Sea The Stars Covers 140
Written by Ian Tapp | Jun 24, 2010 |
2009 European Horse of the Year and proverbial superhorse Sea The Stars has completed his first stud season at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in County Kildare, Ireland. The six-time group I winner commanded a fee of €85,000 (US$105,000 as of today) and covered a Who's Who book of 140 top producers and race fillies. Economically speaking, this initial crop will generate in excess of $10 million in stud fee revenue, and the first runners will hit the racetrack in 2013.
Now that the breeding season has concluded, Sea The Stars will remain in Ireland rather than shuttling for the Southern Hemisphere season. Stud manager Pat Downes told Racing Post that the stallion will "spend a number of hours out in the paddocks each morning, and will go on walks in the afternoons."
The son of Cape Cross was dominant during his 3-year-old season, taking the English 2,000 Guineas (gr. I), Epsom Derby (gr. I), Eclipse Stakes (gr. I), Juddmonte International (gr. I), Irish Champion Stakes (gr. I), and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (gr. I). Produced by 1993 Arc winner Urban Sea, Sea The Stars is a half brother to champion racehorse and sire Galileo and gr. I winners My Typhoon and Black Sam Bellamy.
Listed below are a dozen high profile mares currently in foal to Sea The Stars. Click the mare's name for a complimentary TrueNicks report for the resulting foal.
Zarkava (IRE) - 2008 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (gr. I) winner and European Horse of the Year retired a perfect 7 for 7. Zarkava's first foal is a 2010 filly by Dalakhani, the 2003 Arc winner and European Horse of the Year.
Vodka (JPN) - Back-to-back Japanese Horse of the Year earned $13 million on the track. Her biggest wins came in the Japan Cup (gr. I), Tenno Sho (gr. I), Yasuda Kinen (gr. I), and Japanese Derby.
Finsceal Beo (IRE) - 2006 European Champion 2-Year-Old Filly, the daughter of Mr. Greeley (TrueNicks,SRO) also took the English (gr. I) and Irish 1,000 Guineas (gr. I)
Bordighera - Dam of champions George Washington and Grandera. She is a daughter of 1987 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and 1988 U.S. Horse of the Year Alysheba.
Lush Lashes (GB) - Three-time group I winner and Irish Highweight carries a foal inbred 2 x 3 to Urban Sea.
Centreofattention (AUS) - Full sister to group I winner and promising young sire Holy Roman Emperor.
Song (IRE) - Recent 1.7 million guineas purchase is an unraced full sister to group I winners Yesterday and Quarter Moon.
Asmara - Dam of European Champion Older Horse and young sire Azamour.
Zarkasha (IRE) - The young dam of Zarkava (Zarkava was just her second foal).
Speciosa (IRE) - 2006 English 1,000 Guineas (gr. I) winner from the immediate family of French and English Highweight Pride.
Look Here (GB) - 2008 Epsom Oaks (gr. I) winner.
Love Divine (GB) - 2000 Epsom Oaks (gr. I) winner and dam of 2006 St. Leger (gr. I) winner Sixties Icon (by Galileo).
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