Equiano

"The criteria for a successful commercial sire are speed, excellent conformation and an attractive, fashionable pedigree - Equiano fills all three admirably."

Paul Thorman, Trickledown Stud

Equiano (FR)

2005 Acclamation ex Entente Cordiale (Ela-Mana-Mou), bay, 16.0 hh (1.62m)

A leading sire of 2yos

Promise: Two Gr.1 3yos in his first-crop, six 2yo Group/Stakes horses in his European second-crop, and already a Gr.2 2yo winner from his next crop.  Leading 2yo British sire in 2016 and 2015.
Precocity: Won 2 races and third in the Gr.2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, 6f, as a 2yo
Pedigree: By a leading 2yo sire Acclamation (Royal Applause) and sire of sires, out of a daughter by the stamina influence Ela-Mana-Mou
Performance: Twice won the Gr.1 King's Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot, 5f, as a 3yo and 5yo.  Timeform Rating: 127.  The fastest and best son of Acclamation.  Higher than all his paternal half-brothers at stud:
16lbs higher than Lilbourne Lad
14lbs higher than Dark Angel
6lbs higher than Harbour Watch
Also 9lbs higher than his Champion sire Acclamation, and 3lbs higher than his grandsire Royal Applause
One of just a few 3yos to have won Gr.1 races over 5f in Europe including stallions Cadeaux Genereux, Oasis Dream and Pivotal
 2017 Fee: £8,000 1st Oct SLF

"Well made horse: high class performer. Speedy front runner." Timeform

"His season has been absolutely fantastic. Those sorts of horses, you dream about riding. Equiano had so much speed and he was a gentleman to ride, he did everything right. The speed he showed over five furlongs was a thrill for a jockey to ride." Michael Hills, Jockey

"Equiano had the perfect temperament for a racehorse, calm, professional and easy to train, and then he was determined and courageous in his races. He just had a marvellous character." Mauricio Delcher-Sanchez, trainer, King's Stand Stakes 2008