Bernardini

$50,000 B 2003 16.1½HH (1.66M)
A.P. Indy – Cara Rafaela (Quiet American)
Stands and nurses. Standing at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky
Proven sire of both the superstar racehorse and sales-ring smash. A Travers winner who sired Travers winners in his first two crops. Fifteen G1 winners so far, including multiple G1 winners Cavorting, Alpha, Stay Thirsty, and To Honor and Serve. Only Tapit can top his 20 Graded Stakes winners on dirt over the past four years. More $500K+ sales two-year-olds than any other stallion bar Storm Cat.

News

In the news

Pure class: on the track and in the ring

Well, the time frame was actually just about four days, but nonetheless, two great impact moments for our Classic winner and influential sire

Son of Bernardini never threatened in nine-and-a-half-length romp

Capezzano took command right out of the starting gate and never looked back as he rolled to a nine-and-a-half-length victory in the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 at Meydan March 9. 


Daughter of Bernardini pulls away in the stretch to win easily

Crescentcitypretty justified her 1-5 odds with a dominating, five-and-three-quarter-length victory in the $65,000 Azalea Stakes at Delta Downs March 1.


Daughter of Bernardini earns her first Stakes win in front-running style

 


Daughter of Bernardini goes gate-to-wire to earn her first Stakes victory

Too Charming took the lead shortly after the start on her way to winning the Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream Park Dec. 29. 


At just 16 years young, Bernardini is shaping the breed

In the Thoroughbred business - especially the stallion part of our industry - 16 years of age is pretty young.


Juvenile daughter of Bernardini now has won three of four starts

Classic Fit charged from last to first and earned her first Stakes win when she captured the $75,000 Hut Hut Stakes at Gulfstream Park Dec. 8.


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

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


Bernardini delivers the goods

With Bernardini's own tremendous success on the dirt when winning races like the G1 Preakness, G1 Tra


Filly becomes her sire's latest Graded winner

Bernardini's four-year-old daughter Berned always seems to give her best.


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 - conformation video

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Boban
Memsie S (G1), 7f, Caulfield, 29 Aug 2015
Cavorting
Test S (G1), 7f, Saratoga, 08 Aug 2015
Boban
Doomben 10,000 S (G1), 7f, Doomben, 23 May 2015
Dame Dorothy
Humana Distaff S (G1), 7f, Churchill Downs, 02 May 2015
Angela Renee
Chandelier S (G1), 8½f, Santa Anita, 27 Sep 2014
Go Indy Go
Champagne S (G1), 8f, Randwick, 26 Apr 2014

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, FLASHING, FRIENDS LAKE, GIROLAMO, GOLDEN MISSILE, GOT LUCKY, HONOR CODE, JUST AS WELL, LOVE AND PRIDE, MAJESTIC WARRIOR, MINESHAFT, MUSIC NOTE, RAGS TO RICHES, SECRET STATUS, STEPHEN GOT EVEN, TAKE CHARGE INDY, TELLING, TEMPERA, 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) 2 wins (7f-8f) at 2 and 3.

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

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In this section you can view and print the forms necessary for the 2019 breeding season.

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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Breeding Shed Form and Shed Requirements - this form must accompany the mare on each trip to the breeding shed. Thank you for your assistance.

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Kentucky Department of Agriculture – 2019 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