B 2013 15.3HH (1.60M)
Lonhro – Mnemosyne (Encosta de Lago)
Standing at Northwood Park, VIC

The product of two champions and a multiple G1 winner himself.

An impressive two-year-old winner and a dual G1 winner of the Stradbroke Handicap at three and the Kingsford-Smith Cup at four.

Sire of G2-winning two-year-old AND three-year-old Impendabelle. Proven VOBIS stallion who had already produced the VOBIS Sires' Guineas winner.

“The way he was able to gather them in and show that true grit and determination… there is a lot of similarities there to dad and mum.” - Darren Beadman, Champion Jockey.


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Watch him go: see him at his best

Kingsford-Smith Cup (G1), 1300m, Doomben, 26 May 2018
Stradbroke H (G1), 1400m, Doomben, 10 June 2017
Victory S (G2), 1200m, Doomben, 28 April 2018
Stan Fox S (G2), 1500m, Rosehill, 24 September 2016

Watch THEM go: big wins by his offspring

Wakefield Challenge (G2), 1100m, Trentham, 03 December 2022

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LONHRO (AUS) (Brown 1998-Stud 2004). 26 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 2000m, A$5,790,510, AJC
Queen Elizabeth S., G1, VRC Australian Cup, G1, LKS Mackinnon S., G1, AJC George Main S., G1,
Chipping Norton S., G1,  VATC   Caulfield  Guineas, G1,  STC George  Ryder  S.,  G1-twice,  MRC 
Yalumba S., G1-twice, CF Orr S., G1, etc, 2d AJC Queen Elizabeth S., G1, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., 
G1. Champion sire. Sire of 1,434 rnrs, 1,021 wnrs, 95 SW, 71.2% winners, 6.6% Stakes winners inc.
Impending, Pierro, The Conglomerate, Bounding, Mental, Denman, Kementari, Beaded, Exosphere,
Lyre, Aristia, Benfica, Pinwheel, Heatherly, Wawail, Academus, Messene, Pareanui Bay, Cardsharp,
Encryption, War Heroine, Holding Gold, Souchez, Ghisoni,

1st dam:
MNEMOSYNE, by Encosta de Lago. Joint top filly on The 2005-06 Australasian 3YO
6 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$1,371,975, MRC Thousand
G1, STC Queen of the Turf S., G1, Tea Rose S., G2, NSW Tatt's RC Furious
G2, AJC Silver Shadow S., G3, STC Bradley Photographers 2YO H., 2d AJC Sires'
       Produce S.,
G1, Surround S., G2, STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., G2, AJC Kindergarten S.,
G3, 3d AJC Flight S., G1, STC Coolmore Classic, G1, 4th STC Golden Slipper S., G1, AJC
       George Main S.,
G1, Light Fingers S., G2. Half-sister to Tantat Secret. Dam of 8 foals,
       7 to race,
6 winners, inc:-

   IMPENDING (c Lonhro) 5 wins. G1 winner. See record. 
FORGET (g Exceed and Excel) 9 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m, A$415,075, Newcastle JC
         Cameron H.,
G3, ATC Hungry Jacks H., Mostyn Copper Group H., H.,

         Pro-Ride H., Cellarbrations H., 3d VRC Henry Bucks Best Dressed S., L.
   EPIDEMIC (f Lonhro) 5 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$366,180, SCTC Helen Coughlan S., L,
         ATC Membership H., M Johnston Hall of Fame H., APN Outdoor P., 3d Gosford Guineas,

   Memorial (f Street Cry) 2 wins at 2, A$337,250, ATC Blackwoods AAP Industries 2YO P.,
        Cellarbrations Alexandria 2YO P., 2d ATC Silver Shadow S.,
G2, Lonhro P., L. Produce

   Erato (f Street Cry) Placed at 3. Dam of-
      LYRE (f Lonhro) 3 wins at 2, A$1,783,015, MRC Blue Diamond S., G1, Blue Diamond Prelude
G2, 2d SAJC Robert Sangster S., G1, ATC Light Fingers S., G2, VRC Hong Kong
             Jockey Club S.,
G3, MRC Heath S., G3, SAJC Manihi Classic, L, 3d ATC Golden Slipper
G1, SAJC Goodwood H., G1, 4th ATC Surround S., G1, MRC Thousand Guineas, G1.

2nd dam:
, by Canny Lad. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$127,510, VATC Gwyn Nursery S., L,
       Thomas North H., SAJC Alan Sheppard Homes H., Diecaster H., VATC Franklins Ltd H.,
       4th VRC Red Roses S., L. Half-sister to Perfect Crime - Best Glory (Mac.). Dam of 7
       foals, all winners, inc:-
 MNEMOSYNE (Encosta de Lago) 6 wins. See above.
 Tantat Secret (Secret Savings) 12 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$416,590, VRC
       Hilton Nicholas 2YO H., MRC Gippsland Sprint Final H., 3d MRC Vain S.,

3rd dam:
Perfect Draw, by Whiskey Road. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$90,700, MVRC Governor Phillip
       H., VATC Shark Fin Restaurants Cup, Charles Kerville H., MVRC High Peak H., 2d VATC
       Blue Diamond Prelude,
G3, MVRC BBA Prince True H., Guerlain H., VATC Jackson Group
       H., 3d VATC Blue Diamond Prelude,
G3. Dam of 7 named foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

  MY JULIET (Canny Lad) 5 wins. See above.
  Perfect Crime - Best Glory (Mac.) (Marauding) 2 wins at 2, A$688,440, M$94,800, AJC
        William Inglis Heroic 2YO Championship, Argos 2YO H., 2d AJC Up & Coming S.,
        STC Heritage S.,
L, 4th STC Pago Pago S., G2, VRC Debonair S., G3.


Pedigree notes

Impending is the third leading sire of winners and fifth overall among Australian second-season sires in 2022/23, improving his finishing position on both lists after a fine seventh placing on both lists in his first season. 

He is completely Danehill-free and is getting many of his best results with mares from that sire line or carrying Danehill elsewhere in their makeup.

Impending’s sire Lonhro was the rare exception of being a speed influence from the Sir Tristram sire line but in the next generation, there is evidence of a reversion to type. Lonhro’s best son Pierro is siring Classic stock and it seems that Impending’s stock is also benefitting from being given time to mature. Recent impressive Flemington Saturday 1,700m three-year-old winner Albanian I Am being a case in point. 

Impending’s dam is by Encosta de Lago whose sire Fairy King is a full brother to the Classic influence Sadler’s Wells, no doubt contributing to this effect.

Best Nicks
Impending’s G2-winning two-year-old filly Impendabelle is out of an Exceed And Excel mare and his leading stakes level and metro performers nearly all have a return of Danehill in the dam.

A summary of their bloodlines follows:

  • G2 winner Impendabelle - dam by Exceed And Excel (by Danehill)
  • G3-placed Hope At Hand – dam by Choisir (by son of Danehill)
  • G3 4th Kin – dam by Commands (by Danehill)
  • G3 4th Sir Bailey – dam by Myboycharlie (by Danehill)
  • Flemington Saturday winner Albanian I Am – second dam by Danehill

Impending is Danehill free, with his first and second dams by Encosta de Lago and Canny Lad who both nick well with Danehill, so it is not surprising that many of his best runners have emerged on this nick. 

Inbreeding / Linebreeding options
Impending’s pedigree features the names of several key mares who provide suitable opportunities for inbreeding. These include Eight Carat, Special, Fairy Bridge, My Tricia and Rolls.

Several of his early winners already display female family inbreeding as follows:

  • G3 4th Kin – inbred to Eight Carat 4m x 4f 
  • G3 4th Sir Bailey – inbred to My Tricia 5f x 5m 
  • $424,000 earner Russian Dancer – inbred to Fairy Bridge 5m x 4m
  • Multiple winner Shadow Vampire – inbred to Rolls 5f x 4m and Fairy Bridge 5m x 5m 

Four of Impending’s leading half-a-dozen performers have a return of Mr Prospector in the dam, including three of his four stakes performers, Impendabelle, Moko and Running By.

Strategy One
Mares from the Danehill line are producing the best results to date with Impending. His brilliant two-year-old Impendabelle is out of an Exceed And Excel mare, but the other major sources of Danehill via Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, Commands, Flying Spur and Fastnet Rock all seem good prospects.
Mares with Danehill blood anywhere in the pedigree can be included in this strategy.

Strategy Two
Inbreeding to the superior females in Impending’s pedigree is featuring among his better performers. Sources of those mares can easily be found in the indexes in Stallions 2023 or on the ancestor search at

Strategy Three
Returning Mr Prospector in the mare is clear success for matings with Impending. There are now numerous quality sources available vis stallions such as Street Cry, Street Boss, Dubawi, Secret Savings or Flying Spur (whose dam is by Mr Prospector), or More Than Ready (whose dam is by a son of Mr Prospector).

Strategy Four
Give Impending’s progeny time to mature and be rewarded with a winner. 


Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Two 2 1 - 1 A$81,250
Three 10 2 - 4 A$1,436,750
Four 6 2 2 1 A$885,989
Total 18 5 2 6 A$2,403,989

At 2

Handicap race, 1100m, Rosehill, by 2½l, beating Eckstein, Sylpheed.
Ken Russell Memorial Classic (G3), 1200m, Gold Coast, to Royal Tithe, Oink, beating Charnley River, Emphatically, Sundance, Spot The Diff.

At 3

Stradbroke H (G1), 1350m, Doomben, beating In Her Time, Clearly Innocent, Counterattack, Good Project, Gold Symphony, Egyptian Symbol, Derryn, Burning Front, Kaepernick, Ulmann, Mackintosh, Hopfgarten, Hooked, Jungle Edge, Rageese.
Stan Fox S (G2), 1500m, Rosehill, beating Divine Prophet, Good Standing, Cellarman, Mediterranean, Thronum.
Golden Rose S (G1), 1400m, Rosehill, to Astern, Omei Sword, beating Divine Prophet, Good Standing, Yankee Rose, El Divino, Mediterranean, Derryn, Oink, Thronum, Nikitas.
Run To The Rose (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, to Astern, Star Turn, beating El Divino, Mediterranean, Nikitas, Tessera, Manolo Blahniq, Good Standing, Cellarman, Telperion.
Arrowfield 3yo Sprint S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, to Derryn, Global Glamour, beating Spright, Defcon, Saracino, Into Orbit, Tribal Wisdom, Crafty Cop.
Star Kingdom S (G3), 1200m, Rosehill, to Jungle Edge, Dal Cielo, beating Danish Twist, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Sort After.
Caulfield Guineas (G1), 1600m, Caulfield, to Divine Prophet, Seaburge, Hey Doc, beating So Si Bon, Saracino, Good Standing, Sacred Elixir, Land Of Plenty, Wazzenme, Kaching, Revolving Door.
Canterbury S (G1), 1300m, Randwick, to Le Romain, Chautauqua, Hauraki, beating Music Magnate, Japonisme, Too Good To Refuse, Ugo Foscolo.
Kingsford-Smith Cup (G1), 1300m, Eagle Farm, to Clearly Innocent, Jungle Edge, Counterattack, beating Black Heart Bart, Derryn, Tycoon Tara, Under The Louvre, Hopfgarten, Japonisme, Music Magnate.

At 4

Kingsford-Smith Cup (G1), 1300m, Doomben, beating Le Romain, Champagne Cuddles, English, Endless Drama.
Victory S (G2), 1200m, Doomben, beating Most Important, Monsieur Gustave, Supido, Jungle Edge.
Doomben 10,000 S (G1), 1200m, Doomben, by a head, to English, beating Le Romain, Redzel, In Her Time.
Sydney S (L), 1200m, Randwick, by a head, to In Her Time, beating Ball Of Muscle, Japonisme, Takedown.
Darley Sprint Classic (G1), 1200m, Flemington, to Redzel, Terravista, beating Chautauqua, Vega Magic.

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