Danehill Free

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday July 15

We love Danehill, of course we do, but if you own a broodmare that already has a double cross of the legendary sire then you will probably think long and hard about what to do with her this spring and a full list of Danehill free sires is probably what you really want to see.

In-breeding to champion stallions is not inherently a bad thing, obviously not as nearly every stallion carries Northern Dancer blood in some way shape or form and the fastest horse in the country Nature Strip has a pedigree featuring three lines of him  4 x 5 x 5.

As time moves on and Danehill moves back in pedigrees we will see more and more horses bred carrying multiple lines as we do now with Northern Dancer, a good example being Golden Slipper winner Farnan, who has five lines of Northern Dancer 5 x 6 x 5 x 6 x 6.

That said, too much of a good thing up close in a pedigree can result in a flawed individual.

Stamina, soundness and temperament are often the casualties in varying degrees and while everyone can point to exceptions to the rule, you don’t make expensive business decisions based on the luck of some.

Speed is the most important attribute for any thoroughbred, that's unquestioned.

Soundness issues can be managed, while lack of ability cannot, however a fast horse that cannot stand a workload is not fit for any purpose.


I Am Invincible is the most expensive stallion in the country and is Danehill free.

Below is a broad selection of stallions standing in Australia that are completely free of Danehill blood and cover a wide spectrum in terms of price. (First season horses are in Bold)

Horse Sire Damsire ServiceFee
I Am Invincible Invincible Spirit Canny Lad 209000
Pierro Lonhro Daylami 137500
Written Tycoon Iglesia Kenmare 77000
Justify (USA) Scat Daddy Ghostzapper 66000
Lonhro Octagonal Straight Strike 66000
Dundeel High Chaparral Zabeel 66000
Deep Field Northern Meteor Elusive Quality 55000
American Pharoah (USA) Pioneerof The Nile Yankee Gentleman 55000
Brazen Beau I Am Invincible Snaadee 49500
Blue Point (IRE) Shamardal Royal Applause 44000
Too Darn Hot (IRE) Dubawi Singspiel 44000
So You Think High Chaparral Tights 38500
Better Than Ready More Than Ready Agnes World 33000
Castelvecchio Dundeel Dehere 33000
Shalaa (IRE) Invincible Spirit War Chant 33000
Brutal O'Reilly Golan 27500
Toronado (IRE) High Chaparral Grand Slam 27500
Street Boss (USA) Street Cry Ogygian 27500
Nicconi Bianconi Scenic 27500
Frosted (USA) Tapit Deputy Minister 22000
Magna Grecia (IRE) Invincible Spirit Galileo 22000
Omaha Beach (USA) War Front Seeking The Gold 22000
Written By Written Tycoon Tobougg 22000
Hellbent I Am Invincible Volksraad 22000
Impending Lonhro Encosta De Lago 19800
Puissance De Lune (IRE) Shamardal Unbridled's Song 19800
Churchill (IRE) Galileo Storm Cat 19250
Brave Smash (Jpn) Tosen Phantom Tokai Teio 19250
Calyx (GB) Kingman Observatory 17600
Fiorente (IRE) Monsun Pilsudski 17600
Harry Angel (IRE) Dark Angel Cadeaux Genereux 16500
Shooting To Win Northern Meteor Elusive Quality 16500
Olmedo (IRE) Declaration Of War Pivotal 16500
Flying Artie Artie Schiller Rubiton 16500
Winning Rupert Written Tycoon Show A Heart 16500
I Am Immortal I Am Invincible Ad Valorem 13750
Vino Rosso (USA) Curlin Street Cry 13750
Grunt O'Reilly Van Nistelrooy 13750
Manhattan Rain Encosta de Lago Canny Lad 13200
Jungle Cat (IRE) Iffraaj Forest Wildcat 13200
Santos I Am Invincible Secret Savings 13200
Tosen Stardom (Jpn) Deep Impact End Sweep 12100
Power (GB) Oasis Dream Inchinor 11000
Royal Meeting (IRE) Invincible Spirit Lecture 11000
Territories (IRE) Invincible Spirit Machiavellian 11000
Super One I Am Invincible Tale Of The Cat 11000
Spieth Thorn Park Titus Livius 11000
Xtravagant Pentire Zabeel 11000
Artie Schiller (USA) El Prado Majestic Light 11000
War Chant (USA) Danzig Kris S 11000
Sir Prancealot (IRE) Tamayuz Catrail 9900
Cable Bay (IRE) Invincible Spirit Diktat 9900
National Defense (IRE) Invincible Spirit Kingmambo 9900
Neorealism (Jpn) Neo Universe Meadowlake 9900
Adelaide (IRE) Galileo Elnadim 8800
Starcraft Soviet Star Pompeii Court 8800
Rich Enuff Written Tycoon Spartacus 8800
Denman Lonhro Vain 8800
Bel Esprit Royal Academy Vain 7700
Americain (USA) Dynaformer Arazi 6600
Turffontein Johannesburg Dr Grace 6600
Universal Ruler Scenic Hurricane Sky 6600
Snippetson Snippets Polish Precedent 6600
Whittington Tale Of The Cat Beautiful Crown 5500
Ilovethiscity Magic Albert Kenfair 5500
Gingerbread Man Shamardal Hurricane Sky 5500
Husson (Arg) Hussonet Roy 5500
Eurozone Northern Meteor Don't Say Halo 5500
Wordsmith Testa Rossa Yeats 5500
Alpine Eagle High Chaparral Zabeel 5500
Duporth Red Ransom Success Express 4400
O'Lonhro Lonhro Zoffany 4400
Pendragon Elnadim Grosvenor 3300
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