A Grade 1 winner of 5 races (1600-1800m), Digital Age earned over $1,2 million and the title of Top rated 4YO in the USA.

His sire INVINCIBLE SPIRIT needs little introduction – sire of sires Kingman, I’m Invincible, Territories, Lawman etc.

Digital Age is the first foal from young dam Willow View (a half sister to a Gr1 winner Cursory Glance), who already has 2 graded winners to her credit.

Broodmare sire Lemon Drop Kid is from the same family as Al Mufti, Wolfhound, Tiger Ridge, Duke Of Marmalade etc- making him a great fit for the South African broodmare band.

Digital Age is an outstanding looker, deep, strong, good quartered and very correct.

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2-Y-O: unraced
3-Y-O: 8 starts; 3 wins; 1 second; 2 fourths
Won Maiden (1600m. firm turf) by 1.25 lengths on debut. Started odds on. 19 January.
Won Columbia Stakes L (1600m. firm turf) by a head from Forever Mo (5 wins, multiple stakes
placed) and Global Access (won 3 graded stakes). 9 March.
Won American Turf Stakes Gr.2 (1700m. firm turf) by ¾ length from A Threadofblue (Graded
stakes winner of $1.1 million) and Social Paranoia (multiple graded SW of over $1 million) 4 May.
4th Belmont Derby Gr.1 (2000m. firm turf) beaten 2 1/2 lengths by Henley’s Joy ($1.1 mill),
Social Paranoia and Rockemperor (Gr.1 winner). Forced 3 wide, ran on well. 6 July.
2nd Saratoga Derby L (2200m firm turf) beaten a length by A Threadofblue., beating
Cape Of Good Hope (Gr.1 winner of Caufield Stakes at next start) 4 August.
Unpl. Jockey Club Derby Invitational (2400m. turf), Started favourite. Didn’t stay? 7 September.
5th Hill Prince Stakes Gr.2 (1800m. firm turf) beaten 3 ¼ lengths by Neptune’s Storm (received
4lb). Neptune’s Storm won 5 stakes races. Hampered. 5 October.
4th Hollywood Derby Gr.1 (1800m. turf) beaten 2 ¾ lengths by Mo Forzando (won 7 Gr.1 or Gr.2
races). “Blocked, forced 4 wide, finished strongly”. 30 November.
Rated 116 by Timeform. 105 Beyer Speed rating.
Third Highest Rated 3YO Turf Colt in 2019.

4-Y-O: 4 starts; 2 wins; 1 second.
Won Optional Claimer (1700m. turf-Saratoga) by 1 ½ lengths from Monarch’s Glen
(3 stakes wins inc Royal Ascot Wolverton St). 18 July.
Won Churchill Downs Turf Classic Gr.1 (1800m. firm turf) by ¾ length from Factor This
(12 wins, $1,3 mill, 6 stakes victories). 5 September.
Unpl. Breeders Cup Mile Gr.1 (1600m. turf). “Slow away, wide. Eased up.”. 7 November.
Joint Top Rated 4YO turf horse in NA in 2020.

5-Y-O: 1 start; unplaced.
5th Churchill Downs Turf Classic Gr.1 (1800m firm turf) beaten 1 ¾ lengths
by Domestic Spending (won 3 Gr.1 races and $1.4 million). 1 May 2021.

B. 1997
GW 7 wins
f:1987 r:1745 w:1208 SW:137
Green Desert
B. 1983
GW 5 wins
f:1125 r:962 w:644 SW:89
B. 1977
Wnr 3 wins
f:1075 r:837 w:658 SW:198
Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Foreign Courier
B. 1979
f:15 r:14 w:9 SW:2
Sir Ivor
Courtly Dee
B. 1987
GW 5 wins
f:15 r:14 w:11 SW:4
Ch. 1976
GW 14 wins
f:821 r:652 w:447 SW:75
Sharpen Up
Doubly Sure
B. 1981
Wnr 1 win
f:15 r:13 w:10 SW:2
Border Bounty
B. 2011
f:4 r:4 w:4 SW:2
Lemon Drop Kid
B. 1996
GW 10 wins
f:1502 r:1304 w:945 SW:101
B. 1990
GW 5 wins
f:897 r:738 w:483 SW:85
Mr. Prospector
Charming Lassie
B. 1987
Wnr 1 win
f:9 r:7 w:6 SW:3
Seattle Slew
Lassie Dear
Time Control
B. 2005
Wnr 1 win
f:8 r:5 w:4 SW:1
Sadler’s Wells
B. 1981
GW 6 wins
f:2140 r:1678 w:1082 SW:291
Northern Dancer
Fairy Bridge
Time Away
B. 1998
GW 2 wins
f:11 r:10 w:6 SW:2
Not Before Time

1st dam

WILLOW VIEW, by Lemon Drop Kid. Unraced. Dam of 4 foals, 2 winners-

DIGITAL AGE (IRE) (c. by Invincible Spirit (IRE)). Black type winner, see below.

Charming Spirit (IRE) (f. by Invincible Spirit (IRE)). Winner at 3, 2020 in ENG

2nd dam

TIME CONTROL (GB), by Sadler’s Wells. Winner at 3, $11,458. Sister to TIME ON (GB)

($184,163, Prix de Malleret [G2], etc.), half-sister to Posted (GB) ($44,858, 2nd Betvictor

British E.B.F. Dick Hern S. [L]). Dam of 3 winners-

CURSORY GLANCE (f. by Distorted Humor). 3 wins in 4 starts at 2, $351,672, Moyglare

Stud S. [G1], Albany S. [G3], 2nd Pinsent Masons Lowther S. [G2]. Producer.

Willow View (f. by Lemon Drop Kid). See above.

3rd dam

TIME AWAY (IRE), by Darshaan (GB). Winner at 2 and 3, placed in 1 start at 3, $122,120,

Tattersalls Musidora S. [G3], 3rd Prix de Diane-French Oaks [G1], Vodafone Nassau S.

[G1], R. L. Davison Pretty Polly S. [L]. Half-sister to Time Ahead (GB) ($147,860, 2nd

Prix de Diane-French Oaks [G1]), Moment of Time (GB) (3rd Ballymacoll Stud Lord

Weinstock Memorial S. [L]). Dam of 6 winners-

TIME ON (GB) (f. by Sadler’s Wells). 3 wins at 3 in, $184,163, Prix de Malleret [G2],

Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks [L]. Dam of-

MOT JUSTE (f. by Distorted Humor). 2 wins, $79,147, Godolphin Lifetime Care Oh So

Sharp S. [G3], 2nd Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S. [G3], 3rd Japan Racing Association

Sceptre S. [G3].

Posted (GB) (f. by Kingman (GB)). 2 wins at 3, placed at 4, 2020, $44,858, 2nd Betvictor

British E.B.F. Dick Hern S. [L].

Time Control (GB) (f. by Sadler’s Wells). See above.

4th dam

NOT BEFORE TIME (IRE), by Polish Precedent. Unraced. Half-sister to TIME ALLOWED

(GB) ($160,245 (USA), Hwt. older mare on English Free Hand., Jockey Club S. [G2],

etc.), ZINAAD (GB) ($130,501, Jockey Club S. [G2], etc., sire), Generous Terms (GB)

($26,026, 2nd Sport On 5 March S. [L], sire), Illusion (GB) ($19,689, 3rd Z. T. Egerton

Stud Darley S. [L], etc.), By Charter (GB) ($15,928, 2nd Cheshire Oaks [L], etc.). Dam

of 7 winners, including-

TIME AWAY (IRE) (f. by Darshaan (GB)). Black type winner, see above.

Time Ahead (GB) (f. by Spectrum (IRE)). Winner at 3, placed in 2 starts at 3, $147,860,

2nd Prix de Diane Hermes-French Oaks [G1].

Moment of Time (GB) (f. by Rainbow Quest). Placed at 3 and 4, 3rd Ballymacoll Stud

Lord Weinstock Memorial S. [L].

CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) (c. by Lawman (FR)). 3 wins at 3 and 4, $223,185, Schweppes

Crystal Mile [G2], 3rd Bonhams Thoroughbred S. [G3], Sky Bet & Symphony Group

Strensall S. [G3], Investec Diomed S. [G3].

INCANTATION (JPN) (c. by Sinister Minister). 11 wins, $3,983,434, Leopard S. [G3],

Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musashino S. [G3], Miyako S. [G3], March S. [G3], Heian

  1. [G3], etc.

Repeater (GB) (g. by Montjeu (IRE)). 3 wins, $160,375, 2nd Coral Marathon Esher S. [L],

3rd Speedy Services Doncaster Cup [G2].

All Out (GB) (f. by Acclamation (GB)). 2 wins, $48,675, 2nd Shalaa Carnarvon S. [L], 3rd

Japan Racing Association Sceptre S. [G3], Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bosra Sham S. [L].

CAIRN GORM (GB)(c. by Bated Breath (GB)).3 wins,$42,474, Darley Prix de Cabourg [G3].

RACE RECORD: At 2, unraced; at 3, three wins (American Turf S. [G2], Columbia S.), once

2nd (Saratoga Derby Invitational S.); at 4, two wins (Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic S.

[G1]), once 2nd in 3 starts; at 5, 2021, unplaced. Totals: 5 wins, twice 2nd. Earned


Joint Champion Older Male Sprinter in Ireland in 2001. 7 wins-Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.1, Duke of York S.,

Gr.3, Boland S., Gr.3, Hackwood S., L, Champion 2YO Trophy, L, 2nd Prix de Meautry, Gr.3.

He entered stud in Ireland in 2003. He entered stud in Aust. in 2003. Leading GB Sire of 2YOs in 2012.

Third on GB/Ire. Sire List in 2012. Sire of 1738 progeny to race, 1201 winners (69.0%), earnings of over

$128 million, 137 stakes winners, 112 stakes placegetters, inc Gr.1 winners:

MOONLIGHT CLOUD (08f, Spectrum, Kings Lake). Leading Older Mare on the 2013 WTR (Mile). Equal

Leading 3YO Filly on 2011 WTR (Sprint). Champion Sprinter in Europe in 2012. Champion Older Female

Sprinter & Miler in Europe in 2013. Champion 3YO Sprinter in France in 2011. Champion Older Mare Sprint

& Mile in France in 2012 & 2013.12 wins- Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, Prix Maurice de

Gheest, Gr.1-3 times, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, etc.

KINGMAN (11c, Zamindar, Dancing Brave). Horse of the Year in Europe in 2014. Champion 3YO Colt in

Europe in 2014. Leading 3YO Male on the 2014 WTR (Mile). Champion 3YO Miler in France, GB & Ireland in

2014.7 wins 1400m to 1600m, Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, St James’s Palace S., Gr.1, Sussex S., Gr.1, Irish

Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, A leading Sire.

CHARM SPIRIT (11c, Montjeu, Machiavellian). 6 wins 1400m to 1600m, Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, Prix Jean

Prat, Gr.1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, etc. successful sire

SHALAA (13c, War Chant, Diesis). Champion 2YO Colt in France & GB in 2015.6 wins- 1200m, Prix Morny,

Gr.1 Middle Park S., Gr.1, Richmond S., Gr.2, Newmarket July S., Gr.2, etc.4th Leading Freshman sire Aus


PROFITABLE (12c, Indian Ridge, Shelter Half). 5 wins- King’s Stand S., Gr.1, Haydock Temple S., Gr.2, Palace

House S., Gr.3, 2d King’s Stand S., Gr.1, etc. 2nd Leading Freshman Sire IRE 2021.

LAWMAN (04c, Gulch, Shirley Heights). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2100m, €1,149,960, Prix du Jockey

Club, Gr.1, Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, Prix de Guiche, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Matchless, etc. A leading Sire in IRE.

MAGNA GRECIA (16c, Galileo, Lear Fan). Champion 3YO Miler in Ireland in 2019.3 wins-2 at 2-at 7f,

1m, £440,919, €18,780, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Doncaster Futurity Trophy, Gr.1, Sire.(New at


SIGNS OF BLESSING (11g, Seeking the Gold, Nashwan). Champion 3YO Sprinter in Germany in 2014.

Champion Older Male Sprinter in France in 2016 & 2017.11 wins- Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.1, etc

I AM INVINCIBLE (04c, Canny Lad, Zoffany). 5 wins- McKay S., Gr.3, 2d SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, etc.

Champion Freshman Sire Australia, Champion 2YO sire, 3-times Leading sire of winners.

HOORAY (08f, Machiavellian, The Minstrel). Champion 2YO Filly in Europe in 2010.5 wins-4 at 2-at 6f, 7f,

£209,110, Newmarket Cheveley Park S., Gr.1, York Lowther S., Gr.2, Kempton Sirenia S., Gr.3, etc.

FLEETING SPIRIT (05f, Distant Relative, Corvaro). Champion Female Sprinter in Europe in 2009.

Champion Female Sprinter in France & GB in 2009.5 wins- July Cup, Gr.1, Temple S., Gr.2, Flying Childers

S., Gr.2, Molecomb S., Gr.3, 2d Royal Ascot King’s Stand S., Gr.1, Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.1, etc.

MAYSON (08c, Pivotal, Efisio). 5 wins- July Cup, Gr.1, Palace House S., Gr.3, Abernant S., L, 2d Prix de

l’Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1, Doncaster Wentworth S., L Champion 2YO Trophy, L, etc. Successful Sire.

DIGITAL AGE (16c, Lemon Drop Kid, Sadler’s Wells). 5 wins Turf Classic S., Gr.1, American Turf S., Gr.2,

Tampa Bay Downs Columbia S., L, 2d Saratoga Derby, L, 4th Del Mar Hollywood Derby, Gr.1, etc.

TERRITORIES (12c, Machiavellian, Warning). 3 wins- Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, Prix de Fontainebleau, Gr.3, 2d

Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, Gr.1, Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, etc. Leading 2nd

crop Sire in France

VALE OF YORK (07c, Halling, Sadler’s Wells). 3 wins at 2, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Gr.1, etc. Sire.