Miesque’s influence abundant in exciting young sires
The mighty mare Miesque has exerted tremendous influence throughout the world. While Miesque (herself a member of the Hall of Fame and a dual Breeders Cup Mile winner) has largely made her presence felt through her outstanding sire son Kingmambo, she is also the tale line ancestor of two 2014 classic prospects – Tapestry (G2 Debutante Stakes) and Karakontie (G1 Prix Jean Lac Lagardere).
Miesque is also the dam of Varsfontein’s leading sire Judpot (last season’s Equus Outstanding Stallion), Miesque’s Son (sire of KZN sire and Breeders Cup winner Miesque’s Approval), and Moon Is Up (dam of South African G1 winner and Fillies Guineas heroine Amanee).
Closer to home, Miesque (Nureyev – Pasadoble) is prominent in a number of Cape based sires who will have their first runners this season. Kingmambo’s sons, Mambo In Seattle and Ideal World, are two blue blooded young sires whose first runners will be eagerly awaited this season, while King’s Apostle, a grandson of Kingmambo, is another first crop sire to be represented by his first runners this season.
Mambo In Seattle, who was touched by the shortest of short heads in the Gr1 Travers Stakes of 2008, is a stakes winning son of Kingmambo out of a full sister to Horse of the Year and champion sire A.P. Indy (himself a world leading sire of sires, and sire of Judpot).
Well supported in his first seasons at stud, Mambo in Seattle’s first yearlings made up to R400 000, and have been well received by buyers.
There are few, if any, better bred horses anywhere than Mauritzfontein’s new horse, Ideal World. This G2 placed stakes winner is out of champion racemare Banks Hill (herself a full sister to champion sire Dansili). Ideal World’s half-sister Romantica won the G1 Prix Jean Romanet last season and was second in the Gr1 Breeders Cup F&M Turf. Ideal World’s first crop includes a colt out of SA Oaks winner Logetta, a son of Fillies Guineas winner Dog Rose, and a filly whose dam is a half-sister to champion and promising sire, Greys Inn.
Few horses have retired to stud in South Africa with a finer race record than King’s Apostle. A grandson of Kingmambo, King’s Apostle won two of Europe’s top sprints – the G1 Prix Maurice De Gheest and G2 Diadem Stakes. The Klawervlei based stallion is bred on the powerful Kingmambo/Sadler’s Wells cross, responsible for numerous stars over the years including 2000 Guineas winner and promising young Coolmore sire, Henrythenavigator. Trainers have been praising King’s Apostle’s first crop, which includes a half-brother to the Guineas placed Black Toga, a colt out of the top-class mare Arch Mistress, and a half-brother to the very smart Big City Angel.
With her son, Judpot, having made a superb start to his stud career last season, what are the odds that another descendant of Miesque shines with his first runners in 2013-2014?