Vercingetorix (SAF)

Silvano - National Vixen (National Assembly) bay, 2009 - height 16.1hh

Thoroughbred horse Vercingetorix side profile

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Race Record

Sold for R1.4 million as a yearling.

In South Africa, Dubai & Hong Kong, 7 wins, 1600-2000m, from 3 to 5.

Timeform 124

Suffered a career-ending sesamoidal ligament injury in a race in Dubai, 2015.

At 3:    WON  Gr1 Daily News (2000m)

            WON Gr2 SA Guineas (1600m)

At 4:     WON Gr1 Jebel Hatta (1800m)

             2nd   Gr1 Dubai Duty Free (1800m)

             3rd    Gr1 QE II Cup (2000m)

At 5:    WON  Gr2 Al Rashidiya (1800m)

Sire Line

SILVANO – 7 wins, 1400-2200m, Gr1 Arlington Million, Gr1 Singapore Cup, Gr1 QEII Cup; multiple Gr1/Gr2 placed worldwide (Timeform 126). Champion Older Male & Horse of the Year in Germany. Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes. Champion Freshman Sire in Germany (2005). Champion Sire in South Africa (2013, 2017, 2018, 2019). Sire-of-sires.

Notable progeny includes 25 Gr1 winners (in order of yob): Mi Emma (GER) (04f – Lake Coniston, Robellino); Kings Gambit (04c - Al Mufti, Gatecrasher); Aslan (05c - Elliodor, Harry Hotspur); Martial Eagle (05c - Jallad, Northfields); Field Flower (06f - Northfields, Stage Door Johnny); Bravura (06c - Centenary, Melun); Bold Silvano (06c - Al Mufti, Enchanter) - sire; Flirtation (06f - Mullineaux, Master Polly); Seal (07c - Rambo Dancer, Crystal de Roche); Heavy Metal (08c - Baroon, Hard Up); Do You Remember (09f - Casey Tibbs, Al Mufti); Vercingetorix (09c - National Assembly, Peacetime) - sire; Equina (09f - Al Mufti, Elliodor); Wavin’ Flag (09c - Capture Him, Dancing Champ); Happy Valentine (10f - National Assembly, Pompeii Court); Power King (10c - Northern Guest, Boot Camp); Silver Mountain (12f - Fusaichi Pegasus, Majestic Light); Marinaresco (12c - Fort Wood, Sportsworld); Nightingale (12f - Fort Wood, Al Mufti); Orchid Island (13f - Tiger Ridge, Candy Stripes); Al Sahem (13c - Al Mufti, Fort Wood); Hawwaam (15c - Jet Master, Rambo Dancer); Silvano’s Pride (15f - Jet Master, Jallad); Zillzaal (15c - Giant’s Causeway, Seattle Slew); Summer Pudding (16f - Strike Smartly, Fort Wood)

KIN-BREEDING: Spirit Of Eagles, the dam of Silvano, is kinbred 3x5x3 Aquila x Stepping Stone x Baby La. This 3-way link connects to Silvano’s sire Lomitas with Pocahontas (dam of Tom Rolfe in Niniski). Silvano’s top German filly Mi Emma is kinbred 4x4 Virginia Hills (by Tom Rolfe) x Quicksand and 4x4 Virginia Hills x Polyester Girl. Virginia Hills herself is kinbred 3x4x3x4 Romanella x The Squaw x Dalmary x Your Game. King’s Gambit and Kings Cross are from the Soho Secret female line – Soho Secret’s grandam kin-links to Pocahontas.

NIJINSKY line sires in South Africa: Silvano (Lomitas); Vercingetorix (Silvano)

Pedigree

Silvano
1995
Lomitas
1988
NiniskiNijinsky - Northern Dancer
Virginia Hills - Tom Rolfe
la ColoradaSurumu - Literat
La Dorada - Kronzeuge
Spirit of Eagles
1986
Beau's EagleGolden Eagle Ii - Right Royal V
Beaufield - Maribeau
Big SpiritBig Spruce - Herbager
Beautiful Spirit - Bold Bidder
National Vixen
1997
National Assembly
1983
DanzigNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Pas de Nom - Admirals Voyage
RenounceBuckpasser - Tom Fool
Bold Princess - Bold Ruler
Royal Vixen
1986
PeacetimeNijinsky - Northern Dancer
Peace - Klairon
ScarteenSweet Song - Tudor Melody
Noble Vixen - Royal Pardon GB

Pedigree

The female line of Vercingetorix has an exceptional record with lines of Persian Wonder and Lords, suggesting an affinity with Court Martial-clan members, which are widespread.

A large proportion of sire Silvano’s best runners have kin-links with descendants from Buckpasser (and his female line).

Suitable Lines

Suitable mare lines for Vercingetorix are:

  • kin-links to Vercingetorix’ 3rd dam Scarteen and 4th dam Noble Vixen, incl Court Martial (Elliodor, Model Man, etc. – widespread), Abernant (Golden Thatch/Goldmark, etc. – widespread), Tudor Melody (Welsh Harmony, National Emblem, etc. – widespread), Welsh Pageant, Drum Beat, Mexico/Harry Hotspur, New South Wales, Persian Wonder, Preamble, Averof/Foveros, Mixed Marriage (Gone West/Western Winter, etc.), Derring Do/Roland Gardens, Petition (Danzig – widespread), Regent Street, Bush Telegraph (London News), Dominion Royale, etc, etc
  • kin-links with Buckpasser and female line – widespread, incl Al Mufti (Captain Al!) and other Lassie Dear (incl Tiger Ride, Wolfhound, AP Indy), National Assembly (National Emblem, etc.), Northern Guest, Argosy/Seattle Slew, Dancing Champ (Victory Moon), Complete Warrior, Caesour, Windrush, Lalun (Never Bend, Bold Reason), etc.

(posted 2015)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2016 267,333 30 0.93 105,208 24 0.71
2017 262,308 26 1.5 170,000 23 1.35
2018 240,526 19 1.19 214,229 19 1.3
2019 416,667 12 2.18 323,182 11 1.49

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
38% 51% 9% 2% 0% 82

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Seeking The Stars 17c 4 (2) 3 (1) R 950,750 110
Padre Pio 16c 4 (0) 4 (2) R 428,675 109
Astrix 16c 5 (0) 4 (1) R 431,350 107
Vaseem 16c 3 (0) 4 (1) R 993,450 107
Vernichey 17f 3 (2) 4 (3) R 465,125 107
Ikigai 16c 4 (2) 2 (0) R 899,375 106
Rascallion 17c 2 (0) 7 (7) R 550,250 105
African Warrior 16c 4 (2) 1 (0) R 1,037,375 105
Forever Mine 17c 3 (0) 2 (1) R 186,250 104
Viking Moon 16c 7 (1) 4 (0) R 377,500 104

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% 22,983
Vercingetorix 14% 9% 18% 31% 15% 14% 59% 28% 88

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% 22,507
Vercingetorix 9% 16% 21% 28% 18% 7% 54% 25% 67

Black Type Offspring

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

  • Astrix 2016 colt 94/107/101/63/-
  • Victory Dance (Victory Moon x Fort Wood)
  • 2nd Gr3 Victory Moon S. 1800m
  • Battle Of Alesia 2016 colt -/99/78/-/-
  • Fortification (Fort Wood x Goldkeeper)
  • 3rd Model Man Mile (L) 1600m
  • Celtic Voyager 2016 colt 95/63/-/-/-
  • Cat's Paw (Black Minnaloushe x Western Winter)
  • Won Umngeni Hcp (L) 1000m
  • Fearless Warrior 2016 colt 96/-/-/-/-
  • War Path (Captain Al x Rock of Gibraltar)
  • 2nd Gr3 Cape Nursery 1200m
  • Forever Mine 2017 colt 97/104/-/-/-
  • Amazing Grace (Spectrum x Bletchley Park)
  • 2nd Gr3 Graham Beck S. 1400m
  • Gallic Chief 2018 colt 95/-/-/-/-
  • Abound West (Western Winter x Citidancer GB)
  • 3rd Gr1 Gold Medallion 1200m
  • Glory Days 2016 filly 86/87/84/-/-
  • Dream Of Gold (Sadler's Wells x Affirmed)
  • 2nd Breeders Guineas (L) 1600m
  • Mount Anderson 2016 colt -/97/90/-/-
  • Gilded Minaret (Al Mufti x Dancing Champ)
  • Won Christmas Hcp (L) 1600m
  • Nartjie 2017 colt -/85/96/71/-
  • Narjis (Galileo x Seeking The Gold)
  • 2nd Gr3 Sea Cottage S. 1800m
  • Nebraas 2016 colt 69/85/81/81/-
  • Noor Dubai (Archipenko x Domedriver)
  • 2nd SA Derby Trial (L) 2000m
  • Party Time 2018 colt 92/94/-/-/-
  • Party Line (Al Mufti x Dancing Champ)
  • 2nd Gatecrasher S. (L) 1400m
  • Seehaam 2016 filly 69/97/88/57/-
  • Alderry (Al Mufti x Fort Wood)
  • Won Jacaranda Hcp (L) 1800m
  • Vaseem 2016 colt 107/97/-/-/-
  • Giant's Bounty (Giant's Causeway x Slip Anchor)
  • 2nd Secretariat S. (L) 1400m
  • Viking Moon 2016 colt 104/98/63/-/-
  • Touch The Moon (Untouchable x Mighty Avalanche)
  • Won E-Cape Nursery (L) 1200m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 2.33
  • Stamina 1388m
  • Stakes Wins 8%
  • Black Type 19%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2016 44 42 30 71% 6 14% 12 29% 81 1.71 81 1458m
2017 35 27 18 67% 1 4% 4 15% 29 2.39 79 1472m
2018 43 20 9 45% 1 5% 3 15% 12 2.88 78 1233m

Fillies

  • SSI 1.44
  • Stamina 1254m
  • Stakes Wins 3%
  • Black Type 5%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2016 47 35 20 57% 1 3% 4 11% 44 1.22 73 1335m
2017 31 21 14 67% 1 5% 1 5% 29 1.84 73 1361m
2018 26 12 3 25% 0 0% 0 0% 4 1.27 71 1067m

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