A runaway Group 1 winner at two who went on to be classic-placed at three, Morandi is an early stallion son of the notably successful international sire Holy Roman Emperor (by Danehill). He is a half-brother to the stakes-placed filly Vita (by Elusive City), and, like Triple Threat, he began his new career at Haras du Mont Goubert near Deauville. There are 37 registered foals in his first crop.
The grey is out of Vezina (by Bering), a full-sister to the stakes-placed Vezing and half-sister to Group 3 Prix Fille de l'Air scorer Marie De Ken (by Kendor). That talented filly has been a notable success at stud as she is the dam of the Grade 1-placed Grade 2-winning miler Charmo (by Charnwood Forest) and of Ana Marie (by Anabaa), the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt scorer who earned placings in the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks), Group 1 Nassau Stakes and Group 1 Prix Vermeille.
Ana Marie is the dam of the Group 1-placed stakes winner Ana Americana (by American Post), while Marie Glitters (by Crystal Glitters), a half-sister to Marie De Ken and Vezina, is the dam of two listed races winners in France and of a mare whose blacktype-winning descendants include the Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron scorer Petit Chevalier (by High Chaparral).
Ordenstreue (by Orsini), the third dam of Morandi, was the champion three-year-old filly in Germany in 1965, when she won the Preis der Diana (German Oaks), and her string of successful runners features Dom Alaric (by Sassafras), a Canadian champion who won the Group 2 Grand Prix de Deauville before going on to win at the same level in his adopted home.
Dom Alaric was also multiple Grade 1-placed, he went to stud at Windfields Farm, and he sired a dozen individual stakes winners, along with a high proportion of winners to runners. His grandam, Ordinate (by Nebelwerfer), won the Deutsches St Leger in 1959.
MORANDI (FR) – gr.2010 – Holy Roman Emperor – Vezina, 4 wins inc Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr1), Prix de Conde (Gr3), 2nd Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1), Prix du Prince d'Orange (Gr3), Prix de Fontainebleau (Gr3), Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage (L). Sire in France. First foals in 2018.
Bc - Arkova (by Zamindar) Arqana December €5,500
Bc - Lounamix (by Linamix) Arqana December withdrawn
Bc - Marie Shams (by Gentlewave) Arqana December €2,000
Sires of Stallions