CHAMPION FRESHMAN SIRE 2016
Sire of 1 Gr1 and Gr2 winner from his first crop
Record-breaking Freshman Sire in the sales ring 2015: top price R1.7m
WON 6 RACES from 2 to 3 years from 1000m to 1600m – a true sprinter miler
Won his first 4 starts as a two year old incl the Somerset Plate (L) and was Gr1 placed twice at 2.
He is the first 3yo in 42 years to win the Gr1 Queen’s Plate beating 2012 Horse of the Year Variety Club
He is an exceptionally good looking colt
His sire More Than Ready (USA) – Sire of 2010 Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf winner, Pluck (out of a Fort Wood mare) produced his 100th stake winner and has close to 900 winners of over $85m and 3 champions and 3 Breeders Cup winners in 2010 and 2011 alone
This Hail to Reason sire line has been highly successful in SA most recently, Al Mufti and Captain Al.
His two time winning dam, Yes She Can Cancan (AUS), has 100% winners – 3 to race, 3 winners – 2x Gr1 winners and the other stakes placed.
Damsire Canny Lad (Star Kingdom line) is a Champion 2yo and Gr1 Golden Slipper winner – the world’s richest race for 2yos. Canny Lad sired 52 stakes winners incl 21 Gr1 horses and is the damsire of multiple Gr1 winners.
First season at stud in 2012
|in South Africa: 6 WINS, R1,350,530 in stakes, 1000-1600m, placed 4 times from 13 starts
Merit rated 117 at 3 (Highest weighted 3yo in May 2012).
4 WINS, 2 PLACES INCL:
WON Betting World 1200 (L)
3rd GR1 Premier’s Champion Stakes
4th GR1 Golden Horseshoe
2 WINS, 4 PLACES INCL:
WON Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate WFA (2012)
3rd GR1 J&B Metropolitan Hcp
4th GR1 Cape Guineas
2nd GR2 Kenilworth Selangor Cup
2nd GR3 Cape Classic
MORE THAN READY 7 wins - 5 at 2 - to 1400m, US$636,229, including Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Hutcheson S., Gr.2, Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.2, Belmont Tremont S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs WHAS-11 S., L, Belmont Flash S., L, 2d Belmont Vosburgh S., Gr.1, Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.2, Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, 3d Belmont Futurity S., Gr.1, 4th Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, Aqueduct Cigar Mile H., Gr.1, Monmouth Haskell Invitational H., Gr.1.
He entered stud in USA in 2001. He entered stud in Aust. in 2001. Champion USA Sire of 2YOs in 2010. Champion Aust. Sire of 2YOs in 2007-08, 2008-09. Second on Aust. Sire List in 2007-08. Third on Aust. Sire List (AEI) in 2007-08. Sire of 1276 progeny to race, 911 winners (71.0%), earnings of over $100 million, 100+ stakes winners, 84 stakes placed horses. Sire of 13 Champions, 3 Champion 2yo's.
|Notable Progeny Includes|
|Name||Sex||Sire of Dam||Sire of 2nd Dam||Race record|
|More Joyous||f||Sunday Silence||Danehill||Gr1 x8, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 x9, Gr3, L x2, L pl.
Champion Older Horse
|Sebring||c||Flying Spur||Luskin Star||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl, L x2. Champion 2yo colt|
|Phelan Ready||c||Belvic||At Talaq||Gr1, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3 pl x3, L, L pl x10.
Champion 2yo colt
|Verrazano||c||Giant's Causeway||Mr Prospector||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x4, Gr2, Gr3|
|Samaready||f||Secret Savings||Touching Wood||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr3 x2, L pl|
|Room Service||f||Old Trieste||Gate Dancer||Gr1 x2, Gr3, L pl|
|Forbidden Prince||g||Sunny Clime||Fool's Paint||Gr1 x2. Champion 2yo colt|
|GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT||C||CANNY LAD||MARAUDING||Gr1, Gr1 pl x4, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L.
Sire. Cape Champion Juvenile Male
|An Serafini||c||Giant's Causeway||Turkoman||Gr1, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl. Champion 2yo colt|
|Perfectly Ready||c||Danehill||Balmerino||Gr1, Gr1 pl x3, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|More Than Sacred||f||Danehill||Caerleon||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Buster's Ready||f||Honour And Glory||Quiet American||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, L pl|
|Regally Ready||g||King Of Kings||Nureyev||Gr1, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x3, L x5, L pl x3|
|Carry On Cutie||f||Conquistarose||Alleged||Gr1, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3|
|Benicio||c||Danehill||Marscay||Gr1, Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Dreamaway||f||Danehill||Sir Tristram||Gr1, Gr3 x2, L x2, L pl x3|
|Daredevil||c||Forty Niner||Sunny's Halo||Gr1|
|Hungry Island||f||A.P. Indy||Mr Prospector||Gr1 pl x4, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl x4, Gr3 pl, L|
|Ready's Echo||c||Kingmambo||Spectacular Bid||Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x3|
|More Strawberries||f||Strawberry Road||Mr Prospector||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl, L x2, L pl|
|Fritz's Princess||f||Canny Lad||Red Anchor||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3 pl, L pl x5|
|Elite Falls||f||Danehill||Sir Tristram||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Run For Naara||f||Kris S||Wig Out||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl x2, L|
|Knoydart||g||Arena||Archregent||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L x2,|
|Better Be The One||g||Snippets||Damascus||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, L, L pl|
|More Than Real||f||Dehere||Bold Ruckus||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Ready's Gal||f||Nasty And Bold||Search For Gold||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 x3, L, L pl|
|Ready To Please||f||Pine Bluff||Nasty And Bold||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2|
|Ready's Image||c||Clever Trick||Wavering Monarch||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 pl, L x2|
|Ashokan||c||Flying Spur||Zabeel||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2|
|Traffic Guard||c||Zafonic||Golden Fleece||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x6, L, L pl x6|
|Mata Keranjang||g||Salt Lake||Miswaki||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x3, L pl x3|
|Deloraine||f||Danzig||Sir Ivor||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Better Than Ready||c||Agnes World||Keltrice||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, L x4, L pl|
|Stopshoppingmaria||f||Spend A Buck||Exclusive Native||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, L, L pl|
|Augusta Proud||f||Langfuhr||Cryptoclearance||Gr1 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2, L x3, L pl x5|
|Readytogorightnow||g||Hurricane Sky||Mighty Kingdom||Gr1 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Yallingup||g||Maizcay||Dahar||Gr1 pl, Gr3|
|Grace And Power||f||Defensive Play||Little Current||Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x3|
|Raceway||g||Flying Spur||Luskin Star||Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl, L|
|Huegill||c||National Assembly||Averof||Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Saucey Evening||f||General Meeting||Smarten||Gr1 pl, L x3, L pl x5|
|Ready As||c||Solitary Hail||Sir Dane||Gr1 pl, L pl|
|Banaadeer||c||Redoute's Choice||Last Tycoon||Gr1 pl|
|Dixie Ready||f||Dixieland Band||Spectacular Bid||Gr2, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L|
|Mary's Follies||f||Miswaki||Wavering Monarch||Gr2, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Pluck||c||Fort Wood||Bush Telegraph||Gr2, Gr3, L pl|
|Brightexpectations||c||Unbridled's Song||Danehill||Gr2, Gr3 pl x3|
|Ready To Act||f||Mizzen Mast||Homme De Loi||Gr2, L, L pl|
|Olonana||f||Myocard||Marscay||Gr2, L pl|
|Ready To Rip||g||Danehill||Shining Finish||Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, L x2, L pl x5|
|Custom For Carlos||c||Meadowlake||Seattle Slew||Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 x3, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl|
|Magic Broomstick||f||Broad Brush||Deputy Minister||Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, L x2, L pl x2|
|More Than Great||c||Luskin Star||Better Boy||Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl, L|
|Facinatin' Rhythm||f||Green Alligator||Caveat||Gr2 pl x2, L x3, L pl x9|
|More Than Lucky||f||Centro||Sound Reason||Gr2 pl x2, L|
|Pianist||f||Red Ransom||Nureyev||Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl x2|
|Mahisara||c||Danehill||Last Tycoon||Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x4|
|La Chunga||f||Wavering Monarch||Raise A Bid||Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl|
|Ready To Lift||f||Crested Wave||Sovereign Edition||Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, L x3, L pl|
|Moreish||f||Danehill||Weasel Clause||Gr2 pl, Gr3, L x2|
|Love of Dubai||f||Prospect Bay||Diamonds Are Trump||Gr2 pl, Gr3, L pl x2|
|Major Gain||c||Old Trieste||Gate Dancer||Gr2 pl, Gr3, L pl|
|Dalwari||c||Kalanisi||Miswaki||Gr2 pl, Gr3|
|Infinite Magic||c||Danehill Dancer||Affirmed||Gr2 pl, Gr3|
|Vivi Veloce||f||Royal Academy||Southern Appeal||Gr2 pl, Gr3|
|More Than Regal||c||Interprete||Cipayo||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x3, L x4, L pl x4|
|Ready For Fortune||f||Fortunate Prospect||Caller I D||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl x3|
|Promise Me More||f||Broken Vow||Alysheba||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x4|
|In The Slips||f||Cozzene||Alleged||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x2|
|A Little Bit Sassy||f||Lemon Drop Kid||Manado||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Get Ready Bertie||f||De Niro||Topsider||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Dan And Sheila||c||Not For Love||Hagley||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Ready Signal||f||Marlin||Jade Hunter||Gr2 pl, L x2, L pl|
|Sir Hallowell||g||Hennessy||Imposing||Gr2 pl, L pl x6|
|Blizzardly||f||Marscay||Noalcoholic||Gr2 pl, L, L pl x2|
|Proliferate||c||Flying Spur||Bletchingly||Gr2 pl, L, L pl|
|Major Conquest||f||Rock Of Gibraltar||Pleasant Tap||Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Heart of Paradise||f||Speightstown||Megaturn||Gr2 pl, L pl|
|All In Blue||c||Buddha||No Robbery||Gr2 pl|
|Cleveland Sound||c||Horse Chestnut||Deputy Minister||Gr2 pl|
|Galientos||c||Indian Charlie||Carson City||Gr2 pl|
|Kimberly Jean||f||Unbridled's Song||Danzig||Gr2 pl|
|Montana Sunset||f||Bluebird||Biscay||Gr2 pl|
|Rush Rush||g||Dixieland Band||Secretariat||Gr2 pl|
|More Than A Reason||c||Sabona||Naskra||Gr3, Gr3 pl x3, L pl x7|
|Patronyme||f||Zeditave||Marauding||Gr3, L, L pl x2|
|Teasing||f||Switch In Time||The Toddler||Gr3, L pl x3|
|Caminadora||f||Storm Boot||Kingmambo||Gr3, L pl x2|
|More Than Love||f||Zafonic||Rahy||Gr3, L pl|
|Romantic Moon||f||Danehill||Bletchingly||Gr3, L pl|
|War||c||Zabeel||Danehill||Gr3, L pl|
|Tonz More Fun||g||Kaapstad||Vice Regal||Gr3|
|Uptown Bertie||f||De Niro||Topsider||Gr3|
|More Than Promised||f||Blushing John||Nonoalco||Gr3 pl x2, L x4, L pl x4|
|Audacious Chloe||f||Manila||Fappiano||Gr3 pl x2, L x4, L pl x3|
|Legislature||f||Conquistarose||Alleged||Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Gold Lotus||g||Miswaki||Secretariat||Gr3 pl x2|
|Ready For Spring||c||Miswaki||Secretariat||Gr3 pl x2|
|More Moonlight||f||Broad Brush||Raja Baba||Gr3 pl, L x5, L pl x3|
|R Loyal Man||c||Wild Gale||Skip Trial||Gr3 pl, L x2, L pl x3|
|About Ready||f||Alquoz||Showdown||Gr3 pl, L x2, L pl|
|Ruff And Ready||g||Notebook||Roi Dagobert||Gr3 pl, L, L pl x3|
|Come Fly With Me||f||Full And By||Balmerino||Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Al Aneed||c||Danehill||Artaius||Gr3 pl, L|
|Ideal Image||f||Bluebird||Superbity||Gr3 pl, L|
|Nucifera||c||Kingmambo||Sadler's Wells||Gr3 pl, L|
|Partisan Politics||f||Dynaformer||Mister Baileys||Gr3 pl, L|
|Readyor||f||Danehill||Marscay||Gr3 pl, L|
|Rash Promise||f||Centaine||Marscay||Gr3 pl, L pl x5|
|Dark Miss||f||Marscay||Storm Bird||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Half Sister||f||Woodman||Viceregal||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Power To Win||g||Royal Academy||Roman Prince||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Rafferty||g||Marscay||Sir Tristram||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Ready When You Are||c||Zadkine||Typhoon||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Readyforcatherine||f||Kingmambo||Dayjur||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Rose Darmore||f||Danehill||Marscay||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Sandi's Ready||f||Mr Greeley||Mari's Book||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Altesino||f||Marauding||Crowned Prince||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Attendant||g||Kingmambo||Pleasant Colony||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Feels Like Home||f||Danehill Dancer||Crafty Prospector||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|La Campanella||f||At Talaq||Western Symphony||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Manahara||c||Gulch||Roberto||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Action Ready||c||Wild Again||Chief's Crown||Gr3 pl|
|Beatmore||g||Grand Lodge||Archregent||Gr3 pl|
|Howgoodisthat||g||Grand Lodge||Bluebird||Gr3 pl|
|Hype||g||West By West||The Minstrel||Gr3 pl|
|Lockroy||c||Success Express||Covetous||Gr3 pl|
|Morethanaprincess||f||Hagley||Dancing Count||Gr3 pl|
|Quick Notice||f||Dehere||Northern Prospect||Gr3 pl|
|Ready For Success||g||Jugah||Shy Rambler||Gr3 pl|
|Relatively Ready||c||Parade Marshal||Cipayo||Gr3 pl|
|Renaissance Art||c||Siphon||Cherokee Colony||Gr3 pl|
|Rio Machangara||c||Formal Gold||Gate Dancer||Gr3 pl|
|So Decisive||g||Straight Strike||Bletchingly||Gr3 pl|
|Southern Girl||f||Redoute's Choice||Zeditave||Gr3 pl|
|Strike The Note||c||Mozart||Blushing John||Gr3 pl|
|Sumarand||c||Grand Lodge||Marauding||Gr3 pl|
|Tammy The Torpedo||f||War Chant||Seeking The Gold||Gr3 pl|
|Zindaya||f||Kris S||Quiet American||Gr3 pl|
|More than Ready||Southern Halo||Halo||Hail To Reason - Turn-To|
|Cosmah - Cosmic Bomb|
|Northern Sea||Northern Dancer - Nearctic|
|Sea Saga - Sea-Bird|
|Woodman's Girl||Woodman||Mr. Prospector - Raise A Native|
|Playmate - Buckpasser|
|Becky Be Good||Naskra - Nasram|
|Good Landing - First Landing|
|Yes She Can Cancan||Canny Lad||Bletchingly||Biscay - Star Kingdom|
|Coogee - Relic|
|Jesmond Lass||Lunchtime - Silly Season|
|Beautiful Dreamer - Coeur Volant|
|Dove Vai||Marauding||Sir Tristram - Sir Ivor|
|Biscalowe - Biscay|
|Benbara Queen||Red Anchor - Sea Anchor|
|Lunar Sky - Kaoru Star|
Yes She Can Cancan (99f Canny Lad): 2 wins at 2, SAJC Holiday Inn 2yo P., AJC Warren Saunders 2yo H., 4th AJC Light Fingers S., Gr2. Dam of four named foals three to race, all winners, incl:
GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (08c More Than Ready): - Gr1 winning millionaire - subject stallion
OFCOURSEICAN (06f Mossman): 8 wins, 1000-1500m, Gr1 Coolmore Classic, Gr2 Liverpool City Cup,
Wenona Girl Hcp-(L); 3rd Gr1 All Aged S., Gr3 Golden Pendant
La Goulue (02f Danehill Dancer): 4 wins, 1000-1200m; 3rd WH Wylie Hcp, L
Dove Vai (93f Marauding): winner, 1200m; 2nd QTC Princess Teresina H., 3rd QTC Maybe Lad 2yo H., half-sister to CLASSIC BENBARA, PRINCESS BENBARA, dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, all winners, incl.:
Yes She Can Cancan (99f Canny Lad): 2 wins – see above
Stepping (00f Dodge): 4 wins in AUS, $104,929, 1000-1200m, producer
Satnav (03f Canny Lad): 2 wins, at 2 & 3 in AUS, 1100-1500m, producer
Winds Me Up (AUS) (g. by Stromberg Carlson) winner at 3 in AUS
Reannag (02f Canny Lad): winner at 2 in AUS, 1050m; dam of
Fleet Riane (07f Barely A Moment): 2 wins, 1250-1400m
Benbara Queen (86f Red Anchor): 7 wins, 2 at 2yrs, 1000-1600m, $175,325, VATC Mortein H., Starlet H., Rivette H., Kambrook Quality S., Wenona Girl Quality S., Quezette H., William Pearson H., 2nd Geelong RC Oaks Trial S., L; 3rd Honda Prelude Hcp, L, Oaks Trial S., L; 4th Gr1 VATC One Thousand Guineas; dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, all winners, incl.:
Dove Vai (93f Marauding): won – see above
CLASSIC BENBARA (97c Fraar): 18 wins, 1400-3300m, $745,395, Werribee Cup, L, MRC Le Pine Funeral Services H., VATC Inormation & Technology P., Brian Green H., MVRC Ian Macdonald S/chase,
MRC Summer Fair H., Planet Ruler H., MVRC R Lewis 3yo H., VATC John Boxall P., 2nd Mornington Cup, L
PRINCE BENBARA (96c Fraar): 14 wins, 1300-2850m, $694,780, VRC Winter Championship H., L, Auckland Racing Club H., L, MVRC JRA Cup, L, VATC Heatherlie H., L-twice, MVRC Lindt Adrian Swan Quality H., VRC Stormy Rex H., 3rd MVRC Williams Inglis Cup, L, Seymour Cup, L, 4th MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr2, VATC Sandown S., Gr3, Naturalism S., L
Lunar Sky (81f Kaoru Star): won, 1200m at 2; dam of
Benbara Queen (86f Red Anchor): 7 wins – see above
It is rare for a mare to produce a Gr1 winner. For her to produce more than one has statistically a chance close to zero. So when two-time winning miler Yes She Can Cancan hit the boards with a Gr1 winning brother and sister following a stakes placed other sister, from just three runners by different sires, she caused a stir. Something had to be going on in her pedigree.
Yes She Can Cancan is one of four winners for her dam Dove Vai, and one of three full sisters and a 3-part sister. Dove Vai in turn is half sister to two stakes winning staying full brothers (who won 32 races between them), with the next dam Benbara Queen a 7-time winner who placed fourth in the Gr1 Australian One Thousand Guineas. Three generations further back is the mare Victory Piper, also the female line ancestor of Australian champion 3yo and 4yo filly (and Horse of the Year) Emancipation, whose granddaughter Virage de Fortune was champion 3yo filly in 2006. In terms of female-line kin-breeding there are close similarities between these two branches of the female line.
The theory of female-line kin-breeding centres on interaction of female ancestors whose pedigrees contain a high proportion of the same elements. Kin-breeding in the general horse population is random – any representative sample will show that half are kin-bred, the other half not. Of the kin-bred half, less than 10% has kin-breeding 4x4 or closer.
Sampling of ‘better’ horses changes that pattern. Worldwide, as the quality increases, so does the incidence of kin-breeding, as well as the percentage of horses kin-bred 4x4 and closer. The threshold among randomly sampled stallions at stud, and premier-sale mares and yearlings, is about 70% kin-bred, with 25% at 4x4 or closer.
The killer category is that of champions from the last 50 years, of which a sample shows that 95% have dams who are kinbred, with 80% of these dams kinbred 4x4 or closer. Often the grandams of these champions show similar kin-breeding, followed by an unbroken chain of consecutive kinbred ancestors stretching back far. Kin-breeding appears to centre on significant female line ancestors, whose influence can last for many generations.
The common female line ancestor of earlier mentioned champions Emancipation and her granddaughter Virage de Fortune on the one hand, and Yes She Can Cancan on the other, is the mare Victory Piper (by Pipe of Peace out of Sweet Victory). Victory Piper remained a maiden, but became dam of Hartshill, the leading Australian 2yo of her year. Victory Piper is kinbred 2x1 Red Briar (dam of Pipe of Peace) x Sweet Victory, and also 2x2 Red Briar x Victory Flight (dam of Sweet Victory). This kin-breeding is extended in Yes She Can Cancan’s grandam Benbara Queen (stakes placed dam of two stakes winners). Benbara Queen is by Red Anchor, whose grandam Red Robe is full sister to Pipe Of Peace. Add lines from Red Anchor damsire Decoy Boy to those of his grandam Red Robe, and the dam of Red Anchor makes for kin-breeding with Victory Piper, 2x3 in Benbara Queen.
The significant female line ancestor in the female line is Victory Piper’s third dam Oriens, a daughter of Hyperion, and herself kinbred 2x1 and 3x2, involving Hyperion’s dam Selene and grandam Serenissima. Victory Piper’s champion 2yo daughter Hartshill is kinbred 2x4 Alice Delysia (a daughter of Alycidon) x Oriens.
Now compare Emancipation. She’s a daughter of Bletchingly, by Biscay. Bletchingly is kinbred 3x2 Magic Wonder x Last Judgement. Both are kin to Victory Piper’s dam Sweet Victory. Magic Wonder and Sweet Victory are daughters of stallion Newtown Wonder, who appears a third time, in the pedigree of Emancipation’s damsire Gunsynd. The latter is close kin to Bletchingly’s sire Biscay to boot.
Emancipation was mated to Kenmare, whose third dam Geifang Belle is close kin to the bottom- line pair of Red Briar and Sweet Victory (they are 2x1 in Victory Piper). The resulting mare Virage is dam of champion Virage de Fortune, by Anabaa, who gives remote kin-breeding through Oriens.
There’s an interesting parallel here with champion race filly Goldikova, who also is by Anabaa. Goldikova’s bottom female line goes to Tudor Gleam, who is 3-part sister to Red Briar (they are by Owen Tudor out of Infra Red, and Owen Tudor out of daughter of Infra Red). Tudor Gleam is very close kin to Sweet Victory and also to Victory Piper (who is 2x1 Red Briar x Sweet Victory). Goldikova’s dam and third dam are kinbred through Tudor Gleam, and in-between Goldikova’s grandam is kinbred through Infra Red (dam of Red Briar).
Whereas Emancipation is by Bletchingly, Yes She Can Cancan is by Canny Lad, a son of Bletchingly. Canny Lad is kinbred 3x2 Last Judgement x Beautiful Dreamer, who are both kin to Sweet Victory. This repeats the kin-links found in Emancipation.
Just as Anabaa gave kin-breeding through the female line’s significant ancestor Oriens, so does More Than Ready’s bottom female-line ancestor La Troienne go to Oriens is the mating with Yes She Can Cancan which gave Gimmethegreenlight. The links are remote, but significant.
Gimmethegreenlight’s Gr1 winning half sister Ofcourseican is by Mossman, whose fourth dam Margaret Ann is very close kin to Victory Piper.
Victory Piper may well hold the key. Mares who have multiples of the closeup lines from her pedigree should be the ones to look out for.
Victory Piper’s sire Pipe of Peace is by Supreme Court out of Red Briar, and kinbred 2x1 Forecourt x Red Briar and 3x2 Overture x Infra Red.
This gives an interesting link to Jallad, a son of Blushing Groom, from the Infra Red female line. Jallad is kinbred 3x3 Aimee x Ajasco, bottom-line grandams of sire and dam. Ajasco is out of a daughter of Llanstephan, the latter by Dante out of Gadabout, by Gainsborough out of Arabella. Dante’s full brother Sayajirao and Arabella are in Victory Piper. In a nutshell, Jallad’s kin-breeding of Aimee x Ajasco goes straight to Victory Piper. It is notable that the earlier mentioned champion Goldikova is out of a mare by Blushing Groom.
Jallad’s female line is represented in South Africa, not only in champion Princess Victoria, but also in the mare Platinum Lass, who comes with a double, as she is by Jallad.
Blushing Groom is also found in Rainbow Quest, who is kin-bred 3x3 Aimee x Noblesse, both kin to Victory Piper and Red Briar. Rainbow Quest’s son Saumarez is 4x4x1 Aimee x Noblesse x Fiesta Fun, who all link in the same way. Rainbow Quest’s son Spectrum also fits the pattern. There will be others, with Blushing Groom as sire of females.
Red Briar’s dam Infra Red is a daughter of Black Ray. This female line is not only the one of Blushing Groom, but also of Khaled (kinbred 2x1 Selene x Éclair; sire of Swaps, who is kinbred 3x2x4 Selene x Éclair x Uncle’s Lassie). Swaps is significant in the female line of Fort Wood, where he’s sire of second dam Change Water.
Red Briar’s three-part sister Red Ray is ancestress of Mill Reef.
Red Briar is the third dam of Bel Byou.
Also on the bottom-line of the pedigree is Victory Piper’s daughter Lunar Queen. She’s by Mount Hagen, whose second dam Sunset is kin to Red Briar and to Oriens. Mount Hagen stood for several years at Summerhill and can be found in SA female lines, as well as in the pedigrees of some major international sire-lines.
Supreme Court’s female line of Overture (tracing to Pretty Polly) can be found in Preamble, Tara’s Halls, Alan Adare – to mention but a few.
More Than Ready is sire of Gr1 winners, and in the South African context best known as sire of Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Pluck, bred by Varsfontein (where Gimmethegreenlight starts his stud career). Pluck, whose dam is by Fort Wood, comes from the Soho Secret female line, and is kinbred 4x4 Good Landing x Secret Landing (dam of Soho Secret), both mares daughters of First Landing.
Gimmethegreenlight will no doubt get lines from this female line, which is interesting as his significant ancestor Oriens kin-links to the Soho Secret female line (through the mare Iona). It’s remote, but looks significant.
There’s also the fact that More Than Ready’s dam Woodman’s Girl is kinbred 2x2 Playmate x Good Landing, both mares tracing to La Troienne. To what extent kin-linking to La Troienne will assist Gimmiethegreenlight may well depend on what other lines that famous mare is combined with.
1. Blushing Groom, notably Jallad (and his female line, the Petrava family), Rainbow Quest (Saumarez, Spectrum), & Blushing Groom as sire of females.
2. Other Black Ray female line, notably Khaled (Swaps and other of his female line descendants, notably Green Desert; Change Water – as in female line of Fort Wood), Mill Reef (Shirley Heights), Bel Byou
3. Pretty Polly female line descendants, notably through Overture (Preamble, Tara’s Halls, Alan Adare, etc.) – widespread
4. Soho Secret female line descendants
5. Multiples of Hyperion, Owen Tudor, Tudor Minstrel; Mixed Marriage (Court Martial, Abernant, etc - widespread)
6. Dante/Sayajirao (National Emblem, King of Kings, Derring Do (Dominion Royale, etc.)
7. La Troienne female line descedants (widespread), in combination with the above
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