Animal Kingdom (USA)
Global superstar Animal Kingdom

(Leroidesanimaux-Dalicia, by Acatenango)
Stands at Arrowfield Stud, NSW, for $27,500

Animal Kingdom’s first Australian 3YOs run in 2017/18.

Animal Kingdom's five winners & six placegetters from 16 Australian runners, including Group 3-placed debut winner Lord Cecil, place him among Australia's leading First Season Sires in 2016/17 and put a big watch on his first 3YOs in 2017/18.

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, he made history by winning the Kentucky Derby at 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.

Retired to Arrowfield in 2013 after his World Cup triumph, Animal Kingdom's first-crop yearlings sold up to $310,000 in 2016, and it's a good sign that his 2017 top price was even better, $320,000 paid by Solis/Litt Bloodstock for the filly ex Sammy's Girl at Inglis Easter.

His arresting good looks, charisma and world-class racing ability are complemented by exactly the kind of pedigree necessary for a breed-shaping outcross sire in Australia's Danehill-saturated gene pool. Three of his first five winners, impressive Flemington victor Royal Phoenix (dam by Commands), Platinum (from a Danehill mare) and Earth Angel (out of Miss Finland by Redoute's Choice) indicate his early effectiveness in that role.

His very first American runner Sunny Skies opened his Northern Hemisphere record with a nine-length debut win at Keeneland followed by Listed stakes success over 1200m at Churchill Downs on 1 July.

With the strong support of the Godolphin and Arrowfield stables and Australian 2YOs in development with the likes of Hayes & Dabernig, Hawkes Racing, Kris Lees, Robert Smerdon, Paul Messara, Grant & Alana Williams & Tony Gollan, Animal Kingdom is once again poised for global stardom.

 

Progeny

ANIMAL KINGDOM Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Int.). Champion 3YO Colt in USA in 2011. Champion Older Male in UAE in 2012-13 (Int.). 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 Park Spiral S., Gr.3, 2d Pimlico Preakness S., Gr.1, Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Turf H., Gr.1. He entered stud in Aust. in 2013. Sire of 63 progeny to race, 20 winners (31.0%), earnings of over $1.4 million, 3 stakes winners, 3 stakes placegetters, inc.


UNTAMED DOMAIN (15c, Lear Fan, Nureyev). 2 wins at 2 in 2017, US$335,600, Woodbine Summer S., Gr.2, 2d Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, Gr.1, 3d Saratoga With Anticipation S., Gr.3.

SUNNY SKIES (15f, Marquetry, Dewan). 2 wins at 2 in 2017, Churchill Downs Debutante S., L, 3d Churchill Downs Pocahontas S., Gr.2, Ellis Park Debutante S., L.

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE (15c, Dixieland Band, Capote). Winner at 2 in 2017, Del Mar Graduation S., L, 4th Del Mar I'm Smokin S., L.

Lord Cecil (14g, Zabeel, Mukaddamah). Winner at 2 in 2016-17, 3d GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic, Gr.3.

Peaceful State (14c, Helissio, At Talaq). Winner at 1400m in 2017-18, 2d MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2.

Grace and Dignity (15f, Smart Strike, Pleasant Colony). 2 wins at 2 in 2017, 2d Woodbine Glorious Song S., L.

Royal Phoenix (14g, Commands, Umatilla). Winner at 2 in 2016-17, VRC Eugene Gorman 2YO H.

Animalia (14g, Red Ransom, Sure Blade). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m to 2017-18, 2d ATC All Too Hard at Vinery 2YO P., 4th VRC UCI S., L.

Laussel (14f, Elusive Quality, Danzig). Winner at 1300m in 2017-18, 2d ATC TAB Rewards H.

Hacksaw Ridge (14g, Quiet American, Princely Native). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18, 2d GCTC Aquis Farm 2YO P.

Platinum (14g, Danehill, Swift Gun). Winner at 2 in 2016-17, 2d MRC Nick Johnstone Real Estate 2YO H.

Sweet Like Char (15f, Forest Wildcat, Pentelicus). Winner at 2 in 2017.

Wicked Boy (15c, Yes It's True, Wild Again). Winner at 2 in 2017.

Camila Princess (15f, Put it Back, City Place). Winner at 2 in 2017.

Motatan (15c, Storm Cat, Kingmambo). Winner at 2 in 2017.

Island Getaway (15f, Speightstown, A.P. Indy). Winner at 2 in 2017.

Roar (14c, Hussonet, Encosta de Lago). Winner at 1600m in 2017-18.

Seductive Miss (14f, Exceed and Excel, Timber Country). Winner at 1100m in 2017-18.

Earth Angel (14f, Redoute's Choice, Woodman). Winner at 2 in 2016-17, 4th ATC Fernhill H., L.

Barbary (14g, Scenic, Priamos). Winner at 2 in 2016-17.

Jungle Warfare (15c, Mt. Livermore, Green Dancer). Placed at 2 in 2017.

Delta House (15f, Even the Score, Service Stripe). Placed at 2 in 2017.

Animal Kingston (15c, Royal Academy, Rahy). Placed at 2 in 2017.

Seiun Akamai (15f, Forest Camp, Kennedy Road). Placed at 2 in 2017.

El Rey Tiburon (15c, Thunder Gulch, Mari's Book). Placed at 2 in 2017.

Ever So True (15f, Medaglia d'Oro, Clever Trick). Placed at 2 in 2017.

Rheingau (15c, Lonhro, Danehill). Placed at 2 in 2017-18, 3d ATC Theraces 2YO H.

Chic n Wilbur (15c, Empire Maker, Lear Fan). Placed at 2 in 2017.

Biloxi Princess (15f, Bernardini, Affirmed). Placed at 2 in 2017.

Lovely Time (15f, Pleasantly Perfect, Dashing Blade). Placed at 2 in 2017.

Acceptances

2017-11-24: 20:00, Race 4, Cranbourne TC On-Course Bookmakers H. (1600m) A$24,300; 3yo c Roar (Animal Kingdom-Line Honours by Hussonet (USA))
2017-11-25: 12:35, Race 1, ATC Golden Gift 2YO P. (1100m) A$142,500; 2yo c Wild Planet (Animal Kingdom-Salutations by Redoute's Choice)
2017-11-25: 17:20, Race 9, Ballarat TC Magic Millions 3&4YO Classic (1100m) A$101,500; 3yo g Royal Phoenix (Animal Kingdom-Helena Girl by Commands)
2017-11-26: 15:20, Race 5, Kilmore TC Steph Ryan for Euroa H. (1600m) A$29,400; 3yo c Roar (Animal Kingdom-Line Honours by Hussonet (USA))

1-2-3 Results

19/11/2017: Olifants (AUS) 3yo c (Animal Kingdom-Graskop by Manton); 2nd Newcastle JC IGA Liquor Maiden H., A$30,000 900m, earning A$5,790
19/11/2017: Oleksandra (AUS) 3yo f (Animal Kingdom-Alexandra Rose (SAF) by Caesour (USA)); 2nd Newcastle JC Hammersley Australia Maiden P., A$30,000 1200m, earning A$5,790
18/11/2017: Peaceful State (AUS) 3yo c (Animal Kingdom-Weekend Beauty by Helissio (FR)); 2nd MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, A$251,000 1600m, earning A$45,000
11/11/2017: Rheingau (AUS) 2yo c (Animal Kingdom-Rheinfels by Lonhro); 3rd ATC #Theraces 2YO H., A$94,000 1100m, earning A$8,900
07/11/2017: Oleksandra (AUS) 3yo f (Animal Kingdom-Alexandra Rose (SAF) by Caesour (USA)); 3rd ATC APN Outdoor Maiden P., A$40,000 1200m, earning A$3,960
06/11/2017: Peaceful State (AUS) 3yo c (Animal Kingdom-Weekend Beauty by Helissio (FR)); 1st Ballarat TC Whitford Liquid Waste Maiden P., A$22,000 1400m, earning A$12,100
06/11/2017: Roar (AUS) 3yo c (Animal Kingdom-Line Honours by Hussonet (USA)); 1st Ballarat TC Eureka Concrete Maiden P., A$22,000 1600m, earning A$12,100
31/10/2017: Seductive Miss (AUS) 3yo f (Animal Kingdom-Armed for Action by Exceed and Excel); 1st Benalla RC LJ Hooker Xmas Races Maiden P., A$22,000 1106m, earning A$7,920
28/10/2017: Hacksaw Ridge (AUS) 3yo g (Animal Kingdom-Synaesthesia (USA) by Quiet American (USA)); 3rd GCTC Rosies Reaches Out to Most H., A$16,000 1200m, earning A$1,600
26/10/2017: Oleksandra (AUS) 3yo f (Animal Kingdom-Alexandra Rose (SAF) by Caesour (USA)); 2nd Hawkesbury RC Xi Fip Polo Championship Maiden H., A$28,200 1000m, earning A$5,790
19/10/2017: Peaceful State (AUS) 3yo c (Animal Kingdom-Weekend Beauty by Helissio (FR)); 3rd Moe RC TRFM Nothing But Hits Maiden P., A$25,000 1200m, earning A$2,000
14/10/2017: Hacksaw Ridge (AUS) 3yo g (Animal Kingdom-Synaesthesia (USA) by Quiet American (USA)); 1st GCTC Diesel Leaders Maiden H., A$14,000 1200m, earning A$9,100
08/10/2017: Laussel (AUS) 3yo f (Animal Kingdom-Moravany by Elusive Quality (USA)); 1st Hawkesbury RC Wiseberry Thompsons Maiden P., A$38,700 1300m, earning A$21,970
08/10/2017: Four Koalas (AUS) 3yo f (Animal Kingdom-Dianthus by Red Ransom (USA)); 2nd Seymour RC Kellys Country Homes Maiden P., A$22,000 2046m, earning A$3,740
28/09/2017: Momentum to Win (AUS) 3yo g (Animal Kingdom-Frenchs Forest by French Deputy (USA)); 2nd Hawkesbury RC Easy Roller Maiden P., A$28,600 2000m, earning A$5,790
15/09/2017: Animalia (AUS) 3yo g (Animal Kingdom-Hold to Ransom (USA) by Red Ransom (USA)); 1st Newcastle JC Macka's Australian H., A$27,800 1600m, earning A$16,630
13/09/2017: Laussel (AUS) 3yo f (Animal Kingdom-Moravany by Elusive Quality (USA)); 2nd ATC TAB Rewards Maiden H., A$38,200 1250m, earning A$7,920
26/08/2017: Animalia (AUS) 3yo g (Animal Kingdom-Hold to Ransom (USA) by Red Ransom (USA)); 3rd Newcastle JC Elk Designs H., A$28,900 1350m, earning A$2,950
20/07/2017: Animalia (AUS) 2yo g (Animal Kingdom-Hold to Ransom (USA) by Red Ransom (USA)); 1st Gosford RC Erina RLFC Maiden P., A$28,900 1600m, earning A$16,800
28/06/2017: Animalia (AUS) 2yo g (Animal Kingdom-Hold to Ransom (USA) by Red Ransom (USA)); 2nd ATC All Too Hard at Vinery Maiden 2YO P., A$49,600 1400m, earning A$8,000
21/06/2017: Hacksaw Ridge (AUS) 2yo g (Animal Kingdom-Synaesthesia (USA) by Quiet American (USA)); 2nd GCTC Aquis Farm Maiden 2YO P., A$21,000 1200m, earning A$4,000
10/06/2017: Royal Phoenix (AUS) 2yo c (Animal Kingdom-Helena Girl by Commands); 1st VRC Eugene Gorman 2YO H., A$114,500 1100m, earning A$36,500