Seattle Slew – Sophisticated Girl, by Stop the Music
Multiple graded stakes winner of $361,140, Doneraile Court won the Jerome H.-G2, Nashua S.-G3, placed in the Dwyer S.-G2, Holy Bull S.-G3 and Tampa Bay Derby at 2 and 3. The most accomplished son of the great Seattle Slew at stud, Doneraile Court is out of the Grade I placed Stop the Music mare, Sophisticated Girl. A half-sister to Fair Advantage she also produced Dancing Tribute, a Grade I placed Nuryev mare that produced Grade II winners Souvenir Copy and Dance Sequence and stakes winners Shake Hand and Dance With Grace. Second dam Close Control produced stakes winners Crowning Meeting, Excellent Meeting and Crown of Crimson.
At stud Doneraile Court has sired 2 champions, 8 graded stakes winners, 24 blacktype stakes winners and 32 additional blacktype placed runners. Progeny earnings are approaching $25,000,000. Leading stakes winners include:
Cocoa Beach ($1,744,595, champion 2-year-old filly in Chile 2007, Horse of the Year in Chile 2008, multiple G1 winner in NA, multiple G3 winner in CHI, multiple stakes winner in UAE)
Belmont Place ($110,710, champion sprinter in Chile)
Ariege ($537,485, Santa Anita Oaks-G1, Stonerside Beaumont S.-G2, etc.)
Noble Court ($465,230, San Vicente S.-G2, Ack Ack H.-G3, etc.)
Sporting Art ($465,003, Calder Derby-G3, Bulleit Bourbon Plam Beach S.-G3, etc.)
Baldomera ($313,390, Ruthless S., etc.)
Scherer Magic ($302,210, Hollywood Juvenile Championship S.-G3, etc.)
Ruler’s Court ($235,900, Norfolk S.-G2, etc.)
With 78% starters from foals, and 74% winners from starters, Doneraile Court’s runners average over $44,000 per runner and he sires 10% stakes horses from starters.