One of the things that we look at when assessing the future potential of any stallion is the presence or absence of successful sires within the first few generations of his pedigree. If his relations do include one or more horses who have done well as stallions then that does not confer any sort of guarantee on him, of course, but it does boost his prospects.
In Territories we have a classic-placed Group 1 winner who was Timeform 111p-rated at two, 123 at three, and who has two major international sires in the fourth generation of his pedigree. He stands at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket and there are 92 registered foals in his first crop.
His fourth dam is the Group 1 Irish Oaks heroine Helen Street (by Troy) and she is both the dam of Australian champion sire Street Cry (by Machiavellian) and grandam of prolific international Group 1 sire Shamardal (by Giant's Causeway), who stands at Kildangan Stud in Ireland.
The latter is out of Street Cry's stakes-placed full-sister Helsinki and both she and Street Cry are somewhat closely related to Taranto (by Machiavellian), the stakes-placed dam of Territories.
Their triple-winning half-sister Grecian Slipper (by Sadler's Wells) – the third dam of Territories – is the dam of Group 3 Prix de Conde scorer Graikos (by Rainbow Quest) and of Group 3 Prix de Barbeville winner Magna Graecia (by Warning), and she is the grandam of the Group 1-placed Australian Group 2 scorer Paximadia (by Commands). Magna Graecia is, in turn, Taranto's dam.
In addition to being a high-class racehorse from the family of two major sires, Territories has the attraction of being a son of leading international sire Invincible Spirit (by Green Desert), the Irish National Stud flag bearer whose stallion sons include Lawman, I Am Invincible, and a string of blacktype-siring young stallions, including 2018 freshmen Kingman and Charm Spirit.
These are all credentials that give Territories every chance of making the grade as a sire of high-class sprinters, milers and, with the right mares, some middle-distance horses. If he lives up to his potential, then he could become a classic sire.
TERRITORIES (IRE) – b.2012 – Invincible Spirit – Taranto, 3 wins inc Prix Jean Prat (Gr1), Prix de Fontainebleau (Gr3), 2nd 2000 Guineas (Gr1), Prix Jacques le Marois (Gr1), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium (Gr1), 3rd Prix Messidor (Gr3), Prix du Palais Royal (Gr3), Prix La Rochette (Gr3). Sire in England. First foals in 2018.
Chc - Aditi (by Dansili) Tattersalls December 15,000gns
Bc - Alkadi (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls November 10,000gns
Bf - Alzanti (by Arch) Tattersalls November 16,000gns
Bc - Amarinda (by Tiger Hill) Arqana December €11,000
Bc - Antillia (by Red Ransom) Goffs November €9,000
Bc - Arbella (by Primo Dominie) Tattersalls December 25,000gns
Bc - Balance (by Pivotal) Tattersalls November 70,000gns
Bc - Baynunah (by Medaglia d'Oro) Arqana December €14,000
Bc - Bounty Star (by Fasliyev) Tattersalls November 1,000gns
Chc - Broughtons Revival (by Pivotal) Tattersalls December 55,000gns
Chf - Ceoldrama (by Mr Greeley) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Cephalonie (by Kris S) Tattersalls November 50,000gns
Bf - Crystal High (by High Chaparral) Tattersalls December not sold
Chc - Dancing Years (by Iffraaj) Goffs November €30,000
Bf - Duo De Choc (by Manduro) Arqana December not sold
Bc - Favulusa (by Dansili) Tattersalls December 35,000gns
Bc - Filona (by Motivator) Tattersalls December 45,000gns
Bc - Folly Bridge (by Avonbridge) Tattersalls December
Bf - Funday (by Daylami) Tattersalls December not sold
Bc - Gladys Cooper (by Arcano) Arqana December €20,000
Chc - Gone Sailing (by Mizzen Mast) Tattersalls November 31,000gns
Bc - Imperialistic (by Imperial Ballet) Tattersalls December withdrawn
Chf - India Spirit (by Dr Fong) Tattersalls November withdrawn
Bc - Kotsi (by Nayef) Tattersalls December 52,000gns
Bc - Lorient (by Champs Elysees) Arqana December €68,000
Chc - Luminda (by Danehill) Tattersalls November 50,000gns
Bc - More Is To Come (by War Front) Tattersalls December not sold
Bc - Never Lose (by Diktat) Tattersalls November 15,000gns
Bc - Polka Dot (by Galileo) Goffs November not sold
Bf - Postage Stampe (by Singspiel) Tattersalls December 800gns
Bc - Quiritis (by Galileo) Tattersalls November 57,000gns
Bc - Rotunda (by Pivotal) Tattersalls December not sold
Bf - Satulagi (by Officer) Tattersalls November withdrawn
Chc - Sell Out (by Act One) Tattersalls November 40,000gns
Bf - Sibling Honour (by Bernardini) Goffs November withdrawn
Bf - Summer Moon (by Elusive City) Arqana December €14,000 (p/s)
Bf - Sweet Wind Music (by Zamindar) Tattersalls December withdrawn
Bf - Texalova (by Dream Ahead) Arqana December withdrawn
Chc - Timely Words (by Galileo) Tattersalls November not sold
Bc - Veenwouden (by Desert Prince) Goffs UK December not sold
Bf - Vereri Senes (by Nayef) Tattersalls December withdrawn
Bf - Vintage Gardenia (by Selkirk) Tattersalls November not sold
Bc - Western Pearl (by High Chaparral) Tattersalls December 14,000gns
Bc - Zeyran (by Galileo) Tattersalls December 38,000gns
Sires of Stallions