This dual classic winner stands at the Irish National Stud but has just 18 known individuals in his first crop and, given his race record, it is possible that his best results will come in Italy.
He is one of a growing number of stallion sons for Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium), whose first one is the classic winner and classic sire Makfi, and he is out of a winning half-sister to the dam of Group 1 Deutsches Derby winner and somewhat successful sire Dai Jin (by Peintre Celebre).
His dam, Wigman (by Rahy), is also related to a Brazilian Grade 1 scorer, and the third dam of Worthadd is White Star Line (by Northern Dancer), who won the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and Grade 1 Delaware Oaks.
The best of her progeny was the Group 2 Prix de Pomone scorer Whitehaven (by Top Ville), who is the ancestor of a couple of pattern winners in Australia, and she also has four other daughters who got some good results at stud.
Star Spectable (by Spectacular Bid) is the dam of German Group 3 scorer Capricho (by Lake Coniston), Group 2-placed White Star (by Darshaan) is the dam of Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam winner Harland (by Halling), and Hill of Snow (by Reference Point) is responsible for both Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Preseli (by Caerleon) and middle-distance Group 3 scorer Kong (by Sadler's Wells).
The fourth one is Lustre (by Halo). She was listed and Group 3 placed before becoming the dam of Group 1 Oaks d'Italia winner Valley Of Gold (by Shirley Heights) and of Group 1-placed juvenile Group 3 scorer Dublin (by Carson City).
In addition to her classic success, Valley Of Gold was runner-up in the Group 1 Prix Vermeille, third in the Group 1 Irish Oaks, and she is the dam of both the Group 3 Gordon Stakes winner Cap O'Rushes (by New Approach) and Group 3 Joel Stakes scorer Splendid Era (by Green Desert). Lustre is also the grandam of Group 2 Park Stakes winner Duff (by Spinning World).
White Star Line was a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix Morny winner Filiberto (by Ribot; sire of Group 1 winner Grease), to Alcibiades Stakes winner and blacktype producer Fairway Fun (by Prince John), and to Trick Chick (by Prince John), who was the dam of the French champion Northern Trick (by Northern Dancer).
That star won the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) and Group 1 Prix Vermeille in 1984, she was runner-up in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary, and her descendants include the Group 1 stars Shiva (by Hector Protector), Light Shift (by Kingmambo) and Main Sequence (by Aldebaran), triple Grade 1-chase star Dodging Bullets (by Dubawi), and also the 2016 pattern-winning three-year-olds Cloth Of Stars (by Sea The Stars) and Ulysses (by Galileo), among others of note.
WORTHADD (IRE) – b.2007 – Dubawi – Wigman, 9 wins inc Derby Italiano (Gr2), Premio Ribot (Gr2), Premio Carlo Vittadini (Gr2), Premio Parioli (Gr3), Badener Meile (Gr3), Premio Gardone (L), 2nd Lockinge Stakes (Gr1), Hannover Meilen Trophy (Gr2), 3rd Premio Vittorio di Capua (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Cape Sydney (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls IRE Sept €4,400
bc – Capsaicin (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs UK Aug £27,000
bf – Dart Queen (by King's Best) Tattersalls IRE Sept €5,000
bf - Hymn Of Love (by Barathea) Goffs Nov not sold
bc – Let Your Love Flow (by Iffraaj) Goffs Oct €45,000
bc – Malayan Mist (by Dansili) Goffs UK Aug £35,000
bc – Matula (by Halling) Goffs Oct €10,000
bc – Milenka (by Cape Cross) Goffs Feb €3,000
bc – Poulkovo (by Sadler's Wells) Tattersalls IRE Sept €13,000
Yorton Farm Stud resident Universal is one of a growing number of stallion sons for leading international sire Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium) and so is by the sire of classic winner and classic sire Makfi. There are 33 known members of his first crop and a glance at the identities of their dams suggests that he will be dual-purpose in focus. Dubawi's jumpers feature the triple Grade 1 star Dodging Bullets.
A high-class middle-distance horse, Universal is out of Winesong (by Giant's Causeway), who was only placed but is a half-sister to Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Seazun (by Zieten). His grandam, Sunset Cafe (by Red Sunset), is a winning full-sister to Group 1-placed Group 3 Prix Foy scorer Beeshi and so a half-sister to several mares from whom stakes and pattern winners descended, many of them sprinters or milers.
Petit Eclair (by Major Portion) was the dam of Group 2 Prix Dollar winner and Group 1 Champion Stakes runner-up Insatiable (by Don't Forget Me), of pattern-placed stakes winner Madame Run (by Run The Gantlet), and also of Annsfield Lady (by Red Sunset), the mare from whom the speedy pattern winners Pipe Major (by Tirol), Galeota (by Mujadil), Brown Sugar (by Tamayuz) and Burnt Sugar (by Lope De Vega) descend.
Black Crow (by Sea Hawk II) is the grandam of the strikingly contrasting pair Jardines Lookout (by Fourstars Allstar) and Classic Ruler (by Dominion). The former won the Group 2 Goodwood Cup and was third in both the Group 1 Gold Cup and the Group 1 Melbourne Cup. The latter won the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes and was fourth in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes.
Milk And Honey (by So Blessed) was the dam of the Group 2-placed middle-distance Group 3 scorer Compton Bolter (by Red Sunset), and she is the grandam of the Group 3 Winter Derby winner Sri Diamond (by Sri Pekan), but she is also the grandam of Group 3 Gladness Stakes and Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner Bezelle (by Dominion) and of the multiple pattern-winning miler Iftiraas (by Distant Relative).
The fourth of Sunset Cafe's notable sisters is Olderfleet (by Steet Heart). Her prolific son Runaway (by Godswalk) was runner-up in the Group 3 Norfolk Stakes, her daughter Peace Girl (by Dominion) won the Group 3 Curragh Stakes as a juvenile, and that filly's descendants include juvenile champion and leading miler Toormore (by Arakan), dual juvenile Group 2 scorer Estidhkaar (by Dark Angel) and the high-class stayer Hawridge Prince (by Polar Falcon). The Grade 2-winning miler Mr Napper Tandy (by Bahamian Bounty) also descends from Olderfleet.
Universal did not win until August of his three-year-old season, and so some of his progeny may need time, despite the amount of speed and precocity that appears in his family.
UNIVERSAL (IRE) – ch.2009 – Dubawi – Winesong, 7 wins inc Princess of Wales's Stakes (Gr2), Jockey Club Stakes (Gr2), John Porter Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Hardwicke Stakes (Gr2). Sire in UK. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Asola Blue (by Asolo) Doncaster Jan £8,000
chf – Dance For Georgie (by Motivator) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
bf – Inkberrow Rose (by Glacial Storm) Doncaster Jan not sold
bf – Mazuna (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls Oct not sold
chf – My Order (by Raven's Pass) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
chc – Qeethaara (by Aljabr) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
Beaten by a head in the opening two-year-old race of the Irish season, Tough As Nails then skated in by seven lengths at Tipperary, was short-headed by future Group 1 and classic star Power in the Listed Marble Hill Stakes, chased home Lilbourne Lad in the Group 2 Railway Stakes and then took third place in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes, beaten by La Collina and Power and with Lilbourne Lad and Reply the next two home.
He stands at Old Meadow Stud in Co Kildare, there are 12 known members of his first crop, and his colts out of Fine Day and Remediate made €11,000 and €13,000 respectively when sold at Goffs as foals.
One of a growing number of stallion sons for leading sire Dark Angel (by Acclamation), Tough As Nails is the best of several winners out of Soreze. She won the Listed Marble Hill Stakes, is a daughter of the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes winner Gallic League (by Welsh Saint), and she is among seven winners out of one-time scorer Run Bonnie (by Runnett).
That mare is, in turn, out of a one-time scorer called My Bonnie and that maked her a half-sister to the talented sprinters Is King and Ednica. Both won the Scurry Handicap when it carried listed status, and the latter also earned blacktype when runner-up in a listed contest and third in the Group 3 Railway Stakes.
Tough As Nails (IRE) – gr.2009 – Dark Angel – Soreze, 1 win inc 2nd Railway Stakes (Gr2), Marble Hill Stakes (L), 3rd Phoenix Stakes (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf – Anne-Lise (by Inchinor) Tattersalls IRE Sept €10,500
bc – Cloud Break (by Dansili) Tattersalls IRE Sept €12,000
grc – Ebonywood (by Montbrook) Tattersalls IRE Sept €25,000
bc – Fine Day (by Fantastic Light) Tattersalls IRE Sept €11,000
bc – Remediate (by Miswaki) Goffs UK Aug £12,000
One of a growing number of stallion sons for the excellent Invincible Spirit (by Green Desert), this Whitsbury Manor Stud resident is by the sire of Lawman, Mayson, Vale Of York, Zebedee and I Am Invincible. There are 73 in his first crop.
Stakes-placed at two and a high-class sprinter at three and four years of age, Swiss Spirit was unlucky not to have won the Group 2 Temple Stakes. He was badly impeded at the start, flew home and was only beaten by a neck by Kingsgate Native.
He is a half-brother to the Group 3 Prix de Meautry and Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert heroine Swiss Diva (by Pivotal), to the triple stakes-winning sprinter Swiss Dream (by Oasis Dream) and also to Swiss Franc (by Mr Greeley), who was runner-up in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes.
Their dam, Swiss Lake (by Indian Ridge), won the Listed St Hugh's Stakes and Listed Lansdown Stakes, she was runner-up in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes, and she is the better of two stakes horses out of listed-placed sprinter Blue Iris (by Petong).
The next dam, juvenile winner Bo' Babbity (by Strong Gale), was a half-sister to Anita's Prince (by Stradavinsky), a Group 1-placed pattern winning sprinter whose progeny included the multiple stakes-winning sprinter and 16-times scorer Carranita.
You will also find the Group 1-placed Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes winner Kier Park (by Foxhound), Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp hero Maarek (by Pivotal), listed scorers Ruby Rocket (by Indian Rocket), Inzar's Best (by Inzar) and Alexander Alliance (by Danetime), and also this year's Listed Windsor Castle Stakes scorer Ardad (by Kodiac) under branches of the fourth generation of the family.
With his combination of racing and pedigree profile, it is easy to see why Swiss Spirit has been popular, and he looks likely to become a source of speedy juveniles and high-class sprinters, and depending on the mare, some who may stay a mile.
SWISS SPIRIT (GB) – b.2009 – Invincible Spirit – Swiss Lake, 3 wins inc Dubai International Airport World Trophy (Gr3), Carnarvon Stakes (L), 2nd King George Stakes (Gr2), Temple Stakes (Gr2), 3rd Rockingham Stakes (L). Sire in England. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Al Gharrafa (by Dutch Art) Tattersalls IRE Sept €55,000
bc – Amouage Royale (by Mr Greeley) Goffs UK Aug £6,000
bf – Angry Bark (by Woodman) Goffs Oct €6,000
bc – Anne Bonney (by Jade Robbery) Goffs Oct €120,000
bf – Aqua Vitae (by Camacho) Goffs UK Aug £20,000
bc – Atheera (by Shamardal) Tattersalls Oct 38,000gns
bf – Athwaab (by Cadeaux Genereux) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc – Bossy Kitty (by Avonbridge) Goffs UK Aug £5,500
bc - Buffy Boo (by Agnes World) Arqana Nov €3,000
bc – Carte d'Oro (by Medaglia d'Oro) Goffs Oct €7,000
bc - Carte d'Oro (by Medaglia d'Oro) Goresbridge Oct withdrawn
bc – Catmint (by Piccolo) Goffs UK Aug £52,000
bc – Cheeky Girl (by College Chapel) Goffs Oct €26,000
brf – Diliza (by Dilum) Tattersalls Oct 1,500gns
bc – Dimensional (by Dansili) Goffs UK Aug £42,000
bc – Dyna Bowl (by Dynaformer) Tattersalls IRE Sept €1,000
bc – Easy To Love (by Diesis) Tattersalls IRE Sept €20,000
grc – Enchanting Way (by Linamix) Goffs UK Aug £110,000
brf - Equinox (by Medicean) Goffs UK Oct £2,000
bf – Eurolinka (by Tirol) Tattersalls Oct 3,000gns
bf – Fire Line (by Firebreak) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
brf – Ginger Cookie (by Bold Edge) Goffs UK Aug £28,000
bf – Harbinger Lass (by Thousand Words) Goffs Feb €13,000
brf – Irrational (by Kyllachy) Tattersalls Oct 30,000gns
bf – Kummel Excess (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls Oct 36,000gns
bc – Laminka (by Intikhab) Goffs UK Aug £10,000
bc – Littlemisssunshine (by Oasis Dream) Goffs UK Aug £50,000
bc – Loughtownlady (by Statue of Liberty) Goffs UK Aug not sold
bc – Lucky Dip (by Tirol) Tattersalls IRE Sept €33,000
bf – Luxuria (by Kheleyf) Goffs UK Aug £80,000
bc – Marmot Bay (by Kodiac) Goffs UK Aug £34,000
brf – Mawaared (by Machiavellian) Goffs Oct €8,500
bf – Maybe I Will (by Hawk Wing) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
bf – Miss Trish (by Danetime) Goffs Feb €8,500
bf – Miss Trish (by Danetime) Tattersalls IRE Sept €8,500
bf – Music Pearl (by Oratorio) Tattersalls Oct 23,000gns
bc – Nolas Lolly (by Lomitas) Tattersalls Oct 35,000gns
bc – Nordic Theatre (by King's Theatre) Goffs Feb €8,000
bc – Nordic Theatre (by King's Theatre) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf – Piranha (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bc – Rabshih (by Green Desert) Goffs Feb €15,000
bc – Rabshih (by Green Desert) Goffs UK Aug not sold
brc – Red Mischief (by Red Clubs) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bf – Reveille (by Sakhee's Secret) Tattersalls Oct (p/s) 5,000gns
bc – Rhagori Aur (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls IRE Sept €40,000
brc – Sareb (by Indian Ridge) Tattersalls IRE Sept €27,000
bf - Shared Moment (by Tagula) Goffs UK Oct not sold
bc – Silver Rhapsody (by Silver Hawk) Tattersalls IRE Sept €4,500
bf – Silver Sail (by Daylami) Goffs UK Aug £5,000
grc – Skiing (by Sakhee's Secret) Tattersalls Oct 130,000gns
bc – Small Fortune (by Anabaa) Tattersalls Oct 10,000gns
bc – Snow Angel (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls Oct 37,000gns
bc – Speed Date (by Sakhee's Secret) Tattersalls Oct 95,000gns
bf – Starbeck (by Spectrum) Goffs UK Aug £38,000
bf – Starbotton (by Kyllachy) Goffs Oct €34,000
bf – Strawberry Leaf (by Unfuwain) Goffs Oct €12,000
bc – Support Fund (by Intikhab) Tattersalls Oct 15,500gns
bf – Timeless (by Tamayuz) Goffs UK Aug £28,000
bf – Triomphale (by Nureyev) Goffs UK Aug £3,500
bc – Verasina (by Woodman) Tattersalls IRE Sept €10,000
bf – Vitta's Touch (by Touch Gold) Tattersalls Oct 19,000gns
bc – Woolfall Rose (by Generous) Tattersalls IRE Sept €11,500
This Haras de Bouquetot stallion was a speedy summer juvenile who became a classic-winning miler and the grandson of the great Danzig (by Northern Dancer) represents a family that is associated with speed.
His stakes-winning half-brother Prestige Vendome (by Orpen) was runner-up in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) and third in the Group 1 Criterium International, his stakes-placed dam, Place Vendome (by Dr Fong) is a half-sister to a dual stakes-placed juvenile, and his grandam, Mediaeval (by Medaaly), is an unraced half-sister to the Group 3 Prix d'Arenberg scorer Dobby Road (by Grape Tree Road).
Domino Queen (by Primo Dominie), the winning third dam of Style Vendome, is out of dual scorer The Queen of Soul (by Chief Singer) and that makes her a half-sister to Ella (by Brief Truce), a listed sprint winner who was placed in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes.
These are the highlights of the first four generations of the pedigree, but if you go back another step then you will find that The Queen of Soul was a half-sister to Listed Ayr Gold Cup scorer Primula Boy (by Sallust) and also to Group 3 Cherry Hinton Stakes winner Crime Of Passion (by Dragonara Palace), who was placed in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes and Group 1 Prix Robert Papin.
That juvenile star is the grandam of a long list of blacktype horses, most notably Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen Stakes winner Muarrab (by Oasis Dream) and his talented half-brother Bungle Inthejungle (by Exceed And Excel). The latter, who stands at Rathasker Stud, won the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes and Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes, he was runner-up in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes, and his first foals arrived this year.
Style Vendome looks likely to get sprinters and milers, and being a classic-winning grandson of Danzig there is every reason to hope that some of them will be pattern winners.
STYLE VENDOME (FR) – gr.2010 – Anabaa – Place Vendome, 5 wins inc Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Gr1), Prix Djebel (Gr3), Prix Montenica (L), Prix Francois Boutin (L), 2nd Prix Yacowlef (L). Sire in France. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf – Alabastrine (by Green Desert) Tattersalls IRE Sept withdrawn
bf – Alabastrine (by Green Desert) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf - Augusta Lucilla (by Mr Greeley) Arqana Oct not sold
chc - Balle De Match (by Peintre Celebre) Arqana Oct €40,000
bf – Besito (by Kodiac) Osarus Sept €28,000
chf – Cambarca (by Aussie Rules) Arqana Aug €27,000
bf – Celestina Agostino (by Street Cry) Arqana Aug €70,000
grf – Claveria (by Nayef) Osarus Sept €16,000
bf – Conciliatory (by Medicean) Goffs Oct €30,000
grf - Dalakiya (by King's Best) Arqana Nov not sold
bc - Dance In The Park (by Walk In The Park) Arqana Oct not sold
blf - Demerara (by Kendor) Arqana Oct €18,000
grf - Emouna Queen (by Indian Ridge) Arqana Oct €33,000
bf - Ever In Love (by Neverneyev) Arqana Oct €9,000
bc - Forewarned (by Grand Lodge) Arqana Oct €30,000
bc - Funny Crazy (by Chichicastenango) Arqana Oct withdrawn
chc - Give Me Everything (by Medicean) Arqana Nov €22,000
grf - Hello Molly (by Sillery) Arqana Oct not sold
chc - Home And Away (by Skip Away) Arqana Oct €25,000
bc – Ideechic (by Chichicastenango) Arqana Aug €52,000
bc - Irisijana (by Diktat) Arqana Oct €45,000
bf - Kenareva (by Kendor) Arqana Oct not sold
chc – Kenhoaden (by Sunday Break) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
chc – Kensea (by Kendargent) Arqana Aug €55,000
grc - Khandaar (by Xaar) Arqana Oct €12,000
chc - Kiritsou (by Great Palm) Arqana Oct (p/s) €25,000
chf – La Marisma (by Sinndar) Arqana Aug €30,000
bf - Lunaska (by Ashkalani) Arqana Oct not sold
bf – Run La Fayette (by Flying Spur) Arqana Aug €12,000
bf – Run La Fayette (by Flying Spur) Osarus Sept not sold
bf - Scoutingaround (by Deputy Minister) Arqana Oct not sold
bc – Selena (by Kendor) Osarus Sept €7,000
grc - Sleeping Storm (by Danehill Dancer) Arqana Oct (p/s) €3,000
chc - Sloane De Borepair (by Sevres Rose) Arqana Oct €24,000
grc - Sopran Woomari (by Woodman) Arqana Oct not sold
blf – Sunrise Song (by Invincible Spirit) Osarus Sept (p/s) €6,000
bf – Sweet Shop (by Grand Lodge) Arqana Aug €60,000
bc - Tara's Force (by Acclamation) Arqana Oct €135,000
chf – Territorial (by Selkirk) Osarus Sept €35,000
bc – Tina Bull (by Holy Bull) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bf – Wing Stealth (by Hawk Wing) Arqana Aug €200,000
bc – Winter Fashion (by Kendor) Arqana Aug not sold
This high-class horse thoroughly earned his place at stud and he is one of a growing number of stallion sons of Banstead Manor Stud's sprint champion and classic sire Oasis Dream (by Green Desert). He stands at Haras du Saz in France.
A 240,000gns yearling, he is out of Wendylina (by In The Wings), who is an unraced half-sister to Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) heroine Caerlina (by Caerleon). She also won the Group 3 Prix de la Nonette, she was runner-up in the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac, third in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas), she is the dam of the dual classic-placed filly La Nuit Rose (by Rainbow Quest), and grandam of the Group/Grade 2 scorers Tam Lin (by Selkirk) and Curren Mirotic (by Heart's Cry).
Dinalina (by Top Ville), who also produced a listed scorer and several other blacktype earners, is out of Shahinaaz (by Venture), who won the Prix de l'Obelisque and was second in the Prix de Royallieu, and that made her a half-sister to Group 3 Doncaster Cup scorer Karadar (by Rheingold) and to Group 3 Princess Royal Stakes winner Karamita (by Shantung), dam of the dual Group 1 star Kartajana (by Shernazar).
There are many other talented horses in the family, although they are but distantly related to Sri Putra, a stallion who looks likely to get milers and middle-distance horses, and with the right mares, potentially some useful juveniles.
SRI PUTRA (GB) – b.2006 – Oasis Dream – Wendylina, 7 wins inc York Stakes (Gr2), Prix Guillaume d'Ornano (Gr2), Earl of Sefton Stakes (Gr3), Solario Stakes (Gr3), Paradise Stakes (L), 2nd Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Gr1), International Bosphorus Trophy (Gr2), Glorious Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Prince of Wales's Stakes (Gr1), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Gr1). Sire in France. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc - Affair (by Montjeu) Arqana Nov not sold
bf – Bits Of Paradise (by Desert Prince) Arqana Feb €5,500
bc – Cashmere Rose (by Cape Cross) Osarus Sept not sold
chf – Cormeilles (by Dubawi) Osarus Sept not sold
bf - Iskanderia (by Johann Quatz) Osarus Nov €8,000
bf – Kamate (by Early March) Osarus Sept not sold
bc – La Primavera (by Johann Quatz) Osarus Sept not sold
bc - Margie Queen (by Sternkonig) Arqana Oct €12,000
bc – Miryea (by Shining Steel) Osarus Sept €7,000
chf - Montagne Lointaine (by Numerous) Arqana Oct €9,000
bc - Osceola (by Layman) Arqana Oct not sold
bc – Quatz Melody (by Johann Quatz) Osarus Sept not sold
bf - Reallymissgreeley (by Mr Greeley) Arqana Nov €6,000
bc - Reine Violette (by Fly To The Stars) Arqana Oct €11,000
bf - Salsavina (by Fly To The Stars) Arqana Nov €5,500
bf - Sienna Bella (by Anabaa) Arqana Nov €8,000
bc – Stronger (by Early March) Osarus Sept (p/s) €6,000
bc - Surning Love (by Johann Quatz) Arqana Nov not sold
bf – Zycia (by Bishop Of Cashel) Osarus Sept withdrawn
bf - Zycia (by Bishop Of Cashel) Osarus Nov not sold
Dual Group 1 sprint star Society Rock was a hugely popular member of the team at Tally-Ho Stud up to the time of his premature death in May and there are 111 known individuals in his first crop.
He was a son of star miler Rock of Gibraltar (by Danehill) and so by the sire of successful blacktype sire Mount Nelson. The broad Danehill (by Danzig) line is one of the most powerful in Europe.
He was out of High Society (by Key of Luck), she won the Listed Rochestown Stakes when trained in Ireland, added another listed contest when she crossed the Atlantic, and she was placed in both the Grade 2 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap and the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes.
Her dam's half-brother Muhim (by Pas De Seul) won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hong Kong, and Celestial Dawn (by Don), who was a half-sister to the third dam of Society Rock, won the Group 3 Cherry Hinton Stakes and finished fourth in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes in 1973.
Society Rock, who was inbred 3x4 to Danzig (by Northern Dancer) and 4x4x5 to Northern Dancer (by Nearctic), outran the distaff side of his pedigree. His progeny are likely to include mostly sprinters and milers, summer and autumn juveniles, and there may be at least a few who will be blacktype horses.
SOCIETY ROCK (IRE) – b.2007 – Rock of Gibraltar – High Society, 6 wins inc Golden Jubilee Stakes (Gr1), Sprint Cup (Gr1), Duke of York Stakes (Gr2), Pavillion Stakes (L), 2nd July Cup (Gr1), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Gr1), Golden Jubilee Stakes (Gr1), Prix Maurice de Gheest (Gr1), Carnarvon Stakes (L), 3rd July Cup (Gr1), Duke of York Stakes (Gr2). Stood in Ireland. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc – Absolute Fun (by Lawman) Tattersalls Oct 25,000gns
b/grc – Absolutely Cool (by Indian Ridge) Goffs Oct €70,000
chc - Amanda Carter (by Tobougg) Tattersalls Nov 15,000gns
chc – Arabella (by Medicean) Goffs Oct €10,000
bc – Ava's World (by Desert Prince) Goffs Oct €10,000
brc – Avaselle (by Ad Valorem) Goffs Oct not sold
brc - Avaselle (by Ad Valorem) Goffs Nov €13,500
bc – Baileys Cream (by Mister Baileys) Goffs Oct €4,000
chf – Bellacoola (by Lomitas) Goffs UK Aug £17,000
chc – Bishop's Lake (by Lake Coniston) Goffs UK Aug £62,000
chc – Bond Deal (by Pivotal) Goffs Oct €36,000
chc – Box Of Frogs (by One Cool Cat) Tattersalls IRE Sept €17,000
bf – Certainly Brave (by Indian Ridge) Goffs Oct not sold
bc – Coffee Date (by Bob And John) Tattersalls IRE Sept €12,000
bc – Comedic Art (by Dansili) Tattersalls IRE Sept €9,000
chc – Consensus (by Common Grounds) Goffs Oct €48,000
bf – Crimson Sunrise (by Holy Roman Emperor) Goffs UK Aug £20,000
bf – Crystal Belle (by Ivan Denisovich) Goffs Oct not sold
bf – Dane Thyme (by Danetime) Goffs UK Aug (p/s) £10,000
bc – Dearest Daisy (by Forzando) Goffs UK Aug £56,000
chc – Dorn Hill (by Lujain) Tattersalls Oct 115,000gns
bf – Dorothy Dene (by Red Ransom) Tattersalls Oct 20,000gns
bc – Dream Applause (by Royal Applause) Tattersalls IRE Sept €13,000
bc - Dreamalot (by Falbrav) Goffs Nov €6,500
brc – Estemaala (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bc – Esterlina (by Highest Honor) Tattersalls Oct 170,000gns
chc – Estonia (by Exceed And Excel) Tattersalls Oct 90,000gns
chc - Fabiola (by Medicean) Arqana Oct (p/s) €60,000
chf – Face The Storm (by Barathea) Goffs UK Aug £36,000
b/brc – Flamanda (by Niniski) Goffs Oct €16,000
brc – Flame Of Hibernia (by One Cool Cat) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
brc - Flame Of Hibernia (by One Cool Cat) Tattersalls Nov 30,000gns
chf – Flywheel (by Teofilo) Goffs Oct not sold
bf – Forget Me Not (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls IRE Sept €3,000
brc – Furnival (by Street Cry) Tattersalls Oct 175,000gns
bc – Generous Gesture (by Fasliyev) Goffs Feb €5,800
bc – Generous Gesture (by Fasliyev) Tattersalls IRE Sept €22,000
bc – Gift of Time (by Cadeaux Genereux) Tattersalls IRE Sept €15,000
chc – Gilded Truffle (by Peintre Celebre) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
chc - Gilded Truffle (by Peintre Celebre) Tattersalls Nov 28,000gns
chf – Glen Ginnie (by Red Clubs) Goffs UK Aug £10,000
bf – Good Clodora (by Red Clubs) Tattersalls Oct 25,000gns
b/brf – Granny Kelly (by Irish River) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc – Greek Easter (by Namid) Tattersalls IRE Sept €3,000
chc – Green Briar (by Compton Place) Tattersalls IRE Sept €26,000
b/brc – Honeymead (by Pivotal) Tattersalls Oct 87,000gns
bc – Intellibet One (by Compton Place) Tattersalls IRE Sept €11,000
chf - Intrepid Queen (by Theatrical) Goffs Nov €3,200
brc – Invincible Me (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls Oct 60,000gns
bc – Its In The Air (by Whipper) Goffs Feb (p/s) €26,000
bc – Its In The Air (by Whipper) Tattersalls Oct 200,000gns
chf – Its On The Air (by King's Theatre) Goffs UK Aug £8,000
bc – La Chicana (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls Oct 120,000gns
bc – Lady From Limerick (by Rainbows For Life) Goffs Oct €17,000
bf – Life's A Whirl (by Machiavellian) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf – Light Sea (by King's Best) Goffs Oct €18,000
brf – Lilac Mist (by Spectrum) Tattersalls IRE Sept €5,000
bf – Lilly Be (by Titus Livius) Goffs UK Aug £32,000
bc – Lily In The Pond (by Kyllachy) Goffs Feb not sold
bc – Lily In The Pond (by Kyllachy) Tattersalls IRE Sept €4,000
bc – Louvolite (by Fayruz) Tattersalls IRE Sept €14,000
chc – Lucky Date (by Halling) Goffs UK Aug £3,000
bf – Magilini (by Bertolini) Goffs Oct not sold
chf – Majestic Eviction (by King's Theatre) Tattersalls IRE Sept €12,000
chf – Majestic South (by Bertolini) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
chf - Majestic South (by Bertolini) Goresbridge Oct not sold
bc – Maleha (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bc - Maleha (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls Nov 10,000gns
chf – Mango Groove (by Unfuwain) Tattersalls IRE Sept €30,000
bf – Meaon (by Oratorio) Goffs Oct not sold
bc – Mia Mambo (by Affirmed) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
b/brf – Miss Chaumiere (by Selkirk) Tattersalls IRE Sept €6,500
chc – Miss Sundance (by Desert Sun) Goffs Feb €8,000
chc – Miss Sundance (by Desert Sun) Tattersalls IRE Sept €11,000
bc – Morinda (by Selkirk) Tattersalls Oct 120,000gns
bc – Mosaique Beauty (by Sadler's Wells) Tattersalls Oct 46,000gns
bf – Novat (by Tagula) Goffs UK Aug £16,000
chf – On Thin Ice (by Verglas) Tattersalls IRE Sept €800
bc – Open Verse (by Black Minnaloushe) Goffs UK Aug £67,000
bc – Pale Orchid (by Invincible Spirit) Tattersalls Oct 72,000gns
b/brc – Pandoras Secret (by Monashee Mountain) Tattersalls Oct 110,000gns
chc – Patrimony (by Cadeaux Genereux) Tattersalls Oct 12,000gns
brf – Pearly Brooks (by Efisio) Goffs UK Aug £10,000
bf - Penny Rouge (by Pennekamp) Goffs Nov not sold
brf – Penny Serenade (by Lawman) Goffs UK Aug £12,000
chc – Plumbago Blue (by Manduro) Goffs UK Aug not sold
chc - Plumbago Blue (by Manduro) Goffs Nov €11,000
brc – Princess Atoosa (by Gone West) Goffs UK Aug £40,000
chf – Queen O'The Desert (by Green Desert) Tattersalls IRE Sept €2,000
chf – Query (by Distant View) Goffs Feb €5,500
ch – Query (by Distant View) Goffs UK Aug £6,000
chc – Red Roar (by Chineur) Goffs UK Aug £14,500
bc – Riochas (by Val Royal) Goffs Feb €24,000
bc – Riochas (by Val Royal) Goffs Oct not sold
brf – River Bounty (by Bahamian Bounty) Tattersalls IRE Sept €1,700
brf - River Bounty (by Bahamian Bounty) Goffs Nov €6,000
bf – River Style (by Desert Style) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
bf - Russian Roubles (by Sadler's Wells) Arqana Nov €5,000
chf – Setting Forth (by Daggers Drawn) Goffs Feb €10,500
chf – Setting Forth (by Daggers Drawn) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
chc – She's A Queen (by Peintre Celebre) Goffs UK Aug £22,000
chc - She's A Queen (by Peintre Celebre) Goffs Nov €28,000
brf – Silk Fan (by Unfuwain) Tattersalls IRE Sept €19,000
bf - Silk Point (by Barathea) Tattersalls IRE Sept €21,000
bc – Smokey Ryder (by Bertolini) Tattersalls Oct 50,000gns
bc – Snowtime (by Galileo) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bf – Sophia Gardens (by Barathea) Goffs Oct withdrawn
brc – Sundown (by Polish Precedent) Tattersalls Oct 50,000gns
bc – Startori (by Vettori) Goffs Oct €49,000
brc – Strange Magic (by Diamond Green) Tattersalls Oct 210,000gns
bc - Sweet Surrender (by Pennekamp) Goffs Nov €1,000
chf – Tara Too (by Danetime) Goffs Feb €11,000
chf – Tara Too (by Danetime) Goffs UK Aug £15,000
brf – Town And Gown (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls Oct not sold
bf – Twilight Pearl (by Pastoral Pursuits) Goffs UK Aug not sold
bc – Unfortunate (by Komaite) Tattersalls IRE Sept €24,000
chc – Victoria Lodge (by Grand Lodge) Tattersalls IRE Sept €15,000
bf – Wattrey (by Royal Academy) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
bf – Your Opinion (by Xaar) Tattersalls IRE Sept not sold
A classic-placed Group 1-winning miler by unbeaten 2000 Guineas scorer Footstepsinthesand (by Giant's Causeway), Shamalgan was a multiple champion and Horse of the Year in the Czech Republic and he took up stallion duties at Haras du Lion in France.
He is a half-brother to a stakes winner, his dual winning dam Genevale (by Unfuwain) is a half-sister to the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap winner Iron Deputy (by Silver Deputy), to Grade 2 American Derby scorer Jaunatxo (by Lyphard's Wish), and also to Guajira (by Mtoto), a three-times success runner whose star son is the prolific Gabrial (by Dark Angel).
That dual stakes-winning miler has been placed over 20 times, most of them in stakes or pattern events and including in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Group 2 Celebration Mile, Group 2 Summer Mile, and in two editions of the Group 1 Sussex Stakes.
If you go back to the fifth generation of the pedigree then you will find the classic-placed multiple Group 1 star Vitiges (by Phaeton) and his classic-placed Group 3 Prix de Mallaret-winning half-sister Virunga (by Sodium).
She went on to become an influential broodmare, dam of the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois winner Vin De France (by Foolish Pleasure) and Group 1-placed Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes winner Vacarme (by Lyphard), and ancestor of Group 1 stars such as Volga (by Caerleon), Vallee Enchantee (by Peintre Celebre), Victoire Bleue (by Legend Of France), Vespone (by Llandaff) and Neatico (by Medicean).
SHAMALGAN (FR) – ch.2007 – Footstepsinthesand – Genevale, 6 wins inc Premio Vittorio di Capua (Gr1), Oettingen-Rennen (Gr2), Grand Prix de Bordeaux (L), 2nd Premio Roma (Gr1), Prix Eugene Adam (Gr2), Prix de la Porte Maillot (Gr3), 3rd Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Gr1), Grand Prix de Vichy (Gr3), Prix de Conde (Gr3). Sire in France. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf – Bint Makbul (by Makbul) Osarus Sept €6,000
bc – Carnet De Bal (by Kingsalsa) Osarus Sept €15,000
bf - Castillon (by Gone West) Arqana Oct not sold
bc - Chichiteuse (by Chichicastenango) Arqana Nov €2,500
bc - Coeur Sacre (by Ballingarry) Arqana Nov not sold
chc - Daewoo Ling (by Observatory) Arqana Nov not sold
bc – Larafale (by Lion Heart) Arqana Aug (p/s) €10,000
chc - Mi Violetta (by Grand Lodge) Baden-Baden Oct withdrawn
chf – Saryshnikova (by Baryshnikov) Osarus Sept €10,000
This unfashionably-bred horse sprang a 25/1 surprise in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club on his twelfth start, and although he won the Group 3 Prix La Force two months before, and the Group 2 Prix Niel just over three months later, he was found wanting when stepped up to all-aged Group 1 company.
The Haras du Mesnil stallion is a son of dual Group 1 star Chichicastenango (by Smadoun), who also gave us Vision D'Etat, the 2008 Prix du Jockey Club hero and four-times a Group 1 star in total.
His dam, Saonoise (by Homme De Loi), won five races and was placed 33 times, her siblings include a six-times winner who earned 42 places, and there are some prolific winners in the third generation of the family too.
The fourth dam, Scalene, had a Saint-Cloud listed success among her seven wins, her 11-times scorer Sarepta won the Group 3 Grand Prix de Vichy and two listed contests, and Samovar won a listed race and five other events.
These are not the sort of pedigree credentials that one expects to see on a Group 1 winner and it makes Saonois an unknown quantity.
SAONOIS (FR) – b.2009 – Chichicastenango – Saonoise, 7 wins inc Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1), Prix Niel (Gr2), Prix La Force (Gr3), Prix Policeman (L). Sire in France. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bc - Celtic Air (by Kaldounevees) Arqana €22,000
chf - La Barinia (by Russian Blue) Osarus Nov €9,000
bf – Raquette (by Muhtathir) Osarus Sept €13,000
bc – Senanques (by Apeldoorn) Arqana Feb €7,500
bc - Sweet Lady Jane (by Kaldounevees) Arqana Oct €18,000
Stallion sons of Oasis Dream (by Green Desert) have been producing some notable results and in classic-placed stakes winner we have a horse who was also precocious: he beat Slade Power by four lengths in a six-furlong Curragh maiden in May of his two-year-old season. He made €500,000 as a yearling and he comes from a prolific blacktype family often noted for its speed.
He later finished third in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes, beaten just a length behind the winner Crusade. At three he finished third to Power in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas, and at four he was a neck runner-up to Hitchens in the Group 3 Greenlands Stakes before taking a seven-furlong listed contest at Naas.
Reply's half-brother Indian Days (by Daylami) got middle-distance stamina from his sire rather than showing the family's pace, he won the Group 3 John Porter Stakes and two editions of the Group 2 International Bosphorus Trophy, and he took up stallion duties in Turkey. Their other notable sibling, the ill-fated Biniou (by Mozart), was the son of a sprint champion and he got his listed race wins and several pattern placings over five and six furlongs.
Cap Coz (by Indian Ridge), who is the dam of Reply, made a winning debut over five and a half furlongs at Chantilly in May of her two-year-old season, won a seven-furlong listed contest just under two months later, and she was twice Group 3 placed over that same trip. The first was her half-length defeat by Lady Vettori in the Group 3 Prix du Calvados at Deauville and the second, the following summer, was a half-length defeat by Josr Algarhoud in the Group 3 Prix de la Porte Maillot at Longchamp.
Pont-Aven (by Try My Best), the grandam of Reply, chased home Houseproud in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) but won the Group 3 Prix de Saint-Georges over five furlongs and was beaten by a nose by Lugana Beach in the Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert.
Her star daughter was the dual Group 2 Prix du Gros-Chene heroine Sainte Marine (by Kenmare), who also won the Group 3 Prix de Saint-Georges and a five-furlong listed contest and was twice runner-up in the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes. In 1998 she chased home one-length winner Lochangel, before taking third to My Best Valentine in the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, and in 1999 it was Stravinsky who beat her at York.
Pont-Aven's top son was Josr Algarhoud, one of the fastest horses by middle-distance star and influence Darshaan (by Shirley Heights). The lightly-raced colt won the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes, Group 3 Beeswing Stakes and Group 3 Prix de la Porte Maillot, he chased home Cape Cross in the Group 2 Celebration Mile, and was third in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes, although he achieved only moderate success at stud.
The mare was also responsible for the pattern-placed stakes winner Traou Mad (by Barathea), whose stakes-placed daughter Roscoff (by Daylami) has done her part for the family by producing the Group 2 Gran Criterium and Group 3 Premio Parioli scorer Hero Look (by Lope De Vega).
Albacora (by Fairy King), a half-sister to Pont-Aven, got her blacktype success over seven and a half furlongs and later became the dam of the Listed Cheshire Oaks winner Hammiya (by Darshaan). That filly, in turn, if the dam of the 10-furlong German listed scorer Shaquira (by Redoute's Choice) and of the stakes-placed miler Adhwaa (by Oasis Dream).
The fourth dam of Reply is leading Canadian juvenile Gay Apparel (by Up Spirits), a mare from whom a variety of stakes and pattern winners descend, including the recent Goodwood Group 3 scorer Al Jazi (by Canford Cliffs), although their relationship to this young stallion is remote.
Reply stands for just €2,000 at Haras d'Ayguemorte in France. Many of his progeny are likely to race in that country, and with his pedigree and racing credentials it is entirely possible that he could get some smart handicappers or even blacktype horses in the sprinters or milers division.
REPLY (IRE) – b.2009 – Oasis Dream – Cap Coz, 3 winc inc Owenstown Stud Stakes (L), 2nd Greenlands Stakes (Gr3), 3rd Irish 2000 Guineas (Gr1), Middle Park Stakes (Gr1). Sire in France. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf – Bawinanga (by Dubawi) Osarus Sept not sold
bc - Green Dawar (by Sendawar) Arqana Nov not sold
bf – Gwenhwyfar (by Cacique) Osarus Sept not sold
bf - Miss Possibility (by Chimes Band) Arqana Oct
bf – Ovidie (by Gold Away) Osarus Sept not sold
bf – Shall We Dance (by Nombre Premier) Osarus Sept €5,000
bc – Voyante (by Coroner) Osarus Sept not sold
bc – Wicca (by Invincible Spirit) Osarus Sept €5,000
Sires of Stallions