Dual stakes-winning sprinter Kind (by Danehill) has produced six foals of whom four are stakes winners and five are stallions - a remarkable record.
The one filly among them is the speedy pattern-placed dual listed race winner Joyeuse (by Oasis Dream), whose own first foal is a Shamardal (by Giant's Causeway) filly who arrived last year.
That talented performer is a full-sister to the winning miler Morpheus, a Tally-Ho Stud stallion whose first foals made up to €46,000 in 2016, and her half-brothers include middle-distance Group 3 scorer Bullet Train (by Sadler's Wells), a US freshman of 2016 and sire of a late-season stakes winner from his first juveniles.
Kind's most famous son is, of course, the great Frankel (by Galileo), the undefeated Timeform 147-rated superstar now starting his fifth season at Banstead Manor Stud. His first crop made quite an impact with six pattern-winning juveniles headed by unbeaten Japanese champion Soul Stirring (dam by Monsun), who rounded off her season with victory in the Group 1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Stakes in November.
The other five are Group 2 Lowther Stakes winner Queen Kindly (dam by Rahy) and Group 3 scorers Fair Eva (dam by Observatory), Frankuus (dam by Linamix), Mi Suerte (dam by Pulpit), and Toulifaut (dam by Darshaan).
Frankel's triple Group 1-winning full-brother Noble Mission stands at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky and will have his first yearlings on offer this summer and autumn, while the sixth foal of Kind, another son of Galileo (by Sadler's Wells), is Mickley Stud's new stallion Proconsul.
He is the only chestnut among the siblings, he was trained by Andre Fabre, but failed to make the frame in either of his two starts. His fee is advertised at £3,500; Frankel's fee is £125,000.
Kind's star sons are very closely related to her dual 10-furlong Group/Grade 1-winning half-brother Powerscourt (by Sadler's Wells), the sire of US Grade 1 star and new California-based stallion Finnegan's Wake.
She is also a sibling of Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes winner and dual US Grade 2 scorer Riposte (by Dansili) and to the Group 1-placed pattern winner Last Train (by Rail Link), and her dam is the Group 3 Lancashire Oaks victress Rainbow Lake (by Rainbow Quest).
Proconsul was bred to achieve stardom on the track, and although he fell some way short in that endeavour, his pedigree could see him produce some notable results at stud.
Proconsul (GB) – ch.2013 – Galileo – Kind, unplaced. Sire in England. First foals in 2018.
Remus De La Tour is among the late additions to the European stallion ranks for 2017 and the talented son of Stormy River (by Verglas) begins his new career at Haras de la Hermeraie in France.
A seven-furlong winner at Vichy in July of his two-year-old season, he went on to become a smart middle-distance horse, getting the best of his seven wins in the Group 3 Prix du Lys at Chantilly. The 17 races in which he was placed included the Group 2 Grand Prix de Chantilly and the Group 3 Prix d'Hedouville, the latter at Longchamp.
He is out of an unplaced mare called Calithea (by Marju) and she is also responsible for the Listed Prix Finlande winner and Group 3 Prix Cleopatre runner-up Chill (by Verglas), who could be described as being a three-parts sister to Remus De La Tour.
Chill is the dam of the stakes-placed American winner Llanita (by Rock Of Gibraltar) and also of Childa (by Duke Of Marmlade), a French listed scorer who finished third in the Group 2 Prix du Conseil de Paris.
Queen Caroline (by Chief's Crown), the grandam of Remus De La Tour, was out of the unraced Fager's Glory (by Mr Prospector), which made her a half-sister to the classic-placed pattern scorer Glory Forever (by Forever Casting) and also to Rahaam (by Secreto), a one-time winner who has become hugely influential at stud.
Her star son is the aforementioned classic-placed juvenile pattern winner Verglas (by Highest Honor), which makes Remus De La Tour inbred 4x3 to Fager's Glory. He stood in France and at the Irish National Stud, he sired the Group 1 winners Glass Harmonium, Silver Frost, and Stormy River, but sadly died when just 17 years old.
His stakes-winning half-sister Persian Secret (by Persian Heights) is the dam of the pattern-winning sprinter Do The Honours (by Highest Honor) and also of Seba (by Alzao), the Listed Chesham Stakes winner who went on to take third place in the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park.
The bulk of the family's success, however, has come from Rahaam's daughter Cassandra Go (by Indian Ridge). She won the Group 2 King's Stand Stakes and Group 2 Temple Stakes, she chased home Mozart in the Group 1 July Cup, and the best of her trio of pattern winners is Halfway To Heaven (by Pivotal), who won the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas, Group 1 Nassau Stakes, and Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes.
The other pair are Group 3 Abernant Stakes winner Tickled Pink (by Invincible Spirit) and Group 3 Summer Stakes winner Theann (by Rock Of Gibraltar), and Cassandra Go is also the grandam of runaway Grade 1 mile star Photo Call (by Galileo) and of last year's leading juvenile Rhododendron (by Galileo), impressive winner of the Group 1 Dubai Fillies' Mile at Newmarket in October.
REMUS DE LA TOUR (FR) – b.2009 – Stormy River – Calithea, 5 wins inc Prix du Lys (Gr3), Coupe des Trois Ans (L), 3rd Grand Prix de Chantilly (Gr2), Prix d'Hedouville (Gr3), Prix de la Porte de Madrid (L). Sire in France. First foals in 2018.
Stallion sons of the great German sire Monsun (by Konigsstuhl) are achieving some excellent results in both the flat and National Hunt sectors and Manatee is the latest to take up a berth at stud.
The Darley-bred six-year-old was trained by Andre Fabre, his final start was when finishing fourth to Silverwave in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in July, and his four wins feature the Group 2 Grand Prix de Chantilly and Group 2 Prix du Conseil de Paris.
He begins his new career at Haras de Hoguenot and he looks sure to prove popular.
Manatee is out of the Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes winner Galatee (by Galileo), that makes him a half-brother to listed scorer Gaterie (by Dubai Destination) and, more notably, to last year's Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes winner Dartmouth (by Dubawi).
Dartmouth beat Highland Reel by a head that day, was third to that same globetrotting star in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes the following month, and rounded off the season with a one-length second to Erupt in the Grade 1 Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine in October.
Galatee is the better of two winners out of Altana (by Mountain Cat), an unplaced daughter of the Group 2-placed runner and notable broodmare Albertine (by Irish River), whose star son is the French-trained champion Arcangues (by Sagace), the Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan scorer who sprang a record 133/1 shock in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic in 1993.
His half-sister Agathe (by Manila) won the Group 3 Prix de Psyche and was runner-up in the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) before going on to fame at stud where she became the dam of dual US Grade 1 star Artiste Royal (by Danehill), of Group 1-placed Australian stakes winner Annenkov (by Danehill) and, best of all, Aquarelliste (by Danehill).
That champion won the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks), Group 1 Prix Ganay and Group 1 Prix Vermeille, she chased home Sakhee in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and was runner-up to Ange Gabriel in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase.
Afrique Bleu Azur (by Sagace), a winning full-sister to Arcangues, also did her bit for the family as she was the dam of Cape Verdi (by Caerleon), the filly who was so impressive when beating subsequent Oaks heroine Shahtoush by five lengths in the Group 1 1000 Guineas that she was sent off favourite for the Group 1 Derby at Epsom. She failed to stay the trip and came home ninth to High-Rise.
MANATEE (GB) – b.2011 – Monsun – Galatee, 4 wins inc Grand Prix de Chantilly (Gr2), Prix du Conseil de Paris (Gr2), 3rd Prix Vicomtesse Vigier (Gr2). Sire in France. First foals in 2018.
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