No Nay Never

Bay 2011 16.0½ hh (1.62 m)
Scat Daddy – Cat´s Eye Witness
Distance won over: 900m. – 1200m.

A brilliantly fast 2yo from a top 2yo sire line

Fee for 2017: $11,000

An easy winner of the Prix Morny-Gr.1 at Deauville defeating a strong field.

“The raw talent and explosive action that wowed at the royal meeting returned with aplomb as the enormous No Nay Never upheld the excellent form of the Norfolk Stakes with the minimum of fuss.”
Racing Post 19 Aug 2013

Won the Norfolk Stakes-Gr.2 on his first start in Europe in record time.

“the fastest juvenile Royal Ascot has ever seen”
TDN, 21 June 2013

His first 5 sires are all Gr.1 winning 2yo’s…
Scat Daddy, Johannesburg, Hennessy, Storm Cat & Storm Bird

First Northern Hemisphere foals sold for up to €93,000, a higher average than other first crop sires Olympic Glory, Toronado, Slade Power, Mukhadram etc.


No Nay Never is French 2YO Of Year

March 4, 2014

Scat Daddy’s US-based son No Nay Never (3c Scat Daddy-Cat’s Eye Witness, by Elusive Quality) was named France’s 2013 Two-Year-Old Of The Year this week at the Courses et Elevages Horse Of The Year Awards.

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A young stallion with a strongly linebred pedigree, No Nay Never’s pedigree looks to be a very appealing vehicle for outcrossing to a number of lines common in Australasian pedigrees.

DANZIG is also an influence with a proven affinity with Mr. Prospector. His son DANEHILL has carried on this tradition, an example being Flying Spur (Danehill out of Mr. Prospector mare). Other Danzig line sires which should suit No Nay Never include WAR FRONT, LANGFUHR, SNAADEE, BERTOLINI, BIANCONI, CAPE CROSS, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (sire of I AM INVINCIBLE), PINE BLUFF, AD VALOREM, ANABAA, BELONG TO ME, CHIEF’S CROWN, ORPEN, DESERT SUN, HARD SPUN and PERUGINO (and son TESTA ROSSA) are other examples.

No Nay Never carries four lines to Northern Dancer. His close relation HALO offers an outcross sire line. Mares by DON’T SAY HALO, OREGON, SOUTHERN HALO and his sons (including MORE THAN READY and DUBLEO), SUNDAY SILENCE and his sons (including, FUJI KISEKI, GENUINE, KEEP THE FAITH and BUBBLE GUM FELLOW) are suggestions.

Mr. Prospector is triplicated in No Nay Never 3f, 5f x 4m. This world influence has worked well with SEATTLE SLEW.  He can be sourced via mares carrying CAPOTE, A P INDY (sire of BERNARDINI, CONGRATS), AIR DE FRANCE, KHOZAAM and NINE CARAT. He is also prominent in FRAAR and BALMONT.

Seattle Slew son CAPOTE has additional appeal, as he is a half brother to Exceller, No Nay Never’s second damsire. He appears in mares carrying AGINCOURT, BOSTON HARBOUR and DIXIE UNION.

Exceller is also from the family of MADE OF GOLD and CALIFORNIA DANE.

The duplication of Nijinsky II in No Nay Never’s sire should appreciate the presence of other TORPENHOW family members in mares. REDOUTE’S CHOICE, MANHATTAN RAIN, FAR NORTH, THE MINSTREL, HURRICANE SKY, FREE AMERICA, RULER, DENON, MASTERCLASS, NEW REGENT, EL GRAN SENOR, SPINNING WORLD and GIELGUD are all suitable sires from this line.

No Nay Never’s damsire Elusive Quality is from the immediate family of GOLD AND IVORY, GREGORIAN and MUKADDAMAH.

Johannesburg, Gone West and Aureole in No Nay Never’s pedigree are ALOPE family members. Other family members to seek in mares to create positive line breeding include ROUND TABLE (damsire of SIR TRISTRAM), KNOWN FACT, DOUTELLE, FOXLAW, ALCIDE, ATAN, ABOVE SUSPICION, MUKDDAAM, SONG OF TARA, PARTHIA and KNIGHT COMMANDER. POMPEII COURT (damsire of STARCRAFT) is also desirable as he carries two ALOPE family members in Tell and Round Table.

SIR TRISTRAM has other attributes for No Nay Never. Not only does he contribute Round Table, but his sire Sir Ivor creates asex balanced duplication. His sire Sir Gaylord meets with a duplication of half brother Secretariat in No Nay Never.  Descendants of Sir Tristram include GROSVENOR, LONHRO, KAAPSTAD, SOVEREIGN RED, MARAUDING, EL QAHIRA, DON EDUARDO, HULA TOWN, MILITARY PLUME, SAVABEEL, OCTAGONAL, ZABEEL and DR. GRACE.

No Nay Never should work very well with BLETCHINGLY. He is highly compatible with fellow LADY SUSAN family member, Danzig (grandsire of No Nay Never). Sources of Bletchingly include CANNY LAD (damsire of REDOUTE’S CHOICE), BEST WESTERN, BRAVE WARRIOR (and son SHOW A HEART) and STAR WATCH (sons HURRICANE SKY and PAUILLAC).

War Front has worked very well with ICECAPADE, producing two Gr.1 winners and a Gr.2 winner from mares carrying this influence. He can be sourced in mares with CLEVER TRICK or WILD AGAIN in their pedigrees.


1stPrix Morny-Gr.1, 1200m., Deauville, by a length from Gr.1 winners Vorda and Rizeena.
1stNorfolk Stakes-Gr.2, 1000m., Royal Ascot, by a length in track record time.
1stMaiden, 900m., Keeneland, by 2 lengths.


1stWoodford Stakes-Gr.3, 1100m., Keeneland, by ½ length from Mongol Bull and Sharp Sensation.
2ndBreeders’ Cup Turf Sprint-Gr.1, 1300m., Santa Anita, beaten just ½ length by Bobby’s Kitten.
2ndSwale Stakes-Gr.2, 1400m., Gulfstream Park, beaten 2½ lengths by Spot.


No Nay Never - Stamping His Stock in Europe!

No Nay Never

Prix Morny-Gr.1

Norfolk Stakes-Gr.2