Stallion Watch

Former Newgate resident Criterion sired his second first-crop winner

New winners

Criterion – Former Newgate resident Criterion (Sebring) sired his second first-crop winner on Wednesday as the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Yardstick (2 c ex Exceleine by Exceed and Excel) took out the Sky Racing Active Maiden 2YO Plate (1100m) on debut at Canterbury. Further down the page is pensioned stallion Domesday (Red Ransom). Criterion spent three seasons at stud but was retired at the end of 2018 due to fertility issues.


Double for Headwater – Vinery resident Headwater (Exceed And Excel) landed his 12th first-crop winner when Hydro Star (2 c ex Final Star by Delago Brom) took out the Ladbrokes Back Yourself 2YO Handicap (1000m) at Sandown on Wednesday. He then added his 13th victor when Yulong Holiday (2 c ex Ella Zabella by Zabeel) won at Echuca on Sunday. Headwater, who is also responsible for Ken Russell Memorial Classic (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Wisdom Of Water, stands at Vinery for a fee of $13,750 (inc. GST) in 2020. 


Kermadec – Darley stallion Kermadec (Teofilo) produced his third individual winner on Tuesday when Dewhurst (2 c ex Majestic Faith by Denman) scored on debut in a 1200-metre maiden on Pakenham’s synthetic track. Kermadec will stand for $13,750 (inc GST) at Darley’s Kelvinside property in 2020. 


Outreach – Widden Stud resident Outreach (Exceed And Excel) sired his sixth first-crop winner Castlecomer (2 g ex Barcelona Girl by Noverre) took out Saturday’s Kentan Machinery 2YO Maiden Plate at Gosford. Outreach, the brother to Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m)-winner filly Overreach, stands at Widden Stud for a fee of $5,500 (inc GST) in 2020. 


Panzer Division – Peppertree Farm stallion Panzer Division (Redoute’s Choice) sired his second first-crop winner when Panzdown (2 g ex Moonrush by Encosta De Lago) took out a 1000-metre maiden at Belmont on Wednesday. Panzer Division, who started his stud career at Arrowfield, stood at Peppertree Farm in NSW for a fee of $5,500 (inc GST) in 2019. 


Super One – Newgate Farm sire Super One (I Am Invincible) added a ninth first crop winner to his tally when One Lotto (2 g ex Potluck by Excites) made a successful debut to take out a maiden 1150 metres at Devonport on Sunday. Super One will stand for a fee of $11,000 inc GST in 2020.


Territories – Darley shuttler Territories (Invincible Spirit) sired his seventh individual first-crop winner when Regional (2 c ex Favulusa by Dansili) quickened clear for a promising debut win in a maiden over five furlongs at Pontefract on Thursday. Group 1 winner Territories stands at Darley’s Kelvinside property in the Hunter Valley for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) in 2020. 


Double for Vancouver – Coolmore resident Vancouver (Medaglia d’Oro) landed his 11th first-crop winner, and ninth in Australia, when Requited (2 g ex Secret Silence by Fusaichi Pegasus) took out a 1400-metre open maiden at Goulburn on Monday. He then sired his 12th first-crop winner, and tenth in Australia, when Royal Exit (2 g ex Kamarla Rose by Nadeem) took out an 1100-metre two-year-old maiden on debut at Warrnambool on Thursday. Former reverse shuttler Vancouver is also responsible for South African Grade 2 winner Mount Pleasant and Percy Sykes Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) runner-up Vangelic. He stands at Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains for a fee of $30,250 (inc GST) this season. 


New Group / Grade 1 winners

Duke Of Marmalade – Temple Grafin (4 m ex Inner Temple by Greys Inn) sprung a surprise and became the sixth Group 1 winner for her sire Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) when taking out the Garden Province Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Greyville on Saturday. Former Coolmore stallion Duke Of Marmalade stands at Drakenstein Stud in South Africa for a fee of R25,000.


Dynasty – The late Dynasty (Fort Wood) sired another winner of the Durban July (Gr 1, 2200m) and victory by the favourite Belgarion (4 g ex Riva by Acatenango) in Saturday’s Greyville feature provided him with his 16th individual victor at the highest level. Multiple Group 1 winner Dynasty died last year at Ridgemont Highlands, where he had stood since 2005, at the age of 19. A four-time Group 1 winner himself, Dynasty was named Equus outstanding sire in 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2017. 


Violence – Medaglia d’Oro’s (El Prado) son Violence sired his third individual elite level winner when Volatile (4 c ex Melody Lady by Unbridled’s Song) made all the running to take out the Alfred G Vanderbilt Handicap (Gr 1, 6f) at Saratoga on Saturday. Violence stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms for US$25,000.   


New stakes winners

American Pharoah – Coolmore shuttler American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) sired his ninth stakes winner on Friday when Turned Aside (3 c ex Sustained by War Front) took out the Quick Call Stakes (Gr 3, 5.5f) at Saratoga. US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah stands at Jerrys Plains for a fee of $55,000 (inc GST) in 2020. 


Bungle Inthejungle – Rathasker Stud resident Bungle Inthejungle (Exceed And Excel) landed his fourth stakes winner when Acapulco Gold (2 f ex Velvet Revolver by Mujahid) took out the Prix des Reves d’Or (Listed, 1000m) at Vichy on Thursday. Bungle Inthejungle stood at Rathasker Stud in Ireland for a fee of €12,000 in 2020. 


Coulsty – Rathasker Stud’s first season sire Coulsty (Kodiac) recorded his first stakes winner on Sunday when Santosha (2 f ex Princess Zoffany by Zoffany) kept on well to bag the Princess Margaret Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Ascot. Santosha is one of four winners from eight runners for the Group-winning sprinter Coulsty, who stands at Rathasker Stud in Ireland where his fee for 2020 was €4,000.


Gregorian – Plainchant (2 f ex Nadinska by Doyen) became third stakes winner for fellow Rathasker Stud resident Gregorian (Clodovil) when taking out the Criterium du Bequet (Listed, 1200m) at Le Teste de Buch on Sunday. Gregorian started his career at the National Stud in England however relocated back to his breeders’ Rathasker Stud in 2019 and his fee for this year was €6,000.


Gutaifan – Yeomanstown Stud resident Gutaifan (Dark Angel) sired his second stakes when Fev Rover (2 f ex Laurelita by High Chaparral) took out the Star Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Sandown on Tuesday. Gutaifan, who finished second to Arrowfield shuttler Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) in the Prix Morny (Gr 1, 1200m), stood at Yeomanstown Stud for a fee of €6,000 in 2020. 


I Am Invincible – Yarraman Park Stud resident I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) sired his 56th individual stakes winner on Saturday when Parlophone (2 f ex Roulettes by Flying Spur) took out the Lightning Stakes (Listed, 1050m) at Morphettville. The son of Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) stands at Yarraman for a fee of $209,000 (inc GST) in 2020. 


Muhaarar – Shadwell Stud’s Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) sired his first ever stakes winner when Paix (3 f ex Pacifique by Montjeu) proved too strong for her rivals in the Prix Frederic de Lagrange (Listed, 2400m) at Vichy on Friday. Four-time Group 1 winning sprinter Muhaarar, whose first crop included the Group-placed pair Unforgetable and Albaflora, stood at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud for a fee of £20,000 in 2020.  


Nathaniel – A surprise victory for Lady Bowthorpe (4 f ex Maglietta Fina by Verglas) in on Sunday Valiant Fillies’ Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) capped a memorable weekend for Nathaniel (Galileo) at Ascot. A day after Enable’s historic third win in the King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 4f), the four-year-old registered a milestone success, with the four and three-quarter length win providing the Newsells Park Stud resident with his 20th individual stakes winner. Nathaniel stood for a fee of £25,000 in 2020.   


Sea The Moon – Lanwades Stud resident Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) sired his tenth individual stakes winner when Tickle Me Green (3 f ex Tickle Me Pink by Groom Dancer) flew over the top to claim victory in a blanket finish to the Prix Madame Jean Couturie (Listed, 2000m) at Vichy in France on Monday. Sea The Moon stood at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £15,000 in 2020. 


Sea The Stars – Gilltown Stud resident Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) sired his 67th individual stakes winner when Valia (3 f ex Veda by Dansili) got the better of her more experienced rivals to take out on Thursday Prix de Thiberville at Longchamp (Listed, 2400m). Sea The Stars stood for a fee of €150,000 in 2020.


Shakespearean – Graffard and jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot went on to complete a Listed race double on the Vichy card when success for Les Vertus (4 f ex Loshad by Lomitas) in the Prix Jacques de Bremond (Listed, 1600m) provided Shakespearean (Shamardal) with his first stakes winner. Hungerford Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) winner Shakespearean formerly stood at Haras de la Barbottiere in France. 


Speightstown – Speightstown (Gone West) sired his 112th individual stakes winner when Shirl’s Speight (3 c ex Perfect Shirl by Perfect Soul) took his unbeaten record to two with victory in the Marine Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Woodbine on Saturday. Multiple Grade 1-winning sire Speightstown stands at WinStar Farm for US$70,000.

Wootton Bassett – Group 1 winner Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) sired his 13th individual stakes winner when Chindit (2 c Always A Dream by Oasis Dream) followed up his eye-catching Doncaster debut win with an equalling promising performance to land the Pat Eddery Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Ascot on Saturday. Wootton Bassett stood at Haras d’Etreham in France alongside his Group 1-winning son Almanzor for a fee of €40,000 in 2020.