"Any self-respecting stallion master will extol the virtues of his new stallion's pedigree, but in Nathaniel's case, it's no exaggeration to assert he is by the best sire on the planet out of the world's best broodmare, Magnificient Style."

Bill Oppenheim


Champion 3yo in Europe, winning the Gr.1 Epsom Derby, Irish Derby & King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes.


Sire of sires with 11 of his sons siring Gr.1 winners, including NATHANIEL, TEOFILO, NEW APPROACH, etc.


Musidora Stakes Gr.3 winner and the dam of eight Stakes winners, including 3 Gr.1 winners:  NATHANIEL, GREAT HEAVENS and PLAYFUL ACT.

1st Dam

MAGNIFICIENT STYLE (USA), won 2 races and £46,988 including Musidora Stakes, York, Gr.3, placed third in Pretty Polly Stakes, Newmarket, L.;
dam of 10 winners from 11 runners including-

NATHANIEL (IRE), (c. by Galileo (IRE)), Champion 3yr old in Europe in 2011 (9.5-11f.), Top rated 3yr old in England in 2011 (11-13f.), won 4 races, at 3 and 4 years, 2012 and £1,324,808, including Coral Eclipse Stakes, Sandown, Gr.1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1 and King Edward VII Stakes, Royal Ascot, Gr.2 placed second 5 times including Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, MBNA Chester Vase, Chester, Gr.3.

GREAT HEAVENS (GB), (f. by Galileo (IRE)), won 4 races at 3 years, 2012 and £260,974 including Darley Irish Oaks, Curragh, Gr.1, Lancashire Oaks, Haydock, Gr.2, Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes, Newbury, L.

PLAYFUL ACT (IRE) (f. by Sadler's Wells (USA)), won 4 races at 2 and 3 years and £272,207 including Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile Stakes Ascot, Gr.1, Lancashire Oaks, Haydock Park, Gr.2, and betfair.com May Hill Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.2, second in Irish Oaks, Curragh, Gr.1; dam of winners, viz

GIANTS PLAY (USA), won 2 races at 3 and 4 years, 2011 and £99,505 including New York Stakes, Belmont Park, Gr.2 and placed second in Sheepshead Bay Stakes, Belmont  Park, Gr.2 and third in Orchid Stakes, Gulfstream Park, Gr.3 and River Eden Stakes, Lingfield Park, L; dam of Ispolini (GB), 1 race and placed second bet365 Classic Trial, Sandown, Gr.3, 2018, and Playful Sound (GB), 4 races at 3 and 4 years, 2017 and £64,998 and placed once including third Lyric Fillies' Stakes, York, L.

ANJAZ (USA), won 4 races at 2, 3 and 5 years and £119,349, viz Orchid Stakes, Gulfstream Park, Gr.3, placed 4 times viz second in Sheepshead Bay Stakes, Belmont Park, Gr.2.

TEARLESS (GB), won 3 races at 4 years and £34,891, viz Fleur De Lys Fillies' Stakes, Lingfield, L.

PERCUSSIONIST (IRE) (g. by Sadler's Wells (USA)), won 3 races and £253,306 including Yorkshire Cup, York, Gr.2 and Derby Trial, Lingfield Park, Gr.3, placed second in Yorkshire Cup, York, Gr.2, Weatherbys Bank Doonside Cup, Ayr, L. and third in Prix Hubert de Chaudenay, Longchamp, Gr.2.

ECHOES IN ETERNITY (IRE) (f. by Spinning World (USA)), won 4 races at 2 to 4 years and £140,017 including Park Hill Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.2 Sun Chariot Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2 and John Musker Stakes, Yarmouth, L., third EBF Upavon Stakes, Salisbury, L.; dam of winners,

WHISPERING GALLERY (GB), won 7 races, 3 to 5 years, 2011 and £284,140 including Dubai Duty Free Gold Cup, Meydan, Gr.3, August Stakes, Windsor, L. and placed second in Cumberland Lodge Stakes, Ascot, Gr.3, Fred Archer Stakes, Newmarket, L.

Sound Reflection (USA), 3 races at 2 and 4 years, 2015 and £31,307, placed third in Pretty Polly Stakes, Newmarket, L.

CHANGING SKIES (IRE) (f. by Sadler's Wells (USA)), won 5 races at home and in U.S.A. from 3 to 6 years, 2011 and £267,647 viz The Very One Stakes, Gulfstream Park, Gr.3, La Prevoyante Handicap, Calder, Gr.3, Signature Stallion Waya Stakes, Saratoga, L. and placed 10 times including second in Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes, Belmont Park, Gr.1, New York Stakes, Belmont Park, Gr.2, Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes, Keeneland, Gr.3, Prix de Psyche, Deauville, Gr.3, Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes, Keeneland, Gr.3, third Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks, Chester L. and Prix Charles Laffitte, Chantilly, L.

STYLELISTICK (USA) (f. by Storm Cat (USA)), won 4 races at 2 and 3 years in U.S.A. and £158,602 including Appalachian Stakes, Keeneland, L. and Green River Stakes, Keeneland, L., third in Regret Stakes, Churchill Downs, Gr.3; broodmare.

PETARA BAY (IRE) (c. by Peintre Celebre (USA)), won 3 races at 2, 3 and 7 years, 2011 and £95,493 including Feilden Stakes, Newmarket, L., and placed second March Stakes, Goodwood, L. and placed third Princess of Wales Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.2, Aston Park Stakes, Newbury, L.

2nd Dam

MIA KARINA (USA), won 1 race in France;
dam of 6 winners including -

SIBERIAN SUMMER (USA) (c. by Siberian Express (USA)), won 6 races in U.S.A. and £501,615 Including Charles H Strub Stakes, Santa Anita, Gr.1, placed second in Volante Handicap, Santa Anita, Gr.3, Bay Meadows Derby, Bay Meadows, Gr.3 and El Cajon Stakes, Del Mar, L.R.; sire.


3rd Dam

BASIN (USA), ran in U.S.A.;

dam of 8 winners including -

COPPERHEAD (USA), won 2 races in U.S.A.; dam of winners.

  SILVER ENDING (USA), won Pegasus Handicap, Meadowlands, Gr.1 and placed third in Hollwood Futurity, Hollywood Park, Gr.1; sire.