TIFFANY’S HONOUR: HIP 221 KEENOV
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:15
A young Street Cry mare offered in foal to Medaglia d’Oro, Tiffany’s Honor is out of history-making Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, a member of the exceptionally exclusive club of mares that have produced two individual winners of U.S. Triple Crown events.
Tiffany’s Honour is by Street Cry, a world-champion, who has gone on to sire 125 stakes winners, 20 of them group or grade one including the legendary racemares, Winx and Zenyatta; Street Sense, the first horse to complete the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)/Kentucky Derby (G1) double, as well as such as Street Boss, Whobegotyou, Pride of Dubai, Shocking, Seventh Street and Street Hero.
Better Than Honour, the dam of Tiffany’s Honour, is most famed as dam of Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Rags to Riches, who not only accounted for her own sex in the Kentucky Oaks (G1), Santa Anita Oaks (G1) and La Virgenes Stakes (G1), but also defeated that season’s Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse of the Year, Curlin, in an epic renewal of the Belmont Stakes (G1).
Just one year earlier, the Belmont Stakes (G1) had fallen to Rags to Riches’ half-brother Jazil, and the following year, her half-brother Casino Drive earned morning-line favoritism for the Belmont with a 5¾ triumph in the Peter Pan Stakes (G2), but was prevented from running by an injury. In addition, Better Than Honour, is dam of Man of Iron, a highweight in Ireland, and record-breaking winner of the Breeders’ Cup Marathon and of Teeming, the dam of grade one winner Streaming, stakes winner Treasuring and stakes winner Cascading, and granddam of graded winner Arabian Hope, and 2018 stakes winner Counterforce.
Better Than Honour was herself a top-class racehorse with an exceptional pedigree. A daughter of Deputy Minister she captured the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) and took second in the Acorn Stakes (G1) and Comely Stakes (G3), and third in the Mother Goose Stakes (G1). Better Than Honour’s dam, the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Santa Susana Stakes (G1) heroine, Blush With Pride, and her dam, Best in Show, have been two of the most important mares in the stud-book over the last 50 years or so.
Best in Show is now ancestress of a staggering 174 individual stakes winners, 40 of them group or grade one, including Irish Oaks (G1) captress Peeping Fawn and Gran Criterium (G1) victor Thewayyouare, both descending from Brush With Pride, as well as such Champions as El Gran Senor, Try My Best, Redoute’s Choice, Aldebaran, Chimes of Freedom, Xaar, Spinning World and Pathfork.
Tiffany’s Honour’s first living foal is a yearling colt by War Front, who made headlines as $1,100,000 Keeneland September Yearling. She is also dam of a 2018 colt by Tapit and is offered in foal to another of the world’s top sires in Medaglia d’Oro.
Pedigree Analysis by Alan Porter