Bay/Brown 2007 (16.1hh) Danehill Dancer (IRE) –Glinting Desert (IRE), by Desert Prince (IRE) 2018 service fee $4,400 including gst.
A handsome and talented individual, Alfred Nobel brings together precocious speed and a classic winning family. His sire Danehill Dancer has proven to be among Danehill’s most successful sons at stud globally and his name synonymous with durable speed. Group 1 and 2 victories as a 2YO saw Alfred Nobel become too valuable to continue racing and he was whisked away for stud duties by world breeding giant, COOLMORE. Alfred Nobel has since been purchased outright by 50% owners, Lynward Park Stud. With only limited opprtunities early in his stud career, Alfred Nobel is impressing with his athletic and fast progeny.
Alfred Nobel is by the dominant sire Danehill Dancer, a sire who made his own luck by siring top class gallopers from humble beginnings. His first season stud fee of IRG4,000 would escalate to IRG115,000 before hitting “Private fee” territory in 2009.
Danehill Dancer was the Irish Champion 2YO, winning twice at group 1 level. His career highlight was a victory in the Pheonix Stakes (Ire-G1), a feat his son Alfred Nobel, repeated.
By winning the Railway Stakes (Ire-G2) and Phoenix Stakes (Ire-G1) double, Alfred Nobel joins his paternal half brother Mastercraftsman (Ire) a stallion making his mark globally.
Alfred Nobel descends from some very talented mares. Both his 2nd and 3rd dams were Champion 3YO filly’s. His 3rd dam Park Express was also Champion 2YO filly in Ireland and the dam of champion New Approach as well as G1 winner and sire Shinko Forest.
Alfred Nobel is the first foal from the 2yo winner Glinting Desert. She is by Desert Prince, head of the International 3YO Classification and a horse virtually unbeatable over a mile. Glinting Desert is the dam of 6 foals to race, five are winners and 2 are black type performed.
Alfred Nobel raced 9 times for 3 wins and 3 places. He started as short priced favorite in all but two of his races, so obvious was his raw athleticism. His ability to accelerate in running was his big weapon and he was able to use that weapon effectively regardless of the tempo of the race.
A 220,000 gns purchase from the Tattersall’s sales, Alfred Nobel was always an attractive and imposing horse. Standing 16.1hh, he is furnishing into an outstanding specimen. His flawless physique would suggest that he will be a very easy horse to select mates for on type and his blue blooded pedigree gives mare owners every confidence that their mare is in good hands.