Stallion Watch

First for Bondi

New Winners
Bondi – Lynward Park Stud stallion Bondi (Snitzel) sired his first winner when Krysanova (2 f ex All Friared Up by Blackfriars) won a two-year-old plate over 1000 metres at Ascot. Trained by Trevor Andrews and carrying the Lynward Park Stud silks, Krysanova won as the $1.80 favourite by a length and a quarter, defeating Wiley Girl (Universal Ruler), as the pair drew three lengths clear of the remainder of the field. Krysanova is the fifth winner from six runners out of Listed winner All Friared Up (Blackfriars). Bondi, who has had three runners, stood for a fee of $6,600 (inc GST) last year.

New Group / Grade 1 winners
Extreme Choice (pictured above) – The Chris Waller-trained Espiona (4 m ex Dahooil by O’Reilly) claimed a much deserved Group 1 victory when she came out on top of a blanket finish to win the Coolmore Classic (Gr 1, 1500m). In the process, Espiona became the third individual Group 1 winner from 64 starters for Newgate Farm resident Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt). Last sighted winning the Mannerism Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m), the four-year-old denied Princess Jenni (Pride Of Dubai) in the shadow of the post to beat that rival by a nose. Sheeza Belter (Gold Standard) was another head away in third. Espiona was bought by Denise Martin of Star Thoroughbreds and Randwick Bloodstock Agency for $190,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Torryburn Stud draft. Extreme Choice has nine black-type winners and his stakes winners to runners strike-rate fires at 14.1 per cent. He stood for a fee of $275,000 (inc GST) in 2022.

Proisir – Rich Hill Stud resident Proisir (Choisir) continued his brilliant season when he was delivered a fifth individual elite-level winner of his career from 221 starters courtesy of victory for Prowess (3 f ex Donna Marie by Don Eduardo) in the Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (Gr 1, 2050m) at Pukekohe. Last seen winning the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (RL, 1600m), the Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained filly finished strongly to beat Campionessa (Contributer) by a long neck, while La Crique (Vadamos) was another two and a quarter lengths away in third. Her trainers went to $230,000 to secure Prowess out of Hallmark Stud’s 2021 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 Yearling Sale draft. Proisir stood the 2022 breeding season for a fee of $17,500 (plus GST).

Satono Aladdin – Proisir’s barnmate Satono Aladdin (Deep Impact) chalked up his first Group 1 winner from 155 starters when his highly talented son Tokyo Tycoon (2 g ex All About The Coin by Starcraft) took out the Sistema Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Pukekohe. A last-start winner of the Karaka 2YO Million (RL, 1200m) in January, the gelding chalked up his fourth career win by defeating Ulanova (Santos) by two and a half lengths. Tulsi (The Autumn Sun) was a further two and a quarter lengths away in third. Tokyo Tycoon was purchased for $125,000 as a yearling by Te Akau principal David Ellis in March last year at the Karaka Book 1 Sale out of the Rich Hill Stud draft. Satono Aladdin, who has sired three individual stakes winners, stood for a fee of $12,500 (plus GST) in 2022.

Uncle Mo – The Coolmore America-based sire Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) chalked up his 12th individual elite-level winner when his daughter A Mo Reay (4 f ex Margaret Reay by Pioneerof The Nile) clinched victory in the Beholder Mile (Gr 1, 8f) at Santa Anita. The Brad Cox-trained filly chinned Fun to Dream (Arrogate) on the line, beating that rival by a head, while Midnight Memories (Mastery) was a further two and a quarter lengths away in third. A Mo Reay was bought by former owners Spendthrift Farm and for US$400,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2020. She was then reoffered at the Fasig-Tipton Breeding Stock Sale in Kentucky last year and was purchased by Green Acres Farm for US$400,000. Uncle Mo, who has now had 1,120 starters, stands exclusively at Coolmore’s America base for a fee of US$150,000 (approx. AU$228,000). 

New stakes winners
American Pharoah – Pavitra (3 f ex Gypsy Robin by Daaher) provided Coolmore stallion American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) with his 32nd individual stakes winner from 557 starters when running out an easy victor of the Kembla Grange Classic (Gr 3, 1600m). Trained by Richard and Will Freedman, the three-year-old filly beat So Dazzling (So You Think) by four lengths with a further head back to Pierossa (Pierro) in third place. Out of the dual Grade 2-winning and Grade 1-placed mare Gypsy Robin (Daaher), Pavitra is a half-sister to the Group 1-winning five-year-old Wild Ruler (Snitzel), who is currently standing his first season at Newgate Farm Stud for $38,500 (inc GST). A half-sister to Pavitra, by Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice), will be sold at next month’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale as Lot 160. American Pharoah stands at Ashford Stud in Kentucky for a fee of US$60,000 (approx. AU$91,150).

Bradbury’s Luck – Burnya To Survive (5 g ex Baleen In Me by Flying Pegasus) became the 11th individual stakes winner from 415 starters for Bradbury’s Luck (Redoute’s Choice) when scoring in the Bunbury Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Ascot. The Jason Miller-trained five-year-old gelding scored by three-quarters of a length from Carocapo (Husson) with a further head back to the third-placed Titan Blinders (All Too Hard). Out of the winning Flying Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus) mare Baleen In Me, Burnya To Survive is a half-brother to winners Protected Action (Safeguard) and Beauty In Me (Awesome Rock).

Camelot – Pensee Du Jour (3 f ex Painter’s Pride by Dansili) provided Coolmore stallion Camelot (Montjeu) with his 51st individual stakes winner when easily making all in the Prix Rose de Mai (Listed, 2000m) at Saint-Cloud. Trained by Andre Fabre, the three-year-old filly beat Olkovskha (Zelzal) by seven lengths with a further three lengths back to Cracksmania (Cracksman) in third. Out of the unraced Dansili (Danehill) mare Painter’s Pride, Pensee Du Jour is a half-brother to the Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Canvassed (Shamardal) as well as winner Peinture Secrete (Lope De Vega). Camelot, who has now had 639 starters, stands for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$95,770).

City Place – The David Harrison-trained Blazing Away (5 g ex Malaika by Fighting Falcon) provided City Place (Storm Cat) with a 13th individual stakes winner from 266 starters when scoring in the Bunbury Cup (Listed, 2100m) at Ascot. The five-year-old gelding narrowly denied No Apology (Declaration Of War) by a head with a further half-length back to Casino Seventeen (Casino Prince) in third. Out of the Listed-winning Fighting Falcon (Manila) mare Malaika, Blazing Away is a half-brother to maiden winner Marlini (Alfred Nobel).

Deep Impact – The late Deep Impact’s (Sunday Silence) tally of stakes winners edged ever closer to the 200 mark when Prognosis (5 h ex Velda by Observatory) took out the Kinko Sho (Gr 2, 2000m) at Chukyo to become the sire’s 193rd individual stakes scorer. Trained by Mitsumasa Nakauchida, the five-year-old was winning for the fifth time in eight starts as he beat Feengrotten (Black Tide) by three-quarters of a length. Arata (King Kamehameha) finished two lengths behind the winner in third. The seventh foal out of Velda (Observatory), Prognosis is a half-brother to, among others, Group 1 winner Vorda (Orpen). Deep Impact has now had 1,710 starters.     

Dream Journey – Through Seven Seas (5 m ex Mighty Slew by Kurofune) provided Dream Journey (Stay Gold) with a fourth individual stakes winner when running out a ready victor of the Himba Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Nakayama. Trained by Tomohito Ozeki, the five-year-old mare beat Storia (Leontes) by one and a quarter lengths with a further one and a half lengths back to Satono Cecil (Frankel) in third. The seventh foal out of the winning Kurofune (French Deputy) mare Mighty Slew, herself a half-sister to the Group-placed winner Slew Rate (French Deputy). Through Seven Seas is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Passing Through (Rulership) and winners Schedar (Gold Allure), Mighty Honey (Heart’s Cry) and Mighty Gold (Gold Allure). Dream Journey has now had 156 starters.

Duramente – Sing That Song (3 f ex Thegirlinthatsong by Golden Song) became the tenth individual stakes winner for the late Duramente (King Kamehameha) when landing the Hochi Hai Fillies’ Revue (Gr 2, 1400m) at Hanshin. The Tomokazu Takano-trained three-year-old was winning for the second time in four starts as she beat Moon Probe (Maurice) and June Orange (Just A Way) by a neck and the same. Duramente has now had 444 starters.       

Ghostzapper – Hill ‘N’ Dale resident Ghostzapper (Awesome Again) sired his 94th individual stakes winner when the George Papaprodromou-trained Spirit Of Makena (5 h ex Win For M’Lou by Gilded Time) took out the San Carlos Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Santa Anita. The lightly raced five-year-old defeated Forbidden Kingdom (American Pharoah) by a length and a half, while Get Her Number (Dialed In) finished another one and a quarter lengths away in third. Ghostzapper, who has now had 927 starters, stands for a fee of US$75,000 (approx. AU$114,000). 

Grunt – Yulong Stud’s first-season sire Grunt (O’Reilly) was provided with his first stakes winner courtesy of Veight’s (2 c ex Neena Rock by Fastnet Rock) impressive win in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) at Flemington. The colt turned heads when he broke his maiden impressively at Pakenham on February 2 and he followed up that win by defeating Apulia (Fiorente) by two lengths. Amur (Snitzel) was another length and a quarter away in third. A $220,000 purchase for McEvoy-Mitchell Racing and Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock at last year’s Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Veight is out of the dual Group 3-winning Fastnet Rock (Danehill) mare Neena Rock and is a half-brother to three-time winner I Am Clever (Sebring). Veight is Grunt’s only winner from six starters. The stallion stood for a fee of $13,750 (inc GST) last year.

Kitten’s Joy – In winning the Florida Oaks (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Tampa Bay Downs, the Graham Motion-trained Mission Of Joy (3 f ex Smart Mission by Smart Strike) provided the late Kitten’s Joy (El Prado) with his 114th individual stakes winner. The filly came out on top in a close finish to beat Alpha Bella (Justify) by a neck, while Juniper’s Moon (Galileo) was another two and a half lengths away in third. Mission Of Joy was bought for US$32,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale in 2021. Kitten’s Joy, who has now had 1,478 starters, died in 2022. 

Maschino – Another Chino (3 g ex Apheta by Galileo) earned Maschino (Encosta De Lago) a sixth individual stakes winner when landing the JC Roberts Stakes (Listed, 1800m) at Ascot. The Dan Morton-trained gelding won by a neck ahead of the $4 favourite Demolish (Rich Enuff), with Axeman’s Jazz (Dundeel) finishing a length from the winner in third. A homebred, Another Chino is the sixth and final foal out of the deceased Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Apheta. Maschino, who has had 72 runners, stood at Alwyn Park Stud last breeding season for a fee of $9,900 (inc GST). 

Merchant Navy – Coolmore Stud resident Merchant Navy (Fastnet Rock) earned his first stakes winner from 79 starters when the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Steel City (2 f ex Pittsburgh Flyer by Street Cry) scampered away from her rivals to break her maiden in the Magic Night Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Rosehill. The filly posted a two and a quarter length win over Blanc De Blanc (I Am Invincible). August Bloom (More Than Ready) was a further neck away in third. Merchant Navy is the sire of 22 winners. He stood for a fee of $27,500 (inc GST) in 2022.  

Muhaarar – Byline (6 g ex Lauren Louise by Tagula) provided Haras des Faunes stallion Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) with his 21st individual stakes winner when landing the Al Methaq Mile (Listed, 1600m) at Bahrain. Trained by Allan Smith, the six-year-old gelding beat Ecosystem (Al Rifai) by one and a half lengths with a further length back to Deep Intrigue (Dark Angel) in third. Out of the winning Tagula (Taufan) mare Lauren Louise, Byline is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Blaine (Avonbridge) and Listed scorer Bogart (Bahamian Bounty). Muhaarar, who has now had 334 starters, stands for a fee of €7,500 (approx. AU$12,040).

Pride Of Dubai – Coolmore stallion Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry) sired an 18th individual stakes winner when She’s Fit (3 f ex Harpoon by High Chaparral) won the Natasha Stakes (Listed, 2200m) at Ascot. Trained by Dan Morton, She’s Fit delivered a dominant display to score by two and a quarter lengths ahead of Megami (Playing God), with the $1.55 favourite Admiration Express (My Admiration) finishing almost five lengths from the winner in third. She’s Fit was a $50,000 buy for Dan Morton from the Amelia Park draft at the 2021 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale. She is the second foal out of the winning High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) mare Harpoon, herself a half-sister to three-time Group 1 winner Special Harmony (Spinning World) and Group 2 scorers King Canute (King Of Kings) and Redwoldt (King Of Kings). Pride Of Dubai, who has had 368 runners, stood at Coolmore for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST) in 2022. 

Sea The Stars – In winning the Ajax Stakes (Gr 2, 1500m), Cepheus (5 g ex Crimson Cheer by Van Nistelrooy) handed his Gilltown Stud-based sire Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) with his 104th individual stakes winner from 841 starters. The Matthew Dunn-trained gelding led from beat Waterford (Awtaad) by a length and a half, with Caesars Palace (Casino Prince) another long neck further back in third. Sea The Stars is now the sire of ten stakes winners in the southern hemisphere. They are headed by Group 1-winning pair Fifty Stars and Shraaoh. 

Shalaa – Shalromy (3 f ex Vegas Valentine by Lope De Vega) became the 13th individual stakes winner for Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) when landing the Prix Montenica (Listed, 1300m) at Deauville. Having her first start since finishing down the field in October’s Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr 1, 1800,) the Christophe Ferland-trained filly beat Lady Bullet (James Garfield) by a neck with Ciao Pa’ (Shamalgan) another length away in third. Shalromy is the first foal out of the winning Lope De Vega (Shamardal) mare Vegas Valentine, who herself is a half-sister to the Listed-placed winner Desert Icon (Sea The Stars). Shalaa, who has now had 430 starters, stood the 2022 breeding season at Arrowfield for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).   

Snitzel – The Chris Waller-trained Shinzo (2 c ex Samaready by More Than Ready) provided Arrowfield Stud-based sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) with his 133rd stakes winner from 1,423 starters when he won the Pago Pago Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Rosehill. The colt beat Maharba (Pride Of Dubai) by a length and a half, while Bases Loaded (Deep Field) was another neck away in third. Bred by Coolmore, who remain in the ownership, Shinzo is out of dual Group 1 winner Samaready (More Than Ready), who was purchased by Tom Magnier for $1.8 million at the 2020 Inglis Chairman’s Sale when carrying Shinzo in utero. In winning the Group 3, Shinzo becomes the 50th stakes-winning two-year-old for Snitzel who stood the 2022 season for a fee of $220,000 (inc GST). 

Street Sense – Road Bloc (5 g ex Jan’s Perfect Star by Imperialism) provided Jonabell Farms stallion Street Sense (Street Cry) with a 91st individual stakes winner when scoring in the Jebel Ali Sprint (Listed, 1000m). Trained by Osama Refai, the five-year-old gelding stayed on best of all in the closing stages to beat Story Of Light (Dark Angel) by one and three-quarter lengths. There was a further three-quarters of a length back to Meshakel (Shamardal) in third place. Out of the stakes-winning Imperialism (Langfuhr) mare Jan’s Perfect Star, Road Bloc is a half-brother to winners Fashion Frame (Bayern) and My Mandate (Strong Mandate). Street Sense, who has now 1,194 starters, stands for a fee of US$75,000 (approx. AU$114,020).

Super One – Lincoln Farm resident Super One (I Am Invincible) sired his second individual stakes winner when the Gary Colvin-trained Another One (5 g ex Herewegoagain by Hussonet) came out on top after a thrilling battle up the straight to win the National Sprint (Listed, 1400m) at Canberra. The gelding beat Handle The Truth (Star Witness) by three-quarters of a length with Cavalier Charles (Denman) another head away in third. An $18,000 purchase by his trainer from the Bowness Stud draft at the 2019 edition of the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Another One has now won eight of his 23 races which has seen him accrue $948,320 in career earnings. Super One has now had 205 starters and Another One joins Super Smick as the stallion’s other stakes winner. 

Tapit – Gainesway’s linchpin sire Tapit (Pulpit) was handed his 159th individual stakes winner courtesy of Tapit Trice’s (3 c ex Danzatrice by Dunkirk) victory in the Tampa Bay Derby (Gr 3, 8.5f). Trained by Todd Pletcher, the colt beat Classic Car Wash (Noble Bird) by two lengths. Classic Legacy (Into Mischief) was another length and a quarter away in third.  Tapit Trice was purchased by his owners Whisper Hill Farm for US$1.3 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2021. Tapit, who has now had 1,365 starters,stands for a fee of US$185,000 (approx. AU$281,200). 

The Autumn Sun – Arrowfield Stud’s first-season sire The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice) sired his first stakes winner when the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Autumn Ballet (2 f ex Grisi by Street Cry) became the first horse in history to win the Black Opal Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) on debut. The filly beat her stablemate The Years (Time Test) by just over two lengths. Make A Call (Extreme Choice) was a further length and a quarter away in third. Bred by Arrowfield, the filly was sold by the operation to her trainers and Bruce Slade’s Kestrel Thoroughbreds for $340,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale last year. One of six starters for The Autumn Sun, Autumn Ballet becomes the stallion’s second winner. The Autumn Sun stood for a fee of $66,000 in 2022.  

Wootton Bassett – Coolmore Stud shuttler Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) was provided his 30th individual stakes winner from 380 starters when his northern hemisphere-bred son Protagonist (5 g ex Sagariya by Shamardal) made the perfect start to his Australian career with a victory in the Sky High Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) at Rosehill. Trained by William Haggas and having his first start for new owners Australian Bloodstock, the gelding was pushed all the way to the line by Zeyrek (Sea The Stars), who was denied victory by a nose. Sunshine Rising (Myboycharlie) was a further long neck further adrift in third. Wootton Bassett has shuttled to Coolmore’s Australia base for two seasons and stood in Australia last year for an unchanged fee of $71,500 (inc GST).