CHIANTI (IRE) Bay Horse 1998 15.3 hh


Chianti is shown with Chris Luoni at Cambridge Lodge - 31 August 2006.

Chianti's oldest progeny are now 4 year olds in the 2009-2010 racing season and he has sires 8 individual winners to date.

Chianti is the sire of three stakes performers in three countries in 2009/2010 racing season.

He is the sire of eight winners to date including home-bred stylish four times consecutive winning and mutiple Group I and III placed Hong Kong and NZ 2 year old winner Tuscan Spirit (ex Fortelo). Tuscan Spirit is the highest weighted 3 year old in Hong Kong last season and also for the past 10 racing seasons. He is destined to be a rising star in Hong Kong. Chianti is also the sire of our home bred Star Chaser who ran 2nd in the H S Dyke Wanganui Guineas LR this season, and talented Singapore based Rotorua who ran a slashing 2nd in the Singapore Magic Millions 2 year Championship GIII.

He has a promising galloper in Malaysia home-bred Mayo's Dancer who is the winner of 3 races from his last 4 starts.

Chianti has achieved great selling results in the auction ring and in the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Weanling Sales he averaged $22,467 for 3 lots sold and finished 8th on sire's averages and No 1 on return over service fee. At the November 2007 Ready to Run sale at Karaka he had 7 lots entered and they sold up to NZ$70,000.

Chianti's progeny have sold very profitably for vendors at auction:

2010 Weanling sales - sold up to $48,000 (home bred colt ex Fortelo);

2008 Weanling sales - sold up to $44,000;

2007 2 year Ready to Run - sold up to $70,000 (home bred colt ex Top Dance);

2007 Weanling sales - sold up to $25,000 (home bred filly ex Top Dance);

2007 Yearling Sales - sold up to $40,000 (home bred colt ex Fortelo);

2006 Weanling sales - sold up to $28,000 (home bred colt ex Top Dance).

Chianti's first crop of foals sold as weanlings at the 2006 National Weanling Sale where 3 lots sold for an average of $14,000 (4 times his service fee).

His first crop of yearlings were offered at the 2007 Yearling Sales where at the Festival Sale 5 lots sold for an average of $22,500 (nearly 6.5 times his service fee) and second sire on averages. Trainers who purchased his yearlings were Russell Cameron, Neville Atkins, Tim Carter and Peter Lock.

Two of his yearlings were in the top 10 lots sold at the Festival Sale.

Chianti's second crop of foals sold very well at the 2007 Weanling sale where the 5 lots offered by Woodbine Farm sold at a very respectable average of $13,050 (nearly 4 times his service fee), achieving a very similar result to his 2006 weanling sale results.

Chianti's third crop of foals sold very well at the 2008 Weanling sale where 3 lots sold for an average of $22,467 (6.4 times his service fee). He achieved 8th place in the sires' sale averages.

Chianti is a full brother to Desert King who has sired Australian Champions - Desert War and Makybe Diva winners of the Cox Plate, Epsom Hcp and McKinnon Stakes in the same 12 month period.

DANEHILL (USA) (Bay 1986-Stud in Ire. 1990, Aust. 1990). 4 wins-1 at 2, Haydock Park Sprint Cup, Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire-7 times. Sire of 237 SW, inc. SW Danzero (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Flying Spur, Nothin' Leica Dane, Dane Ripper, Merlene, Desert King*, Arena, Blackfriars, Catbird, Ha Ha, Elvstroem, Danarani, Danasinga, Danewin, Danish, Joie Denise, Kissing Cousin, Daney Boy, Danehill Dancer*, Danendri, etc.

1st dam

SABAAH, by Nureyev. Placed at 1m in GB. Half-sister to MAROOF*, Arrasas, Dahomey, Fawaakeh* (dam of Elghani), Mayaasa (dam of Fatwa). Dam of eight foals, seven raced, seven winners-

DESERT KING* (1994 c. by Danehill*). Top of The 1997 International 3YO Classification (intermediate). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 1½m, £774,182, Irish Derby, Gr.1, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Curragh National S., Gr.1, Tetrarch S., Gr.3, 2d Irish Champion S., Gr.1, York Juddmonte International S., Gr.1, Curragh Gladness S., Gr.3, Tyros S., L, 4th Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1. Leading sire in Australia to 31 December 2005.

CAIRDEAS (2001 c. by Darshaan). 3 wins to 2005, £183,669, Curragh Mooresbridge S. Gr.3 (by 6 lengths beating multiple Gr.1 winner - Yeats), Leopardstown Trigo S., L (by 3 1/2 lengths), 2d Gallinule S, Gr.3, Curragh Royal Whip S. Gr.2, 3rd Leopardstown Meld S. Gr.3, Curragh Alleged S, L, 4th Leopardstown Seamus McGrath Memorial S., L, Trigo S., L, Curragh Finale S., L, Alleged S., L.

Chianti (1998 c. by Danehill*).4 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, £83,796, US$4,700, Epsom Nikon UK Ltd Conditions S., Gallagher Group S., York Theakston Cool Cask 2YO Conditions S., Leonard Sainer 2YO Maiden S., 2d Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3, Windsor Winter Hill S., Gr.3, Ascot New S., L, Newmarket James Seymour S., L, Kempton Magnolia S., L, 3d Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2, 4th Goodwood Foundation S, L, Doncaster Troy S., L. Sire

Wahj (1995 g. by Indian Ridge). 6 wins at 7f, 8¼f, £60,574 Haydock Rostherne S., Newstead Properties H., Newbury Ladbroke H., 3d Haydock John of Gaunt S., L, Newmarket Fitzwilliam H., 4th Doncaster Mile, L.

Bigwig (1993 g. by Thatching). 6 wins from 13f to 2¾m to 2003, Lingfield Shakespeare Amateur Riders' H.

Desertion (1999 f. by Danehill*). 2 wins at 6f, 1m, 4th Bath Dick Hern S., L.

Bright Morning (2002 f by Dubai Millennium) Winner at 2 in 2004, Deauville Prix de la Perelle.

Dawn Attack (2003 f by Fantastic Light)- the highest priced yearling sold at auction in Ireland in 2004 - in training.

Admire Cat (1996 c. by Catrail*). Winner at 2500m in Japan, £101,656.

2nd dam

DISH DASH, by Bustino. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1½m, Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2, 3d Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.2. Half-sister to SMOGGY, CANTERBURY TALE, Feliciano, Silk and Satin, Reham (dam of Turbo Thrust). Dam of 15 foals, 13 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

MAROOF* (Danzig). Head of The 1994 European 4YO+ Classification. 4 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 1m, £284,473, Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.3, Lingfield EBF Saffron S., Newbury Arlington S., 2d Curragh National S., Gr.1, International S., Gr.2, Sandown Brigadier Gerard S., Gr.3, Doncaster Park S., Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix du Rond-Point, Gr.2. Successful sire.

Arrasas (Irish River). Winner at 2, 2d Newmarket Zetland S., L.

Dahomey (Dayjur). Placed at 1m, 3d Kempton Easter S., L.

Mayaasa. Winner at 9¾f in GB. Dam of-

Fatwa (Lahib). Winner at 6f, 2d Newbury Fred Darling S., Gr.3.

Fawaakeh*. Winner at 2, 2d Newmarket Jersey Lily Fillies' Nursery H., 4th Kempton Masaka S., L. Dam of-

Elghani (Lahib). 5 wins from 1600m to 2000m, £15,061, 488,0240Dhs, to 2002-03 in GB and UAE, Newmarket Charles Heidsieck Champagne H., Jebel Ali Racecourse H., Nad al Sheba Dubai Racing Club H., 3d Jebel Ali S., L.

Chianti is a full brother to Desert King. Desert King is Australia’s most improved sire and is now a leading sire in the competitive Australian racing industry. In the past 12 months he has sired 6 Group I winners – more than any other sire son of Danehill including the Champion mare and Australian Horse of the Year Makybe Diva , Desert War (dual AJC Epsom Hcp and McKinnon Stakes winner) and Lachlan River (Queensland Derby).

Desert King stands at Lynden Park Stud in Victoria (

Chianti, his full brother Desert King and Zabeel have much in common. They are all out of Nureyev mares.

Chianti was a faster and more precocious two year old than Desert King. His first crop foals are impressive. His colts out of Sydney stakes winner - Top Dance and Winning Point (by Housebuster) feature in the September 2005 NZ Bloodhorse magazine.
NZ Breeding record

Chianti is standing the 2010 season at a new farm to be set up in the Waikato district.

Chianti at Te Runga Stud - May 2006

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