Last year’s Prix du Jockey-Club winner Vision d’Etat is the subject of an offer to bring the son of Chichicastenango to stand in Kentucky, according to overseas sources.
The winner of the G1 Prix Ganay at Longchamp on Sunday, Vision d’Etat has won seven of nine starts, earned more than 1.3 million Euros, and stands among the top performers in Europe.
Noted for having very good early pace, as well as excellent acceleration, Vision d’Etat is expected to come to race in the States if the current plan succeeds.
Now a winner twice at G1 level, Vision d’Etat is the best performer by the young stallion Chichicastenango, who descends from the Kaldoun branch of Caro (Nasrullah). The Prix Ganay winner is out of the Garde Royale mare Uberaba, who foaled the classic winner when she was 19.
One of the fascinating aspects of breeding to Vision d’Etat is that he offers a nearly outcrossed pedigree for American stock, with options for deep linebreeding to Northern Dancer and Nasrullah.
Vision d’Etat’s second dam is the Montevideo mare Ile d’Amour, the third dam is the Wild Risk mare Old England, and the fourth dam is the imported mare Folie Douce, by the Swynford-line stallion Caldarium.
Old England, who ran second in the Prix de Flore, was the last French-bred daughter of Folie Douce, who was imported carrying the Ballymoss daughter Peroxide Blonde. A winner on the track, Peroxide Blonde earned greater fame as the dam of Belmont Stakes winner Stage Door Johnny.
Following her importation by Greentree Stud, Folie Douce also produced Gazelle Stakes winner Sweet Folly (by Tom Fool), who became the dam of stakes winners Jack Sprat and Absent Minded. In France, Folie Douce had earlier produced Mother Goose, winner of the Princess Royal Stakes and second in the Oaks, and Mi Carina, winner of the Prix Vermeille.