North Light

Danehill - Sought Out, by Rainbow Quest , 16.1 hands   ·   Private S&N

Classic Winner, Classic Sire

  • Danehill's #1 son in North America
  • Sire of Arctic Cosmos, winner of the historic St. Leger S. (G1) 
  • Stakes winners include MGSW Chips All In, earnings over $600,000
  • Sire of Group/Graded winners on THREE continents
  • Sire of stakes winners in California, Canada, England, etc.
  • Sire of 3 G1 performers
  • Sire of Grade 2 winner/G1-placed Celtic New Year
  • Sire of Grade 3 winner/G1-placed Go Forth North
  • North Light yearlings have sold for up to $450,000
  • Danehill's only Epsom Derby winner
  • Winner at 2, multiple Group winner & Champion at 3
North Light (IRE) Danehill Danzig Northern Dancer
Pas De Nom
Razyana His Majesty
Spring Adieu
=Sought Out (IRE)
Rainbow Quest Blushing Groom (FR)
I Will Follow
=Edinburgh (GB) =Charlottown (GB)
=Queen's Castle (GB)
Arctic Cosmos - St. Leger S. (G1), world's oldest Classic
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1 1 0 $7,970
3 6 3 1 0 $1,961,555
4 1 0 1 0 $20,052
Totals 9 4 3 0 $1,989,577

At 2


  • Maiden at Goodwood

At 3
Champion 3YO Male (11-14f)


  • Epsom Derby -G1
  • Dante S. -G2


  • Irish Derby -G1 

At 4


  • Brigadier Gerard S.


Another Stakes Victory for North Light's Chips All In

Favorite Chips All In got a perfect stalking trip and pulled clear in the stretch to easily win...

Favorite Chips All In got a perfect stalking trip and pulled clear in the stretch to easily win the $54,150 Albany Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.

Chips All In, a 7-year-old North Light horse, scored his third victory in five starts at the five-furlong distance on the turf, where he also has had a second and third. In addition, he has won a pair of Grade 3 turf sprints down the 6 1/2-furlong Hillside Turf Course at Santa Anita.

The John Brocklebank-trained runner won a prep race for the meeting’s final stakes over the course on April 16, but ran fourth in a May 6 race that was switched from the turf to the main track.

He broke alertly and was content to sit behind My Friend Emma, who cut out fractions of 21.95 and 44.76 seconds, and All Indians, who had beaten him on May 6.

Under jockey Russell Baze, he saved ground on the inside and passed a tiring All Indians at the top of the stretch. He quickly caught My Friend Emma and pulled clear to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 56.64 seconds over the 2014 winner Moonshine Bay, the second-longest shot on the board at 32-1.
Somethings Unusual rallied late for third, a half-length behind Moonshine Bay, while edging My Friend Emma by a head.

“It went pretty much the way we thought,” said Baze. “There were a couple horses on the outside that looked liked they’d show speed. We just tucked in, saving all the ground. I was liking my chances all the way down the backside because [My Friend Emma] wasn’t wanting to get close to the rail.”

Chips All In’s 10th career victory in 34 starts was worth $30,550 for owners Jean Everest, John O’Brien, Danny Valdez, Michelle Turpin, et al. He has now earned $565,194. He was bred by Adena Springs and sold at the 2010 Keeneland September sale.

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Top Runners
North Light has sired:
(Click name for 5-cross pedigree & nicking information)

ARCTIC COSMOS - $634,559
(dam by Marquetry)
1st St. Leger S. G1 (14.5F, Turf)
1st Magnolia S. (10F, AW)
2nd King Edward VII S. G2 (12F, Turf)
3rd Gordon S. G3 (12F, Turf)

CELTIC NEW YEAR - $294,422
(dam by Dynaformer)
1st Del Mar H. G2 (11F, Turf)
2nd Charles Whittingham S. G1 (10F, Turf)
3rd San Juan Capistrano Inv. G2 (14F, Turf)
3rd Sunset H. G3 (12F, Turf)

CHIPS ALL IN - $616,764
(dam by Maria's Mon)
1st Eddie D. S. G3 (6.5F, Turf)
1st San Simeon S. G3 (6.5F, Turf)
1st Eddie Logan S. (8F, Turf)
1st Pasadena S. (8F, Turf)
1st Gold Rush Futurity (6F, Dirt), etc.

GO FORTH NORTH - $296,488
(dam by Holy Bull)
1st Harold Ramser S. G3 (8F, Turf)
1st Sandy Blue S. (8F, Turf)
2nd Palomar H. G2 (8.5F, Turf)
3rd Matriarch S. G1 (8F, Turf)
3rd Robert J. Frankel S. G2 (9F, Turf), etc.

(dam by Gone West)
1st Grande Premio Presidente Carlos Paes de Barros G3 (8F, Turf)
2nd Presidente Jose Cerquinho de Assumption G2 (8F, Dirt)
3rd Grande Premio Presidente Carlos Paes de Barros G2 (8F, Turf)

LATEEGRA - $223,627
(dam by Know Heights)
1st Carotene S. (9F, Turf)
2nd Wonder Where S. (10F, Turf)

BODUA - $191,327
(dam by Native Prospector)
1st Fanfreluche S. (6F, AW)
3rd Wonder Where S. (10F, AW)

OLD BUSHMILL - $163,449
(dam by Carr de Naskra)
1st Louisiana Cup Turf Classic (8.5F, Turf)
1st Dixie Poker Ace S. (8F, Turf)

CENTREFIRE  - $100,306
(dam by Allen's Prospect)
1st Alberta Premier Futurity (6F, Dirt)
2nd Canadian Juvenile (8F, Dirt)
2nd Ky Alta H. (8F, Dirt), etc.

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Updated October 15, 2016 

Epsom Derby (G1) winner North Light is son of one of the all-time great sires and sires-of sires, Danehill. North Light has a pedigree free of the Raise A Native/Mr. Prospector influences and he has done predictably well with mares from this line.

North Light’s best runner so far is out of Mr. Prospector-line mare - G1W/Classic winner Arctic Cosmos who is out of a mare by the Conquistador Cielo stallion Marquetry. In addition, SW Bodua is out of a mare by the Mr. Prospector son Native Prospector. SW Centrefire and SP Charterhill out of a mare by Allen’s Prospect and the second dam of GSP Arctic Cosmos is by Miswaki. Overall, Danehill and his sons have sired over 330 stakes winners out of Mr. Prospector-line mares. Distant View, Fappiano, Kingmambo, Machiavellian and Woodman are among the most represented strains in the sample.

Mares by the Mr. Prospector grandson Thunder Gulch (by Gulch) are also promising targets for North Light. Eight different Danehill-line stallions have sired stakes winners out of mares by the dual American Classic winner.

SP Dreaming of Cara is out a mare by Quiet American, a son of Fappiano whose damsire is by Dr. Fager. We find Dr. Fager in three other stakes horses by North Light, including Bodua and G3W/G1-placed Celtic New Year. The dam of G3W Go Forth North shows Dr. Fager as the damsire of Cure the Blues (sire of his second dam). Go Forth North is out of a mare by Holy Bull, like Dr. Fager a male-line descendant of Rough’n Tumble. The Storm Cat son Forestry, sire of Old Forester, is a promising source of Dr. Fager.

In Reality is out of a Rough’n Tumble mare and his influence also appears in the pedigree of Celtic New Year as well as Centrefire/Charterhill and G3W Chips All In. The second dams of both Celtic New Year and Chips All In are daughters of Valid Appeal.

Celtic New Year is out of a mare by the Roberto son Dynaformer and SP Blessed One is out of mare by the Roberto grandson Kissin Kris (by Kris S.). The Danzig-Roberto blend has been prolific over the years and mares that carry Roberto in their pedigrees should continue to be strongly considered for North Light. There are over 450 stakes winners that combine Danzig on the top half of the pedigree and Roberto on the bottom side. A good number of those stakes winners are by Danehill and his sons.

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