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Sire: Holy Roman Emperor

Dam: Zarinia

Colour: Bay

Gender: Colt

Age: 11 year old

Foaled: Sep 27th, 2009

Country: Australia

Silks: Yellow, Dark Blue Crossed Sashes And Armbands



Career Record: 45-4-5-4

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    8.9 %
  • Place
    20.0 %

Horse Description:

Versatile Australian racehorse Honorius will stand at for Knightsbridge in Australia in 2017 and in the Northern Hemisphere in 2018.

Honorius is a stallion with an impeccable pedigree and strong racing credentials.

G1 Stallion Match

He is by proven sire in both hemispheres, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, sire of ten individual Group 1 winners in seven different countries.

HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR is the sire of 61 stakes winners worldwide including Caulfield Cup and Dual Derby winner MONGOLIAN KHAN, Hong Kong superstar DESIGNS ON ROME, international sprinter RICH TAPESTRY, Thousand Guineas winners HOMECOMING QUEEN (UK) and ROLLOUT THECARPET (NZ).

Honorius is out of Irish mare, Zarinia, also dam of South African Champion and Horse of the Year, IGUGU, winner of four Group 1 events and ten races in all.

Honorius won himself as a two year old twice, once in listed company, showing that he was quick to get going and he actually ran seven times as a two year old.

As a three year old he placed in races ranging from 7f up to 1m4f, making him have the potential to sire 1m Guineas winners, 1m4f Derby or Oaks winners, all the way up to 1m6f St Leger winners. Later in his career as an older horse, Honorius himself ran over 1m5f showing he does have plenty of stamina.

Honorius should be able to sire similar types who can race at two and make his name in the Australian Sires ranks, before going on to compete in the British classics as three year olds. By racing until he was seven, Honorius also showed he is tough and durable, a trait that is vital when looking for a stallion.

Race Record:

Like his sire, Honorius was a dual winning 2 year old. Later in his 2 year old season, he demolished his rivals by almost 3 lengths when taking out the Listed Juvenile Stayers Stakes at Rosehill over 1800m.

A versatile and genuine racehorse winning from 1400m – 2000m, Honorius proved himself to be a sound and durable racehorse, racing successfully from the age of two through to seven years. His achievements include:

  • Winning the Group 3 Craven Plate at Randwick over 2000m
  • 2nd in the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes to IT’S A DUNDEEL (DUNDEEL) over 1800m
  • 2nd in the Gr.3 Norman Robinson to HVASSTAN over 2000m.
  • 2nd in the Gr.3 Frank Packer Plate over 2000m.
  • 2nd in the Gr.3 Kingston Town over 2000m.
  • 3rd in the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes to IT’S A DUNDEEL (DUNDEEL) over 2000m.
  • 3rd in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby over 2400m to HAWKESPUR.
  • 3rd in the Gr.3 Grand Prix to HAWKESPUR over 2200m.
  • 3rd in the Listed MING DYNASTY over 1400m.
  • 5th in the Gr.1 Epsom to HE’S YOUR MAN and ROYAL DESCENT over 1600m by only 1.8 lengths.

Honorius is ready to commence his new career at stud for Knightsbridge Bloodstock.





Bay horseFoaled in 2009

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
2004L'On ViteSecretariatBold Ruler
  FanfrelucheNorthern Dancer
DamIntikhabRed RansomRoberto
ZARINIA (IRE) Crafty ExampleCrafty Prospector
2001ZariliyaDarshaanShirley Heights
  ZariyaBlushing Groom

HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) (Bay 2004-Stud 2007). 4 wins at 2, Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1. Sire of 1110 rnrs, 735 wnrs, 71 SW, inc. Mongolian Khan (New Zealand Derby, Gr.1), Designs on Rome, Gentleman Only - Beauty Only (H.K.), Homecoming Queen, Maraton, Sheidel, Rich Tapestry, Morandi, Rollout the Carpet, Salto Olímpico, Banimpire, Mango Diva, Charles the Great, Parvaneh, Angelic Light, Rich Legacy, Say it Again, Amarillo, Victory Laurel, etc.


1st dam

ZARINIA, by Intikhab. Unraced. Dam of seven named foals, six to race, five winners, inc:-

IGUGU (f. by Galileo). Horse of the Year in South Africa in 2010-11. Champion 3YO Filly & Middle Distance Horse in South Africa in 2010-11. Champion Older Female in South Africa in 2011-12. 10 wins from 1200m to 2450m, £7,955, R5,684,375, 645,920Dhs, Greyville Durban July H., Gr.1, Woolavington S., Gr.1, Kenilworth J&B Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Turffontein South African Fillies Classic, Gr.1, South African Oaks, Gr.2, Gauteng Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Ipi Tombe Challenge, Gr.2, Johannesburg Spring Fillies & Mares Challenge, Gr.3, 2d Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Newmarket Rosemary S., L, Turffontein Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup, 3d Meydan Balanchine S., Gr.2.

HONORIUS (c. by Holy Roman Emperor). 4 wins. See below.

Sweet Fire (f. by Shamardal). 4 wins from 1500m to 1800m, A$231,750, ATC TAB Rewards H., More Than Ready at Vinery H., Hyland Race Colours P., TAB Place Multi H., 2d ATC Tab.com.au H., TAB Rewards H., 3d ATC Epona S., Gr.3, Schweppes H., Verrazano New at Coolmore H.

Ngaga (f. by Fastnet Rock). 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m, R228,125, in 2016-17, 2d Kenilworth Stormsvlei Mile, L, Ladies Mile, L, 3d Kenilworth Final Fling S., Gr.3.

Lavish Lifestyle (f. by Holy Roman Emperor). Winner at 2150m in Aust.

Gayika (f. by Galileo). Unraced. Dam of-

Strike Sika. 2 wins at 1400m, 1700m in 2017-18 in Aust.


2nd dam

ZARILIYA, by Darshaan. Winner at 1½m in GB. Sister to ZAYYANI, blood-sister to ZAFADOLA (dam of EMILY BRONTE, ZELANDA), three-quarter-sister to ZERPOUR, Zarlana, Zaila (dam of ZAINTA), half-sister to Zerzaya (dam of ZAFZALA). Dam of 9 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Zarinava. 5 wins at 2m, 16½f, Curragh Newbridge Parishes Charity Day H., Doncaster Mares' Hurdle, 3d Curragh Thalgo Ladies Derby H., Leopardstown Craobh Chomortas Na Marcach H., Deloitte Novice Hurdle, Future Champions Novice Hurdle, Fillies Scheme Hurdle.

Zariyna. 3 wins from 9f to 1¼m, Curragh O'Briens Wines H., Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms Fillies H.

Zarif. 6 wins from 3400m to 5800m to 2017 in Czech, 3d Pardubice Velká Pardubická S/chase-twice.


3rd dam

ZARIYA, by Blushing Groom. 2 wins at 2 in GB. Sister to Zarafa (dam of ZAFADOLA), half-sister to Zareef, Zallaka, Zarna (dam of ZARANNDA), Zaila (dam of ZAINTA), Zarzaya (dam of ZAYDIYA). Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

ZAYYANI (Darshaan). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 7f in GB and U.S.A, Newbury Greenham S., Gr.3, 2d Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2, 4th Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1. Sire.

Zerzaya. 4 wins at 1¼m, Goodwood Charlton Hunt H., Newbury Mail on Sunday Series H., Newmarket David Hedges Memorial Trophy. Dam of-

ZERPOUR (Darshaan). 7 wins from 1400m to 2500m, £6,636, A$349,600, VRC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.2, Werribee Cup, L, Newmarket NGK Spark Plugs S., QTC Eton Hall H., Seekers Gold H., 2d VATC Sandown Classic, Gr.2, Eclipse S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Scalzo Food Industries S., L, 4th VATC St George S., Gr.2, Coongy H., Gr.3. Sire.

ZAFZALA (Kahyasi). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 1½m, Leopardstown Ballyroan S., L, 2d Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.2, Blenheim S., L, Athasi S., L, 3d Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2. Producer.

Zabadi (Shahrastani). 11 wins from 7f to 21¾f, £112,295, Aintree Glenlivet Anniversary Hurdle, Kempton Adonis Juvenile Hurdle, Newbury Gerry Feilden H. Hurdle, 2d Leopardstown Ballysax S., L.

Ziya. Unraced. Dam of-

Hello Fuji (Dansili). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1500m, Deauville Prix de la Durdent, 2d La Teste Criterium du Bequet, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Maysel, 4th Toulouse Prix Aymeri de Mauleon, L. Producer.

Zariysha. Unraced. Dam of-

Zaffrani. Winner at 2, 4th Curragh Debutante S., Gr.3, Doncaster May Hill S., Gr.3. Dam of-

High Zaff. 2 wins at 1400m, 2200m, 2d Rome Premio Accrale, 3d Rome Premio Mexico. Dam of-

SIR ANDREW - HELENE PARAGON (H.K.) (Polan). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, €105,700, HK$25,781,250, to 2016-17 in France, HK and Spain, HKJC Stewards' Cup, Gr.1, Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, Gr.1, Premier P., L, Sha Tin Mile Trophy H., Macau H., Pacific Ocean H., 2d HKJC Longines Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1, Sa Sa Ladies' Purse, Gr.3, Grand Criterium de Bordeaux, L, HKJC Pok Oi Cup, 3d HKJC Champions Mile, Gr.1, Chantilly Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Djebel, Gr.3.

Puritanical. Unraced. Dam of-

THANK YOU BYE BYE (Zanzibari). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2200m, €189,300, to 2017, Chantilly Prix Casimir Delamarre, L, 2d La Coupe de Marseille, L, Grand Prix de Fontainebleau, L, 3d Chantilly Prix d'Aumale, Gr.3.


Race Record: 45 Starts 4-5-4 A$565,750.

4 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, A$565,750, ATC Craven P., Gr.3, Calmsley Hill City Farm Juvenile P., Clubsnsw Spring Preview H., Australian Turf Club 2YO H., 2d ATC Gloaming S., Gr.3, Frank Packer P., Gr.3, Kingston Town S., Gr.3, MRC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, ATC Octagonal H., 3d BRC Queensland Derby, Gr.1, ATC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., L, 4th ATC Carbine Club S., Gr.3, MRC David Jones Cup, Gr.3-twice.