Holy Roman Emperor
Like Rock of Gibraltar and Exceed And Excel, Holy Roman Emperor is inbred 3x3 to the great NORTHERN DANCER and 4x4x4 to the celebrated Natalma. This doesn’t rule out more NORTHERN DANCER blood. Holy Roman Emperor is injecting speed and precocity into daughters of SADLER’S WELLS, siring the high-class international sprinter Rich Tapestry and the mile Listed winner Canary Row. He also sired the 2016 Gr.2 2yo winner Rich Legacy, the Dewhurst runner-up Leitir Mor and Listed winner Mask of Time from daughters of GALILEO, plus the speedy Charles The Great from a BARATHEA mare. His classic-winning daughter Well Timed has a second dam by SADLER’S WELLS.
Mares from the NUREYEV line also suit. He has Gr.3 winners out of mares by FASLIYEV and PEINTRE CELEBRE and his Gr.1 winner Glorious Empire has a dam by PIVOTAL. His Gr.2 winner Banimpire has a second dam by NUREYEV.
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR has the smart German colt Amarillo from a ROYAL ACADEMY mare, plus Gr.3 and Listed winners out of mares by Royal Academy’s son Ali-Royal. He has achieved pleasing results with KAHYASI mares, siring such as the Gr.2 winner Parvaneh, so the NIJINSKY line is obviously successful.
Rock of Gibraltar has several stakes winners from DANZIG line mares, notably the Gr.1-winning sprinter Society Rock from a mare by KEY OF LUCK. Holy Roman Emperor already has three stakes winners with second dams by GREEN DESERT. The fact that Leitir Mor and Mango Diva are inbred 2x3 to DANEHILL means that breeders can’t rule out the option of trying Holy Roman Emperor with mares by one of Danehill’s other very successful stallion sons.
Holy Roman Emperor has impressive statistics with daughters of CADEAUX GENEREUX, siring four stakes winners from 13 foals, including the classic-winning Well Timed.
His smart daughter MAUREEN is out of a mare by LINAMIX, who also sired the dams of Group winners by Danehill, Danehill Dancer, Dansili and Choisir.
Holy Roman Emperor owed his first classic winner to the SHARPEN UP line, siring the runaway 1,000 Guineas winner Homecoming Queen from a DIESIS mare.
In siring the Irish 1,000 Guineas second Ishvana and the Gr.1 winner Morandi, Holy Roman Emperor became one of five sons of Danehill to have sired a Group winner from daughters of BERING, another being Dansili, sire of Harbinger.
Holy Roman Emperor is shaping up well with the MR PROSPECTOR line, which did well with DANEHILL. He has Group-winning two-year-olds out of mares by MACHIAVELLIAN and ZAFONIC. He also has good winners with LYCIUS mares as their first or second dam. He has 13% Group winners with mares by ZAFONIC.
As Danehill sired a Gr.1 winner from a ROBERTO mare, it is no surprise that Holy Roman Emperor has sired the high-class Banimpire from a KRIS S. mare. He also has speedy Listed winners from daughters of SRI PEKAN and DR FONG, a New Zealand Gr.1 winner with a RED RANSOM dam and a Gr.1-placed Australian colt from an INTIKHAB mare.
The MILL REEF line is an obvious option. Holy Roman Emperor has a Listed winner out of a DAYLAMI mare and others from mares by DARSHAAN and DALAKHANI.
He has Group performers with second dams by RAINBOW QUEST, GROOM DANCER and NASHWAN.
The Danzig line has had some excellent results with mares from the AHONOORA line and Holy Roman Emperor sired Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Romanised from a mare by INDIAN RIDGE.