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Stallion Review Blue Star strikes for home by Vineta Sayer www.equestrianartuk.com

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Dare to dream.


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Bated Breath 2007 b h Dansili - Tantina (Distant View)

One of the leading second crop sires in Europe 2018 Fee: £10,000 slf

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Dansili 1996 b h Danehill - Hasili (Kahyasi)

A leading active European sire 2018 Fee: £65,000 slf

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Frankel 2008 b h Galileo - Kind (Danehill)

The most exciting young sire in the world 2018 Fee: £175,000 slf

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Kingman 2011 b h Invincible Spirit - Zenda (Zamindar)

The best son of sire of sires Invincible Spirit 2018 Fee: £55,000 slf

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Oasis Dream 2000 b h Green Desert - Hope (Dancing Brave)

The leading sire from the Green Desert line 2018 Fee: £30,000 slf

Contact Shane Horan, Claire Curry or Eoin Fives

+44 (0)1638 731115 nominations@juddmonte.co.uk www.juddmonte.com

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The best sire in the world This year will see Galileo crowned Champion Sire in GB and Ireland for the ninth time and Champion Sire of 2-Year-Olds for the fifth. His scarcely credible 12 individual Gr. 1 winners in 2017 are headed by dual Classic-winning milers Churchill and Winter along with record earner Highland Reel. At the Cartier Awards Galileo featured in the first two generations of six of the seven award-winning horses. His sire sons, 11 of which have already sired Gr.1 winners, are responsible for two of Europe’s finest racehorses of 2017 in Enable and Cracksman. Six of his best sons, all with impeccable race records and pedigrees, stand at Coolmore for 2018. Take your pick!

Australia Churchill NEW Gleneagles Highland Reel NEW Ruler Of The World The Gurkha

• AUSTRALIA • CAMELOT • CARAVAGGIO • CHURCHILL • EXCELEBRATION • FASTNET ROCK • FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND • GALILEO • GLENEAGLES • • HIGHLAND REEL • HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR• IVAWOOD • KINGSTON HILL • MASTERCRAFTSMAN • NO NAY NEVER • PRIDE OF DUBAI • REQUINTO • ROCK OF GIBRALTAR • • RULER OF THE WORLD • STARSPANGLEDBANNER • THE GURKHA • WAR COMMAND • ZOFFANY •


Contact: Coolmore Stud, Fethard, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Tel: 353-52-6131298. Fax: 353-52-6131382. Christy Grassick, David O’Loughlin, Eddie Fitzpatrick, Tim Corballis, Maurice Moloney, Gerry Aherne, Mathieu Legars or Jason Walsh. Tom Gaffney, David Magnier, Joe Hernon or Cathal Murphy: 353-25-31966/31689. Kevin Buckley (UK Rep.) 44-7827-795156. E-mail: sales@coolmore.ie Web site: www.coolmore.com All stallions nominated to EBF.


CL A SSIC BLOODLINES CL A SSIC PERFOR MANCE


CANADA

KENTUCKY

GIANT GIZMO

AWESOME AGAIN

$7,500 LF

Giant’s Causeway - Golden Antigua, by Hansel

Deputy Minister - Primal Force, by Blushing Groom (FR)

HUNTERS BAY $4,000 LF

CAPO BASTONE

Ghostzapper - Smok’n Frolic, by Smoke Glacken

MILWAUKEE BREW

Wild Again - Ask Anita, by Wolf Power (SAF)

$5,000 LF

ROOKIE SENSATION

Unbridled’s Song - My Marchesa, by Stately Don

SILENT NAME

Sunday Silence - Danzigaway, by Danehill

SILVER MAX SLIGO BAY

$4,000 LF

$10,000 LF

$4,000 LF

Badge of Silver - Kissin Rene, by Kissin Kris

$5,000 LF

Sadler’s Wells - Angelic Song, by Halo

Street Boss - Fight to Love, by Fit to Fight

CITY WOLF

$4,000 LF

$4,000 LF

Giant’s Causeway – Baby Zip, by Relaunch

FORT LARNED

E Dubai – Arlucea, by Broad Brush

$7,500 LF

GHOSTZAPPER

$85,000 LF

Awesome Again - Baby Zip, by Relaunch

MACHO UNO $15,000 LF

Holy Bull - Primal Force, by Blushing Groom (FR)

MUCHO MACHO MAN

Macho Uno - Ponche de Leona, by Ponche

NORTH LIGHT

Danehill - Sought Out, by Rainbow Quest

POINT OF ENTRY

ADENA SPRINGS www.AdenaStallions.com

$10,000 LF

Private

Dynaformer – Matlacha Pass, by Seeking the Gold

Canada Dermot Carty (416) 518-1449

Private

$20,000 LF

Kentucky Ken Wilkins (859) 699-4887


contents december 14 First word

Paul Haigh enjoys the racing from Australia, reckons the Breeders’ Cup meeting was great, but can’t see why we don’t have separate lists for the world’s best Dirt and Turf horses

19 Stallion fees

Not a lot of change at the top of the British and Irish stallions’ fee list

20 Sparks fly over rankings

Simon Rowlands explains why Arrogate remains at the top of the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

26 Runner gunned it

Alan Porter reviews the pedigree results from the Breeders’ Cup meet

40 First class

Debbie Burt chats with Dan Downie of Elite Racing Club which has enjoyed a fabulous Group 1-winning summer with Marsha

48 Heeraat’s on his way

Aisling Crowe speaks to Richard Kent of Mickley Stud, ahead of the arrival of Heeraat’s first-crop of two-year-olds

56 The gift that keeps on giving

Alan Porter reviews the progress made by Frankel, the stallion

66 Dreams do come true

Aisling Crowe meets Richard Fitzsimons, the youngest member of one of the oldest bloodstock agencies, BBA Ireland Tamayuz has enjoyed a great year on the track courtesy of his fillies Precieuse and Blond Me. Sally Ann Grassick profiles the Derrinstown Stud-based sire

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90 Galileo: the king

New records were created in 2017 by the Coolmore emperor, writes Sue Montgomery

101 Heirs to the throne

Frankel and Nathaniel head the second-season sires’ list, writes Jocelyn de Moubray

170 Leading US stallions

Leading general US sires, leading two-year-old sires and Turf sires

108 Brexit does not apply

This year’s leading first-season sires came from right across western Europe

176 Leading European stallions

Weatherbys lists showing the top 100 leading European sires and leading sires of two-year-olds

116 Leading stallion tables

Listed by progeny racing distances

129 Stakes-winning sires

184 Stallion fees

138 All change at the top

186 Photos of the month

Hyperion’s alphabetical list of sires with stakes performers in 2017

Jocelyn de Moubray saw some new names making their presence felt on the yearling buying bench, Godolphin’s new team was in place, while some groups reduced their spend

A comprehensive list of British and Irish stallion fees for 2018

The Cartier Awards 2017

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146 Stallion yearling averages

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Weatherbys alphabetical list of European stallions by their yearling averages 2017

156 Covering stats

Weatherbys list showing which stallions were the busiest sires in England and Ireland through 2017

164 A year of opportunites

A number of US stallions made names for themselves in 2017, writes Melissa Bauer-Herzog

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80 International Group 1 glory

Galileo sits in third place behind Deep Impact and King Kamehameha

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74 BBA Ireland

88 Global stallions

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Every trainer dreams of a Royal Ascot winner early in their career. Tom Peacock talks to Richard Spencer, the young Newmarket-based trainer who realised that ambition this summer

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Stallion re view

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first word

Autumnal delights The Japan Cup has not really hit the global agenda, writes Paul Haigh, unlike the festival staged for the Melbourne Cup or even the “US v Ballydoyle” Breeders’ Cup meeting

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ow the autumn glut of spectaculars are behind us, those of us in Britain who have grown even more deeply infatuated with the proper stuff just have to grit our teeth and try to feed our addiction by trying to convince ourselves that we also love obstacle racing. These are tough times. What is there to look forward to next after a thrilling Breeders’ Cup? But… “Eastward look, the land is bright”. There was a time when people believed that the Japan Cup might become the world’s greatest horserace. It hasn’t happened for a variety of reasons, some of which might be the failure to tempt the best Europeans after the defeat of Montjeu in 1999; the failure to tempt the Americans even though Mairzy Doates and Cash Asmussen did win the inaugural running, as well as the general strengthening of the Japanese thoroughbred, mainly through the importation of Sunday Silence and, since his death, the influence of his greatest son, Deep Impact. Then there’s the fact that the one great race has never developed into a series of races, comparable to the Arc meeting, British Champions Day and the Breeders’ Cup. International championship inflation means that one great race doesn’t really cut it anymore. Mostly, though, the visitors from all countries have come to realise that, far from being a lucrative lap of honour, the Japan Cup is a very tough assignment, particularly when it’s located as it is on the other side of the world in early winter. The Japanese-bred horses are of such high quality you probably need a Frankel or something such as him to challenge them on their home soil. And where is such a horse, or anything remotely like him to be found? Probably already ensconced at stud at that time of year or, like Enable and Cracksman, put away for next year’s campaign at home. Well, there’s still the Hong Kong International Races, “The World Turf Championships” as the Hong Kong Jockey Club still gamely tries to proclaim them. It’s not a bad attempt by any means: four genuine Group 1s and richly endowed ones at that usually featuring some of the best fast-ground horses still around and up for it in early December.

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Mostly though the visitors from all countries have come to realise that, far from being a lucrative lap of honour, the Japan Cup is a very tough assignment

Notice how that description narrows things down though. There will be no Arc winner, no Champion Stakes winner (either the Irish version or the British). One of the problems with the HKIR is that the HKJC declares an early set of “entries”, most of which everybody, including local Hong Kongers, know have no intention at all of showing up on the day. The Australians may be there at Sha Tin although they have their own large fish to fry, including a new one called “The Everest”, which doesn’t fit on any known plate and on first evidence, rather like the “Pegasus World Cup” which it imitates in financial structure, doesn’t really grab much attention outside the land in which it is run. By the way, one wonders how the Australians feel about having their greatest race, a handicap, swallowed almost whole now by invaders? Fairly hysterical if we can judge by newspaper editorials. Of the first 11 horses home in this year’s Melbourne Cup, only two, the fourth and the ninth, were Australian trained. The trifecta was all Irish with two of the first three home, the winner Rekindling and the third Max Dynamite, coming from the stables of Irish gentlemen who actually prefer obstacle racing to the real thing. Well, that’s what happens if you breed solely for speed as most Australians have done for the last half century or so. The days when Aussies used to worry about more stoutly bred New Zealand horses coming over to farm “the race that stops a nation” seems a distant golden age away. Of course, they’ve still got some damn good sprinters, some of whom have not yet been sold to Hong Kong. But stayers? In spite of the annual purchases for the race, none if this year’s Cup proves anything. But they have Winx, a magnificent champion in any era, now the first triple winner of the Cox Plate since Kingston Town. (Is everyone familiar with the most famous commentator’s call of all time? It came when “The King” turned into the short Moonee Valley straight near last for his third Plate, and miles behind the leaders? Almost as an aside as he got on with important business of calling the principals home in what is Australia’s real championship race, the great Bill Collins said: “And Kingston Town can not win”. But he did).


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Rekindling and Corey Brown bringing home the Irish-trained one-two-three and the European-bred first 12 in the Melbourne Cup, while jockey Ben Melham on Johannes Vermeer looks on in envy; inset, trainer Joseph O’Brien and owner Lloyd Williams reflected in the glory of the Cup

Did anyone else think Winx looked a bit jaded in holding off Humidor this year? She could be forgiven after 22 consecutive victories, most of them Group 1s, of which Australian racing seems to have just a little more than its fair share. There was a time when she would have bounded away from such insolence. This time she had to work. She is now at an age when mares are not expected to improve. How long before we see a headline, “Are there chinx?”. After two such wonders as Winx and Black Caviar (did you know that the latter’s name was a term used by city slickers for skimming money off post-communism Russian oligarchs?) is it reasonable to expect a third? Not likely is it, unless something very strange is happening to Australian mares. Well, you can say of course there was a third, Makybe Diva, winner of three Melbourne Cups and the glamour queen before the other two arrived. But she was British bred. So, as far as the Cup’s concerned, um, QED. With a bit of lip-licking about Tokyo and Hong Kong, let’s look back just a few weeks to the other meeting that

The Australians may be there at Sha Tin although they have their own large fish to fry, including a new one called “The Everest”

calls itself “world championships”. It isn’t, of course. For geographical and seasonal differences apart from anything else, there can be no such thing. The Breeders’ Cup, still lacking Far Eastern or Australasian participation, is still what it was first described in its early years: not so much an equine Olympics, more an equivalent of golf’s Ryder Cup which is to say a battle between the Americans and the Europeans, although sometimes it’s looked more like America v Ballydoyle – which ought to be an all-time mismatch but isn’t. Or at least not always. This was a very good Breeders’ Cup, although whether punters will ever again want it to be held “where the Turf meets the Surf” is doubtful. A string of huge-priced winners told its own tale that Del Mar is not a place where form from anywhere else in America, still less the world, holds up. Before Breeders’ Cup 34, I got the chance to interview Bob Baffert on the phone. He refused to even think about a mini-Michael Dickinson 1-2-3-4 in the Classic. He’s

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first word much too modest for that. “We’ve all got to get past Gun Runner and he’s a very good horse”, he said. And he wasn’t wrong about that. But Baffert did want to know why Winx didn’t run in “that Everest race”. I said I didn’t know because I’m not an Australian, but maybe she’s too much a middle-distance horse now to be sent back to sprinting. I should have said, “because the Cox Plate is more important”. But you always think of these things too late. Anyway he then went on to talk about Arrogate, about how he hadn’t realised what a hard race the American, and according to international handicappers, the world champion had been subjected to. Baffert talked about how he blamed himself for not being able to see it and about “getting caught up in all the hoopla”, running him before he was fully recovered and ready. Then he said: “He looks like the Arrogate we know and he’s training like the Arrogate we know, but you can’t tell if he’s lost a step or if there’s something psychological until he gets on the track”. Now we all know. There’s something psychological. Getting left lengths at the start then coming through that kick-back to run down Gun Runner in Dubai probably didn’t damage him much physically, but it left him with

Why are Dirt horses rated so highly when most of the world’s best thoroughbreds run on Turf and most Dirt horses never go near it?

Arrogate is still rated the top horse in the world by Longines; it has asked questions

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (Nov 5) Rating Distance Surface 134 132 130 129 128 127 125 125 124 124

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Arrogate (USA) Winx (AUS) Cracksman (GB) Gun Runner (USA) Enable (GB) Ulysses (IRE) Cloth of Stars (IRE) Harry Angel (IRE) Collected (USA) Ribchester (IRE)

the thought in his horsey head: “Blow this for a game of soldiers”, and once that’s there maybe not even a trainer as brilliant as Bob Baffert can get it out. Also he (Arrogate) doesn’t much like Del Mar. All of which begs another question, but not one for Baffert. There are only four Dirt horses in the world top 20 as proposed post-Breeders’ Cup by Longines. But why are there as many as four? You can see why Arrogate remains top (although not why they put him top in the first place) because that was a hell of performance and not one to be considered not to have happened just because he failed to replicate it. The others are Gun Runner, Collected and West Coast, and once the handicappers had committed themselves by putting Arrogate top, none of those could be excluded.

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he big question that needs asking, and really can’t be asked often enough, is: “Why are Dirt horses rated so highly when most of the world’s best thoroughbreds run on Turf and most Dirt horses never go near it?” Is there anyone out there who really thinks that an American Dirt horse could have won the Arc or the British Champion Stakes or the Cox Plate (although because of the likely going and the configuration of the course, they might have a slightly better chance in that third one)? Why not have two top racehorses lists: one for the majority, which is to say Turf horses, the other for Dirt? Dear handicappers, why make crosses for your own back when there is no point of reference whatsoever between the two categories? Dirt racing and Turf racing are completely different disciplines. One requires the sustained speed, the other the burst of acceleration. They’re almost as different as Flat racing and jumps racing. Where’s the sense in trying to compare apples with oranges. The handicappers should stop trying to defy logic by guessing when there is no evidence, and guessing – so often it seems – in favour of American Dirt.

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Stallion fees for 2018 Few changes at the top of the stallion order

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he top five most expensive sires with fees in excess of £100,000 standing in Britain and Ireland have maintained their positions from 2017, with two of the five given increases for 2018. The leading pentad consists of Galileo, Dubawi, Frankel, Invincible Spirit and Sea The Stars with Frankel’s fee increasing by 40 per cent to £175,000 and Sea The Stars up eight per cent to £135,000. Dark Angel’s continued march up the stallion ranks has seen his fee increase by 30 per cent from €65,000 to €85,000. According to the Weatherbys covering statistics (see page 160), he was the region’s busiest stallion last year visited by 223 mares. One of 2017’s leading first-season sires, the Tweenhills-based Teofilo son Havana Gold, whose top performer Havana Grey is out of a Dark Angel mare, has the distinction of having the highest percentage increase for 2018 - his fee more than doubling from the £7,000 he stood at this year. He will cover mares at £15,000 in 2018. Other sires with increased fees on the strength of their 2017 results are Tamayuz, who returns to his 2016 price of €12,500 from 2017’s €8,000 (up by 56 per cent), while Iffraaj, of course the sire of the admirable Group 1-winner Ribchester, has a fee rise of 45 per cent from £27,500 to £40,000. No Nay Never’s popularity on the back of his first-crop sales yearlings has earned him

Top priced stallions in Britain and Ireland for 2018 Sire

Price (€/£)

Galileo Private Dubawi £250,000 Frankel £175,000 Sea The Stars €135,000 Invincible Spirit €120,000 Dark Angel €85,000 Fastnet Rock €70,000 Dansili £65,000 Golden Horn £60,000 Lope De Vega €60,000 Kingman £55,000 Exceed And Excel €50,000 Pivotal £40,000 Iffraaj £40,000 Teofilo €40,000 Gleneagles €40,000 Acclamation €40,000 Showcasing £35,000 Australia €35,000 Caravaggio €35,000 Churchill €35,000 Ulysses £30,000 New Approach £30,000 Ribchester €30,000 Muhaarar £30,000 Oasis Dream £30,000 Camelot €30,000 Mastercraftsman €25,000 No Nay Never €25,000 The Gurkha €25,000 Zoffany €25,000 Intello £20,000 Postponed £20,000 Dawn Approach €20,000 Nathaniel £20,000 New Bay €20,000 Highland Reel €17,500 Decorated Knight €15,000 Free Eagle €15,000 Sea The Moon £15,000 Dutch Art £15,000 Night Of Thunder £15,000 Belardo €15,000 Slade Power €15,000 Havana Gold £15,000 Awtaad €15,000 Holy Roman Emperor €15,000 Pride Of Dubai €15,000 Starspangledbanner €15,000 Lawman €15,000 Make Believe €15,000

Havana Gold: after a good season in 2017 his fee has risen from £7,000 to £15,000

an increase of 43 per cent from €17,500 to €25,000 The highest-priced new stallions for next season are Caravaggio and Churchill who both enter the Coolmore roster at €35,000, Darley’s Ribchester kicks off at €30,000, while new Cheveley Park Galileo sire Ulysses is introduced at £30,000. The National Stud has the highest number of new recruits for 2018 with four – Aclaim, Spill The Beans, Time Test and Tivaci. Of interest to European-based breeders, who ship mares to the US for covering, is the price of leading Turf sire Kitten’s Joy. The son of El Prado has moved from Ramsey Farm to Hill ‘n’ Dale for 2018, and has had a price decrease from $100,000 to $60,000. Through 2017 Kitten’s Joy sired three Grade 1 winners – the Secretariat Stakes winner Oscar Performance, the Sword Dancer Invitational victor Sadler’s Joy and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic winner Divisidero. In Europe, he has had two Group 1 seconds – the juvenile Roaring Lion and Taareef, runner-up in the Prix du Moulin. The sire represents good value and is certainly an option to consider for those with stateside interests.

See pages 184-185 for a full list of British and Irish fees

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simon rowlands Battle Of Midway winning the Dirt Mile: after Gun Runner’s winning run, Simon Rowlands believes that his was the best performance put in at Del Mar over Breeders’ Cup weekend

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Sparks fly over rankings decisons Simon Rowlands explains the reasons as to why Arrogate remains at the top of the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

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nd-of-season discussions of ratings tend to be rather dry affairs, of little interest outside a narrow circle of purists, but this year promises to be a little different judged by some of the responses to the current standings of the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. The fact that Arrogate remains at the top in that body’s latest update, despite a trio of defeats culminating in a fifth to Gun Runner in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar just a few days earlier, caused an outcry in some quarters. It is important to remember that handicap ratings tend to use the maximum rating a horse has achieved in the period under review. There are alternatives, which most ratings agencies seem not to have considered, but any statistical study will confirm that a horse’s best recent rating is generally a powerful predictor of what that horse may be about to do. Arrogate’s emphatic victory – over Gun Runner, no less – in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan in March is a strong candidate to be considered the best single piece of form shown in the calendar year, no matter what Arrogate did or didn’t do subsequently. It follows that he has strong

claims to be the most highly-rated horse of the year, given the traditional methodology in use. But it is not cut and dried, and, in reality, there are several horses with serious claims, and each of them will have their supporters. For an alternative view, Timeform’s leading ratings are as follows: Cracksman 136, Battaash 136 (criminally under-rated by the WBRR), Arrogate 135, Enable 134, Winx 134, and Gun Runner on 133. It is important to remember that Enable and Winx would both benefit from a sex allowance were they to meet males. This year’s Breeders’ Cup was strong, undoubtedly, but did little to make the above picture clearer, though Gun Runner (Candy Ride) was emphatically better on the day than the City Zip colt Collected (ran to 125) and West Coast (Flatter) (123), not to mention a laboured Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) (119). Gun Runner’s win was the best effort at Del Mar on Timeform ratings – a 128 against that peak 133 – followed by the Smart Strike colt Battle Of Midway in the Dirt Mile, Roy H (More Than Ready, Dirt Sprint), World Approval (Northern Afleet, Mile) and Talismanic (Medaglia D’Oro, Turf) on 125. Of those, only World Approval – rated 130 when winning the

European Timeform Rankings Leading Older Horses (14.11.17) Rating Horse Sire 132

CLOTH OF STARS

Sea The Stars

130 MARSHA

Acclamation

130 ULYSSES

Galileo

129 RIBCHESTER

Iffraaj

128

HIGHLAND REEL

Galileo

128

ORDER OF ST GEORGE

Galileo

127 LIMATO

Tagula

127 MINDING

Galileo

126 GALILEO GOLD

Paco Boy

126 IDAHO

Galileo

126

JACK HOBBS

Halling

126

JIMMY TWO TIMES Kendargent

126 MUTAKAYYEF

Sea The Stars

125 DSCHINGIS SECRET Soldier Hollow 125 DECORATED KNIGHT 125

Galileo

LIBRISA BREEZE Mount Nelson

125 PROFITABLE Invincible Spirit 125 TAAREEF 125

Kitten’s Joy

THE TIN MAN

Equiano

125 DSCHINGIS SECRET Soldier Hollow 125 TALISMANIC

Medaglia D’Oro

LEADING THREE-YEAR-OLDS 136 BATTAASH 136 CRACKSMAN 134 ENABLE 132

HARRY ANGEL

Dark Angel Frankel Nathaniel Dark Angel

127 REKINDLING High Chaparral 126

BARNEY ROY

126 CHURCHILL 125

Excelebration Galileo

BEAT THE BANK

Paco Boy

125 CARAVAGGIO

Scat Daddy

124 AL WUKAIR 124

BLUE POINT

124 BRAMETOT 124 CAPRI

Dream Ahead Shamardal Rajsaman Galileo

124 ICE BREEZE 124

WINGS OF EAGLES

124 WINTER

Nayef Pour Moi Galileo

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simon rowlands Woodbine Mile – had already shown he was capable of even better. Other non-juvenile Grade 1 victories at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup were achieved by: Forever Unbridled (Unbridled’s Song, 123 in the Distaff); Stormy Liberal (Stormy Atlantic, 118 in a Turf Sprint in which 133-rated Lady Aurelia flopped at odds on); Bar Of Gold (Medaglia D’Oro, 120 in the Filly and Mare Sprint) and Wuheida (Dubawi, 120 in the Filly and Mare Turf). The argument for Winx to be considered the best active performer in the world is based at least as much on her consistency, versatility and durability – none of which tend to be accounted for in official

ratings – as on her sheer ability. Her record-equalling third win in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in late-October was not one of her very best efforts – Timeform’s 126 performance rating for her looks generous to me – but was a remarkable 22nd victory in a row for a mare who has looked very good indeed on some occasions and still has what it takes to prevail on others. It could be argued that the placed horses in the Cox Plate are not top drawer, and both were beaten soon after at the Spring Carnival at Flemington: Humidor (Teofilo) probably failed to stay in a Melbourne Cup won by 123-rated Rekindling (High Chaparral), while Folkswood (Exceed And Excel) had every

The best performance of the Spring Carnival was probably put up by Redzel, who followed up his win in the Everest Stakes in October as authoritatively in the Darley Classic

Bolt D’Oro: probably still the best juvenile in the world

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he identity of the best two-year-old in the world is up for grabs also, though I am reasonably confident it should be Bolt D’Oro, (Medaglia D’Oro) who finished only third at odds-on in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile but was forced very wide throughout and probably did extremely well. In second was Solomini (Curlin), whom Bolt D’Oro had beaten out of sight in a very fast FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita the time before, while the clear-cut winner was Good Magic (Curlin), second in both his previous starts, including the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont. Timeform has Good Magic on 120, Solomini on 112 and Bolt d’Oro on a conservative 121, all of them behind 123-rated US Navy Flag (War Front), only tenth in this after making the running but better judged on his Group 1 wins in the Middle Park Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. The form of the Dewhurst was upheld elsewhere at the Breeders’ Cup by that race’s runner-up, Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy), who took an average-looking Juvenile Turf by a length from Untamed Domain (Animal Kingdom) and ran to a Timeform figure of 116. The other Group 1 juvenile winners at Del Mar were Rushing Fall (More Than Ready, 113 in the Juvenile Fillies Turf) and Caledonia Road (Quality Road, 115 in Juvenile Fillies). Mendelssohn was Aidan O’Brien’s only Group 1 winner at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup, but it

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chance in fifth in an Emirates Stakes won by 122-rated Tosen Stardom (Deep Impact). The best performance of the Spring Carnival was probably put up by Redzel, a son of Snitzel, who followed up his win in the Everest Stakes in October as authoritatively in the Darley Classic. Timeform has Redzel at 126: he is no Black Caviar, but he is proving reliable as well as classy. In Japan, Kitasan Black (Black Tide) was back to his 128-rated best when landing the Tenno Sho by a neck from 127-rated Satono Crown (Marju), while Mozu Katchan (Harbinger) earned a 119 rating for coming out best in a tight finish to the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Kyoto.

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is fair to say it has not been a bad season for the master of Ballydoyle. He broke Bobby Frankel’s record of Group/ Grade 1 wins in a year with Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster at the end of October and has the added satisfaction of the unbeaten colt now being the ante-post favourite for both the 2000 Guineas and The Derby. Saxon Warrior’s 120 rating is within touching distance of U S Navy Flag’s, and is the highest rating achieved in the race since St Nicholas Abbey (123) triumphed for O’Brien in 2009.

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The enjoyable Del Mar Breeders’ Cup meeting produced some unexpected results, but Gun Runner (pictured) ran to form and enjoyed an emphatic victory in the Classic

he 2017 Dubai World Cup (G1) saw one of the most remarkable performances of the modern era. After breaking slowly, then receiving bumps from both sides, Arrogate languished more than 11l off the lead as the field passed the quarter of a mile pole. Astonishingly, from what looked a hopeless position, Arrogate was to achieve a decisive victory blowing past Gun Runner in the stretch to score by two and a quarter lengths having closed into contention with a powerful wide move – he covered more ground than any other horse in the race – around the final turn. Since then then Arrogate and Gun Runner had been on divergent paths. Away from the track for four months, Arrogate lost in both his subsequent starts running no sort of race at all in the San Diego Handicap (G2) on his return, and then put in a decent, but not spectacular, effort when a closing second to his stable-companion Collected in the Pacific Classic (G1). Significantly, both these races were at Del Mar, the site of this year’s Breeders’ Cup. Gun Runner, by way of contrast, went from strength to strength winning the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) by 7l, the Whitney Stakes (G1) by over 5l and the Woodward Stakes (G1) by 10 and three-quarter lengths. Clearly this was a very different Gun Runner than the horse we saw for most of his three-year-old career. At that stage he was probably the most consistent of his division and did win the Risen Star Stakes (G2), Louisiana Derby (G2) and Matt Winn Stakes (G2), but always found one or two too tough on the big occasions. He finished third in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Travers Stakes (G1), 15l behind a rampant Arrogate, and second in the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1). Gun Runner did end his three-year-old season on a high note taking the Clark Handicap (G1) by 2l over a solid group of older horses. The Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) brought Arrogate and Gun Runner back together seven months after their duel in the desert. Arrogate was made slight favourite on the back of works that seemed to indicate that he was returning to his best. The moment of togetherness turned out to be brief, the duo going in opposite directions as soon as the gates opened – Arrogate ducked left from his inside draw and immediately dropped back towards the rear of the field, and Gun Runner went to the head of affairs.

Gun Runner’s continued improvement...indicates that he has a physical and mental constitution of iron, and now he would demonstrate that element also exists in abundance in his heart and soul Gun Runner’s continued improvement while running 17 times in 24 months, efforts which included several hard-losing races, indicates that he has a physical and mental constitution of iron, and now he would demonstrate that element also exists in abundance in his heart and soul. Aggressive front-running and the inner paths had been a recipe for disaster all day as far as the Del Mar dirt course was concerned, and yet there was Gun Runner just off the rail winging through fractions of 22.50s, 46.21s and 1m10.5s – even faster than those set by the formidable front-runner Sharp Azteca in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) – as he was hounded all the way by Collected. Arrogate now retires to the Kentucky division of Juddmonte Farms for the 2018 breeding season, while Gun Runner will point to the Pegasus Invitational World Cup (G1) Gun Runner is by the veteran sire Candy Ride. Bred in Argentina, Candy Ride is from the Fappiano male line, but rather than descending from the more frequently seen Unbridled’s Song or Empire Maker line, comes via Fappiano’s durable son Cryptoclearance. He was the winner of eight graded stakes, including the Florida Derby (G1), Pegasus Handicap (G1), Donn Handicap (G1) and Widener Handicap (G1). Gun Runner’s own sire Ride The Rails was a minor stakes winner whose third dam Alablue is also third dam of Cryptoclearance, making him 4x3 to that mare. Modestly successful at stud in South America, Ride The Rails did also produce Good Report, a Horse of the Year in Uruguay, and Inca Noble, a champion two-year-old filly in Argentina. Candy Ride was undefeated in three starts in Argentina where he earned honours as a champion miler with a pair of Grade 1 wins.

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Candy Ride has been a success from the time his first runners were three and he now has 68 stakes winners from his first ten crops of three-year-olds Although he suffered foot problems while racing in the US, he also had an unblemished three-race career in the states winning the American Handicap (G2) on Turf, and the Pacific Classic (G1) on Dirt, by three and a half lengths from Medaglia D’Oro. Although there was initially some commercial skepticism about his pedigree, Candy Ride has been a success from the time his first runners were three and he now has 68 stakes winners from his first ten crops of three-year-olds and upwards. Twelve of these have scored at the highest level, including, in addition to Gun Runner, the champion two-year-old Shared Belief, Mastery, who was a leading hope for this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) until a career ending injury, Separationofpowers, who took this year’s Frizette Stakes (G1), as well as the promising young sire, Twirling Candy. Gun Runner is the first foal of his dam Quiet Giant, who was a $3,000,000 purchase by Besilu Stables (she’s now owned in partnership by Besilu and Three Chimneys Farm) from the dispersal of the stock of the late Edward “Ned” P. Evans. A daughter of Giant’s Causeway, Quiet Giant won seven of 12 starts, five of them black-type events with her most notable victory coming in the Molly Pitcher Stakes (G2) on her final start. Out of the stakes-winning Quiet American mare Quiet Dance, Quiet Giant is a half-sister to Saint Liam, a Horse of the Year, to the graded scorer Congressionalhonor, to stakes winner Dance Quietly and to the dam of the Mother Goose Stakes (G1) heroine Buster’s Ready. Gun Runner’s third dam Misty Dancer is a three-quarters sister to the champion Irish two-year-old filly Minstrella – a three-time Group 1 winner at two – and the sixth dam is the redoubtable Gallorette, once voted the best filly or mare to run in the US in the first

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half of the 20th century. Candy Ride was chosen as the first mate for Quiet Giant, in part, because of the success of the cross of Candy Ride over mares by Storm Cat and sons, which has now produced 14 stakes winners, including another exceptional runner in Shared Belief. The cross is also notable for the 4x4 duplication of Fappiano, which appears via Cryptoclearance and Quiet American. The Fappiano inbreeding – which judging from physique and aptitude, plays a major part in Gun Runner’s make-up – is fast becoming a major factor in North American pedigrees. Its previously appeared in Eclipse Award champions Will Take Charge and Champagne Room – and it already appears in five other Candy Ride stakes winners.

Unbridled Joy

The Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), which saw five-year-old Forever Unbridled hold off the late charge of three-year-old Abel Tasman by a half-length, will likely have settled the destination of Eclipse Awards for both champion older mare and champion three-year-old filly. Third to Beholder and Songbird in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Forever Unbridled had run just twice previously this year winning the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) and the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1). In the Personal Ensign she scored by a neck from Songbird, who was retired with injury problems soon after but who had won Grade 1 events on her only other outings this term. The other principal contender for the 0lder filly and mare Eclipse Award, Stellar Wind, had won Grade 1s in each of her three starts this year but finished last here. Forever Unbridled is from one of the last crops of the outstanding commercial sire Unbridled’s Song, who died in the summer of 2013. Unbridled’s Song appears to hold an unsurmountable lead on the 2017 North American leading sires’ list, courtesy of the victories by his son Arrogate in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) and Dubai World Cup (G1). In addition to Arrogate – the champion three-year-old colt for 2016 – Unbridled’s Song has sired other Eclipse Award winners Midshipman and Will Take Charge. He has also sired two previous winners of the Distaff, Unrivaled Belle (when the race was known as the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic)


breeders’ cup The hard-knocking Gun Runner, a son of Candy Ride, saw off the “hounding” by Collected to take the Breeders’ Cup Classic

and Unbridled Elaine. Like Gun Runner, Forever Unbridled has a dam who was an expensive purchase as a broodmare prospect – she is out Lemons Forever, whom her breeder Charles “Chuck” Fipke purchased for $2,500,000 at the 2007 Keeneland November Sales. Lemon’s Forever has bred a previous notable by Unbridled’s Song in the Ballerina Stakes (G1) heroine, Unbridled Forever. On the track Lemon’s Forever, a daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, won only one stakes race, but that victory came in the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Lemon’s Forever’s first two foals, one of whom was a minor winner, were by Fipke’s own stallion Perfect Soul, a son of Sadler’s Wells. Lemon’s Forever is out of Critikola, an Argentine-bred daughter of the Grey Dawn horse, Tough Critic. A winner of three graded stakes and Grade 1-placed in her native country, Critikola also took third in the Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (G1) and Santa Maria Handicap (G1) in the US. She is also grand-dam of Bajan, a two-time stakes winner who was also third in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1). The third dam Hello Love, a daughter of Forli, is third dam of Mr Carrea, a Grade 1 winner in Brazil, and is also ancestress of Sanderman, Soy Fiestero and Staccato, all champions in Chile.

Midway battles to Dirt Mile victory

The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) fell to Battle Of Midway, a three-year-old who started at 14-1 but ran down the speedy older horse Sharp Azteca to score by a half-length. Battle Of Midway, who retires to WinStar Farm, Kentucky for the 2018 season, has won five of ten starts. He had some good form going into the Mile with wins in the Affirmed Stakes (G2) and Shared Belief Stakes, a second in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and a third in the Kentucky Derby (G1), but had been beaten as a short-priced favourite in the Oklahoma Derby (G2) on his previous start. Battle Of Midway is by the late two-time leading sire Smart Strike (Mr. Prospector), who is best known as sire of twice Horse of the Year Curlin, the champion Turf horse English Channel, Lookin At Lucky, a champion two and three-year-old colt, the champion two-year-old filly My Miss

Aurelia, and a host of Canadian champions. Rigoletta, the dam of Battle Of Midway, won twice at two with one of those victories coming in the Oak Leaf Stakes (G1), while she also took third in the Debutante Stakes (G1) at that age. A daughter of the Chief’s Crown stallion Concerto, Rigoletta comes from a family that has done most of it’s work in Florida in recent generations. Her dam Almost Aprom Queen is a halfsister to stakes winners Sea Of Green and Lady Gin, and to the dam of champion US female sprinter, Musical Romance. The family goes back via Battle Of Midway’s fifth dam the minor stakes winner Cricket Club and sixth dam Clover Lane, who took the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes, to the foundation mare Grass Shack. A close relative to twice leading sire Exclusive Native, Grass Shack is ancestress of more than 70 stakes winners, 11 of them Grade 1, including Deputy Minister, Horse of the Year at two in Canada, a champion at that age in the US and later a two-time leading sire, and of Charismatic, successful in the first two legs of the US Triple Crown. Smart Strike was a half-brother to the exceptional race mare Dance Smartly, a daughter of Danzig, and Battle Of Midway represents an extended version of the cross of Smart Strike with Danzig-line mares, which has yielded 19 stakes winners from 155 starters (12 per cent stakes winners to starters), also including Lookin At Lucky. Eclipse award certainty Forever Unbridled

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breeders’ cup Go get ‘em Roy!

The five-year-old gelding Roy H has been a revelation this year. Unraced at two, he made 13 starts in maidens and allowance races winning three times before he shipped east from his California base to take the True North Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park on his stakes debut. An unlucky second in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) – he was bothered by last year’s champion sprinter Drefong, who was running loose after unshipping his rider at the start – Roy H rebounded to take the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1). He locked down the champion sprinter title with a length win in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) giving him a record of five wins and a second in six starts for the year. Roy H is by the 20-year-old stallion More Than Ready. A son of multiple champion Argentine sire Southern Halo (Halo), More Than Ready was one of the fastest two-yearolds of his generation, and went on to take the King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) – the premier sprint race for three-year-olds in the US. A very consistent sire in both the US and Australia, where he has been a long-term shuttler, More Than Ready has captured three leading sire of two-year-olds titles in those two countries. More Than Ready has sired 177 stakes winners, 81 group or graded, in the US and Australia with his winners including the Australian champions More Joyous, Sebring,

More Than Ready has sired 177 stakes winners, 81 group or graded, in the US and Australia Phelan Ready and Samaready, as well as such as good horses as Verrazano, Room Service, Regally Ready and Buster’s Ready in the US. Elusive Diva, the dam of Roy H, was an effective sprinter on both Dirt and Turf winning the La Cienegas Handicap (G2), Railbird Stakes (G2) and Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (G2). A daughter of Elusive Quality, Elusive Diva is a three-quarters sister to Tropics (Speightstown), a Group-winning sprinter in England and was also twice second in the July Cup (G1). The second dam Taj Aire is by the relatively obscure Seattle Slew sire Taj Alriyadh, and she is dam of two other minor stakes winners, one of which is a sister to Taj Air. The female line has been a California/ Washington one for several generations, but initially arrived from Argentina in the shape of the tough Arg6ntine stakes winner, Grillette. The family went to Argentina in the late 1800s via the British-bred Aventurera,

The human star of Breeders’ Cup night, the double-winning and enthusiastic trainer Peter Miller hugs jockey Kent Desormeaux after Roy H, a son of More Than Ready, wins the Dirt Sprint

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ancestress of several good runners in South America, and another US champion in the shape of Wayward Gal, the top three-year-old filly in 1981. Roy H is the first stakes winner by More Than Ready out of an Elusive Quality mare, but the sire is hitting at a 12 per cent strike-rate with all mares by Elusive Quality’s sire Gone West or his sons and grandsons, getting seven other stakes winners, including the Group winner Nemoralia, and graded scorer More Than Love.

Gold muddies the Eclipse picture

If the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) brought clarity to the championship picture, the distaff equivalent, the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1), served only to complicate things. The winner Bar Of Gold defied odds of 60-1 to gain the day by a nose over Ami’s Mesa with the short-priced favourite Unique Bella off the board. Bar Of Gold, who was bred in New York by her owner-breeders Chester and Mary Broman, was run really to provide a second string to the better-fancied Highway Star, who was running for the same team, although for a different trainer. This was a first graded stakes win for Bar Of Gold, and her only other score in nine starts this year came in the Yaddo Stakes, a restricted race for New York-breds run at over eight and a half furlongs on the Turf. To go just by that, and her starting price, however is to do her a disservice. She went into the Breeders’ Cup with lifetime earnings of nearly $1,000,000 – she had run off-thechart speed-figures when winning a sloppy renewal of the Empire Classic over New Yorkbreds by 18l last year, and she’d also finished second in five graded stakes, including the Test Stakes (G1), and this year’s Presque Isle Down’s Master’s Stakes (G2), in which she finished a close second to her immediate Breeders’ Cup victim, Ami’s Mesa. The key to Bar Of Gold’s win was almost certainly the suicidal pace set by Unique Bella, and hotly pursued by many of the top contenders, which enabled Bar Of Gold – with proven form over longer trips – to stay on from 13th at half-way and pick up the pieces. Bar Of Gold is a daughter of Medaglia D’Oro, a son of Irish champion two-year-old El Prado, and a grandson of Sadler’s Wells. A top-class runner over a distance of ground, Medaglia D’Oro has enjoyed an extremely successful stud career, and after an


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breeders’ cup exceptional 2017 his fee is rising to $250,000 for 2018. Medaglia D’Oro had a strange Breeders’ Cup, as his son Bolt D’Oro, who was generally regarded as the nearest to a sure thing at the meet, could only finish third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), but by way of compensation the sire completed the rather unusual double of having the winners of a Breeders’ Cup Dirt Sprint, and also the Turf (G1) over 1m4f on the lawn. Bar Of Gold’s dam Khancord Kid was also bred by the Bromans. Herself winner of the Herecomesthebride Stakes (G2), Khankord Kid is a daughter of the champion older horse, Lemon Drop Kid. The grand-dam Confidently is an unraced daughter of Storm Cat, and is a sister to the speedy Yankee Gentleman – best known as broodmare sire of American Pharoah. Confidently’s dam, the Flying Paster mare Key Phrase, won the Santa Monica Handicap (G1) and is a half-sister to Common Hope (like Confidently, by Storm Cat), the dam of the champion Shared Belief. Bar Of

Medaglia D’Oro has enjoyed an extremely successful stud career, and after an exceptional 2017 his fee is rising to $250,000 for 2018 Gold’s fifth dam Bad Seed, a stakes winner in California, is out of the imported Cheveley Park Stakes heroine, Rich And Rare. The selection of Medaglia D’Oro as the first mate for Khancord Kide stood out as an appealing one, as not only had Medaglia D’Oro started well with Mr. Prospector line mares in general, but also Lemon Drop Kid’s sire Kingmambo is out of a mare by Nureyev, a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells, the grandsire of Medaglia D’Oro. Of course, both the broad Sadler’s Wells/

Talismanic strikes for André Fabre: the trainer’s first Breeders’ Cup came in 1993 with Arcangues

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Kingmambo and Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells crosses have been very successful.

French success in the Turf

Medaglia D’Oro’s Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) winner Talismanic – who prevailed by a halflength over the American hope Beach Patrol – was also something of an outsider at 14-1. Running outside of France for the first time in his career, Talismanic had won two


breeders’ cup Listed races there at three, and ran fourth in the Prix du Jockey-Club (G1). This year he’s won two black-type events, including Prix Maurice de Nieuil (G2), and been three times group placed. Apparently he relished the firm going that he found at Del Mar and has met less frequently in France. Like Bar Of Gold, Talismanic is out of a Mr. Prospector-line mare. His dam Magic Mission is a graded stakes-winning and

Grade 1-placed daughter of Machiavellian. Magic Mission also appears as grand-dam of this year’s French juvenile Group winner, Stage Magic. A sister to the dam of Logi Cry, a graded scorer in Japan, Magic Mission is out of the Danzig mare Dream Ticket. The third dam Capo Di Monte (Final Straw) was a Listed winner in England, and a graded stakes winner in the US. She is half-sister to Wind In Her Hair, a Group 1 winner in Germany, and runner-up

in the Epsom Oaks (G1), and now famed as the dam of the great Japanese racehorse and sire, Deep Impact. Capo Di Monte’s dam Burghclere is a sister to The Queen’s champion two-year-old filly Height Of Fashion, the dam of Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain, and is out of Her Majesty’s 1,000 Guineas (G1) and Prix Diane (G1) winner Highclere, also ancestress of Ghanaati, Ask, Lahudood, Rey De Oro and My Kingdom Of Fife.

The field jump the stalls for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, the winning Medaglia D’Oro daughter Bar Of Gold (white and green quartered cap), who came from an an inner draw, defied odds of 60/1

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breeders’ cup Wuheida: a scorer for Dubawi

The Breeders’ Filly and Mare Turf (G1) was supposed to provided a triumphant farewell for the charismatic Lady Eli, who had made a remarkable recovery from laminitis to take a close second in the race last year. Unfortunately, she suffered a rough

trip into the first turn and, after reaching a striking postion in the stretch, faded to seventh. She was subsequently found to have suffered a number of cuts and puncture wounds in the scuffling, and they necessitated her withdrawal from her planned date at the Keeneland November Sale.

One who missed all the scuffling was Wuheida, who was never worse than third, and who quickened away in the stretch to score by a length from Rhododendron. Wuheida won a maiden and the Prix Marcel Boussac-Criterium des Pouliches (G1) in two starts at two. This year her season

Magic maiden Breeders’ Cup win for the son of Curlin

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n the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), Medaglia D’Oro’s son Bolt D’Oro was sent off an odds-on favourite having gone three-for-three with impressive wins in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and FrontRunner Stakes (G1), but after a bobble at the start, and a wide trip, he could only check in third, well behind Curlin’s sons, Good Magic and Solomini. Good Magic, who had four and a quarter lengths to spare at the finish, created a slice of history by becoming the first horse to break his maiden in a Breeders’ Cup event. Second on his debut, he had filled runner-up spot, beaten a half-length, in the Champagne Stakes (G1) on his only other start. Good Magic is by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, a son of Smart Strike. Curlin is making a tremendous start to his stud career and has had 38 stakes winners in his first two crops. They include the champion Stellar Wind, Keen Ice, who defeated American Pharoah to take the Travers Stakes (G1), the Preakness Stakes (G1) victor Exaggerator, Palace Malice, who took the Belmont Stakes (G1), the three-time Grade 1 winner Curalina, Connect, successful in the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1), and Off The Tracks, who took the Mother Goose Stakes (G1). Good Magic’s dam Glinda The Good won a pair of stakes at Sunland Park, and was also third in the Pocahontas Stakes (G2). She is half-sister to the stakes-winning Curlin filly Flash Forward, and to three other stakes winners, including the graded-winning and Grade 1-placed Take The Ribbon, and to the dam of Curlin stakes winner Handsome Franco. The second dam Magical Flash is a half-sister to Magical Maiden, whose successes included the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (G1) and Las Virgenes Stakes (G1), and who produced the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (G1) scorer Miss Houdini, also dam of Smart Strike’s multiple graded stakes winner Papa Clem. Magical Maiden is also grand-dam of Moviesta, a son Good Magic’s broodmare sire Hard Spun, winner of the King George Stakes (G3), and also third in the Prix de l’Abbaye (G1). The family goes back to the Irish Oaks winner Linaria whose own dam Lindos Ojos is also ancestress of a family that has produced Singspiel, Devil’s Bag, Saint Ballado, Glorious Song and Rahy. Good Magic is bred on a cross that worked very well for Curlin’s sire Smart Strike with Danzig line mares. For Curlin, this has produced seven stakes winners from 59 starters, also including the Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry. We’ll also note that Curlin is a Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer cross, where Glinda The Good is a Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross.

Caledonia Road hails from a promising cross

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) also gave a surprise winner. The favourite, the previously undefeated Moonshine Memories, faded to seventh as 17-1 shot Caledonia Road scored by 3l. This was only the third start for Caledonia Road, who had previously won a maiden at Saratoga, and then finished second to Separationofpowers in the Frizette Stakes (G1). Caledonia Road is from the fourth crop of the Elusive Quality son, Quality

Road. An exceptionally talented runner, Quality Road became a leading prospect for the Kentucky Derby (G1) after taking the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) by 4l and the Florida Derby (G1) in a new track-record, but was then sidelined by quarter cracks. He then set another track-record when winning the Amsterdam Stakes (G2), was then third in the Travers Stakes (G1), second in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), but had a complete meltdown at the gate for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) which meant he had to be scratched. A reformed Quality Road returned at four to tick off victories in the Hal’s Hope Stakes (G3), the Donn Handicap (G1), which he took by 13l while re-writing his own Gulfstream Park record, and the Metropolitan Handicap (G1). Quality Road won the Woodward Stakes, but failed to fire in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on his final start. In truth, although he was brilliant at distances from six and a half furlongs to nine furlongs, the latter distance was probably the absolute limit of his stamina.

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breeders’ cup didn’t get under way until July, when she took second in the Falmouth Stakes (G1). She then ran third in the Preis der Diana (G1), and fourth in the Matron Stakes (G1) and Prix de l’Opera (G1). Her improvement in form was put down to the opportunity to run on a faster surface.

Wuheida is another credit for her sire Dubawi, who has sired 122 stakes winners from his first nine northern-hemisphere crops, 79 Group or graded, and 27 Group or Grade 1. Wuheida’s dam, the excellent Hibaayeb, was also a Group 1 winner in Europe at two, a

Quality Road has sired 19 stakes winners from the three crops prior to Caledonia Road, including champion three-year-old filly elect Abel Tasman, and the other Grade 1 winners Illuminant, Klimt and Hootenanny. The dam of Caledonia Road is the winning Dixie Union mare, Come A Callin, a half-sister to the stakes-winning and graded-placed Citizen Advocate. The second dam Twilight Service is a half-sister to the stakes-winning Known Fact duo Vespers and Database, the dams of the Donn Handicap (G1) victor Hymn Book and of the Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1) scorer Data Link. Another half-sister Vesper Cat is dam of Noble Damsel Stakes (G3) winner, Strike The Bell. Twilight Service is out Sunset Service, who is by Deputy Minister (also broodmare sire of Quality Road’s top runner, Abel Tasman) out of the stakeswinning and graded stakes-placed Diesis mare, Songlines. The cross of Quality Road with Dixie Union mares that produced Caledonia Road always looked to be a promising one and, to date from only eight starters, it has resulted in not only Caledonia Road, but also the Grade 1 winner Klimt, and graded stakes-winning and Grade 1-placed Salty.

Mendelssohn puts himself on target for Kentucky Derby

Less than two months ago, the $3,000,000 paid for Mendelssohn when he topped the 2016 Keeneland September Sales was not looking money well spent. Unplaced on his debut, Mendelssohn did break his maiden on his second start, but then trailed in last of seven behind his stable-companion Seahenge in the Champagne Stakes (G1). However, the addition of blinkers saw a much-improved Mendelssohn take second to another stablemate U S Navy Flag in the Dewhurst Stakes (G1). Tracking the sharp early pace in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), Mendelssohn was never far off the lead and, after taking over from longtime leader Sands Of Mali inside the final furlong, he had enough in hand to hold off the late charge of Untamed Domain (a member of the first crop of Leroidesanimaux). This may well not be the last time Mendelssohn races in the US as he is apparently to be pointed at the Kentucky Derby (G1). Mendelssohn is from the penultimate crop of Scat Daddy, who died in December 2015 having been slated to stand for $100,000 in the coming year. A son of Johannesburg, Scat Daddy won the Sanford Stakes (G2) and Champagne Stakes (G1) at two, and the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) and Florida Derby (G1) at three, retiring after suffering an injury in the Kentucky Derby (G1). He was leading freshman sire of 2011, and is likely to be the leading sire of two-year-olds for 2017. So far he has 58 stakes winners from his northern-hemisphere crops, including European winners Caravaggio, Lady Aurelia (trained in the US), No Nay Never and Sioux Nation, as well as the US Grade 1winners Celestine, Harmonize, Nickname and Dacita (who was foaled in Chile). Leslie’s Lady, the dam of Mendelssohn, is a daughter of the very minor sire Tricky Creek, and she gained her only stakes win in the Debutante Stakes at Indiana’s Hoosier Park. She had, however, run some strong speed-figures, and they suggest Leslie’s Lady had more raw ability than the page revealed. Leslie’s Lady has thrown two other celebrities, who like Mendelssohn, are by Storm Cat-line stallions. Her Harlan’s Holiday son Into Mischief won the CashCall Futurity (G1). After

winner of the Fillies’ Mile, and a Grade 1 winner in the US, capturing the Yellow Ribbon Stakes (G1). She was also successful in the Sheepshead Bay Stakes (G2) and Ribblesdale Stakes (G2). Hibaayeb is out of the Lion Cavern mare Lady Zonda. In turn, Lady Zonda is a great-

starting at a modest stud fee he has become one of North American’s hottest young sires, and is already fully booked for 2018 at an asking price of $100,000. Even better was her Henny Hughes daughter Beholder, a champion of her division four times in five seasons at the track. She captured a trio of Breeders’ Cup events, the Juvenile Fillies, and two renewals of the Distaff, the last in that heart-stopping battle with Songbird in 2016. Most of the black-type in Leslie’s Lady’s first and second dam is relatively minor, but her grand-dam, the stakes-placed One Last Bird, is a half-sister to the Californian Stakes (G1) scorer Roanoke, and to graded stakes-placed Last Cause, the third dam of the the 2012 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) victor, I’ll Have Another.

Rushing Fall gives More Than Ready a Breeders’ Cup double

In the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf (G1) Rushing Fall took her record to three wins in three starts, charging six-wide to score by a half length. Rushing Fall is a daughter of More Than Ready, who we have covered in detail when discussing the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner, Roy H. Her dam, the Forestry mare Autumnal, is also dam of the stakes winner and Group-placed Milam, and stakes-placed Autumn Song. Autumnal herself is a sister to the graded stakes placed Sisti’s Pride. The grand-dam Marie J took third in the La Troienne Stakes (G3) and is by Mr. Prospector from the Vice Regent daughter, In My Cap, a multiple stakes winner in Canada. That makes Marie J a three-quarters sister to the Canadian Oaks runner-up Bright Feather, subsequently dam of three stakes winners, including the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) scorer, Albert The Great. In My Cap had two other talented siblings, in the graded stakes-winning and Grade 1-placed Passing Vice, and the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (G1) captress Trumpet’s Blare. The family goes back to the Acorn Stakes winner Secret Meeting, and includes champion US two-year-old filly Sensational, top American colts Congaree, Desert Wine and Menifee, Epsom Oaks victress Long Look, and other European standouts Fasliyev, Les Arcs, Misty For Me, Roly Poly and U S NavyFlag among her descendents. Mendelssohn

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breeders’ cup grand-daughter of the outstanding broodmare Oh So Fair, the dam of five stakes winners, including Oh So Sharp, who completed the filly triple crown of 1,000 Guineas (G1), the Oaks (G1) and the St. Leger (G1), and the four-time Group winner Roussalka, a sister to Wuheida’s fourth dam, Oh So Hot. Oh So Fair, who traces to the “Flying Filly” Mumtaz Mahal via Malinda, a sister to Nasrullah, is also ancestress of the high-class international performer Collier Hill, Shantou, successful in the St. Leger (G1), the 1,000 Guineas (G1) winner Ameerat, and Bribon, a French-bred who flourished on the Dirt in the US, winning four graded stakes, including the Metropolitan Handicap (G1). Wuheida and the Prix Vermeille (G1) winner Left Hand are two of the seven stakes winners from only 21 starters by Dubawi out of mares by Singspiel. In that regard, it’s worth noting that Singspiel’s sire In The Wings is out of High Hawk, a daughter of Shirley Heights and Sunbittern, and Dubawi’s dam Zomaradah is by a son of Shirley Heights out of a grand-daughter of Sunbittern.

Win Approval: the fifth mare to become a dual Breeders’ Cup-producing dam

The Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) saw a rare double as the seven-year-old grey World Approval emulated his half-brother Miesque’s Approval, who took the race in 2006.

Wuheida is another credit for her sire Dubawi, who has sired 122 stakes winners from his first nine northern-hemisphere crops, 79 Group or graded, and 27 Group or Grade 1 It meant that his dam Win Approval became only the fifth mare to produce two winners at the Breeders’ Cup. World Approval also looks likely to follow his sibling as a winner of an Eclipse for champion Turf horse. Win Approval is also dam of the multiple graded stakes-winning millionaires Revved Up and Za Approval, the latter a runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Win Approval is by another champion Turf horse With Approval, a son of Caro, and her dam Negotiator was Grade 1-placed at two, and is out of the Argentine-bred Geneva. She was a winner at the equivalent of Grade 3 level in Argentina, was second in the Argentine 1,000 Guineas and also bred a US graded winner in Duveen, who took the

Emotional: trainer Charlie Appleby welcomes back his Filly and Mare Turf winner, Wuheida

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Seneca Handicap (G3) at Saratoga. World Approval’s sire is the veteran Northern Afleet, a multiple graded stakes winning sprinter/miler by Mr. Prospector’s son, Afleet. Northern Afleet never stood for a big fee, but has been a useful sire in both the northern and southern-hemisphere – he was a leading sire in Brazil getting 73 stakes winners, including champion three-year-old colt Afleet Alex, champion sprinter Amazombie, champion Canadian two-year-old Negligee, and Barolo, Horse of the Year in Brazil. World Approval and Miesque’s Approval are bred on very similar lines – Miesque’s Approval is by Miesque’s Son, a brother to Kingmambo, and by Mr. Prospector out of a Nureyev mare, and Northern Afleet is by a son of Mr. Prospector out of Nureyev mare.

Stormy Liberal: a profitable claim

The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) fell to Stormy Liberal, who was claimed for $40,000 last October and has since won five of eight starts, four in stakes company, including the Daytona Stakes (G3). Stormy Liberal is by the Storm Cat horse Stormy Atlantic, a minor sprint stakes winner but a very effective stallion who has 107 stakes winners to his name, including another six Grade 1 winners. Stormy Liberal’s dam Vassar, a daughter of Royal Academy, is also dam of Stormy Liberal’s Grade 1-placed brother Coast Guard, and of Shimmering Moment, a Listed winner in Ireland, and graded placed in the US. Vassar is out of the stakes-winning L’Emigrant daughter Dixie Fine, a daughter of the excellent Raise A Native producer Luv Luvin’ the ancestress of nearly 40 stakes winners, including Henrythenavigator, whose victories took in the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1), Magician, successful in the Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), Saffron Walden, another Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) victor, as well as the other Group 1 scorers Beethoven, Listen, Seqoyah, Insight and Dolphin Street. Stormy Liberal has a fascinating pedigree. His two grandsires, Storm Cat and Royal Academy, are very closely related – Storm Cat by Storm Bird, out of Terlingua, a daughter of Crimson Saint, and Royal Academy by Nijinsky, who is bred on very similar lines to Storm Bird, out of Crimson Saint. On top of that Stormy Liberal’s second dam is a grand-daughter of The Minstrel, another close relative to Storm Bird, and a threequarters brother to Nijinsky.


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Debbie Burt speaks to Dan Downie of Elite Racing Cub, which has enjoyed a fabulous year with its homebred Group 1 winner Marsha

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REEDING and Racing ONE Group 1 winner is an achievement not enjoyed by many, and to have repeated the feat three times within the space of 15 years is a significant accomplishment. If you add the fact that those winners were bred by the multiple ownership group Elite Racing, which is heading towards its 25th anniversary with over 350 winners on the board and with a membership fee that still costs less than £17 per month, it is an amazing achievement surely the envy of many. Launched at the end of 1992 by the directors of Wentrow Media, headed by Tony Hill, the club’s initial aim was to promote Elite Registrations, a personalised car registration business. It was the first racing club of its kind, quickly becoming established as a leader in its field and now has nearly 10,000 members. Currently the Club has 17 horses in training, including the globetrotting superstar Marsha, with a further five yearlings waiting in the wings for next season. This is complemented by six active broodmares (of which four are in-foal) and three weanlings. Dan Downie, who has been the Club’s racing and breeding manager since 2002, definitely feels that the breeding programme has been a great asset to the Club, both by saving purchasing money at the yearling sales and through attracting and retaining the membership. “I think it was something the boss was always keen on trying, knowing that we wouldn’t be able to go to the sales and spend a fortune on yearlings with no guarantee of

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elite racing club future success,” explains Downie. “The plan was to introduce a couple of mares, as much as we could afford at the time – and I have to say we have been very fortuate. “Luckily those two mares have brought us such success [Kalinka and Ffestiniog] and it is amazing how it’s worked out really. “If you speak to any of the members, the majority of them would agree that probably the most enjoyable aspect of the Club is the fact that they can follow a horse through from mating plans to the racecourse, and in some cases, back to the paddocks too. “They get to understand and learn about the selection of a stallion, the mare in-foal and the foaling itself,” he smiles, continuing: “Through the stud visits many of the members have pictures of the horses as foals all the way through to winning a Group 1.” Kalinka, who cost 23,000gns as a breezeup, was a pivotal purchase. “She was from a very nice family, her dam One of the first notable horses in Club-ownership was the purchased hurdling filly Mysilv. She is seen here ridden by jockey-turned-trainer Jamie Osborne

That Group 1-winning feeling: the Sir Mark Prescott-trained Marsha wins the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes and becomes the third top level homebred winner for Elite Racing Club

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Elite’s first Group 1 winner, Marju’s daughter Soviet Song, seen here winning the Sussex Stakes in 2004. Sadly, she wasn’t a hit as a broodmare

won the Rockfel and Lupe Stakes, though it had gone a bit quiet,” he recalls. “She had a lot of ability and I would imagine she breezed very well – she would have been bought first and foremost as a racehorse with the hope that she might be put into the breeding programme.” Winning her maiden at two, Kalinka was fourth at Listed level, but then switched codes and had two runs over hurdles. Downie would be the first to admit she did not have the most traditional career path for a Group 1-producing matriarch. “She wouldn’t have been the most straightforward, like her daughter Soviet Song, she carried her head quite high and had a sort of awkward way of going. I think we probably felt that when all the options had been explored for her on the Flat, then it was time to go jumping,” recalls Downie. “Obviously we had no idea she would be a decent broodmare at that point – the jumping element is a big part of the Club, so we gave her a go over hurdles, then one last try on the level with blinkers on – you cringe in retrospect because anything could have happened, but she survived!” To get a horse as brilliant as the fivetime Group 1 winner Soviet Song is not only rare but also very fortunate so early in a broodmare’s career – she was Kalinka’s second foal – so what informed those early stallion decisions? “We have strict budgets, which limit our

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choices,” reasons Downie, “so it was selecting a stallion who gets winners. “Plus, Maurice Camacho, who had Kalinka with him in North Yorkshire, had a lot of input. Many of his owner-breeders at the time had used Marju successfully and so he knew his stock fairly well having trained a few of his offspring.” At the end of her racing career, the brilliant Soviet Song was retained by the Club.

Downie recalls: “Soviet Song was the first Group 1 winner that we had produced and the boss felt it was a nice story, to keep her, breed from her and hopefully have some winners from her as well. “He always referred to her after she had been retired as the ‘lottery ticket he ripped up’ because obviously there was a lot of interest in her as a broodmare, but I think retaining her was the right decision at the time.

Marlinka: another homebred by Marju, the dam of Marsha was a Listed winner over 5f in France

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elite racing club “Unfortunately, she didn’t really breed anything – she had Roubles [Speightstown] who is three now. She’s got ability, but she’s not straightforward and she’s not very big. She’ll probably have a couple more runs this year on the All-Weather and then become part of the broodmare group. “However, Soviet Song’s full-sibling Sister Act produced Ribbons and two other useful winners for the Club. “So, if you put me on the spot to choose one as a broodmare, then it would be Sister Act all day long. She won her maiden, but was rated much lower [OR75].” As well as producing Soviet Song and Sister Act, the starter mare Kalinka got three other winners headed by Triumph Hurdle winner Penzance (Pennekamp), Affinity (Sadler’s Wells), who won once and was retained, and Baralinka (Barathea). Baralinka gave the members plenty of fun with four wins from 21 starts, and became the dam of five winners, the best of which was the sprinter Marlinka.

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arlinka was bred on that Marju cross, which had proved so successful with Soviet Song and Sister Act, and was trained by Roger Charlton. She quickly lost her maiden tag and, though her progress was hampered in the Queen Mary by an unfavourable draw, she soon picked up blacktype in France and headed for the paddocks. Her first produce Judicial (Iffraaj) was Listed placed and has won nine times over 5f, whilst her next covering, a filly by Acclamation, resulted in her own Grouup 1 winner, Marsha. This year Marlinka produced a filly by Dark Angel and when asked if she would return to Acclamation, Downie replies: “That was the plan – she was always going to miss either this year or next, because she’s had five foals on the bounce, but we covered her once with Acclamation and she didn’t take, so she’s not in-foal for next year. “For next year, depending on what happens with Marsha at the sales in December, that might have an impact on what we have to spend on nominations next year!” With her 2017 three-parts sister to Marsha, as well as a yearling sister to Judicial, who “looks racey and strong” and a “nice” twoyear-old colt by Cape Cross currently unraced with James Fanshawe, Marlinka appears to have plenty of ammunition with which to carry the family fortunes forward.

Marsha as a foal in 2013. Dam Marlinka has a yearling filly by Iffraaj, a Dark Angel filly foal and is currently not in-foal. The sale of Marsha might help decide covering plans for 2018! Photo courtesy of Elite Racing CLub

“I suppose if there was an ultimate dream it would be to breed a Derby winner, to have a horse that we’ve bred to have stallion credentials Elite’s luck extended beyond the purchase of Kalinka – Ffestiniog turned out to be another shrewd breeze-up purchase as she won four times from 6f to a mile, including at Listed level. She produced 10 individual winners of 77 races, most of which were for Elite headed by Eisteddfod and Border Patrol. However, fillies were in short supply. “Ffestiniog was a brilliant broodmare for us, but New Fforest was only the second filly that she produced. “We were keen to retain New Fforest for breeding especially as she is by Oasis Dream, is from a good family and was a winner herself. “She went to Raven’s Pass, fortunately producing a filly, but then sadly she died foaling this year and we lost the foal as well. “This year’s yearling filly is the only remaining link we have to the Ffestiniog family and she will go into training soon.” When selecting stallions, Downie is very pragmatic. “You basically have to deal with what you’ve got. I start off with the budget

and work through it – we have a first choice, second choice, and maybe a third choice. “With the Marlinka family they are all speedy so you know where you are going with those. It is all about the individual and we just try and complement them the best we can within our budget. I know all of the mares very well, not just their conformation, but their characters too. It really does helps to spend a lot of time around the horses they produce; though it would be nice to know the full story at the end!” All breeders initially aim to produce a winner, then look for the elusive black-type. With the success of Soviet Song, Ribbons and now Marsha, as well as Penzance and Elgin over hurdles, the breeding goals that Elite has is a developing focus. “We’re grateful because you can be up one minute and down the next, so we are very aware that we should enjoy the good days,” rationalises Downie. “I suppose if there was an ultimate dream it would be to breed a Derby winner, to have a horse that we’ve bred to have stallion credentials. “If you took that thought back 25 years then you would say we were mad, but I think if you look at the success that we’ve had with the fillies, well you never know.” This thought certainly does not seem so unrealistic as Sistine, a 62,000gns October Book 2 purchase in 2009, is a three-parts sister to Tarfah, subsequent dam of Camelot. Sistine’s first covering was to another Montjeu Derby-winning son in Pour Moi, and the resulting filly brought in a useful

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elite racing club 350,000gns when sold to Coolmoore as a yearling. The next produce, a Dark Angel colt who was sold to Middleham Park Racing and named Dark Acclaim, is already Listed placed over a mile at two years. Sistine has since returned to Pour Moi producing a colt and has a filly foal by Lope De Vega. Downie enthuses: “Pour Moi was a sire we liked and though he’s now aimed more towards the jumping side, him getting the Derby winner this year was exciting. “The plan for the yearling is to keep him, he’ll go into training in a month or so. “We like him and I would imagine he would have a Derby entry, he is the sort of horse that ought to.”

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he club aims to have around 25 horses, in-training and at stud, though the current figure of 31 suggests a degree of flexibility common to most owner-breeders. “We have monthly meetings so the horses are always under review. We only had three foals this year, not on purpose, it was just the way it worked out,” reports the manager and explaining the logistics, says, “Some are sold as yearlings – we’re now breeding so many we can’t keep all of them. “In an ideal world, you would have 15 or so horses in training – at the moment we have 17 and with a further five yearlings about to join them in the next month, we have to be a bit careful about numbers, but I suppose the five that we have, wouldn’t be early, commercial types. “Knowing that Marsha was going to go through the ring has made that decision a bit easier. “We don’t have a blanket policy such as sell the colts and keep the fillies, a horse is always taken on its merits. Marsha’s December sale is a good example, because although she’s done an amazing job for us, we do have to balance the books and look to the future. “Considering what we’ve got coming through from that family, it makes sense to put her through the ring.” There are plenty of opportunities for members to visit Elite’s bloodstock, which is spread between Oak Lodge Stud in Ireland, Furnace Mill Stud in Worcestershire, Kirtlington Stud in Oxfordshire and Star Cottage in North Yorkshire. In an adventurous move for a syndicate, who is not afraid to race abroad, there was even a brief spell in America. “Stars Above Me ran in the US because

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“We don’t have a blanket policy such as sell the colts and keep the fillies, a horse is always taken on its merits there were so few options over here for a three-year-old filly sprinter,” says Downie. “She was just struggling in the handicaps, but she had bags of speed so we sent her to America, as we thought the American style of racing would really suit her and, luckily, it paid off. “She won at Saratoga and got her black-type. She was covered there, but it was always the plan to bring her back.”

The Club produces a 24-page magazine keeping members up to date with every horse, whether in or out of training, almost every week. The emphasis on the individual, whether it be horse or club member, is obvious as Downie concludes: “The main thing is to keep everyone as involved as we can, which nowadays has become easier with email and the ability to text and so on. I think that good communication and management of expectations are hugely important. “Elite is very different to everyone else. Every horse that has run in our colours has either been bought or bred, we don’t lease. That a club of our size has managed to breed three individual Group 1 winners, it is quite an achievement within 25 years.” A successful sale of Marsha, which could well have happened by the time you read this, could well help make that homebred Derbywinning dream a reality.

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Here he comes

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LL Boodstock investment is high risk, but backing a new stallion is at the very top of the “beware” pyramid and should come with a government health

warning. Launching a new stallion onto the market takes nerves of steel, and particularly so when the stud in question is not perhaps located in the more fashionable enclaves of the thoroughbred world and the sire does not command the astronomical covering fee that attracts the attention, and mares, of the industry’s influencers. The process is fraught with as much risk as that of a space launch. Luckily, Richard Kent of Mickley Stud possesses the pedigree, experience and nous which have helped him guide the first three seasons of Heeraat toward lift-off, the son of Dark Angel due to have his first runners next spring, The process is also aided by Heeraat himself, a talented sprinter from a fast family, and by a sire who is establishing himself as a dominant force in the breed. “It has taken 25 years to try and understand how to get a stallion’s career going and to develop the confidence to do it,” confides the Cork-born Kent who runs the stud in Shropshire with his partner Claire Lloyd. “I spoke to Tony O’Callaghan about how he had achieved success with Danetime, Kodiac, and now Society Rock and he said you just have to keep working away, even though you can be unlucky and get average horses until one day the good ones come along.” Danetime and Kodiac began life at similar fees to the £4,000 that Heeraat has stood at for his first three seasons. His own sire Dark Angel has headed upwards from his initial fee of €12,000 and is set to command €85,000 next season; breeders looking to tap into his successful DNA at a lower price will be looking to his sons, but it is “snobbish” attitudes towards covering fees that Kent decries. “People look at a stallion’s fee and they see stallions standing for a lot of money and then they look at a £4,000 horse and they poohpooh him on the basis that because he doesn’t have a fancy price he can’t be any good,” says Kent. “The horse doesn’t know his fee, they don’t know how much they cost when they race, but unfortunately you have to accept it as part of the industry. “You look at Kodiac and Dark Angel though and they did it off low fees.”

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mickley stud Heeraat might just be to Kent and Mickley what Danetime and Kodiac have been for O’Callaghan and Tally Ho Stud. Certainly the early indicators from his first yearlings have been positive – and Shadwell, who raced Heeraat, paid £150,000 for a colt from Paul McCartan’s Ballyphilip Stud at Doncaster’s Premier Yearling Sale. Another of his sons topped Doncaster’s Silver Yearling Sale making £48,000 for the Flannerys’ Egmont Stud. McCartan, who bred this year’s Group 1 winners Harry Angel and Baattash, both by Heeraat’s sire Dark Angel, has been a believer and supporter from the start in the Mickley-based sire. “Paul is a very shrewd judge and he loved him as a racehorse, he had three of Heeraat’s first foals and he has breeding rights to the horse,” says Kent. “Paul also believed in Kodiac and he bred his first Group 1 winner Tiggy Wiggy and he believed in Dark Angel, too, so it’s great that he is so strongly behind Heeraat.” It is the Dark Angel factor which appeals

“When it comes to buying horses, people should listen more to what trainers have to say about stallions and their offspring strongly to Kent, who cites the strength which the grey sire imparts to his offspring as the defining factor in his success. “I love the toughness of Dark Angels. Richard Hughes was talking recently about Guitar Pete whom his late father Dessie trained to win two Grade 1 hurdles as a fouryear-old. “He started racing on the Flat at three and yet he won a Listed handicap chase at Wetherby at the start of this November. That shows you the toughness of the Dark Angel blood,” states Kent.

Proconsul: the full-brother to Frankel arrived at Mickley late last spring and is priced at £3,500 for this covering season. Kent says that he is a “lovely, kind horse with a great step on him” Photo by Equine Creative Media

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There are five daughters of Dark Angel amongst the broodmare band at Mickley Stud, and Kent would love at least double that, or more if he could get them. And it’s no wonder – in partnership with Lady Lonsdale he bred leading juvenile and Group 1 Prix Morny runner-up Havana Grey from the first crop of Havana Gold out of the Dark Angel mare Blanc De Chine. Peggy’s Angel is another winning juvenile from Mickley Stud this season who boasts Dark Angel as their damsire. “The mares have the same traits as their father; they are tough and genuine, and are producing horses in that shape as we saw this year with the first crop of two-year-olds from Dark Angel’s oldest daughters,” Kent adds. That durability and honesty which characterise Dark Angel’s offspring and is associated with his dam-sire Machiavellian are two of the traits Kent is adamant breeders should be looking to put into their produce.

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t appeals to owners who want to have a horse in training and be competitive for multiple seasons, whilst, he argues, trainers like horses who take their work and racing. “When it comes to buying horses, people should listen more to what trainers have to say about stallions and their offspring,” is Kent’s pragamtic view. “We should use more local stallions who have been successful on the track here, use what we are familiar with. You see a lot of those Australian horses that are raved about there, but when they come here we don’t know anything about them, their temperament, whether they were injured or anything. People need to consider more local horses.” Long before establishing Mickley, Kent received the best education in stallions and bloodstock that anyone could ask for – his father John, a farmer and a breeder from north Cork, bred the champion juvenile filly Pass The Peace. She became the dam of Embassy and Tarfshi and appears in the pedigrees of numerous top-class racehorses today. Kent Snr’s adage was to breed horses to outrun their pedigrees. He advised a lot of people and worked closely with the likes of Richard Galpin, Bert Kerr, Frank Carr, Tom Warner and Robert Percival. Pass The Peace was by Alzao, who stood nearby at Liam Cashman’s Rathbarry Stud, and was not then considered fashionable. Sarcastically nicknamed “Charlie Chaplin”, the flashy bay still managed to sire the Oaks winner Shahtoush, Winona, who was


mickley stud victorious in the Irish Oaks, the Champion Stakes heroine Alborada, Second Set, who won the Sussex Stakes, as well as the multiple Group 1 winner Albanova amongst other classy offspring. Kent went to work for Cashman and observed at close quarters how to build and develop a successful stallion career right from the foundations up to the ridge tiles on the roof. It is expertise he is applying to the nascent career of Heeraat, who Mickley Stud recently bought outright from Shadwell although the international stud concern has retained breeding rights to the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes winner. “We know Kate [Whitehouse] who used to be Angus Gold’s PA and she was always telling us about this beautiful, high-class colt with a great temperament they had and that we should try and get him as a stallion,” recalls Kent. “Kate said this right from when Heeraat was a two-year-old so we followed her advice and Angus Gold and Shadwell were very good and helpful. They are continuing to support Heeraat and bought two nice yearlings by him at the sales.” The assessment of Heerat’s temperament wasn’t wrong. Mickley is a busy farm with not only the four stallions but mares, foals, yearlings, NH horses and ponies belonging to the couple’s children to contend with. The young Heeraat takes everything in his stride and has been easy for Kent, who takes care of Heeraat himself, to manage. Head girl Sarah Taylor breaks the young horses and looks after everything on the busy yard, based on 700 acres. Most bloodstock people will be used to seeing her leading up the Mickley Stud yearlings and listening to her views on each individual. The yearling Heeraats she has been charged with educating before their racing careers have been very uncomplicated, inheriting their father’s easy-going nature. Kent reveals that Heeraat’s former trainer William Haggas has been a frequent visitor to the stallion when he has been taken to Newmarket for stallion parades, always taking time to spend a few minutes with the horse. Kent points out that the easy-going and relaxed temperament that Heeraat has passed on to his horses has an added advantage for trainers. “The yearlings are being ridden away quietly and now that trainers are especially short of staff and want straightforward horses, if you have a horse with a good temperament and gears then you have a great chance,” Kent says, ever the salesman. It is necessary to be adaptable and flexible

“You see a lot of those Australian horses that are raved about there, but when they come here we don’t know anything about them, their temperament, whether they were injured or anything in order to survive and build a business as an independent stallion farm and stud. Initially in the business of NH stallions, the 2008 recession meant the market for jumps horses collapsed. Due to this difficult situation the emphasis shifted onto Flat sires for Mickley.

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aptain Gerrard, at Mickley from 2010, was the TBA’s leading first-season sire in Britain with 31 per cent winners to runners in 2013 and he continues to have a strike-rate of 46 per cent. In launching the career

of Heeraat, Kent has not only called on all those early experiences built at the side of Cashman, but is also armed with the knowledge picked up producing Karinga Bay and Overbury at his former base at Helshaw Grange Stud. Partnerships with other breeders, especially trainers, have become an important method of building up the profile of the stallions. Foal shares with other farms, trading nominations for Heeraat and the other stallions at Mickley with trusted partners at other studs, including Bearstone, allows Kent to develop his client base, while increasing the chances of success for Heeraat. He says: “We have a number of trusted partners and that is vital when you are breeding horses in partnership with other people.” Mickley, though, is far from a one-stallion farm and in Yorgunnabelucky, a winner on the Flat and over hurdles for his owner Roger Brookhouse, it stands one of the most promsingly-bred stallions in Britain. “Yorgunnabelucky is one of the best bred stallions in Britain as a full-brother to Shamardal and out of a half-sister to Street Cry; it is a bloodline I have always loved,” smiles Kent. “He gets lovely horses with great temperaments and good bone – at

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mickley stud the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale in June, Gigginstown House Stud bought a gelding by him for €60,000, which is promising for us.” The Danehill son Multiplex had become something of a standard bearer for the Shropshire farm, standing at Mickley from 2008, but when an offer was made for him that Kent couldn’t refuse, Multiplex was moved on and Kent went in search of a replacement. In Proconsul, a chestnut four-year-old full-brother to Frankel and Noble Mission, he found another rocket to launch. Kent explains: “We got a good offer to sell Multiplex to Bahrain and, as we had been so lucky with one Juddmonte horse, I contacted the farm. “Proconsul had not been back from France long, he was quite poorly as he contracted a virus that knocked the stuffing out of him, but he has put on 200 kilos since and he is such a lovely, kind horse with a great step on him. “The family goes from strength to strength

“Hereraat’s yearlings looked after themselves in the sales ring and got to the right yards so it is up to their own ability and luck to get them to the track and, hopefully, he will be another Group 1 sire for Kind, his dam.” Proconsul arrived too late in last spring’s breeding season for Flat coverings, but he did cover some NH mares. Standing for £3,500 he will be ready for the top of the breeding season in February and the proper start of his career, and is the fifth son of Kind at stud. With Proconsul to launch fully onto the market, Yorgunnabelucky’s first two-year-old

winner to celebrate and his first Mickleybred crop about to turn four and NH runners hitting the race tracks, the excitement around the Shropshire farm is building. It is Heeraat, however, with the anticipation and expectation he brings who is the focus of mission control. “We have done everything we can so far and the rest is up to the yearlings,” is Kent’s philosophical take on the situation, “but they will have the best chance as they have gone to the right trainers – people such as Richard Hannon, Richard Fahey, Karl Burke – so they are in the best homes to be produced to go on and excel if they can. They looked after themselves in the sales ring and got to the right yards so it is up to their own ability and luck to get them to the track. “They appear to have good attitudes and are good working horses, but all we can do now is sit back and hopefully it all goes well.” The launch sequence is counting down to lift-off for Heeraat and his first two-year-olds. T minus 10 and counting.

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frankel review It just keeps on getting better and better for the wonder that is Frankel

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The gift that keeps on giving An impressed Alan Porter reviews the strides Frankel has made early in his stallion career

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he bloodstock world is a fast-moving one, and doesn’t leave a lot of time for resting on laurels. So it wasn’t long after Frankel retired to stud in 2013 with an unblemished record of 14 wins in 14 starts, and a near-universal acknowledgement that he was a contender for the title of the greatest racehorse ever seen in Europe, or for that matter, anywhere else in the world, that the focus switched to his prospects a stallion. Those accolades, of course, are not a guarantee of success as a stallion, and many a very good runner has failed to live up to their racetrack achievements in their time at stud. Brigadier Gerard, who arguably put together the most impressive sequence of victories in modern era prior to Frankel, made very little impact as a stallion. For Frankel, his pedigree, although excellent, also posed a challenge. He is not only a grandson of Sadler’s Wells, and a son of Galileo, who between

them have dominated the European sire ranks for the better part of 30 years, but is also out of a mare by Danehill, a Danzig horse whose daughters have proved to be far and away the most prolific stakes-producing cross for Galileo. Thus, unless some close inbreeding was deemed acceptable, Frankel would be denied the option to cross with Europe’s premier Classic sire line, and with his sire’s leading cross (although we should note that Teofilo, who is bred on an identical cross, and was never the subject of such queries, has 60 stakes winners from his seven northern hemisphere crops). Frankel’s first crop yearlings reached the sales ring in 2015, and although they sold for an average of $712,618, there was some disappointment expressed at the time that he hadn’t “stamped his stock,” his offspring apparently coming in all shapes and sizes. Whether a stallion stamps his stock or not has never been much guide to his merit as a sire of racehorses, however, and so it proved with Frankel.

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frankel review His early runners wasted little time in demonstrating smart form, and by the early summer of 2016 he had his first Group winner – and at Ascot no less – Fair Eva taking the Princess Margaret Stakes (G3). Things went from good to better, and Frankel ended 2016 as Europe’s leading freshman sire on stakes horses produced with 18 winners from 43 starters, six Group or Graded stakes winners. The tempo has been more than maintained through 2017, and Frankel now has 20 stakes winners from 121 starters, 16 of them Group or graded.

Frankel’s first star rises in the East

Frankel still enjoys his celebrity status: top, the equine superstar was visited this summer by the Duchess of Cornwall, and, below, by Curt Smith of the 1980s pop band Tears For Fears

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A little ironically, Frankel’s first star Soul Stirring appeared in Japan, a country in which Sadler’s Wells and Galileo have generally had a distinctly limited impact. To add to the international aspect, Soul Stirring was out of a mare by the German stallion standout, Monsun. Actually, the mare in question was more than just “a daughter of Monsun” as she was none other than Stacelita, whose successes included the Prix de Diane (G1), Prix Vermeille (G1), Prix Saint-Alary (G1), Beverly D Stakes (G1), Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) and Prix Jean Romanet (G1), efforts which earned standings as champion threeyear-old filly in France and champion Turf horse in the US. More precocious than her dam, Soul Stirring went three-for-three as a juvenile, claiming honours as champion with a win in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1). Soul Stirring lost her aura of invincibility at three with defeats in three of five starts, but added two graded stakes, most significantly the Yushun Himba (G1), the Japanese Oaks (G1). Soul Stirring’s second dam is by Dashing Blade, a grandson of Shirley Heights, a horse whose long been a positive influence for Galileo and his sire, Sadler’s Wells. Earlier in 2016, it was not Soul Stirring, but another Japanese-raced daughter of Frankel who looked destined for glory. This was Mi Suerte, who on her first two starts won a maiden and the Kyoto Sho Fantasy Stakes (G3). Facing males in the Asahi Hai Futurity (G1), Mi Suerte finished fourth, and she has failed to place in three outings at three. Mi Suerte has a very different pedigree as her dam is the Del Mar Debutante (G1) scorer Mi Suene, a daughter of Pulpit (A.P. Indy) out of Hennessy’s Grade 1-winning daughter, Madcap Escapade.


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While Soul Stirring and Mi Suerte don’t exactly point towards trends.... another group of successful Frankel offspring do, and it’s one that runs contrary to what we’ve come to expect from Galileo Frankel finds an affinity with Mr. P

While Soul Stirring and Mi Suerte don’t exactly point towards trends – other than that they are both out of extremely talented mares – another group of successful Frankel offspring do, and it’s one that runs contrary to what we’ve come to expect from Galileo. Galileo, who is out of a mare by Mr. Prospector’s son Miswaki, has not – by his own extraordinary standards at least – excelled when crossed back over Mr. Prospector line mares. In fact, he’s had only 13 stakes winners from 176 starters out of mares by Mr. Prospector, his sons and grandsons, which is just seven per cent stakes winners to runners, compared to the 15 per cent that he’s sired out of all other mares. That’s very different from Frankel, who has so far been represented by six stakes winners from 18 starters on the cross. Inactuality, preferred branches of Mr. Prospector, Frankel does follow Galileo, although that might be a function of opportunity as much as affinity. Two of his stakes winners, Eminent and Last Kingdom, out of Mr. Prospector line mares are out of daughters of Kingmambo, who is a Mr. Prospector/Nureyev cross, where, of course, Galileo is a Sadler’s Wells (three-quarters brother to Nureyev)/Mr. Prospector. Eminent, who has taken the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (G2) and Craven Stakes (G3), as well finishing third in the Irish Champion Stakes (G1), and fourth in the Epsom Derby (G1), has a second dam by Sadler’s Wells, so giving Sadler’s Wells/ Nureyev 3x4x3, and his third dam is by Darshaan. Last Kingdom, successful in the Prix Daphnis (G3), is bred very similarly – his

second dam is by Rainbow Quest’s son, Quest For Fame.

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Crops Of RA 2 We’ve already mentioned two appearances of the Shirley Heights strain – which of course Foals Of RA 225 was so successful with Sadler’s Wells – in the pedigree of Frankel stakes winners, and we Current 2yos 104 can note that the Darshaan branch has also come good for Frankel. Starters 121 54 Toulifaut, who took the Prix d’Aumale Winners 62 28 (G3), is out of Darshaan’s graded stakeswinning and Group 1-placed daughter Black-Type Cassydora, and as an aside, we can note winners 20 9 that she’s also from the immediate family of Rostropovich. Black-Type 10 4 Nelson, winner this year of the Champions placers Juvenile Stakes (G2) and a close second in the Group / graded Royal Lodge Stakes (G2), is out of the Irish Oaks (G1) laureate Moonstone, a daughter of Black-Type 16 7 Dalakhani, who previously produced Galileo’s G1 winners 2 1 good son, U S Army Ranger. Dalakhani, Starts 491 like Galileo, is out of a mare by Miswaki, so Nelson has a double of that horse. Wins / Starts 115 23 The Roberto line – a solid foil for Galileo – has provided the dams of two Frankel Av £ / starter £57,451 stakes winners. Monarchs Glen, winner of the Av £ / start £14,158 Darley Stakes (G3), is out of Group 3 winner Mirabilis, by Lear Fan (out of a mare by Lt. Av distance raced 8.53f Stevens, a brother to Thong, the grand-dam Av-winning distance 8.25f of Nureyev and third dam of Sadler’s Wells, and often successfully combined with that mare’s descendents). Monarchs Glen’s second Stats courtesy of Weatherbys Global Stallion app dam is by Mr. Prospector’s son Lycius, and his third dam is by Nijinsky. second dam is by Sadler’s Wells’s son Entrepreneur, out of a mare by Darshaan. Representing another cross with a branch of Mr. Prospector that has enjoyed success under Galileo is Frankel’s second-crop runner Rostropovich, winner of the Futurity Stakes (G2) and third in the National Stakes (G1). He is out of a mare by Machiavellian, and it’s the cross with a mare by Machiavellian’s son Vettori that produced Lady Frankel, who took the Prix de Leury (G3), as well as finishing third in the Prix de l’Opera (G1). Galileo also sired a stakes winner out of a mare by Woodman, and Frankel has a stakes winner out of a mare by Woodman – the Prix Eugene Adam (G2) victor Finche, who like Frankel, has a second dam by Rainbow Quest. The other Frankel stakes winner out of a Mr. Prospector line mare is the Princess Margaret Stakes (G3) queen Fair Eva, whose dam is by Observatory (Distant View). Fair Eva also has Rainbow Quest inbreeding – her

The Nijinsky cross scoring at 25 per cent stakes winners to runners

It struck us that Nijinsky seemed to be appearing in quite a few Frankel stakes winners, and a quick check shows that Frankel has had 40 starters with Nijinsky in the dam, nine of them Group winners, ten stakes winners, and 13 black-type horses. He’s batting 25 per cent stakes winners to starters out of mares with Nijinsky in the dam. The Listed winner Aljezeera is out of the multiple Grade 1 winner Dynaforce, a son of the Roberto horse Dynaformer.

Blushing Groom represented by two daughters

Looking at other stakes winners out of non-Northern Dancer-line mares, we come to Queen Kindly and Elarqam. Queen Kindly, whose principal victory came in the Lowther Stakes (G2), is out

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frankel review of the swift Rahy mare, Lady Of The Desert, a three-time Group winner who was also three times Group 1 placed. The grand-dam Queen’s Logic was a European champion twoyear-old filly. Queen Kindly has an interesting pedigree pattern, as Lady Of The Desert is a Blushing Groom/Danzig cross, the reverse of Frankel’s dam Kind with Blushing Groom through the somewhat similarly bred Rainbow Quest and Rahy. This year’s Somerville Tattersalls Stakes (G3) scorer Elarqam is out the wonderful racemare Attraction, a daughter of Efisio and from the Forli line. Elarqam’s grand-dam is by Pursuit Of Love, who brings in both Blushing Groom and Nijinsky. The positive impact of Blushing Groom almost rivals that of Nijinsky, as he is in the dams of 39 starters by Frankel, eight of them stakes winners, and six Group class.

proved to be very inspiring that with the other leading European source of Danzig, Green Desert looks more promising. There are eight starters from mares by sons of Green Desert, and they include stakes winners Mori and Rubilinda.

Inbreeding to Danehill avoided by many

The first European Group 1 winner, Cracksman

Moving on to crosses with Frankel’s own male-line we have one cross that’s tended be something of a disappointing one for Sadler’s Wells and Galileo – that with mares by the French multiple champion sire, Linamix. Frankel’s stakes winner on that cross is Frankuus, successful in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes (G3) and Prix de Conde (G3). We should also mention that the second dam of Frankuus is the Group 1-winning twoyear-old Pharoah’s Delight, who is by Sadler’s Wells’s brother, Fairy King. Frankuus is also closely related to Galileo’s good son Red Rocks, who is out of a halfsister to the dam of Frankuus, and so also has Sadler’s Wells/Fairy King. It would appear that to date breeders have been somewhat wary about crossing Frankel back over mares by sons of his broodmare sire, Danehill. There have only been eight starters so far bred on that cross, including the Sandown Classic Trial (G3) winner, Cunco. He’s an intensely inbred horse as his second dam is by Sadler’s Wells so he is 3x3 to both of Frankel’s grandsires. Sadler’s Wells inbreeding has so far appeared in 21 of Frankel’s starters, six winners, and three stakes winners, all group. In all three group winners, the duplication is via the second dam.

Yet crossing with Green Desert working well If crossing Frankel back over Danehill has not

If crossing Frankel back over Danehill has not proved to be very inspiring, that with the other leading European source of Danzig, Green Desert looks more promising

Mori, successful in the Height of Fashion Stakes and runner-up in the Ribblesdale Stakes (G2), is a daughter of Midday (Oasis Dream), herself a winner of six Group and Grade 1 races. Mori’s second dam Midsummer is a daughter of Kingmambo, so giving another successful appearance of that horse. Rubilinda, her sire’s first US stakes scorer, has won three of her four races including the Christiecat Stakes at 6f, and the Pebbles Stakes at a mile. She is out of Rubia, a stakes-placed daughter of Invincible Spirit. The second dam Riyafa is by Kahyasi, who combines two horses we’ve identified as positive influences, Nijinsky and Blushing Groom.

The European Group 1 winner arrives

If there was one thing at which to cavail as Frankel’s second season with runners approached it’s close, it was the absence of a European Group 1 winner. That slight aberration was amended in style on October 21. Cracksman, a winner of his only race at two, entered the early-season Classic picture with a win in the Investec Derby Trial. He wasn’t seen in action again until Epsom where he finished a good third beaten just a length in the Derby (G1). Cracksman came even closer to Classic glory in the Irish equivalent when he came within a length of catching Capri. The first signs that Cracksman might be something even more out of the ordinary came in Cracksman’s fourth outing, the Great Voltigeur Stakes (G2) in which he strode away to score by 6l. That impression was confirmed by a bloodless three and a half-length victory in the Prix Niel (G2). Avoiding the temptation to take on his stable-companion Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Cracksman was aimed at the Champion Stakes (G1), the race in which five years ago Frankel brought his glorious career to it’s triumphant conclusion. Made favourite, Cracksman delivered a performance of which his sire would have been proud. Powering clear to score by 6l, Cracksman earned a rating that deposed Enable from the top of the European rankings. Cracksman is out of the French Listed winner Rhadegunda, who is by Pivotal, out of a Green Desert mare. Pivotal is a grandson of Nureyev so giving the combination of the three-quarters

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frankel review brothers Sadler’s Wells and Nureyev, and Galileo himself has sired eight stakes winners, including Group and Grade 1 scorers The United States, Rhododendron and Hydrangea from mares by Pivotal. Frankel has another stakes winner out of a Nureyev line mare in Goldrush, a threeyear-old who has won all three of her starts, including the Carlingford Stakes and Cooley Stakes, and looks like one to keep on the right side of in 2018. She is out of five-time Group and Grade 1 winner Alexander Goldrun, who is by Nureyev’s grandson Gold Away, and her second dam is by Darshaan. Overall, if not a game-changer, Nureyev appears to be a net positive for Frankel appearing in five of his stakes winners from 28 starters. It would have been hard for Frankel to have made a better start, and given that he was even more formidable at four than he was at three, it’s likely that further significant

Frankel’s offspring already includes stakes winners from 5f to a 1m4f, and it’s hard to say that there is a “typical” Frankel runner successes lie in wait for members of his first crop next year. With regard to his second crop, only 34 of 107 foals have so far faced the starter, three of them having won Group events. Of course, while his strike-rate to date sets a pace that has been set by very few sires, that comment would also apply to the quality of mares that has visited him, and as much

as a pedigree trend it strikes that many of the best Frankels are out of extremely good racemares. Still, just as a truly outstanding sire will often overcome modest opportunities, no amount of quality mares can make a bad one. Thinking on this, and thinking about the opinions expressed regarding Frankel not stamping his first yearlings, we wonder if in fact this is a key to his success. Frankel himself possessed considerable pace – there is no doubt that in his 2,000 Guineas (G1) mode he could have won good sprints – but he also stayed well enough to take a Champion Stakes (G1) over 1m2f on soft ground. Frankel’s offspring already includes stakes winners from 5f to 1m4f, and it’s hard to say that there is a “typical” Frankel runner. It might well be that Frankel is a very strong influence for class than aptitude, and that trait may serve him particularly well when he’s covering books of elite runners.

Watching the Frankel runners develop and reveal their abilities has been a highlight of the last two seasons: we’re looking forward to the future

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Every trainer aspires to train a Royal Ascot winner early in their career, and Richard Spencer achieved just that with this year’s Coventry Stakes winner Rajasinghe. Tom Peacock looks back at the summer with the Newmarket-based trainer and finds that...

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If someone told me when I was doing my training modules that by my second season I’d have trained a Royal Ascot winner and went to the Breeders’ Cup with a runner, you’d be thinking they were mad,” chuckles Richard Spencer. “I still have to pinch myself now.” The victory of Rajasinghe in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes was no flight of fancy and it catapulted the virtually unknown 28-yearold into the spotlight. The Group 2 is the top juvenile event of the Royal meeting, and the once-raced Newcastle maiden winner held off challengers from the blue-chip stables of William Haggas and Aidan O’Brien. Spencer only received his licence to run owner-breeder Phil Cunningham’s Newmarket stable in March 2016, but time spent assisting Barry and Charlie Hills and later Michael Bell helped Spencer recognise potential in the £85,000 Doncaster purchase from early on. “We broke him in, he was one that stood out, and when we first started doing a bit with him in January I messaged Phil and basically said get your top hat out ready for Ascot!” he recalls. “He was just very very good, whatever you put at him. Even before he ran, he was working with older horses rated quite highly and blowing them out of the water. “Going into his maiden at Newcastle, the plan was Royal Ascot and there was enough gap in between if we wanted him to go there. At that time around May the ground was up and down, there was no consistency with the weather, so we targeted one on the All-Weather. “He was showing enough that he could go and win at 5f early on, but I didn’t want to get him too revved up before going to Ascot. He had to win there if he was going to even take a line-up, but I was even more confident going into Ascot, which sounds bizarre “We had a big lunch with the owners the week before, with three intended to run, and he was the one I thought had the best chance. Prior, and after that win, from seeing all of the other horses against him, I just knew it would take a very good one to beat him, as he had taken a big step forward.” Since that performance, Rajasinghe finished third in the July Stakes, but only beat one home behind U S Navy Flag in the Middle Park. “The ground wouldn’t have been in his favour in the July Stakes, but he was giving 3lb to Cardsharp and U S Navy Flag and that

form looks pretty good now,” Spencer says. “Then the ground in the Middle Park was on the slow side, that’s one thing we’ve got to keep in mind now, he needs it good or faster. “There’s no suggestion he won’t be just a two-year-old. His running style the last twice has been a bit lazy and then staying on. “He stepped up to a mile in America and he’s not hard on himself at home, he’s very laid back, I think he’ll be one to last. He is having a nice little holiday after the Breeders’ and we’ll bring back him back as a fresh three-year-old for bigger and better things.” Cunningham, an insurance underwriter who owned the Guineas winner Cockney Rebel a decade ago, has refurbished Albert House Stables on Moulton Road. Once home to Bruce Hobbs and the Waughs, it had been Magical moments: Spencer enjoys his Royal Ascot success Photo by Pat Healy

empty for nearly two decades. Spencer was able to take charge of it after seeing a job advertisement in the Racing Post. “The location and the facilities we’ve got on our doorstep to use are second to none and it’s all been renovated to a very high standard. “We’ve also got another 30-box yard Cadland Stables at the bottom of Warren Hill, Mick Ryan owns it. It means our numbers can go up to 53; it would be nice to try to fill it.

“Phil also owns Swynford Paddocks at Six Mile Bottom, the horses go down there and have a break and it’s been a big asset for the health of them. Phil has sunk a lot of money into the business and it’s nice to see the rewards coming for him.” Expansion will be achieved not only by numerous purchases from the sales with bloodstock agent Bobby O’Ryan, but by attracting new clients. “Last year was a bit of a tester year, it was my first year and Phil wanted to keep it as it was for Rebel Racing,” explains Spencer. “This year, with the start we had, we’ve opened the doors up. One thing that’s perceived is that it’s a yard that’s a closed shop for horses owned by Rebel Racing, but it’s definitely not. “It’s exciting, Middleham Park are on board and sent us a yearling. We’ve got 18 yearlings at the moment, not all for Rebel Racing, and we might be able to buy a few more. “We’ve still got a few backward two-yearolds to run, as well as a couple of nice threeyear-olds who won early on and will continue to run next year as four-year-olds - they should be ones to look forward to. “At the sales we just drew up a few lists of yearlings between us, often more what looks like a nice model rather than a nice page, because the one thing I’ve been taught is that you can’t train a piece of paper. “This year we bought a few sharp two-year-old types who can hopefully get the ball rolling early, and then a few with a bit more quality. We spent a bit more money this year, but the proof will be in the pudding.”

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richard spencer Training quicksilver juveniles is a little away from what Gloucestershire-raised Spencer was bred for. He began his working life with Peter Bowen in West Wales and rode in point-to-points. “I wanted to be a jockey first, then someone told me I was going to be too fat!” he laughs. “I had a lot of rides as an amateur, then I broke my back two years ago [in a hunter chase at Warwick]. “If that hadn’t happened, I’d probably not be sat here, I’d be galloping around the grass fields somewhere still. I think everything happens for a reason and training is something I’ve wanted to do from a young age. To get the opportunity is great.” Spencer hopes to return to occasional riding out duties in the coming months and can boast one notable victory from his time in the saddle, the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown, one of the two traditional races restricted to ex or current members of the Armed Forces. “I was the ‘ringer’, as Jamie Snowden used to call me. There was a loophole, I wasn’t in the forces, but I got ‘grandfather rights’, which enabled me to ride in it. “I think it upset a few people, but in a way

This year we bought a few sharp two-year-old types who can hopefully get the ball rolling early, and then a few with a bit more quality it’s quite nice the organisers have altered thigs. The races were dying off a bit, there were not that many people eligible that wanted to do it, and they opened it up a bit. It was a buzz to ride around Sandown, that’s for sure. “I rode a steering job for Fergal O’Brien, it was something my grandfather always wanted me to ride in and I rode in his colours there for the Pipes on one we leased for the day. “To win it a few years later was absolutely great as it was a local thing. Fergal trains in the Cotswolds, my mum is from there and that’s home. The person who leased the horse

was local too, so it is one of the races that was right up there for me.” He continues: “We have got a few jumpers ourselves, actually. We had a few last year, we sent three of them hurdling and we had three winners. We’ve got three or four again to keep us busy though the winter. It gives you an alternate thing to do apart from going to the All-Weather tracks, as much as I don’t mind going there. It keeps the staff busy and keeps them interested in having a few nice runners.” Undoubtedly the Flat remains the priority and Spencer sounds ambitious as he continues in the vanguard of young and successful new trainers at racing’s headquarters, including fellow Group-racewinning George Scott, Amy Murphy and Tom Clover. “Our winners have been more than last year and hopefully we can keep progressing and get more,” he says. “We’ve got a bigger team to go to war with next year and hopefully with a bit more ammunition we can keep the upward curve with the winners. I n years to come, hopefully we’ll be having numerous runners at Royal Ascot. Numerous winners would be nice too!”

Rajasinghe exercising on the track at Del Mar ahead of his run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

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standing the test of time Richard Fitzsimons has turned a temporary work placement into a job with BBA Ireland, a bloodstock agency that began life nearly 60 years ago in 1959. Aisling Crowe meets the youngest team member of one of the oldest bloodstock businesses and finds that the agency is busy and as successful as ever and that one thing never changes – the pursuit of winners, and good ones, is key.

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MPRESSING the boss enough on a work placement that a temporary stay becomes a permanent position is the goal of many a young and enthusiastic professional. For reasons that are as many as they are varied, it rarely ever works out that way. However, for Richard Fitzsimons of the BBA, he became one of the lucky few who are fortunate enough to turn their dream internship into their perfect job. Buying the boss a horse he was able to sell for a profit, did Fitzsimons’ chances no harm either. “I started working as a bloodstock executive with the BBA Ireland at the Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale in May 2013,” says the man from County Down. “The time has since flown by. One of my placements on the YITBA apprenticeship [Young Irish Thorooughbred Breeders’ Association] was with the BBA, I also had placements at Goffs and Rathbarry Stud during my year on the scheme. “I would highly recommend the apprenticeship to anyone thinking of it, every

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apprentice is in full-time employment.” Fitzsimons impressed colleagues and his employers so much that he was offered a position in the BBA’s insurance department, a job Fitzsimons was more than capable of handling given his degree in Business and Marketing. Fitzsimons’s formative education in the thoroughbred world was gained at his uncle’s side. Brian Kennedy runs Meadowlands Stud in County Down and Fitzsimons returns home every chance he can, to help out his uncle who offered a gem at this years’s Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale. Sold as Lot 957, Saxon Princess is a Dalakhani half-sister to Group 1 Champion Stakes winner Cracksman, also placed in this year’s Derby and Irish Derby, along with victories in the Group 2 Prix Niel and Great Voltigeur Stakes for owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer. Saxon Princess is also a sister to the Group 3 Solario Stakes winner Fantastic Moon and out of the Listed-winning Pivotal mare Rhadegunda. The six-year-old is in-foal

to 2016 Middle Park winner The Last Lion, who stands at Darley’s Kildangan Stud. “He is the master,” smiles Fitzsimons of his uncle’s happy knack of buying well-bred fillies relatively cheaply and reselling them when their relations have shone on the track. “He bought Saxon Princess at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale for 20,000gns, but it isn’t the first time he has done this. He got Absolute Diamond for 7,000gns in December 2013 and her brother Move In Time won the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye the following October. “At the 2010 December Sale he bought Salinia, a half-sister to Reliable Man who was then an unraced two-year-old but six months’ later had won the Prix du Jockey-Club – he sold her privately.” Meadowlands Stud also sold Saxon Princess’s filly foal this year, she was catalogued as Lot 645 at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale. On top of the family’s own breeding success this year, Fitzsimons has enjoyed a good year with horses purchased for his clients at the


bba ireland Richard Fitzsimons: made good use of the opportunities offered by the Young Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association apprentice scheme

BBA Ireland particularly the two-year-olds he bought at the 2016 yearling sales and this year’s Breeze-Ups. Mattymolls Gaga has won and been Listedplaced this season for Jessica Harrington and the Arion Racing Club and has an official mark of 93. Purchased at the Goresbridge BreezeUp Sale was Sunday Smart (Dandy Man), a maiden winner at Limerick for Patrick Prendergast, while Loving A Boom was another purchase for Jessica Harrington and Arion Racing, this time at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up. The son of Acclamation has been placed in two hot maidens on both his starts. The Broghie Man was a joint-purchase with BBA Ireland colleague Eamonn Reilly for €7,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale last year. The son of Cityscape, who is from the family of Moment In Time and Opinion Poll, graduated from a maiden success at Navan to running third, ridden by Christophe Soumillion in the Listed Prix Yacowlef at Chantilly in November. That purchase is illustrative of the collaborative process that exists between the agents of the BBA Ireland. “We all work together under the BBA Ireland banner, some agents have existing clients they work with and we are trying to bring more clients on board. You work with your own clients, but we do also work with each other too on behalf of clients,” he explains. “The agency has enjoyed a lot of success this year. Adrian [Nicoll] bought Drumfad Bay as a yearling and she has won a Listed race and been second in a Group 3 this season for Jessica Harrington. “He also bought Torcedor as a yearling at Deauville and he beat Order Of St George in the Group 3 Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan at the start of the season and was second to him in the Irish St Leger and Long Distance Cup on Champions’ Day.” Torcedor was a first runner in Ireland for Te Akau Thoroughbreds, the New Zealandbased stud and racing enterprise run by David Ellis, who has three-times Grade 1

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bba ireland Some of the wonderful horses bought by BBA Ireland over the years since it was started in 1956 by bloodstock agent Tom Cooper, the first European agent to buy at Keeneland in 1959. Left, Golden Fleece, who cost $775,000, wins the Epsom Derby in 1982 with Pat Eddery. His winning time of 2m34.27s was the fastest for almost 50 years. Eddery said Golden Fleece was “the best horse I have ever sat on” Right, Larkspur, bought for 12,200gns, winner of the 1962 Derby. He is loading up at Gatwick ready to fly back to Ireland after the race

winner Gingernuts as its main star in the southern hemisphere. Michael Donohue looks after the bloodstock interests of Zhang Yuesheng of YuLong Investments in Ireland. His yearling buys for YuLong have become successes both on the track and in the sales ring with this year’s highlights, including Yulong Gold Fairy, an €8,000 purchase at the 2016 Goffs’ Sportsmans Sale who won on Birdcatcher day at Naas for Dermot Weld. The daughter of Mount Nelson is rated 99 and holds Classic entries for next spring. Whitefountainfairy was bought for €3,000 at the same sale and sold for £300,000 to King Power Racing at Goffs’ London Sale in June after winning her maiden for trainer Jessica Harrington. The purchase of top-class juvenile Beckford privately for Newtown Anner Stud and that of Landshark at the Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale for E5 Racing, owners of

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Grade 1 winner New Money Honey making their first foray into Irish racing, are two of the highlights of Eamonn Reilly’s 2017. Another is the success of Havana Grey, the best horse from the first crop of Havana Gold, who won the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and was second in the Group 1 Prix Morny. Below left, the 1975 $200,000 Keeneland purchase The Minstrel, Lester Piggott riding. After winning the Dewhurst as a juvenile the son of Northern Dancer won the Derby, the Irish Derby and the King Geoge VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Below right, A.P. Indy. He was bought for owner Tomonori Tsurumaki for $2.9 million in 1990. His biggest successes were the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic Middle: Eamonn Reilly, current BBA Ireland director and one of the company’s seven agents


bba ireland Patrick Cooper was responsible for the purchase of Brother Bear, the Listed Marble Hill Stakes winner this season for trainer Jessica Harrington and owner Mill House Llc Another classy juvenile, the son of Kodiac is rated 104. For the same connections Cooper also bought this year’s Listed King George V Cup winner Grandee and Khukri, a Listed-winning son of Sepoy. Promising maiden winners Whirling Dervish, a son of Camelot, and The King are two more of Cooper’s successful buys for Mill House Llc. “The agency operates on a global scale with clients around the world from America to China, New Zealand, Europe. You hop on a plane and could be going anywhere for clients, it’s a truly international operation,” says Fitzsimons. “We are also a one-stop shop because we offer insurance, transport, The Group 3 Molecomb winner and the Group 1 Prix Morny runner-up Havana Grey was bought by Reilly at the Arqana August Sale 2016 for €70,000

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1. First-crop sire choice for 2018? Slade Power

2. Sire pick for £ / €10,000 or less? FootStepsInTheSand

3. Advice for newcomer buying bloodstock / racehorses?

Seek the best independent advice available and invest wisely.

4. A sire to keep an eye on for the future? Bated Breath

5. One that got away?

Toronado: I bought him as a foal in France, but he had to sent back to his breeder as he was a boxwalker.

6. Best bargain purchase?

Most recent would be Whitefountainfairy, a €3,000 yearling purchase who turned into £300,000 less than nine months later at the Goffs London Sale.

7. Best purchase?

Lot 340 (Invincible Spirit x Bratislava) bought at this year’s Goffs Orby Sale. Watch this space!!

8. Biggest disappointment?

Any that don’t fulfil the potential expected.

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“It’s a tough game with small margins and you have to work very hard to get up to a good level and to develop a reputation financial, purchasing, management and buying so it’s extremely busy. “It’s a 365 days a year, 24/7 business and we get calls from all over the world.” With that level of reach and the scope of the BBA Ireland enterprise, there is much to consider. “Oh definitely there is a lot of pressure,” he agrees. “It’s a tough game with small margins and you have to work very hard to get up to a good level and to develop a reputation. “It is all about reputation and getting good results and on the track. “Social media is a huge presence now, too, as a marketing tool and that’s never turned off. I enjoy what I do despite the high pressure and the stress.” Outside of the thoroughbred world, and when time allows, Fitzsimons enjoys playing Gaelic football and a bit of golf. The kick out of a winner though is difficult to top. “The best part about it is having winners, especially good winners,” he smiles. “Any winner you’re involved with is a great feeling, but particularly the good ones.” And it is the desire to experience that feeling more, which drives him on and makes the endless flights, sales in the rain and the stresses of the job worth it all. To feel that elation, the sense of satisfaction and pride in a job well done and judgment vindicated at the highest possible level. “A Group winner would be the icing on the cake,” reasons Fitzsimons. “Your first aim when buying a horse is to get a winner, then you want high-class winners – I’ve done that so now the next aim is to get a Group winner.” For the apprentice who turned his work placement into an ideal job, converting those winners into Group winners shouldn’t be too long coming along.

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t has been a golden year for Tamayuz with two of his daughters shining at Group 1 level on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Hailing from the world-famous family of Galileo, this son of Nayef was a dual Group 1-winning miler in France as a three-year-old when he took the Prix Jean Prat and Prix Jacques le Marois. The Derrinstown Stud stalwart is now the sire of 19 stakes winners, including Group 1-winning sprinter G Force and Group 1-fourth Sir Prancealot, who was champion first-season sire in Europe in 2016. What has been a vintage year for Tamayuz ironically coincided with his covering fee being at an all-time low of €8,000 since his retirement to stud in 2009. “At Derrinstown we always try to price our stallions commercially,” explains Enda Stanley, who is responsible for marketing and nominations. “Tamayuz was oversubscribed in 2017, covering a book of 85 mares, and that will be the case again in 2018 when his fee will go back up to €12,500 [the same fee he stood for in 2016 and 2014]. “He is still a relatively young stallion at twelve years of age, but the success of his progeny abroad has resulted in the growth of his international reputation. We have more international clients interested in him for next year than ever before.” This year’s global successes of daughters

International Group 1 glory Derrinstown Stud’s stallion Tamayuz has had a great year on the track getting two Group 1 winners on the global stage. Sally Ann Grassick profiles the son of Nayef and chats to Enda Stanley of Derrinstown, the stallion’s former trainer Freddy Head and the G1-winning breeders, the Hayes and the Clarke families Blond Me in the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine, and Precieuse in the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at Deauville have provided much reason for the team at Derrinstown to celebrate. “It is a big moment for a stud when any stallion produces a Classic winner so Precieuse winning the French 1,000 Guineas was obviously a highlight of 2017 for us,” said Stanley. “Her owner-breeders Brendan and Anne-Marie Hayes have been big supporters of Tamayuz from the get-go so it is always great to be able to reward that loyalty.” Brendan Hayes is indeed one of Tamayuz’s biggest fans and more than happy for an excuse to wax lyrical about the stallion. “He is definitely a top-class sire with a pedigree to die for,” said Hayes. “He is a good value proven sire for the size of crop he has each year. We have sent him mares every single year since the very beginning. We even sent him six last year since he was such good value! Freddy Head, the former trainer of Tamayuz, says the sire’s progeny are just like him to train as they are “fast and a pleasure to deal with”

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“He works best with a strong mare who is maybe a little coarse as he is a bit ‘feminine’ himself. He has a real speed influence and produces high-class milers. “In 2016 we sold a colt foal by him out of Whip And Win for 82,000gns – he was our best foal that year and he went on to make 320,000gns when sold to Shadwell at Book 2 this year. “The highlight of our year has to be the success of his daughter Precieuse in Deauville. It was fantastic, a dream! “Racing is far more fun than breeding as you get all the action. I had decided to keep her the day she was born, it was just a feeling I had when I first saw her. “Is she a typical Tamayuz? I don’t really know what a typical Tamayuz is, he tends to stamp them speed-wise rather than physically.” Stanley fills in a little more info and says: “Tamayuz gets them very correct, he puts quality into his mares and produces precocious and genuine offspring. “We’ve always thought that sprinter or miler mares are what he does best with, however his progeny are versatile over all sorts of distances. He injects speed into his mares.


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The 12-year-old Tamayuz at Derrinstown Stud. Below, the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches queen Precieuse

“The stallion men who look after him every day describe him as very gentle, kind and good natured. He loves to be out in the paddock every day. The sight of Tamayuz in full flight across Derrinstown first thing in the morning really is something to behold!” That is a sight that Freddy Head, who trained Tamayuz during his racing career for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, is very familiar. “He is a horse I liked a lot when he was in my care,” says Head. “He was an excellent miler, very easy to deal with and never had a problem. He had a lot of speed, but he produces horses even faster than he was. I have trained quite a few of his progeny and they have all been just like him, fast and a pleasure to deal with!” Tamayuz certainly provided plenty of speed genes in the DNA of his daughter Blond Me, but her Group 1 success over 1m2f at Woodbine is another shining example of the versatility of his offspring.

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stallion profile “It was a huge moment for Tamayuz when Blond Me won the E.P Taylor,” adds Stanley “She really deserved a Group 1 success as she is so tenacious, sound and talented. A mare like her demands admiration after winning six times and finishing second on five occasions from 17 starts. “It was also brilliant for her breeders Mark and Elaine Clarke of Wardstown Stud. Like the Hayes, they have also been long term supporters of Tamayuz so it is pleasing to see both breeders enjoy Group 1 success with his progeny this year.” Mark Clarke takes up the story. “It was such a thrill to see Blond Me win her Group 1 in Canada,” smiles Clarke. “It was massive for us. You can have a lot of bad days as a breeder and sometimes you question why you do this at all, but moments such as that make it all worth worthwhile. “It wasn’t a shock to us that Blond Me won

“It wasn’t a shock to us that Blond Me won a Group 1 as her form is so strong and she has been so throughout her career even against colts

rightly priced, then the answer is always Tamayuz. “He produces solid good-looking offspring and we have found he does best with a less ‘refined’ mare. He doesn’t cover a huge book of mares, but he puts quality into anything you send him. I have huge respect and admiration for him and will continue to use him in the future with hopefully as much success as we had this year.”

a Grade 1 as her form is so strong and she has been so tough throughout her career even against the colts. “She was a very good-looking yearling, stunning in fact. Her dam Holda is currently in-foal to Awtaad, but we hope to send her back to Tamayuz. We use him every year and have used his son Sir Prancealot too. “If you ask me for a proven sire who is

amayuz also had an excellent year in the sales ring with seven of his yearlings breaking the €100,000 mark. International Thoroughbred’s columunist, bloodstock agent and my sister Cathy Grassick was responsible for purchasing one of those at the recent Goffs Orby Yearling Sale. “I bought a half-sister to two stakes performers, including On Her Toes, for €100,000 on behalf of Yvonne Jacques. She is my favourite purchase of his offspring to date and I am very excited to see her on the track next year,” says Grassick. “My clients have been using Tamayuz since his first season at stud. He has a lot of appeal as he is a strong, good-looking individual with lots of quality and an excellent pedigree. “His immediate family is responsible for such top-class stallions as Sea The Stars, Galileo and King’s Best and because of this he offers an outcross for Sadlers Wells and Danzig line mares, being by Nayef out of a Nureyev mare himself. “His progeny have greatly appealed to me at the sales as they have a lot of his characteristics and he generally stamps his stock with quality.” Shadwell were also strong supporters of their stallion in 2017 purchasing his four highest-priced yearlings of the year, including the colt out of Whip And Win. “Sheikh Hamdan is well known for supporting his stallions throughout the world,” commented Stanley, “and Tamayuz is no different. If the boss likes what he sees, then he is more than happy to support his clients. In recent years, his colts had a tendency to outsell his fillies, but Group 1s set trends so the success of his daughters this year may well close the gap.” Tamayuz’s sons may have blazed the trail but his daughters are quickly making just as big a name for themselves and 2018 looks like being another exhilarating year for this versatile sire.

Blond Me winning the Middleton Stakes at York. The filly went on to claim second spot in the Group 1 Nassau Stakes behind Winter, win the E.P. Taylor in Canada and runs next in Hong Kong

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2017 stallion facts

“Neck and Neck�

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Leading global sires 2017

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here are not REALLY ANY surprises at the top of the global earners, Deep Impact leading the way due to his immense Japanese prize-money tally. Galileo sits in third – and that place is bolstered by his US earnings, revealing the importance of the stallion doing well in the US, a fact not unnoticed by Coolmore, which always ensures ship runners stateside. But his US feat is surpassed by Dubawi, his Breeders’ Cup winner Wuheida significantly helping his US total and taking his earnings above that of Galileo stateside. Fastnet Rock’s increasing development as a

sire outside of Australia continues and the son of Redoute’s Choice boasts some significant earnings in Europe, Japan and Hong Kong. Lope De Vega’s good autumn is reflected in his standing, and his potential is beginning to be realised and surely will continue his onward march, while Dark Angel’s continual move earned him over $8 million. Again it could be a figure consigned to history as the Yeomanstown Stud stallion will surely build again on his Group 1-winning results this year. The best performing US-based sires in Europe are Unbridled’s Song, Gun Runner’s sire Candy Ride, also the leading US earner, War Front, Scat Daddy and Kitten’s Joy.

Leading 2017 global sires by earnings (showing earnings per region, listed by overall earnings, in $, to November 5, 2017)

EARNINGS STALLION

Country

North America

Deep Impact (JPN)   King Kamehameha (JPN)   Galileo (IRE)   Stay Gold (JPN)   Daiwa Major (JPN)   Heart’s Cry (JPN)   Snitzel (AUS)   Unbridled’s Song   Fastnet Rock (AUS)   Kurofune   Gold Allure (JPN)   Medaglia D’Oro   Manhattan Cafe (JPN)   Street Cry (IRE)   South Vigorous   Harbinger (GB)   Candy Ride (ARG)   Dubawi (IRE)   Neo Universe (JPN)   Kitten’s Joy   More Than Ready   Admire Moon (JPN)   Tapit   Exceed And Excel (AUS)   Scat Daddy   Hard Spun   Harlan’s Holiday   Black Tide (JPN)   Empire Maker   Ghostzapper   Not A Single Doubt (AUS)   Curlin   High Chaparral (IRE)   Malibu Moon   Iffraaj (GB)   Quality Road   I Am Invincible (AUS)  

Japan Japan Ireland Japan Japan Japan Australia US Ireland Japan Japan US Japan US Japan Japan US England Japan US US Japan US Ireland US US US Japan US US Australia US Ireland US England US Australia

94,525 4,353,306 43,246,504 48,113,426 0 22,615 31,442,466 31,480,967 1,749,459 20,132,152 505,550 24,829,671 0 0 23,843,452 23,848,953 0 0 22,368,442 22,368,442 537,100 0 20,420,894 20,957,994 0 0 1,347,787 19,185,341 11,941,965 6,028,798 313,856 18,284,619 534,519 3,061,753 4,797,832 18,124,918 0 0 16,242,741 16,242,741 0 400,000 15,098,392 16,054,265 10,317,184 845,986 1,538,992 15,513,663 0 0 14,575,373 14,575,373 2,535,829 1,034,251 545,221 14,513,324 0 0 14,509,075 14,509,075 0 12,072 14,372,159 14,407,201 12,171,196 2,114,828 0 14,349,809 2,468,981 9,087,728 481,140 13,524,065 0 120,000 12,689,469 12,816,660 10,171,002 1,273,971 1,019,750 12,549,998 6,969,262 324,129 2,057,772 12,270,377 0 0 12,217,345 12,217,345 9,935,966 181,421 1,963,136 12,150,561 143,997 4,357,379 3,110,585 12,041,394 8,925,132 1,907,908 371,033 11,713,805 5,561,416 802,803 1,128,432 11,200,764 8,655,448 1,049,280 181,887 11,010,946 0 0 10,277,047 10,479,907 359,930 0 10,068,278 10,461,379 9,907,961 4,984 500,359 10,442,521 0 0 1,457,151 10,328,034 9,912,459 1,237 173,581 10,197,100 47,805 1,602,958 567,513 10,169,267 9,693,663 91,343 153,473 10,140,945 286,274 4,796,559 850,224 10,126,943 9,537,964 17,894 300,573 9,858,604 0 0 1,267,268 9,794,753

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global sires Leading 2017 global sires by earnings

EARNINGS STALLION

Country

Kinshasa No Kiseki (AUS)   Japan Teofilo (IRE)   Ireland War Front   US City Zip   US Into Mischief   US Sebring (AUS)   Australia Rulership (JPN)   Japan Street Sense   US Symboli Kris S   Japan Lonhro (AUS)   Australia Lope De Vega (IRE)   Ireland Zenno Rob Roy (JPN)   Japan Street Boss   US Dark Angel (IRE)   Ireland Lookin At Lucky   US Speightstown   US Uncle Mo   US Giant’s Causeway   US Sinister Minister   Japan Frankel (GB)   England Roses In May   Japan Bernardini   US Kane Hekili (JPN)   Japan Smart Strike   US Shamardal   Ireland Sea The Stars (IRE)   Ireland Meisho Bowler (JPN)   Japan Congrats   US Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)   Ireland Flatter   US Mastercraftsman (IRE)   Ireland Nathaniel (IRE)   England Pyro   Japan Choisir (AUS)   Ireland Invincible Spirit (IRE)   Ireland Savabeel (AUS)   New Zealand Redoute’s Choice (AUS)   Australia Northern Afleet   US Lemon Drop Kid   US Tiznow   US Distorted Humor   US Written Tycoon (AUS)   Australia Encosta De Lago (AUS)   Australia Freud   US Exchange Rate   US Majestic Warrior   Japan Jungle Pocket (JPN)   Japan Victoire Pisa (JPN)   Japan Vermilion (JPN)   Japan Mineshaft   US Dylan Thomas (IRE)   Ireland Colonel John   Republic of Korea Commands (AUS)   Australia Jump Start   US

North America

Europe & Dubai

0 143,562 6,403,305 9,283,661 9,102,315 0 0 3,220,782 0 1,675,729 263,362 0 3,557,935 716,987 6,010,368 6,036,650 6,781,718 6,342,997 0 345,377 0 4,993,607 0 5,387,099 98,992 390,066 0 4,646,500 285,638 6,622,261 416,342 990 0 0 41,857 0 49,840 6,259,853 5,629,348 6,001,546 4,742,064 0 84,428 5,233,211 4,177,205 5,385,344 0 0 0 5,482,321 48,103 5,561,436 0 4,608,334

Japan & HK

Total

0 9,642,868 9,643,259 3,451,137 1,015,112 9,550,410 2,637,766 205,783 9,373,183 21,635 0 9,308,969 15,200 159,381 9,281,055 0 2,021,681 9,146,374 0 9,057,378 9,057,378 21,410 3,197,596 8,810,943 0 8,593,818 8,593,818 456,682 1,500,047 8,563,620 3,068,459 617,350 8,482,802 0 8,340,884 8,413,923 28,054 3,314,209 8,389,785 6,383,263 585,803 8,125,060 0 24,221 7,997,049 378,986 1,153,136 7,859,198 8,183 177,127 7,853,293 276,669 797,770 7,796,392 0 7,534,877 7,534,877 4,556,000 2,128,909 7,273,928 0 7,216,119 7,251,975 343,666 195,001 7,238,562 0 6,683,627 7,187,165 238,053 1,325,041 7,153,279 3,454,741 2,339,351 7,112,769 5,668,001 703,885 6,968,188 0 6,929,019 6,929,019 63,897 399,896 6,787,147 2,403,929 2,083,711 6,769,749 1,565 0 6,722,286 2,331,150 1,834,948 6,687,954 6,675,752 0 6,682,912 0 6,551,859 6,551,859 879,494 835,024 6,464,939 4,148,425 1,917,800 6,464,148 0 1,329,850 6,449,308 778,025 738,303 6,421,924 4,244 0 6,404,474 310,616 328,525 6,396,507 3,921 27,560 6,324,752 901,134 217,748 6,261,902 0 1,277,998 6,245,899 1,782 1,309,833 6,242,359 100,000 0 6,198,580 305,357 482,056 6,161,234 60,774 601,946 6,146,304 300,000 5,773,597 6,098,280 39,349 5,969,520 6,008,869 0 5,962,428 5,970,148 0 397,387 5,958,116 1,451,071 2,437,633 5,947,743 22,888 194,656 5,811,938 0 1,782,617 5,754,810 0 0 5,749,082

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Some of Galileo’s stars of 2017: above, the admirable Highland Reel winning at Royal Ascot, top right, Hydrangea, bottom right, Guineas queen Winter

Galileo: the king

It was yet another record-breaking year for the Coolmore sire, writes Sue Montgomery

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ust when you think there is nothing more to say about Galileo, there usually is. That the king of Coolmore won his ninth sires’ title in 2017 was entirely predictable; it would have been a shock of Foinavon proportions if he had not. There were other achievements, though, for where Galileo is concerned, there are always new statistics. He broke his own record number of Group 1 prizes in Europe, passed the top-level career total of his own sire Sadler’s Wells, and had the winners of seven out of the ten English and Irish Classics. And he’s not just the daddy, but is becoming the grand-daddy too. Two of his sons, Frankel and Nathaniel, rocketed up the lists, with two others, Teofilo and New Approach, already established on the elite

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scene. And for the first time, Galileo headed the European broodmare sires’ stakes list. To put names to the numbers, Hydrangea gave Galileo his 22nd Group 1 European win, three more than his own record in 2016, when she won the Champions Day Fillies & Mares Stakes, victories which came from 12 individuals. Highland Reel’s victory in the Coronation Cup took his sire’s world-wide tally in top races to 133. He now has 70 individual Group and Grade 1 winners, that mark hit by the seven-year-old gelding Foundry in The Metropolitan at Randwick, and he looks sure to pass Sadler’s Wells’s score of 73 next year. But the numerical king is still Danehill. Galileo has not found much favour in Australasia (though a couple of imports, Adelaide and United States, have won Group 1s Down Under and Jan Vermeer very

nearly took this year’s Melbourne Cup), but Danehill – with 87 winners of 174 races at the highest level worldwide – flourished there as much as in Europe. Galileo’s Classic winners were Churchill (the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas), Winter (the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas), Capri (Irish Derby and the St Leger) and Order Of St George (the Irish St Leger). With the runners-up in the other three, it took an exceptional filly (Enable) and a surprise Derby winner (Wings Of Eagles) to deny him a clean sweep. Ulysses, winner of the Eclipse and the International and placed in the Prince Of Wales’s and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Arc, was his highestrated runner of the year and Winter, who added the Coronation and Nassau Stakes, his most prolific Group 1 winner.


older stallions LEADING 2017 SIRES BY EUROPEAN EARNINGS (Colour code identifies 2017 fees, or latest where deceased, results to November 6, 2017) Stallion (sire)

Wnrs/Rnrs

Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) Nathaniel (Galileo) Dark Angel (Acclamation) Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) Frankel (Galileo) Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) Acclamation (Royal Applause) Iffraaj (Zafonic) Kodiac (Danehill) Pivotal (Polar Falcon) Siyouni (Pivotal) Teofilo (Galileo) Exceed And Excel (Danehill) Fastnet Rock (Danehill) Dansili (Danehill) Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) Lawman (Invincible Spirit) Dream Ahead (Diktat) War Front (Danzig) Rajsaman (Linamix) Kendargent (Kendor Poet’s Voice (Dubawi) Oasis Dream (Green Desert) Footstepsinthesand (Giant’s Causeway) Lope De Vega (Shamardal) Cape Cross (Green Desert) Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill) New Approach (Galileo) Pour Moi (Montjeu) Areion (Big Shuffle) Zoffany (Dansili) Elusive City (Elusive Quality) Excelebration (Exceen And Excel) Mount Nelson (Rock Of Gibraltar) Whipper (Miesque’s Son) Dutch Art (Medicean) Le Havre (Noverre) Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) Kyllachy (Pivotal) Manduro (Monsun) Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) Myboycharlie (Danetime)

114-270 42 179 1,171 117-210 56 173 838 49-124 40 74 483 127-309 41 191 1,723 60-122 49 88 486 45-94 42 72 326 112-253 44 169 1,139 114-257 449 162 1,562 78-196 40 136 1,087 134-319 42 206 1,754 196/171 56 156 954 70-158 44 104 877 82-176 47 124 868 112-249 45 168 1,387 172-178 40 114 848 65-144 45 98 660 83-199 41 124 891 95-264 35 143 1,345 110-242 45 176 1,437 88-240 37 144 1,375 58-142 40 98 725 36-75 48 52 275 22-122 19 36 571 72-209 43 111 1,019 81-188 43 113 978 77-189 41 137 1,068 88-201 44 134 1,153 82-153 54 122 782 74-175 42 116 805 86-219 39 127 1,302 65-159 40 101 663 38-85 44 47 414 82-140 59 131 934 83-177 47 119 980 76-182 42 120 1,130 54-116 47 86 553 39-107 36 61 558 39-101 39 67 658 90-209 43 128 1,120 59-147 40 97 687 18-33 54 30 133 91-202 45 158 1,293 50-137 37 74 657 67-182 37 101 860 60-153 39 84 880

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Earnings(£)

Best runner

62 14,385,847 Ulysses 30 5,195,007 Zarak 10 5,059,250 Enable 22 4,825,921 Harry Angel 19 4,164,033 Mutakayyef 20 3,602,780 Cracksman 12 3,311,925 Signs Of Blessing 13 3,084,877 Marsha 12 2,942,428 Ribchester 14 2,818,233 Best Solution 12 2,773,758 Brando 8 2,658,408 Le Brivido 13 2,517,833 Massaat 13 2,420,774 Priceless 15 12,395,108 Somehow 15 2,357,615 Ballet Concerto 9 2,198,978 Blue Point 10 2,057,794 Master The World 8 2,044,291 Mask Of Time 2 2,012,702 Forest Ranger 9 2,000,375 Al Wukair 12 1,993,980 Roly Poly 5 1,951,183 Brametot 8 1,933,628 Morando 6 1,916,897 Poet’s Word 6 1,892,446 Polydream 2 1,867,513 Kaspersky 7 1,803,136 The Right Man 9 1,778,665 Guignol 5 1,773,532 Jallota 7 1,765,708 Masar 3 1,764,246 Wings Of Eagles 10 1,735,171 Palace Prince 4 1,690,492 Washington DC 2 1,576,109 Rimini 4 1,535,460 Barney Roy 3 1,521,916 Librisa Breeze 4 1,510,686 Lord Glitters 3 1,499,724 Dutch Connection 2 1,495,728 Suedois 9 1,474,879 Caravaggio 5 1,473,449 Kimberella 10 1,464,353 Vazirabad 6 1,462,212 Creggs Pipes 1 1,462,100 Sistercharlie

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older stallions But although Galileo set the standard for quality across the board, it was his sons Frankel and Nathaniel who supplied the two top-rated runners in Europe, Cracksman and Enable respectively, both from their first crops. Galileo has a fine record with top-class fillies – others in 2017 were Rhododendron and the juveniles Happily and Clemmie, so his rise up the elite broodmare sire table (he had 24 stakes winners in Europe, six ahead of Pivotal) should come as no surprise. His star daughters in 2017 were the Group 1 winners Misty For Me, dam of Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, and Maybe, dam of

Leading European sires of three-year-olds ranked by average rating of top 20 of runners by Jocelyn de Moubray STALLION Fee 2013

Average rating of top 20 rnrs

Galileo Private 115 Frankel £125,000 114 Dubawi £75,000 110 Dansili £80,000 110 Adlerflug €5,500 109 Sea The Stars

€85,000

108

Pivotal £45,000 107 Nathaniel £20,000 107 Invincible Spirit €65,000

106

Tamayuz €15,000 106 Lope De Vega

€12,500

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Teofilo €35,000 103 Shamardal €50,000 103 Dark Angel Kodiac

€12,500

103

€7,500 102

New Approach £50,000

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Siyouni €7,000 102 Oasis Dream

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“Typically, Montjeus have brilliance, but also nervous energy. The Galileos have class, too, but they have minds of concrete Saxon Warrior. But distaff talent is not an imperative – Alina, dam of Barney Roy, was a twice-raced maiden. Galileo, also unsurprisingly, headed the two-year-old lists – in top company Clemmie and Happily were backed up by another filly, Magical, and the colts Gustav Klimt, The Pentagon and Kenya – and here again new ground was broken. In winning the Cheveley Park Stakes, Clemmie became her sire’s first Group 1 winner over as short as 6f. Galileo, who turns 20 next year, has the genetic background to succeed (by a 14-times champion out of the Arc winner Urban Sea, whose sire Miswaki provided a refreshing outcross) and his results (three top-level winners and a champion juvenile in his first two seasons with runners) very soon ensured his books had quality as well as quantity. But he also imparts a remarkable mental quality, perhaps encompassed in a cameo enacted at Ballydoyle some years ago. After exercise, three of Aidan O’Brien’s Derby prospects – the Montjeu pair St Nicholas Abbey and Jan Vermeer, and Cape

Blanco, by Galileo – were being hand-grazed in a paddock. All was serene in the sunshine until a sudden clatter of hooves behind a high perimeter fence as a group of fillies tittupped past. Cue men behaving badly, as the three colts launched themselves in a macho display of rearing and bucking on the end of their lead-ropes. Significantly, it was the two sons of Montjeu who were the first to kick off and the last to settle. Cape Blanco’s rodeo display was much more half-hearted and he quickly found the grass more interesting. “Typically,” observed O’Brien, “Montjeus have brilliance, but also nervous energy. The Galileos have class, too, but they have minds of concrete.” That fire that Sadler’s Wells gave to high-mettled Montjeu, and his sire Northern Dancer gave to Nijinsky before him, has perhaps emerged in the next generation to Frankel, handled so carefully and tactfully by Sir Henry Cecil during his unbeaten career. Sadler’s Wells was two decades into his stallion career at Coolmore before his studmates Galileo and Montjeu showed that he was not only a sire of exceptional runners, but of exceptional sires too – or, as John Magnier once put it, “the cavalry arrived”. Galileo’s stallion sons have emerged more quickly, but none to over-excite yet in Coolmore. Teofilo is at Kildangan, New Approach at Dalham Hall, Frankel at Banstead Manor and Nathaniel at Newsells Park. The burden of expectation now rests in

Wild Illusion: sire Dubawi’s juvenile Group 1 winner of 2017. She will have a Classic campaign ahead


older stallions County Tipperary with Australia and Ruler Of The World (with their first runners next year), Gleneagles (first foals this year), The Gurkha (first foals next year) and, starting in 2018, with Highland Reel and Churchill. It is now 28 years since the champion sire stood not merely outside Ireland (the last

based elsewhere was Blushing Groom, who took the 1989 title from Gainesway), but outside Coolmore. The one who has looked most likely to break the pattern lately has been Dalham Hall resident Dubawi, runner-up on the European earnings lists for the past three

LEADING 2017 SIRES BY EUROPEAN STAKES RACES (Colour code identifies 2017 fees, or latest where deceased, results to November 6, 2017) Stallion (sire)

Wnrs/Rnrs

Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) Frankel (Galileo) Dark Angel (Acclamation) Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) Kodiac (Danehill) Fastnet Rock (Danehill) Dansili (Danehill) Acclamation (Royal Applause) Exceed And Excel (Danehill) Pivotal (Polar Falcon) Teofilo (Galileo) Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) Raven’s Pass (Elusive Quality) Iffraaj (Zafonic) Dream Ahead (Diktat) Areion (Big Shuffle) Siyouni (Pivotal) Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) War Front (Danzig) Cape Cross (Green Desert) Lope De Vega (Shamardal) New Approach (Galileo) Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) Tamayuz (Nayef) Kendargent (Kendor) Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) Duke Of Marmalade Danehill) Helmet (Exceed And Excel) High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) Manduro (Monsun) Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) Poet’s Voce (Dubawi) Arcano (Oasis Dream) Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) Oasis Dream (Green Desert)

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Fee: £60,000+

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Wins Runs

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Earnings(£)

Best Rnr

42-95 43 62 309 12,743,323 Ulysses 24-64 38 30 178 3,230,645 Zarak 15-36 42 20 101 2,769,370 Cracksman 14-45 31 22 134 2,686,357 Harry Angel 13-37 35 19 104 3,236,490 Mutakayyef 13-55 24 14 149 952,792 Best Solution 12-30 40 15 98 1,217,196 Somehow 11-29 38 15 80 1,082,225 Ballet Concerto 10-35 29 13 92 1,289,503 Marsha 10-35 29 13 105 858,007 Priceless 10-38 26 13 110 1,144,812 Brando 9-29 31 13 79 1,206,950 Massaat 9-48 19 12 123 1,212,476 Signs Of Blessing 8-18 44 9 41 429,288 Riven Light 8-21 38 12 58 1,778,704 Ribchester 8-25 32 9 64 821,374 Al Wukair 7-19 37 9 69 419,827 Palace Prince 7-24 29 8 58 1,057,144 Le Brivido 7-24 29 8 66 338,690 Mask Of Time 7-25 28 11 77 1,517,642 Roly Poly 7-28 25 9 68 664,612 Guignol 7-30 23 7 87 465,367 The Right Man 7-33 21 7 81 536,548 Masar 6-13 46 9 30 1,312,488 Caravaggio 6-13 38 6 40 807,535 Blond Me 6-23 26 8 65 425,727 Morando 6-34 18 8 89 792,835 Blue Point 5-8 36 7 32 725,557 Big Orange 5-14 33 9 29 638,737 Thunder Snow 5-15 31 7 49 469,867 Rekindling 5-16 29 9 35 597,270 Vazirabad 5-17 26 5 38 226,178 Creggs Pipes 5-19 25 6 34 843,115 Poet’s Word 5-20 25 6 38 215,658 Just Glamorous 5-24 21 8 82 456,783 Master The World 5-26 19 5 71 533,428 Polydream Fee: £25,000+

Fee: £10,000+

years, but always, in the end, at a respectful distance, this year just the £9 million and change adrift. But he had a fine year nonetheless, with eight top-level winners, seven of them new names, to bring his career tally to 52. None of the eight scored in Britain, but then that is in keeping with the global ethos of Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley empire. The 15-year-old had a particularly good year with his daughters: Sobetsu, Nezwaah, Bateel, Wild Illusion and Wuheida all who won at the top level, the last-named ending her campaign with a flourish in the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Dubawi’s sole Group 1-winning juvenile was Wild Illusion, who followed in Wuheida’s hoofprints by giving their sire a second successive Prix Marcel Boussac, but there was also Classic promise from the colts Ghaiyyath and Emaraaty. Dubawi could not match Galileo’s numbers, but the sole carrier of the brilliant Dubai Millennium’s legacy was clear second Battaash: the Dark Angel colt is all speed

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Dark Angel’s results have raised him to an elite price bracket, and this year’s have been his best to date

Ellthea: the Group 3 winner was one of Kodiac’s band of record-breaking 2017 juveniles

best on the stakes winners’ list and overall, his European winners-to-runners strike rate was remarkable, with more than half of his individuals in the winners’ circle. As a runner, Dubawi was outstanding over a mile; his only venture out of his distance was a fine third in the Derby. But his dam Zomaradah, by Deploy, was an Italian Oaks winner and his progeny are effective over middle distances, with both Zarak (Grand

Prix de Saint-Cloud) and Bateel (Prix Vermeille) winning over 1m4f. As an outcross, he seems to operate with a broad brush – this year’s eight top-level winners not only have different sires, but different paternal grandsires as well. Dark Angel has made rapid strides since being headhunted by the O’Callaghans after his juvenile campaign and, though he opened in a commercial price bracket, has long since

left the behind the notion that he would supply merely precocity in his own image. The Yeomanstown resident’s results have raised him to an elite price bracket, and this year’s have been his best to date, putting him second-best, just ahead of Dubawi, on the Britain and Ireland lists, and fourth-best in Europe. Dark Angel has weight of numbers on his side – by early November he was one of only two stallions with more than 300 runners (Kodiac was the other) and his progeny logged twice as many outings as Dubawi’s, for instance. But there is quality among the quantity, with 22 stakes wins in Europe for the 12-year-old. His stars were two of the highest-rated performers of the year, in any division, in Harry Angel (July and Haydock Sprint Cups) and Battaash (Prix de l’Abbaye) joining Mecca’s Angel and Lethal Force as top-class sprinters on his CV. And in 2017 he added a new dimension to his accomplishments with a Group 1-winning miler when his daughter Persuasive put the colts to the sword in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

European sires of two-year-olds (listed by average rating of top 20 of runners) STALLION

Fee 2014

Runners

Winners

Galileo Private 53 New Approach £80,000 22 Frankel £125,000 28 Dark Angel €27,500 83 Siyouni €7,000 33 Dubawi £100,000 50 Wootton Bassett €4,000 16 Exceed And Excel £35,000 45 Dream Ahead €15,000 40 Kodiac €10,000 109 Holy Roman Emperor €20,000 49 Oasis Dream £85,000 25

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Sea The Stars took high rank on the European earnings list, had one of the best stakes totals, and a superior winners-to-runners strike rate In that, and his overall Group 1 count, he has bettered his sire Acclamation, responsible for another of the campaign’s sprint stars, Marsha. But despite his own precocity (he won the Middle Park Stakes), he has yet to produce a juvenile to win at the top level. Kodiac is another who has risen through the ranks from a commercial start, now standing at ten times his opening fee. His only Group 1 winner to date has been

the two-year-old Tiggy Wiggy, and although he has yet to add to his top-level tally he had a solid raft of lesser Group performers in 2017, headed by three-year-old Best Solution, winner of the St Simon Stakes, and the tough juvenile Nebo, whose reward for a consistent season in the best company came in the Horris Hill Stakes and who was one of his sire’s record number of juvenile winners. The Tally-Ho resident passed Sunday Silence’s 2004 mark of 51 when Statehood won at Lingfield. Sixteen-year-old Kodiac, by Danehill, is a half-brother to Invincible Spirit, and Sea The Stars, by Cape Cross, is a half to Galileo, but the younger horses, now established as “top-tenners”, need no longer trade on their relationships. Sea The Stars, based at Gilltown, took high rank on the European earnings’ list, had one of the best stakes totals, and a superior winners-to-runners strike rate. His leading earner was Cloth Of Stars, winner of the Prix Ganay (G1) and runner-

up in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, while a second Group 1 prize of the year came from Mekhtaal in the Prix d’Ispahan and a third from the promising three-year-old stayer Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup. Their sire’s other top runners included the Group 2-winning miler Mutakayyef, who beat all bar Ribchester in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) and went one better in the Summer Mile, and Crystal Ocean, one place in front of Stradivarius when second in the St Leger. Of the leading stallions, some started at the top, with select books, others have worked their way up. But however they got there, most of them towards the top of the lists are among those who command some of the highest fees, as the tables before show. It seems you generally do get what you pay for – but not always, as the tables also show. However, the industry is very much one of ebb and flow, rebalancing and readjusting as necessary, and value – or lack of it – is in the eye of the beholder.

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2004 CH. MEDICEAN - HALLAND PARK LASS

2008 B. INVINCIBLE SPIRIT - MAYLEAF

Sire of Gr.1 winning sprinters GARSWOOD and SLADE POWER. 2017 yearlings made up to 175,000gns.

Top rated sprinter by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT at stud. 11 Black Type 2yos from his first 2 crops. 2017 yearlings made up to 120,000gns

■ Fee: £15,000 (1st Oct. SLF) ■

GARSWOOD 2010 B. DUTCH ART - PENCHANT

FIRST RUNNERS IN 2018 Gr.1 winning sprinter by DUTCH ART. 1st crop yearlings made up to 140,000gns in 2017 (12/10) averaging over 10 times his cover fee.

■ Fee: £4,000 (1st Oct. SLF) ■

INTELLO

2010 B. GALILEO - IMPRESSIONNANTE

RETURNING FOR 2018 Bred on the same Galileo/Danehill cross as FRANKEL. 1st crop 2yo winners include 2 Stakes horses. 2017 yearlings made up to 425,000gns.

■ Fee: £6,000 (1st Oct. SLF) ■

PIVOTAL

1993 CH. POLAR FALCON - FEARLESS REVIVAL

Sire of Gr.1 winning sprinter BRANDO in 2017. Sire of 26 Gr.1 winners and 140 Black Type winners. 2017 yearlings made up to €320,000.

■ Fee: £40,000 (1st Oct. SLF) ■

TWILIGHT SON 2012 B. KYLLACHY - TWILIGHT MISTRESS

FIRST FOALS IN 2018 Dual Gr.1 winning sprinter by KYLLACHY. The “Mighty” Pivotal line continues...

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2009 GR. DARK ANGEL - LAND ARMY

2013 CH. GALILEO - LIGHT SHIFT

Dual Gr.1 winner and top rated son of DARK ANGEL at stud. 21 first crop winners in 2017 (16/11), incl. 3 Stakes horses. 2017 yearlings made up to 115,000gns.

By GALILEO out of an Oaks winner. Won the Gr.1 Juddmonte International and Gr.1 Coral Eclipse Stakes. Defeated 21 Gr.1 winners, including Churchill and Barney Roy.

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Heirs

The wonderful Frankel: the son of Galileo looks to be developing as successful a stud career to match his racing career

to the

throne?

The Galileo pair Frankel and Nathaniel head the second-season sires’ list, writes Jocelyn de Moubray

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rankel continues to be in a class of his own, and after one crop of his three-year-olds has raced it looks more or less certain that he will be among Europe’s elite stallion ranks as long as he is alive and covering at his Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud. Nathaniel has been excellent, but not quite as good as Frankel from the day they made their racecourse debuts together back in August 2010. Newsells Park’s son of Galileo also enjoyed

European second-season sires (listed by average rating of top 20% of runners) STALLION

Fee 2013

3yo runners

3yo winners

Frankel £125,000 59 Nathaniel £20,000 65 Born To Sea €10,000 45 Helmet €10,000 52 Excelebration €22,500 52 Casamento €5,000 62 Mayson £8,000 44 Sepoy £15,000 62 Elzaam €4,000 36 Bated Breath £8,000 58 Foxwedge £7,500 48 Dragon Pulse €6,000 39

Stats by Jocelyn de Moubray

% rated 110+

29 26 20 22 21 18 15 27 14 21 23 17

% rated 95+

Average rating top 20% rnrs

20.00 41.0 6.20 26.0 2.20 16.0 1.90 12.0 1.90 12.0 0.00 9.7 0.00 11.0 1.60 7.8 0.00 11.0 0.00 5.2 0.00 17.0 0.00 10.0

114 107 102 101 100 98 97 97 97 95 95 94

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second-season sires Leading European second-season sires by stakes wnrs Stallion

Stakes Wnrs

Frankel 15 Helmet 5 Nathaniel 4 Excelebration 3 Campanologist 3 Rio De La Plata 3 Redoute’s Choice 3 Sepoy 3 Rajsaman 3 Torok 2 Tai Chi 2 Nathaniel

Leading European second-season sires by % w-r (with more than 10 runners in 2017)

Stats from Weatherbys

Stallion Wnrs/Rnrs Frankel 47.87 Excelebration 47.41 Captain Chop 46.15 Jukebox Jury 45.76 Sir Prancealot 45.36 Campanologist 43.64 Dragon Pulse 43.53 Rio De La Plata 43.48 Bated Breath 43.09 Born To Sea 41.24 Mayson 40.66 Foxwedge 39.53 Nathaniel 38.89 Redoute’s Choice 38.10

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a successful year with his first three-year-olds and he too is likely to secure a place as an elite sire in the near future. Both these sons of Galileo produced top horses, as well as a large number of high-class ones and their second crop of two-year-olds are, in both cases, looking more promising at this stage than their first one did at the same time last year. Frankel’s first three-year-olds included the Group 1 winners and top horses Cracksman in Europe and Soul Stirring in Japan as well as 19 others rated 100 or higher by the Racing Post. This is a level of success only consistently matched by Galileo and Dubawi. Frankel appears to be a similar type of stallion to his own sire Galileo. Many of his best horses are middle-distance horses, 57 per cent of his three-year-old wins have come over 1m2f or further, and his best two horses to date are out of mares by Pivotal and Monsun, two broodmare sires who have worked well with Galileo, too. From two crops of two-year-olds Frankel has already produced eight two-year-old Group winners and with the right mares he can clearly produce high-class precocious horses, even if many of his progeny stay 1m2f and further at three. Aside from his two-year-old Group winners Elarqam, Nelson and Rostropovich he had some promising maiden winners as prospects for 2018 including Veracious, Contingent, Herculean in Europe, and Signalize in Japan.

Enable backed up by the numbers

Nathaniel produced a great champion in his first crop which is an unusual achievement in itself, but aside from Enable there were 14 other three-year-olds with a rating of 100 or higher – ten colts and four other fillies. Two features which stand out from Nathaniel’s first three-year-olds are, first, that they appear to be mainly middle-distance horses, Ronald R is the only one of those rated 100 or higher whose best performance came at a mile. Enable has the speed to win top races over 1m2f at least, but was raced over longer trips from May onwards. Second, Nathaniel’s progeny improved spectacularly from two to three, and throughout their three-year-old season. Enable, Melodic Motion and God Given, his best three fillies, all improved between 20 and 26lb between their first start at three

From two crops of two-year-olds Frankel has already produced eight two-year-old Group winners Nathaniel’s wonderful filly Enable after her Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory. It is very rare for a stallion to produce such a champion in so early a crop


second-season sires and their best performance, and colts such as Joshua Reynolds, Falcon Wings, Face The Facts and Glencadam Glory made similar progress going from ratings in the 80s to ratings between 100 and 110. This April few bloodstock figures were believers in Nathaniel – and in many ways this skepticism was justified as few threeyear-olds make this type of progress and it

is rare for one stallion’s progeny to move forward in this way. If the phenomenon repeats itself in 2018 Nathaniel will be well established and his 2017 two-year-olds include several lightly raced and promising winners – House Edge, This Girl, Perfect Clarity, Highgarden and The Kid Bobby B, as well as the stakes performer Dina in Germany.

It’s not just abut the top two

Among the other second-season sires Excelebration, Helmet and Born To Sea all still have a good chance of becoming established sires. All three sired a top horse – Barney Roy, Thunder Snow and Sea Of Grace – as well as five other three-year-olds rated 100 or higher. Expectations play a big role in how

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second-season sires stallions are judged and Excelebration covered at more than twice the fee of the other two in their first season at stud and his first yearlings were very well received by the market. In some ways, despite having one of the best three-year-olds in Europe in Barney Roy, Excelebration failed to meet these expectations, whereas Helmet and Born To Sea did better than many had expected them too. Sepoy with Dabyah and Rajsaman with Brametot also produced a high-class horse and will have a chance if they can come up with another one in 2018. Two of the group whose second crop looks to be better than their first are Bated Breath and Rio De La Plata. Bated Breath’s second crop of two-yearolds includes the Group winner Beckford and the Group-placed Gavota as well as Landshark and Escamilla who could be top horses in 2018. Rio De La Plata covered around 50 mares during his first three crops and has produced two good three-year-old fillies in Thais and Aiming For Rio and a stakes-performing twoyear-old in Rioticism. The son of Rahy covered over 100 mares in both 2016 and 2017 and so may well have a higher profile in the future.

Above, the best result for Born To Sea’s Group 3-winning daughter Sea of Grace came when second in the Poule d’Essais des Pouliches (G1) and then when fourth in the Falmouth Stakes

Left, Bated Breath’s leading son Beckford winning the Railway Stakes (G3), below, Sepoy’s Group 3-winning daughter Dabyah

European second-season sires of two-year-olds of 2017 STALLION

Runners

Winners

Frankel 24 13 Dragon Pulse 26 8 Nathaniel 25 8 Mayson 32 12 Excelebration 52 10 Elzaam 21 7 Rio De La Plata 13 3 Bated Breath 44 17 Casamento 30 7 Foxwedge 24 3 Born To Sea 21 7 Rajsaman 38 5 Helmet 44 12 Sepoy 35 3 Sir Prancealot 25 8

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Stats by Jocelyn de Moubray

GW

Rated 80+

% to runners

3 16 0 8 0 7 0 9 0 8 0 5 0 3 1 10 0 5 0 4 0 3 0 4 0 5 0 3 0 1

67 31 28 28 25 24 23 23 17 17 14 11 11 8 4


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Oasis Dream - Tahrir

£30,000 (1st JAN, SLF)

Mukhadram

Shamardal - Magic Tree

£7,000 (1st JAN, SLF)

Nayef

Gulch - Height Of Fashion

£5,000 (1st JAN, SLF)

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The leading sire of his generation

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€60,000


Lights for 2018

Make Believe Classic winning miler with speed to burn. Dual Gr.1 winner of the Prix de la Forêt in course record time. Covered an outstanding booksof mares in his first 2 seasons at stud. First yearlings in 2018 Fee:

New Bay Won the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club ahead of HIGHLAND REEL in a time faster than ALMANZOR, LE HAVRE and SHAMARDAL. By DUBAWI from the stallion making family of KINGMAN and OASIS DREAM.

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xxxxxxxxx The Karl Burke Prix Morny first-season sire one-two: left, runner-up Havana Grey (Havana Gold) and, right, the winner Unfortunately (Society Rock)

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This year’s leading European first-season sires come from England, Ireland, France and Germany, reports Jocelyn de Moubray

t is hardly surprising that all players in the bloodstock market are trying to work out who is going to be the next hot commercial sire. The market accords such a premium to those who get it right that everybody from breeders to pinhookers, bloodstock agents to trainers, are always trying to work out who is going to be the next top sire. The first indicators are the fee at which a stallion starts its career, and then how it first foals and then yearlings are accepted by the market, but these are all still a long way from any meaningful racecourse test and these

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If you look at a list of the leading European sires of three-year-olds in 2017 as many started their career standing at €15,000 or less as those who began as expensive, sought-after sires

indicators turn out, as often as not, to be false. If you look at the list of the leading European sires of three-year-olds in 2017 as many started their career standing at €15,000 or less as those who began as expensive, sought-after sires. The first yearling crops of horses such as Kodiac, Dark Angel or Siyouni came and went to the sales without making any stir or noise. Kodiac’s first yearlings averaged only £16,000, Dark Angel’s £27,000 and Siyouni’s £23,000, whereas in 2017 these stallions recorded average yearling prices of £96,000, £145,000 and £83,000.


first-season stallions The market and the players who form it don’t always get it right. The next important step in a stallion’s commercial career is its first crop of two-year-olds and how they perform through their first season. At this stage perceptions are based upon what has happened on the racecourse, but any answers given or suggested can only be provisional. There are some great stallions whose first crop of two-year-olds were disappointing, Galileo and Dansili, for instance, and then some great first-season sires who never matched the same level of achievement again. Two-year-old racing is not only what decides a stallion’s commercial value, and of course one crop of two-year-olds is far too small a sample from which to make a definitive judgment. Over the long run any variable tends to revert towards the mean, and few stallions are able to maintain a position way ahead of their rivals year after year and season after season even with, or perhaps because of, the 150 or more foals successful commercial sires have every year. And then, of course, the market never makes definitive judgments but instead tends to swing unpredictably as the stakes are high

and the players understandably anxious. It is hard to think of any stallion whose career has been one long procession from success to success, and even the future of stallions such as Galileo and Dubawi were in question at one point – for example Galileo’s fifth crop of yearlings averaged only marginally more than his first, while Dubawi’s second crop of yearlings averaged only £50,000. A stallion’s performance and breeders’ and buyers’ perceptions of its performance are rarely if ever a straight line or a harmonious upward curve and it is always easy enough to find a negative angle about any stallion. Even Frankel, who has been spectacularly successful from the moment his progeny began to race, had many doubters since his first yearlings appeared at the sales in 2015. There is no really objective way of predicting which of this or any year’s firstseason sires will still be successful in five years’ time. There are some obvious pointers – the percentage of winners to runners, the number of winners – aside from the prize-money total which determines the official title of champion first-season sire. What has always been a murky picture has been even more obscure over the last 15 years

A stallion’s performance and breeders’ and buyers’ perceptions of its performance are rarely if ever a straight line or a harmonious upward curve with the rise in the number of mares covered by first-season sires – this year there are seven first-crop stallions who will have had 50 or more runners by the end of the year. Everybody has their own way of looking at these things and any opinions are only that, just subjective opinions. The number of Group winners in a stallion’s first crop of two-year-olds seems to be a good guide to the future. Not every sire with two or more was able to repeat the feat regularly – Fasliyev the first-season sire sensation of 2003 had four Group winners in his first crop of two-year-

European first-season sires (listed by average rating of top 20% of runners) STALLION Fee 2014

Stats by Jocelyn de Moubray

Nos mares covered Runners Winners GWnrs % rated 95+ 2015/16

Declaration Of War €40,000 0 Intello £25,000 239 Reliable Man €6,000 122 Farhh £17,500 111 Maxios €10,000 200 Pedro The Great €3,000 109 Camelot €25,000 405 Dabirsim €9,000 241 Dawn Approach €35,000 298 Epaulette €7,500 207 Society Rock €8,000 198 Cityscape £5,000 98 Havana Gold £8,500 140 Lethal Force £12,500 228 Red Jazz €4,500 107 Swiss Spirit £4,500 228 Most Improved €6,000 133 Planteur €6,000 203

38 7 1 7.9 29 8 0 6.9 2 17 2 13.0 17 4 1 12..0 31 8 0 13.0 9 24 0 8.3 67 18 1 4.5 47 14 1 6.4 43 10 0 7.1 58 19 0 1.7 72 23 1 6.9 25 6 0 4.0 62 18 1 4.9 58 20 0 6.9 20 58 0 3.4 14 41 0 4.8 13 39 0 2.6 10 27 0 3.8

Average rating top 20% rnrs 96 96 96 94 94 93 92 92 91 90 90 88 88 88 88 87 79 78

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MOST PRECOCIOUS SON OF OASIS DREAM

COACH HOUSE Oasis Dream ex Lesson In Humility (Mujadil)

FIRST 2YOS IN 2018 Over 70 in training. Yearlings made 125,000gns (sold to Roger Varian), €68,000, 50,000gns, etc. ROYAL ASCOT 2YO SPRINTER 5f juvenile Stakes winner. BY A CHAMPION SPRINTER AND SIRE Out of a Gr.1 sprinter. Stud Fee: £3,000 October 1st LFFR In partnership with Whitsbury Manor Stud and Trickledown Stud

HELLVELYN

Ishiguru ex Cumbrian Melody (Petong)

PROVEN SOURCE OF 2YO SPEED

SIRE OF TOP 2YO FILLY MRS DANVERS As well as 2yo Stakes winners/ performers Ardenode, Bonnie Grey, Hellofahaste, La Rioja, Mister Trader, etc. 7.7% BLACK-TYPE 2YO WINNERS TO RUNNERS Better than Kodiac, Dark Angel, Acclamation, Lope de Vega, Exceed And Excel, etc. (2016-2017) GR.2 ROYAL ASCOT 2YO From an all speed family. Stud Fee: £3,000 October 1st LFFR Mrs Danvers - Unbeaten 5-time 2yo winner including Cornwallis Stakes Gr.3

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Reliable Man’s colt Erasmus wins the Preis des Winterfavoriten (G3) run at Cologne by 8l; inset, the sire moves to France for the 2018 covering season

olds, but within five years was sold to Japan, however a high proportion of those sires who have got two or more Group winners from their first crop of two-year-olds have developed into successful stallions.

Reliable Man: got the two Group winners

Reliable Man, the Group 1 Prix du JockeyClub winner who stood his first four northernhemisphere seasons at Gestüt Röttgen in Germany and who will stand at the Haras du Thenney in 2018, is the only one of 2017’s first-season sires to have two Group winners. The Reliable Man colt Erasmus, an 8l winner of Germany’s principle two-year-old race, is the clear top-rated German juvenile with an official rating of 112, while Narella, who is now in training with Roger Varian for Teruya Yoshida and rated 104, is also among the top five. The son of Dalakhani has two others rated in the top 25. The support a stallion receives in its second and third year at stud is also crucial to long-term success; a sire whose second and third crops are way inferior to his first will

always struggle to restablish himself. Reliable Man covered his biggest book in 2017 and was supported by Röttgen and other leading breeders while in Germany.

Recent first-season sires with two or more Group winners among first two-year-olds 5 Frankel 4

Lope De Vega, Oasis Dream

3

Zoffany, Mastercraftsman

2

Tamayuz, New Approach, Kendargent, Vettori, Shamardal, Invincible Spirit, Teofilo, Medicean, Iffraaj, Dubawi, Siyouni, Starspangledbanner, Showcasing and Reliable Man

Society Rock led the winners’ charge

Declaration Of War, now in Kentucky, and the champion first-season sire (by number of winners and prize-money earned) Society Rock, who sadly died in 2016, are no longer available to European breeders. Among the other first-season sires the yearling market responded most positively to were Camelot, Dabirsim, Intello, Farhh, Havana Gold and, at a different level, Pedro The Great. Camelot’s first yearlings were so well received that his fee was put up by 40 per cent before the son of Montjeu had had a runner. It is not easy to fulfill such expectations, but his yearling average was down by only 10 per cent for his second crop. Camelot has had a lot of runners, but then he has covered more mares than his contemporaries, and for the time being his progeny’s best performances have come in France and Germany. The Harry Dunlop-trained Fighting Irish won a Group 2 in France over 6f and the Jean Pierre Carvalho-trained Alounak beat a subsequent Group winner when taking a

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first-season stallions Leading European first-season sires by stakes wnrs Stallion

Stakes Wnrs

Dabirsim 2 Havana Gold 2 Farhh 2 Camelot 2 Declaration Of War 2 Reliable Man 2 Pedro The Great 1 Mendip 1 Society Rock 1 French Fifteen 1 Intello 1 Dabirsim

Leading European first-season sires by % w-r (with more than 20 runners in 2017)

Stats from Weatherbys

Stallion Wnrs/Rnrs Pedro The Great 36.00 Most Improved 35.90 Lethal Force 35.59 Red Jazz 35.00 Planteur 34.48 Mendip 34.29 Swiss Spirit 34.15 Dabirsim 33.33 Epaulette 32.76 Society Rock 31.94 French Fifteen 31.58 Havana Gold 30.65 Worthadd 30.00 Hermival 30.00

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Maxios

Listed race in Dusseldorf. Dabirsim who stands at the Haras de Grandchamp after covering his first two years at Gestüt Karlshof in Germany is the sire who has changed perceptions in a dramatic manner. His first crop of yearlings averaged £28,000 and his second £78,000 with two making €500,000 and a total of four more than €200,000. The son of Hat Trick has made a solid start to his stud career with the leading filly Different League and the Listed winner Coeur de Beaute among his 14 winners at the time of writing. Intello covered plenty of mares in his first season at Cheveley Park Stud, but has had few runners so far. Of the 30 who have run at two Gabr was beaten only just over 5l in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy and Sonjeu won a Listed race in France. Darley’s Farhh has made an excellent start with the unbeaten Group winner Wells Farhh Go among his winners, but the son of Pivotal only covered 35 mares in 2016. The fee for Tweenhills Stud’s Havana Gold has increased significantly for 2018 after his 18 winners included the Group winner Havana Grey and the Group-placed Headway. Pedro The Great, a half-brother to Footstepsinthesand and winner of the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes, has been a revelation producing three Group-class two-year-olds in Fatale Bere, Feralia and Bonita Fransisca while standing for only €3,000 in west France. Gestüt Fährhof’s Maxios set out with far higher expectations, but has made a decent start with two Group-placed winners in Germany, Wild Max and Suada, as well as Woodmax, who was an excellent fourth in the Group 1 Prix Jean Luc Lagardère.

Camelot

Leading Europe first-season sires by earnings (with more than 20 runners in 2017)

Stats from Weatherbys

Stallion £ Society Rock 783,108 Dabirsim 528,665 Havana Gold 441,791 Camelot 390,118 Red Jazz 359,048 Declaration Of War 339,460 Mendip 331,159 Pedro The Great 244,414 Lethal Force 239,797 Most Improved 227,568 Style Vendome 226,659 Epaulette 213,552 Intello 210,822 George Vancouver 195,465 Maxios 192,893 Dawn Approach 187,436 Reliable Man 169,617 Penny’s Picnic 168,703 French Fifteen 159,055


Aclaim

Gregorian

Marcel

Fee: £12,500*

Fee: £4,500*

Fee: £5,000*

Handsome Gr.1 winner by the sire of DARK ANGEL from the family of MONTJEU

First crop of yearlings sold for €60,000, 45,000gns, €46,000, 36,000gns, £37,000, 34,000gns, €40,000, 32,000gns etc.

Gr.1 winning 2yo

2013 ACCLAMATION - ARIS

2009 CLODOVIL - THREE DAYS IN MAY

Winner of the Gr.1 Prix de la Forêt, Gr.2 Park Stakes, Gr.2 Challenge Stakes, Dubai Duty Free Cup, L., and his only start at two

Averaged over 9 times his stud fee at Tattersalls Book 2, and 6 times his fee at Goffs Sportsman’s Sale

Timeform 123. Rated the best three-year-old by Acclamation – and even higher rated at four The best speed horse in an exceptional family Out of a Stakes-placed juvenile who beat Gr.1 winner Gordon Lord Byron to break her maiden

Yearlings going to some of the industry’s most well respected trainers: Keith Dalgleish, Kevin Ryan, Karl Burke, Brian Ellison, Tim Easterby, Michael Dods etc

2013 LAWMAN - MAURESMO

Timeform rated 118, after just his 3rd start at 2yo, in the top 3 European 2yo colts of his generation First book of mares included over 30% Stakes performers or producers and from beautiful black type families, including those of Gr.1 winners Dick Whittington, Moriarty and Virginia Waters

Winner of the Gr.2 Hungerford Stakes, and Gr.1 placed 4 times

By a son of Invincible Spirit, and from the family of Gr.1 winners Annoconnor and At Talaq

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STALLIONS 2018 Spill The Beans

Time Test

Tivaci

Fee: £6,000*

Fee: £8,500*

Fee: £8,000*

Undefeated 2yo and multiple Group winning 3yo, including Gr.2 QTC Cup (6.5f)

Dual Gr.2 winning miler

Touted as the world’s fastest son of Champion sire High Chaparral - his only son at stud in the UK

First son of record breaking Australasian dual Champion sire Snitzel in Europe

Royal Ascot track record breaking winner of the Gr.3 Tercentenary Stakes

Winner of 5 of his 11 starts, and placed a further 4 times. Defeated Gr.1 winners Pride Of Dubai, Stratum Star and Holler

By record breaking sire Dubawi, out of Gr.1 winner Passage Of Time, from the family of Champions Twice Over, All At Sea etc.

2012 SNITZEL - MISS DODWELL

Most popular 1st season sire in Australia in 2016, covering over 200 mares

2012 DUBAWI - PASSAGE OF TIME

4 times Gr.1 placed

Outstanding first crop foals in Australia 2017

“Time Test blew away the opposition at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old when he looked like a Group 1 horse. Speed and acceleration were his main

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assets...” Roger Charlton

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2012 HIGH CHAPARRAL - BRECCIA

Brilliant Gr.1 winning Sprinter/ Miler, with victories in the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes (7f), Gr.3 CS Hayes Stakes (7f) and Gr.3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1m) Defeated 6 Gr.1 winners in the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick. Completed the final 3 furlongs of the Listed Kensington Stakes in a slick 32.1 seconds First southern hemisphere season 2017

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leading sires by distance Leading European sires of sprinters (5f-6f) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Dark Angel (IRE) Exceed And Excel (AUS) Acclamation (GB) Kodiac (GB) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Oasis Dream (GB) Pivotal (GB) Kyllachy (GB) Equiano (FR) Zebedee (GB) Showcasing (GB) Lope De Vega (IRE) Kheleyf (USA) Shamardal (USA) Dream Ahead (USA) Dutch Art (GB) Bated Breath (GB) Iffraaj (GB) Siyouni (FR) Dandy Man (IRE) Pastoral Pursuits (GB) Mayson (GB) Mount Nelson (GB) Choisir (AUS) Elusive City (USA) Fast Company (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Bahamian Bounty (GB) Havana Gold (IRE) Dabirsim (FR) Arcano (IRE) Clodovil (IRE) Royal Applause (GB) Sir Prancealot (IRE) Kendargent (FR) Lawman (FR) Frozen Power (IRE) Intense Focus (USA) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Tagula (IRE) Excelebration (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Zoffany (IRE) Raven’s Pass (USA) Harbour Watch (IRE) Galileo (IRE) Poet’s Voice (GB) Panis (USA) Canford Cliffs (IRE) Elzaam (AUS) Dragon Pulse (IRE) Dylan Thomas (IRE) Areion (GER) Compton Place (GB) Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) Medicean (GB)

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Runners

Winners

W/R

Starts

Wins

154 152 171 213 128 70 53 124 145 142 81 35 104 51 77 92 75 72 56 108 73 63 18 53 71 76 87 80 42 26 84 54 81 58 55 58 28 61 66 33 48 33 57 43 64 13 71 12 44 32 44 13 50 57 52 25

43 63 58 75 48 22 22 42 45 51 28 12 33 16 23 31 26 19 18 28 29 18 6 18 25 21 26 28 14 10 20 21 23 20 10 13 13 16 19 9 16 15 13 10 14 2 17 2 14 9 12 5 13 18 16 7

28 41 34 35 38 31 42 34 31 36 35 34 32 31 30 34 35 26 32 26 40 29 33 34 35 28 30 35 33 38 24 39 28 34 18 22 46 26 29 27 33 45 23 23 22 15 24 17 32 28 27 38 26 32 31 28

486 627 651 893 443 288 224 556 599 630 325 120 461 169 247 304 230 258 180 421 387 233 54 225 271 243 297 377 130 52 268 211 351 248 150 158 105 203 231 132 142 88 162 123 209 22 258 70 134 104 161 46 122 304 189 71

60 85 83 104 61 48 35 68 60 80 40 15 50 23 36 43 37 30 22 45 53 27 6 27 31 23 40 43 20 14 28 27 33 32 14 14 23 26 27 13 23 17 15 16 21 4 26 3 17 14 13 8 17 37 21 9

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Stakes wins 8 12 3 3 5 4 5 3 2 2 2 1 3 3 4 1 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0

Earnings 1,857,248 1,735,589 1,514,484 1,385,613 1,238,122 976,351 900,095 868,483 842,463 797,651 778,000 686,557 611,083 606,016 574,244 566,585 549,289 533,975 492,928 481,454 479,761 471,646 454,306 445,964 437,987 403,371 401,220 380,002 375,762 354,948 348,868 322,788 318,410 279,754 278,003 268,768 264,716 261,440 255,949 251,468 250,535 242,343 240,229 239,002 237,951 237,016 224,875 220,752 217,574 210,834 206,621 204,317 199,083 193,351 181,580 178,132


leading sires by distance ...continued Leading European sires of sprinters (5f-6f) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Foxwedge (AUS) Monsieur Bond (IRE) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Camacho (GB) Rio de La Plata (USA) Captain Gerrard (IRE) Requinto (IRE) Paco Boy (IRE) Orpen (USA) Helmet (AUS) Lethal Force (IRE) Sakhee’s Secret (GB) Camelot (GB) Blu Air Force (IRE) Tamayuz (GB) Teofilo (IRE) Power (GB) New Approach (IRE) Mastercraftsman (IRE) Myboycharlie (IRE) Sepoy (AUS) Penny’s Picnic (IRE) Sageburg (IRE) Swiss Spirit (GB) Pour Moi (IRE) Champs Elysees (GB) Wootton Bassett (GB) Major Cadeaux (GB) Haafhd (GB) Style Vendome (FR) Assertive (GB) French Fifteen (FR) Epaulette (AUS) Casamento (IRE) Avonbridge (GB) Sayif (IRE) Stormy River (FR) Rajsaman (FR) Pedro The Great (USA) Vocalised (USA) Literato (FR) Haatef (USA) Frankel (GB) Vale of York (IRE) Soldier Hollow (GB) Whipper (USA) Nombre Premier (GB) Moss Vale (IRE) George Vancouver (USA) Denounce (GB) Baltic King (GB) Mujahid (USA) Captain Marvelous (IRE) Stimulation (IRE) Air Chief Marshal (IRE) Amadeus Wolf (GB)

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Winners

W/R

Starts

Wins

Stakes wins

Earnings

47 60 26 27 15 53 34 56 23 53 45 43 13 39 18 18 29 25 30 37 50 14 24 35 12 14 13 19 8 17 27 5 31 32 13 20 13 23 9 16 13 11 14 17 15 18 4 23 16 4 6 27 13 19 23 21

10 10 4 10 3 11 11 13 5 13 13 8 2 13 3 5 8 3 5 6 10 4 3 12 3 2 3 6 4 4 11 1 10 7 5 4 3 3 4 5 3 6 5 5 4 3 2 8 3 1 4 5 3 5 4 5

21 17 15 37 20 21 32 23 22 25 29 19 15 33 17 28 28 12 17 16 20 29 13 34 25 14 23 32 50 24 41 20 32 22 38 20 23 13 44 31 23 55 36 29 27 17 50 35 19 25 67 19 23 26 17 24

176 270 65 126 50 251 119 207 78 135 136 188 23 167 48 39 109 67 66 104 137 46 72 109 30 24 34 96 36 50 144 18 82 103 69 82 40 73 19 46 39 47 23 78 48 63 19 108 39 11 37 62 49 104 53 70

16 15 7 15 6 17 15 21 10 14 14 13 4 17 3 7 12 5 8 6 12 4 5 15 5 3 3 13 5 6 13 3 10 9 7 8 4 5 6 7 4 7 5 6 7 3 4 12 3 1 5 6 4 7 4 8

0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

174,276 172,478 163,109 158,256 157,262 155,895 153,908 151,289 145,485 138,999 137,191 132,524 126,324 125,514 122,353 118,958 116,997 116,638 116,299 114,492 114,092 112,870 111,796 111,329 110,813 110,372 110,122 108,173 107,490 105,524 103,253 99,022 90,485 89,572 86,590 86,403 83,100 82,102 81,381 80,973 79,721 78,272 77,120 76,126 75,385 73,272 73,135 71,156 70,892 70,080 67,414 67,308 65,769 65,349 63,033 62,902

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leading sires by distance Leading European sires of milers (7f-8f) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Galileo (IRE) Dark Angel (IRE) Iffraaj (GB) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Acclamation (GB) Siyouni (FR) Dubawi (IRE) Shamardal (USA) Exceed and Excel (AUS) Dream Ahead (USA) Lope De Vega (IRE) Pivotal (GB) Kodiac (GB) Lawman (FR) Helmet (AUS) Dansili (GB) Kendargent (FR) Frankel (GB) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Teofilo (IRE) Dutch Art (GB) Excelebration (IRE) Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) Oasis Dream (GB) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Arcano (IRE) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Raven’s Pass (USA) Tamayuz (GB) Zoffany (IRE) Elusive City (USA) Whipper (USA) Le Havre (IRE) Poet’s Voice (GB) Areion (GER) Sea The Stars (IRE) Mastercraftsman (IRE) Canford Cliffs (IRE) Kyllachy (GB) Rajsaman (FR) New Approach (IRE) Bahamian Bounty (GB) Fast Company (IRE) Paco Boy (IRE) Intense Focus (USA) Vocalised (USA) Royal Applause (GB) Foxwedge (AUS) Showcasing (GB) Myboycharlie (IRE) Born To Sea (IRE) Bated Breath (GB) Air Chief Marshal (IRE) Sepoy (AUS) Mujahid (USA) Casamento (IRE)

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Winners

W/R

Starts

Wins

103 225 135 172 166 114 141 165 164 94 112 103 162 152 80 77 114 64 148 85 133 78 115 119 106 124 82 82 53 112 113 52 58 120 94 40 142 96 122 68 84 74 95 76 98 42 110 54 67 79 61 76 63 79 75 94

37 59 31 53 44 31 53 45 41 23 44 39 44 36 20 18 33 26 46 22 40 25 24 35 27 30 24 26 15 28 22 15 14 37 31 11 24 25 35 6 22 17 24 13 27 8 28 18 15 19 13 21 13 15 28 17

36 26 23 31 27 27 38 27 25 24 39 38 27 24 25 23 29 41 31 26 30 32 21 29 25 24 29 32 28 25 19 29 24 31 33 28 17 26 29 9 26 23 25 17 28 19 25 33 22 24 21 28 21 19 37 18

283 751 399 576 601 369 344 442 468 288 350 327 518 516 212 183 356 146 501 240 423 202 405 380 385 411 228 232 173 369 387 195 151 359 304 92 336 297 446 148 199 250 304 241 337 111 380 203 209 235 164 220 216 209 270 256

56 77 40 70 55 42 73 59 56 35 59 51 64 55 32 25 41 36 64 28 51 31 35 48 39 41 29 36 25 40 30 23 26 42 42 14 27 34 54 7 30 24 33 25 38 11 40 30 19 22 15 26 15 19 44 20

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Stakes wins 18 14 8 8 9 7 9 3 6 4 3 3 6 1 7 5 5 6 3 3 2 2 3 1 2 3 2 4 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0

Earnings 3,360,398 2,500,904 2,015,335 1,664,949 1,596,913 1,468,377 1,468,256 1,225,796 1,190,678 1,070,359 963,850 948,258 898,409 839,862 803,325 802,700 789,171 772,218 759,325 738,720 698,598 686,938 648,902 624,664 620,084 585,702 583,499 565,705 563,735 553,402 546,028 544,786 537,815 512,224 480,981 478,653 478,047 455,945 447,324 443,407 442,165 418,114 372,429 362,623 352,090 350,168 342,741 342,529 339,109 336,939 336,298 331,608 327,384 290,269 283,722 283,694


leading sires by distance ...continued Leading European sires of milers (7f-8f) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Delegator (GB) Zebedee (GB) Literato (FR) Kheleyf (USA) Sageburg (IRE) Dylan Thomas (IRE) Dandy Man (IRE) Dragon Pulse (IRE) Mount Nelson (GB) Medicean (GB) Clodovil (IRE) Choisir (AUS) Farhh (GB) Wootton Bassett (GB) Equiano (FR) Kingsalsa (USA) Harbour Watch (IRE) Elzaam (AUS) Camelot (GB) Youmzain (IRE) Tagula (IRE) Starspangledbanner (AUS) Rio de La Plata (USA) Slickly (FR) Sir Prancealot (IRE) Power (GB) Mayson (GB) Pounced (USA) Nayef (USA) Gold Away (IRE) Amadeus Wolf (GB) Champs Elysees (GB) Soldier Hollow (GB) Archipenko (USA) Silver Frost (IRE) Manduro (GER) Muhtathir (GB) Tin Horse (IRE) Monsieur Bond (IRE) Intello (GER) Elusive Pimpernel (USA) Peer Gynt (JPN) Motivator (GB) Orpen (USA) Frozen Power (IRE) Panis (USA) Requinto (IRE) Evasive (GB) Pastoral Pursuits (GB) Desert Prince (IRE) Ramonti (FR) Fuisse (FR) Sixties Icon (GB) Dunkerque (FR) Epaulette (AUS) Maxios (GB)

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Winners

W/R

Starts

Wins

Stakes wins

Earnings

45 115 32 124 51 34 83 50 51 86 71 45 15 23 101 32 80 42 60 17 40 10 29 46 59 50 54 33 40 12 32 48 67 44 37 42 29 28 54 26 25 17 44 43 47 28 38 36 58 48 37 20 56 16 38 23

9 24 8 27 11 14 17 16 5 20 23 9 4 9 17 7 17 12 13 7 5 4 8 7 15 9 11 14 9 4 11 6 14 12 5 8 7 6 9 6 7 8 6 10 8 8 6 6 13 20 10 5 12 5 10 4

20 21 25 22 22 41 20 32 10 23 32 20 27 39 17 22 21 29 22 41 13 40 28 15 25 18 20 42 23 33 34 13 21 27 14 19 24 21 17 23 28 47 14 23 17 29 16 17 22 42 27 25 21 31 26 17

130 358 114 439 161 161 262 171 140 272 266 146 35 67 298 113 235 143 99 50 165 43 81 141 165 149 160 127 152 50 139 110 145 155 90 101 80 77 160 49 78 55 95 123 164 90 104 95 212 211 136 62 151 61 76 39

11 31 11 33 13 22 23 21 9 26 32 12 8 12 21 8 20 16 14 7 8 8 11 8 22 13 13 26 15 6 21 10 17 17 6 9 8 8 14 6 11 10 7 12 15 9 8 6 19 25 18 6 13 9 12 5

2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

283,312 270,190 269,021 260,301 247,324 245,114 244,368 235,603 232,670 228,287 223,153 217,619 213,803 212,574 206,037 205,808 202,631 197,053 192,903 190,534 187,435 186,591 179,451 178,399 172,928 168,649 167,527 162,802 160,105 159,242 156,735 154,508 154,267 153,263 150,662 150,018 146,158 144,940 143,364 142,967 141,126 140,464 138,561 138,453 134,285 133,245 131,541 130,521 129,931 128,423 126,288 123,980 123,013 120,242 107,246 106,999

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leading sires by distance Leading European sires of intermediate runners (9f-10f) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Galileo (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Frankel (GB) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Helmet (AUS) Rajsaman (FR) Dansili (GB) Sea The Stars (IRE) Teofilo (IRE) Iffraaj (GB) Poet’s Voice (GB) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Whipper (USA) Pivotal (GB) Mastercraftsman (IRE) Myboycharlie (IRE) Shamardal (USA) Motivator (GB) Le Havre (IRE) Excelebration (IRE) Kendargent (FR) Air Chief Marshal (IRE) Lope De Vega (IRE) Lawman (FR) Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) New Approach (IRE) Siyouni (FR) Dark Angel (IRE) Manduro (GER) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Zoffany (IRE) Tamayuz (GB) Dylan Thomas (IRE) Areion (GER) Soldier Hollow (GB) Exceed and Excel (AUS) Arcano (IRE) Silver Frost (IRE) Canford Cliffs (IRE) Nathaniel (IRE) Muhtathir (GB) Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) Kodiac (GB) Elusive City (USA) Sageburg (IRE) Oasis Dream (GB) Kentucky Dynamite (USA) Falco (USA) Dutch Art (GB) Dalakhani (IRE) Doctor Dino (FR) Acclamation (GB) Adlerflug (GER) Medicean (GB) Kingsalsa (USA) Nayef (USA)

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Winners

W/R

Starts

Wins

133 110 40 56 26 65 62 71 88 72 58 92 48 67 134 73 88 72 74 36 99 76 68 128 83 81 62 87 69 81 64 38 43 57 61 45 43 57 49 69 47 49 44 63 50 71 30 34 55 38 10 43 22 70 36 47

37 30 14 18 5 7 19 20 31 13 13 18 12 19 31 14 22 21 27 12 19 14 26 20 23 20 12 18 13 18 19 6 10 18 14 8 15 14 13 16 12 10 5 16 12 12 9 12 8 9 6 8 6 14 6 10

28 27 35 32 19 11 31 28 35 18 22 20 25 28 23 19 25 29 36 33 19 18 38 16 28 25 19 21 19 22 30 16 23 32 23 18 35 25 27 23 26 20 11 25 24 17 30 35 15 24 60 19 27 20 17 21

279 225 71 197 51 177 151 132 221 191 124 209 161 169 378 227 182 189 213 116 243 219 170 297 284 165 154 240 185 185 160 82 129 171 181 114 121 155 140 139 135 134 87 206 123 173 90 98 150 71 47 107 45 183 129 107

45 35 18 22 6 8 24 23 44 20 15 28 17 26 41 17 26 28 32 18 26 20 29 27 26 24 15 24 14 25 24 9 15 25 15 8 23 14 18 19 12 12 8 20 18 16 11 13 11 11 11 8 7 17 7 12

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courtesy of the-racehorse.com Stakes wins 23 10 10 0 3 1 5 5 3 2 3 7 3 3 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1

Earnings 5,387,868 2,086,342 1,578,083 1,390,211 1,046,128 969,838 962,669 959,463 819,250 815,642 751,679 710,187 597,910 594,487 581,486 554,256 523,733 508,627 485,608 462,601 432,998 422,341 410,453 403,118 401,226 386,225 385,494 346,228 339,575 334,383 334,024 316,649 301,290 290,678 286,031 279,799 279,558 264,623 264,477 261,122 246,888 244,962 244,547 241,459 228,004 222,858 217,467 215,694 214,831 206,233 201,674 198,846 194,105 192,580 189,615 185,213


leading sires by distance ... continued Leading European sires of intermediate runners (9f-10f) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) courtesy of the-racehorse.com STALLION Casamento (IRE) Slickly (FR) Champs Elysees (GB) Mujahid (USA) Raven’s Pass (USA) Mount Nelson (GB) Pour Moi (IRE) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Born To Sea (IRE) Gold Away (IRE) Stormy River (FR) Lord of England (GER) Youmzain (IRE) Harbour Watch (IRE) Tin Horse (IRE) Archipenko (USA) Kheleyf (USA) Dream Ahead (USA) Vision D’Etat (FR) Fast Company (IRE) Sir Percy (GB) Shirocco (GER) Evasive (GB) Royal Applause (GB) Zanzibari (USA) Palace Episode (USA) Clodovil (IRE) Literato (FR) Intense Focus (USA) Authorized (IRE) Rio de La Plata (USA) Orpen (USA) Mamool (IRE) Panis (USA) Ramonti (FR) Tertullian (USA) Jukebox Jury (IRE) Zambezi Sun (GB) Sir Prancealot (IRE) Cima De Triomphe (IRE) Dunkerque (FR) Sinndar (IRE) Sternkoenig (IRE) Creachadoir (IRE) Rail Link (GB) Desert Prince (IRE) Ask (GB) Peer Gynt (JPN) Konig Shuffle (GER) Gladiatorus (USA) Pounced (USA) Montmartre (FR) Diamond Green (FR) Dragon Pulse (IRE) Samum (GER) Kyllachy (GB)

Runners

Winners

W/R

Starts

Wins

Stakes wins

Earnings

48 53 45 51 40 46 33 61 49 23 45 50 37 34 28 38 46 29 29 48 59 36 33 51 19 17 36 32 46 35 21 24 23 24 27 43 23 15 19 11 17 33 2 14 21 38 3 11 8 8 21 15 27 27 27 38

11 8 14 16 8 7 14 6 12 8 9 9 10 11 5 12 7 7 6 10 13 4 5 15 7 4 12 4 9 7 3 5 4 3 12 8 5 3 5 5 4 5 1 4 4 9 2 4 4 4 8 3 5 7 6 8

23 15 31 31 20 15 42 10 24 35 20 18 27 32 18 32 15 24 21 21 22 11 15 29 37 24 33 13 20 20 14 21 17 13 44 19 22 20 26 45 24 15 50 29 19 24 67 36 50 50 38 20 19 26 22 21

101 159 96 144 79 114 102 140 125 106 135 146 106 86 76 110 134 69 79 115 148 79 91 152 49 58 98 91 106 65 62 65 79 95 82 137 43 34 48 44 54 60 6 41 47 105 11 47 39 27 72 43 63 55 72 92

15 9 17 22 10 7 16 8 15 9 9 10 12 13 7 17 14 9 7 11 16 5 5 19 7 5 12 6 12 10 4 7 5 4 17 9 5 4 8 9 5 6 2 4 4 10 2 7 6 9 9 5 5 7 7 9

1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

181,441 177,758 176,710 169,612 168,750 167,279 166,517 162,309 162,212 162,004 161,425 160,129 151,465 140,981 140,655 134,559 130,207 130,009 129,933 129,553 128,044 127,960 125,759 124,537 115,489 113,467 112,668 101,113 99,738 99,044 97,831 97,580 93,000 89,608 88,478 87,449 83,170 82,209 81,255 78,687 78,279 77,633 77,027 75,537 73,131 72,815 69,966 68,000 66,253 64,801 64,306 63,673 59,462 58,491 58,329 57,515

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leading sires by distance Leading European sires of middle-distance runners (11f-13f) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Galileo (IRE) Nathaniel (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Sea The Stars (IRE) Pour Moi (IRE) Teofilo (IRE) Frankel (GB) Dalakhani (IRE) Authorized (IRE) New Approach (IRE) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Champs Elysees (GB) Mastercraftsman (IRE) Dansili (GB) Soldier Hollow (GB) Le Havre (IRE) Manduro (GER) Ramonti (FR) Pounced (USA) Oasis Dream (GB) Dylan Thomas (IRE) Silver Frost (IRE) Gold Away (IRE) Sir Percy (GB) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Lawman (FR) Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) Mount Nelson (GB) Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) Rajsaman (FR) Sixties Icon (GB) Nayef (USA) Motivator (GB) Muhtathir (GB) Kendargent (FR) Shamardal (USA) Shirocco (GER) Air Chief Marshal (IRE) Myboycharlie (IRE) Adlerflug (GER) Kodiac (GB) Whipper (USA) Pivotal (GB) Iffraaj (GB) Lope De Vega (IRE) Slickly (FR) Kentucky Dynamite (USA) Casamento (IRE) Youmzain (IRE) Vision D’Etat (FR) Sinndar (IRE) Stormy River (FR) Helmet (AUS) Dark Angel (IRE) Siyouni (FR) Rail Link (GB)

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133 62 74 74 32 76 27 47 48 65 80 58 102 49 40 51 68 9 10 37 34 35 28 70 46 80 52 46 62 37 28 33 52 41 50 39 47 50 50 31 30 34 40 35 34 36 27 20 35 25 35 41 18 41 25 29

28 21 32 24 6 25 6 16 17 20 16 19 23 19 10 16 21 4 3 9 11 4 11 16 14 16 9 10 10 6 8 8 12 11 10 6 14 8 11 8 5 11 9 10 7 10 6 3 9 6 9 5 4 7 7 11

21 34 43 32 19 33 22 34 35 31 20 33 23 39 25 31 31 44 30 24 32 11 39 23 30 20 17 22 16 16 29 24 23 27 20 15 30 16 22 26 17 32 23 29 21 28 22 15 26 24 26 12 22 17 28 38

320 164 172 167 90 196 56 128 143 147 180 161 256 152 92 135 186 42 23 99 102 103 109 193 153 193 128 122 181 89 63 108 118 112 124 82 126 165 145 69 73 120 106 108 71 131 79 35 104 71 80 132 45 100 72 103

35 31 42 33 7 30 8 20 24 27 23 25 30 26 13 21 24 8 6 12 17 5 17 25 18 21 11 12 15 7 8 10 18 14 19 7 16 11 16 8 8 15 12 11 8 11 8 3 12 7 9 8 4 9 9 17

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courtesy of the-racehorse.com Stakes wins 9 8 10 6 1 6 2 5 1 1 3 1 1 2 3 0 2 1 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Earnings 5,008,744 4,413,669 2,691,929 1,889,620 1,194,094 914,259 908,915 727,181 697,547 546,057 514,248 472,118 395,605 392,395 351,484 320,171 312,823 297,875 293,138 291,708 287,852 278,861 275,278 273,125 265,148 263,058 252,934 249,302 247,245 243,524 240,481 237,055 235,169 230,745 230,737 229,774 226,904 220,437 220,226 191,133 181,145 171,211 169,202 154,430 153,967 153,403 135,104 134,374 131,763 128,999 128,881 128,812 124,191 124,172 122,642 119,339


leading sires by distance ... continued Leading European sires of middle-distance runners (11f-13f) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Montmartre (FR) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Medicean (GB) Raven’s Pass (USA) Zoffany (IRE) Samum (GER) Sageburg (IRE) Archipenko (USA) Panis (USA) Martaline (GB) Canford Cliffs (IRE) Tamayuz (GB) Fast Company (IRE) Creachadoir (IRE) Falco (USA) Gentlewave (IRE) Poet’s Voice (GB) Dragon Pulse (IRE) Zanzibari (USA) Sholokhov (IRE) Jukebox Jury (IRE) Elusive City (USA) Dutch Art (GB) Intense Focus (USA) Literato (FR) Zambezi Sun (GB) Yeats (IRE) Mamool (IRE) Fuisse (FR) Linda’s Lad (GB) Born To Sea (IRE) Foxwedge (AUS) Excelebration (IRE) Lord of England (GER) Palace Episode (USA) Arcano (IRE) Desert Prince (IRE) Sabiango (GER) Denon (USA) Kamsin (GER) Tin Horse (IRE) Rio de La Plata (USA) Acclamation (GB) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Beat Hollow (GB) Royal Applause (GB) Crossharbour (GB) Carlotamix (FR) Bernebeau (FR) Scalo (GB) It’s Gino (GER) Slickly Royal (FR) Vespone (IRE) Harbour Watch (IRE) Kingsalsa (USA) Honolulu (IRE)

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Runners

Winners

W/R

Starts

Wins

Stakes wins

Earnings

16 26 64 20 28 31 30 35 15 14 36 29 19 18 20 18 31 12 14 19 22 27 28 32 20 18 14 27 19 18 25 8 13 36 11 19 16 11 13 19 14 12 17 26 11 28 3 9 5 7 8 5 6 19 18 6

4 9 12 7 4 10 4 7 4 3 6 2 3 4 6 5 3 4 4 3 7 4 6 7 6 3 2 7 4 3 5 2 3 3 4 7 3 4 4 6 4 4 4 2 2 6 2 4 1 3 4 1 2 2 3 3

25 35 19 35 14 32 13 20 27 21 17 7 16 22 30 28 10 33 29 16 32 15 21 22 30 17 14 26 21 17 20 25 23 8 36 37 19 36 31 32 29 33 24 8 18 21 67 44 20 43 50 20 33 11 17 50

51 71 152 62 73 72 63 95 61 40 91 79 51 49 79 79 56 27 47 57 40 54 69 106 67 65 27 77 51 49 48 20 32 74 41 53 38 29 48 37 49 27 38 74 52 79 10 32 18 21 30 15 18 47 42 24

4 10 15 8 4 14 7 10 6 5 7 2 5 7 8 6 3 6 5 6 7 8 9 7 6 3 3 9 6 4 6 3 5 4 9 8 4 6 5 7 4 4 4 3 4 11 4 4 2 3 6 1 3 2 3 5

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

116,511 112,216 109,568 102,245 98,645 96,970 95,463 95,196 92,302 92,008 91,091 90,358 89,205 88,559 86,666 84,577 83,931 82,530 81,703 81,379 80,964 77,825 73,131 72,457 70,861 66,958 65,819 65,593 63,354 62,900 59,721 58,493 57,777 56,187 54,847 53,577 49,832 49,297 49,009 48,725 47,869 47,443 46,770 46,387 44,951 44,767 43,765 40,564 38,860 38,841 38,216 38,207 38,112 36,064 35,253 34,987

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leading sires by distance Leading European sires of stayers (14f+) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Galileo (IRE) Manduro (GER) Sea The Stars (IRE) New Approach (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Champs Elysees (GB) Nayef (USA) Yeats (IRE) Teofilo (IRE) Muhtathir (GB) Sir Percy (GB) Rail Link (GB) Tamayuz (GB) Mount Nelson (GB) Motivator (GB) Dalakhani (IRE) Beat Hollow (GB) Frankel (GB) Shirocco (GER) Dansili (GB) Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) Nathaniel (IRE) Authorized (IRE) Mastercraftsman (IRE) Iffraaj (GB) Pour Moi (IRE) Medicean (GB) Oasis Dream (GB) Sixties Icon (GB) Lawman (FR) Kendargent (FR) Irish Wells (FR) Jukebox Jury (IRE) Dylan Thomas (IRE) Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) Fast Company (IRE) Kamsin (GER) Samum (GER) Myboycharlie (IRE) Lope De Vega (IRE) Archipenko (USA) Presenting (GB) Ask (GB) Gold Away (IRE) Canford Cliffs (IRE) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Gentlewave (IRE) Youmzain (IRE) Pivotal (GB) Stimulation (IRE) Saddex (GB) Panis (USA) Falco (USA) Royal Anthem (USA) Kodiac (GB)

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Runners

Winners

W/R

Starts

Wins

Stakes wins

Earnings

69 23 26 27 24 22 40 19 9 29 15 39 17 8 19 18 24 8 6 22 26 11 22 28 30 9 10 23 6 12 17 12 4 4 18 17 4 5 8 12 5 12 2 2 9 12 6 7 13 13 3 3 7 9 2 5

12 4 9 6 5 7 9 2 3 7 5 9 4 1 6 5 6 2 2 5 4 5 3 5 5 4 4 11 1 6 2 1 1 4 5 4 1 2 4 4 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 2 1 1

17 17 35 22 21 32 23 11 33 24 33 23 24 13 32 28 25 25 33 23 15 45 14 18 17 44 40 48 17 50 12 8 25 100 28 24 25 40 50 33 0 8 50 50 22 8 17 29 23 15 33 33 29 22 50 20

148 67 47 55 52 48 104 33 26 90 25 80 43 19 47 49 46 20 12 61 60 21 35 79 70 21 23 65 14 42 35 28 7 16 54 39 8 13 15 18 8 21 4 10 31 22 9 25 23 35 7 5 16 17 11 8

16 9 10 6 6 9 13 3 6 8 5 11 6 1 6 7 7 2 3 7 6 5 4 7 6 5 5 11 2 10 5 2 2 8 7 4 1 2 4 5 0 2 1 3 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 1 2

7 4 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

1,419,162 935,797 889,874 465,325 444,231 317,308 297,074 295,556 221,603 213,347 196,070 167,464 161,972 149,911 149,657 146,168 139,668 137,973 136,081 129,814 129,156 113,224 99,645 93,920 90,746 88,258 71,927 69,826 68,766 67,738 66,431 63,265 62,534 59,517 55,436 55,233 54,596 50,036 48,508 46,237 45,676 44,200 44,152 42,020 39,135 38,729 37,616 35,581 35,438 34,529 34,026 32,946 32,899 32,289 25,788 22,990

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leading sires by distance ... continued Leading European sires of stayers (14f+) in 2017 (by prize-money earned (£) to October 31, 2017) STALLION Siyouni (FR) Sinndar (IRE) Raven’s Pass (USA) Poseidon Adventure (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Poliglote (GB) Honolulu (IRE) Anabaa Blue (GB) Papal Bull (GB) Silver Frost (IRE) Kandidate (GB) Sholokhov (IRE) Vale of York (IRE) Areion (GER) Whipper (USA) Lord of England (GER) Spanish Moon (USA) Air Chief Marshal (IRE) Dark Angel (IRE) Soldier Hollow (GB) Fuisse (FR) Tobougg (IRE) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Cat Junior (USA) Tagula (IRE) Adlerflug (GER) Zanzibari (USA) Kentucky Dynamite (USA) Speedmaster (GER) Zafeen (FR) Stormy River (FR) Martaline (GB) Sageburg (IRE) Saint Des Saints (FR) Rajsaman (FR) Born To Sea (IRE) Zambezi Sun (GB) Olden Times (GB) Poet’s Voice (GB) Vita Rosa (JPN) Sabiango (GER) Clodovil (IRE) Dream Well (FR) Firebreak (GB) Kalanisi (IRE) Shantou (USA) Le Havre (IRE) Dutch Art (GB) Zoffany (IRE) Bahri (USA) Royal Assault (USA) Virtual (GB) Haafhd (GB) Helmet (AUS) Bollin Eric (GB) Thewayyouare (USA)

Runners

Winners

W/R

Starts

6 19 6 1 14 5 2 5 5 14 3 9 6 2 12 8 4 9 9 5 2 4 7 1 4 7 4 6 2 2 14 6 11 5 3 5 7 1 10 1 4 3 4 2 5 3 13 10 7 3 1 4 9 6 2 9

2 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0

33 0 17 0 0 60 50 20 40 7 33 22 17 0 8 0 25 11 0 20 50 25 0 100 50 0 25 0 50 0 0 33 18 40 0 20 0 100 10 100 25 33 25 50 20 67 0 10 14 67 100 25 11 0 50 0

12 35 14 5 28 9 10 10 10 21 4 22 14 8 23 13 6 14 15 11 4 13 19 4 8 12 6 17 5 9 23 18 16 6 4 8 17 7 16 3 8 7 9 7 12 5 15 20 10 7 3 8 21 11 9 18

Wins 2 0 1 0 0 4 2 1 2 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 2 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 0

courtesy of the-racehorse.com Stakes wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Earnings 22,395 22,079 21,898 21,854 21,747 20,556 19,950 19,551 18,368 18,226 17,294 17,040 16,945 16,843 16,837 16,506 16,399 16,094 15,838 15,642 15,393 14,990 14,791 14,622 14,408 14,173 13,957 13,741 13,706 13,618 13,519 13,258 12,929 12,698 12,697 12,667 12,598 12,326 11,660 11,621 11,605 11,469 11,050 10,851 10,624 10,550 10,544 10,452 10,406 10,293 10,207 9,546 9,443 9,271 9,102 8,949

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SEA THE MOON

A RISING STAR Exceptional First Crop Yearlings sold in 2017 made 525,000gns, €460,000, etc  Sensational German Derby Winner  Unbeaten 2yo  CHAMPION 3yo and HORSE OF THE YEAR  First sire son of SEA THE STARS  Classic German female family

LANWADES

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OU TSTANDING SA LES RETURN S I N 2 01 7 His 28 yearlings sold at Goffs, BBAG September & Tattersalls Book 1 & 2 averaged an outstanding £101,761 (€113,898) His GB/Irish Sales average* is an impressive £115,361 (€128,050) which puts him top of the table of all British/Irish Based Stallions with first crop yearlings in 2017 standing at £25,000 or under

Colt ex Tickle Me Pink, consigned by Stauffenberg Bloodstock, sold to Roger Varian for 525,000gns at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1

Colt ex Favorite, consigned by Gestut Gorlsdorf, sold to Godolphin/Blandford Bloodstock for €460,000 at BBAG Yearling Sale

Colt ex Soviet Terms, consigned by Genesis Green Stud, sold to Godolphin for 300,000gns at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2

Filly ex Nouvelle Neige, consigned by Gestut Gorlsdorf, sold to Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock for €180,000 at BBAG Yearling Sale

Colt ex Having A Blast, consigned by Manister House Stud, sold to Orbis Bloodstock UK for €140,000 at Goffs Orby Yearling Sale

Colt ex Sopran Gallow, consigned by Abbeville Stud, sold to Mayfair Speculators/Doyle BS for €100,000 at Goffs Orby Yearling Sale

Also standing:

ARCHIPENKO (Group 1 winning World-Class miler: Dual Group 1 sire) BOBBY’S KITTEN (Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint victor; 1st son of Champion KITTEN’S JOY in Europe) SIR PERCY (Unbeaten Champion 2yo and Champion Derby winning 3yo: Dual Group 1 sire) info@lanwades.com • www.lanwades.com • Tel: +44 (0)1638 750222 • Fax: +44 (0)1638 751186 *To the end of Tatts Oct Book 2


Monsieur Bond

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2000 Chesnut, 16.0hh Danehill Dancer Musical Essence (Song)

Timeform Rated 120

Pay £4000 for a 2018 Nomination and get a FREE nomination every year from 2019 for the rest of the stallion's working life Pay £6000 for two 2018 Nominations and get two FREE nominations every year from 2019 for the rest of the stallion's working life

Black Type Winners - Buoyant Yearling Sales Winners of Group 1, Prix de L'Abbaye, Move In Time & Gilt Edge Girl Ladies Are Forever, winner of Group 3 races Hoof It, winner of over £369,000 Gilt Edge Girl sold for 550,000 Euros Sire of Winners of over 456 races and approx £5.5m Prizemoney

Sire of – MOVE IN TIME LADIES ARE FOREVER HOOF IT GILT EDGE GIRL BOND’S GIRL RENE MATHIS CHOOKIE ROYALE ALFRED HUTCHINSON DUNGANNON FELIX LEITER MY NAME IS BOND SOIE D’LEAU MONTALBANO EXPENSIVE DATE MAGNETISM BONSON FRED RAZZMATAZZ SNEAK PREVIEW

Standing at NORTON GROVE STUD, Norton, Malton, North Yorks YO17 8EF www.nortongrovestud.co.uk

Contact: Richard Lingwood, Tel: 01653 693887 - Mobile 07532 240506 Charlie Bond - Mobile 07725 264928 or Mary Lowe - Mobile 07900 255838


stakes sires

The master list SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS IN EUROPE AND UAE IN 2017

Horses are listed under their sire with the respective broodmare sire in brackets. Includes Group (1,2,3) and Listed (L) wins in Europe and UAE up to and including October 27, 2017 Data from Hyperion Promotions A P Indy Long River (Awesome Again) Academy Award Captain America (Mujadil) Land’s End (Fraam) Acclamation Absolutely So (Selkirk) Aclaim (Danroad) Attendu (Green Tune) Daban (Whipper) Drumfad Bay (Medicean) Enjazaat (Green Desert) Expert Eye (Dansili) Marsha (Marju) Oh This Is Us (Hawk Wing) Tabarrak (Intikhab) Adlerflug Iquitos (Areion) Lacazar (Dai Jin) Tusked Wings (Acatenango) Alex The Winner Zonza (Oasis Dream) Alnajim Althakeb Nashmiah (Blue Burner) American Post Kourkan (Keos) Nahual (Chichicastenango) Robin Of Navan (Muhtathir) Appel Au Maitre Appelina (Hernando) Aqlaam Fashion Queen (Shamardal) Arcano Abel Handy (Pastoral Pursuits) Another Touch (Nayef) Grey Britain (Mizzen Mast)

1

L 3

3 12 3 3 L L 2 13 L LL

1 13 2

3

Just Glamorous (Air Express) Tajaanus (Nayef) Arch Nyaleti (Verglas)

L 3L

3

Areion Alwina (Dashing Blade) Artistica (Pentire) Palace Prince (Tiger Hill) Prima Violetta (Galileo) Salve Venezia (King’s Best) Shy Witch (Monsagem) Wonnemond (Surako)

L 3L 23 L L 3 23

Assertive Spring Fling (Bin Ajwaad)

L

Aussie Rules Game Theory (Tertullian) Quelindo (Fantastic Light) Authorized Prize Money (Elusive Quality)

L L

Born To Sea Sea Of Grace (Vettori) Byron Gordon Lord Byron (Intikhab)

2

Cacique Colomano (Zilzal)

2

Call Me Big Daring Match (Arazi)

2L L

Bahamian Bounty Breton Rock (Rock Of Gibraltar)

2

Camelot Alounak (Rail Link) Fighting Irish (Pivotal)

L 2

Campanologist Langtang (Oasis Dream) Oriental Eagle (Big Shuffle) Walsingham (Sternkoenig)

3 3 L

Candy Ride African Ride (Kris S)

L

Canford Cliffs Al Jazi (Cape Cross) Charm Appeal (Acclamation) Princess Asta (Unfuwain)

3L L LL

Cape Cross Cap Verite (Dubai Destination) Dancer Cross (Dubai Destination) Elidor (Mark Of Esteem) Guignol (Monsun) Horseplay (Lemon Drop Kid) Moonlight Magic (Lammtarra) Onthemoonagain (American Post)

L L L 12 L 3 L

Casamento Paiardina (Sinndar) Stamp Collecting (Elusive Quality)

L L

Champs Elysees Billesdon Brook (Manduro) Dal Harraild (Grand Lodge)

3 L

L

L L 3

L

L

3 L L

Bated Breath Beckford (Danehill Dancer) Vik The Billy (Zafonic)

2 L

Bernardini Le Bernardin (Wild Again)

2

Big Bad Bob Brendan Brackan (Unfuwain) Brick By Brick (Pivotal) Blame Senga (A P Indy)

LL L

13

3

Choisir Alexios Komnenos (Montjeu) Psychedelic Funk (Galileo) Rajasinghe (Soviet Star) Sirici (Excellent Art)

3 3 2 L

Clodovil Tinnitus (Librettist)

3L

Contat Ostana (Lomitas) Schang (Tertullian)

3L L

L

2

Azamour Amore Hass (King’s Best) More Mischief (Lemon Drop Kid)

Distain (Lomitas) L

Creachadoir What About Carlo (Artan)

L

Daaher Etijaah (Darshaan)

L

Dabirsim Coeur De Beaute (Rock Of Gibraltar) Different League (Danehill Dancer)

L 3

Dalakhani Canndera (Barathea) Defoe (Pivotal) Second Step (Sadler’s Wells) Shakeel (Medicean)

L 3L LL 1

Dandy Man My Lea (One Cool Cat)

3L

Danehill Dancer Here Comes When (Spinning World) 1 L Qemah (Rainbow Quest) 2 Dansili Ballet Concerto (Rahy) Convey (Mr Prospector) Esquisse (Rahy) First Sitting (Distant View) Muntahaa (Linamix) Sarandia (Dashing Blade)

33 3 L 3L 3 LL

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stakes sires Shutter Speed (Oasis Dream) Talaayeb (Rahy) Trais Fluors (Manduro) Via Firenze (Medicean) With You (Inchinor)

3 3 3L L 3

Dark Angel Battaash (Lawman) 123L Dark Liberty (Exceed And Excel) L Darkanna (Mujadil) L Harry Angel (Cadeaux Genereux) 1 1 2 Juliet Capulet (Camacho) 2 Khafoo Shememi (Peintre Celebre) L L Markazi (Barathea) L Melesina (Haafhd) L Persuasive (Choisir) 1 Realtra (Dr Devious) 33 Rehana (Selkirk) 3 Sovereign Debt (Most Welcome) 23 Stage Magic (Authorized) 3 Tip Two Win (More Than Ready) L Deceptor Vortex (Common Grounds)

L

Declaration Of War Actress (Gulch) Eirene (Le Vie Dei Colori)

3 L

Deep Impact Akihiro (Anabaa) Saxon Warrior (Galileo) September (Danehill) Vivlos (Machiavellian)

L 12 L 1

Delegator Delectation (Pivotal)

33

Dick Turpin Billesdon Bess (Manduro)

L

Distorted Humor Arabian Hope (Bernardini)

3L

Doctor Dino Golden Legend (Kaldounevees) Style Icon (Ange Gabriel)

3L L

Doyen Wild Chief (Acatenango)

3L

Dragon Pulse Aethos (Acatenango) Dream Ahead Al Wukair (Machiavellian) Gold Tail (Elusive City) Gorane (Nashwan) Peach Melba (Hurricane Sky) Pursuing The Dream (Dubawi) Tisbutadream (Choisir)

130

LLL

13 L L L L L

Visionary (Lawman)

L

Dubawi Akeed Champion (Kaldoun) L Anna Nerium (Old Vic) 3 Autocratic (Storm Cat) 3 Bateel (Chief’s Crown) 123 Bean Feasa (Danehill) 3 Benbatl (Selkirk) 3 Coronet (Darshaan) 2 Crystal River (Singspiel) L Dartmouth (Galileo) 2 Discursus (Street Cry) L Frontiersman (Cape Cross) L Ghaiyyath (Galileo) 3 Glorious Journey (Dansili) 3 Intimation (Pivotal) 3 Kitesurf (Danehill Dancer) 3 Laugh Aloud (Singspiel) 3L Nezwaah (Dansili) 1L North America (Yankee Victor) 3 Rare Rhythm (Singspiel) L Rose De Pierre (Danehill) L Shamreen (Bahri) 23 Sobetsu (Darshaan) 12 Wild Bud (Danehill Dancer) L Wild Illusion (Monsun) 1 Wolf Country (Black Sam Bellamy) L Zarak (Zamindar) 13 Duke Of Marmalade Big Orange (Fasliyev) Flemish Duchesse (Ashkalani) Marmelo (In The Wings) Traffic Jam (Sadler’s Wells)

13 L 23 2

Dutch Art Dutch Connection (Dubai Destination) 3 Mabs Cross (Pivotal) L Salateen (Tobougg) L Dylan Thomas Caspian Prince (Rainbow Quest) La Dynamite (Bluebird) Smart Whip (Lord Of Men) Spark Plug (Sportsworld) Elusive City Love Spirit (Indian Ridge) Rimini (Keltos)

2 L LLL L

L 3

Elusive Pimpernel Elegant Pose (Unfuwain) Elusive Beauty (Intikhab)

L L

Elusive Quality That Which Is Not (Hector Protector)

L

Equiano Final Venture (Polar Falcon)

L

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Lady Macapa (Exit To Nowhere) The Tin Man (Bishop Of Cashel)

3 1

Exceed And Excel Beau Ideal (Galileo) L Championship (Halling) 22 Hit The Bid (Selkirk) L Hvy Metal (Lecture) 3 James Garfield (Daylami) 2 Lbretha (Dynaformer) L Mix And Mingle (Dalakhani) 3 Morawij (Piccolo) 3L Priceless (Rudimentary) 2L Royal Birth (Royal Applause) L Solomon’s Bay (Sadler’s Wells) L Sound And Silence (Elusive Quality) 3 L L Threading (Seeking The Gold) 2 Excelebration Barney Roy (Galileo) Rebel Assault (Grand Slam) Speak In Colours (Verglas) Falco Falconet (Woodman) Holy Water (Titus Livius)

13 L L L L

Farhh Fa Ul Sciur (Dubai Destination) Wells Farhh Go (Galileo)

L 3

Fast Company Doctor Geoff (Spectrum) Downforce (Pivotal) Penny Pepper (Keltos)

L L 3

Eminent, the son of Frankel, winning the Craven Stakes in the spring. Eminent is out of a Kingmambo mare and the Mr. Prospector cross with the Juddmonte sire is looking promising

Fastnet Rock Alluringly (Giant’s Causeway) Casterton (Sadler’s Wells) Diamond Fields (Shamardal) Entsar (Galileo) Fas (Dutch Art) Laganore (Royal Applause) Naughty Or Nice (High Chaparral) One Master (Pivotal) Somehow (Sadler’s Wells) Torcedor (Sadler’s Wells) Turret Rocks (Galileo) Zhukova (Galileo)

L L 3 L 3L 13 L L 2L 3 3 L

Eminent (Kingmambo) Finche (Woodman) Frankuus (Linamix) Goldrush (Gold Away) Lady Frankel (Vettori) Last Kingdom (Kingmambo) Monarchs Glen (Lear Fan) Mori (Oasis Dream) Nelson (Dalakhani) Queen Kindly (Rahy) Rostropovich (Machiavellian)

Footstepsinthesand Dragon Lips (Konigstiger)

23

French Fifteen Sestilio Jet (Fasliyev)

L

Foxwedge Hertford Dancer (Selkirk)

L

Frozen Power Triticum Vulgare (Sadler’s Wells)

L

Frankel Aljezeera (Dynaformer) Cracksman (Pivotal) Cunco (Danehill Dancer) Elarqam (Efisio)

L 122 3 3

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Galileo Ballet Shoes (Johannesburg) L Beautiful Morning (George Washington) L Bound (Danehill Dancer) L Bye Bye Baby (Danehill Dancer) L


stakes sires Thunder Snow (Dubai Destination) 1 2 3 Henrythenavigator Called To The Bar (Unfuwain) 3 Dorcia (Spinning World) 3 Sweet Gentle Kiss (Martino Alonso) 3 L

Call To Mind (Danehill Dancer) L Capri (Anabaa) 11 Churchill (Storm Cat) 11 Clemmie (Storm Cat) 123 Cliffs Of Moher (Dansili) L Deauville (Danehill) 3 Decorated Knight (Storm Cat) 111L Douglas Macarthur (Green Desert) 3 Elizabeth Browning (Holy Roman Emperor) 2 Flag Of Honour (Warning) 3 Galipad (Halling) L Giuseppe Piazzi (Xaar) 33 Gustav Klimt (Danehill) 2 Happily (Storm Cat) 113 Highland Reel (Danehill) 11 Hydrangea (Pivotal) 113 Idaho (Danehill) 2 Johannes Vermeer (Holy Roman Emperor) 3 Kenya (Dayjur) 3 Kew Gardens (Desert King) L Key To My Heart (Bernardini) L Magical (Pivotal) 2 Minding (Danehill Dancer) 2

Mission Impassible (Exceed And Excel) L Order Of St George (Gone West) 1 2 3 L Orderofthegarter (Pivotal) L Rain Goddess (Danehill Dancer) 3 Rhododendron (Pivotal) 1 Seventh Heaven (Johannesburg) 2 Sir John Lavery (Fusaichi Pegasus) L Spanish Steps (Congrats) 3 Terrakova (Anabaa) 3 The Pentagon (Unfuwain) 3 To Eternity (Darshaan) L Ulysses (Kingmambo) 113 Venice Beach (Danehill) 3 Wild Irish Rose (Royal Academy) L Winter (Choisir) 1111 Great Journey Soleil d’Octobre (Daylami)

L

Halling Desert Encounter (Invincible Spirit) 3 L Jack Hobbs (Swain) 1

Harbour Watch Seaside Song (Singspiel)

L

Hard Spun Nomorerichblondes (Unbridled’s Song) 3 Promising Run (Know Heights) 2 Top Score (Elusive Quality) L Hat Trick Buying Trouble (Kingmambo) Havana Gold Havana Grey (Dark Angel) Treasuring (Excellent Art)

High Chaparral Apphia (Lujain) Khalidi (Cape Cross) Main Desire (Orientate) Rekindling (Salse) Western Hymn (Cape Cross)

3 LL L 23 3

Hold That Tiger Holdthasigreen (Muhtathir)

LL

Holy Roman Emperor Canary Row (Sadler’s Wells) Flying Fairies (Sadler’s Wells) Mask Of Time (Galileo) Navaro Girl (Peintre Celebre) Per Un Dixir (Noverre) Rock My Love (Cadeaux Genereux) True Blue Moon (Peintre Celebre)

L L L 3 L 3L L

Hurricane Run Hurricane Red (Trempolino)

3L

Iffraaj Araaja (Spinning World) Chilean (Duke Of Marmalade) Forjatt (Danzero) Muffri’ha (Dansili) Mythical Magic (Octagonal) Renfrew Street (Elusive City) Ribchester (Marju) Riyazan (Dalakhani) The Black Princess (Cape Cross)

L L 3 L L L 111 L 23

Intello Sonjeu (Montjeu)

L

Intense Focus Cold Stare (Danehill Dancer) Intense Life (Machiavellian)

L L

Intikhab Circus Couture (Orpen)

3

L

3LL 3

Hellvelyn Ardenode (Bahamian Bounty)

L

Helmet Anda Muchacho (Shamardal) Eqtiraan (Cape Cross) Met Spectrum (Spectrum) Taamol (Montjeu)

33LL L LL L

Invincible Spirit Enlighted (Zamindar) L Inns Of Court (Seeking The Gold) 33 Invincible Army (Diktat) 3 Karar (Inchinor) 3 Music Box (King’s Best) 3L Muthmir (Danehill) 2 Signs Of Blessing (Seeking The Gold) 3 3 Spiritfix (Bering) L Tomyris (Seeking The Gold) L

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stakes sires Irish Wells Renneti (French Glory) Jeremy Kool Kompany (Indian Ridge) Success Days (Roi Gironde) Kendargent Armoricaine (Monsun) Canessar (Barathea) Farshad (Night Shift) Jimmy Two Times (Anabaa) Morando (Indian Rocket) Soleil Marin (Montjeu) Kentucky Dynamite Miss Melbourne (Anabaa) Savoken (Anabaa) Wireless (Royal Academy) Kheleyf Plusquemavie (Sri Pekan) Trust You (Be My Guest) King Charlemagne Mamma Ela (Rahy) King’s Best Best Fouad (Riverman) Mighty Mouse (Zinaad) Kingsalsa La Sardane (Forestier) Kitten’s Joy Hawkbill (Giant’s Causeway) Liquid Amber (Pulpit) Roaring Lion (Street Sense) Taareef (Carson City) Kodiac Absolute Blast (Marju) Best Solution (Kingmambo) Brother Bear (Mr Greeley) Danehill Kodiac (Green Desert) Ellthea (Sri Pekan) Gifted Master (Shamardal) Izzy Bizu (Diktat) Koropick (Fayruz) Madeline (Marchand De Sable) Nebo (Dr Fong) On Her Toes (Averti) Second Thought (Diktat) True Valour (Acclamation)

L 2 L L L 23 L 3L L L L L 3L L 3LL L 2 23 3 2 233 L 3L L 3 3 L L 3 L 3 L L L

Kodiak Kowboy Cool Cowboy (Grand Slam) Kyllachy Altyn Orda (Giant’s Causeway) Heartache (Compton Place)

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Kimberella (Danehill)

L

Raydiance (Dutch Art)

Lando Sound Check (Exit To Nowhere)

L

Medaglia d’Oro Talismanic (Machiavellian)

Lawman Law And Order (Rakti) Luminate (Rainbow Quest)

L 3

L

3

3

3 22

Le Havre Normandel (King’s Best) Suedois (Singspiel) Linngari Garlingari (Poliglote) Literato Yuman (Diktat)

L 2

23

L

2L

Mizzen Mast Tommy Taylor (Diesis)

L

Monsun The Juliet Rose (Dubai Destination)

2

Montjeu Red Cardinal (Zafonic)

2

More Than Ready Uni (Dansili)

L

Motivator Detailed (Danehill) Megera (Oratorio) Vue Fantastique (Exit To Nowhere)

L L 3

Lonhro Cardsharp (Danehill)

2

Lope De Vega Bay Of Poets (Montjeu) Candy Store (Noverre) Grandee (Anabaa) Parviz (Galileo) Soustraction (Galileo) Steel Of Madrid (Royal Applause) The Right Man (Warning) Very Special (Danehill)

L 3 L L 3 3 1 2

Mount Nelson Librisa Breeze (Linamix) Muhtathir Mille Et Mille (Monsun) Phelps Win (Take Risks) Zamaam (Riverman) Myboycharlie Sistercharlie (Galileo)

3

Lord Of England Amigo (Ransom O’war) Near England (Galileo)

L L

Naaqoos Aladdine (Cacique)

3

Makfi Fabricate (Sadler’s Wells) Monroe Bay (High Chaparral)

3 L

Manduro Duretto (Lando) High As A Kite (One Cool Cat) Red Stars (Galileo) Time To Choose (Orpen) Ultra (Nashwan) Vazirabad (Linamix)

L L L 23L L 1223

Martaline Fauguernon (Rahy)

L

1 L 3 3

Nathaniel Enable (Sadler’s Wells) 11111L Face The Facts (Nashwan) L God Given (Dubai Destination) 3L Natavia (Arazi) L Nayef Ice Breeze (Dansili) Musa D’oriente (Mujahid) Snoano (Pivotal) Never On Sunday Miss Julia Star (Blackdoun)

122 L L

LL

Mastercraftsman A Raving Beauty (High Chaparral) LL Alpha Centauri (Rahy) L Ashiana (Areion) 2LL Icecapada (Trempolino) LL Lorenzetta (Intikhab) L Santa Monica (Zamindar) 3

New Approach Beautiful Romance (Cape Cross) 3 Glamorous Approach (Rock Of Gibraltar) L Hey Gaman (Dubawi) L Masar (Cape Cross) 3 Nearly Caught (Danehill) L Strathspey (Shamardal) 2

Mayson Dance Diva (Shamardal)

Newfoundland Furia Cruzada (Hussonet)

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2

Nombre Premier Cox Bazar (Dyhim Diamond)

L

Notnowcato Custom Cut (Danehill)

3

Oasis Dream Backcountry (Pivotal) Encore d’Or (Ela-Mana-Mou) Ertijaal (Seeking The Gold) Folega (Dubai Destination) Gobi Desert (Zamindar) Mystic Dawn (Pivotal) Polydream (Green Tune)

L L 3 2 L 3 3

Oratorio Jubilance (Diesis) Paco Boy Beat The Bank (Diktat)

23L

Palace Episode Music Lover (Montjeu)

L

L


stakes sires Red Rocks Zinia Dei Grif (Indian Danehill)

L

Redoute’s Choice Gold Luck (Blushing Groom) Ibiza (Kingmambo) Lilac Fairy (Selkirk)

3 3 L

Refuse To Bend Uele River (Shirley Heights)

L

Reliable Man Erasmus (Noverre) Narella (Monsun)

3 3

Rio De La Plata Aiming For Rio (Compton Place) Rioticism (Cape Cross) Thais (Lahint) Rip Van Winkle Creggs Pipes (Indian Ridge) Isole Canarie (Hurricane Run) Real Value (Efisio) Rip (Kyllachy)

The Right Man (Lope De Vega) after taking the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint

Panis Sands Of Mali (Indian Rocket)

2

Pastoral Pursuits Ipompieridiviggiu (Sakhee) Perfect Pasture (Diktat)

3 L

Pedro The Great Feralia (Dixie Union)

L

Peer Gynt Frsco Bere (Hector Protector) Pivotal Avilius (Sunday Silence) Brando (Silver Hawk) Eartha Kitt (Red Clubs) Glen Shiel (Big Shuffle) Haggle (Daylami) Lightning Spear (Royal Academy) Pirouette (Night Shift) Rosa Imperial (Kingmambo)

L

L 13 L L L 2 L 3L

Rosental (Kingmambo) Together Again (Teofilo) Poet’s Voice Mi Raccomando (Mtoto) Poetic Dream (Poliglote) Poet’s Word (Nashwan) Summer Festival (Diktat) Voice Of Love (Tale Of The Cat) Posse Mind Your Biscuits (Toccet) Pounced Full Drago (Almutawakel) Pour Moi Only Mine (Rock Of Gibraltar) Wings Of Eagles (Kendor) Rail Link Chain Of Daisies (Kris)

L L

3 2 3 L 33

1

2223

LL 1

L

My Reward (Fasliyev) Trip To Rhodos (Mark Of Esteem)

Rajsaman Brametot (Law Society) Malkoboy (Highest Honor) Trouble Of Course (Spectrum) Ramonti Lady Ramon (One Cool Cat) Mac Mahon (Celtic Swing) Raven’s Pass Atiam (Diktat) Elas Ruby (Danehill Dancer) Fundeghe (Exceed And Excel) Greg Pass (St Jovite) Riven Light (Trempolino) Secret Number (Alleged) Via Ravenna (Singspiel) Viscount Barfield (Montjeu)

L 3L

113 L 3

L 2L

L L L LL L 2 3L

Rock Of Gibraltar Jallota (Fraam) Lincoln Rocks (Namid) Princess Gibraltar (Pennekamp) Texas Rock (Alhaarth)

LL L L

2 L 3 L

L L L LL

Roderic O’Connor Connect (Cadeaux Genereux) Hikmaa (Dark Angel)

L L

Royal Applause Royal Julius (Dubawi)

L

Saddex Pas De Deux (Big Shuffle)

2

Sageburg Zafiro (Art Francais)

3

Samum Kashmar (Winged Love) Wild King (Sternkoenig)

L L

Scat Daddy Acapulco (End Sweep) Caravaggio (Holy Bull) Con Te Partiro (Street Cry) Lady Aurelia (Forest Wildcat) Seahenge (Not For Love) Sioux Nation (Oasis Dream) Sea The Stars Armande (Verglas) Chemical Charge (Kingmambo)

L 123 L 1 2 12

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stakes sires Cloth Of Stars (Kingmambo) Crystal Ocean (Mark Of Esteem) Endless Time (Fantastic Light) Hebah (Desert King) Listen In (Inchinor) Mekhtaal (Silver Hawk) Mutakayyef (Pivotal) Night Music (Monsun) Raheen House (Monsun) Sirrin (Kalanisi) Stradivarius (Bering) Sehrezad Millowitsch (Fath)

123 3 3 LL L 1 2 L 3L LL 12

33L

Sepoy Dabyah (Machiavellian) Khukri (Acatenango) Unforgetable Filly (Oasis Dream)

3 L 2L

Shamardal Aljazzi (Danehill Dancer) Blue Point (Royal Applause) Celebrity (Rock Of Gibraltar) Graphite (Linamix) Lancelot Du Lac (Capote) Samurai (Galileo) Usherette (Maria’s Mon)

3L 33 L 3 L L L

Shantou Airlie Beach (Shernazar) Shirocco Fun Mac (Montjeu) Tuvalu (Fantastic Light) Windstoss (Sternkoenig)

L

L LL 11L

Showcasing De Bruyne Horse (Soviet Star) Maximum Aurelius (Deputy Minister) Quiet Reflection (Haafhd) Tasleet (Cadeaux Genereux) Silver Frost Silver Step (Danehill Dancer) Silverwave (River Mist) Singspiel Take Cover (Magic Ring) Sir Percy Alyssa (Galileo) Sixties Icon Czabo (Danehill Dancer) Siyouni Laurens (Cape Cross) Le Brivido (Dr Fong) Pamplemousse (Efisio)

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2

3

12 3 L

3

Vision d’Etat Speedo Boy (Shamardal)

L

Vocalised Verbal Dexterity (Holy Roman Emperor) 1 Vociferous Marina (Galileo) L

Laurens: the Group 1 winner by Siyouni is out of a Cape Cross mare

Sacred Life (Montjeu) Straight Right (Tiger Hill) Sully (Verglas) Syrita (Poliglote)

3 L L L

Society Rock Unfortunately (Komaite) Soldier Hollow Dallas Affair (Lando) Dschingis Secret (Platini) Fosun (Silver Hawk)

12

L 1222 L

Speightstown Qurbaan (Zieten) Reynaldothewizard (Meadowlake) Spykes Bay (Affirmed) Starspangledbanner Home Of The Brave (Beat Hollow) Last Gift (Daggers Drawn) Meliora (Noverre) Stay Thirsty Cosmo Charlie (Salt Lake) Sternkoenig Matchwinner (Sadler’s Wells)

L 2

Victoire Pisa Warring States (Sakura Bakushin O)

L L L

3L L L

L

33

Tagula Limato (Singspiel)

2

Tai Chi Attica (Desert Style)

L

Tamayuz Blond Me (Docksider) Desert Skyline (Acatenango) Making Light (Danehill) Mustashry (Green Desert) Precieuse (Pivotal) Tupi (Rakti)

2 2 L 3 1 L

Tapit Farrier (Wild Again)

Wootton Bassett Wootton (American Post)

L

Teofilo Ajman Princess (Mark Of Esteem) Eziyra (Dubai Destination) Fleur Forsyte (Dr Fong) Flight Risk (Nordico) Massaat (Acclamation) Mildenberger (Dubawi) Permian (Mark Of Esteem) Sarigan (Verglas) Tantheem (Dubawi)

1L 33 L 3 2 L 22L L 3

Yeats Lord Yeats (Fruits Of Love) Montaly (Spectrum)

L 2

Youmzain Bebe Cherie (Doyoun) Royal Youmzain (Shamardal)

L 2

Zafeen Son Cesio (Dansili)

2

The Carbon Unit The Tartan Spartan (Traditionally)

L 2

Stormy Atlantic Stormy Antarctic (Doyen)

L

Three Valleys Summershine (Acatenango)

L

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Tiberius Caesar Tiberian (Marju)

2

Unbridled’s Song Arrogate (Distorted Humor)

1

Union Rags Musawaah (Seeking The Gold)

L

LL

LL 23

L

Thousand Words Opal Tiara (Fraam)

Sunday Break Brownie (Mark Of Esteem)

Whipper Chiverny (Simon Du Desert) Recoletos (Highest Honor)

L

L

3

Summer Bird Second Summer (Street Cry)

Western Winter Light The Lights (Northern Guest)

L 3 111 2 113 3 L L

Windsor Knot Another Batt (Medecis)

Stimulation Sweet Selection (Mujahid)

Street Cry Abingdon (Galileo) Leshlaa (Singspiel)

War Front Guerre (Hennessy) Homesman (Red Ransom) Roly Poly (Galileo) Spirit Of Valor (Grindstone) U S Navy Flag (Galileo) War Decree (Street Cry) War Secretary (Maria’s Mon) Whitecliffsofdover (A P Indy)

233L

Zamindar Air Pilot (Dr Devious) Darbuzan (Verglas) La Gommeuse (Vindication) Shy Angel (Kaldoun)

3 3L L L

Zebedee Barraquero (Oasis Dream) 2 Magical Memory (Cadeaux Genereux) 3 Zoffany Afandem (Anabaa) Washington Dc (Shinko Forest) Wilamina (Lomond) Supplied by Hyperion Promotions Ltd.

L 3L L


“Pearl Secret was the quickest and toughest horse that I have ever trained. With a bit more luck he would have won the Group One that he so richly deserved.” David Barron, Trainer

GR.2 WINNING SPRINTER BY SPEED SIRE COMPTON PLACE

PEARL SECRET Compton Place ex Our Little Secret (Rossini) CONSISTENT 5F STAKES WINNER Won 3 Group/Stakes races and twice Gr.1 placed, all over 5f. Beating 64 individual Group winners, including 16 Gr.1 winners. Timeform Rating: 119

OUT OF A 5F STAKES WINNING MARE From the family of Dutch Art. HIS SIRE’S NATURAL SUCCESSOR AT STUD First foals in 2018 from a book of 60 mares.

Stud Fee: £4,000 October 1st BUCKLANDS FARM & STUD Oridge Street Corse, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL19 3DA

Roisin Close M: 07738 279071 W: www.bucklandsfarmandstud.co.uk

Daniel Creighton M: 07597 945219 W: www.pearlsecret.com


Dandy Man Joining the elite stallions

1st Crop Sire of 2016 Champion sprinter Peniaphobia Also sire of: Extortionist Orvar

Parbold My Lea

Danielsflyer Mr Scarlet etc.

2017 Yearlings made;

FEE: €10,000

€250,000 €125,000 €125,000 €115,000 €110,000 etc.

SALES TALK

Elzaam

A High Class Sprinter

And now a Sensational Emerging Sire of: Clem Fandango

Great Prospector

Florida Times

Daddies Girl

King Electric

Pretty Vacant

Alkhawaneej Boy

London Icon

Vincy etc.

Red Jazz

FEE: €6,000

21 winners ‘to date’ in 1st crop inc;

Snazzy Jazzy Unbeaten Tatts Ireland Sales race winner Burgundy Boy Winner, placed Tyros Stks Gr.3 & Eyrefield Stks Also sire of: Mutanaaseq Jedi Master Tamboureen

Magic Jazz Roland Rocks Fyre Cay Electric Landlady Arabian Jazz Shania Says etc. FEE: €5,000

Battle of Marengo Impressive 1ST crop made €95,000 €85,000 €60,000 etc. And bought by: Shadwell

Blandford

R. Fahey x2

G. Lyons

J.P. Murtagh Rebel Racing BBA (Ire) etc.

Peter Doyle x2 FEE: €4,000

Prince Of Lir A Top Sprinting Pedigree Gr.2 Norfolk Stks winner at ROYAL ASCOT With Sales Topping Good Looks Fully booked with 125 mares in 1st season FEE: €4,000

Ballyhane Stud

Leighlinbridge, Co.Carlow, Ireland.

Joe Foley: +353 86 252 4135 Office: +353 59 97 22068 Email: info@ballyhane.com

Jane Foley: +353 86 806 6000 Fax: +353 59 97 22566 Web: www.ballyhane.com


yearling sale overview

All change at the top

Adjustments on the buying bench at this year’s major yearling sales with new purchasers from Thailand, the new Godolphin team in place and reductions in spend by Qatari interests Sale Market Share 2015-2017

(Listed by percentage of market share, in $, millions, by JdeM)

2015 Sale Nos sold Aggregate % of market Tattersalls 1 & 2 1,053 201.0m 59.0 Arqana A + O 781 68.0m 20.0 Goffs Orby 371 38.9m 11.0 GoffsUK Premier 410 27.5m 8.0 BBAG Sept 148 7.2m 2.0 Combined 2,763 342m Average price $124,000

2016

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ignificant changes among the leading buyers and the ongoing depreciation of sterling against the US dollar, the euro, the yen and more or less every other currency made the 2017 yearling sales season very different,writes Jocelyn de Moubray. Since the Brexit vote in 2016 sterling has lost 15 per cent against the US dollar, 20 per cent against the euro, 19 per cent against Japanese yen and, of new significance for the bloodstock world, 22 per cent against the Thai Baht. For major buyers who are calculating in something other than pounds, and nearly all This year’s most expensive yearling:

Sale Nos sold Aggregate % of market Gloam by Galileo sold for 4 million guineas Tattersalls 1 & 2 979 173.0m 54.0 Arqana A + O 830 70.5m 22.0 Goffs Orby 401 48.0m 15.0 GoffsUK Premier 394 22.6m 7.0 BBAG Sept 174 8.9m 2.0 Combined 2,778 323m Average price $116,000

2017 Sale Nos sold Aggregate % of market Tattersalls 1 & 2 962 198.0m 55.0 Arqana A + O 842 76.0m 21.0 Goffs Orby 373 48.0m 13.0 Goffs Premier 376 27.0m 7.5 BBAG Sept 165 9.1m 2.5 Combined 2,718 358m Average price $132,000

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yearling sale overview of them do, yearlings are particularly good value in Britian. The changes among major yearling buyers were in all probability even more significant than changes in the terms of trade. For the first time in many years the yearling purchases of Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum were not supervised by John Ferguson. It took time for a new team to be put into place but from September onwards John Gosden, Anthony Stroud and David Loder were inspecting yearlings and making decisions on behalf of Godolphin. By the end of October, Godolphin had purchased 58 yearlings at the major sales and had spent the equivalent of nearly $32 million, some 20 per cent more than in 2016. The new Godolphin team not only spent more than in 2016, but they made very different buying decisions. Thirty-two of the 58 yearlings bought by Godolphin were by non-Darley sires and no fewer than nine were by stallions standing at Coolmore, including five by Galileo. Sheikh Mohammed had not bought a yearling by a Coolmore sire for more than 15 years. Godolphin did buy many yearlings by its own stallions – six by Iffraaj, five by Dubawi, three by Teofilo, among others – but The Dubawi colt ex Izzi Top: he made 2.6 million guineas, bought by Roger Varian

Major yearling buyers 2015 -2017

(by numbers bought and includes total spend $ by JdeM)

Major buyers in 2015

Buyer

Nos bought

Total spend

Shadwell 82 19.8m Darley 69 27.0m Al Shaqab 57 17.0m China Horse Club 20 12.4m MV Magnier 19 15.8m Mayfair Speculators 19 9.2m M Obaida 18 5.3m Combined 284 110m Average: 390,000 All other buyers 2,479 196m Average: 80,000

Major buyers in 2016

Buyer

Nos bought

Total spend

Shadwell 97 27.9m Darley 54 26.2m Al Shaqab 43 11.3m M Obaida 25 8.6m HKJC 20 4.9m Coolmore & partners 14 14.6m Combined 253 93.5m Average: 370,000 All other buyers 2,525 229m Average: 91,000

Major buyers in 2017

Buyer Sackville/Donald Shadwell Rabbah Godolphin HKJC Coolmore & partners R Varian K Radcliffe Combined All other buyers

Nos bought

Total spend

106 27.3m 87 25.4m 75 7.7m 58 31.7m 27 6.7m 26 18.7m 21 11.8m 4 4.5m 404 134m 2,314 224m

Average: 330,000 Average: 97,000

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This was Galileo’s 14th crop of yearlings and Coolmore’s sire is, of course, well established as the best stallion in Europe, but his yearlings have never been so valuable many more than has been the case in recent years by other people’s stallions, and of significance, by competing to buy some of the best Galileos on offer it changed the shape of the top of the market. This was Galileo’s 14th crop of yearlings and Coolmore’s sire has, of course, been well established as the best stallion in Europe for many years, and yet never before have his yearlings been so valuable. In Britain and Ireland, Galileo’s yearling average went from 470,000gns in 2016 to 738,000gns in 2017, an increase of 60 per cent, and the median price of the 23 sold went from 300,000gns to 2016 to 400,000gns in 2017, up by 33 per cent. The previous best yearling average for Galileo had been only 545,000gns back in 2014. Nine of the 12 yearlings by Galileo sold for 800,000gns or higher over the last two years were sold in 2017. A new potential buyer for an important segment of the top of the market, yearlings by Galileo, makes a big difference.

Sheikh Mohammed’s buying policy changed this year: Godolphin happy to buy stock by Galileo, while the influence of trainer John Gosden is of growing importance

Major yearling sales in domestic currency Tattersalls Book 1 and Book 2 (gns) Year Nos Aggregate Average 2015 1,053 125m 118,800 2016 979 127m 129,500 2017 962 150m 156,200 % change 2017 -1.7% 18% 20.6% BBAG September (€) Year 2015 2016 2017 % change 2017

Nos Aggregate Average 156 6.4m 43,300 187 8.4m 45,900 180 7.8m 46,600 -3% -7s% 1.5%

Arqana August and October (€) Year Nos Aggregate Average 2015 774 52.3m 67,500 2016 807 62.4m 77,300 2017 829 63.0m 75,900 % change 2017 2.7% 0.9% -1.8%

Feel the Power

If Darley/Godolphin changed its buying pattern an equally dramatic change in the European yearling market was the arrival of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his King Power Racing. Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai billionaire who was previously best-known as the owner of Leicester City Football Club, had his first important winner in the colours of King Power Racing in April 2017 when Beat The Bank, a three-year-old bought privately after winning on the All-Weather at Dundalk in February, won at Newmarket. Beat The Bank went on to win Group races at Goodwood and Newmarket and his trainer Andrew Balding won a big handicap at Haydock for King Power Racing with

Goffs Orby (€) Year 2015 2016 2017 % change 2017

Nos Aggregate Average 371 38.9m 105,000 363 39.9m 109,986 373 40.7m 109,122 2.7% 1.9% -0.7%

Goffs Premier (£) Year Nos Aggregate Average 2015 416 17.7m 42,731 2016 396 17.4m 44,078 2017 391 19.8m 50,698 % change 2017 -1.2% 13.7% 15%

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yearling sale overview Donjuan Triomphant another in-training purchase in September. Through agent Alistair Donald of SackvilleDonald, Srivaddhanaprabha dramatically increased his racing interests and spent around $25 million on yearlings in England and Ireland in the space of six weeks. His buys included a Frankel filly at 2.5 million guineas and a Dubwai filly for 1.3 million guineas. Donald spent more than 12 million guineas on behalf of Srivaddhanaprabha at October Book 1 and 2 sales, having already purchased expensive yearlings at Goffs in Ireland. SackvilleDonald does have other yearling clients and it was not entirely known how many of the agency’s buys this year were for Srivaddhanaprabha, but the majority clearly were. In 2016, SackvilleDonald bought three yearlings for more than 200,000gns compared with more than 30 in 2017. Without Srivaddhanaprabha – and perhaps more importantly without Beat The Bank – this year’s sales would have been very different, particularly as some of the other major buyers from recent years, groups such as the Al Thani family and China Horse Club, have greatly reduced their spending.

Reduced spend by number of groups

The China Horse Club bought nine yearlings in Europe in 2017 for a total of less than $2 million, whereas in 2015 it had spent more than $12 million. There was a time when four or more members of the Al Thani family were buying expensive yearlings in Europe; in 2017 the family’s expenditure was relatively restrained with Al Shaqab buying 22 yearlings for a total of $2.8 million, compared with 45 for a total of $11.3 million in 2016.

Currency change is key to attract buyers

These changes and the depreciation of sterling made the sales in Britain appear to be far more successful than those in the euro zone. Srivaddhanaprabha’s buying took place mainly in Britain and in recent years there has been strong Qatari buying in France and so the reduction in Al Shaqab’s buying probably had more of an effect on Arqana’s sales than on those in Britain. The sales in the euro zone returned very similar results to those in 2016, whereas in Britain the aggregate at the Goffs Premier

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Without Srivaddhanaprabha, – and perhaps more importantly without Beat The Bank – this year’s sales would have been very different

This year’s spend on yearlings by Teo Ah Khing’s (above) China Horse Club was much reduced compared to 2015, while new entrant Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (below) and his King Power Racing spent over 15 million guineas at Tattersalls in Book 1 and 2

Sale was up by 13 per cent and at the Tattersalls October 1 and 2 the aggregate rose by as much as 19 per cent. The whole October Sale produced a record-breaking result for Tattersalls. For the time being the Brexit effect on the bloodstock market has been very positive for Britain. It seems that in the bloodstock world a weak currency has a stronger effect on demand than it does upon supply. When sterling is weak it certainly helps to attract Japanese and American buyers to British horse sales, whereas a strong euro appears to have far less of an influence on where vendors place their best yearlings. In 2018 there are likely to be more Irish vendors in Britain rather than fewer, and many more French farms will be interested in selling in Newmarket to profit from the buyers who are there and the current interest in French stallions.


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stallion yearling averages Top ten sires in Europe by yearling averages in 2017

(gns)

Sire Average Dubawi 682,619 Galileo 584,948 Frankel 461,751 War Front 380,816 Invincible Spirit 235,067 Kingman 204,911 Shamardal 196,389 Sea The Stars 187,672 Scat Daddy 165,190 Dark Angel 133,173 Australia 130,620 Lope De Vega 122,208 Dansili 130,500 New Approach 114,040 Declaration Of War 108,493 Candy Ride 105,820 105,453 Heart’s Cry

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Stallion yearling averages

Stallions with more than two lots sold, listed alphabetically and showing aggregate, average and colt and fillies’ figures from sales in Britain, Ireland and France. In guineas, compiled by Weatherbys. Some dual-purpose stallions included Sire Name

Sold

Acclamation Adlerflug Air Chief Marshal Alhebayeb Amadeus Wolf American Devil Animal Kingdom Anodin Appel Au Maitre Approve Arakan Arcadio Arcano Archipenko Areion Ask Aussie Rules Australia Authorized Avonbridge Bated Breath

43 12 5 106 9 3 3 53 5 6 6 7 9 19 11 7 6 66 12 3 65

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Total 4,202,962 202,279 32,848 2,124,911 97,680 65,120 70,886 1,121,285 117,953 23,479 18,487 29,301 63,820 413,404 127,798 32,882 74,607 8,620,935 307,456 25,973 2,635,456

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Highest

Colt

Average

Filly

Average

97,743 16,856 6,569 20,046 10,853 21,706 23,628 21,156 23,590 3,913 3,081 4,185 7,091 21,758 11,618 4,697 12,434 130,620 25,621 8,657 40,545

500,000 47,212 16,280 180,000 21,164 40,700 39,886 122,100 72,083 14,000 8,571 12,210 32,765 90,000 32,560 9,768 23,000 525,000 47,212 11,428 257,142

29 8 0 62 4 2 1 32 1 4 4 6 4 15 6 7 5 38 6 1 40

108,578 16,432 0 27,161 11,396 12,210 7,000 22,690 72,083 5,595 4,113 4,748 5,668 20,986 14,719 4,697 13,130 151,267 27,016 10,476 49,411

14 4 5 44 5 1 2 21 4 2 2 1 5 4 5 0 1 28 6 2 25

75,299 17,704 6,569 10,020 10,419 40,700 31,943 18,818 11,467 548 1,016 813 8,229 24,652 7,895 0 8,953 102,598 24,226 7,748 26,359


stallion yearling averages Sire Name Battle Of Marengo Beat Hollow Big Bad Bob Binary File Blu Constellation Born To Sea Bungle Inthejungle Burwaaz Cacique Califet Camacho Camelot Campanologist Canford Cliffs Cape Cross Captain Chop Carlotamix Casamento Center Divider Champs Elysees Charm Spirit Cityscape Clodovil Coach House Cockney Rebel Compton Place Dabirsim Dalakhani Dandy Man Dansant Dansili Dark Angel Dawn Approach Declaration Of War Delegator Denon Desert Prince Diamond Boy Diamond Green Doctor Dino Doyen Dragon Pulse Dream Ahead Dubawi Dunaden Durban Thunder Dutch Art Dylan Thomas Eishin Dunkirk Elusive City Elusive Pimpernel Elzaam Epaulette Equiano

Sold 40 3 24 3 3 67 60 4 11 6 76 73 15 45 27 4 3 65 9 40 63 10 28 35 4 23 45 15 128 3 14 131 53 10 14 3 8 3 12 5 7 43 58 32 9 5 39 10 3 23 15 37 39 27

Total 555,762 33,781 366,070 50,785 20,350 851,602 702,542 7,323 360,515 23,604 1,584,710 5,538,043 310,886 513,536 1,822,658 37,444 3,009 668,140 58,973 872,257 3,540,620 115,764 557,776 528,535 57,804 324,499 3,495,225 807,903 3,254,029 17,419 1,624,503 17,445,711 1,790,307 1,084,935 296,725 15,059 52,096 36,223 68,783 110,704 81,349 838,929 1,217,451 21,843,811 99,092 11,802 2,219,997 68,491 17,473 434,109 70,968 692,458 536,202 457,306

Average 13,894 11,260 15,252 16,928 6,783 12,710 11,709 1,830 32,774 3,934 20,851 75,863 20,725 11,411 67,505 9,361 1,003 10,279 6,552 21,806 56,200 11,576 19,920 15,101 14,451 14,108 77,671 53,860 25,422 5,806 116,035 133,173 33,779 108,493 21,194 5,019 6,512 12,074 5,731 22,140 11,621 19,509 20,990 682,619 11,010 2,360 56,923 6,849 5,824 18,874 4,731 18,715 13,748 16,937

Highest 80,952 14,652 89,540 31,673 7,326 52,910 66,666 4,571 70,000 10,582 110,000 309,320 81,400 47,212 475,000 17,908 1,301 43,000 24,027 75,000 407,000 27,000 65,000 125,000 23,606 68,571 407,000 375,000 195,360 11,396 400,000 825,000 180,000 407,000 70,000 6,512 20,350 17,908 13,024 61,050 20,000 80,000 77,000 2,600,000 20,000 4,070 180,000 14,652 12,013 66,666 21,978 78,095 70,000 114,285

Colt

Average

Filly

Average

24 3 18 2 2 43 32 3 7 3 37 35 10 24 19 0 1 39 3 21 35 8 15 20 3 12 30 9 71 3 10 78 27 3 10 2 4 2 3 1 6 30 35 21 5 4 25 6 3 12 9 27 25 19

19,240 11,260 17,502 24,300 6,715 14,007 14,422 917 36,199 6,512 29,070 84,141 13,994 12,281 72,726 0 488 11,561 10,193 24,768 65,730 12,296 25,461 20,048 11,399 17,618 67,694 68,603 34,174 5,806 125,426 137,548 38,507 94,653 23,298 4,273 6,003 17,094 7,868 61,050 13,341 21,514 23,803 732,038 13,723 2,645 55,752 8,980 5,824 20,031 6,999 24,254 14,814 20,455

16 0 6 1 1 24 28 1 4 3 39 38 5 21 8 4 2 26 6 19 28 2 13 15 1 11 15 6 57 0 4 53 26 7 4 1 4 1 9 4 1 13 23 11 4 1 14 4 0 11 6 10 14 8

5,874 0 8,503 2,184 6,919 10,387 8,607 4,571 26,779 1,356 13,053 68,238 34,188 10,418 55,106 9,361 1,260 8,355 4,732 18,533 44,287 8,697 13,526 8,504 23,606 10,279 97,625 31,745 14,520 0 92,560 126,734 28,869 114,425 15,935 6,512 7,020 2,035 5,019 12,413 1,301 14,884 16,710 588,272 7,618 1,221 59,013 3,652 0 17,612 1,328 3,759 11,844 8,582

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2018 SALES DATES

February Sale February 1 – 2 Broodmares, Fillies/Horses In Training & Yearlings

Book 2 October 15 – 17 Book 3 October 18 – 19 Featuring the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes

Craven Breeze Up Sale April 16 – 18 Europe’s Premier Breeze Up Sale

Autumn Horses In Training Sale October 29 – November 1 The World’s Largest Horses In Training Sale

Guineas Breeze Up & Horses In Training Sale May 3 – 4 Two Year Olds & Horses In Training July Sale July 10 – 13 Horses/Fillies In Training, Broodmares etc October Yearling Sale Book 1 October 9 – 11 Europe’s Premier Yearling Sale Featuring the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus

October Yearling Sale Book 4 November 1 – 2 Featuring the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes

December Sale Yearlings November 26 Foals November 28 – December 1 Breeding Stock December 3 – 6 Broodmares, Fillies/Horses In Training etc. *All dates may be subject to alteration

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stallion yearling averages Sire Name

Sold

Es Que Love Evasive Exceed And Excel Excelebration Exchange Rate Famous Name Farhh Fast Company Finjaan Finsceal Fior Firebreak Flemensfirth Footstepsinthesand Foxwedge Frankel French Fifteen Frozen Power Fuisse Gale Force Ten Galileo Garswood Gentlewave George Vancouver Getaway Gladiatorus Gregorian Haafhd Hallucinate Harbour Watch Havana Gold Heeraat Hellvelyn Helmet Helsinki Henrythenavigator Holy Roman Emperor Hurricane Cat Hurricane Run Iffraaj Imperial Monarch Intello Intikhab Invincible Spirit It’s Gino Joshua Tree Jukebox Jury Juniper Tree Kahyl Kalanisi Kalatos

25 36 50 43 5 12 19 47 4 5 5 8 63 31 26 11 15 4 66 36 51 6 25 13 3 48 3 4 46 41 41 8 54 9 15 43 8 6 81 11 33 9 47 3 3 20 15 7 4 3

Total 301,790 483,516 4,854,076 1,091,771 483,498 152,057 1,001,376 766,407 13,426 61,861 22,528 115,519 1,587,511 349,897 12,005,528 141,229 52,829 20,757 767,183 21,058,140 1,584,072 48,635 389,092 130,212 17,908 695,002 17,618 15,835 659,236 1,601,897 917,498 47,004 1,048,339 26,536 132,023 1,823,870 142,450 92,819 6,652,900 54,292 2,091,999 152,891 11,048,174 6,512 24,013 260,234 109,430 29,486 19,942 50,305

Average 12,071 13,431 97,081 25,390 96,699 12,671 52,704 16,306 3,356 12,372 4,505 14,439 25,198 11,287 461,751 12,839 3,521 5,189 11,623 584,948 31,060 8,105 15,563 10,016 5,969 14,479 5,872 3,958 14,331 39,070 22,378 5,875 19,413 2,948 8,801 42,415 17,806 15,469 82,134 4,935 63,393 16,987 235,067 2,170 8,004 13,011 7,295 4,212 4,985 16,768

Highest 59,047 93,610 500,000 200,000 250,000 27,676 375,000 75,000 6,000 24,420 8,571 33,373 180,000 70,818 2,500,000 32,560 16,280 8,140 57,142 4,000,000 140,000 21,164 30,932 34,285 12,210 48,840 10,476 9,829 62,678 250,000 142,857 19,047 145,000 9,829 38,258 210,000 33,374 34,188 525,000 16,280 425,000 57,000 1,600,000 2,849 9,768 27,676 30,581 8,191 12,210 42,328

Colt

Average

Filly

Average

13 18 22 19 3 6 13 23 2 3 2 2 41 20 17 6 8 2 39 14 32 4 17 7 0 26 3 2 32 28 25 4 26 6 7 23 5 2 42 10 13 4 23 1 2 12 6 2 3 3

14,749 10,717 97,572 24,055 69,692 18,546 35,423 21,905 3,332 13,837 4,685 22,791 33,216 13,194 351,181 14,245 3,936 7,529 14,783 323,063 37,144 11,730 15,992 14,098 0 19,307 5,872 2,184 15,312 50,796 30,824 7,929 28,621 2,238 10,988 43,652 17,582 22,385 78,941 5,233 81,326 24,907 150,303 2,849 7,122 15,954 8,100 2,184 6,240 16,768

12 18 28 24 2 6 6 24 2 2 3 6 22 11 9 5 7 2 27 22 19 2 8 6 3 22 0 2 14 13 16 4 28 3 8 20 3 4 39 1 20 5 24 2 1 8 9 5 1 0

9,170 16,144 96,696 26,446 137,210 6,796 90,145 10,940 3,380 10,174 4,385 11,656 10,256 7,818 670,605 11,151 3,047 2,849 7,060 751,602 20,813 856 14,652 5,254 5,969 8,772 0 5,733 12,088 13,814 9,180 3,822 10,863 4,368 6,888 40,993 18,179 12,012 85,573 1,953 51,738 10,652 316,299 1,831 9,768 8,597 6,758 5,023 1,220 0

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stallion yearling averages Sire Name Kamsin Kendargent Kheleyf Kingman Kitten’s Joy Kodiac Kuroshio Kyllachy Lawman Le Havre Leading Light Leroidesanimaux (Brz) Lethal Force Libertarian Lilbourne Lad Linngari Literato Lope De Vega Lord Of England Magician Mahler Makfi Malinas Mamool Manduro Martaline Mastercraftsman Masterstroke Maxios Mayson Medaglia D’oro Medicean Midnight Legend Milan Mingun Monsieur Bond Montmartre Moohaajim Morpheus Most Improved Motivator Mount Nelson Muhtathir Mukhadram Multiplex Mustameet Myboycharlie Nathaniel Nayef Neatico

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Sold 13 60 17 45 5 149 8 49 35 82 15 7 43 10 25 10 4 83 17 7 9 31 4 7 9 4 54 3 43 50 5 10 3 7 4 11 5 23 65 19 26 12 5 54 5 3 21 63 7 5

Total 99,795 1,899,481 281,261 9,221,010 591,749 13,599,300 81,233 1,968,434 1,135,834 5,196,178 94,313 153,140 1,047,221 23,335 101,798 116,157 63,492 10,143,335 417,178 334,864 55,258 652,289 10,759 59,015 103,378 97,330 3,611,027 27,676 1,183,444 866,619 519,891 245,731 21,427 60,544 13,651 34,662 113,146 519,777 853,575 105,977 879,119 188,288 78,957 1,308,953 22,664 7,243 292,606 3,170,702 140,297 46,153

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Average 7,676 31,658 16,544 204,911 118,349 91,270 10,154 40,172 32,452 63,368 6,287 21,877 24,353 2,333 4,071 11,615 15,873 122,208 24,539 47,837 6,139 21,041 2,689 8,430 11,486 24,332 66,870 9,225 27,521 17,332 103,978 24,573 7,142 8,649 3,412 3,151 22,629 22,599 13,131 5,577 33,812 15,690 15,791 24,239 4,532 2,414 13,933 50,328 20,042 9,230

Highest 26,862 197,726 56,980 1,700,000 220,000 925,000 20,952 150,000 81,400 325,000 14,652 50,000 115,000 4,883 9,768 19,536 28,490 600,000 204,317 210,000 10,989 93,610 4,761 26,048 47,212 30,932 380,000 13,838 126,170 120,000 320,000 105,000 14,285 13,838 8,191 5,714 33,374 80,952 65,120 22,792 146,520 45,000 32,560 190,476 18,095 3,825 81,400 350,000 90,000 24,420

Colt

Average

Filly

Average

3 35 10 19 2 75 5 26 16 50 11 6 22 5 17 6 1 47 8 5 8 19 2 2 6 2 36 3 32 27 2 3 2 6 2 8 3 15 40 13 11 8 3 34 4 3 11 39 4 2

9,089 34,300 15,997 171,811 128,314 104,911 10,380 51,427 35,087 58,241 8,085 25,190 36,046 3,874 4,628 9,184 28,490 98,078 36,376 65,996 6,754 20,578 3,570 5,901 13,566 22,210 66,792 9,225 28,310 22,286 15,290 14,119 9,047 9,616 5,460 3,297 26,048 30,700 14,614 6,129 23,754 19,846 11,667 21,165 5,428 2,414 11,840 48,407 11,084 4,761

10 25 7 26 3 74 3 23 19 32 4 1 21 5 8 4 3 36 9 2 1 12 2 5 3 2 18 0 11 23 3 7 1 1 2 3 2 8 25 6 15 4 2 20 1 0 10 24 3 3

7,252 27,959 17,326 229,099 111,706 77,445 9,777 27,449 30,233 71,378 1,342 2,000 12,104 793 2,888 15,262 11,667 153,712 14,018 2,441 1,221 21,774 1,809 9,442 7,326 26,455 67,028 0 25,228 11,516 163,103 29,053 3,333 2,848 1,365 2,761 17,501 7,409 10,759 4,381 41,188 7,379 21,978 29,465 952 0 16,236 53,450 31,987 12,210


stallion yearling averages Sire Name

Sold

Never On Sunday New Approach No Nay Never Noble Mission Oasis Dream Olympic Glory Orpen Paco Boy Palace Episode Passing Glance Pastoral Pursuits Pastorius Pedro The Great Peer Gynt (Jpn) Penny’s Picnic Phoenix Reach Piccolo Pistachio Pivotal Planteur Poet’s Voice Pomellato Pour Moi Power Presenting Rajsaman Raven’s Pass Red Jazz Reliable Man Reply Requinto Rio De La Plata Rip Van Winkle Rock Of Gibraltar Roderic O’connor Ruler Of The World Sageburg Saint Des Saints Sakhee’s Secret Sans Frontieres Sayif Scat Daddy Schiaparelli Scorpion Sea The Moon Sea The Stars Sehrezad Sepoy Shamardal Shantou

4 31 66 9 46 73 7 22 4 3 10 8 18 3 23 4 3 3 17 24 59 7 19 21 5 47 25 26 23 4 28 19 38 20 26 23 4 5 11 6 4 5 4 3 59 62 4 50 28 4

Total 42,897 3,360,112 6,515,481 477,563 3,849,199 3,213,628 91,982 262,678 43,142 7,426 52,241 158,730 459,910 69,190 339,182 7,496 14,569 23,153 1,228,919 262,108 1,850,476 67,562 271,935 266,573 105,819 819,698 638,883 236,203 610,423 31,746 439,842 360,602 678,565 368,774 157,393 478,187 31,582 118,030 122,914 26,291 10,833 825,950 21,426 19,942 3,508,501 11,635,706 14,245 1,058,976 5,498,897 70,410

Average 10,724 108,390 98,719 53,062 83,678 44,022 13,140 11,939 10,785 2,475 5,224 19,841 25,550 23,063 14,747 1,874 4,856 7,717 72,289 10,921 31,364 9,651 14,312 12,693 21,163 17,440 25,555 9,084 26,540 7,936 15,708 18,979 17,856 18,438 6,053 20,790 7,895 23,606 11,174 4,381 2,708 165,190 5,356 6,647 59,466 187,672 3,561 21,179 196,389 17,602

Highest 32,560 341,880 850,000 110,000 340,000 180,000 27,676 48,000 16,280 5,904 16,280 65,120 73,260 36,630 32,560 4,070 9,523 20,205 260,480 38,258 375,000 17,908 47,000 48,840 32,560 81,400 120,000 57,142 89,540 11,396 69,190 81,400 65,120 80,000 32,560 101,750 17,908 40,700 24,420 6,919 3,333 350,000 7,619 11,396 525,000 1,000,000 4,477 75,000 680,000 37,444

Colt

Average

Filly

Average

1 16 40 6 28 32 6 14 2 1 7 5 9 2 8 2 1 1 10 14 34 6 12 13 4 24 12 12 17 3 14 9 19 12 10 14 2 3 4 5 2 5 4 2 41 32 2 25 12 4

32,560 102,773 123,997 50,485 82,115 47,781 13,295 15,633 11,396 5,904 5,953 24,908 24,058 28,083 10,073 2,796 9,523 1,856 81,108 11,279 26,400 10,242 17,022 12,412 24,419 21,265 26,261 13,864 32,483 8,411 21,015 25,505 17,669 27,048 9,386 24,269 6,105 29,032 14,448 5,160 2,250 165,190 5,356 9,768 73,037 224,958 3,866 20,248 156,745 17,602

3 15 26 3 18 41 1 8 2 2 3 3 9 1 15 2 2 2 7 10 25 1 7 8 1 23 13 14 6 1 14 10 19 8 16 9 2 2 7 1 2 0 0 1 18 30 2 25 16 0

3,445 114,382 59,829 58,217 86,109 41,088 12,210 5,476 10,175 761 3,523 11,396 27,042 13,024 17,239 951 2,523 10,648 59,690 10,419 38,114 6,105 9,666 13,151 8,140 13,448 24,903 4,987 9,700 6,512 10,401 13,105 18,044 5,524 3,970 15,378 9,686 15,466 9,302 488 3,166 0 0 406 28,553 147,901 3,256 22,110 226,121 0

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stallion yearling averages Sire Name

Sold

Shirocco Sholokhov Showcasing Sinndar Sir Percy Sir Prancealot Sixties Icon Siyouni Slade Power Slickly So You Think Society Rock Soldier Hollow Sommerabend Soul City Speightstown Sri Putra Starspangledbanner Stimulation Stormy River Style Vendome Sunday Break (Jpn) Swiss Spirit Tagula Tai Chi Tamayuz Teofilo Tertullian Thewayyouare Tin Horse Toronado Tough As Nails Universal Vale Of York Vocalised Waldpark War Command War Front Westerner Whipper Wiener Walzer Wiesenpfad Wootton Bassett Worthadd Xtension Yeats (Ire) Yorgunnabelucky (Usa) Zanzibari (Usa) Zebedee Zoffany (Ire)

15 6 67 5 20 35 3 80 66 5 19 57 24 17 3 4 4 3 4 3 25 8 59 18 5 25 29 13 3 12 79 3 12 5 8 8 77 5 12 3 10 6 28 3 9 6 4 5 79 95

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Total 107,501 61,700 5,050,721 358,401 516,089 312,651 62,195 6,679,384 3,664,070 75,295 448,715 1,690,604 909,238 176,103 14,652 399,544 59,422 59,595 50,809 26,048 360,195 70,818 1,140,053 287,687 37,037 1,616,872 2,241,685 187,973 23,198 130,240 3,341,456 12,578 105,336 37,732 79,359 111,518 2,709,227 1,904,080 146,131 39,886 56,084 24,420 1,765,458 24,825 239,106 40,322 17,426 87,505 1,627,226 3,520,268

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Average

Highest

Colt

Average

Filly

Average

7,166 10,283 75,383 71,680 25,804 8,932 20,731 83,492 55,516 15,059 23,616 29,659 37,884 10,359 4,884 99,886 14,855 19,865 12,702 8,682 14,407 8,852 19,322 15,982 7,407 64,674 77,299 14,459 7,732 10,853 42,296 4,192 8,778 7,546 9,919 13,939 35,184 380,816 12,177 13,295 5,608 4,070 63,052 8,275 26,567 6,720 4,356 17,501 20,597 37,055

15,466 22,792 380,000 300,000 105,820 32,560 50,000 341,880 260,000 40,700 138,380 220,000 407,000 36,630 4,884 240,000 26,048 28,571 32,000 9,768 44,770 40,700 114,285 66,666 11,396 330,000 280,000 65,120 10,582 22,792 325,000 9,523 22,000 20,350 29,304 29,304 244,200 550,000 26,048 23,606 13,024 6,105 407,000 13,024 109,523 9,523 9,523 38,258 330,000 195,360

11 5 38 3 11 25 3 42 34 5 10 25 12 10 2 3 2 2 2 1 11 6 31 8 2 15 13 8 2 9 38 2 9 4 7 3 37 3 11 2 8 3 17 2 5 3 3 3 47 56

7,499 12,128 69,709 108,954 20,399 10,323 20,731 80,372 66,851 15,059 28,580 43,318 60,236 13,024 4,884 53,181 13,838 20,797 21,000 9,768 17,464 10,853 26,559 23,413 7,733 81,754 104,491 19,016 7,529 11,486 54,353 5,475 10,304 8,558 11,220 15,737 33,007 351,360 13,232 14,245 5,586 4,884 74,977 5,900 43,865 8,516 4,856 16,687 25,152 36,149

4 1 29 2 9 10 0 38 32 0 9 32 12 7 1 1 2 1 2 2 14 2 28 10 3 10 16 5 1 3 41 1 3 1 1 5 40 2 1 1 2 3 11 1 4 3 1 2 32 39

6,251 1,058 82,819 15,769 32,410 5,455 0 86,941 43,472 0 18,100 18,988 15,533 6,551 4,884 240,000 15,873 18,000 4,404 8,140 12,006 2,849 11,310 10,038 7,190 39,055 55,205 7,168 8,140 8,954 31,122 1,627 4,200 3,500 813 12,861 37,198 425,000 569 11,396 5,698 3,256 44,622 13,024 4,944 4,924 2,857 18,722 13,908 38,355


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Al Kazeem bay 2008, 16.1hh by Dubawi - Kazeem (Darshaan)  European Champion at 10 furlongs  Winner of 10 races at 2 to 7 years including 4 Gr.1 races  By DUBAWI – sire of 33 Gr.1 winners including Classic sire MAKFI  From the stallion producing family of IN REALITY, KNOWN FACT and RELAUNCH  Timeform rated 128 in three consecutive seasons  “He was a gentleman from the outset, full of class and tough as they come” Roger Charlton


THE GREY GATSBY

FASCINATING ROCK

His first crop of yearlings averaged £135,000 with a top price of €360,000 Two winners from four runners including stakes filly Golden Spell, a winner at 5 and 6 furlongs and placed second Legacy Stakes LR (6f) and third Blenheim Stakes LR (6f). STANDING AT OAKGROVE STUD

Fee: £12,000 Oct 1st SLF (Limited Book)

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covering statistics

Stallion covering stats 2017

The covering sire table includes any sire who covered 20+ mares in England or Ireland in 2017. Some dual-purpose sires are included (and the figures will include their NH mares) Stallion Acclamation (GB) Adaay (IRE) Affinisea (IRE) Ajaya (GB) Al Kazeem (GB) Albaasil (IRE) Alhebayeb (IRE) Alkaadhem (GB) Altruistic (IRE) Anjaal (GB) Archipenko (USA) Australia (GB) Awtaad (IRE) Bated Breath (GB) Battle Of Marengo (IRE) Beat Hollow (GB) Belardo (IRE) Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) Bobby’s Kitten (USA) Born To Sea (IRE) Brazen Beau (AUS) Bungle Inthejungle (GB) Buratino (IRE) Cable Bay (IRE) Camacho (GB) Camelot (GB) Canford Cliffs (IRE) Cannock Chase (USA) Cappella Sansevero (GB) Casamento (IRE) Champs Elysees (GB) Charm Spirit (IRE) Charming Thought (GB) Cityscape (GB) Clodovil (IRE) Coach House (IRE) Coulsty (IRE)

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First year at stud 2004 2017 2017 2017 2014 2015 2015 2007 2016 2016 2010 2015 2017 2013 2015 2003 2017 2004 2017 2013 2015 2015 2017 2016 2006 2014 2012 2017 2016 2013 2010 2015 2017 2014 2004 2015 2017

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2017 Standing

Mares Covered 2017

Winners

IRE GB IRE IRE GB GB IRE IRE IRE IRE GB IRE IRE GB IRE IRE IRE GB GB IRE GB IRE IRE GB IRE IRE IRE GB IRE GB IRE GB GB GB IRE GB IRE

149 127 123 63 53 27 82 53 35 80 43 154 120 104 57 81 122 79 95 26 101 21 121 123 96 179 23 55 22 29 241 99 83 48 37 55 66

94 69 20 37 36 15 33 8 8 43 30 99 82 62 24 21 67 21 53 10 63 14 56 61 41 118 13 30 3 11 60 65 48 25 15 31 26

BT Mares 41 11 - 8 4 4 8 1 - 5 10 47 29 24 - 1 22 2 20 1 9 1 13 13 10 60 4 6 1 2 6 24 9 1 3 1 3

From Weatherbys BT Winning Mares 19 3 1 1 2 6 30 16 10 7 1 11 1 3 8 4 33 3 1 1 1 1 12 5 1 1 2


covering statistics Stallion Dandy Man (IRE) Dansant (GB) Dansili (GB) Dark Angel (IRE) Dawn Approach (IRE) Dragon Pulse (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Due Diligence (USA) Dunaden (FR) Dutch Art (GB) Dylan Thomas (IRE) Eagle Top (GB) Elusive Pimpernel (USA) Elzaam (AUS) Epaulette (AUS) Equiano (FR) Estidhkaar (IRE) Exceed And Excel (AUS) Excelebration (IRE) Famous Name (GB) Farhh (GB) Fascinating Rock (IRE) Fast Company (IRE) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Flemensfirth (USA) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Fountain Of Youth (IRE) Frankel (GB) Free Eagle (IRE) French Navy (GB) Frozen Fire (GER) Fulbright (GB) Galileo (IRE) Garswood (GB) Geordieland (FR) Gleneagles (IRE) Golden Horn (GB) Golden Lariat (USA) Gregorian (IRE) Gutaifan (IRE) Hallowed Crown (AUS) Harzand (IRE) Havana Gold (IRE) Heeraat (IRE) Hellvelyn (GB) Helmet (AUS) Hillstar (GB) Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)

First year at stud

2017 Standing

Mares Covered 2017

2010 IRE 138 2011 IRE 43 2001 GB 62 2008 IRE 223 2014 IRE 145 2013 IRE 120 2006 GB 174 2016 GB 57 2015 GB 52 2008 GB 71 2008 IRE 118 2017 GB 27 2012 IRE 78 2013 IRE 135 2014 IRE 154 2011 GB 125 2017 IRE 143 2004 IRE 109 2013 IRE 85 2013 IRE 70 2014 GB 37 2017 IRE 91 2011 IRE 162 2005 IRE 133 1998 IRE 124 2005 IRE 191 2016 GB 81 2013 GB 195 2016 IRE 92 2016 IRE 74 2012 IRE 61 2016 IRE 46 2002 IRE 178 2015 GB 88 2012 GB 20 2016 IRE 153 2016 GB 137 2004 IRE 55 2015 GB 45 2016 IRE 152 2015 IRE 46 2017 IRE 96 2014 GB 82 2015 GB 101 2011 GB 64 2012 GB 150 2016 IRE 72 2007 IRE 129

Winners

BT Mares

BT Winning Mares

74 17 11 5 1 44 28 21 155 97 54 73 23 13 61 15 3 159 141 122 31 5 17 1 37 12 5 22 5 3 7 - 17 - 59 3 1 74 8 3 77 14 7 64 8 3 62 29 18 43 9 1 17 1 22 6 3 52 21 11 71 19 7 68 36 22 35 1 108 26 10 48 11 6 165 137 113 52 16 8 35 6 4 14 - 13 1 1 145 124 96 51 8 3 5 - 110 61 41 110 63 36 3 - 25 3 2 67 15 4 22 3 1 58 24 11 46 12 5 53 5 1 36 4 1 102 32 13 8 - 80 24 15

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covering statistics Stallion Hot Streak (IRE) Iffraaj (GB) Imperial Monarch (IRE) Intrinsic (GB) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Ivawood (IRE) Kargali (IRE) Kingman (GB) Kingston Hill (GB) Kodi Bear (IRE) Kodiac (GB) Kyllachy (GB) Lawman (FR) Lethal Force (IRE) Libertarian (GB) Life Force (IRE) Lope De Vega (IRE) Lucky Speed (IRE) Make Believe (GB) Mamool (IRE) Marcel (IRE) Markaz (IRE) Mastercraftsman (IRE) Mayson (GB) Mehmas (IRE) Mister Fotis (USA) Mizzou (IRE) Monsieur Bond (IRE) Moohaajim (IRE) Morpheus (GB) Most Improved (IRE) Mount Nelson (GB) Muhaarar (GB) Mukhadram (GB) Mustameet (USA) Nathaniel (IRE) Nayef (USA) New Approach (IRE) New Bay (GB) Night Of Thunder (IRE) No Nay Never (USA) Oasis Dream (GB) Ocovango (GB) Ol’ Man River (IRE) Outstrip (GB) Paco Boy (IRE) Parish Hall (IRE) Passing Glance (GB)

158

First year at stud 2016 2007 2014 2016 2003 2016 2013 2015 2016 2017 2007 2003 2008 2014 2015 2017 2011 2016 2016 2007 2017 2017 2010 2013 2017 2009 2017 2005 2015 2015 2014 2009 2016 2015 2009 2013 2004 2009 2017 2016 2015 2004 2015 2017 2016 2011 2017 2005

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Mares Covered 2017

GB GB IRE GB IRE IRE IRE GB IRE IRE IRE GB IRE GB IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE GB IRE IRE GB IRE IRE IRE GB IRE IRE IRE IRE GB GB IRE GB GB GB IRE IRE IRE GB IRE IRE GB GB IRE GB

44 171 155 34 122 50 23 163 89 109 196 25 92 96 52 27 163 44 93 24 23 108 108 141 187 22 21 29 24 63 26 210 129 72 30 86 24 109 118 116 138 124 180 89 141 35 31 30

Winners 25 123 15 19 89 22 11 129 20 56 101 16 50 70 5 6 127 3 51 2 13 70 65 76 83 2 5 15 10 19 8 39 96 46 3 63 15 79 76 57 73 94 21 8 70 18 10 10

BT Mares

BT Winning Mares

4 55 1 1 61 6 3 89 2 8 42 2 24 16 - - 76 - 22 - 5 15 26 15 25 - - 2 1 4 1 6 59 9 1 22 4 35 27 22 20 59 - - 7 1 2 -

3 26 1 42 2 1 68 2 2 21 2 14 9 44 9 4 4 14 7 10 1 2 1 3 35 7 12 21 15 14 10 32 3 -


covering statistics

Muhaarar: the 2016 champion sprinter covered 129 mares in his first year, including 96 winners, 59 black-type performers and 35 black-type winners

Stallion Pearl Secret (GB) Pivotal (GB) Poet’s Voice (GB) Policy Maker (IRE) Pour Moi (IRE) Power (GB) Pride Of Dubai (AUS) Prince of Lir (IRE) Proconsul (GB) Quest For Peace (IRE) Raven’s Pass (USA) Red Jazz (USA) Requinto (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) Rule Of Law (USA) Ruler Of The World (IRE) Sea Moon (GB) Sea The Moon (GER) Sea The Stars (IRE) Sepoy (AUS) Shamardal (USA) Shantaram (GB) Showcasing (GB)

First year at stud 2017 1997 2012 2007 2012 2013 2016 2017 2017 2015 2009 2014 2013 2003 2007 2015 2016 2015 2010 2012 2005 2014 2011

2017 Standing

Mares Covered 2017

GB GB GB IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE GB IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE GB IRE GB IRE IRE GB

58 64 42 43 81 122 158 122 42 60 46 113 80 48 56 69 44 103 175 115 63 42 126

Winners 25 41 24 8 19 75 83 56 16 3 26 37 37 24 5 40 7 75 133 66 50 3 94

BT Mares

BT Winning Mares

2 20 2 1 - 9 25 7 - - 8 4 5 7 - 5 - 25 86 18 34 - 33

14 1 3 8 4 5 2 1 2 17 56 9 23 15

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covering statistics Stallion

First year at stud

2017 Standing

Mares Covered 2017

Winners

GB IRE GB IRE IRE IRE IRE GB IRE IRE IRE GB IRE IRE GB GB GB IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE IRE GB IRE

Busiest Flat stallions in spring 2017

Stallions who saw most b-type performers 2017

Stallions who saw most b-type winners 2017

Stallion

Stallion

Dark Angel (IRE) Zoffany (IRE) Kodiac (GB) Frankel (GB) Footstepsinthesand (GB) Mehmas (IRE) Vadamos (FR) Camelot (GB) Galileo (IRE) Sea The Stars (IRE) The Gurkha (IRE) Dubawi (IRE) Iffraaj (GB) Kingman (GB)

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Mares 223 217 196 195 191 187 183 179 178 175 175 174 171 163

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Dubawi (IRE) Frankel (GB) Galileo (IRE) Dark Angel (IRE) Kingman (GB) Sea The Stars (IRE) Lope De Vega (IRE) Golden Horn (GB) Gleneagles (IRE) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Camelot (GB) Muhaarar (GB) Oasis Dream (GB) Zoffany (IRE)

40 40 32 33 1 71 13 81 8 42 74 97 122 53 58 82 6 4 92 25 21 - 8 32 3 10 4 20 10 7

Mares 141 137 124 97 89 86 76 63 61 61 60 59 59 57

7 6 4 8 - 12 3 11 3 6 23 33 49 12 14 16 1 - 23 - - - 2 11 - - 1 3 1 2

BT Winning Mares

Sir Percy (GB) 2008 Sir Prancealot (IRE) 2013 Sixties Icon (GB) 2009 Slade Power (IRE) 2015 Snow Sky (GB) 2016 Starspangledbanner (AUS) 2011 Strath Burn (GB) 2017 Swiss Spirit (GB) 2014 Tagula (IRE) 1997 Tamayuz (GB) 2009 Teofilo (IRE) 2008 Territories (IRE) 2017 The Gurkha (IRE) 2017 The Last Lion (IRE) 2017 Toronado (IRE) 2015 Twilight Son (GB) 2017 Universal (IRE) 2014 Urban Poet (USA) 2011 Vadamos (FR) 2017 Valirann (FR) 2015 Vendangeur (IRE) 2017 Vita Venturi (IRE) 2013 Vocalised (USA) 2011 War Command (USA) 2015 Watar (IRE) 2012 Well Chosen (GB) 2004 Workforce (GB) 2012 Worthadd (IRE) 2014 Yorgunnabelucky (USA) 2013 Zebedee (GB) 2011

Stallion

74 91 64 66 60 123 23 133 29 87 113 148 175 90 97 142 22 24 183 148 117 27 30 59 30 89 87 43 49 26

BT Mares

Dubawi (IRE) Frankel (GB) Galileo (IRE) Kingman (GB) Sea The Stars (IRE) Dark Angel (IRE) Lope De Vega (IRE) Invincible Spirit (IRE) Gleneagles (IRE) Golden Horn (GB) Muhaarar (GB) Camelot (GB) Oasis Dream (GB) Australia (GB)

4 1 2 4 2 2 5 1 4 15 16 21 5 6 8 15 4 2 2

Mares 122 113 96 68 56 54 44 42 41 36 35 33 32 30


Last season 13 Group 1 winning NZB graduates won 15 Group 1 races.

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Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

28 - 31 January

1 - 2 February

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2017

COVERED AN OUTSTANDING BOOK OF QUALITY MARES

2017

COVERED AN OUTSTANDING BOOK OF QUALITY MARES

Ajaya

Kodi Bear

Gr.2 Winning 2-Y-O from 51/2f to 6f

Group 2 Winner of 4 Stakes races at 2 & 3 years from 7f to 8f

Timeform Rating 117

Timeform Rating 123

By Leading Sire & Sire of Sires INVINCIBLE SPIRIT from the family of BATED BREATH, CITYSCAPE and REDOUTE’S CHOICE

By KODIAC Champion 2-Y-O Sire 2017

FIRST FOALS 2018

FIRST FOALS 2018

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STA L L I O N S FO R

2018

Acclamation

Moohaajim

Tagula

Leading Sire of Sprinters in GB & IRE in 2017

Gr.2 Winning and Dual Gr.1 placed 2-Y-O

Multiple Group 1 Sire

Sire of 10 Stakes Winners to date in 2017 inc. Gr.1 winners ACLAIM and MARSHA

By a Group 1 Champion Sire Cape Cross out of a Kingmambo mare

Proven Sire of Sires with 6 Sons at Stud

Time form Rating 116

Sire of Champions CANFORD CLIFFS and LIMATO Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector outcross

FIRST CROP 2-Y-Os 2018

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Proven source of precocious speed


us stallions Medaglia D’Oro joined an illustrious group of stallions in 2017

It was a year of opportunities

With Tapit having a quieter year earnings-wise and losing his spot at the top, it gave a number of other stallions a chance to make their mark, reports Melissa Bauer-Herzog

F

or the first time in four years, Tapit relinquished his sires’ crown in a year which, despite siring 10 stakes winners, saw him earn around $8 million less than last year. Multiple overshadowed sires were able to come into the spotlight in 2017, both new and old. Medaglia D’Oro was the highest profile active sire to take advantage becoming only the fourth stallion in the history of North American breeding to sire seven Grade 1 winners in a year – he joined an illustrious list of Danzig, Mr. Prospector and Storm Cat. Medaglia D’Oro’s Grade 1 winners spanned the board with Bar Of Gold and Talismanic proving the sire’s versatility by winning the 7f Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) on Dirt and 1m4f Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). His 2017 Grade 1 winners won from 7f to

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Medaglia D’Oro became only the fourth stallion in the history of North American breeding to sire seven Grade 1 winners in a year 1m4f on Dirt, Turf and synthetic surfaces throughout the year with the stallion looking like he’ll also add to his Eclipse total with Bold D’Oro nearly certain to earn two-year-old championship honours after two Grade 1 victories and a third in the Breeders’ Cup. The stallion also made headlines in the

sales ring with a $650,000 weanling sold in November, and a $1.25 million yearling filly topping his yearling list. However, his biggest headliner was the $9.5 million sale of his two-time champion Songbird at Fasig-Tipton in early November. Predictably, Medaglia D’Oro was given a fee increase in late October to $200,000 for 2018, but Darley amended that a few weeks later on the back of the sire’s Breeders’ Cup and sales success, pushing him up further to $250,000. For the second time in two years, an Australian-bred Medaglia D’Oro son will join the US stallion ranks with his Golden Rose Stakes (G1) winner Astern shuttling to Darley America for the 2018 season. He’ll stand for $15,000, the same price that Coolmore’s Medaglia D’Oro son Vancouver stood for in the US in 2017 when attracting 166 mares. Vancouver returns in 2018 for the same fee.


us stallions Title at last for Unbridled’s Song

It has been a fabulous year for Lane’s End sire Candy Ride courtesy of his headline act Gun Runner. But he also sired a further 12 stakes winners, including another two horses successful in Grade 1s

With his final crop three-year-olds of this year, Unbridled’s Song finally earned his leading general sires’ title thanks in large part to Arrogate and Forever Unbridled. The two combined by their big-money race wins to earn $14,933,280 of Unbridled’s Song’s $18,189,911 progeny earnings as of November 13 with four graded stakes winners overall this year. Forever Unbridled looks to add a final Eclipse award to Unbridled’s Song’s trophy case as well – she went undefeated in 2017 while running in only Grade 1 races and has almost certainly locked up the Older Dirt Female Eclipse award. Arrogate is the highest profile son of Unbridled’s Song retiring for 2018 – he is to stand at Juddmonte for $75,000 and has already attracted a large book of mares. However, he isn’t the only graded stakes winning son of Unbridled’s Song heading to the breeding shed. Gainesway is the new home of multiple graded stakes winner Bird Song, who won the Alysheba Stakes (G2). Standing for $5,000, Bird Song will join his dam’s half-brother Birdstone on the roster.

Photo courtesy of Lane’s End

A sweet year for Candy

A top sire for many years, 2017 wasn’t really any different than usual for the Lane’s End stallion Candy Ride, but the stallion was thrust in the spotlight more than normal thanks to son Gun Runner. The stallion had 13 stakes winners in 2017 with seven graded stakes winners to earn him more than $14.4 million. Those winners included three Grade 1 winners over distances from a mile on the Dirt to 12f on the Turf, and ranging in age from two to five. Gun Runner was the big headliner for the stallion, winning five of his six starts in 2017 including a commanding victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). His only loss came to Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup (G1) when second, a loss he subsequently made up for by reeling off four Grade 1 wins. Perhaps an even more exciting stallion prospect than Arrogate, Gun Runner’s final start is scheduled to be the Pegasus World Cup (G1) before retiring to Three Chimneys for the 2018 season at a fee of $75,000. He’s one of three Candy Ride sons announced as retiring to Kentucky this year with Grade 2 winner Mastery heading to Claiborne and multiple graded stakes winner Unified standing with his sire at Lane’s End.

Just Joy for the Kitten’s

When Hill ‘n’ Dale made a deal with Ramsey Farm to buy part of Kitten’s Joy and stand him at Hill ‘n’ Dale for 2018, it looked like a smart move; by the end of the year it looked inspired. The sire has headed the leading Turf sires’ list in North America every year since 2013, and, at the time of writing, currently sits in the number three spot on the general sires’ list courtesy of three Grade 1 winners in 2017, including two-time three-year-old Grade 1 winner Oscar Performance. The stallion has had graded stakes winners in five different countries in 2017, including Roaring Lion, who won the Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) and finished second in the Racing Post Trophy (G1), and Taareef, who took the Prix Daniel Wildenstein (G2) in France. With his move to Hill ‘n’ Dale, Kitten’s Joy’s fee has dropped to $60,000 from the $100,000 he’s been for the last handful of seasons.

Sons of Scat Daddy the future

Ever since Scat Daddy’s untimely death in 2015, the race has been on to find an heir to his throne, but if 2017 is any indication, there will be many to choose from in a few years. The leading sire of two-year-olds Scat Daddy had two Group 1-winning juvenile sons in 2017 with two others winning graded stakes. The most important of those sons from a commercial standpoint is Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Mendelssohn. The half-brother to multiple champion Beholder and top sire Into Mischief topped the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale when bought by Coolmore for $3 million. A notable statistic is that the Scat Daddy son becomes the first Keeneland September topper to win a Group or Grade 1 race since at least 1999. Connections have mentioned a possible tilt at the Kentucky Derby (G1) in 2018 for

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DIVINE PROPHET B. 2013, 16.1HH, by CHOISIR ex PROPHET JEWEL (ENCOSTA DE LAGO)

A Natural Born Gr.1 Speedster • Won the Stallion making races the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas and the Gr.3 Up And Coming Stakes • A winner at 2 and placed in the Gr.1 Champagne Stakes • Timeform Rated 121 • A full-brother to Gr.1 placed sire PROISIR

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THE DARK ANGELS

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ALHEBAYEB

Fee: €5,000 (1st Oct.)

ESTIDHKAAR

GR. 2010, 16.00HH, by DARK ANGEL ex MISS INDIGO (INDIAN RIDGE)

B. 2012, 16.00HH, by DARK ANGEL ex DANETIME OUT (DANETIME)

A Gr.2 winner by DARK ANGEL from a Classic family with speed

A multiple Gr.2 winning 2yo sprinter, rated 121 by Timeform

His first yearlings stormed the sales making up to 180,000gns

By the mighty DARK ANGEL he’s a half-brother to Gr.1 winning TOORMORE

They sold to the top trainers including: Richard Hannon, Karl Burke, Andrew Balding, Roger Varian, Luca Cumani, Ger Lyons etc.

Strongly supported by breeders with 150 mares covered in his first season

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us stallions Mendelssohn – the Coolmore partnership also has its European Group 1 winner Sioux Nation to campaign for Scat Daddy. Scat Daddy’s multiple Group 1 winner Caravaggio is the latest of his sons to retire to Coolmore; he is due to stand at €35,000 in 2018. The operation also signed for seven yearlings from Scat Daddy’s last crop during the yearling buying season, including a $1.1 million colt at Keeneland September. With limited chances to buy progeny by Scat Daddy in the future, consignors benefitted in the sales ring with their yearlings bringing an average of $318,195, with multiple yearlings selling for $1 million or more. According to The Jockey Club statistics, Scat Daddy has 169 yearlings in his final crop.

Overanalyze: leading first-crop sire

WinStar Farm has struck gold in the last few years with its young roster producing two Kentucky Derby (G1) winners, and its freshman sire Overanalyze carried the torch in 2017 when taking leading first-crop sire honours. Leading the table by nearly $475,000, the son of Dixie Union sired four stakes winners in 2017 to lead the list by stakes winners, Overanalyze: stands at WinStar Farm

Union Rags, a leading freshman sire of 2016 with two Grade 1 winners to his name, maintained that trend in 2017 with a further two Grade 1 winners earnings and winners. Notably, he did that with less runners and less two-year-olds than three other freshman sires, whilst also getting the most horses to the track of any stallion on the list. Overanalyze was joined by another Dixie Union son on the top of the sires’ tables with Lane’s End’s Union Rags tied for the lead by stakes winners produced with Creative Cause. Union Rags, a leading freshman sire of 2016 with two Grade 1 winners to his name, maintained that trend in 2017 with a further two Grade 1 winners among his seven stakes winners. Bodemeister, sire of Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, leads the second-crop sires’ list by earnings this year. He has had four stakes winners in 2017 and was another sire who showed a lot of versatility with his stakes winners coming over six and a half furlongs to 11m2f on Dirt and grass. Bodemeister stands for $40,000 in 2018 after going to a private fee late in the 2017 breeding season.

Uncle Mo has had 13 stakes winners and three graded stakes winners in the US in 2017, led by Unbridled Mo, who won multiple graded stakes this year. Interestingly, though his four-year-old crop seems to be the strongest right now, only three of the batch won stakes worldwide in 2017 with five three-year-olds and two two-year-olds having stakes wins around the world according to The Blood-Horse Stallion Register. Uncle Mo has had a fee reduction for 2018, dropping from $150,000 to $125,000.

Distorted top of broodmare sire list

If you have a racehorse or a broodmare by Distorted Humor, you are probably feeling pretty good right about now. The 24-year-old stallion is still actively throwing good racehorses with six stakes winners in 2017, including three graded stakes winners but he’s also proving to be a leading broodmare sire too. Of course, most of his $25,850,806 in broodmare sire earnings came from Arrogate, but he had a top year by any stallion’s standards with five different runners out of his daughters winning Grade or Group 1 races in 2017. Overall, Distorted Humor – who is slated Creative Cause: son of Giant’s Causeway

Creative Cause: head of stakes winners

A stallion who may prove to be sneakily good in the coming years is Giant’s Causeway’s son Creative Cause, who sired a joint-leading seven stakes winners. In what seems to be a theme with this year’s leading sires, he is another one who has a lot of diversity with his stakes winners winning from 5f to 11f on both Dirt and Turf. Those seven stakes winners are evenly distributed between two and three-year-olds with three-year-old Pavel, who is out of a Maria’s Mon mare performing well against elders in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) in October. Another year, another championship title for Uncle Mo, who leads the third-crop sire list by nearly $2.5 million, even though he had something of a step back from his excellent year of 2016 with Nyquist.

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us stallions to stand for $50,000 in 2018 – had eight graded stakes winners out of his daughters, alongside Cloud Computing, the Preakness winner sired by his son Maclean’s Music. Between the runners he sired, the runners his sons sired and the runners his daughters produced this year, over 20 different stakes winners in 2017 have Distorted Humor in their first two generations.

Busy time for Mischief this spring

Into Mischief may be outside of the top 10 on the general sires’ list, but the stallion was the most popular with breeders in 2017. With his 16 stakes winners winning 22 races and 144 of his 252 runners winning races, it isn’t too surprising that the stallion attracted a lot of support in 2017. What may be surprising however is how many mares he saw – 235, the most of any stallion in North America is 2017. Into Mischief’s top performer in 2017 was the versatile Grade 1 winner Practical Joke, who joins the stallion ranks next year at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud. There he’ll be joining the third and fourth

most popular stallions in 2017 in American Pharoah – who bred 214 mares in 2017 – and Uncle Mo (204 mares). The historic Darby Dan Farm will be standing eight stallions in 2018, including the incredibly popular Dialed In. Last year’s champion first-crop sire has continued his roll this year with six stakes winners, including two graded stakes winners in Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Gunnevera, and the Iroquois Stakes (G3) winner, The Tabulator. His outstanding success in 2016 prompted breeders to send him 231 mares as the second most popular stallion in 2017, only 30 mares less than he received in his first two seasons combined. While unusually Tapit wasn’t chasing any records in 2017, it definitely didn’t make for a boring year in the US with more than enough stallions making headlines of their own all year long. With a talented group of up-and-coming stallions and the established stallions finally getting their time in the spotlight, Tapit may have his work cut out for him when trying to get his title back in 2018.

Spendthrift Farm’s Into Mischief was one of four US stallions to cover over 200 mares in 2017

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Nos State

Into Mischief 235 KY Dialed In 231 KY American Pharoah 214 KY Uncle Mo 204 KY Bodemeister 192 KY Oxbow 187 KY Violence 187 KY Temple City 186 KY Maclean's Music 181 KY Flat Out 178 KY Munnings 178 KY Kitten's Joy 177 KY Speightster 174 KY Outwork 168 KY Vancouver (AUS) 166 KY Tapiture 165 KY Exaggerator 162 KY Shackleford 162 KY Candy Ride (ARG) 160 KY Union Rags 160 KY Verrazano 159 KY Hard Spun 158 KY Fed Biz 157 KY Liam's Map 157 KY Frosted 156 KY Kantharos 155 KY Super Saver 154 KY Air Force Blue 153 KY Honor Code 153 KY Nyquist 153 KY Quality Road 152 KY Twirling Candy 152 KY Cairo Prince 149 KY Midshipman 148 KY Mineshaft 147 KY Upstart 146 KY California Chrome 145 KY Dominus 145 KY Not This Time 145 KY Carpe Diem 144 KY Shanghai Bobby 144 KY Constitution 143 KY Curlin 143 KY Gemologist 142 KY Uncaptured 140 FL Wicked Strong 139 KY


STALLIONS 2018 INVINCIBLE SPIRIT €120,000 NEW DECORATED KNIGHT €15,000 FREE EAGLE €15,000 NEW NATIONAL DEFENSE €12,000 DRAGON PULSE €8,000 GALE FORCE TEN €5,000 WORTHADD €5,000 ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL €1,000 Terms and conditions apply

Contact: Cathal Beale, Sinéad Hyland, Gary Swift, Patrick Diamond or Helen Boyce

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us stallion tables Leading US sires 2017: (by prize-money earned in to November 9, 2017) Stallion

Unbridled’s Song   Candy Ride Kitten’s Joy   Medaglia D’Oro   Scat Daddy   Tapit   Ghostzapper   Curlin   Malibu Moon   Harlan’s Holiday   Quality Road   City Zip   Into Mischief   War Front   More Than Ready   Speightstown   Giant’s Causeway   Hard Spun   Uncle Mo   Flatter   Northern Afleet   Tiznow   Lemon Drop Kid   Smart Strike   Distorted Humor   Lookin At Lucky   Majestic Warrior   Mineshaft   Colonel John   English Channel   Bernardini   Eskendereya   Blame   Freud   Wildcat Heir   Congrats   Empire Maker   Pioneerof the Nile   Exchange Rate   Midnight Lute   Street Sense   Arch   Jump Start   Sky Mesa   Bodemeister   Mizzen Mast   Twirling Candy   Posse  

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Wnrs

139 67 237 120 332 160 195 86 271 144 275 134 209 110 186 97 289 141 284 146 192 99 269 149 249 144 188 87 251 111 242 131 246 111 262 129 180 90 188 99 162 97 180 75 233 97 191 87 196 90 156 76 253 132 198 97 231 126 169 86 234 86 164 88 165 86 177 89 217 136 276 134 342 156 171 59 188 96 206 99 217 106 156 75 162 89 177 85 127 52 183 82 113 74 143 68

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4 13 15 13 24 17 12 14 12 7 13 13 15 19 11 13 9 8 13 4 5 8 4 7 6 5 3 7 7 8 8 9 9 4 6 4 3 5 6 3 5 4 2 7 4 8 6 2

GSWs

4 7 12 9 14 10 8 8 6 3 8 4 4 11 9 3 4 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 - 1 2 5 4 3 3 2 - 1 - 2 2 - 3 3 1 1 2 4 3 1

G1SWnrs

Chief earner

Earnings

2 Arrogate 18,177,651 3 Gun Runner 14,342,698 3 Sadler’s Joy 12,017,034 7 Talismanic 11,842,856 5 Mendelssohn 11,149,097 3 Tapwrit 11,055,987 2 Shaman Ghost 10,224,955 2 Good Magic 10,146,507 4 Gormley 9,922,332 - Neolithic 9,860,388 2 Abel Tasman 9,725,578 2 Collected 9,364,569 1 Practical Joke 9,346,370 5 Lancaster Bomber 9,187,878 2 Roy H 7,883,693 - Frostmourne 7,238,413 - Bricks and Mortar 7,224,031 - Timeline 6,978,787 Conquest Mo Money 6,972,649 - 1 West Coast 6,733,947 2 World Approval 6,388,790 1 Irap 6,337,050 2 Beach Patrol 6,249,694 1 Battle of Midway 6,230,281 - Honorable Duty 6,060,648 - Lookin At Lee 6,045,639 - Best Warrior 5,802,634 - Game Over 5,797,999 Colonelsdarktemper 5,743,434 1 1 Heart to Heart 5,658,907 1 Imperative 5,562,239 1 Mor Spirit 5,489,652 1 Senga 5,371,338 - Sharp Azteca 5,363,366 - Rainbow Heir 5,321,762 - Overture 5,094,186 - Namura Arashi 5,052,030 1 Classic Empire 4,858,885 - Alluring Star 4,836,983 - Sonneteer 4,834,141 - Tiger Moth 4,833,941 1 It Tiz Well 4,829,457 - Prayer for Relief 4,703,475 - Ami’s Mesa 4,689,061 1 Always Dreaming 4,670,256 1 Green Mask 4,625,623 - Morticia 4,545,629 1 Mind Your Biscuits 4,459,982


A UNIVERSAL ‘HEERE, HEERE’

HEERAAT 2009 DARK ANGEL – THAWRAH (GREEN DESERT) Fee: £5,000 1st Oct. SLF

YEARLING RESULTS Average

27,461gns 22 colts, 9 fillies

ALMOST 7 TIMES HIS STUD FEE Sire of

TWO SALE TOPPERS Goffs UK Silver Sale Goffs UK Autumn Yearling Sale

TOP PRICES £150,000 & 100,000gns (Shadwell) £100,000 (Armando Duarte), etc.

TRAINERS INCLUDE Richard Hannon, Karl Burke, Mark Johnston, Joe Murphy, David Evans, David Elsworth, Tim Easterby, Brian Ellison, Henry Candy, Nigel Tinkler, Mick Easterby, Richard Fahey, Steph Hollinshead, Rae Guest, David Marnane, Tom Clover, Michael Attwater, etc.

MORE TO COME... 112 mares covered in 2017 Standing at MICKLEY STUD Enquiries: Richard Kent T: 079 73 315722 • E: mickleystud@btconnect.com • www.mickleystud.com Or John Walsh Bloodstock T: +353 (0)86 2558945


us stallion tables Leading US two-year-old sires 2017: (by prize-money earned ($) to November 9, 2017) Stallion

Scat Daddy   Curlin   Into Mischief   More Than Ready   Quality Road   Malibu Moon   Overanalyze   War Front   Medaglia d’Oro   Exchange Rate   Union Rags   Midnight Lute   Violence   Majestic Warrior   Kitten’s Joy   Silent Name (JPN)   Creative Cause   Lucky Pulpit   Run Away and Hide   Mission Impazible   Candy Ride (ARG)   Animal Kingdom   Henny Hughes  

Rnrs

Wnrs

BT SWs

63 39 66 54 29 43 56 40 33 36 47 51 51 50 48 31 47 32 28 29 29 29 60

34 8 27 16 8 13 23 16 10 16 10 16 19 17 14 15 14 12 13 8 7 7 18

6 3 4 3 1 2 4 2 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 3 3 1 1 3 1

BT SHs

13 4 8 7 2 7 6 4 3 4 2 4 3 5 7 4 5 5 3 3 2 3 1

Chief Earner

Earnings

Mendelssohn Good Magic Aveenu Malcainu Rushing Fall Caledonia Road Moonshine Memories Analyze the Odds U S Navy Flag Bolt d’Oro Alluring Star Free Drop Billy Aheadbyacentury Buy Sell Hold I Still Miss You Voting Control Summer Sunday Significant Form Bookies Luck Run Away Pure Silver Separationofpowers Untamed Domain Don Fortis

2,925,471 2,161,403 1,780,282 1,719,327 1,651,774 1,473,025 1,458,263 1,387,407 1,176,675 1,145,888 1,017,092 983,008 971,011 937,775 927,473 908,103 894,583 863,453 812,888 800,780 800,214 800,013 781,676

Chief Earner

Earnings

Leading US Turf sires 2017: (by prize-money earned ($) to November 9, 2017) Stallion

Rnrs

Kitten’s Joy   War Front   Scat Daddy   Medaglia d’Oro   English Channel   More Than Ready   Giant’s Causeway   Lemon Drop Kid   City Zip   Tapit   Harlan’s Holiday   Northern Afleet   Hard Spun   Candy Ride (ARG)   Stormy Atlantic   Freud   Dubawi (IRE)   Unusual Heat   Mizzen Mast   Blame   Speightstown  

218 99 163 99 129 126 145 123 155 133 157 61 94 122 92 98 10 82 102 94 104

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87 39 58 32 51 42 46 31 55 46 43 14 25 38 27 37 5 34 30 32 30

BT SWnrs

10 11 14 6 8 7 6 2 6 5 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 5 6

Sadler’s Joy 8,784,459 Cambodia 5,671,448 Dacita) 5,600,316 Talismanic) 5,191,878 Heart to Heart 4,362,679 Rushing Fall) 3,595,582 Bricks and Mortar 3,369,474 Beach Patrol 3,313,471 Zipessa 3,064,615 Dream Dancing 2,956,608 Postulation 2,840,949 World Approval 2,615,349 Taghleeb 2,472,533 Ascend 2,468,200 Stormy Liberal 2,348,269 Fourstar Crook 2,340,235 Wuheida) 2,228,636 Starlite Style 2,184,194 Green Mask 2,176,095 Firsthand Report 2,062,796 Frostmourne 2,003,783


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Standing at Hedgeholme Stud. Contact Andrew Spalding: Tel: +44 (0)1325 730 209 Mob: +44 (0)7990 518 751 Email: hedgeholme@gmail.com Fee: £1750 Oct 1st Terms Intrinsic won 4 races at 3 & 4 years (6f) Winner of the Glorious Goodwood, Stewards’ Cup – in record 1 min 10.27 secs – A race he won in a faster time than LOCHSONG or DANETIME His half brother is the dual Group 2 winner – MUTAKAYYEF

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A LEADING FOURTH-CROP SIRE IN 2017 4 Graded Stakes Horses this year, including: Leading 3yo colt

GIRVIN

Winner of the Haskell Invitational (G1), Louisiana Derby (G2), & Risen Star S. (G2)

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european stallion tables Leading sires in Europe 2017: (by prize-money (£) earned to November 9, 2017) Stallion

Breeding

Galileo Dubawi Nathaniel Dark Angel Sea The Stars Frankel Victory Gallop Invincible Spirit Acclamation Iffraaj Kodiac Pivotal Siyouni Teofilo Exceed And Excel Fastnet Rock Dansili Shamardal Kaneko Mastercraftsman Holy Roman Emperor Lawman Dream Ahead War Front Rajsaman Lion Heart Kendargent Poet’s Voice Oasis Dream Footstepsinthesand Lope De Vega Cape Cross Rock Of Gibraltar Pour Moi New Approach Areion Luxor Zoffany Elusive City Bosporus Excelebration Mount Nelson Le Havre Whipper Dutch Art Kyllachy Scat Daddy Rip Van Winkle

Sadler’s Wells - Urban Sea (Miswaki) Dubai Millennium - Zomaradah (Deploy) Galileo - Magnificient Style (Silver Hawk) Acclamation - Midnight Angel (Machiavellian) Cape Cross - Urban Sea (Miswaki) Galileo - Kind (Danehill) Cryptoclearance - Victorious Lil (Vice Regent) Green Desert - Rafha (Kris) Royal Applause - Princess Athena (Ahonoora) Zafonic - Pastorale (Nureyev) Danehill - Rafha (Kris) Polar Falcon - Fearless Revival (Cozzene) Pivotal - Sichilla (Danehill) Galileo - Speirbhean (Danehill) Danehill - Patrona (Lomond) Danehill - Piccadilly Circus (Royal Academy) Danehill - Hasili (Kahyasi) Giant’s Causeway - Helsinki (Machiavellian) Pivotal - Kalimat (Be My Guest) Danehill Dancer - Starlight Dreams (Black Tie Affair) Danehill - L’On Vite (Secretariat) Invincible Spirit - Laramie (Gulch) Diktat - Land of Dreams (Cadeaux Genereux) Danzig - Starry Dreamer (Rubiano) Linamix - Rose Quartz (Lammtarra) Tale of the Cat - Satin Sunrise (Mr Leader) Kendor - Pax Bella (Linamix) Dubawi - Bright Tiara (Chief’s Crown) Green Desert - Hope (Dancing Brave) Giant’s Causeway - Glatisant (Rainbow Quest) Shamardal - Lady Vettori (Vettori) Green Desert - Park Appeal (Ahonoora) Danehill - Offshore Boom (Be My Guest) Montjeu - Gwynn (Darshaan) Galileo - Park Express (Ahonoora Big Shuffle - Aerleona (Caerleon) Distant Relative - Keep Shining (Stage Door Johnny) Dansili - Tyranny (Machiavellian) Elusive Quality - Star of Paris (Dayjur) Night Shift - Rain Again (Relko) Exceed and Excel - Sun Shower (Indian Ridge) Rock of Gibraltar - Independence (Selkirk) Noverre - Marie Rheinberg (Surako) Miesque’s Son - Myth to Reality (Sadler’s Wells) Medicean - Halland Park Lass (Spectrum) Pivotal - Pretty Poppy (Song) Johannesburg - Love Style (Mr. Prospector) Galileo - Looking Back (Stravinsky)

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Rnrs

Runs

Wnrs Wnrs/Rnrs Wins

2002 2006 2013 2008 2010 2013 2000 2003 2004 2007 2007 1997 2011 2008 2005 2010 2001 2006 2007 2010 2007 2008 2012 2007 2013 2005 2008 2012 2004 2006 2011 2000 2003 2012 2009 2001 2007 2012 2005 2003 2013 2009 2010 2006 2008 2003 2008 2011

270 210 125 309 122 94 183 255 257 198 319 171 161 177 249 178 144 201 144 266 242 240 143 75 124 161 209 188 191 201 153 175 220 85 160 140 85 177 183 116 116 107 148 101 209 202 33 183

1173 844 486 1732 486 327 1526 1409 1573 1095 1759 962 882 873 1395 854 666 897 1181 1355 1444 1382 728 276 579 1185 1025 984 1074 1159 786 810 1310 418 667 939 595 986 1137 1041 556 562 698 666 1118 1300 133 868

114 119 49 127 60 45 88 112 114 80 134 96 71 83 112 72 66 83 74 96 110 88 58 36 23 69 73 82 78 88 83 74 86 38 67 82 40 83 76 57 55 39 60 39 90 91 18 67

42.22 56.67 39.20 41.10 49.18 47.87 48.09 43.92 44.36 40.40 42.01 56.14 44.10 46.89 44.98 40.45 45.83 41.29 51.39 36.09 45.45 36.67 40.56 48.00 18.55 42.86 34.93 43.62 40.84 43.78 54.25 42.29 39.09 44.71 41.88 58.57 47.06 46.89 41.53 49.14 47.41 36.45 40.54 38.61 43.06 45.05 54.55 36.61

179 176 74 194 88 72 183 169 164 138 206 157 105 126 168 114 99 124 167 144 176 144 99 52 36 124 112 114 138 135 123 116 127 48 103 133 81 120 121 124 87 61 98 67 129 158 30 103

SWnrs

SWs

Earnings

42 24 4 14 13 15 4 9 10 8 13 10 7 9 10 12 11 7 1 6 7 2 8 8 3 2 6 5 6 1 7 7 4 2 7 7 4 3 2 1 3 2 3 2 3 4 6 6

62 30 10 22 19 20 7 12 13 12 14 13 8 13 13 15 15 9 1 10 8 2 9 12 5 2 8 6 6 2 7 9 5 3 7 10 6 4 2 1 4 3 3 4 3 5 9 6

14,385,847 5,258,922 5,060,693 4,851,653 4,164,033 3,603,891 3,416,614 3,314,008 3,093,729 2,958,897 2,820,643 2,803,911 2,670,843 2,533,488 2,425,816 2,396,314 2,361,323 2,210,281 2,178,182 2,063,880 2,048,332 2,017,190 2,003,422 1,994,461 1,955,624 1,946,226 1,946,165 1,921,944 1,897,220 1,881,974 1,815,275 1,778,665 1,777,863 1,774,483 1,772,779 1,738,791 1,709,154 1,706,799 1,590,458 1,552,293 1,538,933 1,523,362 1,519,783 1,515,731 1,505,060 1,480,182 1,474,879 1,473,905


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Breeding

Myboycharlie Manduro Motivator High Chaparral Equiano Arcano Tamayuz Zebedee Henrythenavigator Raven’s Pass Champs Elysees Showcasing Unaccounted For Duke Of Marmalade Soldier Hollow Canford Cliffs Kheleyf Dalakhani Makfi Yonaguska Dylan Thomas Fast Company Air Chief Marshal American Post Danehill Dancer Intense Focus Helmet Shirocco Bushranger Bated Breath Torok Nayef Amer Clodovil Scarface Royal Applause Dai Jin Dandy Man Kitten’s Joy Sageburg Soldier of Fortune Bahamian Bounty Three Valleys Silver Frost Win River Win Aussie Rules Adlerflug Medicean

Danetime - Dulceata(Rousillon) Monsun - Mandellicht (Be My Guest) Montjeu - Out West (Gone West) Sadler’s Wells - Kasora (Darshaan) Acclamation - Entente Cordiale (Ela-Mana-Mou) Oasis Dream - Tariysha (Daylami) Nayef - Al Ishq (Nureyev) Invincible Spirit - Cozy Maria (Cozzene) Kingmambo - Sequoyah (Sadler’s Wells) Elusive Quality - Ascutney (Lord at War) Danehill - Hasili (Kahyasi) Oasis Dream - Arabesque (Zafonic) Private Account - Mrs. Jenney (The Minstrel) Danehill - Love Me True (Kingmambo) In the Wings - Island Race (Common Grounds) Tagula - Mrs Marsh (Marju Green Desert - Society Lady (Mr. Prospector Darshaan - Daltawa (Miswaki) Dubawi - Dhelaal (Green Desert) Cherokee Run - Marital Spook (Silver Ghost) Danehill - Lagrion (Diesis) Danehill Dancer - Sheezalady (Zafonic) Danehill Dancer - Hawala (Warning) Bering - Wells Fargo (Sadler’s Wells) Danehill - Mira Adonde (Sharpen Up) Giant’s Causeway - Daneleta (Danehill) Exceed and Excel - Accessories (Singspiel) Monsun - So Sedulous (The Minstrel) Danetime - Danz Danz (Efisio) Dansili - Tantina (Distant View) Singspiel - Chatila (Red Ransom) Gulch - Height of Fashion (Bustino) Zzsire Anglo Arab - Zzdam Anglo Arab (sire unknown) Danehill - Clodora (Linamix) Montjeu - Racing Heart (Pursuit of Love) Waajib - Flying Melody (Auction Ring) Peintre Celebre - Dawlah (Shirley Heights) Mozart - Lady Alexander (Night Shift) El Prado - Kitten’s First (Lear Fan) Johannesburg - Sage et Jolie (Linamix) Galileo - Affianced (Erins Isle) Cadeaux Genereux - Clarentia (Ballad Rock) Diesis - Skiable (Niniski) Verglas - Hidden Silver (Anabaa) Virginia Rapids - Thirty Zip (Tri Jet) Danehill - Last Second (Alzao) In the Wings - Aiyana (Last Tycoon) Machiavellian - Mystic Goddess (Storm Bird)

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Rnrs

Runs

2010 2008 2006 2004 2011 2011 2009 2011 2009 2009 2010 2011 1996 2009 2008 2012 2005 2004 2011 2003 2008 2011 2011 2005 1998 2010 2013 2007 2010 2013 2013 2004 - 2004 2009 1998 2004 2010 2006 2009 2010 1998 2008 2011 2008 2007 2010 2002

153 139 140 177 197 181 84 211 132 121 139 122 63 98 132 142 203 81 152 85 94 154 146 101 60 147 114 80 162 123 28 88 37 127 54 172 70 153 54 108 108 129 83 93 77 98 49 166

884 661 639 844 1052 1037 476 1316 762 581 617 682 615 554 655 769 1323 371 800 755 647 894 919 646 341 959 500 415 1148 565 222 516 94 777 331 1154 471 881 243 567 484 781 562 498 550 686 215 946

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60 50 58 60 68 72 30 94 65 53 52 52 36 41 57 56 76 37 48 42 49 63 55 46 24 60 42 33 72 53 15 33 13 58 18 76 31 54 25 38 38 50 32 32 29 44 19 67

39.22 35.97 41.43 33.90 34.52 39.78 35.71 44.55 49.24 43.80 37.41 42.62 57.14 41.84 43.18 39.44 37.44 45.68 31.58 49.41 52.13 40.91 37.67 45.54 40.00 40.82 36.84 41.25 44.44 43.09 53.57 37.50 35.14 45.67 33.33 44.19 44.29 35.29 46.30 35.19 35.19 38.76 38.55 34.41 37.66 44.90 38.78 40.36

85 74 85 99 102 110 54 157 100 85 77 73 79 68 83 88 124 57 74 89 92 101 78 71 33 108 59 47 113 75 32 53 21 95 34 121 59 93 40 67 58 80 64 43 49 75 24 92

SWnrs

1 6 3 6 3 5 6 2 3 9 3 4 2 5 3 3 2 4 3 1 4 3 0 4 2 2 5 3 0 2 2 3 0 1 2 1 2 1 4 1 0 1 2 2 0 2 3 1

SWs

Earnings

1 10 3 8 3 6 6 2 4 10 3 4 2 7 6 5 3 6 3 1 6 3 0 4 3 2 9 6 0 2 3 5 0 2 4 1 3 2 7 1 0 1 4 2 0 2 4 1

1,473,891 1,465,952 1,437,862 1,415,775 1,364,987 1,351,844 1,351,217 1,340,352 1,297,218 1,282,676 1,258,191 1,239,562 1,234,460 1,217,611 1,196,737 1,193,365 1,191,828 1,190,273 1,188,145 1,184,044 1,177,390 1,159,793 1,120,023 1,116,555 1,098,136 1,062,223 1,054,941 1,037,703 1,024,061 988,409 988,310 974,316 963,796 934,706 927,141 913,806 908,507 906,645 902,869 901,717 892,483 880,317 868,668 856,175 840,018 834,962 829,583 828,626

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european stallion tables Leading sires of two-year-olds in Europe 2017: (by prize-money earned to November 9, 2017 First-season sires in Bold) Stallion

Breeding

Galileo Kodiac Society Rock Siyouni Dark Angel War Front Exceed and Excel Scat Daddy Dabirsim Dubawi Victory Gallop Zebedee Havana Gold Acclamation Deep Impact Bated Breath Holy Roman Emperor Vocalised Mayson Camelot Lion Heart Showcasing Frankel Red Jazz Iffraaj Native Khan Poet’s Voice Declaration Of War Mendip Invincible Spirit Camacho Mastercraftsman Kendargent Dream Ahead Panis Choisir New Approach Kyllachy Fast Company Excelebration Arcano Cuvee Zoffany Torok Lope de Vega Kaneko Footstepsinthesand Lawman

Sadler’s Wells - Urban Sea (Miswaki) Danehill - Rafha (Kris) Rock of Gibraltar - High Society (Key of Luck) Pivotal - Sichilla (Danehill) Acclamation - Midnight Angel (Machiavellian) Danzig - Starry Dreamer (Rubiano) Danehill - Patrona (Lomond) Johannesburg - Love Style (Mr. Prospector) Hat Trick - Rumored (Royal Academy) Dubai Millennium - Zomaradah (Deploy) Cryptoclearance - Victorious Lil (Vice Regent) Invincible Spirit - Cozy Maria (Cozzene) Teofilo - Jessica’s Dream (Desert Style) Royal Applause - Princess Athena (Ahonoora) Sunday Silence - Wind in Her Hair (Alzao) Dansili - Tantina (Distant View) Danehill - L’On Vite (Secretariat) Vindication - Serena’s Tune (Mr. Prospector) Invincible Spirit - Mayleaf (Pivotal) Montjeu - Tarfah (Kingmambo) Tale of the Cat - Satin Sunrise (Mr Leader) Oasis Dream - Arabesque (Zafonic) Galileo - Kind (Danehill) Johannesburg - Now That’s Jazz (Sword Dance) Zafonic - Pastorale (Nureyev) Azamour - Viva Maria (Kendor) Dubawi - Bright Tiara (Chief’s Crown) War Front - Tempo West (Rahy) Harlan’s Holiday - Well Spring (Coronado’s Quest) Green Desert - Rafha (Kris) Danehill - Arabesque (Zafonic) Danehill Dancer - Starlight Dreams (Black Tie Affair) Kendor - Pax Bella (Linamix) Diktat - Land of Dreams (Cadeaux Genereux) Miswaki - Political Parody (Doonesbury) Danehill Dancer - Great Selection (Lunchtime) Galileo - Park Express (Ahonoora) Pivotal - Pretty Poppy (Song) Danehill Dancer - Sheezalady (Zafonic) Exceed and Excel - Sun Shower (Indian Ridge) Oasis Dream - Tariysha (Daylami) Carson City - Christmas Star (Star de Naskra) Dansili - Tyranny (Machiavellian) Singspiel - Chatila (Red Ransom) Shamardal - Lady Vettori (Vettori) Pivotal - Kalimat (Be My Guest) Giant’s Causeway - Glatisant (Rainbow Quest) Invincible Spirit - Laramie (Gulch)

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Rnrs

Runs

2002 2007 2014 2011 2008 2007 2005 2008 2014 2006 2000 2011 2014 2004 2007 2013 2007 2011 2013 2014 2005 2011 2013 2014 2007 2013 2012 2014 2014 2003 2006 2010 2008 2012 2002 2004 2009 2003 2011 2013 2011 2005 2012 2013 2011 2007 2006 2008

53 111 72 35 83 29 46 20 48 52 31 61 62 51 6 51 49 25 36 69 34 43 28 60 58 9 61 40 35 45 53 73 54 40 13 32 24 33 47 44 54 26 51 16 36 39 48 29

151 457 303 115 309 85 160 61 133 126 122 288 215 208 14 176 191 95 162 152 105 182 67 228 181 51 243 111 153 129 284 197 169 122 86 131 54 110 184 150 209 99 191 79 116 134 181 96

courtesy of Weatherbys

Wnrs Wnrs/Rnrs Wins

22 52 23 17 31 12 19 10 16 28 13 29 19 21 4 19 19 10 14 18 17 14 13 21 18 7 29 8 12 13 23 17 14 11 6 12 9 10 17 16 14 17 20 8 16 8 17 12

41.51 46.85 31.94 48.57 37.35 41.38 41.30 50.00 33.33 53.85 41.94 47.54 30.65 41.18 66.67 37.25 38.78 40.00 38.89 26.09 50.00 32.56 46.43 35.00 31.03 77.78 47.54 20.00 34.29 28.89 43.40 23.29 25.93 27.50 46.15 37.50 37.50 30.30 36.17 36.36 25.93 65.38 39.22 50.00 44.44 20.51 35.42 41.38

37 65 34 24 40 17 28 14 20 35 27 42 25 31 7 24 27 15 20 21 29 22 17 33 26 14 38 11 22 14 34 19 18 17 11 18 14 15 19 22 22 26 21 14 20 14 21 16

SWnrs

SWs

Earnings

11 5 1 3 5 1 4 2 2 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 0 1 3 0 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 2 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

15 5 2 4 5 3 6 3 2 4 2 1 4 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 3 0 3 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 2 3 4 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

1,523,542 935,780 783,108 754,029 748,762 745,059 686,700 536,422 528,665 511,718 485,810 475,085 441,791 440,064 436,447 428,942 404,789 400,266 391,423 390,118 384,344 374,377 373,084 359,048 358,135 346,089 341,509 339,460 331,159 324,082 320,109 318,822 314,260 312,788 312,063 298,393 295,513 293,035 290,915 282,801 277,591 272,128 262,005 261,014 259,085 254,991 252,723 251,118


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Breeding

Areion Pedro the Great Dandy Man Lethal Force Clodovil Elusive City Most Improved Style Vendome Dragon Pulse Teofilo Champs Elysees Wootton Bassett Appel au Maitre Epaulette Intello Oasis Dream Air Chief Marshal Casamento Dutch Art George Vancouver Win River Win Maxios Dawn Approach Kitten’s Joy Orpen Lonhro Harbour Watch Elzaam Helmet Intense Focus Rio de la Plata Reliable Man Penny’s Picnic Approve Motivator Mehmet Bora Henrythenavigator Big Bad Bob Rock of Gibraltar French Fifteen Farhh Youmzain After Market Dansili Eishin Dunkirk Red Rocks Canford Cliffs Rip Van Winkle

Big Shuffle - Aerleona (Caerleon) Henrythenavigator - Glatisant (Rainbow Quest) Mozart - Lady Alexander (Night Shift) Dark Angel - Land Army (Desert Style) Danehill - Clodora (Linamix) Elusive Quality - Star of Paris (Dayjur) Lawman - Tonnara (Linamix) Anabaa - Place Vendome (Dr Fong) Kyllachy - Poetical (Croco Rouge) Galileo - Speirbhean (Danehill) Danehill - Hasili (Kahyasi) Iffraaj - Balladonia (Primo Dominie) Starborough - Rotina (Crystal Glitters) Commands - Accessories (Singspiel) Galileo - Impressionnante (Danehill) Green Desert - Hope (Dancing Brave) Danehill Dancer - Hawala (Warning) Shamardal - Wedding Gift (Always Fair) Medicean - Halland Park Lass (Spectrum) Henrythenavigator - Versailles Treaty (Danzig) Virginia Rapids - Thirty Zip (Tri Jet) Monsun - Moonlight’s Box (Nureyev) New Approach - Hymn of the Dawn (Phone Trick) El Prado - Kitten’s First (Lear Fan) Lure - Bonita Francita (Devil’s Bag) Octagonal - Shadea (Straight Strike) Acclamation - Gorband (Woodman) Redoute’s Choice - Mambo in Freeport (Kingmambo) Exceed and Excel - Accessories (Singspiel) Giant’s Causeway - Daneleta (Danehill) Rahy - Express Way (Ahmad) Dalakhani - On Fair Stage (Sadler’s Wells) Kheleyf - Zerky (Kingmambo Oasis Dream - Wyola (Sadler’s Wells) Montjeu - Out West (Gone West) Revoque - Princess Alina (Al Nasr) Kingmambo - Sequoyah (Sadler’s Wells) Bob Back - Fantasy Girl (Marjuv Danehill - Offshore Boom (Be My Guest) Turtle Bowl - Spring Morning (Ashkalani) Pivotal - Gonbarda (Lando) Sinndar - Sadima (Sadler’s Wells) Storm Cat - Tranquility Lake (Rahy) Danehill - Hasili (Kahyasi) Mr. Prospector - Forest Flower ( Green Forest) Galileo - Pharmacist (Machiavellian) Tagula - Mrs Marsh (Marju) Galileo - Looking Back (Stravinsky)

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Runs

2001 2014 2010 2014 2004 2005 2014 2014 2013 2008 2010 2012 2012 2014 2014 2004 2011 2013 2008 2014 2008 2014 2014 2006 2000 2012 2013 2013 2013 2010 2013 2014 2014 2011 2006 2009 2009 2006 2003 2014 2014 2011 2008 2001 2003 2010 2012 2011

22 25 51 59 25 26 39 32 29 26 50 19 24 58 31 31 29 46 42 35 36 31 44 13 29 14 41 23 53 28 15 18 25 22 31 2 18 52 52 19 18 9 39 33 18 37 36 49

66 88 245 226 80 83 139 116 141 66 141 53 86 169 65 78 103 159 143 112 144 84 115 29 111 30 154 94 175 120 61 38 96 122 77 14 52 183 184 53 49 24 139 57 53 115 124 142

Wnrs Wnrs/Rnrs Wins

11 9 14 21 9 8 14 9 11 10 10 6 12 19 8 6 8 12 13 8 10 8 11 6 7 3 9 7 15 5 4 2 5 9 10 1 5 13 11 6 5 5 6 13 3 9 10 9

50.00 36.00 27.45 35.59 36.00 30.77 35.90 28.13 37.93 38.46 20.00 31.58 50.00 32.76 25.81 19.35 27.59 26.09 30.95 22.86 27.78 25.81 25.00 46.15 24.14 21.43 21.95 30.43 28.30 17.86 26.67 11.11 20.00 40.91 32.26 50.00 27.78 25.00 21.15 31.58 27.78 55.56 15.38 39.39 16.67 24.32 27.78 18.37

15 18 21 24 12 13 17 14 15 14 13 9 14 23 10 9 10 17 17 8 12 10 13 9 10 5 16 10 20 8 6 4 5 15 10 5 9 17 17 9 9 7 10 14 5 11 13 12

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0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

SWs

Earnings

0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

249,361 244,414 244,344 239,797 233,075 231,515 227,568 226,659 226,389 219,607 217,256 216,862 215,443 213,552 210,822 204,932 203,800 203,663 201,485 195,465 195,377 192,893 187,436 187,112 181,444 181,388 178,251 174,519 174,039 172,481 171,335 169,617 168,703 164,729 164,352 164,329 163,564 163,071 159,510 159,055 158,839 158,401 158,233 157,106 156,506 156,120 156,004 155,657


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stallion fee tables Fees for major British & Irish Flat stallions 2016 - 2018 (including change 2017 to 2018) (European fees will be published in next month’s issue) Stud / stallion

2016 Fee

2017 Fee

2018 Fee

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Ballyhane Stud Battle Of Marengo €6,000 €4,000 €4,000 Dandy Man €8,000 €10,000 €10,000 Elzaam €3,500 €6,000 €6,000 Prince Of Lir - €5,000 €4,000 -20 Red Jazz €4,000 € 4,000 €5,000 25 Ballylinch Stud Beat Hollow €6,000 €6,000 €6,000 Fascinating Rock - €10,000 €10,000 Lawman €25,000 €25,000 €15,000 -40 Lope De Vega €45,000 €50,000 €60,000 20 Make Believe €20,000 €17,500 €15,000 -14 New Bay - €20,000 €20,000 Banstead Manor Bated Breath £10,000 £8,000 £10,000 25 Dansili £85,000 £65,000 £65,000 Frankel £125,000 £125,000 £175,000 40 Kingman £55,000 £55,000 £55,000 Oasis Dream £75,000 £50,000 £30,000 -40 Bearstone Stud Fountain Of Youth £5,000 £4,500 - Mattmu - - £3,000 Bridge House Stud Cappella Sansevero €4,500 €4,500 tbc Strath Burn - €5,500 tbc Bucklands Coach House £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 Helvellyn £2,000 £3,000 £3,000 Pearl Secret - £4,000 £4,000 Coolmore Stud Australia €50,000 €35,000 €35,000 Camelot €25,000 €35,000 €30,000 -14 Caravaggio - - €35,000 Churchill - - €35,000 Excelebration €15,000 €10,000 €8,000 -20 Fastnet Rock Private Private €70,000 Footstepsinthesand €10,000 €10,000 €10,000 Galileo Private Private Private Gleneagles €60,000 €40,000 €40,000 Highland Reel - - €17,500 Holy Roman Emperor €17,500 €17,500 €15,000 -14 Ivawood €9,000 €7,500 €6,000 -20 Kingston Hill €6,000 €5,000 €5,000 Mastercraftsman €35,000 €25,000 €25,000 No Nay Never €17,500 €17,500 €25,000 43 Pride Of Dubai - €15,000 €15,000 Requinto €5,000 €5,000 €5,000 Rock Of Gibraltar €10,000 €9,000 €7,500 -16 Ruler Of The World €10,000 €8,000 €8,000 -

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2016 Fee

2017 Fee

2018 Fee

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Starspangledbanner €15,000 €15,000 €15,000 The Gurkha - €25,000 €25,000 War Command €15,000 €12,500 €8,000 -36 Zoffany €45,000 €35,000 €25,000 -28 Dalham Hall Stud Barney Roy - - £10,000 Brazen Beau £10,000 £10,000 £7,000 -30 Charming Thought - £8,000 £6,000 -25 Dubawi £225,000 £250,000 £250,000 Farhh £8,000 £8,000 £10,000 25 Golden Horn £60,000 £60,000 £60,000 Helmet £8,000 £10,000 £12,000 20 Iffraaj £22,500 £27,500 £40,000 45 New Approach £60,000 £30,000 £30,000 Night Of Thunder €30,000 €25,000 £15,000 Poet’s Voice £12,000 £8,000 £6,000 -25 Postponed - - £20,000 Sepoy £15,000 £15,000 £8,000 -47 Territories - £12,000 £12,000 Derrinstown Stud Awtaad - €15,000 €15,000 Haatef €2,000 €2,000 €2,000 Markaz - €6,000 €6,000 Tamayuz €12,500 €8,000 €12,500 56 Gilltown Born To Sea €10,000 €10,000 €5,000 -50 Harzand - €15,000 €15,000 Sea The Stars €125,000 €125,000 €135,000 8 Hedgeholme Intrinsic £1,750 £1,750 £1,750 Highclere Stud Cable Bay £6,500 £5,000 tbc Cheveley Park Stud Dutch Art £40,000 £25,000 £15,000 -40 Garswood £5,000 £4,000 £4,000 Intello €25,000 €25,000 £20,000 Lethal Force £10,000 £10,000 £8,000 -20 Mayson £5,000 £6,000 £6,000 Pivotal £45,000 £40,000 £40,000 Twilight Son - £10,000 £10,000 Ulysses - - 30,000 Irish National Stud Decorated Knight - - €15,000 Dragon Pulse €5,000 €8,000 €8,000 Elusive Pimpernel €1,000 €1,000 €1,000 Free Eagle €20,000 €20,000 €15,000 -25 Gale Force Ten €5,000 €5,000 €5,000 Invincible Spirit €120,000 €120,000 €120,000 -


stallion fee tables Stud / stallion

2016 Fee

2017 Fee

2018 Fee

+ /-

National Defense - - €12,000 Worthadd €5,000 €5,000 €5,000 Kildangan Stud Belardo - €15,000 €15,000 Buratino - €5,000 €5,000 Dawn Approach €35,000 €30,000 €20,000 -33 Epaulette €7,000 €7,000 €7,000 Exceed and Excel €40,000 €50,000 €50,000 Fast Company £4,000 €7,000 €9,000 29 French Navy €4,000 €4,000 €4,000 Fulbright €4,000 €4,000 €4,000 Hallowed Crown €7,000 €7,000 €5,000 -28 Profitable - - €12,000 Raven’s Pass €15,000 €12,000 €10,000 -16 Ribchester - - €30,000 Shamardal Private Private Private Slade Power €20,000 €20,000 €15,000 -25 Teofilo €50,000 €40,000 €40,000 The Last Lion - €12,000 €7,500 -37 Kingfisher Stallions Mazameer £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 Lanwades Stud Archipenko £10,000 £10,000 £10,000 Bobby’s Kitten - £12,500 £12,500 Sea The Moon £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 Sir Percy £7,000 £7,000 £7,000

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Llety Stud Sayif £3,000 £3,000 tbc Stimulation £3,000 private tbc Mickley Captain Gerrard £2,750 £2,750 £2,750 Heeraat £4,000 £4,000 £5,000 25 Proconsul - £3,500 £3,500 Yorgunnabelucky £1,500 £1,500 £1,500 Morristown Camacho €7,500 €7,500 €7,500 Dark Angel €60,000 €65,000 €85,000 30 El Kabeir - - €8,000 Gutaifan €12,500 €10,000 €10,000 Newsells Park Stud Equiano £7,000 £8,000 £8,000 Nathaniel £20,000 £17,500 £20,000 14 Norton Grove Stud Monsieur Bond £4,000 £4,000 £4,000 Nunnery Stud Muhaarar £30,000 £30,000 £30,000 Mukhadram £7,000 £7,000 £7,000 Nayef £5,000 £5,000 £5,000 -

Stud / stallion

2016 Fee

2017 Fee

2018 Fee

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Oak Grove Stud Al Kazeem £12,000 £12,000 £12,000 Avonbridge £2,000 £2,000 £2,000 Overbury Stud Ardad - - £6,500 Cityscape £4,500 £4,500 £4,500 Dunaden £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 Jack Hobbs - - £4,000 Whitsbury Manor Adaay - £7,000 £6,000 -14 Due Diligence £6,500 £5,500 £5,000 -9 Showcasing £25,000 £35,000 £35,000 Swiss Spirit £4,000 £4,000 £4,000 Tweenhills Havana Gold £8,500 £7,000 £15,000 114 Hot Streak £7,000 £6,000 £6,000 The National Stud Aclaim - - £12,500 Gregorian £4,500 £4,500 £4,500 Marcel - £5,000 £5,000 - Spill The Beans - - £6,000 Time Test - - £8,500 Tivaci - - £5,000 Rathbarry Stud Acclamation €30,000 €30,000 €40,000 33 Ajaya - €10,000 €8,000 -20 Kodi Bear - €10,000 €8,000 -20 Moohaajim €4,000 €4,000 €4,000 Tagula €4,000 €4,000 €4,000 Rathasker Stud Anjaal €5,000 €5,000 tbc Bungle Inthejungle €5,000 €5,000 tbc Clodovil €10,000 €8,000 tbc Coulsty - €5,000 tbc - Es Que Love €5,000 €5,000 tbc Tally-Ho Stud Cotai Glory - - €6,000 Galileo Gold - - €15,000 Kodiac €45,000 €50,000 €50,000 Mehmas - €12,500 €10,000 -20 Morpheus €5,000 €5,000 €4,000 -20 Vadamos - €10,000 €10,000 Tara Stud Alhebayeb €5,000 €5,000 €5,000 - Divine Prophet - - €7,500 Estidhkaar - €5,000 €5,000 -

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photo of the month: the Cartier Awards, 2017 - to the winners the spoils 1

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1. Cracksman’s owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer collecting the award for leading three-year-old colt 2. ITV’s racing presenter Ed Chamberlin gives up trying to interview Sir Michael Stoute, who takes over the microphone after accepting the Award of Merit 3. The Harry Angel team with their leading sprinter’s award: (from left) trainer Clive Cox, jockey Adam Kirby, Godolphin’s Hugh Anderson and Cartier’s managing director Laurent Feniou 4. From left, owner Paul Smith and M.V. Magnier with the awards for leading two-year-old filly (Happily), leading stayer (Order Of St George), leading two-year-old colt (U S Navy Flag). They are with Juddmonte’s Lord Grimthorpe, who clutches Enable’s awards for leading three-year-old filly and Horse of the Year 5. Jockey Jim Crowley and owner Maria Niarchos with the older horse award won by the dual Group 1 winner and new Cheveley Park stallion Ulysses

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LE HAVRE (Noverre x Marie Rheinberg)

PROVEN GR.1 SIRE

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Sire of 3 Gr.1 winners from his first 3 crops (conceived at €5.000!)

10% Black Type performers / runners In 2017, his yearlings sold for: 325.000 Gns 310.000 € 255.000 € 190.000 € 180.000 € 180.000 €

Tattersalls Book 1 Goffs Orby sale Arqana Août Arqana Août Arqana Août Arqana Octobre 60.000 € Live Foal

RAJSAMAN (Linamix x Rose Quartz)

Sire of dual Classic winner Brametot from his 1st crop

RECORDER

(Galileo x Memory)

Group winning 2yo by Galileo

8.000 € Live Foal

6.000 € Live Foal

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Yearlings in 2017 sold for... €380,000, €350,000, €280,000, €230,000, €220,000, €200,000, €200,000 etc.

European Champion at 2 and 3 years by MONTJEU 2018 Fee: €30,000

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