Animal Kingdom

Ch 2008 16.2½HH (1.69M)
By Leroidesanimaux – Dalicia (Acatenango)
$30,000 Stands and nurses. Standing at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky
Champion three-year-old and brilliant winner of the Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup rated 128 by Timeform. Uniquely talented: a G1 horse on dirt, turf and synthetic tracks. Brilliantly consistent: out of the first two only twice in his career. First two-year-olds are out of the best book of mares of any freshman, with an impressively high CPI of 4.24.

Pedigree

ANIMAL KINGDOM

LEROIDESANIMAUX

CANDY STRIPES

BLUSHING GROOM

RED GOD

RUNAWAY BRIDE

BUBBLE COMPANY

LYPHARD

PRODICE

DISSEMBLE

AHONOORA

LORENZACCIO

HELEN NICHOLS

KERALI

HIGH LINE

SOOKERA

DALICIA

ACATENANGO

SURUMU

LITERAT

SURAMA

AGGRAVATE

AGGRESSOR

RAVEN LOCKS

DYNAMIS

DANCING BRAVE

LYPHARD

NAVAJO PRINCESS

DIASPRINA

ASPROS

DORLE

By LEROIDESANIMAUX (2000) Atto Mile S (G1), Frank E. Kilroe Mile H (G1), Citation H (G1), etc. Sire of 454 foals aged three and up, including ANIMAL KINGDOM, UNA CABEZA, ALWAYS A PRINCESS, SARAH’S SECRET, LEROY’S DYNAMEAUX, KATIE’S EYES, GONE AWAY, SKY HIGH GAL, AQUITANIA, BOOTLEGGERS WIFE, EXPECTED RULER, FRANCESCO BLUESOLOMON BAY, etc.

1st dam: DALICIA by Acatenango. Winner (10f) at 3 and 4, Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe (G3), 2nd Jean Harzheim Rennen, 3rd Hessen Pokal (G3), Grand Prix de Compiegne. Dam of 6 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners:

ANIMAL KINGDOM (c Leroidesanimaux) Champion, see Race record.

NEW KINGDOM (c Mr. Greeley) 2 wins (7f) at 4.

SATONO KINGDOM (c Deep Impact) Winner (8f-9f) at 2 and 3, 2016.

SATONO MESSIAH (c Heart’s Cry) 2 wins (10f) at 3, 2015.

SATONO KING BELL (c Neo Universe) Winner (9f) at 3.

2nd dam: Dynamis by Dancing Brave. Placed at 3 and 4. Dam of 4 winners:

DALICEA (f Acatenango) Black type winner, see above.

DARWINIA (f Acatenango) 4 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of:

DAVERON (f Black Sam Bellamy) Ballston Spa S (G2), Beaugay S (G3), Dr. James Penny Memorial H, Scoot S, 2nd Long Island H (G3), 3rd First Lady S (G1).

DECOLLETE (f Formidable) 5 wins, 4 to 6.

DIANELLA (f Bin Ajwaad) Winner at 3 and 5.

3rd dam: DIASPRINA by Aspros. Champion two-year-old filly in Germany, 2 wins at 2, Preis der Winterkonigin, 2nd Oppenheim-Rennen, 3rd Preis von Koln. Dam of 10 winners:

DIACADA (f Cadeaux Genereux) Champion three-year-old filly in Germany, Henkel Rennen (1,000 Guineas) (G2), 3rd Grosse Europa Meile (G2). Dam of:

DAKTANI (c Kallisto) Frankenheim Cup – Junioren-Preis.

DIATRIBE (f Tertullian) Baden-Baden Cup, Grosser Jubilaums-Sparkassenpreis, Kronimus Rennen. Dam of: Degas (c Exceed And Excel) 2nd Mehl-Mulhens Rennen (2000 Guineas) (G2), Darley Oettingen Rennen (G2), Fruhjahrsmeile (G3), 3rd Prix Paul de Moussac (G3)

DESIDERA (f Shaadi) Champion two-year-old filly in Germany, Grosser Preis von Berlin (G3), Dusseldorfer Preis, 2nd Moet & Chandon Rennen (G2). Dam of:

DIPLOMAT (c Teofilo) Premio Presidente della Repubblica (G2), 2nd Grosser Preis der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf (G3), 3rd Oettingen Rennen (G2), Grosse Europa Meile (G3), XTIP Furhjahrsmeile (G3).

DICKENS (c Kallisto) Grosser Freiberger Premium-Preis, 2nd Deutsches Derby (G1), Gerling Preis (G2).

DARESSALEM (c Singspiel) Grosser Preis der Hannoverschen Volksbank.

Desirao (c Acatenango) 2nd Premio Carlo d’Alessio (G2).

DESIMONA (f Monsun) 3 wins. Dam of: Destor (c Sternkoenig) 2nd Preis der Deutschen Einheit (G3), 3rd Gerling Preis (G2).

DIABLE (c Big Shuffle) Europa Sprint, Silberne Peitsche der Sparkasse KolnBonn.

DESCA (f Cadeaux Genereux) 2 wins at 3. Dam of:

Douala (f Dubawi) 2nd Sparkassenpreis Preis der Stadtsparkasse. Dam of: Drummer (c Duke Of Marmalade) 3rd Aengevelt Meilen Trophy (G2), Darley Oettingen Rennen (G2)

Stud Record
Animal Kingdom’s first crop are two-year-olds of 2017.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 2 1 1 - -
Three 5 2 2 - -
Four 2 1 1 - -
Five 3 1 1 - -
Total 12 5 5 - -

At 2

1st
MSW, 9f, Keeneland, by 3¼l.

At 3 Champion three-year-old in U.S.

1st
Kentucky Derby (G1), 10f, Churchill Downs, by 2¾l, beating Nehro, Mucho Macho Man, Shackleford, Master Of Hounds, Santiva, Brilliant Speed, Dialed In, Pants On Fire, Twice The Appeal, Soldat, Stay Thirsty, Derby Kitten, Decisive Moment, Archarcharch, Midnight Interlude, Twinspired, Watch Me Go, Comma To The Top.
1st
Spiral S (G3), 9f, Turfway Park, beating Decisive Moment, Twinspired, Taptowne, Preachintothedevil, Positive Response, Thirtyfirststreet, Glint.
2nd
Preakness S (G1), 9½f, Pimlico, to Shackleford, beating Astrology, Dialed In, Dance City, Mucho Macho Man, King Congie, Mr. Commons, Isn’t He Perfect, Concealed Identity, Norman Asbjornson, Sway Away, Midnight Interlude, Flashpoint.

At 4

1st
AOC, 8½f, Gulfstream Park, beating Monument Hill, Tannersville, Midnight Mischief.
2nd
Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), 8f, Santa Anita, to Wise Dan, beating Obviously, Excelebration, Mr. Commons, Jeranimo, Suggestive Boy, Moonlight Cloud, Wilcox Inn.

At 5

1st
Dubai World Cup (G1), 10f, Meydan, by 2l, beating Red Cadeaux, Planteur, Side Glance, African Story, Meandre, Hunter’s Light, Treasure Beach, Kassiano, Royal Delta, Dullahan, Capponi.
2nd
Gulfstream Park Turf H (G1), 9f, Gulfstream Park, to Point Of Entry, beating Unbridled Command, Salto.

Best progeny

Video footage

Kentucky Derby (G1), 10f, Churchill Downs, 7 May 2011
Dubai World Cup (G1), 10f, Meydan, 30 March 2013

News

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Thoroughbred horsewoman Mandy Pope, after the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, stated, “We are picking out what we think are really nice horses.” One of these ended up being hip 189, a well-made


Breeding forms

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2017 Mare Information Sheet - this form must be on file before your mare can be booked. Please double-check pedigree, correct spelling and ownership.

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