Coolmore Reveals Mares In St Mark's Basilica Book


MV Magnier with St Mark's Basilica | Coolmore

St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a Group 1 winner at two and an unbeaten Classic winner at three who earned Horse of the Year honours last year, is set to cover a strong book of mares at Coolmore this season when he debuts at €65,000.

A handful of black-type winners and producers have already been scanned in foal to St Mark's Basilica, including:

  • Believe'N'Succeed (Aus) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}): the dam of G1 Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and New Zealand champion sprinter Bounding (Aus) (Lonhro {Aus});
  • Scream Blue Murder (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}): a Group 3 winner and the dam of listed winner Too Soon To Panic (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire});
  • Blanc Bonheur (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}): winner of the G3 Keeneland Cup in Japan and third in the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies;
  • Angelic Light (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}): a listed-winning 2-year-old;
  • Joailliere (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}): Moyglare Stud's stakes-winning homebred and the dam of 'TDN Rising Star' Homeless Songs (Ire) (Frankel {GB});
  • Lacily (Elusive Quality): the dam of G3 Molecomb S. winner Yalta (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus});
  • Knyazhna (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}): the dam of Sacred Life (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a Grade/Group 3 winner in America and France;
  • Chrissycross (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), the dam of triple group-winning sprinter Gustavus Weston (Ire) (Equiano {Fr})

Group 1 producers already covered by St Mark's Basilica include:

  • Prudenzia (Ire) (Dansili {GB}): the dam of Group 1 winner Magic Wand (Ire), Classic winner Chicquita (Ire) and last year's Classic-placed Philomene (Ire);
  • Chenchikova (Ire) (Sadler's Wells): the dam of G1 Prix de Diane winner Fancy Blue (Ire);
  • Queen Titi (Ire) (Sadler's Wells): the dam of G1 Dewhurst S. winner Beethoven (Ire); and
  • Chintz (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}): the dam of G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains and G1 Sussex S. winner The Gurkha (Ire)

Group winners and/or producers already covered by St Mark's Basilica include:

  • Holy Dazzle (GB) (Sunday Break {Jpn}): the dam of G2 Prix Greffulhe winner Roman Candle (GB) (Le Havre {Ire});
  • Llew Law (GB) (Verglas {Ire}): the dam of George Strawbridge's triple Group 3 winner Who's Steph (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire});
  • Instant Sparkle (Ire) (Danehill): Moyglare Stud's dam of the dual Group 3-winning Making Light (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB});
  • Carta Embrujada (Arg) (Storm Embrujado {Arg}): a triple Argentine Group 1 winner;
  • Mot Juste (Distorted Humor): Robert Barnett's G3 Oh So Sharp S. winner;
  • Lady Wannabe (Ire) (Camelot {GB}): the G3 Darley S. winner

Group 1 winners or producers on the books still to be covered by St Mark's Basilica include:

  • Estimate (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}): The Queen's G1 Gold Cup winner;
  • Fiesolana (Ire) (Aussie Rules): The Niarchos Family's G1 Matron S. winner and black-type producer;
  • Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil): the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner who was bought by SAS Gerard Larrieu for 450,000gns at Tattersalls in December;
  • Cursory Glance (Ire) (Distorted Humor): Merry Fox Stud's G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner;
  • Deirdre (Jpn) (Harbinger {GB}): the G1 Nassau S. winner;
  • Arabian Queen (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}): Jeff Smith's G1 Juddmonte International winner;
  • Safari Queen (Arg) (Lode): Wertheimer et Frere's multiple graded winning dam of G1 Prix Saint-Alary victress Queen's Jewel (GB) (Pivotal {GB});
  • Timepiece (GB) (Zamindar): Juddmonte's homebred G1 Falmouth S. winner;
  • Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}): Juddmonte's homebred six-time Group 1 winner and stakes producer;
  • Stacelita (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}): Teruya Yoshida's Group 1 and Japanese Classic producer;
  • Talent (GB) (New Approach {Ire}): the G1 Oaks winner and dam of triple group winner Ambition (GB) (Dubawi {Ire});
  • Reckoning (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}): the dam of last year's champion stayer Subjectivist (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) and fellow top-class stayer Sir Ron Priestley (GB) (Australia {GB});
  • Shamiyra (Fr) (Medicean {GB}): the dam of G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner Shakeel (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire});
  • Path Of Peace (GB) (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}): the dam of GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Belvoir Bay (GB) (Equiano {Fr});
  • Recambe (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}): the dam of six-time Group 1 winner Laurens (Fr), by St Mark's Basilica's sire Siyouni;
  • Here To Eternity (Stormy Atlantic): Kirsten Rausing's dam of Hong Kong Group 1 winners Time Warp (GB) and Glorious Forever (GB), both by Archipenko;
  • Beatrix Potter (Ire) (Cadeaux Genereux {GB}): the dam of champion sprinter Harry Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and G2 Mill Reef S. winner Pierre Lapin (Ire) (Cappella Sansevero {GB});
  • Motivation (Fr) (Muhtathir {GB}): the dam of GI Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S. winner Rockemperor (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}); and
  • Night Visit (GB) (Sinndar {Ire}), the dam of G1 Irish Derby winner Trading Leather (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}).

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