BAY, 1997, 16.1½ h.h. (1.65m) To Stud 2006




Gr.1 WINNER OF 12 RACES (11 Group Races)


Millenary is a full brother to HEAD IN THE CLOUDS – GR.3 WINNER. Closely related to leading Group 1 sire SPECTRUM (by RAINBOW QUEST) from the family of champions PETRUSHKA, SADDLERS' HALL.



WON GR.1     ST LEGER S, Favourite, from Air Marshall, Chimes At Midnight, Media Puzzle, Dalampour, Marienbard, Rostropovich

WON GR.2     JOCKEY CLUB S, At 4 by 2L from Sandmason, Holding Court, Wellbeing, Salford Express, Boreas, Air Marshall.

WON GR.2     PRINCESS OF WALES'S S, At 5. Favourite from Mubtaker, Yavana's Pace, Island House, Simeon, Xtra, Kutub.

WON GR.2     PRINCESS OF WALES'S S, At 6. by 11/2 L from Bandari, Gamut, Bollin Eric, Zindabad, High Accolade.

WON GR.2     YORKSHIRE CUP, York. At 7. by 3L and 4L from Alcazar, Mr Dinos, Highest, Maktub, Salsalino, Jelani.

WON GR.2     Doncaster. At 7, beating High Accolade, Darasim.

WON GR.2     Doncaster.At 8, beating Sergeant Cecil, Kasthari, Jagger, Distinction.

WON GR.2     LONSDALE CUP, York. At 8.Won by 21/2 L from Distinction, Songlark, Cover Up, Kasthari, Cruzspiel

WON GR.3     GORDON S, Goodwood. At 3, beating Air Marshall, Sobriety, Give The Slip, St Expedit

WON GR.3     CHESTER VASE, Chester.At 3 from Windsor Boy,Tantalus, Night Style, Kingsclere.

WON GR.3     JOCKEY CLUB CUP, Newmarket. At 7 from Franklin's Gardens, Anak Pekan, Mkuzi.

WON     PETER SMITH MEMORIAL MAIDEN S, Newbury. On 1st start at 3 years.

2nd     GR.1 IRISH ST LEGER, Beaten 2L by Vinnie Roe (Rec 11Lbs) beating Marienbard, Persian Punch,Yavana's Pace

2nd     GR.2 PRIX JEAN DE CHAUDENAY, Saint Cloud. Finished first but placed 2nd by Stewards to Loxias (Rec 4Lbs), beating Martaline, Foreign Affairs

2nd     GR.2 JOCKEY CLUB S, Beaten a neck by Marienbard, beating Storming Home, Zindabad, Kutub, Potemkin.

2nd     GR.2 JOCKEY CLUB S,To Warrsan, beating Highest, Bandari, Boreas, Balakheri

2nd     GR.2 GEOFFREY FREER S, With top weight to Mr Combustible (Rec 17Lbs) beating Dalampour.

2nd     GR.3 JOCKEY CLUB CUP, Newmarket. Beaten a short head by Persian Punch, beating Kasthari, Savannah Bay.

3rd     GR.1 CORONATION CUP, Epsom. To Mutafaweq, Wellbeing, beating Ekraar, Petrushka, Chimes At Midnight.

3rd     GR.1 CREDIT SUISSE BANKING POKAL, Cologne With top weight to Yavana's Pace, Salve Regina.

3rd     GR2 HARDWICKE S, To Zindabad, Storming Home, beating High Pitched, Potemkin,Yavana's Pace,The Mask.

3rd     GR.2 GOODWOOD CUP, With top weight to Distinction, Golden Quest, beating Lochbuie,Winged d'Argent.

3rd     GR.2 LONSDALE CUP, York.With top weight to First Charter, beating Royal Rebel, Swing Wing, Duke Of Venice.

3rd      GR.3 JOCKEY CLUB CUP, Newmarket. Last career start to Cover Up, beating Lochbuie.

3rd      GR.3 SAGARO S, Ascot.With top weight to Risk Seeker,beating Royal Rebel, Darasim, Maktub, Savannah Bay,Persian Punch, Morozov.

3rd      WASHINGTON SINGER S, At 2 years to Mana-Mou Bay .

4th      GR.2 PRINCESS OF WALES'S S, With top weight to Gamut, Day Flight, Dubai Success, beating Hattan.

4th      GR.2 GRAND PRIX DE DEAUVILLE, Deauville.To Policy Maker, beating Great Pretender, Princely Venture.

5th      GR.1 KING GEORGE & QUEEN ELIZABETH DIAMOND S, To Galileo, beating Golden Snake, Anabaa Blue,Morshdi, Mutamam, Give The Slip.

5th      GR.1 GRAN PREMIO DEL JOCKEY CLUB, San Siro to Black Sam Bellamy.

“An attractive colt who has scope, very smart performer, a good walker and a fluent mover, he is undoubtedly game and genuine.” Rated 124 by Timeform Annual
“A thoroughly likeable sort and a worthy Classic winner, brave and honest, with a fine blend of speed and stamina – Tony Morris

1st Dam

BALLERINA (IRE), winner at 2 years and £4,110; dam of 4 winners:

MILLENARY (GB), subjectsire.

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS (IRE) (1998 f. by Rainbow Quest (USA)), winner at 3 years and £47,361 including Willmott Dixon Princess Royal Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3, placed 3 times including second in Levy Board St Simon Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3; also placed in France second in Prix de Pomone, Deauville, Gr.2; dam of a winner.

Let The Lion Roar (GB) (2001 c. by Sadler's Wells (USA)), 2 wins at 2 and 3 years and £233,435, placed 4 times including second in Daily Telegraph Great Voltigeur Stakes, York,Gr.2 and third in VodafoneDerby Stakes, Epsom Downs, Gr.1 and Totesport Dante Stakes, York, Gr.2.

King In Waiting (IRE) (2003 g. by Sadler's Wells (USA)), winner at 3 years and £20,836, placed 3 times including third in Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3 and Seamus/Rosemary McGrath Mem Saval Beg S., Leopardstown, L.; also placed 3 times over fences at 6 years, 2009.

Angel of The Gwaun (IRE) (1999 f. by Sadler's Wells (USA)); dam of 2 winners.

BEAUTY O' GWAUN (IRE), winner at 2 years, 2008 and £7,621, her only start.

Dance of The Mambo (USA) (2006 f. by Kingmambo (USA)); unraced to date.

O' Bella Ballerina (USA) (2007 f. by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)); unraced to date.



Dancing Shadow, 2 wins placed 3 times including thirdin Nassau Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2 and Virginia Stakes, Newcastle, L., from only 7 starts; dam of 6 winners:

DANCING BLOOM (IRE) (f. by Sadler's Wells (USA)), 3 wins and £131,556 including Princess Royal Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3 and Stakis Regency Clubs Doonside Cup, Ayr, L., 2nd Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks, York, Gr.1 (twice).

RIVER DANCER (f. by Irish River(FR)), Jt 4th top rated 2yr old filly in France in 1985, 2 wins in France, Prix de la Calonne, Deauville, L. and Prix Yacowlef, Deauville,L. places 2nd Prix Morny, Deauville, Gr.1 and 3rd Dubai Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Longchamp, Gr.1 and 4th Prix de la Salamandre,Longchamp, Gr.1; dam of winners.

SPECTRUM (IRE), Jt 4th top rated 3yr old in England in 1995, Jt 3rd top rated 3yr old colt in Ireland in 1995, 4wins at 2 and 3 years and £329,767 including Dubai Champion Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1 and Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh, Gr.1,placed third in Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes, Newbury, Gr.1; sire.

STREAM OF GOLD (IRE),5 wins at home and in U.S.A., 2008 and £366,767 including Mac Diarmida Handicap, Gulfstream Park, Gr.2 Gr.1

BALLET SHOES (IRE), 2 winsat 3 years and placed 3 times, from only 7 starts; dam of PETRUSHKA (IRE), Champion 3yr old filly in England and Ireland in 2000, 2nd top rated 3yr old filly in Europe in 2000, 5 wins at home and in France and £367,624 including Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks, Curragh,Gr.1, Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks, York, Gr.1, Prix de l'Opera-Hotel du Lac Barriere, Longchamp, Gr.1 and Shadwell Stud Nell GwynStakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, placed third in Sagitta 1000 Guineas, Newmarket, Gr.1, Danse Classique (IRE), winner, placed second in Harp Lager Ruby Stakes, Tralee, L.; third dam of Driving Snow(GB), winner, 2008, placed 2nd Woodford Reserve Bourbon Stakes, Keeneland, Gr.3.

DRAGNET (IRE), winner at 3 years, from only 3 starts; dam of Lang Shining (IRE), 2 wins at 3 and 4 years, 2008 and£57,135, placed second in Bank of Scotland Corporate Hambleton Stk, York, L..

Well Head (IRE), unraced; dam of CONDUIT (IRE), Champion 3yr old stayer in Europe in 2008 Top rated 3yr old in England in 2008(11-13f.), 5wins at home and in U.S.A. at 2 and 3 years, 2008 and £1,225,078 including Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes,Doncaster, Gr.1 Gr.1 and Betfair Gordon Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3, HARD TOP (IRE), 3 wins at home and in U.A.E. at 3 and 6 years, 2008 and £184,315 including Daily Telegraph Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, Gr.2, Spray Gun (IRE), 2 wins in France, placed second in Prix Rene Bedel, Lyon-Parilly, L. and Prix de la Porte de Madrid, Longchamp, L.

Verily, placed once in France at 3 years; dam of winners.

Dancing Revue (IRE), ran a few times in Japan; dam of INGOT (JPN), 3 wins in Japan and £205,797 including Shion Stakes, Nakayama, L.

Maid of Erin (USA), ran once in France at 3 years; dam of winners.

ERIN BIRD (FR), Jt 4th top rated 3yr old filly in England in 1994, Champion 3yr old in Italy in 1994 4 winsin Italy at 2 and 3 years and £126,807 including Premio Regina Elena (1000 Guineas), Rome,Gr.2 and Premio Seregno, Milan, L., placed third in Vodafone Nassau Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.2;

Fighting Temeraire (IRE), 3rd top rated 3yr old in Austria in 1992, 3 wins in Austria at 3 years, placed second in Cena MPVZ SS, Bratislava, L.

Dance Time (IRE), unraced; dam of a winner.

DANCING MASTER (IRE), 4 wins in U.S.A. at 3, 5and 7 years and £100,139 including Flying Pidgeon Handicap, Calder, L. Gr.3.




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