A prolific pattern winner from seven to nine furlongs, Amaron’s finest hour came when beating Amarillo by a length in the Group 1 Premio Vittorio di Capua over a mile at San Siro. He also came within a nose of being classic-placed in France.
In a blanket finish for the 2012 Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas), Lucayan won by a short-neck from Veneto, with ill-fated Furner’s Green the same margin back in third, a nose ahead of Amaron. There were additional short-necks back to the fifth and sixth: Gregorian and Dabirsim.
He is a son of leading international sire Shamardal (by Giant’s Causeway), whose early stallion sons feature Lope De Vega, and he is out of Amandalini (by Bertolini), an unraced half-sister to Grade 1-placed US 12-furlong Grade 2 scorer Persianlux (by Persian Bold).
Third dam Tropicaro (by Caro) won the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac and took the runners-up spot in the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary, her blacktype descendants include some talented middle-distance performers and stayers, and her own siblings include Now That’s Funny (by Saratoga Six) – the dam of Group 3 Jersey Stakes winner and Group 1 July Cup runner-up Lucayan Prince (by Fast Play).
Amaron stands at Gestut Etzean in Germany, and although he can be expected to get some two-year-old winners, it is likely to be as three-year-olds and older horses that his progeny show what they can do, with their best results coming in the broad six to 14-furlong range.
AMARON (GB) - ch.2009 - Shamardal - Amandalini, 9 wins inc Premio Vittorio di Capua (Gr1), Badener Meile (Gr2), Grosser Preis der Dortmunder Wirtschaft (Gr3), Fruhjahrs-Meile (Gr3-twice), Dr Busch Memorial (Gr3), Prix Perth (Gr3), Zukunfts Rennen (Gr3), Oppenheim-Rennen (L), 2nd Oettingen Rennen (Gr2), 3rd Meilen Trophy (Gr2), Prix Edmond Blanc (Gr3), Preis der Winterfavoriten (Gr3). Sire in Germany. First foals in 2017.
Bc - Albara (by Barathea) BBAG October not sold
Chf - Amazone (by Adlerflug) Baden-Baden August €20,000
Chc - Bartlett Ruby (by Lord Of England) BBAG October €2,000
Bf - Bella Amica (by Black Sam Bellamy) Baden-Baden August not sold
Chf - Chalkidikis Elpida (by Mamool) BBAG October not sold
Chc - Classic Diva (by Sholokhov) Baden-Baden August €20,000
Chc - Dominate (by Monsun) Baden-Baden August withdrawn
Chc - Dominate (by Monsun) BBAG October €14,000
Brf - Fortezza (by Law Society) Baden-Baden August not sold
Chc - Hungry Heidi (by Kheleyf) BBAG October not sold
Bf - Ishika (by Lagunas) BBAG October not sold
Chc - Kellemoi De Papita (by Hawk Wing) BBAG October not sold
Chf - Key To Win (by Halling) BBAG October €7,000
Chf - Ma Coeur (by Sholokhov) Baden-Baden August €75,000
Bf - Maha Kumari (by Soldier Hollow) BBAG October withdrawn
Bf - Napata (by Singspiel) BBAG October €5,000
Chf - Nocturna (by Dai Jin) BBAG October €4,000
Chf - Peace Flower (by Dashing Blade) Baden-Baden August not sold
Bc - Pearl Of Love (by Sholokhov) BBAG October not sold
Grf - Pearl Royale (by Sholokhov) BBAG October not sold
Chf - Rondinay (by Cadeaux Genereux) Baden-Baden August €160,000
Chc - Royal Princess (by Lord Of England) Baden-Baden August €15,000
Bf - Rumina (by Dashing Blade) BBAG October €3,000
Bf - Tiger Lilly (by Tiger Hill) BBAG October €8,500
Bc - Tintagel (by Oasis Dream) BBAG October €5,500
Chf - Wildente (by Linngari) BBAG October €5,000
Bc - Wonderful Time (by Next Desert) BBAG October €2,000
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