The Capital

Sire: Bernardini
Dam: Christmas Kid
Colour: Bay
Gender: Gelding
Age: 7 year old
Foaled: Feb 28th, 2012
Country: Ireland
Silks: Light Blue, White Star


Falcon Racing No 7 Stable





Bay geldingFoaled in 2012

SireA.P. IndySeattle SlewBold Reasoning
BERNARDINI (USA) Weekend SurpriseSecretariat
2003Cara RafaelaQuiet AmericanFappiano
  Oil FableSpectacular Bid
DamLemon Drop KidKingmamboMr. Prospector
CHRISTMAS KID (USA) Charming LassieSeattle Slew
2004Christmas GiftGreen DesertDanzig
  Christmas BonusKey to the Mint

BERNARDINI (USA) (Bay 2003-Stud 2007). 6 wins from 1m to 1¼m, Pimlico Preakness S., Gr.1. Leading NZ Sire of 2YOs 2012-13. Sire of 1056 rnrs, 615 wnrs, 58 SW, inc. Cavorting (Saratoga Test S., Gr.1), Ruud Awakening, Boban, To Honor and Serve, Alpha, Stay Thirsty, Dame Dorothy, Angela Renee, Go Indy Go, Takaful, Greenpointcrusader, Rachel's Valentina, A.Z. Warrior, Biondetti, Zanbagh, Le Bernardin, Toydini, Lewis Bay, Imperative, Gamilati, etc.


1st dam

CHRISTMAS KID, by Lemon Drop Kid. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$596,877, Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Davona Dale S., Gr.2, Calder Tropical Park Oaks, L, 2d Gulfstream Park Bonnie Miss S., Gr.2, 3d Belmont Acorn S., Gr.1, Miss Grillo S., L, Colonial Downs Virginia Oaks, L, 4th Saratoga Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Monmouth Lighthouse S., L. Three-quarter-sister to Go Alone, half-sister to ELUSIVE GIFT, Christmas Strike (dam of DOUBLE DOWN VINMAN). Dam of three named foals, all winners-

BLACK SEA - PARLIAMENT (Sing.) (g. by Galileo). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, Leopardstown Two Thousand Guineas Trial, L, Curragh Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 3d Leopardstown Killavullan S., Gr.3.

Father Christmas - The Capital (Sing.) (g. by Bernardini). 2 wins. See below.

Michaelmas (c. by Elusive Quality). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m in Ireland and Oman, Curragh Alfred Nobel S., 2d Leopardstown Killavullan S., Gr.3, Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S.


2nd dam

CHRISTMAS GIFT, by Green Desert. 7 wins-2 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$387,176, Aqueduct Beaugay H., Gr.3, Meadowlands Boiling Springs H., Gr.3, Rockingham Breeders' Cup H., L, Churchill Downs Regret S., L, Keeneland Green River S., L, Churchill Downs Allowance, 2d Churchill Downs Mrs Revere S., Gr.3, Santa Anita La Habra S., L, Keeneland Appalachian S., L, 3d Belmont Rare Perfume H., Gr.2, 4th Gulfstream Park Buckram Oak H., Gr.3, Belmont Just a Game H., L, Hollywood Park Miesque S., L. Sister to Shebl, half-sister to BONUS MONEY, BRIGHT CANDLES (dam of GRAND SLAM, LEESTOWN), Yaqut (dam of ESTIMRAAR). Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

CHRISTMAS KID (Lemon Drop Kid). 4 wins. See above.

ELUSIVE GIFT (Elusive Quality). 6 wins to 6f, US$211,691, Colonial Downs John D Marsh S., L, Punch Line S., L, Aqueduct Allowance, 4th Delaware Park Vincent A Moscarelli Memorial S., L.

Gone for Christmas. 2 wins at 6f, 8½f, Aqueduct Allowance. Dam of-

Go Alone (Lemon Drop Kid). 3 wins from 1600m to 2200m in Argentina, Palermo Especial Expressive Halo, 2d Palermo Clasico Chacabuco, Gr.2, San Luis G.P. Jorge A Laffue, L, 4th La Plata Clasico Organizacion Sudamericana de Fomento del Pura Sangre de Carrera, Gr.3.

Christmas for Liam (Saint Liam). 3 wins at 1m, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 3d Monmouth Skip Away S., L.

Christmas Strike. Unplaced. Dam of-

DOUBLE DOWN VINMAN (Out of Place). 20 wins-2 at 2-to 6½f, US$540,204, Presque Isle Downs Lil E Tee H., L, 2d Penn National Danzig S., L, 3d Aqueduct Spicy Award S., L, Philadelphia Park Pennsylvania Nursery S., L, Peppy Addy S., L.

Agonistic (Stormin Fever). 10 wins from 5f to 8½f, US$374,633, to 2017, 3d Parx Racing Marshall Jenney H., L.

No Passing Zone (Pleasant Tap). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, 2d Penn National Danzig S., L, 3d Philadelphia Park Pennsylvania Nursery S., L.

Oklahoma Crude (Harlan's Holiday). 4 wins to 6f, 2d Parx Racing Marshall Jenney H., L.

Holy Christmas (Holy Bull). Winner at 8¼f, 2d Philadelphia Park Foxy JG S., L. Dam of-

HOLY LUTE (Midnight Lute). 6 wins from 5f to 1m, US$517,677, Santa Anita Eddie D S., Gr.3, Del Mar El Cajon S., L, Green Flash H., L, 2d Santa Anita San Simeon S., Gr.3, Kentucky Downs Turf Dash S., L, Santa Anita Siren Lure S., L, 3d Indiana Downs Indiana Derby, Gr.2, 4th Santa Anita Joe Hernandez S., L.


3rd dam

CHRISTMAS BONUS, by Key to the Mint. 7 wins from 6f to 8½f, Keystone Poquessing H., L, Aqueduct Allowance-3 times, Keeneland Allowance, 4th Aqueduct Affectionately H., Gr.3, Keystone Doylestown H., L, Sportsmans Sixty Sails H., L. Three-quarter-sister to SUGAR AND SPICE (dam of CINNAMON SUGAR, SURE TURN), half-sister to Souq (dam of KUDOS). Dam of 15 foals, 12 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

CHRISTMAS GIFT (Green Desert). 7 wins. See above.

BONUS MONEY (Chief's Crown). 7 wins from 7f to 9f, US$229,551, Arlington Park Golden Act S., L, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 3d Gulfstream Park Donn H., Gr.1, Turfway Park Rushaway S., L, 4th Gulfstream Park H., Gr.1, Fairmount Derby, Gr.3, Arlington Park Dr Fager H., L. Sire.

BRIGHT CANDLES (El Gran Senor). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$405,091, Santa Anita Santa Ysabel S., L, 2d Santa Anita Oaks, Gr.1, Santa Anita Santa Ynez S., Gr.2, Meadowlands Breeders' Cup H., Gr.3, 3d Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1, Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., Gr.1, Pimlico Black-Eyed Susan S., Gr.2. Dam of-

GRAND SLAM (Gone West). 4 wins-3 at 2-from 5½f to 9f, US$971,292, Belmont Champagne S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, Peter Pan S., Gr.2, 2d Breeders' Cup Sprint S., Gr.1, Belmont Jerome H., Gr.2, Hollywood Park Swaps S., Gr.2, Keeneland Seattle Slew S., L, 3d Monmouth Haskell Invitational H., Gr.1, Keeneland Lexington S., Gr.2. Sire.

LEESTOWN (Seattle Slew). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$322,166, Delaware Park Bob Jackson Memorial S., L, Leonard Richards S., L, 2d Ellis Park Sequoia S., L, Monmouth Long Branch S., L, 3d Belmont Tremont S., Gr.3. Sire.

Miner's Lamp (Seeking the Gold). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 6½f, 2d Gulfstream Park Hal's Hope H., Gr.3, 4th Belmont Westchester H., Gr.3. Sire.

Dodie Mae (Capote). 2 wins at 2, 3d Oaklawn Park Dixie Belle S., L, 4th Turfway Prevue S., L, Keeneland Indian Summer S., L. Dam of-

LANCELOT DU LAC (Shamardal). 11 wins to 7f, £394,757, 160,562Dhs, to 2017, Lingfield Cleves S., L, 2d Doncaster Wentworth S., L, Lingfield Hever Sprint S., L, 3d Doncaster Wentworth S., L.

Watching You (Coronado's Quest). Winner at 2, 2d Santa Anita Santa Ynez S., Gr.2, Hollywood Park Moccasin S., L, 3d Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., Gr.1. Dam of-

Gizzy. Unplaced. Dam of-

HONOLULU (Maclean's Music). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5½f, 8¼f to 2017, Prairie Meadows Iowa Stallion Filly S., L, 4th Remington Park Oklahoma Classics Distaff S., L.

Gold Market (Seeking the Gold). Winner at 2, 2d Keeneland Fort Springs S., L. Sire.

Shebl (Green Desert). 5 wins from 1000m to 2000m in GB and U.A.E, Jebel Ali Prestige 1600 Race S., 3d Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.3, Milan Premio Campobello, L.

Andy's Bonus. Winner in U.S.A. Dam of-

Easter Bonus (Lil's Lad). 3 wins from 6f to 8¼f, 2d Philadelphia Park Mrs Penny S., L. Producer.

Yaqut. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

ESTIMRAAR (Bustino). 3 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Doncaster Troy S., L, 3d Newmarket St Petersburg Condition S.

Asakir (Nashwan). 2 wins at 2 in GB, 2d Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1. Sire.


Race Record: 15 Starts 2-3-3 £26,976, €10,890, S$82,665.

2 wins at 1200m, 2050m to 2017, Singapore TC Ninetyfive Emperor S., 2d Leopardstown Racecourse of the Year S., Singapore TC Kranji C S., Class 3 H., 3d Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2, Singapore TC Restored S., Class 3 H.