Sire: Danehill Dancer

Dam: Akuna Bay

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 9 year old

Foaled: May 23rd, 2010

Country: Ireland

Silks: White, Green Maltese Cross, Quartered Cap

Career Record: 42-7-4-7

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    16.7 %
  • Place
    26.2 %





Bay geldingFoaled in 2010

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) RazyanaHis Majesty
1993Mira AdondeSharpen UpAtan
  Lettre d'AmourCaro
DamMr. ProspectorRaise a NativeNative Dancer
AKUNA BAY (USA) Gold DiggerNashua
1996Dark LomondLomondNorthern Dancer

DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) (Bay 1993-Stud 1997). 4 wins-3 at 2, Curragh National S., Gr.1. Champion GB/Ire. 2YO Sire-twice. Sire of 2072 rnrs, 1377 wnrs, 167 SW, inc. Mastercraftsman (Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1), Private Steer, Esoterique, Choisir, Lillie Langtry, Dancing Rain, Again, Anna Pavlova, Hillstar, Speciosa, Legatissimo, Atomic Force, Steps in Time, Planteur, Light Fantastic, Ave, Alexander Tango, Where or When, Alfred Nobel, Arapaho Miss, etc.


1st dam

AKUNA BAY, by Mr. Prospector. Winner at 2 in Ireland. Half-sister to Gothic Dream (dam of CHARTRES, PUGIN). Dam of nine foals, all raced, seven winners, inc:-

DEMEANOUR (f. by Giant's Causeway). 3 wins at 2400m in Sweden, Jagersro Jockeyklubbens Avelslöpning, L, 3d Jagersro Jockeyklubbens Avelslöpning, L.

Gaspar Van Wittel (g. by Danehill Dancer). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 8½f in GB and U.S.A, 2d Kempton Easter S., L, Doncaster Racecourse Conference Centre S., 3d Sandown Solario S., Gr.3.

Sugar Ray (g. by Danehill). 3 wins from 1¼m to 1½m, Royal Ascot Duke of Edinburgh H., 2d Ascot Cumberland Lodge S., Gr.3, Sandown Text Betfred H., 3d York Reland Jorvik H., Leicester Quorn H., Nad al Sheba CBD Financial Services S., Newmarket Racing Post S., 4th York Silver Cup, L, Pontefract Castle S., L.

Refectory (g. by Danehill Dancer). 3 wins. See below.

Secretary of State (c. by Danehill Dancer). Winner at 2, 2d ARC Bidvest H., Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 3d HKJC Cheung Hong H.

Princess Eliza (f. by Johannesburg). 3 wins from 6½f to 1m in U.S.A.

King Eminence (c. by King of Kings). 3 wins at 1000m, 1400m in Greece.

Valhalla Moon (f. by Sadler's Wells). Raced twice. Dam of-

Fiumicino (Danehill Dancer). Winner at 2, 2d Kempton Masaka S., L, 4th Newbury Fillies' Trial S., L. Dam of-

Czabo. Winner at 2 in 2015, Newbury Betfred TV 2YO Fillies' S.

Bagutta Sun. Winner at 2 in Germany, 2d Longchamp Prix Al Rayyan.

Sword in Hand. 8 wins from 1400m to 1600m to 2015 in GB and Greece.


2nd dam

DARK LOMOND, by Lomond. Champion 3YO stayer in Ireland in 1988. 3 wins from 1¼m to 1¾m, £130,624, Irish St Leger, Gr.1, Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.2, Oaks Trial S., L, 2d Curragh Meld S., Gr.3, Phoenix Park Northern Telecom S., L. Three-quarter-sister to JULIE LA ROUSSE (dam of JULIE JALOUSE, MARIENSKY, ROUSING VICTORY), half-sister to SOUTH ATLANTIC, FORLENE (dam of GLORIA'S DANCER, SAGE WELLS), ENCYCLOPEDIA, Outrider, First Act (dam of HEAVENLY ROMANCE), Salvatico (dam of MIRAFLORA). Dam of 5 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

Gothic Dream (Nashwan). Winner at 2, Curragh St Brigid 2YO H., 2d Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2, Hoppegarten Europachampionat, Gr.3, Curragh Tyros S., L, 3d Irish Oaks, Gr.1. Dam of-

CHARTRES (Danehill). 3 wins at 7f, 1½m, €80,255, Galway Oyster S., L, Curragh Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Derby, Betdaq S., 3d Curragh Diamond S., L, Leopardstown Heather Road S., 4th Leopardstown Trigo S., L, Fairyhouse Ballycullen S., L. Dam of-

CERTERACH (Halling). 4 wins from 2000m to 3200m in Ireland and U.A.E, Meydan Dubai Gold Cup, Gr.2, GN Focus H., 2d Curragh Cup, Gr.3, Meydan Nad Al Sheba Trophy S., Gr.3, 3d Meydan Nad Al Sheba Trophy, Gr.3, Curragh Paddy Power H., Meydan Classifieds H., Nova S., Leopardstown Aslan S., 4th Curragh Loughbrown S., L, Leopardstown Challenge S., L.

PUGIN (Darshaan). 3 wins at 1¼m, 1¾m, £66,659, €91,400, 98,750Dhs, Curragh Silver S., L, Fairyhouse Ballycullen S., L, 2d Irish St Leger, Gr.1, Curragh Ballycullen S., L, Nad al Sheba Khas el Dhaheb S., 3d Nad al Sheba Dubai City of Gold S., Gr.3, 4th Irish Derby, Gr.1.

Nosferatu. 10 wins from 2000m to 4900m in GB and Norway, Epsom Vodafone Live! Music H., York Future Select S., Ovrevoll Major Chr F Michelets Minneløp.

Sogno Verde. Winner at 9f, 2d Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms Fillies S. Dam of-

LILBOURNE LAD (Acclamation). 3 wins at 2, £75,032, €101,850, Curragh Railway S., Gr.2, Naas Rochestown S., L, Doncaster S., 2d Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1, York Gimcrack S., Gr.2, Newmarket 2YO S., 4th Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1, Doncaster Flying Childers S., Gr.2. Sire.

Bobbyscot (Alhaarth). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 10¼f to 2014, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 2d Curragh Gallinule S., Gr.3, Tipperary Hurricane Run S., L, 3d Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S.


3rd dam

ARKADINA, by Ribot. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, Curragh Athasi S., Gr.3, 2d Irish Oaks, Gr.1, Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 3d The Oaks, Gr.1. Sister to BLOOD ROYAL, three-quarter-sister to GREGORIAN, half-sister to TRULY BOUND (dam of SHELL GINGER, HOUSEBOUND, YEOMAN'S POINT), IVORY WAND (dam of GOLD AND IVORY), Mild Deception (dam of DETERMINED BIDDER, GRIMESGILL), Tash (dam of MUKADDAMAH, TATAMI, CONTEMPT, MARIUKA), Graceful Gal (dam of DULUTH, REAL COURAGE, I REALLY WILL, RYTHMICAL). Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

DARK LOMOND (Lomond). 3 wins. See above.

SOUTH ATLANTIC (Mill Reef). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 1½m, Curragh Blandford S., Gr.2. Sire.

FORLENE (Forli). 2 wins at 2, Leopardstown Silken Glider S., Gr.3, 3d Curragh Athasi S., Gr.3, Phoenix Park Park S., Gr.3. Dam of-

SAGE WELLS (Sadler's Wells). 6 wins from 1600m to 3600m, £678,896, Nakayama Sports Nippon Sho Stayers S., Jpn-3, 3d Tokyo Copa Republica Argentina, Jpn-2, 4th Tokyo Diamond S., Jpn-3.

GLORIA'S DANCER (Northern Dancer). 4 wins at 2000m, 2100m in France and U.S.A, Longchamp Prix Charles Laffitte, L, Evry Prix de la Cochere, L. Dam of-

Gilded Dancer. Raced once. Dam of-

VALENTINE DANCER (In Excess). 8 wins from 7½f to 9f, US$1,143,086, Santa Anita Harold C Ramser Sr H., L, 2d Hollywood A Gleam H., Gr.2, 3d Del Mar Clement L Hirsch H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Santa Ana H., Gr.2.

Jungle Dancer (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 1¼m, 1¾m, Sandown Okay Yah H., 3d Coppa d'Oro di Milano, Gr.3.

ENCYCLOPEDIA (Reviewer). 2 wins at 1¼m, 11f, Down Royal Ulster Harp Derby, L, 2d Curragh Gallinule S., Gr.2, 3d Curragh Beresford S., Gr.2.

Outrider (Northern Baby). Winner at 2, 3d Curragh Gallinule S., Gr.2, Cheltenham Supreme Novice Hurdle.

Valadina. Unplaced. Dam of-

Margaree Mary (Seeking the Gold). Winner, 3d Woodbine Wonder Where S., Can-2. Dam of-

STEVIE GEE (Invincible Spirit). 9 wins-3 at 2-from 5f to 1m, Ripon Champion 2YO Trophy, L, Doncaster Exhibition Centre H., 2d Newcastle Tarmac H., 3d Sandown RBS H.

First Act. Unraced. Dam of-

HEAVENLY ROMANCE (Sunday Silence). 8 wins from 1600m to 2000m, 391,239,000¥, Tokyo Tenno Sho (Autumn), Jpn-1, Sapporo Kinen, Jpn-2, Sankei Sports Hai Hanshin Himba Tokubetsu, Jpn-2, Hanshin Golden Whip Trophy, 2d Sapporo Hokkaido Shimbun Hai Queen S., Jpn-3. Dam of-

AWARDEE (Jungle Pocket). 6 wins from 1800m to 2200m, 155,913,000¥, to 2015, Hanshin Sirius S., Gr.3, Auckland Racing Club Trophy, Chukyo Komaki Tokubetsu, 2d Chukyo Nagoya Jo S., 3d Tokyo June S., 4th Tokyo Meguro Kinen, Gr.2.

AMOUR BRILLER (Smart Strike). 6 wins from 1800m to 2100m, 127,977,000¥, to 2015, Kawasaki Empress Hai, L, Monbetsu Breeders' Gold Cup, L, Kyoto Miyabi S., 3d Kawasaki Kanto Oaks, L.

Gold and Purple. Unraced. Dam of-

JULIE LA ROUSSE (Lomond). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 9f, £62,183, US$348,365, Gulfstream Suwannee River H., Gr.3, Curragh Solonaway S., L, 2d Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Laurel All Along S., Gr.2, 3d Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Buckram Oak H., Gr.3, Woodbine Canadian Breeders' Cup H., Can-2. Dam of-

MARIENSKY (Gulch). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1600m to 2200m, €14,190, 261,600fr., US$291,090, Belmont Sheepshead Bay H., Gr.2, Just A Game H., Gr.3, Criterium de Lyon, L, Chantilly Prix de Canouvert, Aqueduct Allowance, 2d Keeneland Valley View S., Gr.3, 3d Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.3, Longchamp Prix Vanteaux, Gr.3, 4th Aqueduct Long Island H., Gr.2, Deauville Prix des Reservoirs, Gr.3. Producer.

JULIE JALOUSE (Kris S). 4 wins from 9f to 1½m, Gulfstream Orchid H., Gr.2, Gowran Denny Cordell Lavarack Memorial Fillies S., L, Curragh Entenmann's Guineas Festival S., Keeneland Allowance, 2d Curragh Second Empire S., 3d Hollywood Waya H., L, 4th Calder La Prevoyante H., Gr.2. Producer.

ROUSING VICTORY (Victory Gallop). 4 wins from 8½f to 13f, US$258,437, Saratoga John's Call S., L, 2d Aqueduct Red Smith H., Gr.2, Belmont Jamaica H., Gr.2, Lawrence Realization S., Gr.3.

Summit Park (A.P. Indy). 3 wins, 3d Tampa Bay Wayward Lass S., L. Dam of-

TIGI (Dixieland Band). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 8½f, Calder Capital Request S., L, 2d Calder Shocker T H., L, Chaposa Springs H., L, 3d Calder U Can Do It H., L. Producer.

Ragtime Rumble. Unraced. Dam of-

ZAMBA CANUTA (Unaccounted For). 2 wins in Peru, Monterrico Clasico Maidenform, L, 2d Clasico Derby Nacional, Gr.1, Monterrico Gran Premio Pamplona Amerinvest, Gr.1, Clasico Enrique Ayulo Pardo, Gr.1. Dam of-

BIG GLEN (Cactus Ridge). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 6½f to 8½f, Turfway Rushaway S., L, WEBN S., L, 4th Turfway John Battaglia Memorial S., L.

Darkadina. Unraced. Dam of-

Madonna (Rigoletto). 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m, A$97,055, SAJC Semo Car Spoilers H., 2d SAJC Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3, 3d Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, South Australian Oaks, Gr.1. Dam of-

DYLAN'S PROMISE (Dylan Thomas). 8 wins-2 at 2-from 1450m to 2500m, A$1,800, R720,090, Clairwood Gold Circle Oaks, Gr.2-twice, Devon Air S., L, Umsinzi H., Pinnacle S., Spar South Africa H., Storm and Co Silvercross Transport P., 3d Scottsville Rugby 5 P.

Maryann Jones. Winner at 1200m in NZ. Dam of-

MARIANNE (Darci Brahma). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$351,900, MVRC Alexandra S., L, 2d VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2, Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.2.

Maamur (Bletchingly). 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$132,000, VRC Ron Taylor Welter H., 2d Gosford Guineas, L, 3d VRC Winter Championship H., L, Balaklava Cup, L. Sire.

Salvatico. Unraced. Dam of-

MIRAFLORA (Forli). 4 wins at 7f, 1½m, Curragh Brownstown S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Cornelscourt S., L, Curragh Santry Race. Producer.


Race Record: 19 Starts 3-2-4 £9,622, A$52,825.

3 wins from 2150m to 2400m to 2014-15, BRC Drumbeats at Lyndhurst P., MRC Kieran and Chris P., 2d Newmarket Historic Home of Horse Racing S., MRC Appelles H., 3d Ascot Noel Murless S., L.