JEREMY was a Group 2-winning miler who was short-headed by Ramonti in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, the festival at which he had won the Group 3 Jersey Stakes 12 months before.
The son of Danehill Dancer (Danehill) was out of a half-sister to Japanese superstar Deep Impact (Sunday Silence), his grandam was Group 1 scorer Wind In Her Hair (Alzao) and so he also represented the famous family of Nashwan (Blushing Groom), Nayef (Gulch) and Unfuwain (Northern Dancer), all of which made him an eye-catching recruit at the Irish National Stud.
Jeremy got stakes and pattern winners of course but the emergence of some early jumpers, notably ill-fated Grade 1 star Our Conor, saw him switched to Garryrichard Stud; sadly, he died in his second season there. Sir Gerhard comes from his final crop, his other National Hunt standouts include Appreciate It, Belfast Banter, Black Tears, Corach Rambler, Jer’s Girl, Mister Fisher, Reserve Tank, Whiskey Sour and Who Dares Wins.
Success Days is one of three Group 2 scorers Jeremy had on the flat. The filly Baino Hope is one and the speedier Kool Kompany, already off the mark as a stallion, is the other. Success Days was a leading 10-furlong performer for the Ken Condon stable, bursting onto the scene with wide-margin wins in the Group 3 Ballysax Stakes and Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial and later claiming notable scalps when adding the Group 3 Royal Whip Stakes and Group 2 York Stakes.
He beat Fascinating Rock by three-quarters of a length in the Curragh race as a four-year-old and pipped Mondialiste by a nose at York aged five. He was also many times blacktype placed including third in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. Success Days also took on exalted company at the ages of six and seven, chasing home Cliffs Of Moher in the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes at Naas and, in his final season, third to Forest Ranger in the Group 2 Huxley Stakes at Chester.
Success Days won’t have as large a crop to represent him in the four-year-old point-to-point and juvenile hurdle scene of 2025, but some of that initial batch of 36 foals caught the eye in the auction ring last year. There was a €70,000 Tattersalls Ireland filly, a €40,000 colt at the same venue, plus two other five-figure colts, one there and one at Goffs.
Already in 2022, two more of those first-born have also achieved the feat: a £17,000 colt at Goffs UK in January and a €15,500 son in Fairyhouse in February.
Success Days covered 95 mares last year and with these sale results plus his sire’s outstanding season on the track, he looks likely to be much busier in 2022. Out of a blacktype sprinter whose dam is a half-sister to Group 1 Prix Ganay winner Execute (Suave Dancer), he could fill the void left by his much-missed sire.
SUCCESS DAYS (IRE), Grey 2012. Won six races, £319,565, from 7 furlongs to 1¼ miles, at 2 to 5 years including, Sky Bet York Stakes, York, Gr.2, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, Kilfrush Stud Royal Whip Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, also placed second in Camelot Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes, Naas, Gr.2 (twice), Dr V. O’Brien Centenary Alleged Stakes, Naas, Gr.3, Finlay Volvo International Stakes, Curragh, Gr.3, coral.ie Alleged Stakes, Curragh, L, and third in Tattersalls Gold Cup, Curragh, Gr.1, Homeserve Huxley Stakes, Chester, Gr.2, Trigo Stakes, Leopardstown, L.
Retired to Stud in 2020, first crop now yearlings.
Stands at: Kilbarry Lodge Stud, Waterford, X91 D602, Ireland.
Contact: Con O’Keefffe, Claire O’Keeffe or Eddie Fanning
Telephone: +353 (0)51 373184, +353 (0)87 6822773 (Con), +353 (0)87 3398630 (Claire) or +353 (0)85 2826899 (Eddie)