13 for Too Darn Hot
Blue Point – In breaking his maiden over five furlongs at Navan on Thursday, the Michael O’Callaghan-trained Francis Meynell (2 c ex Dame Hester by Diktat) handed Darley’s first-season sire Blue Point (Shamardal) his 31st individual first-crop winner. Represented by 79 starters in the northern hemisphere, Blue Point is standing his fourth season at Darley’s Northwood Park in Victoria for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).
Ten Sovereigns – The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Magic Falcon (2 c ex Benouville by Siyouni) became the 18th individual winner for Coolmore’s first season sire Ten Sovereigns (No Nay Never) when scoring at the third time of asking in a 1600-metre maiden at La Teste de Buch on Saturday. Ten Sovereigns shuttled to the now defunct Valachi Downs in New Zealand for one season in 2022, producing 44 foals. The stallion stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Irish base for a fee of €17,500 (approx. AU$29,700).
Too Darn Hot – Darley’s shuttle stallion was provided with a double last week, which saw his total tally of winners climb to 13. The first leg of the double was kicked off by the Godolphin-raced Bauhinia (2 f ex Desert Blossom by Shamardal), who broke her maiden over 1600 metres at Longchamp. The following day, Jump Jet (2 g ex Priceless Jewel by Selkirk) provided Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) with a 13th individual winner when scoring at the second time of asking in a six-furlong maiden at Ffos Las. Too Darn Hot, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £40,000 (approx. AU$77,900). He is currently standing at Darley’s Kelvinside base for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Kingman – Juddmonte sire Kingman (Invincible Spirit) took his tally of Group 1-winning progeny into double figures when Sauterne (3 f ex Salicorne by Aragorn) claimed a sweeping victory in the Prix du Moulin (Gr 1, 1600m) at Longchamp on Sunday. Kingman, who among his Group 1-winning progeny can count JJ Atkins (Gr 1, 1600m) scorer King Colorado, stood the 2023 season for a fee of £125,000 (approx. AU$243,481).
Uncle Mo- Arabian Knight (3 c ex Borealis Night by Astrology) became the 14th individual elite-level winner for his sire Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) when landing the Pacific Classic Stakes (Gr 1, 10f) at Del Mar on Saturday. Uncle Mo stood the 2023 season at Ashford Stud in Kentucky for a fee of US$150,000 (approx. AU$232,126).
Zarak – Aga Khan stallion Zarak (Dubawi) posted his first Group 1 winner when his son Zagrey (4 h ex Grey Anatomy by Slickly) won the Grosser Preis von Baden (Gr 1, 2400m) at Baden Baden on Sunday. Zarak, who is available for covers to southern hemisphere time, stood the 2023 season at Haras de Bonneville for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$100,230).
New stakes winners
Almanzor – Athabascan (5 g ex Alzubra by Dansili) became the tenth individual stakes winner from 250 starters for Cambridge Stud shuttler Alamanzor (Wootton Bassett) when he scored in the CTC Cup (Listed, 2400m) at Randwick on Saturday. Almanzor is standing at Cambridge Stud for a fee of NZ$50,000 (plus GST).
Birchwood – Haras de la Huderie resident Birchwood (Dark Angel) chalked up his second stakes winner when Loliwood (4 f ex Lady Ming by Konig Turf) ran out a ready winner of Thursday’s Prix de la Cochere (Listed, 1600m) at Longchamp. Birchwood stood the 2023 northern hemisphere season for a fee of €3,500 (approx. AU$5,900).
Blue Point – Darley shuttler Blue Point (Shamardal) recorded his fourth individual stakes winner on Saturday when Shady Lady (2 f ex Akrivi by Tobougg) landed the Criterium de L’Ouest (Listed, 1650m) at Craon. Blue Point, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Kildangan Stud for a fee of €35,000 (approx. AU$58,470), is standing at Northwood Park for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).
Declaration Of War – Set Up (2 c ex Three Arrow by Aldebaran) moved his sire Declaration Of War (War Front) to within one of a half-century of stakes winners when landing Saturday’s Sapporo Nisai Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Sapporo. Declaration Of War stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders Association for a fee of ¥2,500,000 (approx. AU$26,460).
Dubawi – Darley stalwart Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) was handed his 261st individual stakes winner on Saturday when Aablan (2 c ex Promising Run by Hard Spun) landed the Solario Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Sandown. Dubawi stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a record fee of £350,000 (approx. AU$681,740).
Frankel – Time Lock (4 f ex Time Chaser by Dubawi) earned his champion sire Frankel (Galileo) a 128th individual stakes winner when landing the Grand Prix de Craon (Listed, 2400m) on Saturday evening. Frankel stands at Juddmonte for a fee of £275,000 (approx. AU$535,000).
Hellbent – Benedetta (4 m ex Whatalovelyday by Domesday) became the third individual stakes winner from 145 starters for Hellbent (I Am Invincible) when winning Saturday’s Cockram Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Caulfield. Hellbent stands alongside his sire I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) at Yarraman Park for a fee of $38,500 (inc GST).
Kingman – On a red-letter day for Kingman at Longchamp on Sunday, the sire also added a 70th individual stakes winner when Spanish raider Naranco (4 h ex Patsy Boyne by Galileo) won the La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr 3, 2000m). Kingman, who among his Group 1-winning progeny can count JJ Atkins (Gr 1, 1600m) scorer King Colorado, stood the 2023 season for a fee of £125,000 (approx. AU$243,481).
Lope De Vega – Ballylinch Stud resident Lope De Vega (Shamardal) registered a stakes double on taking his total stakes tally to 118. Nina’s Lob (4 f ex Nina Celebre by Peintre Celebre) provided the stallion with his 117th individual stakes winner when landing the Baden-Baden Cup (Listed, 1800m) on Wednesday. Diamond Vega (3 f ex Megan Lily by Dragon Pulse) the became the 118th individual stakes winner for the stallion she landed the Fillies Cup (Listed, 1400m) at Baden-Baden on Saturday. Lope De Vega stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$208,810).
Lord Kanaloa – Ask One Time (2 c ex Deep In Ask by Deep Impact) handed his sire Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha) a 43rd individual stakes winner when winning Sunday’s Kokura Nisai Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m). Ask One Time is the third stakes winner out of Deep In Ask, with the colt a brother to Grade 2 winner Fantasist and Grade 3 scorer Buon Voyage. Lord Kanaloa stands for a fee of JPY12,000,000 (approx. AU$127,000) at Shadai Stallion Station.
Mastercraftsman – Late Coolmore Stud stallion Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) registered his 98th individual stakes winner when the Jessie Harrington-trained Starry Heavens (3 f ex Etoile Filante by So You Think), a three-quarter sister to multiple Group 1 winner and the trainer’s former stable star Alpha Centauri (Mastercraftsman), scored her first stakes-level win in the Prix de Liancourt (Listed, 2100m) at Longchamp on Thursday. Mastercraftsman, who shuttled to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand for four seasons, died in 2021.
Maurice – Nocking Point (3 c ex Cecchino by King Kamehameha) became the 17th individual stakes winner for his Arrowfield Stud shuttler Maurice (Screen Hero) when winning Sunday’s Niigata Kinen (Gr 3, 2000m). Maurice stands at Arrowfield Stud for a fee of $82,500 (inc GST) in 2023.
More Than Ready – The late legendary shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo) sired his 221st individual stakes winner when the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Mirra View (5 m ex Mirrasalo by Redoute’s Choice) landed the Mona Lisa Stakes (Listed, 1350m) at Wyong on Friday. More Than Ready, who shuttled to Vinery Stud in the Hunter Valley for 19 consecutive seasons, died at WinStar Farm last year.
Mount Nelson – Une Perle (3 f ex Spirit Of Pearl by Invincible Spirit) broke through at stakes level for the first time when she landed the Prix Occitanie (Listed, 1900m) at La Teste de Buch on Friday, providing Mount Nelson (Rock Of Gibraltar) with his 29th individual stakes winner.
Multiplex – Shanroe (9 g ex Pugnacious Lady by Hernando) became the seventh individual stakes winner for his sire Multiplex (Danehill) when causing a slight shock in Saturday’s Chester Stakes (Listed, 1m 6.5f). Multiplex stands in Bahrain.
Profitable – Darley stallion Profitable (Invincible Spirit) was handed his eighth individual stakes winner when Kerdos (3 c ex The Mums by Holy Roman Emperor) took out Saturday’s Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (Listed, 5f). Profitable stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud for a fee of €9,000 (approx. AU$15,030).
Reliable Man – The John O’Shea-trained Benaud (5 g ex Baggy Green by Galileo) became the latest stakes winner of his family when he took out a dramatic running of the Wyong Gold Cup (Listed, 2100m) on Friday and in the process handed the Westbury Stud-based sire, Reliable Man (Dalakhani) with his 23rd individual stakes winner. Reliable Man is standing for a fee of NZ$13,500 (plus GST).
Snitzel – The Team Hawkes-trained Remarque (5 g ex Response by Charge Forward) landed Saturday’s hotly contested Concorde Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m) at Randwick, providing her sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) with a 136th individual stakes winner in the process. Snitzel, who has had 1464 starters, currently stands at Arrowfield Stud for a fee of 247,500 (inc GST).
Territories – Navajo Peak (5 g ex Ship Rock by Authorized) became the 11th individual stakes winner from 317 starters for Darley’s former shuttler Territories (Invincible Spirit) when he landed the Chelmsford Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Randwick on Saturday. Territories, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$19,480), last shuttled to Darley Australia in 2021 where he stood for $11,000 (inc GST).
The Grey Gatsby – The Henri-Alex Pantall-trained Grey Tornado (3 c ex Veldargent by Kendargent) became the fifth individual stakes winner for The Grey Gatsby (Mastercraftsman) when landing the Prix Millkom (Listed, 1600m) at La Teste de Buch on Friday. The Grey Gatsby stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras du Petit Tellier for a fee of €12,000 (approx. AU$20,050).
Too Darn Hot – UK raider Carolina Reaper (2 f ex Dark Promise by Shamardal) became the third individual stakes winner for Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) when scoring in the Zukunfts-Rennen (Gr 3, 1400m) at Baden-Baden on Wednesday. Too Darn Hot, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £40,000 (approx. AU$78,210), will stand the southern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Kelvinside for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).