SUMBE 2024 Brochure

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Make Believe x Contradict (Raven’s Pass)

€17,500 LF


Dark Angel x Cercle de la Vie (Galileo)

€9,000 LF 000 € LF

Showcasing x Bee Queen (Makfi)

€7,000 LF 000 € LF


Lethal Force x Entreat (Pivotal)

€6,000 LF 000 € LF


Oasis Dream x Dar Re Mi (Singspiel)

€3,000 LF

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Dear Breeders,

The year 2023 will always be a special chapter in my journey in this industry as it marked my first experience sponsoring a major racing event. Fortunately this event was the 153rd running of the famous Prix Morny at the Deauville-La Touques Racecourse. The day was blessed with beautiful summer weather and six thousand enthusiasts gathered to witness the exciting finishes, including the Group 1 race of the same name, which certainly lived up to its legendary status. There are four more renewals of this sponsorship to come, and my team and I hope to make them even more memorable.

This year was also a major


milestone for Golden Horde, who completed the first leg of a long journey at stud that began in 2021 as his first crop of yearlings went on sale this summer. The quality of this crop was rewarded with a solid average throughout the season, and they are now off to the best trainers in France and abroad. I have also supported Golden Horde with my own mares and look forward to seeing our homebred runners perform next year. We are particularly excited that our star addition, Mishriff, will be covering his first mares in 2024. A truly special horse with a long and successful international career behind him, he ticks all the boxes of a world-class stallion. As a close relative of a number of famous champions, he is in the best position to continue the Dubawi line and make a real impact on the breeding world in France and beyond.

In 2024 two champion juveniles, Belbek and Angel Bleu, will also commence stud duty at

Sumbe. While they bear a clear resemblance, both being early April 2 years old runners and lasting through the season to win the stallionmaking Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère, their pedigrees and physical attributes are very different and thus cover the full spectrum of breeder needs. Finally, De Treville, the closest link to the outstanding sire Too Darn Hot, will continue to stand at Sumbe at an adjusted price and offer significant value for money. We put a lot of effort into creating this new stallion brochure and included some photographs of our farms to give readers a glimpse of the picturesque background that makes every day at Sumbe so special. I hope you enjoy going through the brochure, and finally I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone whose involvement makes our business possible – our current and future clients for their support and trust, and the team at my three farms for their energy and dedication.


Make Believe x Contradict (Raven’s Pass)

€17,500 LF

If you wrote down all the things you wanted in a horse, you’d put that they’ve got to be sound, be top-class, have a turn of foot, have a nice pedigree and have the looks; well, open his stable door and voilà.


“He’s a bit of a freak to do what he does on dirt and turf and I can’t think of another one.“


If history repeats itself, Mishriff will get a Classic winner in his first crop. Mishriff was part of his sire Make Believe’s first crop and won the G1 Prix du Jockey Club; Make Believe was from the first crop of the exported Makfi and won the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains; Makfi, who was in Dubawi ’s first crop, won the G1 2000 Guineas; and Dubawi from the first and only crop of the Seeking the Gold champion miler Dubai Millenium won the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas.

If this historical context is not convincing enough, the pedigree, physique, and racing achievements behind Mishriff certainly are. A physically impressive member of the powerful Dubawi line from the immediate family of top sires Invincible Spirit and Kodiak, he was recognised as the best racehorse in the world by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

Won from 8 to 12 furlongs

Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club Gr.1 Dubai Sheema Classic Gr.1 International Stakes Saudi Cup Bay (IRE) 2017, 16.1 1/2 hh (1.66m)

“Mishriff is seriously good-looking; quite a rangy but very strong and well-balanced individual who stands over a lot of ground, with a beautiful, intelligent head and a rich, dark bay coat.“ Martin Stevens

“You have a horse that can travel, that has the mind and the strength for it, and that versatility of distance and surface.“ John Gosden

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Coming from a carefully curated female line that has produced some important names over the years, Mishriff’s pedigree is free of Sadler’s Wells which works well for him as the obvious affinity for this line is backed by five Stakes winners by Galileo within his first three dams.

The Dubawi line has seen great success with his first few established sons at stud which is a very promising sign for Mishriff. Stallions from the Dubawi line have 18 G1 winners with Sadler’s Wells in the pedigree, 10 G1 winners with Danehill and 19 G1-winning horses with Danzig.

Mishriff’s credentials speak for themselves and as a stallion he offers breeders a wide range of options to open different paths to success.

CONTRADICT, 1 w., 4 places at 2 & 3, 4th L. Height of Fashion St.

Dam of 3 winners:

MISHRIFF, 7 w. at 2 & 4, Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1 Dubai Sheema Classic, Gr.1 Int. St., Gr.2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano, L. Newmarket St., Gr.1 Saudi Cup, 8 places, 2e Gr.1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth St., Gr.1 Eclipse St., Gr.1 International St., and £11,711,157

ORBAAN (Invincible Spirit), 5 w. from 3 to 7, £232,220, L. Prix de Saint-Patrick Momkin (Bated Breath), 4 w. from 2 to 5, Gr.3 2nd Craven St., Gr.3 Supreme St., Sir Henry Cecil St. L.

2 nd Dam

ACTS OF GRACE, 3 w. at 3, Gr.3 Princess Royal St., L. Prix des Tourelles. Dam of 11 horses, including 4 winners

3 rd Dam

RAFHA, 5 w. at 2 & 3, Gr.1 Prix de Diane, Gr.3 May Hill St., L. Oaks Trial St., L. Princess Elizabeth St. Dam of 11 winners including:

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, 7 w. from 2 to 5, £247,786, Gr.1 Sprint Cup, Gr.3 Duke of York St., Gr.3 Boland St.

SADIAN, 7 w. from 2 to 5, Gr.3 John Porter St., Gr.3 Ormonde St., 2nd Gr.3 Derby Trial St., 3rd Gr.2 G. Freer St.

MASSARRA, 3 w. at 2 & 3, L. Empress St., 2nd Gr.2 Prix Robert Papin, Gr.3 Nell Gwyn St. Dam of 12 winners including:

NAYARRA 1 w., Gr.1 Gran Criterium, 2nd Gr.3 Nell Gwyn St.

GUSTAV KLIMT, 3 w. at 2 & 3, Gr.2 Superlative St., 2nd Gr.1 St James’s Palace St., 3rd Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat

WONDERFULLY, 2 w., Gr.3 Silver Flash St. Dam of a winner

BLISSFUL, 2 w. at 2, L. Ingabelle St.

FRIENDLY, 2 w. at 3, L. Cooley St.

CUFF, 2 w. at 2, L. Naas Fillies’ Sprint St. Dam of 2 winners

Mars, 1 w., 2nd Gr.3 Meld St., 3rd Gr.1 St James’s Palace St.

Middle Persia, 1 w. Dam of KILIMANJARO (L. Derby Trial St.)

Tebee, 1 w. Dam of HERTFORD DANCER (L. Oaks Trial St.)

Kodiac, 4 w., Gr.3 2nd Hackwood St.

Aquarius, 1 w. at 3, 3rd Gr.3 Queen’s Vase

Al Widyan, 3 w. at 2 & 3, 3rd L. Serlby St.

1 st Dam

It really is a privilege, horses like this don’t come along very often and I’m very proud of him. Any horse that can do what he’s done has to have a fantastic constitution. He’s done it twice inside a month in a different country, which takes a lot of doing. Ralph Beckett

Dark Angel x Cercle de la Vie (Galileo)

€9,000 LF


“ He gave us some great days out. Not many colts win two G1 races at 2. His physical and mental soundness makes him a very good prospect to French breeders.“

Jamie McCalmont




Gr.1 Prix J.-L. Lagardère

Gr.1 Critérium International

Gr.2 Vintage Stakes

Gr.2 Celebration Mile

Won from 5 to 8 furlongs

Angel Bleu has exactly the resume that should make him one of France’s hottest first-year stallions in 2024.

The champion French juvenile colt of 2021, he was rated second best in Europe after winning five of eight starts including a unique double of the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère at Longchamp and G1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud.

In his dynamic two-year campaign, he started out in April and continued racing through October although

early spring juveniles rarely make it to G1 events in autumn. His story did not end there: in 2023 as a fouryear-old he won the G2 Celebration Mile Stakes at Goodwood.

Angel Bleu retired with a record of seven wins from 18 starts in a successful three-season career. He was effective at distances from 1000m to 1600m on a variety of grounds. The unique combination of precocity, toughness and high class should make Angel Bleu a top choice for all breeders.

Grey (FR) 2020, 15.3 1/2 hh (1.61m)

Angel Bleu’s outstanding constitution and resilience have been the subject of repeated praise from his connections. Henri Bozo who raised Angel Bleu at Haras des Monceaux called him “a healthy and gutsy colt”. His trainer Ralph Beckett cunningly summarised that “the softest part of him is his tooth enamel.”

“Throughout his two-year-old career, he got better with racing. Not many two-year-olds would be able to have a hard race to be second in a Listed and come back 3 days later to win a Group 2. Equally, travelling to Paris that autumn, twice in 3 weeks to win Group 1’s over 7 furlongs and a mile, is testament to his constitution.”

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Dark Angel is part of a distinct lineage of early maturing sprinters and milers that can be traced back to Northern Dancer. Like Angel Bleu, Dark Angel had a busy juvenile season making nine starts and winning four between April and October. However unlike his son he did not race after two.

It is likely that Angel Bleu would benefit from Danzigline mares as mares by various branches of Danzig sires have found great success with Dark Angel, with Green Desert and the Danehill branch being particularly noteworthy.

Mares from the Grey Sovereign line through his

descendants Linamix, Kendor, Highest Honor and others would also be suitable for Angel Bleu as Dark Angel’s G1 winner Art Power is from a mare by Keltos, a son of Kendor. Siyouni mares could also benefit as Dark Angel has a G3 winner Dr Zempf from a Siyouni mare and Golden Horde is by Dark Angel’s Lethal Force from a mare by Pivotal, the sire of Siyouni. Another stallion that would go well with Angel Bleu is Wootton Bassett as Dark Angel’s Classic winner Mangoustine is out of a mare by Zamindar, a full brother to Zafonic, grandsire of Wootton Bassett through Iffraaj.

1 st Dam

CERCLE DE LA VIE, placed; Dam of 1 winner

ANGEL BLEU, 7w., Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère, Gr.1 Critérium International, Gr.2 Vintage Stakes, Gr.2 Celebration Mile, L. Spring Trophy Stakes, 2nd L. Pat Eddery Stakes, L. Lady Wulfruna Stakes

Hveger, 1 w. in Australia, 2nd Gr.2 Feltex Carpets South Australia Oaks & 3rd Gr.1 Schweppes Australasian Oaks

Own sister to ELVSTROEM; Dam of 6 winners including:

HIGHLAND REEL, 10 w., Gr.1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth St., Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s St., Gr.1 Coronation Cup, Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, Gr.1 Secretariat St., Gr.1 Hong Kong Vase (2 x), Gr.2 Vintage St., Gr.3 Gordon St., 2nd Gr.1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1 Juddmonte International St., Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Vase, Gr.2 Hardwicke St.

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 3 w., Gr.1 Ladbrokes Caulfield St., L. Blue Riband Trial, 2nd Gr.2 Superlative St.

IDAHO, 4 w. in GB/Irl, Gr.2 Hardwicke St., Gr.2 Great Voltigeur St., Gr.3 Ormonde St., 2nd Gr.1 Irish Derby, Gr.3 Ballysax St.

2 nd Dam

NOBEL PRIZE (c., Galileo), 2 w., Gr.1 Ballysax St.

Valdemoro, 2 w. in Australia, 2nd Gr.1 Vinery Stud Storm Queen St., Gr.1 Crown Victoria Oaks & D’Urban Gr.3 Naturalism St.; Dam of winners

VIA CONDOTTI (f., Galileo), 1 w. at 3

CIRCLES OF GOLD, 6 w. in Australia, Gr.1 AJC Oaks, Gr.3 Coongy Handicap, Gr.3 Adrian Knox St., L. Ansett

Australia St., 2nd Gr.1 Eat More Fruit ‘n’ Veg St., Gr.1 Foster’s Caulfield Cup, Gr.1 Queensland Oaks, Gr.2

T S Carlyon Cup, L. VBBA Summoned St.; Dam of 9 winners including:

ELVSTROEM, 10 w., Gr.1 Dubai Duty Free, Gr.1 C F Orr St. Gr.1, Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup, Gr.1

Emirates Airline Underwood St., Gr.1 Victoria Derby, Gr.2 Carlton Draught St George St., Gr.2 Turnbull St., Gr.2 Shannons Autumn Classic, Gr.3 Guineas Prelude, 2nd Gr.1 Prix d’Ispahan, Gr.2 Craiglee St., Gr.2

Moonee Valley Vase

HARADASUN, 7 w., Gr.1 Queen Anne St., Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap, Gr.1 Cathay Pacific George Ryder St., L. Wellington Racing Club Manfred St., L. Zeditave St., L. RSL Vain St., 2nd Gr.1 Bigpond Queen Elizabeth St., Gr.2 Dato Tan Chin Nam John F Feehan St., Gr.2 Memsie St., Gr.3 Taralye Bletchingly St., Gr.3

Scweppervescence Autumn Cup, Gr.3 H D F McNeil St.

Lady Circles, 2 places in Australia; Dam of:

3 rd Dam

DECIRCLES, 5 w., Gr.3 Standish Hcp, 2nd Gr.2 Sires’ Produce St., Gr.3 C S Hayes Debonair St.

King Raedwald, 4 w.

Achiever, 3 w. in Australia

Raffles Knight, 2 w., 2nd L. Perak Derby


Showcasing x Bee Queen (Makfi)

€7,000 LF

This victory means a lot, because it is our first Group 1 success with the first colt that we have bred in France, a country that is doing well for us.

“We always thought he had lots of ability. He is a good-looking, wellbred colt – he is a good horse.“


Gr.1 Prix J.-L. Lagardère

Gr.3 Prix du Bois

Gr.3 Prix Perth

Won from 6 to 8 furlongs

Belbek is a Sumbe homebred and Nurlan Bizakov’s first winner at the highest level, making him the pride of the farm. The top-rated French juvenile colt of 2022, he is a highly desirable prospect for French breeders and is headed to stud as a winner of three Group races over 1200m, 1400m and 1600m. A precocious horse, he was André Fabre’s earliest two-year-old runner when he won the first Group race in 2022. Later Belbek went on to win the sire-making G1 Prix

Jean-Luc Lagardère over 1400m at Longchamp, which put him next to the likes of Siyouni and Wootton Bassett as well as past standouts Blushing Groom and Irish River.

Coming from the immediate family of proven stallions Dansili, Cacique and Champs Elysees, and with his race record and pedigree, Belbek’s early runners will inherit the kind of speed that stays through 1600m and possibly further depending on the mares he covers.

Bay (FR) 2020, 16.1 1/2 hh (1.66m)

Speed is an essential building block for any pedigree and Belbek’s sire-line has built its entire reputation on it. Like Belbek, his sire Showcasing was a precocious colt who was at his best at two and his speciality as a sire is early maturity and speed up to a mile. At stud he has sired 66 Stakes winners including 34 Group winners with four of them being at the highest level. Two of his G1 winners Advertise and Quiet Reflection won the prestigious G1 Commonwealth Cup sprint at Ascot over 1200m. Showcasing’s sire Oasis Dream was a champion two-year-old and winning sprinter at three, whereas at stud he has been a reliable producer of top-class early maturing two-year-olds and high-quality sprinters.

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There is no limit or specific template for success for this line of stallions, so Belbek should fit a wide range of broodmares.

Since Danzig is far enough in his pedigree Belbek can accommodate more Danzig strains from his mares, even better through a combination of Galileo and Danzig. From the same Danzig line, Kingman has 10 black type winners from Galileoline mares and his G1 Fillies’ Mile winner Commissioning is from a Galileo mare who is out of a mare by Danzig’s Anabaa.

However Belbek should not be restricted by the sire-lines and pedigrees he is crossed with judging by the diversity of ancestors with which his sire, grandsire, and great grandsire have succeeded.

1 st Dam

BEE QUEEN, 2 places in GB/Irl; Dam of 1 winner:

Berehynia (2019 f., New Approach), placed

BELBEK, 3 w., Gr.1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère, Gr.3 Prix du Bois, 3rd Gr.2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein, Gr.3 Prix Djebel

TROJAN QUEEN, 1 w.; Dam of 5 winners including:

SANGARIUS, 4 w., Gr.3 Hampton Court St., L. Flying Scotsman St. , L. Quebec St., Gr.2 2nd Huxley St., Gr.3 Brigadier Gerard St. & 3rd L. Heron St.

2 nd Dam

Emergent, 1 w. in GB/Irl, Gr.3 3rd Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial, L. Salsabil St. ; Dam of: Employ (f., Caravaggio), 1 w. (2023), 2nd L. Critérium de Lyon & L. P. des Jouvenceaux et Jouvencelles

GREEK ORDER, 2 w. (2023) in GB/Irl

HYDROS, 1 w. in GB/Irl

BANKS HILL, 5 w., Gr.1 Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1 Coronation St., Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, Gr.2 Prix de Sandringham, 2nd Gr.1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2x), Gr.1 Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, Gr.1 Breeders’Cup Filly & Mare Turf, 3rd Gr.1 Prix d’Ispahan, Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s St. & Gr.1 Yellow Ribbon St. ; Dam of 3 winners including:

ROMANTICA, 4 w., Gr.1 Prix Jean Romanet, Gr.1 Prix de la Nonette, Gr.3 Prix Allez France, 2nd Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Gr.3 Prix de Psyché, Gr.3 Chloé; Dam of winner

IDEAL WORLD, 4 w. L. Prix de Reux, L. Pelléas, Gr.2 2nd Prix Niel

HASILI, 4 w., L. Prix des Sablonnets, 2nd L. Prix Imprudence, L. Prix des Lilas; Dam of 7 winners including:

CACIQUE, 7 w., Gr.1 Man O’War St., Gr.1 Manhattan Hcp, Gr.2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein, Gr.3 Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord, Gr.1 Daphnis, 2nd Gr.1 GP de Paris, Gr.1, Jean Prat, Gr.1 Arlington Million St., Gr.1

United Nations St., Gr.1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic St.

CHAMPS ELYSEES, 6 w., Gr.1 Hollywood Turf Cup St., Gr.1 Pattison Canadian International St., Gr.1 Northern

Dancer Turf St., Gr.2 San Marcos St, Gr.3 Prix d’Hédouville, 2nd Gr.1 Santa Anita Hcp, Gr.1 Hollywood Turf Cup St., Gr.1 G. P. del Jockey Club e Coppa d’Oro, Gr.2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil, Gr.2 Jim Murray Memorial Hcp, Gr.2 Sky Classic St., Gr.3 Prix du Prince d’Orange, Gr.3 Daphnis

3 rd Dam

INTERCONTINENTAL, 13 w., Gr.1 Emirates Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, Gr.1 Matriarch St., Gr.2

Winstar Galaxy St., Gr.2 Just A Game Breeders’ Cup Hcp, Gr.2 Palomar Breeders’ Cup Hcp, Gr.3 Jenny Wiley St. (2 x), Gr.3 Royal Heroine Invitational St., 2nd Gr.2 Just A Game Breeders’ Cup Hcp, Gr.3

Senator Ken Maddy Hcp, L. Prix de la Cochère


Lethal Force x Entreat (Pivotal)

€6,000 LF

I have been a very lucky boy and ridden a lot of very good sprinters, but this lad is right up there. He is extremely talented. Adam Kirby

“ He was 100% dependable and always delivered his best. Whenever I got on him I knew I was going to get his best, which was brilliant. “


Golden Horde is a stunning lookalike of his broodmare’s sire Pivotal, a champion sprinter who became an established sire, broodmare sire and sire of sires, with whom he shares more than just his colour. His record is consistent with the first impression he makes on viewers: a G2-winning sprinter at two, he was victorious in the 2020 G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in his sophomore year. Golden Horde entered stud duty in 2021 and his first crop is about to reach the racecourses in 2024. His sire-line goes back to Northern Dancer’s Try My Best who carved out a successful line of his own, notably through Acclamation, whose recent influence has been nothing short of impressive with 1000 Guineas winner

Cachet, King George hero Pyledriver and QE2 Cup graduate Romantic Warrior, just to name a few. A special mention must go to his son Dark Angel who added another Classic winner to his sire’s body of evidence in 2022 as Mangoustine won the French 1000 Guineas.

Golden Horde also boasts a strong maternal line with outstanding credentials on both sides of the Atlantic, his second dam being a half-sibling to the North American champion Serena’s Song, an 11-time G1 winner who in turn produced the G1 Coronation Stakes winner Sophisticat. A close relative to a number of proven stallions, Golden Horde is well positioned to become a sought-after commodity in the near future.

Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup Gr.2 Richmond Stakes 6 furlongs winning specialist Chesnut (IRE) 2017, 16 1/2 hh (1.63m)

“Far more educated people than me have been to see the horse and as soon as he comes out they’ve said ‘He’s Pivotal all over’. The French are trying to improve their two-year-old scene. Well he’s a stallion that can help breeders on that front.“ Tony Fry

A dominant stallion for his own powerful conformation, Golden Horde has a light walk, naturally balanced gait and enormous scope which were instrumental in his racing career as he always used to glide effortlessly at high speed. Luckily his first two crops seem to have also inherited his naturally cool demeanour.

Led by a Sumbe homebred sold at the Arqana August Sale for €80,000, Golden Horde’s first yearlings have been in high demand from a wide range of buyers across Europe since the summer of 2023 and will soon join commendable connections in France and beyond. The October Yearling Sale in Arqana was a good reflection of this ongoing trend, with Golden Horde finishing day three with a large lead over his first crop competitors, with four lots selling for an average price of €40,000 with a 100% clearance rate.

“He’s a very strong, tough-looking horse who is very well balanced and quite mature-looking.“ Peter Doyle (N22. Qamka)

“He’s a very strong, forward, precocious looking colt. Physically he’s a specimen, very similar to his dad.“ Roderick Kavanagh (N22. Reason Traou Land)

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Golden Horde’s pedigree is full of sources of raw speed, not only through Dark Angel and Pivotal, but also through his ancestors such as Acclamation, Machiavellian, Green Desert, Polar Falcon, Cozzene and many more. Therefore there will be no difficulties in making mating plans, whether through inbreeding or outcrossing.

Galileo, Danehill and Pivotal is one of the most efficient sire line combinations and it can be found in the pedigrees of champion horses Sottsass, St Mark’s Basilica, Cracksman and Nashwa. Each mare that carries the blood of Galileo or Danehill has a high chance of producing high-quality performers when mated to Golden Horde.

Golden Horde’s pedigree offers several excellent options for breeders who believe in the inbreeding method of getting good horses, with particular emphasis on Pivotal whose potential in this regard is supported by statistics.

ENTREAT, 1 w., 4 places at 3. Dam of 5 winners including:

GOLDEN HORDE, 3 w., Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup, Gr.2 Richmond St., 2nd Gr.1 Middle Park St.

EXHORT (Dutch Art), 5 w. from 2 to 4, L. Pipalong St., 10 places, 2nd L. Rothesay St., and £96,984.

LINE OF DEPARTURE (Mehmas), 4 w. and £162,658, L. Cathedral St.

2 nd Dam

RIVER SAINT, 3 places. Dam of 5 winners including:

PRODUCER (Dutch Art), 8 w. and €568,630, Gr.2 Topkapi Troph, Gr.3 Supreme St., Gr.3 Criterion St., L. Surrey St., L. King Richard III St., 2nd Gr.3 Sovereign St., L. Fortune St.

IMAGINING, 2 w. Dam of 5 winners including:

SERENA’S SONG, Champion at 3, 18 w., Gr.1 Belmade St., Gr.1 Hempstead H., Gr.1

Haskell Invitational H., Gr.1 Mother Goose St., Gr.1 Oak Leaf St., Gr.1 Santa Maria H., Gr.1 Santa Monica H., Gr.1 Santa Anita Oaks, Gr.1 Gazelle H., Gr.1 Starlet St., Gr.1 Las Virgenes St., Gr.1 Mother Goose St., and $3,283,388. Dam of:

SOPHISTICAT, Gr.1 Coronation St., Gr.3 Prix de la Grotte. Dam of:


HARLINGTON, 6 w., $370,000, Gr.2 Gulfstream Park H.

GRAND REWARD, 4 w., $545,844, Gr.2 Oaklawn H.

SCHRAMSBERG, 6 w., Gr.3 J B Connally Turf Cup H.

SERENA’S TUNE, 7 w., $337,260, L. La Habra St. Dam of VOCALISED,

SERENA’S CAT (Dam of HONOR CODE, North American Champion at 4, $2,518,260, Gr.1 Whitney H.; NOBLE TUNE; DECLARATIONOFPEACE)

Night And Day. Dam of MADE YOU LOOK.


Serena’s Sister. Dam of 8 winners including:

DOUBLES PARTNER, 6 w., Gr.2 American Turf St.

STORMY VENUS, 3 w., L. Northbound Pride St.

1 st Dam
3 rd Dam

Oasis Dream x Dar Re Mi (Singspiel)

€3,000 LF

We were so lucky all those years ago to have been able to buy Darara from the Aga Khan, who had so brilliantly created the family, and we were fortunate to have the opportunity to take it on. Simon Marsh



2nd Gr.3 Prix des Chênes

2nd Gr.3 Prix de Guiche

2nd Gr.3 Prix de la Porte Maillot

3rd Gr.3 Prix Paul de Moussac

Won from 7 to 10 furlongs

By ‘Europe’s leading source of Group 1 speed’ Oasis Dream who collected more Classic glory recently when Native Trail landed the Irish 2000 Guineas, De Treville is one of his few sons at stud in France and offers the best value for money.

De Treville’s third dam is the Classic-producing Delsy, born within the Boussac broodmare band before its integration into the Aga Khan operation, whose most famous progeny Darshaan outran Sadler’s Wells and Rainbow Quest in the 1984 Prix du Jockey Club before proving himself as a Chef de Race. Furthermore his G1-

winning full-sister Darara made as much if not more of an impact as her sibling, producing four G1 winners with Dar Re Mi being the most famous one. His half-brother Too Darn Hot who earned back-to-back champion awards in his juvenile and sophomore years has had a successful season in 2023, with his first crop of racing age helping him top the European board of freshmen sires in terms of Group winners by starters. De Treville presents a unique opportunity to gain access to an elite and patiently curated family at just a fraction of the price of his famous sibling.

Bay (GB) 2012, 16.0 hh (1.62m)


From a very limited number of foals, De Treville has done more than well with three black type winners and performers across his first three crops of racing age and 35% of winners to starters again in 2023.

L. Prix Goldikova L. Prix de la Cochère Fortune 3rd Gr.3 Prix Noailles
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Mares from the Mr Prospector line will be particularly sought after for many reasons. There is an obvious affinity in De Treville’s dam line, highlighted not only by the back-to-back European Champion Too Darn Hot, but also his Group-winning full-siblings So Mi Dar and Lah Ti Dar. Interestingly the vast majority of Dubawi’s top progeny have either Green Desert (Makfi and Night Of Thunder) or Singspiel (four more G1 winners) in their pedigrees. De Treville closely interweaves the threads of both influences and is clearly the best choice for these mares.

Although Sadler’s Wells is present in De Treville’s pedigree, it is distant enough to safely cross him with mares from this line and expect very positive results. For example, the dual-listed winner Gregarina, his best progeny to date, is out of a Galileo mare. With Danzig’s legacy there will be many other options for De Treville, be it to achieve an effective duplication as in Havana Grey’s and Belbek’s pedigrees or recreate one of the countless combinations that have proven successful in the past.

DAR RE MI, 6 w. from 3 to 5, Gr.1 Dubai Sheema Classic, Gr.1 Pretty Polly St.,

Gr.1 Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.3 Prix Minerve. Dam of 7 winners including:

TOO DARN HOT (Dubawi), 6 w., 2018 2yo European Champion, 2019 European 3yo Champion Miler, Gr.1 Dewhurst St., Gr.1 Sussex St., Gr.2 Champagne St., Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat, £1,320,181

LAH TI DAR (Dubawi), 4 w., Gr.2 Middleton St., Gr.1 2nd St Leger St.

SO MI DAR (Dubawi), 4 w., Gr.3 Musidora St., 3rd Gr.1 Prix de l’Opéra

DE TREVILLE (Oasis Dream), 2 w., 2nd Gr.3 Prix de Guiche, 2nd Gr.3 Prix de la Porte Maillot, 2nd Gr.3 Prix des Chênes

DARMOISELLE (Dubawi), 1 w. (22), 1 place at 3, 2nd L. River Eden St.

DARARA, 3 w., Gr.1 Prix Vermeille. Dam of 10 winners including:

DAR RE MI (Singspiel) see above

REWILDING (Tiger Hill), 5 w., Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s St., Gr.1 Dubai Sheema Classic, Gr.2 Great Voltigeur St., $3,827,399

RIVER DANCER ex DIAGHILEV (Sadler’s Wells), 5 w., Best aged horse of the

2003-04 season in Hong Kong. Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.3 Prix La Force

DARAZARI (Sadler’s Wells), 3 w., Gr.1 Ranvet St., Gr.2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil

DARIYOUN (Shahrastani), 7 w., 3rd Gr.1 Prix du Cadran

KILIMANJARO (Shirley Heights), 1 w., 2nd Gr.2 King Edward VII St.

RHAGAAS (Sadler’s Wells), 1 w., 3rd Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club

DARARITA (Halo). Dam of:

DARASIM (Kahyasi), 10 w.., Gr.2 Goodwood Cup, Gr.2 Prix Kergorlay

EVITA (Selkirk). Dam of:

MOOHAARIB (Oasis Dream), 4 w., L. William & Son Paradise St.

TRETHIAS (Invincible Spirit), 10 w., 3rd Gr.3 Derrinstown 1000 Guineas Trial, Gr.3 Snow Fairy St.

ARGENTELLO (Intello), 5 w., 3rd L. Buddy Diliberto Memorial St., 3e L. Jonathan B. Schuster Memorial St.

DELSY, 1 w., 3rd Gr.3 Prix de Pomone. Dam of 12 winners including:

DARSHAAN (Shirley Heights), Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.2 Crit. de Saint-Cloud, Gr.2 Prix Greffulhe, Gr.2 Prix Hocquart

1 st Dam
2 nd Dam
3 rd Dam

Starting with his British stable of Hesmonds Stud, Nurlan Bizakov began the continental expansion of his racing enterprise nearly a decade later by acquiring two world-renowned farms in the cradle of French thoroughbred breeding. Normandy, with its picturesque landscapes and fertile soils, is indeed the ideal place to realise such ambitions as it has the pulse of the industry felt by generations of firstclass horsemen.

Situated at the crossroads of Orne and Calvados, an hour’s drive from Deauville and just ten kilometres apart, Haras de Montfort & Préaux and Haras du Mézeray have a long history of producing Group 1 winners and housing many great stallions including the now-departed heavyweight of the last decade Le Havre. These two separate farms have been carefully integrated

and brought together under the Sumbe banner to create a unique 350-hectare base with expertise in all aspects of breeding stock development. Moreover last year Sumbe became the first thoroughbred farm on the continent to install a water treadmill to make it part of the stallions’ daily routine. We offer personalised and comprehensive services for seasonal and permanent boarding as well as bloodstock consultation and sales consignment. Through our international integration we can provide our clients with the benefits of cross-channel care for their mares. Our team ensures continuity of operation and ethical compliance as well as uninterrupted technical and sanitary control. We are confident that Sumbe is the right choice for all breeders. Please feel free to contact us for further enquiries.


Stallion yard

Haras de Montfort & Préaux

257 route de Montfort, Meulles,

14290 Livarot Pays d’Auge, France

Tel. +33 (0)2 31 31 48 78

Main Office

Haras du Mézeray

1107 route de la Roussière

61120 Canapville, France

Tel. +33 (0)2 31 31 48 78

United Kingdom

Hesmonds Stud

Hesmonds, East Hoathly

Lewes BN8 6QH, England

Tel. +44 (0)1825 840580


Tony Fry General Manager

+44 (0)7725 041 815

+33 (0)6 03 43 61 78

Mathieu Le Forestier Nominations & Racing Manager

+33 (0)7 76 37 65 28

Ronan Losq

Farm Manager

Montfort & Préaux

+33 (0)6 21 16 47 43

Olivier Deveaux Executive Manager

+33 (0)6 32 55 80 21

Karine Pitard Chief Administrative Officer

+33 (0)2 31 31 48 78

+33 (0)7 71 13 98 64

Claire Billet-Legros Farm Manager Mézeray

+33 (0)7 88 63 89 45

© Photos Aprh, Stephen Davies, Neville
Lupa, RP photos, Scoopdyga / Graphic Design JD créa WWW.SUMBE. FR
Hopwood, Mathieu Le Forestier, Zuzanna

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