Stallions › Conatus sireline

  • DANEHILL* – Group I winner; 4 wins, Sprint Cup-G1, 3d 2000 Guineas-G1. Champion Australian Sire, 9 times; Champion British Sire, twice; Champion French Sire; Champion Australian Juvenile Sire, 6 times; Champion European Juvenile Sire, 5 times. Sire of 1972 progeny to race, 1477 winners (74.9%), earnings of $339 million, 333 stakes winners (80 Group I winners), 220 stakes placegetters. Sire of 36 stakes winners in 2006-2007 inc –
  • (Sired in Australia)
    • DARCI BRAHMA (dam by Zabeel; grandam by Vice Regal). Horse of the Year in NZ; 10 wins, $1,122,757, NZ 2000 Gns-G1, WRC Telegraph H-G1, Otaki-Maori WFA-G1, Waikato Sprint-G1.
    • AQUA D’AMORE (Irish River; Tap on Wood). 9 wins, $1,926,850, MRC Futurity S-G1, AJC Villiers S-G2, 2d MRC Caulfield Cup-G1.
    • SCINTILLATION (Machiavellian; Mill Reef). 12 wins, HK$20,574,350, Hong Kong Classic Mile-G1, Centenary Sprint Cup-HKG1, twice.
    • THE DUKE (Bluebird*; Go Marching). 10 wins, HK$26,837,000, Hong Kong Mile-G1.
    • CHURCHILL DOWNS (Diesis; Green Dancer). 3 wins $843,000, MVRC Bill Stutt S-G2, 3d STC Golden Slipper S-G1, VRC Ascot Vale S-G1.
    • ZIPPING (Grand Lodge*; Law Society). 10 wins $760,870, Moonee Valley Gold Cup-G2, 3d VRC Craiglee S-G2, 4th VRC Melbourne Cup-G1. (Sired in the Northern Hemisphere)
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON (Alysheba; Tip Moss). Champion 2YO & 3YO in Europe; 6 wins, English 2000 Guineas-G1, Queen Elizabeth II S-G1.
    • HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (Secretariat; Northern Dancer). 4 wins, Grand Criterium-G1, Phoenix S-G1, Railway S-G1, 2d Dewhurst S-G1.
    • AUSSIE RULES (Alzao*; Crystal Palace). 4 wins, Poule d’Essai des Poulains-G1, Turf Mile-G1.
    • DYLAN THOMAS (Diesis; Doubly Sure). 5 wins, Irish Derby-G1, Irish Champion S-G1.
    • CACIQUE (Kahyasi; High Line). 7 wins, Manhattan H-G1, Man o’War S-G1, 2d Grand Prix de Paris-G1, Arlington Million S-G1, Turf Classic S-G1.
    • SIMPLY PERFECT (Selkirk; Carwhite). 3 wins, Ascot Fillies’ Mile-G1, May Hill S-G2.
  • DANEHILL*’s sire sons inc leading sires REDOUTE’S CHOICE, FLYING SPUR, DANZERO, DANEWIN, COMMANDS, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR*, TIGER HILL*, MOZART, DANEHILL DANCER*, DESERT KING*, DANSILI, DANASINGA, DANSKE, CATBIRD, Lion Hunter, NOTHIN’ LEICA DANE, etc. He is broodmare sire of 57 stakes winners including 16 Group One winners.

Maternal Grandsire

RORY’S JESTER – Champion Australasian 2YO; 7 wins, $509,850, STC Golden Slipper S-G1, SAJC R N Irwin S-G2, STC Pago Pago S-G3. Sire of winners of $46.2 million inc 75 stakes winners. Broodmare sire of winners of $29 million – 30 SWs inc WAHID, JOKERS WILD, DOWNHILL RACER, IN TOP SWING, ROCKABUBBLE, JIANG, ALL THE CHAT, LIVING SPIRIT, WORLD PEACE, NOTA SINGLE DOUBT, ABSOLUTELYFABULOUS, KID GEORGE, PLAYAROUND, VARGNA.

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