Keeneland January | Hip 462
Selling Tuesday, January 10
Galileo (Ire) has established the most important international sire line going today, and at the 2017 Keeneland January Sale, there is no more accomplished prospect from that line than the Grade 2 winner NANCY FROM NAIROBI (GB).
By Galileo’s millionaire and Classic-winning son Sixties Icon (GB), NANCY FROM NAIROBI is offered by Lane’s End as a racing or broodmare prospect as Hip 462.
NANCY FROM NAIROBI has both the pedigree and race record to fit in any international program.
For starters, the 6-year-old has been among the best turf distaffers in California for the past 14 months for owner Hronis Racing LLC and trainer John Sadler.
Last season, she reeled off three straight at Santa Anita, culminating in a gusty victory over 13 rivals in the G2 Royal Heroine S. at a flat mile.
Any Grade 2 win is impressive, but NANCY FROM NAIROBI’s Royal Heroine gains further luster when you consider that every one of her rivals in the race, save one, was at very least a stakes winner. The field, in fact, included the Grade 1 winners Her Emmynency and Sharla Rae, and the Grade/Group 2 winners Elektrum (Ire), Fanticola, Living The Life (Ire), and Prize Exhibit (GB). That’s pretty impressive company.
NANCY FROM NAIROBI’s busy 2016 campaign also included a game third in the G2 Yellow Ribbon H. at Del Mar, when she came flying to just miss the win by a half-length.
NANCY FROM NAIROBI had previously shown great promise in Europe, when, racing without Lasix, she was a stakes performer for the Mick Channon stable.
In all, NANCY FROM NAIROBI was first or second in 11 of 27 starts and banked nearly $300,000.
Pedigree wise, NANCY FROM NAIROBI’s page is an attractive blend of speed, stamina and toughness.
Like the dams of recent Classic winners Palace Malice and Animal Kingdom, she’s by a sire who proved his mettle in Europe’s biggest middle-distance races. Sixties Icon, from Galileo’s first crop, won the 14-furlong G1 St Leger S. at three and captured no fewer than five other group events—all at 12 furlongs or greater.
The stamina of Sixties Icon is complemented well by the sprinter/miler nature of NANCY FROM NAIROBI’s female family.
NANCY FROM NAIROBI’s dam, the stakes-placed Madam Hoi, broke her maiden by daylight sprinting six furlongs over Wolverhampton all-weather, and, in her first start at three, was beaten only a length for the win when third going a flat mile in the Listed Masaka S.
Madame Hoi is by Hawk Wing, best know for his jaw-dropping score in the one-mile G1 Lockinge S. that earned him a Timeform rating of 136.
Madam Hoi’s half-brother, meanwhile, is the fleet Amadeus Mozart (Ire), second at two to George Washington (Ire) in the G1 Phoenix S. (with the eventual Group 1-winning sprinter Red Clubs (Ire) back in third).
The champion miler Gothenburg is under NANCY FROM NAIROBI’s third dam.
Lane’s End is proud to present NANCY FROM NAIROBI—an outstanding Grade 2-winning prospect from the Galileo sire line.