Coolmore Handbook 2018
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The Roster for 2018 STALLION PAGE
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Excelebration Fastnet Rock
Holy Roman Emperor
Mastercraftsman No Nay Never Pride Of Dubai
Rock Of Gibraltar Ruler Of The World Starspangledbanner
War Command Wings Of Eagles
Height: 16.0½ (1.63m) Won from 7f. to 12f. Fee: €35,000
Top-class Group-winning 2yo & a World Champion 3yo. By GAlIlEO and out of the brilliant OuIjA BOARD .
“I have loved the horses by Australia, they have really impressed me” Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock, Tattersalls.com
First yearlings made €610,000, €585,000, €585,000 etc.
SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
URBAN SEA (USA)
AUSTRALIA (GB) (2011) A CHESNUT HORSE
GREEN DESERT (USA)
CAPE CROSS (IRE)
OUIJA BOARD (GB) (2001)
AUSTRALIA (GB) (c by Galileo (IRE)), Jt Champion 3yr old colt in Europe in 2014 , won 5 races at 2 and 3 years and £2,132,168 including Juddmonte International Stakes, York, Gr.1 , Derby Stakes, Epsom Downs, Gr.1 , Irish Derby, Curragh, Gr.1 and ICON Juv.Turf Trial Golden Fleece Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3 , placed second in Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1 and third in 2000 Guineas, Newmarket, Gr.1 ; sire. 1st Dam. OUIJA BOARD (GB) (f by Cape Cross), Champion 3yr old filly in Europe in 2004 , won 10 races and £3,519,944 including Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, Gr.1 (twice), Hong Kong Vase, Sha Tin, Gr.1 , Irish Oaks, Curragh, Gr.1 , Nassau Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1 , Oaks Stakes, Epsom Downs, Gr.1 , Prince of Wales's Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 , Princess Royal Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3 ; dam of five winners including- AUSTRALIA (GB) (c. by Galileo), see above. FRONTIERSMAN (GB) (c. by Dubawi), won 4 races and £190,299 including Godolphin Stakes, Newmarket, L. , placed second in Coronation Cup, Epsom, Gr.1 and Princess of Wales’s Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 . VOODOO PRINCE (GB) (g. by Kingmambo), won 9 races in England and Australia including Easter Cup, Caulfield, Gr.3 , placed second in Neville Sellwood Stakes, Rosehill, Gr.3 . 2nd Dam. SELECTION BOARD (f by Welsh Pageant), placed once at 2 yrs; Own sister to TELEPROMPTER ; dam of seven winners including- OUIJA BOARD (GB) (f by Cape Cross), see above. Star Selection (GB) (g by Rainbow Quest), won 1 race at 2 years and placed second in Magnolia Stakes, Kempton Park, L. and third in Predominate Stakes, Goodwood, L. CRUINN A BHORD (GB) (f by Inchinor), won 3 races at 3 and 4 years; dam of: VIVA VETTORI (GB) (g by Vettori), 3 races including Ladybird Stakes, Kempton Park, L. 3rd Dam. Ouija (f by Silly Season), won 2 races at 3 years, placed fourth in Falmouth S., Newmarket, Gr.3 ; dam of six winners including- TELEPROMPTER (g by Welsh Pageant), Champion older miler in Ireland & England in 1984 , won 11 races including Arlington Million, Arlington Pk, Gr.1 , Queen Elizabeth II S., Ascot, Gr.2 , Desmond S., Curragh, Gr.3 , International S., Phoenix Pk, Gr.3 (twice), Prix Quincey, Deauville, Gr.3 , placed second in Lockinge S., Newbury, Gr.2 (twice), Queen Elizabeth II S., Ascot, Gr.2 (twice), third in Eclipse S., Sandown Pk, Gr.1 . CHATOYANT (GB) (c by Rainbow Quest), won 4 races including Brigadier Gerard Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.3 , placed third in Prince of Wales's Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.2 . ROSIA BAY (f by High Top), won 2 races at 2 and 3 years; dam of: IBN BEY (c by Mill Reef), Champion 3yo colt in Italy in 1987 , 10 races including Irish St Leger, Curragh, Gr.1 , Gran Premio d'Italia, Milan, Gr.1 , Grosse Preis der Berliner Bank, Dusseldorf, Gr.1 , Preis von Europa, Koln, Gr.1 , Grand Prix de Deauville, Deauville, Gr.2 , Prix Maurice de Nieuil, Saint-Cloud, Gr.2 . ROSEATE TERN (f by Blakeney), 3 races viz Yorkshire Oaks, York, Gr.1 , Jockey Club S., Newmarket, Gr.2 , Lancashire Oaks, Haydock Park, Gr.3 , placed second in Oaks Stakes, Epsom, Gr.1 ; dam of ESLOOB (USA) (f by Diesis), 3 races including Pretty Polly S., Newmarket, L. , placed third in Fillies' Mile S., Ascot, Gr.1 , SIYADAH (USA) (f by Mr Prospector), won Pretty Polly S., Newmarket, L. ; grandam of MOIQEN (IRE) (g by Red Ransom), won Ballysax S., Leopardstown, Gr.3 ; third dam of FULL ROSE (GB) (f by Aqlaam), won Preis vom Gestut Auenquelle (1000 Gns), Dusseldorf, Gr.2 . BARAKAT (GB) (f by Bustino), 2 races; dam of MABADI (USA) (f by Sahm), won Yerba Buena S., Golden Gate, L. , placed second in Santa Barbara H., Santa Anita, Gr.2 . CERISE BOUQUET (f by Mummy's Pet), 1 race at 2 years; dam of RED CAMELLIA (GB) (f by Polar Falcon), Jt Champion 2yo filly in England in 1996 , 3 races including Prestige S., Goodwood, Gr.3 , placed third in Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Longchamp, Gr.1 ; grandam of RED BLOOM (GB) (f by Selkirk), JT 3rd top rated 2yo filly in Europe in 2003 , 6 races including Fillies' Mile S., Ascot, Gr.1 , Blandford S., Curragh, Gr.2 (twice), RED GALA (GB) (c by Sinndar), won Chester H., Chester, L. , RED FORT (IRE) (g by Green Desert), won Wolferton S., Ascot, L. , placed second in Charles Whittingham Mem. H., Hollywood Pk, Gr.1 , RED CARNATION (IRE) (f by Polar Falcon), won Serlby S., Doncaster, L. ; third dam of LEGENDARY (GB) (g by Exceed And Excel), won Knickerbocker S., Belmont Pk, Gr.3 , RED BADGE (IRE) (c by Captain Rio), won Select S., Goodwood, Gr.3 . MASHARIK (IRE) (f by Caerleon), 1 race; grandam of NAUSICA TIME (GER) (f by Dubawi), 6 races including Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, Baden-Baden, Gr.3 . Taqreem (IRE) (f by Nashwan), placed; grandam of WELLS FARHH GO (IRE) (c by Farhh), 2 races at 2 years including Acomb Stakes, York, Gr.3 ; third dam of RANGALI (GB) (c by Namid), Top rated 3yo sprinter in France in 2014 , 5 races including Prix du Gros- Chene, Chantilly, Gr.2 , placed second in Prix de l'Abbaye, Longchamp, Gr.1 (twice).
2017 FIRST CROP SALES YEARLINGS BY AUSTRALIA INCLUDED: DAM/SEX SIRE OF DAM PuRCHASER PRICE Sitara c. Salse Magnier/Mayfair/P&R Doyle €610,000 Sent From Heaven c. Footstepsinthesand C Gordon-Watson Bloodstock €585,000 Tanaghum c. Darshaan SackvilleDonald €585,000 Anklet f. Acclamation A C Elliott, Agent €465,000 ai Haku c. Oasis Dream John & Jake Warren €445,000 No Explaining f. Azamour Rabbah Bloodstock €430,000 Fly Past c. Zamindar Godolphin €410,000 Dorothy B c. Fastnet Rock Blandford Bloodstock €410,000 GROUP 1 WINNERS BY AUSTRALIA'S SIRE GALILEO INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE ADELAIDE Elnadim Niniski Gr.1 ALANDI Darshaan Relko Gr.1 ALICE SPRINGS Danehill Dancer Slew o'Gold Gr.1 ALLEGRETTO Caerleon Crystal Palace Gr.1 ALTANO Lando Surumu Gr.1 AUSTRALIA Cape Cross Welsh Pageant Gr.1 BALLYDOYLE Storm Cat Mr Prospector Gr.1 CAPE BLANCO Presidium Artaius Gr.1 CAPRI Anabaa Linamix Gr.1 CHURCHILL Storm Cat Air Express Gr.1 CIMA DE TRIOMPHE Danehill Crystal Palace Gr.1 CLEMMIE Storm Cat Air Express Gr.1 CURVY Inchinor Rainbow Quest Gr.1 DEAUVILLE Danehill Rahy Gr.1 DECORATED KNIGHT Storm Cat Rahy Gr.1 FOUND Intikhab Nordico Gr.1 FOUNDRY Dixieland Band Dynaformer Gr.1 FRANKEL Danehill Rainbow Quest Gr.1 GALIKOVA Blushing Groom Lyphard Gr.1 GLENEAGLES Storm Cat Rahy Gr.1 GOLDEN LILAC Danehill Kenmare Gr.1 GREAT HEAVENS Silver Hawk Icecapade Gr.1 HAPPILY Storm Cat Rahy Gr.1 HIGHLAND REEL Danehill Marscay Gr.1 HYDRANGEA Pivotal Warning Gr.1 IMPERIAL MONARCH Slip Anchor Reliance II Gr.1 INTELLO Danehill Kaldoun Gr.1 JOHANNES VERMEER Holy Roman Emperor Marju Gr.1 KINGSBARNS Belmez Caerleon Gr.1 LILY OF THE VALLEY Pennekamp Last Tycoon Gr.1 LUSH LASHES Anabaa Arazi Gr.1 MAGICIAN Mozart Lake Coniston Gr.1 MARVELLOUS Storm Cat Rahy Gr.1 MAYBE Danehill Indian Ridge Gr.1 MINDING Danehill Dancer Darshaan Gr.1 MISTY FOR ME Storm Cat Mr Prospector Gr.1 8
MONDIALISTE Kaldoun Lyphard Gr.1 NATHANIEL Silver Hawk Icecapade Gr.1 NEW APPROACH Ahonoora Match III Gr.1 NIGHTIME Indian Ridge Bluebird Gr.1 NOBLE MISSION Danehill Rainbow Quest Gr.1 ORDER OF ST GEORGE Gone West Summer Squall Gr.1 PHOTO CALL Rock of Gibraltar Indian Ridge Gr.1 RED ROCKS Machiavellian Fairy King Gr.1 RHODODENDRON Pivotal Indian Ridge Gr.1 RIP VAN WINKLE Stravinsky Don't Forget Me Gr.1 RODERIC O'CONNOR Danehill Kris Gr.1 ROMANTICA Danehill Kahyasi Gr.1 RULER OF THE WORLD Kingmambo Alydar Gr.1 SANS FRONTIERES Shirley Heights Persian Bold Gr.1 SEVENTH HEAVEN Johannesburg Unbridled Gr.1 SEVILLE Silver Hawk Niniski Gr.1 SIXTIES ICON Diesis Law Society Gr.1 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE Erins Isle Lord Gayle Gr.1 TAPESTRY Danehill Mr Prospector Gr.1 TEOFILO Danehill Majestic Light Gr.1 THE GURKHA Danehill Dancer Slew o'Gold Gr.1 THE UNITED STATES Pivotal Warning Gr.1 TOGETHER Pennekamp J O Tobin Gr.1 TOGETHER FOREVER eatrical Blushing Groom Gr.1 TREASURE BEACH Mark of Esteem Bering Gr.1 ULYSSES Kingmambo Shirley Heights Gr.1 WALDGEIST Monsun Mark of Esteem Gr.1 WAS Green Desert Ahonoora Gr.1 WINTER Choisir Favorite Trick Gr.1 World-class first yearlings in 2017 were bought by Magnier/Mayfair Ross & Peter Doyle
Jono Mills - Rabbah B/S
Jake & John Warren
Height: 16.0 (1.62m) Won from 8f. to 12f. Fee: €30,000 European Champion at both 2 & 3 by MONTJEU
Source: Emma Berry,TDN, 12 th Sept.
20 first crop 2YO winners ( 17 since 7 th Sept.) including 6f Gr.2 winner Fighting Irish (pictured) .
SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
TOUTE CY (FR)
CAMELOT (GB) (2009) A BAY HORSE
MR PROSPECTOR (USA)
TARFAH (USA) (2001)
CAMELOT (GB) (c by Montjeu (IRE)), JT Champion 2yr old colt in Europe in 2011 , Champion 2yr old colt in England & Ireland in 2011 , Champion 3yr old colt in Europe in 2012 , won 6 races at 2 to 4 years and £1,926,569 including 2000 Guineas, Newmarket, Gr.1 , Derby Stakes, Epsom Downs, Gr.1 , Irish Derby, Curragh, Gr.1 , Racing Post Trophy, Doncaster, Gr.1 and Mooresbridge Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 , placed second in Tattersalls Gold Cup, Curragh, Gr.1 , St Leger Stks, Doncaster, Gr.1 ; sire. 1st Dam. TARFAH (USA) (f by Kingmambo), won 5 races and £81,577 including Dahlia Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3 , Rosemary Stakes, Ascot, L. and Snowdrop Stakes, Kempton Park, L. ; dam of two winners viz- CAMELOT (GB) (c. by Montjeu), see above. 2nd Dam. FICKLE (GB) (f by Danehill), won 2 races at 3 years including Virginia Rated Stks, Newcastle, L. ; dam of five winners including- TARFAH (USA) (f by Kingmambo), see above. Sistine (GB) (f by Dubai Destination), won 1 race; dam of: Dark Acclaim (IRE) (c by Dark Angel), 1 race at 2 years, 2017, placed third in Silver Tankard Stakes, Pontefract, L. 3rd Dam. FADE (GB) (f by Persepolis), unraced; dam of eight winners including- FARU (GB) (g by Mtoto), won 10 races including Derby du Languedoc, Toulouse, L. , Criterium du Languedoc-Prix Paul Guichou, Toulouse, L. , Prix Henri Cabassu, Marseille, L. BIRDIE (GB) (f by Alhaarth), won 2 races including Oaks Trial, Lingfield Park, L. ; dam of: Il Paparazzi (GB) (g by Royal Applause), 1 race at 2 years, placed third in Acomb Stakes, York, Gr.3 . FICKLE (GB) (f by Danehill), see above. Fading Light (GB) (f by King's Best), won 1 race at 2 years and placed third in Prix Chloe, Chantilly, Gr.3 , Prix Vanteaux, Longchamp, Gr.3 ; dam of: FIREGLOW (GB) (f by Teofilo), 4 races including Star Stks, Sandown Pk, L. , Montrose Stks, Newmarket, L. , Chalice Stks, Newmarket, L. , placed second in Musidora Stks, York, Gr.3 , Prestige Stks, Goodwood, Gr.3 , Sweet Solera Stks, Newmarket, Gr.3 . EVE (GB) (f by Rainbow Quest), won 3 races at 3 years; dam of: Admission (GB) (g by Azamour), 1 race, placed second in Glasgow S., Hamilton Pk, L. Day Dreaming (GB) (f by Efisio),; dam of: Transition (TUR) (c by Turac), 14 races in Turkey and £279,978 and placed third in Ertugrul Gazi, Bursa, L. Zeev (TUR) (c by Perfect Storm), 4 races in Turkey and £159,243 and placed third in Mimar Sinan, Veliefendi, L. Chili Dip (GB) (f by Alhaarth),; dam of: White Bullet (GB) (f by Exceed And Excel), 1 race at 3 years, 2016, placed second in Empress Stakes, Newmarket, L. , third in Marygate Stakes, York, L. The next dam ONE OVER PARR (f by Reform), 4th top rated 2yr old filly in England in 1974 , won 4 races at 2 and 3 years including Cheshire Oaks, Chester, Gr.3 , Lancashire Oaks, Haydock Park, Gr.3 and Globtik Stakes, Goodwood, L. , placed third in Nell Gwyn Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3 ; (Own sister to POLYGAMY (won Oaks Stakes, Epsom, Gr.1 , placed second in 1000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1 , third in Irish Oaks, Curragh, Gr.1 ); dam of three winners including- TOM SEYMOUR (c by Grundy), won 11 races including Coppa d'Oro di Milano, Milan, Gr.3 (twice), Gran Premio Citta di Napoli, Naples, Gr.3 , Premio Ellington, Rome, Gr.3 .
2017 SALES YEARLINGS BY CAMELOT INCLUDED: DAM/SEX SIRE OF DAM PuRCHASER PRICE Question Times f. Shamardal Magnier/Mayfair/P&R Doyle €380,000 Seatone c. Mizzen Mast Magnier/Mayfair/P&R Doyle €350,000 Danish Delight f. Danehill Dancer Shadai Farm €280,000 Mare Nostrum c. Caerleon BBA Ireland €235,000 La Vinchina c. Oasis Dream BBA Ireland €215,000 Endure c. Green Desert Peter & Ross Doyle €205,000 Gyrella f. Oasis Dream Meridian International €200,000 STAKES HORSES ANDWINNERS FROM CAMELOT'S FIRST CROP: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE FIGHTING IRISH Pivotal Exit To Nowhere Gr.2 ALOUNAK Rail Link Distant View LW WAIT FOREVER Holy Roman Emperor Gulch Gr.3-pl KING OF CAMELOT Hawk Wing Northern Baby Gr.3-pl ALHADAB Muhtathir Ajdayt L-pl AUCUN REGRET Intikhab Barathea Wnr CAMPAREL Cape Cross Selkirk Wnr CASIMIR Street Cry El Gran Senor Wnr KING OF LEOGRANCE Halling Kendor Wnr LADY CAMELOT Repent Tabasco Cat Wnr LADY OF SHALOTT eatrical Jade Hunter Wnr LEGGENDARIO Invincible Spirit Imp Society Wnr MERLIN MAGIC Seattle Dancer Dom Racine Wnr MSAYYAN Elusive City Rainbow Quest Wnr POPORO Cape Cross Indian Ridge Wnr SARACEN KNIGHT Raven's Pass Singspiel Wnr STELLA DI CAMELOT Blu Air Force Celtic Swing Wnr TONKIN Acclamation Danehill Wnr VITAMIN Danehill Dancer Sadler's Wells Wnr WHIRLING DERVISH Victory Note Doyoun Wnr NORTHERN HEMISPHERE-SIRED GROUP WINNERS BY MONTJEU: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE AUTHORIZED Saumarez Lyphard Gr.1 BRACELET Green Desert Miswaki Gr.1 CAMELOT Kingmambo Danehill Gr.1 CHICQUITA Dansili Zafonic Gr.1 CORRE CAMINOS Kendor Bellypha Gr.1 FAME AND GLORY Shirley Heights Windwurf Gr.1 FROZEN FIRE Woodman Northern Dancer Gr.1 GALLANTE Machiavellian Green Desert Gr.1 HURRICANE RUN Surumu Sharpen Up Gr.1 JAN VERMEER Pennekamp J.O. Tobin Gr.1 JOSHUA TREE Grand Lodge Shirley Heights Gr.1 JUKEBOX JURY Kenmare Irish River Gr.1 LEADING LIGHT Gone West Irish River Gr.1 12
MASKED MARVEL Mark of Esteem Acatenango Gr.1 MISS KELLER Warning Lomond Gr.1 MONTARE Shirley Heights Pharly Gr.1 MONTMARTRE Linamix Persian Bold Gr.1 MOTIVATOR Gone West Sharpen Up Gr.1 POUR MOI Darshaan Conquistador Cielo Gr.1 RECITAL Kendor Bellypha Gr.1 SARAH LYNX Danehill Caerleon Gr.1 SCORPION Law Society Kalamoun Gr.1 ST NICHOLAS ABBEY Sure Blade Desert Wine Gr.1 OFFER Darshaan Irish River Gr.1 SPEED GIFTED Distant View Storm Bird Gr.1 FALSTAFF Pursuit of Love Reprimand Gr.1 MATING SUGGESTIONS: It was by only three-quarters of a length that Camelot failed to become the first Triple Crown winner since Nijinsky in 1970. His sire Montjeu has been one of the greatest classic influences of modern times. With a flood of first-crop winners in the autumn, including a Gr.2 winner over six furlongs, Camelot could likely develop into Montjeu’s best stallion son. Camelot is bred to a similar pattern to Motivator, sire of the brilliant Treve. As Treve is out of a grand-daughter of DANZIG this line merits serious consideration with Camelot. Altogether three sons of Montjeu have Group winners out of ANABAA mares, so this is a compelling option. Montjeu sired Bracelet and Wading from a mare by GREEN DESERT . Camelot should be ideal for daughters of OASIS DREAM , INVINCIBLE SPIRIT , CAPE CROSS and SEA THE STARS . Camelot creates only 4x3 to DANEHILL when mated to mares by Danehill’s sons and his very first stakes winner has a dam by Dansili’s son RAIL LINK . Authorized, another of Montjeu’s Derby winners, has two black-type fillies out of GALILEO mares. As there is also a Gr.1 winner whose grandsires are Galileo and Montjeu, Camelot could be considered for mares with SADLER’S WELLS blood. Camelot’s first Group winner, Fighting Irish, has a dam by PIVOTAL , a stallion whose daughters have shone with other middle-distance stallions from the SADLER’S WELLS line. Montjeu sired Gr.1 winners in both hemispheres from GRAND LODGE mares. Camelot should combine with the SHIRLEY HEIGHTS line, as Montjeu’s son Fame And Glory had a SHIRLEY HEIGHTS dam. A mare by DARSHAAN produced the Derby winner Pour Moi to Montjeu and another produced the Australian Gr.1 winner Offer. Montjeu has four Gr.1 winners with two lines of Zeddaan. It was a KENDOR mare which produced 2017 Derby winner Wings of Eagles to a son of Montjeu. The BLUSHING GROOM line should work very well with Camelot, as Montjeu sired the Derby winner Authorized from a mare by SAUMAREZ . Montjeu had major success with MR PROSPECTOR line stallions, notably siring three Group winners from ZAFONIC mares. LYPHARD sired the second dam of Authorized, while his sons PHARLY and BELLYPHA also sired the second dams of some of Montjeu’s Gr.1 winners. LINAMIX is the broodmare sire of the high-class Montmartre. Motivator is showing promise with the STORM BIRD line, siring a Gr.2 winner from a BLUEBIRD mare and a Gr.3 winner from a CAT THIEF mare. SHARPEN UP is a path to follow with Camelot as Montjeu’s sons have Group winners out of mares by SELKIRK , TREMPOLINO , DIESIS and ELMAAMUL . Three other sons of Montjeu have Group winners from AHONOORA line mares.
Height: 15.3½ (1.61m) Won from 5f. to 6f. Fee: €35,000
Brilliantly fast Gr.1 winner at 2 & 3 by the sensational sire SCAT DADDy . his Ferrari engine kicked in and he surged past the entire field RACING P O ST Weekender on Caravaggio’s Commonwealth Cup-Gr.1 success || || CARAVAGGIO beats Harry Angel & Blue Point in the Commonwealth Cup-Gr.1.
SCAT DADDY (USA)
MR PROSPECTOR (USA)
LOVE STYLE (USA)
LIKEABLE STYLE (USA)
CARAVAGGIO (USA) (2014) A GREY COLT
GREAT ABOVE (USA)
HOLY BULL (USA)
SHARON BROWN (USA)
MEKKO HOKTE (USA) (2000)
SILVER IN FLIGHT (USA)
CARAVAGGIO (USA) (c by Scat Daddy (USA)), won 7 races at 2 and 3 years, 2017 and €871,535 including Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, Curragh, Gr.1 , Commonwealth Cup, Ascot, Gr.1 , Coventry Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 , Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2 , EMS Copiers Lacken Stakes, Naas, Gr.3 and Cold Move EBF Marble Hill Stakes, Curragh, L. , placed twice viz third in British Champions Sprint Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 and fourth in July Cup Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1 . 1st Dam. MEKKO HOKTE (USA) (f by Holy Bull (USA)), won 3 races at 2 and 3 years in U.S.A. and £49,829 including Delta Miss Stakes, Louisiana Downs, placed 6 times including third in Dixie Belle Stakes, Oaklawn Park and Instant Racing Breeders' Cup Stakes, Oaklawn Park; dam of five winners including- CARAVAGGIO (USA) (c. by Scat Daddy (USA)), see above. MY JEN (USA) (f. by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)), won 4 races at 2 and 3 years in U.S.A. and £131,843 including Gallant Bloom Handicap, Belmont Park, Gr.2 and Letellier Memorial Stakes, Fair Grounds, placed once viz second in Victory Ride Stakes, Saratoga, Gr.3 . 2nd Dam. AEROSILVER (USA) (f by Relaunch (USA)), won 2 races at 3 and 4 years in U.S.A. and placed 4 times; dam of three winners viz- MEKKO HOKTE (USA) (f by Holy Bull (USA)), see above. LAKE SILVER (USA) (g by Meadowlake), won 6 races at 3 to 6 years in U.S.A. and placed 7 times. 3rd Dam. Silver In Flight (USA) (f by Silver Series (USA)), won 5 races at 3 and 4 years in U.S.A. and £101,110 and placed 8 times including second in Black Helen Handicap, Hialeah Park, Gr.2 , third in La Prevoyante Handicap, Calder, Gr.3 , Suwannee River Handicap, Gulfstream Park, Gr.3 , Columbiana Handicap, Hialeah Park, Garden City Handicap, Belmont Park and fourth in Dahlia Handicap, Hollywood Park, Gr.3 ; dam of six winners including- Polish Prince (USA) (c by Silver Hawk (USA)), won 1 race at 3 years in U.S.A. and £13,976 and placed twice including second in Golden Act Stakes, Arlington Int. Stereo (USA) (c by The Minstrel (CAN)), won 2 races at 3 years and £10,658 and placed once; also placed 4 times at 3 to 5 years in Italy including third in Premio Principe Amedeo, Turin, L. THEATRE FLIGHT (USA) (f by Theatrical), won 2 races at 3 years and placed 6 times; dam of: SHARP PERFORMANCE (USA) (c by Kris S (USA)), 4 races at 3 years in U.S.A. and £186,520 including Lawrence Realization H’cap, Belmont Park, Gr.3 and Lexington Stakes, Belmont Park, Gr.3 , placed twice including third in Secretariat Stakes, Arlington Inter, Gr.1 . Flight From War (USA) (f by Lord At War (ARG)), unraced; dam of a winner: Royal War Academy (USA) (c by Royal Academy (USA)), 5 races at 3 and 4 years in U.S.A. and £121,412 and placed 10 times including second in Mardi Gras Stakes, Fair Grounds. The next dam WINTER WREN (f by Princequillo), unraced; dam of ten winners including- SALTWELL (USA) (c by Swaps), won 14 races at 2 to 6 years in U.S.A. and £35,657 including Oil Capitol Handicap, Hawthorne, Gr.3 , placed third in Hawthorne Derby, Hawthorne, Gr.3 ; sire. STARK WINTER (USA) (f by Graustark), won 5 races in U.S.A. including First Lady Handicap, Beulah Park , R. , placed third in All American Handicap, Beulah Park , R. ; dam of: BIEN BIEN (USA) (c by Manila), Jt top rated older horse in U.S.A. in 1994 (11- 13.5f.) , 9 races including Hollywood Turf H., Hollywood Park, Gr.1 , San Juan Capistrano Invitation H., Santa Anita, Gr.1 , San Luis Rey Stakes, Santa Anita, Gr.1 . DR SCHWARTZMAN (USA) (c by Fluorescent Light), 9 races including Long Branch Stakes, Monmouth Park, Gr.3 , Royal Palm Handicap, Hialeah Park, Gr.3 ; sire in U.S.A. FANTASY LOVER (USA) (f by Raja Baba), 6 races including Wishing Well Stakes, Turfway Park; grandam of COMPARI (USA) (g by Redattore), 8 races including Budweiser Arcadia Handicap, Santa Anita, Gr.2 , Snow Chief Stakes, Hollywood Park, L. Winter's Gone (USA) (f by Dynaformer (USA)), ran in U.S.A.; dam of SPRING AT LAST (USA) (c by Silver Deputy), 5 races including Donn Handicap, Gulfstream Park, Gr.1 and Etisalat Godolphin Mile, Nad Al Sheba, Gr.2 , SHARP LISA (USA) (f by Dixieland Band), 4 races including Las Virgenes Stakes, Santa Anita, Gr.1 , SHARP SUSAN (USA) (f by Touch Gold), 6 races including Lake Placid Stakes, Saratoga, Gr.2 .
STAKES WINNERS IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE BY CARAVAGGIO'S SIRE SCAT DADDY: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE CARAVAGGIO Holy Bull Relaunch Gr.1 SIOUX NATION Oasis Dream Bluebird Gr.1 LADY AURELIA Forest Wildcat Pentaquod Gr.1 DACITA (CHI) Seeker's Reward Saint Sever Gr.1 CELESTINE Monarchos Dehere Gr.1 HARMONIZE Sky Mesa Lyphard Gr.1 LADY OF SHAMROCK Blushing John Key To e Mint Gr.1 MENDELSSOHN Tricky Creek Stop e Magic Gr.1 NICKNAME Borrego Major Impact Gr.1 NO NAY NEVER Elusive Quality Exceller Gr.1 ACAPULCO End Sweep Pentelicus Gr.2 AZAR Minesha Kingmambo Gr.2 CONQUEST DADDYO under Gulch Graustark Gr.2 DADDY LONG LEGS Meadowlake Apalachee Gr.2 DADDY'S LIL DARLING Houston Highland Blade Gr.2 DICE FLAVOR Afleet Lyphard Gr.2 EL KABEIR Unbridled's Song Formal Dinner Gr.2 FRAC DADDY Skip Away Fast Play Gr.2 HANDSOME MIKE Smart Strike Red Ransom Gr.2 LINDA Sunny's Halo Secretariat Gr.2 PRETTY N COOL Rockport Harbor Forest Wildcat Gr.2 SEAHENGE Not For Love French Deputy Gr.2 ALMASTY Pleasant Colony e Minstrel Gr.3 CALIFORNIA ONE Monarchos Dehere Gr.3 DADDY NOSE BEST under Gulch Pine Bluff Gr.3 FINALE Lively One J.O. Tobin Gr.3 FLAMEAWAY Fusaichi Pegasus Generous Gr.3 MR ROARY Seattle Slew Northern Dancer Gr.3 SCATMAN Grand Slam Strawberry Road Gr.3 SEABHAC Curlin Hawkster Gr.3 SHARED PROPERTY Belong To Me Housebuster Gr.3 SMOOTH DADDY Badger Land Bellypha Gr.3 SPARTIATIS French Deputy Cormorant Gr.3 ALLANAH Holy Bull Star Choice LW AMARISH Awesome Again Eastern Echo LW CON TE PARTIRO Street Cry Pulpit LW CONQUEST BOOGALOO Jules Whitney Tower LW CONQUEST FARENHEIT Holy Bull With Approval LW DADDY D T Awesome Again Eastern Echo LW EL BROMISTA Seeker's Reward Tough Critic LW FOOLED AGAIN Honour And Glory Green Dancer LW GET JETS Dixieland Band Morning Bob LW INFLEXIBILITY Unbridled's Song Saint Ballado LW KISS N SCAT Belong To Me Mr Prospector LW KISS THE DADDY Kafwain Irish Open LW KYRIAKI Dixieland Band Capote LW LAVENDER CHRISSIE Rubiano Hero's Honor LW
MISS SCATALICIOUS Lite e Fuse River Special LW MISTER NOFTY Bernardini Blushing John LW MR. OMAR Monthir Braka LW PANZER BARCELONA A.P. Jet Regal Embrace LW PAQUITA CONQUETA (CHI) Mon Pote le Gitan Great Regent LW PRETTYPRICEYGIRL Editor's Note Vice Regent LW SHE'S ALL SCAT With Approval Coastal LW SPANISH PIPOEDREAM Doc's Leader King Pellinore LW SURFSIDE TIARA More an Ready Seeking e Gold LW SWAG DADDY Eastern Echo Hoist e Flag LW TU BRUTUS (CHI) Seeker's Reward Tough Critic LW ULTIMA D Coronado's Quest Exceller LW MATING SUGGESTIONS: Caravaggio embodies all that was good about his sire Scat Daddy. Like Scat Daddy, he became a Gr.1 winner at two, but Caravaggio outperformed his sire by remaining unbeaten in four juvenile starts, including the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes and Gr.1 Phoenix Stakes. Caravaggio also followed his sire’s example by becoming a top Gr.1 winner at three. He was winning for the sixth time in six starts when he defeated Harry Angel in the Commonwealth Cup. Like Scat Daddy’s flying daughter Lady Aurelia, Caravaggio has a pedigree containing the fast Great Above. Caravaggio ranks alongside Lady Aurelia, No Nay Never, Sioux Nation and Acapulco among Scat Daddy’s seven 2yo European Group winners. Between them they collected five of Royal Ascot’s 2yo Group races, in addition to two editions of both the Prix Morny and the Phoenix Stakes. Scat Daddy was America’s leading first crop sire in 2011 and he was represented by as many as nine 2yo stakes winners in a single crop, with six scoring at Graded/Group level. This suggests strongly that Caravaggio has the perfect background to become a leading sire of fast and precocious juveniles. No Nay Never is similarly qualified and his first-crop yearlings sold extremely well, with colts fetching up to 850,000gns and fillies up to 420,000gns. Other members of the Storm Cat male line have sired Gr.1 winners from daughters of DANEHILL , DANSILI and FASTNET ROCK . This is a route to follow with Caravaggio, judging by the popularity of No Nay Never’s first-crop yearlings from the DANEHILL line, with high prices being paid for youngsters with dams by FASTNET ROCK , ROCK OF GIBRALTAR , CATCHER IN THE RYE , EXCEED AND EXCEL and DANEHILL . Another had a second dam by DANEHILL DANCER . Caravaggio should also suit mares by KODIAC , MOZART , HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR , CLODOVIL , DANETIME and AUSSIE RULES . Mares by CHOISIR and MASTERCRAFTSMAN should also reinforce his juvenile ability. The GREEN DESERT branch should also help reinforce Caravaggio’s speed and precocity, especially daughters of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT , OASIS DREAM , CAPE CROSS , DESERT STYLE and KHELEYF . Scat Daddy’s 2017 Phoenix Stakes winner Sioux Nation has a dam by OASIS DREAM . Fast horses from the NUREYEV line could suit, such as daughters of SOVIET STAR , PIVOTAL , CAPTAIN RIO and KYLLACHY . A No Nay Never yearling with a dam by PEINTRE CELEBRE sold for €400,000. CARAVAGGIO should suit mares by FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND , SHAMARDAL and LOPE DE VEGA . Scat Daddy’s flying daughter Lady Aurelia is inbred 4 x 3 to STORM CAT and another of his Gr.1 winners, Harmonize, is inbred 4 x 4. MONTJEU had an outstanding record with Mr Prospector line mares, so his daughters are an option for Caravaggio. The same applies to HIGH CHAPARRAL mares, as he owes two of his Gr.1 winners to Mr Prospector line mares. It was a HIGH CHAPARRAL mare which produced No Nay Never’s 850,000gns yearling. GALILEO mares could also work well with Caravaggio, as Galileo is excelling with mares by Storm Cat and Johannesburg. Expect to see Caravaggio make his mark with mares from the quick-maturing ROYAL APPLAUSE line, including those by his son and grandson ACCLAMATION and DARK ANGEL .
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