El Maggiore

The Silver Stallion


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El Maggiore
El Prado (IRE) 1989
Paradise (FR) 1979
27 September 2000
Life no:
Innisplain 4285 QLD, Australia

Producing son of champion sire El Prado (IRE) out of group 3 winning mare.


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Grey horse       Foaled 2000 

EL PRADO Sadler's WellsNorthern DancerNearctic
Fairy BridgeBold Reason
Lady CapuletSir IvorSir Gaylord
Cap and BellsTom Fool
Brigadier GerardQueen's HussarMarch Past
La PaivaPrince Chevalier
Orsa MaggioreRuysdaelRight Royal

EL PRADO (IRE) (Grey 1989-Stud 1993). 4 wins at 2, Curragh National S., Gr.1. Champion USA Sire, 2002. Sire of 810 rnrs, 600 wnrs, 83 SW, inc. Artie Schiller (Breeders' Cup Mile S., Gr.1), Kitten's Joy, Medaglia d'Oro, Winter Memories, Borrego, Paddy O'Prado, Spanish Moon, Asi Siempre, Senor Swinger, Lord Admiral, James Street, Grassy, Wesley, Sweet and Ready, O'Prado Again, Spanish Sun, El Soprano, Swingin on Ice, Fort Prado, Chindi, Timo, etc.


1st dam

PARADISE (FR), by Brigadier Gerard. 3 wins 1600 to 2100m, Saint-Cloud Prix Cleopatre, Gr 3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Sanguinolette, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Penelope, Gr 3, 3d Woodbine Rothmans International S., Gr 1, Chantilly Prix de Diane, Gr 1, 4th Arlington Matron H., Gr 2, Deauville Prix de la Nonette, Gr 3. Half-sister to  Impressively (dam of CRESCENT RED). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

ANTIQUA (c by Lypheor) Champion 2YO in Germany in 1987. 2 wins at 2 at 1200, 1710m in U.S.A. and Germany, Laurel Futurity S., Gr 1, Baden-Baden Moet et Chandon Rennen, Gr 2, 4th Milan Gran Criterium, Gr 1. Sire.

 Brigadier Star (g by Chimes Band) Winner at 9f in Canada.

 Paradise Won (f by Leo Castelli) Winner at 7f in U.S.A. Dam of 4 winners-

 Paradise Time - Riyaadhiyah (Sau.). 9 wins-1 at 2-1000 to 1650m in Italy and Saudi Arabia, Rome Premio Pretendre, Premio Pilade, 2d Rome Premio Bourbon, Premio Prestigio, Premio Gail, Premio Laostic, 3d Rome Premio Brace Blu, Premio Le Fabuleux, Premio Theodorica, Premio Gaio.

 Hunter Down. 2 wins at 8¼f in U.S.A.

 Island Delight. 2 wins at 1m in U.S.A.

 Wandaslittleangel. Winner at 1m in U.S.A.

 Take Me There (g by Bering) Winner at 2225m in France.

 Poleden (c by Danzig) Winner at 2 at 7f in Great Britain. Sire.

 Sham Princess (f by Lyphard) Placed in France. Dam of 4 winners-

 Just Push Play. 7 wins 1300 to 1600m, €105,400, Deauville Prix de la Seine Maritime, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Rouvres, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix des Iles de Seine, Deauville Prix des Entraineurs, Deauville Midi Prix de l'Aure.

 Sham Risk. 5 wins 2000 to 2400m, €120,455, Longchamp Prix du Bord de l'Eau, Maisons-Laffitte Prix du Conseil General des Yvelines, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Marcel Delzons, Prix Sica Boy, Prix Albanilla, Prix Alaindelonstore.com, Prix de Feucherolles, Prix de Vernouillet, 3d Longchamp Prix du Petit Trianon, Saint-Cloud Prix Cadet Roussel, Deauville Prix des Planches, Prix de Rabodanges, Prix de Rucqueville.

 Tao Te King. 6 wins 1371 to 2300m, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Vieux Manoir, Chantilly Prix d'Houys.

 Soft Cachemire. 3 wins 2194 to 2651m, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix de Pompadour, Prix des Haras, 3d Chantilly Prix de Courteuil, Longchamp Prix Jouvence. Dam of 4 winners-

 Fumseck. 9 wins 2400 to 4200m, €199,850, to 2015 in France and Belgium, Saint-Cloud Prix de Rennes.

 Sonorch. 4 wins 2400 to 3000m, Chantilly Prix de Baron, Prix du Rond de Debourrage, Saint-Cloud Prix les Alluets le Roi, 3d Chantilly Prix de la Chaussee Neuve, Saint-Cloud Prix de la Hume, Prix de la Vallee du Lot.

 Simbald. Winner at 2400m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Vallee du Lot, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Gambais.

 Shamestephe. Placed at 3, 4th Marseille Prix Delahante, L. Dam of 2 winners-

 Liddal. 6 wins-5 at 2-1200 to 2100m, €126,185, Chantilly Prix du Puits de Commelle, Saint-Cloud Prix Flyway, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Boxing Day, 2d Chantilly Prix de Creil, Longchamp Prix des Batignolles, Saint-Cloud Prix d'Eaubonne, Prix de Plaisir, Prix Roger de la Vaissiere, 3d Longchamp Prix des Tilleuls, Saint-Cloud Prix de Pau, Deauville Prix de la Falaise.

 Dancers Paradise (f by Green Dancer) Placed in U.S.A. Dam of 2 winners-

SEA GIRL (f Royal Roberto) Champion Older Female in Argentina in 1997-98 & 1998-99. 11 wins in Argentina, San Isidro G.P. 25 de Mayo, Gr 1-twice, G.P. La Mission, Gr 1, Clasico Los Haras, Gr 2, Clasico Juan Shaw, Gr 2, Clasico Particula, Gr 2-twice, Clasico Federico de Alvear, Gr 3, 2d San Isidro Clasico Juan Shaw, Gr 2, Clasico Particula, Gr 2, 3d Palermo G.P. Criadores, Gr 1, Clasico Ramon Biaus, Gr 2. Dam of 7 winners-

 Navy Wings. 13 wins-1 at 2-6f to 9f, $307,394, Woodlands Derby, 4th Hawthorne Milwaukee Avenue H., L.

 Sea Girl Go. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

 Sea Baby Go. 2 wins at 1400m in 2015-16 in Argentina, 2d Palermo Especial Divinidad.

 Paradise Mountain. 6 wins at 8½f in U.S.A.

 Tropical Paradise (f by Manila) Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

 Palmas Paradise. 4 wins at 5½f, 7f in Puerto Rico.

 Close to Paradise. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m in Great Britain and South Africa. Producer.

 Come for the Gold. 2 wins at 6f in U.S.A.


2nd dam

ORSA MAGGIORE, by Ruysdael. 1973 & 1974 Horse of the Year in Italy. Champion 3YO Filly in Italy in 1973. . 9 wins-1 at 2-1400 to 2800m, Oaks d'Italia, Gr 1, Gran Premio di Milano, Gr 1, Premio Roma, Gr 1, Rome Premio Lydia Tesio, Gr 2, Milan Premio Legnano, L, Rome Premio Ellington, L, Premio delle Repubbliche Marinare, L, Premio Umberto Tupini, 2d Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr 1, Rome Premio Lydia Tesio, Gr 2, Premio Minerva, L. Half-sister to Open House. Dam of 3 foals, 2 to race, 1 winner, inc:-

PARADISE (f Brigadier Gerard) 3 wins. See above.

 Impressively. Placed at 2 in France. Dam of 4 winners-

CRESCENT RED (g Red Ransom) 8 wins 6f to 8½f, $218,096, Prairie Meadows Iowa Derby, L, 2d Prairie Meadows Cyclones S., L-twice, John Wayne S., L, 3d Prairie Meadows Ralph Hayes H., L, Gray's Lake S., L, 4th Prairie Meadows Derby, L.


Race Record: Unraced.


Full Race Record for

EL MAGGIORE (AUS) 2000 Grey colt
by El Prado - Paradise, by Brigadier Gerard