Queen Supreme, an impressive repeat winner of Saturday’s Gr1 Cartier Paddock Stakes, has a very impressive female line
Queen Supreme is a half or three-parts sister to a pair of stakes winners in Be Ready (New Approach) and Call Me Handsome (Kodiac) and her dam Call Later is a Gone West half-sister to multiple Gr1 winner, and Breeders’ Cup scorer, Ventura (Chester House) – dam of French Gr3 winner Fount (Frankel).
The Irish bred is a direct descendant of one of the most important and influential broodmares in the stud book, with Queen Supreme tracing back in female line to Illuminata.
Illuminata produced Epsom Derby winner Ladas (Hampton)- the sire of Baroness La Fleche (dam of immortal mare Cinna) and classic winners Gorgos and Troutbeck, and she formed a remarkable dynasty of her own.
Illuminata’s 1000 Guineas winning daughter Chelandry (Goldfinch) bred 2000 Guineas winner Neil Gow and dual classic placed filly Skyscraper, and became head of a dynasty, with Chelandry also ancestress of the likes of Australian champions Flight and Heroic (the latter a multiple champion sire), French champion and influential sire Clarion, dual classic winner Saucy Sue, champion Australian sire Magpie, and English classic winners Book Law, Galatea, Ocean Swell, Pay Up and Pogrom.
Chelandry was not the only daughter of Illuminata to excel as a broodmare.
Illuminata’s daughter Gas (Ayrshire), a nervous type who was third in both the 1000 Guineas and July Cup, produced Epsom Derby winner Cicero – whose Middle Park Stakes winning son Friar Marcus ranks as the broodmare sire of Triple Crown winner Bahram – and the high-class broodmare Valve (dam of, among others, 1000 Guineas winner Vaucluse).
Gas ranks as the ancestress of triple classic placed Ribbon, Arc/King George winner Hurricane Run, Champion Stakes winner Hippius, and Gold Cup winner Aquino among many others.
The charmingly named Gas also ranks as the fourth dam of CCA Oaks and Acorn Stakes winner Damaged Goods (Jacopo) -the ancestress of US champion Caledonia Road (Quality Road) as well as the Gr1 winners Data Link (War Front) and Hymn Book (Arch).
Queen Supreme’s first three dams Call Later, Estala and Roupala were sired by the top sires and broodmares Gone West, Be My Guest and Vaguely Noble respectively.
To add to her already considerable attraction as a broodmare prospect, Queen Supreme shares her champion sire Exceed And Excel with outstanding broodmare Essaouira – dam of four stakes horses including the Gr1 winners Alizee and Astern – as well as the dams of ill-fated Gr1 Investec Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck and July Cup winning sire Ten Sovereigns.