Oratorio (IRE)

Danehill - Mahrah (Vaguely Noble) bay, 2001 - height 16hh

Thoroughbred horse Oratorio side profile

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Race Record

6 wins, 1200-2000m, in UK, Ireland & France

Champion 2yo Colt in France

Champion 3yo Colt in Ireland

Timeform 119 at 2, 128 at 3 - “ best at a mile and a quarter, effective on turf on going ranging from firm to soft ”

At 2     WON   Gr1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (1400m)

            WON  Gr2 Futurity S. (1400m)

            WON  Gr3 Anglesey S. (1200m)

            2nd     Gr1 Phoenix S. (1200m)

            2nd     Gr1 Dewhurst S. (1400m)

At 3    WON    Gr1 Eclipse S. (2000m)

           WON   Gr1 Irish Champion S. (2000m)

            2nd     Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas (1600m)

            3rd      Gr1 St James Palace S. (1600m)

            4th      Gr1 2000 Guineas (1600m)

            4th      Gr1 Champion S. (2000m)

Sire Line

DANEHILL – 4 wins, Gr1 Haydock Sprint Cup; 3rd Gr1 July Cup, Gr1 2000 Guineas. Champion 3yo Sprinter in Europe. Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes. Sire of Champions. Multiple Champion Sire in Europe & Australia. Sire of sires.

Notable progeny incl. Danehill Dancer (93c – Sharpen Up, Caro); Rock Of Gibraltar (99c – Be My Guest, Bold Lad IRE); Redoute’s Choice (96c – Canny Lad, Nijinsky); Dansili (96c – Kahyasi, High Line); Desert King (94c – Nureyev, Bustino); Flying Spur (92c – Mr Prospector, Sir Ivor); North Light (01c – Rainbow Quest, Charlottown); Dylan Thomas (03c – Diesis, Mount Hagen); Duke Of Marmalade (04c – Kingmambo, Alydar); George Washington (03c – Alysheba, Tip Moss); Holy Roman Emperor (04c – Secretariat, Northern Dancer); Exceed And Excel (00c – Lomond, Watch Your Step); Banks Hill (98f – Kahyasi, High Line); Clodovil (00c – Linamix, Good Times); Oratorio (02c – Vaguely Noble, Alydar); Aussie Rules (03c – Alzao, Crystal Palace); Peeping Fawn (04f – Sadler’s Wells, Blushing Groom); Echelon (02c – Exclusive Native, Dead Ahead); Horatio Nelson (03c – Sadler’s Wells, Master Derby); etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Danehill is kinbred 1x2 Danzig x Spring Adieu and 4x3 Lady Angela x Flower Bowl.

DANEHILL line sires in South Africa: Duke Of Marmalade, Oratorio (Danehill); Mofeed (Duke Of Marmalade); Buffalo Bill Cody, Rafeef, Redoute’s Promise, Time Thief (Redoute’s Choice); Heavenly Blue (Snitzel); Soqrat (Epaulette)

Pedigree

Danehill
1985
Danzig
1976
Northern DancerNearctic - Nearco
Natalma - Native Dancer
Pas de NomAdmirals Voyage - Crafty Admiral
Petitioner - Petition
Razyana
1981
His MajestyRibot - Tenerani
Flower Bowl - Alibhai
Spring AdieuBuckpasser - Tom Fool
Natalma - Native Dancer
Mahrah
1987
Vaguely Noble
1964
ViennaAureole - Hyperion
Turkish Blood - Turkhan
Noble LassieNearco - Pharos
Belle Sauvage - Big Game
MontageAlydarRaise A Native - Native Dancer
Sweet Tooth - On and On
KatonkaMinnesota Mac - Rough'n Tumble
Minnetonka - Chieftain

Pedigree

Oratorio is kinbred (female lines) 3x4 *Spring Adieu x *Minnetonka. His dam Mahrah is kinbred 5x6x6x6 Baby Polly x *Seaweed x Blue Delight x *Blue Delight. His grandam Montage is kinbred 2x2 *Sweet Tooth x *Minnetonka (and 4x4 *Real Delight). This provides solid links between the bottom female lines of sire, dam and grandparents.

Oratorio’s stakes winning half brother Fahim (by Green Desert) is kinbred 4x5 *Tulle x *Heliolight. Oratorio sired a highclass son in Eton Forever (rated 115), whose dam is half sister to Green Desert, giving the same kin-breeding upside-down. A half sister to Oratorio sired highclass 2yo Blu Constellation (rated 118), by Orpen, whose grandam Raise The Standard is half (and close kin) to Danehill’s grandam Spring Adieu.

All of which suggests that further kin-breeding to Oratorio’s bottom female line elements should be a suitable way to go.

Notable Progeny

INTERNATIONAL BRED & RACED

9 international Gr1 winners, 77 Stakes Performers, 20 Group winners incl - Military Attack (08c – Dancing Brave, Blushing Groom) Horse of the Year 2013 HK; Beethoven (07c – Sadler’s Wells, Irish River); Rave (08c – Dancing Brave, Blushing Groom); Manawanui (08c – Filante, Groucho); Biz The Nurse (10c – Tobougg, Trempolino); Mourinho (07c – Generous, Sir Ivor); Torio’s Quest; (07c – Quest For Fame, Dash O’Pleasure); Lolly For Dolly (07f – Chester House, Pursuit Of Love); Eton Forever (07c – Zilzal, Sir Ivor); Fencing Master (07c – Alysheba, Caro) sire; Moonwalk In Paris (08c – Singspiel, Mr Prospector); King Torus (08c – Mujadil, Blushing Groom); Temida (08f – Red Ransom, Sadler’s Wells); Banchee (07f – Spectacularphantom, Bletchencore); Esentepe (09f – Octagonal, Bering);  Camelia Rose (08f – Galileo, Shirley Heights); Vola e Va (09f – Lomitas, Kris); Silent Killer (09c – Machiavellian, Blushing Groom); Gold Rocks (06f – Luskin Star, Zeditave); Takar (09c – Green Dancer, High Top); Cherry Collect (09f – Hernando, Caerleon); Esentepe (09f – Octagonal, Bering); Waratah’s Secret (06c – Zabeel, Kaoru Star); Motion Pictures (07f – Marooned, Zabeel); Clueless Angel (06f – Marooned, Haulpak); FACIASCURA (09f - Montjeu, Kris); Viztoria (10f – Darshaan, Northern Baby); Faciascura (09f – Montjeu, Kris); Scream Blue Murder (10f – Bluebird, Kris); Takar (09c – Green Dancer, High Top); Sons Of John (10g - Scenic, Whiskey Road; Hawke (12c - Sadler’s Wells, Spend A Buck); etc

Suitable Lines

Suitable mares for Oratorio could include

  1. Descendants from his own female line, incl Plum Bold (incl as damsire of Royal Chalice), Slewpendous, Who Duzzit, Alydar (Centenary, Steady Beat), Codex (Badger Land, Badger’s Drift; Important Business, Lost Code)
  2. Buckpasser, widespread, but notably National Assembly (especially when combined with Jungle Cove), Northern Guest, Al Mufti, Tiger Ridge, etc
  3. Caesour
  4. Green Desert (incl as damsire of Kahal)
  5. Seattle Slew, Mr Prospector, Elusive Quality, Tourbillon (Djebel/Never Bend)
  6. Lines with which Gr1 sire Plum Bold has been successful in SA (notably Herculaneum, Alycidon (Preamble))
  7. Vaguely Noble (Manshood, Indigo Magic, Carpocrates), and descendants from his female line (Lombard; broodmare Lorehana, notably with Al Mufti; Miletus)

(posted 2013)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2007 400,000 1 2.02 0 0
2008 200,000 1 0.53 350,000 2 1.3
2009 0 0 540,000 2 5.2
2010 500,000 1 1.83 0 0
2014 495,854 41 1.74 290,625 24 0.97
2015 359,048 21 1.2 207,083 24 1.07
2016 201,429 21 0.78 148,571 21 1.58
2017 205,385 13 0.87 137,188 16 1.12
2018 463,750 4 1.2 195,000 2 1.31
2019 155,000 6 0.79 131,000 5 0.96

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
45% 36% 11% 5% 3% 159

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Van Halen 15c 7 (3) 5 (2) R 1,317,187 117
Mardi Gras 14c 8 (2) 5 (0) R 981,037 116
Chantyman 14c 9 (0) 9 (0) R 759,125 115
Ultra Magnus 15c 6 (1) 4 (2) R 628,325 112
Divine Odyssey 14c 6 (3) 11 (3) R 1,334,575 112
Cue The Music 15c 2 (1) 1 (1) R 363,125 108
Love Bomb 17f 3 (1) 3 (1) R 238,250 106
Soweto Slew 08c 5 (1) 7 (3) R 411,431 106
Capoeira 15c 3 (1) 7 (3) R 528,025 105
Ottimo 09c 6 (2) 10 (2) R 575,480 105

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 23,010
Oratorio 9% 14% 35% 20% 12% 10% 42% 22% 123

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 17% 26% 20% 7% 3% 30% 10% 22,526
Oratorio 11% 13% 24% 28% 12% 11% 52% 23% 124

Black Type Offspring

with best career rating by distance category:
1000-1399m/14-1600m/1601-1999m/20-2399m/2400m+

  • Cloud Break 2015 filly 95/77/-/-/-
  • Pan Amm (Jet Master x Centenary)
  • 3rd Gr3 Pretty Polly S. 1100m
  • Fun Sunzi 2009 filly 96/89/-/-/-
  • Harem Queen (Al Hareb x Lorenzaccio)
  • 3rd Gr3 Strelitzia S. 1000m
  • Gold Dragon 2016 colt 90/76/-/-/-
  • Clematis (Silvano x Hard Up)
  • 3rd Dahlia Plate (L) 1200m
  • Magical Eve 2007 filly 50/85/82/72/-
  • Private Life (Bering x Sadler's Wells)
  • 3rd Scarlet Lady Hcp (L) 1800m
  • Northern Song 2017 colt 81/92/87/-/-
  • Nordic Spring (Fort Wood x Northern Guest)
  • 2nd E-Cape Guineas (L) 1600m
  • Petra 2015 filly 89/88/-/-/-
  • Loupe (Fort Wood x Sportsworld)
  • 3rd Gr3 Strelitzia S. 1100m
  • Royal Exhibit 2017 colt -/88/-/-/-
  • Smouldering (Parade Leader x Fair Season)
  • 3rd Gatecrasher S. (L) 1400m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 1.12
  • Stamina 1458m
  • Stakes Wins 19%
  • Black Type 22%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2007 1 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 2 0.72 90 1400m
2008 2 2 2 100% 1 50% 1 50% 8 1.6 93 1600m
2009 1 1 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% 6 1.66 105 1600m
2010 1 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 4 0.78 91 1600m
2014 52 47 35 74% 3 6% 6 13% 112 1.19 80 1613m
2015 29 27 19 70% 4 15% 4 15% 59 1.27 84 1466m
2016 28 24 13 54% 1 4% 2 8% 24 0.94 72 1400m
2017 18 16 7 44% 0 0% 2 13% 8 0.66 74 1307m
2018 10 7 3 43% 0 0% 0 0% 3 1.29 76 1133m

Fillies

  • SSI 1.37
  • Stamina 1415m
  • Stakes Wins 5%
  • Black Type 28%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2007 1 1 1 100% 0 0% 1 100% 1 0.83 85 1600m
2008 2 2 1 50% 0 0% 1 50% 2 1.1 80 1600m
2009 4 3 3 100% 1 33% 2 67% 8 3.29 92 1467m
2012 1 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 3 1.29 86 1600m
2014 38 34 20 59% 0 0% 2 6% 44 0.9 68 1341m
2015 38 31 22 71% 2 6% 4 13% 51 1.2 74 1436m
2016 38 34 24 71% 0 0% 3 9% 49 1.15 74 1365m
2017 21 16 10 63% 1 6% 1 6% 18 1.26 72 1246m
2018 11 3 2 67% 0 0% 0 0% 2 1.31 79 1080m

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