Old Persian

Dual Gr.1 Winner and Dual Gr.2 Winner of 6 Stakes Races and €3,705,000


By Dubawi - Sire of Multiple Gr.1 Winners under both codes incl. Gr.1 Cheltenham Festival Chase Winner Dodging Bullets & Gr.1 Punchestown Festival Hurdle Winner Hisaabat


Dam - full sister to Gr.2 Royal Ascot winner SILKWOOD and from the top class family of KINGMAMBO, ALPHA CENTAURI, ALPINE STARMIESQUE, EAST OF THE MOON, etc.


Complete outcross for Sadler's Wells line mares

 

First Foals 2022

2022 sees breeders eagerly await the first foals by Old Persian, who covered a stellar book of 163 mares in his first season at stud. Pomme Tiepy is among the black-type mares scanned in foal, with the dual Grade 2 winning chaser having already produced Grade 1 performer Mortal. Other proven producers in foal to Old Persian include the dams of Grade 2 performer Kiltealy Briggs and the highly-rated Heron Heights, twice a winner at the Punchestown Festival. His first book also boasts impressive pedigrees, half-sisters to multiple Grade 1 winners including: Cole Harden, Death Duty, Joe Cullen and Cloone River to name just a few.

The beautifully-bred son of Dubawi himself hails from the top-class Niarchos family of Kingmambo, Alpha Centauri, Alpine Star and Miesque and is out of a full-sister to Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes heroine Silkwood. A grandson of top broodmare sire Singspiel, he is bred on the same cross as fellow top-level winners Left Hand, Too Darn Hot and Wuheida. Dubawi, responsible for over 44 individual Group/Grade 1 winners on the flat, has also sired the multiple Grade 1 winning Chaser Dodging Bullets, dual Grade 1 winning Hurdler Hisaabaat and Grade 2 winning Purple Bay, who also claimed second in the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle.

Old Persian, twice a winner over 8f at two, added the Listed Fairway Stakes over 10f and Group 2 contests King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York over 12f to his CV the following year. He confirmed himself a class performer over 12f as a four-year-old when taking the Group 2 Dubai City of Gold Stakes at Meydan followed by the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan and the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes at Woodbine, collecting third in the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Berlin in between.