Stallion Watch

Blue Point

Blue Point – Action Point (2 c ex Khaleesi Wind by Exceed And Excel) provided Darley’s first season sire Blue Point (Shamardal) with a second individual stakes winner when scoring in the Rose Bowl Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newbury on Friday. Action Point is the fourth foal out of the unraced Exceed And Excel (Danehill) mare Khaleesi Wind, herself a sister to Listed scorer Excelette. Blue Point, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Kildangan Stud for a fee of €35,000 (approx. AU$57,900), will stand the upcoming southern hemisphere breeding season at Northwood Park for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).

Harry Angel – Darley Stud shuttler Harry Angel (Dark Angel) chalked up his ninth southern hemisphere-bred first crop winner when Ouroboros (2 c ex Quaff by Choisir) got off the mark at the fourth time of asking over 1200 metres at Caulfield on Saturday. Ouroboros was a $200,000 purchase from Glen Gallic Stud at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale by his trainers, Trilogy Racing and agent Chris Blomeley. Ouroboros is out of Quaff (Choisir), a half-sister to Listed winner Wine Bush (High Chaparral) and multiple Group 3-placed Wine Tales (Tale Of The Cat). Harry Angel has had 22 starters in Australia and he has three stakes winners among his first-crop, including Arkansaw Kid, who also finished second in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m). The stallion will stand the upcoming breeding season at Kelvinside for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).


Saxon Warrior – Warlords (2 c ex Gypsy Chimes by Snow Ridge) provided Coolmore shuttler Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) with a first winner from ten southern hemisphere starters when he landed a 1205-metre maiden at Sale on Sunday. Saxon Warrior shuttled to Coolmore Australia for four seasons covering 387 mares, including 124 last spring, but is remaining in Ireland this year where he stood the 2023 breeding season for €35,000 (approx. AU$57,900).


Sioux Nation – Former Swettenham Stud shuttler Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) sired his sixth northern hemisphere-bred winner courtesy of Lakota Fire’s (2 c ex Firemaid by Machiavellian) victory over 1000 metres at Morphettville on Saturday. Purchased by his trainers for $210,000 from the Widden Stud draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Lakota Fire is out of the dual-winning Machiavellian (Mr. Prospector) mare Firemaid, making the colt a half-sister to Group 1 winner Shamal Wind (Dubawi). Sioux Nation, who has been represented by ten runners in the southern hemisphere, including one winner in Singapore. The stallion stood in Australia for one season in 2019, where he covered 54 mares, producing 39 live foals. Globally, Sioux Nation has produced 84 winners including nine stakes winners.


Too Darn Hot – Darley’s first season sire Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) was handed his fifth individual winner when Carolina Reaper (2 f ex Dark Promise by Shamardal) registered a comfortable success in a seven-furlong maiden at Newmarket on Saturday. Carolina Reaper is the seventh foal out of the Listed-winning mare Dark Promise (Shamardal), herself a half-sister to Epsom Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Love Divine (Diesis), making her a half-sister to winners Gobi Sunset (Oasis Dream), Mystical Air (Kingman) and Dark Magic (Invincible Spirit). Too Darn Hot, who stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £40,000 (approx. AU$76,400), will stand the upcoming southern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Kelvinside Stud for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).

Trapeze Artist – The Widden Stud-based first season sire Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) chalked up his ninth winner when the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Lady Of Poise (2 f ex Blueberry Hill by Myboycharlie) scored over 1000 metres at Kembla Grange Thursday. A first homebred winner for Gu Tao, owner of Zhongli Thoroughbreds, Lady Of Poise is out of the Group 2 winner Blueberry Hill (Myboycharlie), who was purchased for $220,000 by Zhongli Thoroughbreds from the Widden Stud draft at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale. Trapeze Artist’s first crop includes three performers. The son of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $55,000 (inc GST). 

New Group / Grade 1 winners

Galileo – Coolmore’s late stallion Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) moved to within two of a century of top-flight winners when Savethelastdance (3 f ex Daddys Lil Darling by Scat Daddy) grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat in Saturday’s Irish Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) at the Curragh. Savethelastdance is the first foal out of the Grade 1-winning Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) mare Daddys Lil Darling, herself a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr 1, 5.5f) winner Mongolian Saturday (Any Given Saturday). Galileo died in 2021 at the age of 23.

New stakes winners

Awtaad – The Leonard Powell-trained Anisette (3 f ex Tutti Frutti by Teofilo) became the tenth individual stakes winner for Awtaad (Cape Cross) when landing the San Clemente Stakes (Gr 2, 8f) at Del Mar on Saturday. The fourth foal out of the Teofilo (Galileo) mare Tutti Frutti, herself closely related to Group 1 scorer Sultanina (New Approach), Anisette is a half-sister to Chasing Aphrodite (Profitable). Awtaad stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Derrinstown Stud for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$8,260).


Blame – Wet Paint (3 f ex Sky Painter by Street Cry) provided Claiborne Farm’s stallion Blame (Arch) with a sixth individual elite-level winner when leaving it late to land the American Oaks (Gr 1, 9f) at Saratoga on Saturday. A Godolphin homebred, Wet Paint is the second foal out of the stakes-placed winning Street Cry (Machiavellian) mare Sky Painter. Blame stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of US$25,000 (approx. AU$37,160).

Candy Ride – Geaux Rocket Ride (3 c ex Beyond Grace by Uncle Mo) provided his sire Candy Ride (Ride The Rails) with an 18th individual elite-level winner when scoring in the Haskell Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Geaux Rocket Ride is the only foal out of the Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) mare Beyond Grace. Candy Ride stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Lane’s End Farm for a fee of US$75,000 (approx. AU$111,470).


Epiphaneia – The Takashi Suzuki-trained Selberg (4 c ex Enachan by Kinshasa No Kiseki) provided his sire Epiphaneia (Symboli Kris S) with a tenth individual stakes winner when landing the Chukyo Kinen (Gr 3, 1600m) on Sunday. Out of the Kinshasa No Kiseki (Fuji Kiseki) mare Enachan, Selberg is a half-brother to winners Energy Boy (Curren Black Hill) and Gjirokaster (Mind Your Biscuits). Epiphaneia stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Shadai Stallion Station for a fee of ¥18,000,000 (approx. AU$188,670).


Freud – The Michael J. Maker-trained Therapist (8 g ex Lady Renaissance by Smart Strike) became the seventh individual top-flight winner for his sire Freud (Storm Cat) when landing the United Nations Stakes (Gr 1, 11f) at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Out of the winning Smart Strike (Mr Prospector) mare Lady Renaissance, Therapist is a brother to fellow stakes scorer Fresco and a half-brother to the winner Gio’s Lady (Gio Ponti). Freud stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Sequel Stallions in New York for a private fee.


Dream Ahead – Having finished runner-up in Listed events on her previous two outings, the Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte-trained Turn Cartwheels (3 f ex Atlantic Flight by Linamix) gained a deserved first stakes win when just lasting home in Sunday’s Prix la Sorellina (Listed, 1600m) at La Teste de Buch. Palerma (Alex The Winner) finished a further one and three-quarter lengths back in third place. Out of the winning Linamix (Mendez) mare Atlantic Flight, Turn Cartwheel is a half-sister to five winners. Dream Ahead stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Bearstone Stud for a fee of £7,500 (approx. AU$14,330).


Foxwedge – Woodside Park resident Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock) chalked up his 26th individual stakes winner on Saturday when the Lindsay Park-trained Barbie’s Fox (6 m ex So Barbie Says by Kenvain) landed the Winter Challenge (Listed, 1500m) at Rosehill. Barbie’s Fox was a $70,000 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale purchase, who was bred by Palya Bloodstock’s Ed and Clark McKeon, and she is the best-performed and last foal of seven winners out of So Barbie Says (Kenvain), a half-sister to Group 2 winner Yakama (Umatilla) and the stakes-placed Ascana (Scenic). Foxwedge, who stands at Eddie Hirsch’s Woodside Park Stud in Victoria, remains at an unchanged fee of $11,000 (inc GST) in 2023.


Gingerbread Man – Yarradale Stud-based sire Gingerbread Man (Shamardal) earned his seventh stakes winner on Saturday when the Chris and Michael Gangemi-trained Phanta (5 g ex Dubi Dubi Do by Dubai Destination) took out the H G Bolton Sprint (Listed, 1200m) at Belmont. Phanta was bought by Justin Warwick for $5,000 from the Scenic Lodge draft at the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale in 2019. The gelding is one of two winners out of unraced mare Dubi Dubi Do (Dubai Destination) and hails from the same family as Group 1 winner Not Related (Family Ties). Gingerbread Man will stand the 2023 season for an unchanged fee of $5,500 (inc GST). 


Goken – Zorken (2 c ex Zorra Chope by Bertolini) became the eighth individual stakes winner for his sire Goken (Kendargent) when landing the Criterium du Bequet (Listed, 1200m) at La Teste de Buch on Sunday. Zorken is the only foal to score out of the winning Bertolini (Danzig) mare Zorra Chope. Goken stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de Colleville for a fee of €15,000 (approx. AU$24,790). 


Kuroshio – Kairyu (2 f ex Vegatina by Lope De Vega) became the fifth individual stakes winner for Kuroshio (Exceed And Excel) when landing Saturday’s Anglesey Stakes (Gr 3, 6.5f) at the Curragh. Kairyu is the first foal out of the Lope De Vega (Shamardal) mare Vegatina. Kuroshio stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Starfield Stud for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$8,270).

Le Havre – Have Dancer (6 h ex Pride Dancer by Fasliyev) became the 58th individual stakes winner for the late Le Havre (Noverre) when landing the Prix Hubert Baguenault (Listed, 2400m) at Vichy on Tuesday. Out of the stakes-winning Fasliyev (Nureyev) mare Pride Dancer, Have Dancer is a half-brother to winners Juste Un Baiser (Speightstown), Addicted Love (Lope De Vega) and Perrou (Brametot). Le Havre died last year as a 16-year-old.


Lope De Vega – Novakai (3 f ex Elasia by Nathaniel) provided his sire Lope De Vega (Shamardal) with his 114th individual stakes winner when landing Saturday’s Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes (Listed, 1m 4f) at Newmarket. Novakai is the first foal out of the winning mare Elasis (Nathaniel), herself a half-sister to Listed winner Elas Ruby (Raven’s Pass). Lope De Vega stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Ballylinch Stud for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$206,800).



Newsells Park Stud stallion Nathaniel (Galileo) was provided with a stakes double last week, which saw his total number of individual stakes winners swell to 31. The first leg of the double was kicked off by Zeeyara (3 f ex Ashaaqah by Dansili) who scored in the Prix Madame Jean Couturie (Listed, 2000m) at Vichy Thursday. The second stakes winner of the week came in the shape of Chesspiece (3 c Royal Solitaire by Shamardal) after he landed the Glasgow Stakes (Listed, 1m 3f) at Hamilton on Friday. Nathaniel stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Newsells Park Stud for a fee of €15,000 (approx. AU$24,820).


No Nay Never – Les Pavots (2 f ex Sparrow by Oasis Dream) became the 53rd individual stakes winner for Coolmore’s former shuttler No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) when she landed the Prix des Jouvenceaux et des Jouvencelles – Bernard Ferrand (Listed, 1400m) at Vichy on Wednesday. Out of Coolmore’s Group 3-placed winning Oasis Dream (Green Desert) mare Sparrow, Les Pavots is a half-sister to the 2020 Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) winner Sir Dragonet (Camelot), stakes scorer Sir Lucan (Camelot) and winner The Lute Player (Caravaggio). No Nay Never, who last shuttled to Coolmore Australia in 2019, stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Irish base for a fee of €175,000 (approx. AU$287,440).


Stratosphere – Greatham Boy (2 g ex In Harmony by Exceed And Excel) became the first individual stakes winner from 16 starters for Grenville Stud’s first-season sire Stratosphere (Snitzel) when scoring in the Singapore Golden Horseshoe (Listed, 1200m) at Kranji on Sunday. A $125,000 purchase by Bevan Smith Bloodstock out of the Grenville Stud draft at last year’s Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale, Gretham Boy is now two from two in his career. Out of the winning Exceed And Excel (Danehill) mare In Harmony, Greatham Boy is a half-brother to six winners, including the Listed scorer Celavi (Fighting Sun) and the Listed-placed winner Entrapped (Fighting Sun). Stratosphere, who has had seven individual winners, will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $7,700 (inc GST).


Zarak – Zarakem (3 c ex Harem Mistress by Mastercraftsman) extended his winning run this year to four when stepping up to stakes level for the first time to claim the Prix Frederic de Lagrange (Listed, 2400m) at Vichy on Monday. Zarakem, who took his career record to four wins from six starts, was an €85,000 buy from the Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale. He is the second foal out of the unraced mare Harem Mistress (Mastercraftsman), herself a daughter of the Group 3 runner-up Harem Lady (Teofilo). Zarak, who is available for covers on southern hemisphere time this year, stood the 2023 season at Aga Khan Studs’ Haras de Bonneval for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$99,050). 

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