BEEKELY(A047)
Information and comment (as of 22/02/2017)

PROFILE HIGHLIGHTS :
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NEW ZEALAND
COLOUR: BAY
IMPORT TYPE: PPG


PEDIGREE HIGHLIGHTS :
GROWTH: PRECOCIOUS
DISTANCE: 1200M - 1600M
TRACK AFFINITY: VERSATILE

PEDIGREE:
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ)
BAY 2002
DANEHILL (USA)
BAY 1986
DANZIG (USA)
BAY 1977
RAZYANA (USA)
BAY 1981
GRAND ECHEZEAUX (NZ)
BROWN 1996
ZABEEL (NZ)
BAY 1986
RICHEBOURG (NZ)
BROWN 1980
FAIRY LIGHTS (IRE)
BROWN 1995
FAIRY KING (USA)
BAY 1982
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
BAY 1961
FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
BAY 1975
GAY FANTASTIC (GB)
BAY 1983
ELA-MANA-MOU (IRE)
BAY 1976
GAILY (USA)
BAY 1971


SIRE HIGHLIGHTS:

SIRE:
DARCI BRAHMA
COLOUR:
BAY
YEAR OF BIRTH:
2002
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
NEW ZEALAND
CAREER WINS:
10
WINNING DISTANCE:
1200M - 1600M
MAJOR VICTORIES:
T. J. SMITH STAKES (GI) Australia

NEW ZEALAND 2000 GUINEAS (GI) New Zealand

MAORI WEIGHT-FOR-AGE (GI) New Zealand

TELEGRAPH HANDICAP (GI) New Zealand

DRAUGHT SPRINT (GI) New Zealand

AT STUD SINCE:
2007
GI WINNERS PRODUCED:
8


SAME-SIRE RUNNERS' PERFORMANCE IN HONG KONG:

NO. OF STARTERS:
24
NO. OF WINNERS:
13
BEST PERFORMER:
HYPERSONIC *RETIRED (6 WINS/ HIGHEST RATING: 96)
SPECIALTY DISTANCE:
1200M - 1400M (78% OF TOTAL WINS)
SIRE ATTRIBUTES:
SPEED-ORIENTED, MOSTLY AT A MILE OR UNDER.


DAM HIGHLIGHTS:

DAM:
FAIRY LIGHTS
COLOUR:
BROWN
YEAR OF BIRTH:
1995
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
IRELAND
BROODMARE SIRE:
FAIRY KING
RACING CAREER:
THROUGH 5 LIFETIME STARTS - ALL SPANNING FROM 1400M TO 1600M IN GREAT BRITAIN - FAIRY LIGHTS HAD NEVER PLACED.
PROGENY'S RACING PERFORMANCE:
THIS PRODUCTIVE MARE MANAGES TO CELEBRATE 8 WINNERS FROM HER 11 PREVIOUS FOALS, RANGING FROM 1000M TO 2200M, IN PARTICULAR RED BARON, A 1650M WINNER AT HAPPY VALLEY, AND WINNING SCHOLAR, ANOTHER 3-TIME SPRINT WINNER IN HONG KONG; BEEKELY IS HER 12TH FOAL.
DAM ATTRIBUTES:
THIS MIDDLE-DISTANCE / STAMINA-MAJOR FAMILY FEATURES IN PARTCULAR INDUSTRIAL SUCCESS, A FORMER VICTOR OF THE QUEEN MOTHER'S CUP AT SHA TIN.
OVERSEAS INFO:

Initially co-conditioned by Graeme Sanders and Debbie Sweeney, BEEKELY, with only a single barrier trial credited to him in New Zealand, finished second in that 900-meter session on June 2, 2016.

COMMENTS AND PROSPECT:

BEEKELY is sired by DARCI BRAHMA, a brilliant ten-time (10) winner at a mile or under back in his racing days, including a quintet of Group I scores. Accepting his first book of mares in 2007, DARCI BRAHMA, not strictly a high-production sire, has only 440 runners showcased in all jurisdictions to date, averaging merely forty (40) first-timers per year. That being said, his sons and daughters are remarkably consistent, where 313, or over 70% of the total, have graced the winner's circle, in particular an octet of Group I graduates - and not necessarily restricted at sprints, with GUST OF WIND, the 2015 Australian Oaks (AUS-GI) victress, being a strong instance.

In distance, innately stamped of DARCI BRAHMA's speed, BEEKELY, with two strains of NORTHERN DANCER mixed in 4S X 3D multiples, is out of a FAIRY KING mare, the broodmare sire of which, being a younger full-brother to the indelible SADLER'S WELLS, had himself as illustrious a stallion career that prides in:

  • Epsom Derby (ENG-GI) winner OATH,
  • Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (FR-GI) winner HELISSIO, and
  • Hong Kong Cup (HKG-GI) winner FALBRAV

    All of which embrace the internationally-proven stamina as possessed in this family; therefore, BEEKELY, going forward, should carry his speed to the mile marker.

    In course preference, many a DARCI BRAHMA has long established its versatility to handle dirt, turf and Happy Valley.

    In general outlook, with typical speed and versatility by DARCI BRAHMA that fits Hong Kong, BEEKELY, out of successful mare that has already delivered a pair of winners in Hong Kong, should likewise be a lovely winner in Class 4 - and even Class 3.

    (Information as of: February 23, 2017)


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