Calyx

Bay201615.3 hh (1.60m)
Distance won over: 6f.
Kingman - Helleborine
Fee for 2024: €12,500

Stands at Castlehyde


Unbeaten Royal Ascot Gr.2-winning 2YO & brilliant sprinter at 3

  • By sire sensation KINGMAN - sire of 75 Stakes winners including World Champion Miler PALACE PIER, Classic winner PERSIAN KING etc.
  • His dam HELLEBORINE won the Gr.3 Prix d'Aumale & Listed Prix Six Perfections, placed in the Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac
  • From the family of top French 3YO sprinter AFRICAN ROSE and unbeaten European Champion 2YO & Irish 2000 Guineas winner NATIVE TRAIL

“Calyx always had that rare brilliance you only see in champions. His performances at Ascot at both 2 and 3 years were of the highest standard. He is a very similar type to his sire Kingman” - trainer, John Gosden

  • Won a Newmarket maiden on debut by 5 lengths, earning 'TDN Rising Star' status
  • Impressive in the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes defeating triple Gr.1 winner Advertise
  • Showed explosive speed in the Gr.3 Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes

Rated higher at 2 by Timeform than Advertise, Magna Grecia, Persian King, Phoenix Of Spain, Hello Youmzain, Soldier’s Call etc.

Rated higher at 3 by Timeform than the winners of the Epsom Derby, French 2,000 Guineas, Irish 2,000 Guineas, Irish Derby etc.

His top performer already includes...

  • Persian Dreamer - dual winner for Dominic Ffrench Davis including the Gr.2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket
  • Classic Flower - 3-time winner for Patrice Cottier, including the Gr.2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at Chantilly, runner-up in the Gr.3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville & third in the Gr.2 Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly
  • Zona Verde - dual winner including the Gr.3 Jimmy Durante Stakes for Philip D'Amato. Runner-up in the $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita
  • Malc - justified favouritism to win a novices stakes at Carlisle on debut for Richard Fahey. Runner-up in the Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot
  • Eben Shaddad - earned TDN Rising Star status when winning a novice stakes at Newmarket for John & Thady Gosden by 3¾ lengths on debut. Third in the Gr.1 Dewhurst Stakes & Gr.3 TattersallsStakes at Newmarket
  • Angiolleta - maiden winner at Del Mar for Doug O'Neill over 8f. Runner-up in the Pike Place Dancer Stakes & third in the Del Mar Fillies Juvenile Turf Stakes

Other winners include Nellie Leylax, Accumulate, Grand Son Of Calyx, Filly One, Clarita, Zandita, Purple Lily, Ever So Sweet, Golden Strike, Enchanted Garden, Imaboutago, Warda Jamila, How's The Guvnor, Project Geofin, Hot Fuss, Ingleby Ivy, Unreal Connection, Habrdi, Lunaflor, Salah Belle, Wait and Hope, Sogniamo, Getafix, Volkan Bey etc.

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