Bernardini

$85,000 B 2003 16.1½HH (1.66M)
By 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. Fourteen G1 winners so far, including multiple G1 winners Cavorting, Alpha, Stay Thirsty, and To Honor and Serve. His latest star is 2017 G1 Vosburgh hero Takaful. Only Tapit can top his 19 Graded Stakes winners on dirt over the past three years.

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In the news

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.


Daughter of Bernardini dominates at Belmont

Bernardini’s five-year-old daughter Lewis Bay pulled away in the stretch to win the seven-furlong G3 Bed o’ Roses Stakes


Filly provides sire Bernardini with his second Stakes winner of the afternoon

Berned notched her second Stakes victory when she closed from well off the pace to win the Serena’s Song Stakes by one-and-three-quarter lengths at Monmouth Park.


Son of Bernardini out of Champion Ashado notches his first Stakes victory

Westwood took command at the top of the stretch and had plenty left in the tank to hold off the late challenge of Skylar’s Scramjet to win the six-furlong Runhappy Stakes by


Balandeen gets second career Stakes victory

Bernardini’s four-year-old son Balandeen captured the Highland Ice Stakes at Will Rogers Downs on April 3rd to register his second


Daughter of Bernardini returns from a thirteen-month layoff to claim victory

Lewis Bay showed no signs of rust when she returned from a thirteen-month layoff to win the G3 Rampart Stakes by one length at Gulfstream Park.


Daughter of Bernardini turns back Highway Star to earn her first Graded Stakes victory

Indulgent stalked the frontrunning Lucy N Ethel through the early stages of the race before taking command in the stretch to win the G3 Go For Wand Stakes by a len


Bernardini filly comes from last to earn her first Stakes win

Bernardini’s four-year-old daughter Moiety earned her first Stakes victory going from last to first to win the six-furlong Mahonin


Daughter of Bernardini sweeps from last-to-first to win going away

Berned earned her first Stakes victory when she closed from far back to win the seven-furlong Safely Kept Stakes by four-and-a-quarter lengths at Laurel Park.


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
Jim Dandy S (G2), 9f, Saratoga, 29 Jul 2006
Preakness S (G1), 9½f, Pimlico, 20 May 2006
Withers S (G3), 8f, Aqueduct, 29 Apr 2006
Maiden, 8f, Gulfstream Park, 04 Mar 2006

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

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
Boban
Chipping Norton S (G1), 8f, Warwick Farm, 08 Mar 2014
Boban
Emirates S (G1), 8f, Flemington, 09 Nov 2013
Boban
Epsom H (G1), 8f, Randwick, 05 Oct 2013

Pedigree

What he’s made of...

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

What a looker!

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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2018 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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Bernardini’s progeny at the races