01/10/2006 12:00AM

Danzig not finished quite yet


LAS VEGAS - Danzig, Mr. Prospector, Seattle Slew, and Nureyev were the four dominant stallions of the 1980's and 1990's, and with the passing of Danzig on Jan. 3 at age 29, it is truly the end of an era.

Mr. Prospector, from the historic 1970 foal crop that produced Secretariat and Forego, died in 1999 at age 29. Nureyev, from the same 1977 Northern Dancer foal crop as Danzig, died in 2001 at age 24, while 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew died at age 28 in 2002.

But the last chapter of Danzig's illustrious career has not been written. Below is Danzig's next-to-last crop of 30 2-year-olds. He also has 18 yearlings from his final crop.

Danzig 2-year-olds of 2006

Unnamed (colt, out of Alice Springs, by Val de l'Orne). Dam won numerous Grade 2 stakes, including the All Along, Matchmaker, and Black Helen Handicap. She was also second in the Grade 1 Beverly D. and third against males in the Grade 1 Caesars International.

Unnamed (colt, Alrayihah, by Nashwan). Dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Alhaarth, and second dam is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and major sire Green Dancer.

Unnamed (colt, Atelier, by Deputy Minister). Stakes-winning dam is a daughter of Aishah, and third dam is blue hen Courtly Dee.

Unnamed (filly, Bubbly on Ice, by Marfa). Dam is a half-sister to Beaumont Stakes winner Swinging on Ice.

Unnamed (colt, Checker Hall, by Seeking the Gold). Dam closely related to stakes winner Sterling Pound. Female family produced Arazi.

Unnamed (filly, Compel, by Seeking the Gold). Dam is a half-sister to stakes winner Conserve and third dam is Canadian Horse of the Year and U.S. champion Fanfreluche.

Unnamed (colt, Dake, by Gulch). Dam is a half-sister to Heat Lightning, the dam of Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Stevie Wonderboy.

Unnamed (filly, Like a Hawk, by Silver Hawk). Half-sister to stakes winner Like a Hero, who was second in the Swaps and third in the Haskell Invitational. Dam is a half-sister to stakes winner By Land By Sea.

Unnamed (colt, Lucky Rainbow, by Rainbow Quest). Dam is a half-sister to stakes winner Quest Star; second dam is a half-sister to stakes winner Mariah's Storm, the dam of Giant's Causeway.

Unnamed (filly, Morning Devotion, by Affirmed). Half-sister to European champion Balanchine and group winner Romanov.

Unnamed (colt, Mysterial, by Alleged). Dam is a half-sister to international Grade 1 sprinter Agnes World, top Japanese stakes sprinter Hishi Akebano, and stakes winner My Sea Castles.

Unnamed (Rawafed, by Arazi). Female family produced Northern Dancer, Danehill, Machiavellian, Halo, Tosmah, Cannonade, Kennelot, and Stephan's Odyssey.

Unnamed (colt, Royal Show, by Sadler's Wells). Dam is a full sister to King's Theatre and a half to High Estate.

Unnamed (colt, Sayedat Alhadh, by Mr. Prospector). Dam is a full sister to Tom Fool Stakes winner Kayrawan.

Unnamed (filly, Scope, by Devil's Bag). Dam is a half-sister to Spinaway Stakes winner Oath and full sister to stakes-placed Vision of Beauty.

Unnamed (colt, Sharp Minister, by Deputy Minister). Dam is a full sister to multiple stakes winner Flag Down.

Unnamed (colt, Sheepscot, by Easy Goer). Half-brother to stakes winner Navesink River.

Unnamed (filly, Too Cool to Fool, by Foolish Pleasure). Darby Dan female family produced Dynaformer, Brian's Time, Sunshine Forever, Monarchos, and Ryafan.

Unnamed (colt, Vegas Prospector, by Crafty Prospector). Dam won Cicada and Miss Woodford stakes.

Unnamed (colt, Welcometotheworld, by Woodman). Dam is a half-sister to Jules and Orpen. Colt carries the Rasmussen Factor, as he's inbred to the influential broodmare Natalma, 3x4.

Altocumulus (colt, Always Loyal, by Zilzal). Dam won Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and is a full sister to European champion sprinter Anabaa, and a half-sister to Key of Luck.

Arabian Treasure (filly, Very Confidential, by Fappiano). Female family of foundation mare Lady Be Good, which produced Zilzal, Polish Precedent, Goodbye Halo, Mining, and Wavering Monarch.

Bella Dora (filly, Country Belle, by Seattle Slew). Dam is a half-sister to French Group 1 winner Always Loyal.

Capital Exposure (colt, Suitably Discreet, by Mr. Prospector). Unraced dam is out of Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow.

Danzing Celtic (filly, Celtic Melody, by Mr. Greeley). Dam won the Humana Distaff Handicap.

Hard Spun (colt, Turkish Tryst, by Turkoman). Darby Dan female family produced Kentucky Derby winner Chateaugay, Preakness and Belmont winner Little Current, and champion racemare Primonetta.

Pitamkan (filly, Vantive, by Mr. Prospector). Third dam is 1983 broodmare of the year Courtly Dee.

U S Ranger (colt, My Annette, by Red Ransom). Dam is a three-quarter sister to Dynaformer.

Zofzig (filly, Zoftig, by Cozzene). Dam won Selene Stakes and descends from female family that produced Forty Niner.