DYNASTIES Deliver - Sires and Their Sire Sons Lead the Way in Australian Group 1 Success

27 Jun 19

Following on from our review of Wednesday’s article where the 58 Group 1 Winners of the 73 Group 1 races during the 2018-19 racing season were analysed, these results revealed the 58 Australian Group 1 winners for this season had interesting statistics relating to purchase price.

In this article, we follow-on by analysing the way these 58 Group 1 winners were bred.

And the results reveal no surprises as the Danehill sireline is still the dominant force producing 15 Group 1 winners (26%) - more than double the number of Group 1 winners produced by the next best sireline.

However when 11 of these 58 Group 1 Winners were Northern Hemisphere bred horses, then we must compare the 15 Danehill sireline against the 47 Australasian bred Group 1 Winners. Here we see it’s actually 32% of Group 1 winners in the Australian 2018-19 season.


It’s amazing when you consider Danehill died in 2003 and 16 years later he's still the most influential force in the pedigrees of our Group 1 winners with 32 of them (55%) carrying Danehill in their pedigrees in some capacity.

The evolution of the Danehill sireline is fascinating if you like statistics (which we do).

It’s interesting to see his Champion sons Redoute's Choice, Fastnet Rock and Exceed and Excel all sired Group 1 winners in their own right this season and importantly, they achieved Group 1 success with their sire sons:


REDOUTE'S CHOICE – sire of The Autumn Sun

REDOUTE’S CHOICE sire sons –

Not a Single Doubt - sire of Kenedna, Qafila
Stratum – sire of Land of Plenty
Time Thief – sire of In Her Time


SNITZEL – sire of Trapeze Artist

SNITZEL sire son -

Shamus Award – sire of Mr Quickie


FASTNET ROCK – sire of Prince Fawaz

FASTNET ROCK sire sons -

Smart Missile – sire of Maid of Heaven
Hinchinbrook – sire of Spright

EXCEED AND EXCEL – sire of Microphone

EXCEED AND EXCEL sire sons -

Sidestep – sire of Kiamichi


The Mr Prospector sireline produced seven (7) Group 1 winners including Winx - the best horse in the world, interestingly she is free of Danehill blood. The seven Group 1 winners for Mr Prospector were all sired by shuttle stallions whom are no longer available to Australian breeders with exception being Alizee, who is a daughter of Golden Slipper winner Sepoy (by Elusive Quality) from Watchful (a daughter of Danehill).

Alizee herself is from Essaouira - a daughter of Exceed and Excel. So she has a 3 x 3 Danehill cross being Paternal mare line Danehill over a Maternal sireline Danehill.

Alizee she's not the only Australian Group 1 winner this season with this same or similar Danehill cross.

Alizee joins Verry Elleegant by Zed (3 x 3), Sunlight by Zoustar (4 x 3), and Amphitrite by Sebring (4 x 3).

However when reviewing a Danehill cross, it must be stressed that Danehill (sireline) over Danehill (Dam’s Sire) has a very poor strike rate of success.


The Sadler's Wells sireline also produced seven (7) stakes-winners and highlighted an emerging sire dynasty for the late High Chaparral (IRE) and his sire sons.

High Chaparral sired Group 1 winner Princess Jenni, while his sons had a Group 1 winner each. Dundeel sired Castelvecchio and So You Think sired Nakeeta Jane.


The Sir Tristram (IRE) sireline continues with its success delivering six (6) Group 1 winners through his Champion sire Lonhro siring Aristia and Lyre whilst his Lonhro’s Champion son Pierro sired Pierata and Arcadia Queen. Also Champion NZ sire Savabeel sired Shillelagh and Zed sired Verry Elleegant.


The Green Desert branch of the Danzig sireline produced five (5) Group 1 winners and is being seen worldwide as a growing influence through the deeds of champion sire Invincible Spirit and his sire sons who include I Am Invincible, the most successful Group 1 sire in Australia this season with four (4) individual Group 1 winners: Oohood, Invincibella, Viddora and Voodoo Lad.

Importantly for Owners with Dynamic Syndications, we are across these genetic trends when selecting horses on pedigrees well prior to attending the saleyards for the physical inspections.

At the 2019 yearling sales it’s no coincidence Dynamic Syndications purchased yearlings by many of the sires listed above:

FASTNET ROCK, SNITZEL, LONHRO, PIERRO, EXCEED AND EXCEL, ZOUSTAR, SAVABEEL whilst we also purchased yearlings by new sires EXOSPHERE (champion son of Lonhro), VANCOUVER (Champion son of Medaglia d’Oro), CRITERION (champion son of Sebring), SCISSOR KICK (son of Redoute’s Choice).

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