Daughters of 2 Kentucky Derby Winners Booked to Honorius
Knightsbridge Bloodstock has purchased the Mares by Kentucky Derby winners Smarty Jones and Big Brown.
Winner of over $7.6 million
1st in the G1 Kentucky Derby, 1st in the G1 Preakness Stakes and 2nd in the G1 Belmont Stakes
Over $32 Million Lifetime Progeny Earnings
Over $2.2 Million in 2016
Lifetime Sire of 12% Stakes Horses/Runners
Multiple Group 1 SW & Champions Better Life ($1,660,660) and Smart D N A ;
Grade 1 Triple Bend SW Centralinteligence ($309,171, 108 Beyer);
Multiple Group 3 winner and multi-millionaire Keiai Gerbera ($2,459,189)
Sire of 2 Champions, 9 Graded Stakes Winners, 23 Black-type winners and 17 Black-type placers
SMARTY JONES (USA) (Ch. 2001 – Stud 2005) Stakes-winner; won 8 races and $10,546,854 inc. Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby [G1], Pimlico Preakness S. [G1]; sire of 27 SWs (1 G1) inc. Centralinteligence, Backtalk, Cary Street, Old Time Hockey, etc.; sire of the dams of SWs Sky Captain, Quasar, Tiger Blood, Navicello and SP Questo Mi Piace, Bird’s Eye View, Artemis, Take Me With You, Life Is Good, Fierce Impact, Would Be King; also winners Road Agent, Doraonpogyeongseon, Juke Box Jackie, Pike Corner Cross, Panshir, Mr Branching Out, Bruntino, Dancing Wonder, Gothesmarts, etc.
CHAMPION & DUAL CLASSIC WINNER
2016 – IN TOP 5 LEADING NORTHEAST SIRES
ONLY SIRE IN THE REGION WITH 2015 G1 STAKES WINNER
21 SHs, Grade 1 SHs in 3 Countries:
Sire of multiple G1 winner DORTMUND ($1,712,480), G2 winner COACH INGE ($606,177) and Australian G3 winner DAWNIE PERFECT (AUS).
Ranks among top 30 active North American sires, ahead of
AFLEET ALEX, ARCH, BROKEN VOW, ELUSIVE QUALITY, EXCHANGE RATE, MACHO UNO, STORMY ATLANTIC, SUPER SAVER, etc.
Sales: $1.3M 2YO, $825K Yearling.
Sire of a $170,000 yearling filly at 2015 FTNAUG, the highest price for a New York Sire.
BIG BROWN (USA) (B. 2005 – Stud NH:2009, SH:2010) Stakes-winner; won 7 races and $3,916,778 inc. Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands [G1], Gulfstream Park Florida Derby [G1]; sire of 21 SWs (1 G1) Dortmund, Kiss to Remember, Coach Inge, Send It In, Darwin, Big Wildcat, Nancy, Dawnie Perfect, Neverland, Manhattan Dan, Ground Transport, Red Sashay, Brown Almighty, Dugaboy Brown, Nicky’s Brown Miss, Mighty Brown, Reno Rebel, Lovable Lyss, Bella Castani, Elegant Bel, Shades of Sugar and SP Apollo Sonic, Puca, etc.; sire of the dam of SW Americium.
Mister Browns Girl (AUS) Big Brown x Flying Gigi
Mister Browns Girl is a 5yo mare by BIG BROWN.
She is out of FLYING GIGI, a winner at 1412m and the dam of stakes placed 7-time winner, Brave Rhino ($218,890 in prizemoney).
From the family of ZABEEL, MESSENE, CROWNED GLORY and HALLOWED CROWN.
Mister Browns Girl only had 3 career starts and has since had a 2016 filly by AMERICAIN.
She is a big, well-bred mare.
Currently empty. Ready for an early cover next season.
Antigone Jones Smarty Jones x Oedy’s Appeal
Antigone Jones is a lovely mare by SMARTY JONES (USA), the sire of 27 stakes winners and the sire of the dams of SKY CAPTAIN, QUASAR, TIGER BLOOD and NAVICELLO.
She is out of Oedy’s Appeal (USA), who is a sister to VALID GODDESS and OEDIPUS APPEAL and a half-sister to Boundless Beauty.
Antigone Jones is a half-sister to 3 stakes winners – STORMIN OEDY (12-time winner and $1 million in prizemoney), EYES ON EDDY (8-time winner and nearly $700,000 in prizemoney) and OELECTRA (4-time winner and early $200,000 in prizemoney).
From the family of MOGAMBO, DORTMUND and LAKEVILLE MISS.
Antigone Jones has had 6 foals to date including her 2012 FLYING SPUR colt which sold for $25,000 as a yearling.
Antigone Jones is an absolute delight to have on farm.
She has excellent manners and is very sociable with the other mares, yearlings and weanlings.
She is an easy mare to foal down and produced a colt by REWARD FOR EFFORT in 2016.
Antigone Jones is ready for an early cover this season.
Like his sire, Honorius was a dual winning 2 year old. Later in his 2 year old season, he demolished his rivals by almost 3 lengths when taking out the Listed Juvenile Stayers Stakes at Rosehill over 1800m.
A versatile and genuine racehorse winning from 1400m – 2000m, Honorius proved himself to be a sound and durable racehorse, racing successfully from the age of two through to seven years. His achievements include:
• Winning the Group 3 Craven Plate at Randwick over 2000m
• 2nd in the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes to IT’S A DUNDEEL (DUNDEEL) over 1800m
• 2nd in the Gr.3 Norman Robinson to HVASSTAN over 2000m.
• 2nd in the Gr.3 Frank Packer Plate over 2000m.
• 2nd in the Gr.3 Kingston Town over 2000m.
• 3rd in the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes to IT’S A DUNDEEL (DUNDEEL) over 2000m.
• 3rd in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby over 2400m to HAWKESPUR.
• 3rd in the Gr.3 Grand Prix to HAWKESPUR over 2200m.
• 3rd in the Listed MING DYNASTY over 1400m.
• 5th in the Gr.1 Epsom to HE’S YOUR MAN and ROYAL DESCENT over 1600m by only 1.8 lengths.
Issaree Suwunnavid said “we are so very proud to have such a champion race horse in our stable, we are looking forward to his progeny repeating his success and taking his legacy out to the world.”
“the recent success of Beauty Only in Hong Kong is very promising for us, we are sure Honorius will produce a good many Hong Kong winners.” she added.
Honorius is ready to commence his new career at stud for new owner Knightsbrisge Bloodstock.
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