42 for Blue Point
Blue Point – Darley Stud shuttler Blue Point (Shamardal) secured his 42nd individual first-crop winner when Sweetest (2 f ex Badr Al Badoor by Acclamation) got off the mark at the seventh attempt over seven furlongs at Dundalk. Purchased by Coolmore’s MV Magnier for €420,000 at the Goffs Orby Sale in 2022, the filly is out of four-time winner Badr Al Badoor (Acclamation), making her a half-sister to Listed winner Archer’s Dream (Dream Ahead). Badr Al Badoor herself is a half-sister to 2016 King’s Stand Stakes (Gr 1, 5f) winner and now Darley resident Profitable (Invincible Spirit). Blue Point’s progeny are headed by top-flight winners Big Evs and Rosallion. The stallion, who has had 111 starters, is standing at Darley’s Northwood Park base for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).
Calyx – Former Coolmore shuttler Calyx (Kingman) sired his 22nd individual winner when Filly One (2 f ex Forever’s Girl by Monsieur Bond) made a winning debut at Newcastle. Filly One is the eighth foal out of the winning Monsieur Bond (Danehill Dancer) mare Forever’s Girl, herself a sister to three-time Group 3 winner Ladies Are Forever and Group-placed winner Hoof It. Calyx, who shuttled to Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains Farm in 2020 and 2021, will stand the 2024 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore Stud for a fee of €12,500 (approx. AU$21,030). He has had 50 starters.
Tassort (pictured above) – Newgate Farm-based first-season sire Tassort (Brazen Beau) registered his second and third individual winners last week, beginning when the Clinton Taylor-trained Astapor (2 c ex Black Mink by Lonhro) impressively broke his maiden over 1050 metres at Rockhampton. Purchased by Livistona Grazing Company for $38,000 from the Telemon Thoroughbreds draft at Book 2 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale earlier this year, Astapor is out of three-time winner Black Mink (Lonhro), who is herself a daughter of Listed scorer Jasminka (Sakura Seeking). Tassort secured his third winner when Onemoretwomany (2 g ex Hazlebrook by Hinchinbrook) made a winning debut at Ascot. A $12,000 pinhook for Premium Bloodstock Services from the Kingstar Farm draft at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Weanling Sale, Onemoretwomany then went on to make $70,000 when bought by Fantail Holdings from the Ruby Racing and Breeding draft at this year’s Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale. Bred by Kingstar Farm and out of the winning mare Hazelebook (Hinchinbrook), Onemoretwomany is a half-brother to Wollombi (Extreme Choice), winner of The Vanity (Gr 3, 1400m) in February and most recently fourth in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) on Melbourne Cup Day. Tassort, who has had five starters, stands for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST).
Too Darn Hot – Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) also increased his winners tally by two last week, beginning when Royal Tapestry (2 c ex Woven Lace by Hard Spun) became his 25th winner when scoring at the fifth time of asking at Lingfield. The eighth foal out of the Group-placed winning Hard Spun (Danzig) mare Woven Lace, Royal Tapestry is closely related to winner Great Esteem (Dubawi) and a half-brother to stakes-placed winner Broderie (Pivotal). Further back this is the same family as 2018 Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Cross Counter (Teofilo). Too Darn Hot was then handed his 26th individual winner when Formal Display (2 c ex Passage Of Time by Dansili) got off the mark at the third time of asking in a mile maiden at Dundalk. Bred in the purple, Formal Display is the 11th foal to come out Juddmonte Farm’s Group 1-winning mare Passage Of Time (Dansili), making him closely related to Group 2 winner and now National Stud stallion Time Test (Dubawi) and a half-brother to dual Group 3 scorer Tempus (Kingman). Too Darn Hot is standing at Darley’s Kelvinside in New South Wales for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST) and he is due to stand the 2024 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for an increased fee of £65,000 (approx. AU$124,510). He has had 67 starters.
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Kingman – Juddmonte stallion Kingman (Invincible Spirit) sired his tenth individual Group 1 winner and second in Australia when the James Cummings-trained Zardozi (3 f ex Chanderi by Dubawi) proved far too good for her rivals in the VRC Oaks (Gr 1, 2500m) at Flemington. The filly joined last season’s JJ Atkins (Gr 1, 1600m) winner King Colorado as Kingman’s other elite-level winner in Australia. Zardozi is the first foal of the Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) mare Chanderi, herself a daughter of the Dalakhani (Darshaan) mare Silk Sari, who won the Park Hill Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 6.5f) at Doncaster and was runner-up in the British Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 4f) at Ascot. Kingman, who has had 616 starters, is due to stand the upcoming northern hemisphere breeding season for an unchanged fee of £125,000 (approx. AU$240,000) and he is also available to cover on southern hemisphere time.
Lord Kanaloa – Shadai Stallion Station-based sire Lord Kanaloa’s (King Kamehameha) elite-level winners moved to nine courtesy of Brede Weg’s (3 f ex Inner Urge by Deep Impact) fine victory in the the Queen Elizabeth Cup (Gr 1, 2200m) at Kyoto. Brede Weg is out of four-time winner Inner Urge (Deep Impact), herself a daughter of French Group 2 winner Musical Way (Gold Away), who is also the dam of dual Grade 1-winning champion Mikki Queen (Deep Impact). Lord Kanaloa, who is represented in Australia by his two sire sons, Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Tagaloa and Japanese Grade 2 winner Diatonic, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of ¥12,000,000 (approx. AU$124,160). He has had 1070 starters.
Zacinto – Crocetti (3 g ex Gracehill by O’Reilly) became the third individual elite-level winner for his sire Zacinto (Dansili) when landing the New Zealand 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1200m) at Riccarton. Out of the winning O’Reilly (Last Tycoon) mare Gracehill, the Danny Walker and Arron Tata-trained Crocetti is a half-brother to winner Rionach (Darci Brahma). Represented by 247 starters, Zacinto is the sire of nine individual stakes winners in total.
New stakes winners
Alabama Express – Yulong Stud’s first-season sire Alabama Express (Redoute’s Choice) chalked up his first stakes winner when Karavas (2 f ex All Of Me by Pierro) made an immediate impression at black-type level when she took out the Ottawa Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m) at Flemington. Trained by South Australian-based partnership, Richard and Chantelle Jolly, the filly had already provided the stallion with his first winner when she broke her maiden at Murray Bridge on October 7. Purchased by her trainers for $260,000 from the Yulong draft at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in 2023, Karavas is out of the winning Pierro (Octagonal) mare All Of Me, herself a half-sister to Group 2 scorers Solicit (Street Cry) and Star Of Giselle (Reset), who in turn produced fellow Group 2 winner Starelle (More Than Ready). Represented by four starters and one other winner, Alabama Express is covering his fourth book of mares for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).
Cracksman – Darley stallion Cracksman (Frankel) chalked up his seventh individual stakes winner when the William Haggas-trained Safety Catch (3 f ex Tempest Fugit by High Chaparral) took out the River Eden EBF Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 5f) at Lingfield. Safety Catch is out of Listed winner Tempest Fugit (High Chaparral), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Total Gallery (Namid). Cracksman’s stakes winners include Ace Impact, winner of this season’s Prix du Jockey Club (Gr 1, 2100m) and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m). The stallion, who has had 127 starters, will stand the 2024 breeding season at Darley’s Dalham Hall base for an unchanged fee of £17,500 (approx. AU$33,600).
Exceedance – Vinery Stud’s first-season sire Exceedance (Exceed And Excel) was handed his first individual stakes scorer, and first individual winner, from as many runners when Dublin Down (2 c ex Dublin Lass, by O’Reilly) ran out a narrow victor of the Maribyrnong Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) at Flemington. Bred by Edinburgh Park, Dublin Down was a $370,000 purchase for McEvoy Mitchell Racing and Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock Agency out of his breeders draft at Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, making him the highest-priced yearling sold by the sire at the January auction and the highest-priced colt by the stallion sold this year. He is the first foal out of the stakes-winning O’Reilly (Last Tycoon) mare Dublin Lass. Exceedance stands for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).
Extreme Choice – Newgate Farm stallion Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) was handed his 11th individual stakes winner when Extremist (5 m ex Rubinacci by Johannesburg) landed the Keith Noud Quality Handicap (Listed, 1200m) at Doomben. Bred by Eureka Stud, Extremist was a $35,000 purchase for Robert Heathcote Racing and Steve Morley Bloodstock from Book 2 of the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She is the best of three winners from as many to race out of the winning Johannesburg (Hennessy) mare Rubinacci, who died in 2021. Extreme Choice, who has had 80 starters, is standing for a fee of $275,000 (inc GST).
Kendargent – In winning the Criterium du Languedoc – Prix Bernard de Marmiesse (Listed, 1600m) at Toulouse, the Christophe Ferland-trained Julica (2 f ex Miss Rail Link by Rail Link) provided Haras de Colleville resident Kendargent (Kendor) with his 41st individual stakes scorer. Out of five-time winner Miss Rail Link (Rail Link), Julica is a half-sister to three other winners including the stakes-placed Aude (Shamalgan). Miss Rail Link herself is a daughter of Listed scorer Playact (Hernando). Kendargent, who has had 687 starters, will stand the 2024 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €15,000 (approx. AU$25,200).
Lord Kanaloa – Ho O Emmy’s (6 m Emmy’s Smile by Agnes Tachyon) win in the Fukushima Kinen (Gr 3, 2000m) saw Lord Kanaloa’s total stakes-winning haul move to 45. Ho O Emmy’s was bought by Ozasa Yoshida for ¥50,000,000 at the JRA Select Yearling and Foal Sale in 2018. The mare is out of Listed winner Emmy’s Smile (Agnes Tachyon), making her a three-quarter sibling to Emmy’s Pride (King Kamehameha) and she herself is the dam of Group 2 winner Crown Pride (Reach The Crown).
New Approach – Former Darley inmate New Approach (Galileo) chalked up his 12th individual stakes winner when the Roger Varian-trained Mukaddamah (4 f ex Craighall by Dubawi) proved too good for her rivals in the Gillies Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Newcastle. Mukaddamah was bought by her owners Shadwell for 80,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2020. She is out of Craighall (Dubawi), herself a half-sister to Group 2 scorer Connecticut (New Approach) and Listed winner Fleurie Domaine (Unfuwain). New Approach’s stakes winners include Australian Group 1 winner Cascadian. He has had 914 starters.
Night Of Thunder – In winning the Wentworth Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newcastle, the Richard Hannon-trained Tacarib Bay (4 g ex Bassmah by Harbour Watch) handed former shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) his 41st individual stakes winner. Tacarib Bay is out of the winning Harbour Watch (Acclamation) mare Bassmah, herself a daughter of stakes-placed winner Secret Night (Dansili). Night Of Thunder shuttled to Australia for one season in 2016 and has been represented by five stakes winners in the country, including Group 1 winner Kukeracha. The stallion, who has had 396 starters, will stand the 2024 northern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Kildangan Stud for a fee of €100,000 (approx. AU$168,200).
Not A Single Doubt – Late Arrowfield Stud stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) was handed his 82nd individual stakes winner when Not Guilty (5 m ex Notice Received by O’Reilly) scored in the Pegasus Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Riccarton. Out of the winning O’Reilly (Last Tycoon) mare Notice Received, Not Guilty is a half-sister to the dual Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed Subpoenaed (Rip Van Winkle). Not A Single Doubt, who has had 1108 starters, died in June last year.
Palace Malice – Three Chimneys Farm-based sire Palace Malice (Curlin) was handed his 11th individual stakes winner when the Tomokazu Takano-trained Jantar Mantar (2 c ex India Mantuana by Wilburn) took out the Nisai Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Kyoto. Jantar Mantar is out of US Grade 3 winner India Mantuana (Wilburn), who was bought by Shadi Farm for US$100,000 at the Keeneland January All Ages Sale in 2020. Palace Malice will stand the 2024 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of US$7,500 (approx. AU$11,790). He has had 317 starters.
Playing God – Investmentstrategy (3 c ex World Class by Manhattan Rain) provided his sire Playing God (Blackfriars) with a 13th individual stakes winner when scoring in the Fairetha Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Ascot. A $120,000 purchase for Parnham Racing Stables from the Misty Valley Thoroughbreds draft at last year’s Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Investmentstrategy is the best of two winners from as many to race out of the Manhattan Rain (Encosta De Lago) mare World Class, herself a half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Jericho (Smart Missile). Playing God, who has had 155 starters, is standing for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).
Reliable Man – The Stephen Marsh-trained Nest Egg (5 g ex Run To The Bank by Bahhare) enhanced his New Zealand Cup (Gr 3, 3200m) claims, and provided Reliable Man (Dalakhani) with his 25th individual stakes winner, when landing the Metropolitan Trophy (Listed, 2600m) at Riccarton. Out of the winning stakes-placed Bahhare (Woodman) mare Run To The Bank, Nest Egg is a brother to winners Shaz The Bank and Chakana. Reliable Man stands at Westbury Stud for a fee of NZ$13,500 (plus GST) and resides at Gestut Rottgen in Germany when on covering duties in the northern hemisphere. He has had 714 starters.
Roaring Lion – Lion’s Pride (3 c ex Crimson Ribbon by Lemon Drop Kid) became the fifth individual stakes winner for Roaring Lion (Kitten’s Joy) when scoring in the Floodlit Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Kempton. Bred and raced by Anthony Oppenheimer, Lion’s Pride is the eighth foal out of the winning Lemon Drop Kid (Kingmambo) mare Crimson Ribbon, making him a half-brother to Ascot Gold Cup (Gr 1, 2m 4f) hero Courage Mon Ami (Frankel), 2017 Randwick City Stakes (Listed, 2000m) winner Astronomos (New Approach) and fellow stakes scorer Crimson Rosette (Teofilo). Former Tweenhills Stud stallion Roaring Lion died before covering mares in Cambridge Stud in New Zealand in 2019. He has had 86 starters.
Sea The Moon – Wonderful Boy (2 c ex Wonderful Gorl by Areion) produced an emphatic display to win the Grosser Preis der Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen (Gr 3, 1700m) at Krefeld and in doing so provided Lanwades Stud resident Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) with his 32nd individual stakes winner. Wonderful Boy was bought by Thomas Jander for €64,000 at the BBAG October Mixed Sale in 2022. The juvenile is out of Listed-placed mare Wonderful Gorl (Areion), making him a three-quarter brother to Group 2 winner Wonderful Moon. Sea The Moon is currently on track to be crowned champion sire by earnings in Germany for the first time. The stallion, who has had 399 starters, will stand the 2024 northern hemisphere breeding season for an increased fee of €32,500 (approx. AU$54,600), up from the €25,000 he stood for in 2023.
Shamus Award – Roll On High (3 f ex All Highs On Me by High Chaparral) provided Rosemont stallion Shamus Award (Snitzel) with a 24th individual stakes winner from 340 starters when she scored in the Desirable Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. Roll On High is the only foal to race out of the unraced High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) mare All Highs On Me. Shamus Award is currently standing for a fee of $60,500 (inc GST).
Siyouni – The Haras de Bonneval-based sire Siyouni (Pivotal) chalked up his 73rd individual stakes winner when his daughter, Perama (3 f ex Paratonnerre by Montjeu), took out the Prix Fille de l’Air (Gr 3, 2100m) at Toulouse. Perama is out of Paratonnerre (Montjeu), herself a half-sister to, among others, Listed scorer Prudenzia (Dansili) and she in turn produced Australian Group 1 winner Magic Wand (Galileo). Siyouni, who has had 930 starters, is set to stand the 2024 northern hemisphere breeding season for an increased fee of €200,000 (approx. AU$336,500).
Spirit Of Boom – Eureka Stud stallion Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo) was handed his 23rd individual stakes winner from 516 starters when Keshi Boom (3 f ex Pearls For Me by Red Dazzler) landed the Burgess Queen Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Ascot. Out of the winning Red Dazzler (Red Ransom) mare Pearls For Me, Keshi Boom is a sister to winner Pearls ‘N’ Pimms and a half-sister to dual winner Toba (Headwater). Spirit Of Boom is standing for a fee of $38,500 (inc GST).
Starspangledbanner – Coolmore shuttler Starspangledbanner (Choisir) recorded his 37th individual stakes winner when Najem Suhail (6 g ex Sophie’s Spirit by Invincible Spirit) won the Century Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Flemington. Najem Suhail was bought by South African outfit Form Bloodstock for $100,000 from the Gilgai Farm draft at the 2019 edition of the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and he is out of Group 3 scorer Sophie’s Spirit (Invincible Spirit). Starspangledbanner spent the 2013, 2014 and 2015 breeding season at Rosemont Stud in Victoria before returning to Coolmore Australia in 2016. The stallion re-joined the Rosemont roster in 2019 and served his last season there in 2021. Last year it was announced Starspangledbanner would shuttle to Coolmore once again and he is currently standing at Jerrys Plains for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST). He has had 625 starters.
War Decree – The OTI Racing-owned Warmonger (3 g ex Princess Sapphire by Savabeel) made it two wins from three starts when he landed the TAB Trophy (Listed, 1800m) at Flemington, providing his sire War Decree (War Front) with a second individual stakes winner from 53 starters. Out of the winning Savabeel (Zabeel) mare Princess Sapphire, Warmonger was bred by Kevin Hickman and sold as a yearling for NZ$75,000 before being presented at last year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale by Prima Park, where he was acquired by Riccarton-based trainer Shane Kennedy for NZ$165,000. OTI Racing then purchased the youngster, after he ran out a dominant victor of an 800-metre trial at Ashburton in April for Kennedy and co-trainer Anna Furlong. Warmonger is now trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr. War Decree, who has had 55 starters, stands at Inglewood Stud for a fee of NZ$4,500 (plus GST).
Zelzal – Haras de Bouquetot resident Zelzal (Sea The Stars) earned his fifth stakes winner when Perle Rouge (4 f ex Action Premiere by Act One) broke through in the Grand Prix De Marseille (Listed, 2000m) at Marseille-Borely. Perle Rouge is out of the unraced mare Action Premiere (Act One), herself a half-sister to Listed scorer Piment Rouge (Evasive). Zelzal will command a reduced fee of €10,000 (approx. AU$16,810) for the 2024 northern hemisphere breeding season, having stood last season for a fee of €15,000. He has had 105 starters.
Zoustar – Widden Stud stallion Zoustar (Northern Meteor) sired his 44th and 45th individual stakes winners last week, beginning when the Lance Noble-trained Habana (5 h ex Jeter by Mossman) landed the Fulton Family Stakes (Listed, 1500m) at Pukekohe. Out of the winning Mossman (Success Express) mare Jeter, Habana is a half-brother to winners Airwing (Redoute’s Choice) and Mandalay Bay (Casino Prince). Schwarz (3 c ex Summer Sham by Not A Single Doubt) then provided Zoustar with his 45th individual stakes winner when he won The Amanda Elliott (Listed, 1400m) at Flemington. Bred by Widden Stud, Schwarz was a $1.25 million purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Rosemont-Victorian Alliance, Suman Hedge Bloodstock, and David Redvers Bloodstock at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He is the first living foal out of the Group 2-winning Not A Single Doubt mare Summer Sham. Represented by 770 starters, Zoustar is standing for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST) and will not shuttle to Tweenhills Farm in 2024.