A high-class miler by a leading sire son of Danzig (by Northern Dancer), Anodin stands at Haras du Quesnay and he covered 138 mares in his first season. Those credentials would be enough to make him an interesting member of this group of stallions, but being a full-brother to the brilliant miler Goldikova is arguably his strongest selling point.
His first foals made up to €40,000, from just a handful offered.
Goldikova was Timeform-rated 101p at two, 129 at three, 133 at four and five years of age, and 129 at six. Her 17 wins included the Queen Anne Stakes, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Prix Jacques le Marois, Falmouth Stakes, Prix de la Foret, four editions of the Prix Rothschild, two of the Prix d'Ispahan and three Breeders' Cup Miles – all Group/Grade 1 - and her string of top-level placings included two classics and another edition of the Breeders' Cup Mile.
There have been some notable updates on the page already this season as Goldikova's daughter Terrakova (by Galileo) has won the Group 3 Prix Cleopatre and been third to Senga in the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks), and Anodin's half-sister Gold Luck (by Redoute's Choice) has won the Group 3 Prix Vanteaux, been runner-up to La Sardane in the Group 2 Prix de Sandringham and third to Thunder Snow in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat.
Anodin, whom Timeform rated 124 as a four-year-old, is out of Born Gold (by Blushing Groom), a winning full-sister to the classic-placed Group 1 Coronation Stakes and Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac scorer Gold Splash. In addition to the triple European champion, his siblings also include the classic-placed Group 1 Prix Vermeille heroine Galikova (by Galileo), and Group 3 scorers Gold Sound (by Green Tune) and Gold Round (by Caerleon), the latter dam of three flat blacktype scorers of her own.
His grandam Riviere D'Or (by Lyphard) won the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary and was runner-up in the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks), his third dam, Gold River (by Riverman), was European champion in 1981 and the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine's seven wins also featured the Group 1 Prix du Cadran and Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak.
There are a variety of pattern winners under these first three branches of the family and, with regard to Anodin's stallion potential, the one who catches the eye is Goldneyev (by Nureyev). A classic-placed stakes-winning half-brother to Riviere D'Or, he had a few shining moments in his stud career, most notably through the exploits of his sons Gold Away and Dananeyev.
There is no doubt that Anodin was one of the best-bred racehorses of recent years, which is not always the same thing as being one of the best bred to achieve sire success at stud, but with Goldneyev on the page that offers encouragement that at least some of his progeny will become pattern winners and even Group 1 horses.
ANODIN (IRE) – b.2010 – Anabaa – Born Gold, 2 wins inc Prix Paul de Moussac (Gr3), 2nd Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr1), Prix Jacques le Marois (Gr1), Prix d'Ispahan (Gr1), 3rd Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Gr1), Queen Anne Stakes (Gr1). Sire in France. First foals in 2016.
bc - Ahdaaf (by Bahri) Arqana Oct not sold
chc - Always Taff (by Dubawi) Arqana Aug not sold
bf - Amoa (by Ghostzapper) Osarus Sept €30,000
bf - Another Name (by Giant's Causeway) Arqana Oct €5,000 (p/s)
bc - Arsila (by Tirol) Arqana Aug €36,000
bf - Baldamelle (by Dansili) Arqana Oct €28,000
bf - Balilla (by Northern Flagship) SGA Sept €8,000
bf - Bee Bee (by Barathea) Arqana Oct €8,000
chf - Belova (by Soviet Star) Arqana Aug €18,000
bf - Brillante Etoile (by American Post) Arqana Oct €22,000
bc - Cavaliere (by Traditionally) Arqana Oct €7,000
bc - Charming Touch (by Elusive Quality) Arqana Aug €30,000
bc - Dance Idol (by Groom Dancer) Arqana Oct not sold
chc - Decize (by Kentucky Dynamite) Arqana Aug not sold
grc - Dedicace (by El Prado) Arqana Aug not sold
bf - Forces Sweetheart (by Allied Forces) Arqana Oct €18,000
bc - Galilee (by Mr Sidney) Arqana Oct €8,000
bc - Golconde (by Modigliani) Arqana Oct €9,000
bf - Gorgeous Blue (by Latent Heat) Arqana Aug withdrawn
bf - Gorgeous Blue (by Latent Heat) Arqana Oct €40,000
bf - Helen Fourment (by Dutch Art) Osarus Sept €4,000 (p/s)
bc - Insan Mala (by Bahhare) Arqana Aug not sold
bc - Intolerance (by Gold Away) Arqana Oct €9,000
bc - It's My Horse (by Enrique) Arqana Oct €10,000
bc - Jane (by Samum) Arqana Oct €10,000
bc - Katsya (by Sinndar) Arqana Oct €4,000
bc - Kshanti (by Diesis) BBAG Sept €67,000
bf - Lady Elgar (by Sadler's Wells) Arqana Oct withdrawn
bc - Lady Glitters (by Homme De Loi) Arqana Oct €16,000
bf - Lady Sadowa (by Nayef) Osarus Sept not sold
bc - Majesty Davis (by Dansili) Arqana Oct €13,000
c - Metal Rocket (by Muhtathir) Arqana Oct withdrawn
bf - Minted (by Mineshaft) Arqana Oct €75,000
bc - Muscadet (by Singspiel) Arqana Oct not sold
bc - Narva (by Grand Slam) Arqana Aug €150,000
grc - Naseem Alyasmeen (by Clodovil) Arqana Aug €28,000 (p/s)
bc - Nebraska (by Octagonal) Osarus Sept €18,000
bf - O'Keefe (by Peintre Celebre) Arqana Oct €22,000
bf - Pepples Beach (by Lomitas) Arqana Oct €25,000 (p/s)
bc - Princess Argenta (by Successful Appeal) Osarus Sept €48,000
bc - Rebecca's Filly (by Elusive City) Arqana Aug €60,000
bc - Rock Harmonie (by Rock Of Gibraltar) Arqana Oct €47,000
bf - Sandy Winner (by Priolo) Osarus Sept €25,000
bf - Seelland (by Linamix) Arqana Oct €56,000
chc - Snowbright (by Pivotal) Arqana Aug €35,000
chf - Standout (by Robellino) Tattersalls IRE Sept €30,000
bc - Suama (by Monsun) Arqana Oct not sold
bf - Sunrise Song (by Invincible Spirit) Arqana Aug not sold
bc - Tamada (by Lucky Story) Arqana Oct €5,000
grc - Tenepia (by Keltos) Osarus Sept €15,000
bc - Tres Froide (by Bering) Arqana Oct €3,000 (p/s)
bc - Valse Legere (by Falco) Osarus Sept €36,000
bf - Visualize (by Medicean) Arqana Aug not sold
bf - Yerba Soldado (by Hurricane Run) Osarus Sept €17,000
bc - Young Majesty (by Maria's Mon) Arqana Oct €55,000
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
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