Stallion Watch

First for Grunt

New winners Grunt – Veight (2 c ex Neena Rock by Fastnet Rock) provided Yulong’s first-season sire Grunt (O’Reilly) with his first winner from three runners, when producing an emphatic display in a 1200-metre maiden at Pakenham. Making his racecourse debut, the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained colt was sent off a $5.50 chance, but made... Read More

18 for Dynasty

New Group / Grade 1 winners Dynasty – The consistent Desert Miracle (4 f ex Welwitschia by Oasis Dream) got the better of odds-on favourite Captain’s Ransom (Captain Al) to bag the Majorca Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Kenilworth and in the process became the 18th individual elite-level winner for Dynasty (Fort Wood). Trained by... Read More

Second for Written By

New winners Written By – The Lee Freedman-trained Sunday Mail (Written By) built on his debut effort when scoring in an 800-metre maiden at Ipswich to become the second winner for Widden Stud’s first-season sire Written Tycoon (Iglesia). Leading from pillar-to-post under Boris Thornton, he beat Mishani Metallic (Kobayashi) by a length with a further... Read More

First stakes winner for Ardrossan

New stakes winners Ardrossan – Waikato Stud’s first season sire Ardrossan (Redoute’s Choice) sired his first stakes winner when Codigo (2 g ex Sophia Magia by Per Incanto) won the Wellesley Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Trentham. Trained by Stephen Marsh and wearing the Waikato Stud silks, Codigo defeated Rubicon Crossing (Rubick) by a neck, with... Read More

First for Ardrossan

New winners Ardrossan – Codigo (2 g ex Sophia Magia by Per Incanto) provided Waikato Stud’s first-season sire Ardrossan (Redoute’s Choice) with a first individual winner from three starters when scoring on debut in a two-year-old maiden (1000m) at Matamata. Bred by Dame Lowell Goddard and raced in partnership with Waikato Stud, Codigo held off... Read More

First for Sioux Nation

New winners Sioux Nation (pictured above) – Former Swettenham Stud shuttler Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) got off to the perfect start with his southern hemisphere-bred two-year-olds when Shaddow Fear (2 f ex Noetic by Cape Cross) became the stallion’s first Australian winner from his very first runner when claiming the Magic Millions Plate (1100m) at... Read More