Stallion Watch

First for Rich Enuff

New winners

Rich Enuff – Woodside Park Stud resident Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon) got his first winner as a sire when Plutocrat (2 f ex Personal Guarantee by Danzero) showed plenty of promise to win on debut at Doomben yesterday. Rich Enuff won the Caulfield Guineas Prelude (Gr 3, 1400m) and was second to Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor) in the 2014 Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) when trained by Ken Keys. He stood his first season at Glenlogan Park, near Beaudesert, in conjunction with Woodside Stud in Victoria. When Glenlogan elected to no longer retain sires, Rich Enuff went back to Woodside Park where he now stands for a fee of $12,100 (inc GST). Glenlogan Park kept an interest in some of his offspring, including Plutocrat, who studmaster John Haesler sent to trainer Chris Anderson. Plutocrat came from an outside barrier to win a two-year-old race over 1110 metres. “It is great Plutocrat is Rich Enuff’s first winner and I am really happy for Woodside and Glenlogan,” Anderson said. “Plutocrat might be something special as not many horses win from outside barriers from that start.” Plutocrat is a QTIS horse and Anderson has the option to chase the $500,000 Two-Year-Old The Jewel (1200m) at the Gold Coast on March 14.

New Group / Grade 1 winners

Lord Kanaloa – Japanese sprinting sensation Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha) sired his fourth individual elite level winner and first in Australia when Tagaloa (2 c Lord Kanaloa – Vasilissa by Heart’s Cry) ran out a surprise winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. The first foal out of the winning Heart’s Cry (Sunday Silence) mare Vasilissa, Busuttin Racing bought Tagaloa for $300,000 out of the Arrowfield Stud draft at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Saturday’s win meant that Tagaloa was Arrowfield’s 19th Group 1 winning sales graduate since 2013. Arrowfield, who sold two Lord Kanaloa colts for $625,000 and $650,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January, offers two fillies by the stallion at the the 2020 Australian Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Lots 1 and 468 Lord Kanaloa, who has now sired 15 individual stakes winners, stands for a fee of ¥20,000,000 ($270,000) at Shadai Stallion Station.

Magnus – Sun Stud resident Magnus (Flying Spur) sired his fourth individual winner at the highest level on Saturday when Streets Of Avalon (5 g ex Kamuniak by Black Minnaloushe) claimed a host of notable scalps when victorious in the Futurity Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) at Caulfield. Now the winner of eight races from 43 starts, Streets Of Avalon took his career earnings to $1,159,210 with this breakthrough top flight success. Streets Of Avalon, who has now won four times in stakes company, is one of 21 individual stakes winners for Magnus who last year stood for a fee of $16,500 inc GST.

Written Tycoon – Woodside Park resident Written Tycoon (Ingleisa) sired his eighth individual elite level winner when Pippie (4 f ex Coupe Express by Ne Coupez Pas) made all the running from a wide draw and came close to setting a new track record when landing the Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Eureka Stud’s Scott McAlpine paid $26,000 for the broodmare Coupe Express (Ne Coupez Pas) in foal to Written Tycoon at the Inglis August Mixed Sale in 2015, where she was carrying the unborn foal who yesterday blitzed her way to Group 1 glory. McAlpine raised Pippie before offering her in his Eureka draft at the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, where trainer John Meagher purchased her for $60,000. She became the third consecutive Inglis graduate to win the Oakleigh Plate following the success of Booker (Written Tycoon) last year and Russian Revolution (Snitzel) in 2018. Written Tycoon, who has sired 32 individual stakes winners, stands for a fee of $110,000 inc GST.

News stakes winners

American Pharoah –  Coolmore shuttler American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) sired his sixth individual stakes winner on Sunday when Cafe Pharoah (3 c ex Mary’s Follies by More Than Ready) announced his Kentucky Derby (Gr 1, 10f) credentials with a length and a quarter success in the Hyacinth Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Tokyo. The Noriyuki Hori-trained Cafe Pharoah is now unbeaten in two starts having won by ten lengths on debut at Nakayama in December. American Pharoah is currently standing at Coolmore’s Ashford base in Kentucky for a private fee. 

Burgundy – Brandenburg 3 c (Burgundy – Wansesingyee, by Galileo) beat five Group 1 winners when he defied a wide run to triumph in Saturday’s Hobartville Stakes (Gr 2, 1400) at Rosehill and in the process provided the late Burgundy (Redoute’s Choice) with his fourth individual stakes winner. Former Cambridge Stud stallion Burgundy had to be put down in December at the age of 11 after contracting acute laminitis in his front feet. 

Camelot – Former Coolmore shuttler Camelot (Montjeu) sired his 26th individual stakes winner when Crown Towers (4 g ex Miss With Attitude, by Galileo) landed the Jet Master Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Kenilworth on Saturday. A $280,000 graduate of the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, the four-year-old was scoring for the third time in 11 starts having also placed in a Listed company. Miss With Attitude (Galileo) won five of her 40 starts and was also placed twice in Group races, including when finishing third in the Bill Stutt Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m). Miss With Attitude’s yearling colt by Coolmore shuttler American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) is catalogued for the upcoming Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale as Lot 80

Dark Angel – Progressive four-year-old Hareem Queen (4 f Dark Angel – Dulcain by Shamardal) was sent off as favourite on her stakes debut and duly obliged landing the Hever Sprint Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Lingfield for trainer Karl Burke and owner John Dance. Her victory made her the 58th stakes winner for her sire Dark Angel (Acclamation) who is standing for a fee of €85,000 at Yeomanstown Stud in Ireland this year. She was a 75,000gns yearling from Corduff Stud to Creighton / Schwartz Bloodstock at Tattersalls Book 1 and is a three-part sister to Group 3-placed sprinter Chessman (Acclamation).

Dream Journey – Outsider Miraieno Tsubasa (Dream Journey) sprung a surprise in the Diamond Stakes (Gr 3, 3600m) at Tokyo on Saturday as the seven-year-old took the honours for Daishi Ito at odds of 327/1. Having been placed twice in Group company, the grey was recording his fourth win and first stakes success to become the first Group winner for his sire Dream Journey (Stay Gold), who is also the sire of Listed scorer Weltreisende. Dream Journey, a three-time Group 1 winner and full-brother to Japanese Triple Crown winner Orfevre, stands for a private fee at Shadai Stallion Station.

Frankel – Juddmonte star Frankel (Galileo) sired his 49th individual stakes winner when Collide (5 h ex Scuffle by Daylami) took out the Grand Prix Departement 06 (Listed, 2500m) at Cagnes-Sur-Mer on Saturday. The Juddmonte homebred, who has now won five of his 12 races, is a brother to St Leger (Gr 1, 1m 6.5f) winner Logician and a half-bother to three-time Grade 3 winner and E P Taylor Stakes (Gr 1, 10f) runner-up Suffused (Champs Elysees). Their dam, Scuffle (Daylami), is a half-sister to the multiple Group 1 winner Cityscape (Selkirk), and the the Group 2 winner and sire Bated Breath (Dansili). 

Guillotine – Joe’s Legacy (5 g Guillotine – Mia Bambino by Danasinga) gained a first stakes victory in the Kaimai Stakes (Listed, 2000m) at Matamata on Saturday and became the eighth stakes winner for his sire Guillotine (Montjeu). He will now be aimed at the Auckland Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) at Ellerslie on March 7.

High Chaparral – The late High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) sired his 130th individual stakes winner when Arctic Stream (5 g ex Royal Devotion by Verglas) landed the Detonator Stakes (Listed 1800m) at Perth on Saturday. High Chaparral, whose sons include So You Think and Dundeel, died in 2014 at the age of 15, having suffered a perforated intestine.

More Than Ready – Vernazza (2 f More Than Ready – Zonza by Zabeel) landed the feature Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) on Saturday for Cambridge Stud’s Brendan and Jo Lindsay and Lance Noble. She became the 202nd stakes and 91st Group winner for her sire More Than Ready (Southern Halo) and the first Cambridge Stud-bred Group winner under the new ownership. More Than Ready stands at WinStar Farm in Kentucky where his fee for 2020 is US$80,000.

No Nay Never –  Jamie Richards landed the Waikato Stud Slipper (Gr 3, 1200m) on Saturday at Matamata with the promising juvenile Need I Say More, (2 g ex Bo Bardi by Fastnet Rock)  who became the 21st stakes winner for his sire No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) and his first Australasian stakes winner. No Nay Never will stand at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €175,000 this season and stood for $44,000 at Coolmore Australia last year.

Savabeel – Waikato Stud’s star stallion Savabeel (Zabeel) closed in on a century of individual stakes winners on Saturday when Adelaide Ace (3 g ex Ampin by Pins) took his tally to 98 with a comfortable victory in the Autumn Classic (Gr 2, 1800m) at Caulfield. Adelaide Ace’s year older brother Savy Yong Blonk has won three of his 13 starts in New Zealand and was most recently seen finishing second behind Platinum Invador in the City Of Auckland Cup (Gr 3, 2400m). Savabeel, the five-time champion sire of New Zealand, stands for a fee of $125,000 plus GST. 

Shamardal – Darley’s Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) sired his 75th individual Group winner when Zakouski (4 g ex O’Giselle by Octagonal) got up late to land the Zabeel Mile (Gr 2, 1600m) at Meydan on Thursday night. Out of the unraced O’Giselle (Octagonal), a sister to champion Lonhro, Zakouski is a half-brother to three winners including the Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) runner-up Albrecht (Redoute’s Choice) and King’s Command (Dubawi), a winner of a Group 3 in France last year. O’Giselle is now back in Australia and had a colt by Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor) in 2019. Shamardal has now sired 146 individual stakes winners, including 25 that have struck at the highest level.

Shooting To Win – Darley stallion Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor) sired his first stakes winner on Saturday when Ms Catherine (3 f ex Lucky Diva by Perugino) took out the Typhoon Tracy Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Moonee Valley. The Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner, who went to stud in 2015, is also the sire of Kubrick, runner-up in last year’s JJ Atkins Plate (Gr 1, 1600m) and inaugural winner of the $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m), as well as the stakes-placed juvenile Shotmaker. Ms Catherine is the first stakes winner and one of five winners for her dam, the Group 3 winner Lucky Diva, who in turn is a sister to Listed winner Gina Lollawitcha and a half-sister to stakes winners Spirit Of Westbury (Sir Tristram) and Duke of Westbury (Sir Tristram). Shooting To Win stands for a fee of $22,000.

Stratum –  Greysful Glamour (4 m Stratum – Rippled by Dalakhani) made the perfect start to her campaign when making all in the MRC Mannerism Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday for Mark Newnham to become the 44th individual stakes winner for late Widden Stud sire Statum (Redoute’s Choice). Greysful Glamour’s next targets include the Matron Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) and the Sunline Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m). 

Super Saver – Kentucky Derby (Gr 1, 10f) winner Super Saver (Maria’s Mon) sired his 26th individual stakes winner when Down On Da Bayou (3 f ex Bayou Tortuga by Empire Maker) proved to be in a different class to her rivals as she scooted clear to bag Thursday’s UAE Oaks (Gr 3, 1900m) by an astonishing eighteen and a half lengths. The Salem bin Ghadayer-trained filly, who was winning her second race in five starts. Super Saver left WinStar Farm late last year to take up stallion duties in Turkey. 

Time For War – Time For War (Snitzel) sired his second stakes winner from just 32 runners when He’ll Haunt Us (3 g ex Shadow Grande by Dane Shadow) took out the Zeditave Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. He’ll Haunt Us won the rich maiden race on Magic Millions race day at the Gold Coast on January 11 and jumped straight into stakes company to claim a second win from four career starts. Time For War, who sired last season’s Silver Slipper Stakes winner Time To Reign, died at the age of five in 2016 from colic having served two seasons at stud.

Trade Fair – The late Trade Fair (Zafonic) sired his 14th individual stakes winner on Sunday when Free Trade (5 g ex Lady Xena by Dr Johnson) picked up the Pinjarra Classic (Listed, 1300m). Free Trade has now won seven races and has never finished out of the first three in his 14 starts, accruing prize-money totalling $343,885. Trade Fair, a dual Group 3 winner in Europe and the sire of Grade 1 winner Trade Storm, was put down in 2018 at the age of 18 after it was discovered he had multiple cancerous tumours.