The success of a stallion is ultimately measured by the success of his progeny on the racetrack, albeit some three or four years after he first arrives at stud.

But success can sometimes be predicted by the quality of the foals when they arrive, and this could just be the case for Dandino (GB)

The arrival of his first foals in the 2017 season has created some excitement at Bombora Downs in Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula and rightly so.

Bombora Downs stud principal Christoph Bruechert has breathed a sigh of relief with the safe arrival of the first of Dandino’s foals.

“So far we have two foals by Dandino on the farm and if he is starting as he means to go on, then Dandino will exert great influence on his progeny.

“Both foals have a lot of their father about them and the colt from O’Marie is just a little version of his dad which can only be a good thing.”

DANDINO (GB) as a foal
DANDINO (GB) x O'Marie colt

Dandino is an outstanding type, standing 16 hands with a wonderful temperament. He successfully campaigned in England, USA, Canada and Australia, winning Group races in all four countries.

Although only winning to Group 2 level, he was placed twice in Group 1 races, including running second in the Caulfield Cup at his first start in his Spring Carnival campaign.

He has an outstanding race record, having won 9 times from 37 starts, won or placed in 18 Group/Stakes races, and having won from 1800 metres through to 2700 metres.
He started his racing career as a 2YO when he placed 2nd, raced until 8 years old and had a blistering turn of foot.

Dandino is the son of Dansili who, from 14 crops of racing age (so far), has supplied 185 stakes performers with 71 Stakes winners.

Dansili is now emerging as a force in the broodmare sire ranks, plus also as a sire of sires with many of his sons at stud in Great Britain, USA, Japan, Europe and New Zealand.

Stakes winners from this emerging sire line dynasty are coming on a regular basis and with the quality of his first foals, there is every chance that this will continue with Dandino in Australia.

4 replies
  1. RUTH Blaug
    RUTH Blaug says:

    The pictures of Dandino and his foal are quite comical. They are so alike. I am an Elite Racing Club member and am delighted to see our old hero is doing so well.

  2. Pauline Brown
    Pauline Brown says:

    I am also an Elite Racing Club member and have just seen Dandino’s O’Marie colt … the image of his Dad and if he has also inherited the same wonderful temperament along with his stamina and turn of foot …. well who knows !!! Good Luck :-)

  3. jackie osullivan
    jackie osullivan says:

    I have always loved Dandino since he was a foal. He was an International horse and always tried. The picture of the foal looks exactly like Dandino when he was a foal. Dandino looks wonderful and I hope his foals follow him in his speed and determination on the race track.
    Elite race club member

  4. Janette Genge-Kennedy
    Janette Genge-Kennedy says:

    Oh Dandino – you beautiful horse. This particular colt foal looks exactly like you as a youngster. I do hope he has the same ability as you had on the racecourse. Good Luck to your 1st son.


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