Dark Angel (by Acclamation) has been a surprise hit at stud and there are already several stallion sons among his 38 individual stakes winners. Group 1 star Lethal Force and Group 1-placed Tough As Nails have two-year-olds – with the former having made a very promising start with his earliest runners – Group 2 winner Alhebayeb has yearlings, Gutaifan was one of the most popular new sires of 2016, and Markaz began his career at Derrinstown Stud in the spring.
The roll of honour also includes the pattern-winning sprinter Heeraat, a Mickley Stud stallion who covered 97 mares in his first season and whose first foals made up to 38,000gns. He won once from three starts at two, two from eight at three, got his Group 3 win at four and earned a Timeform rating of 118.
Heeraat is a half-brother to the Listed Dragon Stakes winner and Group 3 Molecomb Stakes third Ambiance (by Camacho) and his dam, Thawrah (by Green Desert), is an unraced half-sister to the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes winner Malhub (by Kingmambo), a blacktype sire in South Africa, and to the US Grade 3 scorer Dhaamer (by Dubai Destination).
Thawrah's siblings also include her full-sister Nebraas and what makes that one notable is that she is the dam of the dual Group 3 scorer Yellow Rosebud (by Jeremy), of pattern-placed stakes winner Seeharn (by Pivotal), and of the stakes-placed handicapper Megan Lily (by Dragon Pulse).
Arjuzah (by Ahonoora), who won the Listed Sceptre Stakes and finished third in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes, is the grandam of Heeraat and this half-sister to listed scorer Ormsby (by Ela-Mana-Mou) was a full-sister to Missing You, the stakes-placed grandam of the juvenile stakes winners Dubai Dynamo (by Kyllachy) and Sadeek (by Kyllachy).
If you go back to the fourth generation of the family then you will find branches that lead to the Group/Grade 1 winners Mourjane (by Pitskelly), Anka Germania (by Malinowski), Deputy Commander (by Deputy Minister), and Sudirman (by Henrythenavigator), along with a string of other stakes and pattern winners who including the Group 1-placed sprinter and successful sire Dandy Man (by Mozart).
The relationship of those horses to Heeraat is remote, but as a talented Dark Angel horse who has Green Desert as a broodmare sire and a leading sprinter among his close relations, he has the potential to sire some talented sprinters and milers.
HEERAAT (IRE) – b.2009 – Dark Angel – Thawrah, 5 wins inc Hackwood Stakes (Gr3), 2nd Hackwood Stakes (Gr3), City Walls Stakes (L). Sire in England. First foals in 2016.
bc - All Fur Coat (by Multiplex) Goffs UK Aug £150,000
bc - Aquasulis (by Titus Livius) Tattersalls Oct 31,000gns
bc - Ardbrae Tara (by Galileo) Goffs Sept €57,000
bc - Blades Princess (by Needwood Blade) Goffs UK Aug £10,000
bc - Coy (by Danehill) Goffs UK Aug withdrawn
bc - Coy (by Danehill) Tattersalls Oct 30,000gns
bc - Ellway Queen (by Bahri) Tattersalls Oct 9,500gns
bc - Emperatriz (by Holy Roman Emperor) Goffs UK Aug £14,000
bc - First Rains (by Green Desert) Goffs Oct
bf - Flirtinaskirt (by Avonbridge) Goffs UK Aug £30,000
bf - Fortunately (by Forzando) Goffs UK Aug £28,000
bc - Future Regime (by Xaar) Tattersalls IRE Sept €2,200
bf - Honky Tonk Queen (by Mizzen Mast) Tattersalls Oct
bc - Kallisima (by Arcano) Goffs UK Aug £5,500
bc - Lady Caprice (by Kyllachy) Goffs UK Aug £28,000 (p/s)
bc - Lexington Rose (by Captain Gerrard) Tattersalls IRE Sept €29,000
bf - Limegrove (by Captain Gerrard) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept not sold
bc - Madam Mojito (by Smart Strike) Goffs UK Aug £18,000
bc - Mimi Mouse (by Diktat) Tattersalls IRE Sept €20,000
bc - Obsessive Secret (by Grand Lodge) Tattersalls Oct 25,000gns
bf - Otrooha (by Oasis Dream) Tattersalls IRE Sept €14,000
bc - Passkey (by Medicean) Tattersalls Oct 4,000gns
bc - Piranha (by Exceed And Excel) Goffs UK Aug £100,000
bc - Plead (by Bering) Tattersalls Oct
bc - Princess of Rock (by Rock of Gibraltar) Tattersalls Oct 16,000gns
bc - Ringtail (by Street Cry) Goffs UK Aug £48,000
bf - Say A Prayer (by Indesatchel) Tattersalls Oct 6,000gns
bf - Skylla (by Kyllachy) Goffs UK Aug £32,000
bf - Sophie'jo (by Agnes World) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £5,000
bc - Sound Of Life (by Cape Cross) Tattersalls IRE Sept €24,000
bf - Tenbridge (by Avonbridge) Tattersalls IRE Ascot Sept £3,000
bf - Tiger Club (by Dr Fong) Goffs Oct
b/brc - Tomintoul Magic (by Holy Roman Emperor) Goffs UK Aug £48,000
bc - Virtuality (by Elusive Quality) Tattersalls Oct 100,000gns
bc - Word Perfect (by Diktat) Tattersalls Oct 7,500gns
bf - Zaghruta (by Gone West) Goffs UK Aug £3,000
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