Cracksman

£25,000 B 2014 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Frankel – Rhadegunda (Pivotal)
Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket
European Champion at three and four, rated 136 by Timeform. Won the Champion Stakes at three by seven lengths, and again at four by six. Also took The G1 Prix Ganay and G1 Coronation Cup and was placed in two Derbys. Won his only race at two, earning a 105P Timeform rating. The best by Frankel out of a Stakes-winning dam from the family of Golden Horn.

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Cracksman to stand at Dalham Hall Stud, fellow new recruit Harry Angel to stand at £20,000

The Darley stallions have enjoyed another outstanding year, siring the winners of the Dubai World Cup, the Derby, the King’s Stand, the Prince Of Wales’s, the King George, the Arlington Million, th

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Champion S (G1), 10f, Ascot, 21 Oct 2017
Champion S (G1), 10f, Ascot, 20 Oct 2018
Prix Ganay (G1), 10½f, Longchamp, 29 Apr 2018
Coronation Cup (G1), 12f, Epsom, 01 Jun 2018
Great Voltigeur S (G2), 12f, York, 23 Aug 2017
Prix Niel (G2), 12f, Chantilly, 10 Sep 2017

Pedigree

CRACKSMAN

FRANKEL

GALILEO

SADLER'S WELLS

NORTHERN DANCER

FAIRY BRIDGE

URBAN SEA

MISWAKI

ALLEGRETTA

KIND

DANEHILL

DANZIG

RAZYANA

RAINBOW LAKE

RAINBOW QUEST

ROCKFEST

RHADEGUNDA

PIVOTAL

POLAR FALCON

NUREYEV

MARIE D'ARGONNE

FEARLESS REVIVAL

COZZENE

STUFIDA

ST RADEGUND

GREEN DESERT

DANZIG

FOREIGN COURIER

ON THE HOUSE

BE MY GUEST

LORA

By FRANKEL (2008) 2,000 Guineas S (G1), Champion S (G1), Queen Elizabeth II S (G1), Queen Anne S (G1), International S (G1), etc. Sire of 245 foals aged three and up, including CRACKSMAN, CALL THE WIND, MOZU ASCOT, SOUL STIRRING, WITHOUT PAROLE, EMINENT, FASHION BUSINESS, FINCHE, MISS FABULASS, QUEEN KINDLY, ROSTROPOVICH, CUNCO, ELARQAM, FAIR EVA, FRANKUUS, LADY FRANKEL, LAST KINGDOM, LIGHTENING QUICK, MIRAGE DANCER, MONARCHS GLEN, NELSON, TOULIFAUT, VERACIOUS, etc.

1st dam: RHADEGUNDA by Pivotal. 3 wins (7½f-9f) at 3, Prix Solitude. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners:

CRACKSMAN (c Frankel) Champion, see Race record.

FANTASTIC MOON (c Dalakhani) 2 wins (7f-7f) at 2, Solario S (G3).

STRONG FORCE (g Sea the Stars) Winner (9½f) at 3.

2nd dam: ST RADEGUND by Green Desert. Winner (7f) at 3. Dam of 5 winners:

RHADEGUNDA (f Pivotal) Black Type winner, see above.

Halla San (g Halling) 5 wins at 3 to 5, 3rd Further Flight S, Grand Cup.

RADEGUND ABBEY (g Nayef) 3 wins at 4 and 5.

MY SECRETS (c Fantastic Light) 2 wins at 2.

CHUBBES (g Kris) 2 wins at 2 and 3.

3rd dam: ON THE HOUSE by Be My Guest. 4 wins at 2 and 3, 1,000 Guineas S (G1), Sussex S (G1), St Hugh’s S, 2nd Cheveley Park S (G1), 3rd Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1). Dam of 8 winners:

ART OF WAR (g Machiavellian) Sirenia S, 2nd Wolf Hill S.

Miss Penton (f Primo Dominie) Placed at 3. Dam of:

LEO (g Pivotal) Royal Lodge S (G2), 2nd Superlative S (G3), Stardom S.

BALKENHOL (c Polar Falcon) Premio Giuseppe de Montel. Sire.

Turkana Girl (f Hernando) Placed at 3. Dam of: IRISH FIELD (g Dubawi) Prix Robert Papin (G2), 2nd Prix du Bois (G3).

4th dam: Lora by Lorenzaccio. Dam of 4 winners:

ON THE HOUSE (f Be My Guest) Group winner, see above.

LORA’S GUEST (f Be My Guest) Winner at 3. Dam of:

CENTRE STALLS (c In The Wings) Fortune S, Hambleton S, 2nd Queen Anne S (G2), Desmond S (G3), 3rd Lockinge S (G1). Sire.

LORALANE (f Habitat) Winner at 3. Dam of:

NURYANA (f Nureyev) Grand Metropolitan S. Dam of: REBECCA SHARP (f Machiavellian) Coronation S (G1), 2nd Queen Elizabeth II S (G1), MYSTIC KNIGHT (g Caerleon) Derby Trial S (G3), HIDDEN HOPE (f Daylami) Cheshire Oaks, 2nd Lancashire Oaks (G2). Grandam of: GOLDEN HORN (c Cape Cross) Horse of the Year in Europe, Champion three-year-old Colt in Europe, Derby S (G1), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Irish Champion S (G1), Eclipse S (G1). Sire.

Young Vic (f Old Vic). Dam of: WALKING OR DANCING (c Falvelon) Newmarket H (G3). Sire. Grandam of: KIDNAPPED (g Viscount) South Australian Derby (G1), HAURAKI (g Reset) Epsom H (G1).

Stud record
Cracksman stands his first season in 2019.

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 1 1 - - -
Three 6 4 1 1 -
Four 4 3 1 - -
Total 11 8 2 1 -

At 2

1st
Maiden race, 8f, Newmarket, beating Stradivarius.

At 3 Champion three-year-old colt in Europe

1st
Champion S (G1), 10f, Ascot, by 7l, beating Poet’s Word, Highland Reel, Recoletos, Desert Encounter, Brametot, Cliffs Of Moher, Maverick Wave, Barney Roy, Success Days.
1st
Great Voltigeur S (G2), 12f, York, by 6l, Venice Beach, Mirage Dancer, Douglas Macarthur, Spanish Steps.
1st
Prix Niel (G2), 12f, Chantilly, by 3½l, beating Avilius, Finche, Ice Breeze, Walsingham.
1st
Blue Riband Trial, 10f, Epsom, beating Permian, Bay Of Poets.
2nd
Irish Derby S (G1), 12f, Curragh, by a neck, to Capri, beating Wings Of Eagles, Waldgeist, Douglas Macarthur, Taj Mahal, Dubai Sand, The Anvil, Grandee.
3rd
Derby S (G1), 12f, Epsom, to Wings Of Eagles, Cliffs Of Moher, beating Eminent, Benbatl, Capri, Douglas Macarthur, Best Solution, Permian, Venice Beach, Salouen, Khalidi, Crowned Glory, Rekindling, The Anvil.

At 4

1st
Champion S (G1), 10f, Ascot, by 6l, beating Crystal Ocean, Subway Dancer, Capri, Rhododendron, Verbal Dexterity, Monarchs Glen, Maverick Waven.
1st
Coronation Cup (G1), 12f, Epsom, beating Salouen, Windstoss, Idaho, Hawkbill, Yucatan.
1st
Prix Ganay (G1), 10½f, Longchamp, by 4l, beating Wren’s Day, Cloth Of Stars, Rhododendron, Finche, Wild Chief, Air Pilot.
2nd
Prince Of Wales’s S (G1), 10f, Royal Ascot, to Poet’s Word, beating Hawkbill, Cliffs Of Moher, Eminent, Royal Julius, Desert Encounter.

Timeform 136