Persian Lion

Sire: Leroidesanimaux

Dam: Persian Memories

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Gelding

Age: 5 year old

Foaled: Mar 21st, 2015

Country: Ireland





Chestnut GeldingFoaled in 2015

SireCandy StripesBlushing GroomRed God
LEROIDESANIMAUX (BRZ) Bubble CompanyLyphard
  KeraliHigh Line
DamIndian RidgeAhonooraLorenzaccio
2006Persian FantasyPersian BoldBold Lad
  Gay FantasyTroy

LEROIDESANIMAUX (BRZ) (Chestnut 2000-Stud 2006). 9 wins-1 at 2, Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile H., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Uapybo and SW Disport. Sire of 446 rnrs, 313 wnrs, 25 SW, inc. Animal Kingdom (Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1), Una Cabeza, Always a Princess, Sarah's Secret, Zaaki, Leroy's Dynameaux, La de Mercedes, Le Don de Vie, Katie's Eyes, Sky High Gal, Aquitania, Archer Road, Bootleggers Wife, Expected Ruler, etc.


1st dam

PERSIAN MEMORIES, by Indian Ridge. Placed at 2 & 3, 3d Goodwood New Ham 2YO S. Half-sister to PERSIAN LIGHTNING, Fantasy Girl (dam of BIG BAD BOB). Dam of five named foals, all winners-

Memories Galore (g. by Invincible Spirit). 5 wins to 6f, Newcastle Betway Sprint H., 2d York Parsonage Hotel & Cloisters Spa H., Kempton 32red H., 3d Newcastle Gosforth Park Cup, Affordable Shares Available H.

Secret Memories (f. by Rip Van Winkle). 3 wins from 7f to 1m, Leopardstown Icon Apprentice H.

Persian Caliph (g. by Intikhab). 2 wins at 2, Dundalk Premier Nursery H.

Persian Lion (g. by Leroidesanimaux). Winner. See below.

Ever Present (g. by Elusive Pimpernel). Winner at 2m in 2020 in Ireland.


2nd dam

Persian Fantasy, by Persian Bold. 2 wins at 1½m, 2d Newmarket George Stubbs S., L, Breheny H. Half-sister to LUCKY GUEST, Cara Fantasy (dam of ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL, PALAVICINI, PRINCE GAGARIN). Dam of 10 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

PERSIAN LIGHTNING (Sri Pekan). 6 wins from 1m to 1½m, £108,924, Lingfield Buckhounds S., L, Epsom Vodafone Rose Bowl H., Newmarket Countrywide Steel & Tubes H., Haydock Vale UK H., 2d Royal Ascot Wolferton H., L, Newbury Southbrook Inn S., 3d York John Smith's Cup, Newmarket Newmarket & District Hoteliers S., Countryside Alliance 2YO S., 4th Royal Ascot Wolferton H., L.

Pershaan. Winner at 1½m in GB. Dam of-

Calatrava Cape. 2 wins at 1½m, Newmarket Cape Premier Yearling Sale H., 2d Newmarket John Taylor Fillies' S., Invesco Perpetual H.

Fantasy Girl. Unplaced. Dam of-

BIG BAD BOB (Bob Back). 8 wins-4 at 2-from 1400m to 2100m, £79,721, €65,800 in GB, France and Germany, Baden-Baden Furstenberg Rennen, Gr.3, Deauville Prix Ridgway, L, Ascot Autumn S., L, Doncaster Gilbey Brothers Silver Microphone S., Haydock GAP Personnel S., 2d Chester Dee S., Gr.3, Epsom JRA S., Doncaster Carling Extra Cold S., 3d Goodwood Festival S., L, 4th La Coupe de Longchamp, Gr.3. Sire.

Woodland Dream. Winner at 7f, Leopardstown Rochestown H., 3d Curragh Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships H. Dam of-

SNOW FAIRY (Intikhab). Leading Older Female on 2012 WTR (Intermediate). Leading Older Female on 2011 WTR (Intermediate/Long). Champion 3YO Filly in Europe in 2010. Champion 3YO Filly in GB in 2010 (Intermediate/Stayer). Champion Older Female in GB (Intermediate/Long) & Ireland (Intermediate) in 2011 & 2012. 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, £541,561, €1,280,199, HK$11,400,000, 187,812,000¥, Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1, The Oaks, Gr.1, Irish Oaks, Gr.1, Kyoto Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, Gr.1-twice, Goodwood Height of Fashion S., L, 2d Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1, Goodwood Nassau S., Gr.1, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Newmarket Nursery H., 3d Longchamp Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, Ascot Champion S., Gr.1, Goodwood Prestige S., Gr.3, Newbury Jonathan Portman 2YO S., 4th Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1, The St Leger, Gr.1, Newmarket Sweet Solera S., Gr.3. Dam of-

Virgin Snow (Gleneagles). Winner at 10¼f in 2020, Haydock Betway Fillies' H., 2d Newcastle Hoppings S., Gr.3, York British Stallion Studs Fillies' H., 3d Newmarket Pride S., Gr.3, 4th Yarmouth John Musker S., L.

Bobbie Soxer. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 7f in GB. Dam of-

Mittersill (Acclamation). Winner at 1m, €12,083, US$78,480 in Ireland, 2d Santa Anita Mathis Brothers Mile S., Gr.2, Del Mar Let it Ride S., L.


3rd dam

GAY FANTASY, by Troy. Unraced. Sister to Sheer Audacity (dam of OATH, PELDER, AUDACIOUS PRINCE - WINNING KEVIN (H.K.), NAPOLEON'S SISTER, SHEER DANZIG), three-quarter-sister to MISS PETARD (dam of REJUVENATE, GREEN TURBAN), half-sister to Julia Flyte (dam of ALPHARD). Dam of 12 named foals, 11 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

LUCKY GUEST (Be My Guest). 9 wins, £84,229, 43,866L. in GB, Germany, Austria and Turkey, Preis der Stadt Baden-Baden, L-twice, Austrian Internationale Meile, Veliefendi Topkapi Trophy, 2d Veliefendi Topkapi Trophy. Sire.

Persian Fantasy (Persian Bold). 2 wins. See above.

Cara Fantasy. 2 wins at 1½m, 2d Newmarket Dodson & Horrell H. Dam of-

ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (Elusive Quality). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, 1m, £151,355, York Acomb S., Gr.3, Newmarket Craven S., Gr.3, Mertoun Paddocks 2YO S., 2d Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1, Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3, 3d Newmarket Earl of Sefton S., Gr.3, Windsor August S., L. Sire.

PALAVICINI (Giant's Causeway). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1¼m, £118,924, York Strensall S., Gr.3, Newmarket Fairway S., L, Newbury 2YO S., 2d Newmarket S., L, 3d Newmarket Darley S., Gr.3, Earl of Sefton S., Gr.3, 4th Goodwood Select S., Gr.3. Sire.

PRINCE GAGARIN (Dubawi). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 1m in GB and U.S.A, Pontefract Silver Tankard S., L, Newmarket AMP Silver Jubilee S., 2d Hamilton Glasgow S., L, 3d Curragh Gallinule S., Gr.3, Chester Dee S., L.


Race Record: 24 Starts 1-4-0 £300, €24,727.

Winner at 15f, Leopardstown Manguard Plus H., 2d Leopardstown Holden Plant Rentals S., Curragh Hanlon Concrete S.