Sunday, May 25, 2008

Starynessey And Henrythenavigator

The mating of Kingmambo and Sequoyah which has produced the handsome 2008 dual Guineas hero Henrythenavigator has a lot in common with the 2008 mating of Gainsville's mare Starynessey. Henrythenavigator is by Kingmambo out of the Sadlers Wells mare Sequoyah. Kingmambo's damsire is Nureyev who is a three parts brother to Sadlers Wells. Thus, Henrythenavigator in inbred 3x2 to three parts brothers Nureyev and Sadlers Wells. Besides this fantastic combination, he is also balanced linebred to Raise A Native and Native Dancer.

So why the mention of Starynessey? Starynessey has been retired to the Pratap Stud Farm which is now the home of the Epsom Derby winner Oath (by Fairy King) whom she visited for the 2008 season. Starynessey  is by the Nureyev horse Concordial. This mating combines Nureyev and Fairy King(sire of Oath) who is a full brother to Sadlers Wells resulting in a 2x3 inbreeding to three parts brothers Nureyev and Fairy King. As in the case of Henrythenavigator, we also find balanced linebreeding to Native Dancer.

After the phenomenal success of Henrythenavigator, and the highly successful sons of Fairy King in India, namely Royal Kingdom and Burden of Proof, Gainsville eagerly awaits the produce of this mating to come into training.
Gautam Lala.