Key to Dance (IRE)

Dansili (GB)

Key Change (IRE)

Foaled in 2009

Bay Mare Currently In Foal To: Sweynesse (AUS)

Key to Dance is a daughter of champion sire Dansili & represents the Aga Kahn's famous 'K' family. This female line has always shown an affinity with the great sires Danehill & Darshaan.




Bay mareFoaled in 2009

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
RazyanaHis Majesty
1996HasiliKahyasiIle de Bourbon
KeraliHigh Line
DamDarshaanShirley HeightsMill Reef
1993KashkaThe MinstrelNorthern Dancer

DANSILI (GB) (1996). 5 wins-1 at 2, Saint-Cloud Prix du Muguet, Gr.2. Sire of 1247 rnrs, 887 wnrs, 146 SW, inc. The Fugue, etc. Sire of the dams of 1300 rnrs, 741 wnrs, 47 GW, inc. SW Expert Eye, Uni, Galileo Chrome, Channel, Aspetar, Capla Temptress, Magic Wand, Dream of Dreams, Ice Breeze, Nezwaah, Astaire, Chicquita, Cadillac, Tropbeau, Valia, Dark Vision, Glorious Journey, Mikki Charm, Cascapedia, The Cliffsofmoher, etc.


1st dam

KEY CHANGE, by Darshaan. Champion 3YO Stayer in Ireland in 1996. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1½m, £170,692, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Leopardstown Ballysax S., L, 2d Irish St Leger, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2, 3d Irish Oaks, Gr.1. Three-quarter-sister to DISCREET BRIEF (dam of STEELER), KITHANGA (dam of MILAN, KOORA), Kalikala (dam of KALAJANA, KALABO), Kadizadeh (dam of SUNNINGDALE). Dam of nine named foals, eight to race, seven winners-

Calorando (g. by Green Desert). 5 wins from 8½f to 17f, €151,704, Killarney Murphys Irish Stout H. Hurdle, Leopardstown Merrion S., 3d Leopardstown Alleged S., L, Irish Stallion Farms August H.

Sandtime (f. by Green Desert). Winner at 1m, 3d Tralee Ruby S., L. Dam of-

Deerfield. Winner at 2, 3d Epsom Investec Private Bank H.

Ioannou. Winner at 7¼f in GB.

Pittoni (g. by Peintre Celebre). 9 wins from 1¼m to 19f, €152,334, Leopardstown Spring Juvenile Hurdle, Punchestown Juvenile Hurdle, Curragh Animalintex S., 3d Punchestown Morgiana Hurdle.

Interchange (f. by Montjeu). Winner at 1½m, Newmarket Sunley S., 2d Newmarket Igloos H. Dam of-

Tiburtina (Holy Roman Emperor). Winner at 2, Newbury Bet365 2YO Fillies' S., 2d Cologne Winterkönigin Trial, L.

Prince Alex. 5 wins from 11½f to 1¾m in 2020, York Betsafe H., Haydock Racing Replays at H.

Bronte. 2 wins at 7f, 7½f, 2d Curragh Moyglare 50 2YO Fillies S. Dam of-

Bronkel. 8 wins to 1300m in Chile, 3d Club Hipico Clasico Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago.

Miami Beach. Winner at 2m in Ireland.

Carenage (f. by Alzao). Winner at 1½m, 3d Newbury H. Dam of-

Caringa. Winner at 1500m, 3d Rome Premio La Canea-Mazzoni E Bizzaglia Logistica.

A Shin Clipper. 3 wins at 1400m in Japan.

Mio. Winner at 2 in 2020 in Japan.

Yammos. Winner at 2 in GB.

Caribana. Winner at 9½f in GB. Dam of-

CUBANITA (Selkirk). Champion Older Mare in Germany in 2014. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 8½f to 1½m, £123,402, €36,750, Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3, John Porter S., Gr.3, Doncaster Gillies S., L, 2d Munich Grosser Preis von Bayern, Gr.1, Chester Stand Cup, L, Goodwood Discovery Foods S., 3d Newbury Arc Trial S., Gr.3, Cork Noblesse S., Gr.3, Chester Cheshire Oaks, L. Producer.

Durston (Sea the Moon). 2 wins at 12¼f, 14½f, £77,889, Doncaster Groundworks H., 3d Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.3.

Aquarium. 6 wins from 7f to 10¼f, £104,813, York Download the Coral App H., Chester Boodles Diamond H.

Archimento. 5 wins from 1¼m to 17¾f, 2d Sandown Devine Homes H., 3d Newmarket Alex Scott S.

Mrs Popple. Unraced. Dam of-

Balerion. 2 wins at 1750m, 1800m, Rome Premio Central Park.

Key to Dance (f. by Dansili). Winner. See below.

Keyaza (f. by Azamour). Winner at 16½f in GB. Dam of-

Katahdin. Winner at 15¾f in GB.

Cantari (f. by Priolo). Placed at 3 in Ireland. Dam of-

Caprivi Strip. Winner at 1600m, 3d Greyville In Writing Juvenile P.

Careless Love. 3 wins at 1600m, R153,275 in South Africa.

Canquari. Winner at 1600m in 2019-20 in South Africa.

Kuba (f. by Sadler's Wells). Unraced. Dam of-

Kuba Cloth. Winner at 1000m in South Africa. Producer.


2nd dam

KASHKA, by The Minstrel. Winner at 2400m in France. Half-sister to KARKISIYA, KADISSYA (dam of KAHYASI, KALIANA, KADAKA), Kalikala (dam of KALAJANA, KALABO), Kalata (dam of KITHANGA), Kasala (dam of KALASINGER), Kumta (dam of SINA COVA, BLESSYOURPINKSOX). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

KEY CHANGE (Darshaan). 4 wins. See above.

Quiet Counsel. Winner at 1½m, Curragh Last Chance S. Dam of-

DISCREET BRIEF (Darshaan). Joint Champion 3YO Female Stayer in GB in 2003. 2 wins at 10¼f, 14¾f, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.3, 2d Milan Premio Mario Incisa, Gr.3, Goodwood Gladness S., L, Newmarket Bahrain Trophy, L. Dam of-

STEELER (Raven's Pass). 3 wins at 2, £143,630, 67,895Dhs, Newmarket Royal Lodge S., Gr.2, Goodwood Peter Willett S., L, 2d York Acomb S., Gr.3, 3d Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1.

Sularina. Raced once. Dam of-

KHIONE (Dalakhani). 3 wins from 8½f to 1½m, Goodwood Daisy Warwick S., L, Newbury Tadley Tigers Fillies' H., 3d Newbury Chalice S., L, 4th Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3. Producer.


Race Record:

Winner at 2200m in NZ.


Produce Record: Dam of two named foals, one to race.

2014 f. Make Your Move, by Rip Van Winkle. Unraced.

2015 c. by High Chaparral.

2016 c. by Sacred Falls.

2017 g. Tavolta, by Tavistock. Raced twice.

2018 f. by Vadamos.

2019 c. by Vadamos.


Not served in 2019.

Served by All Too Hard. Date of last service, 09.09.2020.