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Darley shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) sired his fourth Australian winner

New winners

Night Of Thunder – Former Darley shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) sired his fourth Australian winner when the Chris Waller-trained Kukeracha (2 c ex Portrait of a Lady by A P Indy) took out a 1200-metre two-year-old maiden on debut at Geelong on Wednesday. Kukeracha is a half-brother to dual stakes winner Cameo (Shamardal) and is related to shuttle sire Iffraaj (Zafonic) and the late Cape Cross (Green Desert). Dual Group 1 winner Night Of Thunder was Europe’s leading first season sire last year and shuttled to Australia for one season in 2016 where he produced 58 live foals. He stands at Darley’s Kildangan Stud for a fee of €25,000 (inc GST). 


Ready For Victory – Sun Stud’s first season sire Ready For Victory (More Than Ready) produced his first winner on Saturday when Macleay (2 c ex Moon Fighter by Malibu Moon), sporting the same red and yellow Sun Stud colours worn by his sire, won a 1400-metre maiden at Kembla Grange. Winner of the Festival Of Racing Stakes (Listed, 1000m) on debut, Ready For Victory was a four-time stakes placegetter, including when third in the Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m), while he finished fourth in the Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m). Last year, he served 61 mares at a fee of $6,600 (inc GST).


Scissor Kick – Girls Kick On (2 f ex Placement by Savabeel), who was purchased by Glenvale Park’s Damien Lane and his father-in-law Bob Law for $12,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, became the first winner for Arrowfield Stud resident Scissor Kick (Redoute’s Choice) on Friday. Scissor Kick, who shuttles to Haras d’Etreham in France, was a dual Group 3 winner and ran a close second to Hallowed Crown (Street Sense) in the Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m). He stood for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) at Arrowfield in 2019. 


Double for Spill The Beans – Former Aquis Farm resident Spill The Beans (Snitzel) has hit the front on the leading first season sires table by winners, landing his seventh winner courtesy of Derulo’s (2 g ex Tiptoe by Viscount) maiden victory at Cairns on Thursday before Borlotti (2 c ex Kas Nediym by Nediym) made it eight at Grafton yesterday. Spill The Beans died at Aquis’ Canungra Stud in Queensland in October last year.


New Group / Grade 1 winners

Ocean Park – Ocean Park (Thorn Park) produced his second Group 1 winner on Saturday when Tofane (4 m ex Baggy Green, by Galileo) took the All Aged Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) at Randwick. Tofane joins Epsom Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Kolding as a Group 1 winner by Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) scorer Ocean Park, who stood at Waikato Stud this season for NZ$15,000 (plus GST).


New stakes winners

Barbados – Ducatoon Park’s Barbados (Redoute’s Choice) scored a first stakes winner from four crops to race when Garner (3 g ex Jaalippy by Foxhound) took the Redelva Stakes (Listed, 1100m). Garner may now join his stablemate Gytrash (Lope De Vega) in The Goodwood (Gr 1, 1200m) next month. Barbados served 31 mares this season, standing for $4,000 (inc GST) at the Yorke Peninsula farm.


Dalakhani – It has been four years since the Aga Khan’s Dalakhani (Darshaan) was retired from stud duties, but his three visits to Cornerstone Stud in South Australia continue to reap rewards with Silent Sovereign (3 f ex Silent Surround by Face Value) becoming his 54th individual stakes winner in the Auraria Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Morphettville. She became Dalakhani’s second Australian-bred stakes winner after Danehill Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) victor Dalasan.


I’m All The Talk – First season sire I’m All The Talk (Stratum) recorded a new milestone with his first stakes winner on Saturday, courtesy of Watch Me Dance (2 f ex Coventry To Rio by Oratorio) in the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m). I’m All The Talk stands at Mungrup Stud, having served 24 mares last season at a fee of $5,500 (inc GST).


Master Of Design – Blueblood stallion Master Of Design (Redoute’s Choice) produced his second individual stakes winner when Greyworm (5 g ex Miracle Magic by Dash For Cash) recorded his first black-type victory in the Hall Mark Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Randwick on Saturday. Greyworm is the second foal from Miracle Magic (Dash For Cash), a city-winning mare who visited Master Of Design for her first four years at stud. Master Of Design, who relocated to Greta West Stud from Swettenham Stud in 2017, served 17 mares last year at a fee of $3,300 (inc GST).


Neo Universe – Consistent Japanese stallion Neo Universe (Sunday Silence) produced his 30th stakes winner when Westerlund (8 g ex Uanme by Marquetry) took out the Antares Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) on the Hanshin dirt on Sunday. Neo Universe moved from Shadai Stallion Station to Lex Stud in rural Hokkaido for the 2016 breeding season, only serving 15 mares last year.


Nicconi – Widden Stud’s Nicconi (Bianconi) added another individual stakes winner, his 19th overall, with William Thomas (5 g ex Girls Rock by Fastnet Rock) returning to form with a victory in the Bel Esprit Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Caulfield. Nicconi stood for $38,500 (inc GST) last year, serving 113 mares.


Reliable Man – Reliable Man (Dalakhani) was represented by his 11th individual stakes winner when Kinane (3 g ex Tres Rapide by Nom Du Jeu) took the Frank Packer Plate (Gr 3, 2000m) at Randwick on Saturday. Bred by Nearco Stud, Kinane was purchased for $165,000 by agent Phill Cataldo from the 2018 NZB Ready To Run Sales. He is one of only two foals from the Nom Du Jeu (Montjeu) mare Tres Rapide, who died in 2018; she also has an unnamed two-year-old Shocking (Street Cry) filly in training. Reliable Man, who has been shuttling to New Zealand’s Westbury Stud since 2013, stood last year for NZ$15,000 (plus GST). This season, he served 73 mares.

South Vigorous – Hiro Shige Gold (5 h ex F T Strike by Black Tuxedo) became his late sire’s 16th stakes winner at Nakayama on Sunday, taking the Keiyo Stakes (Listed, 1200m) on the dirt. South Vigorous died in 2018, aged 22.

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