Ribchester

B 2013 16.0HH (1.62M)
By Iffraaj – Mujarah (Marju)
€30,000 Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
European Champion miler, 2016. European Champion miler elect, 2017. Four-time G1 winner and the best by Iffraaj. Royal Ascot record-breaker. Broke his maiden in the G2 Mill Reef at two. From the outstanding Fall Aspen family and her best descendant after Dubai Millennium.

Pedigree

RIBCHESTER

IFFRAAJ

ZAFONIC

GONE WEST

MR PROSPECTOR

SECRETTAME

ZAIZAFON

THE MINSTREL

MOFIDA

PASTORALE

NUREYEV

NORTHERN DANCER

SPECIAL

PARK APPEAL

AHONOORA

BALIDARESS

MUJARAH

MARJU

LAST TYCOON

TRY MY BEST

MILL PRINCESS

FLAME OF TARA

ARTAIUS

WELSH FLAME

TANAGHUM

DARSHAAN

SHIRLEY HEIGHTS

DELSY

MEHTHAAF

NUREYEV

ELLE SEULE

By IFFRAAJ (2001) Lennox S (G2), Park S (G2), twice, etc. Sire of 1,166 foals aged three and up, including RIBCHESTER, BENVENUE, CHRISELLIAM, GINGERNUTS, JON SNOW, RIZEENA, TURN ME LOOSE, WOOTTON BASSETT, FIX, HOT STREAK, SERENA MISS, WYNDSPELLE, THE BLACK PRINCESS, MAGIC ARTIST, etc.

1st dam:Mujarah by Marju. Dam of 4 foals, 2 to race, 1 winner:

RIBCHESTER (c Iffraaj) Champion, see race record.

2nd dam: Tanaghum by Darshaan. Winner (10f) at 3, 2nd Harvest S. Dam of 7 winners:

TACTIC (g Sadler’s Wells) 3 wins at 3 and 4, Curragh Cup (G3), Grand Cup, 2nd Bahrain Trophy (G3).

YAAZY (f Teofilo) 2 wins at 3, Prix Joubert, 2nd Prix Minerve (G3), 3rd Prix de Malleret (G2).

Zahoo (f Nayef) 2 wins at 2 and 3, 2nd Gillies S. Dam of:

CONVERGENCE (c Cape Cross) Ballycorus S (G3), Patton S, Canford Cliffs S, 3rd Desmond S (G3), Tyros S (G3).

3rd dam: MEHTHAAF by Nureyev. Champion three-year-old filly in England, 4 wins at 2 and 3, Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1), Celebration Mile S (G2), 3rd Prix Marcel Boussac (G1), Prix Jacques le Marois (G1). Dam of 9 winners:

NAJAH (f Nashwan) Champion three-year-old in Italy, Premio Lydia Tesio (G2), 2nd 1,000 Guineas Trial. Dam of:

Tameen (f Shirocco) 2nd Buckhounds S.

Tasdeer (g Rahy) 2nd Spring Cup.

4th dam: ELLE SEULE by Exclusive Native. 3 wins at 3, Prix d’Astarte (G2), 2nd Prix de l’Opera (G2), Prix du Bois (G3). Dam of 10 winners:

ELNADIM (c Danzig) Champion older sprinter in Europe, July Cup (G1), Diadem S (G2), 2nd Duke Of York S (G3), 3rd Temple S (G2). Sire.

KHULOOD (f Storm Cat) Nell Gwyn S (G3), 2nd Summer S (G3). Dam of:

ADOOL (f Teofilo) Hurry Harriet S, 3rd Meld S (G3).

ASHRAAKAT (f Danzig) Charlotte S, Sceptre S, 2nd Nell Gwyn S (G3).

Museeb (c Danzig) 2nd King Charles II S, My Frenchman S. Sire.

ONLY SEULE (f Lyphard) Winner at 2. Dam of:

OCCUPANDISTE (f Kaldoun) Champion older mare in France, Prix de la Foret (G1), Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1). Dam of: MONDIALISTE (c Galileo) Woodbine Mile (G1), Arlington Million S (G1); IMPRESSIONNANTE (f Danehill) Prix de Sandringham (G2), 2nd Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (G1)ONLY ANSWER (f Green Desert) Prix de Saint-Georges (G3); PLANETAIRE (c Galileo) Prix Pelleas. Grandam of: INTELLO (c Galileo) Champion three-year-old in France, Prix du Jockey Club (G1), 3rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1). Sire; SASPARELLA (f Shamardal) Prix Eclipse (G3).

ONLY GREEN (f Green Desert) Prix du Pont-Neuf. Dam of: GREEN SWEET (g Smart Strike) Prix Omnium II.

Solosole (f Gulch) Unraced. Grandam of: MENEAS (g American Post) Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l’Elevage.

Stud record
Ribchester stands his first season in 2018.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 3 1 2 - -
Three 6 2 1 2 -
Four 7 3 2 1 -
Total 16 6 5 3 -

At 2

1st
Mill Reef S (G2), 6f, Newbury, beating Log Out Island, Raucous, Whitman.
2nd
Gimcrack S (G2), 6f, York, to Ajaya, beating Raucous, King Of Rooks, Steady Pace, Areen.

At 3

1st
Prix Jacques le Marois (G1), 8f, Deauville, beating Vadamos, Ervedya, Spectre, Dicton, Esoterique, Stormy Atlantic, Galileo Gold, Lightning Spear, Arod.
1st
Jersey S (G3), 7f, Royal Ascot, by 2¼l, beating Thikriyaat, Forge, Ibn Malik, Remarkable, Haalick, Raucous, Gifted Master, Light Music, Ross Castle, Bolting, Steady Pace, Herald The Dawn, Toliman.
2nd
Queen Elizabeth II S (G1), 8f, Ascot, by ½l, to Minding, beating Lightning Spear, Awtaad, Galileo Gold, Stormy Atlantic, Adaay, Hathal, Hit It A Bomb, Breton Rock, Jet Setting, Mitchum Swagger.
3rd
2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, to Galileo Gold, Massaat, beating Air Vice Marshal, Zonderland, First Selection, Herald The Dawn, Buratino, Stormy Atlantic, Air Force Blue, Marcel.
3rd
Sussex S (G1), 8f, Goodwood, by a neck and a nose, to The Gurkha, Galileo Gold, beating Toormore, Gabrial, Lightning Spear, So Beloved, Awtaad, Kodi Bear, Richard Pankhurst.

At 4

1st
Queen Anne S (G1), 8f, Royal Ascot, beating Mutakayyef, Deauville, Spectre, Kaspersky, Dutch Connection, Cougar Mountain, Oh This Is Us, Lightning Spear, Jallota, American Patriot, Kool Kompany, Miss Temple City, Toscanini, Ennaadd.
1st
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1), 8f, Longchamp, beating Taareef, Massaat, Robin Of Navan, Inns Of Court, Lighntning Spear, Lady Frankel.
1st
Lockinge S (G1), 8f, Newbury, by 2¾l, beating Lightning Spear, Breton Rock, Somehow, Galileo Gold, Aclaim, Mitchum Swagger, Toscanini.
2nd
Queen Elizabeth II S (G1), 8f, Ascot, to Persuasive, beating Churchill, Al Wukair, Here Comes When, Thunder Snow.
2nd
Sussex S (G1), 8f, Goodwood, by a neck, to Here Comes When, beating Lightning Spear, Zelzal, Toscanini, Lancaster Bomber, Kool Kompany.
3rd
Dubai Turf (G1), 9f, Meydan, to Vivlos, Heshem, beating Zarak, Mutakayyef, Decorated Knight, Deauville, Cougar Mountain, Debt Collector, Very Special, Mondialiste, Long Island Sound, Opal Tiara.

Timeform
131

Video footage

Queen Anne S (G1), 8f, Ascot, 20 June 2017
Prix du Moulin (G1), 8f, Chantilly, 10 September 2017
Lockinge S (G1), 8f, Newbury, 20 May 2017
Prix Jacques le Marois (G1), 8f, Deauville, 14 August 2016
Mill Reef S (G2), 6f, Newbury, 19 September 2015

News

The Darley stallions have enjoyed another outstanding year on the racecourse, siring 24 G1 winners around the world in 2017. Iffraaj's Champion miler Ribchester heads the line up of new stallions for 2018.

European Champion miler Ribchester will stand at Kildangan Stud for €30,000 in 2018.

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