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 Graded Win for North Light's Chips All In

The Adena Springs-bred North Light son Chips All In, back on his favored Santa Anita Park turf course, staved off the late-charging Boat Trip by a nose to capture the $101,750 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the opening day of the autumn meet Sept. 27 in Arcadia, Calif.

The Adena Springs-bred North Light son Chips All In, back on his favored Santa Anita Park turf course, staved off the late-charging Boat Trip by a nose to capture the $101,750 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the opening day of the autumn meet Sept. 27 in Arcadia, Calif.

The 5-2 second favorite in a field of 12, hard-knocking Chips All In got a perfect tracking trip with jockey Julien Leparoux aboard to register his fourth win in five tries over the Santa Anita turf. He completed the about 6 1/2-furlong distance on the hillside course in a sharp 1:12 flat over firm ground.

Boat Trip, flying late on the outside for jockey Garrett Gomez, just missed an upset opportunity, while Unbridled's Note, shipping in from Churchill Downs to defend his 2012 Eddie D title, settled for third as a narrow 5-2 choice. Multiple graded stakes winner Caracortado, making his return to action after missing nearly 21 months with a a foot injury, was edged for third by a neck in a crowded finish.

Chips All In, who was shortening up after a pair of one-mile turf races at Del Mar this summer, made it consecutive grade III scores over the unique Santa Anita layout following his victory in the San Simeon Stakes in April. Jeff Mullins trains the winning 4-year-old son of North Light   for the partnership of Jean Everest, John O'Brien, Danny Valdez, and Michelle Turpin.

"I think the two route races that he had under his belt prior to this helped a lot," Mullins said.

The Eddie D, named for retired Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, is not a Breeders' Cup "Win & You're In" race for the $1 million Turf Sprint Nov. 2. Unbridled's Note used last year's race as a springboard to the BC Turf Sprint at Santa Anita, however, and wound up a lukewarm 9-2 favorite for trainer Steve Asmussen while finishing second.

Chips All In was forwardly placed from the outset, laying just off pacesetter Rosengold and French import Snowday through an opening quarter mile of :21.73 and a half in :43.66. Chips All In ranged up three wide leaving the bend and battled Snowday, making his United States debut, through the homestretch before getting control past the furlong marker. He had to dig in late under urging from Leparoux with Unbridled's Note threatening for Corey Nakatani and Caracortado and Boat Trip closing with a rush as well, and the wire came just in time.

"He broke pretty good, and I tried to put him in the race," Leparoux said. "And then I just tried to be clear and not have any traffic. I put him where he was clear, and he put me there easy. I thought I felt someone coming on the outside, and he went on. He loves this track and loves this distance."

Bred in Kentucky by Adena Springs, Chips All In is out of the Maria's Mon mare Maria's Mirage, a multiple stakes winner. The bay colt improved his career record to 7-5-1 in 16 outings with earnings of $410,613.

Chips All In was coming off a runner-up finish in an allowance/optional claiming test at Del Mar Aug. 22. He has not finished off the board since being distanced in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) as a 3-year-old in February 2012.

Carrying top weight of 123 pounds, Chips All In paid $7.80, $4.80, and $3. Boat Trip, narrowly denied in his bid for a graded stakes win for trainer Mike Pender, returned $7.40 and $4.60. The exacta was worth $52.50. Mike McCarty's Unbridled's Note, expected to return to the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, was $3.40 to show in his first start since finishing eighth in the Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) May 4.

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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 - $626,169
(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.

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated 10/23/18 

Epsom Derby (G1) winner North Light is the top son of the all-time great sire and sires-of sires Danehill standing in North America today. 

North Light has a pedigree free of Raise A Native/Mr. Prospector and he has done predictably well with mares from this line. In fact, North Light’s most accomplished runner so far, Arctic Cosmos, winner the historic St. Leger S. (G1), is out of a Mr. Prospector-line mare. The dam of the hero of the world’s oldest Classic is by the Mr. P. grandson Marquetry, a son of Conquistador Cielo

North Light has also sired SW Bodua out of a mare by the Mr. Prospector son Native Prospector. North Light's stakes-winning full-brothers Centrefire and Charterhill are out of a mare by another Mr. Prospector stallion, Allen’s Prospect. The second dam of GSP Artic North is by Miswaki. Overall, Danehill and his sons have sired over 380 stakes winners out of Mr. Prospector-line mares. Distant View, Fappiano, Kingmambo, Woodman and Machiavellian are among the most prolific strains in the sample. Machiavellian is the top European descendant of Mr. Prospector and is represented in the North American stud book by the growing Street Cry sireline that includes Street Sense, Street Boss, Street Hero and New Year’s Day.

Mares by Mr. Prospector’s grandson Thunder Gulch (by Gulch) are also promising targets for North Light. Ten 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 in the pedigree of his second damsire Cure the Blues. Go Forth North is also out of a mare by Holy Bull, like Dr. Fager a male-line descendant of Rough’n Tumble. The Storm Cat son Forestry and his son Shackleford are other sources 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 now are over 600 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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