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Overview

A classic performer able to handle all track surfaces, over a variety of distances, Animal Kingdom is a true Global Racing Superstar.

A boom 2YO, incredibly he won the Kentucky Derby in just his fifth start and his first start on dirt, and later demolished the world's best in the Dubai World Cup on synthetic. Between those two peak performances, he was a

desperately unlucky second in the Breeders' Cup Mile on turf at Santa Anita, where he was first up after a nine month break. He's got the looks, the charisma, the ability, and the extraordinary diverse and powerful pedigree. In an era where Northern Dancer blood has all but saturated the thoroughbred gene pool Animal Kingdom is, in the context of the breed's future, quite possibly the most important thoroughbred on the planet.

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The World's Horse

Animal Kingdom is truly a “horse of the world”, bringing the genetic strength of England, Ireland, France, Germany and the United States to Australia.

Animal Kingdom’s sire Leroidesanimaux was conceived in Brazil of the US-bred, French-raced Candy Stripes and the superbly bred Ahoonoora mare Dissemble, a half-sister to the legendary Juddmonte mare Hasili. Hasili found fame as the dam of champion sire Dansili and his four Group 1-winning siblings, Intercontinental, Banks Hill, Cacique and Champs Elysee. Importantly for Australian breeders, all five are by Danehill.

Leroisdesanimaux, a winner in his homeland Brazil, became a sensation in the US where he won eight consecutive races including

Grade 1 wins in the Citation at Hollywood Park, the Frank Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita and the Atto Mile at Woodbine.

Animal Kingdom’s dam is the German Group winner Dalicia by champion racehorse and sire Acatenanago from one of Germany’s finest female families.

 

The highpoints of Animal Kingdom's racing career are history-making victories in two of the world's very best Group 1 races, the Kentucky Derby and the Dubai World Cup. His brilliant 2.75 length win in the 137th Kentucky Derby was achieved at only his fifth start, and remarkably, his first on dirt, a feat unmatched in the race's history.

After a long layoff due to injury, Animal Kingdom returned to centre stage in November 2012 in the Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup Mile G1 on turf. After being pocketed until late in the straight, he flew home for the unluckiest of seconds in course record time 1.31.78 behind US Horse of the Year Wise Dan.

Animal Kingdom opened his 2013 campaign by splitting Point of Entry and Unbridled Command in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap G1. He then travelled to the UAE for the US$10 million Dubai World Cup Gr1 on 30 March at Meydan where his resounding two-length victory confirmed his status as a major international performer of the highest class. He is the first Australian-owned World Cup winner and the first US-trained horse to win the race on the synthetic Tapeta track at Meydan.

Industry Quotes

"Animal Kingdom is without a doubt the most superbly versatile Thoroughbred to emerge from American racing."
- Jay Hovdey, DRF
"For me, however, the horse that stirred the emotions and provided a moment in time that will be remembered for years to come isn’t even among the 15 Breeders’ Cup winners. He is Animal Kingdom, whose spectacular burst of speed to finish second in the Mile left me in awe of this horse’s ability and fortitude… Animal Kingdom was always destined for greatness."
- Steve Haskin, Blood-Horse

He won the Derby despite that fact that the race was on the dirt. I think that’s just a measure of how good he is. He is a very imposing but very athletic horse. He’s just got that remarkable disposition, just handling things so well, and I think that’s a big part of what makes him so great.” 

– Graham Motion, Trainer

 

“It is time to temporarily bid farewell to one of the most gifted and mentally tough Thoroughbreds I’ve ever been around. Whatever he accomplishes from this point on, the name Animal Kingdom will always stir memories of a special horse who kept persevering and looking for new worlds to conquer.” 

- Steve Haskin, Blood-Horse

Race Record

(in Great Britain, U.S.A., U.A.E.)

AgeRuns1st2nd3rdEarnings
2211-US$33,800
3522-US$1,904,900
4211-US$388,800
5311-US$6,054,077
Totals:1255-US$8,381,577
At 2 :Keeneland Maiden Special Weight (9f)
At 3 :Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1 (1¼m beating Nehro and Mucho Macho Man), Turfway Spiral S., Gr.3 (9f beating Decisive Moment and Twinspired), 2d Pimlico Preakness S., Gr.1 (9½f to Shackleford and beating Astrology)
At 4 :Gulfstream Allowance Optional Claiming (8½f), 2d Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1 (1m in track record time to Wise Dan and beating Obviously)
At 5 :Meydan Dubai World Cup, Gr.1 (2000m beating Red Cadeaux and Planteur), 2d Gulfstream Park Turf H., Gr.1 (9f to Point of Entry and beating Unbridled Command)

Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Intermediate). Champion 3YO Colt in USA in 2011. Champion Older Male in UAE in 2012-13 (Intermediate).
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 121 (in 2011), 124 (in 2012), 125 (in 2013).

 

Pedigree

Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) Candy Stripes (USA) Blushing Groom (FR) Red God (USA) by Nasrullah (IRE)
Runaway Bride (GB) by Menow (USA)
Bubble Company (FR) Lyphard (USA) by Northern Dancer (CAN)
Prodice (FR) by Prominer (IRE)
Dissemble (GB) Ahonoora (GB) Lorenzaccio (IRE) by Klairon (FR)
Helen Nichols (IRE) by Martial (IRE)
Kerali (GB) High Line (GB) by High Hat (GB)
Sookera (USA) by Roberto (USA)
Dalicia (GER) Acatenango (GER) Surumu (GER) Literat (GER) by Birkhahn (GER)
Surama (GER) by Reliance (FR)
Aggravate (GB) Aggressor (GB) by Combat (GB)
Raven Locks (GB) by Mr Jinks (IRE)
Dynamis (IRE) Dancing Brave (USA) Lyphard (USA) by Northern Dancer (CAN)
Navajo Princess (USA) by Drone (USA)
Diasprina (GER) Aspros (GER) by Sparkler (IRE)
Dorle (GER) by Rheffic (FR)

LEROIDESANIMAUX Champion Grass Male in USA in 2005. 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1700m, US$1,650,900, R$7,477, Hollywood Citation H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile H., Gr.1, Woodbine Atto Mile S., Gr.1, Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.2, Hollywood Inglewood H., Gr.3, Santa Anita Morvich H., Gr.3, Allowance, 2d Breeders' Cup Mile S., Gr.1, Gavea G.P. Associacao Brasileira dos Criadores, Gr.1. He entered stud in USA in 2006. Sire of 320 progeny to race, 208 winners (65.0%), earnings of over $25 million, 20 stakes winners, 19 stakes placegetters, inc.




ANIMAL KINGDOM (08c, Acatenango, Dancing Brave). Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Intermediate). Champion 3YO Colt in USA in 2011. Champion Older Male in UAE in 2012-13 (Intermediate).5 wins-1 at 2-from 1700m to 2000m, US$2,387,500, 22,020,000Dhs, Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, Meydan Dubai World Cup, Gr.1, Turfway Spiral S., Gr.3, 2d Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Turf H., Gr.1, Pimlico Preakness S., Gr.1.

UNA CABEZA (08f, Potrillon, Liloy). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2200m, San Isidro G.P. de Potrancas, Gr.1, Clasico Particula, Gr.2, 2d San Isidro G.P. Eliseo Ramirez, Gr.1, Clasico La Mission, Gr.2, Clasico Juan Shaw, Gr.2, 3d San Isidro Clasico Los Haras, Gr.2, 4th San Isidro G.P. Copa de Plata, Gr.1, G.P. Estrellas Juvenile Fillies, Gr.1, G.P. Mil Guineas, Gr.1, Palermo G.P. Seleccion, Gr.1.

ALWAYS A PRINCESS (07f, Ashkalani, Cure the Blues). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 9f, US$516,048, Santa Anita El Encino S., Gr.2, La Canada S., Gr.2, Hoosier Indiana Oaks, Gr.2, 2d Oak Tree Oak Leaf S., Gr.1, 3d Churchill Downs Chilukki S., Gr.2, 4th Santa Anita La Brea S., Gr.1.

SARAH'S SECRET (08f, Luhuk, Southern Halo). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 5½f to 9f, Hollywood Honeymoon H., Gr.2, Allowance, 3d Santa Anita Las Palmas S., Gr.2.

LEROY'S DYNAMEAUX (07c, Dynaformer, Court Recess). 4 wins from 6½f to 8½f, US$269,112, Hollywood Will Rogers S., Gr.3, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Santa Anita Joe Hernandez S., L, Turf Paradise Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile H., L, 3d Golden Gate Alcatraz S., L, Santa Anita Lure S., 4th Hollywood American H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Morvich S., Gr.3.

LA DE MERCEDES (12f, Wild Wonder, Trapp Mountain). 4 wins from 1200m to 2400m in 2015, La Rinconada Clasico Prensa Hipica Nacional, L, Clásico General Joaquín Crespo, L, 2d La Rinconada Clasico Hipodromo la Rinconada, L, Copa Alighieri, L, Copa Starship Miss, L, Copa Bambera, L, 3d La Rinconada Clasico Gustavo J Sanabria, L, Gran Premio Unicria, 4th La Rinconada Clasico Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, L.

AQUITANIA (08f, Iron, Dancing Dervish). 7 wins to 6½f, US$217,297, Belmont Marta S., L, Aqueduct Lynclar S., L, 2d Pimlico Primonetta S., L, 3d Aqueduct Interborough S., L, 4th Laurel Barbara Fritchie H., Gr.2.

KATIE'S EYES (11f, Cape Town, Tunerup). 5 wins to 6f to 2015, US$239,753, Keeneland Giant's Causeway S., L, Churchill Downs Unbridled Sidney S., L, Fair Grounds South Mississippi Owners and Breeders S., 2d Woodbine Highlander S., Gr.2, 3d Keeneland Beaumont S., Gr.2, Turfway Bourbonette Oaks, Gr.3.

SKY HIGH GAL (10f, Sky Classic, Noble Dancer). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 6½f to 8½f, US$232,533, Santa Anita Blue Norther S., L, Wishing Well S., L, Mizdirection S., L, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Santa Anita Las Cienegas S., Gr.3, 4th Santa Anita Senator Ken Maddy S., Gr.3.

MOM'Z LAUGH (12f, Awesome Again, Copelan). 6 wins at 6f, 7f to 2016, US$285,365, Gulfstream Sunshine Millions Distaff S., L, Allowance, 3d Gulfstream Miami Shores H.

JOSDESANIMAUX (12f, Medaglia d'Oro, Brocco). 4 wins from 7f to 8½f in 2015, Gulfstream Jewel Princess S., L, Belmont Allowance, 2d Tampa Bay Turf Distaff S., L.

DO THE ROAR (10c, Cozzene, Quack). 4 wins at 5f to 2015, Gulfstream Treasure Coast S., L, 2d Gulfstream Bonita S., L, 3d Gulfstream Silks Run S., L, 4th Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint S., L.

HAPPY HOUR HONEY (09f, Indian Charlie, Dr Adagio). 4 wins to 6f, Canterbury Frances Genter S., L, 2d Canterbury Lady Slipper S., L, Princess Elaine S., L, 3d Canterbury Minnesota Distaff Sprint Championship S., L-twice.

GREAT WARRIOR (08c, Seeking the Gold, Devil's Bag). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1700m, Fairplex Pomona Derby, L, 2d Del Mar El Cajon S., L, 4th Hollywood Robert K Kerlan Memorial H., L.

BOOTLEGGERS WIFE (13f, Lightnin n Thunder, Unbridled). 3 wins at 2 in 2015, Northlands Park Princess Margaret S., L, Bird of Pay S., 2d Northlands Park Freedom of the City S.

EXPECTED RULER (13c, Allen's Prospect, Honour and Glory). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 5½f to 2016, Monmouth Tyro S., L, Keeneland Allowance.

GONE AWAY (13f, Mecke, Deputed Testamony). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, 9f to 2016, Pimlico Hilltop S., L, 3d Gulfstream Herecomesthebride S., Gr.3.

FRANCESCO BLUE (13c, Holy Bull, Rahy). 2 wins at 2 in 2015, Gulfstream Birdonthewire S., L.

SOLOMON BAY (12c, Cox's Ridge, Tom Rolfe). 2 wins at 1m, 8½f in 2015, Santa Rosa Robert Dupret Derby, L.

TARA FROM THE CAPE (10f, Saint Ballado, Seattle Song). 2 wins at 2, Delaware Thomas (Tuck) Greene Memorial S., L, 3d Saratoga PG Johnson S., L, 4th Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Gr.1, Keeneland Alcibiades S., Gr.1.

Crimson Knight (08c, Numerous, Hagley). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$214,439, 2d Tampa Bay Derby, Gr.2, Penn National Capital City S., L, 3d Indiana Downs Oliver S., L, 4th Arlington Classic S., L.

La Reine Lionne (07f, Unbridled, The Minstrel). 6 wins at 1m, 8½f, US$200,985, Keeneland Allowance, 2d Gulfstream Marshua's River S., Gr.3, 3d Churchill Downs Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Honey Fox S., Gr.2, Monmouth Violet S., Gr.3.

(Mr) Marfach (07g, Welsh Pageant, Luthier). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2200m, ¬ 314,596, HK$1,576,100, HKJC Shatin Pass H., Kwai Chung H., So Kon Po H., 2d Leopardstown Tyros S., Gr.3, Curragh Goffs Million 2YO S., HKJC Shun Tin H., To Fung Shan H., 3d Leopardstown Eyrefield S., L, 4th Fairyhouse Futurity S., Gr.2.

Temple's Door (08c, Halling, Cadeaux Genereux). 3 wins from 1m to 1¼m, 2d Santa Anita San Gabriel S., Gr.2, 3d Hollywood Tsunami Slew S., L, Santa Anita Lure S., L.

Glor Na Mara (08c, Saint Ballado, Capote). 2 wins at 1m, £34,162, ¬ 124,222, Curragh Emirates Equestrian Federation H., 2d Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.2, Round Tower S., Gr.3, 3d Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Ballycorus S., Gr.3-twice, Naas Owenstown Stud S., L, Curragh Irish Field H., 4th Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3.

Fortunia (07f, Linkage, Intentionally). 2 wins at 1m, 8¼f, 2d Lone Star Ouija Board Distaff H., Gr.3, 3d Del Mar Sandy Blue H., L.

Sweet Baby Gaines (10g, Private Terms, Vanlandingham). 8 wins from 7½f to 8½f to 2015, US$209,054, 3d Fair Grounds Louisiana Champions Day Turf S., L.

Toni's the Won (08f, Housebuster, Green Dancer). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, 2d Colonial Buckland S., L, 4th Penn National Jenny Wade H., L, Colonial Buckland S., L.

Strong Willed Lady (07f, Regal Embrace, Bold L. B.). 4 wins from 1m to 9f, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Ellis Park Turf S., L, 4th Mountaineer West Virginia Senate President's Cup, L, Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon S., L.

Cardinal Cove (12f, Kris S, Unbridled). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 7½f to 8¼f to 2016, 3d Gulfstream Jewel Princess S., L, 4th Gulfstream Sweetest Chant S., Gr.3.

His sire sons include Animal Kingdom, Glor Na Mara, etc.

1st Dam

DALICIA, by Acatenango. 3 wins at 2000m, ¬ 160,954 in U.S.A. and Germany, Baden-Baden Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, Gr.3, Hannover Professor Hans Merkt Rennen, 2d Cologne Jean Harzheim Rennen, L, 3d Frankfurt Hessen Pokal, Gr.3, Grand Prix de Compiegne, L, 4th Hollywood Beverly Hills H., Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix Corrida, Gr.2, Frankfurt Merrill Lynch Euro Cup, Gr.2, Longchamp Prix du Prince d'Orange, Gr.3. Sister to Darwinia (dam of DAVERON), three-quarter-sister to Desirao. Dam of six named foals, all raced, five winners, inc:-

ANIMAL KINGDOM (c. by Leroidesanimaux). Subject horse.

2nd Dam

DYNAMIS, by Dancing Brave. Winner at 1½m in Jersey. Half-sister to DIACADA (dam of DAKTANI, DIATRIBE), DESIDERA (dam of DIPLOMAT, DARESSALAM, DICKENS), DIABLE. Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

DALICIA (Acatenango). 3 wins. See above.

Darwinia. 4 wins from 2000m to 2150m in Germany. Dam of-

DAVERON (Black Sam Bellamy). 7 wins from 1700m to 2200m, ¬ 363,430 in U.S.A. and Germany, Saratoga Ballston Spa S., Gr.2, Belmont Beaugay S., Gr.3, Parx Racing Dr James Penny Memorial H., L, Baden-Baden Preis der Hotellerie Baden-Baden, L, Belmont Scoot S., L, 2d Aqueduct Long Island H., Gr.3, Krefeld Stutenpreis der Cargill Deutschland, 3d Keeneland First Lady S., Gr.1, Hamburg Siemens Rennen, L, 4th Belmont New York S., Gr.2, Bremen Walther J Jacobs Stutenpreis, Gr.3.

3rd Dam

DIASPRINA, by Aspros. Champion 2YO Filly in Germany in 1988. 2 wins at 2 at 1000m, 1600m in Germany, Mülheim Preis der Winterkonigin, L, 2d Cologne Oppenheim Rennen, L, 3d Cologne Preis von Koln, L, 4th Baden-Baden Moet et Chandon Rennen, Gr.2. Sister to Despoina (dam of DESABINA), Doretta (dam of DICTUM), half-sister to DUKE OF WINDSOR, Danae (dam of DIKTYS), Dolce Vita, Dollar Star, Dorophina. Dam of 12 foals, all raced, 11 winners, inc:-

DIACADA (Cadeaux Genereux). Joint Top Rated 3YO in Germany in 2003. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, ¬ 154,500 in Germany, German One Thousand Guineas, Gr.2, Mülheim Preis der Mulheimer Wirtschaft, 3d Cologne Grosse Europa Meile, Gr.2, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Zeddaan, L. Dam of-

DAKTANI (Kallisto). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1500m to 1900m to 2015 in Germany, Düsseldorf Frankenheim Cup, L.

DIATRIBE (Tertullian). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m in Germany, Baden-Baden Cup, L, Baden-Baden Kronimus Rennen, L, Düsseldorf Grosser Jubilaums Sparkassenpreis, L, 3d Cologne Preis des Union Gestuts, L, Preis der Spielbank Bad Neuenahr, L, 4th Hannover Tiger Hill Cup, L. Producer.

DESIDERA (Shaadi). Champion 2YO Filly in Germany in 1994. 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, £132,142 in Germany, Hoppegarten Grosser Preis von Berlin, Gr.3, Dusseldorfer BMW Preis, L, 2d Baden-Baden Moet et Chandon Rennen, Gr.2, Hamburg Holsten Trophy, Gr.3. Dam of-

DIPLOMAT (Teofilo). 7 wins from 1400m to 1800m, ¬ 174,975, to 2016 in Italy and Germany, Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Gr.2, Dresden Grosser Preis der Freiberger Brauerei, Hamburg Preis vom Gestüt Röttgen, 2d Düsseldorf Grosser Preis der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Gr.3, 3d Baden-Baden Oettingen Rennen, Gr.2, Düsseldorf Frühjahrs Meile, Gr.3, Munich Grosse Europa Meile, Gr.3, Hamburg Rudolf August Oetker Gedächtnisrennen, Hannover Grosser Preis der BBAG Sales & Racing Festival, Union Investment Cup.

DARESSALAM (Singspiel). 3 wins at 2000m, 2200m in Germany, Hannover Grosser Preis der Hannoverschen Volksbank, L, 3d Chantilly Prix de Coye, 4th Cologne Oppenheim Union Rennen, Gr.2.

DICKENS (Kallisto). 2 wins at 2200m, £125,930 in Germany, Dresden Grosser Freiberger Premium Preis, L, 2d Hamburg Deutsches Derby, Gr.1, Cologne Gerling Preis, Gr.2, 3d Baden-Baden Baden Wurttemberg Trophy, Gr.3, Istanbul Bosphorus Cup, L, 4th Gran Premio di Milano, Gr.1-twice, Cologne Preis von Europa, Gr.1.

DIABLE (Big Shuffle). 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, ¬ 100,050 in Germany, Cologne Silberne Peitsche der Sparkasse, L, Europa Sprint, L, Hamburg Preis der Neuen Revue, 2d Baden-Baden Flieger Preis, L, Cologne Racebets.com Sprint Preis, L, 3d Baden-Baden Preis von Schlenderhan, L, Bremen Bremer Sprint Cup, L, Cologne Kolner Fruhjahrs Meile, L, 4th Hamburg Lotto Trophy, Gr.3.

 

Sales Results

Stud: 2013
  • Fees (inc. GST):
  • 2015: $33,000
  • 2014: $33,000
  • 2013: $33,000
Major Yearling Sales Average:
2015: $186,000

Overall Yearling Sales - Top 5 Lots Sold ($A):

Sale Year Col. Sex Dam Vendor Buyer Price
MGY 2016    F Cat by the Tale  Arrowfield Stud Roger Blunt $310,000
MGY 2016    Helena Girl  Arrowfield Stud Hawkes Racing $240,000
MGY 2016   C Line Honours  Arrowfield Stud Champion T/breds $200,000
ISE 2016    F Anapine  Arrowfield Stud K Kelly (as agent) $160,000
IMY 2016   F Armed for Action Glentree Thoroughbreds J Salanitri $160,000


Sale Codes

ISE = Inglis Easter;
MGY = Magic Millions

 

Progeny

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Commenced stud duties in Australia in 2013, U.S.A. in 2014
His oldest progeny will be 2YOs in 2016-17


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Animal Kingdom (USA)

THE WORLD'S HORSE - 2015 FEE: $33,000 INC. GST

A classic performer able to handle all track surfaces, over a variety of distances, Animal Kingdom is a true Global Racing Superstar.

A boom 2YO, incredibly he won the Kentucky Derby in just his fifth start and his first start on dirt, and later demolished the world's best in the Dubai World Cup on synthetic. Between those two peak performances, he was a

desperately unlucky second in the Breeders' Cup Mile on turf at Santa Anita, where he was first up after a nine month break. He's got the looks, the charisma, the ability, and the extraordinary diverse and powerful pedigree. In an era where Northern Dancer blood has all but saturated the thoroughbred gene pool Animal Kingdom is, in the context of the breed's future, quite possibly the most important thoroughbred on the planet.

Contact us for more information about Animal Kingdom

The World's Horse

Animal Kingdom is truly a “horse of the world”, bringing the genetic strength of England, Ireland, France, Germany and the United States to Australia.

Animal Kingdom’s sire Leroidesanimaux was conceived in Brazil of the US-bred, French-raced Candy Stripes and the superbly bred Ahoonoora mare Dissemble, a half-sister to the legendary Juddmonte mare Hasili. Hasili found fame as the dam of champion sire Dansili and his four Group 1-winning siblings, Intercontinental, Banks Hill, Cacique and Champs Elysee. Importantly for Australian breeders, all five are by Danehill.

Leroisdesanimaux, a winner in his homeland Brazil, became a sensation in the US where he won eight consecutive races including

Grade 1 wins in the Citation at Hollywood Park, the Frank Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita and the Atto Mile at Woodbine.

Animal Kingdom’s dam is the German Group winner Dalicia by champion racehorse and sire Acatenanago from one of Germany’s finest female families.

 

The highpoints of Animal Kingdom's racing career are history-making victories in two of the world's very best Group 1 races, the Kentucky Derby and the Dubai World Cup. His brilliant 2.75 length win in the 137th Kentucky Derby was achieved at only his fifth start, and remarkably, his first on dirt, a feat unmatched in the race's history.

After a long layoff due to injury, Animal Kingdom returned to centre stage in November 2012 in the Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup Mile G1 on turf. After being pocketed until late in the straight, he flew home for the unluckiest of seconds in course record time 1.31.78 behind US Horse of the Year Wise Dan.

Animal Kingdom opened his 2013 campaign by splitting Point of Entry and Unbridled Command in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap G1. He then travelled to the UAE for the US$10 million Dubai World Cup Gr1 on 30 March at Meydan where his resounding two-length victory confirmed his status as a major international performer of the highest class. He is the first Australian-owned World Cup winner and the first US-trained horse to win the race on the synthetic Tapeta track at Meydan.

Industry Quotes

"Animal Kingdom is without a doubt the most superbly versatile Thoroughbred to emerge from American racing."
- Jay Hovdey, DRF
"For me, however, the horse that stirred the emotions and provided a moment in time that will be remembered for years to come isn’t even among the 15 Breeders’ Cup winners. He is Animal Kingdom, whose spectacular burst of speed to finish second in the Mile left me in awe of this horse’s ability and fortitude… Animal Kingdom was always destined for greatness."
- Steve Haskin, Blood-Horse

He won the Derby despite that fact that the race was on the dirt. I think that’s just a measure of how good he is. He is a very imposing but very athletic horse. He’s just got that remarkable disposition, just handling things so well, and I think that’s a big part of what makes him so great.” 

– Graham Motion, Trainer

 

“It is time to temporarily bid farewell to one of the most gifted and mentally tough Thoroughbreds I’ve ever been around. Whatever he accomplishes from this point on, the name Animal Kingdom will always stir memories of a special horse who kept persevering and looking for new worlds to conquer.” 

- Steve Haskin, Blood-Horse

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ACATENANGO Champion Older Horse in Germany in 1986. 16 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2500m, £10,516, 1,117,000fr., 1,099,125Dm., Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Grosser Preis von Baden, Gr.1-twice, Deutsches Derby, Gr.1, Düsseldorf Grosser Preis von Berlin, Gr.1, Gelsenkirchen Aral Pokal, Gr.1-twice, Baden-Baden Grosser Preis der Badischen Wirtschaft, Gr.2, Cologne Union Rennen, Gr.2, Hamburg Grosser Hansa Preis, Gr.2, Munich Grosser Hertie Preis International, Gr.2, Cologne Gerling Preis, Gr.3-twice, Munich Eugen Furst zu Oettingen Wallerstein Memorial, L, 3d Epsom Coronation Cup, Gr.1, Krefeld Ratibor Rennen, L. Champion Sire in Germany in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999. Champion Broodmare sire in Germany in 2009 & 2011. Sire of winners of over $43 million - 72 stakes winners, inc. LANDO, BLUE CANARI, BORGIA, QUIJANO, SABIANGO, FRAULEIN, NICARON, MUSKETIER, URIAH, AMBASSADOR, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $57 million - 53 stakes winners, inc. ANIMAL KINGDOM, EMPOLI, MYSTIC LIPS, ECLAIR DE LUNE, FEUERBLITZ, LOVELYN, QUERARI, WALDPARK, OLASO, ZÖLLNER.

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LEROIDESANIMAUX Champion Grass Male in USA in 2005. 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1700m, US$1,650,900, R$7,477, Hollywood Citation H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile H., Gr.1, Woodbine Atto Mile S., Gr.1, Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.2, Hollywood Inglewood H., Gr.3, Santa Anita Morvich H., Gr.3, Allowance, 2d Breeders' Cup Mile S., Gr.1, Gavea G.P. Associacao Brasileira dos Criadores, Gr.1. He entered stud in USA in 2006. Sire of 320 progeny to race, 208 winners (65.0%), earnings of over $25 million, 20 stakes winners, 19 stakes placegetters, inc.




ANIMAL KINGDOM (08c, Acatenango, Dancing Brave). Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Intermediate). Champion 3YO Colt in USA in 2011. Champion Older Male in UAE in 2012-13 (Intermediate).5 wins-1 at 2-from 1700m to 2000m, US$2,387,500, 22,020,000Dhs, Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1, Meydan Dubai World Cup, Gr.1, Turfway Spiral S., Gr.3, 2d Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Turf H., Gr.1, Pimlico Preakness S., Gr.1.

UNA CABEZA (08f, Potrillon, Liloy). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2200m, San Isidro G.P. de Potrancas, Gr.1, Clasico Particula, Gr.2, 2d San Isidro G.P. Eliseo Ramirez, Gr.1, Clasico La Mission, Gr.2, Clasico Juan Shaw, Gr.2, 3d San Isidro Clasico Los Haras, Gr.2, 4th San Isidro G.P. Copa de Plata, Gr.1, G.P. Estrellas Juvenile Fillies, Gr.1, G.P. Mil Guineas, Gr.1, Palermo G.P. Seleccion, Gr.1.

ALWAYS A PRINCESS (07f, Ashkalani, Cure the Blues). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 9f, US$516,048, Santa Anita El Encino S., Gr.2, La Canada S., Gr.2, Hoosier Indiana Oaks, Gr.2, 2d Oak Tree Oak Leaf S., Gr.1, 3d Churchill Downs Chilukki S., Gr.2, 4th Santa Anita La Brea S., Gr.1.

SARAH'S SECRET (08f, Luhuk, Southern Halo). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 5½f to 9f, Hollywood Honeymoon H., Gr.2, Allowance, 3d Santa Anita Las Palmas S., Gr.2.

LEROY'S DYNAMEAUX (07c, Dynaformer, Court Recess). 4 wins from 6½f to 8½f, US$269,112, Hollywood Will Rogers S., Gr.3, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Santa Anita Joe Hernandez S., L, Turf Paradise Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile H., L, 3d Golden Gate Alcatraz S., L, Santa Anita Lure S., 4th Hollywood American H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Morvich S., Gr.3.

LA DE MERCEDES (12f, Wild Wonder, Trapp Mountain). 4 wins from 1200m to 2400m in 2015, La Rinconada Clasico Prensa Hipica Nacional, L, Clásico General Joaquín Crespo, L, 2d La Rinconada Clasico Hipodromo la Rinconada, L, Copa Alighieri, L, Copa Starship Miss, L, Copa Bambera, L, 3d La Rinconada Clasico Gustavo J Sanabria, L, Gran Premio Unicria, 4th La Rinconada Clasico Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, L.

AQUITANIA (08f, Iron, Dancing Dervish). 7 wins to 6½f, US$217,297, Belmont Marta S., L, Aqueduct Lynclar S., L, 2d Pimlico Primonetta S., L, 3d Aqueduct Interborough S., L, 4th Laurel Barbara Fritchie H., Gr.2.

KATIE'S EYES (11f, Cape Town, Tunerup). 5 wins to 6f to 2015, US$239,753, Keeneland Giant's Causeway S., L, Churchill Downs Unbridled Sidney S., L, Fair Grounds South Mississippi Owners and Breeders S., 2d Woodbine Highlander S., Gr.2, 3d Keeneland Beaumont S., Gr.2, Turfway Bourbonette Oaks, Gr.3.

SKY HIGH GAL (10f, Sky Classic, Noble Dancer). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 6½f to 8½f, US$232,533, Santa Anita Blue Norther S., L, Wishing Well S., L, Mizdirection S., L, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Santa Anita Las Cienegas S., Gr.3, 4th Santa Anita Senator Ken Maddy S., Gr.3.

MOM'Z LAUGH (12f, Awesome Again, Copelan). 6 wins at 6f, 7f to 2016, US$285,365, Gulfstream Sunshine Millions Distaff S., L, Allowance, 3d Gulfstream Miami Shores H.

JOSDESANIMAUX (12f, Medaglia d'Oro, Brocco). 4 wins from 7f to 8½f in 2015, Gulfstream Jewel Princess S., L, Belmont Allowance, 2d Tampa Bay Turf Distaff S., L.

DO THE ROAR (10c, Cozzene, Quack). 4 wins at 5f to 2015, Gulfstream Treasure Coast S., L, 2d Gulfstream Bonita S., L, 3d Gulfstream Silks Run S., L, 4th Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint S., L.

HAPPY HOUR HONEY (09f, Indian Charlie, Dr Adagio). 4 wins to 6f, Canterbury Frances Genter S., L, 2d Canterbury Lady Slipper S., L, Princess Elaine S., L, 3d Canterbury Minnesota Distaff Sprint Championship S., L-twice.

GREAT WARRIOR (08c, Seeking the Gold, Devil's Bag). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1700m, Fairplex Pomona Derby, L, 2d Del Mar El Cajon S., L, 4th Hollywood Robert K Kerlan Memorial H., L.

BOOTLEGGERS WIFE (13f, Lightnin n Thunder, Unbridled). 3 wins at 2 in 2015, Northlands Park Princess Margaret S., L, Bird of Pay S., 2d Northlands Park Freedom of the City S.

EXPECTED RULER (13c, Allen's Prospect, Honour and Glory). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 5½f to 2016, Monmouth Tyro S., L, Keeneland Allowance.

GONE AWAY (13f, Mecke, Deputed Testamony). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, 9f to 2016, Pimlico Hilltop S., L, 3d Gulfstream Herecomesthebride S., Gr.3.

FRANCESCO BLUE (13c, Holy Bull, Rahy). 2 wins at 2 in 2015, Gulfstream Birdonthewire S., L.

SOLOMON BAY (12c, Cox's Ridge, Tom Rolfe). 2 wins at 1m, 8½f in 2015, Santa Rosa Robert Dupret Derby, L.

TARA FROM THE CAPE (10f, Saint Ballado, Seattle Song). 2 wins at 2, Delaware Thomas (Tuck) Greene Memorial S., L, 3d Saratoga PG Johnson S., L, 4th Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Gr.1, Keeneland Alcibiades S., Gr.1.

Crimson Knight (08c, Numerous, Hagley). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$214,439, 2d Tampa Bay Derby, Gr.2, Penn National Capital City S., L, 3d Indiana Downs Oliver S., L, 4th Arlington Classic S., L.

La Reine Lionne (07f, Unbridled, The Minstrel). 6 wins at 1m, 8½f, US$200,985, Keeneland Allowance, 2d Gulfstream Marshua's River S., Gr.3, 3d Churchill Downs Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Honey Fox S., Gr.2, Monmouth Violet S., Gr.3.

(Mr) Marfach (07g, Welsh Pageant, Luthier). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2200m, ¬ 314,596, HK$1,576,100, HKJC Shatin Pass H., Kwai Chung H., So Kon Po H., 2d Leopardstown Tyros S., Gr.3, Curragh Goffs Million 2YO S., HKJC Shun Tin H., To Fung Shan H., 3d Leopardstown Eyrefield S., L, 4th Fairyhouse Futurity S., Gr.2.

Temple's Door (08c, Halling, Cadeaux Genereux). 3 wins from 1m to 1¼m, 2d Santa Anita San Gabriel S., Gr.2, 3d Hollywood Tsunami Slew S., L, Santa Anita Lure S., L.

Glor Na Mara (08c, Saint Ballado, Capote). 2 wins at 1m, £34,162, ¬ 124,222, Curragh Emirates Equestrian Federation H., 2d Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.2, Round Tower S., Gr.3, 3d Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Ballycorus S., Gr.3-twice, Naas Owenstown Stud S., L, Curragh Irish Field H., 4th Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3.

Fortunia (07f, Linkage, Intentionally). 2 wins at 1m, 8¼f, 2d Lone Star Ouija Board Distaff H., Gr.3, 3d Del Mar Sandy Blue H., L.

Sweet Baby Gaines (10g, Private Terms, Vanlandingham). 8 wins from 7½f to 8½f to 2015, US$209,054, 3d Fair Grounds Louisiana Champions Day Turf S., L.

Toni's the Won (08f, Housebuster, Green Dancer). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, 2d Colonial Buckland S., L, 4th Penn National Jenny Wade H., L, Colonial Buckland S., L.

Strong Willed Lady (07f, Regal Embrace, Bold L. B.). 4 wins from 1m to 9f, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Ellis Park Turf S., L, 4th Mountaineer West Virginia Senate President's Cup, L, Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon S., L.

Cardinal Cove (12f, Kris S, Unbridled). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 7½f to 8¼f to 2016, 3d Gulfstream Jewel Princess S., L, 4th Gulfstream Sweetest Chant S., Gr.3.

His sire sons include Animal Kingdom, Glor Na Mara, etc.

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Commenced stud duties in Australia in 2013, U.S.A. in 2014
His oldest progeny will be 2YOs in 2016-17


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(in Great Britain, U.S.A., U.A.E.)

AgeRuns1st2nd3rdEarnings
2211-US$33,800
3522-US$1,904,900
4211-US$388,800
5311-US$6,054,077
Totals:1255-US$8,381,577
At 2 :Keeneland Maiden Special Weight (9f)
At 3 :Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1 (1¼m beating Nehro and Mucho Macho Man), Turfway Spiral S., Gr.3 (9f beating Decisive Moment and Twinspired), 2d Pimlico Preakness S., Gr.1 (9½f to Shackleford and beating Astrology)
At 4 :Gulfstream Allowance Optional Claiming (8½f), 2d Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1 (1m in track record time to Wise Dan and beating Obviously)
At 5 :Meydan Dubai World Cup, Gr.1 (2000m beating Red Cadeaux and Planteur), 2d Gulfstream Park Turf H., Gr.1 (9f to Point of Entry and beating Unbridled Command)

Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Intermediate). Champion 3YO Colt in USA in 2011. Champion Older Male in UAE in 2012-13 (Intermediate).
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 121 (in 2011), 124 (in 2012), 125 (in 2013).