Illustrious Blue

Illustrious Blue

Sire: Dansili

Dam: Gipsy Moth

Gender: Colt

Age: 15 year old

Foaled: Mar 29th, 2003

Country: Great Britain


G Baldwin, F Farrington, B La Rose, C Marshall, T McAppion, K Morley, C Reynolds, G Walker.

Horse Description:

ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (Dansili) is a world class multiple European Stakes winner-an extremely versatile racehorse who outstayed his pedigree, winning an impressive 10 races from 1400m to 3200m including the Group 2 Goodwood Cup, the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Group 3 Glorious Stakes and the Listed Festival Stakes. He also won first up in Dubai over 1777m, and towards the end of his racing career, Illustrious Blue campaigned in Australia, competing in five Group 1 races which included a top ten finish in the Melbourne Cup too for total earnings just shy of $900,000.

Like most of the Dansili progeny, tough and durable, the bay/brown Illustrious Blue raced until he was eight, recording ten wins, ten seconds and seven thirds.

For breeders who have patience and want to produce good middle distance and staying horses, here's a stallion that's perfect for the job. Illustrious Blue has a strong pedigree, being a half-brother by Dansili to five winners produced by Gipsy Moss, winner in England and Germany by Efisio, a tough and smart 1200-1600m performer and a speed influence as a sire, and from Rock the Boat, a half-sister by Slip Anchor, a seven lengths winner of the 1985 English Derby, to English Group1 performers Rock City and Kerrera.

T:T Equinome Gene-That Means He Produces STAYERS!

To the best of our knowledge, Illustrious Blue is one of only two stallions advertised in Australia with the T:T Equinome gene (producing middle to long distance performers).

Illustrious Blue stood his first three seasons at Jindera Park in NSW, however with the sale of that property in 2017, he's since been relocated to Victoria to take advantage of the Super VOBIS scheme.

To the end of June 2018, from very limited books to date, his oldest progeny are 4 year olds, and he's had just six starters to the track for two winners, they being Navy Blue (winner over 1600m) and Deep Purple (winner twice over 2400m). His progeny are slow to mature, and waiting in the wings are 36 more colts and fillies yet to grace the track when it’s their time.

Standing 15.3hh, this near-black son of world class sire of sires DANSILI throws good size and quality into his progeny and also passes on his wonderful temperament. The first sons of DANSILI to retire to stud include the proven Group 1 sires Zoffany, Rail Link, Strategic Prince and Dandino.

Overall, it’s not difficult to envisage a sire of Illustrious Blue’s credentials, given the opportunity, becoming a good source of winners and a good and valuable broodmare sire too. He stands at Glen Eden Farm near Kilmore in Victoria for a registered fee of $2,500 (no gst), and because his owners are keen to give him every possible chance to succeed at stud they are more than willing to do deals and encourage other breeders who are also keen to breed their own stayers…





Bay or Brown horseFoaled in 2003

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
DANSILI (GB) RazyanaHis Majesty
1996HasiliKahyasiIle de Bourbon
  KeraliHigh Line
GIPSY MOTH (GB) EldoretHigh Top
1995Rock the BoatSlip AnchorShirley Heights
  Rimosa's PetPetingo

DANSILI (GB) (Bay 1996-Stud GB 2001). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, Saint-Cloud Prix du Muguet, Gr.2. Sire of 1104 rnrs, 779 wnrs, 129 SW, inc. The Fugue (Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1), Rail Link, Harbinger, Flintshire, Dank, Emulous, Giofra, Zoffany, Queen's Trust, Fallen for You, Proviso, Foreteller, Laughing, Passage of Time, Miss France, Grand Marshal, Winsili, Zambezi Sun, Price Tag, We Are, Famous Name, Permit, Strawberrydaiquiri, etc.


1st dam

GIPSY MOTH, by Efisio. 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m in GB and Germany, Cologne Kolner Flieger Preis, L, Newmarket Girdlestone Pumps H., 2d Dortmunder Fliegerpreis, L. Half-sister to HEAVENLY WHISPER. Dam of eight foals, all raced, six winners, inc:-

ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (c. by Dansili). 10 wins. See below.

MULLEIN (f. by Oasis Dream). 5 wins at 6f, Pontefract Flying Fillies' S., L, Kempton Panoramic Bar & Restaurant H., 2d Haydock Aricabeau Racing Syndicate H., 3d Ascot Diadem S., Gr.2, Goodwood Starlit S., L, Newmarket Fillies & Mares S. Dam of-

Carry on Deryck (Halling). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m in GB and U.A.E, Chester Boodles Diamond H., Meydan Jaguar XF H., 2d Newmarket Darley S., Gr.3, Cambridgeshire H., 3d Salisbury Sovereign S., Gr.3, Haydock Silver Bowl, 4th Newbury Washington Singer S., L, Pontefract Silver Tankard S., L.

Tarboosh. 5 wins at 5f, 7f to 2017, 3d Haydock H., Apollobet Bet on Lotteries H.

Got to Dance. Winner at 2 in GB.

Romany Nights (g. by Night Shift). 8 wins-1 at 2-to 7f, Epsom Redhill S., Goodwood Royal Sussex Regiment H., Newbury Scottish Equitable/Jockeys Association of GB H., Newmarket Prix de l'Arc H., Doncaster Family Day 2YO S., 2d Haydock Betfred In-Shops or On-Phone H., Newmarket Sportsman Racing H., Hugo & the Huguenotes H., York Sarah Lunn Memorial H., Kempton Renault Master Van H., 3d Lingfield Totesport H., Newmarket Stan James Telebetting H., Renault Trafic H.

Leviathan (g. by Dubawi). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 16½f, Doncaster Nursery H., 2d Doncaster Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer H., Sandown Whitsun Cup, 3d Goodwood Lavant House School Diamond Jubilee S., Newmarket Nursery H.

Fly Free (f. by Halling). Winner at 2, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Fillies S., 3d Leopardstown Foxrock H. Dam of-

Flying Empress. 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1850m in GB and Qatar, 2d Qatar Al Biddah Laffan Mile, 4th Newmarket Rockfel S., Gr.2, Sandown Star S., L.

Gipsy Hall (g. by Halling). 9 wins from 1600m to 2400m in Norway and Sweden, 3d Taby JK Jubileumslopning Consolation.

Gipsy Doll (f. by Dansili). Placed at 2 in GB.


2nd dam

ROCK THE BOAT, by Slip Anchor. Placed in GB. Half-sister to ROCK CITY, KERRERA (dam of FIRTH OF LORNE). Dam of 9 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

GIPSY MOTH (Efisio). 4 wins. See above.

HEAVENLY WHISPER (Halling). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, Kempton Masaka S., L, 2d Newmarket Falmouth S., Gr.2, 3d York Musidora S., Gr.3. Dam of-

Twilight Star. 3 wins at 1m, Sandown Flat v Jump Jockeys H., H., 2d Epsom Fleming Russell Stent H., 3d Epsom Commercial Mover of the Year H.

River Tiber. 3 wins at 1600m in GB, Ireland and U.A.E, Ascot Keltbray Cup, Nad al Sheba Dubal Trophy, 2d Ascot Brunswick H., Curragh Big Toast 2YO S., 4th Goodwood Celebration Mile, Gr.2.

Round the Cape. Winner at 1m, 2d Newbury Olympic Coach Builders S. Dam of-

Heading North (Teofilo). Winner at 2, 2d Goodwood Height of Fashion S., L, 3d Newmarket Pat & Percy Gittings Memorial H., Bet365 Fillies' H. Producer.


3rd dam

RIMOSA'S PET, by Petingo. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 10½f, Epsom Princess Elizabeth S., Gr.3, York Musidora S., Gr.3, 2d Goodwood Waterford Candelabra S., L, 3d Ascot Fillies Mile, Gr.3. Half-sister to DENOSA, Charley Fisher, Rosy Lee, Harmosa (dam of VAN HAAREN), La Mosa (dam of CHARMOSA). Dam of 11 foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

ROCK CITY (Ballad Rock). Joint Third on The 1989 French 2YO Free H.. 7 wins-5 at 2-to 7f, £233,530, 212,000fr., York Gimcrack S., Gr.2, Newbury Greenham S., Gr.3, Newmarket Criterion S., Gr.3, July S., Gr.3, Royal Ascot Coventry S., Gr.3, 2d Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, Deauville Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.2, Longchamp Prix du Palais Royal, Gr.3, 3d Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1, 4th Longchamp Prix de la Salamandre, Gr.1. Sire.

KERRERA (Diesis). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 6f, Newmarket Cherry Hinton S., Gr.3, Haydock Sandy Lane S., L, Newbury EBF 2YO S., 2d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Doncaster Flying Childers S., Gr.2, Ascot Princess Margaret S., Gr.3, 4th Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1. Dam of-

FIRTH OF LORNE (Danehill). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1600m, €89,910, 166,000fr., US$58,550, Nantes Prix des Sablonnets, L, 2d Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Gr.1, 3d Santa Anita San Gorgonio H., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Cardinal H., Gr.3, Longchamp Prix de la Grotte, Gr.3. Dam of-

FALLS OF LORA (Street Cry). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1300m to 1900m in GB and U.A.E, UAE Oaks, Gr.3, Sandown Distaff S., L, Ascot Hyperion 2YO Fillies' S., Doncaster One Call Insurance 2YO Fillies' S., 3d Meydan Cape Verdi S., Gr.2, 4th Haydock Dick Hern S., L. Producer.

LATHARNACH (Iffraaj). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, £143,354, Redcar Guisborough S., L, 2d Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, Newmarket King Charles II S., L, 3d Goodwood Thoroughbred S., Gr.3.

ETIVE (Elusive Quality). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m, €90,550 in France and Germany, Hannover Grosser Preis der Mehl-Mülhens Stiftung, L, 2d Nantes Prix des Sablonnets, L, Toulouse Prix Aymeri de Mauleon, L, 3d Cagnes-sur-Mer Prix de la Californie, L. Producer.

Shmoose (Caerleon). Winner at 2, 3d Chantilly Prix de Seine-et-Oise, Gr.3, Newmarket Bentinck S., L. Dam of-

Shivaree. Winner at 2, 3d Goodwood Finning Power 2YO S., 4th Newmarket Cherry Hinton S., Gr.2. Dam of-

GEESALA (Barathea). 2 wins at 2, Beverley Hilary Needler Trophy, L, 4th York Marygate S., L. Producer.

Talah. Winner at 1400m in France, 2d Newmarket Red Lodge 2YO S. Dam of-

CEREMONIAL JADE (Jade Robbery). 8 wins from 6f to 8½f, £138,931, Wolverhampton Lady Wulfruna S., L, Lingfield Park for Weddings H., 2d Lingfield Cleves S., L, 3d Kempton Sunbury S., L-twice.

June Moon. Unraced. Dam of-

DUPONT (Zafonic). Champion 3YO Miler in Germany & Italy in 2002. 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, £37,939, €190,000, R3,250 in GB, Italy and Germany, Cologne Mehl-Mulhens Rennen, Gr.2, Rome Premio Parioli, Gr.2, 3d Cologne Otto Wolff Meile, Gr.3, Lingfield International Trial S., 4th Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, Lingfield Churchill S., L. Sire.

PACINO (Zafonic). 2 wins at 1600m, 80,000fr., US$240,000, 196,861Dm., 140,700Dhs in Germany and U.A.E, Cologne Mehl-Mulhens Rennen, Gr.2, Jebel Ali Mile S., L, 2d Nad al Sheba Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid al Maktoum Challenge #1, L, 3d Chantilly Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, 4th Abu Dhabi HH The President Cup, L. Sire.

ZACHARIAH (Zafonic). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, Tokyo New Zealand Trophy Yonsai S., L, 2d Tokyo NHK Mile Cup, L, 3d Nakayama Lord Derby Challenge Trophy, L, 4th Nakayama Keisei Hai Autumn H., L. Sire.

Moon Dazzle (Kingmambo). 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m in GB and U.A.E, Nad al Sheba Shadwell Farm Balanchine H., 2d Bath Dick Hern S., L, 3d Laurel April Run S., L. Dam of-

Jean Jeannie. 3 wins at 1400m, 2400m, Kenilworth Ivan Clark H. Dam of-

CALL TO ACCOUNT (Captain Al). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R218,700, to 2017-18, Kenilworth Summer Juvenile S., L, Olympic Duel S., L, 2d Kenilworth Rafeef H.


Race Record: 64 Starts 10-10-7 £279,307, A$134,125, 0Kr., 0L., 528,080Dhs.

10 wins from 1400m to 3200m, £279,307, A$134,125, 528,080Dhs in GB and U.A.E, Goodwood Cup, Gr.2, Ascot Sagaro S., Gr.3, Goodwood Glorious S., Gr.3, Festival S., L, Mirror Image H., Carnes Seat H., Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Memorial H., Nad al Sheba Derrinstown Stud Trophy, Newbury Pump Technology Celebration H., 2d Kempton September S., Gr.3, Ascot Paradise S., L, Kempton Magnolia S., L, Sandown Esher S., L, Ascot Gooding Group H., Nad al Sheba Meydan City H., 3d Lingfield Winter Derby, Gr.3, Goodwood Tapster S., L, Kempton Floodlit S., L, Goodwood De Novo H., Lingfield H., 4th Sandown Henry II S., Gr.2, Newmarket Earl of Sefton S., Gr.3, Goodwood Festival S., L, Foundation S., L, Kempton Dragonfly S., L.