Bernardini

B 2003 16.1½HH (1.66M)
A.P. Indy – Cara Rafaela (Quiet American)
Standing at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky
An influence: more G1W, GSW and BTW as a broodmare sire than any 17-year-old stallion in history. Only Tapit, Curlin and Uncle Mo can top his 22 Graded Stakes winners on dirt over the past five years, and only Storm Cat can top his 25 career $500K+ sales two-year-olds. His three-year-old son Art Collector is unbeaten in four starts in 2020, including the G2 Blue Grass Stakes and the Ellis Park Derby, putting up three straight triple digit Beyers.

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In the news

Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), 10f, Belmont Park, 07 Oct 2006
Travers S (G1), 10f, Saratoga, 26 Aug 2006
Preakness S (G1), 9½f, Pimlico, 20 May 2006
Jim Dandy S (G2), 9f, Saratoga, 29 Jul 2006
Withers S (G3), 8f, Aqueduct, 29 Apr 2006
Maiden, 8f, Gulfstream Park, 04 Mar 2006
Bernardini stallion show with Kate Galvin
Bernardini - conformation video

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Capezzano
Al Maktoum Challenge R3 S (G1), 10f, Meydan, 09 Mar 2019
Takaful
Vosburgh S (G1), 6f, Belmont, 30 Sep 2017
Cavorting
Personal Ensign S (G1), 9f, Saratoga, 27 Aug 2016
Cavorting
Ogden Phipps S (G1), 8½f, Belmont, 11 Jun 2016
Greenpointcrusader
Champagne S (G1), 8f, Belmont, 03 Oct 2015
Rachel's Valentina
Spinaway S (G1), 7f, Saratoga, 05 Sep 2015

Pedigree

BERNARDINI

A P INDY

SEATTLE SLEW

BOLD REASONING

BOLDNESIAN

REASON TO EARN

MY CHARMER

POKER

FAIR CHARMER

WEEKEND SURPRISE

SECRETARIAT

BOLD RULER

SOMETHINGROYAL

LASSIE DEAR

BUCKPASSER

GAY MISSILE

CARA RAFAELA

QUIET AMERICAN

FAPPIANO

MR PROSPECTOR

KILLALOE

DEMURE

DR FAGER

QUIET CHARM

OIL FABLE

SPECTACULAR BID

BOLD BIDDER

SPECTACULAR

NORTHERN FABLE

NORTHERN DANCER

FAIRWAY FABLE

By A.P. INDY (1989) Champion three-year-old colt in the US, Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Belmont S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,224 foals aged three and up, including BERNARDINI, A P VALENTINE, APTITUDE, FRIENDS LAKE, GIROLAMO, GOLDEN MISSILE, HONOR CODE, MAJESTIC WARRIOR, MINESHAFT, SECRET STATUS, STEPHEN GOT
EVEN
, TAKE CHARGE INDY, TELLING, etc.

1st dam: CARA RAFAELA by Quiet American. 4 wins (6½f- 8½f) at 2 and 4, Hollywood Starlet S (G1), 2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Matron S (G1), Ashland S (G1), Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Las Virgenes S (G1), 3rd Kentucky Oaks (G1). Broodmare of the Year. Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 7 winners:

BERNARDINI (c A.P. Indy) World Champion three-year-old, Eclipse Champion three-year-old colt, 6 wins (6f-10f) at 3, Preakness S (G1), Travers S (G1), Jockey Club Gold Cup S (G1), Jim Dandy S (G2), Withers S (G3).

Ile De France (f Storm Cat) Winner (5f-8½f) at 2 and 3, 3rd Santa Anita Oaks (G1). Dam of:

LOVE AND PRIDE (f A.P. Indy) Zenyatta S (G1), Personal Ensign H (G1), Obeah S (G3), Proud Spell S, 2nd Top Flight H (G2), 3rd Gazelle S (G1).

PRETTY CARINA (f Seeking The Gold) 2 wins at 3. Dam of: Eclair Sparkle (c Heart’s Cry) 2nd Wakaba S.

BURGUNDY ICE (f Storm Cat) Winner (7f-8f) at 2 and 3. Dam of:
SUNSET WISH (f Malibu Moon) Take Charge Brandi S.

BOLD LEGACY (c Seattle Slew) Winner (7f) at 4. Sire.

BROOKLINE (g Tapit) Winner (8f) at 3, 2017.

CARELLA (f Tapit) Winner (8f) at 3.

PIN UP (f Tapit) Winner (9½f) at 3.

Lovely Regina (f Deputy Minister). Dam of:

THISKYHASNOLIMIT (c Sky Mesa) Texas Mile S (G3), Iroquois S (G3), 2nd Indiana Derby (G2).

2nd dam: OIL FABLE by Spectacular Bid. Winner (6f) at 3. Dam of 9 winners:

ABAGINONE (c Devil’s Bag) 7 wins, 3 to 5, Potrero Grande Breeders’ Cup H (G3). Sire.

Port Isabel (f Time To Explode) Placed at 2. Dam of:

PORTSIDE (f Congrats) Star Shoot S, 2nd Out Ruled S.

HONOUR ISABEL (f Honour And Glory) 4 wins. Dam of:

Pretty Boy Flash (c Gone Astray) 3rd Hopeful S (G1).

Nogalus (f Trempolino) Unraced. Dam of:

NAIMA (f Quiet American) Winner at 2. Dam of: SECRET GARDEN (f Flanders Field) Premio Polla de Potrancas (1,000 Guineas) (G1).

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Three 8 6 1 - 1
Total 8 6 1 - 1

At 3 World Champion three-year-old; Eclipse Champion three-year-old colt

1st
Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), 10f, Belmont Park, by 6¾l, beating Wanderin' Boy, Andromeda's Hero, Dylan Thomas.
1st
Travers S (G1), 10f, Saratoga, by 7½l, beating Bluegrass Cat, Dr Pleasure, Hesanoldsalt.
1st
Preakness S (G1), 9½f, Pimlico, by 5¼l, beating Sweetnorthernsaint, Hemingway's Key, Brother Derek, Greeley's Legacy.
1st
Jim Dandy S (G2), 9f, Saratoga, by 9l, beating Minister's Bid, Hemingway's Key, Oh So Awesome.
1st
Withers S (G3), 8f, Aqueduct, by 3¾l, beating Doc Cheney, Luxembourg.
1st
Maiden Special Weight, 8f, Gulfstream Park, by 7¾l, beating High Finance.
2nd
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), 10f, Churchill Downs, to Invasor, beating George Washington, Brother Derek, Giacomo, Lava Man.

Breeding forms

In this section you can view and print the forms necessary for the 2021 breeding season.

2021 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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Breeding Shed Form and Shed Requirements - once the mares shed time and date has been confirmed, please follow the steps below:

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Scan and EMAIL completed form to darleyshedforms@godolphin.com prior to mare arriving.

 

Kentucky Department of Agriculture – 2020 testing requirements for imported mares to be bred.

C.E.M. testing and treatment requirements.

Importing from C.E.M. affected countries.

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Bernardini’s progeny at the races