Stallion Watch

Eight for Pride of Dubai

New winners

Pride Of Dubai

Proud Mia (2 f ex Miatoko by Danzero), became the eighth individual first season winner for Coolmore’s sire Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry), when scoring at Queanbeyan on Sunday. The Nick Olive-trained Proud Mia ($1.45 favourite), who was having her first start, was sent straight to the front and was never headed in taking out the Queanbeyan Leagues Club 2YO Maiden Plate (900m) by three and three-quarter lengths. A $60,000 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale purchase by Olive from the Aquis Farm draft, Proud Mia defeated Delacour (Magic Albert), while Ronny Rock Art (Wandjina) was a long neck back in third. Pride Of Dubai, who will stand for an unchanged fee of $38,500 (inc GST) this year, is also the sire of Listed winner Tanker and the stakes-placed Bella Niotina and Dubai Star.

New stakes winners

Al Kazeem

Al Kazeem (Dubawi) recorded his second individual stakes winner on Monday when Usak (3 g ex Qatari Elegance by Giant’s Causeway) took out the Prix FBA Aymeri de Mauleon (Listed, 1600m) at Toulouse. Four-time Group 1 winner Al Kazeem stands for a private fee at Oakgrove Stud in Wales this year, having commanded £12,000 in 2019. 

Deep Field

Newgate Farm resident Deep Field (Northern Meteor) sired his fifth individual stakes winner on Saturday when Fituese (3 f ex Cattalo by Tiger Hill) scored a classy win in the Denise’s Joy Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Rosehill. Fituese justified her position as an odds-on favourite when scoring by a length and a quarter over Aquitaine (Exceed And Excel), with a half-length to Sally’s Day (More Than Ready) in third. Deep Field will lead the Newgate roster, standing for $55,000 (inc GST) this year.

Galileo

Champion sire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) landed his 314th stakes winner when Magic Attitude (3 f ex Margot Did by Exceed And Excel) took out the Prix Vanteaux (Gr 3, 1800m) at Paris Longchamp on Thursday. The filly, who was bred by Katsumi Yoshida, defeated Emoji (Soldier Hollow) by two lengths with Flighty Lady (Sir Percy) finishing a short head away in third. Out of Nunthorpe Stakes (Gr 1, 5f) winner Margot Did, Magic Attitude is a sister to Group 2 scorer and Group 1 runner-up Mission Impossible. Galileo is in his 19th year at Coolmore Stud, standing for a private fee in 2020. 

Headwater

Vinery Stud’s first season sire Headwater (Exceed And Excel) recorded his first stakes winner on Saturday when Wisdom Of Water (2 c ex Regal Tier by Royal Academy) took out the Ken Russell Memorial Classic (Gr 3, 1200m) at the Gold Coast. Headwater will stand for $13,750 (inc GST) in 2020. 

Ilovethiscity

Noor Elaine Farm resident Ilovethiscity (Magic Albert) registered his fourth individual stakes winner on Saturday when Chapel City (6 g ex Chapent by Peintre Celebre) took the R A Lee Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m). Ilovethiscity stood for $5,500 (inc GST) last year, serving 59 mares. 

Lope De Vega

Former shuttler Lope De Vega (Shamardal) sired his 68th stakes winner on Thursday, courtesy of Arapaho’s (3 c ex Alzubra by Dansili) victory in the Prix du Pont Neuf (Listed, 1400m) at Paris Longchamp. The Coolmore Stud-owned colt defeated Mageva (Wootton Bassett) by a short head with Brave Shiina (Bated Breath) coming home a further three-quarters of a length back in third. The son of Shamardal is now represented at stud in the Southern Hemisphere by Haunui resident Belardo. Lope De Vega stands for €100,000 at Ballylinch in 2020. 

Love Conquers All

Recent Queensland returnee Love Conquers All (Mossman) provided a timely reminder of his prowess as a stallion when siring his fourth individual stakes winner on Saturday in the form of Silk Stocking (Listed, 1200m) conqueror Love You Lucy (4 m ex Whitechapel by Giant’s Causeway). The Barry Squair-trained mare sprinted home alongside Chris Waller’s Fiesta (I Am Invincible), defeating the Star Thoroughbreds mare by a nose, with a long head back to Jen Rules (Redoute’s Choice) in third. Love Conquers All will stand at Clear Mountain Fairview for $5,500 (inc GST) in 2020.

Medaglia d’Oro

Winnie Star (4 g ex Outdoor by Redoute’s Choice), a half-brother to dual Group 1 winner Trekking (Street Cry), scored a first stakes victory in the Macau Derby Trial (Listed, 1500m) at Taipa on Sunday. It brought up Medaglia d’Oro’s 139th individual stakes winner and gives the American stallion the chance to complete the Hong Kong Derby (Listed, 2000m)-Macau Derby (Listed, 1800m) double after Golden Sixty won the Hong Kong Derby in March. The Macau Derby comes up on July 19.

Nadeem

Little Avondale Stud’s Nadeem (Redoute’s Choice) registered his 18th individual stakes winner on Friday when Victory Eight (6 g ex Queen’s Colours by Rainbow Quest) took out the Wayne Wilson Handicap (Listed, 1600m) at the Sunshine Coast. Victory Eight is one of two Queensland stakes winners out of Queen’s Colours (Rainbow Quest), with the late Cylinder Beach (Showcasing) a three-time black-type winner in the region. Nadeem will stand for NZ$4,000 (plus GST) at Little Avondale Stud this year.

Night Of Thunder

Andreas Suborics-trained No Limit Credit (3 f by Night Of Thunder ex Nasrine by Barathea) asserted in the closing stages to land the Schwarzgold-Rennen (Gr 3, 1600m) at Cologne on Sunday. The three-year-old defeated Democracy (Areion) by half a length with Vive En Liberte (Soldier Hollow) returning third of the seven runners. No Limit Credit, a Gestut Karlshof homebred, became her sire’s 11th individual Stakes winner. Night Of Thunder (Dubawi) stood at Darley’s Northwood Park base in Victoria and his best performed offspring – from a single crop of 58 foals born in 2017 – in Australia include Group 3 winner A Beautiful Night and Redoute’s Choice Stakes (Listed, 1000m) winner River Night. Night Of Thunder stands at Kildangan Stud in Ireland for €25,000 (approximately AUD$42,000).

Olympic Glory

Group 1 placegetter Grand Glory (4 m ex Madonna Lily by Daylami) broke through for her first black-type win in the Prix Zarkava (Listed, 2100m) at Paris Longchamp on Thursday and in turn, provided her sire Olympic Glory (Choisir) with his fourth individual stakes winner. The four-year-old defeated Romanciere (Dansili) by a length and three-quarters with Bolleville (Camelot) a further length and a quarter away in third. Olympic Glory, who stood at Arrowfield Stud for three seasons, stands at Haras de Bouquetot in France for a fee of €10,000. 

Redoute’s Choice 

The late Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) produced his 173rd individual stakes winner on Saturday when Oasis Girl (3 f ex Siwa by Green Desert) took out the Centaurea Stakes (Listed, 2030m) at Morphettville. The filly held off the late surge of Nerve Not Verve (Shocking) by a head with La Belle Jude (War Chant) a length and a quarter away in third.

Sea The Stars

Leading European stallion Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) sired his 61st stakes winner on Thursday when Raabihah (3 f ex Garmoosha by Kingmambo) took out the Prix de la Seine (Listed, 2200m) at Paris Longchamp. Bred and raced by Shadwell Stud, the three-year-old filly defeated American Apples (American Post) by a comfortable margin of four lengths with Seachange (Siyouni) a further length and a half away in third. Raabihah is out of the unraced mare Garmoosha (Kingmambo) making her a half-sister to the stakes-placed Filfila (Kitten’s Joy). Garmoosha is out 2005 Epsom Oaks (Gr 1, 1m4f) winner Eswarah (Unfuwain) who herself is out three-time Group 1 scorer Midway Lady (Alleged). Sea The Stars is a half-brother to champion sire Galileo and stands at Gilltown Stud in Ireland for a fee of €150,000.

Shooting To Win

Second season sire Shooting To Win (Northern Meteor) recorded his second individual stakes winner when Extra Time (2 g ex Gwynethanne by Handsome Ransom) took the National Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday. The Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas-trained gelding broke his maiden with victory in the National Stakes, defeating debutant Kazuhiko (Deep Impact) by three and a quarter lengths, with a nose back to Hard Rock Girl (All Too Hard) in third. Shooting To Win will stand at Darley’s Kelvinside property in the Hunter Valley for $16,500 (inc GST) this year.

Snitzel

Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) is fast chasing down his prolific sire, Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), as a producer of stakes winners and he made it 102 individual stakes winners with Macroura (2 f ex Zenaida by Zabeel) taking out the Woodlands Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday. Snitzel will stand for $165,000 (inc GST) at Arrowfield Stud next season.

Soldier Hollow

Germany’s highest-priced stallion Soldier Hollow recorded his 39th individual Stakes winner on Saturday when Flamingo Girl (3 f ex Flamingo Sky by Silver Hawk) won the Henkel-Stutenpreis (Listed, 1600m) at Dusseldorf. The three-year-old defeated Paloma Ohe (Rio De La Plata) by a length and three quarters, with La La Land (Outstrip) a half-length further back in third. Soldier Hollow stands at Gestut Auenquelle for €30,000 in 2020. 

So You Think

So You Think (High Chaparral) added a 25th individual stakes winner to his record on Saturday when Realm Of Flowers (3 f ex Astral Flower by Kalanisi) took out the SA Fillies Classic (Gr 3, 2500m). She came from well back in the field to defeat Silent Sovereign (Dalakhani) by three-quarters of a length with Bellx (Rock Hero) three and a quarter lengths away in third. So You Think will stand at Coolmore Stud for $38,500 (inc GST) this year.

Teofilo

Saiga (3 f ex Vorda by Orpen) became Teofilo’s 88th individual stakes winner on Monday when she took out the Prix Caravelle Haras Des Granges (Listed, 2100m) at Toulouse. Teofilo, who shuttled to Australia for six seasons resulting in 342 live foals, is standing his 13th season at Darley’s Kildangan Stud in Ireland this year at a fee of €40,000.

Wootton Bassett

French sire Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) landed his tenth individual stakes winner on Wednesday when Wooded (3 c ex Frida La Blonde by Elusive City) took out the Prix Texanita (Gr 3, 1200m) at Chantilly. The three-year-old colt defeated Alocasia (Kingman) by a comfortable margin of three and a half lengths with My Love’s Passion (Elvstroem) a further two lengths away in third. Wootton Bassett stands at Haras d’Etreham for a fee of €40,000 (inc GST), while his son Alamanzor has shuttled to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand where he stands for a fee of NZ$30,000 (plus GST) in 2020.

Written Tycoon

New Arrowfield Stud recruit Written Tycoon (Iglesia) registered his 33rd individual stakes winner on Saturday when Dirty Work (3 c ex Maidel by Ad Valorem) took out the Ortensia Stakes (Listed, 1100m) at Rosehill. Racing in the Spendthrift colours, Dirty Work raced away for a two and a half length win over Star Boy (Pluck), with a nose to Bon Amis (Bon Hoffa) in third. Spendthrift Australia went to $800,000 to secure Dirty Work at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Sledmere Stud. His dam, Maidel (Ad Valorem), is now in foal to Written Tycoon’s best-performing son Capitalist. Written Tycoon will stand at his new base in the Hunter Valley for $77,000 in 2020.