Calyx – Coolmore Stud-based barnmate Calyx (Kingman) chalked up a new winner on Friday, taking his total first-season winning tally to 11 courtesy of Unreal Connection’s (2 f ex Susan Stroman by Monsun) debut win over seven furlongs at Epsom. Unreal Connection is out of the dual-winning Monsun (Königsstuhl) mare Susan Stroman, a half-sister to multiple Group 1-winning champion The Fugue (Dansili). Calyx stood at Coolmore Australia for two seasons in 2020 and 2021 and now stands exclusively at the operation’s Irish base where his fee for the 2023 breeding season was advertised as €10,000 (approx. AU$16,961).
Ten Sovereigns – Fellow Coolmore Stud stallion chalked up a double last week, taking his tally of winners to an impressive 15. The Ralph Beckett-trained Queen Of Mougins (2 f ex Premiere Danseuse by Gold Away) provided the stallion with the first leg of the double when he broke the ice on debut over six furlongs at Newbury on Friday. The second winner of the week was provided by Gloucester (2 c ex Anja by Indian Ridge), who made it third time lucky when he landed a five-furlong maiden at Cork on Friday evening. The stallion’s third winner of the week came in the shape of Zenjabeela (2 f ex Sellsabeel by Galileo), who broke his maiden at the second attempt when she scored over seven furlongs at Southwell on Sunday. Ten Sovereigns shuttled to the now defunct Valachi Downs in New Zealand for one season in 2022, producing 44 foals. The stallion stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Irish base for a fee of €17,500 (approx. AU$29,700).
Too Darn Hot – Darley Stud shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) notched up a treble last week which saw his first-crop winning tally soar to ten. The first winner of the week came in the shape of the Roger Varian-trained Magsood (2 c Tantshi by Invincible Spirit), who broke his maiden over seven-and-a-half furlongs at Beverley on Wednesday. Later on that afternoon at Kempton, Ahlain (2 f ex Queen Of The Stars by Sea The Stars) handed Darley Stud shuttler his tenth winner when she broke her maiden over seven furlongs at Kempton. Too Darn Hot is set to stand at Darley’s Kelvinside base in 2023, where he will command a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Awtaad – Anisette (3 f ex Tutti Frutti by Teofilo) provided her sire Awtaad (Cape Cross) with a second elite-level winner when landing the Del Mar Oaks (Gr 1, 9f) on Saturday. Awtaad stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Derrinstown Stud for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$8,530).
Havana Grey – Whitsbury Manor Stud resident Havana Grey (Havana Gold) was delivered his first elite-level winner as the Simon and Ed Crisford-trained Vandeek (2 c ex Mosa Mine by Exceed And Excel) kept his unblemished record intact when he produced an impressive performance to win the Prix Morny (Gr 1, 1200m) at Deauville on Sunday. Havana Grey (Havana Gold) stood the 2023 northern hemisphere season for a fee of £18,500 (approx. AU$35,888).
Nyquist – Darley’s Jonabell Farms-based stallion Nyquist (Uncle Mo) sired his third elite-level winner when Randomized (3 f ex French Passport by Elusive Quality) scored in the Alabama Stakes (Gr 1, 10f) at Saratoga on Saturday. Nyquist stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding for a fee of US$55,000 (approx. AU$86,245).
New stakes winners
Australia – Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget was saddled a Group double at Deauville on Tuesday when Elounda Queen (3 f ex Ivirka by Mastercraftsman) took out the Prix de Lieurey (Gr 3, 1600m), providing Coolmore Stud-based sire Australia (Galileo) with his 36th individual stakes winner. Australia stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €25,000 (approx. AU$42,146).
Born To Sea – The Haras de la Hetraie-based Born To Sea (Invincible Spirit) notched his seventh individual stakes winner when the Stephane Wattel-trained Tulipa Chope (2 f ex Tulipe Rouge by Panis) landed the Fonds Europeen de l’Elevage (Listed, 1600m) in Deauville on Thursday. Born To Sea stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €3,500 (approx. AU$5,900).
Camelot – Coolmore stallion Camelot (Montjeu) notched up his 55th individual stakes winner when the Mark Minervini-trained Hosier (7 g ex Time Ahead by Spectrum) took out Satuday’s Premier’s Cup (Gr 3, 2000m) at Randwick. Camelot, who is the sire of 674 lifetime starters, shuttled to Coolmore’s Australia base for one season in 2014. He stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at the operation’s Irish base for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$102,438).
Dubawi – Darley’s leading stallion Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) chalked up two new stakes winners last week, moving his total stakes-winning tally to 260. The first new stakes winner of the week came courtesy of Arabian Crown’s (2 c ex Dubai Rose by Dubai Destination) win in Wednesday’s Stonehenge Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Salisbury. On Saturday at the Curragh, the Coolmore-bred-and-owned Henry Longfellow (2 c ex Minding by Galileo) added to the tally when he landed the Futurity Stakes (Gr 2, 7f). Dubawi stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Dalham Hall Stud for a career high fee of £350,000 (approx. AU$695,980).
Free Eagle – Irish National Stud-based sire Free Eagle (High Chaparral) scored his fifth individual stakes winner on Sunday when his son, Lips Freedom (3 c ex Lips Arrow by Big Shuffle) took out the Premio Merano (Listed, 2400m). Free Eagle stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$8,510).
Iffraaj – Former Haunui Farm shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic) edged closer to scoring a century of individual stakes winners when his daughter State Occasion (5 m ex Forest Crown by Royal Applause) became stakes scorer number 96 for the Darley-based sire when she won the Upavon Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Salisbury on Wednesday. Iffraaj shuttled to New Zealand for 12 seasons, but did not return in 2020. The stallion stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Kelvinside base for a fee of £15,000 (approx. AU$29,800).
Markaz – The Joseph G Murphy-trained Lord Massusus (3 g ex Wajaha by Haafhd) landed the Desmond Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Leopardstown on Thursday and in the process handed stallion Markaz (Dark Angel) with his fourth stakes winner. Lord Massusus is one of five winners out of dual winner Wajaha (Haafhd), a half-sister to English 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) winner Lahan (Unfuwain).
Mastercraftsman – In winning Sunday’s GP der Metallbau Burckhardt (Listed, 2400m) at Hanover, Ability (4 m ex Atiara by Pivotal) provided late Coolmore Stud stallion Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) with his 97th individual stakes winner. Mastercraftsman died in 2021.
Night Of Thunder – Night Of Thunder (Dubawi)was handed a new stakes winner when Vespertilio (2 f ex Prudente by Dansili) broke her maiden in Saturday’s Debutante Stakes (Gr 2, 7f), taking the stallion’s total stakes-winning tally to 36. Night Of Thunder shuttled to Australia for one season in 2016. He now stands exclusively at Darley’s Kildangan base in Ireland, where his fee for the 2023 breeding season was advertised as €100,000 (approx. AU$170,700).
Roaring Lion – The Sovereign Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Salisbury on Thursday ended in a dead-heat between Mighty Ulysses (4 c Ulysses – Token Of Love by Cape Cross) and Embesto (3 c ex Dibajj by Iffraaj) with the latter breaking through at stakes level for the first time, becoming the late stallion Roaring Lion’s (Kitten’s Joy) third individual stakes winner. Roaring Lion died before beginning covering duties at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand, leaving one northern hemisphere crop conceived at Tweenhills Farm and Stud in Gloucestershire.
134 for Savabeel
Waikato Stud’s leading stallion Savabeel (Zabeel) registered his 134th individual stakes winner on Saturday courtesy of Savannah Cloud’s (6 g ex Annie Higgins by O’Reilly) narrow victory in the Regal Roller Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Caulfield. Savabeel will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of NZ$100,000 (plus GST).
Sea The Moon – Lanwades Stud-based sire Sea The Moon (Sea The Stars) enjoyed a brilliant week on the track, notching up two new stakes winners, taking his total-winning stakes tally to 31. The double was kicked off by the Maciej Janikowski-trained Moonu (4 f ex Pax Aeterna by War Front), who sprung a surprise to win the Premio Terme Di Merano (Listed, 2200m) in Italy on Tuesday. On Friday, the double was completed by Term Of Endearment (4 f ex Miss You Too by Montjeu) who landed the Give Thanks Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 4f) at Cork on Friday. Sea The Moon’s stakes winners include last year’s Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Durston. He stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £25,000 (approx. AU$49,320).
72 for Siyouni
Witch Hunter (4 g ex Sorciere by Orpen) caused a slight shock in Saturday’s Hungerford Stakes (Gr 2, 7f) at Newbury, providing his sire Siyouni (Pivotal) with a 72nd individual stakes winner in the process. Siyouni stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Haras de Bonneval for a fee of €150,000 (approx. AU$256,080).
96 for Street Sense
Street Sense (Street Cry) was handed a new stakes winner courtesy of Whelen Springs’ (4 c ex Holy Nova by Pure Prize) victory in Saturday’s Philip H Iselin Stakes (Gr 3, 8.5f) at Monmouth Park, taking the former shuttlers total stakes winning tally to 96. Street Sense stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season at Darley’s Jonabell Farm for a fee of US$75,000 (approx. AU$117,610).
Coolmore Stud’s first-season sire Ten Sovereigns (No Nay Never) recorded his first stakes winner when Asean (2 f ex Eria by Zoffany) landed Sunday’s Curragh Stakes (Listed, 5f). Ten Sovereigns shuttled to the now defunct Valachi Downs in New Zealand for one season in 2022, producing 44 foals. The stallion stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of €17,500 (approx. AU$29,870).
The Bold One – Grangewilliam Stud resident The Bold One (Fastnet Rock) secured his first individual stakes winner when the Chris Waller-trained Bold Mac (6 g ex Mrs Mac by Colombia) took out the Rowley Mile (Listed, 1600m) at Hawkesbury on Thursday. The Bold One will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of NZ$4,000 (plus GST).
Zacinto – The Danny Walker and Arron Tata-trained Crocetti (3 g ex Gracehill by O’Reilly) preserved his unbeaten record when he took out the Northland Breeders Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Ruakaka on Saturday and in the process handed Zacinto (Dansili) with his ninth individual stakes winner.
Zoustar – Tweenhills Stud and Farm reverse shuttler Zoustar (Northern Meteor) registered his 39th individual stakes winner, and second in Europe, when the Owen Burrows-trained Miaharris (2 f ex An Ghalanta by Holy Roman Emperor) kept her unbeaten record intact when winning Friday’s St Hugh’s Stakes (Listed, 5f) at Newbury. Zoustar stood the 2023 northern hemisphere breeding season for a fee of £30,000 (approx. AU$59,600) and he will cover his tenth book of mares at Widden Stud’s New South Wales base this upcoming breeding season, commanding a fee of $220,000 (inc GST).
First for Moohaajim, Let’s Go Crazy (4 g ex Sofistication by Dayjur), Polar Cup (Listed, 1370m), Ovrevoll, Norway, August 20
Six for Vocalised, Clever And Cool (3 f ex Sunset Beauty by Whipper), Platinum Stakes (Listed, 7f), Cork, August 18