First for Bolt D’Oro
Bolt D’Oro – Former shuttler Bolt D’Oro (Medaglia D’Oro) was provided his first winner in Australia when the Les Kelly-trained Minto’s D’Oro (2 f ex Sunny Desert by Wild Desert) got off the mark over 1100 metres at the second attempt at the Gold Coast on Saturday. Bolt D’Oro has had five starters in the southern hemisphere and he covered 104 mares in his sole season when he stood at the now defunct Spendthrift Farm in Australia. In the northern hemisphere, Bolt D’Oro is the sire of 36 winners and they are spearheaded by six stakes winners, including Grade 2-winning duo Instant Coffee and Major Dude.
Showtime – Arrowfield Stud’s Showtime (Snitzel) sired his second individual winner when Tacito (2 c ex Without Saying by Sepoy) broke his maiden at the third time of asking in the Magic Millions SA 2YO Classic (1200m) at Murray Bridge on Saturday. First season sire Showtime has now had eight starters for two winners. He stood for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) in 2022.
Stratosphere (pictured above) – Sir Jag (2 g ex New Vision by Magnus) provided Grenville Stud’s first season sire Stratosphere (Snitzel) with a fourth individual winner from 11 starters when scoring in a 1120-metre maiden at Launceston on Wednesday. Sir Jag is the only winner from two to race out of the winning Magnus (Flying Spur) mare New Vision. The mare also has a yearling colt by Stratosphere. Raced just once, Stratosphere stands for a fee of $4,400 (inc GST).
Trapeze Artist – Widden Stud-based first season sire Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) sired his fourth individual winner courtesy of Spin Doctor’s (2 g ex Chit Chat by Anabaa) victory at Eagle Farm on Saturday Trapeze Artist has had 14 starters for four winners and his first-crop is headed by talented filly Facile, who was narrowly beaten by Learning To Fly (Justify) in the Reisling Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Belardo – Gold Phoenix (5 g ex Magnifica by Mizzen Mast) took out Saturday’s Frank E Kilroe Mile Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Santa Anita and in the process provided Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Belardo (Lope De Vega) with a breakthrough elite-level winner. Belardo, who has now had 281 starters, started his stud career at Darley’s Kildangan Stud, being introduced at a fee of €15,000. He made the switch to Bearstone Stud in November last year and stands this term for £6,500 (approx. AU$11,545). He stood the 2022 southern hemisphere season for a fee of NZ$10,000 (plus GST).
Coup De Grace – Anfields Rocket (3 g ex Milla’s Rocket by Galileo) provided Klawervlei Stud resident Coup De Grace (Tapit) with a breakthrough elite-level winner from 173 starters with a victory in Saturday’s SA Classic (Gr 1, 1800m) at Turffontein. Anfields Rocket is one of five winners from six foals to race out of the winning Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Milla’s Rocket, making him a half-brother to the Listed winner Counts Rocket (Count Dubois).
Gimmethegreenlight – Bless My Stars (3 f ex Star Express by Silvano) became the sixth individual elite-level winner for Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready) when she struck in Saturday’s SA Fillies Classic (Gr 1, 1800m) at Turffontein. Bless My Stars is the first foal to race out of the Group 1-placed, Group 3-winning filly Star Express (Silvano). Champion sire Gimmethegreenlight, who has now had 574 starters, stands at Varsfontein Stud for a fee of R160,000 (approx. AU$13,030).
Russian Revolution – Newgate Farm’s reigning champion first season sire Russian Revolution (Snitzel) enjoyed his most lucrative day since retiring to the covering shed when his son Communist (3 c Cappadocia by Northern Meteor) handed the stallion his first Group 1 winner courtesy of his victory in Saturday’s Randwick Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m). Russian Revolution, who has now had 128 starters, is the sire of six stakes winners, including Revolutionary Miss who finished second in the Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) at Caulfield.
Shackleford – Stilleto Boy (5 g ex Rosie’s Ransom by Marquetry) ended a run of outs stretching back almost a year when he struck in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap (Gr 1, 10f) to provide his sire Shackleford (Forestry) with a second individual elite-level winner. A US$420,000 purchase for connections at Fasig-Tipton in 2021, Stilleto Boy is one of eight winners from nine foals out of the US turf winner Rosie’s Ransom (Marquetry). US Grade 1 winner Shackleford, who has had 533 starters, now stands in South Korea.
New stakes winners
Dubawi – Darley’s flagbearer Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) sired his 251st individual stakes winner when Discovery Island (6 g ex Sperry by Shamardal) showed improved form for the application of blinkers with a victory in Saturday’s Burj Nahaar (Gr 3, 1600m) at Meydan. Discovery Island is the first foal out of the Listed-winning Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) mare Sperry. Dubawi, who has now had 1,564 starters, stands at Dalham Hall Stud for a fee of £350,000 (approx. AU$622,295).
El Roca – The Mark Walker-trained Romancing The Moon (3 f ex Underthemoonlight by El Hermano) broke through at stakes level for the first time when she produced a foot perfect display in the NZB Insurance Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Wingatui on Saturday and in the process handed her Westbury Stud-based sire El Roca (Fastnet Rock) with his eighth individual stakes winner. El Roca, who has now had 201 starters, stood for a fee of NZ$12,500 (plus GST) in 2022.
Flatter – Sound Money (5 h ex Vegas Trip by Aldebaran) became the 63rd individual stakes winner from 932 starters for the late Flatter (A.P. Indy) when he ran on well to take out the Mahab Al Shimaal (Gr 3, 1200m) at Meydan on Saturday. Sound Money is the sixth foal out of Vegas Trip (Aldebaran) who is herself a half-sister to US Grade 1 winner Mast Track (Mizzen Mist).
Harry Angel – Darley shuttler Harry Angel (Dark Angel) enjoyed a good week, siring two stakes winners which saw his total haul swell to four. The first leg of the double was provided by the progressive Al Dasim (3 c ex Dance Hall Girl by Dansili) when he took out Saturday’s Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint (Gr 3, 1200m) at Meydan. Not long after Al Dasim had provided him with a third individual stakes winner courtesy of his success in Dubai, Harry Angel’s tally moved on to four when English 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) entrant Iconic Moment (3 c ex Purplest by Iffraaj) stretched his unbeaten record to three with a victory in the Spring Cup (Listed, 7f) at Lingfield. Harry Angel, who has now had 72 starters, stood last southern hemisphere breeding season at Kelvinside for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST).
Ifrraaj – In winning the Sunline Vase (Gr 3, 2100m) at Te Rapa on Saturday, the Ben Foote-trained Sakura Girl (3 f ex Soltina by O’Reilly) handed the former Haunui Farm shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic) his 92nd individual stakes winner. Iffraaj, who has now had 1,805 starters, shuttled to New Zealand for 12 seasons, but did not return for southern hemisphere covering duties in 2020 and his son Ribchester now stands at the New Zealand-based nursery.
Night Of Thunder – Dubawi’s son Night Of Thunder sired his 33rd individual stakes winner when the Godolphin-raced Global Storm (6 g ex Travel by Street Cry) went two places better than in the corresponding race 12 months ago by landing Saturday’’s Dubai City Of Gold (Gr 2, 2410m) at Meydan. Night Of Thunder, who has now had 305 starters, shuttled to Australia for four seasons. He now stands exclusively at Kildangan Stud for a fee of €100,000 (approx. AU$157,370).
Not A Single Doubt – Thalassophile (4 m ex Spanish Lake by Encosta De Lago) became the 80th individual stakes winner for her late sire Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) when winning Saturday’s Aspiration Quality (Gr 3, 1600m) at Randwick. A homebred for Go Bloodstock having been passed in as a yearling, Thalassophile is a three-quarter sister to the Group 3-placed Maracaibo (Redoute’s Choice) being out of the unraced Spanish Lake (Encosta De Lago), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Calveen (Canny Lad) as well as stakes winners Kosi Bay (Spinning World), Striker (Van Nistelrooy) and Fireworks (Snitzel). Not A Single Doubt has now had 1,084 starters.
Real Impact – Mozu Meimei (3 f ex In Luxury by Frankel) became the fourth individual stakes winner for Real Impact (Deep Impact), when landing Sunday’s Tulip Sho (Gr 2, 1600m) at Hanshin. A ¥46 million weanling buy for Capital System Co Ltd, Mozu Meimei is the second foal out of the unraced Frankel (Galileo) mare In Luxury, herself a daughter of US Grade 1 winner In Lingerie (Empire Maker). Former Australian shuttler Real Impact, who has now had 370 starters, stands at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan.
Rock Of Gibraltar – The late Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill) sired his 140th individual stakes winner when his son Big Rock (3 c ex Hardiyna by Sea The Stars) posted a convincing success in Saturday’s Prix Maurice Caillault (Listed, 1800m) at Chantilly. The winner is out of the unraced Hardiyna (Sea The Stars) a half-sister to, among others, Epsom Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) and Irish Derby (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Harzand (Sea The Stars). Rock Of Gibraltar, who has now had 2,191 starters, stood at Coolmore Stud in Ireland until his death last October.
Satono Crown – Shadai Stallion Station resident Satono Crown (Marju) sired his first stakes winner courtesy of a success for Tastiera (3 c ex Partitura by Manhattan Cafe) in Sunday’s Deep Impact Kinen (Gr 2, 2000m) at Nakayama. Hong Kong Vase (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Satono Crown, who has now had 102 starters, stands for a fee of ¥1,500,000 (approx. AU$16,315).
Sebring – Jal Lei (4 m ex Lesley’s Choice by Exceed And Excel) earned victory in Saturday’s Wenona Girl Quality (Gr 3, 1200m) in the stewards’ room to become the 82nd individual stakes winner the late Widden stallion Sebring (More Than Ready). Sebring, who has now had 1,168 starters, died of a heart attack in 2019.
Shalaa – Arrowfield Stud resident Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) was handed his 12th individual stakes winner and his fifth individual two-year-old black-type winner courtesy of Princess Duhallow’s (2 f ex Duhallow by Denman) success in the Furphy Trophy (Listed, 1000m) at Flemington on Saturday. Shalaa’s stakes winners are headed by European Group 1 winner Speak No Alexander, while his southern hemisphere crop is led by Group 2 scorer Seven Veils. Shalaa, who has had 424 starters, stood for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST) in 2022.
Snitzel – Four-time champion sire Snitzel earned his 132nd individual stakes winner when Dashing Legend (3 f ex Kneeling by Encosta De Lago) skipped clear to win Saturday’s Fireball Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Randwick. Dashing Legend, who took her record to four wins from ten starts, was a $380,000 buy for Bon Ho from the Arrowfield Stud draft at the 2021 Inglis Easter sale. Snitzel, who has now had 1,168 starters, stood the 2022 season for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST). With Dashing Legend being out of a daughter of Encosta De Lago (Fairy King), it means the filly is bred on the same cross as seven stakes winners and they are headed by Group 1-winning trio; Sword Of State, Invader and Summer Passage.
Tapiture – Darby Dan Farm’s Tapiture (Tapit) sired his 19th individual stakes winner when Go Soldier Go (3 c ex Better Again by Thunder Gulch) got up late to take out the Al Bastakiya (Listed, 1900m) at Meydan on Saturday. Go Soldier Go is one of two winners out of the winning Thunder Gulch (Gulch) mare Better Again. Tapiture, who has now had 381 starters, stands for a fee of US$7,500 (approx. AU$11,080).
Violence – Raise Cain (3 c ex Lemon Belle by Lemon Drop Kid) registered his first victory at stakes level when he landed the Gotham Stakes (Gr 3, 8f) at Aqueduct on Saturday and in doing so provided the Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms-based sire Violence (Medaglia D’Oro) with his 42nd individual stakes winner. Violence, who has now had 737 starters, stands at stud for a fee of US$50,000 (approx. AU$73,900).
War Decree – Val Di Zoldo (3 f ex Civetta, by Thorn Park) provided War Decree (War Front) with a first stakes winner from 27 starters when landing Wednesday’s Lowland Stakes (Gr 2, 2100m) at Awapuni. Val Di Zoldo is the only winner out of the winning Thorn Park (Spinning World) mare Civetta and will now be aimed at the New Zealand Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m). War Decree stands at Inglewood Stud for a fee of $4,500 (plus GST).
Wylie Hall – Redoute’s Choice’s (Danehill) son Wylie Hall sired his third individual stakes winner from 144 starters, when Infinite Wonder (5 h ex Siena’s Star by Argonaut) landed the Drum Star Handicap (Listed, 1800m) at Turffontein on Saturday. Infinite Wonder is one of three named foals, all winners, out of the winning mare Siena’s Star (Argonaut), who is herself a half-sister to dual Listed winner Rush For John (Jet Master).