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
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