Bay/ Brown 2008 – Height 16.1hh
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3rd Leading Active Sire ALL AGES (at 31/07)
The Leading Sire of 3yo’s
The Leading Sire of 2yo’s by stakes winners
Equus International Achievement Award winner: Yulong Prince (Surcharge)
Champion Sire of 2yo’s
2nd Leading Sire of 3yo’s
2nd Leading Sire ALL AGES
Leading 2nd crop sire
Champion Freshman Sire
- 2015 Cape Premier Sale: Average R317,857 / Top price R900k
- 2015 National Sale: Average R417,632 / Top price R1.7m
- 2016 Cape Premier Sale: Average R261,363 / Top price: R650k
- 2016 National Sale: Average R208,695 / Top price: R425k
- 2017 Cape Premier Sale: Average R463,461 / Top price: R1,5m
- 2017 National Sale: Average R346,471 / Top price: R2,6m
- 2018 Cape Premier Sale: Average R272,727 / Top price: R650k
- 2018 National Sale: Average R243,333 / Top price: R900k
- 2019 Cape Premier Sale: Average R346,875 / Top price: R650k
- 2019 National Sale: Average R274,130 / Top price: R850k
- 2020 Cape Premier Sale: Average R487,500 / Top price: R2.2m
- 2020 National Yearling Sale: Average R299k / Top price: R1.4m
- 2021 Cape Premier Sale: Average R301,667 / Top price: R1.1m
- 2021 National Yearling Sale: Average R437k / Top price: R2.8m
- 2022 CTS Cape Premier Sale: Average R360k / Top price R1.1m
- 2022 BSA National Yearling Sale: Average R703k / Top price R2m
GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT 6 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, R1,355,185, Kenilworth Queen’s P., Gr.1, Somerset P., L, Turffontein Soccer 6 P., 2d Kenilworth Selangor Cup, Gr.2, Cape Classic, Gr.3, 3d Kenilworth J&B Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Greyville Premier’s Champion S., Gr.1, 4th Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville Golden Horseshoe S., Gr.1. He entered stud in South Af in 2012. Champion Sire in South Africa in 2020-21. Leading Sire of 3YOs in South Africa in 2020-21. Leading Sire of Winners in South Africa in 2020-21. Leading First Season Sire in South Africa in 2015-16. Sire of 551 progeny to race, 352 winners (63.0%), earnings of over $9.2 million, 44 stakes winners, 47 stakes placegetters, inc.
GOT THE GREENLIGHT (16c, Commands, Fusaichi Pegasus). Champion 2YO Colt in South Africa in 2018-19. Champion 3YO Colt & Middle Distance Horse in South Africa in 2019-20.8 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, R3,410,500, Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, Champions Challenge, Gr.1, Horse Chestnut S., Gr.1, Greyville Premiers Champion S., Gr.1, Daily News 2000, Gr.1, Vaal All to Come Juvenile P., Turffontein Itsarush.co.za Welcomes You Juvenile P., 2d Greyville Durban July, Gr.1, Turffontein Hawaii S., Gr.2, Vaal Book for Classic Day on 2 March Juvenile P., 3d Greyville Durban July, Gr.1, Turffontein South African Derby, Gr.1, Johannesburg Spring Challenge, Gr.2, 4th Scottsville Gold Medallion, Gr.1, Greyville Champions Cup, Gr.1, Turffontein South African Nursery, Gr.2, Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3.
YULONG PRINCE (14c, Diktat, Shirley Heights). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, A$1,212,150, R2,765,875, VRC Cantala S., Gr.1, Greyville Daily News 2000 S., Gr.1, Turffontein Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3, VRC Furphy P., L, Turffontein Secretariat S., L, Vaal Tellytrack Novice H., Supabets H., 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, South African Derby, Gr.1, ATC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, Ajax S., Gr.2, Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, ATC Lord Mayor’s Cup, L, 3d ATC Winter Cup, L, 4th ATC Epsom H., Gr.1.
SHE’S A KEEPER (16f, Trippi, Fort Wood). 8 wins from 1200m to 2000m to 2021-22, R1,340,925, Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1, World Sports Betting 1900, Gr.2, Gold Bracelet, Gr.2, East Coast Cup, L, Scottsville Scarlet Lady, L, 4th Scottsville Track & Ball Oaks, Gr.2.
GUNNER (13c, Captain Al, Elliodor). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1600m, R687,800, Greyville Premiers Champion S., Gr.1, Racing It’s a Rush H., Youtube Channel Playlist H., 2d Scottsville The White Horse Function Room H., 3d Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2, Delago Deluxe H.
BARAHIN (15c, Silvano, Fort Wood). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, R1,844,375, Turffontein Charity Mile, Gr.2, Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2, Turffontein Jubilee H., Gr.3, Greyville Gatecrasher S., L, 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, 3d Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2.
SECOND BASE (17c, Fort Wood, Elliodor). 7 wins from 1200m to 2000m to 2021-22, R1,211,900, Turffontein Colorado King S., Gr.2, London News S., Gr.3, Sea Cottage S., Gr.3, 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, Champions Challenge, Gr.1, Classic Day S., 3d Turffontein South African Derby, Gr.1, Computaform Online S., 4th Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2.
GREEN PLAINS (14f, Jet Master, Sportsworld). 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, R1,170,300, Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery, Gr.2, Camellia S., Gr.2, Pretty Polly S., Gr.3, Hans Grobler Memorial S., Racing Association S., 2d Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, Turffontein Betting World S., Vaal Valentine’s Dinner Dance Book Now Juvenile P., Kenilworth City of Oaks Progress P., 3d Turffontein Camellia S., Gr.2, Man o’ War Sprint, Gr.3, Gardenia S., L, Bauhinia H., L.
COSMIC HIGHWAY (18c, Silvano, Elliodor). 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1400m to 2021-22, R747,950, Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2, Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3, Greyville Gatecrasher S., L, 2d Kenilworth Concorde Cup, Gr.2, 3d Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1, Scottsville Godolphin Barb S., Gr.3, Durbanville Matchem S., Gr.3, 4th Greyville Guineas, Gr.2.
NATIONAL PARK (15c, Camden Park, Royal Prerogative). 6 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, R1,370,400, Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, Graham Beck S., Gr.3, Fairview Betting World S., 2d Greyville KRA Guineas, Gr.2, Fairview Champion Juvenile Cup, L, 3d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, 4th Turffontein Dingaans H., Gr.2.
THIRD RUNWAY (16f, Black Minnaloushe, Nashwan). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1500m, R537,125, Kenilworth Western Cape Fillies Championship, Gr.2, Irridescence S., L, 2d Kenilworth Champagne S., Gr.3, 3d Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, 4th Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2.
GIMME SIX (13f, Mujadil, Persian Bold). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, R1,146,800, Greyville KZN Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Umzimkhulu S., Gr.3, Kenilworth Tab 1400 H., 2d Greyville Woolavington 2000, Gr.1, Gold Bracelet, Gr.3, Durbanville Diana S., Gr.3, Vaal Joburg Prawn Fest in April S., Kenilworth Interbet.co.za P., 3d Kenilworth Prix du Cap, Gr.3, 4th Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1-twice.
GIMME DAT (18f, Western Winter, Dancing Champ). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2021-22, R315,200, Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3.
LA BELLA MIA (14f, Jet Master, National Assembly). 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, R813,388, Greyville Post Merchants, Gr.2, Turffontein Arthur Havergal H., Save the Date 4 May P., Saturday Citizen H., Book for SA Classic in March H., 2d Greyville Ethekwini Sprint, Turffontein Book for Met in Jozi in Jan Juvenile P., 3d Turffontein Ruffian S., L, Greyville Gold Circle Racing S., Turffontein World Sports Betting S., 4th Turffontein Spring Spree S., Gr.3.
VIKRAM (15c, Western Winter, Pas de Quoi). 5 wins from 1200m to 1800m to 2021-22, R440,788, Kenilworth Cape Merchants, Gr.2, Fairview Founders Trophy, 3d Scottsville Blinkers Bar Graduation P., Kenilworth Interbet.co.za H., 4th Kenilworth Jet Master S., L.
ECSTATIC GREEN (17f, Ashtontown, Mistral Dancer). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1450m to 2021-22, R425,625, Greyville Debutante S., Gr.2, Vaal Tab Telebet P., 2d Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, Greyville Tibouchina S., Gr.2, 3d Vaal All to Come Juvenile P., 4th Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2, Turffontein Starling S., Gr.3, Ruffian S., L.
HACK GREEN (13c, Fort Wood, Bush Telegraph). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, R970,000, Greyville Umkhomazi S., Gr.2, Scottsville South Africa Million Sprint, Greyville Kas Govender Memorial S., 2d Scottsville Racing It’s a Rush P.
ROSE IN BLOOM (14f, Goldkeeper, Jallad). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m, R881,025, Kenilworth Prix du Cap, Gr.3, Turffontein Gardenia S., L, Kenilworth Irridescence S., L, Turffontein Expro United Through Sport P., 2d Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Prix du Cap, Gr.3, Sweet Chestnut S., L, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, L, Durbanville Racing at Its Best Progress P., 3d Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1, Western Cape Fillies Championship, Gr.2, Perfect Promise Sprint, L, 4th Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Greyville Poinsettia S., Gr.3.
GIMME ONE NIGHT (13c, Parade Leader, Priceless Asset). 6 wins from 2000m to 3200m, R864,175, Kenilworth Cape Summer Stayers H., Gr.3, Chairman’s Cup, Gr.3, Tabonline.co.za H., 2d Greyville Betting World 2200, Gr.3, Lonsdale Stirrup Cup, Gr.3, Kenilworth Woolavington S., L, 3d Kenilworth Cape Summer Stayers H., Gr.3, Betting World H., Tab Telebet H., Durbanville Betting World H.
GREEN PEPPER (13f, Fort Wood, Model Man). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1150m, R790,375, Turffontein Magnolia H., Gr.3, Gardenia S., L, Vaal Sophomore 1000, Turffontein Guineas Day in March P., 2d Turffontein Man o’ War Sprint, Gr.3, Scottsville South Africa Million Sprint, Turffontein Tabonline.co.za S., 3d Turffontein Senor Santa S., Gr.2, 4th Turffontein Camellia S., Gr.2.
LADY OF STEEL (16f, Western Winter, Priceless Asset). 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, R516,300, Turffontein Acacia H., Gr.3, Book for Met in February H., 3d Turffontein Empress Club S., Gr.1, Greyville Woolavington 2000, Gr.1.
JOHNNY HERO (16c, Caesour, Best by Test). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, R638,325, Turffontein Jubilee H., Gr.3, Tabonline.co.za Juvenile P., 2d Turffontein London News S., Gr.3, Play Soccer S., 3d Turffontein Betontab.co.za S., Vaal Joburg Prawn Festival P., 4th Turffontein Summer Cup, Gr.1, Colorado King S., Gr.2.
FOLLOW ME (18f, Caesour, Free State). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m to 2022-23, R345,625, Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3, Play Soccer S., 2d Turffontein Highveld Winter Juvenile Fillies S., 3d Turffontein Wsb Sign Up Now S., Vaal Play Soccer P., 4th Turffontein Starling S., Gr.3.
LIGHT SPEED (19c, Fort Wood, Golden Thatch). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1500m, 1600m to 2022-23, R254,875, Kenilworth Langerman H., Gr.3, Durbanville Tabonline.co.za P.
UNIVERSAL (18c, Jet Master, Badger Land). 3 wins from 1200m to 1800m in 2021-22, R441,275, Kenilworth Politician S., Gr.3, 2d Kenilworth Cape Derby S., Gr.1.
GEE FOR GO (17f, Fort Wood, Western Winter). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, R218,000, Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3, 2d Turffontein Starling S., Gr.3.
ONE NIGHT IN PARIS (18f, Jet Master, Candy Stripes). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m to 2021-22, R204,875, Turffontein Starling S., Gr.3, 3d Greyville Bloodstock SA Sales Cup.
GREEN LASER (16g, Parade Leader, Fort Wood). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1800m, R644,750, HK$248,400, Turffontein Sea Cottage S., Gr.3, 2d Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, Vaal Book for Champions Day Juvenile P., 3d Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, Protea S., Gr.3, Secretariat S., L, HKJC Flamingo H., Tai Ho H.
BEATABOUTTHEBUSH (13f, Badger Land, Royal Prerogative). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, R689,100, Fairview East Cape Paddock S., L-twice, Breeders Guineas, L, Tab Telebet S., Mobile Betting at Its Best H., 2d Fairview East Cape Breeders S., L, East Cape Oaks, L, Lady’s Bracelet, L, Betting World S., 4th Fairview East Cape Breeders S., L.
SIMONA (13f, Western Winter, Elliodor). Horse of the Year in Zimbabwe in 2017-18. Champion Older Horse in Zimbabwe in 2017-18.10 wins from 1200m to 1800m, R210,266, Borrowdale OK Grand Challenge, L-twice, 2d Borrowdale Republic Cup, L, Castle Tankard, L, 3d Borrowdale Ipi Tombe S., L, Breeders Champions Cup, L, 4th Borrowdale Republic Cup, L.
GIMME THE STARS (13c, Jet Master, Jungle Cove). 7 wins from 1400m to 1800m, R566,825, Fairview East Cape Guineas, L, Ibhayi S., L, Founders Trophy, 2d Fairview Interbet.co.za S.-twice, 3d Fairview Founders Trophy.
His sire sons include Yulong Prince, etc.
in South Africa:
6 WINS, R1,350,530 in stakes, 1000-1600m, placed 4 times from 13 starts
Merit rated 117 at 3 (Highest weighted 3yo in May 2012).
4 WINS, 2 PLACES INCL:
- WON Betting World 1200 (L)
- 3rd GR1 Premier’s Champion Stakes
- 4th GR1 Golden Horseshoe
2 WINS, 4 PLACES INCL:
- WON Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate WFA (2012)
- 3rd GR1 J&B Metropolitan Hcp
- 4th GR1 Cape Guineas
- 2nd GR2 Kenilworth Selangor Cup
- 2nd GR3 Cape Classic
MORE THAN READY 7 wins-5 at 2-to 7f, US$1,026,229, Saratoga King’s Bishop S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Hutcheson S., Gr.2, Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.2, Belmont Tremont S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs WHAS-11 S., L, Belmont Flash S., L, 2d Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, Belmont Vosburgh S., Gr.1, Dwyer S., Gr.2, Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, 3d Belmont Futurity S., Gr.1, 4th Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, Aqueduct Cigar Mile H., Gr.1, Monmouth Haskell Invitational H., Gr.1. He entered stud in USA in 2001. He entered stud in Aust. in 2001. Leading Sire of 2YOs in USA in 2010. Leading Sire of 2YOs in Aust. in 2007-08, 2008-09. Second on Aust. Sire List in 2007-08. Third on Aust. Broodmare Sire List 2020-21. Third on Aust. Sire List (AEI) in 2007-08. Champion Broodmare Sire in Hong Kong in 2021-22. Sire of 2915 progeny to race, 2111 winners (72.0%), earnings of over $273 million, 216 stakes winners, 185 stakes placegetters, inc.
MORE JOYOUS (06f, Sunday Silence, Danehill). Champion Middle Distance Horse in Australia in 2011-12.21 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 2000m, A$4,572,450, ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Doncaster H., Gr.1, Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1-twice, AJC George Main S., Gr.1, Flight S., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, Toorak H., Gr.1, ATC Breeders Classic, Gr.2, Canterbury S., Gr.2-twice, AJC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, Surround S., Gr.2, STC Reisling S., Gr.2, Theo Marks H., Gr.2, Tea Rose S., Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.3, STC Sheraco H., L-twice, Furniture One Show 2YO H., 2d ATC Canterbury S., Gr.1, 3d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, STC Sheraco S., L, 4th MRC Toorak H., Gr.1.
RUSHING FALL (15f, Forestry, Mr. Prospector). Champion Turf Female in USA in 2020.11 wins-3 at 2-from 1m to 9f, US$2,893,000, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Gr.1, Belmont Just a Game S., Gr.1, Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Gr.1, Jenny Wiley S., Gr.1-twice, Saratoga Diana S., Gr.1, Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Keeneland Appalachian S., Gr.2, Jessamine S., Gr.3, Belmont Beaugay S., Gr.3, 2d Saratoga Diana S., Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, Gr.1, Churchill Downs Edgewood S., Gr.3, 4th Keeneland First Lady S., Gr.1.
UNI (14f, Dansili, Generous). Champion Turf Female in USA in 2019.11 wins from 1500m to 1800m, €58,300, US$2,588,000, Breeders’ Cup Mile, Gr.1, Keeneland First Lady S., Gr.1-twice, Del Mar Matriarch S., Gr.1, Belmont Sands Point S., Gr.2, Noble Damsel S., Gr.3, Perfect Sting S., L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Matchem, L, Saratoga De La Rose S., L, Aqueduct Plenty of Grace S., L, Deauville Prix d’Epreville, 2d Saratoga Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix du Vivier Madame, Deauville Prix de la Placiere, 3d Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.1, Belmont Just a Game S., Gr.1, Belmont Oaks, Gr.1, Cagnes-sur-Mer Prix de la Californie, L, 4th Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Gr.1.
ROY H (12g, Elusive Quality, Taj Alriyadh). Head of the 2018 WTR (Sprint). Equal Leading Older Male on 2017 WTR (Sprint). Champion Male Sprinter in USA in 2017 & 2018.10 wins at 6f, 6½f, US$2,939,765, 734,000Dhs, Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Gr.1-twice, Santa Anita Sprint Championship S., Gr.1-twice, Belmont True North S., Gr.2, Santa Anita Palos Verdes S., Gr.2-twice, 2d Del Mar Bing Crosby S., Gr.1-twice, 3d Meydan Dubai Golden Shaheen, Gr.1.
CATHOLIC BOY (15c, Bernardini, Seeking the Gold). 7 wins-3 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, US$2,134,000, Saratoga Travers S., Gr.1, Belmont Derby, Gr.1, Aqueduct Remsen S., Gr.2, Pimlico Dixie S., Gr.2, Belmont Pennine Ridge S., Gr.3, Saratoga With Anticipation S., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Suburban S., Gr.2, Tampa Bay Downs Sam F Davis S., Gr.3, 4th Gulfstream Park Florida Derby, Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Gr.1, Belmont Knickerbocker S., Gr.2.
SAMAREADY (09f, Secret Savings, Touching Wood). Champion Female Sprinter in Australia in 2013-14.6 wins-4 at 2-to 1200m, A$1,669,800, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.1, ATC Reisling S., Gr.2, MRC Heath S., Gr.3, Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3, VRC Spotless 2YO P., 3d ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, 4th MRC Quezette S., L.
VERRAZANO (10c, Giant’s Causeway, Mr. Prospector). Champion Older Male Miler in Ireland in 2014.6 wins from 6½f to 9f, £110,169, US$1,691,300, Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.1, Monmouth Haskell Invitational S., Gr.1, Tampa Bay Derby, Gr.2, Monmouth Pegasus S., Gr.3, 2d Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1, 3d Aqueduct Cigar Mile H., Gr.1, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1, 4th Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Gr.1.
SEBRING (05c, Flying Spur, Luskin Star). Champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2007-08.5 wins at 2, A$2,537,060, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, AJC Sires Produce S., Gr.1, Breeders’ P., L, Canonbury S., L, STC Darley Guineas Day 2YO H., 2d AJC Champagne S., Gr.1.
ROOM SERVICE (11f, Old Trieste, Gate Dancer). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, US$571,565, Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.1, Santa Anita American Oaks, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride S., Gr.3, 3d Gulfstream Park Sweetest Chant S., L.
PRIZED ICON (13c, Danehill, Bletchingly). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1600m, 2500m, A$2,167,450, VRC Victoria Derby, Gr.1, ATC Champagne S., Gr.1, Fernhill H., L, 2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, Tulloch S., Gr.2, MVRC Schweppes Crystal Mile, Gr.2, ATC Schweppervescence H., Gr.3, Scone RC Inglis 3YO Guineas, RL, ATC Carrington S., L, Lonhro P., L, 3d ATC Ranvet S., Gr.1, Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Gloaming S., Gr.3, Canberra RC Black Opal S., Gr.3, ATC Breeders’ P., L, TAB More Than Winning 2YO P., Spring Preview H., 4th VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, ATC Apollo S., Gr.2, Up & Coming S., Gr.3.
REGALLY READY (07g, King of Kings, Nureyev). 20 wins from 5f to 8½f, US$1,830,437, Woodbine Nearctic S., Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint S., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Twin Spires Turf Sprint S., Gr.3, Santa Anita San Simeon H., Gr.3, Joe Hernandez S., L, Mountaineer Park West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker’s Cup, L, Santa Anita Big Bear S., L, Churchill Downs Opening Verse S., L, Kentucky Downs More Than Ready Mile S., L, Santa Anita Allowance, Woodbine Allowance, Churchill Downs Allowance, Keeneland Allowance, 3d Santa Anita Arcadia S., Gr.2, Daytona S., Gr.3-twice, Monmouth My Frenchman S., L, 4th Churchill Downs Twin Spires Turf Sprint S., Gr.3, Indiana Grand Warrior Veterans S., L, Arlington Sprint S., L, Kentucky Downs Turf Dash S., L.
PERFECT REFLECTION (12f, Bluebird, Superbity). 7 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$1,401,950, WATC Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1, Lee Steere S., Gr.2, Ted Van Heemst S., Gr.2, Champion Fillies S., Gr.3, Belgravia S., L, Westspeed 3YO H., 3d WATC Railway S., Gr.1, Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1, VRC Vanity S., Gr.3, WATC Northerly S., Gr.3, 4th WATC Perth Cup, Gr.2.
DREAMAWAY (07f, Danehill, Sir Tristram). 6 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$804,100, Western Australian Derby, Gr.1, WATC Champion Fillies S., Gr.3, Western Australia Oaks, Gr.3, Ascot One Thousand Guineas, L, Natasha S., L, 2d WATC Westspeed 3YO H., Albany Cup, 3d WATC Detonator S., L, Bunbury Cup, L, Pinjarra Cup, L.
EAGLE WAY (12g, Lure, Seattle Dancer). 8 wins from 1600m to 2400m, A$517,750, HK$20,930,000, BRC Queensland Derby, Gr.1, HKJC BOCHK Jockey Club Cup, Gr.2, Queen Mother Memorial Cup, Gr.3, January Cup, Gr.3, BRC Sky Racing H., SCTC Coastline BMW H., HKJC Eishin Preston H., 2d HKJC Chairman’s Trophy, Gr.2, BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3, HKJC Happy Valley Vase H., Jinbao Street H., 3d HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1-twice, Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, Gr.1, Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy, Gr.2, Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse, Gr.3, Centenary Vase, Gr.3, 4th HKJC Longines Hong Kong Vase, Gr.1, Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, Gr.1, BRC Rough Habit P., Gr.3, HKJC Queen Mother Memorial Cup, Gr.3, Hong Kong Classic Cup, L.
SAY THE WORD (15g, Giant’s Causeway, Thunder Gulch). Champion Older Grass Male in Canada in 2020.7 wins from 1m to 1½m to 2021, US$849,792, Woodbine Northern Dancer Turf S., Gr.1, Del Mar Hollywood Turf Cup, Gr.2, Keeneland Elkhorn S., Gr.2, 2d Santa Anita Shoemaker Mile S., Gr.1, San Luis Rey S., Gr.3, Woodbine Breeders’ S., L, 3d Santa Anita San Marcos S., Gr.2, Del Mar Hollywood Turf Cup, Gr.2, Woodbine King Edward S., Gr.2, Singspiel S., Gr.3, 4th Woodbine Durham Cup, Gr.3, Monmouth Red Bank S., Gr.3.
HIT THE ROAD (17c, U S Ranger, Red Ransom). 6 wins-2 at 2-at 1m to 2021, US$588,751, Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile S., Gr.1, Thunder Road S., Gr.3, Zuma Beach S., L, Del Mar Oceanside S., L, 3d Santa Anita City of Hope Mile S., Gr.2, Del Mar Mile S., Gr.2, 4th Del Mar Cecil B Demille S., Gr.3.
MORE THAN SACRED (09f, Danehill, Caerleon). 5 wins from 1600m to 2400m, NZ$368,475, A$59,100, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, ARC Sunline Vase, Gr.3, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.3, Counties RC HR Fisken & Sons Ltd H., 2d Cranbourne Cup, L, ARC John Deere Agrowquip H., 3d Auckland Cup, Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, 4th ARC City of Auckland Cup, Gr.2, Geelong Cup, Gr.3.
PERFECTLY READY (02c, Danehill, Balmerino). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$685,650, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Moonga S., Gr.3, MVRC Off Site Catering 2YO P., 2d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, Poseidon S., L, 3d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, 4th VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L.
ENTISAAR (12f, Catbird, Snaadee). Champion 2YO Filly in South Africa in 2014-15.3 wins at 2, R847,400, Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery, Gr.2, Ruffian S., L, 2d Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship, Gr.2, Turffontein Pretty Polly S., Gr.3.
GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (08c, Canny Lad, Marauding). 6 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, R1,355,185, Kenilworth Queen’s P., Gr.1, Somerset P., L, Turffontein Soccer 6 P., 2d Kenilworth Selangor Cup, Gr.2, Cape Classic, Gr.3, 3d Kenilworth J&B Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Greyville Premier’s Champion S., Gr.1, 4th Kenilworth Cape Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville Golden Horseshoe S., Gr.1.
PHELAN READY (06g, Blevic, At Talaq). Champion 2YO in Australia in 2009.4 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$3,772,350, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, RL, BRC XXXX Gold H., Desleigh Forster Racing H., 2d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, STC Todman S., Gr.2, BRC QTC Cup, Gr.2, George Moore S., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions Cup, RL, BRC Keith Noud H., L, 3d STC Premiere S., Gr.2, BRC Lough Neagh S., L, MRC Testa Rossa S., L, QTC JF Meynink S., L, GCTC Prime Minister’s Cup, L, Goldmarket H., L, SCTC Glasshouse H., L, 4th VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, Gold Coast Guineas, Gr.3, BRC Lough Neagh S., L, BTC Tommy Smith Slipper, L.
CARRY ON CUTIE (02f, Conquistarose, Alleged). 3 wins at 2, A$448,360, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, STC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, Tooheys New 2YO H., 2d STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, 4th STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2.
FUNTASTIC (14c, Quiet American, Lyphard). 4 wins from 8½f to 1½m, US$410,711, Monmouth United Nations S., Gr.1, 2d Aqueduct Gio Ponti S., L.
BUSTER’S READY (08f, Honour and Glory, Quiet American). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$354,884, Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1, Aqueduct Allowance, 2d Pimlico Black-Eyed Susan S., Gr.2, 3d Aqueduct Out Ruled S., L, 4th Saratoga Coaching Club American Oaks, Gr.1, Parx Racing Cotillion S., Gr.2.
BENICIO (02c, Danehill, Marscay). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2500m, A$978,250, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, MVRC Godings Kubota H., 2d VRC Anzac Day S., L, 3d MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2.
DAREDEVIL (12c, Forty Niner, Sunny’s Halo). 2 wins at 2, US$424,600, Belmont Champagne S., Gr.1, 2d Gulfstream Park Swale S., Gr.2, 4th Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.1.
MORE THAN WORDS (14c, Silver Planet, Engrillado). Champion Grass Horse in Peru in 2017-18.10 wins from 1300m to 2400m, Monterrico Clasico Almirante Miguel Grau Seminario, Gr.2, Clasico Pedro García Miró, Gr.3, Clasico Baldomero Aspíllaga, Gr.3, Clasico Miguel A Checa Eguiguren, Gr.3, Clasico Laredo, L, 2d Monterrico Clasico Ciudad de Lima, Gr.2, Clasico Pedro García Miró, Gr.3, Clasico Santorin, Gr.3, Clasico Baldomero Aspíllaga, Gr.3, Clasico Coronel Francisco Bolognesi, L, Clasico Batalla de Tarapacá, L, 3d Monterrico Clasico Almirante Miguel Grau Seminario, Gr.2, Clasico Presidente de la Republica, Gr.2, 4th Monterrico Clasico Almirante Miguel Grau Seminario, Gr.2.
READY’S GAL (02f, Nasty and Bold, Search for Gold). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 9f, US$609,959, Woodbine Canadian S., Gr.2, Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.3, Monmouth Matchmaker S., Gr.3, Tampa Bay Downs Hillsborough S., Gr.3, Monmouth Little Silver S., L, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1, 3d Meadowlands Miss Liberty S., L.
MORE STRAWBERRIES (07f, Strawberry Road, Mr. Prospector). 4 wins to 1500m, A$843,200, NSW Tatt’s RC Furious S., Gr.2, STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, Hawkesbury RC Darley Crown, L, Newcastle JC Tibbie S., L, 2d AJC Flight S., Gr.1, STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, AJC Lansdowne 2YO H., 3d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, ATC Triscay S., L, 4th ATC Surround S., Gr.2, AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.3.
DIXIE READY (06f, Dixieland Band, Spectacular Bid). 9 wins from 1000m to 2000m, La Plata Clasico Los Criadores, Gr.2, Clasico Manuel F y Emilio Gnecco, Gr.3, Clasico Jockey Club de Rosario, L, Especial Nigua, Especial Sipan Dagh, 2d La Plata Clasico Arturo A Bullrich, Gr.3, Especial Haras El Paraiso, Especial Calling, 3d La Plata Especial Bat Ruizero, 4th La Plata Clasico Joaquin V Maqueda, Gr.3.
TOM’S READY (13c, Broad Brush, Deputy Minister). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, US$1,036,267, Belmont Woody Stephens S., Gr.2, Bold Ruler H., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Ack Ack H., Gr.3, Presque Isle Downs Leemat S., L, 2d Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, Lecomte S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Street Sense S., L, 3d Saratoga Forego S., Gr.1, Belmont Kelso H., Gr.2, Churchill Downs S., Gr.2.
ZINDAYA (11f, Kris S, Quiet American). 6 wins from 5½f to 1m, US$567,240, Santa Anita Goldikova S., Gr.2, Belmont Intercontinental S., L, Intercontinental S., L, License Fee S., L, Allowance, 2d Belmont Noble Damsel S., Gr.3, License Fee S., L, 3d Santa Anita Autumn Miss S., Gr.3, Saratoga De La Rose S., L.
HUNGRY ISLAND (08f, A.P. Indy, Mr. Prospector). 6 wins from 1m to 9f, US$758,704, Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S., Gr.2, Saratoga Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Belmont Recording S., L, Keeneland Allowance, Belmont Allowance, 2d Saratoga Ballston Spa S., Gr.2, Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S., Gr.2, Belmont Noble Damsel S., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Just a Game S., Gr.1-twice, Keeneland First Lady S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Mrs Revere S., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Garden City S., Gr.1, Saratoga Ballston Spa S., Gr.2.
CONSUMER SPENDING (19f, Scat Daddy, El Prado). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 8½f, 9f to 2022, US$420,000, Belmont Wonder Again S., Gr.2, Aqueduct Memories of Silver S., L, Laurel Selima S., L, 3d Belmont Oaks, Gr.1.
JEAN GROS (19c, Broad Brush, Deputy Minister). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2022, 102,174,000¥, Nakayama New Zealand Trophy, Gr.2, Hanshin Marguerite S., L, Chukyo Sports Hochi Hai Chukyo Nisai S.
MADE YOU LOOK (14c, Unbridled’s Song, Rahy). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$505,669, Saratoga With Anticipation S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Dania Beach S., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Poker S., Gr.3, 3d Gulfstream Park Kitten’s Joy S., L, 4th Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.1, Forbidden Apple S., Gr.3, Woodbine Charlie Barley S., L.
EKTIFAA (13f, Redoute’s Choice, Varick). 4 wins to 1450m, R565,000, Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship, Gr.2, Turffontein Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3, Spectracare H.
MARY’S FOLLIES (06f, Miswaki, Wavering Monarch). 4 wins at 6f, 8½f, US$338,889, Churchill Downs Mrs Revere S., Gr.2, Monmouth Boiling Springs S., Gr.3, 2d Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.3, Belmont Athenia S., Gr.3, Monmouth Just Smashing S., L.
READY’S IMAGE (05c, Clever Trick, Wavering Monarch). 4 wins-3 at 2-to 6½f, US$310,542, Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.2, Belmont Tremont S., L, Adjudicating S., L, 2d Saratoga Hopeful S., Gr.1, 3d Churchill Downs Kentucky Breeders’ Cup S., Gr.3.
READY TO ACT (11f, Mizzen Mast, Homme de Loi). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 1m, US$248,976, Keeneland Beaumont S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Sweetest Chant S., L, 3d Penn Oaks, L.
PLUCK (08c, Fort Wood, Bush Telegraph). 3 wins at 2, US$727,290, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf S., Gr.2, Woodbine Summer S., Gr.3, 4th Monmouth Continental Mile S., L.
SELFLESSLY (17f, Grand Slam, Sadler’s Wells). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$226,750, Belmont Miss Grillo S., Gr.2, Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.3.
FRITZ’S PRINCESS (02f, Canny Lad, Red Anchor). 9 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$707,370, AJC Shorts H., Gr.2, GCTC Paspaley Magic Millions H., AJC Bronte Welter H., McGrath Real Estate H., STC WSFM H., Angostura Bitters H., Franklins Supermarket H., 2d Qld Tatt’s RC Winter S., Gr.1, AJC Shorts H., Gr.2, STC Triscay S., L, QTC Lightning H., L, City Tatt’s RC A Friend’s Place H., STC AAMI Golden Slipper Day H., 3d AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, Sapphire S., Gr.2, STC Civic S., L, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L, Wyong RC Strawberry Hill Slipper S., AJC Kinglock H., STC Konica Minolta H., 4th STC Premiere S., Gr.2, Missile S., Gr.3, AJC PJ Bell H., L.
READY TO PLEASE (03f, Pine Bluff, Nasty and Bold). 4 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$342,258, Oaklawn Park Fantasy S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Churchill Downs Dogwood S., Gr.3, Belmont Pebbles S., L, Prairie Meadows Saylorville S., L, 3d Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1, 4th Churchill Downs Winning Colors S., Gr.3.
EMMANUEL (19c, Hard Spun, Giant’s Causeway). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9f to 2022, US$272,100, Belmont Pennine Ridge S., Gr.2, 3d Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, 4th Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth S., Gr.2.
COPPER BULLET (15c, Unbridled’s Song, Peintre Celebre). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 7f, US$339,345, Saratoga Special S., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Allowance, 2d Churchill Downs Bashford Manor S., Gr.3, Oaklawn Park Razorback H., Gr.3.
BOYNTON (14g, Distorted Humor, Ocean Crest). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, £76,992, 303,570Dhs, Newmarket Superlative S., Gr.2, Meydan Mina Rashid H., 3d Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.2, Newmarket James Seymour S., L.
OLONANA (05f, Myocard, Marscay). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$181,800, AJC Challenge S., Gr.2, MRC Biscay H., STC Tacking Point Tavern 2YO H., 4th VRC Red Roses S., L.
(LA) VERNAZZA (17f, Zabeel, Gold Brose). Second NZ 2YO Filly on 2019-20 International Ratings.2 wins at 2, NZ$127,200, Matamata Breeders’ S., Gr.2, ARC NZB Insurance Pearl Series 2YO S., 2d ARC Diamond S., Gr.1, 4th Waikato RC J Swap Sprint H., Gr.3.
KISS AND MAKE UP (13c, Redoute’s Choice, Wild Again). 2 wins at 2, A$215,025, ATC Todman S., Gr.2, Tab.com.au P.
ALWAYS ALLISON (12f, Fusaichi Pegasus, Danehill). 2 wins at 2, A$141,475, ATC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.2, TAB Rewards 2YO P.
ELITE FALLS (08f, Danehill, Sir Tristram). 2 wins at 2, A$790,900, ATC Reisling S., Gr.2, MVRC Microflite Helicopters Inglis Banner 2YO S., 2d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, Widden S., L, 3d ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1.
MORE THAN REAL (08f, Dehere, Bold Ruckus). 2 wins at 2, US$652,051, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf S., Gr.2, 2d Woodbine Natalma S., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Garden City S., Gr.1, Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.2.
BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS (07c, Unbridled’s Song, Danehill). 2 wins at 2, A$290,950, STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Slipper S., 2d AJC Skyline S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, BRC Vo Rogue P., Gr.3.
STARELLE (17f, Reset, Danehill). Winner at 1600m, A$389,850, VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, 2d VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3, MRC Samson 2YO H., 3d VRC Matriarch S., Gr.2, Vanity S., Gr.3, MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3, Lord S., L, SAJC Centaurea S., L, MRC VOBIS Distaff.
READY TO LIFT (03f, Crested Wave, Sovereign Edition). 10 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$598,480, AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, STC Kingston Town S., Gr.3, WJ McKell Cup, L, Epona S., L, Christmas Cup, L, Sydney Pet & Animal Show Welter H., Vale Jim Fleming AO H., Grand Pavilion Opening H., 2d QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2, STC Franklins Supermarkets Welter H., AJC Cadbury Old Gold H., Centennial Park H., STC Schweppes Mineral Water H., 3d VRC Veolia Environmental Services H., 4th Canberra Cup, L.
AUGUSTA PROUD (05f, Langfuhr, Cryptoclearance). 9 wins-6 at 2-to 1200m, A$1,739,028, SAJC Breeders’ S., Gr.3, RN Irwin S., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., RL, SAJC Dermody Lightning S., L, Queen Adelaide S., L, Magic Millions 2YO Classic, Alan Scott Park Morphettville H., Biodiesel 2YO P., MVRC City Pacific Finance 2YO P., 2d SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, Redelva S., L, WH Wylie H., L, 3d SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, VRC Straight Six H., L, MVRC William Crockett S., L, SAJC Proud Miss S., L, 4th SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1.
READY TO RIP (07g, Danehill, Shining Finish). 8 wins to 1200m, A$604,960, MRC Bletchingly S., Gr.3, VRC Sprinters Final H., L, MRC Thoroughbred Club Cup, L, BRC Mick Dittman P., Lavin Park Racing 3YO H., GCTC Magic Millions P., BRC Livestock Transport H., 2d MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.2, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, BRC Lough Neagh S., L, Sunshine Coast Cup, L, BRC Height 4 Hire H., 3d MRC PB Lawrence S., Gr.2, Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, GCTC Coastal Tipper Hire QTIS H., 4th BRC Daybreak Lover S., L, MRC Christmas S., L, Bel Esprit S., L.
READYTOGORIGHTNOW (09g, Hurricane Sky, Mighty Kingdom). 7 wins from 1200m to 1800m, R685,670, Kenilworth Winter Classic, Gr.3, Winter Guineas, Gr.3, Fairview Memorial Mile, L, Kenilworth Pinnacle S., Racing It’s a Rush P., 2d Durbanville Aviation Insurance S., 3d Kenilworth Cape Classic, Gr.3, Fairview Racing It’s a Rush S., 4th Greyville Champions Cup, Gr.1, Clairwood Cup Trial, Gr.3, Kenilworth Jet Master S., L.
MAHISARA (08c, Danehill, Last Tycoon). 7 wins-3 at 2-to 1500m, A$528,890, MRC Sandown S., Gr.3-twice, Qld Tatt’s RC Australia Post S., L, VRC Headquarters Tavern P., ATC Iconic Race H., TJ’s Champagne Bar 2YO H., 2d BRC Sprint H., Gr.3, VRC Hilton Hotels S., L, BRC Dalrello S., L, 3d BRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.2, ATC Brian Crowley S., L, 4th GCTC Prime Minister’s Cup, L.
His sire sons include Sebring (76), Gimmethegreenlight (44), Verrazano (18), Ready’s Image (10), Daredevil (8), Perfectly Ready (7), Custom for Carlos (7), Better Than Ready (6), Pluck (5), Benicio, Traffic Guard, Ready As, etc.
Karel Miedema’s Pedigree Evaluation
Sires Handbook 2012 – www.sportingpost.co.za
It is rare for a mare to produce a Gr1 winner. For her to produce more than one has statistically a chance close to zero. So when two-time winning miler Yes She Can Cancan hit the boards with a Gr1 winning brother and sister following a stakes placed other sister, from just three runners by different sires, she caused a stir. Something had to be going on in her pedigree.
Yes She Can Cancan is one of four winners for her dam Dove Vai, and one of three full sisters and a 3-part sister. Dove Vai in turn is half sister to two stakes winning staying full brothers (who won 32 races between them), with the next dam Benbara Queen a 7-time winner who placed fourth in the Gr1 Australian One Thousand Guineas. Three generations further back is the mare Victory Piper, also the female line ancestor of Australian champion 3yo and 4yo filly (and Horse of the Year) Emancipation, whose granddaughter Virage de Fortune was champion 3yo filly in 2006. In terms of female-line kin-breeding there are close similarities between these two branches of the female line.
The theory of female-line kin-breeding centres on interaction of female ancestors whose pedigrees contain a high proportion of the same elements. Kin-breeding in the general horse population is random – any representative sample will show that half are kin-bred, the other half not. Of the kin-bred half, less than 10% has kin-breeding 4×4 or closer.
Sampling of ‘better’ horses changes that pattern. Worldwide, as the quality increases, so does the incidence of kin-breeding, as well as the percentage of horses kin-bred 4×4 and closer. The threshold among randomly sampled stallions at stud, and premier-sale mares and yearlings, is about 70% kin-bred, with 25% at 4×4 or closer.
The killer category is that of champions from the last 50 years, of which a sample shows that 95% have dams who are kinbred, with 80% of these dams kinbred 4×4 or closer. Often the grandams of these champions show similar kin-breeding, followed by an unbroken chain of consecutive kinbred ancestors stretching back far. Kin-breeding appears to centre on significant female line ancestors, whose influence can last for many generations.
The common female line ancestor of earlier mentioned champions Emancipation and her granddaughter Virage de Fortune on the one hand, and Yes She Can Cancan on the other, is the mare Victory Piper (by Pipe of Peace out of Sweet Victory). Victory Piper remained a maiden, but became dam of Hartshill, the leading Australian 2yo of her year. Victory Piper is kinbred 2×1 Red Briar (dam of Pipe of Peace) x Sweet Victory, and also 2×2 Red Briar x Victory Flight (dam of Sweet Victory). This kin-breeding is extended in Yes She Can Cancan’s grandam Benbara Queen (stakes placed dam of two stakes winners). Benbara Queen is by Red Anchor, whose grandam Red Robe is full sister to Pipe Of Peace. Add lines from Red Anchor damsire Decoy Boy to those of his grandam Red Robe, and the dam of Red Anchor makes for kin-breeding with Victory Piper, 2×3 in Benbara Queen.
The significant female line ancestor in the female line is Victory Piper’s third dam Oriens, a daughter of Hyperion, and herself kinbred 2×1 and 3×2, involving Hyperion’s dam Selene and grandam Serenissima. Victory Piper’s champion 2yo daughter Hartshill is kinbred 2×4 Alice Delysia (a daughter of Alycidon) x Oriens.
Now compare Emancipation. She’s a daughter of Bletchingly, by Biscay. Bletchingly is kinbred 3×2 Magic Wonder x Last Judgement. Both are kin to Victory Piper’s dam Sweet Victory. Magic Wonder and Sweet Victory are daughters of stallion Newtown Wonder, who appears a third time, in the pedigree of Emancipation’s damsire Gunsynd. The latter is close kin to Bletchingly’s sire Biscay to boot.
Emancipation was mated to Kenmare, whose third dam Geifang Belle is close kin to the bottom- line pair of Red Briar and Sweet Victory (they are 2×1 in Victory Piper). The resulting mare Virage is dam of champion Virage de Fortune, by Anabaa, who gives remote kin-breeding through Oriens.
There’s an interesting parallel here with champion race filly Goldikova, who also is by Anabaa. Goldikova’s bottom female line goes to Tudor Gleam, who is 3-part sister to Red Briar (they are by Owen Tudor out of Infra Red, and Owen Tudor out of daughter of Infra Red). Tudor Gleam is very close kin to Sweet Victory and also to Victory Piper (who is 2×1 Red Briar x Sweet Victory). Goldikova’s dam and third dam are kinbred through Tudor Gleam, and in-between Goldikova’s grandam is kinbred through Infra Red (dam of Red Briar).
Whereas Emancipation is by Bletchingly, Yes She Can Cancan is by Canny Lad, a son of Bletchingly. Canny Lad is kinbred 3×2 Last Judgement x Beautiful Dreamer, who are both kin to Sweet Victory. This repeats the kin-links found in Emancipation.
Just as Anabaa gave kin-breeding through the female line’s significant ancestor Oriens, so does More Than Ready’s bottom female-line ancestor La Troienne go to Oriens is the mating with Yes She Can Cancan which gave Gimmethegreenlight. The links are remote, but significant.
Gimmethegreenlight’s Gr1 winning half sister Ofcourseican is by Mossman, whose fourth dam Margaret Ann is very close kin to Victory Piper.
Where from here
Victory Piper may well hold the key. Mares who have multiples of the closeup lines from her pedigree should be the ones to look out for.
Victory Piper’s sire Pipe of Peace is by Supreme Court out of Red Briar, and kinbred 2×1 Forecourt x Red Briar and 3×2 Overture x Infra Red.
This gives an interesting link to Jallad, a son of Blushing Groom, from the Infra Red female line. Jallad is kinbred 3×3 Aimee x Ajasco, bottom-line grandams of sire and dam. Ajasco is out of a daughter of Llanstephan, the latter by Dante out of Gadabout, by Gainsborough out of Arabella. Dante’s full brother Sayajirao and Arabella are in Victory Piper. In a nutshell, Jallad’s kin-breeding of Aimee x Ajasco goes straight to Victory Piper. It is notable that the earlier mentioned champion Goldikova is out of a mare by Blushing Groom.
Jallad’s female line is represented in South Africa, not only in champion Princess Victoria, but also in the mare Platinum Lass, who comes with a double, as she is by Jallad.
Blushing Groom is also found in Rainbow Quest, who is kin-bred 3×3 Aimee x Noblesse, both kin to Victory Piper and Red Briar. Rainbow Quest’s son Saumarez is 4x4x1 Aimee x Noblesse x Fiesta Fun, who all link in the same way. Rainbow Quest’s son Spectrum also fits the pattern. There will be others, with Blushing Groom as sire of females.
Red Briar’s dam Infra Red is a daughter of Black Ray. This female line is not only the one of Blushing Groom, but also of Khaled (kinbred 2×1 Selene x Éclair; sire of Swaps, who is kinbred 3x2x4 Selene x Éclair x Uncle’s Lassie). Swaps is significant in the female line of Fort Wood, where he’s sire of second dam Change Water.
Red Briar’s three-part sister Red Ray is ancestress of Mill Reef.
Red Briar is the third dam of Bel Byou.
Also on the bottom-line of the pedigree is Victory Piper’s daughter Lunar Queen. She’s by Mount Hagen, whose second dam Sunset is kin to Red Briar and to Oriens. Mount Hagen stood for several years at Summerhill and can be found in SA female lines, as well as in the pedigrees of some major international sire-lines.
Supreme Court’s female line of Overture (tracing to Pretty Polly) can be found in Preamble, Tara’s Halls, Alan Adare – to mention but a few.
What of the influence of Gimmethegreenlight’s sire More Than Ready?
More Than Ready is sire of Gr1 winners, and in the South African context best known as sire of Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Pluck, bred by Varsfontein (where Gimmethegreenlight starts his stud career). Pluck, whose dam is by Fort Wood, comes from the Soho Secret female line, and is kinbred 4×4 Good Landing x Secret Landing (dam of Soho Secret), both mares daughters of First Landing.
Gimmethegreenlight will no doubt get lines from this female line, which is interesting as his significant ancestor Oriens kin-links to the Soho Secret female line (through the mare Iona). It’s remote, but looks significant.
There’s also the fact that More Than Ready’s dam Woodman’s Girl is kinbred 2×2 Playmate x Good Landing, both mares tracing to La Troienne. To what extent kin-linking to La Troienne will assist Gimmiethegreenlight may well depend on what other lines that famous mare is combined with.
- Blushing Groom, notably Jallad (and his female line, the Petrava family), Rainbow Quest (Saumarez, Spectrum), & Blushing Groom as sire of females.
- Other Black Ray female line, notably Khaled (Swaps and other of his female line descendants, notably Green Desert; Change Water – as in female line of Fort Wood), Mill Reef (Shirley Heights), Bel Byou
- Pretty Polly female line descendants, notably through Overture (Preamble, Tara’s Halls, Alan Adare, etc.) – widespread
- Soho Secret female line descendants
- Multiples of Hyperion, Owen Tudor, Tudor Minstrel; Mixed Marriage (Court Martial, Abernant, etc – widespread)
- Dante/Sayajirao (National Emblem, King of Kings, Derring Do (Dominion Royale, etc.)
- La Troienne female line descedants (widespread), in combination with the above