The Last Lion

B 2014 15.3½HH (1.61M)
By Choisir – Mala Mala (Brief Truce)
€7,500 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
Talented, durable juvenile who progressed from race to race – starting in the Brocklesby and finishing with a rousing triumph in the G1 Middle Park. Never out of the first three in ten starts at two, he was rated the best in Europe after his G1 win, level with Caravaggio and Churchill. By the sire of Starspangledbanner out of a G1 juvenile.

Pedigree

THE LAST LION

CHOISIR

DANEHILL DANCER

DANEHILL

DANZIG

RAZYANA

MIRA ADONDE

SHARPEN UP

LETTRE D'AMOUR

GREAT SELECTION

LUNCHTIME

SILLY SEASON

GREAT OCCASION

PENSIVE MOOD

BISCAY

STAID

MALA MALA

BRIEF TRUCE

IRISH RIVER

RIVERMAN

IRISH STAR

FALAFEL

NORTHERN DANCER

QUEEN'S STATUTE

BREYANI

COMMANCHE RUN

RUN THE GANTLET

VOLLEY

MOLOKAI

PRINCE TENDERFOOT

CAKE

By CHOISIR (1999) Champion two-year-old colt in Australia, Champion older sprinter in Europe, Golden Jubilee S (G1), Lightning S (G1), King's Stand S (G2), etc. Sire of 1,875 foals aged three and up, including THE LAST LION, CHOICE BRO, DIVINE PROPHETHISTORIAN, JAPONISME, KUSHADASI, OBVIOUSLY, OLYMPIC GLORY, SACRED CHOICE, STARSPANGLEDBANNER, GLORY AWAITS, GOLD WATER, CHANDLERY, STIMULATION, etc.

1st dam: Mala Mala by Brief Truce. Winner (5f) at 3, 3rd Moyglare Stud S (G1), Cheveley Park S (G1). Dam of 10 foals, 8 to race, 8 winners:

THE LAST LION (c Choisir) G1 winner, see race record.

CONTEST (c Danehill Dancer) 5 wins (5f-6f), 3 to 5, Prix Servanne, Cork S, 2nd Prix de Meautry (G3), Prix Cor de Chasse, 3rd Scurry S.

RUSSIAN ROCK (c Rock Of Gibraltar) 11 wins (5f-6f), 2 to 6, Jebel Ali Sprint, twice.

Horizon Sky (g Duke Of Marmalade) Winner (7f) at 2, 3rd Baffle S.

SILVANUS (g Danehill Dancer) 15 wins (5f), 3 to 10, 2015.

2nd dam: BREYANI by Commanche Run. 4 wins (11f-16f) at 4. Dam of 4 winners:

TARASCON (f Tirol) Champion two-year-old filly in Ireland, 3 wins at 2 and 3, Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1), Moyglare Stud S (G1). Dam of:

HIGH AWARD (g Holy Roman Emperor) Woodcote S.

Mayano Sophia (f Rock Of Gibraltar) 2nd Prix Coronation.

MISTER MONET (c Peintre Celebre) 4 wins at 2 and 3, Prix Guillaume d'Ornano (G2), Rose of Lancaster S (G3).

3rd dam: MOLOKAI by Prince Tenderfoot. Winner at 2. Dam of 4 winners:

Serene Look (f Seattle Dancer) 2nd Crown Lager S. Dam of:

CUSTARD (f Lonhro) Oaklands Plate. Dam of: SERENE MAJESTY (f Fastnet Rock) Thoroughbred Club S (G3).

ANGELIC SMILE (f Dehere) Winner at 3. Dam of FRAVASHI (c Falbrav) Sires' Produce S (G2), Autumn S (G2), 3rd T J Smith Classic (G1); PURE JOY (f Fusaichi Pegasus) The Vanity (G3).

Hawaiian Island (f Last Tycoon) Dam of:

BIT OF BLISS (f Snippets) Winner at 3. Dam of: VIVACIOUS SPIRIT (f Bel Esprit) How Now S (G3). Grandam of: COSTA VIVA (f Encosta de Lago) New Zealand 1,000 Guineas (G1); AUDACIOUS SPIRIT (g Bel Esprit) Lough Neagh S, 2nd Royal Sovereign S (G2).

4th dam: Cake by Never Say Die. Dam of 5 winners:

ICING (f Prince Tenderfoot) Fillies Mile (G3), Mullion S. Dam of:

AL HAREB (c El Gran Senor) Futurity S (G1). Sire.

SNOWTOP (f Thatching) Joe McGrath H. Grandam of MYBOYCHARLIE (c Danetime) Prix Morny (G1). Sire; SNOWLAND (c Snippets) The Galaxy (G1). Sire; PORTILLO (f Red Ransom) Surround S (G2).

MAHASIN (f Danzig) 2 wins at 3. Dam of: ELHAYQ (c Nashwan) Bowling Green H (G2). Sire; SHIBL (c Arazi) Minstrel S (G3). Grandam of: BAITHA ALGA (c Fast Company) Norfolk S (G2).

 

Stud record

The Last Lion stands his first northern hemisphere season in 2017.

The Last Lion stands his first southern hemisphere season in 2017.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 10 4 4 2 -
Total 10 4 4 2 -

At 2

1st
Middle Park S (G1), 6f, Newmarket, beating Blue Point, Mehmas, Intelligence Cross, Koropick, Mokarris, Medicine Jack, Peace Envoy, Silver Line.
1st
Sirenia S (G3), 6f, Kempton Park, by 4l, beating Koropick, Unabated, Smokey Lane.
1st
Dragon S, 5f, Sandown Park, by 2l, beating Smokey Lane, Just An Idea, Stormy Clouds.
1st
Brocklesby S, 5f, Doncaster, by 1¾l.  
2nd
Norfolk S (G2), 5f, Royal Ascot, by ½l, to Prince Of Lir, beating Silver Line, Peace Envoy, Global Applause, Legendary Lunch, Big Time Baby, Red Lodge.
2nd
Flying Childers S (G2), 5f, Doncaster, to Ardad, dead-heating with Legendary Lunch, beating Afandem, Equimou, Prince Of Lir, Grizzel, Tis Marvellous, Yalta, Hit The Bid.
2nd
Molecomb S (G3), 5f, Goodwood, to Yalta, beating Global Applause, Big Time Baby, Just An Idea, Rapacity Alexander.
3rd
Gimcrack S (G2), 6f, York, to Blue Point, Mokarris, beating Global Applause, Ardad, Unabated, Dream Of Dreams.

Video footage

Middle Park S (G1), 6f, Newmarket, 24 September 2016
Sirenia S (G3), 6f, Kempton Park, 03 September 2016
Dragon S, 5f, Sandown Park, 01 July 2016
Brocklesby S, 5f, Doncaster, 02 April 2016

News

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Kildangan stallions available to view on 27 and 28 January

As part of the ITM Irish Stallion Trail, Kildangan Stud will open its doors to breeders this Friday and Saturday, with the full roster of Irish-based Darley stallions on show.


With 25 G1 victories around the world in 2016, Darley’s European stallions have enjoyed a hugely successful year. The current roster sired no fewer than 103 Group winners in 13 countries in the latest season, excelling over distances from five furlongs to two and a half miles.

Darley will stand nine new stallions in Europe in 2017, headed by Champion two-year-old and G1 Lockinge Stakes victor Belardo, who will stand for €15,


G1 Middle Park Stakes winner joins the Darley roster

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