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, Not Listenin’tome, Caspian Prince & Dylan’s Promise, Gr.3 winners Captain Cat & Furner’s Green, Listed winners Vally Jem, Glowing Cloud, Chutney Flight, Goldoni, Dylanson, Ladies First, Tom Melbourne, Spark Plug, Finidaprest, Arya Tara, Smart Whip etc.
His first National Hunt-bred crop are now 2yo’s!
Already sire of G1 steeplechase winner Swansea Mile & blacktype performers/winners over hurdles/fences for:
Dan Skelton, Donald McCain, Tim Easterby, Philip Hobbs, Willie Mullins, Gordon Elliott, Francois Nesa etc.
July 28, 2017
The Ricky Hendriks-trained Swansea Mile (7g Dylan Thomas-Hurry Up Helen, by In The Wing) brought a top-level steeplechase success for… View Article
July 18, 2017
Red hot Dylan Thomas had his third black-type winner in under a fortnight when Smart Whip (6g Dylan Thomas-Green Girl,… View Article
July 16, 2017
Durability is a feature of Dylan Thomas’s progeny and few horses exemplify that better than Caspian Prince (8h Dylan Thomas-Crystal… View Article
July 9, 2017
There was no more impressive winner on Saturday than Dylan Thomas’s son Dylan Mouth (6h Dylan Thomas-Cottonmouth, by Noverre) who… View Article
July 7, 2017
Admirable Spark Plug (6g Dylan Thomas-Kournikova, by Sportsworld) stormed clear from the back of the field to win the Listed… View Article
June 30, 2017
A well-connected €145,000 Milan three-year-old topped the concluding session of Tattersalls Ireland’s Derby Sale on Thursday. Bryan Murphy, owner of… View Article
June 6, 2017
Markus Klug sent out La Dynamite (4f Dylan Thomas-La Blue, by Bluebird) to claim another Listed success for Dylan Thomas… View Article
May 21, 2017
Quiliano (4c Dylan Thomas-Queen Of Fire, by Dr Fong) became another black-type winner for Dylan Thomas when scoring at Auteuil… View Article
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 ELA–MANA–MOU.
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.
AT 2 YEARS
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.
CLASSIC WINNER AT 3 YEARS
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
A WORLD CHAMPION AT 4 YEARS
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
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes-Gr.1
Irish Champion Stakes-Gr.1