Hayil and Haayil - hard to tell the difference

Readers may get confused as to which is which when two sires who are grandsons of Danzig become regular sources of winners in the future as there is only an a of a difference in their names. Both represented by winners last week, they are the New Zealand based Haayil and the Lyndhurst Stud, Warwick, located Hayil.

One of the early sons of Danehill to go to stud, Haayil is another good sire who shows proven racing excellence is not an essential ingredient for sire success. Out of the Biscay mare Diplomatique, he ran only three times with his best effort being a win in a maiden at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
Through to the end of July he had had only eight runners in Australia but six of these including Allgunadoit (winner of the Newcastle Spring Stakes and second in the AJC Hobartville Stakes) and Mystical Ring (won over 1000 metres in class record time at Rosehill Gardens on December 8) have been successful.
The day after Mystical Ring’s Rosehill Gardens victory the Lyndhurst sire Hayil struck by providing Pitch White, an impressive winner by 1.5 lengths of the1000 metre event for two-year-olds at Ipswich.
Pitch White’s success was very significant as she is the first winner in the first crop of foals by Hayil, a sire tipped to become one of the most successful winner getters used at Lyndhurst.
Although this historic stud owned by the Kruger family has had five imported champion Queensland sires and leading Australian winner getters in their stallion yards in the past none had emulated Hayil and reached Group1 level.
This son of of the spectacular Danzig galloper Dayjur and the speedy Diesis mare Futuh was a leading two-year-old in England in 1997, a year in which had six starts, all at 1200 metres, for five cheques including two wins headed by the premier sprint for the age group, the Group1 Middle Park Stakes. This race had been won previously by two noted Australian sires, Showdown and Pipe of Peace, and also by Hayil’s maternal grandsire Diesis.
A tough, nuggety looking stallion a lot like the phenomenal Lyndhurst sire of the past Smokey Eyes, himself an English sprinter, Hayil got his first winner, Pitch White, from Paleface Blue, a non winner by Bluebird and from the Lord of the Dance VRC Edward Manifold Stakes winner and VATC One Thousand Guineas third Rebecca Gay.
Pitch White was bred in Queensland by D. Ruzica and sold through Benwerrin Lodge,Beaudesert at the Magic Millions January sale at the Gold Coast for the bargain price of $11,000. She looks set to be a very rewarding investment and her effort should spark added interest in her brother and other progeny of Hayil listed for next month’s Gold Coast sale.