Welcome to a new Racing Post sponsored blog, highlighting Haras de Montaigu's premium draft for the upcoming Arqana August and V2 Sale.
Sybille Gibson of Haras de Montagiu
"Hello, I would like to welcome you to our Arqana yearling blog in association with Racing Post Bloodstock. I hope you find it interesting and helpful during your research for the Arqana yearling sales.
"This year was a very proud one for Haras de Montaigu, as Wings Of Eagles became the first Derby winner to be bred and consigned by the stud. I am also very excited about our yearling draft this year, and hope they can match the excellent record of our previous graduates on the track. We hope there might even be another Derby winner among them!"
by Racing Post Bloodstock8/6/2017 5:30:37 PM
FRANKEL ex JAKONDA
By the ChampionFrankel, this handsome colt is out of Jakonda, a Listed placed winning daughter of Kingmambo. Jakonda has produced the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes third Chemical Charge along with Dalgarno, a three time winner that came to within half a length of gaining black type in the Group 2 Prix Hocquart. This colt comes from the immediate family of Horse of the Year and Champion Sire, A.P. Indy, along with Gr.1 scorers Summer Squall and Court Vision. This colt is bred on the same cross as Group 3 Craven Stakes winner Eminent and Group 3 Prix Daphnis winner Last Kingdom.
From the first crop of the dual Group 1 winner Toronado, this colt is out of the Montjeu mare Jeu De Vivre. Jeu De Vivre won four-times as a three-year-old for Mark Johnson and has already produced Jeu Celebre, a dual-winning juvenile and progressive three-year-old for Jean-Cluade Rouget . Jeu De Vivre's dam, In My Life has also produced stakes performers Alta Lilea and Fighter Boy. She is also a full-sister to Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner, Special Quest, and is half-sister to the Champion French two-year-old, Moiava. This is also the family of Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner, Dancing Maid.
Out of a full-sister to European Champion three-year-old stayer Rule Of Law, this son of Oasis Dream is a half-brother to to the dual Group 2 placed Migwar. Second dam Crystal Crossing, was a two-length winner of the Rose Bowl Stakes as a two-year-old for Peter Chapple-Hyam. He is bred on the same Oasis Dream x Kingmambo cross as Champion Filly Midday, a three-time winner of Group 1 Nassau Stakes. This colt is bred to perform at Classic level and hopes to follow in the footsteps of previous Group 1 winning Haras de Montaigu graduates such as Wings of Eagles, Prince Gibraltar and Literato to name a few.
This stunning colt is from the celebrated family of Group 2 winner and blue hen Peinture Bleue. While at stud, Peinture Bleue produced six black type winners, including Group 3 victor Pointilliste, Group 2 winner Peintre Rare and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Peintre Celebre. The family descends through Pine Chip, a full sister to Peintre Celebre, herself the dam of Listed winner Pouvoir Absolu and stakes placed Perfect Murder as well as the dam of this colt. By sire of sires Invincible Spirit, this is the first produce of Pilageya, a daughter of New Approach. From a classic Wildenstein family, this colt is bred on a similar cross to the Group 1 winning new sire Charm Spirit.
This half-sister to Wings of Eagles is arguably the jewel in the Haras de Montaigu crown. A daughter of the tough Classic winner Kingman and Classic placed Ysoldina, you don't have to look much further than the front cover of the catalogue to find her sibling. The first dam, Ysoldina, a Haras de Montaigu homebred, has produced four winners, three of these gaining blacktype. As well as the aforementioned Epsom Derby, Ysoldina has also produced Torentosa and Gyrella, both stakes-placed fillies set to keep the family active. Prix Saint-Alary winner Belle Et Celebre and dual Group 1 placed Appel Au Maitre appear further back in the pedigree. This filly is also a distant decedent of the great Pretty Polly.
This strong, good walking colt by Sea the Stars is from the immediate family of this year's Epsom Derby winner, Wings of Eagles. He is out of the Listed placed Causa Proxima, herself a full-sister to Ysoldina, the dam of Wings of Eagles. This Haras de Montaigu family includes the Gr.1 winner Belle et Celebre along with smart Group winning horses: Whortleberry, Valentino and Straw Hat. Sea the Stars recently enjoyed a truly glorious Goodwood Festival, having sired three Group winners including the Group 1 Goodwood Cup winner Stradivarius.
By the peerless Champion Sire Galileo, this beautiful colt is the third produce of the 1000 Guineas trial third Dance Secretary. He is bred on the same Galileo - Danehill Dancer cross as Cartier Horse of the Year and Champion three-year-old filly Minding, along with other Group 1 winners Alice Springs and The Gurkha. This colt is from the immediate family of the Group 1 winning sires Perfect Soul and Flashy Bull, along with the Group 1 performer, Stopshoppingmaria.
This beautiful Invincible Spirit filly is the first foal of Galileo Always, a Galileo half-sister to the multiple stakes winner, Street Secret. The family descends through Listed placed Always Awesome from the Lombard mare Allegretta. Allegretta is the dam of Urban Sea, and therefore this family contains Galileo, Sea The Stars and host of other top performers and producers. Among them is Group 1 Deutschland Preis winning Anzillero, who appears further up the page. Invincible Spirit has marked himself out as a first rate sire of both two-year-olds and older horses while Galileo is establishing himself as a top broodmare sire. His daughters have produced a score of top flight winners, including Galileo Gold, Barney Roy, Roly Poly and Night Of Thunder.
Lot 166 is a well proportioned filly who is the second produce of the Listed placed, Gyrella a full-sister to Listed placed Torentosa. This filly is a close relative to this year's Epsom Derby winner Wings Of Eagles and is bred on a similar cross, being by a son of Montjeu and a granddaughter of Kendor. She is also bred on a similar cross to Irish Oaks winner Bracelet. Camelot is now the sire of a number of two-year-old winners in Britain, France and Germany from only a small number of runners so far. They are set to improve as three-year-olds.
Haras de Montaigu offer up one of only four yearlings by red hot sire Dark Angel. This year, Dark Angel has already sired Group 1 July Cup winner Harry's Angel and the Group 2 King George Stakes winner, Battaash. This bay filly is out of dual winner Hot Wired, a daughter of Rock of Gibraltar from the family of dual Gr.2 winner Spirito Del Vento. Hot Wired is the daughter of Heaven's Command, a Group 3 and multiple stakes winner. She is also a half-sister to the useful Heaven's Cause, a Listed winner over a mile at three, and Heaven's Heart, a Listed placed three-year-old. She was also second to subsequent Group 1 winner and sire Lope De Vega in the Prix Al Khor as a two-year-old.
Lot 184 is the well related son of Le Havre out of Knyazhna, a daughter of Montjeu. This is the second foal by Knyazhna who is now the dam of one winner from her only runner. Sacred Life won his maiden on first time of asking over eight furlongs on the 4th of August. This colt is closely related to Champion three-year-old Stayer, Rule Of Law and bred on a similar cross to La Havre's star daughter, La Cressonniere.
This racy son of Siyouni is out of the lightly raced dual winning Peinted Song,. The daughter of Unbridled's Song was placed in three Listed races over a mile to a mile and a quarter. Peinted Song herself is out of the Listed winning Peinture Rose, a Storm Cat half sister to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Peintre Celebre. Siyouni has enjoyed another good year, with his son Le Brivido winning the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot after being touched off in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains.
This son of ten-time Group 1 winner So You Think, is out of the dual winning Ashkalani mare Spring Morning. This makes him a half-brother to the Group 1 Criterium International winner, French Fifteen, Derby du Midi at Bordeaux winner Night Run and the now Listed placed and recent Hong Kong recruit Supermensch. Look further down the page and you'll soon find a host of Group 1 winners including Igugu, Zarkava and Zainta.
Flying Dragon comes from the first crop of the Group 1 Dewhurst winner, War Command. This colt is the third produce of Histoire De Jouer, a daughter of Kaldounevees who has already produced one winner from her only runner. This colt comes from the family of dual Group 1 winner Chichicastenago, sire of the tough Group 1 winner Vision D'Etat. Other notable winners from this family include Listed winner and Group placed third dam Summer Parties and Group placed Holy Dazzle.
Macadam Cowboy is out of the Prix d'Automne Listed winner and Group 3 placed, Maid Of Dawkins, by the Group 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner, George Vancouver. Macadam Cowboy is from the family of the classic winner and sire, Grey Swallow, along with Group 1 winning two-year-old Night Style and Hong Kong Group 1 winner Designs On Rome. George Vancouver has his first two-year-olds are headed by first time out winner Sky Radojka. Maid of Dawkins is now the granddam of the useful Terry, an unbeaten juvenile and winner of the Listed Oaklands Plate on his most recent start in Australia.
This racey son of Bated Breath is the first foal out of Pyramid Street, a Street Sense half-sister to the US stakes placed duo of Pyramid Love and Pyrana. This colt is from the immediate family of the Group 1 winning sire, Peintre Celebre and Group winning Peinture Rare and Pointilliste. Bated Breath is now the sire of unbeaten Group 2 winning two-year-old Beckford, along with the Listed winner Vik the Billy and dual Group 2 runner-up, Al Johrah.
A daughter of the Group 1 Prix Morny winner Elusive City and out of Listed winning Cat Nova, Cats In The City comes from the family of South African Group 1 winning sprinter August Rush and Devon Air. The first dam, Cat Nova is a Hurricane Cat half sister to the Listed winning America Nova, herself the dam of Group 2 winning and Group 1 placed, Sir Patrick Moore, along with Group 3 winners Stellar Path and Nyaleti. This is a fillies pedigree, with the vast majority of stakes winning horses being fillies or mares. These winners include the impressive Group 3 Princess Margret winning two-year-old Nyaleti who holds an entry in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes, along with the 2017 stakes placed Charly Nova. In addition, Elusive City's best progeny to date is the French 1000 guineas winner Elusive Wave, further affirming this is a well bred filly.
Memory of Love is a Tin Horse filly out of the Touch Down winning mare Ciao My Love. This makes her a half-sister to the Group 2 second, Hello My Love. This strong grey filly comes from the family of German Champion three-year-old Lord Of England and Champion German two-year-olds Lirung and Lagunas. Along with these Champion racehorses comes the Stakes winning Loriango and Lasolo. This filly looks set to be a miler as her dam, Hello my Love, was a winner over a mile and her sire, Tin Horse, was a tough winner of the Poule d'Essai des Poulains.
The final lot offered by Haras de Montaigu is by Rajsaman, the sire of dual classic winner Brametot, out of the dual Group 2 winning sprinter Don't Worry Me. This strong colt is a half-brother to seven winners, including the Listed placed pair, Bits of Paradise and Chausson Doré. This colt hails from the very fast family of the tough Group 2 winning sprinting brothers Caspian Prince and Spirit Quartz.