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Kingstar Farm resident Bull Point sired his third first-crop winner

New winners

Bull Point –  Kingstar Farm resident Bull Point (Fastnet Rock) sired his third first-crop winner when Crazy Train (2 f ex Crazy Idea by Henny Hughes) took out a 900-metre open age maiden at Newcastle on Saturday. The David Pfieffer-trained filly defeated Apex (Soldier Hollow) by half a length with Light And Dark (Rubick) a head away in third. Crazy Train was purchased by Darby Racing for $3,000 at Session 2 of the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale from the draft of Cornerstone Stud. She is the only foal out of unraced mare Crazy Idea (Henny Hughes) who hails from the family of dual Group 1 winner Belle Du Jour (Dehere). Bull Point stands at Kingstar Farm for a fee of $8,800 (inc GST) in 2020. 


Headwater – Vinery Stud’s Headwater (Exceed And Excel) recorded his sixth individual winner yesterday when Ashra Jahre (2 f ex Jahre by Encosta De Lago) broke through against the older horses at Nowra on Tuesday. Tested in the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m) at her first start, she finished midfield on the Kensington track and at Canberra in her second preparation before returning a winner over 1000 metres. Sent out as a hot favourite, she defeated another two-year-old in Titan Star (Rubick) by three-quarters of a length with six-year-old Gullen Glory (Laguna De Bay) a further three lengths away in third. Headwater will stand for $13,750 (inc GST) in the upcoming season.


Pride Of Dubai – Coolmore resident Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry) brought his first-crop winner total to 11 with a double on Wednesday as Mystique Falcon (2 f ex Mystique by Montjeu) broke her maiden over 1300 metres at Sandown before Kahaylaan (2 c ex Magic Nera by Lonhro) scored over 1100 metres at Gawler. A NZ$220,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase by Ciaron Maher Racing and Eales Racing, Mystique Falcon is the granddaughter of Group 1 winner Seamist (Beaufort Sea), while Kahaylaan was purchased at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for $300,000 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and is out of an unraced sister to Listed winner Tromso (Lonhro). Former reverse shuttler Pride Of Dubai stands at Jerrys Plains for a fee of $38,500 (inc GST) in 2020. 


Shalaa – Arrowfield shuttler Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) registered his second individual winner on Thursday, his first in Ireland, when Shalaalaa (2 c ex Cheap Thrills by Bertolini) won at his first start at Fairyhouse. The Ger Lyons trainee was the stable’s second stringer according to the market but was backed in significantly to start a clear second-favourite behind stablemate Colour Sergeant (Kingman). In a slowly-run five-runner event, Shalaalaa sat beyond midfield before switching out upon straightening. He reeled in Twilight Heir (Twilight Son) to win by a short head with Colour Sergeant a length and a half away in third. Purchased for 70,000 gns by BBA Ireland at Tattersalls October Book 2 from the draft of Stratford Place Stud, Shalaalaa hails from the family of Golden Shaheen (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Muarrab (Oasis Dream). Shalaa will stand for $33,000 (inc GST) at Arrowfield Stud this year.


Spill The Beans – Late Aquis Farm sire Spill The Beans (Snitzel) extended his dominance as the leading first season sire by number of winners when Little Miss Pixie (2 f ex Pixie Miss by Lucky Unicorn) won at Toowoomba on Tuesday. Trained by Tony and Maddysen Sears, Little Miss Pixie took the 1110-metre handicap by a neck over Dragon Miss (Hidden Dragon) with a length and a half back to Five Oxford (Golden Archer) in third. Spill The Beans then sired his 12th first-crop winner when Bad Barista (2 f ex Sparkling Sound by Oratorio) took out an 1100-metre QTIS two-year-old maiden at Ipswich on debut. The filly won by a comfortable margin of three and three-quarter lengths ahead of Boom Ranga (Spirit Of Boom) with Violation (Dream Ahead) a further neck away in third. Passed in for $32,500 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast March Sale, Bad Barista is the only winner from two to race out of Sparkling Sound (Oratorio) who herself is a half-sister to stakes place-getters Pride Of Westbury (Octagonal) and Lanquin (Last Tycoon). Further back, this is the family of four-time black-type scorer Ferragamo (Success Express). Spill The Beans stood for four seasons at Aquis’ Canungra base and covered 605 mares at a fee of $11,000, before dying suddenly in October last year. 


Super One – Newgate Farm resident Super One (I Am Invincible) sired his seventh first-crop winner when La Jolie Fille (2 f ex Lolavie by Stratum) took out a 1350-metre maiden at Wyong on Thursday. The Paul Perry-trained filly defeated Pitchfork (All Too Hard) by a neck with Avostar (Kuroshio) coming home a further four and a quarter lengths away in third. Purchased by her trainer for $10,000 at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale, La Jolie Fille is one of two winners from two to race out of Lolavie (Stratum) who herself is a half-sister to Listed placegetter Royal Arrow (Royal Academy). Further back, this is the family of four-time Group 1 scorer Appearance (Commands) and this year’s Randwick Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) victor Shadow Hero (Pierro). 

Miss Divine Em’s (2 f ex Manhattan Angel by Statue Of Liberty) win in the 1002-metre two-year-old maiden at Donald on Saturday handed Super One his eighth first-crop winner. The Patrick Payne-trained filly defeated Diesel ‘n’ Dust (Pride Of Dubai) by a neck with Early Plea (Star Witness) coming home a length and a quarter away in third. Purchased by Prime Thoroughbreds for $42,500 at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, Miss Divine Em is one of three winners from three foals out of Manhattan Angel (Statue Of Liberty). Super One stands at Newgate Farm for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) in 2020. 


Vadamos – Rich Hill Stud shuttle stallion Vadamos (Monsun) secured his first win as a sire when Sa Pala Umbrossa (2 f ex Grain de Beaute, by Lawman) won on debut at Chilivani in Italy on Monday. Trained by Antonio Cottu, she beat Lory Di Toni (Adaay) by two and three-quarter lengths with Capo Testa (Duel) another six and a half lengths away in third. Vadamos’ first crop led the way at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale earlier this year with 31 of his yearlings selling for a total of $3.1 million in the Book 1 and 2 sessions, at an average of $101,550, crowning him as the leading first season sire by average. He will return to Rich Hill Stud this coming breeding season where he will stand for a fee of NZ$15,000 (plus GST).


Vancouver – Coolmore freshman sire Vancouver (Medaglia d’Oro) enjoyed a fruitful week as he took his tally on to eight individual winners, starting with Exhibition’s (2 c ex Haiku by Encosta De Lago) win in Saturday’s Magna Grecia New To Coolmore Handicap (1500m) at Randwick. The Richard and Michael Freedman-trained colt defeated Angel Helena (More Than Ready) by a nose with Silhouette (Teofilo) a neck away in third. Originally purchased by James Bester Bloodstock for $80,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale from the Coolmore draft, Exhibition was passed in for $100,000 at Book 1 of Karaka. He is out of the Encosta de Lago (Fairy King) mare Haiku, making him a half-brother to Group 1 winner Japonisme (Choisir). Vancouver sired his eighth individual winner when Narvaez (2c ex Headway by Charge Forward) got off the mark in a handicap at Bendigo on Sunday. Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, the two-year-old got the better of Galactic Fury (Street Boss) to score by a short head. Confrontational (Redoute’s Choice) was a further two and a quarter lengths behind in third. Purchased for $300,000 out of the Lime Country draft at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Narvaez is the sixth foal and third winner out of Coolmore Stud Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Headway (Charge Forward), the Champion 2YO Filly in Australia in 2008/09. Vancouver stands at Jerrys Plains for a fee of $30,250 (inc GST) this spring.


New Group / Grade 1 winners

Animal Kingdom – Former Arrowfield shuttler Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux) sired his second winner at the elite level when the Neil Drysdale-trained Oleksandra (5 m ex Alexandra Rose by Caesour) registered an historic win in the Jaipur Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Belmont Park on Saturday. Oleksandra is the fifth foal to race from the South African mare Alexandra Rose (Caesour), a stakes winner in South Africa and the United States and also stakes-placed in Dubai. Oleksandra’s year-younger brother Macedonian Ruler (Animal Kingdom) has also been shipped stateside, while also among Alexandra Rose’s six foals to race is Hostwin Galaxy (Redoute’s Choice), a stakes placegetter in Macau, and Alice Springs (Hussonet), a four-time winner in South Africa. Animal Kingdom stood for US$15,000 (AUS$22,000 approx) at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky this year.


Dubawi – The impressive performance by Lord North (4 g ex Najoum by Giant’s Causeway) in landing Wednesday’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f) provided Darley sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) with his 42nd individual Group 1 winner. Among Dubawi’s haul of elite-level winners is Caulfield Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Benbatl, the highly-rated recent Coronation Cup (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Ghaiyyath and current Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot, who stands at Kelvinside this season for a fee of $44,000. Dubawi stood at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £250,000 (AUS$454,000 approx) in 2020.  


Into Mischief – Gamine (3 f ex Peggy Jane by Kafwain), a US$1.8 million yearling, came into Saturday’s Acorn Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) at Belmont Park unbeaten and lived up to her lofty reputation when taking out the contest by nearly 19 lengths in a stakes record time. The winner of her first two starts, this was her first attempt in stakes company and she was followed home by Pleasant Orb (Orb) and Water White (Conveyance) who were split by half a length at the wire. She became the 70th stakes winner and sixth top-level scorer for her sire Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday) who stands at Spendthrift Farm where his 2020 fee was US$175,000  (AUS$256,000 approx).


Kingman – Juddmonte stallion Kingman (Invincible Spirit) brought up his second Group 1 winner on Saturday when Palace Pier (3 c ex Beach Frolic by Nayef) remained unbeaten in the St James’s Palace Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Royal Ascot. Kingman stood at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket for £150,000 (AUS$270,000 approx) this year.


Lethal Force – Golden Horde (3 c ex Entreat by Pivotal) provided Haras de Grandcamp resident Lethal Force (Dark Angel) with his first elite level winner when landing the Commonwealth Cup (Gr 1, 6f) at Royal Ascot on Sunday. Lethal Force was himself a Royal Ascot winner, taking out the 2013 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) under Adam Kirby when trained by Clive Cox, and it was the same jockey/trainer combination celebrating on Saturday after Golden Horde’s victory. Lethal Force stood for €6,000 (AUD$10,000 approx) in 2020.


Sea The Moon – Lanwades Stud’s Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) recorded his first Group 1 winner as a sire when Alpine Star (3 f ex Alpha Lupi by Rahy) took out Saturday’s Coronation Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Royal Ascot. Sea The Moon stood for £15,000 (AUS$27,000 approx) in 2020.


Violence – The first of four Grade 1s at Belmont Park on Saturday night, the Woody Stephens Stakes (Gr 1, 7f), went to the Thomas Amoss-trained three-year-old No Parole (3 c ex Plus One by Bluegrass Cat). The colt was claiming his first victory at the highest level, having landed a Listed contest in February and putting in a disappointing run in the Oaklawn Park Rebel Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) last time. He became the second top level scorer for his sire Violence (Medaglia D’Oro), who is also responsible for the Argentinian winner Dandy Del Barrio, when beating Echo Town (Speightstown) by three and three quarter lengths. Violence stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms where his 2020 fee was US$25,000 (AUS$36,500 approx).


New stakes winners

Areion – The Yasmin Almenrader-trained Lancade (3 f ex La Sabara by Sabiango) was a surprise winner of Sunday’s German 1,000 Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) at Dusseldorf. The winner of her maiden on debut last August, she was unplaced on her next outing but was back in the winner’s enclosure on her return last month at this track over 1700 metres. Ridden by Adrie de Vries, Lancade was a decisive length and a quarter winner from No Limit Credit (Night Of Thunder), while the British raider Rose Of Kildare (Make Believe) was only a nose back in third for Mark Johnston. Lancade became the 46th stakes winner for her sire Areion (Big Shuffle) who stands at Gestut Etzean where his fee for 2020 was €12,500 (AUS$20,000 approx).


Authorized – Former Darley shuttler Authorized (Montjeu) produced his 33rd individual stakes winner when Santiago (3 c ex Wadyhatta by Cape Cross) took victory in the Queen’s Vase (Gr 2, 1m 6f) on the penultimate day of the Royal Ascot meeting. Santiago produced a strong staying effort to fend off Berkshire Rocco (Sir Percy) by two and three-quarter lengths with Al Dabaran (Dubawi) a further eight and a half lengths away in third. Santiago hails from a Shadwell family that features Tamayuz (Nayef) and Tantheem (Teofilo), with dam Wadyhatta (Cape Cross) now owned in Ireland. Authorized stood his first season in Turkey in 2020 after being purchased by the Turkish Jockey Club late last year.


Dandy Man –  Ballyhane Stud’s Dandy Man (Mozart) recorded his 14th individual stakes winner with Dandalla’s (2 f ex Chellalla by Elnadim) runaway victory in the Albany Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Royal Ascot on Friday. Dandy Man, who ran well at the royal meeting without victory from four attempts, now has produced two Royal Ascot winners, with Dandalla joining Extortionist. Dandalla defeated well-backed favourite Sertarhe (Footstepsinthesand) by six lengths with a neck back to Mother Earth (Zoffany) in third. One of two winners from two to race for her dam Chellalla (Elnadim), Dandalla’s fourth dam is blue hen Edinburgh (Charlottetown). Dandy Man stood for €15,000 (AUD$24,500 approx) at Ballyhane Stud in 2020.


Elusive City – The late Elusive City (Elusive Quality) landed his 56th stakes winner when National Service (3 g Forces Sweetheart by Allied Forces) took out Friday’s Prix Paul de Moussac (Gr 3, 1600m) at Chantilly. The gelding defeated Kenway (Galiway) by three-quarters of a length with Charlesquint (Showcasing) a short-head away in third. 


Frankel – Few horses are associated with the opening day of Royal Ascot like Frankel (Galileo), who won both the St James’s Palace Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes (Gr 1, 1m). He added a 53rd individual stakes winner on Tuesday with Frankly Darling’s (3 f ex Hidden Hope by Daylami) win in the Ribblesdale Stakes. Frankly Darling, who had won first-up over a mile and a quarter at Newcastle, never looked in much doubt, defeating Ennistymon (Galileo) by a length and three-quarters with Passion (Galileo) a further two and a half lengths away in third. Frankly Darling is a homebred for Anthony Oppenheimer’s Hascombe and Valiant Stud, being out of the Listed winner Hidden Hope (Daylami); the Ribblesdale winner is also a three-quarter sister to stakes-placed Frankellina (Frankel). Frankel stands at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud; his fee was £175,000 (AUS$270,000 approx) in 2020.


Galileo – Champion Coolmore stallion Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) landed his 316th stakes winner when Russian Emperor (3 c ex Atlantic Jewel by Fastnet Rock) took out the Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3, 1m 2f) at Royal Ascot. Russian Emperor joins the likes of Japan, Frankel and Highland Reel as Royal Ascot winners for Galileo, who stood at Coolmore Ireland for a private fee in 2020. 


Holy Roman Emperor – Apadanah (4 m ex Amazone by Adlerflug) took out Saturday’s Dortmunder St Leger Trial (Listed, 2800m) at Dortmund and became the 87th stakes winner for her sire Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill). She broke her maiden on her fourth start in November, 2018 and this was her second win from 13 starts. However, she has been knocking on the door in Listed company, having placed twice and ran fourth in the Oaks d’Italia (Gr 2, 2200m). She got the better of Ida Alata (Adlerflug) by three quarters of a length while Nikkei (Pivotal) was a further length and a quarter back in third of the eight runners. Coolmore’s Holy Roman Emperor shuttled to Jerrys Plains until 2018 but has remained in Ireland since where his fee this year was €15,000 (AUD$24,500 approx).


Intense Focus – Aviateur (5 h ex Attachante by Teofilo) claimed his first stakes victory at the age of five in Saturday’s Dortmund Grand Prix (Gr 3, 1750m) and became the ninth stakes winner for his sire Intense Focus (Giant’s Causeway). He got the better of Potemkin (New Approach) by three quarters of a length while Zavaro (Areion) was a further length and a quarter away in third. Intense Focus stood at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland until 2016.


Kodiac – Tally-Ho Stud resident Kodiac (Danehill) sired his 55th and 56th stakes winners on Saturday after American raider Campanelle (2 f ex Janina by Namid) took out the Queen Mary Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) at Royal Ascot before Nando Parrado (2 c ex Chibola by Roy) scored a huge shock in the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f). The pair join the likes of Best Solution, Fairyland and Hello Youmzain as a stakes winner for Kodiac, who stood at Tally-Ho in Ireland for a fee of €65,000 (AUD$106,000 approx) in 2020. 


Le Havre – Last year’s Prix du Jockey Club third Motamarris (4 c ex Thamarat by Anabaa) gained his first stakes win in the Grand Prix de Compiegne (Listed, 2000m) at Compiegne on Saturday to become the 35th stakes winner for his sire Le Havre (Noverre). The victory was a third from four starts for the Shadwell homebred. He stormed to a four-length victory over Rock Angel (Rock Of Gibraltar) while Top Max (Joshua Tree) returned a short-neck third of the eleven- runner field. Le Havre, who won the Prix du Jockey Club in 2009, stands at Montfort et Preaux in France where his 2020 fee was €50,000 (AUD$81,500 approx).


Magnus – Sun Stud’s Magnus (Flying Spur) registered his 22nd stakes winner when Front Page (3 g ex Stacey Lee by Bel Esprit) took out Saturday’s A R Creswick Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Flemington. Magnus will stand for $15,400 (inc GST) in 2020.


Maxios – Elle Memory (3 f ex Elle Danzig by Roi Danzig) recorded a breakthrough victory in Sunday’s Preis Dusseldorf (Listed, 2100m) to give her Coolmore-based sire Maxios (Monsun) his fourth individual stakes winner. The three-year-old filly, who is trained by Peter Schiergen, obliged as odds-on favourite as she beat Sister Lulu (Jukebox Jury) and Americana (Aderflug) to take her record to two wins in three starts. Maxios stands at Castlehyde Stud in Ireland for a fee of €6,000 (AUS$9,800 approx).  


Night Of Thunder – Former Darley shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) sired his 13th individual stakes winner when Lady Penelope (3 f ex Step Sequence by Nayef) took out Saturday’s Polonia Stakes (Listed, 5.5f) at Naas in Ireland. The Joseph O’Brien-trained filly defeated You’resobeautiful (No Nay Never) by a length and a quarter with Unforgetable (Muhaarar) the same margin back in third. Night Of Thunder stood one season at Darley’s Northwood Park leaving just 58 foals. He now permanently resides at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland, covering for a fee of €25,000 (AUS$40,700 approx) in 2020. 


Pathfork – Sandown Stud’s resident stallion Pathfork (Distorted Humor) registered his tenth individual stakes winner when the Group 1-placed Marchingontogether (4 h ex Souen by Montjeu) took out the Lonsdale Stirrup Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) at Greyville on Saturday. Marchingontogether won going away, holding a three and a half length margin over White Lightning (Noble Tune) with Silver Rose (Silvano) in third. Pathfork stood for R10,000 (AUS$850 approx) in 2019.


Prince Of Lir – The Michael Bell-trained The Lir Jet (2 c ex Paper Dreams by Green Desert) emulated his sire Prince Of Lir (Kodiac) by taking out the Norfolk Stakes (Gr 2, 5f) at Royal Ascot on Friday, and in the process became the first stakes winner for the Ballyhane Stud resident. The two-year-old colt defeated American raider Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) by a neck with Imperial Force (Camacho) coming home a further three lengths away in third. Purchased for £8,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Yearlings Sale, The Lir Jet is one of two winners from three to race out of Paper Dreams (Green Desert). His third dam is dual Group 1 runner up Papering (Shaadi). Prince Of Lir stood for €4,000 (AUS$6,500 approx) in 2020.


Sebring – The Actuary (2 f ex Fast Talker by Fastnet Rock) gave the late Sebring his 60th individual black type winner with her victory in Saturday’s The Phoenix (Listed, 1615m) at Doomben. Sebring stood for 10 seasons at Widden Stud before his death in February last year. 


Shamardal – An all the way win in Monday’s Prix Etalon (Listed, 2000m) at Le Lion-Dangers by Half Light (4 f  ex Northern Melody by Singspiel) provided Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) with his 147th individual stakes winner.  The Godolphin four-year-old, who was having her fifth career start, beat No Tinc Por (Authorized) by a neck with Thalyia (Motivator) the same margin away in third. Half Light is the eighth foal out of the Singspiel (In The Wings) mare Northern Melody, an unraced half-sister to Prix du Jockey-Club (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Anabaa Blue (Anabaa).  


Style Vendome – Haras du Grand Courgeon resident Style Vendome (Anabaa) sired his fourth individual stakes winner when Styledargent (4 g ex Feriadargant by Kendargent) took out the Grand Prix de Lyon (Listed, 2400m) at Lyon Parilly on Sunday. Trained by Jean Paul Gauvin, the gelding registered his fourth win in nine starts when beating Sublimis (Shamardal) by a length. Ateem (Dark Angel) was a further length and three-quarters away in third. Style Vendome, whose progeny’s most notable success to date came when Lily’s Candle landed the Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr 1, 1600m) in 2018, stands for a fee of €2,500 (AUS$4,000 approx). 


Toronado – Swettenham Stud shuttler Toronado (High Chaparral) landed his sixth individual stakes winner when the Andrew Balding-trained Tactical (2 c ex Make Fast by Makfi) took out Wednesday’s Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Royal Ascot. The son of High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) has shuttled to Australia since 2015, covering a total of 778 mares, and will stand at Swettenham in Victoria for a fee of $25,000 (plus GST) in 2020. 


War Front –  Claiborne Farm stallion War Front (Danzig) recorded his 91st individual stakes winner when Battleground (2 f ex Found by Galileo) won the Chesham Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Ascot on Thursday. War Front stood at the Kentucky farm for US$250,000 (AUS$363,750 approx) in 2020.

Wootton Bassett – French sire Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) landed his 11th stakes winner when Tamahere (3 f ex Alatasarai by Giant’s Causeway) produced a dominant performance to take out Thursday’s Prix la Sorellina (Listed, 1600m) at La Teste de Buch. The three-year-old filly defeated Mary’s France (Acclamation) by seven and a half lengths with Aljumayliyah (Olympic Glory) coming home a further three-quarters of a length away in third. Wootton Bassett stands at Haras d’Etreham for a fee of €40,000 (inc GST), while his son Alamanzor shuttles to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand where he will stand for a fee of NZ$30,000 (plus GST) in 2020.