Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas conformation

Bay 2003 16.2 hh (1.68 m)
Danehill – Lagrion
Distances won over: 7f. to 12f.

A brilliant racehorse, now siring top performers under both codes

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Fee for 2016: €5,000


A 6-time Group One winner bred on a similar Danehill/Sharpen Up cross to exceptional sire Danehill Dancer. Probably the best horse ever by sire of sires Danehill. And he’s a half-brother to Classic winner Homecoming Queen & European Champion 2yo filly Queen’s Logic.

A proven Gr.1 sire, Dylan Thomas’ top flat performers include Gr.1 winners Pether’s Moon, Nymphea, Tannery, Blazing Speed, Dylan Mouth, Nightflower & Final Score, Gr.2 winners Porsenna & Dylan’s Promise, Gr.3 winners Captain Cat, Not Listenin’tomeFurner’s Green, Listed winners Vally Jem, Glowing CloudChutney Flight, Goldoni etc.

Sire of blacktype performers/winners over hurdles/fences for:
Dan Skelton, Donald McCain, Tim Easterby, Philip Hobbs, Willie Mullins, Gordon Elliott etc.


Dylan Thomas is an Arc-winning son of Danehill and has proved capable of passing on a large measure of that ability. Gr.1 winners Blazing Speed and Tannery and the Group-winning miler Captain Cat, are out of daughters of SADLER’S WELLS.

Danehill and his sons have major winners from Nureyev line mares. Dylan Thomas sired the Gr.1 winners Nymphea and Nightflower from PEINTRE CELEBRE mares and his classic-placed Furner’s Green had a second dam by NUREYEV.

The top Italian colt Dylan Mouth has a dam by NOVERRE, a son of RAHY, whereas his classic-placed son Furner’s Green is out of a daughter of RAINBOW QUEST. This links to the widespread success that Danehill and his sons have enjoyed with mares from the BLUSHING GROOM line.

Dylan Thomas is also likely to emulate his sire’s huge success with mares from the MR PROSPECTOR male line. He sired the multiple Group-placed colts Athens and Tower Rock from MR PROSPECTOR mares, plus his Gr.2 winner Porsenna is by a son of MR PROSPECTOR.

Dylan Thomas’ Gr.1 winner Final Score is out of a mare by Nijinsky’s grandson HERNANDO, in fact her dam is actually inbred 3×3 to NIJINSKY. This line works so well with Danehill and his sons, for instance daughters of KAHYASI have produced six Gr.1 winners to Danehill and Danehill Dancer.

The STORM BIRD branch is shaping up well. Danehill Dancer’s progeny out of daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY include the high-class Planteur and Dylan Thomas has two talented performers with dams by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY.

Two of his Gr.1 winners, Pether’s Moon and Tannery, have grandams by ELAMANAMOU.

Mares by THATCHING and his son TIROL have consistently produced good horses with the Danzig line and Dylan Thomas added to the list through his 2015 Gr.1 winner Pether’s Moon.


1st Irish Breeders’ Foal Levy Stakes, 7f., Leopardstown, by ¾ length from subsequent German 2,000 Guineas – Gr.2 winner Royal Power.
1st Maiden, 7f., Tipperary, by a length from Gr.2 placed 2-y-o Galantas.
2nd Autumn Stakes-Gr.3, 8f., Salisbury, beaten a neck by Blitzkrieg.


1st Irish Derby-Gr.1, 12f., Curragh, by 3½ lengths from Gentlewave & Best Alibi.
1st Irish Champion Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., Leopardstown, by a neck from Quija Board & Alexander Goldrun.
1stDerrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes-Gr.2, 10f., Leopardstown, by 1½ lengths from Mountain & Youmzain.
3rd Derby Stakes-Gr.1, 12f., Epsom, beaten ¼ length by Sir Percy & Dragon Dancer.

Rated 129 by Timeform


1st Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-Gr.1, 12f., Longchamp, by a head from Youmzain & Sagara.
1st King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1, 12f., Ascot, by 4 lengths from Youmzain & Maraahel.
1st Irish Champion Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., Leopardstown, by 1½ lengths from Duke Of Marmalade.
1st Prix Ganay-Gr.1, 10½ f., Longchamp, in record time, by 2 lengths from Irish Wells & Doctor Dino.
1st Alleged Stakes-L.R., 10f., Curragh, by 3 lengths from Fracas and Heliostatic.
2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup-Gr.1, 10½f., Curragh, beaten a head by Notnowcato with Youmzain back in third.
2nd Prince Of Wales’s Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., Royal Ascot, beaten 1¼ lengths by Manduro with Notnowcato third.
2nd Juddmonte International Stakes-Gr.1, 10½ f., York, beaten a length by Authorized with Notnowcato third.

Rated 132 by Timeform

Irish Derby-Gr.1

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1

Irish Champion Stakes-Gr.1