Sired by Danehill's champion son Mozart, Rebellion (GB) is the leading earner and one of four graded stakes winners from Mozart's single crop of foals.
Winner of 7 races and $816,277, Darley-bred Rebellion (GB) retired sound after racing in top company at distances from 5-1/2 furlongs to one mile. After winning or placing in 7 of his 8 starts in England, he was purchased by Treptow's Virginia-based Hickory Tree Stables and moved to the barn of trainer Graham Motion.
Carrying the Hickory Tree colors, he ran up a three-race winning streak on the turf in North America at 4, culminating in a victory in the Steinlen S. at Belmont Park. Switched to polytrack next time out, he ran second by a half-length in Keeneland's Grade 3 Phoenix S. Racing almost exclusively on the main track the following year, Rebellion (GB) captured Keeneland's $400,000 Commonwealth S., a Grade 2 event over 7 furlongs, in 1:21.17, just 1/5 off the track record, then headed west to score in the Grade 3 Ack Ack H. at Hollywood Park, and finish a fast-closing second, beaten a half-length, against a stellar field in the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park. Rebellion (GB) won on dirt and turf from 5-1/2 to 7-1/2 furlongs, making 26 starts from ages 2 to 5, and defeated six Grade 1 winners and 22 graded stakes winners while competing at 15 different racetracks.
The Danehill sireline has also been highly successful in North America with such runners as 2009 Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International winner Champs Elysees (GB) and his Eclipse Award-winning siblings Banks Hill (GB) and Intercontinental (GB). His dam, English group stakes winner Last Resort, is a daughter of Riverman's champion son Lahib from a high-class European family. Nominated to Breeders' Cup and Ontario Sire Stakes. Live foal guaranteed, payable when foal stands and nurses.