The Apache

Mogok - Apache Rose by Dolpour | Fee R10 000

Raced in South Africa, UAE, UK and USA (all turf) for 7 wins from 1600-2000m, earnings of R17 million

In South Africa – Gr1 Champions Cup, Gr1 Daily News, Gr2 Dingaans

In Dubai – Gr2 Al Raashidiya, 2nd Gr1 Dubai Duty Free, Gr1 Jebel Hatta

In England – 4th Gr2 York Stakes

In USA – 2nd Gr1 Arlington Million

Equus Champion 3yo Colt

Timeform Rated 120

2017 fee: R10 000+ Vat (R3 000 nom and R7 000 live foal + vat)

Free to proven/black type mares, mares with Danehill, Bold Ruler, Zabeel and Wilwyn.

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SUITABLE LINES for The Apache could include strong lines of Donatello and Hyperion,  widespread in South Africa: Elliodor, Count duBois, Dominion Royale, Goldmark, Jallad, Horse Chestnut, Fort Wood, Jay Peg, Kildonan, Second Empire, Toreador, Kahal – in essence anything with Alycidon or Acropolis (Toreador has both), Aureole, Crepello, Herculaneum, Kimberley Kid, Heliopolis; then Plum Bold, Jungle Cove; from the female line kin-breeding perspective Party Time (notably with Elliodor), Sun Lass (eg Gallantry, by Plum Bold), Royal Affair (Indian Spice), Prosperous; female line descendants from the family of Gypsy’s Warning (or this family through males incl Jan Ekels, Lucy’s Axe).

Pedigree Evaluation

A son of Mogok, sire of 4 Gr1 winners including The Apache, American Gr1 winner Gypsy’s Warning, Orbison and Wild One


His trainer Mike De Kock on his performance in the Gr1 Arlington Million: “I think he had a lot of quality horses behind him very good European horses and very good American horses. “He’s The South African pride. He ran huge. He’s gone from South Africa to Mauritius to Dubai to England, and to America in 12 months. You can’t do that with many horses but South African horses tend to deal with it.”


Among the top horses beaten by The Apache during his globe-trotting campaign were international Group/Grade 1 winners Aesop’s Fables (Prix Jean Prat), Giofra (Falmouth Stakes), Hunter’s Light (Jebel Hatta), Little Mike (Breeders Cup Turf), Ocean Park (Cox Plate), Side Glance (VRC Mackinnon Stakes), Trade Storm (Woodbine Mile) and Wigmore Hall (Northern Dancer Turf S-twice).

Local racing stars beaten by The Apache included the Gr1 winners Big City Life, Bravura, Buy And Sell, Dancewiththedevil, Emerald Cove, English Garden, Flirtation, Gold Onyx, Happy Landing, Igugu, Link Man, Regal Ransom, Seal and Solo Traveller.