Donativum takes Juvenile Turf for Cadeaux Genereux
Frankie Dettori enjoys the moment after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf aboard DonativumPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
PRINCESS HAYA's Donativum gave Whitsbury Stud stallion Cadeaux Genereux his tenth Group / Grade 1 winner when getting through the smallest of gaps to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.
The gelded Donativum also franked the form of the Racing Post Trophy-Gr1winner Crowded House who was beaten by Donativum in the Tattersalls Timeform Million at Newmarket.
He is a first Grade 1 winner for his mare Miss Universe (Warning) though she had previously produced Worldly (Selkirk) winnerof La Jolla Handicap-Gr2, Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap-Gr3 and the Will Rogers Stakes-Gr3.
Miss Universe herself was a talented juvenile - she finished third in the Solario Stakes-Gr3 - and is out of a half-sister to another top-class juvenile in Intimate Guest, winner of the May Hill Stakes-Gr3.
Miss Universe's yearling by Starcraft was bought back by vendors Stratford Place Stud (breeders of Donativum) for 90,000gns at Tattersalls October Sale.
Cadeaux Genereux has also been represented by Sussex Stakes-Gr1 third Major Cadeaux through the 2008 Flat season.