Ciboulette is best known as the dam of Fanfreluche (by Northern Dancer), the 1970 Canadian Horse of the Year and American co-champion 3-year-old filly. An even better producer than her dam, Fanfreluche was honored as the Canadian Broodmare of the Year in 1978. She produced five stakes winners, three of which were Canadian champions, and her daughters have bred on around the world.
Fanfreluche was Ciboulette's first foal, but not her last of note. Her sons Coco La Terreur (by Nearctic) and Barachois (by Northern Dancer) were both stakes winners, and the mare's last foal was Night Shift, a full brother to Fanfreluche and Barachois who became a good sire in Europe despite an undistinguished racing career. In between Barachois and Night Shift, Ciboulette produced stakes-placed Somfas, a daughter of What a Pleasure who, if not the equal of Fanfreluche as a racer or broodmare, has nonetheless done her breed good service.
A prolific mare who gave birth to 19 named foals, Somfas produced English Group 2 winners Russian Bond (by Danzig) and Snaadee (by Danzig), French Group 3 winner Cristofori (by Fappiano), and Group 3-placed listed stakes winner Crossover (by Cape Cross), quite a good record by anyone's standards. In addition, her daughter Sombreffe (by Polish Precedent) is the dam of 2003 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (GER-G1) winner Ransom O'War (by Red Ransom) and is the second dam of New Zealand Group 3 winner Star of the Seas, and Sombreffe's full sister Sonata is the dam of multiple restricted stakes winner Regal Solo (by Louis Quatorze).
Machaera, Somfas' 1993 daughter by Machiavellian never raced and produced no stakes winners, but her daughter L'Enjoleuse (by Montjeu) is the dam of multiple European Group 1 winner Charm Spirit (by Invincible Spirit), a first-class miler. Even better, Machaera's last foal, the Librettist mare Venetias Dream, has supplied the family's first European Classic winner through her first foal, Dream or Die (by Siyouni), who won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French One Thousand Guineas, FR-G1) earlier today.
Adding to the tally of Ciboulette's important daughters, American Legacy (by Hail to Reason) is the dam of stakes winner Something Social (by Raja Baba) and the second dam of English Group 3 winner Inzar and three other stakes winners, while Silk Lilly (by Never Bend) is the dam of Grade 3-placed stakes winner Silky Sweep (by End Sweep) and is the second dam of Grade 2 winner Chapel Royal, South African Group 3 winner Genial and four other stakes winners. Thus, while Fanfreluche may have contributed the main course for the successes of Ciboulette's family, the genetic recipe for good horses was shared with her half sisters, placing Ciboulette at the head of a modern matriarchy.