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Acclamation (GB)
Aris (IRE) (Danroad)
2022 Service Fee:
$24,200 (inc. GST)


Aclaim By Name, Acclaim Through Game

Exciting young stallion, Aclaim arrives at Aquis Queensland in 2022 with a reputation for doing the job as both racehorse and sire. A brilliant Group 1 winning sprinter in Europe, Aclaim is off to a literal flyer at stud, finishing 2021 as the Champion First Season Sire based in Britain by winners with his stake’s stars including trans-Atlantic Group 1 winner, Cachet (2022 One Thousand Guineas) and the emerging, speed machine Royal Aclaim who recently maintained her unbeaten record with a resounding victory in the Listed City Walls Stakes at York. That dominant victory saw Royal Aclaim installed market leader for the time-honoured Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes.

By renowned speed source and sire of sires, Acclamation, Aclaim won his only start at 2, was a multiple stakes winner at 3 (including the Group 2 Newmarket Challenge) and, in his final three starts at 4, capped a marvellous career with a close second in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest, victory in the Group 2 Doncaster Park and, ultimately, success in the Group 1 Prix de la Foret.

“A joy to ride with a great mind and devastating turn of foot,” according to jockey Oisin Murphy, Aclaim was retired to the world-famous National Stud where his initial foals gained, yes, much acclaim.

Bloodstock agent, John Ferguson, was quick off the mark by stating: “Aclaim was a fast, good-looking Group 1 winning stallion that is producing good looking foals with so much quality – he’s a very exciting prospect and I can’t wait to see them run.”

Ferguson wasn’t disappointed as Aclaim’s 54 winners were quite figuratively quick out of the gates and Aclaim is currently a leading GB Second Season Sire by earnings, nicely matching his Champion First Season Sires’ belt.

Aside from Cachet’s Group 1 success at 3 (to go along with Group success at 2) and one of the most promising speed horses in Europe, the undefeated Royal Aclaim, Aclaim’s stakes performers include Jacinda, Beautiful Black, Chelsea Gardens and Woman of Ciprea.

From a daughter of the incredibly well related Danehill stallion, Danroad (likewise damsire of 11-time Group 1 winner Verry Elleegant), the first six dams of his pedigree have featured a Group 1 winner, while Aclaim is also related to Champion racehorse and successful stallion, Montjeu (sire of 31 Group 1 winners of $148 million).

“This is a massive coup for Aquis and the Australian breeding industry” Aquis Director of Sales, Jonathan Davies, reveals. “Aclaim is a proven Group 1 sire with massive upside, he is on sharp upward trajectory to be one of the leading stallions in Britain. He’s already the sire of a proper Group 1 classic winner, Cachet and one of the most exciting speed horses in Europe, the unbeaten Royal Aclaim, with large numbers coming through still to run its anyone’s guess what he will have achieved when the first of Aclaims’ Australian-bred progeny hit the sales”.

“Aclaim is doing the job with mares from a great variety of bloodlines, interestingly the dams of both Cachet and Royal Aclaim have Danehill up close and the Dams of Stakes winning and placed progeny of Aclaim carry bloodlines familiar with Australian breeders such as; Special, Rainbow Quest, Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, Green Desert, Roberto, Mr Prospector, Be My Guest and many more. This is just one of the many reasons we are confident Aclaim is going to be a force to be reckoned with in both Hemispheres”.

“Aclaim’s introductory book has been limited to 100 mares with 55 commitments – from stakes winning and stakes producing mares – before even arriving on farm. With a number of those mares in foal to Australia’s leading stallions, Aclaim will also cover multiple Group 1 winner Loving Gaby and Tallow (dam of Champion 2YO Farnan). In the meantime, he’s covered some big books in his first four seasons at stud and there are large numbers still to run. It’s anyone’s guess what the northern hemisphere progeny will have achieved by the time the first of Aclaim’s Australian-bred youngsters hit the sales.”


B. 1999
GW 6 wins
f:1411 r:1280 w:818 SW:63
Royal Applause
B. 1993
GW 9 wins
f:1338 r:1201 w:738 SW:51
B. 1983
GW 7 wins
f:566 r:459 w:294 SW:19
Try My BestNorthern Dancer2
Sex Appeal8
Flying Melody
B. 1979
Wnr 2 wins
f:11 r:8 w:6 SW:3
Auction RingBold Bidder3
Whispering StarSound Track3
Peggy West26
Princess Athena
B. 1985
GW 3 wins
f:13 r:11 w:6 SW:1
Ch. 1975
GW 7 wins
f:463 r:318 w:204 SW:42
Helen NicholsMartial2
Quaker Girl1
Shopping Wise
B. 1965
Wnr 1 win
f:15 r:14 w:5 SW:1
FloribundaPrincely Gift13
Sea MelodyTudor Minstrel9
B. 2008
SP 1 win
f:6 r:5 w:4 SW:1
B. 1999
GW 6 wins
f:299 r:271 w:158 SW:8
B. 1986
GW 4 wins
f:2414 r:2083 w:1631 SW:347
DanzigNorthern Dancer2
Pas de Nom7
RazyanaHis Majesty4
Spring Adieu2
Strawberry Girl
B. 1993
SP 5 wins
f:13 r:12 w:12 SW:4
Strawberry RoadWhiskey Road4
Pay the PiperBombay Duck13
Riskay Reid4
B. 1993
f:10 r:8 w:5 SW:1
B. 1985
GW 5 wins
f:745 r:601 w:401 SW:35
Ile de BourbonNijinsky8
KadissyaBlushing Groom22
B. 1985
GW 2 wins
f:10 r:6 w:4 SW:2
Top VilleHigh Top11
Sega Ville8
Toute CyTennyson1
Adele Toumignon1


1st Dam

Aris, by Danroad. Winner at 7f, 3d Curragh Flame of Tara S., L. Three-quarter-sister to Arkadina (dam of GUILTY TWELVE, ILTEMAS), half-sister to AGAIN (dam of DELPHINIA, INDIAN MAHARAJA). Dam of six named foals, five to race, four winners, inc:-

ACLAIM (c. by Acclamation). Subject horse.


2nd Dam

CUMBRES, by Kahyasi. Unraced. Half-sister to MONTJEU, LE PAILLARD, Le Fou, Cuixmala (dam of MONT ROCHER). Dam of 10 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

AGAIN (Danehill Dancer). Joint Champion 2YO Filly in Ireland in 2008. 4 wins-3 at 2-at 7f, 1m, €505,421, Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Leopardstown Debutante S., Gr.2, Curragh Grangecon Stud 2YO S., 3d Leopardstown Matron S., Gr.1. Dam of-

DELPHINIA (Galileo). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 8¼f, 13f, £176,557, €95,059, Lingfield River Eden S., L, 2d Ascot British Champions Fillies & Mares S., Gr.1, ParisLongchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.1, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.2, 3d Naas Blue Wind S., Gr.3, Cork Give Thanks S., Gr.3.

INDIAN MAHARAJA (Galileo). 2 wins at 2, Tipperary Canford Cliffs S., L. Sire.

Delano Roosevelt (Galileo). Winner at 2, £26,303, €132,980, Leopardstown Frank Conroy 2YO S., 2d Naas Beresford S., Gr.2, Leopardstown Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S., Gr.3, Ballysax S., Gr.3, 3d Leopardstown Champions Juvenile S., Gr.3, 4th Irish Derby, Gr.1.

Arkadina (Danehill). Winner at 9½f, 2d Roscommon Lenebane S., L, 3d Cork Give Thanks S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Hurry Harriet S., L. Dam of-

GUILTY TWELVE (Giant's Causeway). 4 wins from 8¼f to 11f, £1,948, US$277,775, Delaware Park Robert G Dick Memorial S., Gr.3, Belmont Allowance, Saratoga Allowance. Producer.

ILTEMAS (Galileo). 2 wins at 2400m, 2500m, Chantilly Prix des Tourelles, L, Deauville Prix La Gazette, 2d Vichy Prix Hubert Baguenault de Puchesse, L, 3d Longchamp Prix de la Porte Doree.

Aris (Danroad). Winner. See above.


3rd Dam

FLORIPEDES, by Top Ville. 2 wins at 2400m, 3000m, Longchamp Prix de Lutece, Gr.3, 2d Longchamp Prix Royal Oak, Gr.1. Half-sister to DADARISSIME. Dam of 10 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

MONTJEU (Sadler's Wells). Champion 3YO colt in Europe in 1999. Head of The 1999 International 3YO Classification. Top of The 2000 International 4YO+ Classification (long). Champion 3YO in France & Ireland in 1999 (Long). Champion Older Male in Ireland in 2000 (Intermediate). Champion Older Male in France & GB in 2000 (Long). 11 wins-2 at 2-from 1600m to 2400m, £1,013,955, 10,820,000fr., 20,000,000¥, Longchamp Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1, Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S., Gr.1, Irish Derby, Gr.1, Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.1, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Foy, Gr.2, Prix Niel, Gr.2, Prix Greffulhe, Gr.2, Prix Isonomy, L, Chantilly Prix de la Maniguette, 2d Longchamp Prix Lupin, Gr.1, Newmarket Champion S., Gr.1, 4th Longchamp Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, Japan Cup, Gr.1. Successful sire.

LE PAILLARD (Sanglamore). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2400m, 561,000fr., US$88,400, Lyon-Parilly Prix Rene Bedel, L, Chantilly Prix du Manoir Sans Souci, Prix du Puits, Longchamp Prix Avenger, 2d Santa Anita San Juan Capistrano H., Gr.1, 4th Maisons-Laffitte Prix Maurice de Nieuil, Gr.2. Sire.

La Leuze. Placed, 2d Chantilly Prix des Maroseaux, Saint-Cloud Prix Duschka, Prix Belebat, 3d Deauville Prix de la Muance. Dam of-

La Concorde. Winner at 1½m, 2d Newmarket S. Dam of-

LA DRAGONTEA (Lope de Vega). 4 wins from 9f to 1¼m, £8,365, US$381,144, A$23,350, to 2021, Woodbine Canadian S., Gr.2, Belmont Allowance, 2d Woodbine EP Taylor S., Gr.1, SAJC Centaurea S., L, 3d Aqueduct Long Island S., Gr.3, 4th Delaware Park Robert G Dick Memorial S., Gr.3, Lingfield Oaks Trial S., L.

Cuixmala. Unraced. Dam of-

MONT ROCHER (Caerleon). 11 wins from 2000m to 3100m, £17,615, €79,100, 1,207,354fr., US$40,000, Goodwood Foundation S., L, 2d Maisons-Laffitte La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3, Lyon-Parilly Prix Andre Baboin, Gr.3, 3d Grand Prix de Deauville, Gr.2, Grand Prix de Chantilly, Gr.2.

Fantastic Cuix. 3 wins from 2350m to 3000m in France. Dam of-

FANTASTIC SPIRIT (Charm Spirit). 7 wins from 1900m to 2300m, €150,930, to 2022, Cagnes-sur-Mer Grand Prix de la Riviera Cote d'Azur, L, Bordeaux-Le Bouscat Derby du Midi, L, Deauville Prix Normandie Equestrian Week, 2d Toulouse Le Vase d'Argent, L.

Clizia. Unraced. Dam of-

GOLDREAM (Oasis Dream). 7 wins to 1200m, £428,201, €212,440, Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.1, Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1, Newmarket Palace House S., Gr.3, Havana Gold at Tweenhills H., Talk Night Club H., Ascot Shergar Cup Dash S., 2d Haydock Temple S., Gr.2, York Symphony Group S., Skybet Dash, Betfred Mobile Sports S., 3d Goodwood King George S., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix du Petit Couvert, Gr.3, Sandown Sprint S., Gr.3, Newmarket Palace House S., Gr.3.

Galicuix. Raced twice. Dam of-

GALILEO GOLD (Paco Boy). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 6f to 1m, £887,962, €97,005, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.2, Haydock Tuffx Glass 2YO S., 2d Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, York Yorkshire Regiment 2YO S., 3d Longchamp Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, Gr.1. Sire.

Race Record

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Prizemoney (GBP)
2 1 1 - - £3,235
3 8 4 - 1 £151,983
4 6 2 1 - £295,178
Total 15 7 1 1 £450,396

At 2


Kempton 32red on the App Store 2YO Maiden S. (6f)

At 3


Newmarket Challenge S., Gr.2 (7f beating Lumiere and Jallota)
Newbury Dubai Duty Free Cup, L (7f beating Fannaan and Accession
Ascot Stella Artois H. (1m), Newmarket Rossdales H. (6f)


Naas Lacken S., Gr.3 (6f to Only Mine and Washington Dc)

At 4


Chantilly Prix de la Foret, Gr.1 (1400m beating So Beloved and Karar)
Doncaster Park S., Gr.2 (7f beating Nathra and Home of the Brave)


Deauville Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.1 (1300m to Brando and beating Tupi)

Stud Record

ACLAIM 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, £216,256, €264,138, Chantilly Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, Newmarket Challenge S., Gr.2, Doncaster Park S., Gr.2, Newbury Dubai Duty Free Cup, L, Ascot Stella Artois H., Newmarket Rossdales H., 2d Deauville Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.1, 3d Naas Lacken S., Gr.3. He entered stud in GB in 2018. His oldest progeny are 3YOs. He entered stud in Aust. in 2022. Sire of 107 progeny to race, 56 winners (52.0%), earnings of over $2.6 million, 2 stakes winners, 4 stakes placegetters, inc.

CACHET (19f, Teofilo, Inchinor). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1m to 2022, £428,736, €114,300, US$50,000, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Newmarket Nell Gwyn S., Gr.3, 2d ParisLongchamp Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Gr.1, Newmarket Rockfel S., Gr.2, 3d Newmarket Fillies' Mile, Gr.1, Ascot Pat Eddery S., L, Newmarket Empress S., L, 4th Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Gr.1.

ROYAL ACLAIM (19f, Soviet Star, Spectrum). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 5f to 2022, York City Walls S., L.

Jacinda (19f, Manduro, Dubai Millennium). 2 wins at 2 in 2021, 2d Rome Premio Dormello, Gr.2, Varese Criterium Varesino, L, 3d Grand Criterium de Bordeaux, L.

Beautiful Black (19c, Sea the Stars, Kyllachy). Winner at 2 in 2021, 3d Varese Criterium Varesino, L.

Woman of Ciprea (19f, Dynaformer, Generous). Winner at 1600m in 2022, 2d Milan Premio Seregno, L.

Chelsea Gardens (19c, Cape Cross, Galileo). Winner at 1800m in 2022, 2d Milan Gran Premio d'Italia, L.

Truely Aclaimed (19f, Oasis Dream, Barathea). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 7½f to 2022, York William Hill Bet Boost H., 2d Newcastle Blaydon Races Nursery H.

Object (19c, Kingmambo, Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 2 in 2021, Newmarket Rich Energy British 2YO S., 3d York William Hill Play Responsibly 2YO S.

Welcome Sight (19f, Elusive City, Indian Ridge). 2 wins at 1900m in 2022, Deauville Prix de Carentan, Prix de Villiers, 3d Deauville Prix du Nice Havrais.

Giewont (19g, Nayef, Zafonic). 3 wins from 7f to 1m in 2022, 3d Newmarket Best Odds H.

Windseeker (19c, Zoffany, King's Best). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f to 2022, 2d Sandown Coral British Racing H.

Primrose Ridge (20f, Compton Place, Polish Precedent). Winner at 2 in 2022, 2d Beverley Hilary Needler 2YO Trophy.

Al Ameen (19g, Kyllachy, Cadeaux Genereux). Winner at 5f in 2022, 3d Ascot Hascombe & Valiant Stud H.

Uncle Bo (19g, Invincible Spirit, Bahri). Winner at 1800m in 2022, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix de la Croix Verte.

Wild Mountain (19c, Arch, Trempolino). Winner at 2 in 2021, 3d Goodwood Levin Down H.

Resilience (19g, Bahamian Bounty, Oratorio). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 6¼f to 2022.

South Audley (19c, Haatef, Street Cry). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1900m to 2021-22.

Warren Beach (19g, Spinning World, Devil's Bag). 3 wins at 7f in 2022.

Fraud Squad (19g, Street Cry, Barathea). 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m to 2022-23.

Alethiometer (19f, Redoute's Choice, Inchinor). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f to 2022.

Master Richard (19g, Medicean, Pivotal). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m to 2022.

La Feile (19f, Galileo, Dansili). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 7f to 2022.

Dynamic Talent (19g, Kheleyf, Priolo). 2 wins at 7f in 2022.

Just a Claim (19f, Candy Ride, Storm Cat). 2 wins at 2 in 2021.

Groom (19g, Pivotal, Groom Dancer). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m to 2021-22.

Pink Storm (19f, Haafhd, Diktat). 2 wins at 5f in 2022.

Widow (19f, Oasis Dream, Persian Bold). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m to 2022.

Sopran Nigella (19f, Aussie Rules, Pursuit of Love). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1500m, 1800m to 2022.

Ruith le Tu (19g, Danehill Dancer, Spectrum). 2 wins at 7f, 1m in 2022.

Il Frantoio (20c, Teofilo, Halling). Winner at 2 in 2022.

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