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Johar colt wins Russian Derby; a Lemon Drop Kid wins Oaks

A Russian-bred colt from US-based Johar’s third crop won the 2400-meter Russian Derby (a dirt race) at the Central Moscow Hippodrome Sunday, Aug. 21. Owned and bred by the Donskoi Stud, one of the leading breeding farms in Russia, the Johar colt defeated a Canadian-bred Singspiel and a US-bred More Than Ready. Named Arjuna, the colt is from the Quiet American mare American Moud American Maude and this is the family of South African-bred US Grade 1 winner Gypsy’s Warning. He’d won the Russian 2000 Guineas in June. Click here to see the chart of the Derby. Johar stands at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Ky., for a fee of $3,500. Because this colt was bred in Russia, does not list him on its site of free five-generation pedigrees.

The Russian Oaks on the same card was contested at the same distance and featured an American finish with the US-bred Lemon Drop Kid filly Light Legend much the best over an Afleet Alex and a Concerto. The fourth and fifth were also US-breds, by Lemon Drop Kid and Pulpit, respectively. Lemon Drop Kid stands at Lane’s End for a $35,000 fee. Light Legend was bred by Calumet Farm and sold by the nursery for $25,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September sale. Click here for the chart.

The day featured four Russian Group 1 races on the card, including a Group 1 event for two-year-olds won by a US-bred son of Proud Citizen named Melt City from Mata Hari, a Russian-bred daughter of US-based Hat Trick—the Japanese-bred Sunday Silence horse whose French-bred son Dabirsim won the Group 1 Prix Morny in France today. Click here to see the chart of the Russian race.

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30 thoughts on “Johar colt wins Russian Derby; a Lemon Drop Kid wins Oaks

  1. Allison Roulston says:

    Sid: The dam of Melt City is Meteor Wells by Sadlers Wells. Mata Hari is a 2YO Hat Trick filly currently racing in Russia.

    • Sid Fernando says:

      The pedigree for Melt City is in the post, if you click his name. And he beat Mata Hari in the Russian G1 race. That’s what I wrote, Allison.

  2. Arjuna, descends from the Coronation stakes winner Betty by Teddy,
    this is the Sceptre branch of family number 16.

    The Donskoi Stud have a better horse than him.. in Serebryany Bor..
    a grey son of Broad Brush, this season he has won the Criterium and
    the Granit Stakes.. he was bred by Stonestreet in Kentucky.


    Hi Sid
    Arjuna was sold in utero by Laura Tsivoglou agent in keeneland’s November sale in 2007. The colts half brother Suyeta is an Indian charlie with several wins at keeneland including a track record win for six and a half furlongs .

  4. Broad Brush covered his last book of mares in 2004, which included
    Stormin Winnie (dam of Serebryany Bor)

    She was an extremely well bred mare, by Storm Cat – Winning Colors.

    Serebryany Bor.. is a six-year-old horse.

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    Hi Sid

    The tdn stated that connections of Arjuan had a long term goal of the Arc for next year. This derby was on dirt but his pedigree should have good effect on turf . This horse has now won the guinneas and derby is the next derby the third leg of a russian triple for three year olds?

  7. Allison Roulston says:

    Sid: Thanks for the tutorial. Henceforth I will click on your bold-faced names to see pedigrees. I also apologize for reading “from” as “out of”.

    The mare mentioned above which sold at Keeneland in Nov. 07 — — is correctly identified as the dam Suyeta, but she is NOT the dam of Arjuna. The dam of Arjuna is American Maude as you noted.

  8. Mr. Corvo says:

    Sid: Named Arjuna, the colt is from the Quiet American mare American Maude and this is the family of South African-bred US Grade 1 winner Gypsy’s Warning.

    Name of Arjuna’s dam is American Moud.
    Name of his 2nd dam Stormy Moud.
    click Арджуна third from above
    or here

    Serebryany Bor ran in classical Russian races.
    He won Russian 2000 Guineas.
    3rd in Russian Derby

      • I noticed that the database you recommended doesn’t list Ramzan kadyrov as the owner of Dorian Crown, and it lists his Derby winner North Stream as owned by Vogogradsky Stud.

    • Mr. Corvo says:

      Donskoi Stud has bought nine mares in November, 2007:

      American Moud
      Crazy Summer Fling
      Dancing Pratella
      Fairway Vice
      Saint Boom
      Victory Park

      Their foals Russian SW

      Group 1
      Arjuna (Johar – American Moud)
      Shuravi (Sharp Humor – Believeandreceive)

      Group 2
      Soldat Udachi (Southern Image – Epica)
      Snezhana (Tapit – Crazy Summer Fling)

  9. Mr. Corvo says:

    You are right.
    But we spoke about horses names.

    After sale new owners should send documents to All-Russian Research Institute for Horse Breeding. But some owners don’t do it.

  10. Lost In Translation says:

    I’m looking for an Invasor two year old colt Kentucky Koin who seems to have raced in Kazan in 2011 at Race meeting 6, he was second in No 22, a race for maidens. I think. (It’s my interpretation of english text embedded in a japanese blog).

    I don’t speak Russian and couldn’t search the stud book. Can’t read the race form. Any help would be appreciated.

  11. Jameel Anees says:

    There must be a database somewhere. I know the feeling. I’m always looking
    for information on how the progeny of my favorite fillies have fared. Invasor is the most underrated horse of all time! Can’t wait to see more of his progeny hit the track!

  12. Lost In Translation says:

    I found Kentucky Koin with the help of Google translation. He is the only Invasor in the Russian Studbook.

    There’s equibase in the US, Timeform in England, ZeTurf in France, the Russian studbook and the Uruguayan studbook with some links … It’s a challenge but fun, too.

    Invasor was one of the great ones and my favorite. But he wasn’t precocious and his offspring seem to be late developers – only 17 of his 58 two year olds have raced. They hit the track late in summer and only 3 winners. Hoping for fireworks next year.

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