Pedigree

Halling
Diesis Dance Machine
Sharpen Up Doubly Sure Green Dancer Never a Lady
River Patrol
Rousillon Boathouse
Riverman Belle Dorinne Habitat Ripeck

Pedigree Detail

  • 1st Dam River Patrol (GB): winner at 3, placed 2nd Virginia S., Newcastle, L.; dam of 10 winners inc.:
    • NORSE DANCER (IRE) (c. by Hailing (USA)): subject stallion.
    • RIVER STORM DANCER (GER) (c. by Samum (GER)): 2 wins, f16,473 viz. winner at 6 in Germany and placed 7 times; also winner over jumps in Germany viz. Grosses Heinrich Vetter Badenia Chase, Mannheim, L., placed 4 times.
    • Rhapsody In Blue (GER) (f. by Winged Love (IRE)): winner at 4 in Germany, 3rd Grosser Canon-Preis 3, L.; dam of a winner.
  • 2nd Dam Boathouse: 2 wins at 2 and 3 and placed once viz. 3rd Sun Chariot S., Newmarket, Gr.II; dam of 4 winners inc.:
    • DRY DOCK (c. by High Line): 2 wins at 2 and 3 inc. Chester Vase, Gr.Ill, 2nd Great Voltigeur S., York, Gr.II, 3rd St Leger, Gr.I; sire. 
    • Showboat (GB) (c. by Warning): 10 wins, £169,629 viz. 5 wins, 3rd Criterion S., Newmarket, Gr.Ill; also 5 wins in Saudi Arabia.
    • Head of The River: placed; dam of GOOD FAITH (NZ): Champion 2yo filly in New Zealand in 1996-7, won Sires' Produce S., Ellerslie, Gr.I; grandam of DAFFODIL (NZ), won AJC Oaks, Gr.I.
    • Laugharne: ran once; third dam of MY PETRA (GB), won Amlin 1965 Ltd Intermediate H. Chase, Ascot, Gr.II.
    • Mail Boat (GB): unraced; dam of 3 winners inc.:
      • MAIL THE DESERT (IRE): won Moyglare Stud S., Curragh, Gr.I.

Best Progeny

YANWORTH (GB) (Galetto (FR)) - Won Liverpool Stayers' Hurdle, Gr.I (241/2f), Christmas Hurdle, Kempton Park, Gr.I (16f), Kingwell Hurdle, Wincanton, Gr.II (15f), Ascot Hurdle, Ascot, Gr.II (19f); also won Dipper Novices' Chase, Cheltenham, Gr.II (201/2f)
NORSE KING (FR)
(Barathea (IRE)) - Won Prix du Conseil de Paris, Longchamp, Gr.II (12f), Prix Exbury, Saint-Cloud, Gr.III (10 f), Prix Scaramouche, Saint-Cloud, L. (14f), 3rd Prix Ganay, Gr.I (101/2f)
NORSE PRIZE (FR)
(Sinndar (IRE)) - Won Prix Francois Mathet, Saint-Cloud, L. (101/2f), 3rd Prix du Lys Longines, Chantilly, Gr.III (12f)
DORCAS LANE (GB)
(Riverman (USA)) - Won Pretty Polly Stakes, L. (10f), 3rd Lancashire Oaks, Gr.II (12f), Ribblesdale Stakes, Gr.II (12f)
MAGIC DANCER (GB)
(King's Best (USA)) - 2nd Betfair Handicap Hurdle, Ascot, Gr.III (151/2f), Derby Trial, Lingfield Park, L. (11f)
ODIN (IRE) (Fantastic Light (USA)) - 3rd 888sport Totepool Handicap Hurdle, Market Rasen, L. (17f)

Race Record / Best Performances

Won
Earl of Sefton Stakes Gr.3, Newmarket
Won
Sovereign Stakes Gr.3, Salisbury
2nd
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Gr.1, Newbury
2nd
International Stakes Gr.1, York
2nd
Irish Champion Stakes Gr.1, Leopardstown
3rd
2000 Guineas Gr.1, Newmarket
3rd
Sussex Gr.1, Goodwood
3rd
Lockinge Stakes Gr.1, Newbury

Racing Career

Starts Wins Places Earnings
At 2yo 5 2 2 £19,079
At 3yo 6 0 4 £146,950
At 4yo+ 24 2 9 £563,524
Total 35 4 15 £729,553

Buzz

Buzz source

08.04.17 Yanworth wins the Ryanair Stayers Liverpool Hurdle Gr.1 It think it’s relief more than anything. I’m delighted with Yanworth. We hoped the three miles would suit but we hadn’t been that far before and it’s a long run in. He won a Christmas Hurdle and a Kingwell so we had to go to the Champion. The exciting thing is he could be a better horse over a fence and he will go novice chasing in the autumn

Alan King, trainer.

17 November 2017 - Magic Dancer becomes the first Cheltenham winner for Norse Dancer and Kerry Lee

November 2017 - Yanworth makes the change to chasing, winning on debut at Exeter. Second to Willoughby Court 3rd time out

1Dec17 Alan King said at Newbury Yanworth made a couple of mistakes and you can’t afford to do that against a horse of the winner’s class (Willoughby Court), but we’ve got round and we’ve been very competitive, and hopefully he will have learned plenty again. It was only his third run over fences and obviously Exeter wasn’t ideal, but he needed a couple of hard runs over hurdles to almost man him up. These fences are bigger than anywhere in the country, so it’s a good test”

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