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THE KING IS DEAD : LONG LIVE THE KING

zoffany winning the keeneland phoenix stakes in ireland video
zoffany winning the keeneland phoenix stakes in ireland video

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Zoffany winning the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Gr1)

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THE DANSILI REPUTATION

One door closes, they say, and another one opens. No sooner than the news that the highest rated racehorse in the world, Harbinger (a son of Dansili) had been retired from racing as a result of a fracture, than yet another son of the hottest stallion in Europe produced a Group One winning effort. Zoffany by name, this youngster made it five wins from six starts with a breathtaking display in the Grade 1 Phoenix Stakes (for two year olds) in Ireland. Displaying the lightening acceleration for which the Dansili’s are rapidly claiming a reputation, Zoffany came from the rear of the field to defeat his only nemesis to date, Strong Suit (who beat him in Royal Ascot’s Gr2 Coventry Stakes), by a increasing half length.

Sunday marked the 6th Group winner for Dansili in just over a fortnight, marking this one of the most prolific stallion patches in modern times. It reminds us how fortunate South Africans buyers are to have an impeccably bred son of Dansili out of a daughter of Europe’s most successful stallion of all time, Sadler’s Wells, available at this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

In other news, the Coolmore teams Gr1 Irish Derby hero, Fame And Glory eased his way to an effortless victory in the Gr2 Royal Whip Stakes on the same meeting. This is the race that finally justified the Ballydoyle outfit anointing Danehill’s handsome son, Solskjaer, with the name of the world’s best footballer of his time.

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Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

SUNDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2010

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HARBINGER RETIRED

harbinger
harbinger

Harbinger

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HARBINGER BY DANSILI

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing’s Harbinger (GB) (Dansili - Penang Pearl, by Bering) has been retired, it was announced Monday. Despite successful surgery on his fractured near-fore cannon bone over the weekend, connections of the 11-length King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Gr1 winner have called time on his career.

In a statement issued on behalf of the Admiral Rous Syndicate, Racing Manager Harry Herbert said, “It is with regret that it has been decided to retire Harbinger from racing. Thanks to the professionalism of the veterinary surgeons Bruce Bladon of O’Gorman Slater and Main, Andrew Bathe of Rossdale and Partners and Antony Clements of Baker and McVeigh, the operation which was undertaken at Rossdales Hospital in Newmarket has been very successful. We are pleased to report that, thankfully, the horse is recovering well. The decision to retire Harbinger is based on the welfare of the horse, which is paramount to all concerned. The owners, for whom this is very sad, are naturally sorry that their great horse has had his racing career cut short. However, Harbinger has given all concerned the ultimate thrill at the very highest level.”

Prior to his emphatic success at Ascot, which places him at the top of the world rankings at present, Harbinger had recorded four wins at group level. They came in the 2009 Gordon Stakes Gr3 at Goodwood and this term’s John Porter Stakes Gr3, Ormonde Stakes Gr3 and Hardwicke Stkes Gr2. The latter performance, which signaled the four-year-old’s arrival in the major league, set him up for a tilt at the King George, and Herbert singled the latter two runs out yesterday.

“The highest-rated horse in the world, Harbinger won six of his nine starts and is undefeated this year,” Herbert added. “In winning the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot so impressively and then producing one of the greatest performances of all time to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes by 11 lengths in record time, Harbinger has confirmed himself as one of the all time greats.”

In total, Harbinger was the winner of six of his nine starts and over GBP770,000 in prize money.

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News

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DID WE UNDERESTIMATE DANSILI?

video of proviso winning the diana stakes at saratoga racecourse, usa
video of proviso winning the diana stakes at saratoga racecourse, usa

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Proviso winning Diana Stakes (Gr1)

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11 STAKES WINNERS THIS YEAR FOR DANSILI

Tara Madgwick (Australia) - Juddmonte Farms owned sire Dansili has been headline material in recent months through the deeds of his record breaking son Harbinger and again this week with the Group Two Goodwood Cup hero, Illustrious Blue, prompting many Australian yearling buyers to look back and wonder whether they have missed something when inspecting his 10 youngsters offered at Southern Hemisphere sales this year.

According to the Australian Studbook there were 13 live foals by Dansili born in Australia in 2008 and of those, 10 went to the yearling sales. They sold at an average price of $92,813, the highest priced a colt at $240,000.

A Group Two winning son of Danehill, Dansili has done the hard yards and built his own reputation as a sire, starting his career at a modest fee of 8,000 pounds before the meteoric rise that now sees him stand at Banstead Manor at a fee of 65,000 pounds.

It was not until 2007, that Dansili stepped up to a fee of 30,000 pounds, so all of his racing offspring to date barring the two year-olds were conceived off low fees from modest mares.

That being the case, you would have to think he is a horse on an upswing, a scary prospect for his rivals when you consider he has had 11 stakes-winners this year, and his success is not confined to Europe either.

In the US, his five year-old daughter Proviso claimed a Group One hat-trick on 31 July when she won the Diana Stakes at Saratoga.

Like the best sons of Danehill in Australia, Dansili gets two-year-olds, classic three-year-olds, stayers and sprinters, so if you were lucky enough to have bought one of his stock at our sales this year, you’ve done well.

Editor’s note :

Summerhill has a beautiful Dansili colt from a Sadler’s Wells mare in its 2010 Emperors Palace Ready To Run consignment.

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summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

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Kerry Jack

082 782 7297

kerry@summerhill.co.za

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

SUNDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2010

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