Djebel - Stud Record

Stud Record

Djebel sired 36 stakes-winners which won 53 stakes-races. In France, he was the leading sire for four years (1947, 1948, 1949, and 1956), second in 1950, and in the top ten in 1952-54. In the twelve-year period from 1946 and 1958, his sons and daughters won 318 races, all together worth FF342,736,777.

His progeny included: Apollonia (French Oaks, French 1,000 Guineas), Arbar (Ascot Gold Cup), Clarion (champion two-year-old, sire of Klairon), Coronation V (Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe), Djelfa (French 1,000 Guineas), Djebellica (Irish Oaks), Galcador (Epsom Derby), Hugh Lupus (Irish 2,000 Guineas), My Babu (2,000 Guineas) and Montenica (French Oaks) Djebel was the sire of Djeddah who was the damsire of Never Bend.

He had at least 35 sons at stud around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, France, Great Britain and Japan, plus sires, Emperor and Targui in Australia and New Zealand respectively.

Djebel was, too, fairly influential in the breeding of sport horses. He sired the great My Babu, who was first an excellent racehorse and sire whose progeny include the eventer JJ Babu. Djebel is also seen in the pedigree of dressage horse Bolero. Also, the grand prix jumper Napur is related to him through his sire Damascus dam Kerala. My Babu was the sire of Kerala, and therefore one of Napur's grandsires.

In July 1958 Djebel died at Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard at the age of 21.

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