32 for Blue Point
Blue Point – Darley shuttler Blue Point (Shamardal) posted his 32nd first crop winner when Miss Information (2 f ex Newsletter by Sir Percy) won a Class 3 Novice Stakes contest over six furlongs at Ascot. A 90,000gns yearling buy for Norman Court Stud at Tattersalls, Miss Information is the fourth foal out of Listed winner Newsletter. Blue Point, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud for a fee of €35,000 (approx. AU$58,350), will stand the southern hemisphere breeding season at Northwood Park for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST). He has had 81 starters.
Too Darn Hot – Darley’s first-season shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) sired his 14th winner when the Roger Varian-trained Boiling Point (2 c Lady Momoka by Shamardal) produced an impressive debut performance to break his maiden over seven furlongs at Thirsk. The colt is out of the placed Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) mare Lady Momoka, herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Stellar Mass (Sea The Stars). Too Darn Hot, who has had 43 starters, is standing at Darley’s Kelvinside base for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Bolt D’Oro – Spendthrift Farm stallion Bolt D’Oro (Medaglia D’Oro) scored his first elite-level winner when the regally bred Tamara (2 f ex Beholder by Henny Hughes), a daughter of multiple Grade 1-winning champion Beholder (Henny Hughes), produced an impressive performance to win the Debutante Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Del Mar. Bolt D’Oro shuttled to Spendthrift’s now defunct Australian base for one season in 2019 and he stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for US$35,000 (approx. AU$54,830). He has had 160 starters.
Dubawi – Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) was provided with his 55th elite-level winner when the Aidan O’Brien-trained Henry Longfellow (2 c ex Minding by Galileo) preserved his unbeaten record in the National Stakes (Gr 1, 7f), handing his trainer a 12th triumph in the juvenile Group 1 and his 4,000 career win overall. Henry Longfellow is bred in the purple, being the second foal out of multiple Group 1 winner Minding (Galileo), herself a sister to fellow multiple elite-level scorer Tuesday and Group 1 winner Empress Josephine, with all three out of the dual Group 1 winner Lillie Langtry (Danehill Dancer). Dubawi, who has had 1613 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a career-high fee of £350,000 (approx. AU$682,970).
Excelebration – Excelebration (Exceed And Excel) earned his second individual Group 1 winner as a sire when Moss Tucker (5 g ex Rare Symphony by Pastoral Pursuits) produced a shock win in the Flying Five Stakes (Gr 1, 5f) at the Curragh. Moss Tucker is out of four-time winner Rare Symphony (Pastoral Pursuits), who is herself a half-sister to Group 3 winner Pantsonfire (Sir Percy) and Listed scorer Bomar (Sir Percy). A former Coolmore inmate, Excelebration now stands in Morocco and has had 459 starters.
Runhappy – Nutella Fella (2 c ex Krissy’s Candy by Candy Ride) became the first elite-level winner and 12th individual stakes winner overall for Runhappy (Super Saver) when he landed the Hopeful Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at Saratoga. Nutella Fella is out of the Candy Ride (Ride The Rails) mare Krissy’s Candy, making him a half-brother to winner We All See It (Street Sense). Runhappy, who has had 247 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Claiborne Farm for a fee of US$15,000 (approx. AU$23,580).
Savabeel – Waikato Stud stalwart Savabeel (Zabeel) sired his 32nd elite-level winner when the Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson-trained Skew Wiff (4 m ex Starvoia by Starcraft) took out the Tarzino Trophy (Gr 1, 1400m) at Hastings. Skew Wiff is out of the Listed winner Starvoia (Starcraft) and hails from the same family as Group 1 winner Dowry (Bahhare). Savabeel, who has had 1240 lifetime starters, is standing for a fee of NZ$100,000 (plus GST).
Speightstown – Prince Of Monaco (2 c ex Rainier by Medaglia D’Oro) became the 26th individual elite-level winner for his sire Speightstown (Gone West) when landing the Del Mar Futurity Stakes (Gr 1, 7f). Prince Of Monaco is the only winning foal out of the unraced Medaglia D’Oro (El Prado) mare Rainier. Speightstown, who has had 1180 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at WinStar Farm for a fee of US$80,000 (approx. AU$124,380).
Too Darn Hot – Darley’s first-season shuttle stallion Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) registered his first Group 1 winner courtesy of Fallen Angel’s (2 f ex Agnes Stewart by Lawman) victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) at the Curragh. Raced by Clipper Logistics and bred by Branton Court Stud, Fallen Angel is out of the Group 2-winning and Group 1-placed mare Agnes Stewart (Lawman), herself a half-sister to Listed winner Sorrel (Dansili).
Territories – Darley-based stallion Territories (Invincible Spirit) was provided with his second Group 1 winner when Regional (5 g ex Favulusa by Dansili) produced a blistering performance to win the Sprint Cup Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Haydock. The result provided trainer Ed Bethall and jockey Callum Rodriguez with their first top-flight victories. Purchased by his trainer and Blandford Bloodstock for a bargain price of 3,500gns at the Tattersalls Horses-In-Training Sale, Regional is out Listed winner Favulusa (Dansili), herself a sister to Italian Group 2 winner Folega (Oasis Dream) and Group 3 winner Agiato (Bated Breath). Territories, who has had 317 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere season for a fee of £10,000 (approx. AU$19,520).
New stakes winners
Artie Schiller – In winning the McKenzie Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Moonee Valley, the Paul Preusker-trained Steparty (3 c ex Watch Your Step by Sepoy) retained his unbeaten record and became Stockwell Thoroughbreds-based sire Artie Schiller’s (El Prado) 57th individual stakes winner. Out of the unraced mare Watch Your Step (Sepoy), Steparty is a half-brother to stakes-placed gelding Scissor Step (Toronado). Artie Schiller has had 1103 starters and he is standing for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST).
Australia – Coolmore Stud resident Australia (Galileo) registered his 37th individual stakes winner when the Aidan O’Brien-trained Adelaide River (3 c ex Could It Be Love by War Front) landed the Kilternan Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 4f) at Leopardstown. Adelaide River is out of the stakes-placed mare Could It Be Love, a half-sister to dual Grade 1 winner and now Coolmore America resident Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie). Australia stood the 2023 northern hemisphere season for a fee of €25,000 (approx. AU$41,945) and has had 498 starters.
Capitalist – Newgate Farm-based stallion Capitalist (Written Tycoon) registered his 15th individual stakes winner courtesy of Encap’s (3 g ex Enquare by Stratum) victory in the Ming Dynasty Quality (Gr 3, 1400m) at Rosehill. Encap was a $200,000 buy for his trainer Gary Portelli from the Newhaven Park Stud draft at last year’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. He is the third foal out of the Group 3-winning Stratum (Redoute’s Choice) mare Enquare, herself a daughter of dual Group 3 winner and Group 1 placegetter Skewiff (Mookta). Capitalist, who has been represented by 318 starters, is standing for a fee of $77,000 (inc GST).
Counterattack – Counterattack, an Australian-bred son of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), sired his fourth individual stakes winner when Maigret (2 c ex Minoris by Dabirsim) landed the Junioren Preis (Listed, 1600m) at Düsseldorf. Out of the unraced mare Minoris (Dabirsim), Maigret is a half-brother to dual Group 3 winner Mylady (The Grey Gatsby) and he hails from the same family as dual Group 1 winner Hello Youmzain (Kodiac), who shuttles to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand. A winner of the Fred Best Classic (Gr 3, 1400m) in 2016, Counterattack stood the 2023 season at the German-based Gestut Karlshof for a fee of €7,500 (approx. AU$12,583). He has had 74 starters.
Cracksman – Shembala (3 f ex Shebella by Dubai Destination) became the sixth individual stakes winner for Darley’s second season sire Cracksman (Frankel) when she landed the Prix Joubert (Listed, 2800m) at Longchamp. Shembala is the best of three winners to race out of the Group 3-placed winning Dubai Destination (Kingmambo) mare Shebella. Cracksman, who has had 114 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £17,500 (approx. AU$34,160).
Expert Eye – Juniper Berries (2 f ex Tricksy Spirit by Lethal Force) provided her sire Expert Eye (Acclamation) with a second individual stakes winner when running out a shock winner of the Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Salisbury. Juniper Berries is the second foal out of the Listed-placed winning Lethal Force (Dark Angel) mare Tricksy Spirit. Expert Eye stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Banstead Manor Stud for a fee of £7,500 (approx. AU$14,670). He has had 116 starters.
Frankel – Juddmonte Farms’ superstar stallion Frankel (Galileo) looks to have another potential star among his two-year-old crop in the shape of Diego Velazquez (2 c ex Sweepstake by Acclamation), who broke through at stakes level in the Golden Fleece Stakes (Gr 2, 1m) at Leopardstown. Purchased by Coolmore’s MV Magnier and White Birch Farm for 2.4 million guineas at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2022, the colt is out of Listed winner Sweepstake, making him a half-brother to Group 1 winner Broome (Australia) and Group 2 scorer Point Lonsdale (Australia). Frankel, who has had 749 starters, is available for southern hemisphere covering duties and his fee is set at £125,000 (approx. AU$209,750).
Gleneagles – Coolmore Stud-based sire Gleneagles (Galileo) chalked up his 30th individual stakes winner when the Christopher Head-trained Freville (2 f ex Freauville by Le Havre) took out the Prix d’Aumale (Gr 3, 1600m) at Longchamp. Freville is out of the unraced mare Freauville (Le Havre), herself a daughter of Listed winner Fresles (Royal Applause). Gleneagles stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Irish base for a fee of €17,500 (approx. AU$29,370). He has had 383 starters.
Invincible Army – Yeomanstown Stud resident Invincible Army (Invincible Spirit) sired his first stakes winner when the Natalia Lupini-trained Kitty Rose (2 f ex Varnish by Choisir) landed the Ingabelle Stakes (Listed, 7.5f) at Leopardstown. Purchased for 20,000gns at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Kitty Rose is out of winning mare Varnish (Choisir), who has produced three further winners. Invincible Army, who has had 35 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere season for a fee of €7,500 (approx. AU$12,585).
Night Of Thunder – Former shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) scored a stakes double last week, with Flight Plan (3 c ex Romp by Pivotal) becoming the stallion’s 37th individual stakes winner when he landed the Dullingham Stakes (Gr 2, 1m) at Leopardstown. Purchased by Joe Foley for 150,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2021, Flight Plan is out of the winning Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Romp, herself a half-sister to Group 2 scorer Rodabello (Lope De Vega). The Roger Varian-trained Al Musmak (2 c ex Parton by Kitten’s Joy) broke through at stakes level in the Ascendant Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Haydock, taking Night Of Thunder’s total stakes winner tally to 38. The colt fetched 95,000gns when bought by his owner, Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah, at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last year. Al Musmak is out of unraced mare Parton (Kitten’s Joy), a daughter of multiple Grade 1 winner Proviso (Dansili), making her a half-sister to Listed winner Sailing Solo (Smart Strike). Further back this is the same family as the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Recommendation (Shalaa), winner of last season’s Zeditave Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m), who opened his four-year-old account with a victory over 1200 metres at Moonee Valley last week. Night Of Thunder shuttled to Australia for one season in 2016 and he stood the 2023 breeding season at Darley’s Kildangan Stud for a fee of €100,000 (approx. AU$167,780). He has had 364 starters.
Five for Oscar Performance
The Michael McCarthy-trained Endlessly (2 c ex Dream Fuhrever by Langfuhr) provided his sire Oscar Performance (Kitten’s Joy) with a fifth individual stakes winner when he scored in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes (Gr 3, 8f). A half-brother to winner Dream Trip (Mizzen Mast), Endlessly is out of the unraced Langfuhr (Danzig) mare Dream Fuhrever. Oscar Performance, who has had 80 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Mill Ridge Farm for a fee of US$20,000 (approx. AU$31,090).
Quality Road – Integration (3 c ex Harmonize by Scat Daddy) announced himself as a colt to follow when he took the Virginia Derby (Gr 3, 9f) at Colonial Downs, handing Lane’s End-based stallion Quality Road (Elusive Quality) with this 75th individual stakes winner. The colt fetched US$700,000 when purchased by West Point and Woodford Racing at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale in 2021. He is a son of Grade 1 winner Harmonize (Scat Daddy). Quality Road, who has had 747 starters, stood in 2023 for a fee of $200,000 (approx. AU$313,330).
Saxon Warrior – Zulu Warrior (3 c ex Zindziswa by Smart Strike) became the seventh individual stakes winner for former shuttle sire Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) when winning the Prix Turenne (Listed, 2400m) at Saint-Cloud. A homebred for trainer Elisabeth Fabre, Zulu Warrior is the second foal out of two-time winner Zindziswa, herself a sister to Group 3 winner Zanzibari and a half-sister to stakes winners Horace’s Empire (Grand Slam) and Zenji (Hat Trick). Saxon Warrior, who has had 140 starters, stood the 2023 season at Coolmore for a fee of €35,000 (approx. AU$58,700).
Shamus Award – Quintessa (3 f ex Chaquinta by High Chaparral) landed the Gold Trail Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Hastings, handing Rosemont Stud resident Shamus Award (Snitzel) his 22nd individual stakes winner in the process. Purchased by Te Akau’s David Ellis from the Wentwood Grange draft for NZ$170,000 at Book 1 of the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale, Quintessa is out of five-time-winning High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) mare Chaquinta, who is herself a half-sister to the dam of Group 3 winner Dionysus (Ocean Park). Represented by 332 lifetime starters, Shamus Award is standing for a fee of $60,500 (inc GST).
Wootton Bassett – Following a brace of second-place efforts in Listed contests on his last two outings, the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Zabiari (2 c ex Zaridiya by Duke Of Marmalade) broke through for his maiden stakes success in the Prix Des Chenes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Longchamp, providing Coolmore shuttler Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) with his 37th individual stakes winner. Zabiari is the fourth foal out of the Listed-placed winning Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) mare Zaridiya. Wootton Bassett, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Irish-based stud for a fee of €150,000 (approx. AU$251,770), is currently standing at their Jerrys Plains-based farm for a fee of $93,500 (inc GST). He has had 433 starters.
Zoustar – Reverse shuttler Zoustar (Northern Meteor) was provided with his 40th individual stakes winner when Starlust (2 c ex Beyond Desire by Invincible Spirit) added a first stakes victory to his CV in the Sirenia Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Kempton. Purchased by Dermot Farrington for 55,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, the colt is out of Group 3 scorer Beyond Desire (Invincible Spirit), making him a half-brother to Listed winner Queen Of Desire (Dubawi). In winning the Group 3 race, the colt became the sixth northern hemisphere-bred stakes winner for Zoustar, who splits his time between Widden Stud in the Hunter Valley and Tweenhills Farm and Stud in Gloucestershire. Zoustar, who has had 723 starters, is currently standing at Widden for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST).