New Approach

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Totally New

The only stallion in over a century to sire winners of the 2,000 Guineas and Oaks in his first crop. He also sired the runners-up in the Derby and the St Leger.

 

Dawn Approach 2,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, 2013

Talent Oaks S (G1), 12f, Epsom, 2013

 

He’s the only stallion to have sired three Group-winning juveniles at a single Royal Ascot meeting.

 

Dawn Approach Coventry S (G2), 6f, Royal Ascot, 2012

Newfangled Albany S (G3), 6f, Royal Ascot, 2012

Tha’Ir Chesham S, 7f, Royal Ascot, 2012

 

A New masterpiece

It’s rare for any stallion to sire a horse as good as he was: New Approach did it with his very first runner. The 132-rated Dawn Approach debuted in the first juvenile race on the Irish calendar, went undefeated at two winning both the G1 races New Approach had also won, before taking the G1 2,000 Guineas (in which New Approach had been beaten a nose) and the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at three.

 

Dawn Approach St James’s Palace S (G1), 8f, Ascot, 2013

Dawn Approach Dewhurst S (G1), 7f, Newmarket, 2013

Dawn Approach National S (G1), 7f, Curragh, 2013

New Talent

His most notable stock besides Dawn Approach are: Talent, winner of the G1 Oaks and a fast-finishing second in the G1 St Leger; G1 Nassau Stakes heroine Sultanina; Libertarian, G2 Dante winner and Derby second; G3 Gordon Stakes winner Cap O’Rushes and the ill-fated G3 Albany winner Newfangled

 

Sultanina Nassau S (G1), 10f, Goodwood, 2014

 

His second crop include ten Stakes horses including the French Group-winning filly Elliptique and Be Ready, who broke his maiden in the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes.

New Approach is also a spectacular sales stallion. In 2013 his stock have sold for 450,000gns, 440,000gns, 360,000gns and 270,000gns and averaged £182,000. Early 2014 yearlings sales include €280,000, €220,000 and €200,000 at Arqana.

 

His latest book also hints at ever-greater success in the future: 83% of his mares in 2013 are Group winners or their dams, daughters or siblings.