THE SIRE OF ROYAL ASCOT GR.1 CORONATION STAKES WINNER WATCH ME and Gr.1 Prix de Diane-placed GRAND GLORY from his first crop of 3-year-olds.
FOUR TIMES A GR.1 WINNER. Winner of the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (Grand Criterium) Gr.1 at 2, Queen Elizabeth II St. Gr.1 at 3, Lockinge St. Gr.1 and Prix de la Forêt Gr.1 at 4.
ONE OF THE LEADING MILERS OF HIS GENERATION, by sire of sires Choisir. Broke the race record in the Prix de la Forêt Gr.1 and undefeated over 7f. World top-rated 3-year-old colt in 2013. Joint top-rated British 2-year-old in 2012.
IN 2020, 12 BLACKTYPE PERFORMERS AND 4 GROUP WINNERS, including dual Gr.1 winner WATCH ME (2020 Prix Rothschild Gr.1, 2019 Coronation Stakes Gr.1 at Royal Ascot), GRAND GLORY (2020 Prix de Flore Gr.3, also Classic placed in the 2019 Prix de Diane Gr.1) as well as LUCKY LYCRA (2020 Grosser Preis der Mehl-Mulhens-Stiftung Gr.3).
HIS 2-YEAR-OLDS OF 2020 include the promising Solario St. Gr.3 winner ETONIAN in England, Prix Miesque
Gr.3 runner-up ASTERELLA and dual winner URSULY
in France, as well as undefeated dual winner DEVOIR
RIEN in Slovakia.
OLYMPIC GLORY descends from Danehill (Danzig) through his sire, champion sprinter Choisir, and grandsire, Danehill Dancer. Choisir has proved a talented sire of sires with the fantastic first two crops of his stallion son Starspangledbanner, who has produced Gr.1 and Royal Ascot winner The Wow Signal from a very limited first crop. This winner of the Gr.1 Prix Morny has a dam by High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells), which leads to believe that mares from the Sadler’s Wells line, via his sons and grandsons, could successfully cross with OLYMPIC GLORY. Starspangledbanner has also produced Anthem Alexander, the winner of the Gr.2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and Gr.1 placed twice, her dam being by Night Shift.
OLYMPIC GLORY shows a 5 X 4 inbreeding on Northern Dancer but is free of Mr Prospector blood and could also be mated with the French lines hailing from Grey Sovereign via Caro and Kenmare. Another asset of OLYMPIC GLORY is his damsire Alzao (by Lyphard), just like the Japanese Champion sire Deep Impact who is by Sunday Silence.
At 2-years-old, 5 runs
1st Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (Grand Criterium) Gr.1 Longchamp FR, 7f . 1400m
1st Superlative Stakes Gr.2 Newmarket UK, 7f . 1400m
1st Vintage Stakes Gr.2 Goodwood UK, 7f . 1400m
1st EBF Maiden Stakes, Goodwood UK, 6f . 1200m, on debut
2nd Coventry Stakes Gr.2 Royal Ascot UK, 6f . 1200m, to undefeated 2yo Dawn Approach
At 3-years-old, 6 runs
1st Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Gr.1 Ascot UK, 1M . 1600m
1st Greenham Stakes Gr.3 NewburyUK, 7f . 1400m
2nd Prix Jacques-le-Marois Gr.1 Deauville FR, 1M . 1600m, by a neck to Moonlight Cloud
2nd Prix du Moulin de Longchamp Gr.1 Longchamp FR, 1M . 1600m
At 4-years-old, 4 runs
1st Prix de la Forêt Gr.1 Longchamp FR, 7f . 1400m, in race record time
1st Lockinge Stakes Gr.1 Newbury UK, 1M . 1600m
3rd Prix Jacques-le-Marois Gr.1 Deauville FR, 1M . 1600m
WATCH ME (FR)Undefeated in 2 runs in 2020 including 1st Prix Rothschild Gr.1, Deauville, Qatar Prix de la Calonne LR, Deauville. Also 1st Coronation Stakes Gr.1, Ascot, Prix Imprudence Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte, Criterium du Languedoc LR, Toulouse, 3rd Prix de l'Opera Gr.1, ParisLongchamp.
WATCH ME (FR)WATCH ME (2016)
1st Coronation Stakes Gr.1 at Royal Ascot ,
1st Prix Imprudence Gr.3,
3rd Prix de l’Opéra Gr.1 on Arc day & Stakes winner at 2 .
Bred by Mme A Tamagni & Cocheese Bloodstock
GRAND GLORY (GB)In 2020, 1st Prix de Flore Gr.3, Saint-Cloud, Prix Zarkava LR, Parislongchamp, 2nd Prix Corrida Gr.2, Lyon-Parilly, 3rd Prix de Pomone Gr.2, Deauville. Also 3rd Prix de Diane Gr.1, Chantilly, 2nd Prix Rose de Mai LR, Saint-Cloud.
GRAND GLORY (GB)GRAND GLORY (2016) 3rd Prix de Diane Gr.1,
2nd Prix Rose de Mai LR & debut winner at 2 .
Bred by Haras de Bourgeauville
LUCKY LYCRA (IRE)In 2020, 1st Grosser Preis der Mehl-Mulhens-Stiftung Gr.3, Hannover. Also 1st Prix Joubert LR, Maisons-Laffitte, 3rd Prix Frederic de Lagrange LR, Vichy.
LUCKY LYCRA (IRE)LUCKY LYCRA (2016) 1st Prix Joubert LR, 3rd Prix Frederic Delagrange
LR. Bred by Al Shaqab Racing
PYTHION (2016)PYTHION (2016) 3rd Ballysax Stakes Gr.3, 2nd Ebf Yeats Stakes LR
& debut winner at 2. Bred by Gestüt Fährhof