2023 Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Peter Brant-Mares in Europe

With the doors to the breeding sheds set to open any day, the TDN has been talking to owners and breeders about what matings they have planned for their top mares in 2023. Up today: Peter Brant, whose mares in America are profiled in today’s TDN American edition, and his European mares below. Click here to read about his American mares.

ROSA BONHEUR (15, Mr. Greeley-Rolly Polly {Ire}, by Mukaddamah) to be bred to Churchill (Ire)

Rosa Bonheur is the dam of Raging Bull and the dam of a nice horse we have in Europe called Kubrick (Ire). I bred her to Churchill. I like the distance that Churchill is getting and I wanted to breed a grass horse that could really go the distance. I thought the Galileo through Churchill with the speed of Rosa Bonheur would be a good cross.

JUSTLOOKDONTTOUCH (IRE) (15, Galileo {Ire}-Hellenic {Ire}, by Darshaan {GB}) will be bred to Dubawi

She is going back to Dubawi because she has a Dubawi colt called Francesco Clemente in Europe with John Gosden who is three-for-three and looks to be a really nice horse.

BLOWOUT (GB) (7, Dansili-Beauty Parlour {GB}, by Deep Impact) will be bred to Kingman

She won the GI First Lady and a number of stakes (GII Longines Distaff Turf Mile, Pebbles S., Wild Applause S.) Again, I’m breeding miler to miler, both good speed horses, but who rated well.

BEAUTY PARLOUR (GB) (14, Deep Impact {Jpn}-Bastet (Ire), by Giant’s Causeway) to be bred to Sottsass

She’s the dam of Blowout and some other very nice horses. She’s been throwing mile to mile-and-a-sixteenth horses. Sottsass was good to a mile and a half, with a lot of range, very scopey, I thought it would be a good cross.

BONANZA CREEK (Ire) (13, Anabaa-Bright Moon, by Alysheba) to be bred to Frankel

Bonanza Creek is the dam of (G1-placed) Stone Age (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), and I’m going to breed her to Frankel. I like the Galileo influence here; Stone Age is by Frankel, Frankel is also Galileo, and she is a beautiful mare. I just thought Frankel would be great there.

MY SISTER NAT (FR) (8, Acclamation {GB}-Starlet’s Sister {Ire} by Galileo (Ire}) to be bred to Dubawi

SISTERCHARLIE (FR) (9, Myboycharlie {Ire}-Starlet’s Sister {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) to be bred to Dubawi.

My Sister Nat (Fr) and Sistercharlie (Fr) are both being bred to Dubawi. It’s a great, great cross. Dubawi is a great stallion. They are mares that loved to go a distance of ground. Dubawi is a super middle-distance sire. This is a triple A-plus cross. Sistercharlie is current in foal to Dubawi, and My Sister Nat is in foal to Kingman.

QUIDURA (GB) (10, Dubawi-Quetana (Ger), by Acatenango {Ger}) to be bred to Sea the Stars

She is a multiple Group winner in the US. She’s by Dubawi, and we’re breeding her Sea the Stars. She’s a beautiful mare. She’s a middle-distance mare. Sea The Stars gets nice long-distance horses as well as milers, and we wanted to breed to Sea The Stars because he’s a great stallion, and she was the best mare we thought suited him. She’s an exceptional-looking mare, a very choice mare. I bought her after she retired.

PRECIEUSE (IRE) (9, Tamayuz {GB}-Zut Alors {Ire}, by Pivotal {GB}), to be bred to Frankel

We have a really beautiful two-year-old that is by Frankel who is at Ballydoyle, and who is a wonderful example of the horse, so she’ll go back to Frankel.

NEWSPAPEROFRECORD (IRE) (7, Lope De Vega {Ire}-Sunday Times {GB}, by Holy Roman Emperor) to be bred to Frankel

UNI (GB) (9, More Than Ready-Unaided by Dansili), to be bred to Frankel

These are two different-style mares. Both had tremendous speed ratings and both were great middle-distance horses. Frankel gets you great middle-distance horses and great classic horses. I’m trying to breed Classic horses. If they turn out to be sprinters, great, but I try to raise a great mile-and-a-quarter horse. The greatest horse races in the world are the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup Classic and they’re both at a mile and a quarter.

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