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The only stallion in over a century to sire winners of the 2,000 Guineas and Oaks in his first crop. He also sired the runners-up in the Derby and the St Leger.
He’s the first stallion to have sired three Stakes-winning juveniles at a single Royal Ascot meeting.
A New masterpiece
It’s rare for any stallion to sire a horse as good as he was: New Approach did it with his very first runner. The 132-rated Dawn Approach debuted in the first juvenile race on the Irish calendar, went undefeated at two winning both the G1 races New Approach had also won, before taking the G1 2,000 Guineas (in which New Approach had been beaten a nose) and the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at three.
His most notable stock besides Dawn Approach are: Talent, winner of the G1 Oaks and a fast-finishing second in the G1 St Leger; G1 Nassau Stakes heroine Sultanina; Libertarian, G2 Dante winner and Derby second; G3 Gordon Stakes winner Cap O’Rushes and the ill-fated G3 Albany winner Newfangled.
His second crop include 12 Stakes horses including the French Group-winning filly Elliptique and Connecticut, the 16-length victor of the Listed Pontefract Castle Stakes.
New Approach is also a spectacular sales stallion. In 2014 he achieved his highest-ever price of 600,000gns and his stock averaged £156,000, or seven times his stud fee.
His latest books also hint at ever-greater success in years to come:
84% of his mares in 2013 and 2014
are Group winners or their dams, daughters or siblings.