It’s been a big week for Alfred Nobel’s evergreen sire, Danehill Dancer – in both Ireland and Australia.
Danehill Dancer gained his 134th individual Stakes winner when the seven-year-old Windsor Palace scored a one-length success in the Group 3 Mooresbridge Stakes (10 furlongs) at The Curragh on Monday (May 7).
Windsor Palace, ridden by Colm O’Donoghue for trainer Aidan O’Brien, who also prepared Alfred Nobel, beat his stablemate and 5/2 on favourite St Nicholas Abbey (by Montjeu).
Then, at the same meeting, four-year-old Gossamer Seed, by Danehill Dancer’s champion sprinting son, Choisir, returned from a six month spell to gain a 4 3/4-length win in the Group 3 Atrhasi Stakes (seven furlongs).
Gossamer Seed was a bargain $1,250 purchase at the 2009 Goresbridge Yearling Sale.
Choisir also had two new Stakes winners at the Gold Coast on Saturday (May 5) when Scorpio Queen won the Listed 1800m Gold Coast Bracelet and Celtic Dancer took the Listed 1300m Prime Minister’s Cup.
It’s a sire line that continues to sweep the world.