Alpha

B 2009 16.0HH (1.62M)
By Bernardini – Munnaya (Nijinsky II)
Standing at Sequel Stallions, New York
Travers and Woodward hero. A rare double emulating Buckpasser, Easy Goer and Lemon Drop Kid. A G1 juvenile who also won the Withers and Jim Dandy. Has a better racing résumé than Tapit, A.P. Indy’s best stallion grandson. 19 Champions or G1 winners under his first four dams.

Pedigree

ALPHA

BERNARDINI

A.P. INDY

SEATTLE SLEW

BOLD REASONING

MY CHARMER

WEEKEND SURPRISE

SECRETARIAT

LASSIE DEAR

CARA RAFAELA

QUIET AMERICAN

FAPPIANO

DEMURE

OIL FABLE

SPECTACULAR BID

NORTHERN FABLE

MUNNAYA

NIJINSKY II

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

FLAMING PAGE

BULL PAGE

FLARING TOP

HIAAM

ALYDAR

RAISE A NATIVE

SWEET TOOTH

KAMAR

KEY TO THE MINT

SQUARE ANGEL

By BERNARDINI (2003) Preakness S (G1), Jockey Club Gold Cup S (G1), Travers S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,125 foals aged three and up, including ALPHA, ANGELA RENEE, A Z WARRIOR, BIONDETTI, BOBAN, CAVORTING, DAME DOROTHY, GO INDY GO, GREENPOINTCRUSADER, RACHEL’S VALENTINA, RUUD AWAKENING, STAY THIRSTY, TO HONOR AND SERVE, LEWIS BAY, PENWITH, etc.

1st dam: MUNNAYA by Nijinksy II. Winner (11½f) at 3, Oaks Trial S, 3rd Pretty Polly S. Dam of 15 foals, 13 to race, 11 winners:

ALPHA (c Bernardini) G1 winner, see Race record.

MYSTIC MELODY (f Seattle Slew) Winner (7f-8f) at 2 and 3, Prix Coronation, 2nd Prix Vanteaux (G3), 3rd Prix des Reservoirs (G3).

Lavender Sky (f Mt. Livermore) Winner (8½f-10f) at 2 to 4, 2nd San Gorgonio H (G2), 3rd Santa Ana H (G2), Dahlia H (G2).

Yaya (f Rahy) 2 wins (10f-11f) at 3, 2nd Prix Madame Jean Couturie.

Numaany (c A.P. Indy) 9 wins (9f-14f), 2 to 5, 3rd Al Bastakiya. Sire.

2nd dam: HIAAM by Alydar. 3 wins (6f-8f) at 2 and 3, Princess Margaret S (G3), Bet With The Tote S, Wallis S. Dam of 9 winners:

SHEER REASON (f Danzig)) 2 wins at 2, Criterium d’Evry, 2nd Criterium des 2 Ans (G2), 3rd Prix Robert Papin (G2).

MALL QUEEN (f Sheikh Albadou) Winner at 2, Prix Yacowlef.

3rd dam: KAMAR by Key To The Mint. Champion three-year-old filly in Canada. 7 wins at 2 and 3, Canadian Oaks (G1), Duchess S. Dam of 7 winners:

KEY TO THE MOON (c Wajima) Champion three-year-old colt in Canada, Queen’s Plate S (G1), Discovery H (G3), 2nd Gulfstream Park H (G1). Sire.

GORGEOUS (f Slew O’Gold) Hollywood Oaks (G1), Vanity Invitational H (G1). Dam of:

Eximius (f Atticus) 3rd Prix Tantieme. Dam of: SARACH (f Arch) Honeymoon H (G2); ALL INCLUDED (c Include) Appleton S (G3), 2nd Gulfstream Park Turf H (G1).

GLASGOW’S GOLD (f Seeking The Gold) Winner at 3. Dam of: SWIFT TEMPER (f Giant’s Causeway) Ruffian H (G1), Delaware H (G2).

Fabulous (f Seeking The Gold) Dam of: TURBULENT DESCENT (f Congrats) Ballerina S (G1), Test S (G1), Santa Anita Oaks (G1).

SEASIDE ATTRACTION (f Seattle Slew) Kentucky Oaks (G1). Dam of:

GOLDEN ATTRACTION (f Mr. Prospector) Champion two-year-old filly in the U.S., Frizette S (G1), Matron S (G1), Spinaway S (G1).

CAPE TOWN (c Seeking The Gold) Florida Derby (G1). Sire.

RED CARNIVAL (f Mr. Prospector) Cherry Hinton S (G3). Dam of: DESERT LORD (g Green Desert) Nunthorpe S (G1), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (G1).

WILAYIF (f Danzig) Winner at 3. Dam of:

MORNING PRIDE (f Machiavellian) Prix du Bois (G3). Dam of: FLASHING (f A.P. Indy) Gazelle S (G1), Test S (G1).

Jood (f Nijinsky II) Placed at 2 and 3. Dam of:

FANTASTIC LIGHT (c Rahy) European Horse of the Year. Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). Sire.

Stud record
Alpha’s first crop are yearlings of 2017.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 3 1 1 - -
Three 8 4 1 - -
Four 8 1 - - -
Five 3 - - 1 -
Total 22 6 2 1 -

At 2

1st
Maiden Special Weight, 7f, Saratoga, by 6l, beating Hierro, Timely Tally.
2nd
Champagne S (G1), 8f, Belmont Park, to Union Rags, beating Right To Vote, No Spin, Power World, Laurie’s Rocket.

At 3

1st
Travers S (G1), 10f, Saratoga, dead-heating with Golden Ticket, beating Fast Falcon, Atigun, Nonios, Neck ‘n Neck, Stealcase, Speightscity, Liaison, Street Life.
1st
Jim Dandy S (G2), 9f, Saratoga, by 2l, beating Neck ‘n Neck, Liaison, Teeth Of The Dog, My Adonis, Atigun, Fast Falcon, Prospective.
1st
Withers S (G3), 8½f, Aqueduct, by 3¼l, beating Speightscity, Tiger Walk, How Do I Win, Hakama.
1st
Count Fleet S, 8¼f, Aqueduct, by 2½l, beating Stephanoatsee, Il Vilano, How Do I Win, Speightscity, Shkspeare Shaliyah.
2nd
Wood Memorial S (G1), 9f, Aqueduct, by a neck, to Gemologist, beating Teeth Of The Dog, Tiger Walk, The Lumber Guy, Street Life, My Adonis.

At 4

1st
Woodward S (G1), 9f, Saratoga, beating Flat Out, Successful Dan, Ron The Greek, Paynter.

At 5

3rd
Alydar S, 9f, Saratoga, to Farhaan, Stormin Monarcho, beating Csaba, Easter Gift.

Video footage

Woodward S (G1), 9f, Saratoga, 31 August 2013
Travers S (G1), 10f, Saratoga, 25 August 2012
Jim Dandy S (G2), 9f, Saratoga, 28 July 2012
Withers S (G3), 8.5f, Aqueduct, 04 February 2012

News

Multiple G1 winner well positioned in New York

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