Zoffany was a runaway winner of 2015’s first-crop sires’ championship, siring three Royal Ascot winners. It is important to remember that his first three crops were sired at €7,500 and his fourth at €12,500. Zoffany can clearly be expected to shine with his higher-priced crops, the first of which has already produced the 2019 Gr.1-winning 2yo Albigna.
Although from the DANZIG male line, Zoffany owes much of his success to mares from this line. His Gr.2 winner Illuminate has a dam by GREEN DESERT and another Gr.2 winner, Foundation, has a dam by POLISH PRECEDENT. Gr.1 Prix de l’Abbaye runner-up Washington DC, is inbred 4x4 and Gr.1-placed Afandem is out of an ANABAA mare.
Zoffany has several SWs with 3x3 inbreeding to DANEHILL, out of mares by DANEHILL DANCER, ORATORIO, MOZART and TIGER HILL. The Listed winner Hot Team has a Danehill second dam. Bated Breath, a horse bred along similar lines to Zoffany, sired Gr.2 2yo winner Beckford from a mare by DANEHILL DANCER.
Dansili has smart performers out of daughters of DIESIS, SANGLAMORE, KRIS and SELKIRK and Zoffany has Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Albigna from a SELKIRK mare.
Dansili has 14 SWs from SADLER’S WELLS mares including three Gr.1 winners. Zoffany’s Group-placed daughter Asking has a dam by SADLER’S WELLS, while the second dams of Gr.1 placed Architecture and five of Zoffany’s SWs are by SADLER’S WELLS. Zoffany sired Gr.2 winner Fleeting from a mare by MOTIVATOR, a son of MONTJEU.
The NUREYEV line demands consideration. Zoffany sired Listed winner Argentero and Gr.2-placed Originaire from PIVOTAL mares. FASLIYEV mares are another option, as Zoffany sired the classic-placed Architecture from one.
Zoffany has Listed winners out of mares by STORM CAT’s sons GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and HENNESSY.
Zoffany sired Gr.2 winner Main Edition with a WOODMAN mare and has a Listed winner with a dam by KING’S BEST. His smart daughter Illuminate is inbred 3x3 to MACHIAVELLIAN, while his Gr.2 winner Knife Edge and southern hemisphere Gr.1 winner Zodiac Ruler are inbred 4x4 to MR PROSPECTOR. The classic-placed Architecture is out of a mare inbred 3x3 to MR PROSPECTOR. Zoffany has SWs out of mares by IFFRAAJ and ELUSIVE QUALITY.
Zoffany has Group-placed winners out of mares by RAHY and FANTASTIC LIGHT, and the second dams of his good winners include daughters of BLUSHING GROOM, GROOM DANCER, RAINBOW QUEST and SPECTRUM.
Two of Zoffany’s Gr.1 winners, Albigna and Ventura Storm, and his Gr.2 winner Foundation have NIJINSKY on their dam’s side, via CAERLEON, SHADEED and ROYAL ACADEMY.
Zoffany has two SWs out of DR FONG mares including Gr.2 winner Waterloo Bridge.