Var (USA)

Forest Wildcat - Loma Preata (Zilzal) bay, 1998 - height 16hh

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Race Record

in USA, UK and France won 7 races, 1000-1200m,

Timeform 124 / European Champion Sprinter of 2004

WON Gr1 Prix de l’Abbaye (1000m)                    

           Starlit S. (L) (1200m)

 2nd    Gr3 Dubai Int. Trophy (1000m) beaten a nose

Sire Line

FOREST WILDCAT - won 9 races (1100-1200m) in US, multiple Gr3, SW, Gr2 placed (TFR 120). Sire of Gr1 winners.

Notable progeny incl Var (99c - Zilzal, Key to the Kingdom); Forest Secrets (98f - Time For A Change, Tom Rolfe); d’Wildcat (98c - d’Accord, Believe It); d’Wildcat Speed (00f - Pentaquod, Great Above); Snow Dance (98f - Spectacular Bid, Northern Dancer); Forest Heiress (99f - Pentelicus, Distinctive); Wild Snitch (00f - Key To The Mint, Northern Prospect); Madame Red (98f - Sirlad, Grey Eagle); Turner’s Hall (98f - Grey Dawn, First Balcony); Diamond Wildcat (02f - Quiet American, Lear Fan); Hermiones Magic (01f - Miswaki, In Reality); Katy Kat (98f - Fit To Fight, Key To The Kingdom); Look Of The Lynx (98f - Faraway Son, Never Bend); Our Wildcat (99c - Affirmed, Graustark); Smile n Wildcat (99c - Tejano, State Dinner); Waupaca (00c - Cormorant, Torsion); Wildcat Shoes (01c - Phone Trick, Full Pocket); Wild Jam (01c - Cahill Road, Terresto); Yankee Wildcat (98c - Miswaki, Carnivalay); Wild Gams (03f - Quiet American, Lear Fan); Fairly Wild (01f - Woodman, Irish Stronghold); Brownie Points (03f - Forty Niner, Ack Ack);.

KIN-BREEDING: Storm Cat, the sire of Forest Wildcat, is kinbred 4x4 Solar Display x First Rose. Forest Wildcat is kinbred 5x5x3 Solar Display x First Rose x Sherry Jen (Solar Display’s daughter Shining Sun is 4x3 kin to Sherry Jen, First Rose’ daughter Bolero Rose is 4x3 kin to Sherry Jen). Storm Cat’s sire Storm Bird is 2x1 kin to Forest Wildcat’s dam Victoria Beauty.

STORM BIRD line sires in South Africa: Rabada (Storm Cat): Var (Forest Wildcat); Talk Of The Town (Var); Louis The King (Black Minnaloushe); 

Pedigree

Forest Wildcat
1991
Storm Cat
1983
Storm BirdNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
South Ocean - New Providence
TerlinguaSecretariat - Bold Ruler
Crimson Saint - Crimson Satan
Victoria BeautyBold NativeRaise A Native - Native Dancer
Spring Beauty - Sir Gallahad
AbifaithSeaneen - Royal Charger
Sherry Jen - Sun Again
Loma PreataZilzal
1986
NureyevNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Special - Forli
French CharmerLe Fabuleux - Wild Risk
Bold Example - Bold Lad US
Halley's ComebackKey To The KingdomBold Ruler - Nasrullah
Key Bridge - Princequillo
Promised PrincessPromised Land - Palestinian
Crafty Princess - Crafty Admiral

Pedigree

Var is kinbred 2x2 Victoria’s Beauty x Halley’s Comeback (3x3 Abifaith x Promised Princess) and (3)4x4x3 (Terlingua) Secretariat x Bold Example x Key To The Kingdom.

Suitable Lines

Suitable Lines for VAR may include

  • Danzig/National Assembly;
  • descendants of Dalmary (Sadler’s Wells/Nureyev/Golden Thatch/Lorenzaccio);
  • Sun Again (Dewan/Complete Warrior, Storm Bird, Sunny North);
  • Goldkeeper;
  • Ciboulette (Night Shift, Kentucky Slew);
  • Tudor Melody (Welsh Pageant, Welsh Harmony); etc.

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2006 268,333 12 1.65 241,538 13 1.43
2007 288,750 28 1.48 140,250 20 1.7
2008 213,158 19 1.38 239,630 27 1.97
2009 178,077 26 0.97 140,526 19 1.13
2010 333,636 33 1.46 193,462 13 0.99
2011 484,706 17 1.98 317,353 17 1.61
2012 570,400 25 2.9 476,286 35 1.62
2013 545,946 37 2 414,459 37 1.88
2014 604,265 34 2.66 491,071 28 2.24
2015 457,895 38 1.98 558,167 30 1.95
2016 280,238 21 1.31 283,462 13 1.96
2017 384,444 18 1.28 402,333 15 2.41
2018 249,375 16 1.33 173,750 8 1.2
2019 246,111 9 1.14 101,667 6 0.69

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
71% 25% 2% 1% 1% 550

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Variety Club 08c 14 (10) 4 (4) R 3,747,141 123
Vardy 15c 6 (3) 5 (3) R 2,434,700 119
Contador 09c 8 (1) 5 (3) R 1,065,815 116
Via Africa 09f 10 (6) 6 (4) R 2,431,125 116
Normanz 10c 8 (4) 11 (0) R 1,162,050 114
Rivarine 13c 8 (3) 11 (6) R 1,275,875 114
Exquisite Touch 13f 6 (3) 4 (1) R 721,450 114
Juan Two Three 12c 12 (1) 3 (1) R 815,250 113
Speedpoint 14c 3 (1) 8 (4) R 758,600 113
Dollar Dazzler 10c 4 (1) 5 (3) R 653,250 112

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 26% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 23,316
Var 8% 8% 23% 32% 17% 11% 61% 28% 385

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% 22,797
Var 7% 12% 21% 30% 19% 11% 60% 30% 362

Black Type Offspring

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

  • A Womens Way 2013 filly 89/88/-/-/-
  • A Daughters Legacy (Windrush x Elliodor)
  • Won Gr2 Debutante S. 1200m
  • Anna Capri 2017 filly 98/-/-/-/-
  • Zemfira (Daylami x Mr Eats)
  • 3rd Swallow S. (L) 1160m
  • Bard Of Avon 2018 colt 98/92/-/-/-
  • Shakespeare's Ros (Dynasty x Thunder Gulch)
  • 2nd Gr1 Gold Medallion 1200m
  • Brooklyn 2016 colt 66/87/-/-/-
  • Lady Brooke (Fort Wood x Dancing Champ)
  • 2nd Model Man Mile (L) 1600m
  • Carnaby Street 2008 colt 57/83/88/-/-
  • London Belle (Royal Chalice x Elliodor)
  • 3rd Sea Cottage S. (L) 1800m
  • De Var Hyt 2009 colt 99/-/-/-/-
  • Sunny 'n Fine (Fine Edge x Sun Monarch)
  • 3rd Golden Loom Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Dewali 2015 colt 95/-/-/-/-
  • Festival Of Fire (Kahal x Russian Revival)
  • 3rd Gr3 Protea S. 1100m
  • Enchanting Cathy 2008 filly 89/57/-/-/-
  • Enchanted Dollar (Spend A Buck x Jungle Cove)
  • 3rd Laisserfaire S. (L) 1100m
  • Esterel 2006 filly 97/62/-/-/-
  • Just Jinger (Zoffany x Welsh Pageant)
  • Won Bauhinia Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Evelina 2014 filly 94/81/-/-/-
  • Winter Burst (Western Winter x Danehill)
  • 3rd Lady's Pendant (L) 1200m
  • Garibondy 2010 filly 105/-/-/-/-
  • Moneycantbuymelove (Jallad x Elliodor)
  • 3rd KZN S. (L) 1000m
  • Gottalottaluv 2014 filly -/76/85/88/88
  • Olympic Dam (Model Man x Dancing Champ)
  • 2nd Spook Express Hcp (L) 2400m
  • Ground Control 2016 colt 93/-/-/-/-
  • Pan Amm (Jet Master x Centenary)
  • 3rd Somerset 1200 (L) 1200m
  • Harry Lime 2011 colt 103/97/-/-/-
  • Rattled (Alami x Jallad)
  • Won Gr2 Umkhomazi S. 1200m
  • Heavenly Risk 2015 colt 88/-/-/-/-
  • Divine Nymph (Al Mufti x Northfields)
  • 3rd Storm Bird S. (L) 1000m
  • Jabu 2013 colt 60/86/-/-/-
  • Sunshine Lover (Badger Land x Argosy)
  • 3rd E-Cape Guineas (L) 1600m
  • Jungle Jim 2007 colt 94/-/-/-/-
  • Jungle Assembly (National Assembly x Jungle Cove)
  • 3rd Summer Juv. S. (L) 1000m
  • Knock 'em Out 2007 filly 86/-/-/-/-
  • Caesour's Toy (Caesour x Golden Thatch)
  • 3rd Sophomore Sprint (L) 1200m
  • La Revere 2013 filly 85/-/-/-/-
  • My Guiding Star (Jallad x Elliodor)
  • 3rd Gr2 Debutante S. 1200m
  • Lochlorien 2006 colt 95/96/-/-/-
  • Mysterious Land (Badger Land x Al Mufti)
  • Won Riverside Hcp (L) 1450m
  • Mastermind 2011 colt 92/-/-/-/-
  • Model I.Q. (Jallad x Argosy)
  • 2nd Gr2 Umkhomazi S. 1200m
  • Maties Wildekat 2010 filly 85/-/-/-/-
  • Arabian Court (Royal Academy x Machiavellian)
  • 2nd Milkwood S. (L) 1000m
  • Miss Varlicious 2011 filly 101/86/-/-/-
  • Qui Success (Qui Danzig x Goldmark)
  • 3rd KZN S. (L) 1000m
  • Nawaasi 2014 filly 90/55/-/-/-
  • Aljawhara (Elusive Quality x Flying Spur)
  • 3rd Gardenia S. (L) 1000m
  • Point Of Sale 2016 filly 88/95/-/-/-
  • Cash Register (Casey Tibbs x Goldmark)
  • Won Ibhayi S. (L) 1400m
  • She's A Pippa 2010 filly 79/92/87/83/-
  • She's On Fire (Jet Master x Concertino)
  • Won E-Cape Oaks (L) 2000m
  • So Var 2014 colt 102/83/-/-/-
  • Surabi (Wolfhound x Royal Chalice)
  • 2nd Gr3 Umkhomazi S. 1200m
  • Top Of The Class 2015 colt 92/51/-/-/-
  • Academia (Western Winter x Argosy)
  • 3rd Sophomore Sprint (L) 1250m
  • Twitter 2009 colt 98/95/-/-/-
  • Avian Talk (Confidential Talk x Storm Bird)
  • Won Gr3 Godolphin Barb S. 1000m
  • Vacherin 2006 colt 102/-/-/-/-
  • Golden Treat (Golden Thatch x Fluorescent Light)
  • Won Gr2 SA Nursery 1160m
  • Vareuse 2006 filly 88/44/-/-/-
  • Toga (Caesour x Al Mufti)
  • 3rd Banyana Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Variety Star 2009 filly 90/80/-/-/-
  • Elite Star (Kilconnel x Elliodor)
  • Won Milkwood S. (L) 1000m
  • Viva La Var 2010 colt 109/-/-/-/-
  • Viva (National Assembly x Harry Hotspur)
  • 2nd Umngeni Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Vivalda 2009 filly 93/75/-/-/-
  • Inanda House (Krusenstern x Northfields)
  • 3rd Milkwood S. (L) 1000m
  • Vous Et Var 2012 colt 98/89/-/-/-
  • Candy Vous (Candy Stripes x Forlitano)
  • 3rd Gr2 Umkhomazi S. 1200m
  • Way Of The World 2016 filly 71/90/-/-/-
  • Crimson Lane (Street Cry x Elliodor)
  • Won Syringa Hcp (L) 1600m
  • Winter Passion 2010 filly 96/-/-/-/-
  • Winter Parade (Western Winter x Model Man)
  • Won Bauhinia Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Wounded Knee 2009 filly 81/19/-/-/-
  • Indian Squaw (Al Mufti x Savonarola)
  • 3rd Gr3 Pretty Polly S. 1100m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 1.3
  • Stamina 1254m
  • Stakes Wins 8%
  • Black Type 15%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2006 16 16 14 88% 4 25% 6 38% 47 1.44 90 1180m
2007 41 37 30 81% 1 3% 3 8% 71 1.12 80 1314m
2008 29 26 22 85% 2 8% 3 12% 66 1.74 84 1271m
2009 41 37 29 78% 5 14% 10 27% 128 1.56 87 1223m
2010 42 40 30 75% 2 5% 3 8% 88 0.91 80 1295m
2011 19 16 12 75% 1 6% 2 13% 36 0.89 84 1225m
2012 29 27 24 89% 3 11% 5 19% 100 1.01 88 1289m
2013 46 44 33 75% 2 5% 5 11% 93 1.12 81 1345m
2014 36 33 28 85% 2 6% 4 12% 75 1.14 86 1300m
2015 44 42 34 81% 3 7% 6 14% 86 1.44 82 1299m
2016 31 31 20 65% 1 3% 3 10% 42 1.37 78 1191m
2017 25 21 14 67% 1 5% 2 10% 26 1.27 74 1219m
2018 23 18 10 56% 0 0% 2 11% 13 1.83 72 1156m

Fillies

  • SSI 1.43
  • Stamina 1209m
  • Stakes Wins 10%
  • Black Type 16%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2006 23 22 16 73% 2 9% 4 18% 43 1.94 77 1106m
2007 27 25 23 92% 2 8% 3 12% 68 1.46 83 1280m
2008 32 28 21 75% 3 11% 6 21% 58 1.65 78 1187m
2009 30 29 23 79% 5 17% 9 31% 71 2.1 78 1220m
2010 27 23 16 70% 4 17% 6 26% 43 1.63 78 1301m
2011 22 21 15 71% 0 0% 1 5% 29 0.97 74 1201m
2012 48 44 30 68% 1 2% 5 11% 67 1.12 74 1233m
2013 44 42 29 69% 4 10% 5 12% 69 1.27 76 1162m
2014 49 46 30 65% 2 4% 5 11% 66 1.13 75 1230m
2015 38 36 23 64% 3 8% 3 8% 76 1.1 78 1231m
2016 23 21 16 76% 2 10% 3 14% 26 1.15 71 1251m
2017 24 20 14 70% 2 10% 4 20% 31 1.74 81 1118m
2018 14 10 5 50% 0 0% 0 0% 5 1.35 71 1200m

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