Foaled in Ireland in 1983, Lucayan Princess is by the Hyperion grandson High LIne, a good staying horse who led the combined English/Irish broodmare sire list in 1998, and is out of Gay France, a mare sired during Sir Gaylord's sojourn in France. Gay France's pedigree shows a 4x4 cross to Admiral Drake, a champion sire and broodmare sire in France and one of the clutch of top sire sons produced by the great broodmare Plucky Liege.
Gay France was not much of a race mare, but she did produce two stakes winners in France. Her mating to High Line was an outcross with regard to Admiral Drake, but it resulted in inbreeding to two other important French horses: the broodmare La Diva, dam of the fine racer and sire Chanteur II and granddam of the equally accomplished Tanerko, and the first-rate racehorse and sire Djebel, both of which appear 4x5. The key to the structure of this pedigree is the granddams of Lucayan Princess: Her sire's dam Time Call is by Chanteur II out of the Djebel mare Aleria, while her maternal granddam Sweet and Lovely is by Tanerko out of a paternal granddaighter of Djebel.
Lucayan Princess improved on her dam both as a racer and as a producer. A listed stakes winner as a juvenile, she produced four Group stakes winners after her retirement to the paddocks. The best of the bunch were multiple Group 1 winners Warrsan (by Caerleon) and Luso (by Salse), with the latter including the classic Derby Italiano (ITY-G1) among his credits. Her other two Group winners were Group 1-placed, with Needle Gun (bu Sure Blade) scoring at the Group 2 level and Cloud Castle (by In the Wings) winning the Shadwell Stud Nell Gywn Stakes (USA-G3) as a 3-year-old. Lucayan Princess is also the dam of stakes-placed Luana (by Shaadi), dam of Group 3 winners Hattan (by Halling) and Tastahil (by Singspiel), and of Lunda (by Soviet Star), dam of multiple Group 3 winner Blue Monday (by Darshaan) and of Australian listed stakes winner Rugged Cross (by Cape Cross) and second dam of multiple Group 2 winner Mehmas. In addition, Lucayan Princess is the dam of Maskunah (by Sadler's Wells), dam of multiple Group 3 winner Laaheb (by Cape Cross), and of Mantesera (by In the Wings), dam of Group 3 winner Nideeb (by Exceed and Excel).
Cloud Castle was the best of Lucayan Princess' daughters on the race course and has also proved the most influential as a producer. All three of her stakes winners were fillies, and each has come up with a Group or graded winner. Listed winner Reverie Solitaire (by Nashwan) produced Royal Solitaire (by Shamardal), winner of the 2016 Badener Meile (GER-G2) and Group 1-placed in Germany. Group 3 winner Queen's Best (by King's Best) did still better, producing 2016 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (USA-G1) winner Queen's Trust (by Dansili. And listed winner Urban Castle (by Street Cry) produced Domestic Spending as her first foal.
Domestic Spending is a gelding, but Royal Solitaire is now a young broodmare, and her dam and a number of her sisters are still in production. Aside from those already mentioned, they include Sandaniya (by Machiavellian), dam of 2017 Fred Darling Stakes (ENG-G3) and Classic-placed Dabyah (by Sepoy), and Kaabari (by Seeking the Gold), second dam of 2000 Snow Fairy Stakes (IRE-G) winner Thundering Nights (by Night of Thunder). Thus, prospects appear bright for this family to keep churning out talented runners, and it would take only a relatively small step up in overall production for Lucayan Princess to be hailed as a true queen of her breed.