Cape Cross

B/Br 1994 16.1½HH (1.66M)
By Green Desert – Park Appeal (Ahonoora)
€20,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
The Epsom influence: sire of Derby heroes Golden Horn and Sea The Stars and Oaks winner Ouija Board, dam of Australia. One of only four stallions in 60 years to sire the winners of the 2,000 Guineas, Derby and Oaks. Sires hard-working, big-earning horses for the top races.

Pedigree

CAPE CROSS

GREEN DESERT

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

PAS DE NOM

ADMIRAL'S VOYAGE

PETITIONER

FOREIGN COURIER

SIR IVOR

SIR GAYLORD

ATTICA

COURTLY DEE

NEVER BEND

TULLE

PARK APPEAL

AHONOORA

LORENZACCIO

KLAIRON

PHOENISSA

HELEN NICHOLS

MARTIAL

QUAKER GIRL

BALIDARESS

BALIDAR

WILL SOMERS

VIOLET BANK

INNOCENCE

SEA HAWK II

NOVITIATE

By GREEN DESERT (1983) July Cup (G1), etc. Sire of 1,238 foals aged three and up, including CAPE CROSS, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, OASIS DREAM, DESERT LORD, DESERT PRINCE, KHELEYF, MARKAB, TAMARISK, SHEIKH ALBADOU, OWINGTON, HEAT HAZE, ROSE GYPSY, WHITE HEART, etc.

1st dam: PARK APPEAL by Ahonoora. Champion two-year-old filly in England and Ireland, 5 wins (6f-8f), 2 to 4, Moyglare Stud S (G1), Cheveley Park S (G1). Sister to NASHAMAA. Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 9 winners:

CAPE CROSS (c Green Desert) G1 winner, see Race record.

VINCENNES (f King’s Best) 3 wins (7f-8f), Kolner Herbst-Stuten-Meile (G3).

PHOENIX PARK (c Sadler’s Wells) 3 wins (10f-15f), Prix du Carrousel.

GREAT BRITAIN (c Green Desert) Winner (6f-7f) 3 and 5, Al Quoz Sprint.

Lord Of Appeal (c Sadler’s Wells) Winner (12f) at 3, 2nd Prix de Reux. Sire.

Mansfield Park (f Green Desert) 2 wins (7f-8f), 3rd Rosemary S.

ARVOLA (f Sadler’s Wells) Winner (8f) at 3. Dam of:

DIKTAT (c Warning) Haydock Park Sprint Cup S (G1). Sire.

RECITE (f Forty Niner) Winner at 2. Dam of: ONE SPIRIT (f Invincible Spirit) Owenstown Stud S, 2nd Solonaway S (G3), Ridgewood Pearl S (G3), 3rd Amethyst S (G3); Some Spirit (f Invincible Spirit) 2nd Fairy Bridge S (G3).

PASTORALE (f Nureyev) 2 wins (8f) at 3. Dam of:

IFFRAAJ (c Zafonic) Park S (G2), twice, 2nd July Cup (G1). Sire.

FARRAAJ (g Dubai Destination) Winter Derby (G3), Churchill S, 2nd Somerville Tattersall S (G3), 3rd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), Mackinnon S (G1).

KAREYMAH (f Zafonic) Prix du Calvados (G3), Sweet Solera S.

JATHAABEH (f Nashwan) 2 wins at 3. Dam of: MIJHAAR (c Shirocco) Braveheart S, 3rd Wolferton H, Hambleton S.

2nd dam: BALIDARESS by Balidar. 3 wins (7f-10f). Dam of 8 winners:

ALYDARESS (f Alydar) 3 wins at 3, Irish Oaks (G1). Dam of:

ALLUREMENT (f Sadler’s Wells) Prix Cleopatre (G3).

LAIYL (f Nureyev) Winner at 3. Dam of: LAYMAN (c Sunday Silence) Prix de Cabourg (G3), Sovereign S (G3), 2nd Prix Morny (G1). Sire.

DESIRABLE (f Lord Gayle) 3 wins at 2, Cheveley Park S (G1), Dam of:

SHADAYID (f Shadeed) Champion two-year-old filly in Europe, 1,000 Guineas (G1), Prix Marcel Boussac (G1). Dam of: BINT SHADAYID (f Nashwan) Prestige S (G3), 3rd 1,000 Guineas (G1); IMTIYAZ (c Woodman) Glasgow S, 2nd Prix Jean Prat (G1).

DUMAANI (c Danzig) Keio Hai Spring Cup (G2). Sire.

FATH (c Danzig) Lennox S (G3), 2nd Middle Park S (G1). Sire.

NASHAMAA (c Ahonoora) 4 wins, 2 to 4, Ballymacoy S (G3). Sire.

Balistroika (f Nijinsky) Unraced. Dam of:

RUSSIAN RHYTHM (f Kingmambo) 1,000 Guineas (G1).

PERFECTPERFORMANCE (c Rahy) Royal Lodge S (G2), Stonehenge S. Sire.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 2 1 - - -
Three 6 1 2 1 1
Four 7 1 1 1 1
Five 4 2 - 1 -
Total 19 5 3 3 3

At 2

1st
Maiden race, 8f, Doncaster.

At 3

3rd
Craven S (G3), 8f, Newmarket.
4th
(disqualified from 1st) Celebration Mile (G2), 8f, Goodwood, by 3l, beating Among Men.

At 4

1st
Lockinge S (G1), 8f, Newbury, new course record of 1:35.33, beating Poteen, Kahal, Among Men, Air Express.
2nd
Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid al Maktoum Challenge: Round II, 9f, Nad Al Sheba.
3rd
Prix Jacques le Marois (G1), 8f, Deauville, to Taiki Shuttle, Among Men, beating Miss Berbere, Waky Nao, Lend A Hand, Marathon.
4th
Queen Elizabeth II S (G1), 8f, Ascot, beating Among Men, Almushtarak, Muhtathir.

At 5 Timeform Champion older miler

1st
Queen Anne S (G2), 8f, Royal Ascot, beating Docksider, Almushtarak, Fly To The Stars.
1st
Celebration Mile (G2), 8f, Goodwood, beating Josr Algarhoud, Almushtarak.

Timeform 129

Best progeny

Video footage

Celebration Mile (G2), 1m, Goodwood, 28 Aug 1999
Queen Anne S (G2), 1m, Ascot, 15 Jun 1999
Lockinge S (G1), 1m, Newbury, 16 May 1998

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