Kingman - Helleborine by Observatory

Bay 2016 15.3hh
Year to stud: 2020
(other countries): (IRE: 2020)
Oldest progeny are: Entered stud last year his oldest progeny are foals this season
FYEAR: 2021

Standing at: Coolmore Australia

2021 fee: $13,750

Fee history: 2020: $17,600,

Unbeaten Royal Ascot Gr.2-winning 2YO & Brilliant Sprinter at 3

  • The fastest son of young sire sensation KINGMAN – already sire of 35 Stakes winners including Classic winner PERSIAN KING
  • From the red-hot sire line of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT – 4 of his sons have already produced Gr.1 winners at stud including I AM INVINCIBLE
  • His dam HELLEBORINE won the Gr.3 Prix d’Aumale & Listed Prix Six Perfections. Placed in the Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac & Gr.3 Prix Imprudence
  • His 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th dams all bred Gr.1 winners

“Calyx always had that rare brilliance you only see in champions. He’s very fast and a gorgeous-looking horse with a lovely mind” – trainer, John Gosden

“I was particularly impressed with Calyx when I saw him at Coolmore. He looks very much like a typical Australian speed horse with a powerful hindquarter, deep girth and sharp action. His pedigree and profile are ideal for Australia and he’s a great value sire. I’ll be supporting him this season.” – Glenn Burrows, Willow Park Stud

Hypothetical Mating


  • Race Performances
  • Race Record

Rated 120p by Timeform at 2 years, and 124 at 3 years!

  • Won his maiden at Newmarket on debut by 5 lengths

Despite running green at Newmarket, Calyx achieved the rare feat for a newcomer of recording a rating in excess of 100″ – Timeform

  • Just 10 day later after his runaway debut, he won the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot defeating triple Gr.1 winner Advertise

“Calyx looked one of the most exciting Coventry winners for some time… The placed horses from the Coventry behind Calyx upheld the form afterwards, particularly runner-up Advertise who went on to win the July Stakes and Phoenix Stakes” – Timeform

  • Explosive speed in the Gr.3 Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes at Ascot

“he’s an explosive talent… put the race to bed in a matter of strides approaching the last furlong, bursting clear” – Racing Post

(in Great Britain)

At 2 : Royal Ascot Coventry S., Gr.2 (6f beating Advertise and Sergei Prokofiev)
Newmarket AFT Fluorotec 2YO S. (6f)
At 3 : Ascot Pavilion S., Gr.3 (6f beating No Nonsense and Konchek)
2d Haydock Sandy Lane S., Gr.2 (6f to Hello Youmzain and beating Royal Intervention)


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Five x Five Enhanced Pedigree Grid for

CALYX (GB) 2016 Bay colt
by Kingman - Helleborine, by Observatory


B. 2011
GW 7 wins
f:448 r:366 w:242 SW:43
Invincible Spirit
B. 1997
GW 7 wins
f:1964 r:1737 w:1201 SW:137
Green Desert
B. 1983
GW 5 wins
f:1125 r:962 w:644 SW:89
DanzigNorthern Dancer2
Pas de Nom7
Foreign CourierSir Ivor8
Courtly DeeAm.
B. 1987
GW 5 wins
f:15 r:14 w:11 SW:4
KrisSharpen Up5
Doubly Sure2
Border Bounty7
B. 1999
GW 3 wins
f:13 r:11 w:6 SW:2
B. 1994
GW 2 wins
f:825 r:668 w:375 SW:35
Gone WestMr. Prospector13
ZaizafonThe Minstrel8
B. 1991
f:5 r:3 w:3 SW:3
Dancing BraveLyphard17
Navajo Princess3
BahamianMill Reef22
B. 2008
GW 3 wins
f:5 r:3 w:1 SW:1
Ch. 1997
GW 6 wins
f:365 r:315 w:175 SW:10
Distant View
Ch. 1991
GW 2 wins
f:479 r:390 w:256 SW:19
Mr. ProspectorRaise a Native8
Gold Digger13
Seven SpringsIrish River1
La Trinite16
Ch. 1986
SW 3 wins
f:12 r:10 w:8 SW:2
RobertoHail to Reason4
Victoria StarNorthern Dancer2
New Orchid
B. 2000
SP 1 win
f:10 r:7 w:6 SW:2
Quest for Fame
B. 1987
GW 5 wins
f:1181 r:931 w:587 SW:43
Rainbow QuestBlushing Groom22
I Will Follow14
AryenneGreen Dancer16
B. 1991
Wnr 1 win
f:11 r:9 w:4 SW:1
NijinskyNorthern Dancer2
Flaming Page8
PopuliStar Envoy8
Sister Shannon4

Mr. Prospector (USA) 1970 : 5m x 4m
Northern Dancer (CAN) 1961 : 5m x 5f 5m




Bay horseFoaled in 2016

SireInvincible SpiritGreen DesertDanzig
KINGMAN (GB) RafhaKris
2011ZendaZamindarGone West
  HopeDancing Brave
DamObservatoryDistant ViewMr. Prospector
HELLEBORINE (GB) StellariaRoberto
2008New OrchidQuest for FameRainbow Quest

KINGMAN (GB) (Bay 2011-Stud 2015). 7 wins-2 at 2, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1. Sire of 366 rnrs, 242 wnrs, 43 SW, inc. Palace Pier (Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1)
Persian King, Domestic Spending, Schnell Meister, Public Sector, Kinross, Summer Romance, Technical Analysis, Calyx, Headman, Serve the King, Elizabeth Tower, Fearless King, Reina Madre, Sangarius, Megallan, Chachnak, Parent's Prayer, Sinawann, Boomer, Cormorant, etc.


1st dam

HELLEBORINE, by Observatory. 3 wins at 2, €164,080, Longchamp Prix d'Aumale, Gr.3, Deauville Prix Six Perfections, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Mary Tudor, 2d Longchamp Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Imprudence, Gr.3. Sister to AFRICAN ROSE (dam of FAIR EVA)
Needleleaf (dam of NATIVE TRAIL). Dam of five named foals, three to race, inc:-

CALYX (c. by Kingman). 3 wins. See below.

Sandstone (f. by Dansili). Placed at 3, 3d Deauville Prix du Musee Rodin. Dam of-

Willesee. Winner at 2 in 2021, Curragh Irish Median Sires Series 2YO S.


2nd dam

New Orchid, by Quest for Fame. Winner at 10¼f, 2d Newmarket Aphrodite S., L, 3d Haydock Lancashire Oaks, Gr.3. Half-sister to DISTANT MUSIC, Allegro Viva (dam of CANTICUM). Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

AFRICAN ROSE (Observatory). Champion 3YO Sprinter in France in 2008. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, £99,070, €151,750, Doncaster Sprint Cup, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix du Pont-Neuf, L, 2d Deauville Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.1, Prix Yacowlef, L, 3d Chantilly Prix d'Aumale, Gr.3, Deauville Prix des Reservoirs, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Perruche Bleue, 4th Chantilly Prix du Gros-Chene, Gr.2, Longchamp Prix de la Porte Maillot, Gr.3. Dam of-

FAIR EVA (Frankel). 2 wins at 2, £88,060, Ascot Princess Margaret S., Gr.3, 2d Newmarket Rockfel S., Gr.2, 3d York Lowther S., Gr.2.

Herculean. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1¼m, Ascot Charbonnel et Walker 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Heath Court Hotel Be Our Guest H., 3d Newmarket Price Promise H., Doncaster Follow at the Races on Twitter H.

Hakka. 5 wins from 1600m to 1750m in GB and Saudi Arabia, 2d Chester Sportingbet H., 3d York Novus S.

Cosmos Pink. Winner at 1700m in France. Dam of-

Cosmos Raj. 3 wins at 1m in 2021, 2d York William Hill Leading On-Course Bookmaker H., Newmarket Mansionbet Best Odds H.

African Plains. Placed at 3, 2d Chantilly Prix des Jardins, Deauville Prix de l'Hermeraie. Dam of-

My Girl Maggie. 2 wins at 12¼f, 1¾m to 2021, 3d Goodwood Mansionbet Fillies' H.

HELLEBORINE (Observatory). 3 wins. See above.

Cultivar. 2 wins at 10½f, 3d Newbury Don Deadman Memorial 2YO S.

Orchidia. Winner at 9½f in GB, 2d MRC Ladbrokes Money Back Odds H.

Forecast. 4 wins from 19½f to 2½m to 2021 in GB.

Sand Blast. Winner at 2½m in GB.

Needleleaf. Unraced. Dam of-

NATIVE TRAIL (Oasis Dream). Champion 2YO Colt in Europe in 2021. 4 wins at 2, £353,812, €180,000, in 2021, Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, Curragh National S., Gr.1, Newmarket Superlative S., Gr.2.


3rd dam

MUSICANTI, by Nijinsky. Winner at 2900m, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Nimbus, L. Three-quarter-sister to Kamkova (dam of KIRKWALL)
Fun Crowd (dam of FUNNY MOON, THRONG). Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

DISTANT MUSIC (Distant View). Joint second on The 1999 European 2YO Classification. 5 wins-3 at 2-from 7f to 9f, £336,260, Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, Curragh International S., Gr.2, Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2, Park S., Gr.3, Silver Jubilee S., 2d Newmarket Greenham S., Gr.3, 3d Newmarket Champion S., Gr.1, 4th Newmarket Earl of Sefton S., Gr.3. Sire.

New Orchid (Quest for Fame). Winner. See above.

Mirthful. 2 wins at 11¾f, 1½m, Haydock St Helens H., 3d Newmarket Breheny H. Producer.

Musical Horizon. Unplaced. Dam of-

Country Western (Oasis Dream). 2 wins at 7f, 1m, 3d Macau Derby, L, Macau Guineas, L, Newmarket Trinidad & Tobago Tourism H.

Allegro Viva. Unraced. Dam of-

CANTICUM (Cacique). 2 wins at 2400m, 3000m, €158,100, Longchamp Prix Chaudenay, Gr.2, 2d Longchamp Prix de Lutece, Gr.3, Deauville Prix Michel Houyvet, L, 3d Deauville Prix de Pont Audemer.

Allegrezza. Winner at 2000m, Chantilly Prix du Chene du Coup de Foudre. Dam of-

EBEKO (Awtaad). 2 wins at 2, €24,000, US$96,500, Santa Anita Zuma Beach S., L, Leopardstown Foran Equine 2YO S., 2d Del Mar Juvenile Turf S., L, 4th Del Mar Cecil B Demille S., Gr.3.


Race Record: 4 Starts 3-1-0 £154,958.

3 wins-2 at 2-at 6f, £154,958, Royal Ascot Coventry S., Gr.2, Ascot Pavilion S., Gr.3, Newmarket AFT Fluorotec 2YO S., 2d Haydock Sandy Lane S., Gr.2.


Leading Progeny for


KINGMAN (GB) 2011 Bay colt
by Invincible Spirit - Zenda, by Zamindar


Sire Summary

Named FoalsStartersWinnersWinsPlacingsSW (GW)EarningsAEI
44336624146867943 (23)over $31m.3.69
per foals82.6%54.4% (5.2%)$71,715 
 per starters65.8%1.31.911.7% (6.3%)$86,803 

KINGMAN Horse of the Year in Europe in 2014. Champion 3YO Colt in Europe in 2014. Leading 3YO Male on the 2014 WTR (Mile). Champion 3YO Miler in France, GB & Ireland in 2014. 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m, £540,134, €516,840, Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Newbury Greenham S., Gr.3, Sandown Solario S., Gr.3, Newmarket 2YO S., 2d The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. He entered stud in GB in 2015. Sire of 366 progeny to race, 241 winners (65.0%)
earnings of over $31 million, 43 stakes winners, 17 stakes placegetters, inc.

PALACE PIER (17c, Nayef, Night Shift). Champion 3YO Colt & Older Horse in Europe in 2020 & 2021. Champion 3YO Miler in France & GB in 2020. Joint Head of the 2020 WTR (Mile).9 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m to 2021, £940,046, €914,240, Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1, St James's Palace S., Gr.1, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1, Sandown Mile S., Gr.2, Newcastle Betway Heed Your Hunch H., Sandown Max Patel Wealth Manager 2YO S., Betway 2YO S., 2d Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, 3d Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1.

PERSIAN KING (16c, Dylan Thomas, Giant's Causeway). Joint Head of the 2020 WTR (Mile). Champion Older Male Sprinter in Europe in 2020 (Long). Champion Older Male Miler in France in 2020.8 wins-3 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m, £34,026, €1,442,288, Chantilly Prix d'Ispahan, Gr.1, ParisLongchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Prix du Muguet, Gr.2, Newmarket Autumn S., Gr.3, ParisLongchamp Prix de Fontainebleau, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix de la RCC en Cheval de Loisir, Prix des Terriers des Houx, 2d Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1, Prix de Montretout, L, Deauville Prix de Crevecoeur, 3d ParisLongchamp Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, 4th Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1.

DOMESTIC SPENDING (17g, Street Cry, In the Wings). 6 wins from 1m to 1¼m to 2021, US$1,432,100, Churchill Downs Turf Classic S., Gr.1, Belmont Manhattan S., Gr.1, Del Mar Hollywood Derby, Gr.1, Saratoga Derby, L, Belmont Allowance, 2d Arlington Park Mister D S., Gr.1, 3d Saratoga National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S., Gr.2.

SCHNELL MEISTER (18c, Soldier Hollow, Highest Honor). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1500m to 1800m to 2021, 302,702,000¥, Tokyo NHK Mile Cup, Gr.1, Mainichi Okan, Gr.2, 2d Hanshin Mile Championship, Gr.1, Nakayama Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho Deep Impact Kinen, Gr.2, 3d Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1.

PUBLIC SECTOR (18c, Montjeu, Warning). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 9f to 2021, US$622,600, Belmont Hill Prince S., Gr.2, Saratoga National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S., Gr.2, Saranac S., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Pilgrim S., Gr.2, Manila S., L, 4th Del Mar Hollywood Derby, Gr.1.

SUMMER ROMANCE (17f, Statue of Liberty, Unbridled's Song). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m to 2020-21, £49,363, US$200,000, 376,872Dhs, Meydan Balanchine S., Gr.2, Epsom Princess Elizabeth S., Gr.3, Newmarket Empress S., L, 2d Belmont Just a Game S., Gr.1, Saratoga Diana S., Gr.1, 3d Salisbury Dick Poole S., Gr.3.

KINROSS (17g, Selkirk, Rainbow Quest). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 1m to 2021, £175,419, €30,853, 23,928Dhs, Goodwood Lennox S., Gr.2, Haydock John of Gaunt S., Gr.3, Kempton Hyde S., L, Newmarket Weatherbys Design & Print 2YO S., 4th ParisLongchamp Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, Haydock Superior Mile S., Gr.3.

SERVE THE KING (16c, Galileo, Brief Truce). 5 wins from 1m to 13f to 2021, US$406,180, Aqueduct Red Smith S., Gr.2, Saratoga John's Call S., L, 2d Belmont Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S., Gr.1, Monmouth S., Gr.3, 3d Laurel Henry S Clark S., L, 4th Monmouth United Nations S., Gr.1, Monmouth S., Gr.3.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS (18f, Sea the Stars, Diktat). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f to 2021, US$398,200, Saratoga Lake Placid S., Gr.2, Lake George S., Gr.3, 2d Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Gr.1.

HEADMAN (16c, King's Best, Sadler's Wells). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 2000m, £51,014, €327,100, Deauville Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix Eugene Adam, Gr.2, Newbury London Gold Cup.

CALYX (16c, Observatory, Quest for Fame). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 6f, £154,958, Royal Ascot Coventry S., Gr.2, Ascot Pavilion S., Gr.3, Newmarket AFT Fluorotec 2YO S., 2d Haydock Sandy Lane S., Gr.2.

FEARLESS KING (17c, Makfi, Hussonet). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2021, Cologne Mehl Mülhens Rennen, Gr.2, 3d Hoppegarten Dr Busch Memorial, Gr.3.

ELIZABETH TOWER (18f, Doyen, Big Shuffle). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m to 2021, Hanshin Tulip Sho, Gr.2.

SANGARIUS (16c, Empire Maker, Danehill). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, £165,901, Royal Ascot Hampton Court S., Gr.3, Doncaster Flying Scotsman S., L, Lingfield Quebec S., L, Newmarket Ironxcell 2YO S., 2d Chester Huxley S., Gr.2, Sandown Brigadier Gerard S., Gr.3, 3d Sandown Heron S., L, 4th Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, Haydock Brigadier Gerard S., Gr.3.

CHACHNAK (17c, Danehill Dancer, Lycius). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m to 2022, €102,650, Chantilly Prix de Guiche, Gr.3, ParisLongchamp Prix du Prince d'Orange, Gr.3, 3d ParisLongchamp Prix La Force, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix Maurice Caillault, L.

MEGALLAN (18c, Champs Elysees, Dubai Destination). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1m to 2021, £119,041, €7,000, Salisbury Sovereign S., Gr.3, Newcastle Burradon S., L, 2d York Dante S., Gr.2, Lingfield Spring Cup, L, Newbury Haynes Hanson & Clark 2YO S., 4th Newmarket Autumn S., Gr.3.

PARENT'S PRAYER (17f, Exceed and Excel, Spectrum). 3 wins from 7¼f to 8½f to 2021, Epsom Princess Elizabeth S., Gr.3, Naas Garnet S., L, 2d Naas Park Express S., Gr.3, 3d Gowran Park Fairy Bridge S., Gr.3, 4th Lingfield Chartwell S., Gr.3.

SINAWANN (17c, Anabaa, Lashkari). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m to 2021-22, €121,211, A$124,750, Leopardstown Amethyst S., Gr.3, MRC Kevin Heffernan S., Gr.3, Curragh Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 2d Leopardstown Champions Juvenile S., Gr.2, Boomerang S., Gr.2, 3d Curragh Royal Whip S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Meld S., Gr.3, Glencairn S., L, 4th Curragh Celebration S., L.

REINA MADRE (18f, Falbrav, Bering). Champion 2YO Filly in Spain in 2020.3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2021, €93,290, Deauville Prix Imprudence, Gr.3, 2d Grand Criterium de Bordeaux, L, Deauville Prix de Leaupartie, Chantilly Prix de la Galerie des Cerfs.

WALDKONIG (17c, Monsun, Mark of Esteem). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 8¾f to 1¼m to 2021, Sandown Gordon Richards S., Gr.3, 3d Newmarket S., L.

NAUSHA (16f, Galileo, Irish River). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2050m, York Musidora S., Gr.3, Newbury Conundrum Consulting 2YO Fillies' S., 3d Grand Prix de Fontainebleau, L, 4th ParisLongchamp Prix Casimir Delamarre, L.

BOOMER (17f, Singspiel, Royal Academy). 2 wins at 2, Goodwood Prestige S., Gr.3, Newbury Pepper Pink Gin 2YO Fillies' S., 2d Doncaster May Hill S., Gr.2.

CORMORANT (17g, Dansili, Dalakhani). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 1¼m, Leopardstown Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S., Gr.3, Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 4th York Dante S., Gr.2, Leopardstown Enterprise S., Gr.3.

ALOCASIA (17f, Kingmambo, El Gran Senor). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1300m, €104,500, Chantilly Prix Marchand d'Or, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Saraca, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Pawneese, 2d Deauville Prix Six Perfections, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix Texanita, Gr.3.

SHE'S GOT YOU (16f, Lemon Drop Kid, Storm Bird). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 7¼f to 8½f, £44,827, US$85,160, Monmouth Violet S., L, Ascot Ritz Club Fillies' H., Newmarket Heath Court Hotel Fillies' H., 2d Newmarket Rosemary S., L, 3d Belmont Athenia S., Gr.3, Lingfield Fleur de Lys S., L.

PRIVATE SECRETARY (16g, Darshaan, Alzao). 4 wins from 1650m to 2250m, £56,362, HK$2,197,000, Goodwood Cocked Hat S., L, Sandown H., HKJC Chai Wan Kok H., 4th Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2.

SAVE A FOREST (18f, Galileo, Danehill). 3 wins from 9½f to 1½m in 2021, Newmarket Chalice S., L, 2d Lingfield Oaks Trial S., L, 4th The Oaks, Gr.1.

MASEN (18g, Smart Strike, Danehill). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 7¼f to 2021, €119,900, Leopardstown Knockaire S., L, Sovereign Path H., Tattersalls Ireland Breeze Up 2YO S., 2d Killarney Ruby S., L, 3d Leopardstown Tyros S., Gr.3.

POSTED (16f, Darshaan, Polish Precedent). 3 wins from 7f to 1m, Sandown Fortune S., L, Newmarket Price Bailey Right Advice for Life H., 2d Haydock Dick Hern S., L, Newmarket Equine Hospital 2YO Fillies' S., Newbury Premier Food Courts 2YO Fillies' S., 4th Doncaster Sceptre S., Gr.3, Newmarket Rosemary S., L.

KING OF COMEDY (16c, Selkirk, Tirol). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 1m, £236,489, Sandown Heron S., L, Good Care Group 2YO S., 2d Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, Newmarket Joel S., Gr.2, Newbury Diomed S., Gr.3, 4th York International S., Gr.1.

His sire sons include Persian King, Calyx, etc.


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