This first-crop son of Timeform 140-rated superstar and leading sire Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross) made €850,000 when sold in Goffs as a foal, but the John Oxx-trained colt only ran twice. He made a five-length winning debut over 12 furlongs at Roscommon in July of his four-year-old season and was short-headed by Hidden Cyclone over two furlongs farther at Killarney 12 months later. His official handicap mark was 90.
Whytemount Stud's young recruit is proving popular with National Hunt breeders and he has 65 registered foals in his first crop. He is a half-brother to the runaway Group 1 Irish Derby hero and notably successful dual-purpose stallion Soldier Of Fortune (by Galileo) and also to Group 3 Meld Stakes winner Heliostatic (by Galileo), who has sired a flat Grade 1 scorer in South America.
His siblings also include the listed-race winner Carriglawn (by Rock of Gibraltar) and his pattern-placed stakes-winning dam Affianced (by Erins Isle) is a half-sister to the classic-placed Group 1 scorer and leading dual-purpose sire Sholokhov (by Sadler's Wells). The mare's siblings also include Zavaleta (by Kayhasi), the stakes-winning dam of Group 1 winner and somewhat successful sire Intense Focus (by Giant's Causeway).
There are many other blacktype horses to be found under the second, third and earlier generations of this family, but it is the strong records of his closer relations that suggest that Affinisea will be successful in his new role.
AFFINISEA (IRE) – br.2011 – Sea The Stars – Affianced, 1 win. Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2018.
Bc - Bean Ki Moon (by King’s Theatre) Tatts IRE November €13.500
Brc - Behana (by Halling) Tatts IRE November €30,000
Bc - Benefit Miss (by Beneficial) Tatts IRE November withdrawn
Bc - Coosan Belle (by Definite Article) Goffs December
Bc - Etoile Margot (by Garde Royale) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Figlette (by Darshaan) Tatts IRE November €17,000
Bc - Fitanga Speed (by Oscar) Tatts IRE November €2,000
Blc - Flaggora (by Beneficial) Tatts IRE November withdrawn
Brc - Glenadoon (by Beneficial) Tatts IRE November €20,000
Brc - Honey Away (by Stowaway) Goffs December
Bc - Knockalane Beauty (by Stowaway) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bf - Leyhill (by Getaway) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Medicine Woman (by Stowaway) Goffs December
Brc - Monilea Lady (by Accordion) Tatts IRE November €6,500
Bf - Morning Ruby (by Luso) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bf - Prima Dona Sivola (by Apple Tree) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bf - Reconbustible (by Mr Combustible) Tatts IRE November €1,200 (p/s)
Bc - Sosua (by Exceed And Excel) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Vertical Limit (by Anshan) Tatts IRE November €18,000
Sires of Stallions