When Golden Horn retired to Dalham Hall Stud at the end of 2015, following a truly outstanding season that saw him land the Derby, the Eclipse, the Irish Champion and the Arc, it was no surprise that he proved an extremely popular choice with breeders.
His first book included no fewer than 112 Group winners or their dams, siblings or daughters and on 9 January, one of these high-class mares provided Golden Horn with his very first foal, born two weeks early at Deerfield Farm in Newmarket.
The colt (pictured above) is out of La Dorotea, a granddaughter of Shamardal and a full sister to G1 Prix Saint Alary winner Jemayel. The mare is also half-sister to another G1 winner in Mast Track, plus Raven’s Pass’s Stakes-winning son Redbrook.
A day later, Golden Horn’s first filly was born at Anthony Oppenheimer’s Hascombe and Valiant Stud (in whose colours Golden Horn raced). She is out of the Royal Applause mare Hoyam, a smart juvenile who landed the Listed Roses Stakes and finished second in the Queen Mary. Hoyam is a half-sister to French Group winner Andreyev.