Stallion Watch

Double for Outreach

New winners

Double for Outreach – Widden Stud’s first season sire Outreach (Exceed And Excel) sired two new winners on Sunday. Outreach Belle (2 f ex Navarino Gold by Lion Heart) broke her maiden at Grafton over 1000 metres, while Rose Sauvage (2 f ex Turbo Rose by Strategic) was victorious at Coonamble over 1100 metres. Placed at her last three starts, Outreach Belle was purchased for $1,500 at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale and has amassed over $30,000 in prize-money. Rose Sauvage was a $90,000 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale buy for her trainer Tracey Bartley and is a half-sister to stakes-winner In Good Time (Time Thief). The fillies are the third and fourth winners for Outreach, who covered 110 mares last spring at a fee of $7,700 (inc GST). 

 

New Group / Grade 1 winners

Elusive Quality – The late Elusive Quality (Gone West) added a 17th Group / Grade 1 winner to his record on Saturday when Ce Ce (4 m ex Miss Houdini by Belong To Me) won the Beholder Mile (Gr 1, 8f) by more than three lengths on the Santa Anita dirt. Bred in Kentucky by Bo Hirsch, whose last Grade 1 win was with Ce Ce’s dam Miss Houdini (Belong To Me) in the 2002 Del Mar Debutante (Gr 1, 7f), Ce Ce is a half-sister to Papa Clem (Smart Strike), winner of the 2009 Arkansas Derby (Gr 2, 9f). Elusive Quality died at 25 at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in March, 2018.

Rip Van Winkle – Windsor Park Stud resident Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) sired his third individual Group 1 winner as Jennifer Eccles (3 f ex Platinum Elle by Elnadim) took out the New Zealand Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) at Trentham on Saturday. The three-year-old filly joins Chipping Norton Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Te Akau Shark and Phoenix Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) winner Dick Whittington as elite level scorers for their three-time Group 1 victorious sire. Rip Van Winkle stood for a fee of NZ$12,500 (inc GST) in 2019. 

 

New stakes winners

Darci Brahma – It took Sergeant Blast (7 g ex Glittering Girl by Marscay) 36 starts to win at stakes level, but his tenacious front-running display to take the New Zealand St Leger (Listed, 2600m) gave his sire Darci Brahma (Danehill) a 46th individual stakes winner at Trentham on Saturday. The Oaks Stud’s Darci Brahma has proven to be a consistent source of winners, including those at the highest levels, and at a range of distances as well. He stood this season for NZ$15,000 (plus GST).

Exosphere – Darley’s first season sire Exosphere (Lonhro) landed his maiden stakes winner on Saturday when Thermosphere (2 f ex Glows by Canny Lad) took out the Magic Night Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Rosehill. The Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) winner, who covered 86 mares at Darley’s Kelvinside property last spring for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST), has a colt out of Lonely Hour (Fastnet Rock) on offer at next month’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. He is catalogued as Lot 36. 

Fastnet Rock – Coolmore’s champion sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill) landed his 156th individual stakes-winner on Saturday when Inverloch (5 g ex Ideal by Galileo), from the in-form stable of Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, took out the Mornington Cup Prelude (Listed, 2000m) at Caulfield. Inverloch is out of the winning mare Ideal (Galileo) who herself is a half-sister to Coolmore’s Group 1 winning and producing sire Camelot (Montjeu). Fastnet Rock stood at Jerry’s Plains for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST) in 2019 and has 23 lots catalogued at the upcoming Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

Galiway – Wanaway (3 f ex Matwan by Indian Rocket) took out the Prix Ronde de Nuit (Listed, 1100m) on the Polytrack at Chantilly on Friday for Pascal Bary to become the second stakes winner from the first crop of Galiway (Galileo). Wanaway broke her maiden on her third start at Maisons-Laffitte in October and this was her second win from seven starts to date, having run fourth in both Listed and Group 3 company since. Galiway, who is also responsible for Group 3 winner Kenway, stands at Haras de Colleville in France where his fee this year is 10,000.

Just A Way – Shadai Stallion Station’s Just A Way (Heart’s Cry), named world’s best racehorse in 2014, sired his fourth individual stakes winner on Sunday when Epos (3 f ex Strike Root by Smart Strike) swept to victory at Hanshin in the Hochi Hai Fillies’ Revue (Gr 2, 1400m), otherwise known as the Japanese 1000 Guineas Trial. Epos is the first Group 2 winner for her sire, having produced three stakes winners previously. 

Lope De Vega – Ballylinch Stud’s Lope De Vega (Shamardal) landed his 66th individual stakes winner on Saturday when Snitch (5 g ex Quaffle by Hurricane Sky) took out the Goldmarket Handicap (Listed, 1300m) at the Gold Coast. Snitch joins the likes of Santa Ana Lane and Vega Magic as stakes-winners for their Group 1 winning stallion. Lope De Vega stands for a fee of €100,000 in Ireland.

Nadeem – Little Avondale Stud’s Nadeem (Redoute’s Choice) sired his 17th individual stakes winner on Saturday when Tinkalicious (6 m ex Tinkermia by Johar) took out the Cuddle Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Trentham. Nadeem will stand for a fee of NZ$5,000 in 2020. 

Night Of Thunder – Former Darley shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) landed his tenth individual stakes winner, and second in Australia, when the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained River Night (2 f ex River Pearl by Helmet) took out the Redoute’s Choice Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday. River Night joins Blue Diamond Preview (F) (Gr 3, 1000m) winner A Beautiful Night as an Australian stakes winner for Night Of Thunder. The son of Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) was the leading first season sire in Europe in 2019 and shuttled to Australia for one season, covering 96 mares in 2016. He stands at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland for a fee of €25,000 (inc GST). 

Ocean Park – Waikato Stud-based stallion Ocean Park (Thorn Park) sired his seventh individual stakes-winner on Saturday when Star Of The Seas (5 g ex Stella Livia by Titus Livius) took out the Maurice McCarten Handicap (Gr 3, 1100m) at Rosehill. Star Of The Seas is out of the two-time winning mare Stella Livia (Titus Livius) making him a three-quarter brother to dual Group 1 runner-up and Aquis Farm stallion Speith (Thorn Park). He joins Epsom Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Kolding and Matriarch Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) winner Oceanex as stakes winners for their five-time Group 1-winning stallion, who stands for a fee of NZ$15,000 (plus GST).

Pins – The late Pins (Snippets) produced his 85th individual stakes winner at Trentham on Saturday when Gold Bracelet (3 f ex Miss Bling by Golan), under Lisa Allpress, scored a minor upset in the Wellington Guineas (Gr 2, 1400m). Twice the Leading New Zealand Sire (by worldwide earnings), Pins died at Waikato Stud in New Zealand in April 2018 due to complications from colic. A brother to Gold Bracelet from the champion sire’s final crop sold to Hong Kong’s Upper Bloodstock for NZ$100,000 at this year’s Karaka Yearling Sales.

Raven’s Pass – Darley stallion Raven’s Pass (Elusive Quality) sired his 34th stakes winner on Sunday when Pisanella (3 c ex Painting by Peintre Celebre) took out the Prix Omnium II Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Saint-Cloud. Pisanella is one of three winners out of Painting (Peintre Celebre) and is related to Ranvet Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) winner The United States (Galileo) as well as dual Group 1 winner Hermosa (Galileo). Raven’s Pass stands at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland for a fee of €10,000 (inc GST).

Reliable Man – German-bred Quiet Times (3 f ex Quenching by Street Cry) followed up her maiden win in December at Deauville with victory in the Prix Montenica (Listed, 1300m) on the Polytrack at Chantilly on Friday to become the tenth stakes winner for Reliable Man (Dalakhani). Reliable Man, the sire of Group 1 winners Sentimental Miss and Miami Bound, stands at Westbury Stud in New Zealand and is currently on shuttling duties to Haras d’Annebault where his fee this season is €7,000.

Sebring  – The late stallion Sebring (More Than Ready) sired his 58th individual stakes-winner on Saturday when Talladega (3 g ex Impressive Jeuney by Jeune) kept his unbeaten record intact in the JC Roberts Stakes (Listed, 1800m) at Ascot. Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Sebring stood at Widden Stud before his premature death at the age of 13 after suffering a heart attack. He has 24 yearlings on offer at next month’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

Siyouni – France’s champion sire Siyouni (Pivotal) was rewarded with his 35th individual stakes winner on Sunday as Simona (4 f ex Monava by El Prado) scored a first black-type win in the Prix Exbury (Gr 3, 2000m) at Saint-Cloud, the first Group race of the French flat season.Siyouni stands for €100,000 (inc GST) at Haras de Bonneval and will be represented in Saturday’s Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) by the Jean Dubois-trained See You Soon.

Soldier Hollow – German-based sire Soldier Hollow (In The Wings) landed his 38th stakes winner on Sunday when Emoji (3 f ex Exotic Rose by Manduro) took out the Prix La Camargo Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Saint-Cloud. Emoji is the first foal to race out of the placed mare Exotic (Manduro) who herself is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Enzio (Next Desert). Group 1 winner Soldier Hollow stands at Gestut Auenquelle for a fee of €30,000 (inc GST) and is also the sire of 2017 Ranvet Stakes winner and 2015 Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) third Our Ivanhowe.

Tertullian – German-based sire Tertullian (Miswaki) landed his 18th individual stakes-winner on Saturday when Aaron Purcell’s stable star Guizot (7 g ex Guantana by Dynaformer) took out the Anniversary Vase (Listed, 1600m) at Caulfield. Out of the three-time winning German mare Guantana (Dynaformer), Guizot is a half-brother to the two-time Group winner and Easter Cup (Gr 3, 2000m) runner-up Guardini (Dalakhani).