Stallion Watch

River Nymph landed the Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays EBF Novice Stakes

New Winners

26 for Cable Bay

The Clive Cox-trained River Nymph (2 c ex Little Nymph by Emperor Fountain) landed the Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays EBF Novice Stakes (6f) at the third time of asking on Saturday evening and in the process provided Woodside Park Stud shuttler Cable Bay (Invincible Spirit) with his 26th individual winner. The two-year-old colt kept on well towards the finish to beat Prince Caspian (Muhaarar) by three quarters of a length with another two lengths back to Kilconquhar (Hallowed Crown) in third. Cable Bay is standing at Woodside Park Stud in Victoria for a fee $13,200 (inc GST). 


New Group / Grade 1 Winners

Redoute’s Choice – The late Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) sired his 36th individual Group 1 winner on Saturday when the Tony Pike-trained Loire (3 f ex Syrah by Traditionally) landed the New Zealand 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) at Riccarton. The home-bred three-year-old filly is out of the maiden Syrah, making her a half sister to A Touch Of Ruby (Pins), winner of the Thorndon Mile (Gr 1, 1600) in 2014. She joins the likes of The Autumn Sun and Lankan Rupee as top flight winners for Australia’s former champion sire who died earlier in the year at the age of 23.     


New Stakes Winners

Brazen Beau – Darley-based stallion Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) sired his sixth individual stakes winner on Saturday when the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained Pretty Brazen (3 f ex Pretty Penny by Encosta De Lago) landed the Sandown Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m). The three-year-old filly was purchased by her trainers for $700,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the Coolmore Stud draft. Brazen Beau is standing at Darley’s Northwood Park base for a fee of $49,500 (inc GST). 


Burgundy – La Romanee (2 g ex Celtic Dream by Casual Lies) posted a second win in his three career starts and a first stakes success when landing the Welcome Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Riccarton on Saturday. La Romanee (Burgundy), who was bought for $22,500 from the Brighthill Farm Book 2 draft at Karaka in January, became the third individual stakes winner for his sire, joining Tristram Fillies Classic (Gr 2, 2000m) winner Dijon Bleu. Burgundy (Redoute’s Choice) stands Cambridge Stud for a fee of $6,000 (plus GST)


Cape Cross – The late Cape Cross (Green Desert) sired his 119th stakes winner on Saturday when the John Gosden-trained Scentasia (3 f  ex Sweet Rose by New Approach) proved much too classy for her rivals in the rearranged Gillies Fillies’ Stakes (Listed 1m2f) on the Lingfield Polytrack. Cape Cross retired from active stallion duties in 2016 after 16 seasons at stud. He died the following year at the age of 23.


Dansili – The absence of the highly-touted Lord North (Dubawi) proved to be no barrier to trainer John Gosden completing a stakes double at Lingfield on Saturday as stablemate Crossed Baton (4 g ex Sacred Shield by Beat Hollow) ran out an impressive winner of the Churchill Stakes (Listed, 1m2f). The winner’s sire Dansili (Danehill), was responsible for numerous top level winners including the likes of Harbinger and Rail Link. He was retired from stallion duties in 2018. Crossed Baton’s three-year-old half-sister Viadera (Bated Breath) won a Listed race at Killarney in July. 


Deep Field – Xilong (3 f ex Pane In The Glass by Testa Rossa) landed the Twilight Glow Stakes (Listed, 1400m) on Saturday and in the process handed Newgate Farm-based stallion Deep Field (Northern Meteor) a third stakes winner. The filly, who was purchased for $360,000 by her trainer from Newgate Farm at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, joins Cosmic Force and Dig Deep as the stallion’s other stakes winners. 


Fastnet Rock – Coolmore-based stallion Fastnet Rock (Danehill) sired his 151st stakes winner on Saturday when the Grant and Alana Williams-trained Tuscan Queen (3 f ex Tavarnelle by Zabeel) landed the Champion Fillies Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Ascot. Purchased by Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock for $300,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the Coolmore Stud draft, the three-year-old filly beat Sanabreanna (Red Hot Choice) by a length and a quarter with Kay Cee (Playing God) another length and a half back in third. Fastnet Rock is standing at Jerrys Plains for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST). 


Harbour Watch – The John Size-trained Waikuku (4 g ex London Plane by Danehill Dancer) produced the performance of his career when downing Hong Kong superstar Beauty Generation (Road To Rock) in the Jockey Club Mile (Gr 2, 1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday and in the process provided Harbour Watch (Acclamation) with his seventh stakes winner. The four-year-old was purchased by his former trainer John Oxx for €33,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale from the Riversfield Stud draft. Harbour Watch stood at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire before being retired from stud duties after five seasons on veterinary advice.


Medaglia d’Oro – Former shuttler Medaglia d’Oro (El Prado) sired his 136th stakes winner on Saturday when the James Cummings-trained Asiago (3 f ex Disputes by Manton) landed the Spring Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Newcastle. Medaglia d’Oro stood at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $200,000 in 2019. 


Night Of Thunder – Former Darley-shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) gained a seventh individual stakes success, equalling the European record for stakes winners by a first-season sire, when British raider Keep Busy (2 f ex Look Busy by Danetime) got back to winning ways in the Prix Yacowlef (Listed, 1100m) at Chantilly on Tuesday. Keep Busy joins Group 2 winner Night Colours and Group 3-winning pair Pocket Square and Under The Stars as stakes winners for their up-and-coming sire this year. Night Of Thunder will stand at Kildangan Stud in Ireland for a fee of €25,000 in 2020.


Paco Boy – The Lindsey Smith-trained Pacodali (6 g ex Dont Dili Dali by Dansili) broke through for his first stakes victory on Saturday when he took out the Eclipse Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Sandown and in so doing became stakes winner number 13 for Paco Boy (Desert Style). Paco Boy was sold to stand at Turkish Jockey Club’s Karacabey Pension Stud in 2017. 


Penny’s Picnic – French-based stallion Penny’s Picnic (Kheleyf) sired his second stakes winner on Sunday as Patzefredo (2 c ex Lili St Cyr by Rock Of Gibraltar) took out the Prix Delahante (Listed, 2000m) at Marseille Borely. Patzefredo defeated Maki Maki (Makfi) by a length with American Beach (American Post) a further two and a half lengths back in third. Penny’s Picnic stood at Haras du Hoguenet in France for €5,000.


Poet’s Voice – Invitational (3 f ex Platinum Pearl by Shamardal) got her head in front near the line to post a third win of her eight-race career in the Prix Ceres (Listed, 1400m) at Fontainebleau on Thursday. Invitational (Poet’s Voice) became the 17th individual stakes winner for her sire who died last year at the age of 11 after suffering a heart attack. 


Sebring – The late Widden Stud sire Sebring (More Than Ready) was provided with his 56th stakes winner on Sunday when the John Moore-trained Aethero (3 g ex Pinocchio by Encosta De Lago) landed Jockey Club Sprint (Gr 2, 1200m) at Sha Tin. The three-year-old gelding was purchased by George Moore for $575,000 from Tyreel Stud at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale. The gelding is out of winning Encosta De Lago (Fairy King) Pinocchio making him a half-brother to Group 2 winner Classique Legend (Not A Single Doubt), while Pinocchio herself is a sister to multiple Group 1 winner Racing To Win. 


Shocking – Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Shocking (Street Cry) sired his eighth stakes winner on Wednesday as Ticket To Ride (7 m ex Classy Bawn by Pins) took out the Canterbury Breeders Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Riccarton. Shocking stands at Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand for a fee of NZ$8,500 (plus GST).


Rogano – The Boallia Stud-based Rogano (Redoute’s Choice) sired his first stakes winner yesterday when the Fred Kersley-trained Taxagano (6 g ex Taxa by Carry A Smile) landed the Ascot Gold Cup (Listed, 1800m). The six-year-old came out on top in a close finish to beat Forceful (Hard Spun) by a nose with another two lengths back to Missile Launch (Smart Missile) in third. Rogano stands at the Western Australian-based Boallia Stud for a fee of $4,400 (inc GST). 


Quality Road – The Lane’s End-based stallion Quality Road (Elusive Quality) sired his 40th stakes winner on Saturday when the Bob Baffert-trained High Velocity (2 c ex Ketel Twist by Dixie Union) won the Bob Hope Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Del Mar. Quality Road stood for a fee of US$200,000 in 2019. 


Super Easy – Sheezallmine’s (4 m ex Bast by Tale Of The Cat) success in the Lindauer Stewards Stakes Handicap (Gr 3, 1200m) brought up the third stakes victory for her sire Super Easy (Darci Brahma) on Wednesday. Sheezallmine is the only winner of three foals from her dam Bast (Tale Of The Cat) who herself is out of Laaffaire (Iffraaj), dam of five horses to race who are all winners.


Street Boss –  Anthony Freedman’s excellent record with Godolphin-owned horses continued on Saturday when Hanseatic (2 c ex Itameri by Exceed And Excel) landed the Merson Cooper Stakes (Listed, 1000m) at Sandown on debut and in the process became stakes winner number 38 for Street Boss (Street Cry). Street Boss stood at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $20,000 in 2019. 

Whipper – French stallion Whipper (Miesque’s Son) sired his 27th stakes winner on Wednesday as Pontille (4 m ex Ponte Brolla by Highest Honor) took out the Prix Du Grand Camp (Listed, 2400m) Lyon Parilly. Pontille is a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning mare Ponte Teresa (Sicyos) with Doomben Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) and Sandown Stakes (Gr 3, 1500m) winner Pornichet (Vespone) further down the page. Whipper stood for a fee of €3,300 at Haras de Treban in France in 2019.