Van Pelt



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Van Pelt
Animal Kingdom (USA) 2008
Battle Queen (AUS) 2010
15 August 2018
Life no:
Blakebrook 2480 NSW, Australia

Van Pelt is an Unraced 3YO Gelding by Multiple Group 1 Winning Sire ANIMAL KINGDOM, Stakes winner, winner of 5 races and $8,007,361 in prizemoney including the Meydan Dubai World Cup [G1] and the Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby [G1]. Sire of 17 Stakes winners (3 x G1) including ANGEL OF TRUTH, OLEKSANDRA, DUOPOLY, REGAL GLORY, WILD PLANET, UNTAMED DOMAIN, ELSA, MYSTERY MISS, PEACEFUL STATE, CAMILA PRINCESS, etc.

He is out of the race-winning mare BATTLE QUEEN, by CHOISIR, who is a sister to multiple Listed Winner BATTLEFIELD.

Standing approx. 16.1-16,2hh, he is a lovely, big horse with a beautiful action and fantastic temperament. He strongly resembles his sire and early indications are that he will be well suited to staying distances.

The horse was broken in by one of the best in the business, Luke Morgan, and successfully completed his first prep and a trial. His first trial attempt showed him to be very green, so he was turned out after that to give him sufficient time to grow and mature.

It's worth noting that the horse trialled against two top performers in Lasting Kiss and She Can Sing, both winners of their subsequent trials or races within a couple of starts of this trial.

The owners have been concentrating on other horses during Van Pelt's decent spell and have regretfully decided to now offer the horse for sale as they are unlikely to get to him and he is ready to go back into work now.

For all genuine inquiries about this horse, please contact the vendor direct, or we can put you in touch with the trainer who can provide insights into his first prep and prospects going forward.

This is a genuine opportunity to get your hands on an Animal Kingdom for a realistic price. NOTE: The horse is currently spelling near Lismore.


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Chestnut gelding       Foaled 2018 

ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) LeroidesanimauxCandy StripesBlushing Groom
DynamisDancing Brave
ChoisirDanehill Dancer (Ire)Danehill (USA)
Great SelectionLunchtime (GB)
Charming ChargeRory's JesterCrown Jester

ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) (Chestnut 2008-Stud 2013). 5 wins-1 at 2, Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1. Out of SW Dalicia. Sire of 529 rnrs, 331 wnrs, 17 SW, inc. Angel of Truth (ATC Australian Derby, Gr.1), Regal Glory, Oleksandra, Duopoly, Wild Planet, Untamed Domain, Elsa, Mystery Miss, Peaceful State, Honey Kingdom, Ahimsa, Sunny Skies, Skelm, Determined Kingdom, Jungle Cry, Camila Princess, Continental Divide, SP Barkin, Delta's Kingdom, etc.


1st dam

BATTLE QUEEN, by Choisir. Winner at 900m in Aust. Sister to BATTLEFIELD. Dam of 3 named foals, 1 to race, 1 winner, inc:-

 Clarion (g by Animal Kingdom (USA)) 3 wins at 1200m in Aust.


2nd dam

CHARMING CHARGE, by Rory's Jester. Unraced. Sister to  Belle Jest (dam of SPANISH BAY), half-sister to KHAPTIVAAN (dam of KHAPTINGLY, KHAPTRIST), STIMULUS,  Charming (dam of SPITZ). Dam of 12 named foals, 10 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

BATTLEFIELD (g Choisir) 5 wins to 1200m, A$203,050, BRC Ascot H., L, Clarence River JC Ramornie H., L, Qld Tatt's RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H., AJC Coronation Day H.

 Ever More. 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, HK$3,226,450, HKJC Cricket Club Valley S., Murray P., Pat Sin Leng H., Australia H., 2d HKJC Cathay Pacific the Wing Sha Tin H., Camellia H., Douglas H., Central H., John Peel H., Ho Man Tin H., 3d HKJC Argyle H., Tai Tam P., Purves Quaich H., Cherry H.

 Charming Bird. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

 The Look of Love. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, SAJC AV Jenning 2YO P., 4th SAJC Pewsey Vale S., L. Dam of 2 winners-

TOTALLY CHARMED (g I Am Invincible) 8 wins to 1200m, A$339,610, to 2021-22, BRC Bribie H., L, SCTC Martin Collins Australia H., Kendrick Racing H., Skyharness H., 2d SCTC Swiss Ace P., BRC TAB Class H., Mullins Lawyers H., BOQ Victoria Point P., TAB H., 3d GCTC Goldmarket H., L, BRC Artisan Carnival High Tea P., Doomben Cup Raceday H., SCTC SV Partners P.


3rd dam

Captivation, by Vain. Placed at 2, 2d SAJC Cheltenham S., Gr.3, 3d SAJC Honolulu H., Windsor H. Three-quarter-sister to She's Blushing, half-sister to Mighty General, Minnie Sue (dam of WRIT 'N' WONDER),  Mon Ami (dam of ON THE LIST). Dam of 16 named foals, 13 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

KHAPTIVAAN (f Adraan) 7 wins-4 at 2-to 1400m, A$117,050, AJC Surround S., Gr.2, STC Sweet Embrace S., L, AJC Key H., Ita Buttrose H., MVRC Merri H., STC Tramore H., VATC Silver Star Motors H., 2d Qld Tatt's RC WJ Healy S., L, 4th AJC Light Fingers S., Gr.3, Silver Shadow S., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., Gr.3, VRC Red Roses S., L. Dam of 8 winners-

KHAPTINGLY (c Bletchingly) 5 wins to 1200m, A$561,905, VATC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, VRC Standish H., Gr.3, VATC Geoff Murphy H., SAJC KPMG Peat Marwick H., VATC Devonshire H., 2d VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, QTC Qantas Cup, Gr.2-twice, SAJC Angas Brut Classic S., Gr.2, STC Concorde S., L, Newcastle JC Cameron H., L, 3d QTC Stradbroke H., Gr.1, MVRC Australia S., Gr.1, 4th VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, Linlithgow S., Gr.2.

KHAPTRIST (f Sir Tristram) 3 wins at 1100m, 1500m, SAJC KPMG S., L, Australian Major Events P., 2d SAJC Lanes H. Dam of 6 winners-

 Latestu. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

 Bast. Winner at 1600m, 2d Waikato RC Legacy Lodge H., Thewayyouare H. Dam of-

SHEEZALLMINE (f Super Easy) 6 wins at 1200m, NZ$176,235, A$1,000, to 2020-21, CJC Stewards H., Gr.3, Otago RC Hazlett S., L, Waikato RC Lodge Real Estate H., BOP RC Ultimate Mazda and Ford H., 2d CJC Pegasus H., L, 4th ARC King's P., Gr.3.

 Khapkap. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

SAIN KHAPITAL (g Entrepreneur) 4 wins to 1200m, A$147,030, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, Seppelt Wines H., MRC Mookta H., 2d SAJC Manihi Classic, L.

STIMULUS (c Bletchingly) 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$118,360, VRC Australian Airlines Flying H., L, AJC Coke is It H., STC Colyton Welter H., Prospect Welter H., AJC Leslie G Rouse H., 2d NSW Tatt's RC Carrington S., L, 4th VRC Hilton on the Park S., Gr.3. Sire.

 Charming. 2 wins at 1350m, 2100m, QTC Reindeer H., BATC Express Post H., 3d BATC Kaoru Star H. Dam of 7 winners-

SPITZ (c Danehill) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1600m, A$98,600, VATC Veuve Clicquot S., L, MVRC Adrian Swan Quality H.

 Gould. Unplaced. Dam of 6 winners-

PALEONTOLOGIST - LUCKY PATCH (H.K.) (g El Roca) 7 wins to 1400m, A$35,100, HK$13,909,000, to 2021-22, HKJC Premier Bowl H., Gr.2, BOCHK Private Banking Jockey Club Sprint, Gr.2, Racehorse Owners Association H., BRC Royal Ascot Tour H., Memberships H., HKJC Pyramid Hill H., Highland Reel H., 3d HKJC National Day Cup, Gr.3, 4th HKJC Premier Cup, Gr.3, Hong Kong Classic Mile, L.

 Belle Jest. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

SPANISH BAY (g Nadeem) 7 wins at 1200m, 1400m, S$745,252, Singapore 3YO Classic, L, Singapore TC Saas Fee S., L, Kranji A S., 3d Singapore TC Jumbo Jet Trophy, L, Singapore Guineas, L.

Casino Belle (g Casino Prince) 8 wins at 1300m, 1400m, A$169,975, Kalgoorlie Boulder RC Barminco Golden Whip H., 3d Kalgoorlie Boulder RC Hannan's H., L, WATC Crown Sports Bar H.


Race Record: Unraced.


Full Race Record for

VAN PELT (AUS) 2018 Chestnut gelding
by Animal Kingdom - Battle Queen, by Choisir




08/Dec/20204th of 4--trial--Ballina JC Barrier Trial, 1010m. Lasting Kiss was 1st and She Can Sing 2nd and Dubai Eagle 3rd.