Benvenue, a 12-furlong Group 1 scorer in Italy, stands in that country and it seems likely that most of his offspring will race there too.
He is a son of notable international sire Iffraaj (by Zafoninc) – whose early stallion sons include classic sire Wootton Bassett – and he is out of the pattern-placed Guest Harbour (by Be My Guest).
That mare’s siblings include the stakes-winning stayer Cutting Reef (by Kris), the dam of Grade 2-winning hurdler Sure Reef (by Choisir), and the third dam of Benvenue is Peace (by Klairon).
This means that he comes from a branch of the prolific blacktype family of Group 1 Coronation Cup winner Quiet Fling (by Nijinsky), US Grade 1 star Wandesta (by Nashwan), and dual Group 1 sprint ace Continent (by Lake Coniston), among others of note.
BENVENUE (IRE) - ch.2009 - Iffraaj - Guest Harbour, 4 wins inc Gran Premio di Milano (Gr1), Premio Conte Felice Scheibler (L), 2nd Premio Marchese Giuseppe Ippolito Fassati (L). Sire in Italy. First foals in 2017.
Bf - Goingaround (by Gold Sphinx) SGA September not sold
Bc - I’m Sensational (by Selkirk) SGA September €7,000
Chc - Noor (by Elusive City) SGA September €7,000
Chf - Serata di Gala (by Footstepsinthesand) SGA September not sold
Sires of Stallions