Stallion Watch

16 for Hallowed Crown

Darley Stud former shuttler Hallowed Crown (Street Sense) sired his 16th first crop winner when the Archie Watson-trained The Perfect Crown (2 c ex Perfect Fun by Marju) won the Bet At Novice Median Auction Stakes (7f) at Chelmsford on Thursday. Purchased by Blandford Bloodstock for 40,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, the two-year-old colt impressively beat Corvair (Toronado) by eight lengths with another three quarters of a length back to Kohoof (Tamayuz) in third. Hallowed Crown is standing at Kelvinside for a fee $11,000 (inc GST).

New Group / Grade 1 Winners

Six for Pierro  The Grant and Alana Williams-trained Regal Power (4 g ex Broadway Belle by Redoute’s Choice) landed the Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Ascot on Saturday and in the process handed Coolmore Stud-based sire Pierro (Lonhro) with his sixth individual Group 1 winner. The four-year-old gelding is out of Broadway Belle (Redoute’s Choice) making him a brother to Group 2 winner Action. Further back this is the family of Arcadia Queen, who is also among Pierro’s elite level winners, and her Group 3-winning brother Arcadia Prince. Pierro is standing at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley for a fee of $88,000 (inc GST) and he has 25 lots catalogued at next year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. 

New Stakes Winners

Al Maher – Aquis Farm Stud

Al Maher – The Stockwell Thoroughbreds-based sire Al Maher (Danehill) was provided with his 35th stakes winner courtesy of Al Passem’s (5 g ex Ruby Bre by Rubiton) victory in the Kilmore Cup (Listed, 1600m) on Saturday. Al Passem was purchased by his trainer Ken Keys for $55,000 at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the Swettenham Stud draft. 

Castledale – Its Destinys Child (6 f ex It’s My Destiny by Magic Ring) posted back-to-back wins at Pukekohe when the lightly-race mare ran out a surprise winner of the Counties Bowl Handicap (Listed, 1100m) to provide her sire Castledale (Peintre Celebre) with his eighth individual stakes winner on Saturday.Castledale, whose progeny include Waikato Guineas (Gr 2, 2000m) winner Castlzeberg, stands at Te Runga Stud for a fee of NZ$4,000 (plus GST).

Dansili – The Hugo Palmer-trained Set Piece (3 g ex Portodora by Kingmambo) ran out a surprise winner of the Hyde Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Kempton on Wednesday night and in the process provided Dansili (Danehill) with his 140th stakes winner. Dansili was pensioned at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud in 2018 at age 22 due to declining fertility.

Fastnet Rock – Dual Australian champion sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill) registered a stakes double at Pukekohe on Saturday as two of his sons, In A Twinkling (4 g ex Moment In Time by Archway) and Unition (2 c ex Diademe by Savabeel), both posted their maiden stakes victories taking the stallion’s total tally of winners to 153. Unition landed the Fasttrack Insurance 5K Bonus 2YO Stakes (Listed, 1100m), before In A Twinkling added another to the tally courtesy of his success in the Counties Cup (Gr 3, 2100m) later on the same card. Fastnet Rock, who is responsible for numerous elite level winners in both hemispheres, stands for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST) at Coolmore.  

Heart’s Cry – Warm favourite My Rhapsody (2 c ex Teddy’s Promise by Salt Lake) stretched her unbeaten record to two when she ran out a clear winner of Saturday’s Hai Kyoto Nisai Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) to give her sire Heart’s Cry a 40th individual stakes winner. Heart’s Cry (Sunday Silence), whose progeny include Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) winner Lys Gracieux, stands at Shadai Stallion Station for a fee of ¥8,000,000.

Mossman – Tambo’s Mate (4 g ex Passagemaker by Canny Lad) registered the most notable success of his 12-race career when landing the Recognition Stakes (Listed, 1350m) at Doomben on Saturday and in the process handed his sire Mossman (Success Express) with his 40th individual stakes winner. Mossman retired from stallion duties last year.

Savabeel – Champion stallion Savabeel (Zabeel) sired his 93rd stakes winner when Yearn (6 m ex Princess Uno by Danehill) landed the Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) at Pukekohe on Saturday. The six-year-old mare is out of winning Danehill (Danzig) mare Princess Uno and is a sister to two further winners. The mare’s third dam is Grade 2 winner Quixotic Lady (Quadratic), who is the granddam of Grade 3 winner Confide (Phone Trick). Further back this is same family as Listed-winning pair Castles In The Sky (Sky Classic) and Zanzibar (Evaristo). Savabeel, who has sired 18 Group 1 winners including the likes of Kawi, Lucia Valentina and Sangster, stands at Waikato Stud for a fee of NZ$125,000 (plus GST).

Sessions – Oakland Park-based sire Sessions (Lonhro) was handed his first individual stakes winner on Saturday when the Adam Durrant-trained Massimo (3 g ex Highest by Marscay) landed the Placid Ark Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Ascot. Sessions is standing at the Western Australian stud for a fee of $5,500 (inc GST). 

Showcasing – Former Haunui Farm shuttler Showcasing (Oasis Dream) sired his 41st stakes winner when the Henk Grewe-trained Say Good Bye (3 c ex Strela by Lomitas) won the Grosser Herbstpreis Der Freiberger Brauerei (Listed, 2200m) at Dresden on Wednesday. Showcasing stood at Whitsbury Manor Stud in 2019 for a fee of £55,000.

Universal Ruler – Uni Time (4 g ex Darntime by Danetime) brought up a hat-trick in the Carbine Club of WA Stakes (Listed, 1400m) and also handed his sire Universal Ruler (Scenic) with his eighth individual stakes winner on Saturday. Wrinkly (Saxon) finished another half a length away in third. Universal Ruler is standing at Scenic Lodge Stud in Western Australia for a fee of $6,600 (inc GST).  

Vital Equine – Vital Equine (Danetime) was provided with a new individual stakes winner at Ascot on Saturday taking his overall tally to four. The new winner was the Adam Durrant-trained Electric Light (5 m ex Candle Smoke by Trade Fair) who landed the Jungle Mist Classic (Listed, 1200m). Last seen when running fifth in the Prince Of Wales Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m), the mare bounced back to form with a length win over Beautiful Mind (So You Think), who finished a nose ahead of Dance Music (War Chant).War

Chant – Meanwhile, Vital Equine’s barnmate War Chant (Danzig) also sired a new stakes winner on Saturday taking his overall tally of individual winners to 42 when War Saint (3 c ex Ambers Halo by Don’t Say Halo) landed the Western Australian Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) at Ascot. War Chant is standing at stud for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) and his stakes winners are headlined by a trio of elite level performers; Silent Sedition, Midnight Interlude and Kingsfort.


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