When you only breed a couple of horses a year, the importance of getting it right is magnified.
That’s one of the major reasons Jack and Anthea Griffin, the owner and breeder of the G1-winning mare Daysee Doom, has chosen Darley’s Kementari for her first mating.
“I’m pretty keen on genetics and researching pedigrees, I put a bit of time into it,” says Griffin.
“I’ve always liked Lonhro and I still do, but I decided I’d like to go one of his sons and Kementari appealed to me as a young, virile stallion at the right price. It looks to me to be a really good mix.
“After having a good look through his maternal family and talking to the team from Darley, I’m looking forward to the outcome.”
Griffin was also influenced by his previous experience with the Darley stallions having bred Daysee Doom from a mating of his mare See A Victory with Domesday.
The duplication of the mare Best In Show in the pedigrees of both Domesday and Kementari’s dam Yavanna, through her sire Redoute’s Choice, also appealed.
As a smaller-scale breeder, Griffin has had uncanny success.
Daysee Doom has won nine races for Griffin and his wife Anthea, but she is only one of his great successes as a breeder.