Jun 142017



Presented to you by Racing HQ
I offer part 9 of the new series. Normally I choose the cheaper value sires to profile but due to much conjecture in the Sim led by the knowledgable Waremblem we shall take a closer look at the highly promising sire Frankel. Opinions and debate, not only in real life but the Sim help make our game great, love your passion War. The DS is the ill fated High Chaparral. Rainbow Quest rounds out this set as DDS.


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FRANKEL – Fee for 2017: £125,000 SLF
Now this is a horse of the highest calibre, if you use the line/angle markers universally used, near perfection in symmetry. Great bone, quarters, length, rein, forearms, gaskins, strength and presence.

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b. 2001
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b. 1990


Winner of 14 races from 2 to 4 years including:
Champion Stakes, Ascot, 10f, Gr.1
Juddmonte International,York, 10.5f, Gr.1
Sussex Stakes, Goodwood, 8f, Gr.1 (twice)
Queen Anne Stakes,Ascot, 8f, Gr.1
Lockinge Stakes, Newbury, 8f, Gr.1
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Ascot, 8f, Gr.1
St James’s Palace Stakes, Ascot, 8f, Gr.1
2000 Guineas, Newmarket, 8f, Gr.1
Dewhurst Stakes, Newmarket, 7f, Gr.1
Royal Lodge Stakes, Ascot, 8f, Gr.2
Greenham Stakes, Newbury, 7f, Gr.3
Undefeated winner of £2,998,302 – Some racehorses have moments of brilliance - FRANKEL was consistently brilliant. He is the only horse to have run to a Timeform rating in the 140’s six times (recording the highest ever Timeform rating of 147). He is also the only horse to run to an official rating of 140 twice and is the highest rated horse since the International Classifications began. In an unbeaten career he has been champion at two, three and four years of age (the only horse to achieve this feat) – in the process setting a record for consecutive European Gr.1 wins  – and beating 23 individual Gr.1 winners of 50 Gr.1 races by a cumulative winning distance of over 76 lengths.
There were many jaw-dropping moments in FRANKEL’s career – his majestic 10-length victory in the Royal Lodge Stakes at two years; the raw power and exuberance of his front-running display in the 2000 Guineas; his complete annihilation of the opposition in the Queen Anne Stakes; his effortless step up to 10.5 furlongs in front of an appreciative Yorkshire crowd in the Juddmonte International; the sense of overwhelming happiness and relief tinged with sadness when he made his triumphant final start at Ascot in the Champion Stakes.
From soft ground to good to firm; over distances ranging from seven to 10.5 furlongs; aged two, three and four – FRANKEL’s long stride and outstanding natural ability carried him effortlessly through his racing career. As Tony Morris so eloquently writes, FRANKEL is: “The greatest horse most of us have seen, or will ever see… I’ve never known another horse with such a high cruising speed and the capacity to sustain maximum velocity for so long. He is a phenomenon.”

Retired to stud in 2013 as the most exciting stallion prospect in the world and has subsequently covered stellar books of international broodmares.
20% of the mares covered in his first four Northern Hemisphere seasons were Gr.1 winners. Those due to foal in 2017 include Gr.1 winners Adoration, Bethrah, Danedream, Eva’s Request, Heat Haze, Necklace, Plumania, Proportional, Ribbons, Tates Creek and Vodka, as well as the dams of Gr.1winners Bago, Flotilla, Kingsgate Native, Magnificent Song,  Masked Marvel, Maxios, No Nay Never, Ridasiyna, Rip Van Winkle, Sultanina and Winsili.
FRANKEL’s book of mares for 2017 is going to be even stronger still, due to his outstanding start at stud. There were always going to be high expectations surrounding FRANKEL’s first runners but they delivered in style. From the debut wins of Cunco and Queen Kindly (his first colt and filly to be born who also became his first colt and filly to run) to the Group race victories of Fair Eva, Frankuus, the aforementioned Queen Kindly, Mi Suerte, Soul Stirring and Toulifaut, every new runner was eagerly anticipated by those within the racing industry and by racing fans around the world.
FRANKEL ended the season with the following accolades:
The leading sire in the Northern Hemisphere by two-year-old Group winners (ahead of Galileo and War Front)
The leading first season sire in Europe and North America by Worldwide Earnings
The leading first season sire in Europe by Group Winners (1990-2016)
The sire of Champion Japanese two-year-old filly Soul Stirring
The success on the racetrack was mirrored by success in the sales ring – with FRANKEL having the second highest yearling average of any stallion standing in Europe and North America (ahead of Tapit, War Front and Galileo). He had 25 yearlings sell for an average of over £525,000, with three colts at Tattersalls selling for over 1,000,000gns and 11 yearlings in total selling for over £500,000. His Group 3-winning daughter Toulifaut sold for a record-breaking €1,900,000 at the Arqana Arc Sale.
Hopes are obviously now sky high for FRANKEL’s three-year-olds, and with two-year-olds out of the Gr.1 winners African Rose (dam of Fair Eva), Attraction, Bethrah, Casual Look, Danedream, Emulous, Etoile Montante, Giofra, Harmonious, Kinnaird, Lady Jane Digby, Lightening Pearl, Midday, Moonstone, Nebraska  Tornado, Peeress, Proportional, Ramruma, Sariska, She Be Wild, Shotgun Gulch, Vodka, Winsili, Wizz Kid, Zarkava and Zenda (dam of KINGMAN) to go into training in 2017, there is everyone reason to believe that the best is yet to come.

More two-year-old Group winners by the end of his first season than any other European sire since 1990
In order of Group winners by the end of their first season
Sire                                                      Winners    Wins      Total £         Black type Winners      Group Winners
FRANKEL - 2013                                   18           31        1,232,954             6                                    6
FASLIYEV - 2000                                  34           56         970,447               7                                    4
LOPE DE VEGA - 2011                         25           34        794,846                4                                    4
OASIS DREAM - 2004                          22           33        509,323                6                                    4
BERING - 1987                                       6            12        328,116                3                                    3
MASTERCRAFTSMAN - 2010            30           43        717,601                4                                    3
SIYOUNI - 2011                                    19           31        672,272                4                                    3
ZOFFANY - 2012                                  32           44        833,231                5                                    3
BARATHEA - 1995                               7             12       198,735                 4                                    2
CANFORD CLIFFS - 2012                  35            45       517,302                 3                                    2
CLODOVIL - 2004                               14            21       219,627                 2                                    2
COLLEGE CHAPEL - 1995                 24           32       321,201                  2                                   2
DANEHILL DANCER - 1998              28           40        522,346                 3                                   2
DESERT PRINCE - 1999                     13           18        329,282                 2                                   2
DREAM AHEAD - 2012                      18           27        539,863                 2                                   2
DUBAWI - 2006                                   34           41        740,372                 2                                   2
ELUSIVE CITY - 2005                        19           26        1,120,580              2                                   2
HENRYTHENAVIGATOR - 2009       16           20        801,424                 2                                   2
IFFRAAJ - 2007                                   38           56        999,806                 2                                   2
INDIAN HAVEN - 2005                       5             8         204,928                 2                                   2
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT - 2003              35           60        827,588                  4                                   2
KENDARGENT - 2008                        4             8         249,723                  2                                   2
MEDICEAN - 2002                             13           17        357,263                  2                                   2
NEW APPROACH - 2009                   12           21        575,239                  3                                   2
PACO BOY - 2011                               25           35        416,199                  2                                   2
PETARDIA - 1994                               12           20        153,547                  2                                   2
POWER - 2013                                    18           25        382,358                  4                                   2
RED CLUBS - 2008                            33           53        402,487                  2                                   2
RIP VAN WINKLE - 2011                  16           23        396,148                  2                                   2
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR - 2003          21          25        594,018                  3                                   2
RODERIC O’CONNOR - 2012           19          27        437,231                  2                                   2
ROSSINI - 2001                                  17          28         344,090                 2                                   2
SHAMARDAL - 2006                        25          34        1,689,653               2                                   2
SHOWCASING - 2011                       29          45         580,667                 3                                   2
STARSPANGLEDBANNER - 2011   11          16         444,862                 2                                   2
TAGULA - 1997                                  15          28        257,059                  2                                  2
TAMAYUZ - 2009                               11          15        654,892                  2                                  2
TEOFILO - 2008                                 18           22        445,916                 4                                   2
VETTORI - 1996                                  9           19        214,590                  3                                  2

In 2017 the sire of Japanese Oaks Gr.1 winner Soul Stirring, Sandown Classic Trial Gr.3 winner Cunco, Craven Stakes Gr.3winner Eminent, Greenham Stakes Gr.3 runner-up Dream Castleand Epsom Derby Trial winner Cracksman
Sire of 18 winners from his first crop of two-year-olds – including Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Gr.1 winner Soul Stirring, Gr.2 winnerQueen Kindly, Gr.3 winners Fair Eva, Toulifaut, Frankuus andMi Suerte
The leading sire in the Northern Hemisphere by two-year-old Group winners in 2016
The second leading sire in Europe and the USA by 2016 yearling average (£528,357 for 25 sold)
A 2016 Southern Hemisphere yearling average of £492,220 (five sold)
14.6% Group winners to runners
21% of mares covered during his first three seasons are Gr.1winners and 40% are dams of stakes winners, including dams of 53 individual Gr.1 winners



SIRE LINE – son of the world’s leading sire GALILEO
Champion 3yo in Europe, winning the Epsom Derby, Irish Derby & ‘King George’ in very fast times.
A champion sire in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 with 64 Gr.1 winners including Classic winners such as World Champion Frankel (2,000 Guineas), Australia (Derby), Ruler Of The World (Derby), Magician (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Gleneagles (2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas), The Gurkha (French 2,000 Guineas), Minding (Epsom Oaks, 1,000 Guineas), Churchill (2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas), Winter(1,000 Guineas, Irish 1,000 Guineas), Was (Epsom Oaks), Roderic O’Connor (Irish 2,000 Guineas), Treasure Beach (Irish Derby), Misty For Me(Irish 1,000 Guineas), Golden Lilac (French 1,000 Guineas, French Oaks), Soldier Of Fortune (Irish Derby), Order Of St George (Irish St Leger), Cape Blanco (Irish Derby), Sixties Icon (St Leger), Nightime (1,000 Guineas) and New Approach (Derby).
“Galileo is truly a phenomenon, a ruler of the world himself and universally acknowledged as the best sire on the planet“. Tony Morris, Racing Post 6/6/13

Galileo has well and truly established himself as the pre-eminent sire in the world. He has produced at least two Gr.1 winners and at least one Classic winner in each of his first 11 crops to race, and his 12th crop has already yielded three Gr.1-winning two-year-olds. He has been the champion sire in Europe for the past seven seasons, with his most successful crop to date being the one born in 2008. This group included nine individual winners at the highest level (five of which won Classics), headed by FRANKEL.
As a Derby-winning son of the legendary Sadler’s Wells and the Arc de Triomphe winner Urban Sea, Galileo had all of the elements to succeed. Since retiring to stud, his pedigree has received a major boost through the exploits of three Gr.1-winning full/half-siblings, most notably the truly outstanding racehorse and highly promising young sire Sea The Stars.
Galileo is already making a name for himself as a sire of sires with the number of his sons having produced Group winners fast approaching double figures. Two of these, the Dewhurst winners New Approach and Teofilo, both got off to the best possible start by siring two-year-old Gr.1 winners and Classic winners in their first crops. Galileo’s other Dewhurst winner to have runners is none other than FRANKEL– who has also been represented by aGr.1 winning two-year-old in his first crop – hopes are high that a Classic winner will follow.
Lets take a look at some of his son’s at stud










As with most staying sires he throws a myriad of types with Frankel and Gleneagles, being quite similar, as the stand outs IMO. I have a theory – earlier breeding with Galileo was totally focused on breeding classic winners (Derby/Arc mile and a half horses). More recently there has been a slight sea change with Frankel in point, if you look at his dam Kind, more of a robust sprinter miler in type, and look at the results. Gleneagles the same.We may now see the final piece in the puzzle, Galileo producing a champion sire. The Galileo story continues.



Juddmonte have had three broodmares who produced three Group winners from their first three foals – the first two to achieve the feat were Hasili and Toussaud. Not only did these mares go on to be awarded Broodmare Of The Year – they have also had stallion sons who sired Gr.1 winners (DANSILI, CACIQUE and CHAMPS ELYSEES for Hasili; EMPIRE MAKER and CHESTER HOUSE for Toussaud). The third mare is Kind – the dam of FRANKEL.

Kind’s first foal was the Sadler’s Wells colt Bullet Train, winner of the Lingfield Derby Trial Gr.3 but more famously known as the pacemaker for FRANKEL. Bullet Train has retired to stud in Kentucky – as has Noble Mission, who memorably became a triple Gr.1 winner in 2014. Kind’s fourth son to stand at stud is the OASIS DREAM colt Morpheus. Kind’s only filly to date is the dual Listed winner and multiple Group placed Joyeuse – who retired to stud in 2015 and has since produced a Shamardal filly as her first foal. Kind was a very talented sprinter who liked to race prominently. A six-time winner, including twice in Listed company, her speed could have been predicted from her strong physique but arguably not from her pedigree. Although she is by Danehill, her dam Rainbow Lake won the Lancashire Oaks over a mile and a half. A daughter of RAINBOW QUEST, Rainbow Lake had already produced the dual Gr.1 winner Powerscourt the year before Kind was born, and subsequently the Group winners Last Train and Riposte. Rainbow Lake’s dam Rockfest was introduced into the Juddmonte broodmare band in 1983 – 30 years prior to FRANKEL, a third generation homebred, embarking on his own stud career. 

WOT WAS I THINKING – colt bred from a G3winning mare, G3winnier 6F Turf (DS Ad Valorem, Danzig/Northern Dancer line) x DDS Kingmambo, Mr Prospector line)
EQUINE ROYALTY – filly bred from a HOF G1 winning mare (G1winnier 10F Dirt) (DS Kingmambo, Mr Prospector line) x DDS Storm Cat, Northern Dancer line)

EL GRAN HAACK – colt bred from an Award winning, G1winning he-mare, G1 winnier 9F Dirt & G2 winner 8-8.5F Turf (DS Seeking The Gold, Mr Prospector line) x DDS Nijinsky2nd , Northern Dancer line)
FRANJOLA – colt bred from an Allowance winning mare (9wins on dirt), G1 winnier 9F Turf (DS Sebring, Hail To Reason line) x DDS Kingmambo, Mr Prospector line)

DEVIL’S DRAGON – filly bred from a Stakes placed, Allowance winning mare, G1winnier 12F Turf (DS Sea The Stars, Danzig/Northern Dancer line) x (DDS Kingmambo, Mr Prospector line)
THE AWAY TEAM – colt bred from a G2 winning mare (14 wins on dirt), G1winnier 7F Dirt & G1 winner 8F Turf ((DS Seeking The Gold, Mr Prospector line) x DDS Northern Dancer)

OUTBACK NORWOOD – scratch bred, G1winner 12F Turf (DS Monsun, Tamerlane line) x DDS Dynaformer, Roberto/Hail To Reason line)

Side Note – In the Sim one of the peculiarities we have is the ability to breed to turf/dirt runners at the push of a button, hence the the offspring preferences may skew 1 way or another, we all know you should try all runners on both surfaces before giving up on them. Please don’t be offended Waremblem and good luck mate.

Recommendations – Easy, put the best to the best and hope for the best.





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b. 1982

Being a son of Sadler’s Wells is a great advertisement for your DS, a high quality racer, great looks, very stout pedigree and cheap, giddey up.


Sadler’s Wells was bred in the United States but raced in Europe, winning the 1984 Irish 2000 Guineas, Eclipse Stakes andPhoenix Champion Stakes. He also finished second in the Prix du Jockey Club and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. He was named the champion miler in France, and was rated sixth overall in the International Classification for 1984.
Despite his success as a runner, it is as a sire that Sadler’s Wells is best known. He was the leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland a record-setting 14 times, including 13 titles in a row. At the time of his death, he had sired 323 stakes winners — only Danehill sired more. Sadler’s Wells was also a notable sire of sires, including Galileo and Montjeu in Europe, and El Prado in the United States. He helped reverse a trend from the middle of the twentieth century where many of Europe’s most successful racehorses were exported to stand in the United States and later Japan.
Sadler’s Wells was originally considered a disappointment as a sire of sires, despite some early success by In the Wings in particular. (we have heard this statement before)
This assessment was decisively overturned by the performance of several sons from his later crops. Sadler’s Wells eventually sired 32 sons who themselves sired at least one group I or grade I winner, with 10 of them becoming the leading sire in nine different countries. Most notably, Galileo became the leading sire in Great Britain and Ireland in 2008, then won six titles in succession from 2010 to 2015. Montjeu was the leading sire in France for 2005, El Prado became Leading sire in North America in 2002, Fort Wood was a leading sire in South Africa, Opera House achieved success in Japan and High Chaparral became a notable sire in New Zealand and Australia.
His sons have already produced important sires themselves, ensuring Sadler’s Wells legacy will continue for years to come. Galileo’s sire sons include Teofilo and New Approach, Montjeu sired Motivator(whose most notable progeny is Treve), and El Prado sired Medaglia d’Oro (sire of American Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra) and Kitten’s Joy, who was the leading sire in North America in 2013.



HIGH CHAPARRAL is out of a mare by DARSHAAN
Trained by Alain de Royer-Dupré, Darshaan was ridden by Yves Saint-Martin in all his races. As a two-year-old in 1983, he won the Group 1 Critérium de Saint-Cloud, setting a race record time of 2:07.40 for 2,000 metres that still stood going into 2010. At age three, Darshaan won the Prix Hocquart, Prix Greffulhe, and the French Classic, the Prix du Jockey Club. In the International Classification for 1984, he was the highest rated French-trained three-year-old, and the third highest-rated three-year-old in Europe behind El Gran Senor and Chief Singer.
Darshaan was an outstanding sire who stood at stud at the Aga Khan’s Gilltown Stud farm, in County Kildare, Ireland. In 1999, he was described as the foremost active broodmare sire in Europe. His 2000 fee was Ir pounds 50,000. The leading sire in France in 2003, among his progeny were:
Hellenic (b. 1987) – won G1 Yorkshire Oaks
Kotashaan (b. 1988) – winner of five Group 1 races in the United States including the Breeders’ Cup Turf and San Juan Capistrano Handicap
Key Change (b. 1993) – won G1 Yorkshire Oaks
Mark of Esteem (b. 1993) – won the British Classic 2,000 Guineas Stakes, and G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
Mutamam (b. 1995) – won G1 Canadian International
Cerulean Sky (b. 1996) – won G1 Prix Saint-Alary
Dilshaan (b. 1998) – won G1 Racing Post Trophy
Olden Times (b. 1998) – won G1 Prix Jean Prat
Dalakhani (b. 2000) – the 2003 European Horse of the Year. Wins included the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
Mezzo Soprano (b. 2000) – won G1 Prix Vermeille
Necklace (b. 2001) – won G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes

Darshaan daughters made him the leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland in 2002. He was the dam sire of Group 1 winners:
Ebadiyla (b. 1994) – winner of the 1997 Prix Royal-Oak and Irish Oaks
Zainta (b. 1995), winner of the French Classic, Prix de Diane (1998)
Enzeli (b. 1995), winner of the 1999 Ascot Gold Cup
Sendawar (b. 1996), winner of the 1999 Poule d’Essai des Poulains
Edabiya (b. 1996), won the 1998 Moyglare Stud Stakes
Marienbard (b. 1997) – won Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
High Chaparral (b. 1999) – won Epsom Derby(2002), Irish Derby Stakes (2002), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2002, 2003)
Islington (b. 1999) – won Nassau Stakes (2002), Yorkshire Oaks (2002, 2002), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003)
Alexander Goldrun (b.2001) – won Prix de l’Opera (2004), Hong Kong Cup (2004), Pretty Polly Stakes (2004, 2005), Nassau Stakes(2005)
Darsi (b. 2003), winner of the 2006 Prix du Jockey Club;
Sarafina (b. 2007), winner of 2011 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, 2010 Prix de Diane, 2010 Prix Saint-Alary ;
Al Kazeem (b. 2008), winner of the 2013 Prince of Wales’s Stakes;
Estimate (b. 2009), winner of the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup;
Ridasiyna (b. 2009), winner of the 2012 Prix de l’Opera Longines
In 2000, Darshaan underwent an emergency operation for colic. At age twenty, he died at Gilltown Stud on 21 May 2001.

HIGH CHAPARRAL was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from September 2001 to October 2003, he ran 13 times and won 10 races. His win in the Racing Post Trophy made him one of the highest-rated two-year-olds of 2001. In 2002, he defeated Hawk Wing in the Epsom Derby and won the Breeders’ Cup Turf. At four, he defeated Falbrav and Alamshar in the Irish Champion Stakes and won a second Breeders’ Cup Turf.
High Chaparral was voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Male Turf Horse in both 2002 and 2003. In 2001, he was rated the seventh-best two-year-old in Europe, nine pounds below the champion Johannesburg. A year later, he was rated the second-best racehorse in the world, two pounds behind Rock of Gibraltar. In 2003, High Chaparral was rated the equal-fourth-best horse in the world by the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities.

RACING CAREER – Major wins
Racing Post Trophy (2001)
Ballysax Stakes (2002)
Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2002)
Epsom Derby (2002)
Irish Derby Stakes (2002)
Breeders’ Cup Turf (2002, 2003)
Royal Whip Stakes (2003)
Irish Champion Stakes (2003)
$5,391,888 in earnings

During the 2005 Northern Hemisphere winter, High Chaparral was a shuttle stallion at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand. In 2006, he stood at Coolmore Stud, Fethard, South Tipperary, for a service fee of €25,000.
His first New Zealand crop includes 2009 and 2010 Cox Plate winner So You Think, 2009 Victoria Derby and Spring Champion Stakes winner Monaco Consul, 2010 Randwick Guineas, the Australian Derby winner Shoot Out, and 2010 Caulfield Cup winner Descarado.
During the 2010 Australian stud season, High Chaparral stood for A$88,000 at Coolmore Stud near Jerrys Plains, New South Wales, in Australia after Coolmore retained Montjeu in Ireland.
High Chaparral died on 21 December 2014, with Coolmore announcing: “High Chaparral has been euthanised at Fethard Equine Hospital during exploratory colic surgery due to a perforated intestine

Has enjoyed good success in the Sim as a sire and showing great promise as a DS, excellent value IMO for your distance types. Just grabbed a share for 243 creds, been watching him for a couple of weeks, looks like his bottom price, give him a try. He was out of sight out of mind for me but my good friend Pete (Trotter) has a very promising galloper with him as DS which I came across. Pete is an astute breeder and trainer so that will do me and I have just the sire in mind for next year, if I can hold off, lol.

Recommendations – Should work with most pedigrees, Norther Dancer and Special duplications are recommended. Deep Impact has worked very well, I like the idea of adding some Danehill or Cape Cross blood, Golden Horn comes to mind. Mr Prospector free so I would consider sires with him in the pedigree. A horse like Point Of Entry looks interesting.







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Although Blushing Groom met with considerable success in racing, he became an even greater as a sire. He was sent to stand at stud at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, where he sired winners at major tracks in Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong. Like his sire Red God, Blushing Groom had been a champion miler but many of his offspring are renowned for their stamina and have been able to win consistently at longer distances.
Blushing Groom has sired 92 stakes winners. Some of his notable progeny includes:
Arazi - won three GI races in France in 1991 plus the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, voted 1991 European Horse of the Year and United States Champion 2-Year-Old Colt
Baillamont - won Prix Jean Prat, Prix Ganay, Prix d’Ispahan
Blush With Pride - won the Kentucky Oaks
Blushing John - won Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Hollywood Gold Cup, 1989 U.S. Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Horse
Candy Stripes - sire of 2005 American Champion Male Turf Horse, Leroidesanimaux, and 2006 American Horse of the Year, Invasor
Crystal Glitters - won Prix d’Ispahan (1983 & 1984)
Gold Splash - won Coronation Stakes, Prix Marcel Boussac
Groom Dancer - won Prix Lupin, sired Groom Tesse, Egerton
Nashwan - in 1989 won 2,000 Guineas, Eclipse Stakes, Epsom Derby, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, sire of Bago, Swain
Nassipour - won Canadian International Stakes, sired Let’s Elope, Tie the Knot
Rahy - sire of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Serena’s Song, 2001 European Horse of the Year, Fantastic Light, Mariah’s Storm,Noverre, Champion 3 yr old in England, and Dreaming of Anna, 2006 U.S. 2-Year-Old Champion Filly & Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillieswinner
Rainbow Quest - won Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Coronation Cup, the Leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland in 2003 & 2004
Runaway Groom - Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
Sky Beauty - 1993 United States’ Filly Triple Crown winner voted 1994 Champion Older Female
Snow Bride - won Epsom Oaks
Among others, Blushing Groom is the grandsire of Tawrrific, Let’s Elope, Cherokee Run, Silic, Subordination, Congaree, Leroidesanimaux, Tie the Knot, Swain, Dreaming of Anna, Bago, Wekiva Springs, multiple European Champion March Groom and 2006 World Champion, Invasor. He is also the damsire of Awesome Again, Kahyasi, Lammtarra, Mayano Top Gun, 2000 Japanese Horse of the Year T M Opera O, and Goldikova.
Blushing Groom died in 1992 and is buried at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was an American-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred  racehorse/sire and Champion broodmare sire.
Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions Stakes(1983)
Great Voltigeur Stakes (1984)
Clive Graham Stakes (1985)
Coronation Cup (1985)
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1985)

Rainbow Quest had good success as a sire but was the Leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland in 2003 and 2004. Among his daughters’ top runners were:
Rebelline (b. 1998) – won G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup
Marotta (b. 1999) – won G1 Prix Saint-Alary
Rakti (b. 1999) – won G1s: Derby Italiano, Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Champion Stakes, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Lockinge Stakes
Kris Kin (b. 2000) – won Epsom Derby
Powerscourt (b. 2000) – won G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, Arlington Million
North Light (b. 2001) – won Epsom Derby
Footstepsinthesand (b. 2002) – won 2,000 Guineas Stakes
Look Here (b. 2005) – won Epsom Oaks
Elusive Wave (b. 2006) – won G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches
Auroras Encore (b. 2002)- won Grand National

IN THE SIM - Has also enjoyed good success in the Sim world on all platforms

Recommendations – He can still be used as DS but he has gone a bit quiet so I prefer to use him as DDS these days. Turf pedigrees generally and works with just about anything, another value player in our quest for quality runners. Remember this horse has produced 2 HOF horses.

That concludes the series for now, I hope you found it informative and useful, I have a couple of other projects in mind you may enjoy, until then good luck to all. Remember this is not an exact science, anything can happen and usually does so your opinions are respected. As like mine they are opinions and we continue to learn. As Bart Cummings once said, when you stop learning it is time to give it away.



gcliffo (Greg)

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  7 Responses to “SIRES, DAM SIRES and DAM’S DAM SIRES (Part 9)”

  1. Thanks, Gregg. You`ve done a lot for this game

  2. Greg, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series!! Would be happy to read more if you ever want to come back to it

    • Thanks Eddie, I most likely will continue next year when the new sires come out and more performance is revealed or some interesting horses come to mind.

  3. Great read Greg.

  4. My comments remain. Frankel does not even have a G2 winner. Sorry, he has one, a 6f 2yo sprinter. I have already said the G1 win in Japan is equivalent to a G3 elsewhere. With so many other Second Crop sires who got far less quality mares I am actually shocked Frankel doesn’t have a G1 winner yet. A real negative.

    I said all I have to say about Turf Sires getting G1 dirt winners in this week’s Look of Eagles. If you want to hear it again, Frankel winning 1/3 of the American Triple Crown Colt/Fillies series is a disgrace and a slap in the face to all fans of dirt racing. Is Rags to Riches a top dirt filly? Let’s look how her pairings with Galileo have gone…

    Rich and Righteous 1/18
    Rather Special unraced
    Never so Few unraced
    Rhett Butler 5/14 with some success in Hungary and India

    Coolmore sure is trying (and failing) to get a Galileo dirt runner. Euro sires cannot get dirt G1 winners. If they could – they would. We have 3 MAJOR races now with dizzying purses on the dirt. Dubai World Cup, Pegasus Cup and BC Classic. Those purses total what? $30 million? So what, the Euro horse owners don’t like money? If those sires could get dirt winners they would be entering (and winning) these races. Now yes, the purse money has just recently exploded but in the next 5 years we should really see whether or not these international sires have any shot to win these pay days. The SIM should not be giving these stallion the benefit of the doubt when we have no evidence to suggest it is possible.

    Back to Frankel – all these ‘black type’ numbers people like citing are a glamour. His runners have won third tier stakes. Let’s look at them:

    Cracksman actually hasn’t won a stakes so we aren’t going to include him. There is 2/9 Cunco who won a G3. 2/4 Eminent who won a G3. 2/5 Fair Eva won a G3. 3/9 Frankuus won a G3. Mi Suerte 2/2 won a G3 in Japan (another Japanese horse who looks like they will win vs weak competition.) 2/3 Mori won a listed stakes. 3/7 G2 winning sprinter Queen Kindly. 3/4 Toulifaut G3 winner (she got hurt). Then there is Soul Stirring. So Frankel doesn’t have an actual star in his entire first crop. You want to cite some Japanese filly fine, but look what happened to Duramente when he faced Euro horses in Dubai. He got crushed. Those are FACTS. Those are his black type winners. I wouldn’t take a single one of them over Churchill. Heck I wouldn’t take ALL of them over Churchill. Based on his absurdly high first year rating in the SIM and his lackluster performance in getting top graded level horses I would have actually NERFED Frankel this year. He is certainly deserving a nerf next year if he does not product a major Euro G1 winner this season.

    Will Frankel sire G1 winners? Of course. He is getting too many high end mares not to. I think his stud career will be much like that of Bernardini, able to get the occasional G1 winning horses but is constantly dragging his mares down. I am 97.6% positive he will never sire a G1 winner on the dirt though.

    • Fair enough War, you are entitled to your opinion but I find it interesting in you analysis of Rags To Riches you omitted (Opulence (foaled March 9, 2009), chestnut mare sired by Giant’s Causeway. Opulence did not race. She is a broodmare in Kentucky with a 2015 Shanghai Bobby colt and a 2016 Verrazano colt. Her 2014 Stay Thirsty colt died before turning a year old.) Seems the mare left it all on the track. I applaud those with guts to put Frankel to dirt mares, well done. One thing I have learn’t, never knock a champion.

      • It very well might be that RtR left it all on the track but I find it annoying that Coolmore has used her as something of a test subject. With 4 breedings to Galileo and one to Henrythenavigator that’s a lot of speculation. Now I think she did get Uncle Mo last year so we’ll see how it plays out with actual dirt sires. One thing you can say is that she produces live foals year after year.

        I don’t really think any SIM breeder is taking a risk sending Frankel to a dirt mare. First, in most cases they tried turf first so they were clearly thinking/hoping for a turf horse merely using the G1 prospects or some cases proven track record of said mare. It was the SIM that then more or less bailed out the breeding by allowing the offspring to be a monster on the dirt when turf failed. Second, Frankel is already one of the best sires in the SIM. What risk is there in using one of the 5 best sires? Sure the standard risk we all face in that 75% of our horses will be bad (when using top sires) but nothing beyond that.

        Finally, I might very well be wrong and Frankel could turn into a great sire. Of course that is possible. I have never said great sires should not be rated highly. I have strongly advocated for Galileo to be much better in the SIM. But why can’t we wait and see? Why does Frankel automatically get elevated and boosted when these things have not been proven on the track? Especially when we don’t see G1 winners? And of course why is Frankel able to get dirt G1 winners before actual dirt sires. Second year sires Bodemeister, Union Rags and Maclean’s Music all have G1 winners. Now of course getting a G1 winner isn’t everything but these aren’t exactly poor pedigree horses! Bodemeister does not have a G1 (or G2) winner in 479 horses. Union Rags has one (though only 4 overall) in 471 horses. I struggle to understand why it is near impossible for dirt stallions to win a G1 in the SIM and Frankel churns out G1 dirt winners as a fall back option. It is a question of fairness, and in a game with rules, it is not fair to all the successful dirt stallions out there who have bottom of the barrel ratings.