Dansili - Key Change (Darshaan)

An Irish-bred mare by champion sire Dansili out of Key Change (Darshaan) the winner of the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks. Key to Dance was a winner in New Zealand after having two starts in her native Ireland. She is the half-relation to Listed placegetters Calorando (Green Desert) and Sandtime (Green Desert). She is related to a number of black-type performers including the Champion 3YO Filly Stayer in Great Britian Discreet Brief (Darshaan). With her exceptional international bloodlines she is an excitinig addition to the Pencarrow broodmare band.

Key to Dance




Bay mareFoaled in 2009

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
DANSILI (GB) RazyanaHis Majesty
1996HasiliKahyasiIle de Bourbon
  KeraliHigh Line
DamDarshaanShirley HeightsMill Reef
1993KashkaThe MinstrelNorthern Dancer

DANSILI (GB) (1996). 5 wins-1 at 2, Saint-Cloud Prix du Muguet, Gr.2. Sire of 1073 rnrs, 757 wnrs, 127 SW, inc. Rail Link, etc. Sire of the dams of 700 rnrs, 396 wnrs, 20 GW, inc. SW Capla Temptress, Ice Breeze, Nezwaah, Astaire, Chicquita, Expert Eye, Uni, Time Test, Brooch, Snow Sky, Son Cesio, Glorious Journey, Thewayiam, Cascapedia, Peace Envoy, Muffri'ha, Postulation, Agent Murphy, Excess Knowledge, Tell Dad, etc.


1st dam

KEY CHANGE, by Darshaan. Champion 3YO Stayer in Ireland in 1996. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1?m, ?170,692, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Leopardstown Ballysax S., L, 2d Irish St Leger, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2, 3d Irish Oaks, Gr.1. Three-quarter-sister to DISCREET BRIEF (dam of STEELER), KITHANGA (dam of MILAN, KOORA), Kalikala (dam of KALAJANA, KALABO), Kadizadeh (dam of SUNNINGDALE). Dam of nine named foals, eight to race, seven winners-

Calorando (g. by Green Desert). 5 wins from 8?f to 17f, ?151,704, Killarney Murphys Irish Stout H. Hurdle, Leopardstown Merrion S., 3d Leopardstown Alleged S., L, Galway McDonagh H., Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms August H., Tipperary John James McManus Memorial Hurdle.

Sandtime (f. by Green Desert). Winner at 1m, 3d Tralee Ruby S., L. Dam of-

Deerfield. Winner at 2, 3d Epsom Investec Private Bank H.

Ioannou. Winner at 7?f in GB.

Pittoni (g. by Peintre Celebre). 9 wins from 1?m to 19f, ?152,334, Leopardstown Spring Juvenile Hurdle, Punchestown Juvenile Hurdle, Curragh Animalintex S., 2d Leopardstown Clonard S., 3d Navan Johnstown Novice Hurdle, Punchestown Morgiana Hurdle.

Interchange (f. by Montjeu). Winner at 1?m, Newmarket Sunley S., 2d Newmarket Igloos H. Dam of-

Tiburtina (Holy Roman Emperor). Winner at 2, Newbury Bet365 2YO Fillies' S., 2d Cologne Winterk?nigin Trial, L.

Bronte. 2 wins at 7f, 7?f, 2d Curragh Moyglare 50 2YO Fillies S. Producer.

Carenage (f. by Alzao). Winner at 1?m, 3d Newbury H. Dam of-

Caringa. Winner at 1500m, 3d Rome Premio La Canea-Mazzoni E Bizzaglia Logistica.

Yammos. Winner at 2 in GB.

Caribana. Winner at 9?f in GB. Dam of-

CUBANITA (Selkirk). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 8?f to 1?m, ?123,402, ?36,750, Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3, John Porter S., Gr.3, Doncaster Gillies S., L, 2d Munich Grosser Preis von Bayern, Gr.1, Chester Stand Cup, L, Goodwood Discovery Foods S., 3d Cork Noblesse S., Gr.3, Newbury Arc Trial S., Gr.3, Chester Cheshire Oaks, L.

Mrs Popple. Unraced. Dam of-

Balerion. 2 wins at 1750m, 1800m in 2017, Rome Premio Central Park, 2d Rome Premio Glint of Gold, Premio Miles Gloriosus.

Key to Dance (f. by Dansili). Winner. See below.

Keyaza (f. by Azamour). Winner at 16?f in GB.

Cantari (f. by Priolo). Placed at 3 in Ireland. Dam of-

Caprivi Strip. Winner at 1600m, 3d Greyville In Writing Juvenile P.

Careless Love. 3 wins at 1600m, R153,275 in South Africa.

Kuba (f. by Sadler's Wells). Unraced. Dam of-

Kuba Cloth. Winner at 1000m in South Africa.


2nd dam

KASHKA, by The Minstrel. Winner at 2400m in France. Half-sister to KARKISIYA, KADISSYA (dam of KAHYASI, KALIANA, KADAKA), Kalikala (dam of KALAJANA, KALABO), Kalata (dam of KITHANGA), Kasala (dam of KALASINGER), Kumta (dam of SINA COVA, BLESSYOURPINKSOX). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

KEY CHANGE (Darshaan). 4 wins. See above.

Quiet Counsel. Winner at 1?m, Curragh Last Chance S. Dam of-

DISCREET BRIEF (Darshaan). Joint Champion 3YO Female Stayer in GB in 2003. 2 wins at 10?f, 14?f, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.3, 2d Milan Premio Mario Incisa, Gr.3, Goodwood Gladness S., L, Newmarket Bahrain Trophy, L, 3d M?lheim Las Vegas Slenderella Rennen, L, 4th Deutsches St Leger, Gr.2. Dam of-

STEELER (Raven's Pass). 3 wins at 2, ?143,630, 67,895Dhs, Newmarket Royal Lodge S., Gr.2, Goodwood Peter Willett S., L, Nat West Ahead 2YO S., 2d York Acomb S., Gr.3, 3d Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1, 4th Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 S, Gr.2.

Sularina. Raced once. Dam of-

KHIONE (Dalakhani). 3 wins from 8?f to 1?m, Goodwood Daisy Warwick S., L, Newbury Tadley Tigers Fillies' H., 3d Newbury Chalice S., L, 4th Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3.


Race Record:

Winner at 2200m.


Produce Record: Dam of three foals.

2014 f. by Rip Van Winkle.

2015 c. by High Chaparral.

2016 c. by Sacred Falls.


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