Animal Kingdom

$15,000 Ch 2008 16.2½HH (1.69M)
By Leroidesanimaux – Dalicia (Acatenango)
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. Six Black Type winners so far – more than Curlin, Quality Road, Ghostzapper and Blame at the same stage of their careers. Second crop juveniles include G3 winner Elsa and Stakes-winning TDN Rising Star Regal Glory.


In the news

Daughter of Animal Kingdom draws off to win by three lengths

Elsa took command at the top of the stretch and pulled away to win the G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes by three widening lengths at Del Mar Nov. 24.

Daughter of Animal Kingdom notches first Stakes win in just second career start

Regal Glory battled with rival Introduced through the stretch before getting her nose down on the wire first to capture the Stewart Manor Stakes at Aqueduct Nov.

Medaglia d’Oro will top the roster at $200,000

This year has seen Medaglia d’Oro enjoy fantastic returns in the sales ring.

Three-year-old becomes Animal Kingdom’s second Australian Stakes winner

The lightly-raced Wild Planet became the second Australian-bred winner for his sire Animal Kingdom when he produced a courage

Three two-year-old debut winners lead the way!

Frank Stronach bred 11 mares to Animal Kingdom in 2015, and if the period of August 4th to August

Daughter of Animal Kingdom gets some help from the stewards to notch her second Stakes victory

In a protracted battle with rival Midnight Soiree that lasted the length of the stretch (and involved bumping and interference from both runners),

Three-time Stakes winner too strong for Earth Angel and Teodora

Consistent filly Pleasuring has given her sire Hard Spun another Australian Stakes

Son of Animal Kingdom shows his class in second Stakes win

A perfectly-timed ride led to a performance of tremendous promise as Peaceful State swept to a narrow but convincing victory in the Listed Adelaide Guineas at Morphettville on Saturday, May 12.

Chestnut filly becomes the tenth winner for her freshman sire

Ahimsa took the lead a few strides out of the starting gate and never looked back as she cruised to a two-and-a-half length victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight at

Two-year-old filly is the ninth winner for her freshman sire

Freshman sire Animal Kingdom sired his ninth winner when his two-year-old daughter Island Getaway broke her maiden at Parx Rac

Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

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

































By LEROIDESANIMAUX (2000) Atto Mile S (G1), Frank E. Kilroe Mile H (G1), Citation H (G1), etc. Sire of 510 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, 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 9 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners:

ANIMAL KINGDOM (c Leroidesanimaux) Champion three-year-old in the US, 5 wins (8½f-10f), 2 to 5, Kentucky Derby (G1), Dubai World Cup (G1), 2nd Preakness S (G1), Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), Gulfstream Park Turf H (G1).

SATONO MESSIAH (c Heart’s Cry) 3 wins (10f) at 3 and 4.

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

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

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:

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

DAVERON (f Black Sam Bellamy) Ballston Spa S (G2), Beaugay S (G3), 3rd First Lady S (G1).

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, Kronimus Rennen. Dam of: DEGAS (c Exceed And Excel) Europa Meile (G3), Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft (G3), 2nd Mehl-Mulhens Rennen (2,000 Guineas) (G2), 2nd Darley Oettingen Rennen (G2), Henkel Europa Meile (G3); Dina (f Nathaniel) 2nd Mehl Mulhens Trophy (G3), 3rd Junioren-Preis.

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) Meilen Trophy (G2), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (G2), 3rd Oettingen Rennen (G2)P. Wettannahme Kalkmann Fruhjahrsmeile (G3).

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

DARESSALEM (c Singspiel) Grosser Preis der Hannoverschen Volksbank.

DIABLE (c Big Shuffle) Europa Sprint.


Race record

His successful career

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

MSW, 9f, Keeneland, by 3¼l.

At 3 Champion three-year-old in U.S.

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.
Spiral S (G3), 9f, Turfway Park, beating Decisive Moment, Twinspired, Taptowne, Preachintothedevil, Positive Response, Thirtyfirststreet, Glint.
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

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

At 5

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.
Gulfstream Park Turf H (G1), 9f, Gulfstream Park, to Point Of Entry, beating Unbridled Command, Salto.

Breeding forms

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2019 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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Animal Kingdom’s progeny at the races