In 2005, Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte
Farms sent its superb broodmare Hasili (Ire) to America in part for the
chance to breed her to Storm Cat. The resulting foal, French stakes
winner Deluxe, will race in the U.S. in 2011.
was the reigning English Broodmare of the Year when she came to
Juddmonte Farms in Lexington for two seasons, visiting Storm Cat first
in 2006 and Empire Maker in 2007. The Kahyasi mare had already produced
champions and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) winners Banks Hill
(GB) and Intercontinental (GB), Grade 1 winners Cacique (Ire) and Heat
Haze (GB), and Group 2 winner and prominent European sire Dansili (GB).
All were by Danehill, with the exception of Heat Haze, by Green Desert.
died in 2003, a few months after the dynamite combination produced one
more eventual star in Champs Elysees (GB), a multiple Grade 1 winner and
Canadian of the Year for 2009.
was born at the Lexington farm in February 2007, and she returned there
this winter for a break before joining Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bill
Mott’s division in Florida.