Affirmed (USA) - Festivity (USA) (Spectacular Bid)

Affirmed Lane won two races as a two-year-old and is by the American Triple Crown winning sire, Affirmed.


With three to the races, her most successful foal to date is the talented grey Danehill filly J'Adane. She was multiple Group 1 placed - including a creditable eighth to Miss Finland in the Group 1 VRC Oaks and a second in New Zealand's richest race, the Group 1 Kelt Capital Stakes - and also boasts a second to Tuesday Joy in the Group 2 VRC Wakeful Stakes. 


In 2006 Affirmed Lane produced a grey colt by Fastnet Rock, who has subsequently been named Affirmation. He sold for $700,000 at the 2008 Karaka Yearling Sales and is an eight-time race winner in New Zealand and Singapore.


Her Zabeel colt was purchased from Karaka as a yearling by Mark Kavanagh for $420,000 in 2011 and a High Chaparral colt sold to David Hayes' Lindsey Park for $100,000 in 2013. In 2012 she foaled a Makfi filly but was not covered that season.

Affirmed Lane




Grey mareFoaled in 1997

SireExclusive NativeRaise a NativeNative Dancer
AFFIRMED (USA) ExclusiveShut Out
1975Won't Tell YouCrafty AdmiralFighting Fox
  Scarlet RibbonVolcanic
DamSpectacular BidBold BidderBold Ruler
FESTIVITY (USA) SpectacularPromised Land
1983Dancing OnDancer's ImageNative Dancer
  La VerdeYatasto

AFFIRMED (USA) (1975). 22 wins, $US2,393,817, Kentucky Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 550 rnrs, 407 wnrs, 80 SW, inc. Flawlessly (Hollywood Matriarch S., Gr.1), Bint Pasha, Quiet Resolve, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Pleasantly Perfect, Balanchine, Price Tag, Honey Ryder, Dress to Thrill, Harlan's Holiday, Meisho Doto, Limpid, Fregy's, Chelsey Flower, In Tune, Antious, Backtalk, Bsharpsonata, Kaatoon, Martillo, Bernimixa, Della Francesca, Regal Sanction, etc.


1st dam

FESTIVITY, by Spectacular Bid. 7 wins, US$297,123, Del Mar Palomar H., Gr.2, Hollywood Matinee S., L, 2d Del Mar Ramona H., Gr.1, Belmont Athenia H., Gr.3, 3d Hollywood Beverly Hills H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Las Palmas H., Gr.2. Sister to Bid's Image, half-sister to Courteous (dam of UNDER THE FLOOR - WINNING SUCCESS (H.K.)). Dam of ten foals, eight to race, five winners, inc:-

LADY AFFIRMED (f. by Affirmed). 5 wins from 7f to 9f, US$313,037, Belmont Athenia H., Gr.3, Drumtop S., L, 2d Hollywood Gamely H., Gr.1, Belmont Rare Perfume H., Gr.2, Pebbles S., L, 3d Aqueduct Long Island H., Gr.2, Del Mar Palomar H., Gr.2, Monmouth Eatontown H., Gr.3. Dam of-

Takes Tutu. 11 wins from 1400m to 2400m, ?125,957, 82,450Dhs in GB and U.A.E, Goodwood Stanley Racing H., Haydock Freephone Stanley H., Newmarket H&K Commissions H., Jebel Ali Orient Irrigation Services H., 2d Goodwood Britannia Rescue H., Lingfield Martin Collins Enterprises 2YO S., Nad al Sheba UAE Equestrian Federation Cup, 3d Jebel Ali Insurance Services H.

Firmly Oriented. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 1m to 2013 in U.S.A.

Campaign Castle. 3 wins at 1m, 8?f in U.S.A.

Lightning Affair. Winner at 2 in GB.

Something New. Winner at 1400m in Japan.

Little Sweetness. Winner at 1m in U.S.A.

Laminate (c. by Exclusive Era). 4 wins in U.S.A.

Charmopoly (g. by Silver Charm). 2 wins at 6f in U.S.A.

Affirmed Lane (f. by Affirmed). 2 wins. See below.

Strength (c. by Housebuster). Winner at 7f in U.S.A.

Mr. Marmaduke (c. by Affirmed). Placed in U.S.A.

Equally (c. by Exclusive Era). Placed in U.S.A.

Gucci Girl (f. by Affirmed). Unraced. Dam of-

Designer Stripes. Winner at 6f in U.S.A.

Paranoid Schizoid. Winner at 1m in U.S.A.

Precious Acres (f. by Affirmed). Unraced. Dam of-

Across the Star. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m in Japan.

Dangdae Jeap. Winner at 2 in Korea.


2nd dam

DANCING ON, by Dancer's Image. 2 wins in U.S.A. Sister to Dancer's Verde, half-sister to RAISELA, JOE FRAZIER, Unchallenged. Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

FESTIVITY (Spectacular Bid). 7 wins. See above.

Bid's Image (Spectacular Bid). 5 wins, 2d Fair Grounds Dr AB Leggio Memorial H., L, 3d Fair Grounds Truly Bound S., L, Furl Sail H., L. Producer.

Decorative. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-

Dancer Track. Unraced. Dam of-

Spring Break. Winner at 1800m in Venezuela, La Rinconada Trofeo Dia Nacional del Anciano. Dam of-

REY ALFREDO (Show Up). 4 wins at 1100m, 1400m to 2014 in Venezuela, La Rinconada Copa Jib Dancer, L, 4th La Rinconada Copa Gran Abuelo, L.

Courteous. Raced twice. Dam of-

UNDER THE FLOOR - WINNING SUCCESS (H.K.) (Secret Savings). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$129,250, HK$812,500, MRC Chairman's S., L, HKJC Detroit H., 2d VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, MVRC Leslie Froggatt S., L, HKJC Wan Chai H., 3d HKJC Golden Years H.

Our Banker (Table Limit). 10 wins-1 at 2-to 1450m, A$282,380, AJC Rajah H., Tails H., BTC Vitalcall H., STC Victoria Barracks 2YO H., 2d GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., RL, AJC Blake Pelly 2YO H., QTC Jim Beam H., STC Parramatta Foundation 2YO H., Lalor Park H., 3d NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., L, QTC Do You Remember H., 4th Newcastle JC Spring S., L.


3rd dam

LA VERDE, by Yatasto. 8 wins, Monmouth Regret H., Gr.3, 3d Delaware New Castle S., L. Half-sister to MI MANTA, Vialgo. Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

RAISELA (Raise a Native). 11 wins-1 at 2, US$290,969, Belmont Hempstead H., Gr.2, 3d Aqueduct Acorn S., Gr.1. Dam of-

Kawkeb. Winner in GB. Dam of-

Jizyah. Placed in GB. Dam of-

JACARERO (Nityo). 8 wins at 1600m, ?6,930, 179,300Dm. in Germany, Hoppegarten Robert Pferdmenges Rennen, L, Baden-Baden Lehndorff Rennen.

Shamaraise. Unplaced. Dam of-

WAGONSHA (Explosive Wagon). 3 wins-1 at 2, Suffolk Mystery Jet S., L. Producer.

JOE FRAZIER (Quadrangle). 9 wins, Fair Grounds Pelleteri H., L, 2d Fair Grounds New Orleans H., Gr.3.

Dancer's Verde (Dancer's Image). 8 wins, 2d Pimlico City of Baltimore H., L. Sire.

Unchallenged (Stevward). 6 wins, 3d Santa Anita Los Feliz S., L. Sire.


Race Record:

2 wins, 4th Belmont Miss Grillo S., Gr.3, Calder Hollywood Wildcat S., L, Tropical Park Oaks, L.


Produce Record: Dam of six named foals, five to race, four winners.

2002 f. by Storm Creek. Died.

2003 f. J'Adane, by Danehill. Winner at 1200m, NZ$321,800, A$248,150, QTC Zasu P., 2d Hawke's Bay Kelt Capital S., Gr.1, VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, QTC Dane Ripper P., Gr.3, 3d Hawke's Bay Mudgway Partsworld S., Gr.1, Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., Gr.1, BTC Classic, Gr.3. Dam of-

Bucklebury. Winner at 1200m in 2013-14 in NZ.

2004 c. by O'Reilly.

2006 g. Affirmation, by Fastnet Rock. 10 wins at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$15,040, S$308,510, to 2013, Singapore TC Class 4 H.-twice, Class 5 H.-3 times, Hortpark H., Class 3 H., Kranji D S., 2d Rotorua RC Gould Photographics 3YO H., Singapore TC Happiness H., Class 4 H.-3 times, Singapore Airlines A380 Sydney S., Class 5 H., 3d Waikato RC Windsor Park Stud H., Singapore TC Class 4 H.-twice, Class 3 H., Kranji D S., Kranji C S.

2007 g. Polarity, by No Excuse Needed. 2 wins at 1800m, 2200m, 2d Waikato RC Lawrenson Group H., Munns the Man's Store & RM Williams H.

2008 f. Avenida, by Darci Brahma. Unraced.

2009 g. Forward Lane, by Zabeel. Unplaced.

2011 c. Vuelta, by High Chaparral. Winner at 2 in 2013-14, VRC Eugene Gorman 2YO H.

2012 f. by Makfi.


Missed in 2005, 2010; not served in 2012.

Served by High Chaparral. Date of last service, 25.09.2013.