35 for Blue Point
Blue Point – Darley shuttler Blue Point (Shamardal) enjoyed another good week on the winners front as he saw his tally increase by three to 35 overall. Blue Lemons (2 c ex Solar Event by Galileo) kicked off the treble as he became the 33rd individual winner when he caused a 22-1 shock in a seven-furlong novice at Leicester. Purchased by Peter and Ross Doyle for 130,000gns at Book 1 of last year’s Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Blue Lemons is the seventh foal out of the placed Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Solar Event, making him a half-brother to winners Pablo Del Pueblo (Kodiac) and Foreign Legion (Declaration Of War). The David Simcock-trained Change For Good (2 c ex Sharaakah – Roderic O’Connor) provided the stallion with his 34th individual scorer when he broke his maiden over seven furlongs at Epsom. Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock Limited and raced by Mohammed Jaber, Change For Good is out of the stakes-placed winner Sharaakah (Roderic O’Connor), herself a half-sister to fellow stakes-placegetter Quissisana (Antonius Pius). Blue Point’s 35th winner came when Bluedrum (2 f ex Drumfad Bay by Acclamation) made a winning debut in a seven-fulong maiden at Naas. A homebred for Stonethorn Stud Farm, Bluedrum is the third foal and first winner out of Listed winner and Group 3-placed mare Drumfad Bay (Acclamation), herself a daughter of Blandford Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 2f) winner Manieree (Medicean). Blue Point, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud for a fee of €35,000 (approx. AU$58,420), is standing at Darley’s Northwood Park for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST). He has had 86 starters.
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Cupid – Carson’s Run (2 c ex Hot N Hectic by Henny Hughes) became the first elite-level winner and seventh individual stakes winner overall for his sire Cupid (Tapit) when landing the Summer Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Woodbine. Carson’s Run is the only foal out of the winning Henny Hughes (Hennessy) mare Hot N Hectic. Cupid, who has had 177 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for a fee of US$5,000 (approx. AU$7,780).
Dubawi – UK raider Master Of The Seas (5 g ex Firth Of Lorne by Danehill) became the 56th elite-level winner for Darley’s super sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium), when comfortably landing the Woodbine Mile Stakes (Gr 1, 8f). Master Of The Seas is the tenth foal out of the Listed-winning Danehill (Danzig) mare Firth Of Lorne, making him a half-brother to nine winners including stakes scorers Falls Of Lora (Street Cry), Latharnach (Iffraaj) and Etive (Elusive Quality). Dubawi, who has had 1615 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a record fee of £350,000 (approx. AU$673,500).
Heart’s Cry – Continuous (3 c ex Fluff by Galileo) became the 12th individual elite-level winner for late Japanese sire Heart’s Cry (Sunday Silence) when landing yesterday’s St Leger Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 6.5f) at Doncaster. Continuous is closely related to the useful winner National Ballet (Deep Impact), being the third foal out of the winning Galileo mare Fluff, herself a sister to Group 1 winner Maybe, who is in turn the dam of English 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner and now Coolmore stallion Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact). Heart’s Cry, who has had 1442 starters, died in March.
Karakontie – The Cherie DeVaux-trained She Feels Pretty (2 f ex Summer Sweet by More Than Ready) provided her sire Karakontie (Bernstein) with a second elite-level winner and 12th stakes winner overall when she scored in the Natalma Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Woodbine. Out of the winning More Than Ready (Southern Halo) mare Summer Sweet, She Feels Pretty is a half-sister to winner Lakeside Music (Super Saver). Karakontie, who has had 169 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Gainesway Farm for a fee of US$10,000 (approx. AU$15,550).
New stakes winners
Al Maher – Grey River (4 m ex Grey Cheval by Husson Lightning) provided her sire Al Maher (Danehill) with a 38th individual stakes winner from 767 starters when landing the WH Wylie Handicap (Listed, 1100m) at Morphettville. Out of the winning Husson Lightning (Hussonet) mare Grey Cheval, Grey River is a half-sister to winner Superlove (Danehill Express). Al Maher stands at Stockwell Thoroughbreds for a fee of $8,800 (inc GST).
All Too Hard – Viva Vienna (3 f ex Anna Of Austria by Snitzel) became the 23rd individual stakes winner from 644 starters for her sire All Too Hard (Casino Prince) when landing the Canterbury Belle Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Riccarton. Out of the unraced Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) mare Anna Of Austria, Viva Vienna is a half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Divine Inanna (Real Impact). All Too Hard stands at Vinery Stud for a fee of $38,500 (inc GST).
Camelot – Coolmore Stud resident Camelot (Montjeu) chalked up his 56th individual stakes winner when the Roger Teal-trained Dancing Gemini (2 c ex Lady Adelaide by Australia) effortlessly brushed his rivals aside to take the Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Doncaster. Bred and raced by Fishdance Limited, Dancing Gemini is out of Lady Adelaide (Australia) and hails from the same family as French Group 1 winner Special Quest (Rainbow Quest). Camelot shuttled to Australia for one season in 2014 where he covered 104 mares at a fee of $22,000 (inc GST), producing 78 foals. The stallion stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Irish base where he commanded a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$99,200) and has had 688 starters overall.
Exaggerator – The Larry Demeritte-trained West Saratoga (2 c ex Mo Wicked by Uncle Mo) provided his sire Exaggerator (Curlin) with an 11th individual stakes winner when landing the Iroquois Stakes (Gr 3, 8f) at Churchill Downs. Out of the unraced Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) mare Mo Wicked, West Saratoga is a half-brother to winner Mo Traffic (Cross Traffic). Exaggerator, who has had 433 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Elite Thoroughbreds for a fee of US$5,000 (approx. AU$7,780).
Farhh – UK raider Tiffany (3 f ex Affinity by Sadler’s Wells) became the 12th individual stakes winner for Darley stallion Farhh (Pivotal) when she landed the Hannoverscher Stutenpreis (Listed, 2000m) at Hanover. The seventh foal out of the winning Sadler’s Wells (Northern Dancer) mare Affinity, Tiffany is closely related to the stakes-placed winner Harmonica (Pivotal) and a half-sister to another stakes-placed winner Zest (Duke Of Marmalade). Farhh, who has had 161 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a private fee.
Flying Artie – Blue Gum Farm resident Flying Artie (Artie Schiller) chalked up his eighth stakes winner when the Chris Waller-trained Democracy Manifest (5 g ex Slippery Satin by Benicio) took out the Cameron Handicap (Gr 3, 1500m) at Newcastle. Democracy Manifest was initially bought by Botty’s Bloodstock for $11,000 via the Inglis Digital Sale in February, 2020, before being snapped up by Allam Racing and Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $70,000 at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale later that year. Democracy Manifest is out of dual winner Slippery Satin (Benicio), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Great Shot (Magnus) and Listed scorer Gawne (Flying Spur). Having begun his career at Newgate Farm, Group 1-producing stallion Flying Artie, who has had 191 starters, is covering his first book of mares at Blue Gum Farm for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST).
Kodiac – Rogue Lightning (3 g ex Field Of Stars by Acclamation) provided his sire Kodiac (Danehill) with a 90th individual stakes winner when landing the Scarbrough Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Doncaster. Rogue Lightning is the second foal out of the winning Acclamation (Royal Applause) mare Field Of Stars, herself a half-sister to useful winner Pennsylvania Dutch (Dutch Art). Kodiac stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Tally Ho Stud for a fee of €40,000 (approx. AU$66,280).
Le Havre – Eliyass (4 g ex Edilisa by Azamour) provided his sire Le Havre (Noverre) with a 59th individual stakes winner when landing the Grand Prix de la Region Grand Est (Listed, 2000m) at Nancy. Out of the winning Azamour (Night Shift) mare Edilisa, Eliyass is a half-brother to winners Edremi (Raven’s Pass) and Edala (Siyouni). Eliyass is catalogued as Lot 37 for the Arqana Arc Sale to be held at Saint-Cloud on September 30, the evening before the running of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m) at Longchamp. Le Havre, who has had 840 starters, died in March last year.
Lope De Vega – The Roger Varian-trained Iberian (2 c ex Bella Estrella by High Chaparral) produced a comfortable victory in the Champagne Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Doncaster, providing his former shuttle sire Lope De Vega (Shamardal) with a 119th individual stakes winner in the process. Iberian is the second foal out of the Listed-winning High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) mare Bella Estrella, herself a sister to Group 3 scorer High Heeled. Lope De Vega stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ballylinch Stud for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$207,430) and has had 1196 starters.
Mehmas – Takeko (5 m ex Ahd by Elusive Quality) became the 23rd individual stakes winner for Tally Ho Stud stallion Mehmas (Acclamation) when landing the Lanwades Stud Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Bro Park. The third foal out of the unraced Elusive Quality (Gone West) mare Ahd, Takeko is a half-sister to Listed scorer Hot Team (Zoffany) and useful winners One Small Step (Footstepsinthesand) and Allihies (Anjaal). Mehmas stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$99,410).
Mitole – V V’s Dream (2 f ex Quay by Tapit) produced an impressive performance to easily land the Pocahontas Stakes (Gr 3, 8f) at Churchill Downs, providing her sire Mitole (Eskendereya) with a first individual stakes winner in the process. Out of the winning Tapit (Pulpit) mare Quay, V V’s Dream is a half-sister to winners Morning Addiction (Carpe Diem) and Amaryllis (Always Dreaming). Mitole stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Spendthrift Farm for a fee of US$15,000 (approx. AU$23,330) and has had 48 starters.
Mo Town – Accidental Hero (3 c ex Pardonmecomingthru by Chatain) became the fifth individual stakes winner for Mo Town (Uncle Mo) when landing the British Columbia Derby (Gr 3, 9f) at Hastings Racecourse in Canada. Out of the stakes-placed winning Chatain (Forest Wildcat) mare Pardonmecomingthru, Accidental Hero is a half-brother to winners Wellman (Twirling Candy) and Unprecedented (Bayern). Mo Town, who has had 155 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ashford Stud for a fee of US$5,000 (approx. AU$7,780).
Night Of Thunder – Thunder Roll (3 f ex Swingland by Pivotal) became the 39th individual stakes winner for her sire Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) when she landed the Oyster Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Galway. A half-sister to the Andrew Bobbin-trained seven-time winner Mighty Oasis (Oasis Dream), Thunder Roll is the fourth foal out of the winning mare Swingland (Pivotal), herself a half-sister to Listed winner Under The Rainbow (Fantastic Light) and Group-placed winners Starfala (Galileo) and Sweeping Up (Sea The Stars). Night Of Thunder, who has had 369 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Kildangan Stud for a fee of €100,000 (approx. AU$167,620).
Olympic Glory – Shiffrin (2 f ex Scruples by Pioneerof The Nile) became the 15th individual stakes winner for his sire Olympic Glory (Choisir) when landing the Prix de Conde (Gr 3, 1800m) at Chantilly. Shiffrin is the only foal to race out of the unraced Pioneerof The Nile (Empire Maker) mare Scruples. Former shuttle sire Olympic Glory stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de Bouquetot for a fee of €4,000 (approx. AU$6,640) and has had 487 starters.
Pierro – The Chris Waller-trained Kalino (5 g ex Lanikai by I Am Invincible) made the most of a clear run down the outside of his rivals to win The Sofitel (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. Providing his sire Pierro (Lonhro) with a 35th individual stakes winner from 599 starters, the five-year-old gelding is out of the winning I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) mare Lanikai, Kalino is a half-brother to winner Call Me Maggie (Magnus). Pierro stands at Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains farm for a fee of $82,500 (inc GST).
Rulership – Masked Diva (3 f ex Mask Off by Deep Impact) became the 28th individual stakes winner for her sire Rulership (King Kamehameha) when scoring in the Sho Rose Stakes (Gr 2, 1800m) at Hanshin. Masked Diva is the fifth named foal out of winning Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) mare Mask Off. Rulership stands at Shadai Stallion Station for a fee of JPY3,500,000 (approx. AU$36,660) and has had 959 starters.
Sea The Stars – Just Fine (6 g ex Bint Almatar by Kingmambo) became the 113th individual stakes winner from 912 starters for his sire Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) when landing the Kingston Town Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) at Randwick. Just Fine, who is out of the winning Kingmambo (Mr. Prospector) mare Bint Almatar, was making his second start for trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, having moved from UK-based trainer Sir Michael Stoute following his purchase by his trainers and McKeever Bloodstock for 300,000gns at last year’s Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale. Sea The Stars stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Gilltown Stud for a fee of €180,000 (approx. AU$298,690).
Sioux Nation – Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) gelding Archo Nacho (3 g ex Jackpot Queen by Not A Single Doubt) landed his maiden stakes win when taking out the Poseidon Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Flemington. Out of the winning Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) mare Jackpot Queen, Archo Nacho is a half-brother to four winners. Archo Nacho was providing Sioux Nation, who has had 177 starters, with his 12th individual stakes winner. The stallion stood one season at Swettenham Stud in 2019 at a fee of $17,600 (inc GST) and stood at Coolmore’s Irish base for a fee of €17,500 (approx. AU$29,010) for the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season.
Soldiers Call – UK raider Dawn Charger (2 f ex Dushlan by New Approach) got off the mark at stakes level when winning the Prix Eclipse (Gr 3, 1200m) at Chantilly, providing her sire Soldiers Call (Showcasing) with a first individual stakes winner. Dawn Charger is the third foal out of the unraced New Approach (Galileo) mare Dushlan, making her a half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Serious Challenge (Fracas). Soldiers Call, who has had 64 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ballyhane Stud for a fee of €7,500 (approx. AU$12,390).
So You Think – Coolmore Stud resident So You Think (High Chaparral) chalked up his 54th individual stakes winner when the Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou-trained Banana Queen (5 m ex Tropicana Lady by Fastnet Rock) took out the Tibbie Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Newcastle. Banana Queen is out of Tropicana Lady (Fastnet Rock), herself a sister to Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Irish Lights, who in turn is the dam of Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed Omei Sword (High Chaparral) and Irish Listed winner Lipizzaner (Uncle Mo). So You Think, who has had 841 runners, is standing for a fee of $99,000 (inc GST).
Toronado – Shesallshenanigans (3 f ex Segenhoe Valley by Dane Shadow) provided her sire Toronado (High Chaparral) with a 34th individual stakes winner from 667 starters when she scored in the Cap D’Antibes Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Flemington. Out of the placed Dane Shadow (Danehill) mare Segenhoe Valley, Shesallshenanigans is a sister to stakes winner Shelby Cobra. Toronado stands at Swettenham Stud for a fee of $88,000 (inc GST).
Trapeze Artist – Widden Stud stallion Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) registered his first individual stakes winner when Griff (3 c ex Chateau Griffo by Sebring) landed the Exford Plate (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. Out of the Group 3-placed winning Sebring (More Than Ready) mare Chateau Griffo, Griff is a half-brother to winner Social Conscience (Capitalist). Trapeze Artist, who has had 45 starters, is standing for a fee of $55,000 (inc GST).
Washington DC – Washington Heights (3 g ex Epping Rose by Kodiac) became the first individual stakes winner for Washington DC (Zoffany) when landing the Bro Park Sprint Championship (Listed, 1200m). Trained by Newmarket-based Archie Watson, the three-year-old gelding is the second foal out of the unraced Kodiac mare Epping Rose, herself a sister to Group-placed winner Confidence High and a half-sister to winner and English St Leger (Gr 1, 1m 6.5f) second The Last Drop (Galileo). Washington DC, who has had 38 starters, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Bearstone Stud for a fee of £3,000 (approx. AU$5,770).