Vadamos began his career as a middle-distance horse and was a three-length listed scorer over 12 furlongs at Vichy, but then a crucial decision was made and his profile soared. He dropped back to a mile, and a five-length victory in the Group 2 Darley Oettingen-Rennen provided him with his first pattern success.
He kicked off his five-year-old campaign by chasing home Solow over a mile on the polytrack at Chantilly, he finished down the field behind California Chrome in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan, but then bounced back to beat Ervedya by three and a half lengths in the Group 2 Prix du Muguet on turf at Saint-Cloud.
Disappointing on heavy ground behind A Shin Hikari in the Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan next time, he then took the Group 3 Prix Messidor by three lengths, was a half-length runner-up to Ribchester in the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville and beat Spectre to take the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, this year run at Chantilly.
Vadamos then travelled to Australia where he ran twice, finishing fourth behind the brilliant Winx in the Group 1 William Hill Cox Plate at Moonee Valley and then fourth behind Awesome Rock in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington, both over 10 furlongs.
Vadamos is a son of the great German sire Monsun (by Konigsstuhl) and so is by the sire of the multiple Group 1 sires Manduro, Samum and Shirocco. He stands at Tally-Ho Stud in Co Westmeath, there are 108 registered foals in his first crop, and he promised to become a source of milers and middle-distance horses.
His stakes-winning dam, Celebre Vadala (by Peintre Celebre), is a half-sister to the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes and Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan star and Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) third Valixir (by Trempolino), and also to Vadaza (by Zafonic).
That stakes-placed winner has made her name at stud as she is the dam of the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary winners Vadawina (by Unfuwain) and Vazira (by Sea The Stars) and also of the dual Group 3 scorer Vadapolina (by Trempolino).
The first named of that trio is the dam of the Group 1-placed middle-distance Group 2 scorer Vadamar (by Dalakhani) and of Group 1-placed pattern scorer The Pentagon (by Galileo), while Vadapolina is the dam of Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) runner-up Veda (by Dansili).
Vadlamixa (by Linamix), grandam of Vadamos, is a stakes-winning half-sister to the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Mile hero and classic sire Val Royal (by Royal Academy) and her siblings also include the mare from whom Group 2 scorer and young Irish-based stallion Valirann (by Nayef) and also ill-fated Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) star Valyra (by Azamour) descend.
If you go back to the fourth generation of the family then you will find a branch that leads to the incredibly lucky racehorse Vahorimix (by Linamix) – he was awarded both the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) and Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois in the stewards' room, but good fortune did not follow him to the breeding shed – and also to the Group 1 Irish St Leger heroine Voleuse De Coeurs (by Teofilo).
VADAMOS (FR) – b.2011 – Monsun – Celebre Vadala, 8 wins inc Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Gr1), Prix du Muguet (Gr2), Oettingen Rennen (Gr2), Prix Messidor (Gr3), Prix Frederic de Lagrange (L), 2nd Prix Jacques le Marois (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2018.
B/brc - Ailette (by Second Set) Tattersalls November not sold
Bc - Air Maze (by Dansili) Goffs November not sold
B/brc - Allez Y (by Rip Van Winkle) Tattersalls November 22,000gns
Bf - Artesana (by Mastercraftsman) Goffs November withdrawn
Bc - Dalaway (by Dalakhani) Tattersalls December not sold
Bf - Deira Miracle (by Duke Of Marmalade) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Deliziosa (by Iffraaj) Goffs November €24,000
Bc - Dream Applause (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls December not sold
Bc - Duchess Of Foxland (by Medecis) Goffs November €35,000
Bf - Eager Beaver (by Duke Of Marmalade) Tattersalls December not sold
Bc - Echo River (by Irish River) Goffs November €16,000
Bf - Fitzalea (by Galileo) Goffs November €2,500
Bf - Forgotten Wish (by Lilbourne Lad) Goffs November withdrawn
B/brc - Guiletta (by Dalakhani) Goffs November €8,000
Bf - Hajmah (by Singspiel) Goffs November €5,000
Bc - Haleniya (by Azamour) Goffs November withdrawn
Bc - High Regards (by High Chaparral) Goffs November withdrawn
Bf - Hiya Dee (by Nathaniel) Goffs November not sold
Bc - In Dubai (by Giant’s Causeway) Goffs November €37,000
Bf - Isabella Glyn (by Sadler's Wells) Goffs December
Bc - Jesting (by Muhtarram) Goffs November €3,000
Bc - Kenwana (by Kendargent) Arqana December €28,000
Bc - Kindling (by Dr Fong) Tattersalls November 40,000gns
Bf - L’Incantatrice (by Authorized) Goffs November €1,000
Bc - Lady Chesterfield (by Smoke Glacken) Goffs November €15,000
Bc - Lady Chesterfield (by Smoke Glacken) Tattersalls November withdrawn
Bc - Like A Dream (by Oasis Dream) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Miss Purity Pinker (by One Cool Cat) Goffs November €2,500
Bf - More Bottle (by Barathea) Goffs November withdrawn
Bc - Mypreciousblue (by Peintre Celebre) Goffs November withdrawn
Bc - Natural Choice (by Teofilo) Tattersalls December 9,500gns
Bc - Of Course Darling (by Dalakhani) Goffs November €20,000
Bc - Passion Planet (by Medicean) Tattersalls November not sold
Bc - Pretty Priceless (by Pearl Of Love) Goffs November €7,000
Bc - Queen O’The Desert (by Green Desert) Tatts IRE November not sold
Brc - Risk A Look (by Observatory) Goffs November not sold
Bf - Ruby Slippers (by Sir Percy) Tattersalls November 16,000gns
Bf - Star Waves (by Sea The Stars) Tattersalls November 3,500gns
Bc - Strawberry Martini (by Mount Nelson) Tattersalls November 52,000gns
Bf - The Real Thing (by Traditionally) Goffs November €8,000
Bc - Third Dimension (by Suave Dancer) Goffs November withdrawn
Bc - Veronica Best (by Hernando) Goffs November €5,000
Bf - Water Feature (by Dansili) Goffs November withdrawn
Bc - Wattrey (by Royal Academy) Goffs November €2,400
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