Quality Road - Paris Notion, by Dehere | 16.3


G1-Winning Multimillionaire


Champion 2YO Male - Fierceness

Bred By:

Ann Marie Farm

Raced By:

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren, Jr

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City of Light is a four-time G1 winner with tremendous speed and an outstanding physical. He stamped himself as one of the best middle-distance runners in the world with his 5 ¾-length romp in the G1 Pegasus World Cup and his win in G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. He’s the winner of three graded stakes races in a row: the Malibu S. (G1) in his stakes debut, the Triple Bend S. (G1) and the Oaklawn H. (G2). He has over $5,600,000 in earnings to his name.
City of Light is the best son to date of Lane’s End’s Quality Road, a top five general sire. City of Light hails from the female family of Grade 1-winning millionaires Cacoethes, Subordination, and Careless Jewel. 

City of Light made an impact at the sales with multiple seven-figure yearling sales and over 120 six-figure yearling sales across his first three crops to go through the  ring.

2023 proved to be a breakout year for City of Light's runners. City of Light sired three 2023 TDN Risings, as well as multiple black type winner Mimi Kakushi who was victorious in the G3 UAE Oaks and the UAE 1000 Guineas, multiple stakes winner Eye Witness, and stakes winners Gaslight Dancer, Chop Chop, Sendero, Lights of Broadway, etc.  His 2023 runners are highlighted by TDN Rising Star and G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Fierceness. Who registered the highest Beyer for 2YO in 2023, with a 105 for his Breeders’ Cup victory which led to him being named Champion 2YO Male. 


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Race Record for City of Light
AT 3
WON Malibu S. [G1] at Santa Anita Park (7 furlongs, defeating Edwards Going Left, Favorable Outcome, etc.) Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar

AT 4
WON Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile [G1] at Churchill Downs (1 mi. defeating Seeking the Soul, Bravazo, Firenze Fire, etc.) Triple Bend Stakes [G1] at Santa Anita Park (7 furlongs, defeating Bobby Abu Dhabi, Edwards Going Left, etc.) Oaklawn Handicap [G2] at Oaklawn Park (1 1/8 mi., defeating Accelerate, Untrapped, Lookin at Lee, etc.) 2nd Forego Stakes [G1] (7f, defeating Limousine Liberal, C Z Rocket, etc.) 3rd Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes [G1] (1 ¼ mi., defeating Pavel, Prince of Arabia, etc.)

AT 5
WON Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. (gr I, 1 1/8 mi., defeating Seeking the Soul, Accelerate, Bravazo, etc.)