Sire of Cape & KZN Champion Gr1 winner Sand And Sea and Gr2 KZN Guineas Do It Again - from his first crop
UK & Joint European Champion 2009
Sales include: R2.1m, R1.2m, R1.1m, R1m, R1m, R900k, R800k, R750k etc
First season at stud in 2013
|Champion Racehorse 2009 (TFR 128)
In UK, France, UAE & USA, 12 wins from 2-7 years, 1600-2100m, and place 14 times, for earnings of US$4,033,121
|at 2||Undefeated in 2 starts at 2yrs (TFR 104)|
|at 3||WON Prix Eugene Adam (10f), Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.2
WON Craven Stakes (8f) (beating Raven’s Pass), Newmarket, Gr.3
2nd Champion Stakes (10f), Newmarket, G1
3rd St James’s Palace Stakes (8f), Ascot, G1
3rd Dante Stakes (10½f), York, Gr.2 (TFR 119)
|at 4||WON Champion Stakes (10f), Newmarket, G1
WON Foundation Stakes (10f), Goodwood, L
3rd Breeders’ Cup Classic (10f) (to Zenyatta), Santa Anita, G1
3rd Lockinge Stakes (8f), Newbury, G1
3rd Earl of Sefton Stakes (9f), Newmarket, Gr.3.
Champion at 4 yrs (TFR 127)
|at 5||WON Champion Stakes (10f), Newmarket, G1
WON Eclipse Stakes (10f), Sandown Park, G1
2nd Juddmonte International Stakes (10½f), York, G1
2nd Prince of Wales's Stakes (10f), Ascot, G1
2nd Irish Champion Stakes (10f), Leopardstown, G1 (TFR 128)
|at 6||WON Juddmonte International Stakes (10.5f), York, G1
WON York Stakes (10.5f) (beating Midday), York, Gr.2
WON Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (10f), Meydan, Gr.2 (TFR 128)
|at 7||2nd Earl of Sefton Stakes (9f), Newmarket, Gr.3
3rd Gordon Richards Stakes (10f), Sandown, Gr.3
3rd Eclipse Stakes, Sandown, (10f), G1
OBSERVATORY - World Champion Miler - Mr. Prospector line - Sire of 2 Champions incl: TWICE OVER and MARIE, as well as Haydock Sprint Cup Gr.1 winner AFRICAN ROSE, leading French 2-year-old filly HELLEBORINE, SOTTONE, VIOLETEE, CHASING STARS etc.
|NOTABLE PROGENY OF TWICE OVER'S SIRE OBSERVATORY|
|Name||Sex||Sire of Dam||Sire of 2nd Dam||Race Record|
|TWICE OVER||C||CAERLEON||BLUSHING GROOM||Gr1 x4, Gr1 pl x10, Gr2 x3, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x3, L|
|African Rose||f||Turgeon||Slew O'Gold||Champion (Austria)|
|Sebastian Flyte||c||Quest For Fame||Nijinski II||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x3, L, L pl|
|Helleborine||f||Night Shift||Alleged||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x3, L pl x2|
|Violette||m||Quest For Fame||Nijinski II||Gr1 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L|
|Wire To Wire||c||Pursuit Of Love||Shareef Dancer||Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Waldjagd||f||Royal Academy||Shy Groom||Gr2 pl, L|
|Nosedive||g||Acatenango||Frontal||Gr2 pl, L pl x4|
|Sottone||c||Dr Fong||Pursuit Of Love||Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Gold Option||c||Barathea||Local Suitor||Gr3 pl x2, L x3|
|Chasing Stars||f||The Minstrel||Le Fabuleux||Gr3 pl x2|
|Nidhaal||m||Nureyev||Roberto||Gr3 pl, L, L pl x2|
|Armand||g||Mujtahid||Kris||Gr3 pl, L, L pl x2|
|Mpumalanga||m||Nijinski II||Bon Mot||Gr3 pl|
|Star Cluster||m||Pursuit Of Love||Last Tycoon||L, L pl|
|Gulapa||c||Danzig||Sir Ivor||L, L pl|
|Argumentative||f||Spectrum||Polish Precedent||L pl x7|
|Davie's Story||c||Danzig||Private Account||L pl x2|
|Grey Outlook||f||Lure||Unpridictable||L pl|
|Just Like A Woman||f||Generous||Graustark||L pl|
|Observatory||Distant View||Mr Prospector||Raise A Native - Native Dancer|
|Gold Digger - Nashua|
|Seven Springs||Irish River - Riverman|
|La Trinite - Lyphard|
|Stellaria||Roberto||Hail to Reason - Turn-To|
|Bramalea - Nashua|
|Victoria Star||Northern Dancer - Nearctic|
|Solometeor - Victoria Park|
||Caerleon||Nijinsky||Northern Dancer - Nearctic|
|Flaming Page - Bull Page|
|Foreseer||Round Table - Princequillo|
|Regal Gleam - Hail To Reason|
|Quandary||Blushing Groom||Red God - Nasrullah|
|Runaway Bride - Wild Risk|
|Lost Virtue||Cloudy Dawn - Grey Dawn|
|Aunt Tilt - Tulyar|
DOUBLE CROSSED, won 2 races at 3 years viz Oaks Trial, Lingfield Park, L. placed once, from 4 starts; (H.Cecil); halfsister to the dam of TIMEPIECE , PASSAGE OF TIME and FATHER TIME (sire), dam of a winner-
TWICE OVER, Champion Racehorse - see above
2011 (f. by Observatory (USA)). 2012 (c. by Oasis Dream). 2013 TIF Oasis Dream
QUANDARY (USA), won 3 races at 4 years incl James Seymour St, Newmarket, L. & placed 3 times; half-sister to ALL AT SEA 2nd top rated 3yo filly, OVER THE OCEAN (sire), FULL VIRTUE, dam of 7 winners incl-
DOUBLE CROSSED - see above
CLEPSYDRA won 1 race at 3 years, placed 3 times; dam of-
TIMEPIECE 6 races from 2 to 4 years 2011 and £345,822 incl Falmouth St (8f), Gr.1, Warwickshire Oaks L., Sandringham Hcap, L., James Seymour St, L., Montrose Fillies’ St L., second in Nassau St, Gr.1, Prix Jean Romanet, Gr.1, third in Prix Rothschild, Gr.1, Middleton St, Gr.2.
PASSAGE OF TIME 5 races from 2 to 4 years incl Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Musidora St, Gr.3, Montrose Fillies’ St (8f), L., Steventon St, Newbury, L., third Prix Vermeille, Gr.1, Nassau St, Gr.1, Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Gr.1.
FATHER TIME (c. by Dansili), 2 races at 2 and 3 years incl King Edward VII St, Gr.2, third in Great Voltigeur St, Gr.2, Derby Trial, Gr.3, fourth in St Leger, Gr.1; sire.
LOST VIRTUE (USA), unraced; half-sister to grandam of PLEASURE PLACE, champion 2yo, dam of 9 winners incl-
ALL AT SEA (USA) 2nd top rated 3yo in France & 3rd top rated 3yo in Europe, 1992, won 5 races at 2 and 3 years incl Prix du Moulin (8f), Gr.1, Musidora St, Gr.3, 2nd Juddmonte International St Gr.1, Oaks St, Gr.1; dam of-
INSINUATE (USA), 1 race at 3 years viz Swinley St (8f), Ascot, L., third in Fern Hill St (8f), Ascot, L.; dam of
STRONGHOLD, 5 races incl Supreme St (7f), Goodwood, Gr.3, successful sire in SA,
TAKE THE HINT, 2 races incl Pretty Polly St, L. Grandam of STIPULATE, 2 races incl Feilden St (9f), L.
Imroz (USA), 3 races at 2 & 3 years, 3rd Las Cienegas Hcap (6½f), Gr.3 and City of York St (7f), L.; dam of
POSTERITAS (USA), 2 races at 3 years incl Virginia Rated St L.; grandam of MUTUAL TRUST, 3 races incl Prix Paul Jean Prat (8f), Chantilly, Gr.1.
Ixora (USA). Unraced. Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, 4 winners-
ANTONOE (USA). 2 wins at 2, € 52,500, Prix d'Aumale, Gr3.
Upbeat Mood (USA). Winner at 2, placed at 5, 2015, $143,786, 3rd Manhattan BeachS. (BHP, $8,742), Runway S. (SA, $8,508).
Phinda (USA). Winner at 3, $24,347.
Mixora (USA). Winner at 3 in ENG.
OVER THE OCEAN (USA) won 6 races incl Prix Gontaut-Biron, Gr.3, Prix Perth, Gr.3; sire.
FULL VIRTUE (USA) won 7 races in U.S.A. from 3 to 5 years incl Wistful Hcap; dam of-
Last Quick (USA), 11 wins, 3rd Premio Parioli (8f), Gr.1. Charitable Gift, 4 wins, 2nd Pocahontas St (8f), L.; dam of Othello (USA), 1 win, 2nd Del Mar Futurity (6f), Gr.2; sire.
MAMA BUCKS, 2 wins, dam of COMMANDER BUCK , 9 wins incl Independence Hcap
Trick Trick (USA), grandam of HILDA’S PASSION (USA), 8 wins incl Ballerina St, Gr.1.
Poupon (USA) 11 races, second in Longacres Derby (9½f), Gr.3.
QUACK A DOODLEDOO (USA), won 3 races at 3 and 4 years; dam of-
Banshee Winds (USA), 3 races, 2nd Arlington-Washington Lassie St (8f), Gr.2; dam of BANSHEE BREEZE (USA), Champion 3yo filly USA 10 wins. incl CCA Oaks, Gr.1, Alabama St, Gr.1, Spinster St (9f), Gr.1, Go For Wand St (9f), Gr.1, Apple Blossom Hcap (8½f), Gr.1, UNBRIDLED WIND (USA), 4 races in U.S.A. incl Lemhi Go Hcap (8½f), Gulfstream Park, L.; grandam of WHIRL (USA), 6 races incl Premier Breeders’ Cup St (6f), L.
Twice Over’s sire Observatory made his name on the track as giantkiller, getting the better of Giant’s Causeway who was en route to his sixth straight Gr1 win. The win earned Observatory a Timeform rating of 131, the fifth highest 3yo rating of the year, with Sinndar (134), Tiznow (133), Giant’s Causeway (133) and King’s Best (133) just marginally above him. Observatory was expected to have another
great season as a 4yo, but a hairline fracture of his pelvis after Royal Ascot ended his racing career and he went to stud. Twice Over, from his third crop, is his best progeny.
|1||Damascus through Complete Warrior (Captain Al; Counter Action); Rollins (Jet Master); Damascus Gate; Right Approach.|
|2||Blushing Groom through Jallad, Rainbow Quest (Spectrum, Saumarez), Comic Blush, Lundy’s Liability, Kabool, Waldoboro, Our Casey’s Boy.|
|3||Nijinsky through Dancing Champ, Silvano, Lecture, Indigo Magic, Russian Fox, Victory Moon, Parade Leader, Right Approach, Tamburlaine.|
|4||Storm Bird through Black Minnaloushe, Windrush, Tiger Dance, Carpocrates, Manshood, Lake Coniston, Mogok.|
|5||Buckpasser (widespread), notably through Al Mufti, Northern Guest, Damascus Gate, etc.|
|6||Lalun through Sadler’s Wells (notably Fort Wood, Casey Tibbs), Riverman/Irish River (Spectrum, Nysaean, West Man), Mill Reef (Casey Tibbs, Almushtarak, Indigo Magic).|
|7||Missy Baba through Al Mufti, Sportsworld, AP Indy (Camden Park), Wolfhound, Fahal.|
|8||Mixed Marriage through Gone West (Western Winter, West Man, Count duBois, Dupont, Indigo Magic, Manaloj), Sharpen Up (Dominion Royale, Dupont).|
|9||Twice Over’s bottom female line (Stronghold, the imported mare Half A Sixpence).|