Stallion Watch

Six for Hellbent

New winners

Hellbent (pictured above) – Yarraman Park stallion Hellbent (I Am Invincible) sired his fifth and sixth individual first-rop winners this week with Hell I Am (2 g ex Forest Circle by Arch) scoring at Canterbury and Tattenham (2 g ex Sprout by High Chaparral) winning at Cranbourne. The John O’Shea-trained Hell I Am finished fifth in the Magic Millions Wyong Classic (RL, 1100m) on debut before a fourth-placed effort in the Aquis Gold Nugget (1100m) at the Gold Coast followed. A last-start second at Canterbury in February proved a maiden victory was imminent and after trialling impressively, the Hugh Bowman-ridden colt scooted in to beat The Lions’ Gate (Vancouver) by a length with a further half-length back to Moscow Night (Written Tycoon) in third. A $150,000 Magic Millions purchase for Champion Thoroughbreds from the Edinglassie Thoroughbreds draft, Hell I Am is the first winner out of the stakes-placed Arch (Kris S) mare Forest Circle, who comes from the family of US Grade 1 winner Carriage Trail (Giant’s Causeway). Tattenham (2 g ex Sprout by High Chaparral) broke his maiden at the second time of asking at Cranbourne. Having his first run after a year-long break since he finished down the field in the Inglis Banner (RL, 1000m) on debut, the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained gelding came home an easy three-length victor over Brave Image (Street Boss) with a further three-quarters of a length back to Carlito Brigante (Reset) in third. Bred by Segenhoe, Tattenham was a $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Busuttin Racing. He is the second winner out of the winning High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) mare Sprout, a half-sister to Group 3 winner Colour (More Than Ready). Hellbent’s six winners have come from a total 35 runners and he will stand the upcoming breeding season for $22,000 (inc GST). 

Invader – Aquis Farm stallion Invader (Snitzel) moved into joint third on the list of leading first season sires by winners when his son Nishikado (2 g ex Mediation by Azamour) became the sire’s eighth individual winner of the season. The Richard and Chantelle Jolly-trained gelding saluted as the $3 favourite in a two-year-old Class 2 handicap (1100m) at Gawler, winning by a half-length margin ahead of the Phillip Stokes-trained pair Zebella (Zebedee) and Field The Moment (Deep Field), who was a further length and a quarter in arrears. Nishikado was a successful pinhook for Edinburgh Park who purchased him as a weanling from Aquis Farm for $27,000 before trading him as a yearling for $120,000 to the bid of Simple Bloodstock Services at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Nishikado is out of winning British-bred mare Mediation (Azamour), who was a 36,000gns buy for Yulong and Sheamus Mills out of the Tattersalls July Sale in 2016. She was most recently purchased by N&J Bloodstock for $1,500 at the Inglis Digital April (Late) Sale in 2021. Mediation, who has a yearling colt by Spieth (Thorn Park) and returned to Invader last year, is a daughter of French Group 2 winner Macleya (Winged Love) and a half-sister to Listed winner Saltonstall (Pivotal), with this the family of Group 1 winners Mare Australis (Australia) and Tribhuvan (Toronado). Invader, who has now had 24 starters, will stand the 2022 season for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).

Menari – Menari (Snitzel) took his first-crop record to four winners from just nine runners when Tifosi (2 g ex Satisfied by Charge Forward) won the two-year-old maiden plate (1100m) at Wodonga. The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained juvenile won by three-quarters of a length ahead of Trust Account (Trust In A Gust), while Shooting For Stars (Shooting To Win) finished two and a quarter lengths behind the winner in third. Tifosi was a successful pinhook for Paul Willetts Bloodstock, who purchased the gelding for $26,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale. He was later traded for $100,000 when bought by William Johnson Bloodstock, Blue Sky Bloodstock and Freedman Racing. He is the first foal out of Charge Forward (Red Ransom) mare Satisfied, a granddaughter of Listed winner Live It Up (Match Winner), herself the dam of Group 1 winner Response (Charge Forward), who produced Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Estijaab (Snitzel). Menari will stand at Corumbene Stud for a fee of $16,500 (inc GST).

Merchant Navy – Merchant Navy (Fastnet Rock), Coolmore’s dual-hemisphere Group 1-winning sprinter, unearthed an emerging talent when his first-crop daughter Navy Black (2 f ex Black Prada by Domesday) scored a tenacious debut win on the Ballarat Synthetic track. Trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, Navy Black is Merchant Navy’s sixth individual winner from 24 starters so far this season. She won by a long head over Northwood Poppet (Written Tycoon) while Lushfields (Deep Field) was close up in third place. Navy Black was selected by her trainers and Belmont Bloodstock’s Damon Gabbedy for $85,000 at the 2021 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale from the B2B Thoroughbreds draft. Merchant Navy will stand for a fee of $27,500 (inc GST) this year.

Ribchester – River Ribble (2 c Donna Dingles by Denman) provided Darley shuttler Ribchester (Iffraaj) with his third southern hemisphere-bred winner from just six runners when he came home a stylish winner at Cranbourne. Ridden by Jye McNeil for trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman, the colt endured trouble at the barriers at the beginning of the race but had no such issues at the finish, beating Papillon Club (Toronado) by three lengths with a further half-length back to Exonumia (Frosted) in third. Carrying the colours of Australian Bloodstock, River Ribble was a $140,000 purchase from the Edinglassie Thoroughbreds draft at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He is the second foal and first winner out of the unraced Denman (Lonhro) mare Donna Dingles, a half-sister to Belle of the Turf Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) winner Mamwaazel (Exceed And Excel). Ribchester, who has had 114 starters, will stand the upcoming breeding season at Haunui Farm for a fee of NZ$15,000 (Plus GST).

Saxon Warrior – Thornbrook (2 f ex Lillebonne by Danehill Dancer) provided Coolmore’s first-season sire Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) with his fourth individual winner when she scored on debut in a seven-furlong maiden at Leopardstown. The Joseph O’Brien-trained filly kept on well inside the final furlong to beat Lan Mara (Vocalised) by one and a quarter lengths with a further half-length back to Dame Kiri (Justify) in third. The sixth foal out of the winning Danehill Dancer (Danehill) mare Lillebonne, Thornbrook is a half-sister to five winners including Listed winners Magnanimous (Mehmas) and Seisai (Gleneagles) and also to Group-placed winner Micro Manage (Rip Van Winkle). Saxon Warrior, who has now had 19 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €20,000 (approx. AU$29,680).

Spieth – The Cody Morgan-trained Acotango (2 g ex Chinchilla by Exceed And Excel) provided Aquis Farm stallion Spieth (Thorn Park) with a sixth individual winner when he won a 1200-metre maiden at Tamworth. Sent off the odds-on favourite after finishing fourth in a handicap at the track last time out, the two-year-old gelding beat Entomologist (All Too Hard) by one and a half lengths with a further neck back to Quatre Zip (Deep Field) in third. A $30,000 purchase at this year’s Inglis March (Early) Online Sale, Acotango is out of the dual Listed-winning Exceed And Excel (Danehill) mare Chinchilla and is a half-brother to winners Boss Shelby (Street Boss), La Chatte (Medaglia D’Oro), Lanigera (Denman), Persia (Street Cry) and Viscacha (Street Boss). Spieth, who has now had 24 individual runners, will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $8,800 (inc GST).

New Group / Grade 1 winners

Frankel – Juddmonte star Frankel’s (Galileo) tally of elite-level winners moved onto 25 when Mckulick (3 f ex Astrelle by Makfi) ran on strongly to take out the Belmont Oaks (Gr 1, 10f). Trained by Chad Brown, the filly was winning for the second time in five starts as she beat British raider With The Moonlight (Frankel) by a length and three-quarters. Consumer Spending (More Than Ready) finished two lengths behind the winner in third. An 180,00gns purchase out of Book 1 at Tattersalls, Mckulick is the third foal out of Makfi (Dubawi) mare Astrelle, making her a half sister to the Group winners Just Beautiful (Pride Of Dubai) and Fearless King (Kingman). Frankel, who has now had 605 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £200,000 (approx. AU$351,000). 

Giant’s Causeway – The late Giant’s Causeway (Storm Cat) sired his 36th individual elite-level winner from 2051 starters when Classic Causeway (3 c ex Private World by Thunder Gulch) made all the running to take the Belmont Derby (Gr 1, 10f). The Kenny McPeek-trained colt added to to his Tampa Bay Derby (Gr 2, 8.5f) win earlier in the year by seeing off the late challenge of international pair Nations Pride (Teofilo) and Stone Age (Galileo) who got to within a length of the winner crossing the line. Classic Causeway, who carries the colours of his breeders Kentucky West Racing and Clarke M Cooper, is the eighth foal out of the stakes winner Private World (Thunder Gulch). She has also produced Rockie Causeway, a winning brother to Classic Causeway, as well as two further winners.

Zoffany – Zoffany (Dansili) sired his fifth elite-level winner from 1025 starters when Prosperous Voyage (3 f ex Seatone by Mizzen Mast) produced a huge upset in the Falmouth Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket. Sent off at odds of 16-1, the Ralph Beckett-trained three-year-old filly led from the off and although headed entering the final two furlongs, battled back to down the 1-7 favourite and previously unbeaten Inspiral (Frankel) by one and three-quarter lengths. The pair pulled a further length clear of Sandrine (Bobby’s Kitten) in third. Owned by Marc Chan and Andrew Rosen, Prosperous Voyage is the sixth foal out of the winning Mizzen Mast (Cozzene) mare Seatone and is a half-sister to two-time Australian winner Romanesque (Montjeu) as well as winners Ballet Russe (Camelot) and Sura (Mastercraftsman). Zoffany died in January last year.

 

New stakes winners

Aclaim – Aclaim (Acclamation) doubled his tally of stakes winners when his daughter Royal Aclaim (3 f ex Knock Stars by Soviet Star) took out the City Walls Stakes (Listed, 5f) at York. Trained by James Tate, the filly stretched her unbeaten record to three as she beat Mondammej (Lope De Vega) by two lengths. Korker (Dandy Man) was another half a length away in third. Royal Aclaim is the third foal out of the winning Soviet Star (Nureyev) mare Knock Stars. Aclaim, who has now had 102 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at the National Stud in Newmarket for a fee of £6,000 (approx. AU$10,525).

Adaay – Harry Three (3 c ex Harryana To by Compton Place) became stakes winner number three for Adaay (Kodiac) when he struck in the Prix Kistena (Listed, 1200m) at Deauville. The improving colt was racing in black-type company for the first time, but had little trouble with the step up in grade as he beat Haziym (Lope De Vega) by three and a half lengths as the warm favourite. Le Cadeau (Dabirsim) finished third, beaten by another short head. Harry Three is the seventh foal and fourth winner out of the Compton Place (Indian Ridge) mare HarryanaTo. Adaay, who has had 156 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Allevamento di Besnate in Italy for a fee of €4,500 (approx. AU$6,660).

Bodemeister – Actuator (3 c ex Indian Rocket by Indian Charlie) became the 26th individual stakes winner for Bodemeister (Empire Maker) with a win in the Indiana Derby (Gr 3, 8.5f). The Mike McCarthy-trained colt followed up his maiden win at Churchill Downs on his previous start by defeating Best Actor (Flatter) by half a length. King Ottoman (Curlin) finished three lengths behind the winner in third. A bargain purchase at just US$2,200, Actuator is the second foal produced by the winning Indian Charlie (In Excess) mare Indian Rocket, who herself is a half-sister to Spinaway Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr 1 8.5f) runner-up R Heat Lightning (Trippi). Bodemeister, who has now had 621 starters, stands at the Jockey Club Farm in Turkey where his 2022 fee was listed as €12,500 (approx. AU$18,500).

Cable Bay – Highclere resident Cable Bay (Invincible Spirit) notched his eighth individual stakes winner when his son Laneqash (4 g ex Bonhomie by Shamardal) posted a well deserved victory in the City Plate Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Chester. Having made the frame four times previously in stakes company, the Roger Varian-trained four-year-old added to his sole win in a maiden by beating Misty Grey (Dark Angel) by three-quarters of a length. Oscula (Galileo Gold) was the same margin away in third. A £175,000 buy from the Goffs Premier Sale, Lanqash is the first foal out of the winning Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway) mare Bonhomie. Cable Bay, who has had 231 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £8,000 (approx. AU$14,045).

Exceed And Excel – Mawj (2 f ex Modern Ideals by New Approach) went one better than her Albany Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) second at Royal Ascot when she survived a stewards’ enquiry to win the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Newmarket. Providing Darley stallion Exceed And Excel (Danehill) with a 198th individual stakes winner, the two-year-old filly was always handy and kept on in the closing stages, despite coming together with the eventual runner-up Lezoo (Zoustar), to win by half a length at the line. Queen Olly (No Nay Never) was a further one and three-quarter lengths back in third. Bred and raced by Godolphin, Mawj is the fifth foal out of the New Approach (Galileo) mare Modern Ideals and is a half-sister to three winners including Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr 1, 8f) winner Modern Games (Dubawi) and Listed winner Modern News (Shamardal). Exceed And Excel, who has had 2355 starters, will stand the 2022 southern hemisphere breeding season at Kelvinside Stud for $132,000 (inc GST).

Goken – Haras de Colleville resident Goken (Kendargent) sired his fifth individual stakes winner when his daughter Silvana (2 f ex Princesse Noire by Diamond Green) got the verdict in a tight finish to the Prix Yacowlef (Listed, 1000m) at Deauville. Trained by Anastasia Wattel, the filly tasted victory for the second time in three starts as she beat Wootton City (Wootton Bassett) and Malrescia (Acclamation) by a head and a short neck. Silvana is the fourth foal out of the Diamond Green (Green Desert) mare Princesse Noire who has also produced the winner Poet’s Black (Poet’s Voice). Goken, who has had 85 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €15,000 (approx. AU$22,200).

Kendargent – Kendargent (Kendor) was among the winners himself when he sired his 34th individual stakes winner courtesy of Kennella’s (4 f ex Ella Diva by Heliostatic) victory in Deauville’s Prix Goldikova (Listed, 1600m). The four-year-old filly, who headed into the race winless since scoring at the same track way back in October 2020, notched her second success in 15 starts as she beat Susu’s Dimples (Sea The Stars) by half a length. Pamouschana (Showcasing) finished third, another length and a quarter away. Kennella is the first foal out of the Listed-winning Heliostatic (Galileo) mare Ella Diva. Kendargent, who has now had 639 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de Colleville for a fee of €17,000 (approx. AU$25,155).

Kingman – Marbling (5 m ex Bracing Breeze by Dansili) became the 46th individual stakes winner for Juddmonte stallion Kingman (Invincible Spirit) when she got up late to land the Brownstown Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Fairyhouse. Trained by Ger Lyons, the mare was winning for the third time in 15 starts as she beat Nectaris (Sea The Moon) by a nose. Third place went to Surrounding (Lilborne Lad), beaten a length and a quarter. Marbling is the third foal out of the Dansili (Danehill) mare Bracing Breeze, who herself is out of the French Oaks (Gr 1, 2100m) winner Nebraska Tornado (Storm Cat). Kingman, who has had 404 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £150,000 (approx. AU$263,150).

Mehmas – The Richard Hannon-trained Persian Force (2 c ex Vida Amorosa by Lope De Vega) made amends for his defeat in the Coventry Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Royal Ascot last month as he readily went one place better in the July Stakes (Gr 2, 6f) at Newmarket. Raced by Amo Racing, the two-year-old colt was sent off the long odds-on favourite after the late withdrawal of Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed, 5f) winner Little Big Bear (No Nay Never) and managed to grab the rail, comfortably seeing off 33-1 chance Show Respect (Showcasing) by one and a half lengths. Mysterious Night (Dark Angel) was a further one and three-quarter lengths back in third. A €225,000 (approx. AU$335,610) purchase for Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock at last year’s Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, Persian Force is the second foal out of the unraced Lope De Vega (Shamardal) mare Vida Amorosa and is a brother to Group-placed winner Gubbass. The win provided Tally Ho Stud stallion Mehmas (Acclamation) with his 18th individual stakes winner from 245 starters. He stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €50,000 (approx. AU$74,580).

Muhaarar – Muhaarar (Oasis Dream) took his tally of individual stakes winners into double figures when Sicilian Defense (3 f ex Manasarova by More Than Ready) bagged Deauville’s Prix Amandine (Listed, 1400m). The filly, who has been set some lofty targets recently, was winning for the second time on her ninth start as she beat Rose Premium (Dark Angel) by a length and a quarter. Slevka (Shalaa) finished third, another neck away. Sicilian Defense is the second foal out of the French Listed-placed winner Manasarova (More Than Ready). Muhaarar, who has now had 281 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras des Faunes for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$7,400).

Night Of Thunder – Darley stallion Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) sired his 30th and 31st individual stakes winners this week, beginning with Thunder Beauty (4 f ex Quiania by Dansili) winning the Pipalong Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Pontefract. The David O’Meara-trained four-year-old filly had finished fourth and second on her last two outings at Group 2 level, beaten under three and a half lengths in each, and appreciated the drop back in class here to thump her rivals, beating Let’s (Shalaa) by five lengths with a further three-quarters of a length back to Dubai Love (Night Of Thunder) in third. Thunder Beauty is a half-sister to winner Quita (Footstepsinthesand) and is the third foal out of the winning Dansili (Danehill) mare Quiania, who herself is out of the Group 3 winner Quilanga (Lomitas). The sire’s 31st individual stakes winner came when Isaac Shelby (2 c ex Kentucky Belle by Heliostatic) backed up his debut win at Newbury in May when showing battling qualities to take out the Superlative Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Newmarket. The Brian Meehan-trained colt saw off the persistent challenge of runner-up Victory Dance (Dubawi) to score by a head with Dark Thirty (Starspangledbanner) another three and three-quarter lengths behind in third. A £92,000 purchase by Sam Sangster at last year’s Goffs Premier Sale, Isaac Shelby is the third foal out of the unraced Kentucky Belle (Heliostatic), who herself is a half-sister to US Grade 2 winner Ramazutti (Honor Grades). Night Of Thunder, who has now had 269 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season for €75,000 (approx. AU$113,575) and is available to southern hemisphere covers for €50,000 (approx. AU$75,678).

Pedro The Great – The late Pedro The Great (Henrythenavigator) sired his sixth individual stakes winner from 191 starters courtesy of a victory for Breizh Sky (2 c ex Anna Danse by Anabaa) in the Prix Roland de Chambure (Listed, 1400m) at Deauville. Undefeated in both his starts, the colt beat Terrestrial (Kingman) by a short head, with favourite Neversay (No Nay Never) another two and a half lengths away in third. Breizh Sky is the sixth foal and fourth winner out of the Anabaa (Danzig) mare Anna Danse.

Rulership – Echt (5 h ex Hela by Deep Impact) became the 24th individual stakes winner from 811 starters for Shadai’s Rulership (King Kamehameha) when landing the Tanabata Sho (Gr 3, 2000m) at Fukushima. The Hideyuki Mori-trained five-year-old beat favourite Heat On The Beat (King Kamehameha) by two and a half lengths, with Anticipate (Rulership) another length behind in third.

Sea The Stars – Deauville Legend (3 g ex Soho Rose by Hernando) provided Gilltown Stud stallion Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) with a 94th individual stakes winner when taking the step up to stakes class in his stride in the Bahrain Trophy Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 5f) at Newmarket. Having improved on every start since finishing fourth on his debut at Haydock, including when a short-head second in the Sandringham Handicap (1m 4f) at Royal Ascot last time out, the James Ferguson-trained three-year-old gelding travelled powerfully into the closing stages of the contest but was made to work hard by game rivals Al Qareem (Awtaad) and Walk Of Stars (Dubawi), winning by a head and a neck respectively. The fifth foal out of the Listed-winning Hernando (Niniski) mare Soho Rose, Deauville Legend is a brother to Group 3 winner Sea La Rosa and a half-brother to winners Dean Street Doll (Oasis Dream) and Caline (Invincible Spirit). Sea The Stars, who has now had 771 starters, stood the 2022 breeding season for €150,000 (approx. AU$223,740).

Siyouni – A victory for Villefranche (3 f ex Vila Nova by Silver Frost) in the Grosser Preis der Heise Gruppe (Listed, 1600m) at Hanover provided Siyouni (Pivotal) with his 63rd individual stakes winner. Lining up off the back of an unplaced run in the German 1,000 Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) the Peter Schiergen-trained filly won for the second time in six starts as she beat British raider Loch Lundie (Shamardal) by three-quarters of a length. The winner’s stablemate Sahib’s Joy (Soldier Hollow) was another length and a quarter away in third. Villefranche is the first foal out of the unraced Silver Frost (Verglas) mare Vila Nova who herself is a half-sister to a host of international Group winners including Vallee Enchantee (Peintre Celebre), winner of the 2003 running of the Hong Kong Vase (Gr 1, 2400m). Siyouni, who has now had 777 starters, stood the 2022 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de Bonneval for a fee of €140,000 (approx. AU$207,180).

Spirit Of Boom – Eureka Stud stallion Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo) continued his good run of form when Simply Fly (4 g ex Express Air by Piccolo) became his 18th individual stakes winner and seventh this season, when winning the Chief De Beers at Doomben. Racing in the silks of Eureka, Simply Fly won by a length and a half ahead of Centrefire (Shooting To Win), with Winside (Sidestep) two lengths behind the winner in third. The Rex Lipp and Nick Hahn-trained Simply Fly is the first stakes winner from six runners out of Queensland Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) winner Express Air (Piccolo), herself a sister to the dam of Gold Coast Guineas (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Prince Of Boom. Spirit Of Boom, who has now had 392 starters, will stand for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST) in 2022.

To The Glory – Gempachi Lucifer (6 h ex Lovely Stella by Kurofune) provided three-time Group 2 winner To The Glory (King Kamehameha) with a second individual stakes winner from 211 starters when taking out the Procyon Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Kokura. Trained by Shozo Sasaki, the six-year-old beat History Maker (Empire Maker) and Sakura Allure (Gold Allure) by half a length and the same.

Ulysses – Mighty Ulysses (3 c ex Token Of Love by Cape Cross) provided Cheveley Park Stud stallion Ulysses (Galileo) with his third individual stakes winner in the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Newmarket. Ridden by Frankie Dettori for John and Thady Gosden, the colt was the jockey-trainer partnership’s first winner (from their first runner) since ending their sabbatical. The three-year-old colt made most and raced rather keenly but had plenty left in reserve to readily hold off the late challenge of Alflaila (Dark Angel) by one and a half lengths with Berskhire Shadow (Dark Angel) a further half a length back in third. A 170,000 guineas (approx. AU$313,485) purchase by Blandford Bloodstock at Book 1 of the 2020 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Mighty Ulysses is the third foal out of the Listed-winning Cape Cross (Green Desert) mare Token Of Love. Ulysses, who has had 66 starters, stood the 2022 breeding season for £10,000 (approx. AU$17,560).

Written Tycoon – Yulong’s Written Tycoon (Iglesia) moved on to a half century of stakes winners when his daughter Tycoon Evie (4 m ex Winaura by Show A Heart) won the Pam O’Neill Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Doomben. The Rex Lipp and Nick Hahn-trained mare, who is a sister to Group 2 winner and former Newgate stallion Winning Rupert, won by a neck ahead of the Chris Waller-trained pair Zing (Zoustar) and She’s The Gift (Power), who was the same margin back in third. A homebred for Jeff Cullen’s Wicklow Lodge, Tycoon Evie is out of their five-time winning mare Winaura (Show A Heart), who has five winners from seven to race. Written Tycoon, who has sired 13 individual stakes winners this season, one more than when named champion sire a year ago, will stand for a fee of $165,000 (inc GST) this season. He has had 974 starters.