A son of Champion Sire Encosta De Lago, Rubick is a tail female line descendant of the very influential TORPENHOW.  He is most closely related to Champion Sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE and class stallions AL MAHER and MANHATTAN RAIN. He also carries fellow TORPENHOW family member Nijinsky II through daughter Dancing Show. Rubick would benefit from the presence of other TORPENHOW family members in mares, such as TRY MY BEST (sire of WAAJIB and LAST TYCOON – sire of O’REILLY, TOWKAY, MARJU and BIGSTONE), THE MINSTREL (sire of PALACE MUSIC, BAKHAROFF and MASTERCLASS), HURRICANE SKY, XAAR, UMATILLA, NEW REGENT, EL GRAN SENOR, SPINNING WORLD and GIELGUD. Rubick’s multiple stakes placed son Krameric is out of an O’REILLY mare (grandson of Try My Best), 2yo winner Ruuca is out of a REDOUTE’S CHOICE mare and promising filly Bright Rubick is out of a SPINNING WORLD mare. (2022 Update: Group 1 winning son Jacquinot i’s second damsire is REDOUTE’S CHOICE.)

Sex balancing Nijinsky II is also a positive way to reinforce the TORPENHOW family. Mares carrying sons of NIJINSKY II such as ROYAL ACADEMY (sire of BEL ESPRIT), WESTERN SYMPHONY, CAERLEON (sire of BLETCHLEY PARK), WHISKEY ROAD, YEATS and SERHEED create this pattern.

Rubick’s Group 2 winner Yes Yes Yes is out of a FANTASTIC LIGHT mare.

Encosta De Lago’s sire Fairy King is a brother to SADLER’S WELLS and TATE GALLERY and a three quarter brother to NUREYEV, all of whose female descendants are great candidates for matings with Rubick. Damsires such as STRAVINSKY, SPINNING WORLD (see above), GALILEO, HIGH CHAPARRAL, MONTJEU, STARCRAFT, PEINTRE CELEBRE and CARNEGIE are suitable, amongst many others.

Encosta De Lago is from the FANFRELUCHE family. Other members include FLYING SPUR, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, KHELEYF, D’ACCORD and L’ENJOLEUR (who appears in the pedigree of sires ST. REIMS and KITTEN’S JOY).  Flying Spur is working very well with Encosta De Lago’s sons. Impressive winning filly Chia is out of a FLYING SPUR mare.

The presence of Danehill and five lines to Northern Dancer suggests other ALMAHMOUD family members such as HALO (sire of DON’T SAY HALO and grandsire of MORE THAN READY), ORPEN, WAY OF LIGHT, MACHIAVELLIAN (sire of STREET CRY and VETTORI), ESPERERO, EXIT TO NOWHERE, CATRAIL, EL MOXIE and ARCTIC TERN. Rubick is working with more DANEHILL, with seven of his eleven winners to-date carrying Danehill on their dams’ sire line.

The SIR TRISTRAM line is a highly successful cross for Rubick’s sire Encosta De Lago and close maternal relation, Redoute’s Choice.  Rubick carries two daughters of Sir Ivor, so introducing Sir Tristram, a son of Sir Ivor, sex balances this ancestor. Daughters of descendants such as LONHRO, PIERRO, KAAPSTAD, SOVEREIGN RED, MARAUDING, GROSVENOR, DON EDUARDO, MILITARY PLUME, SAVABEEL, OCTAGONAL, ZABEEL and DR. GRACE are desirable. (2022 Update: Group 1 winner Jacquinot is out of a PIERRO mare.)

Stakes performer Alburq is out of a DEHERE mare and Biscara is out of a STRATEGIC mare.

Mares from the MR. PROSPECTOR sire line are also attractive for Rubick, as several key elements in his pedigree are known to work well with him. Already carrying a daughter of this influence (second dam of Encosta De Lago), mares by sires including FUSAICHI PEGASUS, HUSSONET, RHYTHM, KINGMAMBO, STRAIGHT STRIKE, STREET CRY, E DUBAI, DISTORTED HUMOR, THUNDER GULCH, VETTORI, UNBRIDLED’S SONG, WOODMAN, FAPPIANO, GEIGER COUNTER or MACHIAVELLIAN are appealing. Promising city winning Rubick filly Andrassy Avenue is out of a FUSAICHI PEGASUS mare.

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