Third for Ducimus
Ducimus – The Trevor Andrews-trained Paris Calling (2 f ex My Fair Beauty by Trade Fair) became the third individual winner from six starters for Ducimus (Snitzel) when he scored by a neck in a 1200-metre two-year-old plate at Belmont Park. A $5,000 purchase from last year’s Magic Millions Perth Winter Yearling Sale, Paris Calling is out of the winning Trade Fair (Zafonic) mare My Fair Beauty. Ducimus stood the 2022 breeding season at Rivercrest Park for a fee of $4,400 (inc GST).
Encryption – Fleetwood (2 c ex Jennifer Juniper by Time Thief) provided Eureka Stud’s Encryption (Lonhro) with a third individual winner from 15 starters when scoring a narrow success in an 1100-metre handicap at Warwick Farm. Bred by John Dann, Fleetwood was a $160,000 purchase for Godolphin from the Kenmore Lodge draft at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. He is the first winner from two to race out of the winning Time Thief (Redoute’s Choice) mare Jennifer Juniper, herself a half-sister to Group 3 scorer Whateverwhenever (Choisir). Encryption will stand the upcoming breeding season for a fee of $13,200 (inc GST).
Lean Mean Machine (pictured above) – Aquis Farm’s Lean Mean Machine (Zoustar) produced his second individual winner from five starters when Material Dreams (2 f ex Lincoln’s Sunset by Darci Brahma) recorded a strong debut win at Moe. The second named foal out of the New Zealand mare Lincoln’s Sunset was a $55,000 purchase from last year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale out of the Collingrove Stud draft. Lean Mean Machine will stand for $13,200 (inc GST) this breeding season.
Performer – Jawgo (2 g ex Custody by Mossman) became the third individual winner from 12 starters for Performer (Exceed And Excel) when making all to land the QTIS two-year-old maiden handicap over 1000 metres at Townsville. Sold twice as a yearling, firstly at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for $25,000 before making $35,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale, Jawgo is the second foal and first winner out of Custody (Mossman), herself a half-sister to the stakes-placed Chengdu (Manhattan Rain).
Stratosphere – Red Sphere (2 g ex Redress, by Gio Ponti) became the fifth individual winner from 13 starters for Grenville Stud’s Stratosphere (Snitzel) when he registered a narrow success on debut on the Devonport Synthetic. Red Sphere was a $40,000 purchase at last year’s Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale. Out of the unraced Gio Ponti (Tale Of The Cat) mare Redress, Red Sphere is a half-brother to fellow winners Gallant Warriors (Merchant Navy), Sir Swayze (Choisir) and Stratisfaction (Stratum Star). Stratosphere will stand the 2023 breeding season for a fee of $7,700 (inc GST).
New Group / Grade 1 winners
Merchant Navy – Kooringal Stud’s new recruit Merchant Navy (Fastnet Rock) sired his first Group 1 winner when Royal Merchant (3 f ex Seventhchic by Seventh Reason) profited from a light weight to win The Goodwood (Gr 1, 1200m) at Morphettville. Royal Merchant was a $160,000 buy for Ciaron Maher Bloodstock from the Edinburgh Park draft at the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. The first foal and only winner out of Sydney metropolitan winner Seventhchic, Royal Merchant traces back to the family of Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) Bint Marscay (Marscay). Merchant Navy, who has now had 89 starters, will stand at the Wagga-based Kooringal Stud for a fee of $13,200 (inc GST) in 2023.
Quality Road – National Treasure (3 c ex Treasure by Medaglia D’Oro) produced a gutsy display to win the Preakness Stakes (Gr 1, 9.5f) at Pimlico and in the process provided Lane’s End-based sire Quality Road (Elusive Quality) with his 15th elite-level winner. National Treasure was purchased for US$500,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale in 2021. He is out of the placed mare Treasure (Medaglia D’Oro), who is a half-sister to stakes winner Inspired (Unbridled’s Song). Quality Road, who has now had 711 starters, is standing for a fee of US$200,000 (approx. AU$300,700).
New stakes winners
Adaay – Hey Honey (3 f ex Emmuska by Sir Percy) broke through at stakes level for the first time when she took out the Premio Nogara (Listed, 1400m) in Milan on Saturday to provide Allevamento di Besnate-based sire Adaay (Kodiac) with his seventh individual stakes winner. The three-year-old filly was a 14,000gns purchase for Razza Latina at the 2021 edition of the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale and she is out of four-time winner Emmuska (Sir Percy). Adaay, who has now had 187 starters, stands for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$8,135).
Areion – The late Areion (Big Shuffle) brought up his 50th individual stakes winner when Calif (4 c ex Cherry Danon by Rock Of Gibraltar) scored in the Badener Meile (Gr 3, 1600m) at Baden-Baden. The colt became the fourth stakes winner from only five named foals out of German Group 3 scorer Cherry Danon, with Calif a half-brother to Listed winners Celebrity (Shamardal), Cherry Lady (Soldier Hollow) and Chilly Filly (Makfi). Areion, who has now had 463 starters, died at the age of 27 in November 2022.
Bungle Inthejungle – Il Sindacalista (4 c ex Mirandassister by Titus Livius) became the eighth individual stakes winner for Bungle Inthejungle (Exceed And Excel) when landing the Premio Aloisi (Listed, 1200m) at the Capannelle. Bungle Inthejungle, who has now had 244 starters, stands at Rathasker Stud for €6,500 (approx. AU$10,595).
Buratino – Mangiafuoco (3 c ex Karimah by Redback) provided Buratino (Exceed And Excel) with a second individual stakes winner when taking out the Premio Mauro Sbarigia (Listed, 1600m) at the Capannelle. Buratino, who has now had 160 starters, stands at Hedgeholme Stud for a fee of £3,000 (approx. AU$5.630).
Caravaggio – Whitebeam (4 f ex Sleep Walk by Oasis Dream) added a first stakes race to her record in the Gallorette Stakes at Pimlico and in doing so handed former Coolmore shuttler Caravaggio ((Scat Daddy) with his 12th individual stakes winner. Owned and bred by Juddmonte Farms, Whitebeam is out of the three time-winning mare Sleep Walk (Oasis Dream), who is a half-sister to 2019 English St Leger Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 6.5f) winner Logician (Frankel), three-time Group 3 winner Suffused (Champs Elysees) and stakes winner Collide (Frankel). Porta Fortuna (2 f ex Too Precious by Holy Roman Emperor) provided Caravaggio with a 13th individual stakes winner when narrowly scoring in the Coolmore Stud EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Naas. Porta Fortuna is the first foal out of the winning Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) mare Too Precious, herself a sister to last year’s The Q22 (Gr 2, 2200m) winner Numerian. Caravaggio, whom has now had 246 starters, stands at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders Association for a fee of ¥3,000,000 (approx. AU$32,695).
Charm Spirit – Shaquille (3 c ex Magic by Galileo) became the 16th individual stakes winner for Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) when scoring in the Carnarvon Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newbury. Shaquille is the third foal out of the unraced Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) mare Magic, herself a sister to Listed scorer Birch Grove out of the eight-time stakes-winning mare Danehurst (Danehill). Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit), who has now had 551 starters, stands at Haras du Logis Saint Germain for a fee of €5,000 (approx. AU$8,130).
Churchill – Yashin (4 g ex Mirdhak by Dansili) became the 11th individual stakes winner for Coolmore Stud shuttler Churchill (Galileo) when causing a shock in the Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 6f) at Leopardstown. A half-brother to winner Jack Daniel (Equiano), Yashin is out of the unraced Dansili (Danehill) mare Mirdhak, herself a half-sister to winners Samoot (Dubawi) and Jadaayil (Oasis Dream) out of the Group 3-winning mare Muthabara (Red Ransom). Churchill, who has now had 275 starters, stands at Coolmore Stud for a fee of €30,000 (approx. AU$48,800) and will shuttle to Australia this year where he commands a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).
Collected – In winning the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr 2, 9f) at Pimlico, Taxed (3 f ex Yankee Union by Yankee Gentleman) provided Airdrie Stud-based sire Collected (City Zip) with his second individual stakes winner. Taxed was bought by Pro Racing Stable for US$27,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2021, before being sold to Net Racing for US$105,000 at the Ocala March Two-Year-Old Sale the following year. Out of the stakes-placed winning mare Yankee Union, Taxed is a half-sister to winners McLean House (Congrats), Miss Firecracker (Cairo Prince) and Unikee (Unified). Collected, who has now had 82 starters, stands for a fee of US$10,000 (approx. AU$15,000).
Dark Angel – Got To Love A Grey (2 f ex Regatta by Layman) became the 97th individual stakes winner for Yeomanstown Stud resident Dark Angel (Acclamation) when she landed the Marygate Stakes (Listed, 5f) at York. Knocked down to Aguiar Bloodstock for 52,000gns at last year’s Somerville sale, Got To Love A Grey is the sixth foal out of the French Listed winner Regatta (Layman). Dark Angel, who has now had 1,356 starters, stands for a fee of €60,000 (approx. AU$97,330).
Dubawi – Calmly (3 f ex Shama by Danehill Dancer) became the 255th individual stakes winner for Darley stalwart Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) when she scored in the Premio Mario Incisa Della Rocchetta (Listed, 2000m) at Milan. The fourth foal out of the winning Danehill Dancer (Danehill) mare Shama, herself a sister to Listed scorer Shamanova, Calmly is a half-sister to winners Shrewdness (Lawman) and Stimulate (Motivator). Dubawi, who has now had 1,579 starters, stands for a fee of £350,000 (approx. AU$655,040) at Dalham Hall Stud.
Due Diligence – Folgaria (2 f ex Full Moon Fever by Azamour) became the fourth individual stakes winner for Whitsbury Manor Stud stallion Due Diligence (War Front) when she landed the Premio Alessandro Perrone (Listed, 1100m) at Rome. Out of the winning Azamour (Night Shift) mare Full Moon Fever, Folgaria is a half-sister to winner Capla Fever (Fast Company). Due Diligence, who has now had 132 starters,stands for a fee of £5,000 (approx. AU$9,360).
Frankel – Juddmonte Farm’s stalwart Frankel (Galileo) earned a 116th individual stakes winner when Soul Sister (3 f ex Dream Peace by Dansili) ran out an impressive scorer in the Musidora Stakes (Gr 3, 1m 2.5f) at York. The sixth foal out of the Group 2-winning Dansili (Danehill) mare Dream Peace, Soul Sister is a sister to Group 3 winner Dreamflight and Herman Hesse, a three-time winner in Australia. She is also closely related to smart winner Questionare (Galileo) and a half-sister to useful Hong Kong scorer Powerful Wings (Kingman). Frankel (Galileo) demonstrated his sire prowess on the track once again when Let’sbefrankbaby (3 f ex Baby Pink by Invincible Spirit) became the champion stallion’s 117th individual global stakes winner when landing SA Fillies Classic (Gr 3, 2500m). The three-year-old is the first foal out of the Irish-bred, Listed-winning mare Baby Pink (Invincible Spirit) and she is herself a sister to Listed scorer Traisha. Frankel, who has now had 706 starters, stands at Banstead Manor base for a fee of £275,000 (approx. AU$514,700).
Galileo – Warm Heart (3 f ex Sea Siren by Fastnet Rock), a filly out of Australian-bred multiple Group 1 winner Sea Siren (Fastnet Rock), added a first stakes win to her record when she landed the Haras De Bouquetot Fillies’ Trial Stakes (Listed, 1m 2f) at Newbury, handing Coolmore’s late sire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) with his 363rd individual stakes winner. Warm Heart is one of three winners out of Sea Siren and she is the first to score at stakes level with her sister, Celestial Object, having finished second in a Group 3. Having produced a colt by Galileo in 2021 and a colt by Camelot (Montjeu) the following year, Sea Siren is back in Australia and was covered by Coolmore’s dual Group 1 winner Home Affairs (I Am Invincible) last September. Galileo has now had 2,461 starters.
Golden Horn – Wonderful Times (4 f ex Wonderfully by Galileo) became the 13th individual stakes winner for Golden Horn (Cape Cross) when landing the Prix Urban Sea (Listed, 2000m) at Lion d’Angers. Wonderful Times is one of two winners out of talented race mare Wonderfully (Galileo), a Group 3 winner in Ireland who finished fourth in the Fillies’ Mile (Gr 1, 1m) at Newmarket. Wonderful Times was purchased for 85,000gns at last year’s Tattersalls December Mares Sale by JS Bloodstock and Barton Stud. Golden Horn sired his 14th individual stakes winner when Goldenas (3 c ex Naseej by Medaglia D’Oro) landed Sunday’s Derby Italiano (Gr 2, 2200m) at the Capannelle. Bought for €23,000 from Goffs as a yearling, Goldenas is out of the unraced Medaglia D’Oro (El Prado) mare Naseej, making him a half-brother to the Italian stakes winner Prichi (Awtaad). Golden Horn, who has now had 271 starters, stands for a fee of £8,000 (approx. AU$14,990).
Havana Grey – Havana Grey (Havana Gold) earned an eighth individual stakes winner when Great State (3 c ex Foxcatcher by Foxwedge) claimed the Westow Stakes (Listed, 5f) at York. Great State, a £60,000 Goffs UK purchase, is the second foal out of winning mare Foxcatcher (Foxwedge), herself a half-sister to stakes winners Chil The Kite (Notnowcato) and Pastoral Player (Pastoral Pursuits). Havana Grey, who has now had 120 starters, stands for a fee of £18,500 (approx. AU$34,725) at Whitsbury Manor Stud.
Karakontie – Gainesway inmate Karakontie (Bernstein) was provided with his tenth individual stakes winner courtesy of Foreign Relations’ (5 g ex Quest by Sir Sidney) victory in the Louisville Stakes (Gr 3, 12f) at Churchill Downs. The gelding is owned by Double O Racing who purchased him for US$25,000 at the Ocala Spring Two-Year-Old Sale in 2020. Karakontie, who has now had 143 starters, stands for a fee of US$10,000 (approx. AU$15,035).
Kingman – Sounds Of Heaven (3 f ex Ring The Bell by Galileo) became the 59th individual stakes winner for Juddmonte stallion Kingman (Invincible Spirit) when coming out on top in a tight finish to the Michael Seely Memorial Stakes (Listed, 1m) at York. Bred and part-owned by John Camilleri, Sounds Of Heaven is the second foal out of the once-raced Galileo mare Ring The Bell, herself a sister to Group 1 winners Hydrangea, Hermosa and Ranvet Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) scorer The United States. Kingman, who has now had 541 starters, stands for a fee of £125,000 (approx. AU$233,625).
Kitten’s Joy – US-bred mare Frumos (4 m ex Desertstormelite by Chester House) became the 115th individual stakes winner for Kitten’s Joy (El Prado) when winning the Pam O’Neill Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) at Doomben. Owned by Orbis Bloodstock, Frumos was a US$4,000 weanling buy from the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, before selling for US$27,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale and €300,000 as a two-year-old at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale. Frumos is one of four winners from five runners out of the four-time US winner Desertstormelite, herself a half-sister to US Listed winner Enduring Will (Arch). Kitten’s Joy, who has now had 1,486 starters, died last year.
Le Havre – Romina Power (3 f ex Rockatella by Rock Of Gibraltar) became the 57th individual stakes winner for her late sire Le Havre (Noverre) when she scored in the Diana-Trial (Listed, 1800m) at Baden-Baden. The eighth foal out of the Listed-winning Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill) mare Rockatella, Romina Power is a half-sister to winners Gunsmoke (Dalakhani) and Creator (Dawn Approach). Le Havre, who has now had 814 starters, died last year at the age of 16.
Lope De Vega – Captain Winters (3 c ex Reem Three by Mark Of Esteem) became the 107th individual stakes winner for Lope De Vega (Shamardal) when he came out on top in a tight finish to the Heron Stakes (Listed, 1m) at Sandown. Sporting the colours of his breeder Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, Captain Winters is closely related to the Group 3 juvenile winner Cape Byron (Shamardal), being the tenth foal out of the winning Mark Of Esteem (Darshaan) mare Reem Three. Lope De Vega was handed his 108th individual stakes winner when Cosmic Vega (5 g ex Pivotal Era by Pivotal) held on to cause a minor upset in the Owenstown Stud Stakes (Listed, 7f) at Naas. A half-brother to Group 3-placed winner The Xo (Zoffany) and to winner Aryaaf (Kodiac), Cosmic Vega is the fourth foal out of the unraced Pivotal (Polar Falcon) mare Pivotal Era, herself a sister to Group 3 winner Humouresque. Lope De Vega, who has now had 1,137 starters, stands at Ballylinch Stud for a fee of €125,000 (approx. AU$203,350).
Mastercraftsman – Giavellotto (4 c ex Gerika by Galileo) provided the late Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) with a 96th individual stakes winner when taking out the Yorkshire Cup (Gr 2, 1m 6f) at York. Giavellotto is the sixth foal out of the winning Galileo mare Gerika. Mastercraftsman has now had 1,479 starters.
Not A Single Doubt – The late Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) sired his 81st individual stakes winner when Snapped (4 m ex Fracture by Fastnet Rock) came with a late surging run to win the Proud Miss Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Morphettville. A $220,000 buy for Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock from the 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Snapped is the only winner from two to race out of the unraced mare Fracture (Fastnet Rock), herself a sister to Group 1 winner Wanted and half-sister to Group 2 scorer Shrapnel (Charge Forward). Former Arrowfield Stud stallion Not A Single Doubt, who has had 1,093 runners, died in June last year.
So You Think – Coolmore stallion So You Think (High Chaparral) earned his 53rd individual stakes winner when Thought Provoking (5 m ex Zerello by Zerpour) won the Centaurea Stakes (Listed, 2028m) at Morphettville. A $120,000 buy for Mick Price from the Windsor Park Stud draft at the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale, Thought Provoking is one of four winners from five runners out of the Irish-bred Listed winner Zerello (Zerpour). So You Think, who has had 806 runners, will stand the upcoming breeding season for an increased fee of $99,000 (inc GST).
Speightster – Straight No Chaser (4 c ex Margarita Friday by Johannesburg) produced an imperious display to win the Maryland Sprint Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Pimlico and in the process handed the late WinStar Farm sire Speightster (Speightstown) with his 11th individual stakes winner. Straight No Chaser was purchased by My Racehorse.com for US$110,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Old Sale in 2021. Speightster, who has now had 264 starters, died last year after an accident in the stable.
Street Boss – Heuristic (2 c ex Admissible by Lonhro) became the 63rd individual stakes winner for his sire Street Boss (Street Cry) when he prevailed in the David Coles AM Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Morphettville. The colt is the first foal out of the placed mare Admissible (Lonhro), herself a daughter of Forensics (Flying Spur), whose three Group 1 wins included a victory in the 2007 edition of the Golden Slipper. Darley’s Street Boss, who has now had 1,208 starters, will return to Victoria this spring where he will command a fee of $66,000 (inc GST).
Street Sense – Street Sense (Street Cry) chalked up his 93rd individual stakes winner courtesy of Never Explain’s (5 h ex Black Oak by Forestry) victory in the Dinner Party Stakes (Gr 3, 9f) at Pimlico. Never Explain was purchased by Cavalier Bloodstock for US$155,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in 2018, before being snapped up by Courtlandt Farm for US$475,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale the following year. Street Sense, who has now had 1,210 starters, stands at Darley’s Jonabell Farm for a fee of US$75,000 (approx. AU$112,765).
Wootton Bassett – Coolmore shuttler Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) sired his 32nd individual stakes winner courtesy of a victory for Balsam (2 f ex Bea Remembered by Doyen) in the Prix des Reves d’Or (Listed, 1000m) at Vichy. An Al Shaqab homebred, Balsam is out of the winning Doyen (Sadler’s Wells) mare Bea Remembered, making her a half-sister to, among others, the multiple stakes winner Stormy Antarctic (Stormy Atlantic). Wootton Bassett, who has now had 398 starters, will shuttle to Coolmore Australia this spring where he will stand for a fee of $93,500 (inc GST).
Your Song – Mishani Sniper (4 g ex Scarlet Tanager by Red Dazzler) became the seventh individual stakes winner for Your Song (Fastnet Rock) when landing the Chief De Beers Stakes (Listed, 1110m) at Doomben. He is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Mishani Bullitt (Show A Heart) with the pair being out of maiden winner Scarlet Tanager (Red Dazzler). Your Song, who has now had 342 starters, stood at Gooree Stud for a fee of $5,500 (inc GST) in 2022.
Zoustar – Zia (2 f ex Soviet Secret by Eavesdropper) handed her sire Zoustar (Northern Meteor) a 36th individual stakes winner when winning the Bill Carter Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Doomben. A $360,000 buy from the Glenlogan Park draft at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Zia is the third foal and second winner out of the Group 3-placed mare Soviet Secret (Eavesdropper). Widden Stud stallion Zoustar, who has now had 662 starters, will stand the upcoming breeding season for an increased fee of $220,000 (inc GST).