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It’s all going well for jockey Neil Callan in Hong Kong


beginnings We cast our eyes over 2016’s first-season sires

Dawn Laidlaw: Darley’s head of nominations answers our Q and A

America’s finest:

American Pharoah tops the Longines World Rankings


Strength in depth BATED BREATH


2007 b h Dansili - Tantina (Distant View)

2008 b h Galileo - Kind (Danehill)

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2001 b h Danehill - Hasili (Kahyasi)

2011 b h Invincible Spirit - Zenda (Zamindar)

21% blacktype performers to foals (first two crops) 2016 FEE: £12,500 slf (limited book)

80% blacktype earners/producers in his first book, including 25 Gr.1 winners/producers 2016 FEE: £55,000 slf

CHAMPS ELYSEES 2003 b h Danehill - Hasili (Kahyasi)

Progeny earnings of £1.9 million in 2015 2016 FEE: £8,000 slf

DANSILI 1996 b h Danehill - Hasili (Kahyasi)

Sire of 19 Gr.1 winners and over 100 stakes winners 2016 FEE: £85,000 slf

OASIS DREAM 2000 b h Green Desert - Hope (Dancing Brave)

Sire of four-time Gr.1 winner Muhaarar and dual Gr.1 winner Goldream in 2015 2016 FEE: £75,000 slf

Champs Elysees. Gaining momentum. A Royal Ascot Gr.1 winner and a Classic performer from his first crop, a Classic runner-up from his second. 13 blacktype horses and £1.9 million in earnings in 2015. Champs Elysees’ largest crop to date are three this year, and his two-year-olds are with trainers including Richard Hannon, Saeed Bin Suroor, Ed Dunlop, Henry Candy and Sir Mark Prescott.

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contents january-february 102 Have we hit tipping point?

The December sales raised a lot of questions for breeders and vendors. Jocelyn de Moubray analyses the market and tries to find some answers

110 Southern-hemisphere news

A record-breaking Magic Millions Sale, and Nathan Tinkler is threatening a resurgence of a dormant coal mine in the Hunter Valley

114 It’s sales time in New Zealand

New Zealand Bloodstock advertises its wares ahead of the Karaka yearling sale

18 10 First word

Paul Haigh believes the TV companies would be well to concentrate on the horses not the people

14 News

Frank Stronach has plans for a new world’s richest race, William is making plans for his mares and sadly we lost Michel Henochsberg, breeder of Urban Sea, and the US stallion Gulch

18 On Cue

28 Bloodstock statistics


136 The database

Pedigrees of the last stakes winners of 2015

152 Photo of the month

Ruby Walsh produces an amazing recovery aboard Killultagh Vic

84 Moving on up


Jocelyn de Moubray reports on a French stallion scene which is looking stronger than it has for years


90 Can-do Callan

Paul Haigh chats with Flat jockey Neil Callan, who is making great strides with his riding career in Hong Kong

96 Maurice is no minor

Naohiro Goda traces the background of the Hong Kong Mile winner Maurice: from lowly beginnings he has become one of the best horses in the world


Triple Crown hero American Pharoah tops the Longines World Rankings. Alan Porter takes a bloodstock view on this year’s list

Darley’s head of nominations answers questions on her career, the merger of Godolphin and Darley, the new shuttle stallions for this year, the Darley Club and, of course, Golden Horn

Roodeye, the dam of the US Grade 2 winner Prize Exhibit

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36 America’s finest

76 Q and A with Dawn Laidlaw

132 Mare of the month

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Leading general sires of 2015, leading broodmares sires of 2015 and the current top NH sires of 2015-16, headed by King’s Theatre

Alan Porter’s pedigree focus on the list of new US sires, topped both alphabetically and in stature by American Pharoah

The final Hyperion list listing dam sires of stakes winners


Nancy Sexton reports from a subdued Keeneland January Sale

68 Freshman sires of 2016

125 The stakes-producing dam sires of 2015


26 The US sales wheel has turned

This year’s crop of European-based first-season stallions is the largest for some years. Aisling Crowe gives a rundown on this year’s new crew

The final Hyperion list showing sires of stakes winners


The Colin Tizzard-trained son of King’s Theatre Cue Card gave the performance of his life in the King George VI Chase, while the Mullins-trained masses are gathering ahead of The Festival

50 New beginnings

119 The stakes-winning sires of 2015


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It’s all about the horses, not the people Paul Haigh tries to find reasons behind the fall in TV viewing figures and discusses possible approaches to increase the popularity of racing once again


he big talking point in British racing, away from what was actually taking place on the track last month, was the announcement that in the face of crashing viewing figures Channel 4 had lost the contract to televise the sport. For those outside Britain the failure of the enterprise will hardly be astonishing. In very few countries in the world does the sport now have a regular slot on mainstream national TV. For British racing lovers, this is a sobering blow, even if the contract is now to be taken up by another channel. C4 seemed to have all the advantages when it took over from BBC after the Corporation decided its own viewing figures did not justify the cost of showing racing. It had an audience inherited from BBC that was assumed to be rock solid. Surely people who love racing don’t stop loving it just because it’s switched channels? It had the backing and financial support of Dubai (which is to say Sheikh Mohammed), it had the initial impetus of a main presenter Claire Balding whose rise to the status of national icon had been one of the unpredictable media spin-offs of the 2012 Olympics. It also promised a new more serious and cerebral approach to the sport after the – to many extremely irritating – presentational style of the previous C4 racing regime of Highflyer. What went wrong then? Why has viewership gone into hurtling decline, not just on ordinary Saturdays, but for the major meetings of the year? The viewing


But it seems these highly experienced TV executives have always attacked this problem from the same basic premise: racing isn’t strong enough to sell itself

figure for British Champions Day last year was down to just 367,000 from almost twice that in 2014 and that provided a final straw tangled in rolling tumbleweed. The easy reply, if the least palatable, is that racing itself is in decline relative to its competition. But racecourse attendance continues to hold up well, and unless this is irrelevant to the number of TV viewers who will choose racing over whatever sporting banquets are laid out for them on a dozen or so other channels – never mind the benighted millions who’d rather watch “reality” shows, quizzes or re-run movies – then there has to be a possibility that C4 was, and still is, doing something wrong. Better TV brains than this one have no doubt spent plenty of time trying to figure out how best to intrigue the public and claim its attention with a sport that offers only two or three minutes’ genuine excitement once every half hour or so – however intense and gripping those brief periods of excitement may be. But it seems these highly experienced TV executives have always attacked this problem from the same basic premise: racing isn’t strong enough to sell itself. Horses can’t talk. Humans can. Therefore get humans to talk about horses. Or to put it another way, make the humans the centre of attention for the 25 or so minutes between the intervals of action. Let’s sell the public human personalities as a substitute for action. Racing is entirely different from other sports in that what really interests its devotees is the identity of the

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Those watching racing wish to know more about the before – see and hear about horses in the Parade Ring, for example – rather than the aftermath

next winner. People may argue with that or delude themselves it’s not true. TV producers may choose to pretend that it is not the case, or that it is less absolutely the case than in fact it is. But TV producers have chosen to go with the idea that what viewers actually want is what is actually as hard to deliver – constantly winning tips. Producers convinced themselves, and hoped to convince the public, that what it really wants is several presenters all competing for attention, all trying to establish themselves as leader of the pack by talking, often in accomplished TV platitudes, about matters which are not the matter in hand. They pretend that the average racing buff wants to hear uncontroversial guff from jockeys looking for an earner while injured or suspended. They convince themselves that people want to hear platitudinous conversations between women with long-handled microphones and jockeys who’ve just won races.

The Hong Kong TV model is a very different one – it makes no attempt at all to sell the sport through personality presenters

They fondly imagine that the public can’t wait for a race to finish so that it can hear a very well-crafted, but necessarily superfluous, description of what they’ve just seen. The impression given by the current failed presentational model is people who are trying to impress the racing establishment, and at least partly to show off how intimate they are with the major players, rather than appeal directly to the concerns of the real racing public. “Well, what’s the alternative?” the producers may cry in exasperation. “This is what we give them because this is what we’ve got.” There is no easy answer to this objection, except that they might care to look at examples of how it’s done differently elsewhere – notably in Hong Kong where TV racing coverage is more or less compulsory viewing for anyone who can’t get to the races. The Hong Kong TV model is a very different one – it makes no attempt at all to sell the sport through


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Sir Peter was not called “The Voice” without good reason, maybe a return to that “minimalistic” approach is what is required by the new TV regime in 2017?

personality presenters. In fact, the presenters never appear on camera, except in preview shows (the equivalent of the Morning Line). On the day itself the camera focuses almost entirely on the horses. We see them parading, going to the start, loading, racing. In between the races we hear an expert – a genuine expert – commenting on the horses’ condition and even on their mood as they reveal it by their body language during preliminaries. Meanwhile three analysts, steeped in their subject, talk quietly but authoritatively about the likely outcome of the next event. They often disagree as you might expect, but they do it quietly, without any of the


Both RUK and ATR... follow a model which is like a half-cock version of Hong Kong

ghastly “Look at me I’m on telly” braying that seems to characterise so much TV presentation, not just of racing, not even just of sport. Only for championship races or after remarkable occurrences like a five-timer for a trainer or jockey are there interviews with humans, and even then they’re relatively short. Of course, Hong Kong racing is not comparable with British racing. In Hong Kong until a decade ago racing was the only legal betting game in town. Even now its only legal rival is soccer. Racing in Britain is confronted by any number of opponent sports clamouring for the punters’ quid. And it has bookmakers, while Hong Kong has a tote monopoly. But the Hong Kong model works. People watch and they watch it intently, grateful that their thought processes aren’t being interrupted by mouths begging for their attention and admiration. Racing is a sport that requires thought. Whether or not the HKJC realises that, it does realise that distraction from thought is what damages turnover. It would be contrary to every rule of British TV to drop on-camera presenters. But perhaps the rivals of mainstream TV delivery of racing might give ITV a clue on how they could proceed. Both RUK and ATR, the two dedicated channels, which have undoubtedly played their part in cutting into C4’s viewing figures, follow a model which is like a halfcock version of Hong Kong’s. There are still on-camera presenters, but there are nowhere near as many of them and they don’t spend nearly as long on camera as they do on C4. Long, very long ago, racing was presented by Sir Peter O’Sullevan with only the occasional betting intervention from Clive Graham. Even when Jimmy Lindley was brought in to talk about what he saw in the parade ring we seldom actually saw him. O’Sullevan was known as “The Voice”, for the good reason that for most of the time that’s all he was. It was an age of minimalism in sports broadcasting, epitomised by the greatest sports commentator of all, Richie Benaud, who realised that there was an iron law of diminishing returns as far as words were concerned when used to describe what people could see for themselves. It is obviously quite unfair to make direct comparisons with the modern era, too much has changed. In those days the BBC had no rivals, except the old ITV with its oddly BBC-imitating eccentricities. But maybe it was the minimalism that worked. Maybe ITV should think about that. It would be an awful lot cheaper than having teams of contesting attention seekers, and it might be more effective. The horses are the stars after all. Not the presenters. Not even – and so what if this seems like heresy – not even the jockeys.

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merican racecourse and horse owner Frank Stronach has stated an ambition to create the world’s richest horse race in a bid to bring back wider public interest in US horse racing and fix the “broken business model” among a call to arms to the sport to up its game in the face of increased gambling and media competition. Stronach said: “Our racetracks are in great areas where land prices are enormously high. We look down the road and hope to sit down with the horse community so these places stay as racetracks.” In outline plans Stronach has announced that the race be held in late January at one of the Stronach Group’s six racetracks which include Gulfstream, Pimlico and Santa Anita. The so-called “Pegasus World Championship” would be worth $12 million, and would be funded by a $1 million investment from 12 horse owners. Each would have one horse compete in the race and would share in all revenue from the race-day programme. This would include handle, media rights and sponsorship money. “The basic idea is how can racing compete with other great sports?” said Stronach at the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Gulfstream Park. “We’ve got to make things exciting, things the press will write about. We want to tell people that love horseracing that we say, ‘Look. We want to establish a new business.’ We


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Frank Stronach: believes his bigrace plans can solve US racing’s ills

would lease Gulfstream for one day and call it a new business.” The conditions of the race are yet to be established but Stronach plans to “sit down with prospective shareholders and go into detail.” He added: “A very interesting part of it is the owners would participate in all the winningshandle, media rights, and sponsorship money. In the final analysis, we don’t think it would cost that much. Hopefully one day purses could be $20 million or $30 million.” The second main concern is the timing of the race to avoid clashing with the existing endof-year US-staged Breeders’ Cup, while the current “big money” spring target is the Dubai World Cup, currently the most valuable horserace in the world.

ow is the time of year to concentrate the mind on the mating game. My small band of mares (3.5) is based in France so there is slightly less pressure to get organised than in England. The very popular “Route des Etalons” does not take place till the end of January and many breeders do not finalise their plans until they have seen the stallions and the magnificent Normandy stud farms. I have long been a supporter of French breeding, and it is not just for gastronomic reasons, even though Hubert Honore is a “chouette” in the kitchen. The primes for owners and breeders add a significant icing to the cake whether you retain or sell your produce, provided the offspring races in France or is by a Frenchbased stallion if racing abroad. I have three mares to cover and a Dubawi mare whom I share with Liam Norris who will hopefully produce an Anodin foal very shortly. Her first foal by Tin Horse sold well at Arqana December in 2014, and even better when Con Marnane pinhooked him as a yearling in Tattersalls October Book 2. We are hoping to do a foal share with Kendargent this year as we both feel we need to use a proven sire and he should suit her on type. My two older mares Lady Oriande and Salute The Sun are 15 and 13 years old, and will hopefully go to younger stallions. Both have produced Group winners to sustainable stallions (Monsieur Bond and Multiplex). Lady Oriande has a yearling filly

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by Redoute’s Choice in a foal share and is in-foal to Olympic Glory, while Salute The Sun has a Mount Nelson yearling filly but needs vet Huw Neale to do another fallopian flush to enhance her chances of getting back in-foal. Lady Oriande’s winning daughter by Multiplex is in-foal to Phoenix Reach. She produced her best performance on her last start beating a Listed winner on far worse terms than if she’d met him in a handicap. Hopefully, she will follow the example of Indian Queen who was carrying the best foal she produced when winning the Ascot Gold Cup. I hope to find a proven French stallion for her this year. To give myself a better chance of making a judicious selection, I went to the Group 1 Goldmine pedigree seminar at Oaksey House in Lambourn. I had met the developer Leo Tsatsaronis in Sydney when he launched his programme about

I have long been a supporter of French breeding, and it is not just for gastronomic reasons, even though Hubert Honore is a ‘chouette’ in the kitchen

Stronach outlines his ambitous plans to stage the richest race in the world worth $12 million

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Weekend January 30 - 31, 2016 Normandy stud farms open house

Time to make plans for the mares seven years ago. In those days he was tied into Microsoft while I had already made the welcome jump to Apple and so running the system was more difficult. He has now got a website that is accessible to us all and has developed an Aptitude Profile and a FourXFour Profile that look extremely helpful tools for the yearling buyer and the broodmare owner. His research in Australia and New Zealand shows that since the first A$1 million dollar yearling was sold in 1988, 165 have reached the magic seven-figure mark. Only six have ever won Group 1 races and only one has earned more prize-money than its purchase price (All Too Hard). One of the more telling endorsements of the pedigree analysis comes from Coventry-born, Coolmore-raised Duncan Grimley, owner of Glastonbury Farm in Scone and racing manager to the irrepressible John Singleton of Strawberry Hill Farm and a self-confessed larrikin. Grimley uses Tsatsaronis’ analysis as a negative predictor (to avoid a bad mating) and as a tie-breaker

when he can not decide between two possible stallions. I look forward to the research and will relay the benefits and pitfalls as objectively as possible. Australia has just had its first yearling sale of 2016 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale. Trade was buoyant and the Cumani family were on hand to support Matt Cumnani, son of Luca and Sarah, in his new venture from his training base in Ballarat. Shrewdly, Cumani made some early purchases before the market became really strong. Popular first-season sires included Pierro, All Too Hard, and Delago Deluxe. Animal Kingdom

had three to sell that averaged well, but I fail to be convinced by the wisdom of choosing a Dirt sire in a country that has only six artificial tracks out of 170, and none in New South Wales or Western Australia. There has been a long list of very successful Dirt sires who have failed in Australia: Fuji Kiseki, Unbridled’s Song, Orientate, Fusaichi Pegasus, High Yield, Consolidator, Congrats, Bernardini to name but a few. More Than Ready, Street Cry, and possibly Medaglio D’Oro are exceptions, but Spendthrift’s attempt to market Can The Man, Jimmy Creed and Warrior’s Reward in Victoria looks doomed to failure.

Medaglio D’Oro’s best runner in Australia Vancouver is due to leave Gai Waterhouse after a stellar two-yearold season, but a lack-lustre spring three-year-old campaign. He joins Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle where he has every chance of becoming the top-class middle-distance horse he is bred to be under his new regime.

At last we are having a touch of winter – it had been extremely odd to have narcissi flowering two weeks before Christmas and having to mow the lawn the same week as collecting the Christmas goose. The more interesting December activity was a “No Dig” lecture by Charles Dowding the West Country organic gardener. With a mixture of cardboard (to suppress the weeds) and compost laid on top he believes you can have an abundant garden of delicious vegetables without lifting a spade. We are experimenting with cut up horse feed bags, which are in ready supply from Park House Stables. It has meant even in a wet winter it has been possible to get on the garden and John Hallum, who looked after Mill Reef, is very excited at the prospect of little weeding. Finally, the sad death of David Bowie reminded me of one of the more unusual, and pleasanter, spin-offs from training for a wide variety of owners. Maurice Oberstein and Eric Kronfeld had horses in partnership with me and as heads of Polygram asked me to a Lou Reed concert in London and to dinner after it. Both Lou and his good friend David Bowie came to the small dinner. Lou “Walk on the Wild Side” Reed lived up to his reputation, but Bowie was very civilised and charming.

William has happy memories of meeting David Bowie in the 1980s


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Michel Henochsberg, breeder of Urban Sea, dies at 69 BREEDER of the outstanding broodmare Urban Sea, Michel Henochsberg, died in January at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer. A former vice-president of France Galop, Henochsberg bought Allegretta, the dam of Urban Sea and by Lombard, for $55,000 at Keeneland November in 1984 through Horse France with Maurice Legasse and Marc de Chambure under their Marystead Farm banner. In 1989 Allegretta gave birth to Urban Sea, a daughter of Miswaki. She went on to win the 1993 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe from White Muzzle and Opera House. She has become one of the most important broodmares of all time, producing four Group 1 winners Galileo, Sea The Stars, My Typhoon and Black Sam Bellamy among nine black-type performers. Galileo has been a remarkable champion sire and in 2015 hit the

half century of Group 1 winners, while Sea The Stars, the six-time Group 1 winner and leading racehorse of his generation, has produced three Group 1 winners from his early crops. Half-brother Born To Sea finished second in the Irish Derby (G1) and has first runners this year. In 1991, Allegretta produced the Group 3 winner Allez Le Trois, who became the dam of Prix du Jockey-Club (G1) winner Anabaa Blue and second dam of Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois winner Tamayuz. Her 1997 foal by Kingmambo was the 2,000 Guineas winner and Group 1 sire King’s Best. The family has had an amazing influence on pedigrees and is creating a lasting legacy at stud and amongst the stallion population. Henochsberg also bred with Rene Romanet the first Group 1 winner trained by André

Champion sprinter Gulch dies at 32 The Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner and influential sire Gulch was put down in January after a battle with cancer. A dual Grade 1 winner at two of the Hopeful Stakes and Futurity Stakes, Gulch (Mr. Prospector) was also a top-level scorer at three taking the Wood Memorial and the first of consecutive runnings of the Metropolitan Handicap and placed also in the Belmont Stakes. At four he added the Carter Handicap (G1) to his list of top level wins, a second victory in the Met Mile. His biggest career success came in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint earning him an Eclipse Award on the way to becoming a Champion Sprinter of that year.


Fabre – Al Nasr, who landed the Prix d’Ispahan in 1982. Professor of economics at the University of Paris, he was the first president of the Syndicat des Eleveurs from 1989 to 1996 and Jean-Luc Lagardère appointed Henochsberg the vice-president of France Galop in 1995. Speaking to Jour de Galop, France Galop president Edouard de Rothschild said: “Michel was above all a friend. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of racing”. “We have lost a great friend, and someone who was very intelligent about racing,” said Eric Puerari of Haras des Capucines to the TDN. “He was one of the key people to change the system about 20 years ago. When France Galop was created he was at the origin of that. He was very passionate and intelligent about racing and breeding and I think he’ll be remembered for that.”

He won 13 of 32 starts and $3,095,521 for trainers D. Wayne Lukas and LeRoy Jolley. By Mr. Prospector and out of the Grade 1-winning Rambunctious mare Jameela, Gulch was retired to Lane’s End Farm, Kentucky where he stood until he was pensioned in 2009. He was the sire of 76 stakes winners, including 31 Group or Graded winners from 21 crops. His offspring earned more than $91 million and his principal winners, including the Kentucky Derby (G1) and the Belmont (G1) hero Thunder Gulch, the 1,000 Guineas winner Harayir, the English and Dubai Group 1 winner and sire Nayef, the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat winner Torrential and other top-level performers such as The Cliff’s Edge, Court Vision, Japanese Group 1 winner Eagle Café. He also enjoyed success as a broodmare sire with his daughters producing the European Classic winners Latice (Prix de Diane), Lawman (Prix du Jockey-Club) and the three-time Group 1 winner Refuse To Bend.

Michel Henochsberg: bred one of the best mares of the 20th century

Henochsberg was also a key player in the creation of the French bloodstock daily publication Jour de Galop. He also served as the managing director of and was managing editor of the electronic journal AZYMUT. Henochsberg is survived by his wife Geraldine, and his three children, Rachel, Simon and Milena.

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Conquering heroes: jockey Paddy Brennan with Cue Card after victory in the Grade 1 King George VI Chase at Kempton. The late Bob Bishop (flat cap), husband of owner Mrs Jean Bishop, looks on, enjoying the moment of Cue Card’s greatest success


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After Cue Card’s three previous attempts at King George success, it comes good in 2015 for the brave son of King’s Theatre, writes Sue Montgomery

f there is not a picture of Robert The Bruce in Colin Tizzard’s office, then perhaps there should be. Perseverance had its reward in the King George VI Chase as the pride of his Dorset stable, Cue Card, took the Boxing Day feature at the fourth time of asking. The race that has produced more multiple winners in 65 runnings than any other over obstacles finally went to one of its serial losers. Cue Card’s previous King George efforts – fifth, second, fifth – would not have inspired particular confidence that he could try yet again successfully, but his form going into the fray, where his rivals included the two Irish cracks Vautour and Don Cossack and trebleseeking Silviniaco Conti, most certainly did. Since his runner-up spot in the 2013 Kempton showpiece, Cue Card had suffered assorted well-documented physical vicissitudes – airway problems, a pelvic stress fracture, a leg injury – that might have floored


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Cue Card’s renaissance has been a perfect illustration of the remarkable resilience of horses and the skill of those who guide them through any troubles a less determined competitor. But surgery and rest did their thing and, discomfort-free and able to breathe properly, it was clear on his return to action this season that the mojo that had brought him four previous Grade 1 victories was back. With new rider Paddy Brennan in the saddle, he saw off Dynaste in the Charlie Hall Chase (G2) at Wetherby in October and made short work of Silviniaco Conti in the Betfair Chase (G1) at Haydock in November. On those occasions, the son of King’s Theatre had showed off his class and joie de vivre with rather easy wide-margin wins, but at Kempton he needed all his racing heart and guts to get the better of Vautour.


or most of the three miles, Vautour was the horse who was conspicuously travelling the easiest, shadowing Silviniaco Conti for a circuit before Ruby Walsh sent him to the front. Into the home straight Vautour was clear of Cue Card and Don Cossack and seemingly set to give Willie Mullins his second King George (after Florida Pearl in 2001) with his two pursuers under pressure. Don Cossack, the Gordon Elliott-trained 15-8 favourite, came down two out as he challenged for second place, and Cue Card began to stay on, eating into Vautour’s lead. He was only a length down at the last and had to regather after missing it, and it took a hard drive from Brennan (one which earned him an 11-day ban and a £4,200 fine) to get his nose in front. But he answered every one of his rider’s whip strokes and the momentum was his at the line. If a head victory in the final half-stride, reins loose on his outthrust neck, can be called decisive, this was. The first two were 13l clear of Al Ferof, third for the third successive year, with the Hennessy Gold Cup winner Smad Place and Irish Cavalier the only others to finish. Silviniaco Conti faded and was pulled up at the head of the home straight. Cue Card’s renaissance has been a perfect


illustration of the remarkable resilience of horses and the skill of those who guide them through any troubles. Tizzard’s view that the horse would have won by daylight if he had winged the last is perfectly valid. There was, however, a poignantly sad aftermath to his stirring victory when his joint-owner Bob Bishop, who raced the gelding with Jean, his wife of 62 years, died suddenly at the age of 83, four days later. “He was the straightest, fairest man I ever met,” said Tizzard. To win a championship race after multiple attempts is a rare-enough feat. In the King George, Cue Card matched Lochroe, who took the prize in 1958 after three failures. The Dikler (1973) and The Fellow (1994) both won the Gold Cup at their fourth go, and Sea Pigeon (1980) the Champion Hurdle. But the ultimate prize for tenacity must surely go to Frigate, who won the Grand National in 1889 on her sixth appearance in the race. In adding the King George VI Chase to his Betfair Chase, Cue Card is now in line for a £1 million bonus should he complete the treble in the Gold Cup and if he does,

he will join another select group. Only nine horses have won the Kempton and Cheltenham showpieces in the same season: Cottage Rake (1948-49), Limber Hill (1955-56), Saffron Tartan (1960-61), Arkle (1965-66), Desert Orchid (1988-89), Best Mate (2002-03), Kicking King (2004-05), Kauto Star twice (2006-07, 2008-09) and Long Run (2010-11). With last year’s winner Coneygree out for the season, Cue Card is the home side’s chief, and almost only, credible contender among a host of Gold Cup challengers from Ireland. His record at Cheltenham is excellent – he has missed the last two Festivals, but in successive visits since he beat Al Ferof in the 2010 Champion Bumper, he finished fourth to that rival in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (G1), second to Sprinter Sacre in the Arkle Trophy (G1), and ran away from First Lieutenant in the Ryanair Chase (G1). Djakadam wins the Grade 1 John Durkan Chase

It all ended at the first in the 2002 Grand National for Cue Card’s talented dam Wicked Crack

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Don Poli’s a lazy horse and keeps it for when it matters and that’s what I like in a chaser made an impressive return to action in midDecember as he notched a first Grade 1 success in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. In the Lexus Chase (G1) Don Poli provided some compensation to rider Bryan Cooper and owner Gigginstown House Stud for Don Cossack’s King George exit, and is another from the Mullins powerhouse. Coneygree apart, he was one of last

Two more of Willie Mullins’s Festive Grade 1 stars: top, left, Don Poli, and, below, Faugheen

Cue Card has yet to run over the Gold Cup distance but Tizzard feels the step up will be within his capabilities. “Nowadays he’s a completely different horse,” he said. “He relaxes and can lob round in fifth or sixth. He can look beaten, but it’s a very significant fact that now he can finish his races. And if he’d met the last at Kempton on a good stride he’d have won by a length and a half. He looks to me like a Gold Cup horse.” The ten-year-old is a first King George winner for his sire King’s Theatre. The late three-times champion sire, who led the standings at the turn of the year, has yet to sire a Gold Cup winner, or even a placed runner, but he has plenty imbued with stamina to his credit, notably Grand National runner-up Balthazar King. Cue Card’s dam Wicked Crack, by King’s Ride, was herself a smart staying hurdler and chaser who took her chance in a National, though she got no further than the first. The King George hero’s breeder Roland Crellin acquired her for €120,000 14 years ago. Cue Card’s sterling Kempton performance was not enough to move him to the top of the Gold Cup betting, nor was Don Poli’s gutsy display in taking Ireland’s festive feature, the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Going into the New Year the market was headed by the Mullins-trained 2015 Cheltenham runner-up Djakadam, who had


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Of Scars and No More Heroes, each of whom beat a fellow-colour bearer in First Lieutenant, Alpha Des Obeaux and Rule The World, while the Ricci family enjoyed victories with Faugheen, Douvan and Long Dog, plus the near-miss from Vautour. Among trainers no one could match Mullins, but there were doubles for Tizzard, who has unearthed another stable star in staying hurdler Thistlecrack, now a World Hurdle favourite since winning the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot a week before Christmas, and for Elliott with Prince Of Scars and No More Heroes. If Mullins has a strong hand for the Gold Cup he has an even more impressive one for the Champion Hurdle, with Faugheen, Nicholls Canyon and Arctic Fire heading the market. The reigning king Faugheen had lost his unbeaten record on his comeback this season, when Nicholls Canyon worried him out of the Morgiana Hurdle (G1) at Punchestown by half a length, but normal service was resumed in the Christmas Hurdle (G1) at Kempton, where he and Ruby Walsh put The New One 7l to the sword. The eight-year-old son of the deceased Germany, bred by John Waldron from his unraced Accordion mare Miss Pickering, is odds-on to retain his Cheltenham crown. But three days after Faugheen’s Kempton romp, Nicholls Canyon again displayed his indomitable attitude as he saw off the Fighting Fifth Hurdle winner Identity Thief. The pair had the race to themselves throughout and though Nicholls Canyon was passed by his rival going to the last he simply refused to be beaten and, answering Walsh’s every call, rallied to assert by 2l at the line.

The master of Closutton, set for his ninth successive Irish trainer’s title, has notched 11 British / Irish Grade 1 victories since the summer season’s best staying novice chasers, perhaps not so brilliant as Vautour but blessed with more dour stamina, a quality he needed to draw on in full as he gave Mullins a first success in one of his country’s most prestigious chases. He had begun his second season over fences with a clear-cut defeat of Many Clouds at Aintree, but in heavy ground at Leopardstown in late December there was never going to be any flashiness, it was simply a matter of getting the job done in demanding conditions. He had to dig deep under Cooper to prevail by half a length as First Lieutenant kept him honest all the way to the line. “He never shows off,” said Mullins of Don Poli. “Don Poli’s a lazy horse and keeps it for when it matters and that’s what I like in a chaser.” Like Cue Card, the seven-year-old already has a brace of wins at the Festival – he took the conditional jockeys’ hurdle in 2014 – and like him he is the best jumping product of a son of Sadler’s Wells, in his case Etrehambased Poliglote. His dam Dalamine, by Sillery, raced a few times over hurdles without success but won over 2m in the French provinces. She was acquired by Don Poli’s breeders Brian Griffiths and John Nicholson for €19,000 two months before her celebrity son’s birth. The Gold Cup is one of the very few top prizes not yet on the Mullins CV, though he has supplied the runner-up five times: Florida Pearl in 2000, Hedgehunter in 2006 and Sir Des Champs, On His Own and Djakadam in the last three runnings. The master of Closutton, set for his ninth successive Irish trainer’s title, has notched 11 British / Irish Grade 1 victories since the summer, with seven – in running order Faugheen, Douvan, Long Dog, Don Poli, Nicholls Canyon, Yorkhill and Bellshill – over

Min: caught the eye winning a Grade 2 novice

the Christmas and New Year period. By contrast his opposite number in Britain, the nine-time champion Paul Nicholls, notched just his first top-level prize of the campaign when Adrian Du Pont took the Finale Junior Hurdle at Chepstow in January. The Grade 1 festive season was very much one for multiples. There was a treble for owner Graham Wylie, whose colours were carried to victory by Nicholls Canyon, Yorkhill and Belshill, another for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown with Don Poli, Prince


icholls Canyon was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock with a Flat career in mind – he is by Authorized from the close family of Luso and Warrsan – and he now has six Grade 1s to his credit, matching his hitherto higherprofile stablemate. The third of the Closutton hurdling musketeers, Arctic Fire, chased Faugheen home at Cheltenham last year and looks likely to revert to 2m after patently failing to stay three behind Prince Of Scars in the Christmas Hurdle (G1) at Leopardstown. When the mud is flying, there are few better stallions to call on than The Beeches veteran Flemensfirth as not only six-year-old


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Douvan won last year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and is by Walk In The Park, also sire of Min, favourite for the race this year Prince Of Scars, but also rejuvenated 11-yearold Flemenstar, showed over Christmas. Flemenstar, now with Anthony Curran after an injury-plagued couple of seasons, took advantage of the penultimate-fence fall of Un De Sceaux to take the Paddy Power Chase (G1). It was a first Grade 1 success for Curran, based at Tara, County Meath. Un De Sceaux’s departure was, though, a rare blip for the Mullins stable, but he remains favourite for the Champion Chase (G1). The most impressive of the Ricci up-andcomers to show their paces was Douvan, who was spectacular in the Racing Post Novices Chase (G1) at Leopardstown and seems to have the Arkle Trophy at his mercy. Douvan won last year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and is by Walk In The Park, also sire of Min, favourite for the race this year and who races in the same colours. The former Haras de la Huderie stallion, now at Coolmore, is enhancing his reputation and also that of Montjeu – responsible for Authorized – as a sire of jump sires. But still there is no stallion who has made

more of an impact on the jumping scene than Sadler’s Wells. In all, 24 individuals among his sons have sired Grade 1 winners in Britain and Ireland, with Bellshill, by King’s Theatre, bringing their race total to 187 in the Lawlor’s Hotel Novice Hurdle at Naas in January. Oscar, now pensioned, is the most prolific on the ‘SW’ Grade 1 table, with 32 victories from 19 individuals. King’s Theatre is next, with 31 victories from 16 sons and daughters. Some way behind comes Kayf Tara, with a total of nine wins at the top level, but when Tea For Two won at Kempton on Boxing Day he made a little bit of domestic history for both his rider Lizzie Kelly and his sire. Not only did Lizzie Kelly became the first female to ride a NH Grade 1 winner in Britain, but Tea For Two was Kayf Tara’s sixth individual such winner, the best-ever score at the highest level by a British-based stallion. With Identity Thief and Thistlecrack also to his credit this season, no stallion had more individual Grade 1 winners than Kayf Tara before the turn of the year. The Overbury Stud resident went into January with only the Glenview Stud-based four-times champion Presenting, who notched a festive Grade 1 double with No More Heroes (Topaz Novices’ Chase) and Yorkhill (Tolworth Hurdle), ahead of him on the active sires’ list.

Lizzie Kelly grabbing her Grade 1 win on Tea For Two, a victory which also meant that the horse’s sire Kayf Tara has produced more Grade 1 winners than any other British-based stallion – ever


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The sales wheel has already rolled for 2016

The January sale top lot Summer Solo was sold as the last part of the dispersal of the late Sarah Leigh’s bloodstock, and the sale matched the top place spot achieved by the former Leigh-owned Seta at Tattersalls in December. The Grade 1-placed mare is by Arch and in-foal to Ghostzapper and fetched $700,000

Dispersal sales headlined a subdued Keeneland January Sale, writes Nancy Sexton


EW things add more spice to a sale than a quality dispersal and in those select few that were offered from the estate of the late Sarah Leigh, Canadian-based owner Robert Costigan and Northwest Farms, the Keeneland January Sale was able to offer buyers exactly that against a catalogue that otherwise lacked stars. The final draft of six sold that had belonged to Sarah Leigh, daughter of the influential breeder Gerald Leigh who died in August, grossed $2.095 million. Offered out of the Denali Stud consignment they accounted for 15 per cent of the opening day’s aggregate, and included three of the top six lots overall. The draft was headed by the sale-topper Summer Solo and her two-year-old halfsister Summer Sweet, who were acquired by Virginia Kraft Payson for $700,000 and $550,000. Overall, however, it was a challenging week for some vendors that once again highlighted the increasingly selective nature of the market, as borne out by the final figures. Keeneland sold 1,040 horses over the five-day sale for a total of $35,463,000. That figure was up 0.4 per cent from 2015, but


While three horses realised $500,000 or more compared to two in 2015, last year’s pair did comprise a $2.2 million mare then that was a four-day sale at which 8.8 per cent fewer horses were sold. In turn, this year’s average fell 8.4 per cent to $34,099, while the median plummeted 31.25 per cent to $11,000. While three horses realised $500,000 or more compared to two in 2015, last year’s pair did comprise a $2.2 million mare in Up and her weanling War Front foal, who sold for $800,000. The catalogue took a hit in the days leading up to the sale when two of its stars, the French Group 2 winner Peace Burg (who was bought back for $1.2 million in-foal to War Front at Keeneland in November), and

General Report, the only mare catalogued in foal to Tapit, were withdrawn. That paved the way for the Sarah Leigh horses to take centre stage and so it proved, with the dispersal picking up where it left off at Tattersalls in December, when her 1.1 million guinea mare Seta headed proceedings. The quality of horses on offer was enough to prompt Virginia Kraft Payson, who bred and owned champion St Jovite, who died in the last month, to bid in person for the first time in a number of years. Within a matter of minutes she had shelled out $1.7 million on three of the Leigh lots through her Payson Stud. The Grade 1-placed Summer Solo, in-foal to Ghostzapper, was the dearest of the trio with Payson going to $700,000 for the five-yearold Arch mare. A member of Gerald Leigh’s noted Summer Sonnet family of Act One, she is a half-sister to Listed winners Summer Breezing and Adirondack Summer and out of French Listed winner Summer Solstice. Moments later, Payson fended off Ted Voute at $550,000 for Summer Solo’s twoyear-old half-sister Summer Sweet, by More Than Ready. Plans call for the filly to join the barn of

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Christophe Clement, who sent out Summer Solo to run third in the 2014 Belmont Oaks and her three-year-old half-brother Summer Candy to break his maiden at Belmont Park in October. Payson also struck at $450,000 for a yearling Arch filly out of Seeking Atlantis, a Seeking The Gold daughter of Grade 3 winner Atlantic Ocean for whom Leigh had paid $375,000 out of the Edward Evans dispersal at the 2011 Keeneland November Sale. Seeking Atlantis herself proved popular on her latest venture through the ring, selling for $300,000 to Castleton Lyons. For Robert Costigan, the Keeneland January Sale was a bittersweet affair, with the $550,000 sale of their high-class runner Roan Inish marking the beginning of the end for their involvement in the bloodstock business.

Uncle Mo’s record-breaking first crop has already produced a three-year-old stakes winner – Mo Tom won a Grade 3 at Fair Grounds in January


ix years ago, Roan Inish earned his owners the Costigans a slice of racing history when successful in the Woodbine Oaks; not only was the filly bred by Costigan out of his champion Inish Glora but she was also trained by his daughter Carolyn, who became the first female trainer to win the race. Evelyn Benoit, hunting for high-class mares to support her stallion Star Guitar, was the successful bidder on the nine-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality, who was sold through Mill Ridge Sales in-foal to Arch. Benoit came away with three mares overall worth a total of $1 million. While Roan Inish was the highlight, the list also comprised $270,000 purchase Penelope Plum, in-foal to Bernardini, and $230,000 purchase Checkupfromzneckup, a stakes-placed daughter of Dixie Union. Few young stallions can boast the addition of a $500,000 mare in their book, let alone one who stands for $4,000 in Louisiana. Benoit’s Star Guitar retired to Clear Creek Stud in 2013 as Louisiana’s all-time leading money earner and a four-time Louisiana Horse of the Year. A particularly tough and durable campaigner, the son of Quiet American won no fewer than 24 of 30 starts, including 22 stakes. He has 41 two-year-olds to run for him this year. While War Front wasn’t associated with this year’s sale-topper, as was the case last year, he did provide the sale’s top yearling. The colt in question was one of the two

Virginia Kraft Payson: spent $1.7 million

last horses sold by Greenfield Farm on behalf of the dispersal of Jerre Paxton’s Northwest Farm. He did his breeder proud, selling for $450,000 to Gatewood Bell’s Cromwell Bloodstock on behalf on an undisclosed client. Out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Exogenetic, a three-parts sister to Grade 1 winner Exogenous, he is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Super Ninety Nine and Listed scorer Elusive Horizon. Evelyn Benoit wasn’t the only breeder busy stocking up on mares for her stallion. Al Shaqab Racing, which is standing two-time winner Khozan at Journeyman Stud in Florida for $6,500 this season, spent $257,000 on six mares, headed by the broodmare prospect Super Stylish, a daughter of Super Saver who cost $60,000. Their investment followed off the back of an excellent weekend at Gulfstream Park for the operation which saw their ex-European performers Sandiva and Mshawish bag

Grade 3 races for Todd Pletcher within two hours of each other. A proven Turf performer Mshawish, one of 14 winners at the top level for Medaglia D’Oro, served up the prospect of a productive Dirt campaign when taking the Hal’s Hope Handicap at the expense of another older Medaglia D’Oro horse in Valid. Sandiva, a Footstepsinthesand relation to Sir Percy, landed the Marshua’s River Stakes, her fourth win at Pattern or Graded stakes level. For much of the American racing public, however, the undoubted highlight of early January came when California Chrome made a successful comeback in the Grade 2 San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita. Off since running second in the Dubai World Cup, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was prominent throughout before kicking clear to score by a length-and-a-quarter. There also continues to be no stopping Coolmore’s sensational young stallion Uncle Mo. His record-breaking first crop has already produced a three-year-old stakes winner – Mo Tom won a Grade 3 at Fair Grounds in mid-January. Back in third was another son of Uncle Mo, Uncle Walter. Off the track, prominent Kentucky operation Three Chimneys Farm suffered a major blow with the death of Exchange Rate, sire of Reckless Abandon and Ball Dancing among others, at the age of 19. His death, caused by a combination of pneumonia, liver dysfunction and a secondary deep vein thrombosis, came just a month after that of Scat Daddy at Ashford Stud. Not only were both proven sources of Grade 1 performers but valuable in the sense that they held important international appeal, especially in Europe.


stallion stats Leading European sires 2015: (by prize-money earned, to December 31, 2015) Stallion Galileo (IRE) 1998 Dubawi (IRE) 2002 Cape Cross (IRE) 1994 Invincible Spirit (IRE) 1997 Shamardal (USA) 2002 Oasis Dream (GB) 2000 Dark Angel (IRE) 2005 Danehill Dancer (IRE) 1993 Teofilo (IRE) 2004 Victory Gallop (CAN) 1995 Duke of Marmalade (IRE) 2004 Dansili (GB) 1996 Fastnet Rock (AUS) 2001 Kodiac (GB) 2001 Exceed and Excel (AUS) 2000 Pivotal (GB) 1993 Mastercraftsman (IRE) 2006 Halling (USA) 1991 Unaccounted For (USA) 1991 High Chaparral (IRE) 1999 Acclamation (GB) 1999 Azamour (IRE) 2001 Kaneko (TUR) 2001 Lion Heart (USA) 2001 Bosporus (IRE) 1995 Elusive City (USA) 2000 Singspiel (IRE) 1992 Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) 1999 Sea the Stars (IRE) 2006 Iffraaj (GB) 2001 Siyouni (FR) 2007 Yonaguska (USA) 1998 Dylan Thomas (IRE) 2003 Footstepsinthesand (GB) 2002 Divine Light (JPN) 1995 Royal Abjar (USA) 1991 New Approach (IRE) 2005 Lope De Vega (IRE) 2007 Dutch Art (GB) 2004 Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) 2004 Kyllachy (GB) 1998 Okawango (USA) 1998 Luxor (TUR) 2000 Le Havre (IRE) 2006 Lawman (FR) 2004 Motivator (GB) 2002 Dalakhani (IRE) 2000 King’s Best (USA) 1997 Verglas (IRE) 1994 Aussie Rules (USA) 2003


Runners 291 222 215 255 259 239 232 147 195 137 190 183 142 260 246 188 196 151 104 205 296 158 100 142 136 204 51 236 117 227 93 114 203 210 76 89 164 111 180 230 196 104 81 143 197 102 110 169 158 174

Winners 128 117 107 120 137 105 108 70 92 83 74 82 54 106 121 90 80 64 63 85 137 68 67 73 71 92 26 103 52 104 45 58 74 97 34 53 64 59 82 103 78 49 38 60 74 38 44 60 78 78

courtesy of Weatherbys Races Won 184 182 160 187 227 169 175 115 149 191 125 128 81 183 198 151 118 97 137 129 196 126 147 140 145 174 44 160 80 155 75 120 126 176 66 120 104 88 133 169 131 88 77 103 108 56 70 94 139 142

Money Won (£) 7,135,159 6,512,792 6,152,489 4,025,979 3,788,437 3,561,583 3,316,035 3,222,204 3,074,151 2,957,391 2,944,788 2,567,536 2,473,952 2,450,011 2,277,184 2,275,204 2,274,041 2,269,720 2,124,600 2,102,054 2,095,802 2,095,008 2,087,814 2,001,293 1,966,241 1,882,311 1,880,862 1,851,725 1,846,238 1,779,599 1,737,065 1,708,543 1,705,989 1,693,033 1,664,153 1,643,771 1,623,607 1,566,166 1,559,001 1,507,539 1,499,290 1,419,937 1,408,259 1,392,161 1,387,923 1,366,586 1,366,258 1,350,467 1,333,447 1,332,384

Wnrs to Rnrs % 43.99 52.70 49.77 47.06 52.90 43.93 46.55 47.62 47.18 60.58 38.95 44.81 38.03 40.77 49.19 47.87 40.82 42.38 60.58 41.46 46.28 43.04 67.00 51.41 52.21 45.10 50.98 43.64 44.44 45.82 48.39 50.88 36.45 46.19 44.74 59.55 39.02 53.15 45.56 44.78 39.80 47.12 46.91 41.96 37.56 37.25 40.00 35.50 49.37 44.83

Av. earnings 24,519 29,337 28,616 15,788 14,627 14,902 14,293 21,920 15,765 21,587 15,499 14,030 17,422 9,423 9,257 12,102 11,602 15,031 20,429 10,254 7,080 13,260 20,878 14,094 14,458 9,227 36,880 7,846 15,780 7,840 18,678 14,987 8,404 8,062 21,897 18,469 9,900 14,110 8,661 6,555 7,649 13,653 17,386 9,735 7,045 13,398 12,421 7,991 8,440 7,657

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stallion stats Leading European broodmare sires 2015: (by prize-money earned, to December 31, 2015) Stallion Sadler’s Wells (USA) 1981 Danehill (USA) 1986 Dubai Destination (USA) 1999 Pivotal (GB) 1993 Linamix (FR) 1987 Anabaa (USA) 1992 Danehill Dancer (IRE) 1993 Montjeu (IRE) 1996 Barathea (IRE) 1990 Highest Honor (FR) 1983 Darshaan (GB) 1981 Galileo (IRE) 1998 Indian Ridge (IRE) 1985 Selkirk (USA) 1988 Cadeaux Genereux (GB) 1985 King’s Best (USA) 1997 Singspiel (IRE) 1992 Mountain Cat (USA) 1990 Mujtahid (USA) 1988 Rainbow Quest (USA) 1981 Peintre Celebre (USA) 1994 Kingmambo (USA) 1990 Dansili (GB) 1996 Monsun (GER) 1990 Green Desert (USA) 1983 Machiavellian (USA) 1987 Zamindar (USA) 1994 Night Shift (USA) 1980 Sri Pekan (USA) 1992 Woodman (USA) 1983 Grand Lodge (USA) 1991 Always a Classic (CAN) 1993 Cape Cross (IRE) 1994 Hernando (FR) 1990 Marju (IRE) 1988 Storm Cat (USA) 1983 Lomitas (GB) 1988 Royal Applause (GB) 1993 In the Wings (GB) 1986 Polar Falcon (USA) 1987 Fasliyev (USA) 1997 Inchinor (GB) 1990 Oasis Dream (GB) 2000 Giant’s Causeway (USA) 1997 Efisio (GB) 1982 Halling (USA) 1991 Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) 1999 Fantastic Light (USA) 1996 Red Ransom (USA) 1987 Big Shuffle (USA) 1984


Runners 607 389 90 383 281 248 304 256 333 178 243 267 313 261 216 210 232 107 139 287 195 164 201 192 277 169 82 242 155 177 259 85 180 179 165 82 167 193 186 76 175 116 142 150 140 135 153 122 181 174

Winners 234 182 43 170 96 119 117 123 142 65 100 122 127 115 99 89 116 48 54 110 76 83 96 96 106 85 33 111 59 73 105 39 85 77 73 31 82 92 56 33 72 47 65 74 62 49 63 52 85 66

Races Won 369 267 69 270 185 200 174 192 225 104 155 169 206 177 158 134 175 100 109 179 117 139 147 152 188 137 50 181 125 120 168 81 132 140 126 49 144 129 83 60 122 79 119 129 107 95 108 94 138 106

courtesy of Weatherbys Money Won (£) 6,783,328 5,557,254 5,509,037 3,455,187 3,285,803 3,124,554 2,838,492 2,833,928 2,750,724 2,728,251 2,688,906 2,679,830 2,315,681 2,300,064 2,223,626 2,158,979 2,154,885 2,125,424 2,088,799 2,079,927 2,038,363 1,999,783 1,976,284 1,934,122 1,909,274 1,866,295 1,820,674 1,753,046 1,713,423 1,633,995 1,549,061 1,546,242 1,503,226 1,461,903 1,438,331 1,431,192 1,407,550 1,394,234 1,389,810 1,383,950 1,322,075 1,308,650 1,304,570 1,295,941 1,293,880 1,273,631 1,261,307 1,248,594 1,247,696 1,242,256

Wnrs to Rnrs % 38.55 46.79 47.78 44.39 34.16 47.98 38.49 48.05 42.64 36.52 41.15 45.69 40.58 44.06 45.83 42.38 50.00 44.86 38.85 38.33 38.97 50.61 47.76 50.00 38.27 50.30 40.24 45.87 38.06 41.24 40.54 45.88 47.22 43.02 44.24 37.80 49.10 47.67 30.11 43.42 41.14 40.52 45.77 49.33 44.29 36.30 41.18 42.62 46.96 37.93

Av. earnings 11,175 14,286 61,212 9,021 11,693 12,599 9,337 11,070 8,260 15,327 11,065 10,037 7,398 8,813 10,295 10,281 9,288 19,864 15,027 7,247 10,453 12,194 9,832 10,074 6,893 11,043 22,203 7,244 11,054 9,232 5,981 18,191 8,351 8,167 8,717 17,454 8,428 7,224 7,472 18,210 7,555 11,281 9,187 8,640 9,242 9,434 8,244 10,234 6,893 7,139





Races Won


255 311 275 250 248 246 163 236 84 90 124 104 71 47 14 67 38 74 77 73 36 18 53 34 55 98 57 21 89 49 63 33 48 42 52 15 71 37 36 42 40 65 29 48 14 26 73 61 60 79

79 84 79 67 70 58 47 47 27 26 38 23 20 16 8 17 16 26 15 22 10 8 17 15 17 22 18 6 20 13 20 10 11 9 16 4 11 10 12 10 11 16 12 14 3 10 19 14 13 17

106 117 100 91 90 81 63 59 38 43 46 34 31 25 16 23 25 33 20 29 13 16 21 22 22 25 22 10 26 14 28 20 19 13 21 5 15 13 17 13 14 20 22 20 4 18 28 20 15 21

266 342 304 242 230 233 185 162 84 105 141 113 77 50 15 53 47 86 75 98 42 19 76 44 53 99 83 21 95 54 60 43 55 46 46 13 52 49 42 34 42 48 37 55 9 16 63 58 61 75

courtesy of Weatherbys Money Won (£) 1,537,402 1,427,239 1,054,318 1,015,076 962,262 787,805 724,015 651,473 464,153 400,611 382,184 329,045 324,035 322,064 309,153 303,845 293,647 285,357 265,813 262,542 256,658 250,774 250,694 246,266 238,952 225,094 216,004 209,272 208,455 202,841 202,317 200,299 184,575 178,103 176,323 175,220 174,143 167,758 164,489 162,362 160,511 160,472 159,312 157,144 156,328 156,066 152,228 151,591 148,562 146,826

Wnrs to Rnrs %

Av. earnings

30.98 27.00 28.72 26.80 28.22 23.57 28.83 19.91 32.14 28.88 30.64 22.11 28.16 34.04 57.14 25.37 42.10 35.13 19.48 30.13 27.77 44.44 32.07 44.11 30.90 22.44 31.57 28.57 22.47 26.53 31.74 30.30 22.91 21.42 30.76 26.66 15.49 27.02 33.33 23.80 27.50 24.61 41.37 29.16 21.42 38.46 26.02 22.95 21.66 21.51

6,029 4,589 3,834 4,060 3,880 3,202 4,442 2,760 5,526 4,451 3,082 3,164 4,564 6,852 22,082 4,535 7,728 3,856 3,452 3,596 7,129 13,932 4,730 7,243 4,345 2,297 3,790 9,965 2,342 4,140 3,211 6,070 3,845 4,241 3,391 11,681 2,453 4,534 4,569 3,866 4,013 2,469 5,494 3,274 11,166 6,003 2,085 2,485 2,476 1,859


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America’s finest

Triple Crown hero and Breeders’ Cup winner American Pharoah tops the Longines World Rankings. Alan Porter gives a bloodstock low-down on the best-rated horses in the world 36

world rankings Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings 2015: rated 130-118

American Pharoah winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic in a track record time

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Pioneerof The Nile Littleprincessemma Pioneerof The Nile Littleprincessemma Cape Cross Fleche D’Or Pioneerof The Nile  Littleprincessemma Candy Ride Common Hope Motivator Trevise Shamardal Ponte Piccolo Candy Ride Common Hope Singspiel High Maintenance Galileo Another Storm Deep Impact Catalina Henny Hughes Leslie’s Lady Encosta De Lago Lovely Jubly Holy Roman Emperor Summer Trysting Big Brown Our Josephine Fastnet Rock Miss Polaris Line Of David Sister Girl Blues Dansili Dance Routine High Chaparral Polished Gem A.P. Indy Serena’s Cat Halling Swain’s Gols Redoute’s Choice Estelle Collection Oasis Dream Tahrir Street Cry Vegas Showgirl Galileo You’resothrilling Curlin Medomak Unbridled’s Song Miss Macy Sue Dubawi Cinnamon Bay Mastercraftsman Marie Vison Dubawi Kazeem Dylan Thomas Leukippids I Am Invincible Sansadee Lucky Pulpit Love The Chase Captain Al Serious Side Even Top Taille De Guepe King Kamehameha Admire Groove Galileo Hveger King Kamehameha Popcorn jazz Makfi Rosie’s Posy Screen Hero Mejiro Frances Holy Roman Emperor Centafit Dubawi Ever Rigg Dubawi North East Bay Super Saver Bella Jolie Sebring Mica’s Pride Azamour Daltama Pivotal Gull Wing Mineshaft Wat A Pear Dubawi Mare Nostrum Gal Red Evie


(Damsire) Yankee Gentleman Yankee Gentleman Dubai Destination Yankee Gentleman Storm Cat Anabaa Volksraad Storm Cat Highest Honor Gone West Storm Cat Tricky Creek Lion Hunter Alleged Tale Of The Cat Polar Falcon Hold For Gold Sadler’s Wells Danehill Storm Cat Swain Stravinsky Linamix Al Akbar Storm Cat Awesome Again Trippi Zamindar Entrepreneur Darshaan Sadler’s Wells Snadee Not For Love Fard Septieme Ciel Sunday Silence Danehill Dance In The Dark Suave Dancer Carnegie Centaine Dubai Destination Prospect Bay Broken Vow Bite The Bullet Indian Ridge In The Wings E Dubai Caerleon Intikhab

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AST Year was a tale of two three-year-olds and during the European and US seasons American Pharoah and Golden Horn had alternating spells at the head of the classifications, one or the other holding sway from the spring until the end of the year. Ultimate leadership could have gone either way up until the Breeders’ Cup. There American Pharoah swept aside older horses to take the Classic (G1) in dominating style setting a new track record. Golden Horn, running on ground with more ease than he would have found ideal, was worried out of Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) by the determined three-year-old filly Found. American Pharoah was not just awarded Horse of the Year accolades at the US Eclipse Awards, but took the title of World’s Best Racehorse with a ranking of 134 ahead of Golden Horn on 130. American Pharoah was actually the top Dirt runner in three different categories, Mile, Intermediate and Long, while Golden Horn topped the Turf performers in both the Long and Intermediate categories. He had the distinction of winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), the highest-rated race of 2015 topping the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Putting the top two in an historical context, it might be arguable that the 4lb difference that separates them could be the difference between the great and very good, at least as far as the evidence of the rankings is concerned. Looking at the ratings – which were revised in 2012, the year of Frankel – and which started for England, Ireland and France in 1977, with the North America and Canada joining in the 1990s, only 13 horses have ever been rated superior to American Pharoah. As far as Dirt runners are concerned, only the formidable Cigar on 135 has ever had a higher number and Cigar achieved that figure as an older horse. Given that American Pharoah gave what was officially considered his best performance at the very end of an almost uniquely demanding season – at least by modern standards – the Triple Crown winner may well have been capable of enough improvement at four to surpass Cigar’s rating and stake an official claim to being the best Dirt horse of the modern era. Although they are very different horses, American Pharoah and Golden Horn do have something in common, both representing sire lines that have made the alchemical transition


As far as Dirt runners are concerned, only the formidable Cigar on 135 has ever had a higher rating and he achieved that figure as an older horse

The highest-rated Turf horse of 2015, Golden Horn

from sprinting to Classic ones. American Pharoah goes back to Fappiano, a son of Mr. Prospector, who physically took more after his maternal grandsire Dr. Fager, and was a sprinter/miler. Crossed with a daughter of the French Derby victor Le Fabuleux, Fappiano sired American Pharoah’s great-grandsire Unbridled, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic. Despite a relatively brief stud career Unbridled firmly established the Classic

American Pharoah and Golden Horn do have something in common, both representing sire lines that have made the alchemical transition from sprinting to Classic ones

reputation of the line getting the winners of each of the legs of the Triple Crown, one of which, the Belmont Stakes (G1) hero Empire Maker, is the grandsire of American Pharoah. Empire Maker – repatriated from Japan to the US for 2016 – is yet to have a Classic-winning colt, but two sons Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister have run second in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Pioneerof the Nile finished behind Mine That Bird, who was by Belmont Stakes (G1) victor Birdstone, a son of Unbridled’s Kentucky Derby winner, Grindstone. Pioneerof the Nile is also a slice of European breeding as his dam is by the Argentine-bred Lord At War, by General, a son of the iconic Brigadier Gerard. Golden Horn is a grandson of Green Desert, who along with Danehill, comprises Europe’s two most important branches of the Danzig line. Himself a sprinter, and predominantly a sire of speed, Green Desert has a trio of European sons – Oasis Dream, Invincible Spirit and Cape Cross – who have proved capable of getting excellent middle-distance runners. Cape Cross may not have been the most consistent of stallions, but has a trio of exceptional performers from his European crops in Golden Horn, Sea The Stars and Ouija Board, as well as two very good southern-hemisphere runners in Seachange and Hong Kong star, Able One. Golden Horn’s dam is by Dubai Destination, a horse who disappointed as a sire but who is emerging as a very good broodmare sire. He is by Kingmambo, and his dam Mysterial has strong international staying influences being a daughter of twotime Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe scorer Alleged and out of a mare by US Triple Crown hero, Seattle Slew.

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Tapit Le Vie Dei Colori Stay Gold Pure Prize Dark Angel Oratorio Macho Uno Nayef Bernstein Tapit Manduro Shamardal Danehill Dancer Dynasty Mizzen Mast Screen Hero Dubawi Scat Daddy Adlerflug Deep Impact First Samuri Tagula Aldebaran Dubawi Dandy Man Hard Spun Invincible Spirit Pins Teofilo Footstepsinthesand Kitten’s Joy Galileo Sebring Teofilo Kodiac Galileo Dubawi Duke Of Marmalade Dylan Thomas Rock Of Gibraltar Deep Impact Dalakhani Kyllachy Neo Universe Elusive City Deep Impact Dubawi Iffraaj Purim

Fast Cookie Goodwood March Point Flag Historia Folga Almaaseh Auburn Beauty Winter Silence Life Happened Settling Mist Visorama Love Excelling Dievotchka Scribblin’The Cat Palisade Heilong Xing Portmanteau Global Gold Iota Superior Pearl Greenery Come April Ikat Pennegale Umlani Catch The Moment Taranto Exodus My Personal Space Lucy Diamonds Spent Gold One Moment In Time Diana’s Secret Hy Fuji Hawattef Occupandiste Forest Storm Neele Softly Tread Princess Sofia Tokio Reality My Dark Rosaleen Demerger First Violin Ellington Kokoshnik Passage Of Time Indomitable French Jeanette

Deputy Minister Foxhound Mejiro McQueen French Deputy Atraf Dancing Brave Siphon Dansili Stravinsky Pleasant Colony Linamix Polish Precedent Dancing Brave Badger’s Drift Gone West Kyowa Alysheba Barathea Pleasant Tap Tiger Hill Timber Country Galileo Singspiel Pivotal Pennekamp Great Commotion Unbridled Machiavellian Kaapstad Rahy Orpen Unaccounted For Danehill Anabaa Fuju Kiseki Mujtahid Kaldoun Galileo Peintre Celebre Tirol Pennekamp Meadowlake Sadler’s Wells Distant View Dixieland Band Express Duke Kurofune Dansili Danehill French Deputy



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Top older horses, main picture, Shared Belief, who sadly died from colic at the end of 2015, and, left, the now-retired French superstar mare Treve with trainer Criquette Head

American Pharoah and Golden Horn are products of an extended, and reversed, version of the same cross – American Pharoah being by a Mr. Prospector-line stallion out of a Northern Dancer-line mare, while Golden Horn by a Northern Dancer-line stallion out of a Mr. Prospector-line mare. Of course, both of these seminal influences are now drifting further back in pedigrees, but their presence is multiplying, and it’s very common to see horses inbred to some form of cross of the two. Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector are themselves products of reverse crosses, Mr. Prospector by a son of Native Dancer out of a mare by a grandson of Nearco, and Northern Dancer by a son of Nearco out of a Native Dancer mare. It has to be wondered just how much of

the modern breed has been shaped by this pairing?

Leading Dirt horses Rating Horse 134 American Pharoah 126 Shared Belief 123 Beholder 123 Firing Line 123 Dortmund 123 Honor Code 122 Keen Ice 122 Liam’s Map 121 Prince Bishop 121 California Chrome 121 Runhappy 120 Effinex 120 Tonalist 120 Frosted 120 Private Zone

Sire Pioneerof The Nile Candy Ride Henny Hughes Line Of David Big Brown A.p. Indy Curlin Unbridled’s Song Dubawi Lucky Pulpit Super Saver Mineshaft Tapit Tapit Macho Uno

Shared Belief and Treve top older horses

In what was a very strong year for USbred runners, the late Shared Belief – the champion two-year-old of 2013, and almost certainly the best three-year-old of 2014 – was rated co-top older horse, equal with Treve. Oddly enough, Shared Belief has a pedigree that has much in common with American Pharoah. He is by Candy Ride – undefeated in six starts in Argentina and the US – who is a Fappiano-line horse with European/South American connections in the dam. His broodmare sire is Blushing Groom’s son Candy Stripes, a major sire in Argentina,


world rankings Leading sprinters Rating Horse 125 Able Friend 123 Chautauqua 123 Lankan Rupee 123 Muhaarar 121 Brazen Beau 121 Captain Of All 121 Runhappy (Usa) 120 Gold-Fun 120 Mecca’s Angel 120 Private Zone 119 Peniaphobia 118 Aerovelocity 118 Sole Power 118 Spalato 118 Undrafted 117 Delectation 117 Lucky Nine 117 Rock Fall 117 Twilight Son

Leading stayers Sire Shamardal Encosta De Lago Redoute’s Choice Oasis Dream I Am Invincible Captain Al Super Saver Le Vie Dei Colori Dark Angel Macho Uno Dandy Man Pins Kyllachy Elusive City Purim Shamardal Dubawi Speightstown Kyllachy

while Shared Belief’s dam Common Hope is a Storm Cat mare, who is three-quarters sister to Yankee Gentleman, the broodmare sire of American Pharoah. It’s not clear whether the ratings of American Pharoah and Shared Belief represent a blip, or the beginnings of a resurgence for American bloodlines, which of late have been regarded as playing second fiddle to the European sire power. Even if it is, it’s hard to say whether that would move the needle as far as “interesting” as far as the offspring of US stallions is concerned. The best of the US Classic bloodlines really excel through the ability to maintain stride and momentum, which though invaluable on Dirt, generally doesn’t translate well to European Turf racing. Several generations of specialisation makes this a very different situation to the US invasion of the late 1960s and the 70s, when horses that were sired by US-bred sons or grandsons of European Turf horses generally had too much turn of foot for their European counterparts. Treve, rated 4lb, lower than the 130lb of her peak, was still good enough to earn a positive as the top older Turf horse, just ahead of the geldings, Solow and Able Friend. Solow, is a son of Singspiel and so a grandson of Sadler’s Wells (like Treve, who is a daughter of Montjeu’s son Motivator) and he compiled an immaculate season with Group 1 wins in Dubai, France and England.


Leading milers

Rating Horse 124 Order Of St George 120 Gold Ship 120 Vazirabad 120 Criterion 118 Bondi Beach 117 Max Dynamite 117 Kitasan Black 116 Fame Game 116 Real Steel 115 Brown Panther 115 Curren Mirotic 115 Fields Of Athenry 115 Flying Officer 115 Lia Fail

Sire Galileo Stay Gold Manduro Sebring Galileo Great Journey Black Tide Heart’s Cry Deep Impact Shirocco Heart’s Cry Galileo Dynaformer Zenno Rob Roy

Rating Horse 131 American Pharoah 125 Able Friend 125 Shared Belief 125 Solow 123 Designs On Rome 123 Dortmund 123 Honor Code 122 Gleneagles 122 Liam’s Map 121 California Chrome 121 Make Believe 121 Maurice 120 Frosted 120 Military Attack 120 Tepin 119 Esoterique 119 Giant Treasure 119 Hunter’s Light 119 Futura 119 Lea 119 Limato 119 Smooth Roller 119 Territories

Sire Pioneerof The Nile Shamardal Candy Ride Singspiel Holy Roman Emperor Big Brown A.p. Indy Galileo Unbridled’s Song Lucky Pulpit Makfi Screen Hero Tapit Oratorio Bernstein Danehill Dancer Mizzen Mast Dubawi Dynasty First Samuri Tagula Hard Spun Invincible Spirit

Leading Intermediate horses Rating Horse

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His ability at a mile is surprising given that he is Singspiel out of a mare who was Group placed over nearly two miles, but there is no doubt that he was one of the year’s most reliable top-class performers.

Able Friend: the Hong Kong king

Able Friend failed to fire in an anticipated clash of the Titans at Royal Ascot, finishing well behind Solow in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1), but he was still formidable in Hong Kong winning the Stewards’ Cup (G1), Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (G1) and Champions Mile (G1). Able Friend is an Australian-bred son

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American Pharoah Shared Belief A Shin Hikari Beholder Fascinating Rock Firing Line Free Eagle Winx Keen Ice The Grey Gatsby Al Kazeem Blazing Speed Cirrus Des Aigles Prince Bishop

Pioneerof The Nile Candy Ride Deep Impact Henny Hughes Fastnet Rock Line Of David High Chaparral Street Cry Curlin Mastercraftsman Dubawi Dylan Thomas Even Top Dubawi

Leading long-distance horses Rating Horse 129 American Pharoah 126 Treve 123 Flintshire 123 Jack Hobbs 122 New Bay 121 Duramente 121 Highland Reel 121 Lovely Day 121 Mongolian Khan 121 Postponed

Sire Pioneerof The Nile Motivator Dansili Halling Dubawi King Kamehameha Galileo King Kamehameha Holy Roman Emperor Dubawi

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world rankings of Shamardal out of a mare by Green Desert’s son Volksraad, and he has the Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross through Shamardal’s sire grandsire Storm Cat and through Volksraad. The top three-year-old Turf miler was Gleneagles – winner of the 2,000 Guineas (G1), Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) and St. James’s Palace Stakes (G1) – a son of Galileo, out of a sister to Shamardal’s sire, Giant’s Causeway.

A Shin Hikari leads the Japanese charge

The World Racehorse Rankings have, over the years, highlighted the considerable strides that has been made by Japanese-bred runners. In 2014 horses from the country occupied first and second on the rankings via Just A Way and Epiphaneia. Less prominent on the 2015 list, the highest-listed Japanese-bred runner is A Shin Hikari, a four-year-old, who is rated behind only American Pharoah, Golden Horn and Shared Belief in the Intermediate category. A Shin Hikari, who travelled outside his native land to take the Hong Kong Cup (G1), is by Deep Impact, who has fully assumed the mantle of his great sire Sunday Silence. A Shin Hikari is out of a mare by Storm Cat. It’s worth noting that A Shin Hikari is rated on the same 121 mark in that category as part of an eclectic group that also consists of champion US older mare Beholder, who is by the disappointing Hennessy horse Henny Hughes, now in Japan and half-sister to the hot young sire Into Mischief, and Fascinating Rock, a Champion Stakes (G1) winner by Fastnet Rock. He is a reverse shuttler by

Leading three-year-olds Rating Horse 134 American Pharoah 130 Golden Horn 124 Order Of St George 123 Dortmund 123 Firing Line 123 Jack Hobbs 123 Muhaarar 122 Gleneagles 122 Keen Ice 122 New Bay 121 Duramente 121 Highland Reel 121 Make Believe 121 Runhappy


Sire Pioneerof The Nile Cape Cross Galileo Big Brown Line Of David Halling Oasis Dream Galileo Curlin Dubwai King Kamehameha Galileo Makfi Super Saver

Danehill and was a sprinter in Australia. He has been a sprint sire there, but he had a breakout year in 2015 as a sire of middle-distance runners in Europe. On the same mark is Firing Line, who gave American Pharoah a good race in the Kentucky Derby and who is from the first crop of Line Of David, by Tale Of The Cat’s son Lion Heart; Free Eagle, a High Chaparral son who gained his Group 1 in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1), as well as the brilliant Australian filly Winx (Street Cry), who won her last five races in 2015, including the Queensland Oaks (G1), Epsom Handicap (G1) and W. S. Cox Plate (G1).

St George tops the staying Order

At the extremes, we have the stayers and sprinters’ divisons. With none of the British “Cups” race making the rankings, the Extended distance category doesn’t appear to be regarded as a vintage one. However, it’s been topped on 124 by the fast-developing young stayer Order Of St. George, who won his last three starts, concluding with an 11l romp in the Irish St. Leger (G1). Order Of St George is trained by Aiden O’Brien, and it gives pause for thought that O’Brien’s migthy distance horse Yeats – a four-time winner of the Ascot Gold Cup – was never rated higher than 122.

Leading Fillies and Mares Rating Horse 126 Treve 123 Beholder 123 Winx 120 Dolniya 120 Found 120 Tepin 120 Mecca’s Angel 119 Esoterique 117 Stopchargingmaria 117 Legatissimo 117 Amazing Maria 117 Lady Eli 117 Stephanie’s Kitten 116 Lovely Maria 116 Stellar Wind 116 Arabian Queen 116 Covert Love 116 Hard Not To Like 116 Shonan Pandora 116 Simple Verse 116 Sweet Idea 116 Wedding Toast

Sire Motivator Henny Hughes Street Cry Azamour Galileo Bernstein Dark Angel Danehill Dancer Tale Of The Cat Danehill Dancer Mastercraftsman Divine Park Kitten’s Joy Majesticperfection Curlin Dubawi Azamour Hard Spun Deep Impact Duke Of Marmalade Snitzel Street Sense

Order Of St. George is a son of Galileo, but has a relatively speedy distaff pedigree for a long-distance horse. His dam Angel Storm was a graded stakes winner in the US and she has also produced the French Group winner Asperity, the US stakes runner Angel Terrace as well as the Scandinavia black-type winner Sehoy. Angel Storm is by Gone West and is out of champion US two-year-old filly Storm Song. In light of some of our earlier comments, it’s interesting to note that Galileo is a Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross, Order Of St. George’s dam is a Mr. Prospector/ Northern Dancer cross, and his third dam is a Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer cross, with the Mr. Prospector through Fappiano. Order Of St. George remains in training in 2016, and it will be interesting to see whether he is destined to be a “Cup” horse, or whether he could shorten-up and make an impact at a mile and a half. Second place among the extended distance runners is shared by New Zealand-bred and Australian-trained Criteron, the Japanese runner Gold Ship and French galloper Vazirabad. Criterion earned his position by coming out best at the weights when third in the Melbourne Cup (G1), but he also won the ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) and Caulfield Guineas (G1). Criterion is another example of what appears to be a potentially transitionary sire line. He is from the first crop of Australia’s leading young sire the Golden

Leading Turf Rating Horse 130 Golden Horn 126 Treve 125 Solow 125 Able Friend 124 Order Of St George 123 A Shin Hikari 123 Fascinating Rock 123 Free Eagle 123 Winx 123 Flintshire 123 Jack Hobbs 123 Designs On Rome 123 Chautauqua 123 Lankan Rupee 123 Muhaarar 122 The Grey Gatsby 122 New Bay 122 Gleneagles

Sire Cape Cross Motivator Singspiel Shamardal Galileo Deep Impact Fastnet Rock High Chaparral Street Cry Dansili Halling Holy Roman Emperor Encosta De Lago Redoute’s Choice Oasis Dream Mastercraftsman Dubawi Galileo

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At the sprinting extreme, as we’ve come to

expect, Australian-breds lead the way. At the top on 125 – the same figure he earned as a miler – was the previously discussed Hong Kong-based Able Friend. In addition to his deeds at eight panels, Able Friend also took the Queen’s Jubilee Silver Cup (G1) over 7f, and the Premier Bowl at six. Grouped together on 124 were Chautauqua, Lankan Rupee and Muhaarar. Chautauqua, who earned 122 last year, is a gelded son of Encosta De Lago (Fairy King), and out of a mare by the Danehill stallion Lion Hunter. He was a five-time winner in 2015, victories including the MVRC Manikato Stakes (G1) and ATC T. J. Smith Stakes (G1). Lankan Rupee, also a gelding, spent a spell at the top of the rankings after a spectacular victory over Brazen Beau in the VRC Lightning Handicap (G1). He had headed this division last year on a figure of 123. Like Chautauqau, Lankan Rupee is by a veteran champion sire, in this case Redoute’s Choice, and out of a mare by a former European sprint champion Stravinsky. Redoute’s Choice also shuttled to France where his first crop are two-year-olds of 2016. To Muhaarar goes the distinction of being the world’s leading three-year-old sprinter, and also the top European sprinter. Muhaarar, who will stand at Shadwell in 2016, is a son of standout sprinter and sire Oasis Dream from a mare by Linamix. His second dam is by Last Tycoon, who is

a Northern Dancer/Mill Reef cross, like the dam of Oasis Dream. The next flight on this list – rated 121 – are also worth a mention as they include a South African star, and the top US runner in this category. First of the trio alphabetically, is Brazen Beau. Voted champion sprinter in Australia, he took four graded stakes, including the Ascot Vale Stakes (G1) and Newmarket Handicap (G1), and ran second to the US invader Undrafter in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot. Brazen Beau, who shuttles to Dalham Hall has an interesting pedigree. He’s from the first crop of I Am Invincible, an Australian son of Invincible Spirit, who has been a breakout sire in that country. His dam, by a son of Snadee, is bred on a parallel Danzig/Bletchingly cross to I Am Invincible. Captain of All, a Grade 1 winner at two, complete his career with an impressive pair of grade one victories at four. He is by prolific sire Captain Al, who in turn is by Al Mufti, a leading stallion by Roberto from the family of A.P. Indy, and is surely the leading Roberto-line sprinter at stud today. Completing the three is Runhappy, the leading Dirt sprinter, and the top US horse. Given the rankings achieved by American Pharoah and Shared Belief, and given a season that saw him undefeated in six straight stakes events, including the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) we’re a little surprised not to see him ranked higher. He’s a member of an excellent first crop sired by Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver (by champion two-year-old Maria’s Mon), many of whom showed more speed and precocity than would have been anticipated from their sire’s race-record. He stays in training for 2016.

Fast horses from Danzig lines dominate the European juvenile classification list

peedy types with Danzig a prominent factor were the dominant force on the European Two-Year-Old Free Handicap for 2015. As expected the top-weight was Air Force Blue, whose last three starts resulted in decisive victories in the Phoenix Stakes (G1), National Stakes (G1) and Dewhurst Stakes (G1). In doing so, he futher enhanced the standing of his sire, the Danzig horse War Front, who, after beginning his career at

$10,000, is now one of the most sought-after sires in the world. He was also represented in the upper echelons of the Free Handicap by Hit It A Bomb, successful in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). Air Force Blue is out of a mare by Maria’s Mon whose grand-dam Starlet Storm, bred on the same cross as Storm Cat, is a sister to English Group-winning juvenile Storm Star, and is also dam of champion US two-year-old filly Flanders (herself dam of champion US three-year-old filly Surfside). It’s a classy pedigree, but it’s also a fairly

Criterion is another example of what appears to be a potentially transitionary sire line – he is from the first crop of Australia’s leading young sire the Golden Slipper (G1) winner and Australian champion two-year-old Sebring

Slipper (G1) winner and Australian champion two-year-old Sebring. In turn, Sebring is by More Than Ready, a brilliant two-year-old, and Grade 1-winning sprinter at three, who has been leading sire of two-year-olds once in the US, and twice in Australia. Oddly enough Criterion’s dam, Mica’s Pride, was not only a Group-winning sprinter and dam of two sprint stakes winners, but is also by another fast US two-year-old in Spectacular Bid’s son, Bite The Bullet. Perhaps the stamina comes from the third dam, Adarling, a US stakes winner by Alleged? Gold Ship has been has been something of a fixture in this division as he was co-leading three-year-old colt in 2012, a year in which he was also champion three-year-old colt in Japan, and co-leader last year. Gold Ship is another prominent Japanese Sunday Silence line horse, and via one of the first good international runners from that line as he’s a son of Hong Kong Vase (G1) and Dubai Sheema Classic (G2) scorer Stay Gold. Vazirabad, like Order Of St George a threeyear-old, took the Prix Royal-Oak (G1), is by French-based Manduro (Monsun) out of a mare by Linamix.

Australian tops the sprints... as usual



world rankings A daughter of the late Scat Daddy, Acapulco broke her maiden in the Queen Mary Stakes (G2) and then led the 19-runner Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) field a merry dance before tiring late on to finish second. Still on the speed tack, a look at the Free Handicap also confirms Dark Angel’s ascendency as premier source of precocity. Dark Angel was represented by ten juvenile black-type performers in 2015, five of them stakes winners, and three of them were among the 29 horses rated at 112 or above, more than any other stallion bar Galileo, who had four. The highest-rated of the Galileos, Minding, is the top-rated filly, above all bar Air Force Blue. She’s also the highest-rated horse with a decent possibility of getting 1m4f She ended her season with wins in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) and Fillies’ Mile (G1), which she took by 4l. She’s out of the Coronation Stakes (G1) and Matron Stakes (G1) winner Lillie Langtry (Danehill Dancer) out of a Darshaan mare, so the mile and a half would seem a distinct possibility.

Air Force Blue: the three-time Group 1 winner is by the sought-after global sire, War Front

speedy one and while Air Force Blue looms as a formidable contender for the 2,000 Guineas (G1), we very much doubt we’ll see him point towards the Derby (G1). Second to Air Force Blue is Shalaa, who won the last five of his six starts, including the July Stakes (G2), Richmond Stakes (G2), Prix Morny (G1) and Middle Park Stakes (G1). A sprinter pure and simple, Shalaa is by Invincible Spirit (by a son of Danzig out of a mare by Kris) and out of a dam by War Chant, a son of Danzig, out of a mare by Diesis, a brother to Kris. Another highly-rated Danzig line speedster is Buratino, who defeated Air Force Blue in the Coventry Stakes (G3), then ran third to the same horse in the Phoenix Stakes (G1), and then second beaten a half length by Shalaa in the Middle Park Stakes (G1). He’s by Danehill’s prolific juvenile-siring son Exceed And Excel out of a Kingmambo mare from the family of Danehill Dancer. As far as speed goes for pure pace among English-raced juveniles of of 2015, it would be hard to top Acapulco.



wo of the other Galileos, Ballydoyle and Alice Springs, are also fillies. Ballydoyle won the Debutante Stakes (G2) and Prix Marcel Boussac (G1) and was second to Minding in the Moyglare Stud Stakes. She is a sister to Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1) heroine Misty For Me, and wouldn’t be guaranteed to get 1m4f. Alice Springs, like Minding, is out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Third to Minding and Ballydoyle in the Moyglare, she won the Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies’ Trophy, and finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). She is a sister to the Park Hill Stakes (G2) and Ribblesdale Stakes (G2) third Criteria, so should have a good shot of getting the Oaks (G1) trip. The top Galileo colt is Johannes Vermeer, who won the Juvenile Stakes (G3) and Criterium International (G1). His dam is by Holy Roman Emperor out of the Park Hill and Ribblesdale winner Miletrian. Galileo’s sons, Teofilo and New Approach, both also have horses prominent on the Free Handicap. Teofilo’s son Massaat took second in the Dewhurst Stakes (G1). He is out of an Acclamation mare, so is more likely to be a miler than a middle-distance horse. New Approach is represented by Herald

Dark Angel was represented by ten juvenile black-type performers in 2015, five of them stakes winners, and three of them were among the 29 horses rated at 112 or above

The Dawn, who is a brother to Dawn Approach. He appears less precocious than that one, but won the Futurity Stakes (G1) and ran second to Air Force Blue in the National Stakes (G1). Two who do look likely to stay are Ultra and Cymric, who finished a short-neck apart in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (G1) and a third win in three starts for Ultra. He is by Manduro out of a Nashwan mare, and is half-brother to Synopsis, a Group winner who scored at 1m4f. Cymric failed to fire in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, but, in addition to his second in the Lagardère, he beat Massaat to win his maiden, took a conditions race at Sandownand ran third in the Acomb Stakes (G3). Cymric is from the Sadler’s Wells line, but by champion turf horse, and leading US sire, Kitten’s Joy (El Prado). His dam is by Unbridled’s Song, who has been more of a speed influence, but she is three-quarters sister to the good Turf horse Interactif, a Group winner at 1m1f. We can’t leave the juveniles without noting Shamardal, who was represented by two of the top nine, the colt Emotionless and the filly Lumiere. Emotionless won his first two, including the Champagne Stakes (G2), but failed to fire at all in the Dewhurst. Emotionless is out of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) heroine Unbridled Elaine (Unbridled), and is halfbrother to two other graded stakes winners from the same Storm Cat line as Shamardal. On pedigree he’s a mile to 1m2f type. Lumiere won two of her three starts, including the Cheveley Park Stakes (G1), which she took from Illuminate, one of five stakes-winning two-year-olds from the first crop of Zoffany. Her dam is by Tobougg (Barathea), and is a great-granddaughter of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly (G1) Outstandingly.

European two-year-old classifications 2015: horses rated 124-110 Rating Horse 124 121 120 117 117 116 116 116 116 115 115 115 115 114 114 114 113 113 113 113 113 113 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 111 111 111 111 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110

Air Force Blue (USA) Shalaa (IRE) Minding (IRE) Buratino (IRE) Emotionless (IRE) Hit It A Bomb (USA) Lumiere (GB) Marcel (IRE) Massaat (IRE) Acapulco (USA) Donjuan Triumphant (IRE) Gutaifan (IRE) Illuminate (IRE) Ajaya (GB) Besharah (IRE) Birchwood (IRE) Ballydoyle (IRE) Herald The Dawn (IRE) Johannes Vermeer (IRE) Ribchester (IRE) Ultra (IRE) Washington DC (IRE) Alice Springs (IRE) Cymric (USA) Nemoralia (USA) Robin of Navan (FR) Steady Pace (GB) Stormy Antarctic (GB) Trixia (FR) Foundation (IRE) Gifted Master (IRE) Painted Cliffs (IRE) Smash Williams (IRE) Beacon Rock (IRE) Blue de Vega (GER) Deauville (IRE) Galileo Gold (GB) King of Rooks (GB) La Rioja (GB) Log Out Island (IRE) Nathra (IRE) Ornate (GB) Qemah (IRE) Sanus Per Aquam (IRE) Tashweeq (IRE) Tasleet (GB) True Solitaire (IRE) Turret Rocks (IRE) Yakaba (FR)

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War Front Invincible Spirit Galileo Exceed And Excel Shamardal War Front Shamardal Lawman Teofilo Scat Daddy Dream Ahead Dark Angel Zoffany Invincible Spirit Kodiac Dark Angel Galileo New Approach Galileo Iffraaj Manduro Zoffany Galileo Kitten’s Joy More Than Ready American Post Dark Angel Stormy Atlantic Siyouni Zoffany Kodiac Canford Cliffs Fracas Galileo Lope De Vega Galileo Paco Boy Acclamation Hellvelyn Dark Angel Iffraaj Bahamian Bounty Danehill Dancer Teofilo Big Bag Bob Showcasing Oasis Dream Fastnet Rock Medicean

Chatham Ghurra Lillie Langtry Bergamask Unbridled Elaine Liscanna Screen Star Mauresmo Madany Global Finance Mathuna Alikhlas Queen Of Stars Nessina Dixieland Kiss Layla Jamil Butterfly Cove Hymn Of the Dawn Inca Princess Mujarah Epitome How’s She Cuttin’ Leagueoftheirown Fastbridled Alina Cloghran Cool Kitten Bea Remembered Tianshan Roystonea Shobobb Lulawin Take Flight Remember When Burning Heights Walklikeanegyptian Galicuix Slap Shot Talampaya White Daffodil Rada Adorn Kartica Fainne Dancehall Girl Bird Key Majestic Silver Beyond Compare Kayaba

Maria’s Mon War Chant Danehill Dancer Kingmambo Unbridled’s Song Sadler’s Wells Tobougg Marju Acclamation End Sweep Tagula Lahib Green Desert Hennessy Dixie Union Exceed And Excel Storm Cat Phone Trick Holy Roman Emperor Marju Nashwan Shinko Forest Danehill Dancer Unbridled’s Song Came Home Muhtathir One Cool Cat Doyen Lahint Polish Precedent Shamardal Kyllachy Pivotal Danehill Dancer Montjeu Danehill Galileo Lycius Elusive Quality Footstepsinthesand Danehill Kyllachy Rainbow Quest Peintre Celebre Dansili Cadeaux Genereux Linamix Galileo Anabaa

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Ballylinch Stud Presents... A Cast of Stars EUROPEAN CHAMPION FIRST CROP SIRE






Fee: €17,500

Fee: €45,000

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A MULTIPLE GROUP SIRE with his first crop

CHAMPION FIRST CROP SIRE and the LEADING 2ND CROP SIRE by Stakes winners in 2015


Sire of Gr.2 winner and highly promising Classic prospect DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT Also sire of Gr.3 winner FINAL FRONTIER and Gr.2 placed horses BASILEUS and RAUCOUS Second crop yearlings achieved up to €360,000 etc.

20 Group/Stakes horses including Gr.1 winner BELARDO and the Gr.1 placed CONSORT and ENDLESS DRAMA Outstanding 2015 yearlings made up to 400,000gns, €520,000, 300,000gns, 250,000gns etc.

Sire of serious Classic prospect MARCEL, another Gr.1 winning 2yo in 2015 Also sire of 31 Stakes horses to date Yearlings in 2015 realised 450,000gns, 440,000gns, 230,000gns etc.





New for 2016




Fee: €20,000

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PROBABLY THE BEST DUAL PURPOSE SIRE in Europe and the natural successor to KING’S THEATRE


Winner of the Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and the Gr.1 Prix de la Forêt in record time Defeated Gr.1 winners including MUHAARAR, NEW BAY, TOORMORE and HIGHLAND REEL A three parts brother to Gr.1 winner DUBAWI HEIGHTS out of a half-sister to Gr.1 sprinter TANTE ROSE

Sire of 2015 Gr.1 performers BEATEN UP and WICKLOW BRAVE and Gr.3 winners FLY WITH ME and RIGHT CONNECTION From the outstanding family of KINGMAN, OASIS DREAM and MARTALINE

The fastest winner of the Gr.1 Dewhurst for 46 years, faster than FRANKEL, NEW APPROACH and SHAMARDAL Sire of top Gr.1 sprinter ASTAIRE and promising 2015 2yo’s SCRUTINEER, MISS ELIZABETH & SPECIAL FOCUS

First Ballylinch bred 3yo’s in 2016

Te l : + 3 5 3 ( 0 ) 5 6 - 7 7 2 4 2 1 7 • F a x : + 3 5 3 ( 0 ) 5 6 - 7 7 2 4 6 2 4 • •

His yearlings have made up to €300,000

first-season sires

New beginnings

Aisling Crowe casts her eye over this year’s major European first-season sires (more than for many years) and finds stallions from a variety of bloodlines and to suit all budgets AMARILLO

Bay, 2009 Holy Roman Emperor – Alte Kunst (Royal Academy) Haras du Thenney, France €3,000

The six-year-old is the first son of Holy Roman Emperor to stand in France and represents a fine German family as a grandson of 1,000 Guineas and Preis der Diana (G1) winner and champion Alte Zeit (Surumu). A Group 3 winner three times over distances between 6f and a mile, Amarillo was a Group 1 runner-up in the Premio Vittorio Di Capua over a mile in Italy and also second in the Group 2 Mulhen-Rennen (the German 2000 Guineas) behind Caspar Netscher. He successfully raced at Group level in Britain and Europe. Durable and tough, Amarillo won every season he raced from two until six, his final victory coming over 6f100yds at Munich last summer. Amarillo’s best sibling is Aslana, a Listed-placed, Group 3 performer and three-parts sister by Rock Of Gibraltar. Both of her foals so far are by Sadler’s Wells line stallions. Holy Roman Emperor has done particularly well with daughters of the late champion, adding speed and precocity to their offspring.



Chestnut , 2009 Dubawi-Kelly Nicole (Rainbow Quest) Tara Stud €4,000

By a stallion vying for the title as the world’s best, out of a mare by one of the best broodmare sires and from a leading tap root family, Aljamaaheer has all the credentials for a stallion career. At three he won the Summer Mile (G2), his only Group race success, but he collected numerous placed performances, including at Group 1 level when second in the Queen Anne Stakes behind Declaration Of War and when third in the Lockinge Stakes and in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. A consistent horse Aljamaaheer ran 19 times, won three races and finished second or third ten times – and his only starts out of stakes or pattern company came on his first two career runs. His three-time-winning dam has produced another group performer by Verglas, while the second dam has had a Listed winner by Machiavellian. The best of the pedigree comes with the third dam Arctique Royale. She was a winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas, and was dam of Group winners Russian Snows, Modhish and Truly Special, the dam of

Wareed, Truly A Dream and Solo De Lune, the ancestress of Moonstone (Irish Oaks winner), Honolulu (a champion European stayer), Cerulean Sky (Prix SaintAlary) as well as a host of blacktype winners and runners. Dubawi’s good record with the Danzig lines offer a starting point here, along with Sadler’s Wells and sons, Darshaan and Warning.


Chestnut, 2009 Shamardal – Amandalini (Bertolini) Gestüt Etzean, Germany €4,500

A Group 1-winning son of Shamardal, the seven-year old is one of the best milers to be trained in Germany in recent years and his top-level victory came in the Group 1 Premio Vittorio di Capua as a three-yearold, beating the aforementioned Amarillo. Amaron won at stakes level every season (extensively in Germany, his few departures from home were not rewarded), he raced from two until six, claiming eight Group race triumphs in total. His dam is a half-sister to the smart middle-distance runner Luberon (Fantastic Light) as well as the Group 1-placed Persian Bold colt, Persian Lux. The family stretches back to the Prix

Marcel Boussac (G1) winner, Tropicaro. Shamardal has proven himself as a sire of sires with Lope De Vega his best so far. The Darley sire has had success with daughters of Sadler’s Wells and his sons, sons of Green Desert and others from the Danzig line, Mr. Prospector and Gone West and Pivotal. Lope De Vega’s best so far are out of mares by Danehill, the Mr. Prospector descendant Unbridled’s Song and Montjeu. With his early success as a stallion Lope De Vega’s fee has jumped to €45,000 and at ten times less than that, Amaron offers a value alternative.


Chestnut, 2011 Bahamian Bounty – Ballymore Celebre (Peintre Celebre) Rathasker Stud, Ireland €5,000 A precocious horse, Anjaal won

his maiden over 5f in June of his juvenile career before following up with victory in the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket, a race in which he beat subsequent Middle Park Stakes (G1) winner Astaire. Anjaal went onto finish fourth in the Dewhurst Stakes (G1) to War Command. Anjaal’s best run as a threeyear-old was his third place finish behind fellow Rathasker stallion Es Que Love and Toormore in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes. Out of a winning-Peintre Celebre mare, a half-sister to the Group winner and Group 1 fourth Nysaean (Sadler’s Wells),

first-season sires Anjaal is a potential outcross for all Northern Dancer line mares as he is bascially free of his blood with just one instance back in his fourth generation. Anjaal’s yearling half-brother by Exceed And Excel, a grandson of Danzig, made 600,000gns when sold at last autumn’s Tattersalls October Book 1 and is now in training with John Gosden.


Bay, 2008 Shirocco – Aiyana (Last Tycoon) Gestüt Graditz, Germany €2,750

A Group 2 winner over 1m4f, Arrigo hails from one of Germany’s best sire lines and from one of the country’s best stallion-producing families

of the last 20 years. The high-point of his career came when second in the Group 1 Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano. Several midrange Group race performances followed in Britian before he rounded off his racing career in Qatar with three local level Group 1 third places. Now repatriated to Germany, the land of his birth, he combines Monsun’s genes with that of the family of Urban Sea. Arrigo’s grand-dam is a halfsister to Allegretta, the dam of blue hen Urban Sea which makes him a relation to her son the multiple champion sire Galileo, a leading young stallion and one of the greatest horses of all time Sea The Stars, as well as Black Sam Bellamy, a Group 1 winner

who, like his siblings, has sired a top level winner. Arrigo’s is a middle-distance pedigree: his four-year-older half-brother Adlerflug (In The Wings) won the Deutsches Derby (G1) and his grandsire Monsun was responsible not only for Breeders’ Cup winner Shirocco, but also the four-time Group 1 winner and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) hero Novellist, with Manduro, Getaway and Samum amongst Monsun’s best runners. Shirocco’s best on the Flat has been Brown Panther, who was out of an Unfuwain (Northern Dancer) mare. Arrigo offers breeders the opportunity to tap into some of the best Classic genes to be found anywhere.

Reverse Darley shuttler Brazen Beau is a son of the exciting young sire I Am Invincible, a son of Invincible Spirit


Brown, 2011 I Am Invincible – Sansadee (Snaadee) Dalham Hall Stud, England £10,000

An Australian star who was beaten into second by an American at Royal Ascot in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1), Brazen Beau combined the truly global in his career. He was a precocious Group 2 winner of the Champagne Stakes as a juvenile and a Group 1 runner-up in the J.J. Atkins over 5f. At three, he won a Group 2 over 6f at Randwick before claiming top-flight success in the Coolmore Stud Stakes over 6f. He then went head to head with superstar Lankan Rupee over 5f, just missing out on adding the Group 1 Black Caviar Stakes before he gained reward back over 6f at Flemington in the all-aged Newmarket Handicap (G1) off 8st3lb, the highestweighted three-year-old in the field and one of the very few three-year-olds to have won the handicap. Voted the Australian champion sprinter as a three-year-old, the son of I Am Invincible was noted for his toughness, precocity and speed. He is the highest-rated to retire to stud from the Green Desert line since Oasis Dream. Brazen Beau has had one season at stud in Australia and is from the first crop of champion first-season sire and Australian sprinter I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit). Invincible Spirit has had good success with mares by Zamindar (Kingman), Spectrum (Moonlight Cloud), Montjeu (Charm Spirit), Distant Relative (Fleeting Spirit), Pivotal (Mayson), Danehill (Muthmir), War Chant (Shalaa) and Gulch (Lawman). Invincible Spirit’s successful half-brother Kodiac stands for €45,000 and was champion two-year-old sire in 2014, seeing off Zebedee, a son of Invincible


first-season sires Spirit who was leading first crop sire that year, while Lawman, another son of Invincible Spirit, has proven himself already to be a Classic- and Group 1-winning sire. His best so far have been from mares by Marju and Linamix, while Just The Judge and Law Enforcement are both out of Rainbow Quest mares. Danzig is omnipresent 4x3 in Brazen Beau’s pedigree so althernative speed sources might be sought.


Bay, 2011 Invincible Spirit – Rose De France (Diktat) Highclere Stud, England £6,500

Cable Bay is the highest-rated two-year-old by Invincible Spirit to retire to stud in the UK or Ireland. As seen in the previous entry, the Irish National stud’s flagship stallion is proving himself to be an exciting sire of sires with Lawman and I Am Invincible two of his sons getting Group 1 winners early in their careers. Cable Bay finished second to War Command in the 2013 Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes, a race in a faster time than when won by Frankel, Shamardal and Teofilo. He seemed to excel at around 7f, and there is plenty of speed and stamina in his family. His dam Rose De France is a daughter of Diktat out of the Group 1-winning sprinter Cherokee Rose. Under his second dam are the Group 1 winners Kirklees, who won the mile Gran Criterium at two and went on to be a 1m2f / 1m4f Group winner, and Mastery, a champion stayer in 2009, as well as the Group 1 third Bowman. Another half-sister is Magic Tree, the dam of Group 1 Eclipse hero Mukhadram, also a recent recruit to the stallion ranks. Invincible Spirit gels well with most mares, but has a 91 per cent winners-to-runners rate with daughters of Darshaan


Whitsbury Stud’s Group 1 runner-up Due Diligence is the first son of “hot sire” US sire War Front to stand in Britain

Cappella Sansevero has speed on both sides of his pedigree with Showcasing’s sire Oasis Dream a source of powerful speed and King’s Best. Cable Bay was not such an out-and-out speedster as fellow Invincible Spirit line new sire Brazen Beau, and so might be a good option to consider in order to give Sadler’s Wells’ daughters and grand-daughters an injection of 7f and mile speed.

CAPPELLA SANSEVERO Bay, 2012 Showcasing – Madam President (Royal Applause) Bridge House Stud, Ireland €4,500

Cappella Sansevero was a precocious racehorse winning his maiden on the All-Weather in April before making the podium in some of that season’s best juvenile races. Second to the subsequent

Group 1 winner The Wow Signal in the Coventry Stakes (G2), Cappella Sansevero finished third in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes before gaining a success in the Group 3 Round Tower Stakes. Showcasing was the leading first-season sire in 2014, and of two-year-olds in 2015, and with his book full before the Christmas decorations went up, his first son to retire to stud is an interesting alternative, and at a fraction of his new fee. Cappella Sansevero has speed on both sides of his pedigree with Showcasing’s sire Oasis Dream a source of powerful speed while his damsire, Royal Applause, got fast horses, plenty of them precocious runners. Showcasing’s daughter Prize Exhibit, a multiple graded winner in America, is out of an Inchinor mare, while the damsire of his Cornwallis Stakes (G3) winner Quiet Reflection is Haafhd. His 2015 leading runner Toocoolforschool is out of a Hector Proctor (Woodman) mare. Grandsire Oasis Dream has coupled very well with Selkirk and Diesis, Royal Academy, Warning, Indian Ridge, Cadeaux Genereux, Kingmambo and Sadler’s Wells – all of which are options for Cappella Sansevero.


Bay, 2012 War Front – Bema (Pulpit) Whitsbury Manor Stud, England £6,500

Due Diligence dazzled all too briefly in Europe, injury curtailing his impact on the Turf after a Saratoga maiden success, which saw him switched from Todd Pletcher to Aidan O’Brien. A Listed victory at Naas over 6f was outshone by his second place in the 2014 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) behind Slade Power, a run which showed Due Diligence at his best. He becomes the first son of one of the hottest stallions on the planet to retire to stud in Britain and with War Front adding four more Group 1 winners to his total in 2015, the genes could not be more in demand. Due Diligence is out of a mare by Pulpit, sire of US champion Tapit and from the A.P. Indy line, which is enjoying such success currently in the US. War Front has enjoyed success with daughters of Sadlers’ Wells (Hit It A Bomb, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner), and with Galileo already proving himself a broodmare sire, there is plenty to suggest that mares descending from the behemoth would work

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Combining the speed of both his parents, Fountain Of Youth is another alternative for breeders looking for Oasis Dream’s speed genes, but without the price tag well with Due Diligence. Many Galileo daughters are out of Danzig / Green Deseert crosses, so it will be interesting to see how close breeders double up that line and if it is successful. He does offer an option for outcross mares such as Pivotal, Acclamation, Blushing Groomline mares as well as going to Mr. Prospector – War Front’s Group 1 winner The Factor is out of a Miswaki mare.

progress well with age. Black Sam Bellamy’s leading international performer Daveron is out of an Acatenango (Surumu) mare, while lines that have gone well with Galileo (Danehill and Green Desert, Diesis, Ahonoora, Kingmambo) will give ideas.


As the name suggests, Evasive’s

Bay, 2008 Black Sam Bellamy – Earthly Paradise (Dashing Blade) Gestüt Helenenhof, Germany €4,000


Chestnut, 2012 Evasive – Zaila (Oasis Dream) Haras de Grandcamp, France €3,000

strong Mr. Prospector DNA through Elusive Quality, links to Kingmambo through Evasive’s pedigree, and traces of Storm Cat through Evasive’s talented dam Canda. Oasis Dream is showing some promise as a broodmare sire, and this is a very strong international pedigree for breeders to consider especially as the three instances of Northern Dancer are right back in the fifth generation.


Bay, 2011 Oasis Dream – Attraction (Efisio) Bearstone Stud, England £5,000

A Group 3 winner over 5f as a three-year-old, Fountain Of Youth had finished fourth in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot as a juvenile having previously finished second and

Free Eagle has been retired to the Irish National Stud: he boasts a Classic, long nurtured Moyglare Stud pedigree

A three-time Group 1 winner over middle-distances Andreas Wohler trained this durable racehorse for six seasons. The leading son of Black Sam Bellamy all three of Earl Of Tinsdal’s top-level victories came over 1m4f, while he won both of his starts as a two-year-old, each over a mile. His pedigree is all about stamina – his half-brother Earlsalsa, by the Kingmambo stallion Kingsalsa, the sire of Grade 1 chaser Captain Conan, was a Listed winner over a 1m6f. Their dam Earthly Paradise won over a mile as a three-year-old. Black Sam Bellamy is a full-brother to Galileo and a half-brother to Sea The Stars and Born To Sea. A Group 1 winner at a 1m4f, the son of Sadler’s Wells has sired middle-distance Group 1 winners and can get two-year-old winners but, as Earl Of Tinsdal showed, they


First is the first-born son of Evasive, a son of Elusive Quality, who has made a significant impact as a young sire. Foaled and raised at Haras de Grandcamp, which also stands Evasive, Evasive’s First won five of his seven starts as a juvenile with the best of those successes coming in the Group 3 Prix des Chenes at Longchamp. Injury prevented him from running as a three-year-old and he now joins his sire on the roster at the place of his birth. Evasive’s First is also the first foal of his dam, the Oasis Dream mare Zaila, a non-winning 8f performer. She is a half-sister to Hashbrown (Big Shuffle), who was fourth in the German 1,000 Guineas behind Mi Emma in 2007. The new recruit combines

first-season sires then winning in May and June. Another son of Oasis Dream to retire to stud, this colt is a son of dual 1,000 Guineas and multiple Group 1-winning mare Attraction. A daughter of Efisio, Attraction had precocity and speed to win over 5f on her career debut before winning five Group 1 races over a mile at three and four. Combining the speed of both his parents, Fountain Of Youth is another alternative for breeders who are looking for Oasis Dream’s speed genes, but without the price tag that accompanies his more established sons and with a genepool that isn’t overly dominated by Northern Dancer. Kingmambo daughters might fit well, as should Selkirk, Diesis, Galileo and good broodmare sire, Indian Ridge.


Bay, 2011 High Chaparral – Polished Gem (Danehill) Irish National Stud, Ireland €20,000

Winner of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (G1) in 2015, Free Eagle was a debut winner over a mile and then finished second to dual Derby hero Australia in the Group 3 Golden Fleece Stakes as a two-year-old. Considered a Derby candidate until injury intervened, Free Eagle returned to the track to win the Group 3 Kilternan Stakes before finishing third to Noble Mission in the Champion Stakes (G1), a position he then also filled in the Irish Champion Stakes (G1) behind Derby winner Golden Horn last September at Leopardstown. Free Eagle is a son of High Chaparral, winner of the 2002 Derby and Irish Derby, and a globe-trotting Group 1 winner, who died in 2014 at just 15. This season will tell something of the possibilities for High Chaparral to follow in his father’s footsteps and becoming a sire of sires – his ten-time Group 1-winning son So You Think will have his first runners in 2016, while Toronado’s first foals are due in 2016. Free Eagle hails from one of the best Moyglare Stud families being a half-brother to multiple Group winner Custom Cut and the Group 1-placed / Group 2 winner Sapphire. Dam Polished Gem is a full-sister to Group 1 winner Dress To Thrill and they are out of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Trusted Partner, a full-sister to Low Key Affair, Epicure’s Garden and Easy To Copy. It is a strong female line with Classic class and black-type winners in every generation. As Polished Gem is a daughter of Danehill, the Sadler’s Wells / Danzig cross is too close, so Mr. Prospector / Kingmambo lines offer opportunities (Toronado is

out of a Grand Slam (Gone West) mare), Polar Falcon / Pivotal, or Fairy King (High Chaparral’s Group winner High Heeled is out of a Fairy King mare), which would give duplication of the dam Fairy Bridge.


Bay, 2008 Shamardal – First Fleet (Woodman) Kildangan Stud, Ireland €4,000

Durable and consistent, this eight-year-old son of Shamardal won at stakes level every season he raced with Group victories in four of those years. Winner of the Group 3 Earl Of Sefton Stakes last summer, beating Arod, but also won over a mile as a two-year-old – the mile Prix des Chenes (G3) being the highlight of his juvenile career. Other successes included the Select Stakes (G3) and the Diomed Stakes (G3). Shamardal is a sire of sires with Classic winner Lope De Vega leading the way (see Amaron), Casamento will have his first runners this year and Mukhadram will have his first foals on the ground in 2016. French Navy’s dam First Fleet is a half-sister to a Lear Fan black-type Grade 2-placed horse. Their dam Frankova is a halfsister to sires Warrshan, Assatis and Razeen, while it is also the family of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and sire Super Saver as well as another stallion in Private Account. French Navy has two blacktype-winning siblings – Sea Lord, who is by Cape Cross, and the Group 3-placed three-year-old filly of this year Gherdaiya, also a daughter of Shamardal. French Navy is one of the four stallions selected for the Darley Club which lets breeders buy a nomination to the selected horse this year and breed to that stallion for free in his second and third years at stud. If breeders take up that option,

they then receive a lifetime breeding right to the sire. Options particularly of note for breeders are Danzig / Danehill / Green Desert lines.


Bay, 2009 Exceed And Excel – Lindfield Belle (Fairy King) Kildangan Stud, Ireland €4,000

Fulbright raced 20 times as a two and three-year-old winning the Listed Woodcote Stakes and the Group 2 Challenge Stakes at three, while he was multiple Group-placed as a four-year-old. He showed plenty of early speed and maturity, winning on his debut over 5f before going onto be successful over 7f and a mile. He is a three-parts brother to the Listed-winning sprinter and sire Baltic King (Danetime) as well as to the Group 3 Prix Eclipse winner Domingues so speed is not lacking from his female line. His dam Lindfield Belle (Fairy King) was a 5f winner herself at two. Exceed And Excel was a champion sprinter and is a source of precocious juveniles and high-class sprinters, including Nunthorpe Stakes heroine Margot Did. Sons of Exceed And Excel Helmet (Singspiel) and his best Excelebration (Indian Ridge), have their first runners this year. Sadler’s Wells has had success with Exceed And Excel (note, Fulbright is out of a mare by Sadler’s Wells brother Fairy King offering duplication of Fairy Bridge), Kingmambo and Mr. Prospector also fit, while Wolfhound and Diktat, who is out of a Sadler’s Wells mare, could go well. Cadeaux Genereux mares woud reinforce the speed element of Fulbright, who is in the Darley Club.


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“Fountain of Youth was all speed which is not surprising considering how fast his parents were. His form over 5 furlongs was excellent. At 2 he won his maiden by 4 lengths and was beaten less than a length in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot while at 3 he beat older horses in the Sapphire Stakes-Gr.3 at the Curragh.” Aidan O’Brien VIEW HIM AT THE TBA STALLION PARADE AT TATTERSALLS

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Bay 2011 Galileo – Danzigaway (Danehill) Haras de Colleville, France €3,000

Successful on his debut over a mile at two and a Listed winner at three set Galiway up for a career as a stallion. He was also second in the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes second time out and fifth in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1). Galiway is by champion sire Galileo and his dam is by Danehill out of a mare by Blushing Groom. He is bred on the same successful cross that has produced Frankel, Intello, Teofilo, Noble Mission and Roderic O’Connor along with Tapestry and Golden Lilac. Some of proven sire Teofilo’s best are out of mares by Rahy, Sinndar, Diesis, Acclamation, Green Desert, Desert Style and Thunder Gulch. Teofilo’s Group 1 spn Parish Hall is out of a Montjeu mare meaning Sadler’s Wells is 3x3, something to bear in mind. Danzigaway is a half-sister to Gold Away, the sire of multiple Group 1 winner Alexander Goldrun, who is out of a Darshaan mare. Galiway’s half-brother is the Japanese Group 2 winner, Group 1-placed Silent Name (Sunday Silence). He is already sire of the Group 1 winner Jaspion Silent, who is out of a mare by a Shirley Heights son, as well as the Group 1-placed Silentio (A.P. Indy). Silent Name is at Adena Springs’ North Farm in Canada and was a champion third-season sire. He also took leading firstseason sire honours in Brazil.

Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup. The son of Tamayuz (Nayef) broke his maiden on his first start at three and was also second to Take Cover in a 6f Listed race at York before his Group 1 triumph. Tamayuz’s dam was a mile winner at three, a half-sister to Anabaa Blue, winner of the Prix du Jockey-Club (G1), and from the Classic family of Sea The Stars, Urban Sea, Galileo, King’s Best, with the youngest of the lot Born To Sea set to have his first runners in 2016. G Force comes from a female family bursting with speed genes. His dam Flanders finished runner-up in the King’s Stand Stakes (G2) and third in the Lowther Stakes (G3) and is a half-sister to Land Army, the dam of European champion sprinter Lethal Force (Dark Angel). There is little Northern Dancer in G Force’s family, while mares by Dark Angel might work given the family’s proven affinity for the young stallion. Louvain, by Sinndar, is a half-sister to G Force and she is the dam of Breeders’ Cup winner Flotilla (Mizzen Mast, Sadler’s Wells), who also won the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches in 2013. Thawaany, Tamayuz’s Group 1 runner-up, is out of the Desert King mare Chelsea Rose.

There is little Northern Dancer in G Force’s family, while mares by Dark Angel might work given that the family’s affinity has already been proven GOLDEN HORN

Bay, 2012 Cape Cross – Fleche D’Or (Dubai Destination) Dalham Hall Stud, England £60,000

The Group 1 winner of the Epsom Derby, the Eclipse Stakes, the Irish Champion Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe all in the space of four golden months last summer, Golden Horn was crowned the world’s best three-year-old Turf performer on the World Rankings. He also finished second in the Juddmonte International and in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. He won his maiden over a mile on his only start at two as well as the Group 2 Dante Stakes and a Listed contest during a nine-race career in which he never finished outside of the first two. A tough, sound runner, he met every challenge given to him. Bred and owned by Anthony Oppenheimer, Golden Horn

is out of the unraced Dubai Destination mare Fleche D’Or and comes from an extremely good female family. His young dam, a half-sister to the Group 1 Coronation Stakes winner Rebecca Sharp, from her first two runners she has produced two Group performers – her 2011 filly by Champs Elysees, Golden Belle, is a Listed winner and Group 2-placed. Golden Horn shares his sire with the first horse to win the 2,000 Guineas, Derby and Arc in the same season – Sea The Stars. A six-time Group 1 winner, Sea The Stars is out of a Miswaki mare and he has sired two Classic winners in his first crop. He has produced three Group 1 winners in total from his first three crops and two of his leading runners are out of Sadler’s Wells mares. Golden Horn has every possibility of emulating his sire and paternal half-brother.

Galiway, who is standing at Haras de Colleville. He is a son of Galileo and is bred on the successful Galileo-Danehill cross that has produced so many top-class horses


Bay 2011 Tamayuz – Flanders (Common Ground) Tally Ho Stud, Ireland €8,000

G Force was crowned Europe’s best three-year-old sprinter in 2014 after his success in the


first-season sires On Golden Horn’s dam’s side, grandsire Kingmambo is a prepotent influence, while sire Dubai Destination is becoming a broodmare sire of note – and has worked well with Sadler’s Wells mares. As Golden Horn is a grandson of Green Desert, he should work well with mares by Sadler’s Wells, Galileo and their sons. Mark Of Esteem, Kris, and alternative Mr. Prospector lines other than Kingmambo, such as Miswaki (dam sire of Sea The Stars), might gain success.


Bay, 2012 Galileo –You’resothrilling (Storm Cat) Coolmore, Ireland €60,000

After a fourth-place finish on his debut, the son of Galileo went through his juvenile year unbeaten in four subsequent starts until finishing third in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (G1) after being demoted from first. He regained the winning thread with a strong victory first time out at three in the 2,000 Guineas, then doubling up in the Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) and the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1). After a well-documented summer break, he reappeared in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic for two down-the-field runs. Gleneagles is from one of the very best international stallion pedigrees – he is out of the Storm Cat mare and Cherry Hinton Stakes (G2) winner You’resothrilling, a daughter of the Grade 2 winner Mariah’s Storm (Rahy), the dam of Giant’s Causeway, a six-time Group 1 winner and a champion European three-year-old. Mariah’s Storm has also had six other black-type winners – all by Storm Cat. Gleneagles has Northern Dancer 4x3 so there is scope to bring in another instance


Gleneagles has a stallion’s pedigree and as a Coolmore-based son of Galileo, he will be given every chance to succeed through Danzig / Danehill. There is also no Mr. Prospector / Kingmambo blood in the pedigree at all and both Galileo and Giant’s Causeway have done well with the line. A precocious two-year-old, whose top level form lasted into his three-year-old year, Gleneagles has a stallion’s pedigree and as a Coolmorebased son of Galileo, he will be given every chance to succeed.


Grey, 2013 Dark Angel – Alikhlas (Lahib) Yeomanstown Stud, Ireland €12,500

After his run in the Prix de l’Abbaye (G1) last October, Gutaifan was bought by Yeomanstown Stud to stand beside his sire Dark Angel, who has ascended the stallion ladder as rapidly as he raced on the track. A source of scintillating speed and the sire of two Group 1-winning sprinters, Dark Angel’s fastest two-year-old so far is Gutaifan. He raced seven times as a juvenile, the only season Gutaifan raced, finishing second to Shalaa in the Group 1 Prix Morny and winning the Group 2 Flying Childers and Prix Robert Papin. His dam Alikhlas is a halfsister to dual Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes winner Maraahel, who was also multiple Group 1 placed

over middle-distances, while further back it is the family of Derrinstown stallion Haatef. Dark Angel has worked well with Danzig line stallions so sons and grandsons of Danehill and Green Desert could provide the right mares for Gutaifan to start his second career.

Gutaifan (right): is a son of Dark Angel


Bay, 2011 Street Sense – Crowned Glory (Danehill) Kildangan Stud, Ireland €7,000

Reverse shuttling is the buzzword in the global industry these days and Hallowed Crown, along with Brazen Beau, is one of the jewels in Darley’s shuttler crown. Hallowed Crown won the Group 1 Randwick Guineas over a mile as well as the 7f Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes at three. He finished third in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas over 1m2f and was unbeaten in two starts at two taking the 5f100yds Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes. Crowned Glory (Danehill) was a Group 3 winner and was runner-up in the Group 1 Golden Slipper. His second dam, Significant Moment, is a half-sister to multiple Australian champion sire Zabeel, along with several more southern-hemisphere sires – the pedigree is there on his dam’s side, with European influences too, for Hallowed Crown to have an impact as a stallion. On his sire’s side, he is a great grandson of Street Cry and great-grandson of Machiavellian, who has proven himself to be a consistently top-class source of stallions. Street Cry had great results wth mares by Kris S, Dixieland Band, Danehill, Carnegie, Bustino, while Machiavellian was successful in Europe with Storm Bird, Green Desert, Darshaan, Nureyev, Shareef Dancer and Polar Falcon.


Chestnut, 2011 Iffraaj – Ashirah (Housebuster) Tweenhills Farm and Stud, England £7,000

Hot Streak was well-named. The speedy colt sizzled during the summer of 2013 – he ran five times in seven weeks, performances which culminated with a second place in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes just seven days after he won the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes. He also won on his debut at York over 6f and was second in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes. As a three-year-old he won the Group 2 Temple Stakes and was third behind Sole Power and Stepper Point in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot. Hot Streak comes from a stallion-making family. His second dam is a daughter of Height Of Fashion, the dam of Nashwan, Unfuwain and Nayef,


Chestnut, 2008 Dubawi – Pormanteau (Barathea) Haras Du Logis, France €4,000

while the pedigree also traces to the family of Blueprint and Japanese champion stallion Deep Impact. Speed is the main trait on his dam’s side as Housebuster was a top class Dirt runner over 6f and a mile, and his sire Mt Livermore was an excellent Dirt sprinter in the US. Sire Iffraaj is out of Pastorale, a half-sister to Cape Cross, and her three-parts Sadler’s Wells sister is the dam of Diktat (Warning). He is sire of the Group 1 sprinter and young stallion himself Dream Ahead. These family links brings in Cape Cross and Green Desert, Sadler’s Wells, Warning and Danzig, while Wootton Bassett, the best so far by Iffraaj, is by Primo Dominie. Iffraaj has also struck up a close relationship with Danehill mares.

Soundness, toughness and consistency were the hallmarks of Hunter’s Light’s career. The Darley homebred raced 27 times over six seasons and won the third of his Group 1 races in 2015 at the age of seven. All three Group 1 victories came on the All-Weather at Meydan over 1m1f and 1m2f, but he was placed over 7f on his only start as a two-year-old. Both of his dam Portmanteau’s successes were at 1m2f and the mare comes from a deep family. Portmanteau is a half-sister to Group winners Courteous (Generous and also a sire) and Scriptwriter (Sadler’s Wells). Their unraced dam Dayanata is a full-sister to Darshaan and a half-sister to Darara, the dam of Group 1 winners Dar Re Mi, Rewilding, Diaghilev and Darazari. Hunter’s Light is by leading sire Dubawi and Diktat, Darshaan, Galileo, Dubai Destination, Zamindar, Chief’s Crown and Giant’s Causeway are some of the broodmare sires with whom Dubawi has done well.


Bay, 2010 Oasis Dream – Infallible (Pivotal) Hedgeholme Stud, England £1,750

Bred by Cheveley Park, all four of Intrinsic’s career successes came over 6f with his Stewards’ Cup win in 2014 the highlight. Intrinsic progressed hugely from three to four, once he won his maiden at Newcastle on the final start of his threeyear-old season. He then went unbeaten on his run to the Stewards’ Cup. From a talented Cheveley Park family, Intrinsic’s dam Infallible (Pivotal) won the Group 2 Nell

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Zebedee’s other best runners so far include the Group 1 third Magical Memory, who is out of a mare by Cadeaux Genereux Gwynn Stakes and is a halfsister to the dam of Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Garswood (Pivotal). Intrinsic is the second stallion on this list by Oasis Dream, who is also the grandsire of new 2016 sire Cappella Sansevero and the broodmare sire of Evasive’s First. He is becoming a successful and influential sire.


Bay, 2012 Zebedee – Keenes Royale (Red Ransom) Coolmore, Ireland €9,000

Ivawood’s victories in the Group 2 July Stakes and Richmond Stakes (G2) helped Zebedee top the list of first-season sires in 2014. Ivawood also finished second in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes and then finished third to fellow new recruit Gleneagles in both the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas. He occupied that same place behind 2015’s champion sprinter Muhaarar, whom he had beaten as a juvenile in the Richmond Stakes, in the Group 3 Greenham Stakes. His dam Keenes Royale is a half-sister to the Group 2-winning juvenile in Berkshire and they are out of the Prix de l’Opera (G1) winner Kinnaird. Zebedee is a son of the multiple Group 1-winning

stallion Invincible Spirit, who also has Cable Bay retiring to stud and Brazen Beau by his son I Am Invincible. Invincible Spirit has sired Group 1 winners out of mares by descendants of Mr. Prospector and mares from Gone West, Machiavellian, Medicean, Zamindar, Shamardal and Dark Angel. Berkshire is by Mount Nelson, a son of the Danehill stallion Rock Of Gibraltar, while Zebedee’s other best runners so far include Magical Memory, who is out of a mare by Cadeaux Genereux, George Dryden, from a Big Shuffle mare, and the Listed-placed Parsley who is out of a Shamardal mare.


Grey/Roan, 2011 Mastercraftsman – Audacieuse (Rainbow Quest) Coolmore, Ireland €6,000

Kingston Hill gave his sire Mastercraftsman his Group 1 winner in his first crop when successful in the Racing Post Trophy in 2013. He also gave the Coolmore stallion a first-crop Classic success in the St Leger having finished second to Australia in the Epsom Derby. He then went on to finish fourth to Treve in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. He is out of the Group 3 Prix de Flore winner Audacieuse, a daughter of Rainbow Quest, whose dam Sarah Georgina is a half-sister to three-time Group 1 winner Danseuse du Soir (Thatching) dam of the Group 1-winning two-year-old Scintillo (Fantastic Light). Although Danehill Dancer is his great grandsire, Danehill himself will be far back enough in the pedigrees of Kingston Hill’s foals to allow some scope here. The son of Mastercraftsman is also free of Sadler’s Wells blood, as well as that of Green Desert so Kingston Hill will appeal to mare


first-season sires owners with these predominant genes in their mares. Fellow Mastercraftsman Group 1 winners are out of mares by Sadler’s Wells’ son Entrepreneur (The Grey Gatsby) and Tale Of The Cat (Amazing Maria)


Bay 2011 Makfi – Rosie’s Posy (Suave Dancer) Ballylinch Stud, Ireland €20,000

Make Believe is another recruit to the stallion ranks who had the distinction of becoming his young sire’s first Classic winner – the son of Makfi won last year’s Poules d’Essai des Poulains (G1). He later added the Prix de la Forêt to his Group 1 haul. The four-year-old is a three-parts brother to dual Grade 1 winner Dubawi Heights (Dubawi) and their dam Rosie’s Posy was a winner as a two-yearold. The Suave Dancer mare is a half-sister to Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner Tante Rose. Dubawi is establishing himself as a sire of sires and Makfi is the first of his sons to produce a Classic winner. Makfi’s unraced dam Dhelaal is a half-sister to Alhaarth (Unfuwain) and their dam Irish Valley is a half-sister to champion sire Green Dancer. It is also the family of Prospect Wells, Solemia, Silasol, Authorized and Okavango. Strains that have done well with Dubawi could fit Make Believe and include Darshaan, who is dam sire of Al Kazeem, and Barathea as dam sire of Monterosso (also dam sire of Make Believe’s family member Tante Rose). Night Of Thunder is out of a Galileo mare, while Postponed is out of a Dubai Destination mare.

Strains that have done well with Dubawi could fit Make Believe and include Darshaan, who is dam sire of Al Kazeem the best sprinter seen in Britain since Dayjur, Muhaarar, a son of Oasis Dream, took the highest order in 2015 and was the leading three-year-old sprinter of 2015 on the World Rankings. After winning his maiden on his first start in May of his juvenile year, Muhaarar ran four more times at two concluding with a Group 2 victory from Jungle Cat in the Gimcrack Stakes and a first Group 1 result when third in the Middle Park Stakes. He opened up at three with victory in the Greenham Stakes (G3) over 7f before the mile proved a distance too far in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1). He immediately reverted to sprint trips and connections took advantage of year one of the Commonwealth Cup (G1) run over 6f at Royal Ascot. The colt came clear to win by 3l. He backed up with victory in the July Cup (G1) from Tropics (Sole Power, Anthem Alexander, Brazen Beau, G Force and Astaire


Bay, 2010 Piccolo – Twilight Mistress (Bin Ajwaad) Throckmorton Court Stud, England £4,000

Music Master raced mainly at 6f and won the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury over the trip, but the son of Piccolo was also Listed-placed over 5f.

Mustajeeb joins Overbury at a fee of £5,000


Bay, 2012 Oasis Dream – Tahrir (Linamix) NUnnery Stud, Shadwell, England £30,000

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behind), in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1) from Esoterique and finally over Twilight Son in the Champion Sprint (G1) at Ascot. Out of a Listed-placed Linamix mare, who was BHA rated 93 and best over 6f, he is a half-brother to three black-type horses by Tiger Hill, Pivotal and Exceed And Excel. His dam is half-sister to another Tiger Hill horse in Mister Sacha, a Group 3 winner of the Prix de Guiche, and a full-sister to Mister Charm, a dual Listed winner and Group 3 runner-up. His grand-dam Miss Sasha had form over 5f in the King’s Stand Stakes when fourth behind Lochsong when that race was still a Group 2. It was her only outing over the minimum trip. Rainbow Quest, Mr. Prospector, Selkirk, Indian Ridge, Efisio and Warning lines all could be options for breeders to consider.

He finished fourth in the last two renewals of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) and third to G Force in the 2014 Haydock Sprint Cup. The six-year-old is a halfbrother to Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner Twilight Son (Kyllachy), and all six foals to have raced so far out of Twilight Mistress have won. Music Master joins his sire Piccolo at Throckmorton Court Stud. The son of Warning won the Nunthorpe Stakes and has sired a Group 1-winning sprinter in Australian Graded Stakes perfomer Temple Of Boom. Piccolo (Warning) is also the sire of Winker Watson and a source of speed. It is a very much an outcross option for breeders and all the major European strains are open for breeders to consider.


Chestnut, 2011 Nayef – Rifqah (Elusive Quality) Overbury Stud, England £5,000

Mustajeeb won the Group 2 Jersey Stakes in race record time and in the same season he also won the Group 3 Amethyst Stakes over a mile at Leopardstown. Trained by Dermot Weld, Mustajeeb returned to the track at four and was victorious in the Group 2 Greenlands Stakes at The Curragh where he beat Group 1 winners

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Night Of Thunder: the world’s two best stallions are his sire and damsire

Sole Power, Maarek, Astaire and Gordon Lord Bryon. He won his maiden over 7f at two and he also finished third to Kingman in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. By Nayef, Mustajeeb is closely related to Tamayuz on his dam’s side. The Shadwell Stud-bred stallion is another to retire to stud from the family of Urban Sea – his great-grand-dam is Allez Les Trois, the dam of Anabaa Blue, grand-dam of Tamayuz and a half-sister to Urban Sea. Fellow son of Nayef, Tamayuz, is out of a Nureyev mare. Nayef has clicked particularly well with mares from the Danehill / Danzig and his talented runners include Snow Sky, who is out of a mare by Dansili, Confront (Danzig), Forgotten Rules (Danehill) and Spacious (Green Desert), Tabassum (Danzig) and Tasaday (Mujahid).

St James’s Palace Stakes (G1) and then Charm Spirit in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (G1), while he was third to that rival in the Prix du Moulin (G1). He returned to win the Lockinge Stakes (G1) on his seasonal debut at four . What makes Night Of Thunder such an interesting pedigree prospect is that he combines the two most successful stallions of the last few years close up in his pedigree. Both are proven sires of sires, while Galileo is also making a name as a broodmare sire. The inbreeding to Mr. Prospector between these two lines is 4x5 and further back than in Galileo’s other Classic and Group 1 winners inbred to the superstar. Misty For Me, Ruler Of The World, Order Of St George, Red Rocks, Tapestry and Ballydoyle are all inbred to Mr. Prospector so it seems to have been a winning formula.



Chestnut, 2011 Dubawi – Forest Storm (Galileo) Kildangan Stud, Ireland €30,000

Night Of Thunder thwarted Kingman’s attempt at 2,000 Guineas glory in 2014. A Listed winner over 6f as a two-year-old, Night Of Thunder proved that his Classic win was no fluke when filling the runner-up position behind Kingman in the

Bay, 2012 Duke Of Marmalade – Neele (Peintre Celebre) Gestüt Lindenhof, Germany €3,500

This son of Duke Of Marmalade has a leading German middledistance profile – a Deutsches Derby (G1) winner and Grosser Preis von Berlin (G1) third, he is a half-brother to Nymphea, winner of the Preis

von Berlin (G1) in 2013. Nutan’s dam Neele is sister to Oaks D’Italia (G2) winner Night Of Magic. It is the further family of Night Petticoat, winner of the Preis der Diana (G2) and subsequent dam of two Group 1 victors – Next Desert (Desert Style), also a Deutsches Derby winner, and Next Gina (Perugino), a Preis der Diana winner. Northern Dancer appears back at 4x4, and, with Duke Of Marmalade a son of Danehill, options are open for the Sadler’s Wells and descendants. The Duke’s best runner Simple Verse is out of a Sadler’s Wells mare, while the talented Venus De Milo is out of a Galileo mare. Count Of Limonade is from a Darshaan mare, while Big Orange is out of mare by Fasliyev (Nureyev).


Grey, 2011 Exceed And Excel – Asi Siempre (El Prado) Dalham Hall Stud, England £5,000

One of the Darley Club members, Outstrip could not have done much more as a juvenile. After a winning debut in June, he went on to finish second in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes to Toormore, beat The Grey Gatsby when taking the Champagne Stakes (G2), was third in the 7f Dewhurst Stakes (G1) behind War Command and Cable Bay before he claimed first prize in the mile Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. His career at two was a stand out. At three, after a down-thefield-run in the 2,000 Guineas, he took a third in the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1) and a fourth in the Sussex Stakes (G1), both times behind Kingman. By Darley’s Exceed And Excel, Outstrip’s El Prado dam was a Grade 1 winner of the Spinster Stakes and a multiple graded race performer. His first and second dams are young and yet really to do

much at stud, but his third dam Turkish Treasure won the Cherry Hinton Stakes (G3) and was dam of the Group 3 winner Magic Mirror (Nonoalco), Group 3-placed Treasure Trove (Try My Best) and Irish St Leger (G1) third The Miller (Mill Reef), and was grand-dam of leading runner Almushtarak (Fairy King). Try My Best could bring in mares from speedy lines by Acclamation and Dark Angel. In Europe, Exceed And Excel has done well with mares by Shareef Dancer, Singspiel, Darshaan and Polar Falcon. Exceed And Excel’s best is the multiple Group 1 winner and performer Excelebration, who is out of an Indian Ridge mare. Exceed And Excel is by Danehill, and with Asi Sempi by Sadler’s Wells’s son El Prado, the Danehill-Sadler’s Wells cross might be too close for comfort, so the speedy Mr.≠ Prospector and Raise A Native / Sharpen Up lines could offer opportunities.


Chestnut, 2011 Rock Of Gibraltar – Princess Sofia (Pennekamp) Haras de Montaigu, France €5,000

Prince Gibraltar enjoyed two days of Group 1 glory – first at two when successful in the 1m2f Criterium de Saint-Cloud on heavy ground and then when

By Darley’s Exceed And Excel, Outstrip’s El Prado dam was a Grade 1 winner of the Spinster Stakes


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Sidestep was a champion juvenile in Australia after winning the 7f Pago Pago Stakes (G2) and finishing runner-up in the 6f Golden Slipper (G1) taking the 1m4f Grosser von Baden as a four-year-old, beating the talented German-trained Nightflower. In between those efforts he ran eight times with results including a Prix Greffulhe (G2) victory, a third in the Prix du Jockey-Club (G1) and a third in the York Stakes (G2). He also finished second in the 1m4f Group 1 Grosser Preis von Bayern (G1) on his penultimate start. The best by Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill) includes Eagle Mountain, who is out of a Darshaan mare, and Mount Nelson, out of a Selkirk mare and from the Raise A Native / Sharpen Up line, which also produced “The Rock’s” Group 2 winner Ebiyza. As you would expect the leading broodmare sires Sadler’s Wells and Rainbow Quest both have a good record with him as a son of Dnaehill, as does Royal Academy, Barathea, Green Desert, Caerleon and Nashwan, Kris and Alzao, Cape Cross, Kenmare and Mr. Prospector. Princess Sofia is by the Guineas winner Pennekamp, who has emerged as a good broodmare sire with Lily Of The Valley (Galileo), and threequarters siblings Jan Vermeer (Montjeu) and Together (Galileo) his leading perfomers. All three have Sadler’s Wells in common, which gives an obvious place to start for breeders, especially if also considering Rock Of Gibraltar’s affinity with the former champion. The extended family traces to last year’s star Illuminate (Zoffany), winner of the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes (G2) and runner-up in the Cheveley Park


Stakes (G1). This could bring in Dansili and Danehill.

Shooting To Win

Chestnut, 2011 Northern Meteor-Listen Here (Elusive Quality) Kildangan Stud, Ireland €7,000

Shooting To Win won his two starts as a juvenile before going on at three to win the Caulfield Guineas (G1) over a mile and the Stan Fox Stakes (G2) over 7f. He added to his Group 1 performances with a third in the Randwick Guineas and in the Golden Rose (both times finishing behind Hallowed Crown). By the young deceased sire Northern Meteor, a dual champion Australian sire and Group 1 winner of the Coolmore Stakes, Shooting To Win is his first son to reverse shuttle. Northern Meteor has done well with mares by European and northern-hemisphere sires – Redoute’s Choice (dual Group 1 winner Cosmic Endeavour), Desert Sun (Group 1 third Equator), Peintre Celebre (Group runner Thermogenic), Medicean (Group 3 third, Veuvelicious), King’s Theatre (Group 3 winner The Voice) and Fusaichi Pegasus (Group 2 fourth, Bottle Of Smoke). Grandsire Encosta De Lago, a son of Fairy King, has been a ground-breaking stallion in the southern-hemisphere. Shooting To Win has just one influence of Northern Dancer in this pedigree through Fairy King, the brother to Sadlers’ Wells, meaning that all of the Danehill and Danzig lines are open. One of the best by Encosta De

Lago is Chautauqua, who is out of the Lion Hunter (Danehill) mare Lovely Jubly, while southern-hemisphere mares by Alzao, Midyan, Danehill, Redoute’s Choice, Fusaichi Pegasus, Seattle Slew, Sir Ivor, and Shirley Heights have got Group 1 winners and performers out of offspring by Encosta De Lago.

In Europe, African Rose and Famous Name are out of his daughters – the pair are Juddmonte-bred by Observatory and Dansili.


The Wow Signal only had a four-start racing career, but three of those outings – all at two – resulted in victory. After an early-season winning debut, he won the Coventry Stakes (G2) in a time just 0.53 seconds outside the course record. The colt followed up next time collecting the Group 1 Prix Morny beating fellow Royal Ascot winner and subsequent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Hootenanny by half a length. His dam Muravka was unraced, but she is out of Tabdea, a Firth Of Clyde Stakes winner who was also placed third in the Prix de l’Opera (G2). She is dam of Tolpuddle, a Listed-winning, Group 3-placed son of College Chapel. The Wow Signal is Classically related as his great grand-dam is a half-sister to the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (G1) winner Ta Rib – hence the feeling that The Wow Signal might have got the Classic trip. Sire Starspangledbanner has done well from few opportunities, is clearly a speed influence and has a three from three record with his progeny out of mares by outcross sire Pivotal and a two from two with mares by Night Shift (Northern Dancer). Starspangledbanner’s sire Choisir also has a good record with Pivotal and other speedy stallions.

Bay, 2010 Exceed And Excel-Dextrous (Quest For Fame) Haras du Logis, France €4,000

A Darley reverse shuttler, who has stood a southern-hemisphere season, Sidestep was a champion juvenile in Australia after winning the 7f Pago Pago Stakes (G2) and finishing runner-up in the 6f Golden Slipper (G1). At three, he went on to win the 6f Royal Sovereign Stakes (G2) and finish fourth in the Golden Rose Stakes (G1). He comes from an able and precocious family. His dam Dextrous was a talented racehorse winning the Sandown Guineas (G2) and the Vanity Handicap (G3). She has gone onto become a good broodmare – in addition to Sidestep she has also produced fellow Darley sire Skilled, juvenile winner of the Champagne Stakes (G1), runner-up in the Randwick Guineas (G1) and the AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes (G1), as well as Ambidexter, a Group 2 winner and Group 1 runner-up. Both are by Commands. Quest For Fame has done well in both hemispheres as a broodmare sire – in Australia in addition to Sidestep, Skilled and Ambidexter, he has got the multiple Australasian Group 1 winner Lord Tavistock (Montjeu), the Group 2 juvenile Deferential (Royal Academy) and the 1200m Group 1 third Aichi (Strategic).

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The Triple Crown superstar American Pharoah is “very much a product of his male line that of the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector” though he has strong European influences in his pedigree too



Bay, 2012 Pioneerof the Nile – Littleprincessemma (Yankee Victor) Ashford Stud, Kentucky $200,000

The first Triple Crown winner for 37 years, American Pharoah may well have been the most dominant US three-year-old since Secretariat more than 40 years ago. In fact, he was tested in ways that Secretariat wasn’t – he made frequent cross-country trips from his West Coast base for his nine victories, eight wins came in Grade 1 races at eight different tracks. American Pharoah was really the epitome of the modern North American Classic Dirt runner, a horse that sets, or closely attends, a strong early tempo, and doesn’t come back to the field. Owner of a remarkable stride, and evidently blessed with the cardio-vascular system to maintain it, more often than not American Pharoah had his opponents struggling in vain pursuit a long way from home. Most of his victories were achieved by wide-margins, but if we wanted to select two examples of the essence of American Pharoah, we might take his Belmont Stakes (G1) triumph, and his victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). In the Belmont, which he took by over 5l, he ran the fastest time since A.P. Indy in 1992. Most remarkable was the second half of the race which saw American Pharoah run each of three successive quarters faster than the last to set what was surely the fastest-ever second half run by a Belmont Stakes winner. It was faster even than Secretariat in his iconic performance. Similarly, on his debut against his elders in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), American Pharoah took command of the race with the fastest opening quarter, but still closed with a final quarter faster than any

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other horse in the field. The win was achieved in a new track-record, and the margin of victory over Effinex was 6l, with champion older male, Honor Code, beaten 11l into third. We should not neglect to mention that American Pharoah was also champion of his crop at two, with triumphs in the 7f Del Mar Futurity (G1), which he took by four and three-quarter lengths, and in the FrontRunner Stakes (G1). American Pharoah would seem to be very much a product of his male line, that of the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector. A miler, who had more in common with his maternal grandsire, the magnificent Dr. Fager, than his sire Fappiano who has become a major Classic influence in North American Dirt pedigrees. American Pharoah’s branch has some European Classic leaning as it comes down to American Pharoah through Kentucky Derby scorer, Unbridled via Pioneerof the Nile. Unbridled was out of a mare by the Prix du Jockey-Club winner Le Fabuleux and by the Belmont Stakes hero Empire Maker – whose dam is by English 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby winner, El Gran Senor. A Grade 1 winner at two and three, and runner-up to another Unbridled-line runner, Mine That Bird, in the Kentucky Derby, Pioneerof the Nile also boasts a European connection: his dam is by Lord At War, a grandson of Brigadier Gerard. American Pharoah’s distaff

pedigree is all speed as his dam is by the extremely quick Storm Cat horse Yankee Gentleman, and is three-quarters sister to a pair of graded stakes-winning sprinters. The female line is one developed by the legendary Fred Hooper in Florida, and the third dam Zetta Jet is inbred 3x4x4 to Hooper’s champion sprinter Olympia. He was a Hyperion grandson fast enough to beat champion quarter horse mare Stella Moore in a match at her preferred distance. We’d expect American Pharoah to do well over mares from the A.P. Indy line. We’d also expect success with other branches of Mr. Prospector, such as Seeking The Gold, Gone West and Forty Niner. From the Northern Dancer line, Danzig and Deputy Minister are well proven under the sire line, and doubling Storm Cat also appeals.


Dark Brown / Bay, 2011 Offlee Wild – Alittlebitearly (Thunder Gulch) Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, Kentucky $15,000

Like American Pharoah, Bayern was a Bob Baffert trainee who won the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). He led from start to finish, although in his case it was a desperately closely run affair which saw Bayern score narrowly from Toast Of New York, California Chrome and the luckless Shared Belief, whom Bayern knocked out of contention at the break. Although he also took the

Carpe Diem is one of the best by Giant’s Causeway, a Storm Cat son who has been an effective sire of sires, most notably with Shamardal 1m1f Haskell Invitational (G1) by 7l, and the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) at the same trip by 5l, we suspect that Bayern was really a stretching-out sprinter/miler. This perception was underlined by a 7l score in the Woody Stephens Stakes (G2), which he took while covering 7f in 1:20.75. Bayern’s speedy tendencies run somewhat contrary to what, in US terms, is quite a stout pedigree – he is by Wild Again’s son Offlee Wild, a Grade 1 winner at 1m2f, and out of a mare by the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Thunder Gulch. His second dam was by Alydar. This is not a fashionable pedigree, but it’s certainly not without merit. Offlee Wild, who is out of a half-sister to Dynaformer, also sired the champion two-year-old filly She Be Wild. His second dam Aquilegia was a multiple graded stakes-winning sister to champion Althea, and from the immediate family of sires Arch and Green Desert. Bayern’s grandsire Wild Again was famous for the wide number of strains with which he crossed. Offlee Wild seems to have a predeliction for Mr. Prospector,

particularly through Seeking The Gold, and we’d expect versions of the ubiquitous Mr. Prospector/ Northern Dancer or Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross to be beneficial.


Chestnut, 2012 Giant’s Causeway – Rebridled Dreams (Unbridled’s Song) WinStar Farm, Kentucky $25,000

Carpe Diem showed rare speed and precocity for a son of his sire, beating the good sprinter Ready For Rye over 5f at Saratoga on his debut at two. His other two juvenile starts saw wins in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) – by 6l– and a second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). At three, Carpe Diem took the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and Blue Grass Stakes (G1) before suffering a career-ending injury in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Carpe Diem is one of the best by Giant’s Causeway, a Storm Cat son who has been an effective sire of sires, most notably with Shamardal. The dam, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song, was a stakes winner and is also dam of Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner


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ANJAAL Ch. Colt, 2011, 16 h.h. by Bahamian Bounty ex Ballymore Celebre (Peintre Celebre)

Winner of July Stakes (6f ) Gr.2 - Newmarket placed in Dewhurst Stakes (7f ) Gr.1 - Newmarket and Lennox Stakes (7f ) Gr.2 - Goodwood £105,000 yearling to Richard Hannon / Peter and Ross Doyle / Shadwell Ideal cross for DANZIG and SADLER’S WELLS lines

“Anjaal was a lovely yearling. He was a medium sized, strong and correct colt, a good walker with good bone and a nice length of rein. He was a proper two year old type which he showed when winning the Gr.2 July Stakes at Newmarket.” ROSS DOYLE

Anjaal wins the Gr.2 July Stakes at Newmarket



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us first-season sires are six stakes winners by Tapit out of mares carrying that horse, with Tiznow being an obvious source.

J. B.’s Thunder, as well as the British stakes winner Doncaster Rover. Carpe Diem has only one cross of Mr. Prospector, and that via Fappiano, which is going to encourage breeding back over other branches of Mr. Prospector. In the US, Giant’s Causeway and sons have begun to develop an affinity for A.P. Indy line mares.


Chestnut, 2012 More Than Ready – Chasethewildwind (Forty Niner) WinStar Farm, Kentucky $12,500


Bay, 2012 Super Saver – Magdalena’s Chase (Cape Town) Ashford Stud, Kentucky $12,500

Competitive Edge went two for two as a juvenile taking a maiden at Saratoga by more than 10l and the Hopeful Stakes (G1) by 5l. He also took his first two starts at three, the Tamarac Stakes by 8l, and the Pat Day Mile Stakes (G2) – formerly the Derby Trial Stakes – in a new stakes record. Competitive Edge’s sire Super Saver, a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner by the champion two-year-old colt Maria’s Mon (from the otherwise nearly defunct Majestic Prince/Majestic Light branch of Raise A Native) has been a breakout sire with his first crop. Super Saver’s first crop of three-year-olds in 2015 included the champion sprinter elect Runhappy, the Alabama Stakes (G1) scorer Embellish The Lace, and five other stakes winners, three of which were graded. Competitive Edge is the product of an interesting pedigree pattern – Super Saver is out of a mare bred on a Seattle Slew/Mr. Prospector cross, and his broodmare sire Cape Town is bred on the reverse of that cross. Both these strains will be in the fifth generation of the pedigree of Competitive Edge, and introducing more of either looks viable. Super Saver has been very good with Mr. Prospector

Competitive Edge’s sire Super Saver has worked well with Mr. Prospector

line mares, including getting Runhappy out of a mare by Broken Vow from the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector. He also has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Sky Mesa, who is by the A.P. Indy (Seattle Slew) /Mr. Prospector horse, Pulpit. The pedigree line of Competitive Edge’s grand-dam would encourage matings with Storm Cat line mares.


Bay, 2011 Tapit – Baffled (Distorted Humor) WinStar Farm, Kentucky $25,000

Among the best colts by his record-setting sire, Constitution took the Florida Derby (G1) on just his third start and returned

over the same course and distance the following year to annex the Donn Handicap (G1). Constitution’s dam, who was group-placed at two at Royal Ascot, is three-quarters sister to the top-class filly Awesome Humor. Also dam of the graded stakes-winning juvenile Jacaranda, she is a half-sister to Forego Stakes (G1) captor Emcee. Constitution should be well-suited by Storm Cat line mares, and also Northern Dancer through Deputy Minister, El Prado and Danzig. He would also stand crossing back over certain lines of Mr. Prospector, among them Gone West, Carson City and Fappiano. Tapit also carries a sister to the influential Relaunch, and there

Though lightly-raced, Daredevil did enough to establish himself as an extremely talented runner. A 6l winner on his debut at two, he returned to take a sloppy renewal of the Champagne Stakes (G1) earning a 107 Beyer Speedfigure, the fastest since Uncle Mo and The Factor four years earlier, and the fastest by a two-year-old in a mile event in 20 years. He ran just twice at two, finishing a good second in the Swale Stakes (G2). Daredevil is a son of More Than Ready, a meteoric twoyear-old and leading sire of two-year-olds once in the US and twice in Australia, where his young son Sebring is off to a great start. A half-brother to the Grade 1 winner Albertus Maximus, Daredevil is out of a half-sister to French Group 1-winning sprinter King Charlemagne, and to the dam of US Grade 1 winner, Here Comes Ben. The second dam Race The Wild Wind is another Grade 1 winner, and comes from a family best known in Europe for such horses as Triptych and Treve. Daredevil is by a Halo/Mr. Prospector cross, out of a mare who is a Mr. Prospector/Halo cross. If more Mr. Prospector is introduced, the best source may be Fappiano, including Cryptoclearance (grandsire of Candy Ride) and Unbridled/ Unbridled’s Song. A.P. Indy line mares should work well, and, from the Northern Dancer line Danzig,


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Karakontie has a stellar distaff pedigree: his dam Sun Is Up by Sunday Silence, out of Moon Is Up, who is a daughter of the great mare Miesque

Honor Code: inbreeding to dam sire Storm Cat could work, 3x3 to the sire has already produced 22 stakes winners

particularly Danehill, has been stellar, while Storm Cat, Sadler’s Wells and Deputy Minister all have appeal.


Dark Brown / Bay, 2011 A.P. Indy – Serena’s Cat (Storm Cat) Lane’s End Farm, Kentucky $40,000

From the last crop of his mighty sire, Honor Code was awarded an Eclipse Award as champion older horse for 2015. A winner of the Remsen Stakes (G2), and runner-up in the Champagne Stakes (G1) at two, Honor Code was sidelined from the Classic trail at three. He returned, however, in great style at four to take the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2), Whitney Handicap (G1) and Metropolitan Mile Handicap (G1). Honor Code’s dam Serena’s Cat is a stakes-winning daughter of Storm Cat, and his granddam Serena’s Tune is by Mr. Prospector out of the great mare, Serena’s Song. Most Mr. Prospector should


work here, especially Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer. Strains of Northern Dancer that might be beneficial include Deputy Minister, Danzig and El Prado. Given that there are nearly 40 stakes winners with Storm Cat inbreeding, 22 with that horse 3x3 or closer, Storm Cat line mares are also viable.


Bay, 2011 Bernstein – Sun Is Up (Sunday Silence) Gainesway, Kentucky $15,000

Among the leading two-yearolds in France, Karakontie won the Prix La Rochette (G3) and Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère Grand Criterium (G1). At three he added the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1) – a race won by a number of stallions who have made an impact in the US, among them Blushing Groom, Green Dancer, Riverman, Irish River, Caro and Kingmambo. He followed up with success in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).

Karakontie is a son of the Storm Cat stallion Bernstein, who was at one time believed to be Ballydoyle’s next superstar. A good stallion in the US, despite inconsistent books of mares, Bernstein was also an outstanding sire in Argentina from his shuttle crops. He’s also been represented by back-toback winners of the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), and his daughter Tepin won the race this year. Karakontie has a stellar distaff pedigree: his dam Sun Is Up by Sunday Silence is out of Moon Is Up, who is a daughter of the great mare Miesque, who, in addition to her outstanding feats in Europe, also took two renewals of the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Miesque went on to an equally impressive career as a broodmare, and her offspring includes not only champion and dual Classic winner East Of The Moon, but also Kingmambo, a three-quarters brother to the grand-dam of Karakontie. Bernstein did well with mares by Southern Halo in Argentina, and that horse’s son More Than

Ready is bred on a reverse cross to Karakontie’s dam, making him an interesting choice here. Lemon Drop Kid, a grandson of Miesque, is sire of a stakes winner out of Karakontie’s dam, and would give inbreeding to Miesque. Lemon Drop Kid’s sire line, that of Mr. Prospector, is heavily featured in Bernstein’s stakes winners.


Chestnut, 2009 First Samurai – Greenery (Galileo) Claiborne Farm, Kentucky $12,500

Tough, consistent and versatile Lea earned over $2,300,000, and proved himself equally effective on Dirt and Turf. His four graded stakes victories are headed by the Donn Handicap (G1), in which he set a new track record for 1m1f on the Dirt at Gulfstream Park. He was also placed in five other Grade 1 events, including seconds in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), Woodbine Mile (G1), Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) and Donn Handicap (G1). Lea is the leading earner by Giant’s Causeway’s son First Samurai. His Galileo dam is a half-sister to three other graded winners, from a European family

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Palace Malice will be free to cross with most of those who have worked under Smart Strike and Curlin, who so far has displayed similar affinities to his sire that also produced a US Turf Grade 1 winner, and useful sire Stroll. Storm Cat apart, Lea is open to most prominent US broodmare sire lines, with First Samurai having enjoyed notable success with Mr. Prospector, including Cryptoclearance (Fappiano), Smart Strike, Gulch, Gone West and Seeking The Gold lines. He’s also been good with A.P. Indy and his son, Pulpit.


Grey / Roan, 2011 Unbridled’s Song – Miss Macy Sue (Trippi) Lane’s End, Kentucky $25,000

One of the best older horses of 2015, Liam’s Map gave thrilling examples of front-running to win the Woodward Stakes (G1) and to take second – caught in the final stride by Honor Code – in the Whitney Stakes (G1). The dedicated front-runner tore up the script after a slow start in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), but he showed another dimension to his talents accelerating in a manner very rarely seen in a truly run race on the Dirt. He closed out his final furlong in 11.78secs, to score by 2l from Lea. By Unbridled’s Song out of the prolific sprint stakes winner

Liam’s Map produced a rare turn of foot to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile. He’s retired to Lane’s End at a fee of $25,000

Miss Macy Sue, Liam’s Map has a grandsire – Unbridled – who was inbred to the sire and dam of the mighty Dr. Fager, and a grand-dam who was inbred to Ta Wee, champion half-sister to Dr. Fager, once through a very close relative to that horse. Liam’s Map has an unusual pedigree in that he’s completely free of Northern Dancer at five generations. That opens him up to branches that have enjoyed success under Unbridled’s Song, including Storm Cat, Deputy Minister and Danzig. Mr. Prospector through such branches as Gone West, Forty Niner and Smart Strike, Blushing Groom, Caro and In Reality are other strains that appeal here.


Bay, 2010 Curlin – Palace Rumor (Royal Anthem) Three Chimneys Farm, Kentucky $20,000

His 3l victory in the 1m4f Belmont Stakes (G1) not withstanding, Palace Malice was almost certainly best at a mile

and 1m1f, each of his other five graded victories coming at those trips, the most notable being a win over two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) captor, Goldencents, in the Metropolitan Mile Handicap (G1). His other successes include the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2), New Orleans Handicap (G2), Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) and Westchester Stakes (G3). Palace Malice is by Smart Strike’s two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who is fast emerging as a major sire. Palace Malice will be free to cross with most of those who have worked under Smart Strike and Curlin, who so far has displayed similar affinities to his sire. From the Northern Dancer line, this includes Deputy Minister, Danzig and Storm Cat, and with Palace Malice being out of a Nureyev line mare, Sadler’s Wells will also appeal. There is also a clearly emerging affinity between Curlin and mares from the Seattle Slew line, including via A.P. Indy.


Bay, 2009 War Front – Rose of Summer (El Prado) Airdrie Stud, Kentucky $10,000

Summer Front is one of the most successful sons of the internationally hot Danzig sire, War Front. A high-class performer at around a mile on the Turf from two to six, Summer Front won seven black-type events, including the Hill Prince Stakes (G3), Miami Mile Handicap (G3), Cliff Hanger Stakes (G3) and Ft. Lauderdale Stakes G2), and his resumé also features a second in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1). Summer Front’s half-sister is the Grade 1-winning two-yearold Laragh, and out of a halfsister to Siphonic, who took the Hollywood Futurity (G1). War Front has been exceptional with A.P. Indy through Pulpit, and Laragh is by Pulpit’s son Tapit, so that is one cross that seems obvious. Mr. Prospector through such as Forty Niner, Seeking The Gold, Smart Strike, Kingmambo


us first-season sires and Unbridled’s Son have done well under War Front. Roberto and Rahy both recommend themselves here, and, with a Sadler’s Wells line broodmare sire, Summer Front should like Sadler’s Wells.


Bay, 2011 Tapit – Settling Mist (Pleasant Colony) Lane’s End, Kentucky $30,000

Tonalist has a profile that makes him not only the best son of his brilliant sire, but also the most versatile top-class colt of his generation. He won six stakes races, including the Belmont Stakes (G1) at 1m4f, back-to-back renewals of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) over 1m2f, and the 2015 renewal of the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1).

Wicked Strong has a rare pedigree for a prominent US runner these days in that he is free of Mr. Prospector Not only is Tonalist by Tapit, but his dam is half-sister to the dams of Horse of the Year, Havre de Grace, and multiple Grade 1 winner Riskaverse. His third dam, Broodmare of the Year , Toll Booth, is a threequarters sister to Lassie Dear – the grand-dam of Tonalist’s male line ancestor A.P. Indy. Tonalist is a product of a cross unique among Tapit’s best

offspring, leaving him open to cross with almost all of the strains that have worked with this sire (most of which have been outlined here with regard to Constitution).


Bay 2011 Hard Spun – Moyne Abbey (Charismatic) Spendthrift, Kentucky $10,000

Good at two when he was third to the excellent Honor Code and Cairo Prince in the Remsen Stakes (G2), and at four, when he placed in four stakes, including when second in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1), Wicked Strong was a leader of his crop at three. He won both the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) by 3l in a fast time, and the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2), and missed by just a nose in the Travers Stakes (G1).

Wicked Strong is by Danzig’s young son Hard Spun, already the sire of 45 stakes winners, eight of them Grade 1, and a horse who seems equally effective with colts and fillies and Dirt or Turf runners. His dam, by Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) victor Charismatic, is a half-sister to three stakes winners, two graded, from a solid Fred Hooper family. Wicked Strong has a rare pedigree for a prominent US runner in that he is free of Mr. Prospector, and Hard Spun has done well over that line through Seeking The Gold, Fappiano (including Quiet American and Unbridled/Unbridled’s Song), Gone West and Carson City. From the Northern Dancer line, Storm Cat should do well, and Seattle Slew and his son, -A.P. Indy, also should suit.

Tonalist, the leading son of Tapit, with jockey Joel Rosario after the pair beat Commissioner by a head to win the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes in 2014


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The Q and A: Louise Ruffell chats to Darley’s head of nominations

Dawn Laidlaw about her career in bloodstock, working at Darley, the new Darley Club, shuttle stallions, and, of course, this year’s new exciting Darley sire

Golden Horn


“I am naturally competitive so it is great to work with stallions who are at the top of the tree”

How did you get into the racing industry? I started riding out for a local permit holder FT Walton aged about 13 and had my first (disastrous) point-to-point ride for him a few years later. My mother encouraged me to go to University where I studied Agriculture but pretty soon I was back riding out and pointing. When it was time to give up the competitive riding, I headed to Ireland, originally to work for Enda Bolger, but fairly soon was lucky enough to get a job in the stud office at Coolmore. What made you want to go into bloodstock? I can’t say it was planned but I have always loved racing and I have been very fortunate to end up doing what I do now. Did you always aim for the top, i.e. working for an organisation such as Darley, or was it a natural progression? Again, I can’t say there was ever a long-term plan, but luckily (how many times can I use that word?!) things panned out and I ended up at Darley. I am naturally competitive so it is great to work with stallions who are at the top of the tree and people that aspire to make them a success, such as John Ferguson. You are one of the few people to have worked both for Coolmore and Darley, in what capacity were you there? How different are the two organisations? It is a long time since I worked at Coolmore and I was only there two years, but it was a great experience and I learnt a lot. Both organisations are striving to produce champions both on the racecourse and afterwards as stallions. You are currently Head of Nominations for Darley’s UK stallions – it must be a highpressure job at certain times of the year? We are in a great position, having some excellent stallions

and people who want to use them – can you call that ‘pressure’?

What are goals for the nominations team? The nominations team in Europe strives to get the best possible mares for the Darley stallions, which in turn gives each stallion the best chance of success. As we have said many times we can only do it with the breeders and their success is our success. Clients must come to you for help and advice all the time, what are the keys to building strong relationships? I believe that honesty is the best policy. I want our clients to do well, whether it is in the sales ring or on the racecourse. Guess a lot of clients become friends…. I am fortunate as I have a lot of good friends within the industry and that makes my job enjoyable. How do you and the Darley team decide on a book of mares for a stallion? We look at literally thousands of pedigrees over the season and try and combine what is on the paper with knowledge we have gathered whilst out visiting clients or at the sales when we are actually seeing the mares and their offspring. We also have a team behind the noms team that constantly carries out research to provide us with more information to assist with our decisions. At the end of the day, we are trying to give every stallion the best chance and we try to work with our clients to achieve this. It isn’t an exact science and I know not everyone would agree with some of our decisions. What advice would you give to young people hoping to enter the bloodstock industry? Get as much hands-on experience as you can, travel abroad to work if possible and try to meet as many people as you can from all corners of the

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Get as much hands-on experience as you can, travel abroad to work if possible and try to meet as many people as you can racing/bloodstock industry. The Darley Flying Start programme has been a great chance for young people to gain experience and now after ten years we are really seeing the benefits within the industry. I would encourage any young person wanting to get on in the industry to consider applying for the course.

You often have young people joining your busy nominations team… that must bring its own challenges…! What qualities do you look for in a new team member? Are they younger than me?! We have a great team here, and it includes those that are working behind the scenes to produce the information that you may see in brochures and on the website as well as keeping us up to speed. They have very varied backgrounds, but they have a common goal, which is the success of the stallions. Both Jono Mills (Godolphin’s bloodstock manager) and Mark McStay (assistant bloodstock manager) spent a number of years in nominations and I like to think it was beneficial to them! I have had a number of Flying Start graduates work with me, and it is great to see the progress made by people such as Benoit Jeffroy, who has gone on to the position he now has with Al Shaqab Racing as stud manager, and Lisa Jane Graffard, who is

now our racing administrator in France. Others that have been through the department who have all forged successful careers in the industry are Richard Knight, Henri Egan (neé Michael) and Kate Sigsworth.

Despite working with some of the most high profile people in racing – you take a very “grounded” approach to work, is that important? I would be disappointed if anybody thought I wasn’t grounded! At the end of the day I am a sales person who is lucky enough to work for a great company. I meet a lot of interesting people from all backgrounds, but racing can be a great leveller and money and position do not automatically bring you success – that is part of the attraction in some ways. Every year there are the ‘fairytales’ from unpromising beginnings - our own Mark McStay’s success with Covert Love last season is one such tale. You go to a lot of the yearling sales – is it important to see as many by the Darley sires as possible? Do you get involved with purchasing decisions? We encourage the whole team to see as many progeny by our stallions as they can, whether it is out on the farms or at the sales. This helps us to build a picture of what we think a stallion might need physically in the mares that visit him, as well as letting us see how different people rear and produce their horses. The Godolphin bloodstock department is responsible for the purchasing although we do pass on information when we have seen nice youngstock. You see a lot of the horses as foals and yearlings… it must be very interesting to see them develop and satisfying when one goes on to achieve great things? That is one of the most



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dawn laidlaw satisfying parts of the job, seeing racehorses succeed that you were involved with right through from the mating. Some I will have seen at home on the farm a number of times and then at the sales. I love looking back at the notes when there is a big winner by one of our stallions, but I have to be honest and say that I wouldn’t always have picked them out as potential superstars!

What are the more difficult parts of your job? There is nothing too difficult about coming in to work at Dalham Hall Stud every day. It is obviously disappointing when things go wrong for clients either at the sales or through injuries or death, but horses are animals and unfortunately that is life. It makes the good times even sweeter. Heard you play a lot of tennis and sport, do you feel it is important to have a strong interest split away from working life and the racing / bloodstock industry, which can become all-encompassing? For me it is very important to be able to go off and do something that isn’t horse related and also to mix with people that aren’t in the industry. We can all become very blinkered and forget that we are very lucky to be in the positions we are in. There are a lot of bad things happening outside our world that make horseracing seem inconsequential and we sometimes need to be reminded of that. It must be very exciting to have Golden Horn join you? How is his book going? Has he settled into his stallion life? It is very, very exciting; Golden Horn is a stunning-looking horse with a great attitude. We are very lucky that Sheikh Mohammed has been prepared to invest so much money over the years in top prospects like Golden Horn.

With many illustrious breeders – including HH The Aga Khan, Juddmonte, George Strawbridge Jnr, Lady O’Reilly and the Wertheimers – also set to use him, he is getting the best possible opportunity to succeed.

The 30 shares must have been popular? Yes very popular, it is great to see they have gone to breeders from throughout Europe and beyond, including Australia, Japan and America. The support of so many successful breeders is a great boost to his chances of success and a reflection of how highly thought of he is amongst the professionals. His sire Cape Cross has had an amazing career and it looks like he is still going strong… Cape Cross has been a great stallion for Darley; he is the sire of three amazing champions and with the support of breeders has risen from a relatively lowly fee to the top of the tree. He is in the twilight of his career as a stallion now, but breeders recognise his ability to pass on class and brilliance and continue to support him, so much so that he was oversubscribed again this year. His appeal as a broodmare sire is also now well established and we will be seeing his name in pedigrees for many more years as his legacy lives on through his sons and daughters. Dubawi seems to go from strength to strength and had an amazing 2015, what will 2016 bring? I have been lucky enough to be at Darley throughout Dubawi’s career and it has been an enormous thrill to see him develop as a stallion into the superstar he is today. I think most people are honest enough to say they didn’t necessarily see it coming but perhaps in some ways due to the brilliance of his father Dubai

Cape Cross: in the “twilight” of his career, but well supported by breeders

It is very, very exciting; Golden Horn is a stunning-looking horse with a great attitude

Millennium as a racehorse, breeders supported him and have been well rewarded. A successful stallion is rewarded with a better and better class of mare as their success continues and it is fair to say that Dubawi has covered exceptional mares in the last few seasons so there is every chance that those mares will produce more champions going forward. Dubawi represents exactly what Godolphin is all about – a homebred champion who is

Laidlaw says it’s been an “enormous thrill” to see Dubawi’s career flourish

dawn laidlaw supported by the world’s best breeders and becomes one of the world’s best stallions, capable of getting Group 1 winners in every major racing country around the world. How many outside mares will Dubawi be covering? Dubawi will cover about 60 mares that are not owned by Godolphin, Rabbah or Shadwell. His book is of incredible quality and includes 50 Group 1 winners or the dams of Group 1 winners.

Darley are introducing a lot of new stallions for the coming season with reverse shuttler Brazen Beau joining you at Dalham Hall Stud, and Shooting To Win and Hallowed Crown in Ireland and Sidestep to France. Was it a specific policy this year to add so many new names, the most for a number of years, as well as a number of shuttle sires, to the European roster? We stand stallions that we believe have a chance of succeeding. These stallions were all exceptional racehorses and we believe they can continue the success enjoyed by Exceed And Excel. They may not all prove to be champions, but are at fees to give the breeders a real chance of a return on their investment. How easy is it to market the shuttle sires to the European breeders? I think it is getting much easier, advances in communication and social media mean the world is a much smaller place and more and more people are following overseas racing on a daily basis. When we mention a new horse such as Brazen Beau, breeders are not only aware of his tremendous run at Royal Ascot, but are familiar with the success of his sire I Am Invincible, or in the case of Shooting To Win, what a loss his sire Northern Meteor was for Australia.


Outstrip: the book for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner is now full

The launch of the Darley Club caused a bit of a stir in the autumn… what’s the latest? How has take-up been? Has it encouraged new clients? What are the long-term plans? The take-up has been very good, in particular for Outstrip who is now fully subscribed and Hunter’s Light in France. The reasoning behind the Club was that often, breeders find that, having supported a stallion in his early years, they cannot then get access to him once his career takes off. By offering breeders the chance to secure a lifetime breeding right at a very affordable price, The Darley Club ensures that those breeders who have helped to make a stallion can continue to use him

The Darley Club ensures that those breeders who have helped to make a stallion can continue to use him throughout his career

throughout his career. In turn, the stallions should benefit from better support in years two and three and, of course, sustained support is essential to get young stallions off to the best possible start. The long-term aim is to produce stallions such as Cape Cross or Iffraaj, or the likes of Pivotal or Invincible Spirit, all of whom rose from low fees to be hugely valuable and important stallions, which will be great for both Darley and for our Club members. We will monitor how the Club goes and listen to feedback from clients and decide how we proceed, but it is the intention to introduce other horses via the Club model, some of whom may be at a higher fee. We won’t know how successful the concept is for a few years but we are certainly encouraged at this stage. The Club stallions are priced at a level in which we may have been a bit short in recent seasons so I think that has encouraged some breeders to come back to us that have in recent seasons felt priced out.

Some have feared that it could contribute to overproduction difficulties… There were 43 new stallions

retired to stud in Europe in 2016 and of these, only four are Club stallions. If breeders have mares they want to cover, they will find a stallion - I am not sure that the Club changes that. I also think the industry as a whole needs to look at how it can attract, and retain,- more racehorse owners as they are the people who keep the whole industry turning over. The number of foals born each year is rising slightly, but that is only a problem if there aren’t enough racehorse owners to match it.

Some breeders were saying in the autumn that in general stallion fees are just too high… I think it is right that people should be very careful and ensure as far as possible that what they spend on their mares is the correct commercial decision for them. Has the Godolphin/Darley merge come into effect yet? What was the reasoning behind the new plans? Will it have much impact on day-to-day workings at the stud or your role? Yes, the merge came in to effect on January 1, 2016. It was a natural progression as Godolphin and Darley have always worked towards the same goal – to deliver Group 1 winners for Sheikh Mohammed and his family. The merging of the two companies should make a more streamlined and efficient organisation to realise this ambition. The stallions remain as Darley stallions and on a day-to-day basis the breeders will not see any difference. Darley stallions continue to enjoy huge worldwide success – what is the plan for the future? You had better ask Sheikh Mohammed or John Ferguson that question!


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Moving on up

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It’s all change in France, writes Jocelyn de Moubray, as the stallion market enjoys a resurgence, headed by Le Havre, Siyouni and Kendargent


he revival of the French stallion market continues to gain momentum. Only five years ago in 2011 there were just eight Frenchbased sires who covered more than 100 mares. They were two recent imports from Ireland – Whipper and Elusive City – alongside six young sires of whom the most expensive was Soldier Of Fortune at €10,000. Soldier Of Fortune has moved to Ireland to become a NH sire, but the other unproven sires included Le Havre and Siyouni who covered about 135 mares at €5,000 and €7,000 respectively. For the 2016 season there will be ten sires standing in France for more than €10,000, including four at €25,000 or more and there is no reason at all why all will not be able to attract 100 mares and more. In 2015, 22 stallions in Europe covered

Proven stars, fast sires, middle-distance sires and young stallions – there are plenty available in France in 2016

more than 160 mares, six of them in France, the remainder in Ireland. The ten most popular sires in France covered 1,600 mares in 2015, and so will produce about a third of all Flat-bred horses conceived in France. After years or decades of struggling to attract mares and establish international stallions, France now has a large number in every category. Proven stars, fast sires, middle-distance sires and young stallions – there are plenty available in France in 2016.

The big three, headed by Le Havre

France has three new stallion stars in Le Havre, Siyouni and Kendargent, all of which have big crops of three-year-olds to run for them in 2016 all conceived off low fees. They will have 111, 69 and 95 three-yearolds in 2016. Of the three there is no doubt that the Haras de la Cauvinière’s Le Havre is the most versatile as he has produced top-class performers over every trip from 5f to 2m. He does not have an international sales profile for the time being, but then the son of Noverre was a cheap stallion and the better mares he did cover in his early years belonged to owner Gerard Augustin Normand who sells few yearlings. The remarkable aspect of his success is that nearly all of his black-type winners are the only black-type products of their mares,

Left, Owner Gerard AugustinNormand with Le Havre. The stallion is the most versatile of the big French three having had top-class winners over distances from 5f to 2m Right, the Aga Khan Studs Siyouni at Haras de Bonneval. Shares in him have been sold through the winter, the latest bought by the China Horse Club for €360,000


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european stallions and often the only black-type performers in the family for a couple of generations. By Noverre out of a mare by Surako, Le Havre is an outcross to nearly every mare in Europe and his best winners come from a variety of backgrounds. His second crop was not as good as his first as it contained only two stakes winners and only 63 per cent of his foals made it to the racecourse. However, his third crop produced 13 two-year-old winners from only 36 runners and already includes two stakes winners and several Classic prospects headed by the Augustin Normand-owned fillies La Cressoniere and Villebaudon.

Classe Vendome and Kenshaba, both bred by his owner Guy Pariente, and several goodlooking colts including Jimmy Two Times who is with Andre Fabre, Dhevanafushi with Henri Alex Pantall and L’Argent du Bonheur with Mikel Delzangles. Kendargent also has the four-year-old Group winner Goken and the group-placed three-year-old Mont Kiara in training in England with Kevin Ryan. Kendargent’s six yearlings sold in England and Ireland in 2015 averaged £70,000 and were produced from a €6,000 covering fee.

Siyouni: a commercial star

France’s champion first-season sire in 2015 was the Haras d’Etreham’s Wootton Bassett the sire of 11 runners from only 17 foals and five winners, including the Listed winner Almanzor and several other above average performers such as the Lyon winner Do Re Mi Fa Sol. The son of Iffraaj struggled to attract mares his first two years at stud, but support for Wootton Bassett picked up as soon as his first foals were on the ground and he will be popular in 2016. The Haras de Grandcamp’s Evasive covered a remarkable 175 mares in 2015 and so will get a chance to show his true worth

The Haras de Bonneval’s Siyouni already has a high international sales profile as his six yearlings to sell in England and Ireland in 2015 averaged £152,000. Siyouni went to stud a year after Le Havre, but was syndicated from the beginning allowing the original shareholders to make a return in the region of 1,500 per cent in five years, and also to maintain the standard of mares he covered during his first three years. Siyouni had 13 two-year-old winners from 34 runners from his second crop including the unbeaten Group winner Trixia and two other high-class prospects – Al Shaqab’s colt Siyounor and the Jean Claude Rouget-trained filly Ajou. From only a small sample, Siyouni has still had fewer than 100 runners, the majority of his good horses have been fillies and they have been mainly sprinter/milers with the German-trained filly Bourree his only blacktype winner over further than a mile.

Wootton Bassett: champion young sire for Wootton Bassett picked up as soon as his first foals were on the ground and he will be popular in 2016 over the coming seasons. The son of Elusive Quality is out of a Storm Cat daughter of the champion mare East Of The Moon so has the pedigree of a stallion and has made a promising start from few opportunities. His first crop of only 33 foals included two high-class performers in Evasive’s First and Piment Rouge.

Top middle-distance, mid-priced sires

The proven sires who have moved to France after starting their careers elsewhere include some of the best middle-distance stallions in Europe who stand at less than €20,000 – Authorized, Dalakhani, Manduro and Motivator. These four are all proven Group 1 sires as Dalakhani has produced eight, Manduro six, Authorized three and Motivator two.

After a year in England, Intello, a French champion colt at three, is at Haras du Quesnay for 2016

Kendargent: more to come

The Haras de Colleville’s Kendargent is also mainly a sire of sprinter/milers and despite the fact that the son of Kendor is starting his eighth season at stud, he had fewer than 125 runners up to the end of 2015, less than many Irish-based sires have in one crop! Kendargent’s 2013 crop, three-year-olds of 2016, is his first with more than 55 foals and so with 95 three-year-olds and 121 two-yearolds there are going to be more Kendargent’s running in 2016 than in his entire stallion career to date. His first large crop was a success as from a €4,000 covering fee he produced 18 two-year-old winners from 43 runners. His winners include the very promising fillies


european stallions Manduro and Motivator will both have their first French two-year-olds running in 2016. Makfi is another Group 1 sire who moved to France after starting his career in England. His first crop included the Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner and new sire Make Believe, many of his progeny appear to stay further than he did himself.

Rajsaman: has every chance of success

French sires without runners to date include the Haras de la Cauvinière’s Rajsaman who is likely to be France’s leading first-season sire in 2016 with 110 two-year-olds registered on the France Galop website. Rajsaman’s sire Linamix has yet to make a name as a sire of sires, but none of his other

sons were given such an opportunity and his now 20-year-old son Slickly has been a consistent producer. Charm Spirit, Intello and Dabirsim move to France from England and Germany and Al Shaqab’s French stud has four stallions who will be popular – The Wow Signal joins Planteur, Style Vendome and Olympic Glory.

Soldier Hollow is marching ahead in Germany


he stallion market is nowhere near as buoyant in Germany. There was a slight rise in the number of births registered in 2015, but, with fewer than 900 foals and many mares leaving to be covered in England, Ireland and now France, there is a limited potential for stallions in Germany as things stand. German breeding is also approaching a change of generations as many of the better sires are getting on with Areion turning 21 and Soldier Hollow 16. The best hopes for the future are Gestüt Fahrhof’s Maxios, Gestüt Rottgen’s Reliable Man and Gestüt Etzean’s Jukebox Jury who have all received solid support during their early years at stud. Before turning to the younger generation it is worth looking a little more closely at the record of Gestüt Auenquelle’s Soldier Hollow, who is likely to become established as an international stallion over the next couple of seasons. As he raced until he was seven this recognition will come late in the day, but the son of In The Wings stood for four seasons at Gestüt Rottgen producing 117 foals from four crops. These included two Group 1 winners in Pastorius and Ivanhowe, both of whom competed successfully in Group 1s outside Germany, while no fewer than 19 other horses were rated 95 or higher by the Racing Post. His first larger crop produced after this early success were two-year-olds in 2015 and included several of the best juveniles in Germany. Parthenius, a full-brother to Pastorius, is the highest-rated two-year-old colt in Germany after winning a Group 3 at Krefeld, and there were also four fillies who were black-type-placed in Serienholde, Pagella and Blumenfree. Soldier Hollow looks like a high-class sire whose progeny are good two-year-olds who train on to be at their best at around 1m2f as older horses. The first of the young German sires to be tested will be Jukebox Jury whose first crop will be two in 2016. A son of Montjeu he was a Group winner himself at two, three and five putting up about the best performance of his career when beating Cityscape to win the Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) at two. Maxios has a higher international profile. His first crop will be spread through Europe’s major racing countries as his breeder the Niarchos family has ten yearlings, while other prominent breeders with Maxios yearlings include Juddmonte, the Wertheimers, the Aga


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Soldier Hollow: has the potential to become a major international sire

Khan, Newsells Park Stud, Watership Down and Gestüt Ammerland, as well as Gestüt Fahrhof, Gestüt Itlingen and Gestüt Brummerhof who are major shareholders in the horse. The Maxios foals offered for sale in 2015 were a huge success as 12 were sold for an average around €75,000 with six-figure sales achieved in Ireland, England and France. He will be well supported again over the next couple of years and his yearlings will be among the highlights of the 2016 Baden-Baden September Sale. Reliable Man also has an international profile as he started his stud career in New Zealand in 2013. The Prix du Jockey-Club winner put up probably his best performance when defeating It’s A Dundeel in the 1m2f Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick as a fiveyear-old. Retired to stud the same year following a career-ending injury the son of Dalakhani’s first southern-hemisphere yearlings were averaging more than €100,000 after the Magic Millions sale. His only foal offered in England was sold for 48,000gns and his first yearlings are also likely to be well received at Baden-Baden as well. The remaining two young sires Pastorius and Kamsin, like the slightly older Adlerflug, are all going struggle to make a name for themselves due to their lack of numbers. Kamsin has a potentially good three-year-old filly in England, the Ralph Beckett-trained Andastra, but he has not attracted sustained support in his early years at stud.


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Anabaa & Place Vendome (Dr Fong) Classic Gr.1 winner, track record holder

One of the leading milers of his generation, by sire of sires Choisir. Also undefeated over 7f. A sound and consistent performer from 2 to 4 at the highest level in GB and in France.

1st Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (Grand Criterium) Gr.1 at 2 1st Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Gr.1 at 3 1st Lockinge Stakes Gr.1& 1st Prix de la Forêt Gr.1 (breaking the race record) at 4


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Paul Haigh meets jockey Neil Callan who is making great strides forward in Hong Kong


or a jockey, a contract to ride in Hong Kong is both an accolade and a challenge, a test as much as a compliment. No matter how high a reputation he or she may have built elsewhere, every newcomer – even what some may reckon the freakish exception of the current champion – starts from square one in a racing jurisdiction where the default mind set of the cognoscenti is one of steadfast scepticism. Many champions have tried it and been found wanting. The one thing everyone agrees on is that you need a combination of skills and adaptability to make a go of it in what is potentially the most lucrative (and agreeable) environment for a rider, as well as the toughest of all to crack. Neil Callan went to Hong Kong for a first full season stint four years ago with no title to his name, but he had established himself in Britain as a member of the reliable elite. Cynics might have wondered whether the Irishman had the flair or the determination to join a comparable group on the Eastern shore of the Pacific. They’ve stopped wondering now. “I’d always wanted to give Hong Kong a try,” he says. “I’d heard so much about it from the likes of John Egan, Mick Kinane and Kieran Fallon. “I’d always thought of it as a place you had to go to if you could. I suppose there was a time when a few who weren’t absolutely at the top got invitations and didn’t really make a go of it, but in general I thought of it as a place where only the very best did well. “That didn’t deter me though. I’d always wanted to give it a shot, short term if nothing else. I came a couple of times for short term stints in the winter, then I got offered the long term contract. “Is it hard here? Yes it is. Of course, it’s hard in Britain if you’re outside the top ten or so, they’re the only ones who make good


neil callan money – I’d been in the top five for about five years before I came – but it’s hard to get rides, never mind winners. “But it’s harder here. First time I came I only got two winners in three months. When I first came here I thought it was probably the hardest place in the world to ride winners.” He doesn’t agree with the suggestion that this is because an upper clique of riders in Hong Kong have the attention of the leading trainers and also the leading owners sewn up. “Well, that’s not unusual, but the thing you mustn’t do here is rock up for a three-month stay and think you’re going to get all the best rides, because that’s just not going to happen. It takes longer here. You have to work at it. I had to struggle and drive to make it work.” Is that because jockeys have to get their own bookings in Hong Kong? They don’t have agents to do it for them. Do they have to be adept at schmoozing as well as in the saddle? “It’s not so much schmoozing. In Britain, sure it’s very different where you’ve got the agent who does all the booking and looks after all the annoying stuff. But in a place where you’ve just got 18 or 19 chances a week [there are only two meetings weekly in Hong Kong: at Sha Tin and the very different, much tighter circuit of Happy Valley] you just have to keep working – and never take anything for granted. “Even now when I’ve got a good footing and a bit of respect there’s always the chance that you’ll lose a ride – sometimes without even knowing what you’re supposed to have done wrong – and you’ve just got to learn to take that on the chin when it happens.” He’s taken plenty on the chin in the four years since he became a Hong Kong jockey who rides in Britain during the Hong Kong summer break rather than an British-based jockey who heads east for part of the winter. Very often of course the loss of a ride comes as a result of nothing more than an owner developing an admiration for another jockey, or a conviction that a horse might run faster if he had someone other than the now exceptionally strong and exceptionally competent Callan on board. But Callan’s progression has been steady since his arrival, relentless you might even say, and now the cynics have been silenced. He’s become one of those in favour of whom other jockeys get jocked off rather than one of those who find themselves jocked. In his first year he rode nine winners, the next year 12, the year after it was 27, last year 47 and so far this time round his score stands


in the low 20s, which means that with less than half the season completed he’s on course for another best ever year – this in a territory where there are only 800 or so winners to be shared amongst the jockeys a year and where a century until recently was considered a quite exceptional feat. How about the racing itself? How different is that from England? Mick Kinane is one who reached the peak of his fame after seasons in Hong Kong and always used to say that riding there improves any jockey a lot. Would Callan agree with that? “Definitely. The racing is so tight here [in the sense that jockeys give each other very little room while trying to make sure they don’t fall foul of the stringent and suspensionhappy stewards] and the handicapping is so close that sometimes there may be only 2l between the entire field. So you can’t afford mistakes. “It’s a very fine balance. In a way it’s like when you’re in Britain and you’ve just lost your claim. You’ve got to keep working and concentrating, but you’ve got to recognise, too, that sometimes you can’t make things happen and you’ve just got to go with the flow. “You can have a bad month, but you mustn’t get down on yourself. You’ve just got to develop a thick skin and rely on hard graft. “Most certainly coming here has improved me as a rider though. I feel I’ve improved physically and mentally. I feel I’ve got sharper, because everything here happens so fast. You don’t just fall out of the gate and lob along the way you can sometimes in the UK. I feel it when I go back in the summer, I feel much more relaxed over there.”


ut that doesn’t mean he doesn’t bring the speed of thought or the will to win back with him. And he has no desire to sever ties with home racing completely. “I’m only 37 and I’m going to go back and finish my career in the UK eventually. I want to keep all my old contacts. That’s why I was so pleased when my first ride back for Kevin [Ryan, the trainer for whom he first made his name] was a winner. For now though I’m happy here and the family is happy here too. “Financially it’s very good here, a lot better than Britain, and the tax is only 15 per cent. But more important is that I come here and I find I’m getting on Group 1 horses that have been imported. That’s what I really want.

That’s what any jockey wants: to ride very good horses.” Callan, who believes in spreading his connections which have grown along with his already formidable strength in a finish, now rides for several good trainers in Hong Kong besides the elite pair of John Moore and Tony Cruz. The highlight of his Hong Kong career,

Financially it’s very good here, a lot better than Britain, and the tax is only 15 per cent, but more important I’m getting on Group 1 horses

neil callan perhaps the highlight of his riding career to date, came in April 2014 when Blazing Speed, a very talented if slightly enigmatic performer, won the International Group 1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at 16-1, in the process demonstrating clearly that judgement of pace is another asset with which Callan’s refined his jockeyship. How long will he stay in Hong Kong?

“I don’t know,” he replies. “But I like it. A lot of people come here from Ireland or Britain and they just find it too fast, too busy, too cosmopolitan. But it’s fine for me. I like it – and just as important so does my family.” He’s very much the family man. Most of Hong Kong’s top riders are. Playboys only thrive briefly in this seriously tempting environment where famous jockeys have the

same sort of status famous footballers enjoy in Britain. “What I like,” he says “is to be living where I work. In England you’re riding every day seven days a week. It’s just rush, rush, rush, travel, travel, sweat, sweat, rush. “In England I don’t see my wife and my kids until midnight most days. Here we spend every day together. My eldest son is showing


neil callan a lot of ability at a few sports and I’m able to follow him. That means a lot to me and I couldn’t do that there. The money’s great. The lifestyle’s great, but the main thing is that I can have quality time with my family.” The final consolidation of his position, and the one that might elevate him to championship contender, even with the phenomenal Joao Moreira around, could come if he manages back to back victories in

the APQEII this April. Hong Kong-based trainers like hardworking jockeys whom they can rely on to produce the same level of effective performance just about every time they go out on a horse. So do the occasionally fickle Hong Kong owners. Even the Hong Kong Australians, racing fanatics almost to a man and Eurodoubters as a matter of preference, think

Hong Kong International racing: December 13th, 2015

highly of him these days – and some of them have even been busy trying to pick holes in Ryan Moore’s technique for a while, admittedly without much success. This year’s Hong Kong newbie jockeys include the newly crowned British champion Silvestre de Sousa. Hong Kong’s second Brazilian would do pretty well to listen to any advice this Irishman might like to give him.

Clockwise, from left, winning connections after Peniaphobia’s sprint win, Yutaka Take celebrates on the Cup winner A Shin Hikari, and Ryan Moore giving Highland Reel a brilliant ride to take the Vase Photos courtesy of the HKJC


japan: maurice Maurice is from the first crop of Japan Cup winner Screen Hero, a son of Grass Wonder (Silver Hawk). He stood for just ¥300,000 (approximately £1,666) in year one

Maurice is no minor

Maurice came from small beginnings, but is now one of the best milers in the world. Naohiro Goda tells his story


aurice, who was unbeaten in six starts in 2015 and collected three Grade 1s – the Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo in June, the Mile Championship at Kyoto in November and the Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin in December, is one of the key international horses to watch for 2016 Flat season. He runs in the silks of Kazumi Yoshida, wife of Katsumi Yoshida who owns and runs Northern Farm, the biggest and the most successful breeding operation in Japan, and leading breeder in Japan for four consecutive years since 2012, but he comes from more small-scale beginnings. The Japanese Horse of the Year 2015 was born on March 2, 2011 at Togawa Farm, owned by Yoji Togawa at Atsuga in Hokkaido Island. Compared with Northern Farm, which has a broodmare band numbering around 650, Togawa Farm has just eight mares looked after by Yoji Togawa with his wife, Harue. Maurice is from the first crop of Screen Hero, who was bred and owned by Shadai Farm’s Teruya Yoshida, elder brother to Katsumi Yoshida. Screen Hero won two Graded Stakes over 1m4f, including the Group 1 Japan Cup in 2008, but was judged “not good enough” to join the roster at Shadai Stallion Station, which Teruya Yoshida runs with his two brothers, Katsumi Yoshida and Haruya Yoshida.


Instead he started his stud duties in 2010 at Lex Stud in Shizunai. His fee for that first season was ¥300,000, approximately £1,666, and Mejiro Frances, dam of Maurice, was one of 84 mares who visited the son of Grass Wonder (Silver Hawk) through that first season. At the yearling sales in 2012, Yoshida was impressed with the stallion’s first crop and he bought a considerable number. It was a view shared by Shigeyuki Okada of Big Red Farm, who went a step further and bought shares in Screen Hero as well. That gamble taken at such an early stage by Yoshida and Okada has since proved to be a well-judged move. Screen Hero had four graded stakes winners, including Maurice and Gold Actor, who won the Grade 1 Arima Kinen, the year-end championship race in Japan on December 27 at Nakayama. In May 2013, the bay colt by Screen Hero out of Mejiro Frances was offered at HBA Training Sale of Two-Year-Olds at Sapporo Racecourse as Lot 129. At the training preview, the breeze-up held the day before the sale, Lot 129 clocked 21.80secs, the fastest among the 262 horses who breezed over the two furlongs. The friends Yoshida and Okada were watching and both liked him and they had a chat after the training preview. Yoshida said: “I like Lot 129”, and Okada replied: “I like the same horse”. Yoshida said: “He should be sales-topper.

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Multiplex 2-y-o Group winner by DANEHILL Winner of 4 races and placed Group placed twice from only 8 starts, including: Won Gr.3 Prix La Rochette, 7f, Longchamp, at 2, beating Attima (multiple Gr.2), Yasoodd (Gr.3), etc. Won LR Prix de Montretout, 8f, Longchamp, at 2 beating Spirito Del Vento (multiple Gr.2), and 7 other Group/Stakes winners. Won LR Prix de Saint-Patrick, 8f, Deauville, beating two other Stakes winners. Won Prix de Thimecort, 7f, Chantilly, by 4 lengths, on his 2yo debut. 2nd Gr.3 Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord, 8f, Chantilly. 3rd Gr.3 Prix Messidor, 8f, Maisons-Laffitte.

By a Champion Sire out of a half sister to two Champions Sire DANEHILL – Sire of leading sires Dansili, Danehill Dancer, Rock Of Gibraltar, Exceed And Excel, Redoute’s Choice, etc. Dam SHIRLEY VALENTINE (Shirley Heights) Half sister to Champions and leading sires Warning and Commander-in-Chief. Winner and 4th Gr.3 Park Hill Stakes and Gr.3 Lancashire Oaks. Dam of 9 winners, including Gr.3 winner Memorise; Gr.3 placed Sparkling Water and LR placed Stakes producers Fully Invested and Valentine Band (dam of Gr.2 winner Await The Dawn, etc).

Multiplex was bred and raced by Juddmonte Farms Fee 2016:


Sire of quality runners under both rules Flat winners include: SUPERPLEX – Gr.3 Prix Daphnis, 4th Gr.2 Prix Greffuhle. DOWN TO THE MOON – Gr.3 and LR winner. RADIO GAGA – LR Eternal S, 2nd Gr.3 Fred Darling S, 3rd LR Bosra Sham S, at 2 years. LUV U FOREVER – winner; 2nd LR Criterium du Bequet; 4th Gr.3 Prix d'Arenberg. TFR 94. PAREN LA MUSICA – LR winner; also Gr.1 placed (twice) and Gr.2 placed. RAMCITO – LR winner. CHESTER DEAL – 3rd LR Premio Pisa. 60% of his Flat winners have won again, including: PRECISION STRIKE (10 wins), MULTITASK (8 wins), ROYAL MARSKELL (6 wins), DADDY WARBUCKS (5 wins), DIAMOND LADY (4 wins), EL CAMPEON (4 wins), etc. Jumps winners from his few runners to date include: OUT SAM – 2 hurdle races and 3rd Gr.2 Noel Novices Chase, 2015. MULTIPLIER – 2yo winner; also 3 hurdle races and 2nd Gr.1 Gran Criterium d’Autunno, 2015. BOBSWORLD – a winner of a P-t-P, as well as over hurdles and fences. DEVENISH ISLAND – dual bumper winner. Yearlings have made up to 145,000gns & Stores £32,000, selling to Paul Webber, Donald McCain, Evan Williams.

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The future super star, bred by just a small breeder with eight broodmares, was bought by the biggest breeder in Japan for only ¥10,000,000 I think he will make at least ¥50 million [£277,777] and I am sure he is worth investing that amount.” Okada looked at his friend and said: “Are you serious!?” The top price at the sale had been between ¥25 million to ¥30 million in the previous few years, meaning that Yoshida’s estimation on a colt by an unproven stallion looked exorbitantly high! But as Yoshida is known as a big spender at sales, who has made expensive purchases at the sales in Europe, US and Australia, Okada thought he had no chance to buy Lot 129 – Yoshida seemed determined to buy the colt and was ready to pay a big amount of money. So Okada decided to withdraw from the bidding war and look elsewhere. Yoshida duly opened the bidding at ¥10 million, a decent big sum for a first bid, but it was a strong hand and nobody proved brave enough to bid against Yoshida. That was a magical moment and one that has ocassionally been seen at sales all over the world – and frequently employed by Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse – one bid frightens off the opposition.

The future super star, bred by just a small breeder with eight broodmares, was bought by the biggest breeder in Japan for only ¥10,000,000, around £55,555! The colt is an elegant and powerful mover and so reminded Yoshida of the dance performed by the ballet dancer Jorge Donn in his favourite movie Les Uns et les Autres that the buyer decided to name the colt after the film’s choreographer, Maurice Bejart.


aurice was sent into training with Naohiro Yoshida, a young and promising trainer based at JRA’s Ritto Training Center, Kyoto, and the colt duly made a successful debut on October 6, 2013 winning his 7f maiden by 3l in a juvenile course and distance record time. After this impressive win, Maurice was stepped straight into graded stakes company, which proved a more difficult task. He finished fourth in the Grade 2 Spring Stakes in March 2014, a prep race for Grade 1 Satsuki Sho, the Japanese 2,000 Guineas, but missed the first leg of Triple Crown, because

his earnings were not enough to get in the field. Maurice failed to win a Graded Stakes at three – like his sire he took a little time to come to hand, who won his first graded stakes, the Grade 2 Copa Republica Argentina, when he was a four-year-old. As a three-year-old, Maurice was still a little weak behind. He always broke slowly and needed some strides to make his run, while he was also not yet the finished article mentally – he just did not concentrate on competition during the races. His knowledgeable connections understood Maurice needed some time and decided to give him six months’ break. Prior to the 2015 season, Maurice was transferred to Noriyuki Hori, the leading trainer at JRA’s Miho Training Centre in Tokyo. Hori had gained his experience when working in Newmarket for Sir Michael Stoute before starting his own training stable. After being given time to mature, Maurice proved a different horse when he returned to racecourse in January 2015. After winning two conditions races, Maurice won his first graded race, the Grade 3 Lord Derby Challenge Trophy on April 5 at Nakayama. Despite still not breaking quickly, his winning time of 1min32.2secs was a race record. The next start for Maurice was the Grade 1 Yasuda Kinen (the Japanese equivalent to the Queen Anne Stakes) on

Winning part two of the Japanese Grade 1 Mile double, the Mile Championship at Kyoto. Maurice is the sixth horse to win the two races in the same year


japan: maurice June 7 at Tokyo and he did not disappoint punters who supported him as the 27-10 favourite. He beat a strong and competitive field, which included five previous Grade 1 winners. A minor problem delayed Maurice’s return in autumn. After missing the Mainichi Okan (G2), he went straight to Kyoto’s Mile Championship (G1) in November without a prep race. “With how good he looked racing in the Yasuda Kinen, I was surprised that his winning margin wasn’t more,”said Atsunori Hashimoto, assistant trainer after the win. “He was really strong. We had tied his tongue because we wanted him to take the bit in the gate, but he had a lot of gate practice and I don’t think that the reason his start was so good was just because of his tongue being tied. “We decided to pass on the Mainichi Okan because he was showing signs of fatigue. His gait was stiff and his back tense. Since then, we’ve been having him treated and he’s had light gallops up the hill course. His pain is gone now and he’s fresh.” “I knew that he was probably going to be the best miler in the race,” said Moore after the win. “It was just a question of getting a clean trip and hopefully if we kept things straight forward, he would be able to show that he’s the best horse, and he did.” He added: “He showed a really good turn of foot in the last 400 meters. I rode Maurice when he was a two-year-old, but he’s developed into a fast strong horse.”

I rode Maurice when he was a two-year-old, but he’s developed into a fast strong horse

He is the sixth horse to complete the Japanese mile Grade 1 double. The win gave trainer Noriyuki Hori his ninth JRA Grade 1 victory and Ryan Moore, who was riding in Japan under a short-term license, marked his fifth JRA Grade 1 win following the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes title he achieved with Asia Express in 2013.


he Mile Championship was a tough race, and the short three week gap between Mile Championship and Hong Kong Mile worried connections that he might not have recovered in time. He was trained lightly at Sha Tin and only did one serious work out when breezing over two furlongs nine days ahead of the International meeting, clocking 26.4sec. Moore gave him a fine ride at Sha Tin, settling him in and bringing to challenge two furlongs out. Moore saved a little for the last 100yds, and in the end the horse won with a comfortable margin of three-quarters of a length from a quality field, which included Esoterique, winner of three Group 1s over a mile in Europe, Mondialiste, the British-

Maurice was lightly trained ahead of the HKJC Mile, but Moore turned up to ride him on the Friday


trained winner of the Woodbine Mile (G1), and Able Friend, Hong Kong’s best miler. After winning, Ryan Moore who rode Maurice said to the press: “I think at Kyoto in the Mile Championship he was slightly more impressive. He was probably not quite at his best today.” Trainer Hori said: “This is my fifth visit to Hong Kong and I sent my horse here in great condition – everything went as planned. Now I will talk to the owner about Maurice’s future.” After two tough races in three weeks, on his return from Hong Kong, Maurice has enjoyed a break through the winter Northern Farm. His future plan is still undecided. Connections are considering trying him over a longer distance. His sire was a Japan Cup winner, he is out of mare by Carnegie, winner of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, while the sire of his second dam is Mogami, who sired Sirius Symboli, winner of the Japanese Derby, Mejiro Ramonu, winner of the Japanese Oaks, and Legacy World, winner of the Japanese Cup. The pedigree more suggests Maurice should be fine for the trip over 1m2f –the rest of the world better watch out then! To round off the fabulous year in January Maurice was announced as a double winner for the JRA Awards for 2015, awarded the JRA Horse of the Year for 2015 as well as the Best Sprinter or Miler Award. Maurice dominated the voting for the Horse of the Year award gaining 215 votes out of 291. The runner-up and third-placed horse Lovely Day and Duramente had received 55 and 19 respectively. The Horse of the Year title is the highest honor given to JRA-registered race horses and is selected by the Horse of the Year Selection Committee represented by journalists of various dailies and magazines. Hori, who also became the JRA’s champion trainer for the first time with 56 wins, said: “It is a great honor for Maurice to be selected as the Horse of the Year. Last year, Maurice gave us results in a number of varied environments and I am most grateful for, not only this horse’s being blessed with great racing ability and a great capacity to learn, but for all the people who have worked with him to bring this ability to fruition. “I will continue to pursue this horse’s potential to the utmost, and bring out the ability he has been born with, which will, I believe, bring more racing pleasure to the fans.”

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Have we hit tipping point? Jocelyn de Moubray brings some statistical order to the confusion of 2015


he 2015 European sales season came to a subdued end with the Tattersalls December Mare Sale producing an aggregate down from the two previous years. Arqana’s breeding stock sale has been

boosted in recent years by large drafts from the Aga Khan and Wertheimer brothers, but there, too, the 2015 aggregate was lower than the two previous years. The Tattersalls sale also featured several high profile buy backs and the lowest average price on the final day (5,400gns) since 2008,

the height of the financial crisis. Many breeders left the sale with greater concerns than usual for the future. Commonly voiced anxieties included rising stallion fees and above all how selective the market appeared to be at both the yearling sales and the breeding stock sales.

Major UK/Irish Stallions 2006: by mares covered Stallion

2006 Fee £




Coolmore Coolmore Coolmore Coolmore Coolmore Ballyhane Stud National Stud Coolmore Coolmore Coolmore Whitsbury Manor Stud Coolmore Coolmore Cheveley Park Stud Coolmore Darley Darley Coolmore Coolmore Darley Darley Darley Cheveley Park Stud Darley National Stud

Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland GB Ireland Ireland GB Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland GB GB Ireland GB GB Ireland

Rock of Gibraltar One Cool Cat Galileo Danehill Dancer Antonius Puis Captain Rio Invinicble Spirit Hawk Wing High Chaparral Catcher In The Rye Avonbridge Footstepsinthesand Oratorio Pivotal Fasliyev King's Best Bertolini Choisir Orpen Tobougg Tiger Hill Shamardal Kyllachy Dubawi Verglas

31,000 Danehill 10,000 Storm Cat 26,000 Sadlers Wells 51,000 Danehill 5,500 Danzig 3,500 Pivotal 7,000 Green Desert 15,000 Woodman 17,000 Sadler’s Wells 2,700 Danehill 4,500 Averti 17,000 Giants Causeway 20,000 Danehill 65,000 Polar Falcon 10,000 Nureyev 24,000 Kingmambo 10,000 Danzig 7,000 Danehill Dancer 5,500 Lure 5,000 Barathea 25,000 Danehill 27,000 Giants Causeway 7,500 Pivotal 25,000 Dubai Milennium 7,000 Highest Honor

Average Fee



Mares 197 196 195 184 177 177 163 160 160 159 153 153 152 150 148 148 147 147 146 145 144 143 142 141 141

Total nos of mares covered: 3,968

market forces At the yearling sales the top 15 per cent sold better than ever, but for the remainder, breeders were often forced to choose between not selling or selling at a loss. It was a similar story at the breeding stock sales – only nine fillies or mares made 500,000gns or more, the lowest number since 2010. Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahoney addressed some of the issues raised in his end of sale statement: “Matching supply with demand is always a delicate balance and we will be aiming to manage the numbers carefully in 2016.” This sounds like a warning that it will be harder than ever to get into the best sales on the best days in the future as to maintain demand the plan is to reduce the numbers on offer.

Overall, the bloodstock sales statistics across Europe in 2015 were positive, and the yearling market more or less matched the peak from the previous cycle, which came in 2007, the year before the crash. Over the last 30 years as the bloodstock market approaches a fall there have been warning signs at both the top and bottom of the market. At the top the risks seem to become higher than ever as the costs of production – stallion fees – rise reflecting demand for the stallions considered to be the best and therefore the safest bet. At the bottom of the market there is a problem of overproduction as the spectacular results returned by the few encourage the many to produce, dreaming of hitting the jackpot themselves. So is the European bloodstock market

At the yearling sales the top 15 per cent sold better than ever, but for the remainder breeders were often forced to choose between not selling or selling at a loss heading for a correction? Before jumping to any pessimistic conclusions it is interesting to look at the market as it was ten years earlier in 2006, two years before the last correction, and

Major UK/Irish Stallions 2015: by mares covered Stallion

2015 Fee £


Kodiac 17,000 Danehill Dark Angel 19,000 Acclamation Zoffany 8,500 Dansili Camelot 17,000 Montjeu Dandy Man 4,500 Mozart Lope De Vega 27,000 Shamardal Zebedee 6,800 Invincible Spirit Born To Sea 6,800 Invincible Spirit Galileo Private Sadler’s Wells Australia 34,000 Galileo Alhebayeb 3,500 Dark Angel Casamento 3,500 Shamardal Iffraaj 22,500 Zafonic Footstepsinthesand 6,800 Giant’s Causeway Mastercraftsman 27,000 Danehill Dancer Dubawi 125,000 Dubai Millenium Gale Force Ten 3,500 Oasis Dream Sea The Stars 85,000 Cape Cross Poets Voice 12,000 Dubawi Dawn Approach 24,000 New Approach Morpheus 4,000 Oasis Dream Toronado 15,000 High Chaparral War Command 10,000 War Front Invincible Spirit 68,000 Green Desert Average Fee



Tally Ho Morristown Lattin Coolmore Coolmore Ballyhane Ballylinch Tally Ho Rathasker Coolmore Coolmore Tara Darley Darley Coolmore Coolmore Darley Coolmore Gilltown Darley Darley Tally Ho English National Coolmore National Stud

Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland GB Ireland Ireland GB Ireland Ireland GB Ireland Ireland GB Ireland Ireland


Mares 232 225 220 198 192 187 182 182 181 178 176 169 166 165 164 160 160 159 155 152 152 152 152 149

Total nos of mares covered: 4,211 103

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In 2006, 72 per cent of the 25 most popular sires had yet to have three-year-olds, whereas in 2015 the proportion had fallen to 58 per cent

Hanky Panky topped the Tattersalls Breeding Stock Sale: only nine lots made 500,000gns or more

to consider predictions in the light of this comparison. The first two tables are a comparison between the most popular stallions in Britain and Ireland in 2006 and in 2015. If there is a negative conclusion to be drawn from these statistics it is the ever narrower base of production. In 2006, the 25 most-popular sires produced about 32 per

cent of the foals of 2007, whereas 40 per cent of this year’s foals will be by the 25 most-popular sires. However, a quick glance at the list of popular sires in 2006 is enough to prove that, in the long run, popular is not the same as successful. Only three of the 2006 sires were still among the most popular ten years later, and several have long since been exported to

less competitive markets. It is also worth pointing out that the balance between proven and unproven sires has changed over the period. In 2006, 72 per cent of the 25 popular sires had yet to have three-year-olds on the track, whereas in 2015 the proportion had fallen to 58 per cent. In 2006, the most popular proven sires were Pivotal and Danehill Dancer, followed mainly by unproven or relatively unproven sires, whereas in 2015 many of Europe’s best sires also covered the largest books of mares. The 2006 breeding season was atypical as it was the only one in 30 years in which Coolmore did not have a top stallion covering a large book. Ahead of his first three-year-olds running, Galileo stood at €37,500, his lowest price ever having dropped from a starting point of €50,000. In 2007, Galileo covered 196 mares at a massively increased fee of €150,000, and his price has been private ever since. Coolmore had seven of the 10 most popular stallions in 2007 and, whereas the Irish stud still had a similar number of popular sires ten years later, many other studs now cover large books of mares.

Comparison of major UK sales 2006-2015 Sale No sold Agg (gns) Agg (£) Agg ($) Av (£) Av ($) Agg in current (£) Agg current $ Av current £ Av current $ 2006 Tatts Oct 1 432 55,035,000 57,800,000 113,000,000 134,000 260,000 76,000,000 134,000,000 176,000 310,000 Tatts Oct 2 862 27,760,200 29,000,000 57,100,000 33,800 66,300 37,000,000 67,000,000 43,000 78,000 Oct 1 + Oct 2 1,294 82,795,200 86,900,000 170,000,000 67,000 132,000 112,000,000 200,000,000 87,000 155,000 Dec Mares 875 66,605,800 69,900,000 137,000,000 79,900 157,000 90,000,000 161,000,000 103,000 184,000 2015 Tatts Oct 1 372 82,744,500 86,900,000 130,000,00 234,000 350,000 Tatts Oct 2 681 42,414,000 44,500,000 66,800,000 65,400 98,100 Oct 1 + Oct 2 1,053 125,158,500 131,400,000 197,000,000 125,000 187,000 Dec Mares 679 46,238,500 48,600,000 72,800,000 71,500 107,000 105

market forces If France is included, Coolmore had only three of the 12 most popular European stallions in 2015 – Galileo, Zoffany and Camelot. Three were in France, Rajsaman, Le Havre and Siyouni, while the others were at Irish studs Tally-Ho, Morristown Lattin, Ballylinch, Ballyhane and Rathaskar. As far as stallion fees are concerned the average price of the unproven sires is more or less unchanged at £14,000 in today’s prices. The average price of the proven sires is unchanged in real terms, too, if Galileo is excluded. Another aspect of the two lists which hasn’t changed over ten years is the split between middle distance and fast stallions – 25 per cent / 75 per cent in favour of fast sires. If the concentration on only a handful of stallions could pose a problem in the longer run, for the short term this comparison suggests there are no immediate dangers for the bloodstock market. Today’s stallions do not appear to be

As far as stallion fees are concerned the average price of the unproven sires is more or less unchanged at £14,000 in today’s prices

overpriced compared with those of ten years ago, and if a few stallions are going to dominate production it makes more sense that nearly half should be proven stallions. There is almost no middle market in the stallion business. Stallions are either proven to be very good, unproven, or the largest category, unpopular. It goes without saying that popular sires generate huge revenues and their owners are among the most significant buyers in the bloodstock market.

Mares of 2006 Buyers


Agg spend (gns)

Mares Bought

Lady Rothschild 2 7,600,000 Magical Romance: 4,600,000 Spinning Queen: 3,000,000 Newsells Park Stud 3 3,700,000 Specifically: 1,850,00 Helena Molony: 1,100,000, Puce: 750,000 Darley 3 4,000,000 Mackie 1.600.000 Short Skirt 1,400,000, Carisolo 1,000,000 Watership Down et al 1 900.000 Exciting Times: 900,000 Coolmore 2 1.485.000 Solo de Lune 775.000 Halland Park Lass 710.000 Paul Makin 1 700,000 Lady Karr: 700,000gns Lady Bamford 1 650,000 Maid of Killeen 650,000gns Others who bought at 500,000gns + included Tasman Bloodstock, BBA Ireland, Rockfield Farm (Brian Grassick Bloodstock), Breeding Capital (Charlie Gordon Watson), Katsumi Yoshida, Barronstown Stud, James Delahooke agent, Shadai Farm

Mares of 2015 Buyers


Agg spend (gns)

Mares Bought (gns)

Darley 3 4.900.000 Hanky Panky: 2,700,000 Qualify: 1,600,000, Yellow Rosebud: 600,000 Coolmore 1 2,100,000 Tiggy Wiggy: 2,100,000 Claiborne Farm 1 1,100,000 Seta 1,100,000 Anthony Oppenhiemer 1 700.000 Sinnamary: 700,000 Katsumi Yoshida 1 675,000 Xcellence: 675,000 Watership Down 1 625,000 Lady Hawkfield: 625,000 Mount Brilliant 1 500,000 Dame Marie: 500,000 Others who bought at 300,000gns+ included Gatewood Bell, Newsells Park Stud (John & Jake Warren), Ballylinch Stud, Barronstown Stud, Wertheimer et Frere, Meridian International, Bertrand Le Metayer, BBA Ireland, AppleTree Stud (Frederico Barberini)


Turning to the sales comparisons and lists of leading buyers and looking first at the yearling sales there are two hugely significant changes. The first is the swing in the exchange rate between sterling and the US dollar. A weak currency encourages foreign investment and over the last ten years sterling has lost 25 per cent of its value compared with the dollar, which remains the world’s major reserve currency. For the few buyers at the top end of the market who are looking at the sterling line on the sales board, 2015’s yearling sales were very strong indeed. Far stronger in real terms than those of 2006, and higher even than the last peak year of 2007. For those who are looking at the dollar line, it is a different story altogether. For those who reckon in dollars the combined average at October 1 and 2 was up in real terms on 2006, but still 20 per cent below the level achieved in 2007. Hardly surprising in the circumstances that no British-based buyers figured among the leading purchasers in 2015 as Craig Bennet’s Merry Fox Stud and Mrs Hankinson had in 2006. The other significant development is the emergence of new major buyers of expensive yearlings. In 2006, there were four groups of buyers who spent more than two million guineas on expensive yearlings, in 2015 there were seven, six of whom spent more than 4 million guineas. In 2006 the major buyers accounted for around 30 per cent of the total; in 2015 this had risen to 60 per cent. Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Estates has been buying expensive yearlings for more than 30 years, but in 2015 the farm spent a great deal more than it had ten years earlier. Sheikh Johann Al Thani’s Al Shaqab, the China Horse Club and the Mayfair Speculators are all newcomers to the market. The demand for expensive yearlings in Europe has not been so competitive for a very long time. In 2006 the two major buyers, the Maktoum family and Coolmore, never knowingly bid on the same lots. However, neither of 2015’s two major yearling sales at Tattersalls were straight-forward for every vendor. The number of yearlings sold for 180,000gns or more rose from 180 in 2014 to 196 in 2015, and yet the combined average fell slightly.

market forces The horses the major buyers wanted sold well, but it was no easy matter to get the remainder sold for anything like a profit. The major buyers, all of whom are either already players in the stallion market or hoping to become so in the future, make the most popular 10 per cent or so of yearlings more or as valuable as ever before, depending on what currency you are reckoning in. For the remainder the supply of expensive yearlings is greater than the demand, particularly as, for the domestic market, prices are higher in sterling than they have ever been. There is, however, no reason looking at these statistics to expect a correction immediately, bar, of course, a dramatic outside event which changes everything. In many ways the arrival of buyers such as the China Horse Club and the Mayfair Speculators make the European yearling market look more secure than at many other time when it rested upon two groups of buyers alone.


In 2006 the major buyers accounted for around 30 per cent of the total, in 2015 this had risen to 60 per cent

In this context, a near-record yearling season, it seems surprising, and indeed it appeared to surprise many industry insiders, that the breeding stock sales were so subdued. There are several possible explanations beginning with the currency issue: US buyers were more active through Claiborne, Mount Brilliant and the new American owners of Ballylinch Stud, than has been the case in recent years. While also the new major buyers of yearlings, Al Shaqab, the China Horse Club and the Mayfair Speculators, were not active. A third obvious explanation is the quality of the breeding sale catalogues which, of course, differ from year to year. When the yearling market is strong those who hold top class mares have less reason to wish to sell, and unless there is a major dispersal it is difficult for the sales companies to put together a strong catalogue, particularly in England and Ireland where

Tiggy Wiggy: bought by Coolmore. The major buyers in 2015â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market were the stallion owners

there are so few owner/breeders. It is the stallion market which drives demand for mares, and, aside from those belonging to Darley, the most popular stallions are now in Ireland or France. And then finally new buyers or increased demand is what makes a strong market and the majority of those who were buying expensive mares in 2015 were experienced professionals. A look at the most expensive mares sold in 2006 shows that buying at the top of the mare market is a high-risk investment, and not one many people, other than those who own the best stallions, are happy to undertake year after year. Europe remains one of the centres of the bloodstock world. The value of bloodstock will not continue to rise for ever and there will be a correction at some point, but the demand for the best is international and as long as the terms of trade are favourable, with a strong US dollar, there is no reason to expect a fall at the 2016 sales. However, the top of the market is a small proportion of the total. Of the yearlings sold at the major sales in England, Ireland, France and Germany less than 15 per cent were bought by one of the big buyers. The market was a very different proposition for those trying to sell to the domestic market as in sterling or in euros yearlings are as expensive as they have been since the first bloodstock boom of the early 1980s.

Yearlings of 2006 (sold for excess of 180,000gns) Buyers Nos Agg (gns) Darley 26 8,039,000 Coolmore 19 5,665,000 Merry Fox 4 3,005,000 Shadwell 8 2.325,000 N Tada 6 1,480,000 Mrs Hankinson 5 1,105,000 Katsumi Yoshida 4 1,000,000 Others who purchased at this level incuded Highclere Stud, Duke of Roxburghe, Andrew Rosen, Joe Albritton, Benny Andersson, Lady Bamford, Pegasus Farms, Tony Nerses, Bjorn Nielsen, Jeremy Noseda, Oakgrove Stud, Jim Bolger, Skymarc Farm

Yearlings of 2015 Buyers Nos Agg (gns) Coolmore 13 9,525,000 Darley 25 9,440,000 Al Shaqab 22 7,955,000 Shadwell 23 7,385,000 China Horse Club 10 5,700,000 Mayfair Speculators 12 4,215,000 M Obaida 4 2,010,000 Tony Nerses 5 1,560,000 Juddmonte 2 1,225,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club 5 1,1200,000 Others who purchased at this level included Richard Santulli, Cheveley Park Stud, Lordship Stud, Ballyhane Stud, Merry Fox, Sun Bloodstock, Peter Doyle,Oliver St Lawrence, Bertrand Le Metayer, John Warren, Charlie Gordon Watson, Stroud/Coleman, Sunderland, Sackville/Donald, Hugo Lascelles, Sean Dugan, Jon Kelly 107

southern hemisphere news

Records broken at Magic Millions

China Horse Club was leading buyer with 21 purchases, Arrowfield Stud’s stallion Snitzel was in demand, and the select sessions saw the most seven-figure lots ever sold at the sale Magic Millions 2016: comparative statistics A$ Year


2016 2015

959 960


Offered 746 878



Average (% +/-)


(% +/-)

599 767

89 87

194,359 19 134,311

150,000 26 95,000

he Magic Millions yearling sale saw record returns for the four select sessions of trade on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Notably, it was the highest turnover of any national sale since


(% +/-)

116,421,000 24 103,016,750 The Magic Millions top lot: this colt by Snitznel was sold by Strawberry Hill Stud to Damien Flower’s Jadeskye Racing in association with trainer Gerald Ryan for A$1.6 million

2008. Buyers spent A$115,806,000 on 592 yearlings at an average price of A$195,618, a rise of 25.84 per cent in turnover from 2015 and an increase of 14.57 per cent on the average price. The top price was A$1.6m given for a Snitzel colt offered by John Singleton’s Strawberry Hill Stud. The colt was one of six yearlings to sell for seven figures – the most million-dollar yearlings ever sold at Magic Millon Sale and two more than the total seven-figure yearlings sold in the previous five years. The MM sale of 2016 broke its banks at

Magic Millions 2016: top lots A$ Lot Horse



430 612 448 233 476 672 264 123 592 168

Strawberry Hill Stud Segenhoe Stud Coolmore Stud Arrowfield Stud Arrowfield Stud Newgate Farm Milburn Creek, Ampulla Lodge, Segenhoe Stud Kia-Ora Stud

Jadeskye Racing/Gerald Ryan Coolmore James Harron Bstock/De Burgh Equine Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock James Harron Bloodstock Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds Spendthrift Australia George Moore Bstock/China Horse Club Shadwell Australasia Paul Perry Racing


c, Snitzel-Mirror Mirror (Dehere) c, Pierro-Skates (Danehill) f, Pierro-Monsoon Wedding (Danehill) c, Snitzel-Flidais (Timber Country) c, Snitzel-Nocturnelle (Elusive Quality) f, Fastnet Rock-Ten Carat Rock (Rock Of Gibraltar) c, Fastnet Rock-Gold Anthem (Made Of Gold) c, Exceed And Excel-Common Smytzer (Snippets) f, Exceed And Excel-Set For Fame (Reset) f, Fastnet Rock-Dream Play (Hennessy)

Price 1,600,000 1,500,000 1,400,000 1,100,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 800,000 800,000 775,000 750,000

southern hemisphere news the end of Friday’s third session when the gross topped $100m for the first time and the average topped $200,000 for the first time. “To get past $100 million is great, the stuff of dreams,” MM’s managing director Vin Cox said. “We’re closing out at $115,806,000 which is the highest grossing yearling sale in the southern hemisphere since 2008.” The Inglis Easter sale of 2008 set a benchmark of $150.16m in turnover, with its 2007 edition setting the average record at $332,691. The China Horse Club topped the buyers’ list in outlaying $6,690,000 for 21 lots and it partnered with the US stud WinStar on three others at a cost of $1,395,000. Fellow Kentucky-based Spendthrift Farm, which opened a Victorian operation last year, bought four for $2,085,000, while Hill ’n Dale Farm, another Kentucky stud, gave the sale’s top price for a filly – $1.4m for a daughter of Pierro and out of the Redoute’s Choice’s sister Monsoon Wedding. This filly was offered by Coolmore Stud, which itself bought a Pierro half-brother to Golden Slipper winner Vancouver at a cost of $1,500,000.

Magic Millions 2016: leading stallions A$ Stallion Snitzel (AUS) Fastnet Rock (AUS) Pierro (AUS) All Too Hard (AUS) Sebring (AUS) Not A Single Doubt (AUS) Street Cry (IRE) Redoute's Choice (AUS) Exceed And Excel (AUS) I Am Invincible (AUS)

Nos sold

Top Price


48 30 37 38 41 24 14 16 11 19

1,600,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 510,000 500,000 650,000 725,000 700,000 800,000 525,000

329,688 328,333 262,568 221,842 187,439 200,000 323,214 272,500 364,545 207,105

Gross 15,825,000 9,850,000 9,715,000 8,430,000 7,685,000 4,800,000 4,525,000 4,360,000 4,010,000 3,935,000

Left, Lot 672, was one of two by Fastnet Rock to sell for A$1 million. This filly is out of Ten Carat Rock, a half-sister to Monsoon Wedding, dam of Lot 448, a Pierro filly who sold for A$1.4 million. Coolmore’s Fastnet Rock was the second-most popular sire by aggregate at the Magic Million Sale – three of his 30 lots sold were in the top ten – and the three were all fillies. Just three stallions provided the seven lots that fetched over a million: Snitzel, Pierro and Fastnet Rock Below, left, Zara Philips attended the Magic Millions racing carnival and is seen here with Gerry Harvey, part-owner of the sales company

Magic Millions 2016: leading consignors A$ Consignor Arrowfield Stud, Scone Coolmore Stud, Jerry’s Plains Baramul Stud, Widden Valley Yarraman Park Stud, Scone Widden Stud, Widden Valley Segenhoe Stud Hunter Valley Newgate Farm, Scone Newhaven Park, Boorowa Vinery Stud, Scone Sledmere Stud, Scone

Nos sold 36 31 32 24 28 13 17 23 16 12

Average 273,194 237,742 220,938 220,000 186,964 370,385 268,235 191,304 232,500 247,500

Gross 9,835,000 7,370,000 7,070,000 5,280,000 5,235,000 4,815,000 4,560,000 4,400,000 3,720,000 3,090,000 111

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By the oustanding stallion and sire of sires Cadeaux Genereux His first two crops, in 2011 and 2012, have produced 58% winners to runners - superior to Medicean, Mount Nelson, Paco Boy, New Approach and Equiano. His third crop includes promising Group placed juvenile Mr Wizard. Sire of multiple winners Latenightrequest (6 wins SP), Cadmium (5 wins), Divine Law (4 wins), Winning Moment (4 wins), Bishop’s Leap (3 wins in 2015), Margrets Gift (3 wins), Mythmaker (3 wins), Regiment (3 wins), Royal Fortune (3 wins in 2015), Savannah Beau (3 wins), Scarlet Emperor (3 wins).

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southern hemisphere news The most significant newcomer among buyers was David Ellis, the New Zealand syndicator, who bought nine for $1.3m. Angus Gold, of Shadwell Estates, made his first MM appearance at the Gold Coast in eight years and spent $2,765,000 on eight yearlings — the most expensive being a $775,000 filly by Exceed And Excel. Honours for top stallion averages for three or more lots sold went to Exceed And Excel with 11 lots realising $364,545 each, ahead of Snitzel (48 at $329,688) and Fastnet Rock (30 at $328,33). Pierro led the first-season sires’ averages with his 37 lots bringing $262,568 each. He was followed by Animal Kingdom (three at $250,000) and All Too Hard (38 at $221,842).

Magic Millions 2016: leading buyers A$ Purchaser China Horse Club Gai Waterhouse/Julian Blaxland James Harron Bloodstock Jadeskye Racing/Gerald Ryan Paul Perry Racing Shadwell Australasia Sun Bloodstock Magic Millions As Agent Aquis Farm Star Thoroughbreds Spendthrift Australia Hong Kong Jockey Club Hawkes Racing

Nos sold



21 23 8 5 10 8 14 14 20 14 4 7 7

318,571 258,478 510,000 580,000 283,000 345,625 196,429 183,214 122,000 160,714 521,250 270,714 262,857

6,690,000 5,945,000 4,080,000 2,900,000 2,830,000 2,765,000 2,750,000 2,565,000 2,440,000 2,250,000 2,085,000 1,895,000 1,840,000

Tinkler’s coal mine plans cause new concerns in Hunter Valley Nathan Tinkler, whose ill-fated Patinack Stables was dispersed last year after his fortunes floundered, could once again find himself in a head-on collision with major thoroughbred interests. Tinkler built a billion-dollar fortune through a series of mine purchases, and used some of those riches to make large scale investments in the horseracing industry. He lost almost everything when coal prices fell through the floor, but on Christmas Eve he bought the mothballed Dartbrook mine near Aberdeen from Anglo American for $25 million through his company Australian Pacific Coal. Plans are yet to be finalised, with Australian Pacific needing to find around $25m in finance, but already there is a strong wave of opposition against Tinkler and his business investors. The valleys around Tinkler’s proposed Dartbrook open-cut coalmine in the Upper Hunter region of NSW are home to some of the largest stud farms in Australia. Property in the area is also owned by some of the Australian business community’s biggest names, as well as powerful international figures such as Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Malaysian billionaire Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan. The high-profile Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association ran a successful campaign against the estalishment of Anglo American’s proposed Drayton South open pit mine. The association represents the region’s major horse studs, amongst the association’s backers are the Darley Stud and Coolmore. Association vice-president Henry Plumptre, also the managing director of Darley’s Australian operation, is in no doubt that Tinkler’s proposed open pit simply can’t co-exist with the horse studs in the area. Plumptre argues that The prevailing westerly winds in the area will blow coal dust straight towards the Hunter’s signature horse studs in the Segenhoe Valley, “trashing” the Hunter’s international reputation as a thoroughbred nursery. “Any open-cut mine, doesn’t matter how much water they put on it, how much they try to mitigate the dust, an open-pit mine is a filthy, dirty business,” said Plumptre, reported The Australian. Conflict between the coal and horse industries has grown over recent years, but the re-emergence of Tinkler adds a new dimension. His old connections in racing mean he is known personally to many

of those worried about the potential impact of Dartbrook, and the development was a hot topic of conversation on the sidelines at the Magic Millions Sale. Media owner John Singleton of Strawberry Stud in New South Wales, which sends mares to Segenhoe, believes Tinkler is heading for a fight. “He’s got formidable foes here,” he said at Magic Millions. “It’d be 99 to one against him here. “Coal shouldn’t be a priority [in the Hunter]. We’ve got so little prime agricultural land – three per cent in Australia – coal shouldn’t be a priority,” he said. Arrowfield Stud owned by Racing NSW chairman John Messara, associated with champions such as Redoute’s Choice, It’s A Dundeel and Miss Finland, is in the vicinity, as well as Vinery Stud, belonging to the Magic Millions owner Gerry Harvey in a group directorship which includes Lend Lease chief executive Steve McCann and Black Caviar owner Neil Werrett. Harvey had extensive dealings with Tinkler through his racehorse “period” and said recently that he is still owed around $9 million. Tinkler sold Harvey one -time Patinack stallion Husson, along with the Flying Spur horse Casino Prince and his first crop son All Too Hard. “I’m not against coalmines as such in the Hunter, but if a coalmine opens up next to a really good horse stud, with river flats and great country, and that then proves to be the undoing of that country, I’d be most concerned,” said Harvey. According to The Australian, Tinkler is ready for a fight and having spent time involved in the coal and horse industries, believes he is well placed to tackle some of the “myths” being pushed by the region’s coal opponents. Coal and horses had co-existed in the Hunter for decades, he said. “While those guys know nothing about the coal industry, I do know a fair bit about the horse industry,” he said. “So I’m very much looking forward to setting the record straight on a lot of the myths they’ve been putting into the public arena. “At the end of the day, you could take all the people employed by Darley or Coolmore in the Hunter Valley and they wouldn’t be able to cover a shift on a mine site,” he said. 113

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ith the thoroughbred world becoming smaller with interhemisphere travel of racehorses and stallions, New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales Series is becoming more relevant to those in the northern hemisphere. Held every year at the picturesque Karaka Sales Complex, the National Yearling Sales Series attracts some of the best pedigreed yearlings in Australasia. More and more buyers are heading Down Under to purchase yearlings

with the likes of British trainer Luca Cumani active at Karaka last year. International buyers looking to buy and race in Australasia need to take note of the results coming out of New Zealand. With 26 Group 1 wins last season, New Zealand Bloodstock is the leading source of Group 1 winners in Australasia. The current season has started with further momentum with seven Group 1 winners by New Zealand bred horses in Australia during the spring. The Group 1 Melbourne Cup is Australia’s ultimate prize worth

A$6.2m. It was Kiwi stayer Prince of Penzance (NZ) (Pentire) who upstaged a field of highly-touted field of international raiders to claim victory in 2015. Purchased for just NZ$50,000 at the Karaka Premier Sale, he is a son of proven New Zealand sire Pentire, the sire of 14 Group 1 winners. Regarded as Australia’s second best staying race is the Group 1 Caulfield Cup, a traditional lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup that also attracts a strong international field. The 2015 edition was won by the New Zealand-sold and trained Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman

Emperor), giving graduates of Karaka the coveted Caulfield/ Melbourne Cup double. While New Zealand stayers were resurgent in 2015, three-yearolds from New Zealand have been dominating their ranks in Australia for a number of years. In the past five seasons, New Zealand bred horses have won 35 per cent of Group 1 races for threeyear-olds in Australia. What makes this statistic impressive is that New Zealand bred horses only make up 5.5 per cent of the racing population in Australia. It is when they get to 2000m (10f) and above that New Zealand threeyear-olds excel, winning 45 per cent of Group 1 races in that distance range in the past five seasons. There is one particular type of race that these three-year-olds revel in – Group 1 Derbies. Seven of the past 10 Group 1 Victoria Derbies have been won by New Zealandbred horses and eight of the past 10

new zealand bloodstock advertorial Group 1 Australian Derbies have been won by horses bred or sold in New Zealand. These records add up to 45 per cent of Group 1 Derbies in Australia being won by New Zealand horses in the past five seasons. It wasn’t only Australia where New Zealand horses were winning at the highest level. The Hong Kong-trained but New Zealand-bred Aerovelocity (NZ) (Pins) won three Group 1 races in three different countries in the space of six months. The son of Pins won sprint races in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, all at Group 1 level. The 2014 Singapore Horse of the Year War Affair (NZ) (O’Reilly) had another brilliant season, winning four Singapore-Group 1 races in 2015. The New Zealand bred galloper looks certain to retain his Horse of the Year title. New Zealand has made producing three-year-olds their niche and their local sires are doing the job.

The leading sire in New Zealand last season was Savabeel, a son of the Australasian breed-shaper Zabeel. Savabeel sired six Group 1 winners last season and has sired Group 1 winning three-year-olds Sangster (NZ), Brambles (NZ), Lucia Valentina (NZ), Scarlett Lady (NZ) and Savaria (NZ). One of New Zealand’s emerging sires is Tavistock, a son of influential shuttle sire Montjeu. Tavistock has sired a Group 1 winning threeyear-old from each of his first two crops to race through Tarzino (NZ), winner of the Group 1 Victoria Derby, and Volkstok’n’barrell (NZ), winner of the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas. While domestic sires have been enjoying success out of New Zealand, there is a strong influence of northern hemisphere bloodlines that are performing Down Under and have a strong presence at Karaka 2016. Dual hemisphere champion sire

Street Cry is among a group of proven sires in both hemispheres who will have progeny at the sale including Iffraaj, Rip Van Winkle, Choisir, Exceed and Excel, Azamour, Redoute’s Choice and High Chaparral. A group of young shuttle sires have a strong presence, including Group 1 winners Cape Blanco, Pour Moi, Reliable Man and the New Zealand bred So You Think who won five Group 1 races in Europe along with five Group 1 races in Australia. One Kiwi to make an immediate impact in New Zealand is Makfi, the sire of Group 1-winning twoyear-old Marky Mark (NZ) from his first crop. Also from his first crop is leading filly Sofia Rosa (NZ) whose victory in the Group 2 Royal Stakes has her on target for Group 1 races this year. The first yearling by the world’s highest-rated horse of all time Frankel will go through the ring at

Karaka. The colt is from one of New Zealand’s best families that includes Group 1 winners Ethereal, Darci Brahma and Grand Echezeaux. New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales Series comprises three separate sale sessions: the Premier, Select and Festival Sales. The Premier Sale (25-26 January) features world-class pedigrees and some of the best yearlings of the Australasian crop. The Premier Sale of 448 Lots will see the progeny of over 90 stakes winners go under the hammer along with siblings to over 110 stakes winners. The three-day Select Sale (27-29 January) has a growing reputation of a value sale that delivers exceptional results, with five individual Group 1 winners last season alone while the Festival Sale (1 February) is where pinhookers and bargain hunters will be on the lookout for a value buy that will return a fast profit.


Al Kazeem bay 2008, 16.1hh by Dubawi - Kazeem (Darshaan)  Joint Champion Older Horse in Europe in 2013 (9.5f-10.5f)  Winner of 10 races at 2 to 7 years including 4 Gr.1 races  By DUBAWI – sire of 23 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



Won 8 Group races and £1,573,596 including: WON Gr.1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, 10.5f, 2015 Gr.1 Coral-Eclipse, 10f, 2013 Gr.1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes, 10f, 2013 Gr.1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, 10.5f, 2013 Gr.2 Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes, 12f, 2012 (his only start) Gr.2 Prix d'Harcourt, 10f, 2015 2nd Gr.1 Qipco Champion Stakes, 10f, 2014 Gr.1 Prix Ganay, 10.5f, 2015 Gr.1 Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes, 10f, 2013 3rd Gr.1 Juddmonte International Stakes, 10.4f, 2013 STANDING AT OAKGROVE STUD

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Coach House breaks the juvenile course record at Royal Ascot when finishing 2nd in the Norfolk Stakes Gr.2 to No Nay Never

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stakes-winning sires

The 2015 sires’ list THE FINAL LIST OF SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS IN EUROPE AND UAE IN 2015 Horses are listed under their sire with their sire in brackets. Includes Group (1,2,3) and Listed (L) wins in Europe and UAE. Data from Hyperion Promotions

Academy Award Academy Award Ragazzo (Pips Pride) Acclamation Absolutely So (Selkirk) Attendu (Green Tune) Johnny Barnes (Danehill) King Of Rooks (Lycius) Queen Catrine (King’s Best) Ross (El Corredor) Adlerflug Ito (Tiger Hill) Nordic Flight (Diktat) Shivajia (Monsun) Wunder (Dashing Blade) Air Chief Marshal Rougeoyant (Agnes World) Alhaarth Fearless Hunter (Lomitas) Amadeus Wolf Avabin (Linamix) American Post Money Maker (Singspiel) Quarterback (Surumu) Robin Of Navan (Muhtathir) Anabaa Blue Simba (Baryshnikov) Approve Waady (Jade Robbery) Aqlaam Full Rose (Aljabr) Araafa Aeolus (Mind Games) Arakan Toormore (Danetime) Arcano Shadow Hunter (Shamardal) Archipenko Algonquin (Alzao) Medrano (Lomitas) Time Warp (Stormy Atlantic) Areion Dhaba (Medicean) Incantator (Polar Falcon) Iraklion (Nebos) Palace Prince (Tiger Hill)

LL L 3 3 L L L 12L L 2 L L 3L L L L 13L L 3L 2L 3 22 L L L L 3 3 L 3L

Queenie (Fantastic Light) 3 Shy Witch (Monsagem) L Aussie Rules Bertinoro (Galileo) L La Vacanza (Mozart) L Pretorio (Lure) L Authorized Answered (Lear Fan) L Autor (Kahyasi) 3 Battalion (Halling) L Lacy (Oasis Dream) L Missed Call (Red Ransom) L Rose Rized (Catcher In The Rye) L Toujours L’amour (Dansili) L Avonbridge Avon Pearl (Compton Place) L Azamour Covert Love (Hawk Wing) 11L Dolniya (Indian Ridge) 1 Hawksmoor (Danehill Dancer) 3 Letters Of Note (Almutawakel) L Zannda (Dalakhani) 3L Bahamian Bounty Blue Bayou (Barathea) 3 Code Red (Montjeu) L Donnerschlag (Diktat) 3 Eastern Impact (Xaar) 3L Great Minds (Pivotal) LL New Providence (Giant’s Causeway) 3 Baltic King Eternity Star (Blues Traveller) L Gracious John (Lujain) L Barathea Don Bosco (Monsun) L Beat Hollow Fly With Me (Highest Honor) LL Not So Sleepy (Marju) L Right Connection (Miswaki Tern) LL Bernardini Le Bernardin (Wild Again) L Big Bad Bob Bocca Baciata (Desert King) 3L Brendan Brackan (Unfuwain) L Tashweeq (Dansili) L Big Shuffle Feuerblitz (Acatenango) L Fly First (Inchinor) L

Broken Vow Tristesse (Sadler’s Wells) L Byron Gordon Lord Byron (Intikhab) 3L Call Me Big Daring Match (Arazi) L Canford Cliffs Aktoria (Zafonic) L Most Beautiful (Cape Cross) 3 Painted Cliffs (Kyllachy) 2 Canyon Creek Menardais (Rahy) L Cape Cross Agent Murphy (Dansili) 3L Balty Boys (Elusive Quality) 3 Convergence (Nayef) 3L Don’t Be (Fasliyev) LLL Golden Horn (Dubai Destination) 1 1 1 1 2 L Jordan Princess (Barathea) L Karpino (Sadler’s Wells) 23 Lamar (Cozzene) L Moonlight Magic (Lammtarra) L Talmada (Galileo) L Captain Rio Ainippe (Darshaan) 33 Caradak El Topo (Daggers Drawn) L Celtic Swing Ottawa (Loup Solitaire) L Champs Elysees Harlem (Nayef) L Jack Naylor (Nashwan) 3 Trip To Paris (Fantastic Light) 1 Choisir Monsieur Joe (Compton Place) L Clodovil Shining Emerald (Zafonic) 23 Cockney Rebel Redstart (Pursuit Of Love) 3 Compton Place Easy Road (Pivotal) 3L Pearl Secret (Rossini) 2 Shifting Power (Alzao) L Country Reel Tourny (Slickly) 3

Dalakhani Alex My Boy (Sadler’s Wells) 23 Ayrad (Sadler’s Wells) L Candarliya (Barathea) 23L Guardini (Dynaformer) 2 Second Step (Sadler’s Wells) 12 Dandy Man Orvar (Grand Lodge) L Danehill Dancer Affaire Solitaire (Alzao) 3 Amabelle (Bahri) L Chika Dream (Loup Solitaire) L Esoterique (Dancing Brave) 11 Jazzi Top (Zafonic) 2L Legatissimo (Montjeu) 111L Osaila (Entrepreneur) 3L Sumbal (Linamix) 2 Dansili Alzubra (Pivotal) L Ashlan (Linamix) L Bilissie (Singspiel) L Carla Bianca (Linamix) 3 Dormello (Selkirk) 3 Favulusa (Dubai Destination) L Iromea (Pivotal) L Mahsoob (Montjeu) L Martlet (Selkirk) L So Beloved (Kenmare) 3 Victory Song (Sadler’s Wells) L Words (Dalakhani) 3 Dark Angel Birchwood (Exceed And Excel) 2 Boomshackerlacker (Barathea) L Delizia (Whipper) L Divine (Common Grounds) L Fanciful Angel (Groom Dancer) L Gutaifan (Lahib) 22 Heaven’s Guest (Tagula) L Log Out Island (Footstepsinthesand) L Markaz (Atraf) 3 Mecca’s Angel (Atraf) 13 Promised Money (Primo Dominie) L Realtra (Dr Devious) 3L Sovereign Debt (Most Welcome) 3 L L L Stormfly (Lomitas) 3 Deportivo Gailo Chop (Marignan) 3 Desert Prince Lili Moon (Acatenango) LL 119

stakes-winning sires Desert Style Venecia Style (Dixie Union) L Diktat First Selection (Mozart) 3 Distorted Humor Surfer (Ocean Crest) 2 Dobby Road El Valle (Danehill) 3 Doyen Turfdonna (Big Shuffle) 1 Vif Monsieur (Big Shuffle) 3L Virginia Sun (Lomitas) 3 Wild Chief (Acatenango) 2 Dream Ahead Donjuan Triumphant (Tagula) 2L Final Frontier (Pivotal) 3 Dubawi Al Kazeem (Darshaan) 12 Almanaar (Bahhare) 33L Arabian Queen (Barathea) 13 Bawina (Sadler’s Wells) 2 Best Of Times (Rahy) L Crystal Zvezda (Mark Of Esteem) L Deuce Again (Unfuwain) L Dubday (Daylami) 3 Erupt (Caerleon) 13L Hunter’s Light (Barathea) 1L Journey (Montjeu) LL Katawi (Mountain Cat) L Lady Of Dubai (Montjeu) L Mubtaahij (Pennekamp) 2L New Bay (Zamindar) 122 Night Of Thunder (Galileo) 1 Postponed (Dubai Destination) 12 Prince Bishop (Prospect Bay) 1 Red Dubawi (Homme De Loi) 1 Safety Check (Royal Academy) 22 Tanaza (Dalakhani) 3 Time Test (Dansili) 23 Duke Of Marmalade Big Orange (Fasliyev) 22 Nutan (Peintre Celebre) 1 Orange Sun (Sadler’s Wells) L Simple Verse (Sadler’s Wells) 113 Sound Of Freedom (Invincible Spirit) 3 L Star Of Seville (Selkirk) 13 Dutch Art Dutch Connection (Dubai Destination) 3 Dutch Masterpiece (Foxhound) L Evil Spell (Fasliyev) L Lady Dutch (Montjeu) L Lohit (Love The Groom) 3L Mostaneer (King’s Best) L Ottone (Alzao) 3 Zarwaan (Pivotal) L Dylan Thomas Dylan Mouth (Noverre) 1123 Finidaprest (Montjeu) L Nightflower (Peintre Celebre) 12 Pether’s Moon (Tirol) 1 Porsenna (Hussonet) L Dynaformer Almoonqith (Carson City) 3


Flying Officer (Diesis) 2L Intilaaq (Orpen) 3L Eddington Secret Circle (Dixieland Band) 1 Elnadim Zuhoor Baynoona (Shamardal) L Elusive City Exclusive Potion (Marju) L Helisa (Linamix) L Quatorze (Rainbow Quest) L Zylpha (Cherokee Run) L Elusive Quality Light Music (Danehill Dancer) L Maverick Wave (Stormy Atlantic) 3 Momayyaz (Pivotal) LL Royalmania (Lode) L Empire Maker Brooch (Dansili) 2 Equiano Fly On The Night (Green Desert) 3L Strath Burn (Irish River) 3 Waipu Cove (Noverre) L Evasive Piment Rouge (Marignan) L Even Top Cirrus Des Aigles (Septieme Ciel) 1 Exceed And Excel Aboulie (Indian Ridge) 3L Buratino (Kingmambo) 2L Cielo Canarias (Sadler’s Wells) L Cotai Glory (Elusive Quality) L Gamgoom (Noverre) L Out Do (Cadeaux Genereux) L Passaggio (Generous) L Pensierieparole (Pursuit Of Love) 3 Rouleau (Mark Of Esteem) 3 Excellent Art Aim To Please (Anabaa Blue) L Excilly (Belong To Me) L Exchange Rate Bragging (Kris S) 2 Falco Falconet (Woodman) L Odeliz (Efisio) 113 Fast Company Devonshire (Trans Island) L Fastnet Rock Cougar Mountain (Nureyev) 3 Diamondsandrubies (Sadler’s Wells) 1 L Fascinating Rock (Polar Falcon) 1 3 3 L Kosmische (Sadler’s Wells) L La Saldana (Singspiel) 3 Qualify (Galileo) 1 Reset In Blue (Indian Ridge) L Turret Rocks (Galileo) 2 Zhukova (Galileo) L First Defence Antonoe (Dynaformer) 3 Tombelaine (Danehill) L Footstepsinthesand Kaspersky (Grand Lodge) 23L

The daughter of Duke Of Marmalade, Simple Verse (far side), despite the St Leger confusion, went from strength to strength in 2015 and rounded the year off with Group 1 success in the Champion Filly and Mare (seen here). She stays in training for 2016 and big plans are being made by connections

stakes-winning sires Onenightidreamed (Pivotal) 3 Rosso Corsa (Woodman) 3 Spring Leaf (Dr Fong) L Fracas Smash Williams (Pivotal) 3 Galileo Aloft (Storm Cat) L Ampere (Sri Pekan) 2 Ballydoyle (Storm Cat) 12 Best In The World (Intikhab) L Big Blue (Anabaa) L Bondi Beach (Danehill) 3 Coolmore (Storm Cat) 3 Curvy (Inchinor) 23 Deauville (Danehill) 3 Dirgam (Seattle Slew) L Easter (Stravinsky) L Eye Of The Storm (Shirley Heights) L Faufiler (Celtic Swing) L Fields Of Athenry (Danehill) 3L Found (Intikhab) 3 Gleneagles (Storm Cat) 111 Gospel Choir (Pivotal) L Gretchen (Danehill) 2L Highland Reel (Danehill) 3 Iltemas (Danehill) L Johannes Vermeer (Holy Roman Emperor) 1 3 Kind Of Magic (Danehill Dancer) L Kingfisher (Halling) L Kissed By Angels (Danehill Dancer) 3 Minding (Danehill Dancer) 11 Mizzou (Darshaan) 3 Mondialiste (Kaldoun) 3L Order Of St George (Gone West) 13 Outstanding (Mozart) L Port Douglas (Kingmambo) 2 Recorder (Danehill Dancer) 3 Secret Gesture (Danehill) 2 Silver Galaxy (Pivotal) 3 Telescope (Darshaan) L The Corsican (Danehill) 3L Wedding Vow (Danehill Dancer) 2 Gentlewave Billabong (Vettori) L Vangaug (Marchand De Sable) L Gold Away Golden Wood (Pivotal) LL Great Journey Max Dynamite (Monsun) 2 Halling Jack Hobbs (Swain) 13 Jutland (Darshaan) L Loresho (Gulch) 3 Romsdal (Singspiel) L Thunder Teddington (Anabaa) L Hard Spun Maftool (Mr Greeley) 3 Moviesta (A P Indy) 3 Promising Run (Know Heights) 2 Harlan’s Holiday Postulation (Dansili) L Hawk Wing Bank Of Burden (Pivotal) 3L

Heliostatic Ella Diva (Equerry) L Hellvelyn La Rioja (Elusive Quality) 3 Hernando Alwilda (Alzao) L High Chaparral Beautiful Heroine (Kingmambo) 3 Free Eagle (Danehill) 1 Karaktar (King’s Best) 33L Kilimanjaro (Dalakhani) L Mr Singh (Danehill) 3 Taniya (Rainbow Quest) 3 Western Hymn (Cape Cross) 33 Holy Roman Emperor Amarillo (Royal Academy) L Hurricane Cat The Turning Point (Hussonet) L Hurricane Run Gabrial’s King (Platini) L Hurricane Red (Trempolino) 3L Vent De Force (In The Wings) 3 Wekeela (Grand Lodge) 3 Iffraaj Blhadawa (Soviet Star) L Forjatt (Danzero) L Iffranesia (Anabaa) L Magic Artist (Cape Cross) 3 Peace Society (Sholokhov) L Ribchester (Marju) 2 Indesatchel Mattmu (Namid) 3 Indian Charlie Shaishee (Smart Strike) 3 Intense Focus Astaire (Dansili) 3 Intikhab Circus Couture (Orpen) 3L Clockwinder (Barathea) L Invincible Spirit Ajaya (Hennessy) 2 Arctic Gyr (Kris S) L Cable Bay (Diktat) 23 Extremis (In The Wings) L Grendisar (Mark Of Esteem) L Impassable (Green Tune) 22 Local Time (Medicean) 33L Mr Owen (Theatrical) L Muthmir (Danehill) 22 Pretend (Indian Ridge) L Profitable (Indian Ridge) L Rivellino (Pivotal) L Shalaa (War Chant) 1122 Territories (Machiavellian) 13 That Is The Spirit (Acatenango) L Ishiguru Amulet (Dr Fong) L Liber (Vettori) L It’s Gino Forgino (Lead On Time) L Jeremy Baino Hope (Highest Honor) 2 121

stakes-winning sires Kool Kompany (Indian Ridge) 3 Success Days (Roi Gironde) 33 Kallisto Anna Katharina (Desert Style) 3 Si Luna (Generous) 3 Kendargent Goken (Indian Rocket) 3L Kheleyf Line Of Reason (Phone Trick) L Majestic Queen (Danehill) 3 Plusquemavie (Sri Pekan) 3 Tennessee Wildcat (In The Wings) L King’s Best Bernay (Bering) LLL Gengis (Green Desert) L Meleagros (Royal Academy) 3L Ming Dynasty (Sadler’s Wells) 2L Kodiac Adaay (Royal Applause) 22L Azzeccagarbugli (Desert Style) LLL Bear Cheek (Kyllachy) 3 Besharah (Dixie Union) 23 Coulsty (In The Wings) L Dhahmaan (Big Bad Bob) L Gifted Master (Shamardal) 3 Kodi Bear (Mujtahid) 23L Shaden (Namid) 3 Whatdoiwantthatfor (Hernando) L Kouroun Metramo (Welkin) L Kyllachy Kachy (Dubai Destination) 3 Kyllachy Queen (King Charlemagne) L Sole Power (Distant View) 12 Stepper Point (Compton Place) 2 Twilight Son (Bin Ajwaad) 1 Zapel (Dubai Destination) LL Lawman La Berma (Vindication) L Laviniad (Intidab) L Marcel (Marju) 1 Layman Gammarth (Indian Ridge) 3 Le Havre Diego Valor (Bahhare) L La Cressonniere (Galileo) LL Noce (Dynaformer) L Queen Bee (Kyllachy) L Sainte Amarante (Cadeaux Genereux) L L Sea Front (Freedom Cry) L Suedois (Singspiel) 3L Transsylvania (Mull Of Kintyre) L Le Vie Dei Colori Tullius (Kingmambo) 2L Lemon Drop Kid Cannock Chase (Horse Chestnut) L Linngari Garlingari (Poliglote) L Lope De Vega Blue De Vega (Montjeu) 3 Consort (Unbridled’s Song) L Fort Del Oro (Redback) L


Hero Look (Daylami) 3 Meteoric (Tiger Hill) L Mojo Risin (Galileo) L Ride Like The Wind (Kafwain) 3 Sassella (Galileo) L Lord Of England Alberto Hawaii (Highland Chieftain) L Isfahan (Polar Falcon) 3 Olorda (Desert King) 3 Lord Shanakill My Dream Boat (Choisir) 3L Lucky Story Lucky Kristale (Pivotal) L Makfi Cornwallville (Cadeaux Genereux) L Maimara (Hernando) 3L Make Believe (Suave Dancer) 11 Noor Al Hawa (Street Cry) L Mamool Early Morning (Danzig Connection) 3 Manduro Duca Di Mantova (Wolfhound) L Fractional (Royal Academy) 3 Ribbons (Marju) 2 Techno Queen (Priolo) LL True Story (Darshaan) L Ultra (Nashwan) 1 Vazirabad (Linamix) 123 Marju Miss Marjurie (Groom Dancer) 3L Ramone (Night Shift) 3 Martaline Night Run (Ashkalani) L Martino Alonso Goldstream (Darshaan) 2L Mastercraftsman Amazing Maria (Tale Of The Cat) 1 1 2 Dessertoflife (Spectrum) 3 Icecapada (Trempolino) LL Iveagh Gardens (War Chant) 3 Mambomiss (Kingmambo) L Master Apprentice (Hawk Wing) 3 Mutatis Mutandis (Darshaan) L Nakuti (Five Star Day) 3L Off Limits (Efisio) L Restorer (Rainbow Quest) L Vague Nouvelle (Mr Greeley) L Victoria Regina (Singspiel) 3 Medaglia d’Oro Mexican Gold (Gone West) 3 Medicean Nordico (Diktat) 3 Panama Hat (Rock Of Gibraltar) 3L Yakaba (Anabaa) 3L Monsieur Bond Alfred Hutchinson (Wolfhound) L Move In Time (Machiavellian) 3 Monsun Arab Spring (Darshaan) 3 Bathyrhon (Be My Guest) 2 Manatee (Galileo) 2 Sarrasin (High Chaparral) L

Teofilo’s G1 daughter Pleascach Shimrano (Daylami) 2L Vadamos (Peintre Celebre) 2 Montjeu Berling (Danehill) 3 Hans Holbein (Shirley Heights) 3 Walzertakt (Kingmambo) 23 Montmartre Bello Matteo (Sendawar) 33 More Than Ready Sonnerie (Danzig) L Motivator Felician (Inchinor) 3 Pallasator (Ezzoud) 2 Sky Hunter (Silver Hawk) 2 The Twisler (Polish Precedent) L Treve (Anabaa) 112 Mount Nelson Holy Moly (Lomitas) L Reine Magique (Half A Year) L Weltmacht (Sternkoenig) L Muhtathir Little Nightingale (Peintre Celebre) 3 Mille Et Mille (Monsun) 1L Zack Hall (Dancing Brave) L Mujadil Kingsgate Native (Indian Ridge) L Mujahid Brex Drago (Barathea) LL Cleo Fan (Best Of The Bests) 1 Myboycharlie Art Of Raw (Pleasantly Perfect) L Nayef Forgotten Rules (Danehill) Mustajeeb (Elusive Quality) Scalambra (Hernando)

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Snow Sky (Dansili) 22 Sparkling Beam (Nureyev) LL New Approach Beautiful Romance (Cape Cross) L Connecticut (Slip Anchor) 2L Elliptique (Kendor) 3 Glamorous Approach (Rock Of Gibraltar) L Herald The Dawn (Phone Trick) 2 Potemkin (Big Shuffle) 3 Tha’ir (Green Desert) LL Waldnah (Mark Of Esteem) L Notnowcato Custom Cut (Danehill) 23 Thanksfortellingme (Green Desert) L Oasis Dream Cladocera (Pivotal) 22 Ertijaal (Seeking The Gold) L Free Port Lux (Monsun) 2 Goldream (Machiavellian) 113 Important Time (Muhtathir) L Mirza (Primo Dominie) L Moohaarib (Selkirk) L Muarrab (Wolfhound) LL Muhaarar (Linamix) 11113 Naadirr (High Chaparral) L Pearly Steph (Pivotal) L Polybius (Selkirk) L One Cool Cat Catcall (Polish Precedent) Oratorio Eshera (Dubai Destination) L Pentagono (Skip Away) L Orientor Jack Dexter (Sri Pekan) L Orpen Growing Glory (Dr Fong) L Testa O Croce (Cape Cross) L Paco Boy Galileo Gold (Galileo) 2 Lexington Times (Dubai Destination) L Making Trouble (Dr Fong) L Peacock (Rainbow Quest) L Pastoral Pursuits Catalina Bay (Marju) L Rooke (Cape Cross) L Peintre Celebre Silwana (Anabaa) L Phoenix Reach Elm Park (Dashing Blade) L Pivotal African Story (Gone West) 1 Big Baz (Orpen) LL Dream Child (Seeking The Gold) L Evita Peron (Ela-Mana-Mou) L Koora (Darshaan) 3 Maarek (Indian Rocket) L Marsh Daisy (Lammtarra) L Penmaen (Orpen) L Princess Loulou (Highest Honor) L Queen’s Jewel (Lode) 13 Racing History (Lando) 3 Sahrawi (High Chaparral) L Satanicjim (Bering) L

stakes-winning sires Solar Magic (Rainbow Quest) L Via Pisa (Medicean) L Poet’s Voice Poeta Diletto (Selkirk) 3 Voice Of Love (Tale Of The Cat) L Whitman (Sunday Silence) L Point Given Energia El Gigante (Pitu Da Guanabara) L Pounced Aury Touch (Touch Gold) L Cassina De Pomm (Danehill Dancer) 3 L Pour Moi Only Mine (Rock Of Gibraltar) L Primo Valentino Clever Cookie (Ela-Mana-Mou) 3L Purim Undrafted (French Deputy) 1 Rail Link Chain Of Daisies (Kris) L Ephraim (Niniski) 3 Trip To Rhodos (Mark Of Esteem) L Ramonti Dry Your Eyes (Benny The Dip) LL Uniram (Pursuit Of Love) L Victim Of Love (Darshaan) L Raven’s Pass Aquila Solitaria (Oasis Dream) L Greg Pass (St Jovite) L Kataniya (Darshaan) 3L Malabar (Nashwan) 3 Riflescope (Selkirk) L Rosay (Desert King) L Secret Number (Alleged) L Refuse To Bend Falest (Sabrehill) 3L Rip Van Winkle Princess Charm (Key Of Luck) L Stone Roses (Tiger Hill) L Rock Of Gibraltar Ajaxana (Lycius) LL Lateran Accord (Monsun) L Prince Gibraltar (Pennekamp) 1 Tony Curtis (Lomitas) L Toungi (Sendawar) L Rockport Harbor Over The Ocean (Mt Livermore) L Roderic O’Connor Biz Heart (Tobougg) 2 Great Page (Refuse To Bend) 3L Royal Applause Sir Maximilian (Lujain) 3 Yajamila (Red Ransom) L Russian Blue Vodkato (Monsun) L Saddex Pas De Deux (Big Shuffle) 33 Sagamix Siljan’s Saga (Saint Cyrien) 2 Sakhee’s Secret Fine Blend (Efisio) L

Samum North Mum (Desert King) L Scat Daddy Acapulco (End Sweep) 2 Sea The Stars All At Sea (Alzao) LL Astronereus (Surako) L Cloth Of Stars (Kingmambo) 3 Endless Time (Fantastic Light) L French Dressing (Halling) L Night Of Light (Sunday Silence) L Quasillo (Acatenango) 3 Radanpour (Lammtarra) L Star Storm (Storm Cat) 3 Storm The Stars (Sadler’s Wells) 2L Variable (Beat Hollow) L Selkirk Massinga (Dalakhani) L Tested (Danehill) 3 Shamardal Akatea (Peintre Celebre) L Amaron (Bertolini) 23 Amy Eria (Octagonal) 3 Balios (Galileo) 2 Dariyan (Selkirk) 2 Dusky Queen (Refuse To Bend) L Emotionless (Unbridled’s Song) 2 Fintry (Indian Ridge) 3 Fond Words (Elusive City) L French Navy (Woodman) 3 Joyful Hope (Barathea) L Lumiere (Tobougg) 1 Mawaal (Darshaan) L Mistrusting (Oasis Dream) L Pelerin (Singspiel) L Sasparella (Green Desert) 3 Sixth Sense (Sadler’s Wells) L Speedy Boarding (Diktat) L Sperry (Marju) L Taniyar (Dalakhani) 3 Tryster (Riverman) 3 Wildpark (Mark Of Esteem) L Zawraq (Sadler’s Wells) L Shirocco Amirant (Law Society) L Brown Panther (Unfuwain) 2 Gale Force (Dr Devious) L Keshiro (Danehill) L Mill Springs (Unfuwain) L Showcasing Maximum Aurelius (Deputy Minister) L Quiet Reflection (Haafhd) 3L Tasleet (Cadeaux Genereux) L Silvano Vercingetorix (National Assembly) 2 Silver Frost Royal Dolois (Linamix) LLL Silverwave (River Mist) 3 Silver Train Silver Ocean (Mt Livermore) 3L

Sinndar Eye In The Sky (Linamix) 3L Sir Percy Lady Tiana (Danehill Dancer) 2 Newsletter (Anabaa) L Persona Grata (Kaldoun) L Wake Forest (Lomitas) 3 Sixties Icon Epsom Icon (Bahamian Bounty) L Siyouni Bourree (Lomitas) 3 Ervedya (King’s Best) 1113 Lady Sybil (Tirol) L Siyoushake (Giant’s Causeway) L Trixia (Lahint) 3L Sleeping Indian Crazy Horse (Elmaamul) 3 Slickly Mot De Passe (Desert Style) L Smart Strike Green Sweet (Green Desert) L Lady Of Kyushu (El Prado) L Soldier Hollow Nymeria (Silver Hawk) L Parthenius (Monsun) 3 Shadow Sadness (Lando) 3 Soldier Of Fortune Amie Noire (Acatenango) L Bokan (Desert Prince) L Fire Fighting (Anabaa) LL Solon Solojorie (Sky Lawyer) L Speightstown Hathal (Royal Academy) L Reynaldothewizard (Meadowlake) 3 L Tamarkuz (Lemon Drop Kid) 233 Tropics (Taj Alriyadh) L Starspangledbanner Anthem Alexander (Night Shift) 3 Home Of The Brave (Beat Hollow) L Sternkoenig Alaskakonigin (Unfuwain) L Stormy River Caointiorn (Bering) L Strategic Prince Saent (Highest Honor) L Volatile (Souvenir Copy) L Street Boss Bebhinn (Hennessy) L Street Cry Let’s Go (High Chaparral) L Urban Castle (In The Wings) L Sunday Break Frankyfourfingers (Kendor) 2 Tagula Limato (Singspiel) 23

Singspiel Solow (Highest Honor) 11111 Take Cover (Magic Ring) L


Tamayuz Blond Me (Docksider) Fadhayyil (Danehill Dancer) Tupi (Rakti)

Teofilo Arod (Rahy) 23 Fireglow (King’s Best) LL First Victory (Dubai Destination) 3 Flight Risk (Nordico) 3 General Sherman (Machiavellian) L Loritania (Irish River) 3 Moi Meme (Warning) L Parish Hall (Montjeu) L Pleascach (Thunder Gulch) 113 Round Two (Kingmambo) L Sanus Per Aquam (Peintre Celebre) 3 Scottish (Zieten) L Special Fighter (Machiavellian) L Vin Chaud (Night Shift) L Yaazy (Darshaan) L Tertullian Guiliani (Monsun) 1L Kerosin (Monsun) L Thousand Words Top Notch Tonto (Moment Of Hope) L Tiger Hill Lovelyn (Acatenango) 122 Torrential Energia Davos (Maria’s Mon) 3 Turtle Bowl Candide (Key Of Luck) 3 Katie’s Diamond (Anabaa) L Verglas Glass Office (Pursuit Of Love) 2 Let’sgoforit (Seattle Slew) 3 Steps (Vettori) 3 War Chant Time Chant (Tale Of The Cat) L War Front Air Force Blue (Maria’s Mon) 111 Hit It A Bomb (Sadler’s Wells) L War Dispatch (Unbridled’s Song) 3L Whipper Kalsa (Desert King) 3 Mayhem (Cozzene) 3 Zipzip (Danehill Dancer) L Wiesenpfad Island Storm (Slip Anchor) L Wootton Bassett Almanzor (Maria’s Mon) L Youmzain Sea Calisi (Surumu) 2 Suits You (Oasis Dream) L Zafeen Son Cesio (Dansili) 3L Val D’hiver (Sadler’s Wells) L Zamindar Air Pilot (Dr Devious) 3 Zanzibari Baghadur (Stravinsky) 3L Thank You Bye Bye (Desert King) L Zoffany Argentero (Pivotal) L Foundation (Polish Precedent) 2L Illuminate (Green Desert) 23 Washington DC (Shinko Forest) L Waterloo Bridge (Dr Fong) 2 123

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The 2015 dam sires’ list

THE FINAL LIST OF DAM SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS IN EUROPE AND UAE IN 2015 Horses are listed under their broodmare sire with their sire in brackets. Includes Group (1,2,3) and Listed (L) wins in Europe and UAE. Data from Hyperion Promotions

A P Indy Moviesta (Hard Spun) 3 Acatenango Amie Noire (Soldier Of Fortune) L Feuerblitz (Big Shuffle) L Lili Moon (Desert Prince) LL Lovelyn (Tiger Hill) 122 Quasillo (Sea The Stars) 3 That Is The Spirit (Invincible Spirit) L Wild Chief (Doyen) 2 Agnes World Rougeoyant (Air Chief Marshal) L Aljabr Full Rose (Aqlaam) 2L Alleged Secret Number (Raven’s Pass) L Almutawakel Letters Of Note (Azamour) L Alzao Affaire Solitaire (Danehill Dancer) 3 Algonquin (Archipenko) L All At Sea (Sea The Stars) LL Alwilda (Hernando) L Ottone (Dutch Art) 3 Shifting Power (Compton Place) L Anabaa Big Blue (Galileo) L Fire Fighting (Soldier Of Fortune) LL Iffranesia (Iffraaj) L Katie’s Diamond (Turtle Bowl) L Newsletter (Sir Percy) L Silwana (Peintre Celebre) L Thunder Teddington (Halling) L Treve (Motivator) 112 Yakaba (Medicean) 3L Anabaa Blue Aim To Please (Excellent Art) L Arazi Daring Match (Call Me Big) L Ashkalani Night Run (Martaline) L Atraf Markaz (Dark Angel) 3 Mecca’s Angel (Dark Angel) 13 Bahamian Bounty Epsom Icon (Sixties Icon) L

Bahhare Almanaar (Dubawi) 33L Diego Valor (Le Havre) L Bahri Amabelle (Danehill Dancer) L Barathea Arabian Queen (Dubawi) 13 Blue Bayou (Bahamian Bounty) 3 Boomshackerlacker (Dark Angel) L Brex Drago (Mujahid) LL Candarliya (Dalakhani) 23L Clockwinder (Intikhab) L Hunter’s Light (Dubawi) 1L Jordan Princess (Cape Cross) L Joyful Hope (Shamardal) L Baryshnikov Simba (Anabaa Blue) L Be My Guest Bathyrhon (Monsun) 2 Beat Hollow Home Of The Brave (Starspangledbanner) L Variable (Sea The Stars) L Belong To Me Excilly (Excellent Art) L Benny The Dip Dry Your Eyes (Ramonti) LL Bering Bernay (King’s Best) LLL Caointiorn (Stormy River) L Satanicjim (Pivotal) L Bertolini Amaron (Shamardal) 23 Best Of The Bests Cleo Fan (Mujahid) 1 Big Bad Bob Dhahmaan (Kodiac) L Big Shuffle Pas De Deux (Saddex) 33 Potemkin (New Approach) 3 Turfdonna (Doyen) 1 Vif Monsieur (Doyen) 3L Bin Ajwaad Twilight Son (Kyllachy) 1

Blues Traveller Eternity Star (Baltic King) L Cadeaux Genereux Cornwallville (Makfi) L Out Do (Exceed And Excel) L Sainte Amarante (Le Havre) LL Tasleet (Showcasing) L Caerleon Erupt (Dubawi) 13L Cape Cross Beautiful Romance (New Approach) L Magic Artist (Iffraaj) 3 Most Beautiful (Canford Cliffs) 3 Rooke (Pastoral Pursuits) L Testa O Croce (Orpen) L Western Hymn (High Chaparral) 33 Carson City Almoonqith (Dynaformer) 3 Catcher In The Rye Rose Rized (Authorized) L Celtic Swing Faufiler (Galileo) L Cherokee Run Zylpha (Elusive City) L Choisir My Dream Boat (Lord Shanakill) 3L Common Grounds Divine (Dark Angel) L Compton Place Avon Pearl (Avonbridge) L Monsieur Joe (Choisir) L Stepper Point (Kyllachy) 2 Cozzene Lamar (Cape Cross) L Mayhem (Whipper) 3 Daggers Drawn El Topo (Caradak) L Dalakhani Kilimanjaro (High Chaparral) L Massinga (Selkirk) L Tanaza (Dubawi) 3 Taniyar (Shamardal) 3 Words (Dansili) 3 Zannda (Azamour) 3L

Dancing Brave Esoterique (Danehill Dancer) Zack Hall (Muhtathir) Danehill Berling (Montjeu) Bondi Beach (Galileo) Custom Cut (Notnowcato) Deauville (Galileo) El Valle (Dobby Road) Fields Of Athenry (Galileo) Forgotten Rules (Nayef) Free Eagle (High Chaparral) Gretchen (Galileo) Highland Reel (Galileo) Iltemas (Galileo) Johnny Barnes (Acclamation) Keshiro (Shirocco) Majestic Queen (Kheleyf) Mr Singh (High Chaparral) Muthmir (Invincible Spirit) Secret Gesture (Galileo) Tested (Selkirk) The Corsican (Galileo) Tombelaine (First Defence) Danehill Dancer Cassina De Pomm (Pounced) Fadhayyil (Tamayuz) Hawksmoor (Azamour) Kind Of Magic (Galileo) Kissed By Angels (Galileo) Lady Tiana (Sir Percy) Light Music (Elusive Quality) Minding (Galileo) Recorder (Galileo) Wedding Vow (Galileo) Zipzip (Whipper) Danetime Toormore (Arakan) Dansili Agent Murphy (Cape Cross) Astaire (Intense Focus) Brooch (Empire Maker) Postulation (Harlan’s Holiday) Snow Sky (Nayef) Son Cesio (Zafeen) Tashweeq (Big Bad Bob) Time Test (Dubawi)

11 L 3 3 23 3 3 3L 3 1 2L 3 L 3 L 3 3 22 2 3 3L L 3L L 3 L 3 2 L 11 3 2 L 22 3L 3 2 L 22 3L L 23 125

stakes-winning damsires Toujours L’amour (Authorized) L Danzero Forjatt (Iffraaj) L Danzig Sonnerie (More Than Ready) L Danzig Connection Early Morning (Mamool) 3 Darshaan Ainippe (Captain Rio) 33 Al Kazeem (Dubawi) 12 Arab Spring (Monsun) 3 Goldstream (Martino Alonso) 2L Jutland (Halling) L Kataniya (Raven’s Pass) 3L Koora (Pivotal) 3 Mawaal (Shamardal) L Mizzou (Galileo) 3 Mutatis Mutandis (Mastercraftsman) L Telescope (Galileo) L True Story (Manduro) L Victim Of Love (Ramonti) L Yaazy (Teofilo) L Dashing Blade Elm Park (Phoenix Reach) L Wunder (Adlerflug) L Daylami Dubday (Dubawi) 3 Hero Look (Lope De Vega) 3 Shimrano (Monsun) 2L Deputy Minister Maximum Aurelius (Showcasing) L Desert King Bocca Baciata (Big Bad Bob) 3L Kalsa (Whipper) 3 North Mum (Samum) L Olorda (Lord Of England) 3 Rosay (Raven’s Pass) L Thank You Bye Bye (Zanzibari) L Desert Prince Bokan (Soldier Of Fortune) L Desert Style Anna Katharina (Kallisto) 3 Azzeccagarbugli (Kodiac) LLL Mot De Passe (Slickly) L Diesis Flying Officer (Dynaformer) 2L Diktat Cable Bay (Invincible Spirit) 23 Donnerschlag (Bahamian Bounty) 3 Nordic Flight (Adlerflug) L Nordico (Medicean) 3 Speedy Boarding (Shamardal) L Distant View Sole Power (Kyllachy) 12 Dixie Union Besharah (Kodiac) 23 Venecia Style (Desert Style) L Dixieland Band Secret Circle (Eddington) 1 Docksider Blond Me (Tamayuz) L


Dr Devious Air Pilot (Zamindar) 3 Gale Force (Shirocco) L Realtra (Dark Angel) 3L Dr Fong Amulet (Ishiguru) L Growing Glory (Orpen) L Making Trouble (Paco Boy) L Spring Leaf (Footstepsinthesand) L Waterloo Bridge (Zoffany) 2 Dubai Destination Dutch Connection (Dutch Art) 3 Eshera (Oratorio) L Favulusa (Dansili) L First Victory (Teofilo) 3 Golden Horn (Cape Cross) 11112L Kachy (Kyllachy) 3 Lexington Times (Paco Boy) L Postponed (Dubawi) 12 Zapel (Kyllachy) LL Dynaformer Antonoe (First Defence) 3 Guardini (Dalakhani) 2 Noce (Le Havre) L Efisio Fine Blend (Sakhee’s Secret) L Odeliz (Falco) 113 Off Limits (Mastercraftsman) L El Corredor Ross (Acclamation) L El Prado Lady Of Kyushu (Smart Strike) L Ela-Mana-Mou Clever Cookie (Primo Valentino) 3L Evita Peron (Pivotal) L Elmaamul Crazy Horse (Sleeping Indian) 3 Elusive City Fond Words (Shamardal) L Elusive Quality Balty Boys (Cape Cross) 3 Cotai Glory (Exceed And Excel) L La Rioja (Hellvelyn) 3 Mustajeeb (Nayef) 2 End Sweep Acapulco (Scat Daddy) 2 Entrepreneur Osaila (Danehill Dancer) 3L Equerry Ella Diva (Heliostatic) L Exceed And Excel Birchwood (Dark Angel) 2 Ezzoud Pallasator (Motivator) 2 Fantastic Light Endless Time (Sea The Stars) L Queenie (Areion) 3 Trip To Paris (Champs Elysees) 1 Fasliyev Big Orange (Duke Of Marmalade) 2 2 Don’t Be (Cape Cross) LLL

stakes-winning dam sires The dual Group 1 winner Covert Love, by Azamour, is out of the Hawk Wing mare Wing Stealth giving a Northern Dancer / Mr. Prospector 3x3 cross

Evil Spell (Dutch Art) L Five Star Day Nakuti (Mastercraftsman) 3L Footstepsinthesand Log Out Island (Dark Angel) L Foxhound Dutch Masterpiece (Dutch Art) L Freedom Cry Sea Front (Le Havre) L French Deputy Undrafted (Purim) 1 Galileo Balios (Shamardal) 2 Bertinoro (Aussie Rules) L Galileo Gold (Paco Boy) 2 La Cressonniere (Le Havre) LL Manatee (Monsun) 2 Mojo Risin (Lope De Vega) L Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) 1 Qualify (Fastnet Rock) 1 Sassella (Lope De Vega) L Talmada (Cape Cross) L Turret Rocks (Fastnet Rock) 2 Zhukova (Fastnet Rock) L Generous Passaggio (Exceed And Excel) L Si Luna (Kallisto) 3 Giant’s Causeway New Providence (Bahamian Bounty) 3 Siyoushake (Siyouni) L Gone West African Story (Pivotal) 1 Mexican Gold (Medaglia d’Oro) 3 Order Of St George (Galileo) 13 Grand Lodge Kaspersky (Footstepsinthesand) 2 3 L Orvar (Dandy Man) L Wekeela (Hurricane Run) 3 Green Desert Fly On The Night (Equiano) Gengis (King’s Best) Green Sweet (Smart Strike) Illuminate (Zoffany) Sasparella (Shamardal) Tha’ir (New Approach) Thanksfortellingme (Notnowcato) Green Tune Attendu (Acclamation) Impassable (Invincible Spirit) Groom Dancer Fanciful Angel (Dark Angel) Miss Marjurie (Marju) Gulch Loresho (Halling) Haafhd Quiet Reflection (Showcasing) Half A Year Reine Magique (Mount Nelson) Halling Battalion (Authorized) French Dressing (Sea The Stars)

3L L L 23 3 LL L 3 22 L 3L 3 3L

Kingfisher (Galileo) L Hawk Wing Covert Love (Azamour) 11L Master Apprentice (Mastercraftsman) 3 Hennessy Ajaya (Invincible Spirit) 2 Bebhinn (Street Boss) L Hernando Maimara (Makfi) 3L Scalambra (Nayef) L Whatdoiwantthatfor (Kodiac) L High Chaparral Let’s Go (Street Cry) L Naadirr (Oasis Dream) L Sahrawi (Pivotal) L Sarrasin (Monsun) L Highest Honor Baino Hope (Jeremy) 2 Fly With Me (Beat Hollow) LL Princess Loulou (Pivotal) L Saent (Strategic Prince) L Solow (Singspiel) 11111 Highland Chieftain Alberto Hawaii (Lord Of England) L Holy Roman Emperor Johannes Vermeer (Galileo) 13 Homme De Loi Red Dubawi (Dubawi) 1 Horse Chestnut Cannock Chase (Lemon Drop Kid) L Hussonet Porsenna (Dylan Thomas) L The Turning Point (Hurricane Cat) L In The Wings Coulsty (Kodiac) L Extremis (Invincible Spirit) L Tennessee Wildcat (Kheleyf) L Urban Castle (Street Cry) L Vent De Force (Hurricane Run) 3 Inchinor Curvy (Galileo) 23 Felician (Motivator) 3 Fly First (Big Shuffle) L Indian Ridge Aboulie (Exceed And Excel) Dolniya (Azamour) Fintry (Shamardal) Gammarth (Layman) Kingsgate Native (Mujadil) Kool Kompany (Jeremy) Pretend (Invincible Spirit) Profitable (Invincible Spirit) Reset In Blue (Fastnet Rock) Indian Rocket Goken (Kendargent) Maarek (Pivotal)

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Intidab Laviniad (Lawman)



Intikhab Best In The World (Galileo) Found (Galileo)

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Gordon Lord Byron (Byron) 3L Invincible Spirit Sound Of Freedom (Duke Of Marmalade) 3 L Irish River Loritania (Teofilo) 3 Strath Burn (Equiano) 3 Jade Robbery Waady (Approve) 3L Kafwain Ride Like The Wind (Lope De Vega) 3 Kahyasi Autor (Authorized) 3 Kaldoun Mondialiste (Galileo) 3L Persona Grata (Sir Percy) L Kendor Elliptique (New Approach) 3 Frankyfourfingers (Sunday Break) 2 Kenmare So Beloved (Dansili) 3 Key Of Luck Candide (Turtle Bowl) 3 Princess Charm (Rip Van Winkle) L King Charlemagne Kyllachy Queen (Kyllachy) L Kingmambo Beautiful Heroine (High Chaparral) 3 Buratino (Exceed And Excel) 2L Cloth Of Stars (Sea The Stars) 3 Mambomiss (Mastercraftsman) L Port Douglas (Galileo) 2 Round Two (Teofilo) L Tullius (Le Vie Dei Colori) 2L Walzertakt (Montjeu) 23 King’s Best Ervedya (Siyouni) 1113 Fireglow (Teofilo) LL Karaktar (High Chaparral) 33L Mostaneer (Dutch Art) L Queen Catrine (Acclamation) L Know Heights Promising Run (Hard Spun) 2 Kris Chain Of Daisies (Rail Link) L Kris S Arctic Gyr (Invincible Spirit) L Bragging (Exchange Rate) 2 Kyllachy Bear Cheek (Kodiac) 3 Painted Cliffs (Canford Cliffs) 2 Queen Bee (Le Havre) L Lahib Gutaifan (Dark Angel) 22 Lahint Trixia (Siyouni) 3L Lammtarra Marsh Daisy (Pivotal) L Moonlight Magic (Cape Cross) L Radanpour (Sea The Stars) L Lando Racing History (Pivotal) 3 Shadow Sadness (Soldier Hollow) 3 127

stakes-winning damsires Law Society Amirant (Shirocco) L Lead On Time Forgino (It’s Gino) L Lear Fan Answered (Authorized) L Lemon Drop Kid Tamarkuz (Speightstown) 233 Linamix Ashlan (Dansili) L Avabin (Amadeus Wolf) L Carla Bianca (Dansili) 3 Eye In The Sky (Sinndar) 3L Helisa (Elusive City) L Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) 11113 Royal Dolois (Silver Frost) LLL Sumbal (Danehill Dancer) 2 Vazirabad (Manduro) 123 Lode Queen’s Jewel (Pivotal) 13 Royalmania (Elusive Quality) L Lomitas Bourree (Siyouni) 3 Fearless Hunter (Alhaarth) 3L Holy Moly (Mount Nelson) L Medrano (Archipenko) L Stormfly (Dark Angel) 3 Tony Curtis (Rock Of Gibraltar) L Virginia Sun (Doyen) 3 Wake Forest (Sir Percy) 3 Loup Solitaire Chika Dream (Danehill Dancer) L Ottawa (Celtic Swing) L Love The Groom Lohit (Dutch Art) 3L Lujain Gracious John (Baltic King) L Sir Maximilian (Royal Applause) 3 Lure Pretorio (Aussie Rules) L Lycius Ajaxana (Rock Of Gibraltar) LL King Of Rooks (Acclamation) L Machiavellian General Sherman (Teofilo) L Goldream (Oasis Dream) 113 Move In Time (Monsieur Bond) 3 Special Fighter (Teofilo) L Territories (Invincible Spirit) 13 Magic Ring Take Cover (Singspiel) L Marchand De Sable Vangaug (Gentlewave) L Maria’s Mon Air Force Blue (War Front) 111 Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) L Energia Davos (Torrential) 3 Marignan Gailo Chop (Deportivo) 3 Piment Rouge (Evasive) L Marju Catalina Bay (Pastoral Pursuits) L Exclusive Potion (Elusive City) L


Marcel (Lawman) 1 Not So Sleepy (Beat Hollow) L Ribbons (Manduro) 2 Ribchester (Iffraaj) 2 Sperry (Shamardal) L Mark Of Esteem Crystal Zvezda (Dubawi) L Grendisar (Invincible Spirit) L Rouleau (Exceed And Excel) 3 Trip To Rhodos (Rail Link) L Waldnah (New Approach) L Wildpark (Shamardal) L Meadowlake Reynaldothewizard (Speightstown) 3 L Medicean Dhaba (Areion) 3 Local Time (Invincible Spirit) 33L Via Pisa (Pivotal) L Mind Games Aeolus (Araafa) 3 Miswaki Tern Right Connection (Beat Hollow) LL Moment Of Hope Top Notch Tonto (Thousand Words) L Monsagem Shy Witch (Areion) L Monsun Don Bosco (Barathea) L Free Port Lux (Oasis Dream) 2 Guiliani (Tertullian) 1L Kerosin (Tertullian) L Lateran Accord (Rock Of Gibraltar) L Max Dynamite (Great Journey) 2 Mille Et Mille (Muhtathir) 1L Parthenius (Soldier Hollow) 3 Shivajia (Adlerflug) 2 Vodkato (Russian Blue) L Montjeu Blue De Vega (Lope De Vega) 3 Code Red (Bahamian Bounty) L Finidaprest (Dylan Thomas) L Journey (Dubawi) LL Lady Dutch (Dutch Art) L Lady Of Dubai (Dubawi) L Legatissimo (Danehill Dancer) 1 1 1 L Mahsoob (Dansili) L Parish Hall (Teofilo) L Most Welcome Sovereign Debt (Dark Angel) 3LLL Mountain Cat Katawi (Dubawi) L Mozart First Selection (Diktat) 3 La Vacanza (Aussie Rules) L Outstanding (Galileo) L Mr Greeley Maftool (Hard Spun) 3 Vague Nouvelle (Mastercraftsman) L Mt Livermore Over The Ocean (Rockport Harbor) L Silver Ocean (Silver Train) 3L

Muhtathir Important Time (Oasis Dream) Robin Of Navan (American Post) Mujtahid Kodi Bear (Kodiac) Mull Of Kintyre Transsylvania (Le Havre) Namid Mattmu (Indesatchel) Shaden (Kodiac) Nashwan Jack Naylor (Champs Elysees) Malabar (Raven’s Pass) Ultra (Manduro) National Assembly Vercingetorix (Silvano) Nayef Convergence (Cape Cross) Harlem (Champs Elysees) Nebos Iraklion (Areion)

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Night Shift Anthem Alexander (Starspangledbanner) 3 Ramone (Marju) 3 Vin Chaud (Teofilo) L Niniski Ephraim (Rail Link) 3 Nordico Flight Risk (Teofilo) 3 Noverre Dylan Mouth (Dylan Thomas) 1123 Gamgoom (Exceed And Excel) L Waipu Cove (Equiano) L Nureyev Cougar Mountain (Fastnet Rock) 3 Sparkling Beam (Nayef) LL Oasis Dream Aquila Solitaria (Raven’s Pass) L Lacy (Authorized) L Mistrusting (Shamardal) L Suits You (Youmzain) L Ocean Crest Surfer (Distorted Humor) 2 Octagonal Amy Eria (Shamardal) 3 Orpen Big Baz (Pivotal) LL Circus Couture (Intikhab) 3L Intilaaq (Dynaformer) 3L Penmaen (Pivotal) L Peintre Celebre Akatea (Shamardal) L Little Nightingale (Muhtathir) 3 Nightflower (Dylan Thomas) 12 Nutan (Duke Of Marmalade) 1 Sanus Per Aquam (Teofilo) 3 Vadamos (Monsun) 2 Pennekamp Mubtaahij (Dubawi) 2L Prince Gibraltar (Rock Of Gibraltar) 1

Muhaarar helped to give Linamix a fabulous 2015 as a broodmare sire

stakes-winning dam sires Phone Trick Herald The Dawn (New Approach) 2 Line Of Reason (Kheleyf) L Pips Pride Ragazzo (Academy Award) LL Pitu Da Guanabara Energia El Gigante (Point Given) L Pivotal Alzubra (Dansili) L Argentero (Zoffany) L Bank Of Burden (Hawk Wing) 3L Cladocera (Oasis Dream) 22 Easy Road (Compton Place) 3L Final Frontier (Dream Ahead) 3 Golden Wood (Gold Away) LL Gospel Choir (Galileo) L Great Minds (Bahamian Bounty) LL Iromea (Dansili) L Lucky Kristale (Lucky Story) L Momayyaz (Elusive Quality) LL Onenightidreamed (Footstepsinthesand) 3 Pearly Steph (Oasis Dream) L Rivellino (Invincible Spirit) L Silver Galaxy (Galileo) 3 Smash Williams (Fracas) 3 Zarwaan (Dutch Art) L Platini Gabrial’s King (Hurricane Run) L Pleasantly Perfect Art Of Raw (Myboycharlie) L Polar Falcon Fascinating Rock (Fastnet Rock) 1 3 3 L Incantator (Areion) 3 Isfahan (Lord Of England) 3 Poliglote Garlingari (Linngari) L Polish Precedent Catcall (One Cool Cat) L Foundation (Zoffany) 2L The Twisler (Motivator) L Primo Dominie Mirza (Oasis Dream) L Promised Money (Dark Angel) L Priolo Techno Queen (Manduro) LL Prospect Bay Prince Bishop (Dubawi) 1 Pursuit Of Love Glass Office (Verglas) 2 Pensierieparole (Exceed And Excel) 3 Redstart (Cockney Rebel) 3 Uniram (Ramonti) L Rahy Arod (Teofilo) 23 Best Of Times (Dubawi) L Menardais (Canyon Creek) L Rainbow Quest Peacock (Paco Boy) L Quatorze (Elusive City) L Restorer (Mastercraftsman) L Solar Magic (Pivotal) L Taniya (High Chaparral) 3

Rakti Tupi (Tamayuz) LL Red Ransom Missed Call (Authorized) L Yajamila (Royal Applause) L Redback Fort Del Oro (Lope De Vega) L Refuse To Bend Dusky Queen (Shamardal) L Great Page (Roderic O’Connor) 3L River Mist Silverwave (Silver Frost) 3 Riverman Tryster (Shamardal) 3 Rock Of Gibraltar Glamorous Approach (New Approach) L Only Mine (Pour Moi) L Panama Hat (Medicean) 3L Roi Gironde Success Days (Jeremy) 33 Rossini Pearl Secret (Compton Place) 2 Royal Academy Amarillo (Holy Roman Emperor) L Fractional (Manduro) 3 Hathal (Speightstown) L Meleagros (King’s Best) 3L Safety Check (Dubawi) 22 Royal Applause Adaay (Kodiac) 22L Sabrehill Falest (Refuse To Bend) 3L Sadler’s Wells Alex My Boy (Dalakhani) 23 Ayrad (Dalakhani) L Bawina (Dubawi) 2 Cielo Canarias (Exceed And Excel) L Diamondsandrubies (Fastnet Rock) 1 L Hit It A Bomb (War Front) L Karpino (Cape Cross) 23 Kosmische (Fastnet Rock) L Ming Dynasty (King’s Best) 2L Orange Sun (Duke Of Marmalade) L Second Step (Dalakhani) 12 Simple Verse (Duke Of Marmalade) 1 1 3 Sixth Sense (Shamardal) L Storm The Stars (Sea The Stars) 2L Tristesse (Broken Vow) L Val D’hiver (Zafeen) L Victory Song (Dansili) L Zawraq (Shamardal) L Saint Cyrien Siljan’s Saga (Sagamix) 2 Seattle Slew Dirgam (Galileo) L Let’sgoforit (Verglas) 3 Seeking The Gold Dream Child (Pivotal) L Ertijaal (Oasis Dream) L Selkirk Absolutely So (Acclamation) L 129

stakes-winning dam sires

Group 1 winner Ballydoyle was one of five 2015 stakes winners out of Storm Cat mares. Four were by Galileo, the fifth by his half-brother Sea The Stars Dariyan (Shamardal) Dormello (Dansili) Martlet (Dansili) Moohaarib (Oasis Dream) Poeta Diletto (Poet’s Voice) Polybius (Oasis Dream) Riflescope (Raven’s Pass) Star Of Seville (Duke Of Marmalade) Sendawar Bello Matteo (Montmartre) Toungi (Rock Of Gibraltar) Septieme Ciel Cirrus Des Aigles (Even Top) Shamardal Gifted Master (Kodiac) Shadow Hunter (Arcano) Zuhoor Baynoona (Elnadim) Shinko Forest Washington DC (Zoffany) Shirley Heights Eye Of The Storm (Galileo) Hans Holbein (Montjeu) Sholokhov Peace Society (Iffraaj) Silver Hawk Nymeria (Soldier Hollow) Sky Hunter (Motivator) Singspiel Bilissie (Dansili) La Saldana (Fastnet Rock) Limato (Tagula) Money Maker (American Post) Pelerin (Shamardal) Romsdal (Halling) Suedois (Le Havre) Victoria Regina (Mastercraftsman) Skip Away Pentagono (Oratorio) Sky Lawyer Solojorie (Solon) Slickly Tourny (Country Reel)


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Slip Anchor Connecticut (New Approach) Island Storm (Wiesenpfad) Smart Strike Shaishee (Indian Charlie) Souvenir Copy Volatile (Strategic Prince) Soviet Star Blhadawa (Iffraaj) Spectrum Dessertoflife (Mastercraftsman) Sri Pekan Ampere (Galileo) Jack Dexter (Orientor) Plusquemavie (Kheleyf) St Jovite Greg Pass (Raven’s Pass) Sternkoenig Weltmacht (Mount Nelson) Storm Cat Aloft (Galileo) Ballydoyle (Galileo) Coolmore (Galileo) Gleneagles (Galileo) Star Storm (Sea The Stars) Stormy Atlantic Maverick Wave (Elusive Quality) Time Warp (Archipenko) Stravinsky Baghadur (Zanzibari) Easter (Galileo) Street Cry Noor Al Hawa (Makfi) Suave Dancer Make Believe (Makfi) Sunday Silence Night Of Light (Sea The Stars) Whitman (Poet’s Voice) Surako Astronereus (Sea The Stars)

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Surumu Quarterback (American Post) L Sea Calisi (Youmzain) 2 Swain Jack Hobbs (Halling) 13 Tagula Donjuan Triumphant (Dream Ahead) 2 L Heaven’s Guest (Dark Angel) L Taj Alriyadh Tropics (Speightstown) L Tale Of The Cat Amazing Maria (Mastercraftsman) 1 1 2 Time Chant (War Chant) L Voice Of Love (Poet’s Voice) L Theatrical Mr Owen (Invincible Spirit) L Thunder Gulch Pleascach (Teofilo) 113 Tiger Hill Ito (Adlerflug) 12L Meteoric (Lope De Vega) L Palace Prince (Areion) 3L Stone Roses (Rip Van Winkle) L Tirol Lady Sybil (Siyouni) L Pether’s Moon (Dylan Thomas) 1 Tobougg Biz Heart (Roderic O’connor) 2 Lumiere (Shamardal) 1 Touch Gold Aury Touch (Pounced) L Trans Island Devonshire (Fast Company) L Trempolino Hurricane Red (Hurricane Run) 3L Icecapada (Mastercraftsman) LL Unbridled’s Song Consort (Lope De Vega) L Emotionless (Shamardal) 2 War Dispatch (War Front) 3L Unfuwain Alaskakonigin (Sternkoenig) L

Brendan Brackan (Big Bad Bob) Brown Panther (Shirocco) Deuce Again (Dubawi) Mill Springs (Shirocco)

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Vettori Billabong (Gentlewave) Liber (Ishiguru) Steps (Verglas)

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Vindication La Berma (Lawman)


War Chant Iveagh Gardens (Mastercraftsman) 3 Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) 1122 Warning Moi Meme (Teofilo)


Welkin Metramo (Kouroun)


Whipper Delizia (Dark Angel)


Wild Again Le Bernardin (Bernardini)


Wolfhound Alfred Hutchinson (Monsieur Bond) L Duca Di Mantova (Manduro) L Muarrab (Oasis Dream) LL Woodman Falconet (Falco) French Navy (Shamardal) Rosso Corsa (Footstepsinthesand)

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Xaar Eastern Impact (Bahamian Bounty)


Zafonic Aktoria (Canford Cliffs) Jazzi Top (Danehill Dancer) Shining Emerald (Clodovil)

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Zamindar New Bay (Dubawi) Zieten Scottish (Teofilo)

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mare of the month


Inchinor-Roo (Rudimentary)

Mare of the month

The Johnson-Houghton-bred Prize Exhibit has won two Grade 2s and picked up a Grade 1 third


espite the attempts by many to short circuit the process in order to realise financial gain (or minimize their financial loss), breeding racehorses is all about time

and longevity. Breeders need to get to know their pedigrees and families, youngstock need time to develop and realise potentials, decisions on coverings need to be made around 30 months ahead of the yearling sales and possibly three to four years before a youngster’s potential is seen on a racecourse. Breeding racehorses is a time-consuming occupation and many of those who set out with the best intentions to be in for the long term or are hoping to breed champions disappear before dreams have hopes of being fulfilled. Gaie Johnson-Houghton, former trainer’s wife, now trainer’s mother, ex work-rider and continuing breeder, has stuck with her “Roo” pedigree through generations and has continued to enjoy success on the


It started in 1986 when Fulke bought a mare from an owner whom he didn’t think he should have been selling – that was Sirnelta. It is a long old way back now! racecourse and in the sale ring. It is pedigree partnership that has lasted for 30 years and in 2016 has already produced further stakes success – Prize Exhibit, the JohnsonHoughton-bred daughter of Roodeye, collected her second Grade 2 success in the US winning the Monorvia Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita at the beginning of January. She was adding to laurels previously collected in the San Clemente Handicap (G2) in July 2015, the Senorita Stakes (G3) last

June, while a handful of runs in Grade 1s gathered a third placing in the Del Mar Oaks, following on from a fourth as a juvenile in the Breeders’ Cup Fillies’ Turf. “It started in 1986 when Fulke [JohnsonHoughton, husband] bought a mare from an owner whom he didn’t think he should have been selling – that was Sirnelta,” remembers Johnson-Houghton. “It is a long old way back now! “We got someone else to look after her, but we didn’t do particularly well selling her foals so we brought her home. The next foal was Dead Certain – how lucky was that! That was how we got them here – I’d never have dared bring them home otherwise. “Dead Certain was by Absalom – we chose him because he had lots of form lines with Fulke’s sprinter Double Form. “We sold Dead Certain as a foal for 5,000gns and she was bought just as a companion to run with another foal by her owner Commander Toby Marten. He realised that they should not sell her and sent her to David Elsworth – that was lucky too!” In 1989, Dead Certain won the Queen Mary Stakes, Lowther Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes. The following year she added the Prix Maurice de Gheest to the treasure chest A difficult filly, Elsworth is recorded as saying: “Dead Certain was the kind that you really needed to keep a lid on, Peter Maughan and Rodney Boult [senior members of the stable staff] did a great job, otherwise she’d have boiled over.” Johnson-Houghton picks up her story. “It has just gone on from there. Fulke gave me Sirnelta’s last foal Shall We Run, the dam of Roo, and it has just been an amazing family – every so often it throws a good one. It’s awfully good isn’t it?!” she smiles. The “difficult yet talented” trait experienced by Elsworth with Dead Certain has been passed down through the generations and in fact lead to Johnson-Houghton’s decision to sell Roo, by then part of the broodmare band at Woodway Farm. “I sold Roo because she was horrible! I had tried to sell her as a yearling and no one wanted her so I had to bring her home, Richard Hannon said: ‘Take her

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home and train her yourselves!’ “Roo was quite beautiful, but when she came into training she was very tricky. She did win and was Listed placed, but she wasn’t safe at either end – I found her terrifying in the paddock, and I’d got too old to dodge the legs and teeth.” Johnson-Houghton kept Roo’s first foal – Roodeye, who picked up some Listed placed form in Salisbury’s Dick Poole Stakes – and sold the mare after a subsequent black-type blank in 2005 to Richard Frisby Bloodstock for 90,000gns.


s so often is the case the sale was a catalyst for a change of fortune; the following year the daughter of Rudimentary gave birth to a colt by Bahamian Bounty. Named Gallagher, as a juvenile he finished second in the Prix Morny (G1) and in the Richmond Stakes (G2). He was bred by Ptarmigan Bloodstock Limited, and raced initially for a partnership of Brimacombe, McNally, Rickman and Sangster having been bought by Charles Egerton Bloodstock for 115,000gns at the October Sales in 2007. For two sets of new connections Roo has since had progeny pick up some minor blacktype form without any hitting the heights, but has enjoyed significant sales ring success – two yearling fillies by Acclamation sold by Corduff Stud fetched €300,000 and €280,000 both bought by the China Horse Club. With Roo’s Inchinor daughter Roodeye safely ensconced in the broodmare band at home, the sale of Roo has not been a transaction that Johnson-Houghton has had cause to regret. The breeder modestly plays down her role in any success her mares have enjoyed, says that she finds planning matings very difficult and allocates any achieved glory merely to the ups and downs of luck. “It is all fairly chaotic and problematic – and it’s all down to the luck of the draw,” she explains. “I went to Showcasing first time because he is by Oasis Dream – I love him but couldn’t afford to send him a mare.


Above, Fergus Sweeny on board Prize Exhibit at Newmarket, below, working at Santa Anita ahead of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and perhaps revealing some of the family’s “trickier” tendancies

“I liked Showcasing as a racehorse and I remember tossing up the decision up between him and Aqlaam; the Shadwell stallion was more expensive hence we went to Whitsbury. “I am not very good at looking at stallions – I just don’t know what I am looking at. I could never breed a stallion, therefore what I am trying to breed is a racehorse, so it means racing form is important to me.” Prize Exhibit was the produce of Roodeye’s first covering – and the filly has been true to her pedigree. “Some of the family are quite fizzy – they all do disco dancing, and some mean more with their disco dancing than others!” laughs Johnson-Houghton indulgently. “I think Prize Exhibit she was quite difficult, quite tricky – Jamie [Osborne] did well with her. I think he was he was struggling with her, but he said that one work morning the light just switched on and he said: ‘My God, she’s fast!’ “Jamie Spencer rode her mainly in Britain and they just seemed to click – I think he was important to her too.”

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mare of the month

Mare of the month

I keep looking on the internet to see how Prize Exhibit is getting on, I am hopeless at finding things so Liam in the office gets the races for me and shows her winning – it was so close last time! Prize Exhibit ran eight times at two for Osborne, winning her maiden on her third start in July, a novice stakes in August and achieving a Group 3 third in October in the Oh So Sharp Stakes. The trainer sent her then to the Breeders’ Cup where she achieved her fourth placing and subsequently sold her to DP Racing leaving her to be trained stateside by Jim Cassidy. Four subsequent runners out of Roodeye have not been so talented and Roodle, her 2007 filly by Xarr, has been retained for breeding by Johnson-Houghton.


oodeye was returned to Showcasing in 2012 – the yearling went onto make 140,000gns bought by the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2014, a significant uplift from the 28,000gns spent by Osborne on Prize Exhibit as a yearling. Roodeye produced a colt from a 2013 Harbour Watch covering – he was bought at Tattersalls for 50,000gns by Barberini Bloodstock for Osborne (“It was awfully good of Jamie,”,says Johnson-Hougton), while the mare has a Champs Elysees colt to sell this autumn. She is now back in-foal to Showcasing, it was a decision that caused JohnsonHoughton some concern last year, which she has added to again this autumn when she says: “I lost my head!” “Around £10,000 is usually my top whack for a nomination, so when I went to Showcasing for £15,000 that was a lot,” reports Johnson-Houghton. “But I fell in love with Muhaarar at Ascot so I applied for Roodeye to go to him and Shadwell accepted her. “I went and asked Fulke what should I do and he said: ‘You can’t take it with you and I’ll


pay. So I thought that sounds ok! “But it is a terrifying amount isn’t it? I rang Charlie Vigors and asked what to do and he said: ‘Bite Shadwell’s hand off!’ “Roodeye’s done so well – it’s magical. I keep looking on the internet to see how Prize Exhibit is getting on, I am hopeless at finding things, so Liam in the office gets the races for me and shows her winning – it was so close last time! Just a nose – doesn’t it make a difference? “I think she was a bit naughty because she thought she’d won her races and didn’t need to do any more. I am just very lucky.” Alongside the star mare at Woodway Farm there is also Peace Lily (Dansili), who is out of Shall We Run and is a full-sister to Runaway Dancer, the dam of the Middle Park Stakes

(G1) winner Astaire, and daughter Roodle (Xaar). But numbers are about at their optimum, says Johnson-Houghton who explains that she doesn’t want too many broodmares at home – the well-understood vagaries of the bloodstock market ensuring, that despite the autumn’s significant increase in the nomination budget, the breeder won’t be getting too carried away with the success her broodmare band is currently enjoying. “It is really difficult, isn’t it?” she says, going on to outline that problem of time delay that every breeder faces. “You are choosing a stallion in the autumn for the following spring, and all that time you’ve got one on the ground and you don’t know if anyone is going to want it? In fact, I always ask, am I going to want it?!” Johnson-Houghton describes herself and her wonderful founding mare Shall We Run as “aged” (in fact, the pair are 74 and 27), but the breeder from Blewbury has put their longevity and years of knowledge to good use. She has played the long game to a far greater success than many.

The 2013 Showcasing ex Roodeye sold to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for 140,000gns in 2014

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NATIONAL DAY CUP, L, Abu Dhabi, December 6, 1600m

1 Forjatt (IRE) 7 b g Iffraaj (GB) Graceful Air (IRE) (Danzero (AUS)) 2 More Aspen (USA) 4 ch f More Than Ready (USA) - Jade Aspen (USA) (Jade Hunter (USA)) 3 Ghaamer (USA) 5 b g Hard Spun (USA) - Teeba (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) Gone West Zafonic Zaizafon IFFRAAJ b 2001 Nureyev Pastorale Park Appeal FORJATT b g 2008 Danehill Danzero Confidentially GRACEFUL AIR b 2001 Statoblest Samsung Spirit Sarong

LINCOLN MKX GARHOUD SPRINT, L, Meydan, December 17, 1200m 1 Muarrab (GB) 6 b g Oasis Dream (GB) - Licence To Thrill (GB) (Wolfhound (USA)) 2 Rafeej (GB) 6 b c Iffraaj (GB) Muffled (USA) (Mizaaya (GB)) 3 Kifaah (GB) 4 b g Dubawi (IRE) Mokaraba (GB) (Unfuwain (USA)) Danzig Green Desert Foreign Courier OASIS DREAM b 2000 Dancing Brave Hope Bahamian MUARRAB b g 2009 Nureyev Wolfhound Lassie Dear LICENCE TO THRILL ch 97 Dragonara Palace Crime of Passion Catriona


LINCOLN MKC DUBAI CREEK MILE, L, Meydan, December 17, 1600m 1 Le Bernardin (USA) 6 b/br c Bernardini (USA) - La Rosa (USA) (Wild Again (USA)) 2 Gold City (IRE) 6 b g Pivotal (GB) Storm Lily (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 3 Layl (USA) 5 b/br c Street Cry (IRE) - Cymbal (IRE) (Singspiel (IRE)) Seattle Slew A P Indy Weekend Surprise BERNARDINI b 2003 Quiet American Cara Rafaela Oil Fable LE BERNARDIN b/br c 2009 Icecapade Wild Again Bushel-N-Peck LA ROSA b 93 Cox's Ridge Twilight Ridge Waving Sky

AL TAYER MOTORS ENTISAR STAKES, L, Meydan, December 17, 2000m 1 Special Fighter (IRE) 4 ch c Teofilo (IRE) - Susu (GB) (Machiavellian (USA)) 2 Farrier (USA) 7 b c Tapit (USA) Wild Vision (USA) (Wild Again (USA)) 3 Torchlighter (IRE) 4 ch g Shamardal (USA) - Ever Love (BRZ) (Nedawi (GB)) Sadler's Wells

Galileo Urban Sea TEOFILO b 2004 Danehill Speirbhean Saviour SPECIAL FIGHTER ch c 2011 Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie SUSU ch 93 Known Fact Home Truth Dance Card

LONGINES AL MAKTOUM CHALLENGE ROUND 1, G2, Meydan, January 7, 1600m 1 Le Bernardin (USA) 7 b/br c Bernardini (USA) - La Rosa (USA) (Wild Again (USA)) 2 Layl (USA) 6 b/br c Street Cry (IRE) - Cymbal (IRE) (Singspiel (IRE))

3 Prayer For Relief (USA) 8 b/br g Jump Start (USA) - Sparklin Lil (USA) (Mr Sparkles (USA)) Seattle Slew A P Indy Weekend Surprise BERNARDINI b 2003 Quiet American Cara Rafaela Oil Fable LE BERNARDIN b/br c 2009 Icecapade Wild Again Bushel-N-Peck LA ROSA b 93 Cox's Ridge Twilight Ridge Waving Sky

USA BOLD RULER HANDICAP, G3, Belmont Park, October 31, 7f 1 Matrooh (USA) 5 b g Distorted Humor (USA) - Rockcide (USA) (Personal Flag (USA)) 2 Mylute (USA) 5 gr/ro c Midnight Lute (USA) - Stage Stop (USA) (Valid Expectations (USA)) 3 Heaven's Runway (USA) 5 b c Run Away And Hide (USA) Heavens Passport (CAN) (Awesome Again (CAN)) GO FOR WAND HANDICAP, G3, Aqueduct, November 2, 8f 1 Taris (USA) 4 b f Flatter (USA) Comedy (USA) (Theatrical) 2 Mei Ling (USA) 4 b f Empire Maker (USA) - Lochinvar's Gold (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) 3 Spelling Again (USA) 4 b f Awesome Again (CAN) - Spelling (USA) (Alphabet Soup (USA)) TEMPTED STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, November 4, 8f 1 Big World (USA) 2 b f Custom For Carlos (USA) - Tensas Wedding Joy (USA) (Broken Vow (USA)) 2 Flora Dora (USA) 2 ch f First Dude (USA) - Aidan (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA)) 3 Banree (USA) 2 gr/ro f Macho Uno (USA) - Grand Glory (USA) (Distorted Humor (USA)) NASHUA STAKES, G2, Aqueduct, November 4, 8f 1 Mohaymen (USA) 2 gr/ro c Tapit (USA) - Justwhistledixie (USA) (Dixie Union (USA))

2 Flexibility (USA) 2 b c Bluegrass Cat (USA) - Santa Vindi (USA) (Vindication (USA)) 3 Sail Ahoy (USA) 2 b c Bernardini (USA) - Matlacha Pass (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) CHILUKKI STAKES, G2, Churchill Downs, November 7, 8f 1 Spelling Again (USA) 4 b f Awesome Again (CAN) - Spelling (USA) (Alphabet Soup (USA)) 2 Ahh Chocolate (USA) 3 b f Candy Ride (ARG) - Ahh (USA) (Saint Liam (USA)) 3 Gold Medal Dancer (USA) 5 b f Medaglia d'Oro (USA) - Bachata (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) LONG ISLAND HANDICAP, G3, Aqueduct, November 7, 12f 1 Goldy Espony (FR) 4 gr/ro f Vespone (IRE) - Goldy Honor (FR) (Highest Honor (FR)) 2 Danza Cavallo (FR) 4 b f Sunday Break (JPN) - Tropical Mark (GB) (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) 3 Gotachancetodance (USA) 4 b f English Channel (USA) - Chance Dance (USA) (American Chance (USA)) AUTUMN STAKES, G2, Woodbine, November 8, 1600m 1 Are You Kidding Me (USA) 5 b c Run Away And Hide (USA) - Sweet Awakening (USA) (Street Cry (IRE)) 2 Lukes Alley (CAN) 5 b c Flower Alley (USA) - Vaulcluse (CAN) (A P Indy (USA)) 3 Royal Son (USA) 3 b c Tiznow (USA) - Mama Nadine (USA) (A P Indy (USA)) DISCOVERY HANDICAP, G3, Aqueduct, November 11, 9f 1 Tommy Macho (USA) 3 b c Macho Uno (USA) - Starstream (USA) (Awesome Again (CAN)) 2 Madefromlucky (USA) 3 ch c Lookin At Lucky (USA) - Home From Oz (USA) (Pulpit (USA)) 3 Ocean Knight (USA) 3 b c Curlin (USA) - Ocean Goddess (USA) (Stormy Atlantic (USA))

international database BOB HOPE STAKES, G3, Del Mar, November 14, 7f 1 Toews On Ice (USA) 2 b/br c Archarcharch (USA) - Wild Forest Cat (USA) (D'Wildcat (USA)) 2 Mac Daddy Mac (USA) 2 ch c Put It Back (USA) - Abuela Esther (URU) (Crater (ARG)) 3 I'malreadythere (USA) 2 b g Crown of Thorns (USA) - Wildfire Ruby (USA) (Wild Event (USA)) MRS REVERE STAKES, G2, Churchill Downs, November 14, 8f 110yds 1 Isabella Sings (USA) 3 ch f Eskendereya (USA) - Isobel Baillie (GB) (Lomitas (GB)) 2 Rainha Da Bateria (USA) 3 ch f Broken Vow (USA) - Amelia (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA)) 3 Devine Aida (USA) 3 gr/ro f Unbridled's Song (USA) - Passion (USA) (Came Home (USA)) RED SMITH HANDICAP, G3, Aqueduct, November 14, 11f 1 Mr Maybe (USA) 4 gr/ro c Ghostzapper (USA) - Regal Approval (USA) (With Approval (CAN)) 2 Kaigun (CAN) 5 ch c Northern Afleet (USA) - Cruising Kris (CAN) (Kris S (USA)) 3 Holiday Star (USA) 5 b g Harlan's Holiday (USA) - Spring Star (USA) (Deputy Minister (CAN)) GOLDIKOVA STAKES, G2, Del Mar, November 1, 8f 1 Uzziel (USA) 4 b/br f Harlington (USA) - Pretti Woman (USA) (Lord At War (ARG)) 2 Queen of The Sand (IRE) 5 ch f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Lough Mewin (IRE) (Woodman (USA)) 3 Gender Agenda (GB) 4 b f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Friendlier (GB) (Zafonic (USA)) BESSARABIAN STAKES, G2, Woodbine, November 15, 1400m 1 Miss Mischief (USA) 5 b f Into Mischief (USA) - Kid Majic (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA))

2 Paddle Board (USA) 4 b f Harlan's Holiday (USA) - Well Spring (USA) (Coronado's Quest (USA)) 3 Elusive Collection (USA) 3 b f Elusive Quality (USA) - Recollect (USA) (El Prado (IRE)) TROPICAL TURF HANDICAP, G3, Gulfstream Park West, November 21, 8f 110yds 1 Lochte (USA) 5 b/br g Medaglia d'Oro (USA) - Lemon Kiss (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA)) 2 Flashlight (IRE) 5 b c Shamardal (USA) - Jazzy Jan (IRE) (Royal Academy (USA)) 3 Amigo (USA) 4 b c Hard Spun (USA) - Dat You Miz Blue (USA) (Cure The Blues (USA)) MY CHARMER HANDICAP, G3, Gulfstream Park West, November 21, 8f 110yds 1 Lady Lara (IRE) 4 b f Excellent Art (GB) - Shanty (GB) (Selkirk (USA)) 2 Hope Cross (IRE) 4 b f Cape Cross (IRE) - Great Hope (IRE) (Halling (USA)) 3 Sandiva (IRE) 4 ch f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Miss Corinne (GB) (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) DELTA DOWNS PRINCESS STAKES, G3, Delta Downs, November 21, 8f 1 Jet Black Magic (USA) 2 b/br f Hold Me Back (USA) - Rhodelia (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) 2 La Appassionata (USA) 2 b f Bernardini (USA) - Moonlight Sonata (USA) (Carson City (USA)) 3 Above Fashion (USA) 2 b f Paddy O'Prado (USA) - Holy Fashion (USA) (Holy Bull (USA)) DELTA DOWNS JACKPOT STAKES, G3, Delta Downs, November 21, 8f 110yds 1 Exaggerator (USA) 2 b/br c Curlin (USA) - Dawn Raid (CAN) (Vindication (USA)) 2 Sunny Ridge (USA) 2 gr/ro g Holy Bull (USA) - Lignum Vitae (USA) (Songandaprayer (USA))

3 Harlan Punch (USA) 2 b c Harlan's Holiday (USA) - Indy Punch (USA) (Pulling Punches (USA)) RED CARPET HANDICAP, G3, Del Mar, November 21, 11f 1 Rusty Slipper (USA) 5 b/br f Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Classic Approval (USA) (With Approval (CAN)) 2 Elektrum (IRE) 4 b f High Chaparral (IRE) - Carolines Secret (GB) (Inchinor (GB)) 3 Three Hearts (USA) 5 b f Hat Trick (JPN) - Secret Heart (SAF) (Fort Wood (USA)) CARDINAL HANDICAP, G3, Churchill Downs, November 21, 9f 1 Button Down (GB) 4 b f Oasis Dream (GB) - Modesta (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA)) 2 Lady Fog Horn (USA) 3 b f Zavata (USA) - Titia (USA) (Northern Spur (IRE)) 3 Lacy (GER) 4 b f Authorized (IRE) - La Vinchina (GER) (Oasis Dream (GB)) KENNEDY ROAD STAKES, G2, Woodbine, November 22, 1200m 1 Stacked Deck (USA) 4 b/br g First Samurai (USA) - Bel Air Beauty (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN)) 2 Passion for Action (CAN) 3 b c Speightstown (USA) - Maritime Passion (CAN) (Stormy Atlantic (USA)) 3 Goodoldhockeygame (CAN) 3 ch g Old Forester (USA) - Domasca Bella (CAN) (Domasca Dan (CAN)) HOLLYWOOD TURF CUP STAKES, G2, Del Mar, November 26, 12f 1 The Pizza Man (USA) 6 b g English Channel (USA) - I Can Fan Fan (USA) (Lear Fan (USA)) 2 Big John B (USA) 6 b/br g Hard Spun (USA) - Baldomera (USA) (Doneraile Court (USA)) 3 Power Foot (USA) 6 b g Powerscourt (GB) - Madame Blackfoot (USA) (Black Minnaloushe (USA))

RIVER CITY HANDICAP, G3, Churchill Downs, November 26, 9f 1 Heart To Heart (CAN) 4 b c English Channel (USA) - Ask the Question (USA) (Silver Deputy) 2 Thatcher Street (USA) 4 b c Street Sense (USA) - Lenawee (USA) (Albert the Great (USA)) 3 Perfect Title (USA) 5 b c Perfect Soul (IRE) - Title Seeker (USA) (Monarchos (USA)) FALLS CITY HANDICAP, G2, Churchill Downs, November 26, 9f 1 Ahh Chocolate (USA) 3 b f Candy Ride (ARG) - Ahh (USA) (Saint Liam (USA)) 2 Theogony (USA) 5 ch f Curlin (USA) - Upcoming Story (USA) (Tale of The Cat (USA)) 3 Call Pat (USA) 5 b/br f Lawyer Ron (USA) - First Song (USA) (Rahy (USA)) FALL HIGHWEIGHT HANDICAP, G3, Aqueduct, November 26, 6f 1 Green Gratto (USA) 5 b/br c Here's Zealous (USA) - Starship Smokester (USA) (Smokester (USA)) 2 Palace (USA) 6 b c City Zip (USA) - Receivership (USA) (End Sweep) 3 Fabulous Kid (USA) 4 b c Congrats (USA) - Lemon Drop Girl (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA)) SEABISCUIT HANDICAP, G2, Del Mar, November 27, 8f 110yds 1 Midnight Storm (USA) 4 b/br c Pioneerof the Nile (USA) - My Tina (USA) (Bertrando (USA)) 2 Bal A Bali (BRZ) 5 b/br c Put It Back (USA) - In My Side (BRZ) (Clackson (BRZ)) 3 Toowindytohaulrox (USA) 4 b c Harlan's Holiday (USA) - Im Classic Quality (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA)) COMMONWEALTH TURF STAKES, G3, Churchill Downs, November 27, 8f 110yds 1 Almasty (USA) 3 ch c Scat Daddy (USA) - Minicolony (USA) (Pleasant Colony (USA)) 137

international database 2 Saham (USA) 3 b/br c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Texas Kitty (USA) (Forest Wildcat (USA)) 3 Quality Bird (USA) 3 b c Quality Road (USA) - Caged Glory (USA) (Honour And Glory (USA)) CLARK HANDICAP, G1, Churchill Downs, November 27, 9f 1 Effinex (USA) 4 b/br c Mineshaft (USA) - What A Pear (USA) (E Dubai (USA)) 2 Hoppertunity (USA) 4 b c Any Given Saturday (USA) - Refugee (USA) (Unaccounted For (USA)) 3 Looks To Spare (USA) 5 b/br g Pollard's Vision (USA) - Cushion (USA) (Play Fellow (USA)) HAWTHORNE GOLD CUP HANDICAP, G2, Hawthorne, November 28, 10f 1 Commissioner (USA) 4 b c A P Indy (USA) - Flaming Heart (USA) (Touch Gold (USA)) 2 Neck 'n Neck (USA) 6 b/br c Flower Alley (USA) - Bootery (USA) (Storm Boot (USA)) 3 Majestic Harbor (USA) 7 b c Rockport Harbor (USA) Champagne Royale (USA) (French Deputy (USA)) NATIVE DIVER STAKES, G3, Del Mar, November 28, 9f 1 Dortmund (USA) 3 ch c Big Brown (USA) - Our Josephina (USA) (Tale of The Cat (USA)) 2 Imperative (USA) 5 b c Bernardini (USA) - Call Her (USA) (Caller I D (USA)) 3 Iron Fist (USA) 3 gr/ro c Tapit (USA) - Successful Outlook (USA) (Orientate (USA)) JIMMY DURANTE STAKES, G3, Del Mar, November 28, 8f 1 Family Meeting (USA) 2 b/br f Sky Mesa (USA) - Family Plan (USA) (Repriced (USA)) 2 Mokat (USA) 2 b/br f Uncle Mo (USA) - Flashy Frolic (USA) (Premiership (USA)) 3 Sutton's Smile (USA) 2 gr/ro f Paddy O'Prado (USA) - Liberty's Lyric (USA) (Unbridled's Song (USA))


KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB STAKES, G2, Churchill Downs, November 28, 8f 110yds 1 Airoforce (USA) 2 gr/ro c Colonel John (USA) - Chocolate Pop (USA) (Cuvee (USA)) 2 Mor Spirit (USA) 2 b/br c Eskendereya (USA) - Im A Dixie Girl (USA) (Dixie Union (USA)) 3 Mo Tom (USA) 2 b/br c Uncle Mo (USA) - Caroni (USA) (Rubiano) GOLDEN ROD STAKES, G2, Churchill Downs, November 28, 8f 110yds 1 Carina Mia (USA) 2 b/br f Malibu Moon (USA) - Miss Simpatia (ARG) (Southern Halo (USA)) 2 Stageplay (USA) 2 gr/ro f Curlin (USA) - Stage Stop (USA) (Valid Expectations (USA)) 3 Dream Dance (USA) 2 b f Afleet Alex (USA) - This Cat Can Dance (USA) (Vindication (USA)) REMSEN STAKES, G2, Aqueduct, November 28, 9f 1 Mohaymen (USA) 2 gr/ro c Tapit (USA) - Justwhistledixie (USA) (Dixie Union (USA)) 2 Flexibility (USA) 2 b c Bluegrass Cat (USA) - Santa Vindi (USA) (Vindication (USA)) 3 Gift Box (USA) 2 gr/ro c Twirling Candy (USA) - Special Me (USA) (Unbridled's Song (USA)) DEMOISELLE STAKES, G2, Aqueduct, November 28, 9f 1 Lewis Bay (USA) 2 b f Bernardini (USA) - Summer Raven (USA) (Summer Squall (USA)) 2 Thrilled (USA) 2 b f Uncle Mo (USA) - Excited (USA) (Giant's Causeway (USA)) 3 Disco Rose (USA) 2 b f Weigelia (USA) - Katarica Disco (USA) (Disco Rico (USA)) COMELY STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, November 28, 9f 1 Forever Unbridled (USA) 3 b f Unbridled's Song (USA) - Lemons Forever (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid) 2 Carrumba (USA) 3 gr/ro f Bernardini (USA) - Castanet (USA) (El Prado (IRE))

3 Wonder Gal (USA) 3 b/br f Tiz Wonderful (USA) - Passe (USA) (Dixie Union (USA)) CIGAR MILE HANDICAP, G1, Aqueduct, November 28, 8f 1 Tonalist (USA) 4 b c Tapit (USA) Settling Mist (USA) (Pleasant Colony (USA)) 2 Red Vine (USA) 5 b c Candy Ride (ARG) - Murky Waters (USA) (Storm Creek (USA)) 3 Matrooh (USA) 5 b g Distorted Humor (USA) - Rockcide (USA) (Personal Flag (USA)) VALEDICTORY STAKES, G3, Woodbine, November 29, 2800m 1 Melmich (CAN) 4 ch c Wilko (USA) - Little Swoon (USA) (You and I (USA)) 2 Patrioticandproud (USA) 6 b/br g Proud Citizen (USA) - Luvina (CAN) (Forest Wildcat (USA)) 3 Pender Harbour (CAN) 7 ch g Philanthropist (USA) - Uproar (CAN) (Hail The Ruckus (CAN)) BERKELEY HANDICAP, G3, Golden Gate, November 29, 8f 110yds 1 Poshsky (USA) 5 b g Vronsky (USA) - Pinky's Posh (USA) (Bold Badgett (USA)) 2 Pepper Crown (USA) 5 b c Peppered Cat (USA) - Crown This Lady (USA) (Crowning Storm (USA)) 3 G G Ryder (USA) 4 ch c Chhaya Dance (USA) - Stormy Gigi (USA) (Storm Boot (USA)) MATRIARCH STAKES, G1, Del Mar, November 29, 8f 1 Stormy Lucy (USA) 6 b f Stormy Atlantic (USA) - Here Comes Lucinda (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA)) 2 Recepta (USA) 4 b/br f Speightstown (USA) - Honor Bestowed (USA) (Honor Grades (USA)) 3 Filimbi (USA) 5 gr/ro f Mizzen Mast (USA) - Flute (USA) (Seattle Slew (USA))

HOLLYWOOD DERBY, G1, Del Mar, November 29, 9f 1 Chiropractor (USA) 3 ch g Kitten's Joy (USA) - Eversmile (USA) (Theatrical) 2 March (USA) 3 b/br c Blame (USA) - Lifeinthefastlane (USA) (Unbridled's Song (USA)) 3 Om (USA) 3 ch c Munnings (USA) - Rare Cat (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) CECIL B DEMILLE STAKES, G3, Del Mar, November 29, 8f 1 Dressed in Hermes (USA) 2 b g Hat Trick (JPN) - Elusive Fashion (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA)) 2 Collected (USA) 2 ch c City Zip (USA) - Helena Bay (GB) (Johannesburg (USA)) 3 Frank Conversation (USA) 2 b c Quality Road (USA) - Rushen Heat (USA) (Unusual Heat (USA)) STARLET STAKES, G1, Los Alamitos, December 12, 8f 110yds 1 Street Fancy (USA) 2 b f Street Sense (USA) - Bold Angel (USA) (Cat Thief (USA)) 2 Stays In Vegas (USA) 2 ch f City Zip (USA) - Double Jackpot (USA) (Broken Vow (USA)) 3 Sutton's Smile (USA) 2 gr/ro f Paddy O'Prado (USA) - Liberty's Lyric (USA) (Unbridled's Song (USA)) RAMPART STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, December 12, 8f 1 Cali Star (USA) 4 ch f Street Cry (IRE) - Graeme Six (USA) (Graeme Hall (USA)) 2 Best Behavior (CAN) 5 b f Into Mischief (USA) - Queenship (USA) (Line In The Sand (USA)) 3 Stiffed (USA) 4 b/br f Stephen Got Even (USA) - High Noon Nellie (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) LOS ALAMITOS FUTURITY, G1, Los Alamitos, December 19, 8f 110yds 1 Mor Spirit (USA) 2 b/br c Eskendereya (USA) - Im A Dixie Girl (USA) (Dixie Union (USA))

international database 2 Toews On Ice (USA) 2 b/br c Archarcharch (USA) - Wild Forest Cat (USA) (D'Wildcat (USA)) 3 I'malreadythere (USA) 2 b g Crown of Thorns (USA) - Wildfire Ruby (USA) (Wild Event (USA)) MR PROSPECTOR STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, December 19, 6f 1 X Y Jet (USA) 3 gr/ro g Kantharos (USA) - Soldiersingsblues (USA) (Lost Soldier (USA)) 2 Grande Shores (USA) 7 b c Black Mambo (USA) - Sexy Stockings (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) 3 C Zee (USA) 4 b c Elusive Bluff (USA) - Diamondaire (USA) (Distorted Humor (USA)) MATHIS BROTHERS MILE STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, December 26, 8f 1 Om (USA) 3 ch c Munnings (USA) - Rare Cat (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) 2 Perfectly Majestic (USA) 3 ch g Majesticperfection (USA) Skatesheba (FR) (Green Tune (USA)) 3 Vigilante (USA) 3 b c Tiznow (USA) - Bsharpsonata (USA) (Pulpit (USA)) MALIBU STAKES, G1, Santa Anita, December 26, 7f 1 Runhappy (USA) 3 b c Super Saver (USA) - Bella Jolie (USA) (Broken Vow (USA)) 2 Marking (USA) 3 b c Bernardini (USA) - Seventh Street (USA) (Street Cry (IRE)) 3 Lord Nelson (USA) 3 ch c Pulpit (USA) - African Jade (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA)) LA BREA STAKES, G1, Santa Anita, December 26, 7f 1 Birdatthewire (USA) 3 b f Summer Bird (USA) - My Limit (USA) (Wagon Limit (USA)) 2 Hot City Girl (USA) 3 ch f City Zip (USA) - Noble Fire (USA) (Hook and Ladder (USA)) 3 Cavorting (USA) 3 b f Bernardini (USA) - Promenade Girl (USA) (Carson City (USA))

DAYTONA STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, December 26, 6f 110yds 1 Toowindytohaulrox (USA) 5 b c Harlan's Holiday (USA) - Im Classic Quality (USA) (Elusive Quality) 2 Coastline (USA) 5 gr/ro c Speightstown (USA) - Culinary (USA) (El Amante (USA)) 3 Rocket Heat (USA) 4 b/br c Latent Heat (USA) - Enjoy the Moment (USA) (Slew's Royalty (USA)) W L MCKNIGHT HANDICAP, G3, Gulfstream Park, December 26, 12f 1 Charming Kitten (USA) 5 b/br c Kitten's Joy (USA) - Iteration (USA) (Wild Again (USA)) 2 Kaigun (CAN) 5 ch c Northern Afleet (USA) - Cruising Kris (CAN) (Kris S (USA)) 3 Da Big Hoss (USA) 4 ch c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Lady Struck Gold (USA) (Touch Gold (USA)) SUGAR SWIRL STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, December 26, 6f 1 Best Behavior (CAN) 5 b f Into Mischief (USA) - Queenship (USA) (Line In The Sand (USA)) 2 Stonetastic (USA) 4 gr/ro f Mizzen Mast (USA) - Special Me (USA) (Unbridled's Song (USA)) 3 You Bought Her (USA) 5 ch f Graeme Hall (USA) - Striking T (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN)) LA PREVOYANTE HANDICAP, G3, Gulfstream Park, December 26, 12f 1 Goldy Espony (FR) 4 gr/ro f Vespone (IRE) - Goldy Honor (FR) (Highest Honor (FR)) 2 Maximova (USA) 5 b f Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Honoria (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA)) 3 Rosalind (USA) 4 ch f Broken Vow (USA) - Critics Acclaim (USA) (Theatrical) ROBERT J FRANKEL STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, December 27, 9f 1 Gender Agenda (GB) 4 b f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Friendlier (GB) (Zafonic (USA))

2 Stormy Lucy (USA) 6 b f Stormy Atlantic (USA) - Here Comes Lucinda (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA)) 3 Glory (USA) 3 b f Tapit (USA) - Ki Maniere (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA)) SANTA YNEZ STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, January 2, 6f 110yds 1 Forever Darling (USA) 3 ch f Congrats (USA) - Darling My Darling (USA) (Deputy Minister (CAN)) 2 Code Warrior (USA) 3 b/br f Society's Chairman (CAN) - Lady Natalie (USA) (Runaway Groom (CAN)) 3 Pretty N Cool (USA) 3 gr/ro f Scat Daddy (USA) - Stayclassysandiego (USA) (Rockport Harbor (USA)) SAN GABRIEL STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, January 2, 9f 1 Flamboyant (FR) 5 b c Peer Gynt (JPN) - Relicia Bere (FR) (Until Sundown (USA)) 2 Obviously (IRE) 8 b g Choisir (AUS) - Leala (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) 3 Bal A Bali (BRZ) 6 b/br c Put It Back (USA) - In My Side (BRZ) (Clackson (BRZ)) MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, January 2, 6f 110yds 1 San Onofre (USA) 6 b g Surf Cat (USA) - Marrakech Gold (USA) (Native Regent (CAN)) 2 Salutos Amigos (USA) 6 b g Salute The Sarge (USA) - Sarasota (ARG) (Luhuk (USA)) 3 Pulling G's (USA) 6 b c Curlin (USA) - Torrid Affair (CAN) (Alydeed (CAN)) OLD HAT STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, January 2, 6f 1 Lucy N Ethel (USA) 3 b/br f During (USA) - Kid Silver (USA) (Silver Ghost (USA)) 2 My Dear Venezuela (USA) 3 b/br f Wildcat Heir (USA) - Bayou Mist (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) 3 Ballet Diva (USA) 3 ch f Hear No Evil (USA) - Dame Sylvieguilhem (USA) (Nureyev (USA))

HUTCHESON STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, January 2, 6f 1 Awesome Banner (USA) 3 b c Awesome of Course (USA) Miranda Stands (USA) (Zamindar (USA)) 2 Noholdingback Bear (USA) 3 b c Put It Back (USA) - Pleasant Quality (CAN) (Elusive Quality (USA)) 3 Sheikh Of Sheikhs (USA) 3 b c Discreetly Mine (USA) Homesteader (CAN) (Pioneering (USA)) DANIA BEACH STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, January 2, 7f 110yds 1 Life Imitates Art (USA) 3 b c More Than Ready (USA) - Habiboo (USA) (Unbridled's Song (USA)) 2 Isotherm (USA) 3 b/br c Lonhro (AUS) - Game For More (USA) (More Than Ready (USA)) 3 Urban Bourbon (USA) 3 b c City Zip (USA) - Fools In Love (USA) (Not For Love (USA)) JEROME STAKES, G3, Aqueduct, January 2, 8f 1 Flexibility (USA) 3 b c Bluegrass Cat (USA) - Santa Vindi (USA) (Vindication (USA)) 2 Vorticity (USA) 3 b/br c Distorted Humor (USA) - Tar Heel Mom (USA) (Flatter (USA)) 3 In Equality (USA) 3 b c Quality Road (USA) - Inish Glora (CAN) (Regal Classic (CAN)) MONROVIA STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, January 3, 6f 110yds 1 Prize Exhibit (GB) 4 b/br f Showcasing (GB) - Roodeye (GB) (Inchinor (GB)) 2 Shrinking Violet (USA) 6 ch f Congaree (USA) - Lets Get Cozzy (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) 3 Ageless (USA) 7 b f Successful Appeal (USA) - Special One (USA) (Point Given (USA)) SHAM STAKES, G3, Santa Anita, January 9, 8f 1 Collected (USA) 3 ch c City Zip (USA) - Helena Bay (GB) (Johannesburg (USA)) 139

international database 2 Let's Meet In Rio (USA) 3 b/br c Flatter (USA) - Rio Carnival (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 3 Laoban (USA) 3 b/br c Uncle Mo (USA) - Chattertown (USA) (Speightstown (USA)) SAN PASQUAL STAKES, G2, Santa Anita, January 9, 8f 110yds

3 All Included (USA) 5 ch c Include (USA) - Eximius (GB) (Atticus (USA))

WORLDWIDE BMW Caulfield Cup, G1, Caulfield, October 17, 2400m

1 California Chrome (USA) 5 ch c Lucky Pulpit (USA) - Love the Chase (USA) (Not For Love (USA)) 2 Imperative (USA) 6 b c Bernardini (USA) - Call Her (USA) (Caller I D (USA)) 3 Hoppertunity (USA) 5 b c Any Given Saturday (USA) - Refugee (USA) (Unaccounted For (USA))

1 Mongolian Khan (AUS) 4 b c Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) Centafit (NZ) (Centaine (AUS)) 2 Trip To Paris (IRE) 4 b g Champs Elysees (GB) - La Grande Zoa (IRE) (Fantastic Light (USA)) 3 Ivanhowe (GER) 5 b c Soldier Hollow (GB) - Indigo Girl (GER) (Sternkoenig (IRE))

MARSHUA'S RIVER STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, January 9, 8f 110yds

Sire: HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR. Sire of 50 Stakes winners. In 2015 - DESIGNS ON ROME Alleged G1, MONGOLIAN KHAN Centaine G1, AMARILLO Royal Academy LR, AUTHORITARIAN Groom Dancer LR, BE SAFE King's Best LR, EMPEROR MAX Strategic LR, EMPEROR'S BANQUET Intikhab LR, GENTLEMAN ONLY Ali-Royal LR, SETINUM Success Express LR.

1 Sandiva (IRE) 5 ch f Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Miss Corinne (GB) (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) 2 A Little Bit Sassy (USA) 5 b/br f More Than Ready (USA) - Miss A Bomb (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA)) 3 Tuttipaesi (IRE) 6 gr/ro f Clodovil (IRE) - Ruby Ridge (IRE) (Acatenango (GER)) HAL'S HOPE STAKES, G3, Gulfstream Park, January 9, 8f 1 Mshawish (USA) 6 b/br c Medaglia d'Oro (USA) - Thunder Bayou (USA) (Thunder Gulch (USA)) 2 Valid (USA) 6 b/br g Medaglia d'Oro (USA) - Grand Prayer (USA) (Grand Slam (USA)) 3 Grande Shores (USA) 8 b c Black Mambo (USA) - Sexy Stockings (USA) (Tabasco Cat (USA)) FT. LAUDERDALE STAKES, G2, Gulfstream Park, January 9, 8f 110yds 1 Heart To Heart (CAN) 5 b c English Channel (USA) - Ask the Question (USA) (Silver Deputy (CAN)) 2 Lukes Alley (CAN) 6 b c Flower Alley (USA) - Vaulcluse (CAN) (A P Indy (USA))


1st Dam: Centafit by Centaine. unraced. Own sister to CENTALONG. Dam of 2 winners: 2002: YOUNG CENTAUR (g Jeune) Century City Developments Wellington Cup G1. 2010: Spin Fire (c Holy Roman Emperor) ran on the flat in Singapore. 2011: MONGOLIAN KHAN (c Holy Roman Emperor) BMW Australian Derby G1, BMW Caulfield Cup G1, TV3 New Zealand Derby G1, Darci Brahma Waikato Guineas G2, Essilor New Zealand Avondale Guineas G2, Jesters Pies Salver Championship Prelude LR, 3rd Ladbrokes Caulfield S G1. Broodmare Sire: CENTAINE. Sire of the dams of 114 Stakes winners. In 2015 - DAL CIELO Per Incanto G1, IN STYLE Fast 'n' Famous G1, MONGOLIAN KHAN Holy Roman Emperor G1, GAGARIN Pentire LR.

Danzig Danehill Razyana HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR b 2004 Secretariat L'On Vite Fanfreluche MONGOLIAN KHAN b c 2011 Century Centaine Rainbeam CENTAFIT bl 92 Three Legs Galopede Regal Step

Shuka Sho, G1, Kyoto, October 18, 2000m 1 Mikki Queen (JPN) 3 b f Deep Impact (JPN) - Musical Way (FR) (Gold Away (IRE)) 2 Queens Ring (JPN) 3 b/br f Manhattan Cafe (JPN) - Aqua Ring (JPN) (Anabaa (USA)) 3 Maximum de Paris (JPN) 3 gr f King Kamehameha (JPN) - Mlle de Paris (JPN) (Sunday Silence (USA)) Age: 2-3; Starts: 4; Wins: 2; Places: 2 Earnings: ÂŁ224,058 Sire: DEEP IMPACT. Sire of 70 Stakes winners. In 2015 - MIKKI QUEEN Gold Away G1, REAL IMPACT Meadowlake G1, A SHIN HIKARI Storm Cat G2, DECIPHER Dubai Millennium G2, LACHESIS Storm Cat G2, SATONO RASEN Intikhab G2, SHONAN PANDORA French Deputy G2, TOUCHING SPEECH Sadler's Wells G2, AMBITIOUS El Condor Pasa G3, BLANC BONHEUR Sakura Bakushin O G3, D'ACCORD Unbridled G3, PASSION DANCE Jade Robbery G3, REAL STEEL Storm Cat G3, ULIULI French Deputy G3, VINCENNES Nihon Pillow Winner G3, BARBARA Dixieland Band LR, DEEP JEWELRY Giant's Causeway LR, HISTORICAL Northern Taste LR, PRODIGAL SON Storm Cat LR, SAKURA ARDITO Maruzensky LR, SMART LAYER White Muzzle LR, TENDERLY VOICE King Kamehameha LR, RED KINGDOM Danehill LR. 1st Dam: MUSICAL WAY by Gold Away. 8 wins at 2 to 5 in France, Prix Dollar Casino Barriere de Montreux G2, 3rd Premio Lydia Tesio G1 (twice), Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong Cup G1. Dam of 3 winners: 2010: INNER URGE (f Deep Impact) Winner in Japan. 2011: TOSEN MATAKOIYA (c Deep Impact) 2 wins in Japan. 2012: MIKKI QUEEN (f Deep Impact) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Japan, Yushun Himba (Oaks) G1, Shuka Sho G1, 2nd Kansai Telecasting Corp. Sho Rose S G2, Daily Hai Queen Cup G3. 2013: (f Deep Impact) 2014: (c Deep Impact) Broodmare Sire: GOLD AWAY. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2015 - MIKKI QUEEN Deep Impact G1. Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well DEEP IMPACT b 2002 Alzao Wind In Her Hair Burghclere MIKKI QUEEN b f 2012 Goldneyev Gold Away Blushing Away MUSICAL WAY ch 2002 Procida Mulika Gazelia

GP Linneo de Paula Machado Gd Criterium, G1, Gavea, October 18, 2000m 1 Some In Tieme (BRZ) 3 b c Shirocco (GER) - Orma Giusta (BRZ) (Royal Academy (USA)) 2 Deep End (BRZ) 3 ch c Wild Event (USA) - Nina Sabella (BRZ) (Jules (USA)) 3 Benggala (BRZ) 3 b c Shirocco (GER) - Hipiatra (BRZ) (Wild Event (USA)) Sire: SHIROCCO. Sire of 30 Stakes winners. In 2015 - JANUARY JONES Crimson Tide G1, SOME IN TIEME Royal Academy G1, BROWN PANTHER Unfuwain G2, LEME NORTE Aksar G2, JUMP LADY Roi Normand G3, PACCHIA Choctaw Ridge G3, BENGGALA Wild Event LR, MILL SPRINGS Unfuwain LR, ANNIE POWER Old Vic LR, FOR ME Galileo LR. 1st Dam: ORMA GIUSTA by Royal Academy. G.P. C. Telles e C.

international database Gilberto Rocha Faria G2. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: (c Maria's Mon) 2010: Spring Up (c Spring At Last) 3rd Eddie Read S G1. 2011: Buena Giusta (f Officer) unraced. 2012: SOME IN TIEME (c Shirocco) GP Linneo de Paula Machado Gd Criterium G1, 3rd Classico Sandpit LR. Broodmare Sire: ROYAL ACADEMY. Sire of the dams of 153 Stakes winners. In 2015 GAULTIER Rios G1, SOME IN TIEME Shirocco G1, BURBERO O'Reilly G2, SABATINI Street Cry G2, SAFETY CHECK Dubawi G2, COFFEE CLIQUE Medaglia d'Oro G3, FRACTIONAL Manduro G3, MELEAGROS King's Best G3, QUIET FORCE Dynaformer G3, SALAMA Desert Party G3, SOMEWHAT Dynaformer G3, AMARILLO Holy Roman Emperor LR, HATHAL Speightstown LR, JARDIM DI NAPOLI First American LR, LE BONSIR Choisir LR, PAK LOK ANGEL Lucky Unicorn LR, SAI DE BAIXO Elusive Quality LR, THE MESSINA NYMPH Commands LR, TOUCH THE SKY Jet Master LR. Konigsstuhl Monsun Mosella SHIROCCO b 2001 The Minstrel So Sedulous Sedulous SOME IN TIEME b c 2012 Nijinsky Royal Academy Crimson Saint ORMA GIUSTA b 2001 Lode Special Lady Sport Lady

William Hill Manikato Stakes, G1, Moonee Valley, October 23, 1200m 1 Chautauqua (AUS) 5 gr/b g Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Lovely Jubly (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS)) 2 Srikandi (AUS) 5 ch f Dubawi (IRE) - Raining (AUS) (Hurricane Sky (AUS)) 3 Rebel Dane (AUS) 6 b/br c California Dane (AUS) - Texarcana (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))

Sire: ENCOSTA DE LAGO. Sire of 111 Stakes winners. In 2015 CHAUTAUQUA Lion Hunter G1, PUCCINI Paris Opera G1, VANBRUGH Lucky Owners G1, ENGLISH Anabaa G2, SOVEREIGN NATION Last Tycoon G2, DECIRCLES Ascot Knight G3, DELAGO'S SECRET Thunder Gulch G3, MISS ROSE DE LAGO Fasliyev G3, SMOKIN' JOEY Blazing Sword G3, RIVA DE LAGO Ashkalani LR. 1st Dam: LOVELY JUBLY by Lion Hunter. Sires' Produce S G1, T J Smith H G1, 2nd Tad Kennedy Coolmore Classic G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2004: Cravings (c Encosta de Lago) unraced. 2005: Foothill Road (f Show A Heart) unraced. Broodmare. 2006: Mahjong (c Lonhro) unraced. 2010: CHAUTAUQUA (g Encosta de Lago) William Hill Manikato S G1, Darley T J Smith S G1, Gilgai Baguette S G2 (twice), Schweppes Rubiton S G2, Mitty's Ian McEwan S G2, Bobbie Lewis Quality G3, Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas G3, 2nd Lexus Newmarket H G1, Darley Victoria Racing Club Classic G1, De Bortoli Wines Gosford Guineas LR, 3rd Schweppes All Aged S G1. 2011: LONDON LOLLY (f Charge Forward) Big Screen Video Breeders' S G3. Broodmare Sire: LION HUNTER. Sire of the dams of 8 Stakes winners. In 2015 - CHAUTAUQUA Encosta de Lago G1, NOSTRADAMUS Medaglia d'Oro G3, MR FAVULOUS Falvelon LR. Northern Dancer Fairy King Fairy Bridge ENCOSTA DE LAGO b 93 Star Way Shoal Creek Rolls CHAUTAUQUA gr/b g 2010 Danehill Lion Hunter Pure of Heart LOVELY JUBLY gr 99 Vice Regal Jaboulet Avadell

Windsor Park Horlicks Plate, G1, Trentham, October 24, 1600m 1 Julinsky Prince (NZ) 6 b c Darci Brahma (NZ) - Julinsky Princess (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA)) 2 Allez Eagle (NZ) 5 b g Guillotine (NZ) - Alleyrun (NZ) (Volksraad (GB)) 3 Platinum Witness (AUS) 4 b f California Dane (AUS) - Chartreuse (NZ) (St Petersburg (AUS)) Sire: DARCI BRAHMA. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2015 - GUST OF WIND Sadler's Wells G1, JULINSKY PRINCE Stravinsky G1, ANOTHER COUP Encosta de Lago LR, NO MORE TEARS Minardi LR, RISQUE Straight Strike LR, WINDBORNE Van Nistelrooy LR. 1st Dam: JULINSKY PRINCESS by Stravinsky. 9 wins in New Zealand, Selwyn River Sth Island Champagne S LR, Cambridge Lodge Wairarapa Breeder S LR, Slade Farm Canterbury S LR, 3rd New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: JULINSKY PRINCE (c Darci Brahma) 4 wins in New Zealand, Windsor Park Horlicks Plate G1, Windsor Park Stud Japan NZ Int. Trophy G2, AG Challenge Jackson S LR, J. Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup Marton 1600 LR, Manawatu ITM Anzac 1600 LR, 2nd Stella Artois Thames Valley S G3, JohnTurkington Castletown Triton S LR, 3rd Haunui Farm Otaki-Maori WFA Classic G1. 2010: Foreign Prince (c High Chaparral) unraced. Broodmare Sire: STRAVINSKY. Sire of the dams of 28 Stakes winners. In 2015 - JULINSKY PRINCE Darci Brahma G1, LANKAN RUPEE Redoute's Choice G1, TEPIN Bernstein G1, TREMEC Zabeel G2, BAGHADUR Zanzibari G3, GOLD SYMPHONY Reward For Effort G3, AUTHORITARIAN Authorized LR, EASTER Galileo LR, LAKE GENEVA Fastnet Rock LR, PHRASES Casino Prince LR, SPRING INCLUDED Include LR, STAVINSKY Stage Call LR.

Danzig Danehill Razyana DARCI BRAHMA b 2002 Zabeel Grand Echezeaux Richebourg JULINSKY PRINCE b c 2009 Nureyev Stravinsky Fire The Groom JULINSKY PRINCESS b 2001 Shirley Heights Juliette Heights Juliette Marny

William Hill WS Cox Plate, G1, Moonee Valley, October 24, 2000m 1 Winx (AUS) 4 b f Street Cry (IRE) - Vegas Showgirl (NZ) (Al Akbar (AUS)) 2 Criterion (NZ) 5 ch c Sebring (AUS) - Mica's Pride (AUS) (Bite The Bullet (USA)) 3 Highland Reel (IRE) 3 b c Galileo (IRE) - Hveger (AUS) (Danehill (USA)) Sire: STREET CRY. Sire of 90 Stakes winners. In 2015 - PRIDE OF DUBAI Danehill G1, STAY WITH ME Redoute's Choice G1, WINX Al Akbar G1, SABATINI Royal Academy G2, SHE'S NOT HERE Aljabr G2, SOLICIT Danehill G3, STREET STORY Tale of The Cat G3, SWEET AND SPEEDY Al Maher G3, AMBIENCE Daylami LR, PITTSBURGH FLYER Elliodor LR, THREE KINGDOMS Hampstead LR. 1st Dam: VEGAS SHOWGIRL by Al Akbar. 7 wins in Australia, New Zealand, New Zealand Bloodstock 2yo Fillies S LR, Leila Macdonald Soliloquy S LR, 2nd Hawkeye @ Stoney Bridge Evergreen S G3. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: Miss Atom Bomb (f Encosta de Lago) unraced. 2011: WINX (f Street Cry) The Star Epsom H G1, Treasury Casino & Hotel Queensland Oaks G1, William Hill WS Cox Plate G1, Cellarbrations Phar Lap S G2, Theo Marks S G2, Coolmore Furious S G2, XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas G3, 2nd Seven News Australian Oaks G1, Coolmore Flight S G1, Coolmore Tea Rose S G2. 2012: (c Fastnet Rock) 2013: (c Snitzel) 2014: (c Snitzel) 141

international database Broodmare Sire: AL AKBAR. Sire of the dams of 5 Stakes winners. In 2015 - WINX Street Cry G1, NO TRICKS Savabeel LR. Mr Prospector Machiavellian Coup de Folie STREET CRY b/br 98 Troy Helen Street Waterway WINX b f 2011 Success Express Al Akbar Gala Night VEGAS SHOWGIRL b 2002 Voodoo Rhythm Vegas Magic Vegas Street

Kikuka Sho (St Leger), G1, Kyoto, October 25, 3000m 1 Kitasan Black (JPN) 3 b c Black Tide (JPN) - Sugar Heart (JPN) (Sakura Bakushin O (JPN)) 2 Real Steel (JPN) 3 b c Deep Impact (JPN) - Loves Only Me (USA) (Storm Cat (USA)) 3 Lia Fail (JPN) 3 b c Zenno Rob Roy (JPN) - Chrysoprase (JPN) (El Condor Pasa (USA)) Sire: BLACK TIDE. Sire of 5 Stakes winners. In 2015 - KITASAN BLACK Sakura Bakushin O G1, MEINER FROST Grass Wonder LR. 1st Dam: Sugar Heart by Sakura Bakushin O. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2012: KITASAN BLACK (c Black Tide) Kikuka Sho (St Leger) G1, Asahi Hai St. Lite Kinen G2, Fuji-TV Sho Spring S. (Gns Trial) G2, 3rd Satsuki Sho (2000 Guineas) G1. Broodmare Sire: SAKURA BAKUSHIN O. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2015 - KITASAN BLACK Black Tide G1, BLANC BONHEUR Deep Impact G3. Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well BLACK TIDE b/br 2001 Alzao Wind In Her Hair Burghclere KITASAN BLACK b c 2012 Sakura Yutaka O Sakura Bakushin O Sakura Hagoromo SUGAR HEART b 2005 Judge Angelucci Otome Gokoro Tizly


Myer Empire Rose Classic, G1, Flemington, October 31, 1600m 1 Politeness (AUS) 5 b/br f Street Sense (USA) - Berengaria (AUS) (Commands (AUS)) 2 Fenway (AUS) 4 b f High Chaparral (IRE) - Deedra (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ)) 3 Azkadellia (NZ) 4 b/br f Shinko King (IRE) - Raving (NZ) (Centaine) Sire: STREET SENSE. Sire of 27 Stakes winners. In 2015 CALLBACK Forest Wildcat G1, HALLOWED CROWN Danehill G1, POLITENESS Commands G1, WEDDING TOAST Coronado's Quest G1, LA PASSE Danehill Dancer G2, TOWER OF TEXAS Danzig Connection G2, STREET BABE Richman G3, COSMIC STORM Metal Storm LR, SELF SENSE Personal Flag LR, SENSE OF OCCASION Zabeel LR, TAKETHEODDS Unbridled LR. 1st Dam: Berengaria by Commands. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: Limassol (g Street Sense) unraced. 2010: POLITENESS (f Street Sense) Rose Classic G1, P J Bell S G3, Summoned S G3, W. Hill Sprint Series How Now S G3, Cape Grim Beef Northwood Plume S G3, TROA Bel Esprit S LR, 3rd Schweppes 1000 Gns Tranquil Star Prelude G2, Geoffrey Belmaine S G3, Lexus Hybrid Desirable S LR. 2012: Alpina (f Denman) unraced to date. Broodmare Sire: COMMANDS. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2015 - POLITENESS Street Sense G1, CHILTON COUNTY Hussonet LR, RUNWAY STAR Northern Meteor LR. Machiavellian Street Cry Helen Street STREET SENSE b/br 2004 Dixieland Band Bedazzle Majestic Legend POLITENESS b/br f 2010 Danehill Commands Cotehele House BERENGARIA b 2003 Imperial Prince Mythos Our Fable

Longines LKS Mackinnon Stakes, G1, Flemington, October 31, 2000m

Coolmore Stud Ascot Vale Stakes, G1, Flemington, October 31, 1200m

1 Gailo Chop (FR) 4 ch g Deportivo (GB) - Grenoble (FR) (Marignan (USA)) 2 Rising Romance (NZ) 5 b f Ekraar (USA) - Post Romance (NZ) (Postponed (USA)) 3 Contributer (IRE) 5 b c High Chaparral (IRE) - Serisia (FR) (Exit To Nowhere (USA))

1 Japonisme (AUS) 3 ch g Choisir (AUS) - Haiku (AUS) (Encosta de Lago (AUS)) 2 Keen Array (AUS) 3 b g Bel Esprit (AUS) - Moorea (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ)) 3 Counterattack (AUS) 3 b c Redoute's Choice (AUS) - Kisma (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))

Age: 2-4; Starts: 12; Wins: 7; Places: 3 Earnings: ÂŁ440,488

Sire: CHOISIR. Sire of 69 Stakes winners. In 2015 - JAPONISME Encosta de Lago G1, WORTHY CAUSE Grand Lodge G3, FRESPANOL Encosta de Lago LR, I'VE GOT THE LOOKS Zeditave LR, JAPHILS Polish Precedent LR, LE BONSIR Royal Academy LR, LUGER Danzero LR, MONSIEUR JOE Compton Place LR, SIR MOMENTS Zabeel LR, WOULDNT IT BE NICE Tactical Cat LR.

Sire: DEPORTIVO. Sire of 2 Stakes winners. In 2015 - GAILO CHOP Marignan G1. 1st Dam: GRENOBLE by Marignan. Winner at 3 in France. Dam of 4 winners: 2007: NOBLE ROCKET (g Indian Rocket) 2 wins at 5 and 7 in France. 2008: CAPTAIN ROCKET (c Indian Rocket) 4 wins at 4 to 6 in France. 2009: Miss Alexandra (f Panis) 2010: CITY CHOPE (f Sagacity) Winner at 2 in France. 2011: GAILO CHOP (g Deportivo) 7 wins at 2 to 4 in France, Longines LKS Mackinnon S G1, Prix Guillaume d'Ornano-Logis St Germain G2, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte G3, Prix La Force G3, Prix Noailles G3, Prix des Sablonnets LR, Prix Maurice Caillault LR, 2nd Prix d'Ispahan G1. Broodmare Sire: MARIGNAN. Sire of the dams of 9 Stakes winners. In 2015 - GAILO CHOP Deportivo G1, PIMENT ROUGE Evasive LR. Northern Dancer Night Shift Ciboulette DEPORTIVO b 2000 Kenmare Valencia De Stael GAILO CHOP ch g 2011 Blushing Groom Marignan Madelia GRENOBLE ch 2000 In The Wings Blue Wings Blue Rider

1st Dam: Haiku by Encosta de Lago. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2012: JAPONISME (g Choisir) Coolmore Stud Ascot Vale S G1, San Domenico S G3, 3rd Roman Consul S G2. Broodmare Sire: ENCOSTA DE LAGO. Sire of the dams of 41 Stakes winners. In 2015 JAPONISME Choisir G1, PEEPING Redoute's Choice G2, FORGET Exceed And Excel G3, KILLUA CASTLE Churchill Downs G3, MOOFEED Duke of Marmalade G3, SADLER'S LAKE High Chaparral G3, SERTORIUS Galileo G3, ANOTHER COUP Darci Brahma LR, BURNSTONE Redoute's Choice LR, FRESPANOL Choisir LR, MOHAVE Exceed And Excel LR, NEO One Cool Cat LR, NOT LISTENIN'TOME Dylan Thomas LR, THE QUARTERBACK Street Boss LR. The Choisir/Encosta de Lago cross has produced: JAPONISME G1, PROISIR G1, FRESPANOL LR, Resistant LR.

international database Danehill Danehill Dancer Mira Adonde CHOISIR ch 99 Lunchtime Great Selection Pensive Mood JAPONISME ch g 2012 Fairy King Encosta de Lago Shoal Creek HAIKU 2006 Sir Tristram Emulate Concert Time

Aami Victoria Derby, G1, Flemington, October 31, 2400m 1 Tarzino (NZ) 3 b c Tavistock (NZ) - Zarzino (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ)) 2 Etymology (AUS) 3 b c New Approach (IRE) - Weaver of Words (GB) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Kia Ora Koutou (AUS) 3 b g Blackfriars (AUS) - Kia Ora Miss (AUS) (Jeune (GB)) Sire: TAVISTOCK. Sire of 5 Stakes winners. In 2015 - TARZINO Zabeel G1, VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL Volksraad G1, WERTHER Zabeel G2. 1st Dam: Zarzino by Zabeel. unraced. Own sister to RESPECT and Kind Return. Dam of 1 winner: 2005: Fidgette (f Viking Ruler) unraced. Dam of Ragnaar (g Roc de Cambes: 3rd G.Thomson Great Northern Foal S LR) 2012: TARZINO (c Tavistock) Aami Victoria Derby G1, 3rd Dilmah Teas Moonee Valley Vase G2. Broodmare Sire: ZABEEL. Sire of the dams of 154 Stakes winners. In 2015 - FENWAY High Chaparral G1, PLUCKY BELLE Mossman G1, TARZINO Tavistock G1, ABIDEWITHME Redoute's Choice G2, ALPINE EAGLE High Chaparral G2, MAYGROVE Authorized G2, VASHKA Exceed And Excel G2, WERTHER Tavistock G2, AMELIE'S STAR Testa Rossa G3, DAWNIE PERFECT Big Brown G3, EPINGLE Pins G3, GYPSY DIAMOND Not A Single Doubt G3, PRINCE OF BROOKLYN Magnus G3, SCAPOLO Bachelor Duke G3, SERIOUS SATIRE More Than Ready G3, EXCLUSIVE LASS Nicconi LR, KEEN

ARRAY Bel Esprit LR, LADY LE FAY Thorn Park LR, MAHUTA Flying Spur LR, NEVERLAND Big Brown LR, READY FOR VICTORY More Than Ready LR, SENSE OF OCCASION Street Sense LR, SIR MOMENTS Choisir LR, SUNSTORM Strada LR, TYPING Sebring LR, STREET NAME Al Namix LR. The Tavistock/Zabeel cross has produced: TARZINO G1, WERTHER G1, Imperial Lass G1, Diamond Valores G3. Sadler's Wells Montjeu Floripedes TAVISTOCK b 2005 Quest For Fame Upstage Pedestal TARZINO b c 2012 Sir Tristram Zabeel Lady Giselle ZARZINO b 99 Star Way Kindness Vice Reine

Tenno Sho (Autumn Emperor's Cup), G1, Tokyo, November 1, 2000m 1 Lovely Day (JPN) 5 b/br c King Kamehameha (JPN) - Popcorn Jazz (JPN) (Dance In The Dark (JPN)) 2 Staphanos (JPN) 4 b c Deep Impact (JPN) - Kokoshnik (JPN) (Kurofune (USA)) 3 Isla Bonita (JPN) 4 b/br c Fuji Kiseki (JPN) - Isla Cozzene (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) Age: 2-5; Starts: 23; Wins: 7; Places: 4 Earnings: ÂŁ2,498,823 Sire: KING KAMEHAMEHA. Sire of 47 Stakes winners. In 2015 DURAMENTE Sunday Silence G1, LET'S GO DONKI Marvelous Sunday G1, LOVELY DAY Dance In The Dark G1, HIT THE TARGET Tamamo Cross G2, REVE MISTRAL Highest Honor G2, YAMAKATSU ACE Grass Wonder G2, KEIAI ELEGANT A P Indy G3, CLARITY CITY Special Week LR, DANON LIBERTY Helissio LR, HOKKO TARUMAE Cherokee Run LR. 1st Dam: Popcorn Jazz by Dance In The Dark. Winner at 2 in Japan,

2nd Sweetpea S LR. Dam of 5 winners: 2006: PONO PONO MAUI (c King Kamehameha) 4 wins at 4 in Japan. 2007: BEACH RENDEZVOUS (c Kurofune) 2 wins at 2 and 3 in Japan. 2008: KING JAZZ (c King Kamehameha) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Japan. 2010: LOVELY DAY (c King Kamehameha) 7 wins at 2, 4 and 5 in Japan, Tenno Sho (Autumn Emperor's Cup) G1, Takarazuka Kinen G1, Kyoto Daishoten G2, Kyoto Kinen G2, Naruo Kinen G3, Nikkan Sports Sho Nakayama Kimpai G3, Metropolitan S LR, 2nd Keio Hai Nisai S G2, Kinko Sho G2, Kokura Kinen G3, 3rd Chunichi Shimbun Hai G3. 2012: SEASIDE JAZZ (c Kurofune) Winner at 3 in Japan. Broodmare Sire: DANCE IN THE DARK. Sire of the dams of 6 Stakes winners. In 2015 - LOVELY DAY King Kamehameha G1. The King Kamehameha/Dance In The Dark cross has produced: LOVELY DAY G1, SHORYU MOON G3. Mr Prospector Kingmambo Miesque KING KAMEHAMEHA b 2001 Last Tycoon Manfath Pilot Bird LOVELY DAY b/br c 2010 Sunday Silence Dance In The Dark Dancing Key POPCORN JAZZ b 2000 Tony Bin Grace Rumor Disc Jockey

Emirates Melbourne Cup, G1, Flemington, November 3, 3200m 1 Prince of Penzance (NZ) 6 b g Pentire (GB) - Royal Successor (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) 2 Max Dynamite (FR) 5 b g Great Journey (JPN) - Mascara (GER) (Monsun (GER)) 3 Criterion (NZ) 5 ch c Sebring (AUS) - Mica's Pride (AUS) (Bite The Bullet (USA))

Sire: PENTIRE. Sire of 50 Stakes winners. In 2015 - PRINCE OF PENZANCE Mr Prospector G1, GAGARIN Centaine LR. 1st Dam: Royal Successor by Mr Prospector. Dam of 2 winners: 2005: MONTE PHOENIX (c Kurofune) 2 wins at 3 and 4 in Japan. 2007: Daiwa Manning (c Durandal) 2009: PRINCE OF PENZANCE (g Pentire) Emirates Melbourne Cup G1, Moonee Valley Gold Cup G2, Mornington Cup Prelude Victoria Gold Cup LR, 2nd Melbourne Signage Moonee Valley Gold Cup G2, Queen Elizabeth S G3, Roy Higgins Quality LR, 3rd Deadly Design Zipping Sandown Classic G2. Broodmare Sire: MR PROSPECTOR. Sire of the dams of 325 Stakes winners. In 2015 PRINCE OF PENZANCE Pentire G1, LASER BULLET Brian's Time LR, WINDSOR PARK Galileo LR. Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat PENTIRE b 92 Mill Reef Gull Nook Bempton PRINCE OF PENZANCE b g 2009 Raise A Native Mr Prospector Gold Digger ROYAL SUCCESSOR b 99 Caerleon Only Royale Etoile de Paris

Crown Victoria Oaks, G1, Flemington, November 5, 2400m 1 Jameka (AUS) 3 b f Myboycharlie (IRE) - Mine Game (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS)) 2 Honesta (AUS) 3 gr f Monaco Consul (NZ) - Always Loyal (AUS) (Bradbury's Luck (AUS)) 3 Ambience (AUS) 3 b f Street Cry (IRE) - Right Note (IRE) (Daylami (IRE)) Sire: MYBOYCHARLIE. Sire of 6 Stakes winners. In 2015 - JAMEKA General Nediym G1, BLUEBERRY HILL Falbrav G2, CHARLIE BOY Falbrav G3. 143

international database 1st Dam: Mine Game by General Nediym. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2011: Logovardi (c Nadeem) unraced. 2012: JAMEKA (f Myboycharlie) Crown Victoria Oaks G1, Sires' Produce S G2, Dilmah Teas Moonee Valley Vase G2, 2nd Schweppes The 1000 Guineas G1, 3rd Schweppes 1000 Gns Tranquil Star Prelude G2, RL Inglis 2yo Premier S LR, Telestra Atlantic Jewel S LR. Broodmare Sire: GENERAL NEDIYM. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2015 - JAMEKA Myboycharlie G1, FLIPPANT Hinchinbrook LR. Danehill Danetime Allegheny River MYBOYCHARLIE b 2005 Rousillon Dulceata Snowtop JAMEKA b f 2012 Nediym General Nediym Military Belle MINE GAME ch 2005 Grosvenor Aperto Pathos

Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas, G1, Riccarton Park, November 7, 1600m 1 Xtravagant (NZ) 3 b c Pentire (GB) - Axiom (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ)) 2 Battle Time (NZ) 3 bl/g c Battle Paint (USA) - Lady Of Oakview (NZ) (Diamond Express (NZ)) 3 Serena Miss (NZ) 3 br f Iffraaj (GB) - Gifted Lass (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA)) Sire: PENTIRE. Sire of 51 Stakes winners. In 2015 - PRINCE OF PENZANCE Mr Prospector G1, XTRAVAGANT Zabeel G1, GAGARIN Centaine LR. 1st Dam: Axiom by Zabeel. unraced. Own sister to MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: Fashion Black (f Bertolini) unraced. 2007: HE'S REMARKABLE (c Pentire) HSG Newmarket H G3, 2nd Carlton Draught Railway S G1,


New Zealand 2000 Guineas G1, 3rd NZ B'stock Ins.Spring Classic Ormond Mem G1. 2008: Xavi (c Pentire) unraced. 2012: XTRAVAGANT (c Pentire) Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas G1. Broodmare Sire: ZABEEL. Sire of the dams of 155 Stakes winners. In 2015 - FENWAY High Chaparral G1, PLUCKY BELLE Mossman G1, TARZINO Tavistock G1, XTRAVAGANT Pentire G1, ABIDEWITHME Redoute's Choice G2, ALPINE EAGLE High Chaparral G2, MAYGROVE Authorized G2, VASHKA Exceed And Excel G2, WERTHER Tavistock G2, AMELIE'S STAR Testa Rossa G3, DAWNIE PERFECT Big Brown G3, EPINGLE Pins G3, GYPSY DIAMOND Not A Single Doubt G3, MAHUTA Flying Spur G3, PRINCE OF BROOKLYN Magnus G3, SCAPOLO Bachelor Duke G3, SERIOUS SATIRE More Than Ready G3, EXCLUSIVE LASS Nicconi LR, KEEN ARRAY Bel Esprit LR, LADY LE FAY Thorn Park LR, NEVERLAND Big Brown LR, READY FOR VICTORY More Than Ready LR, SENSE OF OCCASION Street Sense LR, SIR MOMENTS Choisir LR, SUNSTORM Strada LR, TYPING Sebring LR, STREET NAME Al Namix LR. The Pentire/Zabeel cross has produced: ART SUCCESS G1, HE'S REMARKABLE G1, LARRY'S NEVER LATE G1, XTRAVAGANT G1. Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat PENTIRE b 92 Mill Reef Gull Nook Bempton XTRAVAGANT b c 2012 Sir Tristram Zabeel Lady Giselle AXIOM b 2002 Centaine Arletty Riverlette

Emirates Cantala Stakes, G1, Flemington, November 7, 1600m 1 Turn Me Loose (NZ) 4 b c Iffraaj (GB) - Indomitable (NZ) (Danehill (USA))

2 Politeness (AUS) 5 b/br f Street Sense (USA) - Berengaria (AUS) (Commands (AUS)) 3 Rock Sturdy (AUS) 5 b c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Tzu Hsi (AUS) (Quest For Fame) Sire: IFFRAAJ. Sire of 33 Stakes winners. In 2015 - TURN ME LOOSE Danehill G1, RIBCHESTER Marju G2, SERENA MISS More Than Ready G2, KISSES Marscay G3, MAGIC ARTIST Cape Cross G3, ANCIENT GODDESS Owington LR, BELLE MIRAAJ Carnegie LR, BLHADAWA Soviet Star LR, IFFRANESIA Anabaa LR, IFFWEDANCE Soviet Star LR, PEACE SOCIETY Sholokhov LR, CHARBEL Sadler's Wells LR. 1st Dam: Indomitable by Danehill. unraced. Dam of 1 winner: 2011: TURN ME LOOSE (c Iffraaj) Emirates Cantala S G1, Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas G1, DHL Hawke's Bay Guineas G2, Schweppes Crystal Mile G2, Darley Seymour Cup LR, 2nd Paris Lane S LR, 3rd James & Annie Sarten Memorial S G3. Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 301 Stakes winners. In 2015 - COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Northern Meteor G1, FREE EAGLE High Chaparral G1, HALLOWED CROWN Street Sense G1, HIGHLAND REEL Galileo G1, MAGIC HURRICANE Hurricane Run G1, PRIDE OF DUBAI Street Cry G1, TURN ME LOOSE Iffraaj G1, VANCOUVER Medaglia d'Oro G1, CUSTOM CUT Notnowcato G2, GRETCHEN Galileo G2, MUTHMIR Invincible Spirit G2, SECRET GESTURE Galileo G2, BERLING Montjeu G3, BONDI BEACH Galileo G3, DEAUVILLE Galileo G3, EL VALLE Dobby Road G3, FIELDS OF ATHENRY Galileo G3, FORGOTTEN RULES Nayef G3, JOHNNY BARNES Acclamation G3, KOKORONO AI Stay Gold G3, LET'S MAKE ADEAL Red Ransom G3, MAJESTIC QUEEN Kheleyf G3, MR SINGH High Chaparral G3, NAYELI More Than Ready G3, PASSING SHOT Swiss Ace G3, SCRATCHY BOTTOM Sebring G3, SOLICIT Street Cry G3, TESTED Selkirk G3, THE CORSICAN Galileo G3, FALINO Fusaichi Pegasus LR, FEDERAL

Medaglia d'Oro LR, GOOD BABY Hussonet LR, ILTEMAS Galileo LR, KNIGHT'S COMMAND Pins LR, LANDLOCKED Zabeel LR, RACING EIGHT Mossman LR, TOMBELAINE First Defence LR, TOWER OF LONHRO Lonhro LR, WOODWIN W More Than Ready LR, BELTOR Authorized LR, NANDO Hernando LR, RED KINGDOM Deep Impact LR. The Iffraaj/Danehill cross has produced: CHRISELLIAM G1, FIX G1, TURN ME LOOSE G1, Latharnach G1, Nathra G1, Liberating LR. Gone West Zafonic Zaizafon IFFRAAJ b 2001 Nureyev Pastorale Park Appeal TURN ME LOOSE b c 2011 Danzig Danehill Razyana INDOMITABLE b 2003 Sadler's Wells Kwan Commanche Belle

Darley Victoria Racing Club Classic, G1, Flemington, November 7, 1200m 1 Delectation (AUS) 4 b g Shamardal (USA) - Grace And Power (USA) (More Than Ready (USA)) 2 Chautauqua (AUS) 5 gr/b g Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Lovely Jubly (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS)) 3 Terravista (AUS) 6 ch c Captain Rio (GB) - Parfore (NZ) (Gold Brose (AUS)) Sire: SHAMARDAL. Sire of 90 Stakes winners. In 2015 - ABLE FRIEND Volksraad G1, DELECTATION More Than Ready G1, DUNBOYNE EXPRESS Polish Precedent G1, LUMIERE Tobougg G1, AMARON Bertolini G2, BALIOS Galileo G2, DARIYAN Selkirk G2, EMOTIONLESS Unbridled's Song G2, AMY ERIA Octagonal G3, FINTRY Indian Ridge G3, FRENCH NAVY Woodman G3, SASPARELLA Green Desert G3, SHAMALIA Redoute's Choice G3, TANIYAR Dalakhani G3, TRYSTER Riverman G3, AKATEA Peintre Celebre LR,

international database DUSKY QUEEN Refuse To Bend LR, FOND WORDS Elusive City LR, JOYFUL HOPE Barathea LR, MAWAAL Darshaan LR, MISTRUSTING Oasis Dream LR, PELERIN Singspiel LR, SECRET SHAM Rivotious LR, SIXTH SENSE Sadler's Wells LR, SPEEDY BOARDING Diktat LR, SPERRY Marju LR, VEZALAY Flying Spur LR, WILDPARK Mark of Esteem LR, ZAWRAQ Sadler's Wells LR. 1st Dam: GRACE AND POWER by More Than Ready. 2 wins at 2 in USA, Holly S, 2nd Hollywood Starlet S G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2010: Pocket Power (f Giant's Causeway) ran on the flat in USA. 2011: DELECTATION (g Shamardal) 4 wins in Australia, Darley Victoria Racing Club Classic G1, Arrowfield Royal Sovereign S G2, 2nd Coolmore Stud Ascot Vale S G1, Gilgai Baguette S G2, Eskimo Prince S G3, 3rd Sydney City Toyota Roman Consul S G2, Landfill Logisitics Ascot H LR. 2012: (g Shamardal) Broodmare Sire: MORE THAN READY. Sire of the dams of 19 Stakes winners. In 2015 DELECTATION Shamardal G1, MIRACLES OF LIFE Not A Single Doubt G1, RACE DAY Tapit G2, READY FOR RYE City Zip G2, REBEL DANE California Dane G2, SERENA MISS Iffraaj G2, ISOTHERM Lonhro G3, NIGHT PROWLER Giant's Causeway G3, THE GREY FLASH Not A Single Doubt G3. Storm Cat Giant's Causeway Mariah's Storm SHAMARDAL b 2002 Machiavellian Helsinki Helen Street DELECTATION b g 2011 Southern Halo More Than Ready Woodman's Girl GRACE AND POWER b/br 2005 Defensive Play Lady in Power Lady Lady

Grande Premio Diana (Oaks), G1, Cidade Jardim, November 7, 2000m 1 Daffy Girl (BRZ) 3 b f Wild Event (USA) - Ilang-Ilang (BRZ) (Tokatee)

2 Diversione (BRZ) 3 b f Signal Tap (USA) - Tout Est Bien (BRZ) (Wild Event (USA)) 3 Uow (BRZ) 3 b f Bernstein (USA) - Quero Quero (USA) (Royal Academy (USA)) Sire: WILD EVENT. Sire of 56 Stakes winners. In 2015 CRUISELINER Trempolino G1, DAFFY GIRL Tokatee G1, DIESMAL Ghadeer G1, DOUBLE CARE Lode G3, PERFECT EVENT Bernstein G3, DANIEL BOONE Street Cry LR, PUNTA MITA Roi Normand LR. 1st Dam: Ilang-Ilang by Tokatee. 2nd Grande Premio Diana G1. Dam of 2 winners: 2003: Quatro Islas (f Trempolino). Dam of Camonete (f Put It Back: 3rd C. Presidente Luiz Alves de Almeida LR) 2005: SKYPILOT (c Put It Back) Grande Premio Juliano Martins G1, 2nd Grande Premio Ipiranga (2000 Guineas) G1. 2006: Tarry Town (f Wild Event) unraced. Broodmare. 2010: Bandito (c Elusive Quality) unraced. 2012: DAFFY GIRL (f Wild Event) Grande Premio Diana (Oaks) G1, Grande Premio Margarida Polak Lara G1, 2nd G.P. C. G. e Carlos Telles Rocha Faria G2. Broodmare Sire: TOKATEE. Sire of the dams of 21 Stakes winners. In 2015 - DAFFY GIRL Wild Event G1. The Wild Event/Tokatee cross has produced: DAFFY GIRL G1, VIP STAR G2, VIVA-VOZ G3, SANDUKA LR, Trapeze G1, Bonitaca G2. Icecapade Wild Again Bushel-N-Peck WILD EVENT b 93 Northfields North of Eden Tree of Knowledge DAFFY GIRL b f 2012 Seattle Slew Tokatee Misukaw ILANG-ILANG b 96 Vacilante Ocala Gal Cat Nap

Grande Premio Derby Paulista, G1, Cidade Jardim, November 7, 2400m 1 Reality Bites (BRZ) 3 b c Silent Times (IRE) - Redeye Special (GB) (Efisio) 2 Braco Forte (BRZ) 3 ch c Manduro (GER) - Municiadora (BRZ) (First American (USA)) 3 Land Of Oz (BRZ) 3 b c Crimson Tide (IRE) - Talented Girl (BRZ) (Roy (USA)) Sire: SILENT TIMES. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2015 CAPITOLIO Aksar G1, REALITY BITES Efisio G1, CARTOLA Torrential G3. 1st Dam: REDEYE SPECIAL by Efisio. 2 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of 1 winner: 2008: Reckless Behaviour (c Sulamani) unraced. 2012: REALITY BITES (c Silent Times) Grande Premio Derby Paulista G1, Grande Premio Farewell G1, 2nd G. P. Presidente Vicente Renato Paolillo G2, 3rd G. P. J Adhemar de Almeida Prado G1, Grande Premio Quari Bravo G3. Broodmare Sire: EFISIO. Sire of the dams of 39 Stakes winners. In 2015 - ODELIZ Falco G1, REALITY BITES Silent Times G1, FINE BLEND Sakhee's Secret LR, OFF LIMITS Mastercraftsman LR, VIOLET DANCER Bertolini LR. Danehill Danehill Dancer Mira Adonde SILENT TIMES b/br 2003 Wild Again Recoleta Alvear REALITY BITES b c 2012 Formidable Efisio Eldoret REDEYE SPECIAL b 2002 Persian Bold Red May Stay That Way

New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas, G1, Riccarton Park, November 14, 1600m 1 Risque (NZ) 3 b f Darci Brahma (NZ) - So Explicit (NZ) (Straight Strike (USA))

2 Strada Cavallo (NZ) 3 br f Alamosa (NZ) - Abenroad (NZ) (Danroad (AUS)) 3 Dezzies Dream (NZ) 3 b f Coats Choice (AUS) - Sparkling All Over (NZ) (Prized (USA)) Sire: DARCI BRAHMA. Sire of 24 Stakes winners. In 2015 - GUST OF WIND Sadler's Wells G1, JULINSKY PRINCE Stravinsky G1, RISQUE Straight Strike G1, ANOTHER COUP Encosta de Lago LR, NO MORE TEARS Minardi LR, WINDBORNE Van Nistelrooy LR. 1st Dam: So Explicit by Straight Strike. 2nd FAI New Zealand Magic Millions Classic LR. Dam of 2 winners: 2002: So Decisive (g More Than Ready) unraced. 2003: Bender (f Redoute's Choice) unraced. Broodmare. 2004: SO MAJESTIC (c King's Best) 2 wins at 5 and 6 in Singapore. 2006: Morning Swim (f Reset) unraced. 2012: RISQUE (f Darci Brahma) New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas G1, Armadillo Canterbury S LR. Broodmare Sire: STRAIGHT STRIKE. Sire of the dams of 41 Stakes winners. In 2015 - RISQUE Darci Brahma G1. Danzig Danehill Razyana DARCI BRAHMA b 2002 Zabeel Grand Echezeaux Richebourg RISQUE b f 2012 Mr Prospector Straight Strike Bend Not SO EXPLICIT ch 95 Bletchingly Most Illustrious Lorne

Queen Elizabeth II Cup, G1, Kyoto, November 15, 2200m 1 Marialite (JPN) 4 b/br f Deep Impact (JPN) - Chrysoprase (JPN) (El Condor Pasa (USA)) 2 Nuovo Record (JPN) 4 ch f Heart's Cry (JPN) - Omega Spirit (JPN) (Spinning World (USA)) 145

international database 3 Touching Speech (JPN) 3 b f Deep Impact (JPN) - Listen (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA)) Sire: DEEP IMPACT. Sire of 72 Stakes winners. In 2015 MARIALITE El Condor Pasa G1, MIKKI QUEEN Gold Away G1, REAL IMPACT Meadowlake G1, A SHIN HIKARI Storm Cat G2, DECIPHER Dubai Millennium G2, LACHESIS Storm Cat G2, SATONO RASEN Intikhab G2, SHONAN PANDORA French Deputy G2, TOUCHING SPEECH Sadler's Wells G2, AMBITIOUS El Condor Pasa G3, BLANC BONHEUR Sakura Bakushin O G3, CANDY BAROWS Taiki Shuttle G3, D'ACCORD Unbridled G3, DANON PLATINA Unbridled's Song G3, PASSION DANCE Jade Robbery G3, REAL STEEL Storm Cat G3, ULIULI French Deputy G3, VINCENNES Nihon Pillow Winner G3, BARBARA Dixieland Band LR, DEEP JEWELRY Giant's Causeway LR, HISTORICAL Northern Taste LR, PRODIGAL SON Storm Cat LR, SAKURA ARDITO Maruzensky LR, SMART LAYER White Muzzle LR, TENDERLY VOICE King Kamehameha LR, TOSEN STARDOM End Sweep LR, RED KINGDOM Danehill LR. 1st Dam: Chrysoprase by El Condor Pasa. unraced. Own sister to ALONDITE. Dam of 3 winners: 2009: Fortfahren (c Deep Impact) ran on the flat in Japan. 2010: CHRYSOLITE (c Gold Allure) Diolite Kinen LR, Nippon TV Hai LR, Japan Dirt Derby LR. 2011: MARIALITE (f Deep Impact) Queen Elizabeth II Cup G1, 2nd Mermaid S G3. 2012: LIA FAIL (c Zenno Rob Roy) Kobe Shimbun Hai G2, 3rd Kikuka Sho (St Leger) G1. Broodmare Sire: EL CONDOR PASA. Sire of the dams of 10 Stakes winners. In 2015 MARIALITE Deep Impact G1, LIA FAIL Zenno Rob Roy G2, AMBITIOUS Deep Impact G3, MUSEE ALIEN Screen Hero G3, CHRYSOLITE Gold Allure LR. The Deep Impact/El Condor Pasa cross has produced: MARIALITE G1, AMBITIOUS G3.


Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well DEEP IMPACT b 2002 Alzao Wind In Her Hair Burghclere MARIALITE b/br f 2011 Kingmambo El Condor Pasa Saddlers Gal CHRYSOPRASE b 2002 Riverman Catherine Parr Regal Exception

James Boag's Premium Railway Stakes, G1, Ascot, November 21, 1600m 1 Good Project (AUS) 4 b g Not A Single Doubt (AUS) - Euchre (AUS) (Final Card (AUS)) 2 Messene (AUS) 7 br g Lonhro (AUS) - Belle Giselle (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS)) 3 Balmont Girl (AUS) 5 br f Balmont (USA) - Pocket Aces (AUS) (Brief Truce (USA)) Sire: NOT A SINGLE DOUBT. Sire of 29 Stakes winners. In 2015 GOOD PROJECT Final Card G1, MIRACLES OF LIFE More Than Ready G1, GYPSY DIAMOND Zabeel G3, SECRET AGENDA Red Ransom G3, THE GREY FLASH More Than Ready G3, DON'T DOUBT MAMMA Fantastic Light LR, FELL SWOOP Fasliyev LR, INTO THE RED Clay Hero LR, JACKSON Perugino LR, LET IT SLIP General Nediym LR. 1st Dam: Euchre by Final Card. unraced. Dam of 2 winners: 2000: WORLD AIRLINES (g Umatilla) Jumbo Jet Trophy LR, E W Barker Memorial Trophy LR. 2002: Anahita (f Dangerous) unraced. 2006: Alacarte (g Umatilla) 2nd Malaysian Magic Millions Classic LR, Singapore 3yo Classic LR. 2010: Shadow Of The Mist (f Dane Shadow) unraced. 2011: GOOD PROJECT (g Not A Single Doubt) James Boag's Premium Railway S G1. Broodmare Sire: FINAL CARD. Sire of the dams of 7 Stakes winners. In 2015 - GOOD PROJECT Not A Single Doubt G1.

The Not A Single Doubt/Final Card cross has produced: GOOD PROJECT G1, KARUTA QUEEN G1. Danehill Redoute's Choice Shantha's Choice NOT A SINGLE DOUBT b 2001 Rory's Jester Singles Bar Easy Date GOOD PROJECT b g 2011 Elounda Bay Final Card Coup de Chance EUCHRE br 95 Marooned Free Now Free Wish

Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes, G1, Ascot, November 21, 1200m 1 Buffering (AUS) 8 b g Mossman (AUS) - Action Annie (AUS) (Anabaa (USA)) 2 Watermans Bay (AUS) 7 b g Eternity Range (USA) - Parisian Princess (AUS) (Ron Bon (USA)) 3 Fast 'n' Rocking (AUS) 5 b c Fastnet Rock (AUS) - For The Good Times (AUS) (Hennessy (USA)) Sire: MOSSMAN. Sire of 31 Stakes winners. In 2015 - BUFFERING Anabaa G1, PLUCKY BELLE Zabeel G1, DOTHRAKI Flying Spur G3, ADMIRAL West Quest LR, RACING EIGHT Danehill LR. 1st Dam: ACTION ANNIE by Anabaa. Winner in Australia. Dam of 4 winners: 2004: CANNY ACTION (c Canny Lad) 2 wins in South Korea. 2005: HUSSYANNA (f Hussonet) 3 wins in Australia. Broodmare. 2007: BUFFERING (g Mossman) 15 wins in Australia, City Jeep A J Moir S G1 (twice), Sportingbet Manikato S G1, Victoria Racing Club Sprint Classic G1, Crown Perth Winterbottom S G1 (twice), Spotless A J Moir S G2, Schweppes Schillaci S G2, Brisbane Race Club Victory S G2 (twice), Urbis Roman Consul S G2, Mitty's Ian McEwan Trophy S G3, 2nd Programmed A J Moir S G1, Lexus Newmarket H G1, Patinack Victoria Racing Club S G1, Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 S G1, AAMI Stradbroke H G1 (twice), Danehill Rory's Jester S G2, Stevco Up And Coming S G3,

Sun Herald Macquarie Cup Crowley S LR, 3rd Coolmore Lightning S G1, Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 S G1 (twice), Powerk Tracker William Reid S G1, Bundaberg Distilling BTC Cup G1 (twice), Darley T J Smith S G1, Bollinger Champagne Classic G2. 2008: SUITE ANNIE (f Hotel Grand) 4 wins in Australia. 2009: (f Greenwood Lake). Died in 2010. 2011: (c Hidden Dragon) Broodmare Sire: ANABAA. Sire of the dams of 59 Stakes winners. In 2015 - BUFFERING Mossman G1, DISSIDENT Sebring G1, HARTNELL Authorized G1, TREVE Motivator G1, ENGLISH Encosta de Lago G2, HARRY'S SON Haradasun G2, QUEENS RING Manhattan Cafe G2, MUWAARY O'Reilly G3, YAKABA Medicean G3, BIG BLUE Galileo LR, FIRE FIGHTING Soldier of Fortune LR, IFFRANESIA Iffraaj LR, KATIE'S DIAMOND Turtle Bowl LR, MANAPINE Manhattan Rain LR, NEWSLETTER Sir Percy LR, SILWANA Peintre Celebre LR, THUNDER TEDDINGTON Halling LR, LACHLAN BRIDGE Dubawi LR. The Mossman/Anabaa cross has produced: BUFFERING G1, Moama LR. Hold Your Peace Success Express Au Printemps MOSSMAN b 95 Twig Moss Lichen Lady Off Shore BUFFERING b g 2007 Danzig Anabaa Balbonella ACTION ANNIE b 99 Be My Guest Overdue Reaction Temporary Lull

Mile Championship, G1, Kyoto, November 22, 1600m 1 Maurice (JPN) 4 b c Screen Hero (JPN) - Mejiro Frances (JPN) (Carnegie (IRE)) 2 Fiero (JPN) 6 b/br c Deep Impact (JPN) - Ruby (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) 3 Isla Bonita (JPN) 4 b/br c Fuji Kiseki (JPN) - Isla Cozzene (USA) (Cozzene (USA))

international database Age: 2-4; Starts: 11; Wins: 6; Places: 1 Earnings: £1,156,445 Sire: SCREEN HERO. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2015 MAURICE Carnegie G1, GOLD ACTOR Kyowa Alysheba G2, GUANCIALE Diablo G3, MUSEE ALIEN El Condor Pasa G3. 1st Dam: Mejiro Frances by Carnegie. ran on the flat in Japan at 3. Dam of 4 winners: 2006: MEJIRO POTTER (c Mejiro Bailey) Winner at 2 in Japan. 2007: FUJINO TORNADO (c Sakura Bakushin O) 2 wins at 3 in Japan. 2008: Nagatano Nanachan (f Agnes Digital) 2009: SHIGERU ANZU (c Alkaased) 2 wins at 4 and 5 in Japan. 2010: Side Stick (c Mayano Top Gun) ran on the flat in Japan. 2011: MAURICE (c Screen Hero) 6 wins at 2 and 4 in Japan, Yasuda Kinen G1, Mile Championship G1, Lord Derby Challenge Trophy G3. 2012: Ryakudatsuai (f Chichicastenango) in training. 2013: (c Danon Chantilly) Broodmare Sire: CARNEGIE. Sire of the dams of 20 Stakes winners. In 2015 - MAURICE Screen Hero G1, BELLE MIRAAJ Iffraaj LR. Silver Hawk Grass Wonder Ameriflora SCREEN HERO ch 2004 Sunday Silence Running Heroine Dyna Actress MAURICE b c 2011 Sadler's Wells Carnegie Detroit MEJIRO FRANCES b 2001 Mogami Mejiro Monterey Mejiro Quincey

Japan Cup, G1, Tokyo, November 29, 2400m 1 Shonan Pandora (JPN) 4 b f Deep Impact (JPN) - Cutie Gold (JPN) (French Deputy (USA)) 2 Last Impact (JPN) 5 b/br c Deep Impact (JPN) - Superior Pearl (JPN) (Timber Country (USA)) 3 Lovely Day (JPN) 5 b/br c King Kamehameha (JPN) - Popcorn Jazz (JPN) (Dance In The Dark (JPN))

Age: 2-3; Starts: 10; Wins: 3; Places: 4 Earnings: £781,682 Sire: DEEP IMPACT. Sire of 73 Stakes winners. In 2015 MARIALITE El Condor Pasa G1, MIKKI QUEEN Gold Away G1, REAL IMPACT Meadowlake G1, SHONAN PANDORA French Deputy G1, A SHIN HIKARI Storm Cat G2, DECIPHER Dubai Millennium G2, LACHESIS Storm Cat G2, SATONO RASEN Intikhab G2, TOUCHING SPEECH Sadler's Wells G2, AMBITIOUS El Condor Pasa G3, BLANC BONHEUR Sakura Bakushin O G3, CANDY BAROWS Taiki Shuttle G3, D'ACCORD Unbridled G3, DANON PLATINA Unbridled's Song G3, PASSION DANCE Jade Robbery G3, REAL STEEL Storm Cat G3, SATONO LUPIN Dancing Brave G3, ULIULI French Deputy G3, VINCENNES Nihon Pillow Winner G3, BARBARA Dixieland Band LR, DEEP JEWELRY Giant's Causeway LR, HISTORICAL Northern Taste LR, PRODIGAL SON Storm Cat LR, SAKURA ARDITO Maruzensky LR, SMART LAYER White Muzzle LR, TENDERLY VOICE King Kamehameha LR, TOSEN REVE Caerleon LR, TOSEN STARDOM End Sweep LR, RED KINGDOM Danehill LR. 1st Dam: Cutie Gold by French Deputy. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: SHONAN BACCHUS (c Fuji Kiseki) Winner at 3 in Japan. 2011: SHONAN PANDORA (f Deep Impact) 3 wins at 3 in Japan, Japan Cup G1, Shuka Sho G1, Sankei Sho All Comers S G2, 2nd Shion S LR, 3rd Takarazuka Kinen G1. Broodmare Sire: FRENCH DEPUTY. Sire of the dams of 55 Stakes winners. In 2015 - HI HAPPY Pure Prize G1, SHONAN PANDORA Deep Impact G1, UNDRAFTED Purim G1, INTERNATIONAL STAR Fusaichi Pegasus G2, ADMIRE EIKAN Heart's Cry G3, LANNER FALCON Trippi G3, ULIULI Deep Impact G3, DOKOFUKUKAZE Wild Rush LR, JUST DOING Zenno Rob Roy LR, SEBRING SUN Sebring LR, YGRITTE Snitzel LR.

The Deep Impact/French Deputy cross has produced: SHONAN PANDORA G1, CAMINO TASSAJARA G2, ULIULI G2, BELL CANYON G3, BOREAS G3, Mount Shasta G2, Avenir Marcher G3, Medjerda G3. Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well DEEP IMPACT b 2002 Alzao Wind In Her Hair Burghclere SHONAN PANDORA b f 2011 Deputy Minister French Deputy Mitterand CUTIE GOLD ch 2004 Dictus Golden Sash Dyna Sash

Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas, G1, Riccarton Park, November 7, 1600m 1 Xtravagant (NZ) 3 b c Pentire (GB) - Axiom (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ)) 2 Battle Time (NZ) 3 bl/g c Battle Paint (USA) - Lady Of Oakview (NZ) (Diamond Express (NZ)) 3 Serena Miss (NZ) 3 br f Iffraaj (GB) - Gifted Lass (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA)) Sire: PENTIRE. Sire of 51 Stakes winners. In 2015 - PRINCE OF PENZANCE Mr Prospector G1, XTRAVAGANT Zabeel G1, GAGARIN Centaine LR. 1st Dam: Axiom by Zabeel. unraced. Own sister to MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC. Dam of 2 winners: 2006: Fashion Black (f Bertolini) unraced. 2007: HE'S REMARKABLE (c Pentire) HSG Newmarket H G3, 2nd Carlton Draught Railway S G1, New Zealand 2000 Guineas G1, 3rd NZ B'stock Ins.Spring Classic Ormond Mem G1. 2008: Xavi (c Pentire) unraced. 2012: XTRAVAGANT (c Pentire) Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas G1. Broodmare Sire: ZABEEL. Sire of the dams of 155 Stakes winners. In 2015 - FENWAY High Chaparral G1, PLUCKY BELLE Mossman G1, TARZINO Tavistock G1,

XTRAVAGANT Pentire G1, ABIDEWITHME Redoute's Choice G2, ALPINE EAGLE High Chaparral G2, MAYGROVE Authorized G2, VASHKA Exceed And Excel G2, WERTHER Tavistock G2, AMELIE'S STAR Testa Rossa G3, DAWNIE PERFECT Big Brown G3, EPINGLE Pins G3, GYPSY DIAMOND Not A Single Doubt G3, MAHUTA Flying Spur G3, PRINCE OF BROOKLYN Magnus G3, SCAPOLO Bachelor Duke G3, SERIOUS SATIRE More Than Ready G3, EXCLUSIVE LASS Nicconi LR, KEEN ARRAY Bel Esprit LR, LADY LE FAY Thorn Park LR, NEVERLAND Big Brown LR, READY FOR VICTORY More Than Ready LR, SENSE OF OCCASION Street Sense LR, SIR MOMENTS Choisir LR, SUNSTORM Strada LR, TYPING Sebring LR, STREET NAME Al Namix LR. The Pentire/Zabeel cross has produced: ART SUCCESS G1, HE'S REMARKABLE G1, LARRY'S NEVER LATE G1, XTRAVAGANT G1. Northern Dancer Be My Guest What A Treat PENTIRE b 92 Mill Reef Gull Nook Bempton XTRAVAGANT b c 2012 Sir Tristram Zabeel Lady Giselle AXIOM b 2002 Centaine Arletty Riverlette

Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Stakes, G1, Hanshin, December 13, 1600m 1 Major Emblem (JPN) 2 ch f Daiwa Major (JPN) - Catchy Title (JPN) (Opera House (GB)) 2 Win Fabulous (JPN) 2 gr f Stay Gold (JPN) - Summer Eternity (JPN) (Admire Cozzene (JPN)) 3 Blanc Bonheur (JPN) 2 gr f Deep Impact (JPN) - Le Sucre (JPN) (Sakura Bakushin O (JPN)) Age: 2; Starts: 3; Wins: 2; Places: 1 Earnings: £151,924 Sire: DAIWA MAJOR. Sire of 15 Stakes winners. In 2015 - MAJOR EMBLEM Opera House G1, BALL 147

international database LIGHTNING Dehere G2, CURREN BLACK HILL Grindstone G3, DAIWA MAGGIORE Law Society G3, SUNRISE MAJOR Deputy Minister LR. 1st Dam: CATCHY TITLE by Opera House. 5 wins at 3 to 5 in Japan. Dam of 3 winners: 2010: MAJOR PRESENCE (c Daiwa Major) Winner at 3 in Japan. 2011: MAJOR STEP (c Daiwa Major) Winner at 2 in Japan. 2012: Candraprabha (f Admire Moon) unraced to date. 2013: MAJOR EMBLEM (f Daiwa Major) 2 wins at 2 in Japan, Hanshin Juvenile Fillies S G1, 2nd Artemis S G3. Broodmare Sire: OPERA HOUSE. Sire of the dams of 4 Stakes winners. In 2015 - MAJOR EMBLEM Daiwa Major G1. Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well DAIWA MAJOR ch 2001 Northern Taste Scarlet Bouquet Scarlet Ink MAJOR EMBLEM ch f 2013 Sadler's Wells Opera House Colorspin CATCHY TITLE ch 2003 Rainbow Quest Titled Her Ladyship

Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes, G1, Trentham, December 5, 1600m 1 Julinsky Prince (NZ) 6 b c Darci Brahma (NZ) - Julinsky Princess (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA)) 2 Authentic Paddy (NZ) 6 b c Howbaddouwantit (USA) Authentic Cross (NZ) (Cape Cross (IRE)) 3 Soriano (NZ) 6 b f Savabeel (AUS) - Call Me Lily (NZ) (Just A Dancer (NZ)) Sire: DARCI BRAHMA. Sire of 25 Stakes winners. In 2015 - GUST OF WIND Sadler's Wells G1, JULINSKY PRINCE Stravinsky G1, RISQUE Straight Strike G1, LEADING ROLE Montjeu G2, ANOTHER COUP Encosta de Lago LR, NO MORE TEARS Minardi LR, WINDBORNE Van Nistelrooy LR.


1st Dam: JULINSKY PRINCESS by Stravinsky. 9 wins in New Zealand, Selwyn River Sth Island Champagne S LR, Cambridge Lodge Wairarapa Breeder S LR, Slade Farm Canterbury S LR, 3rd New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas G1. Dam of 1 winner: 2009: JULINSKY PRINCE (c Darci Brahma) 4 wins in New Zealand, Rydges Wellington Captain Cook S G1, Windsor Park Horlicks Plate G1, Windsor Park Stud Japan NZ Int. Trophy G2, AG Challenge Jackson S LR, J. Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup Marton 1600 LR, Manawatu ITM Anzac 1600 LR, 2nd Stella Artois Thames Valley S G2, JohnTurkington Castletown Triton S LR, 3rd Haunui Farm Otaki-Maori WFA Classic G1, Stella Artois Thames Valley S G2. 2010: Foreign Prince (c High Chaparral) unraced.

2 Delicacy (AUS) 4 b f Al Maher (AUS) - Simply Wicked (AUS) (Scenic) 3 Dark Musket (AUS) 4 br g Musket (AUS) - Oriental Lass (NZ) (Faltaat (USA))

Broodmare Sire: STRAVINSKY. Sire of the dams of 29 Stakes winners. In 2015 - JULINSKY PRINCE Darci Brahma G1, LANKAN RUPEE Redoute's Choice G1, TEPIN Bernstein G1, TREMEC Zabeel G2, BAGHADUR Zanzibari G3, GOLD SYMPHONY Reward For Effort G3, TAVAGO Tavistock G3, AUTHORITARIAN Authorized LR, EASTER Galileo LR, LAKE GENEVA Fastnet Rock LR, PHRASES Casino Prince LR, SPRING INCLUDED Include LR, STAVINSKY Stage Call LR.

1st Dam: REFLECTED IMAGE by Bluebird. Channel Nine West Australian Oaks G2. Dam of 4 winners: 2001: Western Sunset (f Honour And Glory) unraced. Dam of Western Fever (f Flying Pegasus: 2nd Gimcrack S LR) 2004: Romantic Glow (f Orientate) unraced. Broodmare. 2005: Risktaker (f Orientate) unraced. 2006: NEW IMAGE (f More Than Ready) Belmont Oaks LR, Matchmaker Classic LR. 2007: Lunar Image (g Elusive Quality) unraced. 2008: ELUSIVE IMAGE (g Elusive Quality) Belmont Classic LR. 2009: Fleeting Image (f Elusive Quality) unraced. 2011: IDEAL IMAGE (f More Than Ready) Variety W.Australia Burgess Queen S LR, Jungle Dawn Classic LR, 3rd Skyy Vodka Champion Fillies S G3. 2012: PERFECT REFLECTION (f More Than Ready) Tabtouch Kingston Town Classic G1, Breast Cancer Care W.A.Champion S G3, Crown Perth Belgravia S LR.

Danzig Danehill Razyana DARCI BRAHMA b 2002 Zabeel Grand Echezeaux Richebourg JULINSKY PRINCE b c 2009 Nureyev Stravinsky Fire The Groom JULINSKY PRINCESS b 2001 Shirley Heights Juliette Heights Juliette Marny

Tabtouch Kingston Town Classic, G1, Ascot, December 5, 1800m 1 Perfect Reflection (AUS) 3 b/br f More Than Ready (USA) Reflected Image (AUS) (Bluebird (USA))

Sire: MORE THAN READY. Sire of 123 Stakes winners. In 2015 ENTISAAR Catbird G1, PERFECT REFLECTION Bluebird G1, ALWAYS ALLISON Fusaichi Pegasus G2, CONSUMER CREDIT London News G3, NAYELI Danehill G3, READY TO ATTACK Cape Cross G3, SERIOUS SATIRE Zabeel G3, HAYBAH Exceed And Excel LR, IDEAL IMAGE Bluebird LR, PARTISAN POLITICS Dynaformer LR, READY FOR VICTORY Zabeel LR, SHORE RUNNER Service Stripe LR, SIR SINGO Redoute's Choice LR, SONNERIE Danzig LR, WOODWIN W Danehill LR.

Broodmare Sire: BLUEBIRD. Sire of the dams of 73 Stakes winners. In 2015 - PERFECT REFLECTION More Than Ready G1, BACK ON TARGET Barely A Moment LR,

IDEAL IMAGE More Than Ready LR. The More Than Ready/Bluebird cross has produced: PERFECT REFLECTION G1, IDEAL IMAGE G3, NEW IMAGE LR, Montana Sunset G2. Halo Southern Halo Northern Sea MORE THAN READY b 97 Woodman Woodman's Girl Becky Be Good PERFECT REFLECTION b/br f 2012 Storm Bird Bluebird Ivory Dawn REFLECTED IMAGE b 96 Superbity Superb Prospect Prospector's Charm

The Champions Cup, G1, Chukyo, December 6, 1800m 1 Sambista (JPN) 6 b/br f Suzuka Mambo (JPN) - White Carnival (JPN) (Misil (USA)) 2 Nonkono Yume (JPN) 3 ch c Twining (USA) - Nonko (JPN) (Agnes Tachyon (JPN)) 3 Sound True (JPN) 5 ch c French Deputy (USA) - Kyoei Truth (JPN) (Fuji Kiseki (JPN)) Sire: SUZUKA MAMBO. Sire of 4 Stakes winners. In 2015 SAMBISTA Misil G1, EUROBEAT Helissio LR. 1st Dam: WHITE CARNIVAL by Misil. Fairy S LR. Dam of 3 winners: 2005: FULL BLOOM (f Dance In The Dark) Winner at 4 in Japan. 2006: WHITE CRUISER (f Kurofune) 2 wins at 3 in Japan. 2009: SAMBISTA (f Suzuka Mambo) The Champions Cup G1, Marine Cup LR, Tokyo City Keiba Jo-O Hai LR, Breeders' Gold Cup LR, Ladies' Prelude LR, JBC Ladies' Classic LR, 2nd Breeders' Gold Cup LR, Marine S LR, Ladies' Prelude LR, JBC Ladies' Classic LR, 3rd Empress Hai LR, Sparkling Lady Cup LR. 2010: Silver Moon (f Admire Moon) unraced. Broodmare Sire: MISIL. Sire of the dams of 2 Stakes winners. In 2015 - SAMBISTA Suzuka Mambo G1.

international database Halo Sunday Silence Wishing Well SUZUKA MAMBO b 2001 Kingmambo Spring Mambo Key Flyer SAMBISTA b/br f 2009 Miswaki Misil April Edge WHITE CARNIVAL gr 2000 Park Regent Yellow Bloom Grand Dream

Longines Hong Kong Vase, G1, Sha Tin, December 13, 2400m 1 Highland Reel (IRE) 3 b c Galileo (IRE) - Hveger (AUS) (Danehill (USA)) 2 Flintshire (GB) 5 b/br c Dansili (GB) - Dance Routine (GB) (Sadler's Wells (USA)) 3 Dariyan (FR) 3 b c Shamardal (USA) - Daryakana (FR) (Selkirk) Age: 2-3; Starts: 10; Wins: 5; Places: 2 Earnings: £1,364,769 Sire: GALILEO. Sire of 218 Stakes winners. In 2015 - BALLYDOYLE Storm Cat G1, CURVY Inchinor G1, FOUND Intikhab G1, GLENEAGLES Storm Cat G1, HIGHLAND REEL Danehill G1, JOHANNES VERMEER Holy Roman Emperor G1, MINDING Danehill Dancer G1, MONDIALISTE Kaldoun G1, ORDER OF ST GEORGE Gone West G1, PHOTO CALL Rock of Gibraltar G1, AMPERE Sri Pekan G2, GRETCHEN Danehill G2, PORT DOUGLAS Kingmambo G2, SECRET GESTURE Danehill G2, TANBY Danewin G2, THE UNITED STATES Pivotal G2, WEDDING VOW Danehill Dancer G2, BONDI BEACH Danehill G3, COOLMORE Storm Cat G3, DEAUVILLE Danehill G3, FIELDS OF ATHENRY Danehill G3, KISSED BY ANGELS Danehill Dancer G3, MIZZOU Darshaan G3, RECORDER Danehill Dancer G3, SERTORIUS Encosta de Lago G3, SILVER GALAXY Pivotal G3, THE CORSICAN Danehill G3, ALOFT Storm Cat LR, BEST IN THE WORLD Intikhab LR, BIG BLUE Anabaa LR, DIRGAM Seattle Slew LR, EASTER Stravinsky LR, EYE OF THE STORM Shirley Heights LR, FAUFILER Celtic Swing LR, GOSPEL CHOIR Pivotal LR, ILTEMAS Danehill LR, KIND OF MAGIC Danehill Dancer LR,

KINGFISHER Halling LR, OBSERVATIONAL Cadeaux Genereux LR, OUTSTANDING Mozart LR, TELESCOPE Darshaan LR, WINDSOR PARK Mr Prospector LR. 1st Dam: Hveger by Danehill. Winner in Australia, 2nd Feltex Carpets South Australia Oaks G2, 3rd Schweppes Australasian Oaks G1. Own sister to ELVSTROEM. Dam of 3 winners: 2006: Valdemoro (f Encosta de Lago) 2 wins in Australia, 2nd Vinery Stud Storm Queen S G1, Crown Victoria Oaks G1. Broodmare. 2007: Nakata (g Fusaichi Pegasus) 2011: Rings of Saturn (g Galileo) ran on the flat in Singapore. 2012: HIGHLAND REEL (c Galileo) Sold 460,000gns yearling at TAOC1. 5 wins at 2 and 3 at home, Hong Kong, USA, Secretariat S G1, Hong Kong Vase G1, Vintage S G2, Gordon S G3, 2nd Prix du Jockey Club G1, 3rd WS Cox Plate G1. 2013: IDAHO (c Galileo) Winner at 2. 2014: (f Galileo) 2015: (f Galileo) Broodmare Sire: DANEHILL. Sire of the dams of 302 Stakes winners. In 2015 - COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Northern Meteor G1, FREE EAGLE High Chaparral G1, HALLOWED CROWN Street Sense G1, HIGHLAND REEL Galileo G1, MAGIC HURRICANE Hurricane Run G1, PRIDE OF DUBAI Street Cry G1, TURN ME LOOSE Iffraaj G1, VANCOUVER Medaglia d'Oro G1, CUSTOM CUT Notnowcato G2, GRETCHEN Galileo G2, MUTHMIR Invincible Spirit G2, SECRET GESTURE Galileo G2, BERLING Montjeu G3, BONDI BEACH Galileo G3, DEAUVILLE Galileo G3, EL VALLE Dobby Road G3, FIELDS OF ATHENRY Galileo G3, FORGOTTEN RULES Nayef G3, JOHNNY BARNES Acclamation G3, KOKORONO AI Stay Gold G3, LET'S MAKE ADEAL Red Ransom G3, MAJESTIC QUEEN Kheleyf G3, MR SINGH High Chaparral G3, NAYELI More Than Ready G3, PASSING SHOT Swiss Ace G3, SCRATCHY BOTTOM Sebring G3, SOLICIT Street Cry G3, TESTED Selkirk G3, THE CORSICAN Galileo G3, FALINO

Fusaichi Pegasus LR, FEDERAL Medaglia d'Oro LR, GOOD BABY Hussonet LR, ILTEMAS Galileo LR, KNIGHT'S COMMAND Pins LR, LANDLOCKED Zabeel LR, MADONNA MIA Red Clubs LR, RACING EIGHT Mossman LR, TOMBELAINE First Defence LR, TOWER OF LONHRO Lonhro LR, WOODWIN W More Than Ready LR, BELTOR Authorized LR, NANDO Hernando LR, RED KINGDOM Deep Impact LR. The Galileo/Danehill cross has produced: BANC DE FORTUNE G1, BONDI BEACH G1, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE G1, CUIS GHAIRE G1, FIELDS OF ATHENRY G1, FRANKEL G1, GOLDEN LILAC G1, HIGHLAND REEL G1, INTELLO G1, MAYBE G1, NOBLE MISSION G1, ORCHESTRA G1, RODERIC O'CONNOR G1, ROMANTICA G1, SCINTILLULA G1, SECRET GESTURE G1, TAPESTRY G1, TEOFILO G1, DEAUVILLE G2, GRETCHEN G2, REEM G2, CRYSTAL GAL G3, DAZZLING G3, GALIWAY G3, JOHN F KENNEDY G3, LAGALP G3, MEKONG RIVER G3, SIDERA G3, THE CORSICAN G3, WONDERFULLY G3, ILTEMAS LR, MISS GALILEI LR, VIA GALILEI LR, BALLYGLASHEEN LR, SUPASUNDAE LR, Galileo's Destiny G1, Gile Na Greine G1, Mars G1, The Assayer G1, Brightest G3, Circling G3, Claiomh Solais G3, Impulsive Moment G3, Marksmanship G3, Acteur Celebre LR, Amerique LR, Grey Lion LR, Provenance LR, Pageboy LR. Northern Dancer Sadler's Wells Fairy Bridge GALILEO b 98 Miswaki Urban Sea Allegretta HIGHLAND REEL b c 2012 Danzig Danehill Razyana HVEGER b 2001 Marscay Circles of Gold Olympic Aim

Longines Hong Kong Sprint, G1, Sha Tin, December 13, 1200m 1 Peniaphobia (IRE) 4 b g Dandy Man (IRE) - Umlani (IRE) (Great Commotion (USA))

2 Gold-Fun (IRE) 6 ch g Le Vie Dei Colori (GB) - Goodwood March (GB) (Foxhound (USA)) 3 Not Listenin'tome (AUS) 5 b g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Flame of Sydney (AUS) (Encosta de Lago (AUS)) Age: 2-4; Starts: 23; Wins: 10; Places: 11 Earnings: £2,446,467 Sire: DANDY MAN. Sire of 3 Stakes winners. In 2015 - PENIAPHOBIA Great Commotion G1, ORVAR Grand Lodge LR. 1st Dam: Umlani by Great Commotion. unraced. Dam of 3 winners: 2002: Safari Sunset (g Fayruz) Winner at 2, 3rd Betfair Molecomb S G3. 2005: Safari Dancer (g Indian Danehill) ran a few times and ran once over hurdles. 2007: (c Hawk Wing) 2008: Surf's Up (f Encosta de Lago). Broodmare. 2009: Tarquin (g Excellent Art) 2011: PENIAPHOBIA (g Dandy Man) Sold 19,047gns yearling at DNPRM. 10 wins at 2 to 4 at home, Hong Kong, Longines Hong Kong Sprint G1, Bochk Management Jockey Club Sprint G2, Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup LR, 2nd Longines Hong Kong Sprint G1, IPIC Al Quoz Sprint G1, Bochk Management Jockey Club Sprint G2, National Day Cup LR, 3rd The Premier Bowl LR. 2012: GERRY THE GLOVER (g Approve) 3 wins at 2 and 3. 2014: (f Dandy Man) Broodmare Sire: GREAT COMMOTION. Sire of the dams of 12 Stakes winners. In 2015 PENIAPHOBIA Dandy Man G1. Danehill Mozart Victoria Cross DANDY MAN b 2003 Night Shift Lady Alexander Sandhurst Goddess PENIAPHOBIA b g 2011 Nureyev Great Commotion Alathea UMLANI b 97 Henbit Travel Magic Quiet Harbour 149

photo of the month: Ruby Walsh has no need for glue

Well sat Ruby!

Jockey Ruby Walsh produces the recovery surely of the decade when surviving this last fence mistake by Killultagh Vic at the last fence in the Novice Chase (G2). The pair lost little momentum, and despite getting away from the fence back in third and around 4l off the leader, and with Walsh riding with just one iron, the pair still got up on the line to win by a three-quarters of a length from Blair Perrone. The performance was described in the Racing Post analysis as a “a mighty effort from horse and rider to get back up and win”. Trainer Willie Mullins said afterwards: “That was a good enough performance to run in an Arkle, but the JLT is more likely. “We know he stays, but the way he stays we know he can come back in trip. If we didn’t have Douvan I would have nominated the Arkle straightaway.” Killultagh Vic’s dam Killultagh Dawn could be a nominee for our Mare of the Month feature – her nine-year-old King’s Theatre daughter Lily Waugh is the winner of six races, including three since the beginning of November. It is a feat matched by Killultagh Vic – he is unbeaten in four races since winning the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. All told he has now won seven races, and been placed three times from 12 starts.


Rajsaman GR. 2007, by LINAMIX ex ROSE QUARTZ


Filly ex Cannes To Capri

Colt ex Eviane

Colt ex Equity Card

First crop yearlings in 2015 made €67,000, €60,000, €52.000, €50.000, etc.

“ I was really impressed by RAJSAMAN’s yearlings at the sales in 2015. They are strong bodied types who look precocious.” ANTHONY STROUD

110 2yos in 2016 2016 FEE : €6,000 LIVE FOAL


L E H AV R E • A I R C H I E F M A R S H A L • R A J S A M A N

SYLVAIN VIDAL +33 (0)6 20 99 10 15 • • MATHIEU ALEX +33 (0)6 26 59 19 18 •


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Epsom Derby-Gr.1, by 1¼ lengths Irish Derby-Gr.1, by 2½ lengths Juddmonte International S.-Gr.1, by 2 lengths



Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Trial S.-Gr.3, by 6 lengths from Gr.1 winner Free Eagle


Fee: €50,000 (£36,000)

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