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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.
He’s the only stallion to have sired three Group-winning juveniles at a single Royal Ascot meeting.
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.
His most notable stock besides Dawn Approach are: Talent, winner of the G1 Oaks and a fast-finishing second in the G1 St Leger; Libertarian, G2 Dante winner, never-nearer second in the G1 Derby and fourth in the G1 Leger; G3 Gordon Stakes winner Cap O’Rushes; the ill-fated G3 Albany winner Newfangled and G3 Pinnacle Stakes heroine Sultanina.
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 2012, 57 yearlings averaged £112,000 and sold for €775,000. In 2013 his stock have sold for 450,000gns, 440,000gns, 360,000gns and 270,000gns and averaged £182,000.
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.