Prix de Diane: Where did they come from?

|

Nashwa is favoured in the Prix de Diane | Scoop Dyga

By

Andre Fabre has four chances to win this French Classic for a fifth time and, as one would expect in a race of this quality, the line-up includes some pretty fancy homebreds for top breeders. But those who have been through a sale ring include a €1,500 yearling, with prices working up to a €450,000 half-sister to Breeders' Cup heroine Aunt Pearl (Ire).

 

AGAVE (GB), Dubawi (Ire)–Contribution (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB})
Owner/Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
Trainer: Andre Fabre
Pedigree Notes: She is the second foal of a winning half-sister to Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), as well as the black-type earners Derab (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Entitle (GB) (Dansili {GB}). Granddam Apogee (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}) won the G3 Prix de Royaumont.

 

BABALA (IRE), Sea The Stars (Ire)–Viva Rafaela (Brz) (Know Heights {Ire})
Owner/Breeder: Wertheimer et Frere
Trainer: Andre Fabre
Pedigree Notes: A half-sister to three multiple winners, this homebred is out of a G1 Brazilian Oaks winner who ran third in the GI Flower Bowl S. at Belmont Park and was bought by the Wertheimers for $500,000 as a 6-year-old.

 

BEAUTE CACHEE (FR), Literato (Fr)–Sign And Seal (Ire) (Hurricane Run {Ire})
Owners: Valerie Lucas, Gael Barbedette, Regis Barbedette, Jordan Georges
Breeder: Gregor Vischer
Trainer: Gael Barbedette
Sales History: Bought for €1,500 at Arqana's Autumn Yearling Sale.
Pedigree Notes: Out of a once-raced mare, this January foal is from the family of G1 Coronation S. winner Indian Ink (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}).

 

DAISY MAISY (GB), Wootton Bassett (GB)–Shasta Daisy (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB})
Owner: Mme Gitte Poulsen-Allaire and Philippe Allaire
Breeder: Gestut Zur Kuste
Trainer: Yann Barberot
Sales History: Bought for €240,000 at the Arqana Select Yearling Sale at Deauville (Yann Barberot).
Pedigree Notes: Her dam Shasta Daisy (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) is out of a winning stakes-placed sister to Juddmonte-bred sires Showcasing (GB) and Camacho (GB).

 

FALL IN LOVE (IRE), Sea The Stars (Ire)–Matauri Pearl (Ire) (Hurricane Run {Ire})
Owner: 3S Race Horse Management
Breeder: Ecurie des Charmes and Ballylinch Stud
Trainer: Hiroo Shimizu
Sales History: A €450,000 Arqana October yearling.
Pedigree Notes: A half-sister to Grade I winner Aunt Pearl (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), she is out of a winning full-sister to dual Group/Grade 2 winner Wekeela (Fr).

 

GALLA (FR), Frankel (GB)–Gracefully (Ire) (Orpen)
Owner/Breeder: Haras de la Perelle
Trainer: Stephane Wattel
Pedigree Notes: A half-sister to five stakes horses led by G1 Falmouth S. winner Giofra (GB) (Dansili {GB}), Galla is out of a G3 Prestige S. winner.

 

LA PARISIENNE (FR), Zarak (Fr)–Skysweeper (Ire) (Hurricane Run {Ire})
Owner: Peter R Bradley III, Ecurie JML Racing, Marc Leonetti, Meridian International, Remy Dupuy-Naulot
Breeder: Haras du Cadran, Ecurie Patrick Klein, Haras du Ma
Trainers: Carlos and Yann Lerner
Sales History: A €65,000 Arqana Deauville Select Sale yearling, bought by her father-and-son training team.
Pedigree Notes: A half-sister to the stakes-placed Scripturale (Fr) (Makfi {GB}), her dam is in turn a half-sister to dual Group 3 winner GM Hopkins (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

 

NADETTE (FR), Outstrip (GB)–Ciboulette (Ire) (Pivotal {GB})
Owner: Team Valor International and Marco Saviozzi
Breeder: Herve Dardenne
Trainer: Romain Le Dren Doleuze
Sales History: Sold as a yearling at Arqana October for €50,000 and then the following June in the Arqana Summer Sale for €17,000.
Pedigree Notes: Out of a dual-winning half-sister to listed victrix Kencumin (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}), this filly's fourth dam is the five-time Group 1 winner and double Classic heroine User Friendly (GB) (Slip Anchor {GB}).

 

NASHWA (GB), Frankel (GB)–Princess Lulu (Ire) (Pivotal {GB})
'TDN Rising Star'.
Owner/Breeder: Imad Al Sagar
Trainer: John and Thady Gosden
Pedigree Notes: The Oaks third is a half-sister to three-time winner Louganini (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}). Nashwa is followed by a Decorated Knight (GB) yearling half-sister and a colt foal by Dubawi (Ire). Her dam won three times, including at listed level over 10 furlongs, and was runner-up in the G1 Prix Jean Romanet.

 

OTTILIEN (FR), Holy Roman Emperor (Ire)–Vezina (Fr) (Bering)
Owner: Quantum Leap Racing XVI
Breeder: Seven Hills Bloodstock
Trainer: David Menuisier
Sales History: Unsold at €120,000 at the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale.
Pedigree Notes: A full-sister to Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner and sire Morandi (Fr) out of a half-sister to Group 3 winner Marie De Ken (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}), she is from the further family of the popular globetrotter Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper).

 

PLACE DU CARROUSEL (IRE), Lope De Vega (Ire)–Traffic Jam (Ire) (Duke Of Marmalade {Ire})
Owner: Al Shaqab Racing and Ballylinch Stud
Breeder: Ballylinch Stud and Alexis and Fan Adamian
Trainer: Andre Fabre
Sales History: A €260,000 Arqana Deauville Select Sale yearling.
Pedigree Notes: This is the first foal of G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris winner Traffic Jam who is out of a half-sister to G1 Racing Post Trophy runner-up Winged Cupid (Ire) (In The Wings {GB}).

 

QUEEN TREZY (FR), Almanzor (Fr)–Elodie (GB) (Dansili {GB})
Owner: Eric Feurtet
Breeder: E de Chambure and Riviera Equine
Trainers: Carlos and Yann Lerner
Sales History: A €125,000 Arqana Deauville Select Sale yearling.
Pedigree Notes: A half-sister to listed winner Eliade (Fr) (Teofilo {Ire}); granddam In Clover (GB) (Inchinor {GB}) has produced the Group 1 winners With You (GB) (Dansili {GB}), Call The Wind (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and We Are (GB) (Dansili {GB}) among her six black-type performers.

 

ROSACEA (IRE), Soldier Hollow (GB)–Relizane (GB) (Zamindar)
Owner/Breeder: Haras de la Perelle
Trainer: Stephane Wattel
Pedigree Notes: Fourth in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, she is the third foal out of Relizane (GB) (Zamindar), a winner in France and half-sister to the Canadian Grade I winner Reggane (Red Ransom).

 

TARIYANA (FR), Sea The Stars (Ire)–Taniya (Fr) (High Chaparral {Ire})
Owner/Breeder: HH Aga Khan
Trainer: Francis Graffard
Pedigree Notes: Out of a G3 Prix Fille de l'Air winner, her great granddam Takarouna (Green Dancer) won the G2 Pretty Polly S.

 

TIMES SQUARE (FR), Zarak (Fr)–See You Always (GB) (Siyouni {Fr})
Owner: Allan Belshaw
Breeder: Times Of Wigan Ltd
Pedigree Notes: The dam is an unraced half-sister to the useful sprinter Direct Times (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), who is out of a winning half-sister, Elegant Times (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), to Group 2 scorer Welsh Emperor (Ire) (Emperor Jones) and listed-winning sprinter Majestic Times (Ire) (Bluebird).

 

TOY (IRE), Galileo (Ire)–You'resothrilling (Ire) (Storm Cat)
Owner: D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, Westerberg
Breeder: Coolmore
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien
Pedigree Notes: From an outstanding family, she is a sister to seven black-type performers, including dual Guineas and St James's Palace S. winner Gleneagles (Ire), and Irish 1000 Guineas winner Marvellous (Ire). You'resothrilling was also a classy race mare and won the G2 Cherry Hinton S.

 

YUKATA (IRE), Galileo (Ire)–Blue Kimono (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire})
Owner: White Birch Farm, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor
Breeder: White Birch Farm
Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget
Pedigree Notes: Out of a half-sister to G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Beauty Parlour (GB) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), she is from the further family of G1 Melbourne Cup winner Might And Power (NZ) (Zabeel {NZ}).

 

ZELLIE (FR), Wootton Bassett (GB)–Sarai (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire})
Owner: Al Wasmiyah Racing
Breeder: Charles Barel
Trainer: Andre Fabre
Sales History: Sold as a foal for €140,000 at Arqana December and not sold at the same amount the following year at the Select Yearling Sale.
Pedigree Notes: Her dam is a half-sister to G1 1000 Guineas winner Speciosa (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and champion racemare Pride (GB) (Peintre Celebre) is a half-sister to her granddam.

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. Gosden Team Hand Nashwa and Inspiral French Targets
  2. Classic Deauville Debut For Blue Diamond Stud
  3. Arqana August: Back and Better Than Ever
  4. Seven Days: Homebred Heroes
  5. Arc Bid “Not Out Of The Question” For French Oaks Runner-Up
X

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.