VIRGULE AL MAURY
Kesberoy X Valse Du Cassou by Baroud III
Race record 16(6-2-5)0-4 in England and U.A.E.
At 5: 2nd Zaabeel Stake, Al Wathba Stake, 3rd Emirates Sprint
At 6: 3rd Dubai Trial Stake
(photo above: Virgule Al Maury racing in England, courtesy Jaci Wickham his winning jockey in the day)
LEADING SIRE IN USA, 2004 AND 2005
Still the all-time leading Purebred Arabian French Sire in the USA.
Second leading broodmare sire in 2015 and among the leading broodmare sires in 2016.
The legendary Virgule Al Maury is sire of over 15 crops with over 164 starters, 119 winners, 27 stakes winners and 24 stakes placed, with well over $3.5 million in earnings. He is also the sire of over 35 producing daughters, with more than 48 starters and 33 winners (69% winners), and of these winners 42% are stakes winners or stakes placed.
2016 fee: $3,000.00 international/$2,500.00 USA, Mexico and Canada.
Frozen semen worldwide.
Virgule the Supreme Sire
PROGENY include: MORE ADORAABLE (3/25(8-7-4)4-5, $228,904, Darley Champion twice), NO SHOW JONES (6/42(15-9-4)1-2, $150,855), VIRAMIKA (5/33(12-6-5)2-1, $108,561), BUDDY OF MINE (5/43(15-12-6)7-5, $103,133), BESSEMER (6/31(13-6-5)8-10, $99,856), LAH DEE DAH (3/13(3-3-3)2-2, $61,703), VIRAAC 4/12(4-1-1)1-1, $37,6331st Texas Oaks), FRENCH BRAIDS (3/15(4-3-1)1-4, $56,255), PARDON MY FRENCH (2/10(1-2-3)1-1, $44,073), VIRGULE (7/94(12-17-15)2-10, $100,488), GALAGULE (4/47(11-11-5)2-6, $66,511), FOGGY NOTE (6/59(7-17-15)1-3, $86,143), DC WILLFUL SPIRIT (2/15(5-4-0)2-2, $52,610), ROCKET RUN (4/32(8-7-8)2-6, $62,907), VIRAAC (3/12(4-1-1)1-1 $37,633), VINCERO (4/35(7-8-7)0-1, $58,721), Edee Rose (5/41(12-10-6)0-4, $114,228), Vibvilcca (3/28(4-9-6)0-6, $42,508), ALL VIRTUE (4/47(11-7-10)1-3, $65,333), MIZTER AL (5/43(9-11-8)1-5, $72,421), VELTE, California Derby winner, exported to Dubai to become one of the top UAE sprinters of all time, ANVIRLIK (8/91(14-23-18)5-15, $117,017), the longest running female with the most starts of any female in the USA.
Virgule as a Broodmare Sire
Virgule Al Maury is also the sire of 35 producing daughters, with 48 starters and 33 winners (69% winners), and of these winners 42% are stakes winners or stakes placed including QUITE A SHOW, TM SUPER BIRD (Darley Champion), PACHET, LENAS HOT PHILLY, SURREAL CS, BURNING PERFUME MKP, TM LET IT BE, SAMMY V, KALINO (winner of the Dubai Kahayla Classic) and PADDYS DAY (2015 Darley Champion Horse of the Year, and Darley Champion 4 Year Old Colt).
Virgule the Endurance Sire
To further prove his ability to produce sound horses, Virgule Al Maury is also siring exceptional endurance horses including Take A Break (2013 Tevis Cup Winner), AF Big Bucks (a member of the Indian Team selected for the World Equestrian Games), and Sir Smith.
Virgule Al Maury's sire is KESBEROY, winner of the French Derby in France. He has sired many winners in France, England and the UAE, including AL SAKBE and KERRA, who was also a graded stakes winner in the U.S. Virgule Al Maury is out of a daughter of Baroud III and from the family of ROUMBA DU CASOU.
"After a long and successful life, Virgule Al Maury was sadly laid to rest and buried in his favorite pasture at Lone Chimney Ranch on October 28, 2015. Virgule Al Maury was an elite purebred Arabian Stallion imported from France, by Kesberoy and out of Valse Du Cassou by Baroud III.
His race record of 16(6-2-5)0-4 in England and U.A.E. was far surpassed by his ability as sire. Virgule Al Maury was leading sire in USA in 2004 and 2005, and remains today as all time leading Purebred Arabian French Sire in the USA. He is current in position as USA's leading broodmare sire. His most famous grandson running today is PADDYS DAY, out of the Virgule Al Maury daughter AK Loretta.
Virgule Al Maury was bred by Monsieur Alain Benarrous. The big chestnut stallion was born in 1989. He was originally owned by Godolphin Racing and later by Darley Stud Management for his most prolific career at stud in the USA, under direction of Denise Gault of Racestreet Mgt. Inc. From 1997 to 2008 he sired 248 foals. Acquired by Betty Jo and Paul Richards in 2010, Virgule Al Maury lived out his final golden years well loved and enjoying life at Lone Chimney Ranch in Oklahoma. The Richards were successful in continuing his breeding career in his eldest years. They are grateful to have foals on the way for 2016 and secured frozen semen to carry on his legacy." - Texas Arabian Breeders Association