First Stakes Winner for Freshman Sire Sageburg and a Bahamian Bounty in France

France-based stallion Sageburg sired his first stakes winner from his first crop when his undefeated 2-year-old daughter Peace Burg squeezed out a narrow victory in the group III Prix d’Aumale over a mile at Chantilly.

Bred in Ireland by Lagardere Elevage, 8-year-old Sageburg raced in the familiar colors of the Aga Khan, who had purchased the lock-stock-and-barrel racing and breeding interests of the late Jean-Luc Lagardere in 2005 when Sageburg was a yearling. For the Aga Khan, the grey colt won four of his 11 starts at distances ranging from nine to 10 furlongs, including the group I Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp as a 4-year-old. Sageburg retired to Haras de la Gatine in France for the 2009 season.

From the first crop of European and U.S. champion 2-year-old male Johannesburg, Sageburg is out of the group II-winning Linamix mare Sage et Jolie, a full sister to group I winner Sagamix who took the measure of the 1998 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe field in 1998 and earned a championship to boot and to Sagalina, the dam of 2012 group I winner Sagawara (Shamardal). A winner of the Prix de Malleret at Longchamp, Sage et Jolie is also a half sister to group I winner Sagacity (by Highest Honor.

Unraced Peace Talk (Sadler’s Wells—Pampa Bella, by Armos), dam of the Prix d’Aumale winner, is a half sister to group I winner Pistolet Bleu (Top Ville) and a full sister to group III winner Palme d’Or, all bred by the Wildenstein family. Pampa Bella won the group III Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud and placed in two group I stakes during her two-year racing career.

Sageburg has sent out 11 juvenile runners from his first crop with three winners and an additional non-winning black-type performer in Sage Melody who finished third in the group III Prix du Bois at Chantilly.

Also on the Chantilly card was the Prix d’Arenberg, a group III sprint for 2-year-olds. The finish of the race is a good illustration of the saying that apples don’t fall far from the tree as both winner, Cay Verde, and runner-up, Baileys Jubilee, are offspring of Bahamian Bounty (Cadeaux Genereux—Clarentia, by Ballad Rock), Europe’s champion 2-year-old male in 1996, with six-furlong victories in the Prix Morny Piaget (Fr-I) and Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I).

Cay Verde’s dam, All Quiet, is a consistent, hardy daughter of Piccolo (Warning), who started 29 times over her four-year career with her wins coming from seven to eight furlongs. Her dam, War Shanty, is a Warrshan half sister to black-type full brothers: group I winner Bold Edge and stakes winner Brave Edge, both by U.S.-bred Beveled (Sharpen Up—Sans Arc, by High Echelon).

Bahamian Bounty has sired 22 lifetime stakes winners including group I-winning full brothers Pastoral Pursuits and Goodricke, both of whom won group I credentials over six furlongs.

The second race on the Chantilly card was won by first-time starter Oceanliner, a 2-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Dynaformer out of the group III-placed Danzig mare Sweet Travel, a full sister to group I winner Iron Mask. A homebred for the Wertheimer brothers, Oceanliner is a grandson of the Wertheimer-raced Raise a Beauty, whom the brothers bought for $625,000 as a weanling from the Calumet Farm dispersal in 1991. The daughter of Alydar out of stakes winner Stick to Beauty, was a half sister to grade II stakes winner Gold Beauty, dam of grade I winners Maplejinsky (Nijinsky II) and champion Dayjur (Danzig).

In a touch of family irony, Oceanliner’s impressive two-length debut win came on the undercard of the Prix d’Arenberg, a race in which his dam had finished second and which her brother Iron Mask had won.

The other juvenile race at Chantilly went to another first-timer Tasaday, a daughter of Nayef—Tashelka, by Mujahid.

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Three comments:

1.  Warrshan was a beautifully bred horse and I am glad that he is being "remembered" in some current horse pedigrees

2.  Stick to Beauty keeps on giving

3.  Even though you might not get comments, please know that I, for one, am very happy that you have started the "Around the Globe" blog.  I want to know what is happening outside NAm and I read this every time you post.  Thx

12 Sep 2012 10:37 AM

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