result, publicity surrounding French derby day increased considerably and helped highlight the two Purebred Arabian races that were held on the same day. As the number of PA races increased from 15 races in 1989 to 75 races in 2010, so did the size of the sponsorship. Qatar’s involvement
in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend ensured that the most famous French event became the richest European Flat race, while the PA race, run just after the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, secured an unequalled exposure in the world of televised sport. The Group 1 PA Qatar Arabian World Cup today is the most prestigious race for Purebred Arabians in the world. It is part of the four major Group 1 races that form the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge. Created in 2004 by the AFAC (French Arabian Horseracing Association), the series has proved not only popular but also lucrative, and not only for its contestants. It might come as a surprise to some, but after the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the 2009 edition of the Qatar Arabian World Cup secured the second highest betting turnover of the day. On a card that featured first-class thoroughbred racing over various distances and for different age groups, this has to be considered an enormous success. It also proves the popularity these races have achieved in the last few years. Breeding, sponsorship, increase in prize-money and the creation of high profile events ensure that Purebred Arabian racing today has a legitimate place in the world of racing, even though it still is only grudgingly
accepted by an albeit fast decreasing number of classicists. Even the traditional Ascot racecourse has recognised that Purebred Arabian racing is an exiting addition to its King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes card in July. Hence in 2009, it hosted the Group 1 UAE Challenge Derby, which is part of the President’s Cup series, formerly held at Newmarket. Ascot though is not the first English racecourse to organise a PA race. Newbury racecourse in Berkshire has been home to the International Arabian Race Day, an event solely devoted to Purebred Arabian racing, for many years now. A regular fixture since 1984, the event first was held at Kempton Park before being moved to Newbury. It since has proved to be one of the most popular days out that year after year brings in bumper crowds and attracts the best Purebred Arabians from as far as the Middle East and as close as the Newmarket gallops. On a regular basis more than 15,000 spectators enjoy the International Arabian Race Day. Sponsored since its beginnings by Shadwell Stud, the epitome of a successful breeding operation which combines the thoroughbred and Purebred Arabian breeds, the race card offers three Group 1 and one Group 2 PA race of the highest quality. The Dubai International Stakes and the Hatta International Stakes, both run over a mile and a half, while the Zabeel International Stakes are run over 6f, feature on every trainer’s, owner’s and jockey’s wish list. How fitting is it then that the Qatar Arabian World Cup is held on the same day as the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, a race named after a monument that honours those who fought for and believed in Napoleon’s visions. His empire might not have survived, but his legacy has and so it seems will the flourishing sport of Purebred Arabian racing.
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crisis In the first of a two-part series, Niki Sweetnam looks at the issues which have taken the sport of horseracing in Italy into strikes and turmoil Circo Massimo, where chariots were raced in Ancient Rome, was the site of a protest in 2008 by the Italian racing fraternity in against government plans to reduce prize-money
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n HE autumn of 2008 Italian racing went on strike. The issues that had been bubbling under the surface came to a head in a protest of anger and desperation. Although financial action was taken to keep the sport afloat, further moves still need to be taken to solve the deep-seated issues that have developed in the racing industry. The strike was caused by the government’s decision that October to curtail prize-money after a substantial reduction in betting income was announced. Through the strike, which lasted around a month, over a 150 races had to be cancelled, including 22 pattern races on the Flat and for trotters. The situation became entrenched in a downward spiral as during the black-out, although the Italian betting shops offered the possibility to bet on races elsewhere in Europe, betting opportunities were limited. This resulted in an even greater drop in betting revenue. The situation was ended by a bail-out but last December problems resurfaced with Italy being suspended as a member of the EBF and, this spring, the two racecourses, Capannelle and San Siro, faced a temporary shutdown amid financial wrangling. Livorno and the trotting tracks at Ravenna, San Siro and Tor di Valle are also embroiled in a dispute over financial grants. The tracks have refused to accept the latest proposals from the semigovernmental ruling body of the sport for grants for prizes and operating their training centres. But these issues have not emerged overnight and can be traced through a history of mismanagement and lack of foresight by those governing the sport.
he Italian Jockey Club was inaugurated in 1881 to run racing, and from then right until 1932, the racecourse was the epicentre of racing, everything revolved around it. By the 1930s, however, racing had grown to such an extent that the state felt it should intervene in order to manage resources, regulate prize-money and unify all the single components that made up the sport. The Unione Nazionale Incremento Razze Equine (UNIRE) was formed under the Ministry of Agriculture, the state deciding that racing was an agricultural activity based on the fact that breeding lead to the production of a racehorse
which lead to the spectacle of the races on which betting was allowed. Betting income was considered the means for funding what was deemed a primary agricultural activity. Now the reverse is
the case; betting income is not the means for funding this activity, in fact betting is considered by the state to be the whole objective – in other words the state is looking to betting as the primary activity.
FACT SHEET 18 racecourses host Flat racing, a further 21 harness racing In 2009 just under €2 billion was bet over 2,486 days of racing with 18,692 races and a total of 181,699 runners In 2010 28 Group races will be contested on Italian turf, of which 7 at the highest level Racecourse attendance figures down 94 per cent from 2,617,000 in 1995 to 157,000 in 2008 UNIRE COSTS: €469,496,000 (total 2009 provisional) Day-to-day running 6 per cent for €27,680,000 Acquisition of goods and services 2 per cent or €10,670,000 Prize-money 46 per cent or €218,200,000 Breeders’ incentives 4 per cent or €21,000,000 Racecourse services 23 per cent or €110,000,000 Discipline 4 per cent or €18,000,000 TV signal 7 per cent or €30,570,000 Staff assistance/training 2% or €8 348 000 Miscellaneous 6% or €25 028 000 BETTING STRUCTURE From a bet of €1
Unire gets 11.9 cents State gets 4.5 cents
Betting outlet gets 12.2 cents Punter gets 71.4 cents
From a Tote €1 bet
Unire gets 14 cents on a win bet
State gets 6 cents Further levy of 9 cents divided between betting point, UNIRE, AAMS, and the State Punter gets 72 cents The total “take” on a quarté or quinté rises to 43 cents leaving the punter with just 57 cents in his hand (AAMS: Azienda Autonoma Monopoli di Stato, the State Monopoly)
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The media and political attention to the racecourse became nonexsistent, and racing through much of the 1970s and 1980s was largely ignored
The beginning of the end
And just to make things worse, the governement dealt a final killer blow.
In 1942 the state more precisely defined UNIRE’s roles and allowed it to delegate out to third parties specific tasks related to the organisation of breeding, racing and betting, but over which the Ministry for Agriculture still maintained overall control. Things to a large extent went on uninterrupted until the end of the 1980s. The fact that racing never appeared as even a miniscule percentage on the balance sheets of the nation’s rampant economy meant that, rather than rectify things, racing was overlooked by those who could have done something. No big racing festivals or big weekends such as Galway, Arc weekend or Royal Ascot were established and marketed with an aim of drawing in the high-level investors, politicians and celebrities. The media and political attention to the racecourse became non-exsistent and racing through much of the 1970s and 1980s was largely ignored – for the worse. The first major signs of crisis started to emerge in the 1990s with the advent of digital broadband, which led to a major reduction in betting income. And although the government acted, it did nothing to improve the situation. The 1996 Bersani Decree reorganised betting outlets in a bid to increase income from sporting bets, but in doing so did away with the roles of Ministro delle Politiche Agricole Agricole e Forestali Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAF) and UNIRE on the Government’s Gaming Committee, meaning that new bets were introduced without any consultation from those within racing. The direct result was the closure of 1000s of small family-run betting shops and, of course, reduced betting income for UNIRE.
Under a government decree in 1998 UNIRE was restructured and the management of the Tote was passed from UNIRE into the hands of the Ministry for Finance. Betting licences, concessionaries and outlets were all put out to public tender, and another new decree was drawn up for the management of TV rights. In one fell swoop UNIRE lost control over its primary source of income. It is by no means a situation unique to Italy that, from sophisticated online poker championships to simple scratch cards bought at the supermarket checkout, fewer and fewer people started choosing to bet on racing. Any why is that? Admittedly, it is part of change in culture that is being experienced
in Italy and worldwide, but racing in Italy is coming from a poor position from which to market itself to the wider public. In England all the main daily newspapers carry at least some racing news and racing cards (although there have been issues with that) and the BBC will interview AP McCoy after winning the Grand National. For those people whose livelihoods do not revolve around horses and for whom racing is on the periphery of their life, it is still accessible. If they so choose, they can still find enough information to have a flutter now and again or follow a particular jockey or horse without too much difficulty. The task for those racing authourities is to convert this wider public into race fans. In Italy the main racing daily is available only by order or in one of only just a handful of kiosks in the major cities, which you have to know about and go looking for first thing in the morning. For the main daily newspapers, as for the terrestrial TV channels, racing simply does not exist. Racing in Italy never crosses the radar of the average person. So how do you go about attracting new owners, new fans, new punters, create an event, draw crowds and raise awareness from zero? Two years ago racing came to a standstill Slots really are becoming mainstream entertainment in Italy and most coffee shops now will boast at least one machine
state of the nation italy Luca Zaia negotiated a deal with the slot machine owners that put €150 million into racing. The sport is clinging to this deal, but it is coming under threat
not far from its very origins at the Circo Massimo in central Rome, when 1000s of racing fans took to the streets in an attempt to get the government to sit up and take notice of the grave difficulty that the industry is in. As members of the Crisis Committee met with the Ministers for Finance and for Agriculture, racing ground to a complete halt and the livelihood of some 50,000 families hung in the balance. The cause of the crisis? Decimated attendance figures, plummeting betting turnover and prize-money deemed not worth even saddling up for. The then Minister for Agriculture, Luca Zaia, performed a miracle at the 11th hour by securing a deal from the slot machine owners of €150 million per year for three years from the state coffers to “bail out” racing. It is this that the industry is still clinging on to today. The extra grants were originally for 2007-08 and the courses assumed those payments would be extended while a different arrangement was sought. UNIRE claims the money is no longer available. This has led to the problems this year.
A national issue
Most of what is wrong with Italian racing today is indicative of what is wrong with Italy in general. Where an English law might occupy one double-sided A4 page, in Italy the same law will occupy several tomes of thickly bound leather ledgers. Where an Irish sales company can offset a sale with a purchase
and issue a credit note for the difference, by the end of the tax quarter treble the amount of paperwork has to be lodged to cover what should be one simple transaction. Such is the legal and fiscal minefield in Italy that lawyers and accountants are laughing all the way to the bank. Recouping money from a defaulting client is an extremely lengthy and bureaucratically intense process – even the Italians complain about “la giustizia lumaca”, likening the justice system to a snail. As regards the political representation of racing, or any form of politics, or indeed any form of discussion, it is best illustrated by quoting my 100 per cent Italian DOC husband who, while watching the recent British Leaders’ Debate live on Sky News with me, asked me who the three politicians were. “Only three main parties and all in such strong positions?” he asked incredulously, used to the countless minor political parties in Italy who all squabble like cats. “You could never have a debate like that in Italy, nobody would respect each other, or the rules of the debate, they’d all be shouting and ranting over the top of each other and it would get completely out of control within the first five minutes,” he told me.
Run by politics
Government restructuring aside, UNIRE’s shaky past has not been aided by the constant changes in its upper echelons of management. Generally these have been “political” appointments changing as governments come
and go. It has resulted in hugely damaging and continual changes of policy and decisionmaking by management invested with power and authority by nature of their political status, but who lack a technical knowledge of the racing industry. It has also meant that those running the sport have failed to understand the needs of the groups of trainers, owners, drivers and breeders and they have failed to unite them behind common goals. At no stage does has there been a strategic plan laying out long-term targets, resources, areas for development and income projections. It has meant that those given the management of such matters have just been walking in, picking up and shooting in all directions and with all sorts of ammunition. No sooner did Mr. New Guy come and achieve a rough grasp of what was going on, perhaps even understand what bute is, then in comes Mr. Even Newer Guy to replace him with an attempt to reduce an ever-increasing deficit while defending the Italian Pattern calendar when three months ago he thought that Guineas was Guiness.
As it stands today, betting turnover is down 40 per cent compared to 2006 figures representing an overall loss of €140 million. The 2008 UNIRE balance sheet has not been signed off and is in the red to the tune of €108 million. The monies due for TV rights have been left in suspense. There is an ongoing dispute between 279 betting shops granted licences by UNIRE on the basis that they would give a percentage of their income to UNIRE, AAMS, and the Ministries for Agriculture and Finance, while there is another open debit with AAMS for the management of the Tote. There is an official state enquiry into irregularities at UNIRE LAB, racing’s antidoping laboratories. The provisional budget for 2010 has yet to be approved and cuts will have to be made across the board. The New New Guy has inherited all these problems and more. A shrewd businessman, he understands racing inside out. He has three experts in their field at his side. He speaks only through official press conferences and interviews because he is too busy getting on with the job in hand. Next month I will explain how Tiziano Baggio intends to put Italian racing back on track.
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Ambitious plans in Argentina
Michael Burns visits the Steins at their state-of-the-art stud Haras Le Leyenda With thanks to Jessica Martini
feature le leyenda have big plans for the stud. Alberto first became involved in thoroughbred ownership at 26 (he is now 49) enjoying early success with Espaciado, who won the 1995 Gran Premio Montevideo (G1) at two before going on to finish second in the Gran Premio Carrera de las Estrellas Classic (G1), the South American equivalent of Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). The horse later became a super track record holder at San Isidro and a successful sire in Argentina. Alberto owned and ran a steel manufacturing company with two industrial facilities in Poland and Argentina, while Renata worked as an architect and as a professor at the Architecture University of Buenos Aires. But in 2006 the couple decided to pursue their lifelong dream of breeding thoroughbreds and that November Alberto sold his business. Three years ago the Steins invested in land for a stud and purchased 622 acres
hemisphere bloodlines and best equine management in the world with Argentina’s centuries-old tradition of horsemanship and of raising some of the best horses in the world,” said Stein. “We have a number of northern hemisphere owners who will contribute selected mares for a period of seven years. Once the mare reaches Argentina, the owner shares in the collective ownership of the offspring but still owns the mare at the end of the venture, hopefully with her value enhanced by the performance of her Argentine-born foals.” In order to help get the project off the ground the Steins recruited long-time Three Chimney’s farm manager Dan Rosenberg to act as a director and the farm’s North American representative, while fourth generation horseman Ricardo Correas became the stud manager. The farm is now able to house up to six stallions and 70 mares and includes all the required veterinary and staff facilities. It is
Our goal is to combine the best northern hemisphere bloodlines and best equine management in the world with Argentina’s centuries-old tradition of horsemanship and of raising some of the best horses in the world that had previously been part of the historic Haras La Florida, the former home of leading Argentine and successful South American sire Pepenador. After purchasing the land that would become La Leyenda, the Steins set off on a research mission to Lexington, Kentucky attending the TOBA course for breeders and spending time visiting the major thoroughbred farms in the area. “The experience was excellent and really broadened our vision to understand how the industry works in the US with its best practices and standards,” says Alberto. The Steins returned determined to create a new “breed-to-race” business model that they hope would produce horses to race and that would suit racing in both hemispheres. “Our goal is to combine the best northern
lberto and Renata Stein’s newly formed Haras La Leyenda, a stallion and broodmare farm founded two years ago in the Las Pampas area of Argentina, is well on its way to becoming a world-class “Five Star” commercial breeding center With a seven-year venture involving northern hemisphere owners and their mares, and with Dan Rosenberg from Three Chimneys on board as a director, the Steins
found in San Antonio de Areco, the main thoroughbred breeding center in Argentina, which is just an hour’s drive from Buenos Aires. The farm had an outstanding first year in 2009 with Exchange Rate, Stormello and Flag Down standing at La Leyenda, and 2010 promises to be even better with the arrivals of top US freshman sire Offlee Wild and New York’s leading sire Freud. “We wanted to have a world-class operation, with the best management and facilities,” explains Renata. “That is why we have Dan in the US and Ricardo Correas as part of our team.” “I am delighted to be involved,” adds Rosenberg. “In addition to a good working relationship, I have formed a close personal relationship with Alberto, Renata, and
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Ricardo. The project is challenging, exciting, and fun. I love Argentina, and the chance to travel and to be involved with so many of the people in the industry I have met there is an added bonus.” “Breeding thoroughbreds is my life, is my place in the world and I don’t imagine doing any other thing,” smiles La Leyenda’s stud manager Ricardo Correas, whose great grandfather founded Haras Las Ortigas and imported the first English Triple Crown winner Diamond Jubilee. Before moving to La Leyenda, Correas was stud manager of La Mission stallion station having formerly worked at Harris Farm, as well as assisting the late Charlie Whittingham in California while he trained Argentine-bred Payant, who was bred by Las Ortigas. The La Leyenda business model also intends to open up the sport to a new sector of the population and not just to the rich. “La Leyenda will enable Argentina’s business professionals to become involved in the industry previously limited to only Argentina’s ultra-wealthy,” says Alberto. “Most of the farms in Argentina breed to sell, and other farms are populated only with the horses that belong to that family’s wealthy owner. Our plan is to widen both the circle of people and the bloodlines available for Argentine racing.” The response from North America has been enthusiastic. “We have received a very positive response from stallion owners and response from mare owners has been very strong as well. Most of these people have experienced Argentina and love the country, its people, the quality of its horses and the level of horsemanship.” Renata also thinks the uncertain economic climate could encourage more owners to send their mares to La Leyenda.
“The current economy and market conditions lend itself to this venture,” she asserts. “People like the idea of having zero obligation for capital over a seven-year period while they still own the mare, continue to enjoy the thrill of racing and have the possibility of coming up with the big horse.” Renata and Alberto are further hoping to attract new people to racing in Argentina through a combination of education and highclass facilities. “We want to be able to communicate the excitement of racing and the passion of breeding,” says Renata. “We plan to follow the model of Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable, which has been very successful in attracting new people into horseracing in the US.” The Steins have built guest facilities for their investors and visitors to ensure their investment is not just good business, but also enjoyable. “That is high priority for us,” says Renata. La Leyenda began its own broodmare band with the acquisition of five mares from the 2008 Keeneland November Sale. The stud purchased Key West Cammy (Street Cry), Cinderella’s Charm (Unbridled’s Song), Candance In Aspen (Woodman), Summer Scent (Kingmambo) and Perfect Timing (Deputy Minister). “Alberto is a great student of pedigrees, far more than
I am,” smiles Rosenberg. “The acquisition of broodmares has been entirely his effort, though I’m sure with input from Ricardo.” “We look for precocity and speed in the mares for the syndicate,” explains Alberto. “The Argentinean blood has a lot of soundness and stamina. It has been proven that a wellbalanced combination from both bloodlines can create superior thoroughbreds, horses such as Invasor and Bayakoa.” For the Steins this is a lifelong dream and the couple have invested plenty in the project – financially and personally, as well as putting a lot of professional effort into the project. “I think the Steins have taken a very longterm view and have been very systematic in developing a business model and in developing the farm and facilities,” says Rosenberg. “They have done a lot of research, talked to a lot of people, and given a lot of thought to what they were doing. “This approach has unfortunately been all too rare with people seeking to become Top left, broodmares on the farm and below the Le Leyenda team of Alberto and Renata Stein (outside) with Case Clay of Three Chimneys and Dan Rosenberg (glasses)
feature le leyenda involved in the thoroughbred industry. The hiring of Ricado, who is one of the best stud managers in the world, is another important thing they have ‘done right’. “And lastly, kicking off with a stallion with the stature, the proven success, and potential as Exchange Rate puts them on the map straight away as an important breeding operation.” La Leyenda has impressed all who have visited. “I was very impressed by La Leyenda and am equally impressed as to how quickly the Steins have put themselves on the map,” said Three Chimneys president Case Clay. “Just one year ago, the farm didn’t exist,
and now there isa beautiful facility and some very nice stallions. “I also noticed during my farm visits last year that the Steins have developed some very good relationships with many of the breeders in Argentina. I think they have a bright future and am very happy that Exchange Rate is standing at La Leyenda.” Thomas Thornbury, Keeneland’s director of sales agrees. “It is a state-of-the-art facility and the Steins have spared no expense to provide the best of care and facilities,” he says. “As it evolves, I see La Leyenda as a conduit to bringing further breeding and racing investment to the Argentine scene as the
farm enlarges its broodmare band and its racing stable. Give it four or five years and La Leyenda will be a force.” With their proven stallions offering unlimited potential, excellent management, visitor facilities, personalised attention and excellent quality of service, Renata and Alberto Stein’s Haras La Leyenda is well on its way to becoming a leading operation in South America. Despite being so new to the buisness and running such a new enterprise, the Steins have planned out to perfection and, without a doubt, many future thoroughbred legends will soon be born on their farm.
The right names are there for 2010 The Steins stood Exchange Rate and Grade 1 winner Stormello for their inaugural breeding season and both stallions will be at the stud for 2010, with Exchange Rate standing as part of a three-year joint-venture agreement. “With sons of Storm Cat, Danzig and Wild Again we feel we have the best possible representatives of North American stallion power for the Argentine breeder,” says Alberto. “Gloria de Campeao was the second South American-born winner of the Dubai World Cup this year, but if we have anything to say about it, he won’t be the last!”
Danzig-Sterling Pound (Seeking The Gold) Exchange Rate, who stands at Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm and is sire of the Grade 1 winners Ermine and Swap Fliparoo, will return to Three Chimneys every winter to stand the northern hemisphere breeding season in Kentucky. The stallion covered 110 mares in his first season at La Leyenda, with half of them being stakes winners/producers. He has sired 25 stakes winners and his fee is $25,000.
Stormy Atlantic-Wilshewed ( Carson City) Stormello, who has stood his first three seasons at stud at Dr. Tom Simon’s Vinery in Lexington, is from the family of multiple Grade 3 winner The Pamplemousse and Peter Pan Stakes (G2) runner-up Imperial Council. “He proved to be an extraordinary horse during his campaigns at two and three,” says
Stein. “Argentinean breeders have access to a handsome horse full of precocity and speed.” Bred and raced by William L. Currin and Al Eisman, Stormello won the 2006 Hollywood Futurity (G1) and Norfolk Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G2) at two. He retired with three wins from 11 career starts and earnings of $700,100. “Stormello was a brilliant two-year-old and proved to be a very tough three-yearold,” says Vinery general manager Tom Ludt. “He’s by the fast and successful stallion Stormy Atlantic and offers breeders a good source to the Storm Cat sire line.”
Storm Cat-Mariah´s Storm (Rahy) Recently, the Steins have announced that La Leyenda’s roster will include Freud, New York’s leading sire for 2008 and 2009. The 12-year-old stallion is the sire of Fanny Freud, a recent 5l winner of the Beaumont Stakes (G2) at Keeneland on Polytrack and currently his second leading earner with $416,029. She has six wins (four on dirt, two on synthetic) in eight career starts. Freud’s stakes winners include Zeide Isaac, a Group 2 turf winner in Peru in 2009 and 2010, and Lights Off Annie, a Grade 2 runner-up on Santa Anita’s synthetic track in January. Freud is New York’s only sire of 2010 with stakes winners on dirt, turf and synthetic. By Storm Cat, out of the Rahy mare Mariah’s Storm, Freud is a brother to leading sire Giant’s Causeway.
Standing at Sequel Stallions New York, Freud is the sire of six crops of racing age. He is the sire of one champion and 17 stakes winners from just 325 foals of racing age and has another 18 stakes-placed progeny for a total of 11 per cent stakes performers from foals.
Wild Again-Alvear (Seattle Slew) Offlee Wild was North America’s leading sire of two-year-olds in 2009 and his progeny includes champion two-year-old filly and Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ (G1) winner She Be Wild and the multiple stakes winner Heavenville. In a close run thing for last season’s US freshman sires’ title, Offlee Wild’s first crop of runners earned him $1,951,283 to narrowly edge out Roman Ruler. “We are delighted to be standing Offlee Wild in Argentina this year,” says Alberto. “He is an outstanding young sire as has been shown by the success of his first crop of runners and we are sure that he will prove extremely popular in the southern hemisphere.” Offlee Wild stood the 2010 northern hemisphere season at Darley in Lexington for an advertised fee of $7,500. A ten-year-old by Wild Again out of the winning Seattle Slew mare Alvear, Offlee Wild posted six wins, three seconds, and two thirds and earnings of $976,325 in four seasons of racing. His biggest success was victory in the 2005 Suburban Handicap (G1)
feature a hundred years ago The Wizard of Manton, Alec Taylor, on the gallops at Manton
One hundred years ago... ... there was a British general election that resulted in a hung parliament, and Alex Taylor from Manton trained the winners of both the Derby and the Oaks. Sally Duckett finds out that the election had severe implications on British history, the pedigrees of both Classic winners had long-term effects on thoroughbred pedigrees, and while Manton has subsequently had something of a chequered history, it is a beautiful place from which to train horses. Finally, Taylor, who was known as the â€œWizard from Mantonâ€?, is still the winning-most Classic race trainer since 1900. 58
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n 1910 there was a general election in Britain. It was quite a long drawn-out process lasting from the middle of January to the middle of February and one that hopefully won’t be repeated this May a hundred years later. Eventually the results led to a hung parliament in which the Liberals under Herbert Asquith held 274 seats, the Arthur Balfour-led Tories held 272 seats, while the Irish Nationalists gained 82 and the up and coming Labour party 40. The Irish Nationalists held the balance of power, and in the end a second election was called in December 1910 to resolve matters. Asquith remained at the head of affairs by doing a deal with the Nationalists for which he naturally had to promise future favours. The chosen bargaining point was the ending of Home Rule. The onset of World War meant that those plans had to be put on hold – a move which directly led to the Easter Rising of 1916, the long-term implications of which were keenly felt through the 1970s and 80s and are still relevant in our political world today The racing world in 1910 was pretty much untouched by these on-going political movements – we again hope the sport will remain on the ourtskirts of whatever political events happen this summer – but the fates of two horses collided producing an impact on pedigrees that, though now diminishing, have been vastly important to the ongoing development of the thoroughbred breed. One of the best mares to have produced racehorses was dominant through the period – much in the vain of Urban Sea – while one of the best private training centres still in existence today was experiencing its first flush of success. The Epsom Derby a hundred years ago was won by a horse called Lemberg, while the winner of the Oaks was a filly named Rosedrop. Not only did their pedigrees eventually become closely entwined but they were both trained by Young Alec Taylor, a vastly successful handler based at the newly developed racing estate known as Manton. Both horses were owned by the supremely rich Alfred Fairie Cox.
backers purchased a property at Fyfield, near Marlborough for £3,000 installing Taylor as trainer. Success duly followed with Taylor producing Teddington to win the Derby, according to reports £80,000 (the equivalent to £4.7 million) was taken out of the ring by his two big punting owners. Unfortunately that success was short-lived and the two gamblers disappeared from the scene meaning that Taylor had no choice but to become his own man and a private trainer.
But again his abilities shone through and he quickly attracted big-name owners – as today getting the right owners with the right wallets was key to a successful training career By the 1860s Taylor’s yard had expanded and he needed more stabling and he selected neighbouring Manton, which he felt was the perfect property as it was “away from prying eyes being near neither a road or a horse”; touts and gallop spies were a huge problem of the age. Herbert Asquith, the Liberal Prime Minister in 1910 who presided over the hung parliament. He did a power-sharing deal with the Irish Nationalists which had far reaching consequences. His opponents gave him the nickname “Squiff” or “Squiffy”, a reference to his fondness for drink! Picture: Vanity Fair
Manton was inherited by Taylor from his father, also named Alec. The old man had moved down from Derbyshire in the 1840s to train for a partnership of owners, Sir Joseph Hawley and John Stanley. The two
feature a hundred years ago Whether it was a case of luck or judgement, but Taylor found himself a most perfect place from which to train racehorses, the estate was described by the contemporaries as “one of the most perfect training establishments in England”. Taylor died in 1870 leaving his racing establishment to his two sons Tom and Young Alec, though the will left an undisguised preference for Alec, who had worked as his assistant for a number of years to take on the whole business if the partnership failed to work out. For some time the situation worked amicably with Alex training the horses and Tom running the office and administration, but as is so often with these arrangements – and particularly if they are between family members – the harmony failed. The pair had not been particularly successful on the racetrack and it was looking as though the first glory days of Manton through which father Alec had trained 12 Classic winners, had come to an end with his death – young Taylor only achieved ten winners in the 1890-1900 season. Rosedrop: the filly won the Oaks in 1910 giving Taylor an Epsom Classic double. She went onto become one of the most important broodmares in thoroughbred history becoming the dam of Gainsborough and the granddam of Hyperion
Eventually things came to a head in nasty circumstances. A stable lad’s life in the 1900s was tough – bullying and physical abuse was common treatment. The Taylors were certainly no different in this regard, and indeed old man Taylor was known as a particularly hard taskmaster. His harsh methods were adopted by his sons as well as their head lad and when a young lad of just 15 in their employ died of meningitis, wheels were set in motion after the discovery of bruises and whale marks on his legs. While the 1900s did not boast of Employment Tribunals and enforced employer responsibilities to employees were scarce, the media, on catching wind of the apparent abuse, whipped up a frenzy finding that the dead lad had previously complained of beatings, and that the racing work force was of the opinion that the Taylor yard was in fact one of the worst in which to work. A lengthy court case subsequently ensued in which Tom Taylor was likened to a slave driver – the feeling being that “blacks” could be treated in such a manner, but not Britain’s
own homebred youngsters. Eventually Taylor was acquitted of murder, but his position at Manton had become untenable and the partnership was liquidated. Tom departed and died two years later. The fabulous Manton estate was left under a cloud of disrepute and scandal – it seemed that its future was limited and training at the establishment would quietly come to an end. But for Young Alec his brother’s departure freed him of the stifling chains and, rather than falling under the cloud that engulfed his sibling, he started to train winners. And, more importantly, he started to train good winners and once more some of the best owners of the early 1900s began to trust the abilities of the trainer at Manton.
The breakthrough for Taylor came courtesy of a filly named Sceptre, who was bred by Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster at his Eaton Stud in Cheshire. As a yearling she fetched a then record price at Tattersalls of 10,000gns (she was a good-looking granddaughter of Lily Agnes, dam of Ormonde) and
feature a hundred years ago Lemberg: won the Derby by a neck from Greenback in 2min35.20sec, a then record time for the race. He was ridden by Bernard Dillon and the victory was a career highlight for the jockey. Dillon started to suffer from weight problems and, after a court case in 1913 involving a betting dispute, he was warned off
was bought by owner Robert Siever. He was a bullsy character with something of a dubious past and the only way he could persuade Somerville Tattersall of his credit worthiness was to wave the required notes in front of his face. Siever trained the filly himself for her three-year-old career giving her a campaign that would be unheard of today, but as the man was permanently broke he had no other option but to run her and punt her in an attempt to keep his world afloat. She was beaten on her three-year-old debut by a head in the Lincoln, but went on to win both the 2,000 and the 1,000 Guineas. After pricking her foot she could only finish fourth in the Derby, but, undeterred, Siever produced her for the Oaks – a fourth Group 1 race in 11 days – it was a race which she won. She went on to run in the Grand Prix de Paris, the Coronation Cup, the St James’s Palace Stakes, the Sussex Stakes, the Nassau Stakes, the St Leger and the Park Hill Stakes. By the autumn, though, despite his filly’s successes, Siever’s money problems began to reached crisis point and after she re-emerged the following spring when beaten in the Lincol Sir William Bass, whose father Hamar Bass had horses at Manton, emerged as an interested purchaser. Siever sold her for an urgently required £25,000.
Arriving in Taylor’s yard in the spring of 1903, Taylor did not run Sceptre again until the Hardwick Stakes, which she won, before she was beaten in the Eclipse. Through the rest of the season she went onto win the Jockey Club Stakes, the Duke Of York Stakes, the Champion Stakes and Limekiln Stakes. The increasingly high profile which Taylor was enjoying through this period led to the arrival at Manton of the biggest influence upon his career, Mr Alfred “Fairie” Cox.
All down due to a game of poker
Fairie had made himself a fortune and was keen to spend his money on bloodstock and racehorses. On leaving school and failing to get into the army, Fairie’s despairing family packed him away out of sight to Australia with just £100 in his pocket. It was the best thing they could have done. After a time in the country he found himself in South Australia in the vicinity of Broken Hill where there had been an apparent discovery of tin deposits. With a company in the process of being developed to mine the resources, Fairie was keen to get himself a slice of the action – and this he achieved through a successful game of poker, his card skills leading the way to his future and a fortune.
In 1927, Manton was bought by Somerville Tattersall and Gerald Deane who installed Taylor’s assistant Joseph Lawson as trainer. He won ten Classics in his 20 years at Manton. After the war the estate was sold to George Todd. He had two Classic successes in 26 years with Sodium in the St. Leger and the Irish Derby. He was best known though for producing stayers such as Trelawny. In 1973 Todd retired and the estate was bought by John Bloomfield and through the next 11 years it was used for training by George Peter-Hoblyn and Robert Baker. The 1980s heralded the era of the Sangster family with business and racing tycoon Robert Sangster installing Michael Dickinson to train from Manton. As has been well-documented, Dickinson’s reign at Manton was short-lived, Barry Hills replacing him in 1986. Peter Chapple-Hyam took over at the yard in 1991 (Dr Devious, Rodrigo de Triano, Spectrum and Revoque were some of his star perfromers) before he departed for Hong Kong amid stories of a Sangster-sacking after Commander Collins flopped in the 2,000 Guineas. John Gosden was selected as a replacement in 2000, but in 2004 Sangster died leaving the estate to his family. Soon afterwards John Gosden returned to train in Newmarket and Brian Meehan, who had previously been training in Lambourn, was selected by the family to take up the helm in 2006. Meehan has trained three Group 1 winners from Manton: Red Rocks, Crowded House and Arcano, winner of the 2009 Prix Morny.
feature a hundred years ago Bayardo won 22 of his 25 races. He failed to win the Triple Crown, being under par for the Guineas and meeting trouble in running in the Derby by a fallen horse. He was the champion sire in 1917 and 1918 and leading broodmare sire of 1925. He produced two Triple Crown winners, Gay Crusader and Gainsborough, and through the latter’s son Hyperion has had a lasting influence on the thoroughbred, despite his early death at 11
Fairie picked up a 14th share of the Broken Hill Proprietary Company, which when the tin deposits were realised to actually be silver, became the biggest mining company in Australia. The company is still in existence but is now part of BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining concern. However, in the early 1900s, after a number of years Down Under, Fairie was ready to come home. On landing in England he discovered that his share in the company had become worth millions and he became a fully fledged member of the super rich without having to have lifted a finger. With money to burn, the man hit the bloodstock sales in Sheikh-like fashion and Taylor started to enjoy his patronage in 1904. However, it was Fairie’s purchase of the mare Lady Muncaster that really set the wheels in motion for him and his trainer. She was to become one of the great martriachs of her era, Fairie’s run of luck sticking with him all the way from Australia to England.
The first really good horse to emerge from her descendants was Bayardo. By the Hardwicke Stakes winner Bay Ronald and out of the Galopin mare Galicia, a grand-daughter of Lady Muncaster, Bayardo was unbeaten in his two-year-old career, his wins including the National Breeders’ Produce Stakes, the Richmond Stakes, the Rous Memorial Stakes, the Middle Park Plate and the Dewhurst Plate. After an interrupted winter and a couple of losing efforts in the 2,000 Guineas and the Derby, Bayado picked up winning ways once more in the Eclipse Stakes, the Champion Stakes, the Prince Of Wales Stakes, and the St. Leger. Fairie, who reportedly tuned down an offer for the horse equivalent to £2.97 million in today’s money, kept him in training at four. The horse rewarded his loyalty by picking up minor races en route to victory in the Ascot Gold Cup and the Chester Vase. In all the colt won 22 races from 25 starts, 15 races in succession through his three-year-old and
four-year-old seasons and over £2 million in prize-money in today’s currency. Bayardo was rated 141 by Timeform and secured leading trainer and owner awards for Taylor and Fairie. He retired to Manton Stud exactly a hundred years ago. But this was not the end of the story for Fairie’s dam as her next offspring was to prove a highly talented individual too. In 1909 while Bayardo was beating all on the racecourse, his younger half-sibling by Cyllene, Lemberg, began to look in his home work at Manton as though he too might be something special. That summer Taylor gave Lemberg a piece of work with the same older horses that had marked Bayardo out as a Classic prospect – Lemberg treated those work companions in much the same manner as his older halfbrother had done. He has often overshadowed by his halfbrother Bayardo yet his list of victories and placings is as impressive.
feature a hundred years ago As a two-year-old Lemberg won six races, including the Middle Park Plate and the Dewhurst Stakes. The following season he was beaten in the 2,000 Guineas by a short-head by Neil Gow. Taylor did not walk away from the meeting empty-handed as he turned out the first three home in the 1,000 Guineas – Winkipop, Maid Of Corinith and Rosedrop. In the Derby, which was run a month after the King’s death, Lemberg renewed rivalry with his 2,000 Guineas victor with the Taylor runner being sent off the 5/4 favourite. Through a neck and neck race, Lemberg won by a neck from Greenback with Neil Glow in fourth. He was the first Derby winner to be trained at Manton That year’s Epsom meeting proved to be a happy hunting ground for Taylor as he won the Oaks with Rosedrop, the filly turning around the form with her stablemates. Taylor won on three of the first four Classics of 1910, and is one of only handful trainers to win both the Derby and Oaks in the same year. It was a feat he repeated in 1917. After his Epsom glory Lemberg went onto win the St. James’s Palace Stakes, the Jockey Club Stakes, Champion Stakes and deadheated with Neil Gow in the Eclipse Stakes. He also finished third to Swynford in the St. Leger. His achievements gave Fairie and Taylor championship titles for a second year, with Taylor earning £52,000 (£3 million) more than double the amount of his closest pursuer George Lambton.
Bayardo the sire
Although Lemberg became a champion sire in 1922 and sired three Classic winners, the Derby winner did not become an important influence at stud, unlike his sibling Bayardo, who soon became a dominant force. In 1917 and 1918 he clinched the leading sires’ title, both championships being due to the performances of his two best colts, both of whom were trained by Taylor: Gay Crusader and Gainsborough. Both won the British Triple Crown and Bayardo is the only stallion to have sired two Triple Crown winners. And just to prove what a remarkable trainer Taylor was only he and John Porter, 30 years before, are the two trainers to have produced two winners of the Triple Crown. Unfortunately, Bayardo died at just 11 years of age and his early death curtailed a career that could have been a hugely important on the thoroughbred breed. The first of his Triple Crown winners, Gay
Crusader, was bred by Fairie out of his Beppo mare Gay Laura. The horse won the 1917 2,000 Guineas with ease, but had to wait until the end of July to claim his Derby victory after a short 74-day war-time ban on horseracing, which ended after an outcry from racefans. Taylor also won that year’s running of the Oaks with Sunny Jane, a grand-daughter of Taylor’s first great filly, Sceptre. Success for Gay Crusader in the St. Leger was a formality and he became the 12th Triple Crown winner before going to capture four further stakes races at Newmarket, as well as the Ascot Gold Cup. His exploits took Fairie once again to champion owner honours, and as ever the owner was loyal to his horse and, refusing to be bought out, turned down a reported offer of £100,000. Retired to stud at four after injury, Gay Crusader had some impact as a sire but it is through his daughters that he has left an international mark: he was damsire of Prince Rose who produced the influential American sire Princequillo, as well as of Djebel, a champion two-year-old in France and that country’s leading sire four times.
Alec Taylor’s training record 22 Classic race victories 2 Triple Crowns 12 Champion trainer titles 12 Derby and Oaks victories: still the record holder Trainer of 928 winners 1st Manton-trained Derby winner: Lemberg Known as The Wizard of Manton 2000 Guineas victories Kennymore 1914, Gay Crusader 1917, Gainsborough 1918, Craig an Eran 1921 1000 Guineas victories Saucy Sue 1925 Derby victories Lemberg 1910, Gay Crusader 1917, Gainsborough 1918 Oaks victories Rosedrop 1910, Sunny Jane 1917, My Dear 1918, Bayuda 1919, Love in Idleness1921, Pogrom 1922, Saucy Sue 1925, Short Story 1926 St Leger victories Challacombe 1905, Bayardo 1909, Gay Crusader 1917, Gainsborough 1918, Book Law 1927 Other major race(s) won included: Ascot Gold Cup Bayardo 1909 Eclipse Stakes Bayardo 1910 Ascot Gold Cup Gainsborough 1918 Eclipse Stakes, Buchan 1919 Doncaster Cup Buchan 1920 Eclipse Stakes Buchan 1920 Eclipse Stakes Craig an Eran 1921 Middle Park Stakes Picaroon 1924 Champion Stakes, Picaroon 1925
feature a hundred years ago hyperion: five-generation pedigree BAYARDO (GB) b. 1906 gainsborough (GB) b. 1915 ROSEDROP (GB) ch. 1907
CHAUCER (GB) br. 1900 SELENE (GB) b. 1919 SERENISSIMA (GB) b. 1913
Before Gay Crusader’s success advertised the emerging talents of his sire Bayardo, Lady Jane Douglas, who had bought Harwood Stud near Newbury, had tried to sell a yearling by the sire at Tattersalls. Despite being out of Taylor’s Oaks winner Rosedrop, whom she had bought off Fairie, the colt failed to meet his reserve of £2,000 – the buying jury was still to be convinced of Bayardo’s worth as a stallion. After deciding to retain the youngster, Lady Douglas named him Gainsborough and, as Taylor has trained both his dam and sire, decided that the Marlborough trainer should be the one to have him. A backward type he was given a light threerace juvenile campaign, all of his outings coming at Newmarket. He won his last start by just a length, but with five previous winners behind him and some judges hailing him as the best-looking two-year-old of the year, Taylor and Lady Douglas put Gainsborough away for the winter with great expectations. Taylor once again was fortunate to have himself an owner without the need
Lord Clifden Lady Langden
BLACK DUCHESS (GB) br. 1886
Galliard Black Corrie
GALICIA (GB) br. 1898
GALOPIN (GB) dkb/br. 1872
Isonomy Lady Muncaster
ISOLETTA (GB) b. 1891
Galopin St Angela
ST FRUSQUIN (GB) br. 1893
ST SIMON (GB) br. 1881
ISABEL (GB) ch. 1879
ROSALINE (GB) dkb/br. 1901
TRENTON (NZ) br. 1881
Bend Or Rosa May
ROSALYS (GB) br. 1894
Vedette Flying Duchess
ST SIMON (GB) br. 1881
GALOPIN (GB) dkb/br. 1872
King Tom Adeline
ST ANGELA (GB) b. 1865
CANTERBURY PILGRIM (GB) ch. 1893
TRISTAN (GB) b. 1878
The Palmer Lady Audley
PILGRIMAGE (GB) ch. 1875
Bona Vista Arcadia
MINORU (GB) b. 1906
CYLLENE (GB) ch. 1895
Friars Balsam Galopin Mare
MOTHER SIEGEL (GB) b. 1897
Vedette Flying Duchess
GONDOLETTE (GB) b. 1902
LOVED ONE (GB) br. 1883
See Saw Pilgrimage
DONGOLA (GB) b. 1883
to cash in as, despite receiving serious offers for the horse, Lady Douglas brushed them all aside. The following spring Gainsborough did not disappoint. Given the same campaign as Gay Crusader, he was beaten on heavy ground at Newmarket first time out. But with the arrival of some good spring weather, the horse began to flourish and the 2,000 Guineas saw a colt prepared and ready to perform to his best. He did not let his supporters down. After making all, Gainsborough galloped clear from stablemate Blink to win by 3l. Lady Douglas became the first woman to
breed and own a Classic winner. For the third year, and the second year in succession, Taylor trained the winners of both the Derby and the Oaks – the Fairie Coxowned and bred My Dear taking the Fillies’ Classic. She was another to hail from Fairie’s great broodmare Lady Muncaster being a grand-daughter of Galicia. The first three in the 2,000 Guineas all re-opposed in the Derby, but Gainsborough’s victory never looked in doubt. He went onto win the Ascot Gold Cup en route to the St. Leger – again beating stablemates, this time My Dear and the colt Prince Chimay, who was
Taylor once again was fortunate to have himself an owner without the need to cash in as, despite receiving serious offers for the horse, Lady Douglas brushed them all aside
The legacy of Gainsborough
HAMPTON (GB) b. 1872
BAY RONALD (GB) b. 1893
feature a hundred years ago owned by William Cazalet. His career ended with a beating at the hands of Prince Chimay in the Jockey Club Stakes. He was not given a four-year-old season and was retired to Lady Douglas’s stud. She herself died in 1941 and the whole stud, including Gainsborough, was sold to Herbert Blagrave. The stallion remained at the farm until his own death in 1945 at the age of 30. He is buried there and the property is now, after Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum’s death in 2006, operated by Rabbah Bloodstock as a private broodmare farm.
Hyperion: one of the greatest
Gainsborough’s name has lived on for years however, far longer than his human connections and he was to have a profound influence on the thoroughbred. He sired the six-time champion sire and the dominant worldwide sire of his era, Hyperion. Bred by Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, Hyperion was one of the most popular, and perhaps one of the smallest, racehorses of his day. He ran five times as a juvenile winning the New Stakes and the Dewhurst. He did not run in the Guineas, his trainer George Lambton opting instead for the Chester Vase, which he duly won in style. Sent off favourite for the Derby, he was sent to the front ahead of Tattenham corner and never saw another horse. His official winning distance was 4l – in reality it was more like 6l. At stud he produced seven Classic winners from his first eight crops and he was twice champion sire. His progeny included the 1,000 Guineas winner Aureole, Owen Tudor, Sun Chariot and Kentucky Derby winner Pensive. While his influence as a sire due to the passing of time is now on the wane, as the damsire of Nearctic, sire of the phenomenonal sire Northern Dancer, Hyperion still exerts his impact on modern thoroughbred breeding. In Australia and New Zealand, Hyperion’s descendants have exerted a profound influence mainly through the Star Kingdom line. Young Alec Taylor’s Classic victories in the Derby and Oaks combined to number 11 and he is still the joint-winning-most trainer of the two Classics since the turn of the 19th century. His title might be endangered this year by Henry Cecil, who has four entries in
this year’s Oaks, including the 7/1 chance Timepiece. Although a day might be a long time in politics and racing, in fact we are inextricably tied in both human and equine terms to the events, the personalities and the horses who won races 100 years ago. Looking at the events of then, and of now, not so much really has changed – Britain has a political system that can’t select a clear leader but can boast a racing industry that is
one of the best in the world, producing and breeding the best racehorses and bloodlines. With thanks to the National Horseracing Museum for supplying the black and white pictures used with this article. Also to Paul Mathieu for use of his book Masters of Manton, and to Tim Cox of the Cox Library. Further sources include The Derby Stakes, The Complete History by Michael Church, the History of Horseracing by Roger Longrigg and Bloodstock Breeding by Sir Charles Leicester.
Alfred “Fairie” Cox, one of the richest men in Britain in the early 1900s. He and trainer Taylor ruled supreme, winning all the big races from 1910 to 1920. He made his fortune by a winning a game of poker. Picture: Vanity Fair
Just one word for it: selective
Results were up and down at the breeze-up sales this year, writes Jocelyn de Moubray and it was difficult for vendors to know where they stood
t is not getting any easier to sell two-year-olds for a profit in Britain but, particularly after looking into the abyss during the first two hours of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up, the main players in the market will have been more than satisfied by the results of the first three major sales at Kempton, Newmarket and Doncaster. These three sales together returned results slightly down from 2009 with 273 two-year-olds reported as sold for a total of £12,170,273, down by 1.8 per cent from the previous year, at an average price of £44,743, down by 5.1 per cent. Before the Craven Sale
began, vendors felt there was a dark cloud approaching fuelled by worries about Dubai, falling prize-money in England and Ireland and the general economic situation, however, by the time Iceland’s volcano had erupted bringing Europe’s air travel to a halt they were happily scrambling to find places on buses, boats and trains to go home buoyed up by better than expected results. However, when agent Dwayne Woods bought lot 50 for 160,000gns, a Dubawi colt presented by Mocklershill, the sale’s average was running 33 per cent down on the 2009 with less than half finding buyers. When the sale came to a close the following evening
the aggregate was down by 10 per cent from 2009 at 7,656,500gns, while the average price was up by 7.1 per cent to 79,755gns. The absence of air travel may have prevented some buyers from getting to Doncaster the following week, but the overall positive trend continued nevertheless with the sale’s aggregate rising by 19 per cent to
Big spender Andrew Tinkler bought seven horses for an aggregate spend of around 892,000gns. He missed out on the top lot (opposite) which fetched 400,000gns and was bought by Oliver St Lawrence on behalf of Bahrain-based owner Fawzi Nass. The horse goes into training with Gerard Butler
Goffs, craven and DBS SALES: AGGREGATE comparative figures
Figures (£) Year Offered Sold
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
381 354 385 463 388 392
272 263 295 346 320 308
71 74 76 74 82 78
12,170,273 12,399,278 17,741,973 16,095,894 15,496,352 10,902,615
44,743 47,145 60,142 46,519 48,426 35,398
breeze-up review £3,247,300 and the average price up by 10 per cent to £26,617. The peak year for breeze-up sales was 2008 when in March and April, despite the fall of Bear Stearns, the financial crisis was still only a concern for specialists. That year these three sales recorded a combined aggregate of nearly £18 million and an average price of £60,000 and so the decline from then is about 31 per cent in the aggregate and 27 per cent for the average price. The 2010 average of £44,500 is some 40 per cent higher than that recorded in 2004. The market is smaller now with 273 two-year-olds reported as sold at the three sales compared with 328 at Doncaster and the Craven in 2004, but the quality of horses on offer is significantly higher. Despite the 400,000gns Elusive Quality colt Mocklershill sold to Oliver St Lawrence at this year’s Craven sale, the very top of the market has fallen significantly with only three individuals making more than 200,000gns this year compared with six in 2009 and 16 in 2008. There is, however, still competitive demand for the best individuals and 35 horses made over £100,000 in 2010 – 30 at Newmarket and five at Doncaster, compared to 31 at Newmarket and one at Doncaster in 2009. As is the case with all quality bloodstock sales a large part of this demand relies upon the Maktoum family and although it is difficult to be precise as at twoyear-old sales the family tends to buy through several different agents, Sheikh Mohammed and his team has appeared to be every bit as active as in recent years. He was present in person throughout the breezes on the Tuesday morning at Newmarket and it looked as if his team bought about 20 two-year-olds for over £2 million, accounting
craven sale 2010 TOP LOTS (gns) Lot Horse Pedigree Vendor Purchaser Price 122 b,c. Elusive Quality-Love Match Mocklershill Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstk 400,000 126 br/b,c. Speightstown-Affordability Oak Tree Farm Dwayne Woods 215,000 72 ch,c. Shamardal-Dream Shared Kilminfoyle House Dwayne Woods 210,000 75 b,c. Medaglia d’Oro-Western Dreamer Yeomanstown Stud John McCormack Bloodstk 200,000 108 b,c. Montjeu-Healing Music Mocklershill PFI Cole 190,000 77 gr,c. Azamour-Viva Maria Mr Malcolm Bastard Vefa Ibrahim Araci 180,000 81 b,c. Monsun-Foolish Act Mocklershill Blandford Bloodstock 180,000 92 b,c. Shamardal-Love In The Mist Grove Stud Richard Frisby Bloodstock 180,000 63 gr,c. Dalakhani-Star On Stage Hawthorn Villa Stud Angie Sykes Bloodstock 170,000 50 b,c. Dubawi-Savannah Belle Mocklershill Dwayne Woods 160,000 113 ch,f. Consolidator-Gender Dance Hillwood Stud Dwayne Woods 160,000 138 gr,f. Pivotal-Limpopo Kilminfoyle House BBA Ireland 160,000 144 b,f. Anabaa Blue-Wicken Wonder Hawthorn Villa Stud Blandford Bloodstock 160,000
DBS Breeze-up sale 2010 TOP LOTS (£) Lot Horse Pedigree Vendor Purchaser Price 125 b,c. Dubawi-Improvise Bansha House Stables Malih Al Basti 140,000 101 b,c. Officer-Dun Roamin Lady Mocklershill Dwayne Woods 135,000 90 b,c. Speightstown-Crown You Gaybrook Lodge Stud P. Swann 125,000 128 ch,c. Henny Hughes-Jive Talk Grove Stud Jill Lamb Bloodstock 110,000 67 b,f. Oasis Dream-Bella Bianca Bansha House Stables C. Wentworth 110,000 84 b,f. Invincible Spirit-Chanterelle Bansha House Stables Bobby O’Ryan 90,000 7 b,f. Royal Applause-Sablonne Mocklershill Stephen Hillen 78,000 19 b,f. Giant’s Causeway-Speedy Sonata Grove Stud McKeever Bloodstock 75,000 75 b,f. Oasis Dream-Brazilian Style Bansha House Stables Jill Lamb Bloodstock 75,000 46 b,c. Green Desert-Alexander Three D Mocklershill R.A. Mills 73,000
breeze-up review for about a third of the aggregate. That was a similar ratio to 2009 when his purchases included the Group 1 Although no lots were bought in Sheikh Mohammed’s name at the Craven Sale, it is thought that he bought a fair number through his agents
winners Passion For Gold and Vale Of York. Sheikh Mohammed did not buy any of three which made more than 200,000gns with the top lot being bought by Oliver St Lawrence on behalf of a client from Qatar and while Dwayne Woods bought a Speightstown colt from Oak
Tree Farm for 215,000gns and a Shamardal colt from Kilminfoyle Stud for 210,000gns. At Newmarket and Doncaster together Woods spent just over £1 million on eight two-year-olds on behalf of Andrew Tinkler, the CEO of Eddie Stobart. Tinkler, who runs the Stobart Group which now includes airports, train services and other interests as well as the original haulage business, bought his first racehorse only three years ago and has quickly become a major investor in horses in training and has around 20 racehorses with Michael Dodds in the North of England. He is also developing a band of broodmares. Other buyers active at the top of the market included Paul Cole on behalf of Mrs Fitri Hay, David Redvers, who was buying for Middle Eastern clients, Vefa Ibrahim Araci from Turkey, BBA Ireland on behalf of Jim Bolger
as well as two Japanese buyers, Yuichi Masuda and Toyomitsu Hirai. Among the major buyers in 2009 Sir Robert Ogden and several Hong Kong owners were absent, while although the Coolmore team was present, it left without purchasing anything. Despite demand being competitive for the best twoyear-olds at both Newmarket and Doncaster, it is not a market which is going to attract new vendors in the immediate future. The established sellers have the big advantages of being well-known to buyers with past records of selling top horses, but the risks in pinhooking yearlings are obvious. At the Craven Sale there were 95 individuals who had been sold at public auction as yearlings, and only 40 of these were sold for a profit of more than £10,000. The top lot at the
“It’s time that proper action was taken. Time that racing went on strike” Con Marnane has run out of patience. The leading breeze-up consignor and one of the instigators of the breeze-up bonus is feeling a little more than let down by the racing authorities, in fact he is bloody pissed off. “Enough is enough,” he argues. “The breeze-up consignors are £1 million out of pocket because we have supported the breeze-up bonuses in order to promote our horses and make up for the lack of UK prize-money. “You have to take your hat off to them, and the yearling vendors too, for trying to address the situation. But what are the BHA and the racing authorities doing? What have we heard from them? Nothing. “It is time that proper action was taken. Time that racing went on strike and no one ran their horses until some words of action come from those that are supposed to run this sport. And if anyone broke the lines and ran their horses they should be shot.” Tough words from Marnane, who although a red-haired Irish man, is a mild-mannered, quietly spoken sort of a guy. Though clearly focused and determined to make his business work, he is not one to make waves – that is until he has to. And he felt he had done his bit when, on top
of his day-to-day job of training two-year-olds, he helped to ensure that the breeze-up bonus got off the ground last year in the hope that it might encourage the racing management to follow suit with a similar scheme to promote domestic racing and push ahead for increased prize-money. But we are no further forward – it seems that the management instead of raising their game and following by example, has merely crept into its shell, happy that others are doing the job for them. The results? Prize-money is still terrible. And the business at all levels is losing out. Marnane is sending more to France for the SaintCloud breeze-up than before, all of them qualified for French premiums, in order to hope and take advantage of the strong market that French bloodstock has been enjoying recently. “The UK owner is a great sporting man to still be buying horses,” he says. “Despite the poor prize-money, still there are guys willing to buy. If something such as the French system was in operation in the UK, think how strong the market and the industry would be!” Marnane had a difficult Tattersalls but a very good Doncaster and believes the market, as the results clearly show is incredibly selective. “If you don’t breeze well, then you don’t sell,”
he explains. “Tattersalls, for me, was the worst ever – for some reason or another my horses did not breeze too well – but then Doncaster was fantastic. The horses all went well and there was a lot of interest.” For all breeze-up vendors results impacts on future buying policy the following autumn – both in terms of available cash and in terms of horses they think they should buy. “I will be highly selective buying yearlings next autumn and will not look at a horse that may want over a mile,” explains Marnane. “I did not go to the US last year because I had a back injury and could not travel, but I don’t know if I will buy there anyway – the veterinary issues are a problem, while the travel and transport to get them back is expensive. There are plenty of horses for sale in Europe. “Plus, the bank manager will need to be accommodating and in Ireland as things are still very tight, the banks are still not being very welcoming.” Malcolm Bastard is of the opinion that there is “good money for a nice horse” but believes that the recession has an ongoing effect upon purchasing power. “We are in the midst of recession, and there
breeze-up review Pinhooking returns Goffs @ Kempton
43: pinhooked lots 26: in profit (60%) 10: profit of greater than £10,000 (23%) 17: made a loss (39%)
95: pinhooked lots 48: in profit (50%) 40: profit of greater than 10,000gns (42%) 47: made a loss (49%) 27 pin-hooked lots were bought in the US, of those 12 made a profit
108: pinhooked lots 59: in profit (54%) 36: profit of greater than £10,000 (33%) 49: made a loss (45%) The end is in sight for two breezing at Doncaster. At all the sales this year most horses breezed alone – quite different from the early breeze-ups when horses worked in bunches of three or four
is no spare money around. Prize-money is a pittance, especially if comparing with France where they have got it right, but it is difficult to know what could be done at the moment as there is little around,” he says. Of the bonuses, he is cautious as to just how much the scheme will have incentivised buyers this spring. “I thought the scheme worked well last year, but I am not sure it has made much of a difference this time around. Obviously giving all the winners a bonus, as in the first year, of £10,000 meant that there was not enough money in the pot for many bonuses hence the reduction of each bonus to £5,000, however I am not sure that £5,000 is enough to be attractive to owners. “I would prefer to see £8,000 given to a qualified winner, reducing maybe to £2,000 or £3,000 for a horse which has gone through the ring but was withdrawn.” John Hassett of The Bloodstock Connection is also a little reserved regarding the bonuses, but feels that everyone should take a long term view on things. And he is also going to press on buying the same type of horse as he does every year. “We’re interested in buying racehorses and we’ll continue to do that,” he says. “It’s too early to give a proper judgement on the effect of bonuses, but I do feel that they created awareness and helped get people to the sale.
“I think a parallel can be drawn between the bonuses and the now successful French premium scheme, which started fairly low key and took a bit of time to get people to really sit up and take notice.” Emma O’Gorman feels the middle market was patchy and that some vendors found it difficult to shift the middle market horses. The horse from her own consignment whom she thought would be her top seller had to be withdrawn from the Craven Sale, proving just how the risky the breeze-up business is. She and her partner Armando will be back buying again this autumn, but they will stick to a set strategy. “We never go over our limit. The most expensive horse we bought last year cost 45,000gns and we sold him for 75,000gns,” she says. “We also bought a nice Candy Ride, at a time when a lot of people didn’t know much about the stallion, and moved him on for 100,000gns. “It’s not all doom and gloom, but the recession is still in full force and will probably continue to have an impact for another year or so. “But the world keeps going and there were a lot of bargains to be had out there. We’ll probably see a more positive effect next year, when the bonuses have been won and people will hopefully re-invest in 2011”.
63: pinhooked lots 33: in profit (52 %) 23: profit of greater than 10,000gns (36%) 28: made a loss (44%)
Figuring it out Craven Sale
The second session average was the third-best average achieved in a session at the Craven Breeze-Up Sale; Five lots which fetched 100,000gns or more bought in the US. Eight of the top 20 were by US-based sires.
A record number of lots – five – fetched over £100,000; Ten lots did not even attract a bid.
breeze-up review craven sale: comparative figures Figures (gns)
Year Cat Offered Sold 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
166 183 194 213 206 193 188
139 163 158 190 175 172 167
96 115 116 120 147 124 130
% sold 69 70 73 63 84 72 77
7,656,500 -10 8,561,000 -30 11,884,000 +35 8,795,000 -18 10,736,000 +69 6,333,000 +4 6,071,500
Photo: Peter Dun
The DBS top lot: the colt by Dubawi was consigned by Bansha House Stables and made £140,000
Average % change Median 79,755 +7 74,443 -27 102,448 +39 73,292 0 73,034 +43 51,072 +9 46,704
70,000 60,000 70,000 55,000 35,000 30,500
Craven had been one of the most expensive yearling purchases at about £100,000 and so secured a spectacular profit for Willie Brown’s Mocklershill Stables but, to demonstrate the risks involved, the same vendor also offered a 140,000gns Pivotal colt who did not sell, as well as a 120,000gns Galileo colt who sold for 85,000gns. The other question the results pose is whether or not the new breeze-up bonus scheme had any effect on demand at these sales? The answer is probably not, but then bonus schemes like this take time to become established and it may not be until next year, when trainers and owners have won bonuses, that they are decide it is worth spending more at the breeze-up sales with the hope of winning more in 2011 However, the closer a horse is to actually racing the less sense it makes to look for good value or a bargain. All of the buyers at the breeze-ups are watching the horses work and, bonus or no bonus, few people are going to wish to take a risk on a horse who
DBS breeze-UP sale: comparative figures Figures (£)
Year Cat Offered Sold 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
186 152 170 220 250 257 250
161 134 140 191 213 220 218
122 112 115 160 173 184 198
% sold 75 84 82 84 81 84 91
3,247,300 19 2,724,600 -17 3,288,500 -30 4,764,000 +13 4,195,300 -1 4,236,300 +12 3,760,700
Average % change Median 26,617 +9 24,326 -15 28,595 -4 29,775 +22 24,250 +5 23,023 +21 18,993
19,750 18,000 22,000 25,000 20,000 19,000 15,0000
breeze-up review breezes poorly, makes a noise or finishes lame. In many ways the European ready-to-run sales boom is beginning to follow a similar pattern to the American one of the 1990s. In the US the two-year-oldin-training market expanded rapidly thanks to new buyers and spectacular results on the racetrack, but then while the best two-year-olds retained their value the numbers sold began to decline as buyers focused more and more on the same horses. As long as top horses continue to come out of these sales there will be strong demand for the best two-year-olds on offer but the numbers sold are not, unless something dramatic happens to change things, going to return to where they once were in the early 2000s. Above, Norman Williamson of Oak Tree Farm breezes up his Speightstown colt who fetched 215,000gns, the second-best price of the Craven Sale, while left, lot 72, is a 210,000gns Shamardal colt from Kilminfoyle Stud. Both lots were bought by agent Dwayne Woods for Andrew Tinkler
Goffs @ Kempton breeze-UP sale: comparative figures Figures (ÂŁ)
Year Cat Offered Sold 2010 2009 2008 2007
94 75 101 101
81 57 87 82
54 36 64 66
% sold 67 63 73 80
863,500 +30 663,100 -65 1,944,000 -6 2,074,000
15,991 18,728 29,907 31,907
-14 -37 -6
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Split performance at Easter
While the Easter Broodmares Sale registered gains on 2009, the results from the yearling section dropped for a second year, writes Darryl Sherer
HE Easter sale was a sale of two halves. While the yearling sale aggregate dropped by 10 per cent on 2009’s returns – that year itself a dramatic fall of 40 per cent from a high point registered in 2008 – things actually took an upward turn in the broodmare section. On the mare’s front the aggregate increased by a spectacular 50 per cent from a 2009 low. The 2010 Easter Yearling Sale closed in the dark. Under thunderous skies, the last lots went through the ring with turnover totalling A$80,610,000 from 366 lots sold, down on last year’s A$89,790,000. The catalogue averaged A$220,519 compared to A$241,371 in 2009 with a median of A$160,000 against A$180,000 last year. Compare that to three years ago when more than 20 yearlings sold for A$1 million or more. As Bob Dylan sang: “the times are a changin’”. The figures were not as good as the market and the auction house had hoped for, especially against a pre-sale build-up that was bordering on bullish, but Inglis managing director Mark Webster put a positive spin on things. “Overall we are down eight
The sales topper: by Redoute’s Choice and sold by Segenhoe Stud, this colt fetched A$1,875,000 Photo: Inglis
easter yearling sale 2010 TOP LOTS (A$) Lot Horse Pedigree Vendor Purchaser Price 125 b,c. Redoute’s Choice- Regrowth Segenhoe Stud Kitchwin Hills, NSW 1,875,000 296 b,c. Redoute’s Choice-Asian Reef Kitchwin Hills James Bester Bloodstock 1,200,000 432 b,c. Fastnet Rock-Forest Native Luskin Park Stud De Burgh Equine 925,000 444 b,c. Tale of the Cat-Gee I Jane Coolmore Patinack Farm Pty Ltd 800,000 274 ch,c. Encosta de Lago-Abonnement Coolmor T Bott, NSW 775,000 156 b,c. Encosta de Lago-Shania Dane Coolmore Hawkes Racing 740,000 16 b,c. Redoute’s Choice-Liberty Rose Willow Park Stud Hawkes Racing 700,000 112 b,c. Encosta de Lago-Provence Widden Stud Demi O’Byrne 700,000 227 b/br,c. Redoute’s Choice-Tycoon Lil Arrowfield Stud Shadwell Stud 675,000 236 b,c. Redoute’s Choice-Valkyrie Diva Makybe, Vic Gai Waterhouse Racing 600,000 490 b,c. Fastnet Rock-Jodie Faster (USA) Coolmore Hawkes Racing 600,000 64 b,c. Encosta de Lago-Mutate Makybe Hancock Quality Bloodstock 600,000 122 b,c. Charge Forward-Chatelaine Turangga Farm Peter Moody Racing Pty 500,000
EASTER yearling sale: comparative figures Figures (A$) Year Cat Offered Sold 2010 500 456 366 2009 500 443 372 2008 697 623 495 2007 585 547 446
% sold 80 84 79 82
Aggregate % change 80,610,000 -10 89,790,000 -40 150,159,000 +1 148,380,000
Average % change Median 220,519 -8 160,000 241,371 -20 180,000 303,352 -9 200,000 332,691 200,000
inglis easter sales review per cent on last year and while it’s not what we might have hoped for, it’s not too bad given we still had an average topping $220,000. “It’s a sale where you could say buyers won on some lots and vendors won on others, so I think it’s been a fair sale in that regard. The top-priced lot came on the first day for, according to general consensus, the best colt in the sale. Consigned by Segenhoe Stud by Redoute’s Choice and out of Regrowth, the colt was much admired and it did not require an equine degree to see that he would sell well. Bidding began at A$500,000 with Darley and trainer David Hayes making the early running. Kitchwin Hills stud manager Mick Malone joined in a determined fashion eventually seeing off all comers and securing the colt for A$1,875,000. The colt, offered as lot 125, is a half-brother to SAJC Breeders’ Stakes (G3) winner Colour, the pair out of the Flemington Listed winner Regrowth, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song and a half-sister to the dam of Golden Slipper winner Forensics. His grand-dam True Blonde is a Listed-winning juvenile and is a half-sister to Snippets. A delighted Malone said that Kitchwin had been in the fortunate position of being inundated with offers to get involved in the colt. “We have put a syndicate
together, he’s pretty much done now,” explained Malone. “There were all the right people on the horse before so it was not too difficult and he is as nice a colt as you have ever seen. He was most definitely the one – he has a superior page and he has it all.” Malone is clearly looking at the colt as a potential Group 1 winner but has also bought with a longer-term view. “Of course, he has to run but if he does, then it’s game on,” he continued. “Standing stallions in the Hunter Valley is so selective now that the stallions have to have it all so this colt really is the type we are looking for. “He was the star for me, a beautiful mover with lovely bone, a lovely Danehill head on him,” he enthused. While Malone was not ready
to name the colt’s future trainer, someone is clearly in mind. “We’ve narrowed it down and will decide shortly,” he smiled Manager Graeme Brown revealed that the colt is a perfect fit for the direction in which the stud is heading with its stallions, following the success of Dane Shadow and recent acquisition of Group 1 winner Duporth. “This is our biggest go,” he Brown. “We’re getting a position in the marketplace and this horse fits in well with our situation. He is a cracking sort and we’re happy to be a part of it.” Segenhoe Stud’s Michael Sissian felt that this colt was the best he has ever offered for sale and was rewarded with a record price for the stud, eclipsing the previous mark of A$1.6million. “He has magnificent presence,
a wonderful temperament, terrific action and his physical conformation is faultless,” said Sissian of the colt. “A lot of the good judges on the ground tell me he is as close to the faultless yearling as they have seen for many years.” The colt is a fourth generation product for Sissian and Segenhoe. “I bred Regrowth, True Blonde [grand-dam] and owned Easy Date [great grand-dam]. That has been my major family for 20 years and it is terrific,” he said.
Purchaser turns vendor
Kitchwin Hills was also involved in the sale of the second highest priced lot, but instead as vendor, selling a much-admired Redoute’s Choice half-brother to the Group 1-winning sprinter
easter yearling sale 2010 TOP BUYERS (A$) by aggregate spend Buyer Nos Hawkes Racing 9 Shadwell Stud 12 P Messara 11 BBA Ireland 8 Ingham Racing 11 James Bester 6 Mark Kavanagh 6 William Inglis 28 Patinack Farm 8 Gai Waterhouse 10
Aggregate 4,085,000 3,815,000 3,430,000 3,125,000 3,090,000 2,845,000 2,640,000 2,515,000 2,510,000 2,137,000
Average 453,889 317,917 311,818 390,625 280,909 474,167 440,000 89,821 313,750 213,700
Top-price Median 740,000 370,000 700,000 350,000 700,000 350,000 660,000 330,000 460,000 230,000 1,200,000 600,000 1,200,000 600,000 200,000 100,000 800,000 400,000 600,000 300,000
easter yearling sale 2010 TOP VENDORS (A$) by aggregate sold
Mick Malone of Kitchwin Hills
Buyer Offered Sold Coolmore 45 35 Widden Stud 28 23 Arrowfield Stud 25 21 Yarraman Park 19 18 Vinery Stud 24 15 Waikato Stud 19 14 Amarina Farm 21 13 Kitchwin Hills 20 13 Torryburn Stud 20 13 Makybe 14 12
Aggregate 9,660,000 4,505,000 5,645,000 4,100,000 2,890,000 1,905,000 1,245,000 3,225,000 2,045,000 4,320,000
Average 276,000 195,870 268,810 227,778 192,667 136,071 95,769 248,077 157,308 360,000
Top-price 800,000 700,000 675,000 500,000 340,000 350,000 260,000 1,200,000 450,000 1,200,000
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The top-priced filly was a daughter of Zabeel and a half-sister to the Classic winner Zarita. From Rich Hill, she fetched A$1.3 million
for A$1.2 million. The October 17 colt is the ninth foal of Asian Reef, who has produced three stakes winners – the Rupert Clarke Stakes (G1) winner Bon Hoffa, the
MVRC Champagne Stakes (G2) winner Before Too Long and the Triscay Stakes winner Okanui (Barathea). Understandably Bester was swooning over his latest
acquisition afterwards. “He is as fine a colt as I’ve ever seen,” Bester began. “He’s the image of his sire, a clone of Redoute’s Choice. “He has an incredible hind leg action with thrust and a huge overstep. He has a beautiful floating action in front – I don’t buy them if they don’t have that. He is as complete a colt as I have seen, I could not have made him better myself. Aside from his physique he is the best moving horse I have seen.” It was a first million dollar yearling for Kitchwin Hills, improving on the mark of A$900,000 for a Redoute’s Choice filly which the farm sold last year. Bester confirmed that the colt was “purchased for existing clients” and that he will remain in Australian ownership with a trainer yet to be decided. Apart from enthusing about the colt’s physique and his sire, Bester was also quick to point out the female strength of his pedigree. “He is out of an outstanding producer who produced a Group 1 winner and a course record-breaking Group 2 winner by a bread and butter sire. What can she do with Redoute’s Choice?” he asked.
Top filly half-sister to Zarita
Private sale: Sun Classique with her former owners Lionel Cohen and Anthony Thompson. She was sold outside of the ring for A$2 million
The highest priced filly came on the third and final day in for Rich Hill Stud’s much-talked about Zabeel half-sister to the Classic winner Zarita and the recent
Yearling sale sire results (A$)
Offered Sold Aggregate Average
Redoute’s Choice Zabeel (NZ) Encosta de Lago Stratum General Nediym Fastnet Rock Anabaa (USA) Testa Rossa
47 14 57 6 6 44 9 8
31 10 41 5 4 37 6 5
14,900,000 3,150,000 12,335,000 1,490,000 1,090,000 8,035,000 1,230,000 1,005,000
480,645 315,000 300,854 298,000 272,500 217,162 205,000 201,000
Dubai Group 3 winner Joy And Fun. She had been freely touted by many as “the best filly in the sale” and she lived up to the hype when selling to Victorian Peter Carrick for A$1.3million to make her the top-priced filly at the sale. Consigned by Rich Hill on behalf of breeder Scott Williams, who has also bred Melbourne Cup winner Efficient, the filly had been very well inspected. Rich Hill’s John Thompson said he and Williams had been hoping the filly might sell for around A$700,000, but it soon became apparent she was going to be very keenly sought after. “There’s such a big build-up with a filly like this and she’s been hugely popular on the grounds, but you still have your doubts until the bids actually come, so it’s a fantastic result,” said Thompson afterwards. “It’s a great result for Scotty and it’s Rich Hill’s first million dollar yearling, so it’s very satisfying and a huge thrill. She is just a lovely filly and I wish her new owners the best of luck.” Carrick said after signing the sales docket that he regards the filly as a perfect fit for his broodmare band at Arcadia, near Nagambie in Victoria. Carrick was in no doubt he had bought well. “Without doubt, she is the filly of the sale,” he said. “Once you have your mind made up on what you want it doesn’t matter what you pay in the end. Whether this filly is successful in racing or not, she is going to be a Classic broodmare,” he continued. “Lee Freedman introduced the horse to me. We have been looking for a serious broodmare and this was just a stand out.” Overall four yearlings made seven-figure sums. “It’s a different mix in terms of the buyer line-up for this sale than we had two years ago,” said Webster. “Our leading buyer this year spent A$4million, but in 2008 we had two buyers spend AS$40 million between them.”
inglis easter sales review EASTER broodmare sale: comparative figures Figures (A$) Year Cat 2010 819 2009 596 2008 546 2007 988
Offered Sold 631 506 500 374 483 394 865 658
“I think it is a challenge for not just Inglis as a sales company, but for the industry as a whole to find new buyers who are prepared to buy at the top end of the market.” However, there are still many buyers who left Sydney with orders unfilled. Bloodstock agent Vin Cox signed for four lots but said at sale end that he still had not bought everything he needed. “It has been a very polarised sale,” he said. “It was weak at the elite level but had a strong middle. You had to load up in order to try on any good individuals.” Against this the clarion call from breeders to stallion owners to lower stud fees got louder and louder as the sale progressed. There has been proof that the stallion managers have been listening with the announcements that the leading stallions Redoute’s Choice and Encosta de Lago having been given fee reductions for 2010. More will have to follow if Australian breeders are going to compete at the top end of the commercial yearling market over the next few years. Serious Speed was sold in foal to Al Maher for A$900,000
% sold Aggregate % change Average % change Median 80 35,001,800 +59 69,174 +17 25,000 75 21,935,000 -51 58,650 -48 21,000 82 44,911,700 +6.7 113,989 +78 58,000 76 42,074,450 63,942 60,000
At the time it was a case of extreme anti-climax. With the sun about to set, the last mare to be sold entered the Newmarket sale ring just before five o’clock on Thursday. Described by auctioneer Jonathan D’Arcy as “one of the best racemares we’ve had in this ring”, the four-time Group 1 winner Sun Classique strode into the auditorium to great expectation. Four minutes later she was led out unsold at A$1.95 million. Patinack Farm managers Rick Connolly and Ben Lawrence stopped at A$1.95 million after bidding commenced at A$500,000. The Patinack team are hard to shake and post-sale negotiations, the private sale of the Fuji Kiseki five-yearold was concluded later at A$2 million. “She really is a jewel in the crown and clearly we valued her accordingly,” exlained Patinack’s general manager Rick Connolly. “She is by emerging broodmare sire Fuji Kiseki, her dam is by champion broodmare sire Last Tycoon and her grand-dam Gamine won the South Australian Oaks.” Sun Classique won A$A4.2m, being a triple Group 1-winning champion in South Africa and later winning the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1). She sold with a southern hemisphere cover by Oasis Dream and the resultant foal is bred on the same cross as this season’s AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner, Yosei. Patinack was a considerable presence at the sale both as a purchaser and a vendor. The farm purchased over 20 lots, including the top two having earlier going to A$1,050,000 to secure the Group 1-winning Bel Esprit mare Bel Mer – the most expensive mare knocked down in the ring. The winner of four races and A$598,775 on the track, Bel Mer won the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes as well as three Listed races. A sister to Singapore Group
3 winner Mooring, Bel Mer is by Bel Esprit and, like that Group 1 winner’s unbeaten daughter Black Caviar, is inbred to champion racehorse and sire Vain. She was sold in foal to More Than Ready. “Bel Mer represents what we are looking for at Patinack,” said Connolly. “She’s a truly brilliant sprinter with explosive speed, she is by an emerging sire and her first two dams are stakes winners so we feel she is a fantastic addition to the Patinack broodmare band.” Tinkler’s operation had previously secured Serious Speed for A$900,000, along with Readyor and She Will Be Loved topping the A$500,000 mark. Thousand Guineas winner Serious Speed, who sold in foal to Al Maher, was part of the Toorak Park Stud dispersal. The winner of five races and nearly A$1 million, she is a sister to Regal Flute, herself the dam of this season’s Edward Manifold Stakes (G2) winner Majestic Music, a daughter of Al Maher. Serious Speed’s first foal will be a three-quarters relation to the Group 2 winner. Bidding opened at A$700,000 and a few short exchanges later, Serious Speed was knocked down to Patinack Farm for A$900,000. Serious Speed’s sister Regal Flute sold a few lots earlier and she was also offered in foal to Al Maher. The opening was more sedate for the dark brown mare, opening at $50,000 and finally ending at $425,000 with agent Steve Brem signing the docket. “She is for an existing client and will be boarded at Vinery, we have not decided mating plans,” said Brem. “We valued her at what we paid for her. She’s only 10, has done a great job and is a quality individual. She’s a sister to a Group 1 winner and comes from great breeders who have done a great job with her, I just hope we can carry it on.”
easter broodmare sale 2010 TOP LOTS (A$) Lot 677 570 522 119 949 437 191 446 356 415
Horse ch,f. b,f. ch,f. ch,f. ch,f. b,f. b,f. b,f. ch,f. b/br,f.
Pedigree Sun Classique-Fuji Kiseki Bel Mer-Bel Esprit Absolut Glam-Snowland Serious Speed-Royal Academy Fritz’s Princess-More Than Ready Snowdrift-Polish Precedent Lucida-Danehill Soul Singer-Danehill Readyor-More Than Ready She Will be Loved-Strategic
Vendor Widden Stud Vinery Stud, Scone Yarraman Park Stud Toorak Park Stud Macquarie Stud Tyreel Thoroughbred Tyreel Thoroughbred Vinery Stud Invermien Pty. Coolmore Stud
Purchaser Patinack Farm Pty Patinack Farm Pty Bowden Global Bloodstock Patinack Farm Pty Ltd Teeley Assets Limited Kieran Moore Bloodstock Newgate Bloodstock Coolmore Australia Patinack Farm Pty Patinack Farm Pty
Price 2,000,000 1,050,000 950,000 900,000 800,000 775,000 750,000 550,000 520,000 500,000
feature financial matters
The rich are getting richer
In the first of a regular column, Christy Kilgour runs his eyes over the world of finance with a view to its likely affects on racing and bloodstock
fter such a turbulent economic year or two it appears that some order has been restored in the higher echelons of the British
and Irish economic society; according to the Sunday Times Rich List published last month the rich are, once again, getting richer. While the implications of the recession are still hitting many
Racing’s Rich List Britain Name
Kirsten & Jorn Rausing Howard de Walden family Sir Anthony Bamford Lord Vestey and family Lord Lloyd-Webber Fred & Peter Done Derrick Smith Michael Tabor Peter and Denise Coates Trevor Hemmings David Thompson & son David Sullivan Peter Harris Sir Martyn Arbib HM The Queen James and Fitriani Hay Andrew Black Graham Wylie Victor Chandler Sir Robert Ogden
Inheritance Property Construction equipment Meat Entertainment Bookmaking Finance (ex bookmaker) Leisure (ex bookmaker) Bookmaking Property Food & bloodstock Property and media Leisure Finance Head of State Oil and horse racing Online gambling Software Internet gambling Property
3,500 million 1,400 million 950 million 750 million 700 million 660 million 550 million 530 million 500 million 500 million 450 million 400 million 380 million 325 million 290 million 200 million 185 million 175 million 160 million 150 million
Change +1 billion +330 million no change no change -50 million +150 million +50 million +10 million +100 million +200 million +20 million -50 million +135 million no change +20 million new entry no change +25 million +10 million +35 million
Dermot Desmond John Magnier Sir Tony & Lady O’Reilly Declan & Shane Ryan JP McManus Frank Dunne Michael O’Leary Sir Micheal Smurfitt Bert and Maurice Allen John & Patsy Byrne
Finance Bloodstock and investment Food, media & inheritance Airline Gambling and investment Retailing Airline Packaging and property Meat & property Construction
Wealth (€) 1,584 million 601 million 601 million 558 million 547 million 439 million 427 million 335 million 236 million 170 million
UK and Irish-based businesses and individuals, the restoring stock market and share values has seen the super-rich add £77 billion to their wealth holdings. The collective wealth of the 1,000 multimillionaires listed by the Sunday Times is judged to be £336.5 billion and although 29.9 per cent up on 2009 – the biggest annual increase since the list has been compiled – it is still some way off the figure of £413 billion achieved in 2008. Further, in 2008, 75 individuals were recorded as being “billionaires”. The number dropped to 43 in 2009, the lowest number since 2005, but has made a resurgence this year to 53. While this growth has been repeated across the world with the wealthiest 50 people in the world now worth £755.4 billion, up 24.7 per cent on the year, a trend also repeated in Europe
where the wealthiest are worth 26.6 per cent on 2009, Ireland’s wealthiest are still on a low. The home of the racehorse is still struggling to shrug off the effects of the recession, and the overall wealth of the top 250 people in Ireland has fallen from £36.21 billion to £34.55 billion with the number of Irish billionaires falling from five to four.
How have those in the Irish racing industry fared?
With mixed fortunes really. Most of the richest racing players have seen the value of their holdings fall including financier and founder of Betdaq, Dermot Desmond, who while still the third-richest man in the Emerald Isle, has seen his fortune drop from £1.4 billion to £1.3 billion. However, in the context of the falls experienced by some, it is
Euro will be falling for some time yet
The US has been steadily addressing its economic problems and as a consequence the dollar is holding up well. The Europeans have thus far enjoyed relative strength in the Euro as the other currencies adjust. Their honeymoon period is now well and truly over. The true underlying turmoil has now surfaced. Greece is in crisis and requiring both immediate and ongoing bailouts of $145 billion, Ireland and Portugal are in economic turmoil, Spanish debt status has also been downgraded and all the members are looking to Germany and the EMF to solve the whole situation. This is clearly not going to happen and there will be much economic pain, structural change and inevitably a sustained fall in the strength of the Euro before the situation is resolved. This may offer an ideal opportunity to bloodstock investors who can buy stock and property in the Eurozone at a positive currency advantage.
feature financial matters merely a blip for Desmond. The most important man in Irish racing has also experienced a reverse in fortunes. John Magnier, listed in the Rich List under bloodstock and investment, has seen his holdings experience a small downward dip dropping from £562 million in 2009 to £529 million this year. However, the Sunday Times believes that the value of his studs in Ireland, the US and Australia has fallen from £90 million to £50 million this year. The biggest sufferers in Irish racing have been Sir Tony and Lady O’Reilly, who have seen their stake in the Dublin publisher Independent News & Media fall by 14.6 per cent. O’Reilly has sold out of the group, while the Waterford Wedgewood group in which he and brother-in-law Peter Goulandris owned 60 per cent of the shares, went into administration. According to the list, O’Reilly’s wealth fell a whopping £269 million from £798 million to £529 million. Things have been even worse for Sean Mulyran the founder of Ballymore International Developments. Having ridden
the Celtic Tiger to its peak, his finances have come crashing down with its fall. Three years ago his wealth was estimated to be in the region of £583 million – this year it is believed to be just £66 million. Conversely, this year’s Grand National-winning owner JP McManus has enjoyed a good year both with his racehorses and with his investments seeing his wealth stablise, something that Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, owner of Gigginstown Stud, has also enjoyed.
UK racehorse racehorse owners
Listed jointly in the top 15 of the richest people in Britain is Kirsten and Jorn Rausing, daughter and son of the late Gad Rausing, founder of the Tetra Pak operation. The pair saw their value increase by £1 billion to £3,500 million. Kirsten owns and operates Lanwades Stud in Newmarket and is chairwoman of the TBA. The 8th Earl Cadogan, who owns NH horses, saw an upturn in fortunes for his property holdings in Chelsea taking him to 19th in the Rich List with holdings of £2,300 million. Big-time NH owners
have fared well with Trevor Hemmings’s holdings increasing by £200m, Sir Robert Ogden’s wealth by £35m, Graham Wylie is better off by £25m and Michael Tabor’s wealth has risen by £10m. Several independent bookmakers and leading racehorse owners have increased their fortunes in which new entries include racehorse owners James and Fitriani Hay, whose worth is valued at £200m. Betfred’s Fred Done and his brother Peter’s combined worth has climbed £150m to £660m. But now ranked in fifth place among Britain’s richest are David and Simon Reuben, whose interests include Northern Racing and Arena Leisure. The value of the brothers’ assets soared by 121 per cent to £5,532m. Racing for Change needs to address the fact that many of the richest people in Britain are not recognised racehorse or stud owners. There is an essential need to bring these people into racing, especially as recessionary influences are easing up for those at the very top of the pile. After all, as we are well aware, racing is a rich man’s sport.
UK election results will mean that there will change for all
y the time of publication, the result of the UK general election will be known. The speculation of a hung parliament and any consequential chicanery will have been played out and resolved. The victors will possibly still be bathing in the euphoric aftermath of success. I hope so. They had better enjoy their brief moment in the sun. They say “to the victors the spoils” however “the spoiled” would seem more apt in this case. The reality of the UK economy will come steadily to haunt the new government. The time for sound bites and “X factor” PR will give way to the stark imperatives of the economic choices that now face the UK. There is no easy way forward. No popular fix to £1.3 trillion of consumer debt and a spiralling government borrowing. No chance of appeasing the electorate when public sector spending must be
cut, taxation income hiked and the programme of quantitive easing paid back. Voters want an instant fix that rids them painlessly of a problem they have yet to truly identify with. Instead it is a time for hard and painful decisions that will affect us all. Austerity will test our mettle. It will require perseverance in the face of increasing electoral unpopularity throughout the government’s tenure to see the programme through and put us back on a sounder economic footing. The electorate’s probable response to this selfless and determined hard work – almost certainly a reactionary change of government next term. You might be forgiven for being uncertain as to whether the winning of this poison chalice is to the advantage of any individual party. However it is absolutely certain that we need the best people in position taking unpopular and longterm decisions if the UK is to emerge a competitive economic force.
Property news Governments need to cut costs whilst at the same time increasing tax income and/or allowing inflation to rise. Although the credit crunch has caused many spectacular economic failures, there remains much UK private wealth. So in times of trouble there is a need to find tax-sheltered investments that are inflation proof. It seems there is no better UK investment than agricultural land. This may be the reason that there have been four separate blocks in the Cotswolds alone that have been sold this spring in excess of £8,000 per acre! To demonstrate demand, one farm had 13 separate bidders over the guide price. It would seem that more and more people appreciate the economic benefit of a hedge. The equestrian property market has been busy this spring and a number of deals have already been completed. These are three current properties creating excitement in the market. Sandley Estate, Gillingham, Dorset £10m Gifted to the nation by HM The Queen Mother, Sandley was previously the home of the National Stud. This impressive Grade II Listed, eight-bedroom house is set in 198 acres of some of the best horse-producing grassland in England. There is a fourbed lodge and two-bed staff cottage and extensive facilities centered on a traditional brick-built yard. Knight Frank 020 7629 8171
Sefton Lodge, Newmarket £3.5m A prime Grade II Listed racing yard and a well-located 10-bedroom house with direct access to the gallops. Previously the 45-box racing yard was occupied with great success by amongst others David Loder, who had 45 winners in his first year of training. Jackson-Stops & Staff 01638 662 231
Larkinglass Farm, Shaftsbury, Dorset £2.75m A well-equipped equestrian property with 60 boxes, all-weather gallops, five-bedroom main house, indoor school, turnout barns and 234 acres for a stud, preparation yard or a training yard. Windsor Clive International 01672 521 155
Remember the E factor
Dr Joe Pagan and Dr Clarissa Brown Douglas discuss the essential vitamin
itamin E is a non-toxic, fat soluble vitamin which has an important role in many physiological functions such as reproduction, immune response and nerve and muscle function. It also has overlapping yet independent roles with selenium, an essential trace mineral. Together they act to maintain normal muscle function, aid in the prevention of muscular disease and perform as antioxidants to protect body tissues, particularly cell membranes, enzymes and other
intracellular substances, from oxidation-induced damage. Vitamin E is classed as an essential dietary nutrient for horses as it is not synthesised by the animal. Supplementation is especially important for horses with limited or no access to lush pastures and is most beneficial to young, rapidly growing foals, pregnant mares, stallions, and especially equine athletes. If vitamin E levels in muscle tissue are inadequate, the risk of exercise-induced muscle damage is increased. One important function of vitamin E is to interrupt the production of free radicals at
the initial stage of peroxidative damage. Free radicals attack membranes and cells causing tissue damage. The more active the cell (cells of skeletal and involuntary muscles), then the greater the use of fats for energy supply and the greater the risk of tissue damage if vitamin E is limiting. A deficiency of vitamin E may cause a variety of different symptoms and pathological changes, which may include poor immunity to diseases (recurrent cold and cough) and muscle stiffness, soreness or damage. The result is reduced physical performance, especially when
endurance is important. It is known that the horse is not very efficient in storing vitamin E, although body stores may contain sufficient vitamin E to cover four months of inadequate intake in the nonexercising horse. The onset of a deficiency may be accelerated when the diet is insufficient in selenium. For the horse which is kept in a paddock and fed entirely on green grass, it is unlikely that it will have a vitamin E deficiency; however, many performance horses do not have access to fresh forage and thus supplementation is essential.
egetable oils are relatively high in vitamin E but are generally not fed in sufficient quantities to make a significant impact on supply of this vitamin in the diet. Feeds which contain lower levels of vitamin E include grains, chaff and poor quality, weatherdamaged, or propionic acidtreated hays. The crushing of oats and grinding of cereals results in rapid oxidation of fats and the vitamin E content is quickly lost, unless the feed is pelleted. The presence of heat and sufficient moisture for fermentation and mould growth to occur all decrease the vitamin E content in feeds. Many commercially prepared feeds contain added vitamin E, however in many cases the vitamin is from a synthetic source. Recent studies by Kentucky Equine Research have shown that the form and source of vitamin E does make a difference to horses.
Vitamin E Supplementation
Vitamin E supplements can be separated into two categories, synthetic and natural. Research has revealed unequivocally that vitamin E varies in its potency based on whether it is natural or synthetic, namely because the chemical structure of each is different. Natural vitamin E is recognized as “d-alphatocopherol,” and is made up of a single isomer. Synthetic
Response in serum α-tocopherol to 5000IU doses of a synthetic and two water-dispersible forms of vitamin E. Treatment n area under curve (48 hrs) baseline vitamin E (ug/ml) peak vitamin E (ug/ml) Δ vitamin E (ug/ml)
Natural Alcohol 6
Nano E 6
15.62 ± 3.22a 3.04 ± .30a 3.63 ± .36a .59 ± .08a
87.36 ± 25.3b 3.00 ± .39a 6.01 ± 1.26ab 3.00 ± .89ab
95.85 ± 25.7b 2.86 ± .42a 6.69 ± 1.39b 3.83 ±1 .15b
abMeans for the same item with the same letter are not different (P > 0.05)
vitamin E, termed “dl-alpha tocopherol,” contains a mixture of eight different isomers, four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Of these eight, only one (12.5 per cent) is molecularly equivalent to natural vitamin E. Thus the natural form of vitamin E has superior bioavailability compared with the commonly used synthetic versions, being more highly digestible and preferentially metabolised by the horse. Moreover, this natural
form of vitamin E is retained in tissues for longer periods of time, creating a reservoir that allows it to be instantly available when the horse most needs it, namely in times of stress or during periods of confinement. For hard-working and athletic horses, which may be prone to “tying-up”, there is a definite benefit from vitamin E and selenium supplementation. These antioxidants can reduce the severity of exercise-induced free radical damage to muscle cells.
To make vitamin E stable in supplements and feeds, it must be chemically joined with an alcohol during manufacture, a process called esterification. The alcohol, often acetate, acts as a padlock that protects the vitamin E from the damages caused by exposure to oxidative forces. Without esterification, vitamin E can quickly denature, losing its antioxidant properties and rendering it ineffective. Once ingested, esterified alpha-tocopherol is subjected Nano E, a source of natural vitamin E, more effectively raises serum vitamin E levels when compared to synthetic vitamin E.
Dose response equals multiple of 0 hr value which is represented as 1 1.5
change in serum vitamin E
While roughages such as green pasture and good quality green hays and haylages are excellent sources, the content is variable and is reduced by maturity, harvesting and storage. In the process of hay making, between 30 and 80 per cent of vitamin E activity is lost between cutting and baling the hay and even more is lost during storage.
5000 IU Dose
hese conversion factors were developed using laboratory animal models, and they may not be relevant for horses and humans. In fact, studies in humans have suggested that natural-source vitamin E is twice as bioavailable as the synthetic form, and studies in horses have suggested that the relative bioavailability of naturalsource vitamin E is greater than synthetic. KER recently conducted two studies to determine the bioavailability of synthetic and natural-source vitamin E when administered at equal IU doses and to determine if waterdispersible forms of vitamin E are more bioavailable than lipidsoluble forms. In study 1, single 5000-IU oral doses of three different forms of vitamin E were evaluated in eight thoroughbreds during three one-week periods. The forms tested were synthetic vitamin E (dl-α- tocopheryl acetate) (SYN); natural-source vitamin E acetate (d-α-tocopheryl acetate) (ACT); and natural-source alcohol (d-α-tocopherol) (ALC). Baseline blood serum samples were collected immediately before dosing and at three, six, nine, 12, and 24 hours post-dosing. In study 2, three
Differences in relative bioavailability of various vitamin E sources. Nano E is more bioavailable than other common sources of vitamin E. Synthetic bioavailability equals 1 8
5000 IU dose vitamin E
to normal digestive enzymes. A certain group of enzymes called esterases are chemically capable of unlocking the padlock created through esterification. Once free, vitamin E is available for absorption with its antioxidant properties intact. To account for differences in biopotency, the relative strengths of different forms of vitamin E are expressed as international units (IU) where 1 mg of synthetic acetate equals 1 IU, 1 mg of natural acetate equals 1.36 IU, and 1 mg of natural alcohol equals 1.49 IU.
thoroughbreds were used in a replicated 3 x 3 Latin square design trial to assess the relative bioavailability of 5000-IU oral doses of synthetic vitamin E (dl-α- tocopheryl acetate) (SYN); a micellized d-α-tocopherol (natural alcohol); and a d-αtocopherol (Nano·E®) that had been nanodispersed into liposomes. Baseline blood serum samples were collected immediately before dosing and at thre, six, nine, 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours post-dosing. In study 1, ACT and ALC had a significantly greater area under the curve (AUC) than SYN (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in AUC between ACT and ALC. Relative to SYN, the bioavailability of ACT and ALC equaled 197 per cent and 252 per cent, respectively. In study 2, the natural alcohol
source and Nano·E had a significantly greater AUC than SYN (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in AUC between that natural alcohol source and Nano·E. Relative to SYN, the bioavailability of the natural alcohol source and Nano·E equaled 559% and 613%, respectively. Nano·E had significantly higher peak and maximal change from baseline values compared to SYN (P < 0.05). The results of these studies suggest that natural sources of vitamin E have a greater bioavailability than is accounted for in the current conversion factors of 1.36 and 1.49 used in the feed industry for natural acetate and alcohol, respectively. Natural-source, waterdispersible forms of vitamin E were five to six times more
bioavailable than synthetic vitamin E acetate, and a 5000-IU From a practical standpoint, to ensure your horse is receiving an adequate amount of vitamin E, it is important to feed a correctly fortified feed containing natural vitamin E at the recommended daily intake, and to allow access to fresh forage. If your horse has no access to fresh pasture, or supplementation is required due to heavy work or breeding activities, it is best to supplement with a natural-source, watersoluble form of vitamin E, such as Nano-E. For more information on equine nutrition, visit www.ker.com, Saracen Horse Feeds are the exclusive KER Team Members in the UK.
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mare of the month
Mare of the month
TAPPEN ZEE (Sandhurst Prince - Rossaldene (Mummy’s Pet))
Paco Boy: we can all dream
Out of Tappen Zee, the multiple Group race performer proves that it is worthwhile nuturing and developing your own families and pedigrees
hen we breed racehorses, no matter who we are and what size of a breeding operation we are running, we all dream that every single foal will turn out to be a Group-quality horse at the very least. And in those really extreme moments of delirium, the brain turns them all into Classic winners, capable of boasting Sea The Stars-type ability. Of course, in reality, we really just know that the most we can dare hope for is that they will be sound, tough horses able to make it to the racecourse lots of times and capable enough of winning and being competitive on their day. But for Mrs Joan Browne of County Louth the dream really has come true. While Paco Boy did not manage to win a Classic (he could only finish seventh in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains), he has done just about everything else – he was run 17 times, won ten races, eight of them black-type events with two of them at Group 1 level – the bet365 Mile at
Sandown and the Sussex Stakes. And by the time you read this he may have also added a Lockinge victory to his illustrious cv. “You could never dream in a million years that you would breed a horse such as this,” smiles Browne, whose family has now taken over the farm’s breeding mantle. The story, which stretches right back to 1979 when Browne’s late husband bought the Mummy’s Pet mare Rossaldene for Ir2,800gns at Goffs, proves that a breeder’s faith in a family and a mare can reap rewards; that if you select a stallion who you think is doing the job for you, then go back to him; that the most sensible thing that a trainer can do is return to a family that he knows; that Peter Doyle is one of the best judges around and that a mare once she has reached her later teenaged years, is still just as capable of producing a good runner. Rossaldene, who won a race on the Flat and was unsuccessful in a short campaign over hurdles, produced 14 foals, 11 runners and eight winners in a 16-year breeding career.
Her second foal, a 1981 filly called Gentle Gypsy, was by Junius (Raja Baba), winner of the Middle Park Stakes for Vincent O’Brien and who stood in Ireland until 1979 before shipping to Japan. Gentle Gypsy was more successful than her dam and was the winner of three races. She has now produced four winners including the three-time winner Coconut Johnny, who although only officially rated in just the mid-50s in Britain was capable enough to finish seventh in the Holsten Trophy (G3) at Hamburg and second in the Baltic Cup (Listed) in Sweden, and Gypsy Johnny, a 97-rated son of Bachir, who finished third in the UAE 2,000 Guineas. Rossaldene’s second foal, Lammastide, a 1983 filly by Martinmas, picked up black-type with a third in the Listed National Stakes at Sandown Park, but things went a little quiet for the broodmare on the stakes race front until the arrival of Green’s Ferneley in 1988. A son of Taufan, he ran 21 times, won three races and was thought good enough to be tried in the Gran Criterium and the Eclipse
mare of the month
You could never dream in a million years that you would breed a horse such as this
Stakes although he did finish well down the field. He picked up Listed-placed form at two in the Autumn Stakes and finished fourth in the Group 3 September Stakes. Regiment (Shaadi) appeared in 1993. He only ran four times before shipping to the US, where he was unsuccessful, but in Britain won the Easter Stakes for trainer Richard Hannon and owners Highclere Racing, marking the first association for team Hannon with the mare from County Louth. Rossaldene saved her best for last with the arrival of Cape Town in 1997. A son of Desert Style, he was sold to a cash purchaser by David Browne in 1997 at the Goffs Foal Sale for Ir12,500gns, being reconsigned as a yearling at Goffs where he was bought by Peter Doyle for Ir21,000gns.
s with so many of Doyle’s purchases he immediately proved an inspired purchase as, after just one run in October as a juvenile, he went on to finish second in the Horris Hill (G3) behind Umistim. At three he won the Free Handicap, finished second in the Hungerford Stakes (G3), as well as third in the Celebration Mile (G2), the Park Stakes (G3) and the Challenge Stakes (G2). He only ran three times at four, but at five his seasonal debut began with a second in the attheracesmile (G2) at Sandown before dropping down into Listed class after three further down-the-field runs in Group races. In total he won £158,000. Rossaldene’s daughter Tappen Zee was born in 1986. She is by Sandhurst Prince and ran 23 times in Browne ownership winning twice and finishing second at Listed level as a juvenile. While her first foal by Doulab fetched only Ir2,800gns, her second fared much better selling to agent John Ferguson for Ir£10,000 as a yearling at Goffs (would he even look at horse of that value now?). By Taufan, he was called Mawingo and ran
runs as a juvenile for Paco Boy yielded two wins and third. His three-year-old season kicked off with a Listed victory and a win in the Greenham Stakes before an attempt in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains resulted in a seventh. Undetered by that defeat, the colt returned to win two Group 2 races through the summer before dead-heating for third with Joan Browne accepts the Small Breeder Award from John Barrett of Goldikova in the Sean Barrett Bloodstock at the ITBA Awards Dinner last January Prix Moulin. His year round off 35 times for Geoff Wragg winning three races in the best possible fashion with his first in 1996. victory in a Group 1 when beating none other Tappen Zee first visited Desert Style in than Natagora in the Prix de la Foret on his 1997 (the family obviously liking what they favoured soft ground. had seen in that year’s Desert Style foal out of With all his races coming over 7f, it seemed Rossaldene, Cape Town) producing Zacholiv, options would be limited for him as a fourwho although did not fare well at the sales year-old but those doubts were quickly put – selling for only Ir1,000gns as a foal – was to bed with his victory in the bet365 Mile at successful on two occasions. Sandown in April 2009, and although he was Tappen Zee was returned to Desert Style in then beaten in the Lockinge Stakes, he was 2000 (Cape Town by then having transferred found to have an infected hoof after the race. promise into talent having been placed in the His subsequent victory over a mile in the Horris Hill) producing the colt Fuel Cell. He Queen Anne with a follow-up second behind was bought initially by Pier House Stud for Rip Van Winkle in the Sussex Stakes, on Ir23,000gns before Peter Doyle popped up ground faster than his ideal, proved that again to buy him as a yearling for €100,000. he is a true capable and adaptable Group 1 The horse ran 60 times, won three races on performer. the Flat and once over hurdles and finished Tappen Zee was put down due to declining racing only in 2009. health but her last foal, Tartan Turban, a colt After a mating with Xaar, Tappen Zee was by Invincible Spirit was sold for €36,000. returned to Desert Style in 2004, this time Reconsigned as a yearling, he was bought for striking gold with the emergence of Paco Boy. E80,000 by – and yes you’ve guessed it – Unfortunately, the colt did not earn Peter Doyle. retirement funds for neither the family at Browne and her family were recognised for the foal sales fetching €18,000 nor for his her great achievements is producing such a subsequent yearling vendor Triermore Stud wonderful horse by the Irish Thoroughbred for whom he went through the ring not sold. Breeders’ Association (ITBA) last autumn It once again it was left to agent Doyle when she was given the Small Breeder 2009 to see a racehorse where others had failed Award. stepping in to buy the colt at the DBS breezeup sales for 30,000gns from Knockatrina “It really is just a hobby,” she says, “but it House Stud. Doyle’s beneficiary of his was a great thrill to be given the awards. You purchase being his usual customer, trainer could never have thought that this would Richard Hannon. happen and Rossaldene has become such a It was again an inspired purchase. Three wonderful foundation mare for us.”
international database Stakes winners. In 2010 - CHINCHON Marju G3.
ORPEN b 96 Nebbiolo
Try My Best Mill Princess MARJU br 88 Artaius
The Global Database Data supplied by Weatherbys Group1 pedigree profiles by Alan Porter EUROPE 172 - Prix Exbury, G3, Saint-Cloud, March 20, 2000m 1 Chinchon (IRE) 5 b c Marju (IRE) Jarama (IRE) (Hector Protector (USA)) 2 Starlish (IRE) 5 b/br c Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Stylish (GB) (Anshan) 3 La Boum (GER) 7 b/br f Monsun (GER) - La Bouche (GER) (In The Wings) Age: 2-5; Starts: 16; Wins: 4; Places: 9 Earnings: £323,193 Sire: MARJU. Sire of 53 Stakes winners. In 2010 - COMIC STRIP Be My Chief G1, CHINCHON Hector Protector G3, FANJURA Lear Fan G3, MARPIONE Pine Bluff LR. 1st Dam: JARAMA by Hector Protector. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: CHINCHON (c Marju) 4 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 in France, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte G3, Prix Exbury G3, 2nd Grand Prix de Chantilly G2, Prix de Boulogne LR, 3rd P.Eugene Adam (G.P.de Maisons-Laffitte) G2, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte G3, Prix Exbury G3. 2006: FUNES (g Iron Mask) 3 wins at 3 in Spain. 2007: Espartaco (c Leadership) in training. 2008: Erkios (c Leadership) unraced to date. 2009: (c Leadership) Broodmare Sire: HECTOR PROTECTOR. Sire of the dams of 10
Flame of Tara Welsh Flame CHINCHON b c 2005 Woodman Hector Protector Korveya JARAMA ch 2000 Tejano Tijuana Tango Northern Prancer
173 - Sportingbet Supports Heros Winter Derby, G3, Lingfield Park, March 20, 10f 1 Tranquil Tiger (GB) 6 ch c Selkirk (USA) - Serene View (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 2 Suits Me (GB) 7 ch g Bertolini (USA) Fancier Bit (GB) (Lion Cavern (USA)) 3 Pallodio (IRE) 5 b/br c Medecis (GB) Bent Al Fala (IRE) (Green Desert (USA)) Age: 2-6; Starts: 27; Wins: 10; Places: 8 Earnings: £251,281 Sire: SELKIRK. Sire of 77 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TRANQUIL TIGER Distant View G3. 1st Dam: Serene View by Distant View. Winner at 3 in France, 2nd Prix Isola Bella LR, Prix Ceres LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2002: Idyll (f Dansili) unraced. 2003: Well Defined (f Barathea) ran once and ran twice in N.H. Flat Races. Broodmare. 2004: TRANQUIL TIGER (c Selkirk) 10 wins at 3 to 6, 2010, Sportingbet Supports Heros Winter Derby G3, Festival S LR, Foundation S LR, Enter the Ten to Follow Aston Park S LR, Bahrain Trophy LR, Betdaq Churchill S LR, Toteswinger Pontefract Castle S LR, totesport.com Quebec S LR, 2nd Weatherbys Bloodstock Earl of Sefton S G3, betinternet.com Fred Archer S LR, Stowe Family Law Grand Cup S LR, 3rd Helical Bar Gala S LR. 2005: CONSTABLE COUNTRY (c Peintre Celebre) 4 wins at 4 in Sweden. 2007: Serene Dream (f Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Navarene by Known Fact. Dam of Serene View (f Distant View, see above)
Rocchetta SELKIRK ch 88
Annie Edge Friendly Court TRANQUIL TIGER ch c 2004 Mr Prospector
Devil’s Bag Bonita Francita Raise The Standard POLLEN br f 2005 Ballad Rock
Distant View Seven Springs
SERENE VIEW ch 97
Principia Known Fact
ON AIR b 88 Green Dancer
Navarene Nimble Folly
Green Light Ranimer
174 - Lodge Park EBF Park Express Stakes, G3, Curragh, March 21, 8f
175 - Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial, G3, Leopardstown, March 28, 8f
1 Pollen (IRE) 5 br f Orpen (USA) - On Air (FR) (Chief Singer) 2 Devoted To You (IRE) 3 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Alleged Devotion (USA) (Alleged (USA)) 3 Latin Love (IRE) 4 ch f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Ho Hi The Moon (IRE) (Be My Guest (USA))
1 Noll Wallop (IRE) 3 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Annie Girl (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Viscount Nelson (USA) 3 b/br c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Imagine (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Famous Warrior (IRE) 3 b c Alhaarth (IRE) - Oriental Fashion (IRE) (Marju (IRE))
Age: 3-5; Starts: 11; Wins: 3; Places: 5 Earnings: £119,439
Age: 2-3; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £41,198
Sire: ORPEN. Sire of 50 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LINGOTE DE ORO Old Trieste G1, ORPEN FAIN Southern Halo G3, POLLEN Chief Singer G3, WAR ARTIST Brocco G3.
Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 19 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SHOOT OUT Pentire G1, JOANNA Mujadil G3, NOLL WALLOP Danehill G3, CHAPARELLA Straight Strike LR, BACCALAUREATE Polish Precedent LR.
1st Dam: ON AIR by Chief Singer. 4 wins. Dam of 4 winners: 1996: Outside Broadcast (c Northern Park) unraced. 1997: Air Affair (f Rudimentary) ran on the flat in Belgium. Broodmare. 1999: Vespers (f Perugino) unraced. Broodmare. 2000: Swiss Roll (f Entrepreneur) 2 wins at 3 and 4, 2nd Vintage Crop S LR. Broodmare. 2002: Berenson (g Entrepreneur). Winner at 2, 2nd Dunnes Stores National S G1. 2003: Khachaturian (g Spectrum) 5 wins, 2nd John Smith’s Extra Smooth H. Hurdle LR. 2004: Kosler (g Fasliyev) ran a few times. 2005: POLLEN (f Orpen) 3 wins at 3 to 5, Lodge Park EBF Park Express S G3, 2nd Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fairy Bridge S LR. 2007: Skid (f Montjeu) unraced to date. 2008: (f Hurricane Run)
1st Dam: ANNIE GIRL by Danehill. 8 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy, Premio Bimbi LR. Dam of 7 winners: 1998: ANNMARY GIRL (f Zafonic) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy. Dam of Desert Nice (f Desert Style: 2nd Criterium Aretuseo LR) 1999: Humbert Boy (c In The Wings) 2000: ANNETTE GIRL (f Mtoto) 2 wins at 4 in France. Broodmare. 2001: ANNABEL GIRL (f Croco Rouge) 7 wins at 2 to 6 in Italy. 2002: ALLY BOY (c Fasliyev) 4 wins at 2 and 4 in Italy. 2003: ANNYROCK GIRL (f King Charlemagne) 5 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy. 2004: Montjeu Boy (c Montjeu) 2005: ANNYFOX GIRL (f Statue of Liberty) Winner at 4 in Italy. 2007: NOLL WALLOP (c High Chaparral) Sold 15,406gns yearling at SGSEP. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial G3.
Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. Sire of the dams of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TRANQUIL TIGER Selkirk G3.
2nd Dam: Green Light by Green Dancer. 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France, 3rd Prix de la Porte de Madrid LR. Dam of ANOTHER DANCER (f Groom Dancer: Prix de Malleret G2). Grandam of Enjoleur, Epicurien, Lunduv.
2nd Dam: NOBLANNA by Vaguely Noble. 2 wins at 3. Dam of BAYLIS (c Sadler’s Wells: Lawrence Realization S G3), ANNIE GIRL (f Danehill, see above). Grandam of Catch The Dragon, Yarn, KILCASH, Snow Dragon. Third dam of VIJAY MONARCH.
The Selkirk/Distant View cross has produced: TRANQUIL TIGER G3, Cityscape G2.
Broodmare Sire: CHIEF SINGER. Sire of the dams of 20 Stakes winners. In 2010 - POLLEN Orpen G3.
Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 129 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Cape Cross G1,
international database ZABRASIVE Zabeel G1, STRIKING DANCER Smart Strike G2, NOLL WALLOP High Chaparral G3, SOLAR CHARGED Charge Forward G3, CAPTAIN COLTISH Fusaichi Pegasus LR, COULIS Zabeel LR, DANE JULIA Caesour LR, LATIN NEWS Hussonet LR, ZABENE Zabeel LR, ZAGREB Zabeel LR. The High Chaparral/Danehill cross has produced: ABOVE AVERAGE G3, NOLL WALLOP G3, Capo Malfatano LR. Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Darshaan Kasora Kozana NOLL WALLOP b c 2007 Danzig Danehill Razyana ANNIE GIRL b 92 Vaguely Noble Noblanna Anne La Douce
Deutsches Stuten Derby G2. Own sister to Saltano. Dam of SOUND OF SILENCE (f Dom Racine: Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen LR), STILETTA (f Primo Dominie: Preis von Koln LR), Stand By Me (f Acatenango: 2nd Internationale Silicon Bavaria Trophy LR). Grandam of SHINKO’S BEST, SACRED NUTS, ARIKARIA, Silver Spur, Sederic, Superstition, Satier, Salcita, SERRANO. Third dam of SI SOL. Broodmare Sire: KENDOR. Sire of the dams of 33 Stakes winners. In 2010 LADY SPRINGBANK Choisir G3.
Ireland in 1987. 5 wins at 3 and 4 Gladness S G3, Brownstown Matron S G3, 4th Trusthouse Forte Mile G2. Dam of Alost (g Highest Honor: 2nd Derby du Languedoc LR, 3rd Red Smith H G2). Grandam of PIPALONG, OUT OF AFRICA, Silver Shoon, China Eyes. Third dam of WALK ON BYE, SHAMWARI LODGE. Broodmare Sire: LEAD ON TIME. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GRIS DE GRIS Slickly G3. Mendez Linamix Lunadix
Danehill Danehill Dancer Mira Adonde CHOISIR ch 99 Lunchtime Great Selection Pensive Mood LADY SPRINGBANK gr f 2007 Kenmare Kendor Belle Mecene SEVERA gr 94 Gimont Santina Salviana
Conquistador Cielo Slipstream Queen Country Queen GRIS DE GRIS gr c 2004 Nureyev Lead On Time Alathea DEESSE GRISE gr 94 Godswalk Grey Goddess Thiella
177 - Prix Edmond Blanc, G3, SaintCloud, April 4, 1600m
178 - Prix Imprudence, G3, MaisonsLaffitte, April 8, 1400m
1 Lady Springbank (IRE) 3 gr f Choisir (AUS) - Severa (GER) (Kendor (FR)) 2 Duchess of Foxland (IRE) 3 br f Medecis (GB) - Itsanothergirl (GB) (Reprimand) 3 Crystal Gal (IRE) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) Park Crystal (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
1 Gris de Gris (IRE) 6 gr c Slickly (FR) Deesse Grise (FR) (Lead On Time (USA)) 2 Skins Game (GB) 4 br c Diktat (GB) Mouriyana (IRE) (Akarad (FR)) 3 Liang Kay (GER) 5 b c Dai Jin (GB) Linton Bay (GER) (Funambule (USA))
Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £81,225
Age: 2-6; Starts: 29; Wins: 9; Places: 14 Earnings: £433,506
1 Joanna (IRE) 3 b f High Chaparral (IRE) - Secrete Marina (IRE) (Mujadil (USA)) 2 Evading Tempete (GB) 3 b f Dubai Destination (USA) - Late Summer (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 3 Special Duty (GB) 3 ch f Hennessy (USA) - Quest To Peak (USA) (Distant View (USA))
Sire: CHOISIR. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 STARSPANGLEDBANNER Made of Gold G1, SACRED CHOICE Sir Tristram G2, DREAMSCAPE Ferdinand G3, LADY SPRINGBANK Kendor G3, PSYCHOLOGIST Danzero G3, MESSENGER Sky Chase LR.
Sire: SLICKLY. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GRIS DE GRIS Lead On Time G3.
176 - Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial Stakes, G3, Leopardstown, March 28, 7f
1st Dam: SEVERA by Kendor. 2 wins at 3 in Germany. Dam of 3 winners: 1999: High Goddess (f Singspiel). unraced, died at 3 years. 2000: (c Mark of Esteem) 2002: DHAKAA (c Mujadil) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Greece. 2004: Blazing Love (f Fruits of Love) unraced. 2006: HIGH SEVERA (c High Chaparral) Winner at 3. 2007: LADY SPRINGBANK (f Choisir) Sold 23,809gns 2yo at DNJAN. 3 wins at 2 and 3, Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial S G3, C L Weld Park S G3. 2008: (c Captain Rio) 2009: (c Captain Rio) 2nd Dam: SANTINA by Gimont. 2 wins in West Germany Fruhjahrs Stuten Preis LR, 2nd Deutscher Stutenpreis-Ford Hentschel G3, 3rd P. Der Diana -
1st Dam: DEESSE GRISE by Lead On Time. 10 wins at 2 to 6 in France. Dam of 4 winners: 2002: EFISIA (f Efisio) 7 wins at 3 to 6 in France. 2003: Taulane (f Vettori) 2004: GRIS DE GRIS (c Slickly) 9 wins at 2 to 6, 2010 in France, Prix du Muguet G2, Prix Edmond Blanc G3 (twice), Grand Prix de Marseille LR, Prix de Pontarme LR, Prix Altipan LR, Prix de la Californie LR, Grand Prix de la Riviera Cote d’Azur LR, 2nd Prix d’Ispahan G1, Qatar Prix Dollar G2, Prix du Muguet G2, Prix Edmond Blanc G3, Prix Perth G3, Prix Altipan LR, Prix F.B.A-Aymeri de Mauleon LR, 3rd Premio Carlo VittadiniEmilio Turati G2, Prix Andre Baboin (G.P.des Provinces) G3, Prix Montenica LR. 2005: GIRALDINA (f Xaar) Winner at 3 in France. 2006: FRERE BAI (c Slickly) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2nd Dam: GREY GODDESS by Godswalk. Champion older miler in
SLICKLY gr 96
Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £149,743 Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 19 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SHOOT OUT Pentire G1, JOANNA Mujadil G3, NOLL WALLOP Danehill G3, CHAPARELLA Straight Strike LR, BACCALAUREATE Polish Precedent LR. 1st Dam: Secrete Marina by Mujadil. 6 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy, 3rd Premio Ubaldo Pandolfi LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: ALEPH (c Night Shift) 3 wins at 3 in Italy. 2006: Lady Joe (f Spinning World) 2007: JOANNA (f High Chaparral) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Italy, Prix du Calvados - Haras des Capucines G3, Prix Imprudence G3, Premio Vittorio Crespi Trofeo Snai LR, 2nd Premio Alessandro Perrone LR, 3rd Total Prix Marcel Boussac G1. 2008: Cazals (c Aussie Rules) unraced to date. 2009: (c Ad Valorem) 2nd Dam: Marina Lady by Riverman. unraced. Dam of Secrete Marina (f Mujadil, see above)
Broodmare Sire: MUJADIL. Sire of the dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2010 JOANNA High Chaparral G3. Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Darshaan Kasora Kozana JOANNA b f 2007 Storm Bird Mujadil Vallee Secrete SECRETE MARINA b 99 Riverman Marina Lady Amenity
179 - Prix Djebel, G3, MaisonsLaffitte, April 8, 1400m 1 Makfi (GB) 3 b c Dubawi (IRE) Dhelaal (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) 2 Too Nice Name (FR) 3 b c Kingsalsa (USA) - Namona (IRE) (Halling (USA)) 3 Silver Black (USA) 3 b c Hennessy (USA) - High Maintenance (GB) (Danehill (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £47,048 Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ANNA SALAI Caerleon G3, CELLARMASTER Sound Reason G3, MAKFI Green Desert G3, WORTHADD Rahy G3, GOLDEN MILLENNIUM Eagle Eyed LR. 1st Dam: Dhelaal by Green Desert. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: MAKFI (c Dubawi) Sold 26,000gns 2yo at TAAUT. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Djebel G3. 2008: Jadhwah (f Nayef ) unraced to date. 2009: (c Medicean) 2nd Dam: Irish Valley by Irish River. ran on the flat in France at 2 and 3. Dam of ALHAARTH (c Unfuwain: Generous Dewhurst S G1, 3rd Esat Digifone Champion S G1, Sussex S G1), GREEN POLA (f Nijinsky: Prix du Calvados G3), Gaelic Myth (g Nijinsky: 2nd Seagram Top Novices’ Hurdle LR). Grandam of AQALEEM, CAPE LIZBURNE. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 64 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MAKFI Dubawi G3, PALLODIO Medecis LR. Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher MAKFI b c 2007 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier DHELAAL b 2002 Irish River Irish Valley Green Valley
international database 180 - Prix d’Harcourt, G2, Longchamp, April 11, 2000m 1 Cutlass Bay (UAE) 4 c Halling (USA) Dunnes River (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 2 Court Canibal (GB) 5 b c Montjeu (IRE) - Pas d’Heure (IRE) (Arazi (USA)) 3 Celimene (IRE) 4 b f Dr Fong (USA) Lunassa (FR) (Groom Dancer (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 4; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £156,374 Sire: HALLING. Sire of 47 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CUTLASS BAY Danzig G2, OPINION POLL Shirley Heights LR. 1st Dam: DUNNES RIVER by Danzig. Winner at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: CRESTED (g Fantastic Light) 7 wins at 2 to 7, 2010 at home, USA, Cotton Fitzsimmons H LR, 2nd Hawthorne Derby G3, Robert F Carey Memorial H G3, Dallas Turf Cup H G3. 2004: BOSCOBEL (g Halling) 5 wins at 2 and 3, King Edward VII S G2. 2005: Somerset Falls (f Red Ransom) 2006: CUTLASS BAY (c Halling) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Prix d’Harcourt G2, Prix Greffulhe G2. 2007: Dover Castle (c Halling) 2009: (f Monsun) 2nd Dam: ELIZABETH BAY by Mr Prospector. 7 wins at 2, 4 and 5 in France, USA Prix Eclipse G3, 2nd Coronation S G1. Dam of BAYEUX (g Red Ransom: River City H G3, 2nd Frank E Kilroe Mile H G1), COLONIAL (c Cape Cross: Prix Roland de Chambure LR), Katoomba (f Forest Wildcat: 3rd Prix Miss Satamixa LR) Broodmare Sire: DANZIG. Sire of the dams of 149 Stakes winners. In 2010 CUTLASS BAY Halling G2, MAYANO RAIJIN Mayano Top Gun LR, SOUND OF NATURE Chester House LR. The Halling/Danzig cross has produced: BOSCOBEL G2, CUTLASS BAY G2, QUEEN OF POLAND G2, EASTERN ARIA LR, Age of Reason G1. Sharpen Up Diesis Doubly Sure HALLING ch 91 Green Dancer Dance Machine Never A Lady CUTLASS BAY c 2006 Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom DUNNES RIVER b 98 Mr Prospector Elizabeth Bay Life At The Top
181 - Prix Noailles, G2, Longchamp, April 11, 2000m 1 Planteur (IRE) 3 b c Danehill Dancer
(IRE) - Plante Rare (IRE) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) 2 Rewilding (GB) 3 b c Tiger Hill (IRE) Darara (Top Ville) 3 Ivory Land (FR) 3 ch c Lando (GER) Ivory Coast (FR) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £100,332 Sire: DANEHILL DANCER. Sire of 109 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PLANTEUR Giant’s Causeway G2, MONTE ALTO Perugino LR, NEWS ALERT Brief Truce LR, SANJUAN Last Tycoon LR, SUPER SATIN Rock City LR, THE MIKADO Rigoletto LR, URAMAZIN Acatenango LR. 1st Dam: Plante Rare by Giant’s Causeway. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: PARLEMENT (c Kalanisi) Winner at 3 in France. 2007: PLANTEUR (c Danehill Dancer) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix Noailles G2. 2008: Pepper Berry (f Peintre Celebre) unraced to date. 2009: Pretty Please (f Dylan Thomas) 2nd Dam: Palmeraie by Lear Fan. Dam of POLICY MAKER (c Sadler’s Wells: Grand Prix de Deauville Lucien Barriere G2, Grand Prix de Chantilly G2 (twice), Prix Foy Gray d’Albion Barriere G2, 2nd Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud G1 (twice)), PUSHKIN (c Caerleon: Prix Maurice de Nieuil G2, 2nd Prix du Cadran G1), PLACE ROUGE (f Desert King: Bet365 Lancashire Oaks G3), Pinacotheque (f In The Wings: 3rd Prix Charles Laffitte LR) Broodmare Sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 - EVENING JEWEL Northern Afleet G1, PLANTEUR Danehill Dancer G2. Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour PLANTEUR b c 2007 Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm PLANTE RARE b 2002 Lear Fan Palmeraie Petroleuse
182 - Fruhjahrspreis der Stadt Frankfurt Meile, G3, Frankfurt, April 11, 1600m 1 Enzio (GER) 4 ch c Next Desert (IRE) Elle Diva (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA)) 2 Sehrezad (IRE) 5 b c Titus Livius (FR) Trebles (IRE) (Kenmare (FR)) 3 Beltanus (GER) 6 ch c Tertullian (USA) - Brighella (GER) (Lomitas (GB))
Age: 2-4; Starts: 11; Wins: 4; Places: 4 Earnings: £77,073 Sire: NEXT DESERT. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ENZIO Big Shuffle G3. 1st Dam: Elle Diva by Big Shuffle. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: ENZIO (c Next Desert) 4 wins at 2 and 4 in France, Germany, Fruhjahrspreis der Stadt Frankfurt Meile G3, 3rd Preis des Winterfavoriten G3. 2007: Emma Peel (f Black Sam Bellamy) unraced to date. 2008: (f Next Desert). died as a yearling. 2009: (f Konigstiger) 2nd Dam: Espada by Surumu. 1 win in West Germany, 2nd Der Continentale Versicherungs- Preis LR. Own sister to EL SALTO. Dam of El Zulia (f Primo Dominie: 2nd Henkel Rennen (1000 Guineas) G2), Espridoma (f Primo Dominie: 3rd Preis der Berliner BMW Vertragspartner LR). Grandam of Er, Encanto. Broodmare Sire: BIG SHUFFLE. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ENZIO Next Desert G3.
Green Desert Desert Style Organza NEXT DESERT b 99 Petoski Night Petticoat Nightrockette ENZIO ch c 2006 Super Concorde Big Shuffle Raise Your Skirts ELLE DIVA ch 2000 Surumu Espada Escada
183 - www.thetote.com Gladness Stakes, G3, Curragh, April 11, 7f 1 Kargali (IRE) 5 gr c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Karliyka (IRE) (Last Tycoon) 2 Rayeni (IRE) 4 ch c Indian Ridge Rayyana (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) 3 Croisultan (IRE) 4 ch g Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Zoudie (GB) (Ezzoud (IRE)) Age: 3-5; Starts: 10; Wins: 4; Places: 4 Earnings: £90,948 Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 34 Stakes winners. In 2010 - YOSEI Fuji Kiseki G1, KARGALI Last Tycoon G3, REYKON Indian Ridge LR, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE Machiavellian LR, SPIRIT OF SHARJAH Doulab LR. 1st Dam: Karliyka by Last Tycoon. 4 wins at 3 in France, 2nd Prix de SaintCyr LR, Grand Prix de la Teste LR. Dam of 7 winners: 1997: KARALIYFA (f Kahyasi) Winner at 3. Broodmare. 1998: KARASTA (f Lake
Coniston) 2 wins at 2, Rothmans Royals May Hill S G3, 2nd Prix Marcel BoussacRoyal Barriere G1. Broodmare. 1999: KASTHARI (g Vettori) 6 wins, Great North East. Railway Doncaster Cup G2. 2000: Karkiyla (f Darshaan) unraced. Broodmare. 2001: Karlaka (f Barathea) unraced. Broodmare. 2002: Karliyna (f Rainbow Quest) Winner at 3, 2nd Lord Weinstock Memorial Ballymacoll S LR. Broodmare. 2003: KARLANI (g Fantastic Light) Winner at 4. 2004: KARLIYSHA (f Kalanisi) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2005: KARGALI (c Invincible Spirit) Sold 47,156gns 4yo at GOHIT. 4 wins at 3 to 5, www.thetote.com Gladness S G3, Heritage S LR, 3rd Bruce Betting Newbridge Gladness S G3. 2006: Inishtearaght (f Verglas) 2007: Dusty Grey (f Singspiel) unraced to date. 2009: (c Dylan Thomas) 2nd Dam: KARLAFSHA by Top Ville. 2 wins at 3 in France Prix des Lilas LR. Dam of Karliyka (f Last Tycoon, see above), Mohayer (g Giant’s Causeway: 2nd Totesport Premier Kelso Novices’ Hurdle G2) Broodmare Sire: LAST TYCOON. Sire of the dams of 129 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TYPHOON TRACY Red Ransom G1, SAINT EMILION Zenno Rob Roy G2, DARIANA Redoute’s Choice G3, KARGALI Invincible Spirit G3, SHAAHEQ Redoute’s Choice G3, ETERNITY BOY Monashee Mountain LR, LORD ZENITH Zamindar LR, MONTE KRIS S Symboli Kris S LR, SANJUAN Danehill Dancer LR, TAGUS Encosta de Lago LR. The Invincible Spirit/Last Tycoon cross has produced: KARGALI G3, Hurricane Spirit LR.
Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi KARGALI gr c 2005 Try My Best Last Tycoon Mill Princess KARLIYKA gr 92 Top Ville Karlafsha Karosa
184 - Leslie Harrison Mem Nell Gwyn Stakes, G3, Newmarket, April 14, 7f 1 Music Show (IRE) 3 b f Noverre (USA) - Dreamboat (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 2 Blue Maiden (GB) 3 b f Medicean (GB) - Bluebelle (GB) (Generous (IRE))
3 Principal Role (USA) 3 b f Empire Maker (USA) - Interim (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £88,469 Sire: NOVERRE. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MUSIC SHOW Mr Prospector G3. 1st Dam: DREAMBOAT by Mr Prospector. Winner at 3. Own sister to Sweetheart. Dam of 3 winners: 1997: Fantasia Girl (f Caerleon) 2 wins at 3, 2nd EBF Galtres S LR, Mitsubishi Diamond Vision EBF S LR. Broodmare. 1998: Misty Waters (f Caerleon) unraced. Broodmare. 2003: Lazy River (f In The Wings) 2004: Trireme (g Fantastic Light) ran and ran 3 times in N.H. Flat Races. 2005: (c Noverre) 2006: NORFOLK BROADS (f Noverre) Winner at 2. 2007: MUSIC SHOW (f Noverre) Sold 2,800gns yearling at TISEP, 14,793gns 2yo at GBMBR. 4 wins at 2 and 3, Lotus Evora Rockfel S G2, Leslie Harrison Mem Nell Gwyn S G3. 2nd Dam: GORGEOUS by Slew O’ Gold. 8 wins in USA Ashland S G1, Hollywood Oaks G1, Vanity Invitational H G1, 2nd Spinster S G1, Mother Goose S G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1, Breeders’ Cup Distaff G1. Dam of STUNNING (f Nureyev: Prix Imprudence LR, 2nd Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2), Abundance (f Anabaa: 2nd Prix du Cercle LR), Eximius (f Atticus: 3rd Prix Tantieme LR), Sweetheart (f Mr Prospector: 3rd Prix Zeddaan LR). Grandam of SWIFT TEMPER, CROISIERE, Bonay, Sweet Band, Si Belle. Broodmare Sire: MR PROSPECTOR. Sire of the dams of 307 Stakes winners. In 2010 - AWESOME ACT Awesome Again G3, HAKA Dynaformer G3, LOMAKI A P Indy G3, MUSIC SHOW Noverre G3, RUMOUSH Rahy LR, TIZAQUEENA Tiznow LR.
Blushing Groom Rahy
185 - Weatherbys Bloodstock Earl of Sefton Stk, G3, Newmarket, April 15, 9f
Northern Dancer Danseur Fabuleux Fabuleux Jane MUSIC SHOW b f 2007 Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger DREAMBOAT b 92 Slew O’ Gold Gorgeous Kamar
Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 2000 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian SRI PUTRA b c 2006
1 Sri Putra (GB) 4 b c Oasis Dream (GB) - Wendylina (IRE) (In The Wings) 2 Tranquil Tiger (GB) 6 ch c Selkirk (USA) - Serene View (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 3 Palavicini (USA) 4 b c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Cara Fantasy (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 11; Wins: 5; Places: 1 Earnings: £188,271 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 28 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TUSCAN EVENING Suave Dancer G2, ALTA FEDELTA Luge G3, SRI PUTRA In The Wings G3, KEREDARI Doyoun LR, SANDBAR Hernando LR. 1st Dam: Wendylina by In The Wings. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: DUTY (g Rainbow Quest) 3 wins, Aramark Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle G2. 2004: Salve Evita (f Monsun) ran on the flat in Germany. Broodmare. 2005: Lykaria (f Fantastic Light) unraced. Broodmare. 2006: SRI PUTRA (c Oasis Dream) Sold 65,000gns foal at TADEF, 240,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2, Weatherbys Bloodstock Earl of Sefton S G3, betinternet.com Solario S G3. 2008: El Wasmi (c Oasis Dream) unraced to date. 2009: (f Dubai Destination) 2nd Dam: DINALINA by Top Ville. 1 win at 2 in France. Dam of CAERLINA (f Caerleon: Prix de Diane Hermes G1, 2nd Prix Marcel Boussac G1, 3rd Dubai Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1), SWALINA (f Sadler’s Wells: Prix Suave Dancer-Charles Laffitte LR), Leonila (f Caerleon: 2nd Prix de Malleret G2), Maniana (c Try My Best: 3rd Prix Prosper Decloedt LR), Saderlina (f Sadler’s Wells: 3rd Prix des Tourelles LR, Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR). Grandam of SERETH, Salutino, La Nuit Rose, Luminous Beauty, Jivago, King of Queens. Third dam of TAM LIN, HIKARU AMARANTHUS, PONTALLMAGNE.
Glorious Song NOVERRE b 98
G1, Impressionism LR.
Broodmare Sire: IN THE WINGS. Sire of the dams of 23 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SRI PUTRA Oasis Dream G3, DUSHANBE Riyadian LR. The Oasis Dream/In The Wings cross has produced: SRI PUTRA G2, Ideology LR.
Sadler’s Wells In The Wings High Hawk WENDYLINA ch 99 Top Ville Dinalina Shahinaaz
186 - Racing Post Craven Stakes, G3, Newmarket, April 15, 8f 1 Elusive Pimpernel (USA) 3 b/br c Elusive Quality (USA) - Cara Fantasy (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Dancing David (IRE) 3 b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Seek Easy (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 3 Critical Moment (USA) 3 b c Aptitude (USA) - Rouwaki (USA) (Miswaki (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £119,285 Sire: ELUSIVE QUALITY. Sire of 46 Stakes winners. In 2010 - QUALITY ROAD Strawberry Road G1, ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL Sadler’s Wells G3, I’M DISCREET Euclase LR, RAIHANA Sunday Silence LR, STARFISH BAY Not For Love LR, WEST OCEAN Belong To Me LR. 1st Dam: CARA FANTASY by Sadler’s Wells. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: PALAVICINI (c Giant’s Causeway) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Sky Bet Strensall S G3. 2007: ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (c Elusive Quality) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Watch Races on Racing UK Acomb S G3, Racing Post Craven S G3, 2nd Racing Post Trophy G1. 2008: Miss Topsy Turvy (f Mr Greeley) unraced to date. 2009: (f Big Bad Bob) 2nd Dam: Gay Fantasy by Troy. unraced. Dam of LUCKY GUEST (c Be My Guest: Preis der Stadt Baden-Baden LR (twice)), Persian Fantasy (f Persian Bold: 2nd George Stubbs S LR). Grandam of PERSIAN LIGHTNING. Third dam of BIG BAD BOB. Fourth dam of Snow Fairy. Broodmare Sire: SADLER’S WELLS. Sire of the dams of 225 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BANKABLE Medicean G2, CAMPANOLOGIST Kingmambo G2, MEISHO BELUGA French Deputy G2, ZARIUS Zabeel G2, CAT JUNIOR Storm Cat G3, DEEM Dalakhani G3, ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL Elusive Quality G3, POSAVINA Tiger Hill G3, A CHANCE TO DREAM Volksraad LR, OCEAN AND BEYOND Kingsalsa LR, FRENCH OPERA Bering LR. The Elusive Quality/Sadler’s Wells cross has produced: ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL
Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame ELUSIVE QUALITY b 93 Hero’s Honor Touch of Greatness Ivory Wand ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL b/br c 2007 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge CARA FANTASY b 2000 Troy Gay Fantasy Miss Upward
187 - Dubai Duty Free John Porter Stakes, G3, Newbury, April 17, 12f 1 Harbinger (GB) 4 b c Dansili (GB) Penang Pearl (FR) (Bering) 2 Manifest (GB) 4 b c Rainbow Quest (USA) - Modena (USA) (Roberto (USA)) 3 Claremont (IRE) 4 b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Mezzo Soprano (USA) (Darshaan) Age: 3-4; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £92,692 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 39 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PROVISO Woodman G1, HARBINGER Bering G3, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame LR, FORETELLER Warning LR. 1st Dam: PENANG PEARL by Bering. 3 wins at 3, Financial Dynamics October S LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: PENANG SAPPHIRE (g Spectrum) Winner at 2. 2003: PENANG CINTA (g Halling) 8 wins. 2004: Autour du Monde (f Spinning World) 2005: Penang Cry (f Barathea) unraced. Broodmare. 2006: HARBINGER (c Dansili) Sold 180,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 3 wins at 3 and 4, Betfair Gordon S G3, Dubai Duty Free John Porter S G3, 3rd totesport.com St Simon S G3. 2007: Penangdouble O One (c Starcraft) 2008: (c Sakhee) 2009: (c Zamindar) 2nd Dam: GUAPA by Shareef Dancer. 2 wins at 3. Dam of PENANG PEARL (f Bering, see above) Broodmare Sire: BERING. Sire of the dams of 52 Stakes winners. In 2010 HARBINGER Dansili G3, CLASSIC COLORI Le Vie Dei Colori LR, ORO SOLIDO Solitary Vision LR, PEDRA POMPAS Mark of Esteem LR, ALARM CALL Solar One LR. The Dansili/Bering cross has produced: HARBINGER G3, Handsome Maestro G3.
international database Danzig Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96
189 - Bathwick Tyres Greenham Stakes, G3, Newbury, April 17, 7f
Kahyasi Hasili Kerali HARBINGER b c 2006 Arctic Tern Bering Beaune PENANG PEARL b 96 Shareef Dancer Guapa Sauceboat
188 - Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling Stakes, G3, Newbury, April 17, 7f 1 Puff (IRE) 3 b f Camacho (GB) - Kelsey Rose (GB) (Most Welcome) 2 Habaayib (GB) 3 b f Royal Applause (GB) - Silver Kestrel (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) 3 Lady of The Desert (USA) 3 ch f Rahy (USA) - Queen’s Logic (IRE) (Grand Lodge (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 2; Places: 4 Earnings: £68,950 Sire: CAMACHO. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PUFF Most Welcome G3. 1st Dam: Kelsey Rose by Most Welcome. 3 wins at 2, 2nd Weatherbys VAT Returns Service S LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Adenium (g Desert Style) 2005: Distant Drummer (g Distant Music) ran 3 times. 2006: GOLDEN ROSIE (f Exceed And Excel) Winner at 2. 2007: PUFF (f Camacho) Sold 15,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 95,000gns 2yo at TAGUN. 2 wins at 2 and 3, Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling S G3, 2nd Mac Asphalt Harry Rosebery S LR, Igloos EBF Bosra Sham Fillies’ S LR. 2008: Marked Card (c Kheleyf ) unraced to date. 2009: (c Dark Angel)
1 Dick Turpin (IRE) 3 b c Arakan (USA) Merrily (GB) (Sharrood (USA)) 2 Canford Cliffs (IRE) 3 b c Tagula (IRE) Mrs Marsh (GB) (Marju (IRE)) 3 Arcano (IRE) 3 b c Oasis Dream (GB) Tariysha (IRE) (Daylami (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 5; Places: 0 Earnings: £245,653 Sire: ARAKAN. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DICK TURPIN Sharrood G3. 1st Dam: Merrily by Sharrood. Dam of 5 winners: 2000: VIGOROUS (f Danetime) 2 wins at 3. Broodmare. 2002: Bond Cat (f Raise A Grand) ran a few times. Broodmare. 2003: CHEERILY (f Danehill Dancer) Winner at 4 in USA. Broodmare. 2004: Golden Snitch (g Redback) ran twice in N.H. Flat Races. 2005: LADY SCHMUCK (f Clodovil) 3 wins at 3. 2006: HASODIKIS (c Fasliyev) 2 wins at 3 in Greece. 2007: DICK TURPIN (c Arakan) Sold 7,721gns foal at GONO1, 18,206gns yearling at TISEP. 5 wins at 2 and 3, Richmond S G2, Bathwick Tyres Greenham S G3. 2nd Dam: BABYCHAM SPARKLE by So Blessed. 2 wins at 2. Dam of DEEP FINESSE (c Reprimand: Dubai Racing Club Palace House S G3, Prix du Bois G3, 3rd Polypipe PLC Flying Childers S G2). Grandam of HALMAHERA, RISING SHADOW, Blue Rocket, INDIAN JOCKEY, Night Cru. Broodmare Sire: SHARROOD. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 DICK TURPIN Arakan G3.
2nd Dam: Duxyana by Cyrano de Bergerac. unraced. Dam of Kelsey Rose (f Most Welcome, see above)
Northern Dancer Nureyev Special
Broodmare Sire: MOST WELCOME. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PUFF Camacho G3.
ARAKAN br 2000 Common Grounds Far Across City Ex
Wigman (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 2 Marshade (ITY) 3 b c Martino Alonso (IRE) - Universal Shade (ITY) (Pursuit of Love (GB)) 3 Back Hunting (USA) 3 b c Put It Back (USA) - Huntingland (USA) (Dove Hunt (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Places: 1 Earnings: £92,620 Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ANNA SALAI Caerleon G3, CELLARMASTER Sound Reason G3, MAKFI Green Desert G3, WORTHADD Rahy G3, GOLDEN MILLENNIUM Eagle Eyed LR. 1st Dam: WIGMAN by Rahy. 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: (c Xaar) 2007: WORTHADD (c Dubawi) 3 wins at 3 in Italy, Premio Parioli G3, Premio Gardone LR. 2009: (c One Cool Cat) 2nd Dam: URJWAN by Seattle Slew. 1 win at 3. Dam of HISTORIC (g Sadler’s Wells: De Vere Prestige Novices’ Hurdle G2, Cahoot Long Distance Hurdle G2, 2nd Martell Sefton Novices’ Hurdle G1, williamhill.co.uk Marathon Chase LR). Grandam of DAI JIN, Directa Queen, Dissney. Third dam of VUPT VAPT, Elis Elis. Broodmare Sire: RAHY. Sire of the dams of 68 Stakes winners. In 2010 ALVERTA Flying Spur G1, COURAGEOUS CAT Storm Cat G3, LIFE AT TEN Malibu Moon G3, WORTHADD Dubawi G3, CAMILLE C Roman Dancer LR, FLAWLESS GOLD Gold Tribute LR, HEEDAS Lomitas LR, ONASSIS Glory of Dancer LR.
Age: 2-4; Starts: 10; Wins: 4; Places: 3 Earnings: £104,233 Sire: OASIS DREAM. Sire of 28 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TUSCAN EVENING Suave Dancer G2, ALTA FEDELTA Luge G3, SRI PUTRA In The Wings G3, KEREDARI Doyoun LR, SANDBAR Hernando LR. 1st Dam: INFIEL by Luge. 9 wins at 2 to 5 in Italy, Criterium Varesino LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2000: Udem (c Deploy) 2001: Pochette (f Robellino). Broodmare. 2002: INDIAN SATIN (c Groom Dancer) 10 wins to 2009 in Italy. 2004: Acqua Cheta (f Pivotal) ran on the flat in Italy. 2006: ALTA FEDELTA (f Oasis Dream) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy, Premio Carlo Chiesa G3, Premio Nogara LR, Premio Seregno LR, 2nd Premio Pietro Bessero Trofeo Shadwell LR. 2007: Rodarte (f Kyllachy) Winner at 2 in Italy, 3rd Criterium Varesino LR. 2008: Double Dealer (c Dubawi) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Indocina by Indian King. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, 2nd Premio delle Repubbliche Marinare LR, 4th Premio Virginio Curti Criterium G3. Dam of INFIEL (f Luge, see above), Is Buena (f Sri Pekan: 3rd Premio Vittorio Crespi LR). Grandam of BARON’S PIT, Implicita. Broodmare Sire: LUGE. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 ALTA FEDELTA Oasis Dream G3.
Danzig Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher WORTHADD b c 2007 Blushing Groom Rahy Glorious Song WIGMAN b 2000 Seattle Slew Urjwan White Star Line
Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 2000 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian ALTA FEDELTA b f 2006 Lyphard’s Special Luge Sledge INFIEL b 93 Indian King Indocina Dolphin Bay
DICK TURPIN b c 2007 Caro Sharrood Danzig Danehill
Angel Island MERRILY gr 93 So Blessed Babycham Sparkle Effervescence II
Razyana CAMACHO b 2002 Zafonic
191 - Premio Carlo Chiesa, G3, Rome, April 18, 1200m
Arabesque Prophecy PUFF b f 2007 Be My Guest Most Welcome Topsy KELSEY ROSE b 99 Cyrano de Bergerac Duxyana Sarong
190 - Premio Parioli, G3, Rome, April 18, 1600m 1 Worthadd (IRE) 3 b c Dubawi (IRE) -
1 Alta Fedelta (GB) 4 b f Oasis Dream (GB) - Infiel (GB) (Luge) 2 Madda’s Force (ITY) 4 b f Blu Air Force (IRE) - Madda’sblueyes (GB) (Selkirk (USA)) 3 Zobenigo (IRE) 3 b f Orpen (USA) Doregan (IRE) (Bahhare (USA))
192 - P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes, G3, Leopardstown, April 18, 10f 1 Puncher Clynch (IRE) 3 b c Azamour (IRE) - Dance Troupe (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) 2 At First Sight (IRE) 3 ch c Galileo (IRE) Healing Music (FR) (Bering) 3 Mikhail Glinka (IRE) 3 b c Galileo (IRE)
- Lady Karr (GB) (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £74,357 Sire: AZAMOUR. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PUNCHER CLYNCH Rainbow Quest G3. 1st Dam: Dance Troupe by Rainbow Quest. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: PUNCHER CLYNCH (c Azamour) Sold 22,408gns yearling at GOOY1. 4 wins at 2 and 3, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax S G3. 2008: (f Hurricane Run) 2009: (f Teofilo) 2nd Dam: Dansara by Dancing Brave. unraced. Dam of SELF DEFENSE (g Warning: Prix Vulcain LR, 2nd Barnardo’s Cumberland Lodge S G3 (twice), Stan James St Simon S G3, 3rd Stan James Geoffrey Freer S G2, Blue Chip Feeds Novices’ Sharp Hurdle G2, 2nd Stan James Christmas Hurdle G1, 3rd Tote Tolworth Hurdle G1). Grandam of DEGAS ART, PERSEFONA, The Last Drop, Zelkova. Broodmare Sire: RAINBOW QUEST. Sire of the dams of 111 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PUNCHER CLYNCH Azamour G3, ROSES FOR THE LADY Sadler’s Wells LR, EBADIYAN Daylami LR. Northern Dancer Night Shift Ciboulette AZAMOUR b 2001 Lear Fan Asmara Anaza PUNCHER CLYNCH b c 2007 Blushing Groom Rainbow Quest I Will Follow DANCE TROUPE b 2002 Dancing Brave Dansara Sarah Siddons
193 - yoobet.de Grand Prix Premiere, G3, Cologne, April 18, 2200m 1 Appel Au Maitre (FR) 6 ch c Starborough (GB) - Rotina (FR) (Crystal Glitters (USA)) 2 Touch of Hawk (FR) 4 b c Hawk Wing (USA) - Touch of Class (GER) (Be My Guest (USA)) 3 Steuben (GER) 4 b c Monsun (GER) Schwarzach (GER) (Grand Lodge (USA)) Age: 2-6; Starts: 22; Wins: 12; Places: 7 Earnings: £634,732 Sire: STARBOROUGH. Sire of 5 Stakes winners. In 2010 - APPEL AU MAITRE Crystal Glitters G3. 1st Dam: Rotina by Crystal Glitters. Dam of 10 winners: 1993: Priolina (f Priolo). Broodmare.
1994: Querlor (c Kendor) unraced. 1995: RENDORINA (f Kendor) 2 wins at 2 in France. Broodmare. 1997: TAMBOURINAIRE (g Kendor). Winner at 3. 1998: UDU POINT (g Lahib) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. 1999: VALENTINO (g Valanour) 12 wins to 2009 in France, Prix Edmond Blanc G3, Prix Perth G3, Prix Andre Baboin (G.P.des Provinces) G3, 3rd Prix d’Harcourt G2. 2000: WHORTLEBERRY (f Starborough). 8 wins at 2 to 5 in France, Italy, Prix Jean Romanet G2, Premio Lydia Tesio-Darley G2. Broodmare. 2001: KING LOUIS (g Nikos) 3 wins over fences. 2002: Ysoldina (f Kendor) Winner at 2 in France, 2nd Prix de la Grotte G3, 3rd Gainsborough Poule d’Essai des Pouliches G1. Broodmare. 2004: APPEL AU MAITRE (c Starborough) Sold 104,694gns yearling at AFAUG. Champion 2yr old colt in Scandinavia in 2006, Champion 3yr old colt in Scandinavia in 2007. 12 wins at 2 to 6, 2010 in Germany, Norway, Sweden, yoobet.de Grand Prix Premiere G3, Nicator Stockholm Cup International G3 (twice), Stockholms Stora Pris G3, Marit Sveaas Minnelop G3, Mec-Com Svenskt Derby LR, Walter Nilsens Minnelop LR (twice), Valley Chapel Memorial LR, 2nd Oppenheim Union-Rennen G2, Stockholms Stora Pris G3, Marit Sveaas Minnelop G3, 3rd Deutschland Preis - Freunde und Forderer G1, Stockholm Cup International G3. 2005: BELLE ET CELEBRE (f Peintre Celebre) Winner at 3 in France, Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary G1. 2006: Causa Proxima (f Kendor) Winner at 3 in France, 3rd Prix La Sorellina LR. 2007: Marah Dubai (f Dubawi) unraced to date. 2008: Etendard d’Or (c Archange d’Or) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: RUDOLFINA by Pharly. 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France Prix de la Pepiniere LR, Prix du Point du Jour LR, 2nd Prix Chloe G3, Prix Fille de l’Air G3. Dam of RUPERT (c Kendor: Prix Ridgway LR, 3rd Prix de Guiche G3), Rampoldi (c General Holme: 2nd Prix Daphnis G3), Riccordo Bello (g Zino: 3rd Prix Christian de Tredern H’cp Hurdle LR), Reach Me (c Kendor: 3rd Prix Stanley Hurdle LR). Grandam of RED RUBIN. Broodmare Sire: CRYSTAL GLITTERS. Sire of the dams of 29 Stakes winners. In 2010 - APPEL AU MAITRE Starborough G3, KING TUNE Green Tune LR. The Starborough/Crystal Glitters cross has produced: APPEL AU MAITRE G1, WHORTLEBERRY G2, Vigna Maggio
195 - Bet365 Classic Trial, G3, Sandown Park, April 23, 10f Nureyev Soviet Star Veruschka STARBOROUGH ch 94
Desert Wine Flamenco Wave Armada Way APPEL AU MAITRE ch c 2004 Blushing Groom Crystal Glitters Tales To Tell ROTINA b 88 Pharly Rudolfina Rojanya
194 - Prix Penelope, G3, Saint-Cloud, April 22, 2000m 1 Dariole (FR) 3 br f Highest Honor (FR) - Dzinigane (FR) (Exit To Nowhere (USA)) 2 A Media Luz (FR) 3 b f Johann Quatz (FR) - Immensement (FR) (Garde Royale) 2 Middle Club (GB) 3 b f Fantastic Light (USA) - Anna Oleanda (IRE) (Old Vic) Age: 2-3; Starts: 4; Wins: 2; Places: 2 Earnings: £60,539 Sire: HIGHEST HONOR. Sire of 67 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DARIOLE Exit To Nowhere G3, ANSIEI Dixieland Band LR. 1st Dam: Dzinigane by Exit To Nowhere. 3 wins at 2 to 4 in France, 2nd Prix Penelope G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Diagora (f Highest Honor) 2006: Dzinor (c Highest Honor) 2007: DARIOLE (f Highest Honor) Sold 15,406gns yearling at ARAUG, 9,246gns 2yo at ARFEB. 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Penelope G3. 2008: De Vous A Moi (c Sinndar) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: DZIETTA by Tip Moss. 2 wins in France. Dam of Dzinigane (f Exit To Nowhere, see above)
1 Chabal (IRE) 3 b c Galileo (IRE) Vagary (IRE) (Zafonic (USA)) 2 Azmeel (GB) 3 b c Azamour (IRE) Best Side (IRE) (King’s Best (USA)) 3 Simenon (IRE) 3 b g Marju (IRE) Epistoliere (IRE) (Alzao (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 4; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £94,855 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 68 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LINTON Centaine G2, MAHBOOBA Red Ransom G2, CHABAL Zafonic G3, SOUTH EASTER Nureyev LR. 1st Dam: Vagary by Zafonic. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: CHABAL (c Galileo) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Bet365 Classic Trial G3, 2nd ladbrokes.com Vincent O’Brien National S G1. 2008: Chabelle (f Shirocco) unraced to date. 2009: (c Shirocco) 2nd Dam: Vadsagreya by Linamix. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, 3rd Prix des Sablonnets LR. Dam of Global Genius (c Galileo: 2nd Chesham S LR). Grandam of SAN SICHARIA, SPIN CYCLE, Codeword. Broodmare Sire: ZAFONIC. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2010 CHABAL Galileo G3, HEAT HAZE Zabeel LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta CHABAL b c 2007 Gone West Zafonic Zaizafon VAGARY gr 2002 Linamix Vadsagreya
Broodmare Sire: EXIT TO NOWHERE. Sire of the dams of 21 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DARIOLE Highest Honor G3, BLEK Chichicastenango LR, EKIN Mujahid LR, BANJAXED GIRL King’s Theatre LR, MAGIC MAMBO Hernando LR. Kalamoun Kenmare Belle of Ireland HIGHEST HONOR gr 83 Riverman High River Hairbrush DARIOLE br f 2007 Irish River Exit To Nowhere Coup de Folie DZINIGANE b 99 Tip Moss Dzietta Danizetta
196 - Bet365 Mile, G2, Sandown Park, April 24, 8f 1 Paco Boy (IRE) 5 b c Desert Style (IRE) - Tappen Zee (Sandhurst Prince) 2 Pressing (IRE) 7 b/br c Soviet Star (USA) - Rafif (USA) (Riverman (USA)) 3 The Cheka (IRE) 4 b c Xaar (GB) Veiled Beauty (USA) (Royal Academy (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 17; Wins: 10; Places: 4 Earnings: £702,869 Sire: DESERT STYLE. Sire of 18 Stakes
winners. In 2010 - PACO BOY Sandhurst Prince G2, MISTER MANANNAN Common Grounds LR. 1st Dam: TAPPEN ZEE by Sandhurst Prince. 2 wins at 3. Dam of 6 winners: 1992: Tappen Lady (f Doulab) 1993: MAWINGO (g Taufan) 3 wins at 3 inc. Dom Ruinart Champagne Handicap, Newmarket, Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur Handicap, Newmarket. 1995: (f Balla Cove) 1996: SUPER PERFORMANCE (g Mujadil) 3 wins at 4 and 5 in Hong Kong. 1998: ZACHOLIV (f Desert Style) 2 wins at 3. Broodmare. 2001: FUEL CELL (g Desert Style) 4 wins. 2003: Xarzee (f Xaar) ran twice. Broodmare. 2005: PACO BOY (c Desert Style) Sold 12,157gns foal at GONO1, 10,508gns yearling at TIDEC, 30,000gns 2yo at DNAPR. 10 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 at home, France, Queen Anne S G1, Total Prix de la Foret G1, Betfair Cup Lennox S G2, CGA Hungerford S G2, Bet365 Mile G2 (twice), Bathwick Tyres Greenham S G3, betdirect.com Spring Cup LR, 2nd BGC Sussex S G1. 2006: TARTAN TURBAN (c Invincible Spirit) Winner at 2. 2nd Dam: ROSSALDENE by Mummy’s Pet. 1 win at 2. Dam of CAPE TOWN (c Desert Style: Victor Chandler European Free H LR, Michael Page International Silver Trophy LR, 2nd Attheraces Mile S G2, 3rd Entenmann’s Irish 2000 Guineas G1), REGIMENT (c Shaadi: Easter S LR), Green’s Ferneley (c Taufan: 3rd Bovis Autumn S LR), Lammastide (f Martinmas: 3rd Precocious National S LR). Grandam of COCONUT JOHNNY, SKY CRUSADER, Harvest Warrior, Gypsy Johnny. Third dam of ELECTRIC BEAT, Blakey’s Boy. Broodmare Sire: SANDHURST PRINCE. Sire of the dams of 8 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PACO BOY Desert Style G2.
Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier DESERT STYLE b 92 High Top Organza Canton Silk PACO BOY b c 2005 Pampapaul Sandhurst Prince Blue Shark TAPPEN ZEE ch 86 Mummy’s Pet Rossaldene Palestra
197 - Bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes, G3, Sandown Park, April 24, 10f 1 Glass Harmonium (IRE) 4 gr c
Verglas (IRE) - Spring Symphony (IRE) (Darshaan) 2 Redwood (GB) 4 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Arum Lily (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 3 Laaheb (GB) 4 b g Cape Cross (IRE) Maskunah (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Este (GER) (The Noble Player (USA)) 3 Johannes Mozart (IRE) 4 ch c Spinning World (USA) - Nicolitta (IRE) (Nicolotte (GB))
Rosawa (FR) (Linamix (FR))
Age: 3-4; Starts: 8; Wins: 5; Places: 2 Earnings: £156,370
Age: 2-4; Starts: 8; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £88,339
Sire: STORMING HOME. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 JAKKALBERRY Barathea G3, LION TAMER Generous LR.
Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ANNA SALAI Caerleon G3, CELLARMASTER Sound Reason G3, MAKFI Green Desert G3, WORTHADD Rahy G3, GOLDEN MILLENNIUM Eagle Eyed LR.
Sire: VERGLAS. Sire of 23 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GLASS HARMONIUM Darshaan G3. 1st Dam: SPRING SYMPHONY by Darshaan. Winner at 3. Own sister to HARD TOP. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: HOLDA (f Docksider) Winner at 2. Broodmare. 2006: GLASS HARMONIUM (c Verglas) 3 wins at 2 to 4, Bet365 Gordon Richards S G3, Hampton Court S LR, 2nd Thurlow Nunn Standen Darley S G3. 2007: Zarzuela (f Rock of Gibraltar) unraced to date. 2008: Fruehling (c Azamour) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Well Head by Sadler’s Wells. unraced. Dam of CONDUIT (c Dalakhani: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S G1, Ladbrokes St Leger S G1, Emirates Airlines Breeders’ Cup Turf G1 (twice), 3rd Coral Eclipse S G1), HARD TOP (g Darshaan: Daily Telegraph Great Voltigeur S G2), Spray Gun (c Octagonal: 2nd Prix Rene Bedel LR, Prix de la Porte de Madrid LR)
1st Dam: CLABA DI SAN JORE by Barathea. Winner at 3 in Italy. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: AWELMARDUK (c Almutawakel) 5 wins at 2, 3 and 5 in Italy, Derby Italiano G1. 2005: BOIS JOLI (f Orpen) 2 wins. 2006: JAKKALBERRY (c Storming Home) 5 wins at 3 and 4 in Italy, Premio Ambrosiano G3, 3rd Derby Italiano Better G2. 2007: KIDNAPPING (c Intikhab) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Italy, Premio Emanuele Filiberto LR, 3rd Premio Guido Berardelli G3. 2008: Crackerjack King (c Shamardal) unraced to date. 2009: (f Dalakhani) 2nd Dam: Claw by Law Society. 7 wins at 2 to 4 in Italy, 2nd Premio Giovanni Falck LR, Premio delle Aste LR. Dam of CLASEM DI SAN JORE (c Second Empire: Premio Merano LR), Clelt di San Jore (c Celtic Swing: 2nd Premio Merano LR), Clades di San Jore (c Desert Prince: 3rd Corsa Corona Ferrea Hurdle LR)
Broodmare Sire: DARSHAAN. Sire of the dams of 145 Stakes winners. In 2010 - GLASS HARMONIUM Verglas G3, ASHKAZAR Sadler’s Wells LR, PITTONI Peintre Celebre LR, ZARINAVA Daylami LR.
Broodmare Sire: BARATHEA. Sire of the dams of 30 Stakes winners. In 2010 - JAKKALBERRY Storming Home G3, GEORGETTE SILK Flying Spur LR, KIDNAPPING Intikhab LR.
Kenmare Highest Honor High River VERGLAS gr 94 Secreto Rahaam Fager’s Glory GLASS HARMONIUM gr c 2006 Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy SPRING SYMPHONY b 98 Sadler’s Wells Well Head River Dancer
Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie STORMING HOME b 98 Shareef Dancer Try To Catch Me It’s In The Air JAKKALBERRY b c 2006 Sadler’s Wells Barathea Brocade CLABA DI SAN JORE gr 99 Law Society Claw Crodas
198 - Premio Ambrosiano, G3, Milan, April 24, 2000m 1 Jakkalberry (IRE) 4 b c Storming Home (GB) - Claba di San Jore (IRE) (Barathea (IRE)) 2 Estejo (GER) 6 b c Johan Cruyff (GB) -
199 - Prix de la Grotte, G3, Longchamp, April 25, 1600m 1 Anna Salai (USA) 3 b f Dubawi (IRE) Anna Palariva (IRE) (Caerleon (USA)) 2 Gotlandia (FR) 3 b f Anabaa (USA) Grenade (FR) (Bering) 3 Rosanara (FR) 3 gr f Sinndar (IRE) -
Age: 2-3; Starts: 3; Wins: 1; Places: 2 Earnings: £46,076
1st Dam: ANNA PALARIVA by Caerleon. 2 wins at 2 in France, Prix d’Aumale G3. Dam of 5 winners: 2000: ANGLO SAXON (c Seeking The Gold) 4 wins. 2001: ADVICE (c Seeking The Gold) 5 wins at 3 to 5 in France, Grand Prix de Bordeaux LR, Grand Prix de Compiegne LR, Prix de Saint Patrick LR, G. P. Anjou Bretagne-Vignerons Nantais LR, 2nd La Coupe de MaisonsLaffitte G3. 2002: Anna Wi’yaak (f Dubai Millennium) unraced. Broodmare. 2003: Anemometer (f Sunday Silence). Broodmare. 2004: ADONITA (f Singspiel) 2 wins at 3 in France. Broodmare. 2005: IGUAZU FALLS (c Pivotal) 2 wins at 2 and 3, Help for Heroes Surrey S LR, 2nd Somerville Tattersall S G3. 2006: Angel Falls (f Kingmambo) unraced. 2007: ANNA SALAI (f Dubawi) 1 win at 3 in France, Prix de la Grotte G3. 2008: Angel’s Tears (f Seeking The Gold) unraced to date. 2009: (c Pivotal) 2nd Dam: ANNA OF SAXONY by ElaMana-Mou. 4 wins at 3 and 4 Worthington Best Bitter Park Hill S G3. Dam of ANNA PALARIVA (f Caerleon, see above), Ancestor (c Polish Precedent: 3rd Queen’s Vase G3), Aachen (g Rainbow Quest: 3rd Prix Right Royal LR), Anshaam (c Alzao: 2nd Criterium du Fonds Europeen de L’Elevage LR). Grandam of AVE, Dubawi Phantom, All Annalena. Broodmare Sire: CAERLEON. Sire of the dams of 147 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BUENA VISTA Special Week G2, RED DESIRE Manhattan Cafe G2, ANNA SALAI Dubawi G3, SIMON DE MONTFORT King’s Best G3, APOLLO PHOENIX Afleet LR, GILT EDGE GIRL Monsieur Bond LR. Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher ANNA SALAI b f 2007 Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer ANNA PALARIVA ch 95 Ela-Mana-Mou Anna of Saxony Anna Matrushka
200 - Prix de Fontainebleau, G3, Longchamp, April 25, 1600m 1 Rajsaman (FR) 3 gr c Linamix (FR) Rose Quartz (GB) (Lammtarra (USA)) 2 Siyouni (FR) 3 b c Pivotal (GB) - Sichilla (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Lope de Vega (IRE) 3 ch c Shamardal (USA) - Lady Vettori (GB) (Vettori (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 3; Places: 3 Earnings: £91,319 Sire: LINAMIX. Sire of 80 Stakes winners. In 2010 - RAJSAMAN Lammtarra G3, HIDDEN UNIVERSE Woodman LR. 1st Dam: ROSE QUARTZ by Lammtarra. Winner at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: ROSAWA (f Linamix) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de la Calonne LR, Prix de Liancourt LR. Dam of ROSANARA (f Sinndar: 2 wins at 2 in France, Total Prix Marcel Boussac G1, 3rd Criterium International G1) 2004: ROSAMIXA (f Linamix) Winner at 2 in France. Broodmare. 2005: (c Numerous) 2007: RAJSAMAN (c Linamix) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix de Fontainebleau G3, G.P. CIC Banque Privee Criterium de Lyon LR. 2008: Radiyya (f Sinndar) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: GRAPHITE by Mr Prospector. 1 win at 3. Own sister to CUDDLES. Grandam of Mejiro Nicolas, Temple of Peace, Fanti Dancer. Third dam of WHOBEGOTYOU. Broodmare Sire: LAMMTARRA. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 RAJSAMAN Linamix G3. The Linamix/Lammtarra cross has produced: RAJSAMAN G3, ROSAWA LR. Bellypha Mendez Miss Carina LINAMIX gr 87 Breton Lunadix Lutine RAJSAMAN gr c 2007 Nijinsky Lammtarra Snow Bride ROSE QUARTZ b 97 Mr Prospector Graphite Stellarette
- Seren Devious (GB) (Dr Devious (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 0 Earnings: £87,889 Sire: KING’S BEST. Sire of 32 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CALMING INFLUENCE Indian Ridge G2, ALLYBAR Irish River G3, EISHIN FLASH Platini G3, SIMON DE MONTFORT Caerleon G3. 1st Dam: NOBLE ROSE by Caerleon. 3 wins at 2 to 4, Stones Bitter Park Hill S G3, 2nd Prix de Royallieu G2. Dam of 6 winners: 1998: RIORDAN (c Theatrical) Winner at 3 in UAE. 1999: Nobilior (c Silver Hawk) ran once in a N.H. Flat Race. 2000: ILLUSTRIA (f Seeking The Gold) Winner at 2. Broodmare. 2001: Purple Tiger (f Rainbow Quest) unraced. Dam of Taajub (c Exceed And Excel: Winner at 2, 2nd Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack S G2) 2002: NOTABILITY (c King’s Best). 3 wins at 2 to 4 at home, Germany, Darley Oettingen-Rennen G2, 2nd Premio Vittorio di Capua G1. 2004: Lavender List (f Pivotal) ran on the flat in Italy. 2005: ELYSEE PALACE (f King’s Best) 3 wins at 2 and 3. 2006: FEUDAL (c Xaar) Winner at 3 in Sweden. 2007: SIMON DE MONTFORT (c King’s Best) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Prix La Force G3, Prix Francois Mathet LR. 2009: (c King’s Best) 2nd Dam: Noble Lily by Vaguely Noble. Dam of SIMEON (c Lammtarra: Heathorns Bookmakers Classic Trial G3, 3rd Prix du Jockey Club G1), NOBLE ROSE (f Caerleon, see above), NOCTILUCENT (f Lammtarra: Prix Urban Sea LR). Grandam of Finland. Broodmare Sire: CAERLEON. Sire of the dams of 147 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BUENA VISTA Special Week G2, RED DESIRE Manhattan Cafe G2, ANNA SALAI Dubawi G3, SIMON DE MONTFORT King’s Best G3, APOLLO PHOENIX Afleet LR, GILT EDGE GIRL Monsieur Bond LR. The King’s Best/Caerleon cross has produced: NOTABILITY G1, SIMON DE MONTFORT G3, KING LUNA LR.
202 - G.P. Krefelder Wirtschaft-Dr Busch Mem., G3, Krefeld, April 25, 1600m 1 Zazou (GER) 3 b c Shamardal (USA) Zaza Top (GER) (Lomitas (GB)) 2 Kite Hunter (IRE) 3 ch c Muhtathir (GB) - Miss Chryss (IRE) (Indian Ridge) 3 Wuhan (GER) 3 b c One Cool Cat (USA) - Winterthur (GER) (Alkalde (GER)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Places: 3 Earnings: £180,333 Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAINT PERFUME Zabeel G1, ZAZOU Lomitas G3, HAPPY HIPPY Soviet Lad LR, SIYAADAH Lahib LR. 1st Dam: ZAZA TOP by Lomitas. 4 wins at 2 to 4 in Germany, Luhrs & Holst GMBH Co. K G Stutenpreis LR, 2nd Premio Dormello G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: ZOE DREAM (g Galileo) 6 wins. 2005: ZHOUZHI (f Anabaa) Winner at 4 in Germany. 2006: King Maui (c High Chaparral) unraced. 2007: ZAZOU (c Shamardal) Sold 26,610gns yearling at BBAGS. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in Germany, G.P. Krefelder Wirtschaft-Dr Busch Mem G3, 3rd Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1. 2009: (f Librettist) 2nd Dam: ZORINA by Shirley Heights. 1 win at 2. Own sister to Nadina. Dam of ZAZA TOP (f Lomitas, see above), Zolango (c Acatenango: 2nd Premio Emanuele Filiberto LR). Grandam of Zoom. Broodmare Sire: LOMITAS. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 ZAZOU Shamardal G3. Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street ZAZOU b c 2007 Niniski Lomitas La Colorada ZAZA TOP ch 98 Shirley Heights Zorina Nadia Nerina
Kingmambo Miesque KING’S BEST b 97
203 - Moss Bros Sagaro Stakes, G3, Ascot, April 28, 16f
Lombard Anatevka SIMON DE MONTFORT b c 2007 Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer NOBLE ROSE b 91 Vaguely Noble Noble Lily Water Lily
1st Dam: GIPSY MOTH by Efisio. 4 wins at 2 and 3 at home, Germany, Kolner Flieger Preis LR. Dam of 6 winners: 2000: ROMANY NIGHTS (g Night Shift) 8 wins. 2002: GIPSY HALL (c Halling) 9 wins at 3 to 7, 2009 in Norway, Sweden. 2003: ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (c Dansili) Sold 28,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 40,000gns 2yo at TAAUT. 9 wins to 2010 at home, UAE, Moss Bros Sagaro S G3, Coutts Glorious S G3, Letheby & Christopher Festival S LR, 2nd totesport.com September S G3, intercasino.co.uk Magnolia S LR, Britain’s Got Talent Paradise S LR, 3rd Betdirect Winter Derby G3, Floodlit S LR, Wheb Ventures/Ruston Wheb Tapster S LR. 2004: FLY FREE (f Halling) Winner at 2. 2005: MULLEIN (f Oasis Dream) 5 wins at 3 and 4, EBF Highfield Farm Flying Fillies’ S LR, 3rd John Guest Diadem S G2. 2007: LEVIATHAN (c Dubawi) 2 wins at 2. 2008: Zarafshan (c Halling) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Rock The Boat by Slip Anchor. Dam of GIPSY MOTH (f Efisio, see above), HEAVENLY WHISPER (f Halling: Masaka S LR, 2nd Falmouth S G2), Rocket Ship (c Pennekamp: 2nd Sharp Minds Betfair Royal Bond Nov.Hdle G1) Broodmare Sire: EFISIO. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2010 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Dansili G3, PEARL BANKS Pivotal LR. The Dansili/Efisio cross has produced: DELEGATOR G1, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE G3.
Danehill Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili
1 Simon de Montfort (IRE) 3 b c King’s Best (USA) - Noble Rose (IRE) (Caerleon (USA)) 2 Pain Perdu (FR) 3 b c Vespone (IRE) Coastline (GB) (Night Shift (USA)) 3 Circumvent (GB) 3 ch g Tobougg (IRE)
Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 39 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PROVISO Woodman G1, HARBINGER Bering G3, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame LR, FORETELLER Warning LR.
201 - Prix La Force, G3, Longchamp, April 25, 2000m
Age: 2-7; Starts: 49; Wins: 9; Places: 21 Earnings: £278,567
1 Illustrious Blue (GB) 7 b/br c Dansili (GB) - Gipsy Moth (GB) (Efisio) 2 Aajel (USA) 6 gr g Aljabr (USA) Awtaan (USA) (Arazi (USA)) 3 Electrolyser (IRE) 5 gr c Daylami (IRE) Iviza (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Kerali ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE b/br c 2003 Formidable Efisio Eldoret GIPSY MOTH b 95 Slip Anchor Rock The Boat Rimosa’s Pet
international database 204 - Prix du Muguet, G2, SaintCloud, May 1, 1600m 1 Byword (GB) 4 ch c Peintre Celebre (USA) - Binche (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Gris de Gris (IRE) 6 gr c Slickly (FR) Deesse Grise (FR) (Lead On Time (USA)) 3 Sehrezad (IRE) 5 b c Titus Livius (FR) Trebles (IRE) (Kenmare (FR)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 6; Wins: 4; Places: 2 Earnings: £148,390 Sire: PEINTRE CELEBRE. Sire of 48 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BYWORD Woodman G2, CELTIC CELEB Gay Mecene LR, COLLECTION American Chance LR, PITTONI Darshaan LR. 1st Dam: Binche by Woodman. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Louviere (f Alhaarth) 2005: PROVISO (f Dansili). 7 wins at 2 to 5, 2010 in France, USA, Frank E Kilroe Mile H G1, 2nd Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile S G1, Juddmonte Spinster S G1, Santa Monica H G1, 3rd Prix Rothschild G1, Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary G1. 2006: BYWORD (c Peintre Celebre) 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Prix du Muguet G2, Prix Jacques Laffitte LR, Prix Pelleas LR. 2007: Askew (f Beat Hollow) unraced to date. 2008: Epinois (f Dansili) unraced to date. 2009: (c Dansili) 2nd Dam: BINARY by Rainbow Quest. 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France, USA Prix des Tuileries LR, 2nd Prix de Psyche G3. Own sister to BEQUEATH. Dam of BINARY FILE (c Nureyev: Marit Sveaas Minnelop G3, 2nd Prix Dollar Fouquet’s Barriere G2) Broodmare Sire: WOODMAN. Sire of the dams of 132 Stakes winners. In 2010 - KINSALE KING Yankee Victor G1, PROVISO Dansili G1, BYWORD Peintre Celebre G2, D’ FUNNYBONE D’Wildcat G2, HERCULIAN PRINCE Yamanin Vital LR, HIDDEN UNIVERSE Linamix LR, I’M SO LUCKY Zilzal LR, TORLUNDY Monarchos LR. The Peintre Celebre/Woodman cross has produced: SUDAN G1, SUPER CELEBRE G1, BYWORD G2. Northern Dancer Nureyev Special PEINTRE CELEBRE ch 94 Alydar Peinture Bleue Petroleuse BYWORD ch c 2006 Mr Prospector Woodman Playmate BINCHE ch 99 Rainbow Quest Binary Balabina
205 - Premio Regina Elena 1000 Guineas, G3, Rome, May 1, 1600m 1 Evading Tempete (GB) 3 b f Dubai Destination (USA) - Late Summer (USA) (Gone West (USA)) 2 Cronsa (GER) 3 b f Martino Alonso (IRE) - Croa (IRE) (Alzao (USA)) 3 Zobenigo (IRE) 3 b f Orpen (USA) Doregan (IRE) (Bahhare (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 7; Wins: 2; Places: 4 Earnings: £58,259 Sire: DUBAI DESTINATION. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - EVADING TEMPETE Gone West G3. 1st Dam: Late Summer by Gone West. Dam of 1 winner: 2003: Marymas (f Selkirk) unraced. Broodmare. 2004: Labor Day (f Pivotal) 2005: Summer Affair (g Alhaarth) 2006: Abner (c Montjeu) ran twice. 2007: EVADING TEMPETE (f Dubai Destination) Sold 15,000gns foal at TADEF, 3,000gns yearling at TAOC2, 15,718gns 2yo at ARMAY. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, Premio Regina Elena 1000 Guineas G3, Prix Ronde de Nuit LR, 2nd Prix Imprudence G3. 2008: (c Dansili) 2009: (f Dylan Thomas) 2nd Dam: Sun And Shade by Ajdal. 4 wins, 2nd Lady Morvich H LR. Dam of DAGGERS DRAWN (c Diesis: LaurentPerrier Rose Champagne S G2, Salomon Brothers Richmond S G2), Enemy Action (f Forty Niner: 3rd Mindy Malone H). Grandam of Super Sleuth. Broodmare Sire: GONE WEST. Sire of the dams of 60 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DANDO AMOR Thunder Gulch G2, EVADING TEMPETE Dubai Destination G3, LA VERITA Unbridled’s Song LR, MEXICAN ROSE Volksraad LR. Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque DUBAI DESTINATION b 99 Alleged Mysterial Mysteries EVADING TEMPETE b f 2007 Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame LATE SUMMER b 98 Ajdal Sun And Shade Shadywood
206 - stanjames.com Palace House Stakes, G3, Newmarket, May 1, 5f 1 Equiano (FR) 5 b c Acclamation (GB) Entente Cordiale (IRE) (Ela-Mana-Mou)
2 Borderlescott (GB) 8 b g Compton Place (GB) - Jeewan (Touching Wood (USA)) 3 Blue Jack (GB) 5 b g Cadeaux Genereux - Fairy Flight (IRE) (Fairy King (USA))
For Fame G1, WALL STREET Grand Lodge G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G2, GROWL Western Symphony G3, OLD JOCK Dance Floor LR, BUDAPEST Doyoun LR, HURRICANE FLY Kenmare LR.
Age: 2-5; Starts: 22; Wins: 6; Places: 7 Earnings: £294,039
1st Dam: MARE AUX FEES by Kenmare. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 8 winners: 1993: PIERROT SOLAIRE (c Dancing Spree) 10 wins in Italy, Criterium Partenopeo LR. 1994: Mare Aux Tanches (f Lead On Time) unraced. 1995: CLAIR DE MER (c Dancing Spree) 5 wins in Italy. 1996: THE MASK (c Saint Estephe) 4 wins at 2, 3 and 6 in France, Prix de Saint Patrick LR, 2nd Brigadier Gerard S G3, 3rd Prix Guillaume d’Ornano G2. 1997: Seule A Paris (f Pistolet Bleu). Dam of Here She Comes (f Take Risks: 4 wins at 3 to 5 in Denmark, France, 2nd Prix de la Cochere LR, Prix de Lieurey-Shadwell LR, Erik O Steens Memorial LR, Margareta Wettermarks Minneslopning LR) 1998: ALBULA (f Anabaa) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. Dam of DORSET SQUARE (g Fantastic Light: 5 wins, thetote.com H. Hurdle G2) 1999: Bithia (f Sillery) ran on the flat in Italy. Broodmare. 2000: ORDINARY HERO (c Anabaa) 5 wins at 3 and 5 in Norway. 2001: Hoops And Blades (c Peintre Celebre) ran a few times. 2002: Maternelle (f Machiavellian) ran on the flat in France. Broodmare. 2003: MAESTA (c Starborough) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France. 2005: BELLE ALLURE (f Numerous) 4 wins at 2 to 4 in France, USA, P.Vanteaux-Beachcomber Hotels Royal Palm G3, Athenia H G3. 2006: JUKEBOX JURY (c Montjeu) Sold 173,745gns yearling at ARAUG. 6 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Germany, Preis von Europa G1, stanjames.com Jockey Club S G2, Juddmonte Royal Lodge S G2, Grand Prix de Deauville-Lucien Barriere G2, Totepool Rose of Lancaster S G3, 2nd Racing Post Trophy G1, Pattison Canadian International S G1, 3rd Prix La Rochette G3. 2007: Le Larron (c High Chaparral) 2008: (c Hurricane Run)
Sire: ACCLAMATION. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 - EQUIANO Ela-ManaMou G3. 1st Dam: Entente Cordiale by ElaMana-Mou. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: BARAHIR (c Key of Luck) 6 wins at 2 and 3 in Spain. 2005: EQUIANO (c Acclamation) Sold 17,561gns foal at AFDEC. 6 wins at 2, 3 and 5 at home, France, Spain, King’s Stand S G1, stanjames.com Palace House S G3, Connaught Access Flooring Abernant S LR, 2nd Prix du Gros-Chene G2, Connaught Access Flooring Abernant S LR, 3rd Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte G2. 2006: Nessa (f Marchand de Sable) unraced. 2007: ORIFE (c Marchand de Sable) 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France. 2008: Elvira Delight (f Desert Style) unraced to date. Broodmare Sire: ELA-MANA-MOU. Sire of the dams of 83 Stakes winners. In 2010 - EQUIANO Acclamation G3, ALAIVAN Kalanisi LR.
Waajib Royal Applause Flying Melody ACCLAMATION b 99 Ahonoora Princess Athena Shopping Wise EQUIANO b c 2005 Pitcairn Ela-Mana-Mou Rose Bertin ENTENTE CORDIALE ch 98 Kris Mirmande Secala
207 - stanjames.com Jockey Club Stakes, G2, Newmarket, May 1, 12f 1 Jukebox Jury (IRE) 4 gr c Montjeu (IRE) - Mare Aux Fees (GB) (Kenmare (FR)) 2 Nanton (USA) 8 gr/ro g Spinning World (USA) - Grab The Green (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) 3 Claremont (IRE) 4 b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Mezzo Soprano (USA) (Darshaan) Age: 2-4; Starts: 14; Wins: 6; Places: 5 Earnings: £690,358
2nd Dam: Feerie Boreale by Irish River. 1 win at 2 in France, 2nd Prix d’Aumale G3, 3rd Prix Marcel Boussac G1. Dam of TAKE OFF TIME (c Polish Precedent: Premio Carlo Porta Limited H LR). Grandam of MATIN DE TEMPETE.
Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 86 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TAVISTOCK Quest
Broodmare Sire: KENMARE. Sire of the dams of 74 Stakes winners. In 2010
- SAL GROSSO Our Emblem G1, JUKEBOX JURY Montjeu G2, HERE DE ANGELS Dehere G3, GENEROUS TYCOON Generous LR, HURRICANE FLY Montjeu LR. The Montjeu/Kenmare cross has produced: JUKEBOX JURY G1, HURRICANE FLY LR.
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy JUKEBOX JURY gr c 2006 Kalamoun Kenmare Belle of Ireland MARE AUX FEES gr 88 Irish River Feerie Boreale Skelda
208 - stanjames.com 2000 Guineas, G1, Newmarket, May 1, 8f
1 Makfi (GB) 3 b c Dubawi (IRE) Dhelaal (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) 2 Dick Turpin (IRE) 3 b c Arakan (USA) Merrily (GB) (Sharrood (USA)) 3 Canford Cliffs (IRE) 3 b c Tagula (IRE) Mrs Marsh (GB) (Marju (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 3; Wins: 3; Places: 0 Earnings: £274,128 Sire: DUBAWI. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MAKFI Green Desert G1, ANNA SALAI Caerleon G3, CELLARMASTER Sound Reason G3, WORTHADD Rahy G3, GOLDEN MILLENNIUM Eagle Eyed LR. 1st Dam: Dhelaal by Green Desert. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: MAKFI (c Dubawi) Sold 26,000gns 2yo at TAAUT. 3 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, stanjames.com 2000 Guineas G1, Prix Djebel G3. 2008: Jadhwah (f Nayef ) unraced to date. 2009: (c Medicean) 2nd Dam: Irish Valley by Irish River. ran on the flat in France at 2 and 3. Dam of ALHAARTH (c Unfuwain: Generous Dewhurst S G1, 3rd Esat Digifone Champion S G1, Sussex S G1), GREEN POLA (f Nijinsky: Prix du Calvados G3), Gaelic Myth (g Nijinsky: 2nd Seagram Top Novices’ Hurdle LR). Grandam of AQALEEM, CAPE LIZBURNE. Broodmare Sire: GREEN DESERT. Sire of the dams of 64 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MAKFI Dubawi G1, PALLODIO Medecis LR.
international database Seeking The Gold Dubai Millennium Colorado Dancer DUBAWI b 2002 Deploy Zomaradah Jawaher MAKFI b c 2007 Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier DHELAAL b 2002 Irish River Irish Valley Green Valley
ANALYSIS: Sheikh Mohammed’s pain at the loss of Dubai Milliennium must surely have been greatly eased by the sensational start made at stud by Dubawi. The best runner from the only crop of his sire, Dubawi earned Classic honours with a win in the Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1), and with his first crop only three, he’s already sired five Group winners, including Makfi, who took the English 2,000 Guineas (G1), and Worthadd, successful in the Italian equivalent. Bred by Shadwell and sold as an unraced two-year-old for just 26,000gns at the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale, Makfi has enjoyed a rapid assent to the top. He won a minor race in the French provinces on his debut last year, and on his only other outing prepped for the Guineas with a win in the Prix Djebel (G3). Despite his modest sale price, Makfi certainly has a Classic pedigree. In addition to being by a Guineas winner, his dam is a half-sister to the Dewhurst Stakes (G1) victor Alhaarth (sire of a 2,000 Guineas (G1) winner in Haafhd), while the grand-dam Irish Valley is an Irish River half-sister to French 2,000 Guineas (G1) hero Green Dancer. This is the same Ampola branch of the Blue Demin family that also produced champion French two-yearold, Grey Dawn II, subsequently a good sire in the US. What is particularly interesting about Makfi’s pedigree is that his sire has a Northern Dancer/Sir Gaylord cross through Shareef Dancer (broodmare sire of Dubai Millennium), and his dam has a Northern Dancer/Sir Gaylord cross through her broodmare sire Dancing Brave. Makfi has a third Northern Dancer/Sir Gaylord cross through his broodmare sire Green Desert so the pedigree has some similarities to Oasis Dream’s, who is by Green Desert out of a Dancing Brave mare. Funnily enough, Oasis Dream is sire of a black-type winner from his only starter out of a Shareef Dancer mare thus having the same Northern Dancer/Sir Gaylord trio as Makfi. 209 - German 1000 Guineas, G2, Dusseldorf, May 1, 1600m 1 Kali (GER) 3 b f Areion (GER) - Kahlua (GER) (Dashing Blade) 2 Reine Heureuse (GER) 3 b f Big Shuffle
(USA) - Reine Galante (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Neon Light (GER) 3 b f Refuse To Bend (IRE) - No Merci (GER) (General Assembly (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 2; Wins: 1; Places: 1 Earnings: £5,450 Sire: AREION. Sire of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - KALI Dashing Blade G2. 1st Dam: Kahlua by Dashing Blade. 2 wins at 2 in Germany, 3rd Preis der Winterkonigin G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: KALI (f Areion) 1 win at 3 in Germany, German 1000 Guineas G2. 2008: (c Tiger Hill) 2nd Dam: Karena by Midyan. 1 win at 2 in Germany, 3rd G. Preis der StadtSparkasse Dusseldorf LR. Dam of Kahlua (f Dashing Blade, see above), Koonunga Hill (f Big Shuffle: 3rd Prix Isola Bella LR, Premio Certosa LR) Broodmare Sire: DASHING BLADE. Sire of the dams of 26 Stakes winners. In 2010 - KALI Areion G2, EARLSALSA Kingsalsa LR. The Areion/Dashing Blade cross has produced: KALI G2, BELTANA LR. Super Concorde Big Shuffle Raise Your Skirts
Travelling Victor. 15 wins at 2 to 5 in Canada, USA, British Columbia Stallion S.(fillies) LR, Metrotown Distaff S LR, Jack Diamond Futurity (fillies) LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2001: Versailles King (c Broad Brush) unraced. 2002: Silver Heist (f Silver Deputy) unraced. 2003: STRAWBERRY LOLLY (f Lomitas) 3 wins at 3 and 4. Broodmare. 2004: STRABINIOS KING (g King’s Best) 5 wins at 3 to 5. 2006: STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI (f Dansili) Sold 105,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins at 3 and 4, stanjames.com Dahlia S G3, Iveco Atalanta S LR, Transformers/Recitifers EBF Valiant S LR, The Coral Distaff LR. 2007: Strawberry Rose (f Dr Fong) in training. 2008: Strawberrymystique (f Motivator) unraced to date. 2009: (f Motivator) 2nd Dam: STRAWBERRY’S CHARM by Strawberry Road. 1 win in USA. Dam of STRAWBERRY MORN (f Travelling Victor, see above), C R Special (g Taylor’s Special: 3rd Inaugural Stakes), Rohaani (c High Yield: 2nd Nayef Jebel Ali S LR). Grandam of Fresa Margarita. Broodmare Sire: TRAVELLING VICTOR. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Dansili G3.
AREION b 95 Caerleon Aerleona
KALI b f 2007 Elegant Air Dashing Blade Sharp Castan KAHLUA b 2002 Midyan Karena Key To Love
210 - stanjames.com Dahlia Stakes, G3, Newmarket, May 2, 9f 1 Strawberrydaiquiri (GB) 4 gr f Dansili (GB) - Strawberry Morn (CAN) (Travelling Victor (CAN)) 2 Honimiere (IRE) 4 b f Fasliyev (USA) Sugar (GB) (Hernando (FR)) 3 Spacious (GB) 5 b f Nayef (USA) Palatial (GB) (Green Desert (USA)) Age: 3-4; Starts: 7; Wins: 5; Places: 2 Earnings: £122,140 Sire: DANSILI. Sire of 39 Stakes winners. In 2010 - PROVISO Woodman G1, HARBINGER Bering G3, ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Efisio G3, STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI Travelling Victor G3, ABATON Night Shift LR, FAMOUS NAME Quest For Fame LR, FORETELLER Warning LR. 1st Dam: STRAWBERRY MORN by
Razyana DANSILI b 96 Kahyasi Hasili Kerali STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI gr f 2006 Hail To Victory Travelling Victor Travelling Round STRAWBERRY MORN gr 93 Strawberry Road Strawberry’s Charm Al’s Charm
211 - stanjames.com 1000 Guineas, G1, Newmarket, May 2, 8f 1 Special Duty (GB) 3 ch f Hennessy (USA) - Quest To Peak (USA) (Distant View (USA)) 2 Jacqueline Quest (IRE) 3 b f Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Coquette Rouge (IRE) (Croco Rouge (IRE)) 3 Gile Na Greine (IRE) 3 b f Galileo (IRE) Scribonia (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 6; Wins: 3; Places: 3 Earnings: £494,510 Sire: HENNESSY. Sire of 59 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SPECIAL DUTY Distant View G1, THE ROSY Roy G2. 1st Dam: Quest To Peak by Distant
international database View. ran on the flat in USA at 3. Own sister to SIGHTSEEK. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: SPECIAL DUTY (f Hennessy) 3 wins at 2 and 3 at home, France, Electrolux Cheveley Park S G1, stanjames.com 1000 Guineas G1, Prix Robert Papin G2, 2nd Darley Prix Morny G1, Prix Yacowlef LR, 3rd Prix Imprudence G3. 2008: (f Dansili) 2009: (f Galileo) 2nd Dam: VIVIANA by Nureyev. 3 wins at 3 in France Prix des Tuileries LR, Prix Melisande LR, 2nd Prix de Psyche G3. Dam of SIGHTSEEK (f Distant View: Beldame S G1 (twice), Ogden Phipps H G1 (twice), Go For Wand H G1, Ruffian H G1, Humana Distaff H G1, 2nd Go For Wand H G1, Santa Margarita Invitational H G1, Santa Monica H G1), TATES CREEK (f Rahy: Yellow Ribbon S G1, Gamely Breeders’ Cup H G1, 2nd John C Mabee H G1) Broodmare Sire: DISTANT VIEW. Sire of the dams of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SPECIAL DUTY Hennessy G1, TRANQUIL TIGER Selkirk G3. The Hennessy/Distant View cross has produced: SPECIAL DUTY G1, Southern Prince LR.
Storm Bird Storm Cat Terlingua HENNESSY ch 93 Hawaii
by the Kentucky Oaks (G1) heroine Blind Luck a filly inbred to this female line. Viviana is also a sister to Willstar, whose Miswaki daughter Etoile Montante won the Prix de la Foret (G1) and two more graded stakes in the US. The third dam Nijinsky Star is a daughter of Nijinsky and the US Filly Triple Crown heroine Chris Evert. This is also the family of filly Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Winning Colours and the champion two-year-old Chief’s Crown. Special Duty a daughter of the now deceased Hennessy and is the product of the very successful cross of that horse over Mr. Prospector line mares, which has produced at least 10 other Group or Graded winners for her sire, including another Grade 1-winning filly in Harmony Lodge. Her pedigree also combines the genetic relatives Storm Bird and Nijinsky, and this is in nine of Hennessy’s graded winners.
212 - Prix de Barbeville-MTPA, G3, Longchamp, May 2, 3000m 1 Blek (FR) 5 gr c Chichicastenango (FR) - Exande (FR) (Exit To Nowhere (USA)) 2 Kasbah Bliss (FR) 8 b g Kahyasi Marital Bliss (FR) (Double Bed (FR)) 3 Green Tango (FR) 7 ch c Majorien (GB) - Miss Bonfosse (FR) (Hard Leaf (FR))
Island Kitty T C Kitten SPECIAL DUTY ch f 2007 Mr Prospector Distant View Seven Springs QUEST TO PEAK b 2002 Nureyev Viviana Nijinsky Star
ANALYSIS: Last year’s European champion two-year-old filly, Special Duty comes from a family that has a history of producing exceptional females. Special Duty is the first foal of her dam Quest To Peak (Distant View), who was herself unplaced, but is a sister to the five-time Grade 1 winner Sightseek, and half-sister to Tates Creek, a Rahy daughter who won seven graded events, including the Yellow Ribbon Stakes (G1) and Gamely Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G1). Special Duty’s grand-dam Viviana is a black-type-winning and Groupplaced daughter of Nureyev. She is half-sister to two other black-typewinning fillies, one of whom Hometown Queen also finished second in the Kentucky Oaks (G1), and subsequently became dam of millionaire Bowman’s Band and granddam of millionaire Pollard’s Vision, who was represented on Guineas weekend
Age: 3-5; Starts: 17; Wins: 10; Places: 4 Earnings: £239,442 Sire: CHICHICASTENANGO. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BLEK Exit To Nowhere G3. 1st Dam: EXANDE by Exit To Nowhere. 2 wins at 3 in France. Own sister to Pascarina. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: DELYS (f Kingsalsa) 4 wins at 3 to 5 in France. 2004: CHANPLAIN (c Kingsalsa) Winner at 3 in France. 2005: BLEK (c Chichicastenango) 10 wins at 3 to 5 in France, Prix de Barbeville-MTPA G3, Prix La Moskowa LR, Prix Denisy LR, Prix Scaramouche LR, Prix Right Royal LR, 2nd Prix Max Sicard - Etapi du Defi du Galop LR. 2006: Lesperance (g Della Francesca) ran on the flat in France. 2008: Arisk (f My Risk) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: HERSANDE by Pink. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France. Dam of Pascarina (f Exit To Nowhere: 3rd Prix Ronde de Nuit LR) Broodmare Sire: EXIT TO NOWHERE. Sire of the dams of 22 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BLEK Chichicastenango G3, DARIOLE Highest Honor G3, SCALO
Lando G3, EKIN Mujahid LR, BANJAXED GIRL King’s Theatre LR, MAGIC MAMBO Hernando LR.
QUEEN OF POLAND G2, EASTERN ARIA LR, Age of Reason G1. Sharpen Up
Kaldoun Smadoun Mossma CHICHICASTENANGO gr 98 Antheus Smala Small Partie BLEK gr c 2005 Irish River Exit To Nowhere Coup de Folie EXANDE ch 98 Pink Hersande Young Hostess
213 - Prix Ganay - Prix Air Mauritius, G1, Longchamp, May 2, 2000m 1 Cutlass Bay (UAE) 4 c Halling (USA) Dunnes River (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 2 Shalanaya (IRE) 4 ch f Lomitas (GB) Shalamantika (IRE) (Nashwan (USA)) 3 Pallodio (IRE) 5 b/br c Medecis (GB) Bent Al Fala (IRE) (Green Desert (USA)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 5; Wins: 5; Places: 0 Earnings: £308,073 Sire: HALLING. Sire of 47 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CUTLASS BAY Danzig G1, OPINION POLL Shirley Heights LR. 1st Dam: DUNNES RIVER by Danzig. Winner at 3. Dam of 3 winners: 2003: CRESTED (g Fantastic Light) 7 wins at 2 to 7, 2010 at home, USA, Cotton Fitzsimmons H LR, 2nd Hawthorne Derby G3, Robert F Carey Memorial H G3, Dallas Turf Cup H G3. 2004: BOSCOBEL (g Halling) 5 wins at 2 and 3, King Edward VII S G2. 2005: Somerset Falls (f Red Ransom) 2006: CUTLASS BAY (c Halling) 5 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Prix Ganay Prix Air Mauritius G1, Prix d’Harcourt G2, Prix Greffulhe G2. 2007: Dover Castle (c Halling) 2009: (f Monsun) 2nd Dam: ELIZABETH BAY by Mr Prospector. 7 wins at 2, 4 and 5 in France, USA Prix Eclipse G3, 2nd Coronation S G1. Dam of BAYEUX (g Red Ransom: River City H G3, 2nd Frank E Kilroe Mile H G1), COLONIAL (c Cape Cross: Prix Roland de Chambure LR), Katoomba (f Forest Wildcat: 3rd Prix Miss Satamixa LR) Broodmare Sire: DANZIG. Sire of the dams of 149 Stakes winners. In 2010 CUTLASS BAY Halling G1, MAYANO RAIJIN Mayano Top Gun LR, SOUND OF NATURE Chester House LR. The Halling/Danzig cross has produced: CUTLASS BAY G1, BOSCOBEL G2,
Diesis Doubly Sure HALLING ch 91 Green Dancer Dance Machine Never A Lady CUTLASS BAY c 2006 Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom DUNNES RIVER b 98 Mr Prospector Elizabeth Bay Life At The Top
ANALYSIS: Cutlass Bay is a son of Halling, himself a progressive individual who won the Eclipse Stakes (G1) and Juddmonte International (G1) at four, and then repeated in those two races the following year, adding in the Prix d’Ispahan (G1) for good measure. Cutlass Bay may be tried over 1m4f later in the season and with that in mind we can note that his brother Boscobel won the King Edward VII Stakes (G2) over the trip. Cutlass Bay is also half-brother to Crested, a gelding by Fantastic Light who was a stakes winner and graded placed in the US. His dam Dunnes River is a half-sister to Graded winner and Grade 1-placed Bayeux, and three-parts sister to the Listed-winning Cape Cross colt Colonial. Cutlass Bay’s grand-dam is the talented and beautifully-bred Elizabeth Bay. A daughter of Mr. Prospector and Seattle Slew’s Grade 1-winning daughter, Life At The Top, she won the Prix Eclipse (G3) and was runner-up in the Coronation Cup (G1) in England, and also a stakes winner and graded placed in the US. Cutlass Bay is a representative of the successful Sharpen Up/Danzig cross, and this nick has worked especially well for Halling, who has four stakes winners from 17 starters out of mares by Danzig himself, and another four stakes winners out of 39 starters by sons of that horse.
214 - P.Vanteaux-Beachcomber Hotels Royal Palm, G3, Longchamp, May 2, 1800m 1 Zagora (FR) 3 ch f Green Tune (USA) Zaneton (FR) (Mtoto) 2 On Verra (IRE) 3 b f Smart Strike (CAN) - Karmifira (FR) (Always Fair (USA)) 3 Gold Harvest (FR) 3 b f Kaldounevees (FR) - Last Harvest (FR) (Kahyasi) Age: 2-3; Starts: 5; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £81,055 Sire: GREEN TUNE. Sire of 29 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ZAGORA Mtoto G3, KING TUNE Crystal Glitters LR.
1st Dam: Zaneton by Mtoto. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: PARTY LOVER (f Tobougg) Winner at 3 in France. 2006: King des Landes (c Bahhare) 2007: ZAGORA (f Green Tune) Sold 66,526gns yearling at ARAUG. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in France, P.VanteauxBeachcomber Hotels Royal Palm G3, 2nd Prix La Camargo LR. 2008: Zanet (f Enrique) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Party Zane by Zafonic. 1 win at 2 in France, 2nd Prix Zeddaan LR. Dam of Zanyboy (c Night Shift: 3rd Prix La Rochette-Royal Thalasso Barriere G3) Broodmare Sire: MTOTO. Sire of the dams of 16 Stakes winners. In 2010 ZAGORA Green Tune G3. The Green Tune/Mtoto cross has produced: ZAGORA G3, El Rosa LR.
in Germany, Fruhjahrspreis des Bankhauses Metzler G3. 2008: (c Medicean) 2009: (f Lomitas) 2nd Dam: Saquiace by Sagace. 4 wins at 3 and 4 in France, 2nd Grand Prix de Villeurbanne LR. Dam of SKY DANCING (f Exit To Nowhere, see above), Starla (f Lando: 3rd Bremer Stuten Meile LR). Grandam of WHAT’S UP PUSSYCAT.
1 Scalo (GB) 3 b c Lando (GER) - Sky Dancing (IRE) (Exit To Nowhere (USA)) 2 Keep Cool (GB) 3 b c Starcraft (NZ) Kirov (GB) (Darshaan) 3 Nightdance Paolo (GER) 3 b c Paolini (GER) - Nightdance (GER) (Shareef Dancer (USA)) Age: 2; Starts: 1; Wins: 1; Places: 0 Earnings: £2,718 Sire: LANDO. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SCALO Exit To Nowhere G3. 1st Dam: SKY DANCING by Exit To Nowhere. 5 wins at 2 and 4 in Germany, Italy, Premio Buontalenta LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: SEXY LADY (f Danehill Dancer) 4 wins at 3 in France, Germany, Prix Chloe G3. Broodmare. 2004: Sky Express (c Lando) unraced. 2005: SCOLARI (c Monsun) 4 wins at 4 and 5 in Germany. 2006: SKYLOR (c Sakhee) 2 wins at 4 in Germany. 2007: SCALO (c Lando) 1 win at 2
Danzig Danehill Razyana ORATORIO b 2002 Vaguely Noble Mahrah LOLLY FOR DOLLY b f 2007 Mr Prospector Chester House Toussaud HEART STOPPING b 2002 Pursuit of Love Clog Dance Discomatic
217 - High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge Stakes, G3, Curragh, May 3, 10f
Aggravate LANDO b 90 Sharpman Laurea SCALO b c 2007
215 - Fruhjahrspreis des Bankhauses Metzler, G3, Frankfurt, May 2, 2000m
Broodmare Sire: CHESTER HOUSE. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LOLLY FOR DOLLY Oratorio G3.
Broodmare Sire: EXIT TO NOWHERE. Sire of the dams of 22 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BLEK Chichicastenango G3, DARIOLE Highest Honor G3, SCALO Lando G3, EKIN Mujahid LR, BANJAXED GIRL King’s Theatre LR, MAGIC MAMBO Hernando LR.
Licata Nijinsky Green Dancer Green Valley GREEN TUNE ch 91 Mr Prospector Soundings Ocean’s Answer ZAGORA ch f 2007 Busted Mtoto Amazer ZANETON bl 2001 Zafonic Party Zane Party Doll
(c Johannesburg: 3rd Somerville Tattersall S G3)
Irish River Exit To Nowhere Coup de Folie SKY DANCING b 97 Sagace Saquiace Laquiola
1 Fame And Glory (GB) 4 b c Montjeu (IRE) - Gryada (GB) (Shirley Heights) 2 Recharge (IRE) 4 b c Cape Cross (IRE) Rebelline (IRE) (Robellino (USA)) 3 Galileo’s Choice (IRE) 4 b g Galileo (IRE) - Sevi’s Choice (USA) (Sir Ivor (USA))
G3, 2nd Investec Derby S G1, Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion S G1, 3rd New Tote Sports Lounge Alleged S LR. 2007: RAIN FOREST (c Sadler’s Wells) Winner at 3. 2010: (f Montjeu) 2nd Dam: GRIMPOLA by Windwurf. 2 wins in West Germany ARAG Schwarzgold-Rennen (1000 Guineas) G2. Own sister to GRIMBEAU. Dam of Golan Heights (g Shirley Heights: 2nd Parfetts Anniversary July Trophy S LR), Gryada (f Shirley Heights, see above). Grandam of GONBARDA, GLOBAL DREAM, GONFILIA, GONLARGO, GORLOR, Gondoro, Global Dancer, Global World. Third dam of GOATHEMALA, GALANA. Broodmare Sire: SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. Sire of the dams of 174 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAME AND GLORY Montjeu G3, AKDARENA Hernando LR, CAPE MARTIN Polish Precedent LR, OPINION POLL Halling LR, KHYBER KIM Mujahid LR. The Montjeu/Shirley Heights cross has produced: ANTON CHEKHOV G1, FAME AND GLORY G1, MONTARE G1, Washington Irving G2, Red Peony G3.
Age: 2-4; Starts: 11; Wins: 6; Places: 3 Earnings: £1,550,496
Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells
216 - Oratorio EBF Athasi Stakes, G3, Curragh, May 3, 7f 1 Lolly For Dolly (IRE) 3 b f Oratorio (IRE) - Heart Stopping (USA) (Chester House (USA)) 2 Famous (IRE) 3 gr f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Starlight Dreams (USA) (Black Tie Affair) 3 Duchess of Foxland (IRE) 3 br f Medecis (GB) - Itsanothergirl (GB) (Reprimand) Age: 3; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Places: 0 Earnings: £50,775 Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BANCHEE Spectacularphantom G1, LOLLY FOR DOLLY Chester House G3. 1st Dam: Heart Stopping by Chester House. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: LOLLY FOR DOLLY (f Oratorio) Sold 56,000gns foal at TADEF, 57,000gns yearling at TAOC2. 2 wins at 3, Oratorio EBF Athasi S G3. 2008: Eclipseoftheheart (f Shamardal) unraced to date. 2009: (c Motivator) 2nd Dam: Clog Dance by Pursuit of Love. 2nd Owen Brown Rockfel S G2. Dam of SHORT DANCE (f Hennessy: Stanjamesuk.com Radley S LR, Michael Seely Memorial Fillies’ S LR, 3rd Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling S G3), Yankadi
Sire: MONTJEU. Sire of 86 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TAVISTOCK Quest For Fame G1, WALL STREET Grand Lodge G1, JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare G2, FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights G3, GROWL Western Symphony G3, OLD JOCK Dance Floor LR, BUDAPEST Doyoun LR, HURRICANE FLY Kenmare LR. 1st Dam: Gryada by Shirley Heights. 2 wins at 2, 3rd Premio Dormello G3. Own sister to Golan Heights. Dam of 8 winners: 1998: Guaranda (f Acatenango) 2 wins at 3, 3rd EBF Upavon S LR. Dam of GRAVITATION (f Galileo: 2 wins at 3, Moet Hennessy Lillie Langtry S G3) 1999: Grampian (c Selkirk) 4 wins at 2, 3 and 6, 2nd Manchester Evening News July S LR, John Smith’s Extra Smooth Silver Cup H LR. 2001: GRAHAM ISLAND (g Acatenango) 2 wins at 3 and 4. 2002: GRYSKIRK (g Selkirk) Winner at 2. 2003: GAZE (f Galileo) 2 wins at 4 in Germany. Broodmare. 2005: YUMMY MUMMY (f Montjeu) Winner at 3. 2006: FAME AND GLORY (c Montjeu) Sold 190,000gns foal at TADEF. 6 wins at 2 to 4 at home, France, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby G1, Criterium de Saint-Cloud G1, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S G2, High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge S G3, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax S
Fairy Bridge MONTJEU b 96 Top Ville Floripedes Toute Cy FAME AND GLORY b c 2006 Mill Reef Shirley Heights Hardiemma GRYADA b/br 93 Windwurf Grimpola Gondel
218 - Dylan Thomas EBF Tetrarch Stakes, G3, Curragh, May 3, 7f 1 Free Judgement (USA) 3 b/br c Vindication (USA) - South Bay Cove (CAN) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)) 2 Dynasty (GB) 3 b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Dash To The Top (GB) (Montjeu (IRE)) 3 Zayaan (GB) 3 b c Motivator (GB) Mufradat (IRE) (Desert Prince (IRE)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 9; Wins: 3; Places: 2 Earnings: £87,060 Sire: VINDICATION. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FREE JUDGEMENT Fusaichi Pegasus G3. 1st Dam: SOUTH BAY COVE by Fusaichi Pegasus. 3 wins at 2 in Canada, Ontario Debutante S LR, Shady Well S LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: FREE JUDGEMENT (c Vindication) Sold 35,013gns yearling at
international database GOOY1. 3 wins at 2 and 3, JRA Killavullan S G3, Dylan Thomas EBF Tetrarch S G3. 2008: Fantasy Bay (f Bluegrass Cat) unraced to date. 2009: Seaside Weekend (c Any Given Saturday) 2nd Dam: FANTASY LAKE by Salt Lake. Champion 2yr old filly in Canada in 1998. 4 wins in Canada Mazarine Breeders’ Cup Stakes LR, My Dear S LR, Star Shoot Stakes LR, 3rd Schuylerville S G2. Dam of HELLO MAGGIE MAY (f Lemon Drop Kid: Ruling Angel S LR, Belle Geste S LR), SOUTH BAY COVE (f Fusaichi Pegasus, see above), Art Market (g Giant’s Causeway: 3rd 32red.com Sirenia S G3) Broodmare Sire: FUSAICHI PEGASUS. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FREE JUDGEMENT Vindication G3. Bold Reasoning Seattle Slew My Charmer
Dalakhani: Prix Allez France G3, Prix de Lutece G3, 2nd Qatar Prix Chaudenay G2, Prix de Pomone- Haras d’Etreham G2), SHEMAYA (f Darshaan: Prix Casimir Delamarre LR), SHEMALA (f Danehill, see above), Shediyama (f Red Ransom: 3rd Prix de la Seine LR). Grandam of Shediak, Shendaya. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 130 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Cape Cross G1, ZABRASIVE Zabeel G1, STRIKING DANCER Smart Strike G2, NOLL WALLOP High Chaparral G3, SHEMIYLA Dalakhani G3, SOLAR CHARGED Charge Forward G3, CAPTAIN COLTISH Fusaichi Pegasus LR, COULIS Zabeel LR, DANE JULIA Caesour LR, LATIN NEWS Hussonet LR, PRECIOUS LORRAINE Encosta de Lago LR, ZABENE Zabeel LR, ZAGREB Zabeel LR. The Dalakhani/Danehill cross has produced: DUNCAN G3, SHEMIYLA G3.
VINDICATION b 2000 Strawberry Road Strawberry Reason Pretty Reason FREE JUDGEMENT b/br c 2007 Mr Prospector Fusaichi Pegasus Angel Fever SOUTH BAY COVE b 2002 Salt Lake Fantasy Lake Springtime Fantasy
Shirley Heights Delsy Miswaki Daltawa Damana SHEMIYLA b f 2006 Danzig Danehill Razyana Nishapour Shemaka
219 - Prix Allez France, G3, Chantilly, May 3, 2000m
Age: 3-4; Starts: 7; Wins: 3; Places: 4 Earnings: £105,107 Sire: DALAKHANI. Sire of 18 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DEEM Sadler’s Wells G3, SHEMIYLA Danehill G3, CHINESE WHITE Sadler’s Wells LR, GOLDWAKI Caerleon LR. 1st Dam: SHEMALA by Danehill. 2 wins at 3 in France, Prix Madame Jean Couturie LR. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Sheliman (c Rainbow Quest) unraced. 2006: SHEMIYLA (f Dalakhani) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in France, Prix Allez France G3, Prix Charles Laffitte LR, 2nd Prix de Flore G3. 2008: (c Dalakhani) 2nd Dam: SHEMAKA by Nishapour. 4 wins at 2 and 3 in France Prix de Diane Hermes G1. Dam of SHEMIMA (f
1 Amen Hallelujah (USA) 3 b/br f Montbrook (USA) - Sara’s Success (USA) (Concorde’s Tune (USA)) 2 Joanie’s Catch (USA) 3 ch f First Tour (USA) - Caught Speeding (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 3 Mambo Fever (USA) 3 b/br f Stormin Fever (USA) - Mambo Bell (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) 223 - MAC DIARMIDA STAKES, G2, Gulfstream Park, February 28, 11f 1 Presious Passion (USA) 7 ch g Royal Anthem (USA) - Princesa’s Passion (USA) (Marquetry (USA)) 2 Winchester (USA) 5 b c Theatrical Rum Charger (IRE) (Spectrum (IRE)) 3 Feels All Right (IRE) 4 b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Zagreb Flyer (GB) (Old Vic) 224 - SHAM STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, March 6, 9f
Change, a talented racemare who never won a stakes race, but who did take runner-up spot in the CCA Oaks (G1). Very Fair is a half-sister to the Storm Bird filly Spur Wing, who won the Carousel Handicap (G3) and who is grand-dam of English Group winner Nayyir, and Highest, runner-up in the St. Leger (G1) and Coronation Cup (G1) and a Graded winner in Dubai. Another half-sister to Very Fair, the Roberto daughter Make Change, won the Miss Liberty Stakes, but was also runner-up in five Grade 1 events. She is dam of Time Changes, a black-type winner in France, and grand-dam of Andromeda’s Hero, a graded winner and runner-up in the Belmont Stakes (G1). Equal Change is a half-sister to the Eclipse Stakes (G1) winner Solford, and she is out of a half-sister to Prove Out, a horse whose resume included a victory over Secretariat in the Woodward Stakes (G1). This is something of an historic family as it traces through Equal Venture, a sister to Triple Crown victor Assault, to Masda, a sister to none other than Man O’ War.
Darshaan DALAKHANI gr 2000
SHEMALA b 2000
1 Shemiyla (FR) 4 b f Dalakhani (IRE) Shemala (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Superstition (FR) 4 b f Kutub (IRE) Secada (GER) (Saint Andrews (FR)) 3 La Boum (GER) 7 b/br f Monsun (GER) - La Bouche (GER) (In The Wings)
222 - DAVONA DALE STAKES, G2, Gulfstream Park, February 27, 8f
220 - THE VERY ONE STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, February 27, 11f 1 Changing Skies (IRE) 5 b f Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Magnificient Style (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) 2 Nehantic Kat (USA) 7 b/br f Tomorrows Cat (USA) - Knightly Thunder (USA) (Thunder Puddles (USA)) 3 Cable (USA) 5 gr/ro f Dynaformer (USA) - Sterling Pound (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 221 - SABIN STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, February 27, 8f 1 Aurora Lights (USA) 4 b/br f Pulpit (USA) - Lady Lochinvar (USA) (Lord At War (ARG)) 2 Matchless Orinda (USA) 5 ch f Sky Mesa (USA) - Perfectly Stunning (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) 3 Amazing (USA) 5 ch f Greatness (USA) - Total Wonder (USA) (Awesome Again (CAN))
1 Alphie’s Bet (USA) 3 b c Tribal Rule (USA) - Miss Alphie (USA) (Candi’s Gold (USA)) 2 Setsuko (USA) 3 b c Pleasantly Perfect (USA) - Dance With Grace (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 3 The Program (USA) 3 b c Harlan’s Holiday (USA) - Shadow On The Moon (USA) (Deputy Minister (CAN)) 225 - SANTA ANITA OAKS, G1, Santa Anita, March 6, 8f 110yds 1 Crisp (USA) 3 b/br f El Corredor (USA) - Cat’s Fair (USA) (Sir Cat (USA)) 2 All Due Respect (USA) 3 b/br f Value Plus (USA) - Aunt Due (USA) (Devil His Due (USA)) 3 Blind Luck (USA) 3 ch f Pollard’s Vision (USA) - Lucky One (USA) (Best of Luck (USA)) ANALYSIS: Crisp follows Adieu, Backseat Rhythm and Domican, as the fourth Grade 1 winner (on three different surfaces) from the first five crops sired by the Mr. Greeley stallion, El Corredor. She is out of the Sir Cat mare Cat’s Fair and is the fourth stakes winner, and third graded scorer, by El Corredor out of a Storm Cat line mare. The mating was a pretty logical one as Crisp’s dam is a half-sister to Thorough Fair, the dam of Mr. Greeley’s Grade 1-winning two-year-old Whywhywhy (and also the Grade 2 winner Spellbinder). The grand-dam Very Fair is by Honest Pleasure and out of Equal
226 - SANTA ANITA HANDICAP, G1, Santa Anita, March 6, 10f 1 Misremembered (USA) 4 ch c Candy Ride (ARG) - Beyond Perfection (USA) (Quack (USA)) 2 Neko Bay (USA) 7 b/br c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Brulay (USA) (Rubiano (USA)) 3 Dakota Phone (USA) 5 b g Zavata (USA) - World of Gold (USA) (Spinning World (USA)) ANALYSIS: The remarkable start made by the first crop of runners sired by Candy Ride continued with Misremembered’s win in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1). With his first crop – now four – Candy Ride has sired nine stakes winners, six graded, including other Grade 1 winners Evita Argentina and Capt. Candyman Can. His second crop includes Sidney’s Candy, who has established himself as a serious Kentucky Derby prospect with wins in the San Vicente Stakes (G2) and San Felipe Stakes (G2). This is quite some beginning for a horse with a decidedly unfashionable pedigree – he’s an Argentine-bred by Ride The Rails, an otherwise rather undistinguished son of the Fappiano stallion Cryptoclearance, and out of a mare by Candy Stripes, a successful sire in Argentina, but a tremendous disappointment when tried in the US. What Candy Ride did have going for him was truly exceptional ability. He went three-for-three in Argentina and became the champion miler after taking the Joaquin S. de Anchorena
international database (G1) and San Isidro (G1). He continued in a similar vein in the US, adding a Hollywood Park allowance, the American Handicap (G2) on the turf, as well as the Pacific Classic (G1) in which he beat the Grade 1 winner Medaglia d’Oro, Fleetstreet Dancer and Milwaukee Brew. Bred by his trainer, Bob Baffert, Misremembered is out Beyond Perfection, a daughter of Quack (T.V. Lark), who won the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G2), Bay Meadows Oaks (G3) and the Barretts Debutante Stakes. Beyond Perfection, who was an18-yearold when she foaled Misremembered, had not previously produced a stakes winner. Prior to the appearance of Beyond Perfection the family had produced little of real consequence in recent years, although her dam, Miss Imorullah, was a stakes winner in Ohio state-bred competition, and is a halfsister to Little Mo, a minor stakes winner and grand-dam of the two-time graded winner Onceinabluemoon. Despite being the result of what looks to be a fairly obscure cross – the Cryptoclearance/T.V. Lark cross not exactly being a prolific one – there is more to it than meets the eye. Candy Ride’s broodmare sire Candy Stripes is the product of a Blushing Groom/Northern Dancer cross. Blushing Groom’s sire Red God and T.V. Lark are Nasrullah line horses with second dams by Bull Dog. In addition, T.V. Lark’s sire, Indian Hemp is the product of a similar Nearco/Hyperion cross to Nearctic, sire of Northern Dancer. Despite their relatively limited opportunities, Blushing Groom and T.V. Lark appear together in a surprisingly high number of stakes-winning pedigrees, more than 30 in fact, including the champion sprinter Orientate and the Grade 1 winners Body Soguero and Tates Creek, and Capt. Candyman Can (another by Candy Ride). Here, Blushing Groom (by a son of Nasrullah, and granddam Aimee) is also reinforced by Misremembered’s granddam, who is by a grandson of Khaled (close relative to Aimee) out of a mare by a son of Nasrullah.
227 - FRANK E KILROE MILE HANDICAP, G1, Santa Anita, March 6, 8f 1 Proviso (GB) 5 b f Dansili (GB) Binche (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Fluke (BRZ) 5 b/br c Wild Event (USA) Uff-Uff (BRZ) (De Quest (GB)) 3 Battle of Hastings (GB) 4 b g Royal
Applause (GB) - Subya (GB) (Night Shift (USA)) ANALYSIS: Proviso is from the fourth crop of Dansili, who has quickly proved himself to be one of Danehill’s best stallion sons, siring 37 black-type winners, including other Group and Grade 1 winners Rail Link, Price Tag, Passage Of Time and Zambezi Sun. Proviso is a half-sister to the French Listed winner Byword. Her dam Binche is a half-sister to Binary File, a Nureyev colt who had outstanding form in Scandinavia, but also winner of the Strensall Stakes in England. The grand-dam Binary was a Listed winner and Group placed in France, and is a sister to Listed scorer Bequeath and a half-sister to the Listed scorer Bal Harbour. Binary was by Rainbow Quest and out of the Nijinsky mare Balabina (a sister to the Group 1 winner Quiet Fling) from a Whitney family that goes back to the Klairon mare, Peace II, also ancestress of such well-known runners as Wandesta (a three-parts-sister to Proviso’s grand-dam), Zambezi Sun, Invited Guest, Interval, Continent, Midships, Much Faster and Deportivo. Proviso’s pedigree is very cleverly constructed as Dansili’s broodmare sire Kahyasi is a Nijinsky/Blushing Groom cross, and Proviso’s grand-dam is a Blushing Groom/Nijinsky cross. The other duplication in the pedigree is that of Buckpasser, who appears 5 x 4. This combination all ties together as Nijinsky’s dam Flaming Page is a Bull Dog/Menow cross, and Spring Run (dam of Blushing Groom’ sire Red God) and Tom Fool, sire of Buckpasser, are three-quarters relatives by Menow out of mares by Bull Dog. 228 - RAZORBACK HANDICAP, G3, Oaklawn Park, March 6, 8f 110yds 1 Win Willy (USA) 4 gr/ro c Monarchos (USA) - City Fair (USA) (Carson City (USA)) 2 Spotsgone (USA) 7 b c Bright Launch (USA) - Double’s Lass (USA) (Mr Leader (USA)) 3 Gone Astray (USA) 4 b/br c Dixie Union (USA) - Illicit (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 229 - AZERI STAKES, G3, Oaklawn Park, March 6, 8f 110yds 1 Freedom Star (USA) 4 b f Street Cry (IRE) - Willie’s Luv (USA) (Williamstown (USA)) 2 Euphony (USA) 5 b/br f Forest Wildcat (USA) - Strike It Up (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
3 Afleet Deceit (USA) 4 b f Northern Afleet (USA) - Deceit (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 230 - PALM BEACH STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, March 6, 9f 1 Paddy O’prado (USA) 3 gr/ro c El Prado (IRE) - Fun House (USA) (Prized (USA)) 2 Dean’s Kitten (USA) 3 ch c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Summer Theatre (USA) (Ide (USA)) 3 Our Champion (USA) 3 b c Value Plus (USA) - Little Password (USA) (Verbatim (USA)) 231 - HERECOMESTHEBRIDE STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, March 6, 9f 1 Khancord Kid (USA) 3 ch f Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Confidently (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Apple Charlotte (USA) 3 b f Smart Strike (CAN) - Charlotte Augusta (USA) (Chief’s Crown (USA)) 3 Upperline (USA) 3 b f Maria’s Mon (USA) - Snowflake (IRE) (Caerleon (USA)) 232 - TOBOGGAN STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, March 6, 6f
235 - HILLSBOROUGH STAKES, G3, Tampa Bay Downs, March 13, 9f 1 Phola (USA) 4 b/br f Johannesburg (USA) - Humbling (IRE) (Petionville (USA)) 2 Cure For Sale (ARG) 6 ch f Not For Sale (ARG) - Key Cure (USA) (Cure The Blues (USA)) 3 Liberally (IRE) 5 b f Statue of Liberty (USA) - Specifically (USA) (Sky Classic (CAN))
236 - FLORIDA OAKS, G3, Tampa Bay Downs, March 13, 8f 110yds 1 Diva Delite (USA) 3 b/br f Repent (USA) - Tour Hostess (USA) (Tour d’Or (USA)) 2 C C’s Pal (USA) 3 b f Alex’s Pal (USA) Roca (USA) (Noactor (USA)) 3 Mallory Square (USA) 3 b f Southern Image (USA) - Espresso Song (USA) (Siphon (BRZ)) 237 - SANTA MARGARITA INVITATIONAL HANDICAP, G1, Santa Anita, March 13, 9f
1 Wall Street Wonder (USA) 4 b/br c City Place (USA) - Kisses And Hugs (USA) (Kissin Kris (USA)) 2 Custom For Carlos (USA) 4 b c More Than Ready (USA) - Meadow Oaks (USA) (Meadowlake (USA)) 3 Driven By Success (USA) 5 ch g Precise End (USA) - Afleet Closer (CAN) (Afleet (CAN)) 233 - GOTHAM STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, March 6, 8f 110yds
1 Zenyatta (USA) 6 b/br f Street Cry (IRE) - Vertigineux (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 2 Dance To My Tune (CAN) 6 ch f Stravinsky (USA) - Bandore (USA) (Forty Niner (USA)) 3 Floating Heart (USA) 4 b/br f Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Love Lock (USA) (Silver Ghost (USA)) 238 - SAN FELIPE STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, March 13, 8f 110yds
1 Awesome Act (USA) 3 ch c Awesome Again (CAN) - Houdini’s Honey (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 2 Yawanna Twist (USA) 3 b c Yonaguska (USA) - Twist And Pop (USA) (Oliver’s Twist (USA)) 3 Nacho Friend (USA) 3 ch c Friends Lake (USA) - You’renotlistening (USA) (Kennedy Road (CAN)) 234 - TAMPA BAY DERBY, G3, Tampa Bay Downs, March 13, 8f 110yds 1 Odysseus (USA) 3 ch c Malibu Moon (USA) - Persimmon Hill (USA) (Conquistador Cielo (USA)) 2 Schoolyard Dreams (USA) 3 b c Stephen Got Even (USA) - Hear This (USA) (Prospector’s Music (USA)) 3 Super Saver (USA) 3 b c Maria’s Mon (USA) - Supercharger (USA) (A P Indy (USA))
1 Sidney’s Candy (USA) 3 ch c Candy Ride (ARG) - Fair Exchange (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Interactif (USA) 3 b c Broken Vow (USA) - Broad Pennant (USA) (Broad Brush (USA)) 3 Caracortado (USA) 3 ch g Cat Dreams (USA) - Mons Venus (CAN) (Maria’s Mon (USA)) 239 - REBEL STAKES, G2, Oaklawn Park, March 13, 8f 110yds 1 Lookin At Lucky (USA) 3 b c Smart Strike (CAN) - Private Feeling (USA) (Belong To Me (USA)) 2 Noble’s Promise (USA) 3 b c Cuvee (USA) - The Devil’s Trick (USA) (Clever Trick (USA)) 3 Dublin (USA) 3 ch c Afleet Alex (USA) Classy Mirage (USA) (Storm Bird (CAN))
international database 240 - HONEYBEE STAKES, G3, Oaklawn Park, March 13, 8f 110yds 1 No Such Word (USA) 3 b f Canadian Frontier (USA) - Muskoka Ice (USA) (It’s Freezing (USA)) 2 Beautician (USA) 3 gr/ro f Dehere (USA) - Caroni (USA) (Rubiano (USA)) 3 Tap Tap Tapping (USA) 3 ch f Tapit (USA) - Senorita Spike (USA) (El Gran Senor (USA)) 241 - GULFSTREAM PARK HANDICAP, G2, Gulfstream Park, March 13, 8f 1 You And I Forever (USA) 5 b c A P Indy (USA) - You (USA) (You and I (USA)) 2 Motovato (USA) 5 b c Proud Citizen (USA) - Buffalo Bird Woman (USA) (Slew City Slew (USA)) 3 Cool Coal Man (USA) 5 b c Mineshaft (USA) - Coral Sea (USA) (Rubiano (USA)) 242 - INSIDE INFORMATION STAKES, G2, Gulfstream Park, March 14, 7f 1 Warbling (USA) 4 gr/ro f Unbridled’s Song (USA) - Impassion (USA) (Shadeed (USA)) 2 Tar Heel Mom (USA) 5 b/br f Flatter (USA) - Perpetual Light (USA) (Sunny’s Halo (CAN)) 3 Thunders Dove (USA) 6 ch f Thunderello (USA) - Preachtothechoir (USA) (Pulpit (USA)) 243 - SAN LUIS REY HANDICAP, G2, Santa Anita, March 20, 12f 1 Bourbon Bay (USA) 4 b g Sligo Bay (IRE) - Coral Necklace (USA) (Conquistador Cielo (USA)) 2 Romp (ARG) 6 b c Incurable Optimist (USA) - Stormy Secret (ARG) (Hidden Prize (USA)) 3 Sudden War (ARG) 5 ch g Sunray Spirit (USA) - Swiftly War (ARG) (Lord At War (ARG)) 244 - SWALE STAKES, G2, Gulfstream Park, March 20, 7f 1 D’ Funnybone (USA) 3 ch c D’Wildcat (USA) - Elbow (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Ibboyee (USA) 3 b c Medallist (USA) Expect Excellence (USA) (Pentelicus (USA)) 3 Privilaged (USA) 3 b/br c Southern Image (USA) - Hasty Appeal (USA) (World Appeal (USA)) 245 - RAMPART STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, March 20, 9f 1 Unrivaled Belle (USA) 4 gr/ro f
Unbridled’s Song (USA) - Queenie Belle (USA) (Bertrando (USA)) 2 Champagne Eyes (USA) 5 b f Flatter (USA) - Corking (USA) (Sensitive Prince (USA)) 3 Miss Singhsix (IRE) 5 ch f Singspiel (IRE) - Whatamiss (USA) (Miswaki (USA)) 246 - FLORIDA DERBY, G1, Gulfstream Park, March 20, 9f 1 Ice Box (USA) 3 ch c Pulpit (USA) Spice Island (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) 2 Pleasant Prince (USA) 3 ch c Indy King (USA) - Archduchess (USA) (Pleasant Tap (USA)) 3 Rule (USA) 3 b/br c Roman Ruler (USA) - Rockcide (USA) (Personal Flag (USA)) 247 - BONNIE MISS STAKES, G2, Gulfstream Park, March 20, 9f 1 Devil May Care (USA) 3 b f Malibu Moon (USA) - Kelli’s Ransom (USA) (Red Ransom (USA)) 2 Amen Hallelujah (USA) 3 b/br f Montbrook (USA) - Sara’s Success (USA) (Concorde’s Tune (USA)) 3 Joanie’s Catch (USA) 3 ch f First Tour (USA) - Caught Speeding (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 248 - APPLETON STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, March 20, 7f 110yds 1 Society’s Chairman (CAN) 7 b c Not Impossible (IRE) - Athena’s Smile (CAN) (Olympio (USA)) 2 Rahy’s Attorney (CAN) 6 b g Crown Attorney (CAN) - Rahy’s Hope (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 3 Kiss The Kid (USA) 7 b/br c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Black Tie Kiss (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 249 - CICADA STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, March 20, 6f 1 Liam’s Dream (USA) 3 b/br f Saint Liam (USA) - Danzig’s Dreamer (USA) (Rubiano (USA)) 2 Romantic Hideaway (USA) 3 ch f City Zip (USA) - My Canada (CAN) (With Approval (CAN)) 3 Indian Burn (USA) 3 gr/ro f Indian Charlie (USA) - Christmas Affair (USA) (Black Tie Affair) 250 - SANTA ANA HANDICAP, G2, Santa Anita, March 21, 9f 1 Tuscan Evening (IRE) 5 b f Oasis Dream (GB) - The Faraway Tree (GB) (Suave Dancer (USA)) 2 Cat by the Tale (USA) 5 ch f Tale of The Cat (USA) - St Clair Ridge (IRE) (Indian
Ridge) 3 General Consensus (USA) 5 b/br f Giant’s Causeway (USA) Shootforthestars (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA)) 251 - FAIR GROUNDS OAKS, G2, Fair Grounds, March 26, 8f 110yds 1 Quiet Temper (USA) 3 b f Quiet American (USA) - Dead Aim (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) 2 Champagne d’Oro (USA) 3 b f Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Champagne Glow (USA) (Saratoga Six (USA)) 3 Sheer Beauty (USA) 3 gr/ro f Mizzen Mast (USA) - Vertical Ascent (USA) (Lear Fan (USA)) 3 Seeking the Title (USA) 3 b f Seeking The Gold (USA) - Title Seeker (USA) (Monarchos (USA)) 252 - LANE’S END STAKES, G2, Turfway Park, March 27, 9f 1 Dean’s Kitten (USA) 3 ch c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Summer Theatre (USA) (Ide (USA)) 2 Northern Giant (USA) 3 b c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Jessi Take Charge (USA) (War Chant (USA)) 3 Connemara (USA) 3 ch c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Satin Sunrise (USA) (Mr Leader (USA)) 253 - BOURBONETTE OAKS, G3, Turfway Park, March 27, 8f 1 Orchestrator (USA) 3 b/br f Bernstein (USA) - Lucky Socks (USA) (Temperence Hill (USA)) 2 Age of Humor (USA) 3 b f Distorted Humor (USA) - Age of Silver (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) 3 Midway Holiday (USA) 3 b f Harlan’s Holiday (USA) - Gatap (USA) (Buckfinder (USA)) 254 - TOKYO CITY HANDICAP, G3, Santa Anita, March 27, 12f 1 Tap It Light (USA) 6 ch g General Meeting (USA) - Popular Opinion (USA) (Half a Year (USA)) 2 Rendezvous (USA) 4 ch c Victory Gallop (CAN) - Halo Babe (USA) (Southern Halo (USA)) 3 Eagle Poise (USA) 4 b c Empire Maker (USA) - Reams of Verse (USA) (Nureyev (USA)) 255 - PAN AMERICAN STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, March 27, 12f 1 Bearpath (USA) 4 b c Dynaformer (USA) - Song ‘n Silk (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA))
2 Never On Sunday (FR) 5 gr/ro c Sunday Break (JPN) - Hexane (FR) (Kendor (FR)) 3 Brother Nick (USA) 5 ch c Malibu Moon (USA) - Ne Plus Ultra (USA) (French Deputy (USA)) 256 - NEW ORLEANS HANDICAP, G2, Fair Grounds, March 27, 9f 1 Battle Plan (USA) 5 b c Empire Maker (USA) - Flanders (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 2 General Quarters (USA) 4 gr/ro c Sky Mesa (USA) - Ecology (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 3 Awesome Gem (USA) 7 ch g Awesome Again (CAN) - Piano (USA) (Pentelicus (USA)) 257 - MERVIN H MUNIZ JR MEMORIAL HANDICAP, G2, Fair Grounds, March 27, 9f 1 Blues Street (USA) 6 b/br g Street Cry (IRE) - Capote Blues (USA) (Capote (USA)) 2 Pick Six (USA) 6 b c Dynaformer (USA) - Oh What a Windfall (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 3 Transduction Gold (USA) 7 b/br g Formal Gold (CAN) - Moondust Mink (USA) (Great Above (USA)) 258 - LOUISIANA DERBY, G2, Fair Grounds, March 27, 9f 1 Mission Impazible (USA) 3 gr/ro c Unbridled’s Song (USA) - La Paz (USA) (Hold Your Peace (USA)) 2 A Little Warm (USA) 3 b c Stormin Fever (USA) - Minidar (USA) (Alydar (USA)) 3 Drosselmeyer (USA) 3 ch c Distorted Humor (USA) - Golden Ballet (USA) (Moscow Ballet (USA)) 259 - SUNLAND DERBY, G3, Sunland Park, March 28, 9f 1 Endorsement (USA) 3 ch c Distorted Humor (USA) - Charmed Gift (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 2 Conveyance (USA) 3 gr/ro c Indian Charlie (USA) - Emptythetill (USA) (Holy Bull (USA)) 3 Tempted To Tapit (USA) 3 gr/ro c Tapit (USA) - Tempting Note (USA) (Editor’s Note (USA)) 260 - SANTA PAULA STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, March 28, 6f 110yds 1 Tanda (USA) 3 b f Sweetsouthernsaint (USA) - Doc’s Stormy Girl (USA) (Dr Caton (USA)) 2 La Nez (USA) 3 b/br f Storm Creek
international database (USA) - Iza Bay (USA) (Iz a Saros (USA)) 3 Sister Dawn (USA) 3 b f Indian Charlie (USA) - Joi’s Flame (USA) (Strawberry Road (AUS)) 261 - ORCHID STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, March 28, 12f 1 Speak Easy Gal (USA) 4 ch f West Acre (USA) - Spoken For (USA) (Victory Speech (USA)) 2 Lady Shakespeare (USA) 4 ch f Theatrical - Lady Shirl (USA) (That’s A Nice (USA)) 3 Nehantic Kat (USA) 7 b/br f Tomorrows Cat (USA) - Knightly Thunder (USA) (Thunder Puddles (USA))
262 - FANTASY STAKES, G2, Oaklawn Park, April 2, 8f 110yds 1 Blind Luck (USA) 3 ch f Pollard’s Vision (USA) - Lucky One (USA) (Best of Luck (USA)) 2 Tidal Pool (USA) 3 b f Yankee Gentleman (USA) - Sea Rhythm (USA) (Deputy Minister (CAN)) 3 No Such Word (USA) 3 b f Canadian Frontier (USA) - Muskoka Ice (USA) (It’s Freezing (USA)) 263 - TRANSYLVANIA STAKES, G3, Keeneland, April 2, 8f 110yds 1 Nordic Truce (USA) 3 b c Yes It’s True (USA) - Nyramba (GB) (Night Shift (USA)) 2 Strike The Tiger (USA) 3 b/br g Tiger Ridge (USA) - R Lucky Strike (USA) (In Excess) 3 Guys Reward (USA) 3 b c Grand Reward (USA) - Beach View (USA) (Mr Greeley (USA)) 264 - SANTA ANITA DERBY, G1, Santa Anita, April 3, 9f 1 Sidney’s Candy (USA) 3 ch c Candy Ride (ARG) - Fair Exchange (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Setsuko (USA) 3 b c Pleasantly Perfect (USA) - Dance With Grace (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 3 Lookin At Lucky (USA) 3 b c Smart Strike (CAN) - Private Feeling (USA) (Belong To Me (USA)) ANALYSIS: One of the surprise packages among the US stallions whose first crop were foals of 2006 was Candy Ride. The Argentine-bred sire was a tremendously talented runner – he was undefeated in three starts in his native country becoming champion miler before transferring to the US
where he went three-for-three, including a three-and-a-quarter length victory over Medaglia D’Oro in the Pacific Classic (G1). However, his sire Ride The Rails (by Cryptoclearance, a Fappiano horse who was a useful but never a particularly fashionable sire) was only a Grade 3 winner, and sired only two other Grade 1 winners; one in Argentina and one in Uruguay. From a South American family, Candy Ride is out of a mare by the Blushing Groom horse Candy Stripes, a very successful sire in Argentina but a major disappointment when given a go in the US Candy Ride’s first crop has produced nine stakes winners, including the Grade 1 winners Capt. Candyman Can, Evita Argentina and Misremembered, and the graded scorers Chocolate Candy and El Brujo. His second crop, currently three-year-olds, also has a standout in the shape of Sidney’s Candy, who led from start to finish for an impressive triumph in the Santa Anita Derby (G1). Sidney’s Candy has yet to be tested on dirt, or over the Derby distance, but there is reason to be optimistic about his capabilities to handle both. To begin with, Candy Ride’s remarkable track record-breaking victory in the Pacific Classic (G1) was achieved over 1m2f on dirt. Sidney’s Candy’s dam Fair Exchange is a daughter of Storm Cat making Sidney’s Candy the third Grade 1 winner for the sire out of a mare by Storm Cat or a son. She is out of the Explodent mare Exchange winner of the Matriarch Stakes (G1), Santa Ana Handicap (G1) and Santa Barbara Handicap (G1), the last of these three being run over 1m2f. Exchange is a half-sister to the dam of South Australian Derby (G1) winner Blue Murder who stayed well, despite being by the sprinter Bluebird (Storm Bird, sire of Storm Cat). Exchange’s dam Wooly Willow is a half-sister to Steady Growth (Briartic), a champion juvenile in Canada and winner of the classic Queen’s Plate over 1m2f, and to Kingsbridge (Icecapade), a champion Canadian turf horse, and winner of the 1m4f Breeders’ Stakes. Briartic and Icecapade are both by Nearctic, also sire of Explodent, so bred on similar lines to Exchange. The stamina in the family may owe a lot to Sidney’s Candy’s fourth dam Crelita. She comes from a family nutured at the Royal Studs and is by Epsom Derby winner Crepello, out of Carmelita, a daughter of the French Derby winner Charlottesville. She was out of the Coronation Stakes winner and Oaks fourth Avila, who in turn was
by Epsom Derby and St. Leger winner, Hyperion. 265 - PROVIDENCIA STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, April 3, 9f 1 City To City (USA) 3 ch f City Zip (USA) - Stormbow (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 2 Andina (IRE) 3 ch f Singspiel (IRE) Fragrant Oasis (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 3 In The Slips (USA) 3 b f More Than Ready (USA) - Tjinouska (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) 266 - POTRERO GRANDE HANDICAP, G2, Santa Anita, April 3, 6f 110yds 1 Ventana (USA) 4 b c Toccet (USA) Full Figure (USA) (Polish Numbers (USA)) 2 Gato Go Win (USA) 4 b/br c City Place (USA) - Brooks N Boots (USA) (Odyle (USA)) 3 E Z’s Gentleman (USA) 5 b c Yankee Gentleman (USA) - Tensie’s Pro (USA) (Distinctive Pro (USA)) 267 - BUDWEISER ARCADIA HANDICAP, G2, Santa Anita, April 3, 8f 1 Compari (USA) 4 b g Redattore (BRZ) - Southern Charm (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA)) 2 Fluke (BRZ) 5 b/br c Wild Event (USA) Uff-Uff (BRZ) (De Quest (GB)) 3 Battle of Hastings (GB) 4 b g Royal Applause (GB) - Subya (GB) (Night Shift (USA)) 268 - OAKLAWN HANDICAP, G2, Oaklawn Park, April 3, 9f 1 Duke of Mischief (USA) 4 ch c Graeme Hall (USA) - My Lady Amelia (USA) (Real Courage (USA)) 2 Win Willy (USA) 4 gr/ro c Monarchos (USA) - City Fair (USA) (Carson City (USA)) 3 Jonesboro (USA) 8 ch c Sefapiano (USA) - Mom’s Command (USA) (Top Command (USA))
269 - CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND STAKES, G1, Keeneland, April 3, 8f 110yds 1 Evening Jewel (USA) 3 b f Northern Afleet (USA) - Jewel of the Night (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) 2 It’s Tea Time (USA) 3 b f Dynaformer (USA) - Prof McGonagall (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 3 She Be Wild (USA) 3 b/br f Offlee Wild (USA) - Trappings (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) ANALYSIS: A talented sprinter/miler by
Afleet (Mr Prospector), Northern Afleet began his career inexpensively in Florida. He got off to a bright start with those crops and by the time his son Afleet Alex – a member of his third crop – won the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1), Northern Afleet had already moved to Taylor Made Farm. The first “post Afleet Alex” crop sired by Northern Afleet is now three, and its been quick to make an impact with Aegean winning last year’s Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (G3), Negligee, who won last year’s Alcibiades Stakes (G1) and the Californian-bred Evening Jewel, who broke through at the highest level with a game win in the Ashland Stakes (G1). Evening Jewel is also notable for being the first Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway (whose son, Eskendereya, ran away with the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) on the same day as Evening Jewel’s win). Giant’s Causeway’s first daughters were only four-year-olds when Evening Jewel was conceived, and he has had only 35 starters in that role, so has got off to a bright start. Intriguingly, Evening Jewel’s dam Jewel Of The Night is bred very similarly to Eskendereya as not only is she by Giant’s Causeway, but her dam is by General Meeting, a son of Seattle Slew out of an Alydar mare, so bred on an identical cross to as the dam of Eskendereya. This is a good west coast family developed by the late John C. Mabee family. The grand-dam, Jeweled Lady – who produced stakes-winning and Grade 1-placed Saucey Evening to More Than Ready – is a sister to the top-class runner General Challenge, successful in the Pacific Classic (G1), Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and Santa Anita Derby (G1), to the stakes winner Western Hemisphere and is three-parts sister to Grade 1 winner Notable Career. The third dam Excellent Lady is out of Northern Dancer’s graded-winning daughter Northern Sea and is halfsister to Southern Halo, a multiple champion sire in Argentina. Southern Halo, who did not win a black-type race but was Grade 1 placed, was the best runner produced by Northern Sea and was grand-dam of multiple graded stakes winner Snow Dance. She was by Forest Wildcat, a son of Giant’s Causeway’s sire Storm Cat and so bred on similar lines to the dam of Evening Jewel. 270 - ILLINOIS DERBY, G3, Hawthorne, April 3, 9f 1 American Lion (USA) 3 b c Tiznow (USA) - Storm Tide (USA) (Carson City (USA))
international database 2 Yawanna Twist (USA) 3 b c Yonaguska (USA) - Twist And Pop (USA) (Oliver’s Twist (USA)) 3 Backtalk (USA) 3 ch c Smarty Jones (USA) - Apasionata Sonata (USA) (Affirmed (USA)) 271 - SKIP AWAY STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, April 3, 9f 110yds 1 Arson Squad (USA) 7 b/br g Brahms (USA) - Majestic Fire (USA) (Green Dancer (USA)) 2 Wingedlie (USA) 4 ch c Winged Foot Willie (USA) - Outrageous Lie (USA) (Valley Crossing (USA)) 3 Helsinki (USA) 6 b/br c Distorted Humor (USA) - Well Dressed (USA) (Notebook (USA)) 272 - WOOD MEMORIAL STAKES, G1, Aqueduct, April 3, 9f 1 Eskendereya (USA) 3 ch c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Aldebaran Light (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA)) 2 Jackson Bend (USA) 3 ch c Hear No Evil (USA) - Sexy Stockings (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) 3 Awesome Act (USA) 3 ch c Awesome Again (CAN) - Houdini’s Honey (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 273 - EXCELSIOR STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, April 3, 9f 1 Goldsville (USA) 5 b c Successful Appeal (USA) - House d’Or (USA) (Housebuster (USA)) 2 Nite Light (USA) 6 b c Thunder Gulch (USA) - Lite Light (USA) (Majestic Light (USA)) 3 Seniors Pride (USA) 4 ch c Sweetsouthernsaint (USA) - Aleutian Gold (USA) (Prospectors Gamble (USA)) 274 - CARTER HANDICAP, G1, Aqueduct, April 3, 7f 1 Warrior’s Reward (USA) 4 b c Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - For All You Do (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 2 Musket Man (USA) 4 b/br c Yonaguska (USA) - Fortuesque (USA) (Fortunate Prospect (USA)) 3 Munnings (USA) 4 ch c Speightstown (USA) - La Comete (USA) (Holy Bull (USA)) ANALYSIS: That Warrior’s Reward’s true métier as a closing sprinter was confirmed on Easter Saturday when he came from last to run down the game Musket Man in the Carter Handicap (G1), with old rival Munnings back in third. He was the first male graded winner on the dirt for Medaglia D’Oro, a son of
champion El Prado and establishing a US branch of the Sadler’s Wells sire line. He now has 13 first crop stakes winners, and 11 of them have been fillies, headed by Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, and the Grade 1 winner Gabby’s Golden Gal. The most successful colt from that crop prior to Warrior’s Reward’s victory was Al Khali, to who took the Saranac Stakes (G3) on turf. It is probably not so much that Medaglia D’Oro is really a true filly sire, but more that his colts tend to be leggy individuals, who need time to get those legs underneath them. Warrior’s Reward, a long-striding horse, certainly seems to have benefitted from being given some time to get into gear. Medaglia D’Oro’s second crop are just three-year-olds of 2010 but already three stakes winners from the crop have emerged including Passion For Gold, winner of the Criterium de SaintCloud (G1) and a major Classic prospect for this year, and Laus Deo – another big colt with a huge stride – who became his sire’s first male stakes winner on dirt in Count Fleet Stakes at Aqueduct early this year. Warrior’s Reward is out of the Seeking The Gold mare For All You Do and this is a version of the cross of Medaglia D’Oro over Mr. Prospector line mares that has already provided six stakes winners from 49 starters, including all four of his Group/Grade 1 winners. Warrior’s Reward’s grand-dam Salina Cookie (Seattle Dancer) is a three-parts sister to Leap Lively, a Group winner and third in the English Oaks (G1) for owner Paul Mellon. Subsequently Leap Lively produced the champion English two-year-old filly Forest Flower and the stakes winner Scoop The Gold, dam of High Yield, winner of the Hopeful Stakes (G1), Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (G1). 275 - BAY SHORE STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, April 3, 7f 1 Eightyfiveinafifty (USA) 3 b c Forest Camp (USA) - Lifeinthefastlane (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 2 Hurricane Ike (USA) 3 b/br c Graeme Hall (USA) - Parental Uproar (USA) (Future Storm (USA)) 3 Remand (USA) 3 b/br c Successful Appeal (USA) - Fast ‘n Fleet (USA) (Mr Greeley (USA)) 276 - LAS FLORES HANDICAP, G3, Santa Anita, April 4, 6f 110yds 1 Mona de Momma (USA) 4 b f Speightstown (USA) - Society Gal (USA) (Linkage (USA)) 2 Free Flying Soul (USA) 5 b f Quiet
American (USA) - Ruby Surprise (USA) (Farma Way (USA)) 3 Alpha Kitten (USA) 4 gr/ro f Tale of The Cat (USA) - Alpha Mama (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 277 - BEAUMONT STAKES, G2, Keeneland, April 7, 7f 1 Franny Freud (USA) 3 b f Freud (USA) - Frankly Fran (USA) (D’Accord (USA)) 2 Chantilly Nayla (USA) 3 b f Five Star Day (USA) - Appomattox (USA) (Stravinsky (USA)) 3 Diva Delite (USA) 3 b/br f Repent (USA) - Tour Hostess (USA) (Tour d’Or (USA)) 278 - VINERY MADISON STAKES, G1, Keeneland, April 8, 7f 1 Dr Zic (USA) 4 ch f Milwaukee Brew (USA) - Royal Corona (USA) (Holy Bull (USA)) 2 Dubai Majesty (USA) 5 b/br f Essence of Dubai (USA) - Great Majesty (USA) (Great Above (USA)) 3 Informed Decision (USA) 5 gr/ro f Monarchos (USA) - Palangana (USA) (His Majesty (USA)) ANALYSIS: Milwaukee Brew was not considered a major stallion prospect when he retired to stud. First he was by Wild Again, a consistent and highlysuccessful sire, but a disappointing sire of sires, and second, he had run best as a five and six-year-old. However, despite being well outside of the commercial mainstream, Milwaukee Brew, who now stands in Canada, having moved from Florida, has made an impressive start to his career. From his first three crops, he’s sired eight stakes winners, including Canadian champions Ginger Brew and Milwaukee Appeal, graded stakes winner Peach Brew, and Dr. Zic, who recently became his first Grade 1 winner with a win in the Vinery Madison Stakes (G1). Dr. Zic is the first black-type winner under the first three generations of her dam. In fact, the only black-type in the first three dams is that earned by her second dam, the Miswaki mare Miss Oceanette, who was third in the Selene Stakes. However, Dr. Zic does go back to a powerful female line as her fourth dam is Ocean’s Answer, a three-parts sister to Storm Bird and to dual Canadian champion Northernette. Ocean’s Answer herself won the Natalma Stakes, but she’s been more important as a producer. None of her own offspring as much as placed in a black-type event, but six of her daughters have stakes winners descending from them, notably Soundings (dam of four stakes winners,
including champion and classic winner Green Tune, and champion two-yearold filly Pas de Repsonse) and Call Me Fleet, dam of two stakes winners, including Warrior Queen, top sprint filly in England and Ireland, and dam of multiple graded winner A. P. Warrior. 279 - COUNT FLEET HANDICAP, G3, Oaklawn Park, April 9, 6f 1 Custom For Carlos (USA) 4 b c More Than Ready (USA) - Meadow Oaks (USA) (Meadowlake (USA)) 2 Chief of Affairs (USA) 4 b c Yonaguska (USA) - Jennifer’s Affair (USA) (Nureyev (USA)) 3 Riley Tucker (USA) 5 b/br c Harlan’s Holiday (USA) - My Sweet Country (CAN) (Bold Ruckus (USA)) 280 - APPLE BLOSSOM INVITATIONAL STAKES, G1, Oaklawn Park, April 9, 9f 1 Zenyatta (USA) 6 b/br f Street Cry (IRE) - Vertigineux (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 2 Taptam (USA) 5 ch f Pleasant Tap (USA) - Salty Tam (USA) (Salt Lake (USA)) 3 Be Fair (USA) 4 b/br f Exchange Rate (USA) - Go Donna Go (USA) (Wild Again (USA)) 281 - MAKER’S MARK MILE STAKES, G1, Keeneland, April 9, 8f 1 Karelian (USA) 8 b g Bertrando (USA) - Leaning Tower (USA) (Theatrical) 2 Court Vision (USA) 5 b/br c Gulch (USA) - Weekend Storm (USA) (Storm Bird (CAN)) 3 Society’s Chairman (CAN) 7 b c Not Impossible (IRE) - Athena’s Smile (CAN) (Olympio (USA)) ANALYSIS: Karelian is by Bertrando, a grandson of Relaunch, who was the champion older male of 1993. He has long been a stalwart of the California breeding programme and has sired 42 other stakes winners, including other Grade 1 winners Officer, Unfurl The Flag and Bilo. Karelian’s dam Leaning Tower is a Theatrical daughter, who is half-sister to champion Canadian older horse Basqueian, and to Canadian juvenile stakes winner Sir Ebony Knight. She’s also three-parts sister to Regal Halo (by Alwuhush, another son of Theatrical’s sire, Nureyev), who won the Muskoka Stakes in Canada before being exported to New Zealand, where she produced the Graded winner Zilzie, and is also grand-dam of Graded winner Millbank. The grand-dam Valse Musette, a daughter of Halo, is halfsister to Moteral, winner of three stakes in Canada at two.
international database 282 - ARKANSAS DERBY, G1, Oaklawn Park, April 10, 9f 1 Line of David (USA) 3 ch c Lion Heart (USA) - Emma’s Dilemma (USA) (Capote (USA)) 2 Super Saver (USA) 3 b c Maria’s Mon (USA) - Supercharger (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 3 Dublin (USA) 3 ch c Afleet Alex (USA) Classy Mirage (USA) (Storm Bird (CAN)) ANALYSIS: Lion Heart, who was exported to Turkey for 2010, was quick to hit a home run with his second crop son, Line Of David in the Arkansas Derby (G1). Line Of David is out of the Capote mare Emma’s Dilemma, a half-sister to Lil’s Boy, a three-time Listed winner and Group-placed in Ireland. The grand-dam Kentucky Lill, a three-parts sister to Mr. Prospector, did not bred a stakes winner, but is granddam of the graded winners Igotrhythm and Slew Gin Fizz, and of Indian Classic winner Rapidash. The third dam, Lillian Russell, is a stakes-winning daughter of Prince John and the top-class mare Gold Digger, the dam of Mr. Prospector. Line Of David has a very clever pedigree. Since Mr. Prospector is broodmare sire of Tale Of The Cat, the sire of Lion Hearted, Line Of David has Mr. Prospector/Kentucky Lil 4 x 2. Lion Heart now has two graded winners from just 11 starters out of mares by Seattle Slew and his sons, a considerably better strike-rate than his sire. His dam Satin Sunrise has the three-quarters relatives Mr. Leader and Bold Reason 1 x 3 in her pedigree. They are both by Hail To Reason out of mares by Djeddah. Djeddah was closely inbred to the Frizette family. Seattle Slew’s grand-dam is inbred to the Frizette family, and Capote has a third cross. Since Mr. Prospector also goes back to Frizette, Line Of David’s pedigree is practically awash in that strain. 283 - TOYOTA BLUE GRASS STAKES, G1, Keeneland, April 10, 9f 1 Stately Victor (USA) 3 b c Ghostzapper (USA) - Collect The Cash (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 2 Paddy O’prado (USA) 3 gr/ro c El Prado (IRE) - Fun House (USA) (Prized (USA)) 3 First Dude (USA) 3 b c Stephen Got Even (USA) - Run Sarah Run (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN)) ANALYSIS: Ghostzapper retired to stud in 2006 at a fee of $200,000, but after a less than spectacular first crop his fee has fallen to $30,000 for the current stud season. Considering that both Ghostzapper and his sire Awesome
Again had improved with age, it was clearly too early to write Ghostzapper off, and he was represented by his first Grade 1 winner when Stately Victor won the Blue Grass Stakes (G1). Since then his filly Dynazaper won the Edgewood Stakes, and he has three stakes winners from his first 41 starters. Stately Victor is out of the Queen Elizabeth II Invitational Stakes (G1) winner Collect The Cash. She is a daughter of the Roberto stallion Dynaformer, a horse who is emerging as a very promising broodmare sire, especially considering that his early daughters were conceived at a very modest stud fee. Collect The Cash has produced four winners from her first five starters, including in addition to Stately Victor, the stakes-placed Red Bullet filly, Money My Honey. Collect The Cash’s dam, the Valid Appeal daughter Worldly Possession, won the West Long Branch Stakes, and is half-sister to three other stakes winners, the best of which was the Cherry Hill Mile Stakes (G3) winner Dr. Bobby A. Stately Victor’s third dam is Cricket Club, a stakes-winning daughter of Dr. Fager out of the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes heroine Clover Lane. The cross of Deputy Minister-line stallions with Dynaformer mares has produced seven stakes winners from 43 starters (16% stakes winners to starters), and in addition to Stately Victor, they include a previous Grade 1 winner Spring At Last. Stately Victor is inbred 4 x 4 to Relaunch’s sire In Reality, himself a very inbred horse, and to Dr. Fager, the sire of the third dam, by In Reality’s broodmare sire, Rough’n Tumble. Stately Victor’s fourth dam, Clover Lane, is a half-sister to the grand-dam of Deputy Minister (grandsire of Ghostzapper). 284 - SHAKERTOWN STAKES, G3, Keeneland, April 10, 5f 110yds 1 Silver Timber (USA) 7 gr/ro c Prime Timber (USA) - River Princess (CAN) (Alwuhush (USA)) 2 Grand Adventure (USA) 4 b/br c Grand Slam (USA) - Val Marie (USA) (Coronado’s Quest (USA)) 3 Moralist (USA) 5 b/br c Talk Is Money (USA) - Vita Eterna (USA) (Risen Star (USA)) 285 - JENNY WILEY STAKES, G2, Keeneland, April 10, 8f 110yds 1 Wasted Tears (USA) 5 b/br f Najran (USA) - Wishes And Roses (USA) (Greinton)
2 Forever Together (USA) 6 gr/ro f Belong To Me (USA) - Constant Companion (USA) (Relaunch (USA)) 3 Hot Cha Cha (USA) 4 b/br f Cactus Ridge (USA) - Reduced Sentence (USA) (Broad Brush (USA)) 286 - COMMONWEALTH STAKES, G2, Keeneland, April 10, 7f 1 Together Indy (USA) 4 b/br c Not For Love (USA) - I Ain’t P T (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 2 Congressional Page (USA) 5 b/br g Orientate (USA) - Page Dancer (USA) (Hennessy (USA)) 3 Imperial Council (USA) 4 b/br c Empire Maker (USA) - Jaramar Rain (USA) (Thunder Gulch (USA)) 287 - COMELY STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, April 10, 8f 1 Touching Beauty (USA) 3 b f Tapit (USA) - Victory Road (USA) (Ikari (USA)) 2 Speightful Affair (CAN) 3 b f Speightstown (USA) - Santerra (CAN) (Tejabo (CAN)) 3 C C’s Pal (USA) 3 b f Alex’s Pal (USA) Roca (USA) (Noactor (USA)) 288 - LAS CIENEGAS HANDICAP, G3, Santa Anita, April 11, 6f 110yds 1 Unzip Me (USA) 4 ch f City Zip (USA) - Escape With Me (USA) (Arazi (USA)) 2 Czechers (USA) 5 b/br f Indian Charlie (USA) - Pine Rob (USA) (Pine Bluff (USA)) 3 Gotta Have Her (USA) 6 b f Royal Academy (USA) - Winnowing (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 289 - APPALACHIAN STAKES, G3, Keeneland, April 15, 8f 1 Check the Label (USA) 3 b f Stormin Fever (USA) - Don’t Trick Her (USA) (Mazel Trick (USA)) 2 Bay To Bay (USA) 3 b f Sligo Bay (IRE) Bala (CAN) (With Approval (CAN)) 3 Rose Catherine (USA) 3 b/br f Speightstown (USA) - Great Plains Lady (USA) (Peaks and Valleys (USA)) 290 - DOUBLEDOGDARE STAKES, G3, Keeneland, April 16, 8f 110yds 1 Haka (USA) 4 b f Dynaformer (USA) Juke (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 2 Funny Moon (USA) 4 ch f Malibu Moon (USA) - Fun Crowd (USA) (Easy Goer (USA)) 3 Striking Dancer (USA) 4 ch f Smart Strike (CAN) - Dancing Shoes (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
291 - SANTA BARBARA HANDICAP, G2, Santa Anita, April 17, 10f
1 Tuscan Evening (IRE) 5 b f Oasis Dream (GB) - The Faraway Tree (GB) (Suave Dancer (USA)) 2 General Consensus (USA) 5 b/br f Giant’s Causeway (USA) Shootforthestars (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA)) 3 Restless Soul (GB) 6 b f Singspiel (IRE) - Seasonal Splendour (IRE) (Prince Rupert (FR)) 292 - SAN SIMEON HANDICAP, G3, Santa Anita, April 17, 6f 110yds
1 Mr Gruff (USA) 6 b/br c Mr Greeley (USA) - Ruff (USA) (Clever Trick (USA)) 2 Victor’s Cry (USA) 5 b/br c Street Cry (IRE) - Short Time (USA) (Clever Trick (USA)) 3 Ever A Friend (USA) 7 gr/ro g Crafty Friend (USA) - Never Is A Promise (USA) (Capote (USA)) 293 - COOLMORE LEXINGTON STAKES, G2, Keeneland, April 17, 8f 110yds 1 Exhi (USA) 3 b c Maria’s Mon (USA) Soldera (USA) (Polish Numbers (USA)) 2 Bushwhacked (USA) 3 b c Posse (USA) - Run In (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 3 Uptowncharlybrown (USA) 3 ch c Limehouse (USA) - La Iluminada (USA) (Langfuhr (CAN)) 294 - SIXTY SAILS HANDICAP, G3, Hawthorne, April 17, 9f 1 Life At Ten (USA) 5 ch f Malibu Moon (USA) - Rahrahsixboombah (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 2 Jessica Is Back (USA) 6 ch f Put It Back (USA) - Jessica’s Halo (USA) (Jolie’s Halo (USA)) 3 Miss Singhsix (IRE) 5 ch f Singspiel (IRE) - Whatamiss (USA) (Miswaki (USA)) 295 - DISTAFF HANDICAP, G2, Aqueduct, April 17, 7f 1 Tar Heel Mom (USA) 5 b/br f Flatter (USA) - Perpetual Light (USA) (Sunny’s Halo (CAN)) 2 Hour Glass (USA) 4 b f Petionville (USA) - Suzanna Anna (USA) (Tale of The Cat (USA)) 3 Matchless Orinda (USA) 5 ch f Sky Mesa (USA) - Perfectly Stunning (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN))
international database 296 - WHIMSICAL STAKES, G3, Woodbine, April 18, 1200m
301 - TEXAS MILE STAKES, G3, Lone Star Park, April 24, 8f
306 - MIAMI MILE HANDICAP, G3, Calder, April 25, 8f
1 Proud Heiress (USA) 6 ch f Broken Vow (USA) - Raise a Carter (USA) (Dr Carter (USA)) 2 Tribal Belle (CAN) 5 b/br f Tribunal (USA) - B B Belle (CAN) (Vying Victor (USA)) 3 Silver Z (USA) 8 gr/ro f Cee’s Tizzy (USA) - Zoelu (USA) (Dynaformer (USA))
1 Mythical Power (USA) 4 b c Congaree (USA) - School for Scandal (USA) (Is It True (USA)) 2 Euroears (USA) 6 ch c Langfuhr (CAN) - Unky And Ally (USA) (Heff (USA)) 3 Fifteen Love (USA) 5 b/br c Point Given (USA) - Nidd (USA) (Known Fact (USA))
1 Mambo Meister (USA) 5 b g King Cugat (USA) - Bleu’slittlesecret (USA) (Desert Secret (IRE)) 2 Pinckney Hill (USA) 4 b c A P Indy (USA) - Jemima (GB) (Owington (GB)) 3 Pleasant Strike (USA) 6 b/br c Smart Strike (CAN) - Colonella (USA) (Pleasant Colony (USA))
297 - SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO HANDICAP, G2, Santa Anita, April 18, 14f
302 - SAN FRANCISCO MILE STAKES, G2, Golden Gate, April 24, 8f
307 - LA TROIENNE STAKES, G2, Churchill Downs, April 30, 8f 110yds
1 Bold Chieftain (USA) 7 b/br c Chief Seattle (USA) - Hooked On Music (USA) (Seattle Dancer (USA)) 2 Monterey Jazz (USA) 6 b/br c Thunderello (USA) - Reefside (USA) (Dynaformer (USA)) 3 Red Sun (USA) 4 b g Redattore (BRZ) Sunny Sara (USA) (Affirmed (USA))
1 Unrivaled Belle (USA) 4 gr/ro f Unbridled’s Song (USA) - Queenie Belle (USA) (Bertrando (USA)) 2 Rachel Alexandra (USA) 4 b f Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Lotta Kim (USA) (Roar (USA)) 3 Morena (PER) 6 b/br f Privately Held (USA) - Charytin (PER) (Summing (USA))
303 - THE CLIFF’S EDGE DERBY TRIAL STAKES, G3, Churchill Downs, April 24, 8f
308 - KENTUCKY OAKS, G1, Churchill Downs, April 30, 9f
1 Bourbon Bay (USA) 4 b g Sligo Bay (IRE) - Coral Necklace (USA) (Conquistador Cielo (USA)) 2 Unusual Suspect (USA) 6 b/br c Unusual Heat (USA) - Penpont (NZ) (Crested Wave (USA)) 3 Skellytown (USA) 7 ch g Thunder Gulch (USA) - Miss Dahlia (USA) (Strawberry Road (AUS))G3, 298 - BEN ALI STAKES, Keeneland, April 18, 9f 1 Dubious Miss (USA) 6 b/br c E Dubai (USA) - Cryptoclover (USA) (Mountain Cat (USA)) 2 Kiss The Kid (USA) 7 b/br c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Black Tie Kiss (USA) (Danzig (USA)) 3 Giant Oak (USA) 4 ch c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Crafty Oak (USA) (Crafty Prospector (USA)) 299 - GREY GOOSE BEWITCH STAKES, G3, Keeneland, April 22, 12f 1 Lady Shakespeare (USA) 4 ch f Theatrical - Lady Shirl (USA) (That’s A Nice (USA)) 2 Changing Skies (IRE) 5 b f Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Magnificient Style (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) 3 Sweet And Flawless (USA) 4 b/br f Unbridled’s Song (USA) - Sweet And Ready (USA) (El Prado (IRE)) 300 - FIFTH THIRD ELKHORN STAKES, G2, Keeneland, April 23, 12f
1 Musketier (GER) 8 gr/ro c Acatenango (GER) - Myth And Reality (GB) (Linamix (FR)) 2 Brass Hat (USA) 9 b g Prized (USA) Brassy (USA) (Dixie Brass (USA)) 3 Blushing Bear (USA) 4 b/br c Rahy (USA) - Bonnie Bear (USA) (Gone West (USA))
1 Hurricane Ike (USA) 3 b/br c Graeme Hall (USA) - Parental Uproar (USA) (Future Storm (USA)) 2 Aikenite (USA) 3 b/br c Yes It’s True (USA) - Silverlado (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN)) 3 Pleasant Prince (USA) 3 ch c Indy King (USA) - Archduchess (USA) (Pleasant Tap (USA)) 304 - WITHERS STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, April 24, 8f 1 Afleet Again (USA) 3 gr/ro c Afleet Alex (USA) - Lucky Again (USA) (Wild Again (USA)) 2 Ibboyee (USA) 3 b c Medallist (USA) Expect Excellence (USA) (Pentelicus (USA)) 3 Spangled Star (USA) 3 ch c Distorted Humor (USA) - Spangled (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 305 - INGLEWOOD HANDICAP, G3, Hollywood Park, April 25, 8f 110yds 1 Gallant Son (USA) 4 b/br c Malabar Gold (USA) - Explicitly (CAN) (Exploit (USA)) 2 Quindici Man (USA) 4 gr/ro c Came Home (USA) - Humble (USA) (Valiant Nature (USA)) 3 Glowing Praise (GB) 4 ch g Fantastic Light (USA) - Beading (GB) (Polish Precedent (USA))
1 Blind Luck (USA) 3 ch f Pollard’s Vision (USA) - Lucky One (USA) (Best of Luck (USA)) 2 Evening Jewel (USA) 3 b f Northern Afleet (USA) - Jewel of the Night (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) 3 Tidal Pool (USA) 3 b f Yankee Gentleman (USA) - Sea Rhythm (USA) (Deputy Minister (CAN)) 309 - AMERICAN TURF STAKES, G2, Churchill Downs, April 30, 8f 110yds 1 Doubles Partner (USA) 3 b c Rock Hard Ten (USA) - Serena’s Sister (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 2 Asphalt (USA) 3 b c War Chant (USA) Island Fire (USA) (Island Whirl (USA)) 3 Guys Reward (USA) 3 b c Grand Reward (USA) - Beach View (USA) (Mr Greeley (USA)) 310 - ALYSHEBA STAKES, G3, Churchill Downs, April 30, 8f 110yds
1 Arson Squad (USA) 7 b/br g Brahms (USA) - Majestic Fire (USA) (Green Dancer (USA)) 2 Flying Private (USA) 4 b c Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) - Beautiful Treasure (USA) (Unbridled (USA)) 3 Enriched (USA) 5 b/br g High Brite (USA) - Li’l Ms Leonard (USA) (Nostalgia’s Star (USA))
311 - WESTCHESTER STAKES, G3, Belmont Park, April 30, 8f 1 Le Grand Cru (USA) 5 b/br c Dynaformer (USA) - Ice The Champagne (USA) (El Gran Senor (USA)) 2 Convocation (USA) 4 b c Pulpit (USA) Shade Dance (USA) (Nureyev (USA)) 3 Ironman Jon (USA) 4 b/br c Mineshaft (USA) - Lamington (USA) (Danzig (USA 312 - WILSHIRE HANDICAP, G3, Hollywood Park, May 1, 8f 1 Medaglia d’Amour (USA) 4 b/br f Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Izara (USA) (Blushing John (USA)) 2 Cat by the Tale (USA) 5 ch f Tale of The Cat (USA) - St Clair Ridge (IRE) (Indian Ridge) 3 You Lift Me Up (USA) 5 b/br f Lord Carson (USA) - Up On Her Toes (USA) (Green Dancer (USA)) 313 - WOODFORD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC STAKES, G1, Churchill Downs, May 1, 9f 1 General Quarters (USA) 4 gr/ro c Sky Mesa (USA) - Ecology (USA) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 2 Court Vision (USA) 5 b/br c Gulch (USA) - Weekend Storm (USA) (Storm Bird (CAN)) 3 Loup Breton (IRE) 6 b c Anabaa (USA) - Louve (USA) (Irish River (FR)) ANALYSIS: General Quarters is from the second crop of the Pulpit stallion Sky Mesa, winner of the Hopeful Stakes (G1). From his first three crops, Sky Mesa has had 13 stakes winners, eight of them graded. General Quarters dam Ecology is by Unbridled’s Song, a halfsister to the Listed-winning Dynaformer filly Minimalist. Ecology’s dam Gdansk’s Honour, a daughter of Danzig, was a Listed winner and Group-placed at a mile. She is a sister to Sesaro, a Danzig colt who set a new course record for 5f at Keeneland, and to Honoria, a Group winner and Group 1 placed runner over 6fin Ireland. Subsequently, Honoria produced the Jim Dandy Stakes (G3) winner Composer, and Listed scorer Colonial Power. Gdansk’s Honor is also half-sister to stakes winner Don Hernando and to Royal Ivor, the dam of three group/graded winning three-parts brothers in three different countries. Gdansk’s Honor’s dam Royal Honoree was a sister to Targowice, a champion two-year-old in France and sire of champion turf filly All Along. Royal Honoree was also a sister to the
international database talented juvenile filly Rondeau and half-sister to Dona Ysidra, dam of champion turf horse Manila, and Stately Don, a dual Grade 1 winner in the US. Royal Honoree’s third dam Colosseum is ancestress of a string of notable horses, among them prominent European runners Miswaki, Lacovia, Tobougg, Almutawakel, White Muzzle, Aristotle, Starborough and Ballingarry. General Quarters is the second Sky Mesa graded stakes winner out of an Unbridled-line mare, the same cross also produced Pulpit’s stallion son, Tapit. However, General Quarters’s overall pedigree is intriguing. He has three Round Table/Nasrullah crosses, through Poker (in Seattle Slew), La Mesa (third dam of Sky Mesa), and General Quarter’s own third dam, Royal Honoree. Of course to go with the three Round Table crosses, Sky Mesa’s sire, Pulpit, has Monarchy, a sister to Round Table. Sky Mesa also has two crosses of Secretariat (Nasrullah/Princequillo cross, the reverse of Round Table/Nasrullah). Pulpit’s own third dam State is by a son of Northern Dancer, out of Monarchy (sister to Round Table), and so is bred like General Quarters’ granddam, Gdansk’s Honour, who is by a son of Northern Dancer out of a Round Table mare. In addition, Northern Dancer/Nasrullah/Princequillo, who are all concentrated in Gdansk’s Honour (grand-dam of General Quarters), are also focused again through the pedigree of Storm Cat, the broodmare sire of Sky Mesa. 314 - KENTUCKY DERBY, G1, Churchill Downs, May 1, 10f 1 Super Saver (USA) 3 b c Maria’s Mon (USA) - Supercharger (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) 2 Ice Box (USA) 3 ch c Pulpit (USA) Spice Island (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) 3 Paddy O’prado (USA) 3 gr/ro c El Prado (IRE) - Fun House (USA) (Prized (USA)) ANALYSIS: Super Saver follows the 2001 Kentucky Derby Monarchos as the second son of Maria’s Mon to win the premier US Classic. Maria’s Mon’s death at 14 was a severe loss to the industry. A champion juvenile, Maria’s Mon won four of his five starts at two, including the Sanford Stakes (G3), Futurity Stakes (G1) and Champagne Stakes (G1), accounting for such as Unbridled’s Song, Hennessy, Honour And Glory, Louis Quatorze, Gold Fever and Editor’s Note. At three he returned from injury to run twice
without winning, and this anti-climatic end to his racing career, coupled with a less than fashionable pedigree – he was by the Majestic Light stallion Wavering Monarch – saw his fee set at just $7,500 when he retired to Pin Oak Stud. After getting Monarchos in his first crop, Maria’s Mon went on to add champion Turf Filly Wait A While, and other Grade 1 winners See How She Runs, Latent Heat, Monzante and Momba. Super Saver is a member of his penultimate crop. Super Saver’s dam Supercharger, a daughter of A.P. Indy, is a sister to graded stakes winners Daydreaming, Girolamo and Accelerator, and also to the dam of Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Bluegrass Cat. The second dam Get Lucky is a graded stakes-winning sister to champion Two-Year-Old and Travers Stakes (G1) winner Rhythm. This is the Numbered Account branch of the La Troienne family that is also particularly notable for Private Account, Woodman, Mutakddim and Not For Love. It’s no great surprise to see Maria’s Mon working with Supercharger. His sire Wavering Monarch is out of Uncommitted, by Buckpasser, and inbred 4 x 4 to La Troienne via Busanda (dam of Buckpasser) and Bimelech (who comes in through Better Self, reverse genetic relative to Busanda). The broodmare sire, A.P. Indy is by Seattle Slew (dam inbred to La Troienne through the sisters, Busher and Striking, both three-parts-sisters to Busanda) and has an extra cross of Buckpasser. And finally, Super Saver’s fourth dam, Numbered Account is by Buckpasser and has the three-quarters related Busansa and Striking 2 x 3. 315 - HUMANA DISTAFF STAKES, G1, Churchill Downs, May 1, 7f 1 Mona de Momma (USA) 4 b f Speightstown (USA) - Society Gal (USA) (Linkage (USA)) 2 Pretty Prolific (USA) 4 ch f Lion Heart (USA) - Seattle Way (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA)) 3 Informed Decision (USA) 5 gr/ro f Monarchos (USA) - Palangana (USA) (His Majesty (USA)) ANALYSIS: Mona de Momma benefited from a sloppy track to gain a first Grade 1 success. She is from the first crop of champion sprinter Speightsown and is one of 12 stakes winners, six graded, from that group the others including the Prix Jean Prat (G1) winner Lord Shanakill. Mona de Momma is a half-sister to the graded stakes-placed two-year-old Jigadee, and the stakes-placed Treasure Hunt. Her dam Society Gal is a halfsister to Mr. Greeley, a multiple graded
stakes winner and runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and now a very successful stallion, and to the stakes winner Majestic Legend, the grand-dam of champion two-year-old colt and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Street Sense. The third dam is great sprinter/miler filly Lianga, who is also the third dam of Danehill Dancer. The decision to bred Society Gal to Speightstown can’t have been a difficult one. Speightstown is a son of Gone West and that horse sired the Grade 1 winner Link River out of a mare by Society Gal’s sire Linkage. Gone West is also the sire of Mr. Greeley who is out of Mona de Momma’s granddam. 316 - EIGHT BELLES STAKES, G3, Churchill Downs, May 1, 7f 110yds 1 Buckleupbuttercup (USA) 3 gr/ro f Najran (USA) - Golden Borders (USA) (Conquistador Cielo (USA)) 2 Visavis (USA) 3 b f Indian Charlie (USA) - Lady Cerise (USA) (Honor Grades (USA)) 3 Hot Dixie Chick (USA) 3 b/br f Dixie Union (USA) - Above Perfection (USA) (In Excess) 317 - CHURCHILL DOWNS STAKES, G2, Churchill Downs, May 1, 7f 1 Atta Boy Roy (USA) 5 b c Tribunal (USA) - Irish Toast (USA) (Synastry (USA)) 2 Warrior’s Reward (USA) 4 b c Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - For All You Do (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 3 Musket Man (USA) 4 b/br c Yonaguska (USA) - Fortuesque (USA) (Fortunate Prospect (USA)) 318 - CHURCHILL DISTAFF TURF MILE STAKES, G2, Churchill Downs, May 1, 8f 1 Phola (USA) 4 b/br f Johannesburg (USA) - Humbling (IRE) (Petionville (USA)) 2 Hot Cha Cha (USA) 4 b/br f Cactus Ridge (USA) - Reduced Sentence (USA) (Broad Brush (USA)) 3 Miss Keller (IRE) 4 b f Montjeu (IRE) Ingozi (GB) (Warning)
House (USA) - R D Fille (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA)) 320 - SENORITA STAKES, G3, Hollywood Park, May 2, 8f 1 Cozi Rosie (USA) 3 ch f Pleasantly Perfect (USA) - Felidia (Golden Fleece (USA)) 2 Andina (IRE) 3 ch f Singspiel (IRE) Fragrant Oasis (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 3 City To City (USA) 3 ch f City Zip (USA) - Stormbow (USA) (Storm Cat (USA))
UAE 321 - MEYDAN UAE OAKS, L, Meydan, February 25, 1800m 1 Raihana (AUS) 4 b f Elusive Quality (USA) - Esubooh (AUS) (Sunday Silence (USA)) 2 Bikini Babe (IRE) 3 b f Montjeu (IRE) Zeiting (IRE) (Zieten (USA)) 3 Siyaadah (GB) 3 b f Shamardal (USA) River Belle (GB) (Lahib (USA)) Mr Prospector Gone West Secrettame ELUSIVE QUALITY b 93 Hero’s Honor Touch of Greatness Ivory Wand RAIHANA b f 2006 Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well ESUBOOH b 2001 Danehill Felicitation Emancipation
322 - MEYDAN BALANCHINE STAKES, G3, Meydan, February 25, 1800m 1 Deem (IRE) 5 gr f Dalakhani (IRE) Hijaz (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Aspectoflove (IRE) 4 b f Danetime (IRE) - Rose Vibert (GB) (Caerleon (USA)) 3 Zirconeum (SAF) 5 b f Jallad (USA) Sweet Sheila (AUS) (Kenmare (FR)) Shirley Heights Darshaan Delsy DALAKHANI gr 2000 Miswaki Daltawa Damana DEEM gr f 2005 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells
319 - BEAUGAY STAKES, G3, Belmont Park, May 1, 8f 110yds
Fairy Bridge HIJAZ b 96 Explodent Bex Bay Street
1 Dynaslew (USA) 4 b/br f Dynaformer (USA) - Slews Final Answer (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA)) 2 Scolara (USA) 5 b f Quiet American (USA) - Millie’s Delight (USA) (El Gran Senor (USA)) 3 Chestoria (USA) 6 b/br f Chester
323 - EMIRATES NBD AL QUOZ SPRINT, G3, Meydan, February 27, 1200m 1 Joy And Fun (NZ) 7 b g Cullen (AUS) Gin Player (NZ) (Defensive Play (USA))
international database 2 Fravashi (AUS) 5 b/br c Falbrav (IRE) Angelic Smile (AUS) (Dehere (USA)) 3 California Flag (USA) 6 gr/ro g Avenue of Flags (USA) - Ultrafleet (USA) (Afleet (CAN)) Danzig Danehill Razyana CULLEN b 96 Ahonoora Princess Tracy Princess Ru JOY AND FUN b g 2003 Fappiano Defensive Play Safe Play GIN PLAYER b 94 Western Symphony Gin Rhythm Gingold
324 - MARJU DUBAI CITY OF GOLD STAKES, G2, Meydan, March 4, 2400m 1 Campanologist (USA) 5 b c Kingmambo (USA) - Ring of Music (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Pan River (TUR) 5 b c Red Bishop (USA) - Wanganui River (GB) (Unfuwain (USA)) 3 Golden Sword (GB) 4 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Sitara (GB) (Salse (USA)) Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger KINGMAMBO b 90 Nureyev Miesque Pasadoble CAMPANOLOGIST b c 2005 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge RING OF MUSIC b 93 Halo Glorious Song Ballade
325 - INTIKHAB SHEIKH MAKTOUM CHALL. ROUND 3, G2, Meydan, March 4, 2000m 1 Red Desire (JPN) 4 b f Manhattan Cafe (JPN) - Great Sunrise (GB) (Caerleon (USA)) 2 Gloria de Campeao (BRZ) 7 b c Impression (ARG) - Audacity (BRZ) (Clackson (BRZ)) 3 Mr Brock (SAF) 7 b g Fort Wood (USA) - Cape Badger (SAF) (Badger Land (USA))
326 - HAATEL DERRINSTOWN STUD JEBEL HATTA, G2, Meydan, March 4, 1800m
329 - ALHAARTH BURJ NAHAAR, G3, Meydan, March 4, 1600m
1 Presvis (GB) 6 b g Sakhee (USA) Forest Fire (SWE) (Never So Bold) 2 Alexandros (GB) 5 ch c Kingmambo (USA) - Arlette (IRE) (King of Kings (IRE)) 3 Tam Lin (GB) 7 b g Selkirk (USA) - La Nuit Rose (FR) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
1 Cat Junior (USA) 5 b/br c Storm Cat (USA) - Luna Wells (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 2 Green Coast (IRE) 7 b c Green Desert (USA) - Oriental Fashion (IRE) (Marju (IRE)) 3 Calming Influence (IRE) 5 b c King’s Best (USA) - Idilic Calm (IRE) (Indian Ridge)
Riverman Bahri Wasnah SAKHEE b 97 Sadler’s Wells Thawakib Tobira Celeste PRESVIS b g 2004 Bold Lad Never So Bold Never Never Land FOREST FIRE b 95 Colombian Friend Mango Sampaquita Twins Fire
1 Desert Party (USA) 4 b c Street Cry (IRE) - Sage Cat (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) 2 Mutheeb (USA) 5 b c Danzig (USA) Magicalmysterykate (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 3 Sir Gerry (USA) 5 ch c Carson City (USA) - Incredulous (FR) (Indian Ridge) Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie STREET CRY b/br 98 Troy Helen Street Waterway DESERT PARTY b c 2006 Storm Cat Tabasco Cat Barbicue Sauce SAGE CAT b 98 Lord Gaylord Lady Sage Foxcroft Finale
328 - BAHRI DERRINSTOWN STUD AL BASTAKIYA, L, Meydan, March 4, 1800m 1 Mendip (USA) 3 b/br c Harlan’s Holiday (USA) - Well Spring (USA) (Coronado’s Quest (USA)) 2 Della Barba (CHI) 4 b c Della Francesca (USA) - Barbera (CHI) (Hussonet (USA)) 3 Enak (ARG) 4 b c Orpen (USA) Enfeite (ARG) (Roy (USA))
Northern Dancer South Ocean STORM CAT b 83 Secretariat Terlingua Crimson Saint CAT JUNIOR b/br c 2005 Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge LUNA WELLS b 93 Breton Lunadix
330 - MEYDAN ZABEEL MILE, G2, Meydan, March 5, 1600m 1 Imbongi (SAF) 6 ch g Russian Revival (USA) - Garden Verse (SAF) (Foveros) 2 Kalahari Gold (IRE) 5 ch g Trans Island (GB) - Neat Shilling (IRE) (Bob Back (USA)) 3 Summit Surge (IRE) 6 b g Noverre (USA) - Lady Peculiar (CAN) (Sunshine Forever (USA)) Northern Dancer Nureyev Special RUSSIAN REVIVAL ch 93 Hail The Pirates Memories All My Memories IMBONGI ch g 2004 Averof Foveros Camina Bay GARDEN VERSE ch 91 Royal Prerogative Wild Hyacinth Bluebell Girl
331 - SHADWELL FARM JEBEL ALI SPRINT, L, Jebel Ali, March 12, 1000m 1 Terrific Challenge (USA) 8 ch c Royal Academy (USA) - Clever Empress (GB) (Crafty Prospector (USA)) 2 Dohasa (IRE) 5 b g Bold Fact (USA) Zara’s Birthday (IRE) (Waajib) 3 Alo Pura (GB) 6 b f Anabaa (USA) Rubies From Burma (USA) (Forty Niner (USA))
Storm Cat Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well MANHATTAN CAFE b 98 Law Society Subtle Change Santa Luciana RED DESIRE b f 2006 Nijinsky Caerleon Foreseer GREAT SUNRISE b 98 Sadler’s Wells Grace And Glory Grace Note
Harlan Country Romance HARLAN’S HOLIDAY b 99 Affirmed Christmas In Aiken Dowager MENDIP b/br c 2007 Forty Niner Coronado’s Quest Laughing Look WELL SPRING b 2001 Baldski Chaposa Springs La Chaposa
1 Monte Alto (IRE) 6 b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Peruvian Witch (IRE) (Perugino (USA)) 2 Biarritz (SAF) 7 b c Count Dubois (GB) - Corlia’s Bid (AUS) (Polish Patriot (USA)) 3 Meeriss (IRE) 5 b c Dubai Destination (USA) - Bless The Bride (IRE) (Darshaan)
327 - ELNADIM MAHAB AL SHIMAAL, G3, Meydan, March 4, 1200m
332 - MEYDAN ABU DHABI CHAMPIONSHIP, L, Abu Dhabi, March 21, 2200m
Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEHILL DANCER b 93 Sharpen Up Mira Adonde Lettre d’Amour MONTE ALTO b c 2004 Danzig Perugino Fairy Bridge PERUVIAN WITCH b 2000 Alzao Witching Hour Itching
333 - S & M AL NABOODAH GROUP UAE DERBY, G2, Meydan, March 27, 1800m 1 Musir (AUS) 4 b c Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Dizzy de Lago (AUS) (Encosta de Lago (AUS)) 2 Raihana (AUS) 4 b f Elusive Quality (USA) - Esubooh (AUS) (Sunday Silence (USA)) 3 Mendip (USA) 3 b/br c Harlan’s Holiday (USA) - Well Spring (USA) (Coronado’s Quest (USA))
Danzig Danehill Razyana REDOUTE’S CHOICE b 96 Canny Lad Shantha’s Choice Dancing Show MUSIR b c 2006 Fairy King Encosta de Lago Shoal Creek DIZZY DE LAGO b 2001 Mill Reef Spring Reel The Dancer
334 - GULF NEWS DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN STAKES, G1, Meydan, March 27, 1200m
Northern Dancer Nijinsky Flaming Page ROYAL ACADEMY b 87 Crimson Satan Crimson Saint Bolero Rose TERRIFIC CHALLENGE ch c 2002 Mr Prospector Crafty Prospector Real Crafty Lady CLEVER EMPRESS ch 98 Mount Hagen Empress Jackie Star Empress
1 Kinsale King (USA) 5 b/br g Yankee Victor (USA) - Flaming Mirage (USA) (Woodman (USA)) 2 Rocket Man (AUS) 5 b g Viscount (AUS) - Macrosa (NZ) (McGinty (NZ)) 3 One World (AUS) 6 b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - River Serenade (AUS) (Hurricane Sky (AUS))
Halo Saint Ballado Ballade YANKEE VICTOR b/br 96 Caro Highest Carol Tokyo Princess KINSALE KING b/br g 2005 Mr Prospector Woodman Playmate FLAMING MIRAGE b 92 Olden Times Flaming Leaves Distaff Decider
335 - GUANGSHA GROUP DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC, G1, Meydan, March 27, 2400m
(Northfields (USA)) 3 Allybar (IRE) 4 ch c King’s Best (USA) Irika (USA) (Irish River (FR)) Fappiano Rubiano Ruby Slippers IMPRESSION gr 96 Liloy Improbable Lady Gioconda GLORIA DE CAMPEAO b c 2003 I Say Clackson Quarana AUDACITY ch 97 Farnesio Orient Girl Uruguaya
2008: Shirkan (f If You Ask) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Be Lovely by Roi Normand. unraced. Dam of RITMO ALEGRE (c Emperor Julian: Classico Taca de Cristal (c&g) LR) Broodmare Sire: COAX ME CLYDE. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DOLLY MAX Crimson Tide G1. Northern Dancer Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge
Sadler’s Wells In The Wings
338 - DUBAI DUTY FREE STAKES, G1, Meydan, March 27, 1800m 1 Al Shemali (GB) 6 ch c Medicean (GB) - Bathilde (IRE) (Generous (IRE)) 2 Bankable (IRE) 6 b c Medicean (GB) Dance To The Top (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) 3 Imbongi (SAF) 6 ch g Russian Revival (USA) - Garden Verse (SAF) (Foveros)
High Hawk SINGSPIEL b 92 Halo Glorious Song Ballade DAR RE MI b f 2005 High Top Top Ville Sega Ville DARARA b 83 Abdos Delsy Kelty
336 - ETISALAT GODOLPHIN MILE, G2, Meydan, March 27, 1600m
Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie MEDICEAN ch 97 Storm Bird Mystic Goddess Rose Goddess AL SHEMALI ch c 2004 Caerleon Generous Doff The Derby BATHILDE ch 93 Explodent Bex
WORLDWIDE 1 Calming Influence (IRE) 5 b c King’s Best (USA) - Idilic Calm (IRE) (Indian Ridge) 2 Green Coast (IRE) 7 b c Green Desert (USA) - Oriental Fashion (IRE) (Marju (IRE)) 3 Skysurfers (GB) 4 b c E Dubai (USA) Fortune (IRE) (Night Shift (USA)) Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque KING’S BEST b 97 Lombard Allegretta Anatevka CALMING INFLUENCE b c 2005 Ahonoora Indian Ridge Hillbrow IDILIC CALM br 95 Seattle Slew Miracle Drug Grenzen
337 - EMIRATES AIRLINE DUBAI WORLD CUP, G1, Meydan, March 27, 2000m 1 Gloria de Campeao (BRZ) 7 b c Impression (ARG) - Audacity (BRZ) (Clackson (BRZ)) 2 Lizard’s Desire (SAF) 5 b g Lizard Island (AUS) - Annsfield (SAF)
339 - G. P. Henrique Possolo (1000 WORLDWIDE Guineas), G1, Gavea, February 20, 1600m
1 Dolly Max (BRZ) 4 f Crimson Tide (IRE) - Shanay (BRZ) (Coax Me Clyde (USA)) 2 Dear Nati (BRZ) 4 f Crimson Tide (IRE) - Miss Dodge (BRZ) (Dodge (USA)) 3 Ijubinha (BRZ) 4 f First American (USA) - Jujubinha (BRZ) (Trempolino (USA)) Sire: CRIMSON TIDE. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DEAR NATI Dodge G1, DOLLY MAX Coax Me Clyde G1, WEST HOPE Slap Jack G2, DESEJADO SUN Mensageiro Alado G3, ZARDANA Southern Halo LR. 1st Dam: Shanay by Coax Me Clyde. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Bia Ghenou (f If You Ask) 3 wins in Brazil, 3rd Grande Premio Mariano Procopio G3. 2006: DOLLY MAX (f Crimson Tide) 6 wins in Brazil, G. P. Henrique Possolo (1000 Guineas) G1, Grande Premio Roger Guedon G3, Classico Octavio du Pont LR.
Danehill Danehill Dancer Mira Adonde CHOISIR ch 99 Lunchtime Great Selection Pensive Mood STARSPANGLEDBANNER ch c 2006 Green Forest Made of Gold Vindaria GOLD ANTHEM ch 99 Vain
CRIMSON TIDE b 94 Darshaan Sharata
1 Dar Re Mi (GB) 5 b f Singspiel (IRE) Darara (Top Ville) 2 Buena Vista (JPN) 4 b/br f Special Week (JPN) - Biwa Heidi (JPN) (Caerleon (USA)) 3 Spanish Moon (USA) 6 b c El Prado (IRE) - Shining Bright (GB) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Choisir G1, MISS CONDITION Blackfriars LR, SUPER GOLD Golden Snake LR.
Shademah DOLLY MAX f 2006 L’Enjoleur Coax Me Clyde Platterland SHANAY ch 2000 Roi Normand Be Lovely Zalumar
340 - Sportingbet Oakleigh Plate, G1, Caulfield, February 20, 1000m 1 Starspangledbanner (AUS) 4 ch c Choisir (AUS) - Gold Anthem (AUS) (Made of Gold (USA)) 2 Here de Angels (AUS) 7 b g Dehere (USA) - Angelic Belle (AUS) (Kenmare (FR)) 2 Arinos (AUS) 7 b g Akhadan (AUS) Maid of Marske (AUS) (Estaminet) Sire: CHOISIR. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 STARSPANGLEDBANNER Made of Gold G1, SACRED CHOICE Sir Tristram G2, DREAMSCAPE Ferdinand G3, LADY SPRINGBANK Kendor G3, PSYCHOLOGIST Danzero G3, MESSENGER Sky Chase LR. 1st Dam: Gold Anthem by Made of Gold. 2 wins in Australia, 2nd Balcrest S LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: Gold Chant (f El Moxie) 5 wins in Australia, 3rd Dermody S LR. Broodmare. 2005: TINKLING (f Markane) 2 wins in Australia. 2006: STARSPANGLEDBANNER (c Choisir) 6 wins in Australia, The Age Caulfield Guineas G1, Sportingbet Oakleigh Plate G1, H D F McNeil S G3, RSL Vain S LR, 2nd Festival of Racing S LR, 3rd Newmarket H G1, Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Prelude(cg) G3. 2007: Regally Blonde (f Royal Academy) unraced to date. 2008: (f Rock of Gibraltar) 2009: (c Purrealist)
341 - Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Olympic Aim Stakes, G1, Caulfield, February 20, 1200m 1 Star Witness (AUS) 3 ch c Starcraft (NZ) - Leone Chiara (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS)) 2 Shaaheq (AUS) 3 b f Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Damaschino (AUS) (Last Tycoon) 3 Beneteau (AUS) 3 b/br c Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Slice of Paradise (AUS) (Encosta de Lago (AUS)) Sire: STARCRAFT. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 - STAR WITNESS Lion Hunter G1. 1st Dam: LEONE CHIARA by Lion Hunter. 7 wins in Australia, Swettenham Stud R N Irwin S G3. Own sister to CHINCHILLA ROSE and FEROCITY. Dam of 1 winner: 2007: STAR WITNESS (c Starcraft) 3 wins in Australia, Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond S G1, Talindert S LR. 2008: (f Elusive Quality) 2009: (c Bernardini) 2nd Dam: CHIARA by Last Tycoon. 1 win in Australia. Dam of CHINCHILLA ROSE (f Lion Hunter: TCL Electronics QTC Cup G2, UD Trucks Surround S G2), FEROCITY (c Lion Hunter: Ascot Vale S G2), LEONE CHIARA (f Lion Hunter, see above), Battle’s Thunder (g Thunder Gulch: 3rd Macau Guineas LR) Broodmare Sire: LION HUNTER. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 - STAR WITNESS Starcraft G1, TALLOW Street Cry G3, DUAL CHAMBER Show A Heart LR.
Nureyev Soviet Star Veruschka
2nd Dam: National Song by Vain. ran on the flat in Australia. Dam of Gold Anthem (f Made of Gold, see above). Grandam of TAGINE. Third dam of Trisara. Broodmare Sire: MADE OF GOLD. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - STARSPANGLEDBANNER
STARCRAFT ch 2000 Pompeii Court Flying Floozie Lucky Heiress STAR WITNESS ch c 2007 Danehill Lion Hunter Pure of Heart LEONE CHIARA ch 99 Last Tycoon Chiara Etoile d’Or
international database 342 - February Stakes, G1, Tokyo, February 21, 1600m 1 Espoir City (JPN) 5 ch c Gold Allure (JPN) - Eminent City (JPN) (Brian’s Time (USA)) 2 Testa Matta (USA) 4 b/br c Tapit (USA) - Difficult (USA) (Concern (USA)) 3 Success Brocken (JPN) 5 b/br c Symboli Kris S (USA) - Success Beauty (JPN) (Sunday Silence (USA)) Age: 3-5; Starts: 18; Wins: 10; Places: 4 Earnings: £3,399,272 Sire: GOLD ALLURE. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ESPOIR CITY Brian’s Time G1. 1st Dam: EMINENT CITY by Brian’s Time. 2 wins at 3 and 5 in Japan. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: ESPOIR CITY (c Gold Allure) 10 wins at 3 to 5 in Japan, February S G1, Japan Cup Dirt G1, March S G3, Kashiwa Kinen LR, Mile Championship Nambu Hai LR, Topaz S LR, 2nd Heian S G3. Broodmare Sire: BRIAN’S TIME. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 ESPOIR CITY Gold Allure G1, T M ENCORE Opera House G2, TOHO DOLCE South Vigorous LR. Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well GOLD ALLURE b 99 Nureyev Nikiya Reluctant Guest ESPOIR CITY ch c 2005 Roberto Brian’s Time Kelley’s Day EMINENT CITY b 98 Bravest Roman Hepburn City Compal City
343 - Grande Premio Estado de Rio de Janeiro, G1, Gavea, February 21, 1600m 1 Sal Grosso (BRZ) 4 b c Our Emblem (USA) - Ken de Saron (USA) (Kenmare (FR)) 2 Too Friendly (BRZ) 4 c Signal Tap (IND) - Jour de France (BRZ) (Tokatee (USA)) 3 Vupt Vapt (BRZ) 4 c Romarin (BRZ) Ela Manda (BRZ) (Stuka (USA))
1997: THEATRICAL LADY (f Theatrical) Winner at 3 in France. Broodmare. 1999: Alraji (f Silver Hawk) ran once. Broodmare. 2000: Jipapibaquigrafo (c Irish River) Winner at 3 in France, 2nd Prix Greffulhe G2. 2001: (c Miswaki). died as a yearling. 2002: Manta Basca (f Miswaki). Broodmare. 2003: Only Roses (f Vettori) ran on the flat in Brazil. 2004: Prioridale (c Vettori) 2006: SAL GROSSO (c Our Emblem) 2 wins in Brazil, Grande Premio Estado de Rio de Janeiro G1, 3rd G.P. Cruzeiro do Sul Derby Carioca G1. 2nd Dam: Lyre de Saron by Luthier. Own sister to LUTH DE SARON. Dam of KEN DE SARON (f Kenmare, see above), LYRE DE CASTELLI (f Leo Castelli: My Fair Lady H), Lady de Saron (f Targowice: 2nd Prix de Sandringham G3). Grandam of ZANETTA, NORTHWEST STORM, TROUBLE AT BAY. Third dam of ASTIMONTI. Fourth dam of Saronsla Belle. Broodmare Sire: KENMARE. Sire of the dams of 74 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SAL GROSSO Our Emblem G1, HERE DE ANGELS Dehere G3, GENEROUS TYCOON Generous LR, HURRICANE FLY Montjeu LR. Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger OUR EMBLEM b 91 Private Account Personal Ensign Grecian Banner SAL GROSSO b c 2006 Kalamoun Kenmare Belle of Ireland KEN DE SARON gr 89 Luthier Lyre de Saron Rose de Saron
344 - Rokk Ebony Futurity Stakes, G1, Caulfield, February 27, 1600m
Sire: OUR EMBLEM. Sire of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SAL GROSSO Kenmare G1, GUGU DADA De Quest G3.
1 Typhoon Tracy (AUS) 5 b/br f Red Ransom (USA) - Tracy’s Element (AUS) (Last Tycoon) 2 Dao Dao (AUS) 7 br g Shinko Forest (IRE) - Casual Way (NZ) (Casual Lies (USA)) 3 Sniper’s Bullet (AUS) 7 b g Bite The Bullet (USA) - Yallah Terrace (AUS) (Yallah Prince (AUS))
1st Dam: KEN DE SARON by Kenmare. Winner at 2 in USA, Selima S G3. Dam of 4 winners: 1995: Theatriken (f Theatrical) Winner at 3 in France, 3rd Prix des Jouvenceaux et des Jouvencelles LR, Prix Urban Sea LR. Broodmare.
Sire: RED RANSOM. Sire of 91 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TYPHOON TRACY Last Tycoon G1, CHAMPAGNE RANSOM Mt Livermore LR. 1st Dam: TRACY’S ELEMENT by Last Tycoon. Champion 2yr old filly in South Africa in 1992-93, Champion older
mare in South Africa in 1994-95. 11 wins in South Africa, Smirnoff Bloodline Sprint G1, Computaform Sprint G1, The Star Sprint G1, South African Fillies Sprint G1. Own sister to TOWKAY. Dam of 7 winners: 1996: Traceable (f Rahy) unraced. Dam of SHAFT (c Flying Spur: Winner in Australia, Int. Animal Health Silver Slipper S G2) 1997: HANOVER (f Marscay) Winner in Australia. Dam of Eclair Fastpass (g Fastnet Rock: Winner in Australia, 2nd RSL Vain S LR, 3rd H D F McNeil S G3) 2000: BALTIC COVE (g Polish Navy) 2 wins in Australia. 2001: Kylikwong (f Red Ransom) 2 wins at 3 in Australia, 2nd Crown Victoria Oaks G1, Schweppes South Australasian Oaks G1, 3rd Sires’ Produce S G1. Broodmare. 2003: ELEMENT OF DANGER (f Red Ransom) Winner at 3 in Australia. Broodmare. 2004: RED ELEMENT (c Red Ransom) 5 wins in Australia, A R Creswick S LR, Menere’s BMW Doveton S LR, 3rd Greenslopes Sir Byrne Hart S G2. 2005: TYPHOON TRACY (f Red Ransom) 10 wins in Australia, Sportingbet C F Orr S G1, Rokk Ebony Futurity S G1, Inglis Queen of the Turf S G1, Coolmore Classic G1, Myer Classic Empire Rose S G1, Harrolds Tristarc S G2, Schweppervescence F. Tresady Trophy G3, Kevin Hayes Boronia S LR, 2nd Makybe Diva Craiglee S G2, 3rd J J Liston S G2. 2006: Tracy’s Choice (f Redoute’s Choice) Winner in Australia, 3rd Ambassador Bright Shadow H LR. 2008: (f Encosta de Lago) 2nd Dam: PRINCESS TRACY by Ahonoora. 4 wins at 2 and 3 Ballyogan S G3, Baroda Stud Phoenix Sprint G3, 4th Moyglare Stud S G1. Dam of TRACY’S ELEMENT (f Last Tycoon, see above), DANASINGA (c Danehill: Stradbroke H G1, 2nd BMW Doncaster H G1, Doomben Cup G1), TOPASANNAH (f Commanche Run: Woolavington Cup G2), CULLEN (c Danehill: Mercedes-Benz Blue Diamond Preview (c&g) G3, Rubiton S G3, 2nd McDonogh Railway H G1), TOWKAY (c Last Tycoon: C S Hayes S G3, 3rd Sallinger S G1). Grandam of SUNTAGONAL, PRINCE OF WAR, HAPPY MORNING, FATAL ATTRACTION, PRINCE ARTHUR, Seton Hall. Third dam of Jovial. Broodmare Sire: LAST TYCOON. Sire of the dams of 129 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TYPHOON TRACY Red Ransom G1, SAINT EMILION Zenno Rob Roy G2, DARIANA Redoute’s Choice G3, KARGALI Invincible Spirit G3, SHAAHEQ Redoute’s Choice G3, ETERNITY BOY Monashee Mountain LR, LORD ZENITH Zamindar LR, MONTE
KRIS S Symboli Kris S LR, SANJUAN Danehill Dancer LR, TAGUS Encosta de Lago LR. The Red Ransom/Last Tycoon cross has produced: ONEMORENOMORE G1, TYPHOON TRACY G1, RED ELEMENT G2, RED ARROW G3, VALPOLICELLA G3, CONTRABAND LR, Kylikwong G1. Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea RED RANSOM b 87 Damascus Arabia Christmas Wind TYPHOON TRACY b/br f 2005 Try My Best Last Tycoon Mill Princess TRACY’S ELEMENT b 90 Ahonoora Princess Tracy Princess Ru
345 - Fully Fledged Fairdale Otaki-Maori Cl., G1, Otaki, February 28, 1600m 1 Mufhasa (NZ) 6 br g Pentire (GB) Sheila Cheval (NZ) (Mi Preferido (USA)) 2 Hold It Harvey (AUS) 6 b g King Cugat (USA) - Daly Charm (AUS) (Best Western (AUS)) 3 Daffodil (NZ) 5 b f No Excuse Needed (GB) - Spring (NZ) (O’Reilly (NZ)) Sire: PENTIRE. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MUFHASA Mi Preferido G1, RANGIRANGDOO Kenfair G1, LARRY’S NEVER LATE Zabeel G3, BRIDGESTONE Gold Brose LR, STUPENDOUS Pre Catelan LR, ART SUCCESS Zabeel LR. 1st Dam: Sheila Cheval by Mi Preferido. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 2000: MOGANO (g Slavic) Winner in Australia. 2002: BELLE JOIE (f Mellifont) 6 wins in New Zealand. 2003: BERT (g Bertolini) 3 wins in New Zealand. 2004: MUFHASA (g Pentire) 12 wins in New Zealand, Waikato Draught Sprint G1, First Sovereign Trust Telegraph H G1, Fully Fledged Fairdale Otaki-Maori Cl G1, Coupland’s Bakeries Mile G2, G R Kelt Memorial LR, 2nd Mudgway Partsworld S G1, 3rd Hong Kong World City George Ryder S G1 (twice), Waikato Draught Sprint G1. 2005: Blockbuster (g Keeper) unraced. 2006: Keepa Cheval (f Keeper) unraced. 2007: Rafhiki (c Pentire) unraced to date. 2008: (c Perfectly Ready) 2009: (f Zabeel) 2nd Dam: Silver Sheila by Silver Dream. unraced. Dam of COMMANDER CHEVAL (g All Glory: Matamata Cup LR, 2nd Radio Pacific Avondale Cup
G1), Fort Cheval (g Never Til Dawn: 2nd Evening Standard Cup G3, 4th DB Auckland Cup G1, Barclays St Leger S G1). Grandam of Audrey. Broodmare Sire: MI PREFERIDO. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MUFHASA Pentire G1.
international database above) Broodmare Sire: L’ENJOLEUR. Sire of the dams of 45 Stakes winners. In 2010 - THESEO Danewin G1.
Danzig Danehill Danzig Danehill Razyana DANEWIN b 91
Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat PENTIRE b 92 Mill Reef Gull Nook Bempton MUFHASA br g 2004 Island Whirl Mi Preferido Exacting Lady
My Swanee Cotehele House Eight Carat THESEO ch g 2003 Buckpasser L’Enjoleur Fanfreluche OZONE SAND b 91 Judger Divorce Decree Renounce
SHEILA CHEVAL b 94 Silver Dream Silver Sheila Just Ours
346 - Patinack Farm Chipping Norton Stakes, G1, Warwick Farm, March 6, 1600m 1 Theseo (AUS) 7 ch g Danewin (AUS) Ozone Sand (USA) (L’Enjoleur (CAN)) 2 Rangirangdoo (NZ) 6 b g Pentire (GB) - She Wishes (NZ) (Kenfair (NZ)) 3 Danleigh (AUS) 7 b g Mujahid (USA) Graceful Lily (AUS) (Dr Grace (NZ)) Sire: DANEWIN. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 - THESEO L’Enjoleur G1. 1st Dam: Ozone Sand by L’Enjoleur. Winner in USA, 2nd Laural Lane S. Dam of 3 winners: 1998: Secret Passer (g Secret Savings) ran on the flat in Hong Kong. 1999: STAR SHOOTER (g Snaadee) 6 wins in Malaysia, Perak Derby LR. 2000: SECRET SEAL (g Secret Savings) 3 wins in Australia. 2003: THESEO (g Danewin) 10 wins in Australia, Patinack Farm Chipping Norton S G1, Arrowfield Stud Epsom H G1, Crown Mackinnon S G1, Ranvet S G1 (twice), Pure Blond St George S G2, City Pacific Fianance Premier’s Cup G3, Schweppes Dulcify Quality H LR, 2nd Darley Australian Cup G1, Tabcorp George Main S G1, BMW HE Tancred S G1, 3rd Sportingbet C F Orr S G1, Equal Fernhill H LR, CabraVale Diggers T L Baillieu H LR, Watpac Royal Parma S LR. 2005: Diamond Sands (f Tabkir) unraced. Broodmare. 2006: War Relic (g Danewin) unraced. 2007: Alzone (c Al Samer) unraced to date. 2008: (f Al Maher) 2nd Dam: DIVORCE DECREE by Judger. 1 win in USA. Dam of Hit Zoom (c Plain Dealing: 2nd Harry Allsman Memorial H LR), Ozone Sand (f L’Enjoleur, see
The Fastnet Rock/Snippets cross has produced: HINCHINBROOK G1, WANTED G1.
347 - Newmarket Handicap, G1, Flemington, March 6, 1200m 1 Wanted (AUS) 4 b c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Fragmentation (AUS) (Snippets (AUS)) 2 Eagle Falls (AUS) 5 br g Hussonet (USA) - Desina (AUS) (Desert King (IRE)) 3 Starspangledbanner (AUS) 4 ch c Choisir (AUS) - Gold Anthem (AUS) (Made of Gold (USA)) Sire: FASTNET ROCK. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ROCK CLASSIC Peintre Celebre G1, WANTED Snippets G1, HINCHINBROOK Snippets G3, CURVED BALL Zabeel LR. 1st Dam: FRAGMENTATION by Snippets. 4 wins in Australia, Australian Cup Carnival S LR, 2nd C S Hayes Red Anchor S G3. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: Scattered (f Tale of The Cat) unraced. Broodmare. 2006: WANTED (c Fastnet Rock) 3 wins in Australia, Newmarket H G1, Kindergarten S G3, 2nd Coolmore Lightning S G1, Patinack The Age Victoria Racing Club S G1, Pulse Pharmacy W Reid Australia S G1, Danehill S G2, 3rd PFD Food Services Schillaci S G2, Canonbury S LR. 2007: SHRAPNEL (c Charge Forward) Winner in Australia, Marsh Breeders’ S G3. 2009: (c Fastnet Rock) 2nd Dam: SOUTHERN SPRINTER by Southern Appeal. 5 wins in Australia. Own sister to IN THE MIST. Dam of FRAGMENTATION (f Snippets, see above) Broodmare Sire: SNIPPETS. Sire of the dams of 46 Stakes winners. In 2010 CRYSTAL LILY Stratum G1, WANTED Fastnet Rock G1, HINCHINBROOK Fastnet Rock G3, SHRAPNEL Charge Forward G3, COUP ALIGN Align LR, HADABECLORKA Hurricane Sky LR, PERIDUKI Perugino LR.
Razyana FASTNET ROCK b 2001 Royal Academy Piccadilly Circus Gatana WANTED b c 2006 Lunchtime Snippets Easy Date FRAGMENTATION b 2000 Southern Appeal Southern Sprinter Ceres Mist
348 - Telecom New Zealand Derby, G1, Ellerslie, March 6, 2400m 1 Military Move (NZ) 4 b g Volksraad (GB) - All Night Party (NZ) (Just A Dancer (NZ)) 2 Corporal Jones (NZ) 4 b g Pentire (GB) - Assesarose (NZ) (Conquistarose (USA)) 3 Handsome Zulu (NZ) 4 b/br g Handsome Ransom (AUS) - Bionic Eagle (NZ) (Omnicorp (NZ)) Sire: VOLKSRAAD. Sire of 55 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MILITARY MOVE Just A Dancer G1, VELOCE BELLA Crested Wave G1, CASABELLA LANE Kaapstad G2, SIR SLICK Paris Opera G2, VELOCITEA Felix The Cat G3, A CHANCE TO DREAM Sadler’s Wells LR, MEXICAN ROSE Gone West LR. 1st Dam: ALL NIGHT PARTY by Just A Dancer. 3 wins in Australia, New Zealand. Dam of 2 winners: 1999: Patsie From (f Ascot Knight) unraced. Broodmare. 2000: MOLLOY (g Entrepreneur) 3 wins at 4 and 5 in Hong Kong. 2002: Mardi Gras (f Kaapstad) unraced. Broodmare. 2004: (c Black Minnaloushe) 2006: MILITARY MOVE (g Volksraad) 2 wins in New Zealand, Telecom New Zealand Derby G1, 2nd New Zealand 2000 Guineas G1, Geon Bonecrusher S LR, 3rd NZ Bloodstock Wellington TB Guineas G2. 2007: Party Royal (f King’s Chapel) unraced to date. 2009: (c King’s Chapel) 2nd Dam: DAWN MUSIC by Mussorgsky. 3 wins in New Zealand. Dam of CATALAN OPENING (c Kaapstad: Doncaster H G1, Chrysler S G1, 2nd AWA All Aged S G1, VicHealth Newmarket H G1, Toorak H G1, 3rd AWA All Aged S G1 (twice), Caulfield Cup G1, Queen Elizabeth S G1, Spring Champion S G1) Broodmare Sire: JUST A DANCER. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MILITARY MOVE Volksraad G1.
Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier VOLKSRAAD b 88 Secretariat Celtic Assembly Welsh Garden MILITARY MOVE b g 2006 Star Way Just A Dancer Field Nymph ALL NIGHT PARTY b 93 Mussorgsky Dawn Music
349 - Stella Artois Auckland DawnCup, CrestG1, Ellerslie, March 10, 3200m 1 Zavite (NZ) 8 b c Zabeel (NZ) - Miss Vita (USA) (Alleged (USA)) 2 Booming (NZ) 6 b g Don Eduardo (NZ) - Beautiful Sea (NZ) (Grosvenor (NZ)) 3 Tin Goose (NZ) 6 b f Pentire (GB) Tiger Moth (NZ) (Sky Chase (NZ)) Sire: ZABEEL. Sire of 140 Stakes winners. In 2010 - JESSICABEEL Straight Strike G1, ZABRASIVE Danehill G1, ZAVITE Alleged G1, ZARIUS Sadler’s Wells G2, ZARZUELA Volksraad G2, BROTHER MAK Red Tempo LR, COULIS Danehill LR, HEAT HAZE Zafonic LR, PRECEDENCE Shadeed LR, RAINBOW STYLING Centaine LR, ZABENE Danehill LR, ZAGREB Danehill LR, AL GARHOOD Petoski LR. 1st Dam: MISS VITA by Alleged. Winner at 4. Dam of 3 winners: 2001: MYBIGFATGREEKHORSE (c Zabeel) 9 wins. 2002: ZAVITE (c Zabeel) 10 wins in Australia, New Zealand, Stella Artois Auckland Cup G1, Skycity Adelaide Cup G2, AAMI Launceston Cup G3, Queen Elizabeth S G3, Australia Day Cup LR, Mounties Group W J Mckell Cup LR, 2nd BMW HE Tancred S G1, Winning Edge Presentation H.Power S G2, AAMI Hobart Cup G3, Petstock Geelong Cup G3, 3rd Schweppes Frank Underwood Cup LR, The Bart Cummings S LR. 2004: TRESCORPIONI (g Stravinsky) 6 wins in Australia. 2006: Rahytango (g Howbaddouwantit) unraced. 2nd Dam: Torrid Tango by Green Dancer. Dam of DANCING (f Spectrum: Santa Ynez S G2), Torrid Kentavr (g Trempolino: 3rd Freephone Stanleybet Swinton H. Hurdle G3). Grandam of Zorba’s Tale. Broodmare Sire: ALLEGED. Sire of the dams of 143 Stakes winners. In 2010 ZAVITE Zabeel G1, DON’T PUSH IT Old Vic LR. The Zabeel/Alleged cross has produced: ZAVITE G1, Intriguing G1.
international database Sir Ivor Sir Tristram Isolt ZABEEL b 86
351 - Darley Australian Cup, G1, Flemington, March 13, 2000m
352 - Crown Australian Guineas, G1, Flemington, March 13, 1600m
3 Tell A Tale (AUS) 5 ch c Tale of The Cat (USA) - Cheeky Veronika (NZ) (Sir Tristram)
Nureyev Lady Giselle Valderna ZAVITE b c 2002 Hoist The Flag Alleged Princess Pout MISS VITA b 94 Green Dancer Torrid Tango Guinevere’s Folly
350 - Turnpoint Royal Randwick Guineas, G1, Randwick, March 13, 1600m 1 Shoot Out (AUS) 4 b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Pentamerous (NZ) (Pentire (GB)) 2 Viking Legend (AUS) 4 b/br c Elvstroem (AUS) - Innocent Baby (AUS) (Jugah (USA)) 3 Captain Sonador (AUS) 4 b c Shamardal (USA) - Pushing Daisies (AUS) (Kenny’s Best Pal (AUS)) Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 19 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SHOOT OUT Pentire G1, JOANNA Mujadil G3, NOLL WALLOP Danehill G3, CHAPARELLA Straight Strike LR, BACCALAUREATE Polish Precedent LR. 1st Dam: PENTAMEROUS by Pentire. Winner in Australia. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: CASSANDARA SHADOW (f Johannesburg) 4 wins in Australia, Burswood Complex West Australian Oaks G3. 2006: SHOOT OUT (g High Chaparral) 5 wins in Australia, David Jones AJC Australian Derby G1, Turnpoint Royal Randwick Guineas G1, Schweppes Sires’ Produce S G2, Schweppes Royal Sovereign S G2, 2nd Schweppes Hobartville S G2, Hotel Grand Vo Rogue Plate G3. 2008: (f Ferocity) 2009: (f Ferocity) 2nd Dam: Johnny Loves Jazz by Virginia Privateer. unraced. Dam of NATIVE JAZZ (g St Hilarion: Craiglee S G2, 2nd Smoke Free Adelaide Cup G1). Grandam of Royal Jazz. Broodmare Sire: PENTIRE. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 SHOOT OUT High Chaparral G1.
1 Zipping (AUS) 9 b g Danehill (USA) Social Scene (IRE) (Grand Lodge (USA)) 2 Sirmione (AUS) 7 b g Encosta de Lago (AUS) - World Guide (NZ) (Defensive Play (USA)) 3 Moatize (AUS) 6 b/br g Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Shezabeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ)) Age: 2-8; Starts: 41; Wins: 14; Places: 10 Earnings: £1,467,490 Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of 349 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ZIPPING Grand Lodge G1. 1st Dam: SOCIAL SCENE by Grand Lodge. Winner at 2. Dam of 3 winners: 2001: ZIPPING (g Danehill) 14 wins at 2 to 8, 2009 in Australia, Darley Australian Cup G1, Moonee Valley Gold Cup G2, Sandown Classic G2 (3 times), HK Jockey Club Melbourne Cup Plate LR, Naturalism S LR, 2nd Tattersall’s WS Cox Plate G1, 3rd L’Oreal Paris Mackinnon S G1, Turnbull S G1, Tattersall’s WS Cox Plate G1, Nivea Visage Craiglee S G2 (twice) 2002: Kanetoshi Peko (f Fusaichi Pegasus) ran on the flat in Australia. Broodmare. 2003: REGREAGAN (c Encosta de Lago) Winner at 2 in Australia. 2004: Whipping (f Desert Prince) unraced. Broodmare. WORK THE ROOM (c Bel 2005: Esprit) 2 wins in Australia. 2006: (f Redoute’s Choice) 2nd Dam: Ardmelody by Law Society. unraced. Dam of SCORPION (c Montjeu: Vodafone Coronation Cup G1, Ladbrokes St Leger S G1, Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris G1, 2nd Budweiser Irish Derby G1, Irish Field Irish St Leger G1), MEMORIES (f Don’t Forget Me: Orchid H G2), DANISH RHAPSODY (g Danehill: John Davis S LR, Theo Fennell Glorious Rated S LR, R.O.A. Foundation S LR (twice), 2nd Hungerford S G3), GARUDA (c Danehill: Magnolia S LR, 2nd Post Express Europa Preis G1) Broodmare Sire: GRAND LODGE. Sire of the dams of 21 Stakes winners. In 2010 - WALL STREET Montjeu G1, ZIPPING Danehill G1, GEEGEES BLACKFLASH Clangalang G3, LE PLUNGE Tobougg G3, TOORAK TOFF Show A Heart G3, DISSOLVED Lonhro LR, BARIZAN Kalanisi LR.
Sadler’s Wells Fairy Bridge HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Darshaan Kasora Kozana SHOOT OUT b g 2006 Be My Guest Pentire Gull Nook PENTAMEROUS b 2000 Virginia Privateer Johnny Loves Jazz Jazz Concert
1 Rock Classic (AUS) 4 b g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Midnight Ballet (AUS) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) 2 Set For Fame (AUS) 4 b/br f Reset (AUS) - Northpoint (AUS) (Dehere (USA)) 3 Linton (AUS) 4 gr g Galileo (IRE) Heather (NZ) (Centaine (AUS)) Sire: FASTNET ROCK. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ROCK CLASSIC Peintre Celebre G1, WANTED Snippets G1, HINCHINBROOK Snippets G3, CURVED BALL Zabeel LR. 1st Dam: Midnight Ballet by Peintre Celebre. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL (c Choisir) 4 wins in Australia. 2005: DANCE AT MIDNIGHT (g Danehill Dancer) 2 wins in Australia. 2006: ROCK CLASSIC (g Fastnet Rock) 3 wins in Australia, Crown Australian Guineas G1, 2nd Darley Rosehill Guineas G1. 2008: (f Encosta de Lago) 2009: (c Casino Prince) 2nd Dam: MIDNIGHT FEVER by Luskin Star. Champion 2yr old filly in Australia in 1986-87. 8 wins in Australia MB Hang Ten Blue Diamond S G1, 2nd The 1000 Guineas G1. Own sister to STARTLING LASS. Dam of Tosamba (c Woodman: 3rd AAMI Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g) G3), Campbell Fever (f Bluebird: 2nd Cinderella S LR, Talindert H LR, 3rd Hilton on the Park S G3). Grandam of ASTRODAME, WOPPITT, Wide Awake, Dane Fever, Swinging Bachelor. Third dam of Lamarr. Broodmare Sire: PEINTRE CELEBRE. Sire of the dams of 8 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ROCK CLASSIC Fastnet Rock G1, TETLAMI Daylami LR.
Danzig Danehill Razyana FASTNET ROCK b 2001 Royal Academy Piccadilly Circus Gatana ROCK CLASSIC b g 2006 Nureyev Peintre Celebre Peinture Bleue MIDNIGHT BALLET 2000 Luskin Star Midnight Fever Trim Girl
Danzig Pas de Nom DANEHILL b 86 His Majesty Razyana
353 - Skycity New Zealand Stakes, G1, Ellerslie, March 13, 2000m
Spring Adieu ZIPPING b g 2001 Chief’s Crown Grand Lodge La Papagena SOCIAL SCENE ch 96
Law Society Ardmelody Thistlewood
1 Vosne Romanee (NZ) 8 ch g Electronic Zone (USA) - Madison Avenue (NZ) (Morcon) 2 Harris Tweed (NZ) 5 b c Montjeu (IRE) - Sally (NZ) (Prized (USA))
Sire: ELECTRONIC ZONE. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 - VOSNE ROMANEE Morcon G1. 1st Dam: Madison Avenue by Morcon. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2002: VOSNE ROMANEE (g Electronic Zone) 9 wins in New Zealand, Zabeel Classic G1, Skycity New Zealand S G1, Kelt Capital S G1, James Bull Rangiitikei Gold Cup LR, 2nd Coupland’s Bakeries Mile G2, ZM Thompson H G3, 3rd Fairview Hawke’s Bay Gold Cup G3, G R Kelt Memorial LR. 2003: (f Electronic Zone) 2004: (c Electronic Zone) 2006: (c His Royal Highness) 2008: (c Ishiguru) 2009: (f Ekraar) 2nd Dam: Madison Square by Marceau. unraced. Dam of HEAR THAT BELL (g Ring The Bell: Queen Elizabeth S G2, 2nd Sydney Cup G1) Broodmare Sire: MORCON. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 VOSNE ROMANEE Electronic Zone G1. Blushing Groom Rahy Glorious Song ELECTRONIC ZONE ch 94 Prince John La Griffe Grafitti VOSNE ROMANEE ch g 2002 Morston Morcon Conciliation MADISON AVENUE ch 94 Marceau Madison Square Garden Heights
354 - Diamond Stakes, G1, Ellerslie, March 13, 1200m 1 Banchee (NZ) 3 b f Oratorio (IRE) Miss Jessie Jay (NZ) (Spectacularphantom (USA)) 2 Cellarmaster (NZ) 3 br c Dubawi (IRE) - Oenology (NZ) (Sound Reason (CAN)) 3 Jimmy Choux (NZ) 3 b c Thorn Park (AUS) - Cierzo (NZ) (Centaine (AUS)) Sire: ORATORIO. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 - BANCHEE Spectacularphantom G1. 1st Dam: MISS JESSIE JAY by Spectacularphantom. 9 wins in New Zealand, Fayette Park Evergreen S G3. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: MY SPEC (g Spectatorial) Winner in New Zealand. 2005: Eclair Fantastic (g Spectatorial) 4 wins in Australia, 2nd Macau Spring Trophy LR. 2006: KATIE LEE (f Pins) 7 wins in New Zealand, New Zealand 2000
Guineas G1, New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas G1. 2007: BANCHEE (f Oratorio) 3 wins in New Zealand, Diamond S G1, J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders S G2, 2nd Eclipse S G3, 3rd Karaka Million Super Bonus Classique LR.
Broodmare Sire: WILD RAMPAGE. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 - KEEP THE PEACE Keeper G1. Danzig
2nd Dam: MISS DISTINCTION by Bletchencore. 1 win in New Zealand. Dam of GEE I JANE (f Jahafil: Century City Developments Telegraph H G1, Jacob’s Creek BTC Cup G1, 2nd AAMI Stradbroke H G1, Waiwera Infinity Railway H G1 (3 times), 3rd Waikato Draught Sprint G1), MISS JESSIE JAY (f Spectacularphantom, see above). Grandam of SAN BERNARDINO. Broodmare Sire: SPECTACULARPHANTOM. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 BANCHEE Oratorio G1, KATIE LEE Pins G2. Danzig Danehill Razyana ORATORIO b 2002 Vaguely Noble Mahrah Montage BANCHEE b f 2007 Spectacular Bid Spectacularphantom Imanative MISS JESSIE JAY gr 96 Bletchencore Miss Distinction Estella Dawn
355 - Wellfield New Zealand Oaks, G1, Trentham, March 20, 2400m 1 Keep The Peace (NZ) 4 b f Keeper (AUS) - Peace of Mind (NZ) (Wild Rampage (AUS)) 2 November Rain (NZ) 4 b f Stravinsky (USA) - Lady Terulo (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 3 Zarzuela (NZ) 4 b f Zabeel (NZ) - Star Satire (NZ) (Volksraad (GB)) Sire: KEEPER. Sire of 14 Stakes winners. In 2010 - KEEP THE PEACE Wild Rampage G1, SPECIAL DAYS Grosvenor LR, THE BEEKEEPER Personal Escort LR. 1st Dam: Peace of Mind by Wild Rampage. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2004: Pyrate Princess (f Pyrus) unraced. 2006: KEEP THE PEACE (f Keeper) Wellfield New Zealand Oaks G1, Little India Desert Gold S G3, 2nd New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas G1, Homebush Partnership Lowland S G3. 2nd Dam: REGENCY ART by New Regent. 1 win in New Zealand. Dam of MAKARPURA STAR (c Native Kingdom: Hong Kong Derby LR, Hong Kong Gold Cup LR (twice), Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup LR, 2nd Television New Zealand 2000 Guineas
Danehill Razyana KEEPER b 97 Pleasant Colony Nuwirah
Razyana DANEWIN b 91 My Swanee Cotehele House Eight Carat THESEO ch g 2003 Buckpasser L’Enjoleur Fanfreluche OZONE SAND b 91 Judger Divorce Decree Renounce
Secretarial Queen KEEP THE PEACE b f 2006 Bletchingly Wild Rampage Frivolous Lass PEACE OF MIND b 92 New Regent Regency Art Copper Art
356 - Ranvet Stakes, G1, Rosehill, March 20, 2000m
1 Theseo (AUS) 7 ch g Danewin (AUS) Ozone Sand (USA) (L’Enjoleur (CAN)) 2 Rangirangdoo (NZ) 6 b g Pentire (GB) - She Wishes (NZ) (Kenfair (NZ)) 3 Speed Gifted (GB) 6 b g Montjeu (IRE) - Good Standing (USA) (Distant View (USA)) Sire: DANEWIN. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 - THESEO L’Enjoleur G1. 1st Dam: Ozone Sand by L’Enjoleur. Winner in USA, 2nd Laural Lane S. Dam of 3 winners: 1998: Secret Passer (g Secret Savings) ran on the flat in Hong Kong. 1999: STAR SHOOTER (g Snaadee) 6 wins in Malaysia, Perak Derby LR. 2000: SECRET SEAL (g Secret Savings) 3 wins in Australia. 2003: THESEO (g Danewin) 10 wins in Australia, Patinack Farm Chipping Norton S G1, Arrowfield Stud Epsom H G1, Crown Mackinnon S G1, Ranvet S G1 (twice), Pure Blond St George S G2, City Pacific Fianance Premier’s Cup G3, Schweppes Dulcify Quality H LR, 2nd Darley Australian Cup G1, Tabcorp George Main S G1, BMW HE Tancred S G1, 3rd Sportingbet C F Orr S G1, Equal Fernhill H LR, CabraVale Diggers T L Baillieu H LR, Watpac Royal Parma S LR. 2005: Diamond Sands (f Tabkir) unraced. Broodmare. 2006: War Relic (g Danewin) unraced. 2007: Alzone (c Al Samer) unraced to date. 2008: (f Al Maher) 2nd Dam: DIVORCE DECREE by Judger. 1 win in USA. Dam of Hit Zoom (c Plain Dealing: 2nd Harry Allsman Memorial H LR), Ozone Sand (f L’Enjoleur, see above) Broodmare Sire: L’ENJOLEUR. Sire of the dams of 45 Stakes winners. In 2010 - THESEO Danewin G1.
357 - Coolmore Classic, G1, Rosehill, March 20, 1400m 1 Alverta (AUS) 7 ch f Flying Spur (AUS) - Grilse (USA) (Rahy (USA)) 2 Gold Water (AUS) 5 b f Choisir (AUS) Float (USA) (Devil’s Bag (USA)) 3 Palacio De Cristal (AUS) 5 ch f Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Crystal Palace (NZ) (Palace Music (USA)) Sire: FLYING SPUR. Sire of 76 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ALVERTA Rahy G1, MONTANA FLYER Bluebird G3, GEORGETTE SILK Barathea LR, MOTSPUR Crusader Sword LR, WIND SHEAR Quest For Fame LR. 1st Dam: Grilse by Rahy. ran on the flat in France at 3. Dam of 6 winners: 2000: GLENDELVINE (f Sunday Silence) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Australia. Broodmare. 2001: RIVERINE (f Flying Spur) Winner in Australia. Broodmare. 2002: Star Mystic (f Flying Spur) 4 wins in Australia, 3rd Surround S G2. Broodmare. 2003: ALVERTA (f Flying Spur) 8 wins at 3, 5 and 6 in Australia, Coolmore Classic G1, Breeders’ Classic G2, Remedial Building Brisbane H LR, Rooty Hill ClubResort Hawkesbury Guineas LR, Norths L & S Just Now H LR, 2nd Panthers Hawkesbury Cup G3, Ascot H LR, Monashee Mountain Bernborough H LR, Gosford Belle of the Turf S LR, Star City Razor Sharp H LR, Inglis Dark Jewel Classic LR, Turnpoint Wenona Girl H LR, 3rd Tattersall’s Winter S G1, Villiers S G2, Reed Property Glasshouse H LR, XXX Gold Nudgee J Cadell Garrick H LR. 2004: CHERIEF (f French Deputy) Winner in Australia. 2005: REVOLTE (g French Deputy) 4 wins in Singapore, Singapore Guineas LR, Stewards’ Cup LR. 2008: Aerobatics (f Exceed And Excel) unraced to date. 2009: (f Flying Spur) 2nd Dam: Sous Entendu by Shadeed. 1 win in France, 3rd Prix de la Grotte G3. Dam of PORTE BONHEUR (f Hennessy: First Flight H G2), SLIP STREAM (c Irish River: Berlin Brandenburg Trophy G2, 2nd Prix Jean Prat Emirates Airlines G1), BANAFSAJEE (f Pleasant Colony: Prix
Casimir Delamarre LR, Prix du Ranelagh LR). Grandam of BANKSIA, Violet Lane. Broodmare Sire: RAHY. Sire of the dams of 68 Stakes winners. In 2010 ALVERTA Flying Spur G1, COURAGEOUS CAT Storm Cat G3, LIFE AT TEN Malibu Moon G3, WORTHADD Dubawi G3, CAMILLE C Roman Dancer LR, FLAWLESS GOLD Gold Tribute LR, HEEDAS Lomitas LR, ONASSIS Glory of Dancer LR. The Flying Spur/Rahy cross has produced: ALVERTA G1, SHAFT G2, TORNADO ALLEY G3, Star Mystic G2. Danzig Danehill Razyana FLYING SPUR b 92 Mr Prospector Rolls Grand Luxe ALVERTA ch f 2003 Blushing Groom Rahy Glorious Song GRILSE ch 95 Shadeed Sous Entendu It’s In The Air
358 - Sportingbet Robert Sangster Swettenham S, G1, Morphettville, March 20, 1200m 1 Rostova (AUS) 4 b f Testa Rossa (AUS) - Space Talk (AUS) (Anabaa (USA)) 2 Velocitea (NZ) 5 b f Volksraad (GB) Cat Shmea (NZ) (Felix The Cat (USA)) 3 Sister Madly (AUS) 4 b f Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Jade Tiara (AUS) (Bureaucracy (NZ)) Sire: TESTA ROSSA. Sire of 25 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ORTENSIA Picnicker G1, ROSTOVA Anabaa G1, RED COLOSSUS Palace Music LR, TIO ROSSA Zabeel LR. 1st Dam: Space Talk by Anabaa. Own sister to Anabatik. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: DISTANT SYMPHONY (f Distant Music) Winner in Australia. Broodmare. 2005: BUCKETS (g Distant Music) Winner in Australia. 2006: ROSTOVA (f Testa Rossa) 5 wins in Australia, Sportingbet Robert Sangster Swettenham S G1, Volunteers Sires’ Produce S G2, Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Prelude (f ) G3, Schiavello Ritzenhoff Ottawa Sprint LR, Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Preview (f ) LR, 2nd TBV/Eliza Park Champagne S G3, 3rd Sydney Hospital Sires’ Produce S G1, Rokk Ebony Rubiton S G3. 2007: Galaxy Talk (c God’s Own) unraced to date. 2008: (f God’s Own) 2nd Dam: KEY SATELLITE by Chanteclair. 2 wins in Australia. Dam of
Anabatik (g Anabaa: 2nd Juvenile Sprint Trophy LR), Noble Champion (c Belong To Me: 3rd Blue Diamond Preview (c&g) LR) Broodmare Sire: ANABAA. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 ROSTOVA Testa Rossa G1, SAINTHOOD Lonhro LR, DORSET SQUARE Fantastic Light LR.
Biscay Bletchingly Coogee CANNY LAD br 87 Lunchtime Jesmond Lass Beautiful Dreamer SMALL MINDS br f 2006 Nijinsky Yeats Lisadell PRINCESS MARIGOLD b 91 Lorenzaccio Lady Dalmary Lady Arlyn
Fairy Bridge Sir Dapper
Danzig Balbonella SPACE TALK 98 Chanteclair Key Satellite Born Rich
359 - Schweppes South Australasian Oaks, G1, Morphettville, March 20, 2000m 1 Small Minds (AUS) 4 br f Canny Lad (AUS) - Princess Marigold (AUS) (Yeats (USA)) 2 No Evidence Needed (AUS) 4 b f Shamardal (USA) - Generosa (NZ) (Generous (IRE)) 3 Ipioga (AUS) 4 b f Niello (AUS) - Yarra Dreaming (NZ) (Nassipour (USA)) Sire: CANNY LAD. Sire of 47 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SMALL MINDS Yeats G1. 1st Dam: Princess Marigold by Yeats. unraced. Dam of 4 winners: 1996: Royal Lorial (f Devorant) unraced. Broodmare. 1997: MARWIN GOLD (g Marwina) 20 wins in Australia, June S LR. 1998: OUR BLACK MAGIC (c Bureaucracy) 6 wins in South Korea. 2000: Mr Reprieval (g Marwina) unraced. 2002: Goldess (f Canny Lad) unraced. Broodmare. 2004: MIGHTY LAD (c Canny Lad) 2 wins at 4 in Singapore. 2006: SMALL MINDS (f Canny Lad) 4 wins in Australia, Schweppes South Australasian Oaks G1, Adelaide Airport T1 Shopping Guineas LR. 2nd Dam: LADY DALMARY by Lorenzaccio. 1 win in Australia. Dam of Lord Dalmar (c Seventh Hussar: 3rd XXXX Ipswich Cup G3). Grandam of Daileon. Third dam of Aria Quest. Broodmare Sire: YEATS. Sire of the dams of 15 Stakes winners. In 2010 SMALL MINDS Canny Lad G1.
Mythographer INCHATILLON f 2006 Manila
1 Inchatillon (BRZ) 4 f Inexplicable (USA) - Du Chatillon (USA) (Manila (USA)) 2 Mee (BRZ) 4 ch f Romarin (BRZ) - Dash Dance (CAN) (Green Dancer (USA)) 3 Inyati (BRZ) 4 f Mark of Esteem (IRE) Crystal Lady (BRZ) (Ghadeer (FR)) Sire: INEXPLICABLE. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - INCHATILLON Manila G1. 1st Dam: Du Chatillon by Manila. 6 wins at 2 to 5 in Brazil, 2nd G.P. Presidente Roberto Alves de Almeida G3, G. P. Presidente Luiz Oliveira de Barros G3. Dam of 6 winners: 1998: Adoration (f Baynoun) unraced. Dam of SAFE PORT (c Wild Event: 5 wins in Brazil, Grande Premio Siphon G2) 2000: CONALMA (f Burooj) Winner in Brazil. Broodmare. 2001: DEUTERONOMIO (c Baynoun) 4 wins in Brazil, Grande Premio Antonio da Silva Prado G2, 2nd G. P. Copa A.B.C.P.C.C.-Matias Machline G1. 2003: FESTA BRAVA (f Baynoun) 2 wins in Brazil. 2004: GARDENIA (f Inexplicable) Winner in Brazil. 2005: HIGH CASTLE (f Inexplicable) Winner in Brazil. 2006: INCHATILLON (f Inexplicable) 2 wins in Brazil, Grande Premio Diana G1, 2nd G. P. Zelia Gonzaga Peixoto de Castro G1, GP. Joao Adhemar,Nelson de Almeida Prado G3, Grande Premio Roger Guedon G3, 3rd G. P. Margarida Polak Lara-Taca de Prata G1, Classico Armando Rodrigues Carneiro LR. 2007: Jet Boy (c Red Runner) unraced to date. 2008: Lambugem (c Red Runner) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: BAG OF TUNES by Herbager. 4 wins at 2 to 4 in USA Kentucky Oaks G2, 2nd Alabama S G1, Coaching Club American Oaks G1, Delaware Oaks G1, 4th Monmouth Oaks G1. Dam of ANDALEEB (f Lyphard: Lancashire Oaks G3, 4th Yorkshire Oaks G1), Du Chatillon (f Manila, see above). Grandam of PROPHECY, TAKE HEED. Third dam of BECRUX, BARITONE, MODERN LOOK,
362 - Darley Rosehill Guineas, G1, Rosehill, March 27, 2000m 1 Zabrasive (NZ) 4 b g Zabeel (NZ) Danasia (AUS) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Rock Classic (AUS) 4 b g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Midnight Ballet (AUS) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) 3 Run For Naara (AUS) 4 ch f More Than Ready (USA) - Kristopher Street (USA) (Kris S (USA))
Mr Prospector Miswaki
360 - Grande Premio Diana, G1, Gavea, March 21, 2000m
Bo Dapper ROSTOVA b f 2006
Broodmare Sire: MANILA. Sire of the dams of 28 Stakes winners. In 2010 INCHATILLON Inexplicable G1.
INEXPLICABLE ch 95
Danzig Perugino TESTA ROSSA b 96
FORETELLER, ARABESQUE, RED DOCTOR. Fourth dam of SHOWCASING, CAMACHO, Bouvardia, RIGOUR BACK BOB.
Dona Ysidra DU CHATILLON b 91 Herbager Bag of Tunes Swoon’s Tune
361 - G. P. Francisco Eduardo de Paula Machado, G1, Gavea, March 21, 2000m 1 Tonemai (BRZ) 4 c Wild Event (USA) Onda (USA) (Jules (USA)) 2 Too Friendly (BRZ) 4 c Signal Tap (IND) - Jour de France (BRZ) (Tokatee (USA)) 3 Grapette Repete (BRZ) 4 c Know Heights (IRE) - Buy Me Love (BRZ) (Jules (USA)) Sire: WILD EVENT. Sire of 28 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TONEMAI Jules G1, SPECIAL CLASS Ghadeer G3, TICK TOCK Lode G3, SING-A-SONG Stuka LR. 1st Dam: ONDA by Jules. 2 wins in Brazil. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: TONEMAI (c Wild Event) 2 wins in Brazil, G. P. Francisco Eduardo de Paula Machado G1. 2nd Dam: Ostora by Blushing Groom. Dam of LABIRINTO (g Theatrical: Subaru Stockholm Cup International G3, 2nd San Luis Rey H G2) Broodmare Sire: JULES. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 TONEMAI Wild Event G1, SNACK BAR Signal Tap LR. The Wild Event/Jules cross has produced: TAKEN AWAY G1, TONEMAI G1, TEQUILA G3, ANDREZA LR, TELL IT TO LR, Mysterious Jule LR. Icecapade Wild Again Bushel-N-Peck WILD EVENT b 93 Northfields North of Eden Tree of Knowledge TONEMAI c 2006 Forty Niner Jules Bonita Francita ONDA b 2001 Blushing Groom Ostora My Darling One
Sire: ZABEEL. Sire of 140 Stakes winners. In 2010 - JESSICABEEL Straight Strike G1, ZABRASIVE Danehill G1, ZAVITE Alleged G1, ZARIUS Sadler’s Wells G2, ZARZUELA Volksraad G2, BROTHER MAK Red Tempo LR, COULIS Danehill LR, HEAT HAZE Zafonic LR, PRECEDENCE Shadeed LR, RAINBOW STYLING Centaine LR, ZABENE Danehill LR, ZAGREB Danehill LR, AL GARHOOD Petoski LR. 1st Dam: DANASIA by Danehill. 4 wins in Australia, New Zealand, Angst H LR, 3rd Armstrong Jones New Zealand Oaks G1. Own sister to Silk Veil. Dam of 4 winners: 2003: CASTELLI (c Galileo) Winner in New Zealand. 2004: Anzali (f Zabeel) 4 wins in New Zealand, 3rd New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep S LR, New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight S LR. 2005: GOOD COMBINATION (g Zabeel) 2 wins in Australia. 2006: ZABRASIVE (g Zabeel) 3 wins in Australia, Darley Rosehill Guineas G1. 2007: (f One Cool Cat) 2008: (c O’Reilly) 2009: (c Iffraaj) 2nd Dam: LADY OF PERSIA by Persian Bold. 5 wins at 3 to 5 in France Prix d’Angerville LR, Prix Denisy LR, Prix Predicateur LR. Dam of DANASIA (f Danehill, see above), Silk Veil (f Danehill: 3rd Gloaming S G2). Grandam of CHEEKY CHOICE. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 129 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ABLE ONE Cape Cross G1, ZABRASIVE Zabeel G1, STRIKING DANCER Smart Strike G2, NOLL WALLOP High Chaparral G3, SOLAR CHARGED Charge Forward G3, CAPTAIN COLTISH Fusaichi Pegasus LR, COULIS Zabeel LR, DANE JULIA Caesour LR, LATIN NEWS Hussonet LR, ZABENE Zabeel LR, ZAGREB Zabeel LR. The Zabeel/Danehill cross has produced: DIZELLE G1, SUBSCRIBE G1, ZABRASIVE G1, ZAGREB G1, COULIS G3, MATRAS G3, ZABENE G3, ZINGAM G3, Anzali LR, Tensig LR.
Sir Ivor Sir Tristram Isolt ZABEEL b 86 Nureyev Lady Giselle Valderna
LEGERETE, BALLADEUSE, HEARTHSTEAD MAISON, RAVE REVIEWS, FERMION, SAIL, Plumania, Underwater. Third dam of FALCO, IRON LIPS, Investissement.
KOALA BEAR Exceed And Excel LR, NADEGE Giant’s Causeway LR, TIO ROSSA Testa Rossa LR, ART SUCCESS Pentire LR.
Broodmare Sire: PLEASANT COLONY. Sire of the dams of 69 Stakes winners. In 2010 - KINSHASA NO KISEKI Fuji Kiseki G1.
Storm Cat Giant’s Causeway Mariah’s Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street FAINT PERFUME b f 2006 Sir Tristram Zabeel Lady Giselle ZONA b 2001 Danehill Danendri Stormy Exchange
ZABRASIVE b g 2006 Danzig Danehill Razyana DANASIA b 97 Persian Bold Lady of Persia Tants
363 - Takamatsunomiya Kinen, G1, Chukyo, March 28, 1200m 1 Kinshasa No Kiseki (AUS) 7 b c Fuji Kiseki (JPN) - Keltshaan (USA) (Pleasant Colony (USA)) 2 B B Guldan (JPN) 6 b/br c Chief Bearhart (CAN) - All The Chat (NZ) (Westminster (NZ)) 3 A Shin Forward (USA) 5 b/br c Forest Wildcat (USA) - Wake Up Kiss (USA) (Cure The Blues (USA)) Age: 2-7; Starts: 25; Wins: 9; Places: 10 Earnings: £2,608,702 Sire: FUJI KISEKI. Sire of 50 Stakes winners. In 2010 - KINSHASA NO KISEKI Pleasant Colony G1, DANON CHANTILLY Mark of Esteem G3, ULTIMA THULE Tony Bin G3. 1st Dam: Keltshaan by Pleasant Colony. unraced. Dam of 6 winners: 1998: Raging Fire (c Snippets) 11 wins in Australia, Macau, 2nd Talindert S LR. 1999: CATSHAAN (f Catrail) 4 wins in Australia. Broodmare. 2000: Feather Duster (f End Sweep) 5 wins in Australia, 3rd KPMG Matrice Trainers Trophy S LR. Broodmare. 2003: KINSHASA NO KISEKI (c Fuji Kiseki) 9 wins at 2 to 7, 2010 in Japan, Takamatsunomiya Kinen G1, Mainichi Broadcast Swan S G2, Hanshin Cup G2, Yukan Fuji Sho Ocean S G3, Capital S LR, Hakodate Sprint S LR, Tanigawadake S LR, 2nd Sprinters S G1, Takamatsunomiya Kinen G1, 3rd Centaur S G2, NHK Mile Cup LR, Keeneland Cup LR. 2004: ABLE TOO (g Dehere) 2 wins in Australia, Hong Kong. 2006: KRUGIST (c French Deputy) 4 wins at 3 in Japan. 2nd Dam: Featherhill by Lyphard. 2 wins at 2 and 3 in France, 3rd Lady Morvich H. Dam of GROOM DANCER (c Blushing Groom: Prix Lupin G1), TAGEL (c Cox’s Ridge: Ciga Prix Saint-Roman G3, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile G1), SLEW THE SLEWOR (c Slew O’ Gold: Prix Omnium II LR, Hurricane H LR, Robert F Carey Memorial H LR, 2nd Elkhorn S G2), Feathertop (c Alydar: 3rd Prix Herbager LR). Grandam of
Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well FUJI KISEKI br 92 Le Fabuleux Millracer Marston’s Mill KINSHASA NO KISEKI b c 2003 His Majesty Pleasant Colony Sun Colony KELTSHAAN ch 94 Lyphard Featherhill Lady Berry
364 - Vinery Stud Storm Queen Stakes, G1, Rosehill, April 3, 2000m 1 Faint Perfume (AUS) 4 b f Shamardal (USA) - Zona (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ)) 2 Valdemoro (AUS) 4 b f Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Hveger (AUS) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Absolute Faith (AUS) 4 b/br f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) - Tender Saint (USA) (St Jovite (USA)) Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 9 Stakes winners. In 2010 - FAINT PERFUME Zabeel G1, ZAZOU Lomitas G3, HAPPY HIPPY Soviet Lad LR, SIYAADAH Lahib LR. 1st Dam: Zona by Zabeel. ran on the flat in New Zealand. Own sister to ZINGAM. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: FAINT PERFUME (f Shamardal) 5 wins in Australia, Vinery Stud Storm Queen S G1, Crown Victoria Oaks G1, Tabcorp Kewney S G2, Longlines Wakeful S G2, 2nd Patinack Farm AJC Oaks G1, 3rd Schweppes The 1000 Guineas G1. 2007: (c God’s Own) 2008: (c Pendragon) 2nd Dam: DANENDRI by Danehill. 5 wins in Australia Honda AJC Oaks G1, Ansett Australia S G1, 2nd Australian Derby G1, Crown Casino Victoria Oaks G1. Dam of ZINGAM (g Zabeel: Sky Channel Chairman’s H G3), BANC DE FORTUNE (f Galileo: Equal Aspirations S LR, 2nd Arrowfield Stud Storm Queen S G1) Broodmare Sire: ZABEEL. Sire of the dams of 61 Stakes winners. In 2010 FAINT PERFUME Shamardal G1, CAPECOVER Cape Cross G2, LARRY’S NEVER LATE Pentire G3, CURVED BALL Fastnet Rock LR, EXCEPTIONALLY Ekraar LR, ISHIABEEL Ishiguru LR,
365 - Inglis Queen of the Turf Stakes, G1, Rosehill, April 3, 1400m 1 Typhoon Tracy (AUS) 5 b/br f Red Ransom (USA) - Tracy’s Element (AUS) (Last Tycoon) 2 Illuminates (AUS) 6 b f Strategic (AUS) - Dazzle Light (AUS) (Danzero (AUS)) 3 Montana Flyer (AUS) 5 ch f Flying Spur (AUS) - Montana Downs (AUS) (Bluebird (USA)) Sire: RED RANSOM. Sire of 91 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TYPHOON TRACY Last Tycoon G1, CHAMPAGNE RANSOM Mt Livermore LR. 1st Dam: TRACY’S ELEMENT by Last Tycoon. Champion 2yr old filly in South Africa in 1992-93, Champion older mare in South Africa in 1994-95. 11 wins in South Africa, Smirnoff Bloodline Sprint G1, Computaform Sprint G1, The Star Sprint G1, South African Fillies Sprint G1. Own sister to TOWKAY. Dam of 7 winners: 1996: Traceable (f Rahy) unraced. Dam of SHAFT (c Flying Spur: Winner in Australia, Int. Animal Health Silver Slipper S G2) 1997: HANOVER (f Marscay) Winner in Australia. Dam of Eclair Fastpass (g Fastnet Rock: Winner in Australia, 2nd RSL Vain S LR, 3rd H D F McNeil S G3) 2000: BALTIC COVE (g Polish Navy) 2 wins in Australia. 2001: Kylikwong (f Red Ransom) 2 wins at 3 in Australia, 2nd Crown Victoria Oaks G1, Schweppes South Australasian Oaks G1, 3rd Sires’ Produce S G1. Broodmare. 2003: ELEMENT OF DANGER (f Red Ransom) Winner at 3 in Australia. Broodmare. 2004: RED ELEMENT (c Red Ransom) 5 wins in Australia, A R Creswick S LR, Menere’s BMW Doveton S LR, 3rd Greenslopes Sir Byrne Hart S G2. 2005: TYPHOON TRACY (f Red Ransom) 10 wins in Australia, Sportingbet C F Orr S G1, Rokk Ebony Futurity S G1, Inglis Queen of the Turf S
G1, Coolmore Classic G1, Myer Classic Empire Rose S G1, Harrolds Tristarc S G2, Schweppervescence F. Tresady Trophy G3, Kevin Hayes Boronia S LR, 2nd Makybe Diva Craiglee S G2, 3rd J J Liston S G2. 2006: Tracy’s Choice (f Redoute’s Choice) Winner in Australia, 3rd Ambassador Bright Shadow H LR. 2008: (f Encosta de Lago)
2nd Dam: PRINCESS TRACY by Ahonoora. 4 wins at 2 and 3 Ballyogan S G3, Baroda Stud Phoenix Sprint G3, 4th Moyglare Stud S G1. Dam of TRACY’S ELEMENT (f Last Tycoon, see above), DANASINGA (c Danehill: Stradbroke H G1, 2nd BMW Doncaster H G1, Doomben Cup G1), TOPASANNAH (f Commanche Run: Woolavington Cup G2), CULLEN (c Danehill: Mercedes-Benz Blue Diamond Preview (c&g) G3, Rubiton S G3, 2nd McDonogh Railway H G1), TOWKAY (c Last Tycoon: C S Hayes S G3, 3rd Sallinger S G1). Grandam of SUNTAGONAL, PRINCE OF WAR, HAPPY MORNING, FATAL ATTRACTION, PRINCE ARTHUR, Seton Hall. Third dam of Jovial. Broodmare Sire: LAST TYCOON. Sire of the dams of 129 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TYPHOON TRACY Red Ransom G1, SAINT EMILION Zenno Rob Roy G2, DARIANA Redoute’s Choice G3, KARGALI Invincible Spirit G3, SHAAHEQ Redoute’s Choice G3, ETERNITY BOY Monashee Mountain LR, LORD ZENITH Zamindar LR, MONTE KRIS S Symboli Kris S LR, SANJUAN Danehill Dancer LR, TAGUS Encosta de Lago LR. The Red Ransom/Last Tycoon cross has produced: ONEMORENOMORE G1, TYPHOON TRACY G1, RED ELEMENT G2, RED ARROW G3, VALPOLICELLA G3, CONTRABAND LR, Kylikwong G1.
Hail To Reason Roberto Bramalea RED RANSOM b 87 Damascus Arabia Christmas Wind TYPHOON TRACY b/br f 2005 Try My Best Last Tycoon Mill Princess TRACY’S ELEMENT b 90 Ahonoora Princess Tracy Princess Ru
366 - Hong Kong Asia’s World City G Ryder Stks, G1, Rosehill, April 3, 1400m 1 Danleigh (AUS) 7 b g Mujahid (USA) Graceful Lily (AUS) (Dr Grace (NZ)) 2 Dao Dao (AUS) 7 br g Shinko Forest (IRE) - Casual Way (NZ) (Casual Lies (USA)) 3 Mufhasa (NZ) 6 br g Pentire (GB) -
international database Sheila Cheval (NZ) (Mi Preferido (USA)) Sire: MUJAHID. Sire of 17 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DANLEIGH Dr Grace G1, EKIN Exit To Nowhere LR, KHYBER KIM Shirley Heights LR. 1st Dam: Graceful Lily by Dr Grace. ran on the flat in Australia. Dam of 1 winner: 2002: Leicleigh (c Nothin’ Leica Dane) unraced. 2003: DANLEIGH (g Mujahid) 8 wins in Australia, Daily Telegraph All Aged S G1, Sportingbet Manikato S G1, Hong Kong Asia’s World City G Ryder S G1, Winning Edge Presentations Apollo S G2, Borrelli Clothing Sires’ Produce S G2, Liverpool City Cup G3, Bacardi Breezer South Pacific Classic G3, 2nd The Coffey Projects Galaxy H G1, AAMI Stradbroke H G1, T J Smith Classic G1, Veolia Environmental Services Ajax S G2, 3rd Patinack Farm Chipping Norton S G1, Mitty’s Queensland Guineas G2, Frederick Clissold S G3, Heinrich Constructions Gold Coast Gns LR. 2004: Brahmleigh (g Brahms) unraced. 2007: Flying Dynamite (g Flying Spur) in training. 2008: (c Choisir) Broodmare Sire: DR GRACE. Sire of the dams of 7 Stakes winners. In 2010 DANLEIGH Mujahid G1, TURFFONTEIN Johannesburg G1.
Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom MUJAHID b 96 Storm Cat Elrafa Ah
1999: Morientes (c Rory’s Jester) 2000: COCENTA (g Brocco) 6 wins in Australia. 2001: WESTBROOK LAD (g Canny Lad) 5 wins in Australia. 2003: SHIFTY LAD (c Canny Lad) 3 wins in Australia. 2004: LITTORIO (g Bellotto) 3 wins in Australia, Turnbull S G1, BMW HE Tancred S G1, 2nd Aami Victoria Derby G1, Sportsman Randwick City S G3, 3rd David Jones AJC Australian Derby G1, Dubai Rosehill Guineas G1, Rokk Ebony Underwood S G1, Makybe Diva Craiglee S G2. 2005: Don’t Fence Me In (f Perugino) unraced. 2007: Fullers Road (c Bachelor Duke) unraced to date. 2008: (f Captain Rio) 2009: (c Captain Rio) 2nd Dam: Kurdasea by Beaufort Sea. 3rd Geraldine Challenge S LR. Dam of SEASCAY (c Maizcay: Nissan S G1 (twice), 2nd Healthy Diet-Try It Manikato S G1, Underwood S G1, Toorak H G1, Ford Dealer Team Sires’ Produce S G1, Ford Dealer Team Sires’ Produce S G1, 3rd New Zealand Herald Derby G1, Castlemaine S G1), CENTAINETTE (f Centaine: Redoubt Classic G3). Grandam of Sushisan. Broodmare Sire: CENTAINE. Sire of the dams of 91 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LITTORIO Bellotto G1, JIMMY CHOUX Thorn Park G2, LINTON Galileo G2, ESCADAIRE O’Reilly LR, GOLDSCHATZ Pins LR, MERCURY MISTRESS No Excuse Needed LR, RAINBOW STYLING Zabeel LR, ZINGALING Redoute’s Choice LR.
Bubbles Darlene DANLEIGH b g 2003 Sir Tristram Dr Grace English Wonder GRACEFUL LILY gr 96 Hunters Path Hunter Lily Persian Lily
367 - BMW HE Tancred Stakes, G1, Rosehill, April 3, 2400m 1 Littorio (AUS) 6 b g Bellotto (USA) Our Centasea (AUS) (Centaine (AUS)) 2 Zavite (NZ) 8 b c Zabeel (NZ) - Miss Vita (USA) (Alleged (USA)) 3 No Wine No Song (AUS) 9 b g Song of Tara (IRE) - Deep Time (NZ) (Kinjite (NZ)) Sire: BELLOTTO. Sire of 45 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LITTORIO Centaine G1, NAUGHTY BOY Indian Raj LR. 1st Dam: OUR CENTASEA by Centaine. Winner in New Zealand. Own sister to CENTAINETTE. Dam of 5 winners: 1997: CHEZ MARSCAY (f Marscay) 2 wins in South Africa. 1998: Centori (f Vettori) ran on the flat in Australia.
Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger BELLOTTO b/br 84 Tatan Shelf Talker Melody Mine LITTORIO b g 2004 Century Centaine Rainbeam OUR CENTASEA br 91 Beaufort Sea Kurdasea Kurdrille
368 - AAMI Golden Slipper Stakes, G1, Rosehill, April 3, 1200m 1 Crystal Lily (AUS) 3 b f Stratum (AUS) - Crystal Snip (AUS) (Snippets (AUS)) 2 Decision Time (AUS) 3 ch g Foreplay (AUS) - Daunting Thought (AUS) (Just Awesome (AUS)) 3 More Strawberries (AUS) 3 br f More Than Ready (USA) - Milva (USA) (Strawberry Road (AUS)) Sire: STRATUM. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - CRYSTAL LILY Snippets G1.
1st Dam: CRYSTAL SNIP by Snippets. Winner in Australia. Dam of 8 winners: 1999: CRYSTAL SHOW (f Hurricane Sky) 4 wins in Australia, Philippines. 2000: CRYSTAL SPRITE (f Hurricane Sky) 2 wins in Australia. Dam of CARRARA (c Elvstroem: 5 wins in Australia, Statue of Liberty Bill Stutt M.V. S G2, 2nd The Age Caulfield Guineas G1) 2001: CRYSTAL WIT (f Distorted Humor) 3 wins in Australia, Blue Gum Farm Dequetteville S LR. Dam of Fast Talker (f Fastnet Rock: 2 wins in Australia, 2nd Pewsey Vale Cinderella S LR) 2002: GOLDEN SNIP (g Made of Gold) 11 wins in Australia. 2004: CRYSTAL FAIRY (f Perugino) 3 wins in Australia. Broodmare. 2005: CRYSTAL STORM (g Giant’s Causeway) 2 wins in Australia, Macau. 2006: AMAETHON (g Al Maher) 3 wins in Australia. 2007: CRYSTAL LILY (f Stratum) 4 wins in Australia, AAMI Golden Slipper S G1, Hylands Sweet Embrace S G3, Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Preview (f ) LR, Chairman’s S LR, 2nd The Inglis Debutants S LR, 3rd AGL Renewable Energy Ottawa Sprint LR. 2008: (c Danerich) 2009: (c Hard Spun) 2nd Dam: CRYSTAL CENTURY by Century. 1 win in Australia. Dam of CRYSTAL HAWK (g Amyntor: The Straight Six LR), CRYSTAL FINALE (c Hurricane Sky: Tupperware Cup LR, 2nd VATC Mercedes-Benz Sprint G2) Broodmare Sire: SNIPPETS. Sire of the dams of 46 Stakes winners. In 2010 CRYSTAL LILY Stratum G1, WANTED Fastnet Rock G1, HINCHINBROOK Fastnet Rock G3, SHRAPNEL Charge Forward G3, COUP ALIGN Align LR, HADABECLORKA Hurricane Sky LR, PERIDUKI Perugino LR.
Danehill Redoute’s Choice Shantha’s Choice STRATUM b 2002 Luskin Star Bourgeois Brave New World CRYSTAL LILY b f 2007 Lunchtime Snippets Easy Date CRYSTAL SNIP ch 94 Century Crystal Century White Flakes
369 - Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes, G1, Awapuni, April 3, 1400m 1 Nacho Man (NZ) 3 br g Mr Nancho (ARG) - El Coriero (NZ) (The Jogger (USA)) 2 Cellarmaster (NZ) 3 br c Dubawi (IRE) - Oenology (NZ) (Sound Reason (CAN))
3 Jimmy Choux (NZ) 3 b c Thorn Park (AUS) - Cierzo (NZ) (Centaine (AUS)) Sire: MR NANCHO. Sire of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 - NACHO MAN The Jogger G1. 1st Dam: EL CORIERO by The Jogger. 2 wins in New Zealand. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: CHINA DOLL (f Shinko King) Winner in New Zealand. 2006: Mascara (f Hawkeye) ran on the flat in New Zealand. 2007: NACHO MAN (g Mr Nancho) 3 wins in New Zealand, Ford Manawatu Sires Produce S G1, Waikato Stud Slipper LR. 2008: (f Hawkeye) 2009: (c Storm Creek) Broodmare Sire: THE JOGGER. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 NACHO MAN Mr Nancho G1.
Halo Southern Halo Northern Sea MR NANCHO bl 2000 Fitzcarraldo Miss Peggy Miss Bimba NACHO MAN br g 2007 Danzig The Jogger Cadillacing EL CORIERO 98 St Hilarion Playing Fun Playing Rose
370 - NZ BloodstockThoroughbred Breeders Stks, G1, Te Aroha, April 10, 1600m 1 Juice (NZ) 5 b f Bertolini (USA) - Call Minder (NZ) (Christmas Tree (AUS)) 2 Culminate (NZ) 7 br f Elnadim (USA) Solstice (NZ) (Marceau (AUS)) 3 Obsession (NZ) 4 b/br f Bachelor Duke (USA) - Mystery Creek (NZ) (Kaapstad (NZ)) Sire: BERTOLINI. Sire of 12 Stakes winners. In 2010 - JUICE Christmas Tree G1. 1st Dam: CALL MINDER by Christmas Tree. 7 wins in New Zealand, Team Wealleans Matamata Cup LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2002: FOGELBERG (c Danasinga) Winner in Australia. 2003: CALL THE CHIEF (g Chief Bearhart) Winner in New Zealand. 2005: JUICE (f Bertolini) 6 wins in New Zealand, NZ BloodstockThoroughbred Breeders S G1, Hutchinson’s Gold Trail S G3, Platinum Homes Rotorua S LR, New Zealand Bloodstock 2yo Fillies S LR, 2nd New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas G1, Network Visuals Champagne S LR, Stanley Group Trac S
LR, 3rd Majestic Horse Floats Anniversary H LR. 2006: TWO TONES (f Captain Rio) Winner in New Zealand. 2007: (c Chianti) 2009: (c Pentire) 2nd Dam: YOUNG GAYE by St Hilarion. 4 wins in New Zealand. Own sister to FOROMOR. Dam of CALL MINDER (f Christmas Tree, see above) Broodmare Sire: CHRISTMAS TREE. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2010 - JUICE Bertolini G1. Northern Dancer Danzig Pas de Nom BERTOLINI b 96 Alydar Aquilegia Courtly Dee JUICE b f 2005 Biscay Christmas Tree Joy And Fun CALL MINDER b 95 St Hilarion Young Gaye Dash
371 - Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes, G1, Randwick, April 10, 1400m 1 Yosei (AUS) 3 b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Fuji Fairy (AUS) (Fuji Kiseki (JPN)) 2 Skilled (AUS) 3 b c Commands (AUS) Dextrous (AUS) (Quest For Fame) 3 Hinchinbrook (AUS) 3 b c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Snippets’ Lass (AUS) (Snippets (AUS)) Sire: INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Sire of 34 Stakes winners. In 2010 - YOSEI Fuji Kiseki G1, KARGALI Last Tycoon G3, REYKON Indian Ridge LR, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE Machiavellian LR, SPIRIT OF SHARJAH Doulab LR. 1st Dam: Fuji Fairy by Fuji Kiseki. ran on the flat in Australia. Dam of 1 winner: 2006: Fu Jak (g Bianconi) unraced. 2007: YOSEI (f Invincible Spirit) 2 wins in Australia, Inglis Sires’ Produce S G1, 2nd Marsh Breeders’ S G3, 3rd Sires’ Produce S G2. 2008: (f Bianconi) Broodmare Sire: FUJI KISEKI. Sire of the dams of 3 Stakes winners. In 2010 YOSEI Invincible Spirit G1, ALISEO Symboli Kris S G2.
international database 372 - David Jones AJC Australian Derby, G1, Randwick, April 10, 2400m 1 Shoot Out (AUS) 4 b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Pentamerous (NZ) (Pentire (GB)) 2 Descarado (NZ) 4 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Karamea Lady (NZ) (Lord Ballina (AUS)) 3 Monaco Consul (NZ) 4 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Argante (NZ) (Star Way) Sire: HIGH CHAPARRAL. Sire of 19 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SHOOT OUT Pentire G1, JOANNA Mujadil G3, NOLL WALLOP Danehill G3, CHAPARELLA Straight Strike LR, BACCALAUREATE Polish Precedent LR. 1st Dam: PENTAMEROUS by Pentire. Winner in Australia. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: CASSANDARA SHADOW (f Johannesburg) 4 wins in Australia, Burswood Complex West Australian Oaks G3. 2006: SHOOT OUT (g High Chaparral) 5 wins in Australia, David Jones AJC Australian Derby G1, Turnpoint Royal Randwick Guineas G1, Schweppes Sires’ Produce S G2, Schweppes Royal Sovereign S G2, 2nd Schweppes Hobartville S G2, Hotel Grand Vo Rogue Plate G3. 2008: (f Ferocity) 2009: (f Ferocity) 2nd Dam: Johnny Loves Jazz by Virginia Privateer. unraced. Dam of NATIVE JAZZ (g St Hilarion: Craiglee S G2, 2nd Smoke Free Adelaide Cup G1). Grandam of Royal Jazz. Broodmare Sire: PENTIRE. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2010 SHOOT OUT High Chaparral G1.
Sire: REDOUTE’S CHOICE. Sire of 62 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MELITO Marauding G1, MUSIR Encosta de Lago G2, TICKETS Success Express G2, BENETEAU Encosta de Lago G3, DARIANA Last Tycoon G3, SHAAHEQ Last Tycoon G3, RARE DIAMOND Polish Laughter LR, ZINGALING Centaine LR. 1st Dam: CLOISTER by Marauding. Winner in Australia, Debutante S LR. Dam of 4 winners: 2000: Sister Declan (f Quest For Fame) Winner in Australia, 3rd Gimcrack S LR. Broodmare. 2001: LIGHTNING SPUR (f Flying Spur) Winner in Australia. Broodmare. 2002: Dated (f Danehill) unraced. 2004: MAYNOOTH (g Rock of Gibraltar) 2 wins in Australia, Singapore. 2006: MELITO (f Redoute’s Choice) 3 wins in Australia, Darley T J Smith S G1, Franklins Supermarkets Silver Slipper G2, Furious S G2, 2nd Daily Telegraph All Aged S G1, Schweppes The 1000 Guineas G1, Perfect Vision Ilasik Reisling Slipper G2, Suncorp Banking Tea Rose S G2, MTA Silver Shadow S G3, Widden S LR, 3rd Longlines Wakeful S G2, Cleanevent Birthday Card S G3. 2007: Across The Moon (f Stratum) unraced to date. 2008: (f Hussonet) 2nd Dam: PAMPAS FIRE by Prince True. 2 wins in Australia Debutante S G3, 3rd Maribyrnong Plate G2. Dam of CLOISTER (f Marauding, see above), Our Webster (c Encounter: 2nd Talindert S LR). Grandam of SHIKOBA, Heat of The Fire. Broodmare Sire: MARAUDING. Sire of the dams of 42 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MELITO Redoute’s Choice G1, MONTON Catbird G2, RETURNTOSENDER Elusive City G2. The Redoute’s Choice/Marauding cross has produced: MELITO G1, MEARAS G2, My Only Hope G2, Jovial LR.
Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge HIGH CHAPARRAL b 99 Darshaan Kasora Kozana SHOOT OUT b g 2006 Be My Guest Pentire Gull Nook PENTAMEROUS b 2000 Virginia Privateer Johnny Loves Jazz Jazz Concert
373 - Darley T J Smith Stakes, G1, Randwick, April 10, 1200m 1 Melito (AUS) 4 b/br f Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Cloister (AUS) (Marauding (NZ)) 2 Hot Danish (AUS) 7 b f Nothin’ Leica Dane (AUS) - Hot ‘n’ Breezy (AUS) (Zephyr Zip (NZ))
(AUS) - Kisma (AUS) (Snippets (AUS)) 3 Swift Alliance (AUS) 5 b c Don Eduardo (NZ) - Visual Emotion (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) Sire: TESTA ROSSA. Sire of 25 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ORTENSIA Picnicker G1, ROSTOVA Anabaa G1, RED COLOSSUS Palace Music LR, TIO ROSSA Zabeel LR. 1st Dam: Aerate’s Pick by Picnicker. unraced. Own sister to INTELLIGENT STAR. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: GLOGIRL (f General Nediym) 3 wins in Australia. Broodmare. 2005: ORTENSIA (f Testa Rossa) 9 wins in Australia, The James Boag Galaxy H G1, TCL Electronics QTC Cup G2, Player Winterbottom S G2, Schweppes 1000 Gns Tranquil Star Prelude G3, McGrath Estate Agents P J Bell H LR, Glenlogan Park Lady of the Turf S LR, 2nd TBV/Eliza Park Champagne S G3, James H B Carr S LR, Herald Sun Maybe Mahal S LR, 3rd AAMI Stradbroke H G1. 2007: (c Kempinsky) 2009: (f God’s Own) 2nd Dam: Aerate by Loosen Up. ran on the flat in Australia at 3 and 4. Dam of INTELLIGENT STAR (g Picnicker: Rubiton S G3, 2nd Sallinger S G1), BLAZE THE TURF (f Blazing Sword: Autumn S G3). Grandam of SOLEIL. Broodmare Sire: PICNICKER. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 ORTENSIA Testa Rossa G1.
Danzig Perugino Fairy Bridge TESTA ROSSA b 96 Sir Dapper Bo Dapper Bodega ORTENSIA b f 2005 Snippets Picnicker It’s A Girl AERATE’S PICK 98 Loosen Up Aerate
Green Desert Foreign Courier INVINCIBLE SPIRIT b 97 Kris Rafha Eljazzi YOSEI b f 2007 Sunday Silence Fuji Kiseki Millracer FUJI FAIRY b 2001 Rainbow Quest Lilac Fairy Alaviya
3 Mic Mac (AUS) 5 b g Statue of Liberty (USA) - Amandine (AUS) (Tertian (USA))
Rule The Turf
Danzig Danehill Razyana REDOUTE’S CHOICE b 96 Canny Lad Shantha’s Choice Dancing Show MELITO b/br f 2006 Sir Tristram Marauding Biscalowe CLOISTER b 96 Prince True Pampas Fire Summoned
375 - Patinack Farm AJC Oaks, G1, Randwick, April 17, 2400m
374 - The James Boag Galaxy Handicap, G1, Randwick, April 17, 1000m
1 Once Were Wild (AUS) 4 b/br f Johannesburg (USA) - Wildesong (AUS) (Unbridled’s Song (USA)) 2 Faint Perfume (AUS) 4 b f Shamardal (USA) - Zona (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ)) 3 Run For Naara (AUS) 4 ch f More Than Ready (USA) - Kristopher Street (USA) (Kris S (USA))
1 Ortensia (AUS) 5 b f Testa Rossa (AUS) - Aerate’s Pick (AUS) (Picnicker (AUS)) 2 Shellscrape (AUS) 4 b c Dane Shadow
Sire: JOHANNESBURG. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ONCE WERE WILD Unbridled’s Song G1, TURFFONTEIN Dr Grace G1, PHOLA Petionville G3, BORDER REBEL Flying
Spur LR, RED JAZZ Sword Dance LR, WELKOM GOLD Luskin Star LR. 1st Dam: WILDESONG by Unbridled’s Song. 3 wins in Australia. Dam of 3 winners: 2004: Speeding (g Testa Rossa) 4 wins in Australia, Malaysia, 2nd Piala Emas Sultan Selangor LR. 2005: GRAND SONG (f Grandera) Winner in Australia. 2006: ONCE WERE WILD (f Johannesburg) 6 wins in Australia, Patinack Farm AJC Oaks G1. 2007: Disc Jockey (g Noverre) unraced to date. 2008: (f Magic Albert) 2nd Dam: SYCAMORE by Twig Moss. 1 win in Australia. Own sister to CONTWIG and MONAK. Dam of Planagram (g Spartacus: 3rd The Inlander Brisbane H LR) Broodmare Sire: UNBRIDLED’S SONG. Sire of the dams of 24 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ONCE WERE WILD Johannesburg G1, BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS More Than Ready G2, BEARPATH Dynaformer G3, EIGHTYFIVEINAFIFTY Forest Camp G3, BETTER THAN EVER French Deputy LR.
4 wins in Hong Kong, New Zealand, 2nd Ford 2yo Classic G3. 2004: RANGIRANGDOO (g Pentire) 9 wins in Australia, Emirates Doncaster Mile G1, Greenday Expressway S G2, Patinack Farm Crystal Mile G2, Tramway H G3, 2nd Patinack Farm Chipping Norton S G1, Arrowfield Stud Epsom H G1, Ranvet S G1, Winning Edge Presentations Apollo S G2, Shannon S G2. 2007: Lily Bollinger (f O’Reilly) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Miss Saigon by Kings Island. ran on the flat in New Zealand at 3. Dam of SATINKA (f Stravinsky: Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic G2, Robin, Duke of Bedford Breeders’ S G2, New Zealand Bloodstock Royal S G2, 3rd First Sovereign Levin Classic G1, Ford Diamond S G1), She Wishes (f Kenfair, see above) Broodmare Sire: KENFAIR. Sire of the dams of 1 Stakes winners. In 2010 RANGIRANGDOO Pentire G1. Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat PENTIRE b 92 Mill Reef Gull Nook
Storm Cat Hennessy Island Kitty JOHANNESBURG b 99 Ogygian Myth Yarn ONCE WERE WILD b/br f 2006 Unbridled Unbridled’s Song Trolley Song WILDESONG gr 98 Twig Moss Sycamore La Bijou
376 - Emirates Doncaster Mile, G1, Randwick, April 17, 1600m 1 Rangirangdoo (NZ) 6 b g Pentire (GB) - She Wishes (NZ) (Kenfair (NZ)) 2 Road To Rock (AUS) 6 b c Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Trewornan (GB) (Midyan (USA)) 3 Brilliant Light (AUS) 5 b c Fantastic Light (USA) - Trick Taker (USA) (Capote (USA)) Sire: PENTIRE. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2010 - MUFHASA Mi Preferido G1, RANGIRANGDOO Kenfair G1, LARRY’S NEVER LATE Zabeel G3, BRIDGESTONE Gold Brose LR, STUPENDOUS Pre Catelan LR, ART SUCCESS Zabeel LR. 1st Dam: She Wishes by Kenfair. 3 wins in New Zealand, 2nd Highview S G3. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: JACQUART (g Zabeel) 2 wins in New Zealand. 2003: Master Hunter (g O’Reilly)
Bempton RANGIRANGDOO b g 2004 Kenmare Kenfair Market Fair SHE WISHES br 95 Kings Island Miss Saigon Modinka
377 - Land Pride Easter Handicap, G1, Ellerslie, April 17, 1600m 1 Time Keeper (NZ) 4 b c Stravinsky (USA) - Organdy (USA) (Our Emblem (USA)) 2 November Rain (NZ) 4 b f Stravinsky (USA) - Lady Terulo (USA) (Kris S (USA)) 3 Sir Slick (NZ) 9 b g Volksraad (GB) Miss Opera (NZ) (Paris Opera (AUS)) Sire: STRAVINSKY. Sire of 56 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TIME KEEPER Our Emblem G1, TIP THE WINK Kaapstad LR. 1st Dam: Organdy by Our Emblem. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: ELECTRACUTE (f Postponed) Winner in New Zealand. 2005: Sheerdelay (f Postponed) ran on the flat in New Zealand. 2006: TIME KEEPER (c Stravinsky) 4 wins in New Zealand, Land Pride Easter H G1, The Oaks Stud Manawatu Classic G3, 3rd New Zealand Herald Great Northern Gns G2, H S Dyke Wanganui Guineas LR. 2007: (f St Reims) 2008: (c St Reims) 2009: (f Colombia)
Broodmare Sire: OUR EMBLEM. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2010 - TIME KEEPER Stravinsky G1, INTIMISSIMI Posse LR. Northern Dancer Nureyev Special STRAVINSKY b 96 Blushing Groom Fire The Groom Prospector’s Fire TIME KEEPER b c 2006 Mr Prospector Our Emblem Personal Ensign ORGANDY 98 Secretariat Peau De Soie Ruth Pitcher
378 - Satsuki Sho (2000 Guineas), G1, Nakayama, April 18, 2000m 1 Victoire Pisa (JPN) 3 b/br c Neo Universe (JPN) - Whitewater Affair (GB) (Machiavellian (USA)) 2 Hiruno D’amour (JPN) 3 b c Manhattan Cafe (JPN) - Share Elegance (JPN) (Lammtarra (USA)) 3 Eishin Flash (JPN) 3 b/br c King’s Best (USA) - Moonlady (GER) (Platini (GER)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 5; Wins: 4; Places: 1 Earnings: £800,123 Sire: NEO UNIVERSE. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 - VICTOIRE PISA Machiavellian G1, NEO VENDOME Tony Bin G3. 1st Dam: WHITEWATER AFFAIR by Machiavellian. 4 wins at 3 and 4 at home, France, Prix de Pomone G2, 2nd Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks G1, 3rd Jefferson Smurfit Mem. Irish St Leger G1. Own sister to Rich Affair. Dam of 5 winners: 1999: ASAKUSA DEN’EN (c Singspiel) 8 wins at 2 to 6 in Japan, Yasuda Kinen G1, 2nd Yasuda Kinen G1. 2000: Smile Support (f Halling) unraced. 2001: SWIFT CURRENT (c Sunday Silence) 6 wins at 3 to 5 in Japan, Kokura Kinen LR, 2nd Kinko Sho G2. 2002: Bold Silence (c Sunday Silence) 2003: MYSTIC RIVER (f Sunday Silence) 3 wins at 3 and 4 in Japan. 2005: TOSEN MONARCH (c Agnes Tachyon) 6 wins at 4 and 5 in Japan. 2007: VICTOIRE PISA (c Neo Universe) 4 wins at 2 and 3 in Japan, Satsuki Sho (2000 Guineas) G1, Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho G2, Radio Nikkei Hai Nisai S LR, Kyoto Nisai S LR. 2nd Dam: MUCH TOO RISKY by Bustino. 2 wins at 2. Own sister to Patience Camp. Dam of LITTLE ROCK (c Warning: Princess of Wales’s S G2, 3rd Premio Roma G1), WHITEWATER
AFFAIR (f Machiavellian, see above), SHORT SKIRT (f Diktat: Tattersalls Musidora S G3, Stan James St Simon S G3, 2nd Darley Yorkshire Oaks G1, 3rd Vodafone Oaks S G1), SEDUCTRESS (f Known Fact: Fairview New Homes Chesterfield S LR, 3rd Molecomb S G3), Shorthand (f Diktat: 2nd ebfattheraces.com Best Odds J.Musker S LR), Rich Affair (f Machiavellian: 3rd Lady Godiva Fillies’ S LR). Grandam of SWISS LAW, Short Affair, Bon Spiel. Broodmare Sire: MACHIAVELLIAN. Sire of the dams of 58 Stakes winners. In 2010 - VICTOIRE PISA Neo Universe G1, KURT Intikhab LR, SPIRIT OF FORTUNE Invincible Spirit LR.
Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well NEO UNIVERSE b 2000 Kris Pointed Path Silken Way VICTOIRE PISA b/br c 2007 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie WHITEWATER AFFAIR ch 93 Bustino Much Too Risky Short Rations
379 - G.P. Cruzeiro do Sul Derby Carioca, G1, Gavea, April 18, 2400m 1 Lewis (BRZ) 4 c Thignon Lafre (BRZ) Toda Prosa (USA) (Roanoke (USA)) 2 Timeo (BRZ) 4 c First American (USA) In The Sand (USA) (Atticus (USA)) 3 Sal Grosso (BRZ) 4 b c Our Emblem (USA) - Ken de Saron (USA) (Kenmare (FR)) Sire: THIGNON LAFRE. Sire of 8 Stakes winners. In 2010 - LEWIS Roanoke G1. 1st Dam: Toda Prosa by Roanoke. ran on the flat in Brazil. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: Face Up To (f Thignon Lafre) 2002: GISELE MODEL (f American Gipsy) 2 wins in Brazil. 2003: HOHEITEN (f Inexplicable) 3 wins in Brazil. 2004: IZQUIERDA (f Dancer Man) Winner in Brazil. 2006: LEWIS (c Thignon Lafre) 2 wins in Brazil, G.P. Cruzeiro do Sul Derby Carioca G1. 2nd Dam: OUR RELATION by Ribot. 1 win at 2. Dam of OUR ACCOUNT (c Private Account: Prix Andre Baboin (G.P. des Provinces) G3, 3rd Prix Maurice de Nieuil G2), MANGUIN (c Forli: Prix d’Iena LR, Prix de Bois-Roussel LR, 2nd Prix Eugene Adam G2), Amelie Pleasures (c Honest Pleasure: 2nd Prix de Seine-et-Marne LR). Grandam of PRINCESS ABBY, GINISYUMMY, Nun On The Run, Claybrook, Flarions Flame, Good Prospect. Fourth dam of I T Top. Broodmare Sire: ROANOKE. Sire of
the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2010 LEWIS Thignon Lafre G1, SUNI Soto LR. Sassafras Henri Le Balafre Galoubinka THIGNON LAFRE b 87 Earldom Mignon Risota LEWIS c 2006 Pleasant Colony Roanoke Last Bird TODA PROSA 95 Ribot Our Relation Aunt Edith
380 - G. P. Zelia Gonzaga Peixoto de Castro, G1, Gavea, April 18, 2400m 1 Dear Nati (BRZ) 4 f Crimson Tide (IRE) - Miss Dodge (BRZ) (Dodge (USA)) 2 Inchatillon (BRZ) 4 f Inexplicable (USA) - Du Chatillon (USA) (Manila (USA)) 3 Ladyttore (BRZ) 4 b f Redattore (BRZ) Binoche (BRZ) (Kenetico (BRZ)) Sire: CRIMSON TIDE. Sire of 11 Stakes winners. In 2010 - DEAR NATI Dodge G1, DOLLY MAX Coax Me Clyde G1, WEST HOPE Slap Jack G2, DESEJADO SUN Mensageiro Alado G3, ZARDANA Southern Halo LR. 1st Dam: MISS DODGE by Dodge. Winner in Brazil. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: BELO VED (f American Gipsy) Winner in Brazil. 2006: DEAR NATI (f Crimson Tide) 1 win in Brazil, G. P. Zelia Gonzaga Peixoto de Castro G1, 2nd G. P. Henrique Possolo (1000 Guineas) G1, G. P. Francisco Villela de Paula Machado G2. 2nd Dam: Festa Missionera by Clackson. unraced. Dam of Apolice Global (f American Gipsy: 3rd Grande Premio Euvaldo Lodi G3) Broodmare Sire: DODGE. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2010 DEAR NATI Crimson Tide G1. Northern Dancer
2 Triple Honour (NZ) 6 b g Honours List (IRE) - Myrrh (NZ) (Nassipour (USA)) 3 Monaco Consul (NZ) 4 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Argante (NZ) (Star Way) Sire: ENCOSTA DE LAGO. Sire of 68 Stakes winners. In 2010 - ROAD TO ROCK Midyan G1, COUNT ENCOSTA Sovereign Red G2, SACRED KINGDOM Zeditave LR, TAGUS Last Tycoon LR. 1st Dam: TREWORNAN by Midyan. Winner at 2. Own sister to CENTRAL CITY. Dam of 3 winners: 2001: Lady Cliquot (f Rahy) unraced. 2002: True Doubt (f Redoute’s Choice) Winner in Australia, 3rd Turf Monthly Cinderella S LR. Broodmare. 2003: FANTASTIC FLASH (c Fantastic Light) 3 wins in New Zealand. 2004: ROAD TO ROCK (c Encosta de Lago) 6 wins in Australia, Arrowfield Stud George Main S G1, Syd City Lexus Queen Elizabeth S G1, Quasar Constructions Carbine Club S LR, Sportingbet Victoria Gold Cup LR, 2nd Emirates Doncaster Mile G1, Rokk Ebony TS Carlyon Cup G3, 3rd Arrowfield Stud Epsom H G1. 2006: Truth On Toe (f Flying Spur) 2007: Alexandrova (f Snitzel) unraced to date. 2009: (c Casino Prince)
(USA)) 2 Divine Rebel (NZ) 6 b f Don Eduardo (NZ) - It’s My Sin (AUS) (Success Express (USA)) 3 Harris Tweed (NZ) 5 b c Montjeu (IRE) - Sally (NZ) (Prized (USA)) Sire: ZABEEL. Sire of 140 Stakes winners. In 2010 - JESSICABEEL Straight Strike G1, ZABRASIVE Danehill G1, ZAVITE Alleged G1, ZARIUS Sadler’s Wells G2, ZARZUELA Volksraad G2, BROTHER MAK Red Tempo LR, COULIS Danehill LR, HEAT HAZE Zafonic LR, PRECEDENCE Shadeed LR, RAINBOW STYLING Centaine LR, ZABENE Danehill LR, ZAGREB Danehill LR, AL GARHOOD Petoski LR. 1st Dam: MORE DIAMONDS by Straight Strike. 2 wins in Australia. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: Jackodiamonds (c Fasliyev) 2004: REAL SPECIAL (g Van Nistelrooy) 4 wins at 3 to 5 in Hong Kong. 2005: JESSICABEEL (f Zabeel) 5 wins in Australia, Schweppes Sydney Cup G1, SMH Chairman’s H G2, 3rd De Bortoli Wines Epona S LR, St Patrick’s Day Aspiration Quality H LR. 2nd Dam: Sea of Diamonds by Glenstal. unraced. Dam of Jewel of Ireland (f Nassipour: 2nd Fruit n Veg Belmont Oaks LR)
2nd Dam: MISS SILCA KEY by Welsh Saint. 2 wins at 2 and 3 Jersey S G3. Dam of CENTRAL CITY (f Midyan: Prix de Seine-et-Oise G3), Miss Zafonic (f Zafonic: 2nd Princess Margaret S G3), Consigliere (c Caerleon: 2nd City of York S LR), Silca An’ Key (c Commanche Run: 3rd N M Financial Predominate S LR). Grandam of ROCHESTER, Petronilla.
Broodmare Sire: STRAIGHT STRIKE. Sire of the dams of 36 Stakes winners. In 2010 - JESSICABEEL Zabeel G1, BRUCE ALMIGHTY Deputy Governor G3, CHAPARELLA High Chaparral LR, FLORAMOUR More Than Ready LR, STRIKE THE TIGER Bel Esprit LR.
Broodmare Sire: MIDYAN. Sire of the dams of 13 Stakes winners. In 2010 ROAD TO ROCK Encosta de Lago G1.
The Zabeel/Straight Strike cross has produced: JESSICABEEL G1, ZAREYEV G2, THE BIG BOPPER G3, Holy Grail LR, Zacushla LR.
1 Skilled (AUS) 3 b c Commands (AUS) - Dextrous (AUS) (Quest For Fame) 2 Sasa (AUS) 3 b f Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Zatella (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ)) 3 Divorces (AUS) 3 br f Domesday (AUS) - Family Breakup (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ)) Sire: COMMANDS. Sire of 29 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SKILLED Quest For Fame G1, CONQUERED DREAM Star Watch LR, DELTONA Brief Truce LR.
1st Dam: DEXTROUS by Quest For Fame. 5 wins in Australia, Sandown Guineas G2. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Thumb (f Octagonal) unraced. Broodmare. 2005: IMPARTIAL (c Lonhro) Winner in Australia. 2007: SKILLED (c Commands) 3 wins in Australia, Moet & Chandon Champagne S G1, Schweppervescence T L Baillieu H LR, 2nd Inglis Sires’ Produce S G1. 2008: Ambidexter (c Commands) unraced to date. 2nd Dam: Many Hands by Handy Proverb. 5 wins in Australia, 2nd Adrian Knox S G3. Dam of DEXTROUS (f Quest For Fame, see above), Light Work (f Danehill: 2nd AJC Oaks G1, Ansett Australia S G1), More Haste (f Brief Truce: 3rd Emancipation S G2), Bromide (g Canny Lad: 2nd Brisbane Times Bribie Quality H LR) Broodmare Sire: QUEST FOR FAME. Sire of the dams of 20 Stakes winners. In 2010 - SKILLED Commands G1, TAVISTOCK Montjeu G1, FAMOUS NAME Dansili LR, WIND SHEAR Flying Spur LR.
Fairy Bridge CRIMSON TIDE b 94 Darshaan Sharata Shademah DEAR NATI f 2006 Mr Prospector Dodge Storm Star MISS DODGE 99 Clackson Festa Missionera Mocita Missionera
381 - Syd City Lexus Queen Elizabeth Festa Missionera Mocita Stakes, G1, Randwick, April 24, Missionera 2000m 1 Road To Rock (AUS) 6 b c Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Trewornan (GB) (Midyan (USA))
The Commands/Quest For Fame cross
Northern Dancer Fairy King Fairy Bridge ENCOSTA DE LAGO b 93 Star Way Shoal Creek Rolls ROAD TO ROCK b c 2004 Miswaki Midyan Country Dream TREWORNAN b 97 Welsh Saint Miss Silca Key Tremiti Welsh Saint
Miss Silca Key Cup, G1, 382 - Schweppes Sydney Tremiti Randwick, April 24, 3200m
1 Jessicabeel (NZ) 5 b f Zabeel (NZ) More Diamonds (NZ) (Straight Strike
has produced: SKILLED G1, SILVER
POINT LR, Liege G3.
Sir Tristram ZABEEL b 86 Nureyev Lady Giselle Valderna
JESSICABEEL b f 2005 Mr Prospector Straight Strike Bend Not MORE DIAMONDS b 98 Glenstal Sea of Diamonds Sea Port
383 - Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes, G1, Randwick, April 24, 1600m
Danehill Razyana COMMANDS b 96 My Swanee Cotehele House Eight Carat SKILLED b c 2007 Rainbow Quest Quest For Fame Aryenne DEXTROUS b 99 Handy Proverb Many Hands Deliberation
notable maiden winners The Curragh, March 21
Doncaster, March 27
5f EBF mdn 2yrs HIGH AWARD b c Holy Roman Emperor-Tarascon (Tirol) 3/4-brother to Listed-placed Mayano Sophia and half-brother to Perfecto and Estephe; Tarascon won Irish 1,000 Gns and is a halfsister to Cheveley Park Stakes third Mala Mala. B: Mrs T Stack & Jane Rowlinson 8f EBF mdn 3yrs REITERATION (USA) b c Vindication-For Dixie by Dixieland Band Half-brother to US Acorn Stakes winner Cotton Blossom, G3 winner Vicarage, Dixiechickadee (dam of stakes-placed Dixietwostepper), Misbah and Fat Cat (dam of stakes winner Miss Atlantic City), For Dixie stakes winner. B: J D Squires et al
5f cond 2yrs (Brocklesby Stakes) CHISWICK BEY b c Elusive City (USA)-Victoria Lodge (Grand Lodge (USA)) Victoria Lodge winning half-sister to Groupplaced Ascot Glory. B: Kay Egan 10 ½f mdn 3yrs SENATE ch c Pivotal-Sauterne (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Half-brother to Determind Stand. Sauterne Listed-winning half-sister to Cherry Hinton Stakes winner Applaud (dam of Listed winner Jazz Jam), Group-placed Glam Rock and Double Platinum (grand-dam of stakes-placed Maddie’s Odyssey). B: Watership Down Stud
Kempton Park, March 25
Kempton Park, March 27
10f (AW) mdn 3yrs & up CARIOCA br f Rakti-Cidaris (Persian Bold) Half-sister to Listed-placed Irony Cidaris and Japanese stakes-placed Sound World. B: John Doyle 8f (AW) mdn 3yr fillies CLAIRVOYANCE b f Shamardal (USA)-Crystal View (Imperial Ballet) Crystal View Group-placed half-sister to Groupplaced Miss Trish. B: Old Carhue Stud 7f (AW) mdn 3yrs BOHEMIAN MELODY b g Desert Sun-Chamonis (USA) (Affirmed) Half-brother to Listed winner Theatreworld, Listed-placed Cabaret and Crystal Charm and Cheyenne Rose (dam of Australian G3 winner Citychy), Chamonis Listed-placed. B: Ivan W Allan
Lingfield, March 25 7f (AW) mdn 3yrs & up fillies FAITED TO PRETEND 3 f Kheleyf (USA)-Lady Moranbon (USA) (Trempolino) Full-sister to Muraweg, 3/4-sister to Diego Cao, half-brother to Camarade, Sweet Gale, Azirona, Lino and Lady le Quesne, Lady Moranbon half-sister to Listed-placed Septieme Brigade, Listed-placed Kate Marie (dam of Listed-placed Fibonacci and Northern Blue), Another Zone (dam of group-placed First Lieutenant). B: Rozelle Bloodstock
Wolverhampton, March 26 6f (AW) mdn 3yrs & up MURURA 3 c Green Desert (USA)-Victoria Regia (Lomond) (USA) Half-sister to Listed winners Topkamp and Morinqua, Victoria Regia stakes-winning half-sister to stakes winners Seattle Victory and Fight To The Last. B: Corrin Stud
5f mdn 2yrs TAKEAWAY b c Sleeping Indian-Bon Vivant (USA) (Salt Lake) Bon Vivant winning half-sister to stakes winner Taliano and Japanese stakes-placed Kinshi Stone. B: Redhill Bloodstock
Doncaster, March 28
7f mdn 3yrs BULLWHIP b c Whipper (USA)-Flaming Song (Darshaan) Half-brother to German Gp 2 winner Fight Club, German Gp 3 winner Flambo, winners Farola, Future Is Now and Slan Abhaile. B: John O'Connor
Leopardstown 28th March 10f EBF mdn 3yr fillies HAZARAFA gr f Daylami-Hazariya by Xaar Hazariya G3 winning half-sister to Irish Oaks third Hazarista, Listed-placed Hidden Brief, Handaza (dam of Gp 3 winner Hamairi and Listed winner Hanabad). B: HH The Aga Khan’s Studs 10f mdn 3yr colts & geldings MISTER CARTER b c Antonius Pius (USA)-Kotdiji (Mtoto) Half-brother to Listed winner Polly's Mark and Yab Adee, Kotdiji half-sister to 1,000 Gns winner Ameerat and UAE Listed-placed Walmooh. B: Glashare House Stud
Lingfield Park, March 28
5f (AW) auct mdn 2yrs fillies PRIMO LADY br f Lucky Story (USA)-Lady Natilda (First Trump) Full-sister to Lucky Mellor, Lady Natilda winning half-sister to Ramondia, Dilys and Diane’s Choice. B: Mrs L Baker 10f (AW) mdn 3yrs STREET ENTERTAINER br c Danehill Dancer-Opera Ridge (Fr) (Indian Ridge (GB) ) Opera Ridge half-sister to G2 winner Stretarez,
Gp 3 winner Street Shaana and Street Kendra (dam of Listed-placed Saronis, Street Lightning and Sara Baras). B: Marston Stud & Fleming Thoroughbreds
Farringdon, Rebecca Sharp won Coronation Stakes and half-sister to G3 winner Mystic Knight, etc. B: Hascombe & Valiant Studs
Wolverhampton, March 29
Folkestone, April 1
7f (AW) mdn 3yrs & up RED GULCH 3 c Kyllachy-Enrapture (USA) (Lear Fan) Enrapture winner, next dam Cheviot Hills full-sister to Gr 3 winner Fantastic Fellow and half-sister to Long Term Investor. B: Cheveley Park Stud
Saint-Cloud, March 29 4 1/2f unraced 2yrs CAPTAIN CHOP b c Indian Rocket (GB)-Hatane Chope (Sin Kiang) Hatane Chope half-sister to Listed-placed Chopoulou. B: Alain Chopard 10f cond 3yrs colts & geldings NOVA MED (Ire) b c Whipper (USA)-Prima Volta (Primo Dominie) Half-brother to Group-placed Bouncing Bowdler. B: Tom McDonald 10f cond 3yrs fillies SEEKING SOLACE (GB) b f Exceed And Excel (Aus)-Flamelet (USA) (Theatrical (GB)) 3/4-brother to Summerstrand, Flamelet Group-placed half-sister to Listed winner Bezrin. B: Darley
Kempton Park, March 31 11f (AW) auct mdn 3yrs MANXMAN b c Celtic Swing-Viscaria (Barathea) Half-brother to Excape, Pivotalia and Persian Warrior, Viscaria Listed-placed half-sister to Italian G2 winner Ivan Luis, UAE Guineas winner Stagelight, German Listed winner Zero Problemo, Listed winners Amathia and Hatchrah. B: Glending Bloodstock
Southwell, March 31 5f (AW) 2yrs JAMESWAY b c Camacho-Charlene Lacy (Pips Pride) Full-brother to Listed winner Star Rover. B: Yeomanstown Stud 5f (AW) mdn 2yrs ARCTIC FEELING ch c Camacho-Polar Lady (Polar Falcon (USA)) 3/4-brother to Ponting, Polar Lady winning half-sister to Listed winner Splice (dam of G2 winner Soar and UAE Listed winner Feet So Fast). B: John McEnery 12f (AW) auct mdn 3 to 5yrs SIR PITT 3 c Tiger Hill-Rebecca Sharp (Machiavellian (USA)) Half-brother to G1-placed Grand Central, Listed winner Miss Pinkerton, Rawdon and
5f EBF mdn 2yrs NOVABRIDGE ch c Avonbridge-Petrovna (Ire) (Petardia) Half-brother to Brunelleschi and Besty. B: Bishopswood Bloodstock & Trickledown
Saint-Cloud, April 1
12f mdn 3yr colts & geldings MASHOOR b c Monsun (Ger)-Gontcharova (Zafonic (USA)) Half-brother to Listed-placed Misk, Gontcharova Listed-placed half-sister to G1 winner Roi Normand, Gr 2 winner Trampoli, G3 winner Luth Dancer, Listed-placed Homme d’Honneur and Topelius. B: Haras du Mezeray 12f mdn 3yr fillies GINGER BAZOUKA b f Okawango (USA)-Cedar Springs (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Half-sister to Other Crik and Nan's Catch. B: J-P H Dubois
Dundalk, April Ω
ENDLESS EXPANSE b f Red Ransom (USA)-Desert Ease (Green Desert (USA)) Half-sister to group-placed Easy Sunshine, Listed-placed Unique Pose, Fortuni and Ease The Way, Desert Ease Listed winning halfsister to G3 winner Two-Twenty-Two, Listed winner Easy Definition and Easy 'N Gold (dam of G2 winner Dixieland Gold). B: Moyglare Stud
Musselburgh, April 4
7f mdn 3yrs & up SKYFIRE 3 c Storm Cat (USA)-Sunray Superstar (GB) (Nashwan (USA)) Half-brother to Northern Spy, Sunray Superstar Cheshire Oaks third and half-sister to Prix Saint-Alary winner Nadia and Listedplaced Capped For Victory. B: Darley
Cork, April 4
8 1/2f EBF mdn 3yr fillies LOLLY FOR DOLLY b f Oratorio-Heart Stopping (USA) (Chester House) Heart Stopping half-sister to Listed winner Short Dance and Group-placed Yankadi. B: J Jamgotchian 8 1/2f mdn 3yr colts & geldings LEGENDARY LAD b g Dubawi-Lishaway (Fr) (Polish Precedent (USA)) Half-brother to Gp 3 winner Foss Way, Lishaway 3/4-sister to G3 winner Danzigaway and half-sister to G3 winners Blushing Gleam and Gold Away. B: Irish National Stud
Redcar, April 5
notable maiden winners 9f mdn 3yrs & up DANDINO b c Dansili-Generous Diana (Generous) Generous Diana winning half-sister to useful Tokala, next dam Lypharitissima full-sister to French Oaks winner Lypharita. B: Elite Racing Club 9f mdn 3yrs & up BEAR TOBOUGGIE 3 f Tobougg-Brave Bear (Bold Edge) Brave Bear winning half-sister to Maty Bondi. B: F K M Ent, W R N & R Wilne
Yarmouth, April 5
8f mdn 3yrs & up ADMISSION 3 g Azamour-Eve (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Half-brother to Dubai Twilight and Charm School, Eve winning half-sister to Listed winners Faru, Birdie and Fickle (dam of G3 winner Tarfah) and Group-placed Fading Light. B: Highclere Stud
Ffos Las, April 6
5f mdn 2yrs BATHWICK BEAR b c Kodiac-Bayleaf (Efisio) Half-sister to Group-placed Folio and Aroundthebay, Bayleaf Listed-placed halfsister to group-placed Baize (dam of Del Mar Oaks winner Singhalese). B: D Veitch & R O'Callagha 6f mdn 3yrs & up FAYRE BELLA ch f Zafeen (Fr)-Hollybell Beveled (USA) Hollybell winning full-sister to Heaven Forbid and half-sister to Stamford Blue. B: Mrs R J Gallagher
Longchamp, April 5
10f unraced 3yr colts & geldings SILVER POND gr c Act One (GB)-Silver Fame (USA) by Quest Of Fame (GB Half-sister to Listed-placed Sliver Point and Statia, Silver Fame half-sister to Prix Thomas Bryon third Sylvestre. B: Haras du Quesnay 10f unraced 3yr fillies T'AS D'BREAUX YEUX (GB) b f Red Ransom (USA)-Torrealta (GB) by In The Wings Half-sister to Listed-placed Seal Bay, Torrealta Listed-placed half sister to Gp 1 winner Torrestrella. B: Trainers House Enterprises Southwell 6th April 8f (AW) mdn 3yrs STAFF SERGEANT b c Dubawi-Miss Particular by Sadler’s Wells (USA) Miss Particular winning half-sister to Epsom Oaks third Relish The Thought and Radley Stakes winner Secret Charm. B:Darley
Lingfield Park, April 7
7f mdn 3yrs ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE b c Acclamation-Sacred Love by Barathea Full-brother to Mastoora, Sacred Love halfsister to Listed winner Noahs Ark and Italian Listed-placed Blueberry Forest. B: Rathbarry Stud
The start of the European turf season has, unsurprisingly, seen a number of firstseason sires strike early with their first winners. Of the five sires that have produced their first winners as we go to press, four are from the Danzig sire-line. Holy Roman Emperor, tipped to be crowned champion, quickly got off the mark as High Award won at the opening meeting in Ireland. Invincible Spirit’s three-quarters brother, Kodiac, sired his first winner with Bathwick Bear at Ffos Las on April 6, while Dubai Destination’s Danzig half-brother, Librettist, sired his first winner the very next day at Nottingham. Byron looks to be following in the footsteps of former successful Green Desert first crop sons – Cape Cross, Invincible Spirit and Kheleyf – as he sired his first winner at Lingfield on April 10 with Shewalksinbeauty. The one non-Danzig firstseason sire to produce a winner is Indian Ridge’s Sleeping Indian, who got off the mark at Kempton on March 27. And just as the Danzig line is dominating the early weeks of the first-season sires championship so it is dominating maiden racing as a whole – no fewer than 16 different Danzig line sires had sired maiden winners to April 11.
7f mdn 3yrs FALAKEE b c Sakhee (USA)-Sakhya by Barathea Sakhya half-sister to Mr Sandancer, Expensive Taste, Warg (dam of Ribblesdale Stakes winner Miletrian and Geoffrey Freer Stakes Mr Combustible).B: Galadari Sons
Nottingham, April 7
LITTLE LIBRETTO b f Librettist (USA)-Sharadayna (Priolo (USA)) Sharadayna half-sister to Sharadi, etc. B: Agricola Dell 'Olmo Leicester 8th April 10f mdn 3yrs & up MAXIM GORKY 3 c Montjeu-Altruiste (USA) (Diesis (GB)) Half-brother to Listed winner Alpine Snow, Altruiste half-sister to Arc winner Urban Sea (dam of G1 winners Galileo, Sea The Stars, Black Sam Bellamy, My Typhoon, G1-placed Melikah and All Too Beautiful, etc), 2,000 Gns Stakes winner Kings Best and Allez Les Trois (dam of French Derby winner Anabaa Blue and granddam of dual G1 winner Tamayuz), etc. B: Castlemartin Stud, Skymarc Farm & Ecurie de Meautray
Musselburgh 9th April
5f EBF mdn 2yrs LAS VERGLAS STAR gr c Verglas-Magnificent Bell (Octagonal (NZ)) Half-brother to Inventor, Magnificent Bell half-sister to Listed winner Esyoueffsee, Slew’s M D (dam of Gr 2-placed Slewsbag) and White Truffle (dam of stakes winner Silly Little Mama). B: Brendan Holland & P Connell
Dundalk 9th April 8f mdn 3yr colts & geldings LINGAPOUR (USA) ch c Gulch-Lidakiya (Ire) (Kahyasi) Half-brother to Italian and German G1 winner Linngari, Lidana and Lilakiya, Lidakiya half-sister to Listed winner Livadiya and Group-placed Liska. B: HH The Aga Khan Studs
8f EBF cond 3yr fillies HEN NIGHT b f Danehill Dancer-Twice The Ease \ (Green Desert (USA)) Full-sister to useful Achilles Of Troy and ¾-sister to Maxwell Hawke and half-sister to Oranmore Castle, Twice The Ease full-sister to Listed winner Desert Ease (dam of Groupplaced Easy Sunshine, Ease The Way and Unique Pose) and half-sister to G3 winner TwoTwenty-Two, Listed winner Easy Definition and Easy Gold (dam of G2 winner Dixiland Gold) B: Gigginstown House 7f mdn 3yrs AFRICAN CAT (USA) b c Storm Cat-Tacha (Mr Prospector) Full-brother to National Stakes winner One Cool Cat, Tacha winning full-sister to French 1,000 Gns runner-up Sha Tha (dam of Prix Dollar winner State Shinto) and half-sister to Gp 3 winner Brier Creek. B: Orpendale
Saint-Cloud, April 9 10f cond 3yr colts & geldings (B) SPEARTOOTH (GB) b c Hernando (Fr)-Napoli (Baillamont (USA)) Full-brother to Listed winner and group-placed Tau Ceti, half-brother to Breeder’s Cup Mile winner Domedriver and Simbad, Napoli half-sister to Gp 3 winner D'Arros and Gallinule runner-up Olympic Majesty. B: Niarchos Family 8f unraced 3yr colts & geldings ETRETAT b g Keltos-Zigalixa (Linamix) Half-brother to Yes Mate, Zigalixa half-sister to Zigamix, etc. B: R Sabatier & P Lauga 8f unraced 3yr fillies DISCLOSE GB) b f Dansili-Revealing (Halling (USA)) Full-sister to Listed-placed World Ruler and 3/4-brother to Listed-placed Grand Vista, Revealing winning half-sister to Queen's Vase runner-up Singleton. B: Juddmonte Farms
8f mdn 3yrs (F) MEMORY CLOTH (GB) b c Cape Cross (Ire)-Gossamer (GB) (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Half-brother to Racing Post Trophy winner Ibn Khaldun. Gossamer Irish 1,000 Gns winner and sister to Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Barathea and half-sister to G3 winner Free At Last (dam of G2 winner Coretta and Listed-placed Trumpet Sound), G3 winner Zabar and Listedplaced Bombazine (dam of Listed winners Affirmative Action and Gravitas) and Zibilene. B: Darley
Lingfield, April 10
6f mdn 3yrs AETOS b c Royal Applause-Hagwah (USA) (Dancing Brave (USA)) Half-brother to King’s Regards, Trust Rule, Nizhoni Dancer and Sydney Symphony, Hagwah Listed winning half-sister to G1 winner Sarafan . B: Paramount Bldstk 5f (AW) auct mdn 2yrs SHEWALKSINBEAUTY b f Byron-Election Special (Chief Singer) Half-sister to useful First Ballot, La Speziana, Stonearce Donny, Stonearce Fred, Queenofnerverland and Devolution, Election Special winning half-sister to Listed-placed Optaria (dam of Goodwood Cup winner Grey Shot, Grand Criterium runner-up Opera Cape and German group-placed Night Shot) B: John & Susan Flavin
Curragh 11th April
5f EBF mdn 2yrs SAMUEL MORSE b/br c Danehill Dancer-Eliza (USA) (Mt Livermore) Half-brother to stakes winner Miss Doolittle (dam of stakes winner Broadway Gold), Listedplaced Country Song and Kilt Rock, Eliza won Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and half-sister to Santa Anita Derby winner Dinard, stakes winner Power Bidder, graded-placed Ojai, stakes-placed World Trade and Michael’s Flyer. B: Strategy Bloodstock 10f EBF mdn 3yrs & up ROCKET MAN 3 c Montjeu-Gone To The Moon (USA) (Gone West) Gone To The Moon half-sister to Limelighter (dam of stakes-placed Life Goes On). B: Eagle Holdings
Longchamp, April 11
11f cond 3yr fillies PEARL AWAY b f Gold Away (Ire)-Severina (GB) (Darshaan) Half-sister to Pearl Of Charm and Silver Rime. Severina half-sister to Sevens and Slick. B: Jean-Philippe Dubois 11f cond 3yr colts & geldings ICE BLUE (GB) b c Dansili-Winter Solstice (Unfuwain (USA)) Half-sister to Winter Sunrise and Shortest Day. Winter Silence gGroup-placed half-sister to G1 winner Meteor Storm, Barbeville winner Host Nation, Dubai Sheema Classic winner Polish Summer and Listed winner Morning Eclipse. B: Juddmonte
John O’Kelly: auctioneer O’Kelly in action at the recent Inglis Easter Sale
approach qualify for additional EU funding? Might I also be forgiven for thinking that too much advertising is spent preaching to the converted rather than the actual bigger picture or world? Is the current marketing too insular when it should be a case of Europe against the rest? Europe has so much to offer by way of its varied destinations, its history and its culture that, combined with the sport of racing, it makes a formidable package. Racing can literally take you to all those places. 4) We could start by setting up an allencompassing European racing and breeding website with links to each country. As a reference, can I suggest checking out Major League Baseball at MLB.com, as previously proposed by Barry Weisbord in the TDN.
Any amusing moments on the rostrum?
Yes, but I will not be repeating them! Although I once witnessed a four-year-old unbroken entire try to cover an unfortunate filly in a sale ring which was at first surprising and afterwards, when both parties went their separate ways, most amusing!
Highlights on the rostrum?
How come you became an auctioneer?
Originally I wanted to be a vet, but from an early age I spent all my school holidays at Arc-winning trainer Seamus McGrath’s Glencairn Stables so the racehorse took over! Upon leaving school I spent a year at Madame Couturie’s Haras du Mesnil in France where I gained a fluency in French followed by the Irish National Stud course. A scholarship there led to work opportunities at Lyndsey Park Stud in Australia and Waterford Stud in America (the same year Genuine Risk won the Kentucky Derby. Dr “Smiser” West had been an advisor to Bert Firestone in her purchase as a yearling). A chance meeting with Jonathan Irwin led to working at Goffs from 1981 – 1990 and, while initially the idea of auctioneering was the furthest thing from my mind, I was encouraged to give it a try. Suffice to say I did and have never regretted it. I became a freelance auctioneer in 1990 and while continuing to auctioneer in Ireland became a regular in Fran ce, Scandinavia and South Africa. The Tattersalls connection began in 1993 at the December Foal and Breeding Stock Sale. Work at Tattersalls mainly revolves around auctioneering and as a member of the yearling selection panel. I continue to sell at other sales in Europe and more recently was invited to sell at the Hong Kong International Sale and the famed Inglis Easter Yearling Sales. In conclusion becoming an auctioneer was not an ambition, but the buzz is great.
Languages: are they your strong point?
Not particularly although I have a proficiency in French, Flemish and to a lesser extent (from the rostrum) German and Italian.
Is it easy to swap in and out of different languages on the rostrum?
The moment has to present itself. If I see someone bidding for whom it might help, then I will do so. I try neither to use nor abuse it.
Who has helped you the most in racing?
Madame Elisabeth Courturie of Haras du Mesnil. She imparted to me her love of the thoroughbred, a love of pedigrees together with awful lot of commonsense.
Who would you admire most in racing?
Inside racing, the late Vincent O’Brien – he brought so many of us into the game. Outside of racing, Nelson Mandela
If you were on the Racing for Change board, what would be your recommendations?
Less racing and more prize-money, and it could be as succinct as that. However, there are additonal issues that could looked at. 1) A lot could be learned from Australia where the major races tend to be staged so as not to clash with any other major sporting events i.e the 2010 Golden Slipper and a major rugby match. This year, as in 2008 (when I was last in attendance), racing started earlier and the match later allowing those who wished, to attend both events. Might I suggest that too often we clash with a 3.00pm kick-off? Racing then tends to be the loser in the competition for that recreational pound or euro leisure spend. Dick O’Sullivan at Punchestown racecourse has staged racing successfully at a time which is without competition from other quarters and I feel others should follow. Maybe it is too idealistic to ask that race planners would meet with those from other sporting events and come up with an agreeable solution? Racing surely would be a benefactor. 2) Bring back the Wednesday Derby and look to develop it along the lines of the Melbourne Cup so that it becomes, once again, a race to stop the nation. There will be those who will argue against it, that betting will suffer and so on, but to my mind it has lost some of its public appeal in moving to a Saturday and would be better placed as a stand-alone celebration of the thoroughbred. Tesio, referred to that “piece of wood” at Epsom which defines the thoroughbred, so let’s give the thoroughbred its one day of the year on the first Wednesday in June! 3) The individual national marketing arms such as ITM, BHB and FRBC do a wonderful job promoting their individual produce or wares within and outside Europe, but what about a combined effort to get the buyer to Europe in the first place and then let the individual national banner-waving begin? I’m suggesting a pooled percentage of national thoroughbred marketing budgets be aimed at the combined promotion of “destination” European Racing and Breeding Inc. Could such an
There have been many to date and I have been lucky enough to sell some wonderful horses, particularly at Tattersalls. Anytime the ring is “in the palm of your hand” and invariably that sought-after extra bid comes forth it is just magic, whatever the price! .
What advice would you give to a newcomer?
To a new purchaser, ”surround yourself with the best advice, stick at it and then the percentages will work for you.” To a young person coming into the industry, “travel, look, seek out the best in the industry and learn from them. Don’t underestimate the importance of languages”.
Which is your favourite sale?
The Tattersalls December Sale where the world meets to trade the best of bloodlines. It has a wonderful international flavour and each year we get to welcome back clients from all corners of the globe.
Where do you see the industry heading?
Really it comes back to prize-money and the lack of it is holding back the industry. The funding makes no sense to people from abroad, who can’t see why they should lose money at the game before they even start, especially when it is supposed to be fun!
I am a fan of art, theatre, particularly musicals and, despite living on a plane, travel.
Does all the travelling drive you crazy?
Not at all, indeed I view it as an honour to be able to visit so many interesting places and share this “passion” for the thoroughbred with so many fascinating people. I’m not a nine-to-five person and, when it all goes smoothly, it’s a wonderful way of life.
Do you own horses?
None that have changed my address!
A race that is particularly memorable to you?
As a “race” the Derby is the one, but on an individual level the 1975 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes between Grundy and Bustino is the race that sticks in the mind.
If you had not been an auctioneer...?
Sinatra! My wife says I am a frustrated rockstar!
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