Mauritzfontein Stud’s exciting young sire Ideal World received yet another significant boost to his pedigree this weekend.
Dansili, a full brother to Ideal World’s champion dam Banks Hill, was represented by his 100th individual stakes winner when his undefeated daughter Words lifted the prize in the G3 Munster Oaks on Sunday.
It was a 1-2 finish for Dansili in the Oaks, with the 3yo Words holding off a challenge from her paternal half sister Carla Bianca.
Champion Sire in France in 2006, Dansili’s 100 black type winners include no fewer than 19 individual Group/Grade 1 winners. His top horses include Arc winner Rail Link, 1000 Guineas winner Miss France, Breeders Cup winner and champion Dank, brilliant King George winner Harbinger, and Yorkshire Oaks/Prince Of Wales winner The Fugue.
Remarkably, three of Dansili’s sons, Rail Link, Zambezi Sun and Flintshire, have won the G1 Grand Prix de Paris, while he is also the sire of former star South African filly Espumanti, a millionaire who currently resides at Wilgerbosdrift.
Dansili is also now making his mark as a sire of sires, with his sons Rail Link (Spillway, Epicuris) and Strategic Prince (La Collina) both having sired G1 winners.
Arguably his finest son Harbinger – a six length winner of the G1 King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2010 –was Japan’s Leading First Crop Sire in 2014.
Another Dansili son, former G1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes winner Zoffany, has made a scintillating start with his first crop of 2yos this season and he currently heads the GB/Ire First Crop Sires List. It has been a good patch for Hasili, with her son Dansili now being represented by 100 stakes winners, while another of her sons, multiple G1 winner Cacique, was recently represented by his third G1 winner when Slumber won the G1 Manhattan Stakje
Dansili’s close relative Ideal World (by Kingmambo) has himself made a superb start to his stud career, with his initial crop of runners, now 3, including the G1 Woolavington 2000 winner Smart Call and Zimbabwean classic heroine Fig Jam.