PROVEN MULTIPLE GROUP 1 SIRE WITH 134 STAKES PERFORMERS
MARSHA (Marju) Gr.1 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp, Chantilly, Gr.1 Coolmore Nunthorpe S., York, Gr.3 Longholes Palace House S., Newmarket, L. John Smith’s City Walls S., York, L. EBF Land O’Burns Fillies S., Ayr, second in Gr.1 Prix De l’Abbaye De Longchamp Longines, Chantilly, Gr.2 Friarstown Stud Sapphire S., Curragh, Gr.3 Qatar Prix Du Petit Couvert, Chantilly, third in Gr.1 King’s Stand S., Ascot.
ACLAIM (Danroad) Gr.1 Qatar Prix De La Foret, Chantilly, Gr.2 Alan Wood Plumbing & Heating Park Stakes, Doncaster Gr.2 Challenge Stakes, Newmarket, L. Dubai Duty Free Cup, Newbury, second in Gr.1 Larc Prix Maurice De Gheest, Deauville third in Gr.3 Bar One Racing Stakes, Naas. Sire.
EQUIANO (Ela-Mana-Mou) Gr.1 King’s Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot, (twice), Gr.3 Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, L. Abernant Stakes, Newmarket, second in Gr.1 July Cup, Newmarket, Gr.2 Temple Stakes, Haydock Park, Gr.2 Prix du Gros-Chene, Chantilly, L. Abernant Stakes, Newmarket, third in Gr.2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Maisons-Laffitte. Sire.
EXPERT EYE (Dansili) Gr.1 Breeders Cup Mile, Churchill Downs, Gr.2 Qatar Vintage Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3 Jersey Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3 City of York Stakes, York also placed Gr.1 Qatar Sussex Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Longchamp, Gr.3 Greatwood Greenham S., Newbury.
DARK ANGEL (Machiavellian) Gr.1 Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, Newbury, St Leger Yearling Stakes etc. Sire.
MEHMAS (Machiavellian) Gr.2 Qatar Richmond S., Goodwood, Gr.2 July Stakes, Newmarket, second in Gr.1 National S., Curragh, Gr.2 Coventry S., Ascot, third in Gr.1 Middle Park S., Newmarket. Sire.
ATTENDU (Green Tune) Gr.3 Prix la Rochette, Longchamp, Gr.3 Prix du Palais-Royal, Deauville, Gr.3 Prix Quincey Barriere, Deauville, second Gr.3 Prix du Pin, Chantilly, second Gr.3 Prix Du Palais-Royal, Maisons-Laffitte, third Gr.1 Criterium International, Saint-Cloud. Sire.
JOHNNY BARNES (Danehill) Gr.3 Prix Quincey Barriere, Deauville, second in Gr.1 Criterium International, Saint-Cloud. Sire.
MY SISTER NAT (Galileo) Gr.2 Waya Stakes, Saratoga, Gr.3 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon, Longchamp, second in Gr.1 Flower Bowl Stakes, Belmont Park, Gr.2 Glens Falls Stakes, Saratoga, Gr.3 Prix Chloe, Chantilly
VENTURA TORMENTA (Oasis Dream) Gr.2 Darley Prix Robert Papin, Chantilly.
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MULTIPLE GROUP 1 SIRE
The success of stallions is measured by their progeny’s performance on the track but their long term legacy is defined by the success of their sons and daughters at stud.
Acclamation continued to develop his own legacy in 2020, in which his son Mehmas made a sensational start at stud. Mehmas shares some parallels with Dark Angel; another son of Acclamation out of a Machiavellian mare, who is currently responsible for seven individual Group 1 winners, while Mehmas has sired one top-level winner in his first season.
Acclamation has also enjoyed success with mares from the Green Desert line; most recently with this year’s Group 2 Prix Robert Papin victor Ventura Tormenta, who is out of an Oasis Dream mare, while Mehmas’s Group 1 winner Supremacy is out of an Arcano mare and champion sprinter Battaash (Dark Angel) is out of a Lawman mare.
Crowned leading first season sire in his freshman year, Acclamation has proved a leading sire of all age groups. Equiano won the King’s Stand Stakes as a three and five-year-old. Expert Eye excelled in the Breeders’ Cup Mile as a three-year-old; Marsha scored at Group 1 level at three and four; Acclaim the Prix de la Foret victor at four years and all three from dams descending from the Northern Dancer bloodline.
My Sister Nat is another progressive daughter of Acclamation, who secured her second pattern success in 2020, but was denied by just a head in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Stakes in October. She was joined Stateside by the Rathbarry Stud-bred Consternation, following a private sale after her debut second for Andrew Slattery in Ireland. She has since won her maiden and finished second in a Stakes race in the USA.