Teofilo pulling no punches

Record-setting stallion hitting new heights in 2022

Newmarket’s Guineas meeting proved a magnificent showcase for Teofilo’s talents, both as a sire and a broodmare sire.

With victories for Dubawi’s son Coroebus in the 2,000 Guineas and Cachet in the 1,000 Guineas, Teofilo pulled off a rare double as a broodmare sire. One has to go back 120 years with Bend Or and the great mare Sceptre to find the last occurrence of this, and back another 59 years for the last time a broodmare sire achieved it with two separate horses.

Not content with the Guineas double, Teofilo had two further Group winners as a broodmare sire that weekend with Dreamloper taking the G2 Dahlia Stakes over nine furlongs at Newmarket and Senor Toba winning a G3 over a mile and a half in Hong Kong.

The first day of Newmarket’s meeting showcased Teofilo’s talents as a sire, with his three-year-old son Nations Pride running out the easy seven-length winner of the Listed Newmarket Stakes. Awarded a Timeform race rating of 118 for his romp, he is the best winner of the race this century, beating the marks of future G1 winners Mishriff, Noble Mission, Hawkbill and Beat Hollow. He will now likely head to France for the G1 Prix du Jockey Club.

Switching continents a day later, Teofilo sired a new Classic winner when Character landed the G2 Queensland Guineas in Australia. Winning his second G2 from his last three starts, he was Teofilo’s third Stakes-winning three-year-old in Australia in April.

Teofilo, who turned 18 this year, is certainly ensuring his breed-shaping legacy continues to grow each and every year.