The victory of Sea The Moon in 2014's Group 1 Deutsches Derby at Hamburg was one of the most visually impressive performances of recent years as he beat the subsequent Group 1 scorer Lucky Lion by 11 lengths, extending his undefeated record to four.
He two-length defeat by Ivanhowe in the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden two months later was almost as shocking as his classic victory was exciting, but an excuse emerged and he was retired. He stands at Kirsten Rausing's famous Lanwades Stud in Newmarket and he covered 132 mares in his first season.
A first-crop son of the Timeform 140-rated Arc, Guineas and dual Derby hero Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross), he is out of Sanwa (by Monsun), an unraced full-sister to the Group 1 Deutsches Derby heroes Samum and Schiaparelli and to the Deutsches Derby-placed Group 1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) star Salve Regina.
Salve Regina's daughter Salve Germania (by Peintre Celebre) is a Grade 2 winner in the USA, her full-sister Sahel (by Monsun) is the dam of Group 1 Premio Lydia Tesio scorer Sortilege (by Tiger Hill), and half-sister sister Sasuela (by Dashing Blade) is the dam of Group 1 Grosser Preis von Bayern winner Seismos (by Dalakhani).
These classic stars and top broodmares are all out of Sacarina (by Old Vic), an unraced half-sister to Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes third Brave Owen (by Welsh Pageant) and out of a four-times successful daughter of the German mile classic scorer Bravour II (by Birkahn).
Sea The Moon represents a branch of the Green Desert (by Danzig) sire line, his sire is a half-brother to Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) and his dam's classic-winning siblings include Samum, a horse who was champion sire in Germany. This Timeform 127-rated champion is a fascinating prospect who could become a notable sire of milers and middle-distance horses.
SEA THE MOON (GER) – b.2011 – Sea The Stars – Sanwa, 4 wins inc Deutsches Derby (Gr1), Oppenheim Union-Rennen (Gr2), Fruhjahrs – Preis des Bankhauses Metzler (Gr3), 2nd Grosser Preis von Baden (Gr1). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
FOALS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Baltic Gift (by Cadeaux Genereux) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Captain's Paradise (by Rock of Gibraltar) Tattersalls Nov 22,000gns
bf - Cloon (by Lure) Arqana Dec not sold
bc – Danella (by Highest Honor) Tattersalls Nov 32,000gns
bc – Diablerette (by Green Desert) Tattersalls Nov 25,000gns
chf – Donnelly's Hollow (by Docksider) Goffs Nov €40,000
bc – Ealaan (by Invasor) Tattersalls Nov 24,000gns
bc – Favorite (by Montjeu) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Funseeker (by Halling) Tattersalls Nov 30,000gns
b/grc – Having A Blast (by Exchange Rate) Tattersalls Nov 26,000gns
chc – Marakabei (by Hernando) Tattersalls Nov 20,000gs
bf – Mark of An Angel (by Mark of Esteem) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Miss Chaussini (by Rossini) Tattersalls Nov 65,000gns
bc – Mouriyana (by Akarad) Goffs Nov not sold
brf – Nenuphar (by Night Shift) Tattersalls Nov 160,000gns
bf – Persian Star (by Shamardal) Tattersalls Nov not sold
bf - Red Tulip (by Kheleyf) Arqana Dec withdrawn
chc - Scarlett's Pride (by Singspiel) Arqana Dec not sold
bc – Shemriyna (by King of Kings) Tattersalls Nov 22,000gns
bc – Smartest (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Soft Morning (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Nov 78,000gns
chc – Songerie (by Hernando) Tattersalls Nov not sold
chc – Soviet Terms (by Soviet Star) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Stormy Weather (by Nashwan) Tattersalls Nov 50,000gns
bc - Swarm (by Hurricane Run) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bf – Three Quid (by Clodovil) Tattersalls Nov 21,000gns
bc – Tickle Me Pink (by Groom Dancer) Tattersalls Nov withdrawn
bc – Village Fete (by Singspiel) Goffs Nov €90,000