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Sire: Impending

Colour: Chestnut

Dam: Christmas

Sex: Filly

Age: 1

Foaled: Sep 18, 2019

Country: Australia

Trainer: Martin Allan

Silks: Dark Blue, White Star, Checked Sleeves & Cap

Owners: Belhus Racing, C Millar, S Bennier, A Mangan, G Gordon, A Pink, K Miles, N Young, A Culhum, Chiavari Cavalli Syndicate, S Gee, C Wylie, D Ould, W Boys, V Giudicatti, Loves the Rail Synd, K Bech, D Granger, G Drummond, A MacAlpine.

Of all the new season stallions with yearlings selling this year for the first time, surely IMPENDING has to be voted ‘most likely to succeed’!

He was a star on the racetrack winning 5 times and being placed 8 times from just 18 starts. He was a 2 year old winner, he was a dual Group 1 winner, he was a dual Group 2 winner, and he was the first 3 year old in a decade to win the Stradbroke Handicap. In all bar his first start as a 2 year old which he won by 2 ½ lengths, he raced throughout his career in Group and Listed company amassing over $2.4 million in prizemoney. As a stallion at stud, in his first year he covered 186 mares (including Group 1 winners Jameka and Guelph), in his second year he covered 175 mares, and in 2020 he covered another big book in excess of 140 mares, so that means that there’s going to be plenty of them out there! He was an outstanding sprinter with an outstanding record, he’s a great looker and a wonderful mover with a magnificent pedigree to back it up, and it’s no wonder that buyers are all over him as the first of his yearlings are presented at sales in 2021.

So far this year at the time of writing, his sons and daughters have been presented at the Magic Millions Sale at the Gold Coast, Karaka in New Zealand, and most recently at the Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney. At each sale, the average price of his yearlings has been over $100,000, showing that buyers are well prepared to pay good money for his progeny.

Impending is by Lonhro, the champion racehorse of his era in Australia and a stallion who is one of the country’s most reliable producer of winners. He’s from the Encosta De Lago mare Mnemosyne, whose six wins included the G1 Flight Stakes and G1 Thousand Guineas. Mnemosyne is one of seven winners from as many foals produced by her dam My Juliet (Canny Lad) and has herself produced three Stakes winners, including the highly-promising filly Epidemic (Lonhro).  It’s a family that also includes the outstanding racemare Better Draw, who at stud produced the G1 Golden Slipper winner Full On Aces and his brother Top Of The Pack.

“From any point of view there is a lot to like about Impending,” said trainer James Cummings. “He has so much to pass on, he’s such a strong, well-built colt with a wonderful temperament, a great desire to win and a blistering turn of foot.”

Darley’s Head of Sales Alastair Pulford concurs, describing Impending as a rare find. “When you send a Group One-winning mare like Mnemosyne to a champion racehorse and sire like Lonhro you hope for a result like Impending. He’s the product of two colonial-bred, Danehill-free champions, he’s a great athlete and a great physical specimen. If his progeny inherit his looks and his walk, yearling buyers are going to be all over them.”

Click here to watch Impending’s promotional video from Darley Stud:


This filly, purchased from Book 1 at the 2021 Inglis Classic Sale is a great physical type. Just take a look at the video of her right here:

She was selected for us by John Price who was at the sale buying horses for us, as he usually does, for Grand Syndicates. This filly was his top selection of the sale, an absolute ‘must buy’ in John’s book if the price is right, and whilst it didn’t fit the lower budget we have for Grand Syndicates, it didn’t matter, as we snapped her up to come to Perth to race in the Belhus colours. In addition to her fabulous physique, she’s got a handy pedigree to back it up. She’s from a winning Exceed And Excel mare who’s a half sister to two Stakes Winners, and further down the page, there’s more than enough black type through her pedigree to justify her price.

5% shares are priced at $4,400 which includes the purchase price, transport from Sydney to Perth, and all other costs to March 31st 2021. She’ll be trained in Perth by Martin Allan who’ll no doubt give her-and you-every possible opportunity to get in the winners circle!

And by Impending from Christmas, just think of the naming possibilities!




Foaled 18th September 2019

IMPENDING (AUS) ShadeaStraight Strike
2013MnemosyneEncosta de LagoFairy King
  My JulietCanny Lad
DamExceed and ExcelDanehillDanzig
CHRISTMAS (AUS) PatronaLomond
2007Trick TakerCapoteSeattle Slew
  WhistMr. Prospector

IMPENDING (AUS) (Bay 2013-Stud 2018). 5 wins–1 at 2–1100m to 1500m, A$2,403,989, BRC Stradbroke H., Gr.1, Kingsford-Smith Cup, Gr.1, ATC Stan Fox S., Gr.2, BRC Victory S., Gr.2, 2d BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, 3d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, VRC Darley Classic, Gr.1, ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr.2. Brother to SW Epidemic. Three-quarter-brother to SW Lyre. Half-brother to SW Forget. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

CHRISTMAS, by Exceed and Excel. Winner at 1400m in Aust. Half-sister to MISSION CRITICAL, BRILLIANT LIGHT, All Cerise. This is her fifth living foal. Her fourth foal is a 2YO. Dam of three foals to race, two winners-

Plum Pudding (f. by Sebring). 2 wins at 1200m, 1450m to 2019-20 in Aust.

Caribou (f. by Denman). Winner at 1000m in Aust.

Moondyne Joe (g. by Sebring). Placed in 2019-20 in Aust.


2nd dam

TRICK TAKER, by Capote. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of 6 foals, all winners-

MISSION CRITICAL (Fantastic Light). 4 wins from 1400m to 2000m, NZ$179,925, A$132,575, Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, BTC Rough Habit P., Gr.3, Waikato RC Super Liquor 3YO S., 2d WRC Wellington S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Emirates Airline P., L, 4th ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2, WATC CB Cox S., Gr.2, AJC Frank Packer P., Gr.3.

BRILLIANT LIGHT (Fantastic Light). 7 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$489,770, STC Ajax S., Gr.2, AJC Doncaster Mile Prelude, L, STC Parramatta Leagues Club H., Milton Meats H., 2d Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, 3d AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1, 4th ATC Ajax S., Gr.2.

All Cerise (Redoute's Choice). 6 wins from 1250m to 1600m, A$357,940, ATC TAB Rewards H., McGrath Estate Agents H., TAB Ipad App H., Cellarbrations H., VRC Barrie Kerr H., Curragh Racecourse H., 2d ATC Aspiration H., Gr.3, City Tattersalls Club H., Australian Turf Club H., 3d ATC Blacktown Workers Club H., Become an ATC Sponsor H., Myboycharlie at Vinery P., 4th ATC Phar Lap S., Gr.2.

Manor House. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, ATC Carramar 2YO P., 2d ATC Ibis Milano Lunch Special H.

Alluring Belle. Winner at 1150m in Aust. Dam of-

King's Trooper. Winner at 1200m in 2019-20, HKJC HK Country Club Challenge, 2d HKJC Jedburgh H.

Christmas. Winner. See above.


3rd dam

WHIST, by Mr. Prospector. Winner at 2300m in France. Sister to WALL STREET, half-sister to NEDAWI, FITFUL SKIES, Wajina, Karatoya, Nabati (dam of NOCTURNAL FOX, BEST OF TIMES). Dam of 8 named foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

Billy. 4 wins at 1m, 8½f in U.S.A.

Brinkmanship. 4 wins from 19½f to 24½f in GB.

Wake. 3 wins at 1m in U.S.A.

Win the Future. 2 wins at 7f, 8½f in U.S.A.

Whiffle. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

Bocce - Flying Sword (H.K.) (Foxwedge). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, NZ$99,835, HK$2,283,750, to 2019-20, Levin RC Fasttrack Insurance 2YO H., HKJC Alexandrite H., 2d Rotorua RC Faulkner Drainage H., HKJC Fortress Hill H., Eagle's Nest H., Venus H., 3d ARC Karaka 2YO Million, RL, BOP RC Mills Reef Winery H., HKJC Sports Road H., Pingwu Spark H., 4th ARC Diamond S., Gr.1.

Kona Breeze (Sebring). Winner at 1300m, 2d MRC Chairman's S., L, VRC Nursery P., 3d MRC TMB Printing H.


4th dam

WAJD, by Northern Dancer. 4 wins at 2100m, 2400m, US$190,655, Grand Prix d'Evry, Gr.2, Evry Prix Minerve, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix des Tuileries, L, 3d Longchamp Prix Royal Oak, Gr.1, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Grosser Preis von Baden, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2. Three-quarter-sister to DAHAR, LLANDAFF, Dahlia's Image, half-sister to DAHLIA'S DREAMER, DELEGANT, RIVLIA, Decadrachm, Miss Dahlia (dam of CAPITAL PLAN), Tani (dam of SKY EMBASSY). Dam of 12 foals, all raced, 10 winners, inc:-

NEDAWI (Rainbow Quest). Top of The 1998 International 3YO Classification (Ext.). Champion 3YO Stayer in GB in 1998. 3 wins at 1½m, 14½f, £353,355, 460,000Dhs, The St Leger, Gr.1, Goodwood Gordon S., Gr.3, 2d Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S., Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Dubai Turf Classic S., L, 3d Haydock July Trophy, L. Sire.

FITFUL SKIES (Dubawi). Champion Older Female in Germany in 2013 (Int.). 4 wins from 2100m to 2350m, €89,600, US$107,166 in France and Germany, Hannover Grosser Preis von German Tote, Gr.3, 2d Woodbine EP Taylor S., Gr.1, Baden-Baden T von Zastrow Stutenpreis, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix La Moskowa, L, Le Lion-d'Angers Prix Urban Sea, L, 4th Belmont Sheepshead Bay S., Gr.2. Producer.

WALL STREET (Mr. Prospector). 3 wins from 1m to 1½m, £97,343, Ascot Cumberland Lodge S., Gr.3, Newbury Steventon S., L, 2d Goodwood Select S., Gr.3, 4th Deauville Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, Gr.2.

Wajina (Rainbow Quest). Winner at 2100m, Saint-Cloud Prix Duschka, 2d Deauville Prix Kergorlay, Gr.2, Longchamp Prix Gladiateur, Gr.3. Producer.

Karatoya (Tiger Hill). 3 wins from 2600m to 2900m, 3d Longchamp Prix Lord Seymour, L.

Nabati. 3 wins from 2000m to 2400m in France. Dam of-

NOCTURNAL FOX (Farhh). 2 wins at 2100m, 2400m, €89,610, Chantilly Prix Hocquart, Gr.2, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Empery.

BEST OF TIMES (Dubawi). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, Newmarket S., L, 2d Goodwood Cocked Hat S., L.

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