Stallion Watch

Second for Contributer

Contributer – Jeronimos (2 c ex Viana by Volksraad) provided Mapperley Stud’s Contributer (High Chaparral) with a second individual winner when taking out a 1200-metre maiden handicap at Newcastle on Saturday. Jeronimos made NZ$250,000 at the Karaka Yearling Sales when sold to Godolphin from the draft of Mapperley Stud; out of Listed winner Viana (Volksraad), he is a half-brother to three-time winner Camelle (Camelot). Contributer stands for NZ$10,000 (plus GST) in 2020. 

Headwater – Vinery Stud resident Headwater (Exceed And Excel) landed his fifth winner on Wednesday as Be Water My Friend (2 g ex Whisper Of Hearts by Duporth) took out the QTIS 2YO Handicap (1000m) on debut at the Sunshine Coast. Passed in for $60,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Be Water My Friend is the first foal out of the unraced mare Whisper Of Hearts (Duporth), who in turn is a half-sister to Phar Lap Stakes (Gr 2, 1500m) winner Traitor (Mossman). Headwater, who sired his first stakes winner in Wisdom Of Water on the weekend, stands at Vinery for a fee of $13,750 (inc. GST) in 2020. 

Night Of Thunder – Former Darley shuttler Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) continued his excellent record from a relatively small crop of 58 foals sired during his one-year stint at Northwood Park in 2017 when Winning Weather (2 f ex Lemon Soju by Sebring) became his seventh individual winner following victory at Murray Bridge on Saturday. Night Of Thunder stands at Kildangan Stud in Ireland for €25,000. 

Double for Spill The Beans – Late Aquis Farm stallion Spill The Beans (Snitzel) extended his lead at the top of the first season sires by winners list when Isis Brumby (2 g ex Overdel by Bel Esprit) became his ninth winner at Bundaberg on Tuesday. Atkinson (2 g ex Hayite by Written Tycoon) then provided the stallion with his tenth winner at Coffs Harbour on Friday. Spill The Beans (Snitzel) now sits three clear on top of the leading first season sires table by winners. Spill The Beans spent four seasons standing at Aquis Farm’s Queensland base, covering 605 mares at a fee of $11,000 (inc GST) before dying suddenly in October last year. 

Vancouver – Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Vancouver (Medaglia d’Oro) sired his fourth individual winner when Dunbar (2 g by Koonya ex Nadeem) took out a 1200-metre maiden on debut at Pinjarra on Wednesday. Bred by Bernie and Jan Mortimer’s Townsings Lane Farm, Dunbar was initially offered at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, fetching $70,000 to the bid of John Ramsey. He was then offered by Ramsey late last year at the Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale, selling for $180,000 to Hunter Valley Bloodstock on behalf of Peters. Vancouver will stand at Coolmore Stud this season for $30,250 (inc GST). 


New stakes winners

Camelot – Former shuttler Camelot (Montjeu) landed his 28th individual stakes winner on Thursday as Sunny Queen (3 f ex Suivi by Darshaan) took out the Göddert Sybrecht Erinnerungsrennen (Listed, 2000m) at Hannover in Germany. Coolmore Ireland resident Camelot now stands for €40,000 while he shuttled to Jerrys Plains in Australia for one season in 2014, covering 104 mares at a fee of $22,000 (inc GST). 

Charm Spirit – Windsor Park Stud’s shuttle stallion Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) registered a seventh individual stakes winner at Bordeaux le Bouscat on Saturday when Fantastic Spirit (3 c ex Fantastic Cuix by Fantastic Light) took out the Derby du Midi (Listed, 1900m). Charm Spirit is available at Windsor Park Stud this season, with his price available on application.

Duporth – Aquis Farm’s Duporth (Red Ransom) recorded his seventh individual stakes winner when Thanks Forever (4 g ex Cinecitta by Exceed And Excel) took out the Sha Tin Vase (Gr 3, 1200m) in Hong Kong on Sunday. Offered by Kitchwin Hills at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, the bay was purchased for $170,000 by George Moore Bloodstock. Duporth will stand at Aquis Farm’s Canungra property in Queensland this year at a fee of $4,400 (inc GST). 

Manduro – Soul Train (3 c ex Indochine by Special Nash) provided his sire Manduro (Monsun) with his 35th individual Stakes winner when proving too strong for race favourite Adrian (Reliable Man) in the Derby Trial Frühjahrspreis (Gr 3, 2000m) at Baden-Baden on Sunday. Manduro stands at Darley’s Haras du Logis in France for a fee of €7,000 in 2020. He is the sire of three-time Group 1 winner Vazirabad as well as Grafton Cup (Listed, 2350m) winner Bonfire and Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) fourth Duretto. 

Red Giant – Red Giant (Giant’s Causeway) enjoyed the 11th stakes success of his breeding career as Supergiant (3 g ex My Marguerite by Spectacular Love) landed the Gunsynd Classic (Gr 3, 1800m) at Eagle Farm. Red Giant stood at Westbury Stud in New Zealand from 2010 to 2016 before being exported to Turkey to stand at Ozcolak Stud in 2017. 

Rothesay – Rothesay (Fastnet Rock) sired his sixth individual stakes winner when Rothfire (2 g ex Huss On Fire by Hussonet) ran away with the Champagne Classic (Gr 2, 1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The gelding is now at the head of the betting for the J J Atkins Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m). Rothesay stands at Lyndhurst Stud for a fee of $4,950 in 2020. 

So You Think – Coolmore’s former shuttler So You Think (High Chaparral) sired his 26th individual stakes winner on Thursday when Think Of Me (4 m ex Tosia by Big Shuffle) took out the Prix Gold River (Listed, 2800m) at Deauville. Think Of Me joins Coachwhip and Mr Marathon Man as stakes winners in the Northern Hemisphere for So You Think, who will stand at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $38,500 (inc GST) in 2020. 

Teofilo – Former Darley shuttler Teofilo (Galileo) sired his 88th individual stakes winner on Thursday, when Satomi (4 m ex Swordhalf by Haafhd) took out the Hein Bollow-Memorial (Listed, 2200m) at Hannover in Germany. Teofilo shuttled to Australia for six seasons, covering 577 mares at a maximum fee of $44,000 (inc GST), which resulted in Group 1 winners such as Happy Clapper and Humidor. The son of Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) now stands at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland for a fee of €40,000. 

Victoire Pisa – Dubai World Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) and Arima Kinen (Gr 1, 2500m) winner Victoire Pisa (Neo Universe) recorded his 11th individual stakes winner on Sunday when Miyaji Kokuo (3 c ex Eminent City by Brian’s Time) took the Hosu Stakes (Listed, 1800m) on the Kyoto dirt. Purchased for 22.68 million yen (A$322,400) at the 2018 Hokkaido Selection Sale, Miyaji Kokuo may race through June and July in a bid to earn a late berth in the Kentucky Derby (Gr 1, 10f) at Churchill Downs in September. Victoire Pisa stands at Breeders Stallion Station in Hokkaido.

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