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. Three Stakes winning juveniles in his first crop, including G2 winner Untamed Domain and G2-placed Sunny Skies.

































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) 2nd Mehl-Mulhens Rennen (2,000 Guineas) (G2); Dina (f Nathaniel) 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) Premio Presidente della Repubblica (G2), 3rd Oettingen Rennen (G2).

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

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.

Best progeny

Video footage

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


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

Two-year-old colt is the eighth winner for his freshman sire

Animal Kingdom’s two-year-old son Motatan broke his maiden at Gulfstream Park West on November 14th to become the eighth winne

Two-year-old filly Camila Princess wins at Gulfstream Park West

Animal Kingdom’s two-year-old daughter Camila Princess broke her maiden at Gulfstream Park West on November 3rd to become the

Darley stallions well represented in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup

With Medaglia d’Oro leading the way, 10 Darley sires have 17 individual runners in 12 of the 13 races in this year’s Breeders’ Cup taking

Two-year-old colt wins at Gulfstream Park West

Animal Kingdom’s two-year-old son Wicked Boy broke his maiden authoritatively at Gulfstream Park West on October 26th to becom

Medaglia d’Oro’s highest-rated son Astern to stand alongside his sire at Jonabell

Medaglia d’Oro’s best son Astern will join the 2018 Darley stallion roster at Jonabell for a fee o

Sweet Like Char gets it done in Delaware

Third time to the post was a charm as Animal Kingdom’s previously placed daughter Sweet Like Char joined the winning ranks wit

Son of Animal Kingdom rallies late to earn first Graded Stakes win

Untamed Domain charged down the center of the turf course, passing his rivals in deep stretch to win the G2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse. 

Daughter of Animal Kingdom wins her career debut by five lengths

Grace And Dignity took the lead right from the start and never looked back as she cruised to an impressive five-length victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight contest at Woo

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