For those of you who read my blog, you’ve probably been wordering where I’ve been for the past month or so. Well, this is our busiest time of the year for matings and I haven’t had a free moment up to now, but I plan to do more analysis and writing in the weeks and months to come.
As the headline indicates, we have named six new Quality chefs. They are CADEAUX GENEREUX, CARSON CITY, DYNAFORMER, FAIRY KING, HUSSONET, and MONSUN. By the way, you can find a complete list of Quality chefs on our website.
WTC’s senior pedigree analyst Elaine Belval was written a short bio detailing some of the accomplishments of these six stallions:
1985, Young Generation – Smarten Up by Sharpen Up
Cadeaux Genereux has named champion 3YO sprinter in 1988 and champion older sprinter in 1989. He is a multiple Gr.1 winner and course record holder over six and seven furlongs at Newmarket. Among his victories were the prestigious Gr.1 July Cup at Newmarket and the Gr.1 William Hill Sprint Championship at York. He retired to stud as the most successful racing son of Young Generation. Cadeaux Genereux has proceeded to sire plenty of high quality, precious sprinters of his own. Among his more than 50 SWs are Gr.1 winners Bahamian Bounty, Bijou d’Inde, May Ball and Embassy, etc. Cadeaux Genereux also sires almost 80% runners to foals and 65% winners to foals. He is also off to a good start as a sire of sires with promising young son Bahamian Bounty, among others. Finally, he is on his way to become an important broodmare sire as evidenced by seven of his daughters having produced GSWs in 2006, including G1 winners Ashkal Way, Notnowcato, and Rajeem
Cadeaux Genereux was bred by Mrs. R. B. Kennard. He currently stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud in England for 15,000 pounds.
1987, Mr. Prospector-Blushing Promise by Blushing Groom
Carson City is a son of leading sire of sires Mr. Prospector and a daughter of Blushing Promise. He won the Gr.2 Sapling Stakes at two and the Gr.2 Fall Highweight Handicap at three. Precocious and speedy described both him and his offspring. Among his best progeny are Champions State City and Small Promises and Gr.1 winners City Zip, City Band and Cuvee. His 2006 SWs included GSWs High Button Shoes, Around the Cape and Chace City. Carson City has several young sons at stud, including City Zip, Cuvee, and Five Star Day. Carson City also has over 20 SWs as a broodmare sire, including 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and 2006 Gr.1 winner Stormello.
Carson City was bred by Overbrook Farm and stood there his entire career until his untimely death in 2004.
1985, Roberto-Andover Way by His Majesty
Dynaformer raced 30 times and won seven races, including the Gr.2 Jersey Derby and Discovery Handicap. Dynaformer, as an early stallion, faced a tough road ahead. At 17 hands, he was considered too tall by many and he was a durable, tough, but not quite top quality racehorse. But Dynaformer has proved himself the hard way, his runners win and keep winning. He had five SWs from his first crop of 47 foals, and that’s while standing for an advertised fee of just $2,500! He had over $1.8 million in progeny earnings with his second crop racing. He finished 12th in North American progeny earnings in 1998 and has finished in the top 10 every year since 2000. His progeny include Champion Ocean Silk and 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. He is also the broodmare sire of Gr.1 winners Hollywood Story and Sharp Lisa, among others. He has truly proven his quality and we expect him to make a significant impact as a broodmare sire in the years to come.
Dynaformer was bred by Joseph Allen and currently stands at Three Chimneys Farm for $150,000.
1982 Northern Dancer-Fairy Bridge by Bold Reason
Some stallions seem not to get a break. Fairy King is a younger brother of GSW and perennial leading sire Sadler’s Wells. He raced just once and was retired to stud for a moderate fee. In 1999, he sired Epsom Derby winner Oath (two years before Sadler’s Wells’s first Derby winner in Galileo). But, that fall, Fairy King died, and was unable to capitalize on what would have been his first truly outstanding book of mares. But, despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Fairy King proved himself as not just a brother to Sadler’s Wells. He sired over 70 SW, including Gr.1 winners Falbrav, Helisso, Revoque, Turtle Island, and Beckett, etc. And, Fairy King as a sireline is thriving. He has leading young sire Encosta de Lago in Australia, along with Helissio and Falbrav, etc. Fairy King’s premature death was a blow and will always remain a “what if?” but with his opportunities, he truly revealed his quality.
Fairy King was bred by Swettenham Stud and partners and stood at Coolmore Farm in Ireland until his untimely death in 1999.
1991, Mr. Prospector-Sacahuista by Raja Baba
1991, Mr. Prospector-Sacahuista by Raja BabaHussonet is a son of leading sire of sires Mr. Prospector and a daughter of Champion Sacahuista. But with only a maiden and allowance win at Aqueduct, he was sent to South America to stud. Hussonet preceded to dominant the South American standings, comparable to Danehill’s immediate effect in Australia. Hussonet was the leading freshman sire in Chile in 1998, leading juvenile sire five times and leading overall sire six times. He has sired almost 20 Champions and over 20 Gr.1 winners. Late last year he passed the 100 stakes winner mark. Hussonet has his first crop of 2YOs racing in Australia for the 2006/2007 season and his 2006/2007 book included the great Australian racemare Sunline. Now, that shows quality.
Hussonet was bred by Peter Brandt and Julian Schnabel. He currently stands at Arrowfield Stud in Australia for A$38,500.
1990, Koenigsstuhl-Mosella by Surumu
Monsun is a triumph of German breeding and racing. He has a solid German pedigree. He won the best of German’s races, including the prestigious Gr.1 Europa Preis twice. Monsun made an immediate impact at stud in Germany, with German Derby winner Samum in his first crop. He has been leading sire in Germany four times. Monsun has over 50 SWs (almost 17% SWs to foals). His best runners include Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Shirocco. Monsun has eight German highweights and three German Derby winners. He has also sired the Gr.2 winner Noble Stella here in the United States. Such domination reveals true quality.
Monsun was bred by Gestut Isarland. He currently stands at Gestut Schlenderhan in Germany for € 120,000.