Siyouni (Fr) – Sichilla (Ire)

St Mark’s Basilica, a five-time Group 1 winner, is a son Siyouni (Fr), Champion Sire in France in 2020 and 2021.

Siyouni is out of Sichilla, a daughter of Danehill. This opens up St Mark’s Basilica to crossing with mares by sons & grandsons of DANEHILL. Sex balancing Danehill like this is one of the most successful ways to reinforce this influential sire.

Danehill and Northern Dancer (who has four presences in St Mark’s Basilica) are ALMAHMOUD family members. This line can be further reinforced by influences including MACHIAVELLIAN (sire of STREET CRY, VETTORI etc), EL MOXIE, EXIT TO NOWHERE, ORPEN and HALO.  Halo can be sourced via damsires such as SEBRING, DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, MORE THAN READY, SOUTHERN IMAGE, IRGUN and SUNDAY SILENCE

St Mark’s Basilica’s fourth damsire is Silly Season, commonly seen in Australian pedigrees as sire of LUNCHTIME.  He in turn is the sire of SNIPPETS, who creates a sex balanced duplication of Silly Season with St Mark’s Basilica. Mares carrying Snippets (damsire of SNITZEL) or by his sons PINS, SNOWLAND and SNIPPETSON appeal. Lunchtime is also damsire of CANNY LAD.

St Mark’s Basilica

SNITZEL, ALL TOO HARD and MAGNUS are sires that combine sons of Danehill and Snippets (above) in their pedigrees, making their daughters very desirable for St Mark’s Basilica.

Galileo, damsire of St Mark’s Basilica, is out of a daughter of Miswaki. Offering mares carrying sons of MISWAKI such as UMATILLA or BACHELOR DUKE appeals. Miswaki is closely related to TOUBOUGG.

St Mark’s Basilica carries GOODY TWO SHOES family members Nureyev, Sadler’s Wells and Lt. Stevens.  Sadler’s Wells’ brothers FAIRY KING and TATE GALLERY are desirable reinforcements. Fairy King can be sourced via ENCOSTA DE LAGO (sire of NORTHERN METEOR etc), FALBRAV, SHINKO KING and HELISSIO.  Other members which would also enhance this line include PERUGINO, GEIGER COUNTER, YEATS, INFLATE, VAL DE LOIR, RIDAN, THATCH and his son THATCHING, LORENZACCIO, TOPSIDER, FESTIVAL HALL, FOX MYTH, REFORM and OPEN DAY.

St Mark’s Basilica traces in direct tail female line to SELENE. This is the family of SIR TRISTRAM, STAR WAY and further back, HYPERION (grandsire of STAR KINGDOM) and PHARAMOND II.

ENCOSTA DE LAGO (mentioned above) is out of a STAR WAY mare, making him doubly desirable for St Mark’s Basilica.

Lomond, third damsire of St Mark’s Basilica, is a FRIZETTE family member. He is a half brother to SEATTLE SLEW (grandsire of BERNARDINI). Mr Prospector, duplicated in St Mark’s Basilica’s pedigree, is another member. This line can be further reinforced by the inclusion of horses such as SING SING, DJEDDAH, ROAN ROCKET, GREGORIAN, FERDINAND, BALDRIC II, JET PILOT and OMAN in mares.

Apart from St Mark’s Basilica, Siyouni has produced Group 1 winners from mares by CAPE CROSS, KING’S BEST, LIBRETTIST and AUTHORIZED. Group 2 winner Amelia’s Jewel is out of a CANFORD CLIFFS mare.

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