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Desert King (IRE) 1994
Tikhii Don (AUS) 2008
28 September 2015
Tyabb 3913 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: JN Thoroughbreds

A lovely staying type , this horse has "Cups Races " written all over him.
Racing partners are invited into this ownership group . We have a 5% share available now . Ownership may be split into smaller 2.5% options if required.
Ongoing costs average @ 5% $ 170 per month in full work or when not in work @ $ 45 per month He is in pre training now . His last preparation was going well heading to a trial , however he had to have a break in the paddock due to a shoulder injury . He has had the required time off in the paddock and has since been passed fit to commence training by the vet and is in work now and doing everything right .

He is by the PROVEN SIRE OF AUSTRALIA'S BEST CUPS HORSES IN DESERT KING . HE is the sire of Champion Three time Melbourne Cup Winner and Cox plate heroine in MAKYBE DIVA .

Desert King needs no introduction for the sensational job he has done at stud in both Australia , UK and Europe. A high class sire of 27 stakes winners , including over 650 individual winners with progeny earnings in excess of $69 million,

Desert King has produced champions in both hemispheres - including the local star DESERT WAR (six times Gr.1 winner and Australian Champion Middle Distance galloper)

While in Europe Desert King has been well represented by the likes of Mr Dinos who was crowned French Champion 3Y0 and joint UK Champion Older Male Stayer. Meanwhile Darsalam earned the titles of Champion 3Y0 Stayer and Champion Older Stayer in both Germany and the Czech Republic.

Desert King's progeny have won three of Australia's Cups - the Melbourne Cup, the Sydney Cup and the Perth Cup (Real Love) as well as Group One Derby Winners such as Lachlan River etc.

Desert King has been the proven sire source of Stamina in Australia and overseas.

This horses dam line oozes class . He is out of a Sadler's Wells line mare who's family has produced Champion Sire KING'S SIGNET and successful sire in RADJHASI . Also Champion filly in SIGY winner Group One Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp and AFRIKABURN 2016 -17 Group.One Winner of the Greyville Golden Horseshoe Stakes and leading 2yo filly in New Zealand in KAPSDAN.

His dam line has produce tough and durable black type performers that have won in France , UK, New Zealand , South Afica and Australia .

And horse is the right sort of Desert King to get into This horse is bred on the proven cross of Danehill over Sadler's Wells that has thrown outstanding Champions and Group One Winners such as Frankel and Highland Reel just to name a few . He has a lovely action with a really long, reaching stride and judging by his early work he has staying power .

To obtain a copy of the PDS and further information please enquire now .


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Bay horse       Foaled 28th September 2015 

DESERT KING (IRE) Danehill (USA)DanzigNorthern Dancer
RazyanaHis Majesty
SabaahNureyevNorthern Dancer
Dish DashBustino
SholokhovSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
La MeilleureLord Gayle
Danira (Ire)Danehill (USA)Danzig

DESERT KING (IRE) (Bay 1994-Stud 1998). 5 wins-2 at 2, Irish Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 1184 rnrs, 660 wnrs, 27 SW, inc. Makybe Diva (VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1), Desert War, Mr Dinos, Darsalam, Chelsea Rose, Lachlan River, Real Love, Basra, Mango Mischief, Maranilla, Rageman, Place Rouge, North Queen, Bygone Days, Banana Man, Alpacco, Petit Calva, Grand Opening, Always King, Roman Squire, Pretty Tough, Qui Es Tu, Bowmore, Desert Fantasy, etc.


1st dam

TIKHII DON, by Sholokhov. Unraced. Half-sister to Baroness, Match Point. This is her third foal. Dam of 1 foal to race.


2nd dam

DANIRA (IRE), by Danehill (USA). 2 wins at 1600m, Longchamp Prix de la Roseraie, Hollywood Park Allowance 4YO+m, 2d Chantilly Prix du Chateau, Prix de Cheffreville, 3d Deauville Prix de Martinvast, Saint-Cloud Prix Duschka. Half-sister to Tatsfield. Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, all winners, inc:-

Match Point (f Verglas) 12 wins from 1100m to 1600m in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Göteborgs Stora Pris, 2d Jagersro Altamira-Löpning, 3d Jagersro Margareta Wettermarks Minneslöpning, L, Taby Lanwades Stud S., L, Jägersro Sprint, L-twice.

Baroness (f Okawango) 2 wins at 1500m, 1800m, Deauville Midi Prix de Prail, 2d Deauville Prix Miss Satamixa, L, Nantes Grand Prix Anjou Bretagne, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Tenebreuse. Dam of-

 Barbassionne. 6 wins at 1700m, 2000m, 3d Chantilly Prix de la Theve.

 Nearctic Chiller. 4 wins from 1600m to 1800m, BRC Skyracing.tv P., 2d BRC Garrards Horse & Hound H., Ipswich TC Channel 7 H., 3d BRC Veuve Society Membership H., SCTC XXXX Summer Bright H., K Smith & Son Jewellers H.

 Dinira. 5 wins from 1200m to 1850m in France and Martinique.

 Zidane's Gold. 4 wins to 1400m, R285,800 in South Africa.

 Tycoon Tyke. 2 wins at 1000m in Aust.

 Zaminara. Winner at 2400m in France. Dam of 2 winners-

 Zamoyska. 6 wins from 1700m to 3150m, €92,320, Saint-Cloud Prix de Voisins.

 Zoutia. 3 wins at 1600m, 1800m, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Dunette.

 Cite Fleurie. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Pont Marie. 8 wins-3 at 2-from 1400m to 1900m, €181,540, Saint-Cloud Prix Boxing Day, Chantilly Prix de Carentan, Prix du Manege, Prix du Bois Bonnet, Longchamp Prix du Montparnasse, Saint-Cloud Prix de Saint-Forget, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Carrefour et Centre Commercial Montesson, 2d Chantilly Prix du Saussay, Prix du Jardin Anglais, Saint-Cloud Prix Tanerko, Deauville Prix d'Auquainville, 3d Deauville Prix du Pays de Bray, Chantilly Prix Fasquel, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Omnium II, L.

 Square Lamartine. 3 wins at 1100m, €96,407 in France and Germany, 2d Deauville Prix des Chaumes, 3d Prix Chantilly Capitale du Cheval, Deauville Prix de la Bareliere, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Vastine, Prix de Saint-Arnoult en Yvelines.


3rd dam

SEPHIRA, by Luthier. 2 wins at 1600m in France. Half-sister to SIGY (dam of RADJHASI, SICYOS, KING'S SIGNET), SONOMA (dam of FUNAMBULE, SARMATIE), HABER. Dam of 13 foals, all raced, 11 winners, inc:-

Tatsfield (c Habitat) 11 wins-2 at 2, £26,910, US$259,140, Newbury Hermitage S., 2d York City of York S., L, Lingfield Trophy S., L, Golden Gate Gold Seal H., L.

 Ophira. 3 wins at 2000m, 2200m, Deauville Prix des Monceaux, 2d Longchamp Prix de Pontchartain, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Barberie. Dam of 8 winners-

 Ma Fabienne. 5 wins from 1600m to 2100m, Chantilly Championnat Europeen des Apprentis, Longchamp Prix du Cours la Reine, Prix de l'Hotel de Lassay, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Croix Blanche, Prix du Tourmalet, 3d Longchamp Prix Europe 1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de l'Yvette, Prix de Milon la Chapelle, Prix de Bonnelles.

 Danira. 2 wins. See above.


4th dam

SATU, by Primera. 2 wins at 1700m, 2150m, Saint-Cloud Prix Fille de l'Air, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Pocahontas, 2d Chantilly Prix Jean Prat. Half-sister to KEIRYU SHINGEKI, YOSHINO RYUJIN. Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

SIGY (f Habitat) Top filly on The 1978 European 2YO Classification. 5 wins-4 at 2-at 1000m, Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1, Chantilly Prix d'Arenberg, Gr.3, Prix du Gros-Chene, Gr.3, Deauville Prix de la Vallee d'Auge, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Rabelais, 3d Longchamp Prix de Saint-Georges, Gr.3. Dam of 5 winners-

RADJHASI (c Raja Baba) 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, Saint-Cloud Prix Eclipse, Gr.3, Evry Prix d'Ommeel, Prix de Bretigny, 4th Deauville Prix Yacowlef, L. Sire.

SICYOS (c Lyphard) Third on The 1983 French 2YO Free H. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, Longchamp Prix de Saint-Georges, Gr.3, Prix d'Arenberg, Gr.3, 2d Chantilly Prix du Gros-Chene, Gr.3, 3d Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1. Sire.

KING'S SIGNET (c Nureyev) 5 wins at 5f, 6f, £80,049, Doncaster Scarborough S., L, 3d Newmarket Hopeful S., L. Champion sire.

Company (f Nureyev) Winner at 2, Longchamp Prix du Premier Pas, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Zeddaan, L. Dam of 6 winners-

BLACK ESCORT (f Southern Halo) 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, €81,500, US$56,535 in France and U.S.A, Deauville Prix de la Vallee d'Auge, L, 3d Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.2. Producer.

Catalane (f Septieme Ciel) 4 wins-2 at 2, Saint-Cloud Prix de Nogent, 3d Toulouse Grand Criterium du Languedoc, L. Dam of 4 winners-

COUBIZA (c Fasliyev) 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1600m, €81,000, Deauville Prix Montenica, L, Cagnes-sur-Mer Prix de la Californie, L.

 Cruelle. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

 Kentucky Beauty. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, Chantilly Prix de Gouvieux, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Soyecourt. Dam of-

BODHI (c Hurricane Cat) 8 wins from 1800m to 2400m, €117,950, 307,400SAR in France and Saudi Arabia, Chantilly Prix de Guiche, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix du Grand Palais, 2d Longchamp Prix du Prince d'Orange, Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix du Conseil de Paris, Gr.2.

 Petite Soeur. Placed, 3d Deauville Prix de Victot. Dam of 5 winners-

BAROUD D'HONNEUR (c Highest Honor) 8 wins-2 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, Longchamp Prix du Prince d'Orange, Gr.3, Grand Prix de Vichy, Gr.3, La Teste Grand Prix de La Teste, L, 3d Longchamp Prix d'Harcourt, Gr.2. Sire.

 Petite Ancre. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

 Little Anchor. 4 wins from 1200m to 2200m, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Biniou. Dam of 3 winners-

LITTLE DREAMS (g Della Francesca) 8 wins-4 at 2-from 950m to 1800m, €136,150, HK$5,168,750 in France and HK, Toulouse Prix Aymeri de Mauleon, L, Marseille Borely Prix Delahante, L.

 Sakieh. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

 Aquatint. 3 wins at 1400m, 1800m, R165,855 in South Africa. Dam of 5 winners-

KASIMIR (c Captain Al) Champion Sprinter in South Africa in 2018-19. 8 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R3,609,470, to 2019-20, Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Greyville Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2-twice, Cape Merchants, Gr.2, Durbanville Best Prices First Progress P., Kenilworth First Deposit Match Graduation P., 2d Greyville Drill Hall S., Gr.2, Kenilworth Summer Juvenile S., L, Somerset P., L, CTS 1200, 3d Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, 4th Greyville Post Merchants, Gr.2.

AFRIKABURN (c Trippi) 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, R1,083,225, to 2018-19, Greyville Golden Horseshoe S., Gr.1, Fairview Memorial Mile, L, Fairview 1400, Racing Association S., Clairwood Betting World Open an Account Juvenile P., 2d Durbanville Matchem S., Gr.3, Fairview Supabets S., Tabonline.co.za S., A Shak H., 3d Fairview Memorial Mile, L, Fairview 1400, Founders Trophy.

SONOMA (f Habitat) 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1300m, Chantilly Prix du Gros-Chene, Gr.3, 2d Longchamp Prix du Petit Couvert, Gr.3, 3d Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1. Dam of 8 winners-

FUNAMBULE (c Lyphard) 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, Longchamp Prix du Palais Royal, Gr.3, Prix de la Porte Maillot, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix des Chenes, Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1. Sire.

SARMATIE (f Lyphard) 2 wins at 2, Saint-Cloud Prix Herbager, L, 2d Longchamp Prix du Pont-Neuf, L. Producer.

HABER (c Habitat) 5 wins in GB and BWI, Queen's Park Republic Bank Cup, 2d Union Park President's Easter Trophy, 3d Queen's Park Stewards' Cup, Independence Santa Rosa Trophy. Sire.

 Satire. Placed in GB. Dam of 3 winners-

 Assentia. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f in GB. Dam of 6 winners-

ECCENTRICITY (f Noalcoholic) 4 wins to 1200m, A$88,110, VATC Laurent Perrier S., L, VRC Eaton Florist H. Dam of 5 winners-

WYNDAM GLORY - ZLATKO (Sing.) (c Rory's Jester) 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$343,050, S$115,510 in Aust. and Singapore, VRC Moomba P., L, SAJC Fulham Park P., L.

 Water Garden. 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1100m, SAJC Warradale Hotel H. Dam of 4 winners-

Fontaine (f Centaine) 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC Friday Night Members' Club H., 3d WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3. Dam of 2 winners-

 Fabulist. 5 wins to 1300m, A$129,303, SAJC Unity Group H., MRC Ahern's at Highways H. Dam of 4 winners-

NOWYOUSEE (g O'Reilly) 7 wins to 1200m, S$480,574, to 2020, Singapore TC New Year Cup, L, Born to Fly S.

 Danaselvam. Placed at 2 & 3 in Aust. Dam of 4 winners-

KAPSDAN (f Kaapstad) Joint top filly on The 2003-04 NZ 2YO Free H. 4 wins at 2, NZ$149,500, WRC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr.2, ARC Lindauer Fraise Juvenile S., Avondale JC Albion Hotel Juvenile S., 3d Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3, Waikato RC Super Bonus Classique, RL, Counties Challenge S., L. Producer.

 Sepideh. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Maseru. Unraced. Dam of-

 Wind Inthe Willows. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in India. Dam of 5 winners-

SECRET ROMEO (g Warrshan) 13 wins to 1400m in India, Mumbai Poonawalla Breeders Multi-Million, L, Heritage Estates Million, L.

 Saturday. Raced once. Dam of 4 winners-

 Seguedille. 2 wins, 4th Evry Prix Servanne, L. Dam of 3 winners-

 Lady Dancille. Winner at 1450m, 2d Longchamp Prix de la Defense. Dam of 5 winners-

GREY CHOP (g Soave) 4 wins from 1400m to 1900m, €87,300, Grand Prix de Bordeaux, L, 2d Chantilly Prix Saint-Nicolas d'Acy.