Written April 2008

Bernadini’s sire A.P. Indy produced multiple Group One winning mare Rags to Riches out of a DEPUTY MINISTER mare.  This sire can be sourced through mares by DEHERE, FRENCH DEPUTY, SALT LAKE and  GALLO DI FERRO.

SEEKING THE GOLD is another sire which has produced stakes winners by A.P. Indy.  Daughters of LUJAIN and SECRET SAVINGS and his son DASH FOR CASH recreate this cross.

The MR. PROSPECTOR line in general is tremendously successful with A.P. Indy.  While Bernadini already carries Mr. Prospector on his dam’s sire line (fourth remove), he should appreciate more Mr. Prospector.  FLYING SPUR and TALE OF THE CAT mares offer Mr. Prospector through a daughter.

Bernadini carries Northern Dancer through a daughter.  Broodmares from the  NORTHERN DANCER sire lines such as those by DANEHILL and his sons, JUGAH, BE MY GUEST, DANZATORE, NIJINSKY II, NUREYEV, LYPHARD, SADLER’S WELLS, ANABAA, BELONG TO ME, etc etc will produce a desirable sex balanced duplication of Northern Dancer. 

A.P. Indy is closely related to BITE THE BULLET. His daughters are particularly desirable as he is by Spectacular Bid, who appears in Bernadini through a daughter.  This is also the family of SUMMER SQUALL, FOXHOUND and RAJA BABA.  Raja Baba is the sire of IS IT TRUE and the damsire of HUSSONET.

The prominence of Secretariat in Bernadini suggests that mares from his half brother SIR GAYLORD’s sire line will be complementary.  Sir Gaylord is also present in Bernadini through a daughter.  Mares by GIELGUD, IVORY HUNTER, SIR TRISTRAM, ZABEEL, OCTAGONAL, WESTMINSTER, DR. GRACE, GROSVENOR, KAAPSTAD, VICTORY PRINCE, TIERCE, MYOCARD provide Sir Gaylord.

Bernadini’s half sister, the Group One placed Ile De France, is by STORM CAT.  Mares by TALE OF THE CAT, HENNESSY and CATRAIL can emulate this cross.

The STAR KINGDOM line is also appealing, as he works well with Nearctic and Princequillo, who are strong in Bernadini.  MARSCAY, BLETCHINGLY, OPERA PRINCE, BRAVE WARRIOR, TODMAN, CANNY LAD, LUSKIN STAR, SEMIPALATINSK and STAR WATCH are just some of the broodmare sire possibilities.

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