Saturday, March 1, 2008

Gainsville's Pedigrees

Over a short period of time, we have collected a nice set of broodmares. Some of the major Group winners abroad and in India ever year, come from the same families as some of our broodmares. The 2005 Epsom Derby winner Motivator is from the family of Disobedience and Starynessey. 

Then, the 2004 Epsom Derby winner North Light is from the family of the Gainsville mares Poison Ivy, Starissima and Vandalism. This is the Carpet Slipper branch of the Simons Shoes family. 

The 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones is from the family of the Gainsville mare Halos And Horns. Halos And Horns was not raced as she was bought witht he sole intention of sending her to Warrshan for breeding.

She is now the dam of the class I horse STAR O'WAR by Warrshan[USA]. This colt is linebred 3x5 to full sisters Numbered Account and Fascinating Trick. Also, we find balanced strains of Nasrullah in the 6th remove. 4Sx6D to Ribot and 2Sx4Sx5S Northern Dancer. We also get Poker who is a half brother to Intriguing. Sisters Natalma and Cosmah are combined through the former's son Northern Dancer and the latter's daughter Queen Sucree. Both Warrshan and Halos and Horns are from the same branch of the La Troienne family.

AMATOL, the class I Bangalore horse is bred by Gainsville from our mare Kiss And Tell. Kiss And Tell was a good juvenile filly in Bombay finishing 2nd to Cape Dance, Mariana, etc. and was then sent to Calcutta where she won 6 races in all of which 4 in a row and was nominated for the Sprinters' Cup. She was retired to Chanhill Farm specifically to visit the dual 2000 Guineas winner Tirol. This mating was planned by Gautam Lala and AMATOL is the second foal of this mating, the first being the retained Eglevsky. The Tirol-Kiss And Tell mating is not fluke. If you look at the six generation pedigree, it has all the right ingredients for success. AMATOL is inbred 4x4 to Forli through sons, 4x4 to siblings Great Nephew and Close Relation through their dam Sybil's Niece. Further back, he is linebred 6Dx5Sx6D to Nearco. In the sixth remove we have six strains of Hyperion, 5 of which through his sons and one through his daughter. Also, there are three strains of sister Sarah of which two from her daughter Sybil's Sister and the third from her daughter Lady Angela. This mating is also based on the famous Northern Dancer-Forli nick which produced Nureyev. AMATOL has placed 3rd in the Chief Minister's Cup Gr.3 at Bangalore on his first attempt at a group race facing older horses.

In the same crop, Gainsville produced the smart juvenile STARYNSKY by Warrshan - Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy was purchased as a yearling from Equus Stud and she raced only thrice. The retained STARYNSKY is the second foal of this planned mating and is Group placed winner of 3 races and over Rs.9,00,000.

Gainsville owned a mare named Devil's Been Busy. She produced the winner Hell Freezes Over by Tirol before she was sold to Pratap Stud farm where she has gone on to produce the very useful colt TALK OF THE DEVIL. 

Another addition to the broodmare band is the bred in purple Radical Velocity. She is by Placerville ex Speedbird by Malvado ex Charenzaccio. Speedbird is the dam of Esterelli and is a half sister to Divine Light. Divine Light produced Mystic Memory (by Malvado) who has gone on to produce the sensational Mystical (by Alnasr Alwasheek). This is the Schiaparelli family of Smart Chieftan, Classical Act, Star Supreme, Londonderry, Kazakh, Sassafras, etc. She visits Warrshan[USA] for 2006. With this mating we inbreed 4x5 to Numbered Account through her daughter Secret Asset and her son Private Account. 4x5 to Native Dancer through his daughter Natalma and son Raise A Native. We linebreed 5x6x6x6 to Hyperion with two strains through Lady Angela, one through his daughter Barley Corn and one through his son Alibhai. Finally, balanced linebreeding to Nasrullah occurs in the 6th remove though his daughter Glamour and son Nashua.

In 2008, we have acquired 3 nice brrodmares alongwith our sparingly raced Starynessey who also retired to stud. She visited Oath[USA] for the 2008 season. other mares that were added are Dancing Bride by Concordial[USA] ex Flyaway Bride[USA] by Blushing Groom. She comes from the one and only PRETTY POLLY family. Next comes Apassionata by Black Cash[USA] - Donatella by Broto[USA] and Creme Brulee by Puerto Madero[CHI] - Pure Cream by Broto[USA]. Both from the SCHIAPARELLI family that has done so well in India. Both their dams are full sisters. 

Gautam Lala