While Miesque's family will be hard matched to equal that level of production in 2019, it has already made a start on it thanks to Loves Only You (by Deep Impact), who preserved her unbeaten record by taking the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks, JPN-G1) on May 19. A full sister to 2016 Dubai Turf Presented by DP World (UAE-G1) winner Real Steel and Group 2-placed Japanese stakes winner Prodigal Son, Loves Only You is out of the unraced Storm Cat mare Loves Only Me, in turn produced from Miesque's daughter Monevassia.
Sired by Mr. Prospector and, thus, a full sister to Kingmambo and to Group 1-placed Group 3 winner Miesque's Son, Monevassia made only two starts, running second once. With Miesque still in production and East of the Moon just having started her broodmare career, the Niarchos family did not see the need to keep Monevassia for their broodmare band and sold her for US$1.75 million at the 1998 Keeneland November sale, covered by A.P. Indy (though they ended up retaining an interest in the mare).
Monevassia's purchaser was the Coolmore affiliate Orpendale, which suffered a setback almost immediately as Monevassia failed to produce a live foal to her cover by A.P. Indy. She produced foals by Sadler's Wells in 2000-2002, but of the trio, only the first, Trevi Fountain, even got to the races, and he failed to win. (However, the second of Monevassia's Sadler's Wells fillies, Woman Secret, produced Classic-placed stakes winner Wild Wind, later the dam of German stakes winner Wild Bud, for breeder Ecurie des Monceaux.)
Prior to the birth of Monevassia's 2003 foal, Orpendale's interest in Monevassia was transferred to Quay Bloodstock, another Coolmore affiliate, Monevassia had also been switched from Sadler's Wells to Danehill, the great Australian sire who was challenging Sadler's Wells for supremacy in the Coolmore stallion barn. Apparently, the changes worked, On February 17, Monevassia gave birth to a bay filly who, under the name of Rumplestiltskin, won a Cartier Award as Europe's champion juvenile filly of 2005 after winning the Moyglare Stud Stakes (IRE-G1) and the Prix Marcel Boussac (FR-G1). Rumplestiltskin did not race after her juvenile season but is now the dam of 2014 Yorkshire Oaks (ENG-G1) winner Tapestry and juvenile Group 3 winner John F Kennedy, both by Sadler's Wells' son Galileo.
Following Rumpelstiltskin, Monevassia produced one other stakes winner in 2014 Balanchine Stakes (IRE-G3) winner I Am Beautiful (by Rip Van Winkle), whose only named foal to date is the unraced 2016 Dansili colt Isocrates. Between Rumplestiltskin and Loves Me Only, however, Monevassia's continued influence as a producer appears assured. Rumplestiltskin's most recent foal is a 2019 colt by American Pharoah, and with Loves Me Only's eldest daughter, Raddolcendo (by Danehill Dancer), now in production and seeing the best sires Japan has to offer, it seems only a matter of time before the legacy of Miesque is extended to another generation.