The fastest and most precocious 2yo by Dansili. Out of a Machiavellian mare just like Shamardal and Dark Angel.
Winner of 5 races at 2 years including the Phoenix Stakes-Gr.1 at the Curragh.
Runner up to Frankel in the St. James’s Palace S.-Gr.1, beaten only ¾ length.
“he’s very smart, and just about the best of the miling 3yo’s after Frankel” Timeform
His yearlings in 2017 sold for €240,000, €210,000, €180,000, €155,000, €150,000, €150,000, €130,000, €115,000, €115,000, €105,000, €100,000 etc.
European Champion First Crop Sire in 2015
Top performers include…
Ventura Storm – G1 Pr. Jockey Club, G3 Prix de Reux, Listed Feilden Stakes, Listed Glasgow Stakes winner. Runner-up in the G1 Turnbull Stakes & third in the G1 Australian Cup
Foundation – G2 Royal Lodge Stakes & Listed Ascendant Stakes winner, 3rd G1 Racing Post Trophy
Illuminate – G2 Duchess of Cambridge & G3 Albany Stakes winner, G1 Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up
Waterloo Bridge – G2 Norfolk Stakes winner at Royal Ascot
Knife Edge – G2 German 2,000 Guineas winner
Dolce Strega – G3 Athasi Stakes winner
Architecture – Runner-up in the G1 Epsom Oaks & G1 Irish Oaks, and 3rd in the G1 German Oaks
Washington DC – G3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes winner & multiple Listed winner including the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot. Runner up in the G1 Phoenix Stakes, G1 Prix de L’Abbaye, G2 King George Stakes & 3rd in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot
Argentero – Listed Rochestown Stakes winner
Who’s Steph – winner of the G3 Priory Belle 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes
Light Up Our World – Listed Distaff winner & 3rd in the G3 Bohams Thoroughbred Stakes
Wilamina – Listed Nottinghamshire Oaks winner, runner-up in the G2 Kilboy Estate Stakes & 3rd in the G3 Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes
Afandem – Listed Prix Ridgway winner, runner-up in the G2 Prix Eugene Adam, 3rd in the G1 Secretariat Stakes & G3 Prix du Prince D’Orange
April 14, 2018
The Ger Lyons-trained Who’s Steph (3f Zoffany-Llew Law, by Verglas) came out best in a classy 13-strong renewal of the… View Article
October 30, 2017
“We are delighted to have three very exciting new prospects for the coming season and are very much looking forward… View Article
October 11, 2017
Strong demand carried on into Book 2 of the October Yearling Sales at Tattersalls in Newmarket for Zoffany yearlings. Among… View Article
October 5, 2017
A full-brother to the fabulously-consistent Washington DC (4c Zoffany-How’s She Cuttin’) was among the Zoffany yearlings to make a splash… View Article
September 17, 2017
A beautifully-connected Zoffany filly, who sold for €240,000, was one of several by the Coolmore sire to make a splash… View Article
August 21, 2017
British-based agent Amanada Skiffington struck a successful bid of €210,000 to get a Zoffany colt at the Arqana August Yearling… View Article
August 20, 2017
Zoffany was an outstanding juvenile himself and the family trait continued when his half-brother Rostropovich made light work of his… View Article
August 13, 2017
Ultra-consistent Washington DC (4c Zoffany-How’s She Cuttin, by Shinko Forest) added Group race glory to his great record at the… View Article
Zoffany was winning for the fifth time in six starts when he landed the Phoenix S. over six furlongs in August, in the process becoming Dansili’s only Gr.1-winning 2yo colt. Although he’s a member of the DANZIG male line, Zoffany owes much of his success to mares from this male line. His Gr.2-winner Illuminate has a dam by GREEN DESERT, Gr.2 winner Foundation has a dam by POLISH PRECEDENT, the Gr.1 Prix de l’Abbaye runner-up Washington D C is inbred 4×4 and the Gr.1-placed Afandem is out of an ANABAA mare.
Zoffany already has a Gr.3 winner, Dolce Strega, inbred 3×3 to DANEHILL. Bated Breath, a horse bred along similar lines to Zoffany, sired the Gr.2 2yo winner Beckford from a DANEHILL DANCER mare.
GALILEO has enjoyed great success with mares by Danehill and Danehill Dancer. It is significant that other sons of Dansili have sired dual Gr.1 winner La Collina and the promising Gavota from daughters of GALILEO. Dansili has 14 stakes winners out of daughters of Sadler’s Wells, including three Gr.1 winners. Dansili also sired the precocious Requinto from a mare by ENTREPRENEUR. Zoffany looks an automatic choice for mares by SADLER’S WELLS and his sons. Zoffany’s Asking has a dam by SADLER’S WELLS and Classic placed Architecture has a second dam by him.
Dansili sired the Arc winner Rail Link from a THEATRICAL mare and Gr.2 winner Shaweel from a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare.
Dansili has a high proportion of Group winners out of PIVOTAL mares, including the precocious Fire Lily and the Gr.1 winner Winsili. Zoffany has also made a bright start with PIVOTAL, siring the Irish Listed winner Argentero while the classic-placed Architecture is from a FASLIYEV mare. NIJINSKY’s sons ROYAL ACADEMY and SHADEED are sires respectively of the second dams of Group winners Foundation and Ventura Storm.
Zoffany’s daughter Illuminate is inbred 3×3 to MACHIAVELLIAN, his Gr.2 winners Knife Edge and Zodiac Ruler are inbred 4×4 to MR PROSPECTOR while the classic-placed Architecture is out of a mare inbred 3×3 to MR PROSPECTOR.
Zoffany benefits from more BLUSHING GROOM blood. His Group-placed Listed winner Light Up Our World is out of a mare by FANTASTIC LIGHT and his Gr.3 winner Dolce Strega has a second dam by RAINBOW QUEST. Dansili has excelled with RAHY mares, siring six stakes winners from only nine foals.
Mares with NEVER BEND blood could also shine with Zoffany. Dansili has Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners with dams by DARSHAAN and other Gr.1 winners have second dams by SHIRLEY HEIGHTS (2) and MILL REEF. Dansili also has Group winners with dams by IRISH RIVER and his son BRIEF TRUCE and Rail Link has a RIVERMAN mare as his second dam.
ZOFFANY owes his Gr.2 winner Waterloo Bridge to a DR FONG mare, putting the ROBERTO line into the picture.
Dansili has smart performers out of daughters of DIESIS, SANGLAMORE, KRIS and SELKIRK.
EFISIO mares produced two of Dansili’s Gr.2 winners and another produced a Gr.3 winner to a son of Dansili.
The AHONOORA line traditionally does well with Danehill and his sons and Dansili has Group-winning daughters out of mares by INDIAN RIDGE, INCHINOR and STATOBLEST.
Group 1-winning 2YO over 6 furlongs
1stPhoenix Stakes-Gr.1, 6f., Curragh by ½ length from Glor Na Mara and Strong Suit
1stTyros Stakes-Gr.3, 7f. , Leopardstown by 2 lengths
1stGolden Fleece Stakes-L.R., 7f., Leopardstown by 2 lengths
1stConditions Race, 6f., Naas by 3½ lengths
1stMaiden, 6f., Leopardstown on debut (18th April)
Top class Gr.1 miler at 3 years
2ndSt. James’s Palace Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Royal Ascot by ¾ length to unbeaten 5 time Gr.1 winner Frankel. No other horse finished within 4 lengths of Frankel in 2011!
2ndPrix Jean Prat-Gr.1, 8f., Chantilly, beaten a head by Mutual Trust with Strong Suit behind