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Final 2016/17 Australian Sires' Premiership Rankings
Arrowfield Stud's Snitzel has capped an outstanding 2016/17 season by claiming his first Australian Champion Sires' Title with all-time record progeny earnings of $16,175,135. Finishing in second position was Darley's deceased shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry with $14.4 million, while Coolmore's former champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock rounded out the top three with $12.9 million. According to arion.co.nz, the top 20 ranked stallions in Australia (as of 31 July) were:
- Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) - $16,175,135
- Street Cry (Machiavellian) - $14,423,039
- Fastnet Rock (Danehill) - $12,946,885
- I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) - $12,180,843
- Not a Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice) - $11,755,239
- Sebring (More Than Ready) - $10,513,979
- High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) - $10,294,337
- Written Tycoon (Iglesia) - $7,774,535
- Choisir (Danehill Dancer) - $7,535,322
- Stratum (Redoute's Choice) - $7,511,506
- Lonhro (Octagonal) - $7,255,934
- Redoute's Choice (Danehill) - $7,203,141
- Exceed and Excel (Danehill) - $6,549,673
- Encosta de Lago (Fairy King) - $6,519,607
- More Than Ready (Southern Halo) - $6,422,453
- Hard Spun (Danzig) - $6,143,488
- Nicconi (Bianconi) - $5,970,314
- Star Witness (Starcraft) - $5,759,182
- Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock) - $5,741,522
- Myboycharlie (Danetime) - $5,559,932
More Oaks Success for Bowness Stud's Myboycharlie
Three weeks after running the closest of seconds in the Gr1 French Oaks (2100m) at Chantilly, 3YO Myboycharlie filly Sistercharlie has virtually replicated the performance in the US Gr1 Belmont Oaks (2000m) across the Atlantic. Ridden at the rear of the field after jumping from the outside gate, Sistercharlie produced a sustained finish that saw her make-up a dozen lengths on the leaders to fail by just a neck. A winner of the Gr3 Prix Penelope in April, the gifted daughter of Myboycharlie is now a Gr1 Oaks runner-up in the current European and North American 3YO Classic seasons. Sistercharlie is now expected to do the remainder of her racing in the US, but not until after a deserved northern hemisphere summer break. A €12,000 purchase at the Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale in 2015, Sistercharlie earned US$185,000 for her Belmont Oaks second to advance her record to 3 wins and 2 placings from just 6 starts for over €465,000 (approx. A$700,000) in earnings. Myboycharlie will stand alongside fellow Bowness Stud stallions Bon Hoffa, Bullet Train (GB) and Walking or Dancing (NZ) this coming season at a fee of $8,800.
Curdled Wins Listed Winning Edge Stakes
2. Curdled (8)
J: J Byrne
T: Peter Robl
W: 57 kgs
S: All Too Hard
6. Marseille En Fleur (3)
J: L V Cassidy
T: S W Kendrick
W: 55 kgs
S: Swiss Ace
D: Rose Of Dane
1. Guissola (10)
J: James Orman
T: Ms J Green
W: 57 kgs
S: Poet's Voice
10. Real Princess (7)
J: C W Brown
T: L F Birchley
W: 55 kgs
S: Real Saga
D: Dan's Princess
At Doomben racecourse in Queensland, Vinery Stud's 4-time Gr1 winning stallion & half-brother to champion Black Caviar All Too Hard (Casino Prince-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) sired his first stakes winner when 2YO chestnut gelding Curdled (All Too Hard-Custard, by Lonhro) scored a determined win in the $100,000 Listed Winning Edge Stakes (1350m) for 2YOs, defeating Marseille En Fleur & Guissola. Owned by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds but purchased by Shadwell for $300,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Segenhoe, Curdled improved his record to 1 win and 4 placings from 6 starts for $88,850 in earnings. From the stakes-winning mare Custard, Curdled is a half-brother to Gr3 MRC Thoroughbred Club Stakes winner Serene Majesty (Fastnet Rock) and hails from the family of Gr1 Fillies' Mile winner Icing, dual Gr1-winning stallion Al Hareb, Gr1 sprinter and sire Snowland, and Vinery's Champion European 2YO and subsequent high-class sire Myboycharlie.
Cable Bay Attracts Hot Harem
With so much depending on a freshman sire's initial market appeal and first book of mares, some industry heavy hitters have banded together to ensure that Woodside Park stallion debutante Cable Bay (Invincible Spirit-Rose De France, by Diktat) has every chance of success. Gilgai Farm, B2B Bloodstock and Grand Lodge have banded together with the exciting new stallion's home base, Woodside Park Stud, to assemble a mouth-watering debut book. The Cable Bay Syndicate even enlisted respected bloodstock agents Damon Gabbedy (Belmont Bloodstock) and Dermot Farrington to specifically target suitable mares at the recent Magic Millions Broodmare Sale for Cable Bay's first season. The Cable Bay Syndicate will be sending 50 correctly matched mares to Cable Bay in his debut stud season. These include recent Magic Millions purchases Versos de Amor, $200,000 Godolphin sold Sepoy mare, Anthelion, $360,000 Myboycharlie mare, Butterboom and $500,000 Gr1 Tatt's Tiara mare Miss Cover Girl.
Caulfield Cup Aim for Jameka
International travel plans for Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym) have been abandoned, reports racing.com. Connections had signalled their desire to campaign the star mare on the world stage, with races such as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in France and the King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot mentioned as possible targets. However, trainer Ciaron Maher said Jameka was still recovering from a bout of travel sickness following her brilliant 6.5 length win in the $1.5 million Gr1 The BMW in Sydney on 25 March. Maher confirmed Jameka would instead be prepared for a defence of her Caulfield Cup title in the spring. "She's still recovering from the travel sickness and hopefully that will be straightforward but she's definitely not going overseas so the Caulfield Cup, provided she's right, is probably the most likely race for her," Maher said. "She's still not quite right so overseas is off and hopefully it won't hold her back for the Spring Carnival."
Jameka winning the 2016 Caulfield Cup (image: Mark Gatt)
Myboycharlie to Stand at Bowness Stud
Bowness Stud will be the new Australian home of Myboycharlie (Ire), sire of over 250 individual winners worldwide including three-time Group 1-winning racemare Jameka. Bowness Stud principal John North has confirmed that the prolific Danehill-line stallion is set to join the Bowness Stud roster at Young in southern New South Wales, providing easier access for the strong contingent of Victorian-based broodmare owners looking to use the sire of the world's highest rated staying racemare. A European Gr1-winning 2YO of the highest order himself, Myboycharlie's other notable Australian progeny include Gr1 ATC Sires' Produce winning juvenile Peggy Jean, as well as Group winning sprinters Charlie Boy, Blueberry Hill and Zelady's Night Out. "We are very pleased to be adding a stallion of Myboycharlie's quality to our roster. He should make strong appeal to plenty of breeders in our area because of his ability to produce 2YO & 3YO runners suitable for the BOBS scheme," said Bowness principal John North. "We are especially keen to encourage broodmare owners with mares by sire-sons of the two great brothers Sadler's Wells and Fairy King." Myboycharlie will stand alongside Bon Hoffa, Bullet Train (GB) and Walking or Dancing (NZ) this coming season. He will stand at a fee of $8800 (inc. GST).
Jameka (image: Steve Hart)
Generalissimo Wins Listed South Pacific Classic
On day two of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Emirates Park's 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) added a black-type success when 3YO gelding Generalissimo (Dream Ahead-Leanders Choice, by Redoute's Choice) scored by 0.1 length for trainer Garry White in the $150,000 Listed South Pacific Classic (1400m) for 3YOs, over 3YO fillies Rosa Carolina (Savabeel-Ombre Rose, by O'Reilly) & Siren's Fury (Myboycharlie-De Chorus, by Unbridled's Song). Bred and raced by Hobartville Stud, Generalissimo improved his record to 4 wins and 1 placing (the Gr3 ATC Eskimo Prince Stakes) from 11 starts for $173,585 earnings.
Charles Road Wins Gr3 Manawatu Classic
At Awapuni in New Zealand, Vinery's Gr1-winning stallion Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) added a Group success when 3YO gelding Charles Road (Myboycharlie-Giant Mystique, by Giant's Causeway) scored by 0.5 length for trainers Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott in the $70,000 Gr3 Manawatu Classic (2000m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO geldings Beaumarchais (Savabeel-Almaviva, by Catbird) & Leading Role (Darci Brahma-Screen Siren, by Montjeu). This was the first stakes victory for the highly regarded Charles Road who improved his record to 2 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr2 ARC Avondale Guineas) from 7 starts for NZ$83,050 earnings. Charles Road was a $90,000 purchase at the 2015 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Wentwood Grange. Charles Road is owned by David Archer who has tasted success previously with 10-time Gr1 winner and dual New Zealand Horse of the Year Mufhasa. "He's a really nice horse and I'm quite relieved to see him do that," Archer told NZ Racing Desk. "He's been up since July and he's only a three-year-old and he's going to come to the end of it at some stage so it was a very gutsy win."
Overseas Plans for Jameka on Hold
International travel plans for Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym) are on hold following news that she suffered a bout of travel sickness upon her return to trainer Ciaron Maher's Caulfield stable on Monday morning. The star mare was found to be suffering from the condition, otherwise known as pleuropnemonia where fluid builds up in the lungs, after returning home from her brilliant 6.5 length win in the $1.5 million Gr1 The BMW in Sydney. "They were onto it pretty well straight away and they treated it aggressively and so the next few days we'll see how she responds and then we'll have a better idea in a few days," Maher told racing.com. "I haven't had anything to do with travel sickness before. I've never had a horse with it, so it's something new." Jameka's owners have signalled their desire to campaign the three-time Gr1 winner on the world stage, with races such as the King George And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot, and Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, mentioned as possible targets.
Jameka winning the Gr1 The BMW (image: Steve Hart)
Jameka Wins Gr1 The BMW
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Vinery's Gr1-winning stallion Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) celebrated an elite success when outstanding 4YO mare Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym) strolled to a brilliant 6.5 length win in the $1.5 million weight-for-age Gr1 The BMW (2400m) for 3YO+, over 4YO New Zealand-bred gelding Humidor (Teofilo-Zalika, by Zabeel) & 5YO UK-bred entire Exospheric (Beat Hollow-Bright and Clear, by Danehill). A $130,000 yearling consigned by Gilgai Farm at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Jameka improved her record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Caulfield Cup, Gr1 VRC Oaks, Gr2 Dilmah Vase, Gr2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes & Gr3 Naturalism Stakes) and 9 placings (including the Gr1 Australian Cup, Gr1 VRC Turnbull Stakes, Gr1 Australian Derby, Gr1 Rosehill Guineas, Gr1 Thousand Guineas, Gr2 Thousand Guineas Prelude & Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes) from 24 starts for $4,872,915 earnings. "It was a super effort today and what a ride by Hughie," trainer Ciaron Maher told Sky Racing. "It was one of her target races and I'm just rapt to get it done." Jameka could now represent Australia on the world stage with Maher confirming she is likely to embark on a European campaign later in the year. Races such as the Gr1 King George And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot, and even Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, are believed to have been discussed by connections. "We need to have some conversations with the connections. We'll see how she comes through this, but she's such a quality mare," Maher said.
Jameka (image: Steve Hart)
Humidor Wins Gr1 Australian Cup
At Flemington in Victoria, unbeaten European Champion juvenile & dual Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Teofilo (Galileo-Speirbhean, by Danehill) added a Gr1 success when the Darren Weir trained 4YO gelding Humidor (Teofilo-Zalika, by Zabeel) scored by 0.4 length in the $1,505,000 Gr1 Australian Cup (2000m) over brave 4YO filly Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym) & 3YO colt Exospheric (Beat Hollow-Bright and Clear, by Danehill). The NZ bred import took his record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Manawatu Classic) & 6 placings (including the the Gr1 Livermol Classic, Gr2 TS Carlyon Cup & Gr2 Peter Young Stakes) for $1,113,334 in earnings. Humidor’s 3rd dam is Champion Irish 2YO and Champion European 3YO Habibti, a descendant of the blue hen Eight Carat.
Humidor wins the Gr1 Australian Cup (pic: Mark Gatt)
Gingernuts Wins Gr2 Avondale Guineas
At Ellerslie in New Zealand, Haunui Farm shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic-Pastorale, by Nureyev) added a Group success when 3YO chestnut gelding Gingernuts (Iffraaj-Double Elle, by Generous) scored by 1.25 lengths for trainers Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards in the $100,000 Gr2 Avondale Guineas (2100m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO geldings Charles Road (Myboycharlie-Giant Mystique, by Giant's Causeway) & Mongolian Wolf (Pluck-Oomaroo, by Tale of the Cat). Purchased by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis for $42,500 at the 2015 NZ Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs from the draft of Stainley Park, Gingernuts improved his record to 3 wins and 1 placing from 6 starts for $71,225 earnings. Gingernuts bombed the start and then had the audacity to come from last for a hollow victory in a race that is traditionally used as an important lead-up to the New Zealand Derby. "He's not in the Derby so we're going to have to sit down with the owners and I would say that a late nomination will be going in on Tuesday - that was quite a serious win," said Jamie Richards, who trains in partnership with Stephen Autridge. The $1 million Gr1 New Zealand Derby will be run at Ellerslie on 4 March.
Myboycharlie Clicks Up A Gear
Fresh off the heels of celebrating his status as newly crowned Champion 2YO Sire of France, Vinery Stud shuttler Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) has had another potential star unearthed in New Zealand. His lightly-raced 3YO son Charles Road had a barnstorming breakthrough over a mile at Tauranga earlier this week when, set alight by Craig Grylls approaching the home turn, he gave O'Angel a hip-and-shoulder at the furlong before bolting in by close to four lengths. Trained by Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott, Charles Road (3g Myboycharlie–Giant Mystique by Giant's Causeway) started an odds-favourite after unlucky placings at his first two starts late last year. "He's still a work in progress and we were really pleased with the win," O'Sullivan said. "He's entered for the (G1) New Zealand Derby. There's a nice race in him but he needs to strengthen Charles Road was a $90,000 buy for David and Diane Archer at the 2015 NZB Karaka yearling sale. His dam is an unraced half-sister to Singapore's Gr1 champion War Affair (O'Reilly). Meanwhile, Myboycharlie filly Florence Hill also holds nominations for the Kiwi classics in March.
NZ Derby entrant Charles Road
Collett Tips Bright Future For Filly
Richard Collett has no doubt that his progressive 3YO Florence Hill (Myboycharlie-Mellow Elle, by Thunder Gulch) will be at her best over a classic trip, reports NZ Racing desk. "She's a 2400 metre filly and she always has been," the Pukekohe Park trainer said. "She's a big, rangy type so there's a few options ahead of her." Florence Hill exceeded expectations when she was successful on debut at Ruakaka in October and she backed that up with a third placing against the older horses on her home course last month. The stable is now keen to test Florence Hill against the best of her age group. "We'll probably run her at Ellerslie on Boxing Day in the Eight Carat Classic," Collett said. "The first priority is to get some black type and I think she can do that over a mile." Florence Hill holds a nomination for the Gr1 New Zealand Derby, as does her talented stable-mate Top Prospect, while the Gr1 New Zealand Oaks is another obvious longer-term target.
Orr Stakes First-Up For Jameka
Star mare Jameka (Myboycharlie) has returned to trainer Ciaron Maher's Caulfield stable this week to commence preparations for her autumn campaign, reports racing.com. The Caulfield Cup winner will open her autumn campaign in the Gr1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 11 February with her primary target being the Gr1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March. "She'll probably kick off in the Orr and then run in the Peter Young and Australian Cup and that might do her or we might just give her one more run but it certainly won't be a taxing campaign," Maher said. "She's done well down in the paddock at Warrnambool and we'll probably bring her back into the stable today (Tuesday) and map out a plan heading towards the Australian Cup." Jameka was spelled after pulling up lame in last month's Melbourne Cup.
Jameka (image: Mark Gatt)
Australian Sires Premiership Update
After nearly sixteen weeks of the 2016-17 racing season, Darley's deceased shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry remains on top of the national sires leader board with over $5.4 million in progeny earnings. Courtesy of Almandin's victory in the Melbourne Cup, outstanding but ill-fated German stallion Monsun occupies second position with $4.48 million in earnings, while Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock rounds out the top three with $3.87 million. The Top Ten stallion rankings (according to arion.co.nz as at 17 November) are:
- Street Cry (Machiavellian) - $5,448,458
- Monsun (Königsstuhl) - $4,484,800
- Fastnet Rock (Danehill) - $3,873,711
- Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) - $3,397,821
- Not a Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice) - $3,126,366
- I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) - $3,049,536
- High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) - $2,945,983
- Sebring (More Than Ready) - $2,725,475
- More Than Ready (Southern Halo) - $2,724,086
- Myboycharlie (Danetime) - $2,529,420
Black-Type Test For Francaletta
Unbeaten Kiwi mare Francaletta will face her sternest test to date in Saturday's Gr2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes at Pukekohe, reports theinformant.co.nz. Francaletta has stamped herself as one of the most exciting racehorses in the country winning all four of her starts by a combined margin of 11 lengths. "She's a pretty special talent, but this is a big step up in class for her," said Andrew Forsman, who trains the 4YO daughter of High Chaparral with Murray Baker. "She was running in special conditions maiden grade two starts ago, so she's being thrown in at the deep end here. But with a mare like her, any black type that you can pick up is extremely valuable." Francaletta descends from the family of Vinery's European Champion 2YO and subsequent high-class sire Myboycharlie, Gr1 sprinter and sire Snowland, stakes-winning sire Snippetson, dual Gr2 winner and Golden Slipper placegetter Portillo, and her smart Group-winning daughter Ghisoni.
Jameka On Road To Recovery
Trainer Ciaron Maher says Caulfield Cup winner Jameka (Myboycharlie) is on the mend after injuring her sacroiliac joint, reports ANZ Bloodstock News. Maher is of the opinion that the injury is the reason for Jameka's poor Melbourne performance, in which she finished 15th (beaten 14.2 lengths) behind Almandin. "She has a sacral tear which is not too serious and is having a break before we start getting her ready for the autumn," Maher said. “I'm not convinced she doesn't get 3200 metres. We don't know when it happened but she could have injured herself coming out of the barriers. We know she runs a strong mile and a half but she didn't really even go that far in the Melbourne Cup so it's not a true guide."
Jameka (image: Mark Gatt)
Australian Sires Premiership Update
After nearly fifteen weeks of the 2016-17 racing season, Darley's deceased shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry remains on top of the national sires leader board with over $5.2 million in progeny earnings. Courtesy of Almandin's victory in the Melbourne Cup, outstanding but ill-fated German stallion Monsun occupies second position with $4.48 million in earnings, while Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock has reclaimed a top three spot with $3.77 million. The Top Ten stallion rankings (according to arion.co.nz as at 10 November) are:
- Street Cry (Machiavellian) - $5,272,260
- Monsun (Königsstuhl) - $4,484,800
- Fastnet Rock (Danehill) - $3,776,861
- Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) - $3,160,696
- I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) - $2,944,961
- Not a Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice) - $2,877,286
- High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) - $2,822,455
- More Than Ready (Southern Halo) - $2,647,586
- Sebring (More Than Ready) - $2,523,912
- Myboycharlie (Danetime) - $2,498,060
Australian Sires Premiership Update
After nearly fourteen weeks of the 2016-17 racing season, Darley's deceased shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry remains on top of the national sires leader board with nearly $5 million in progeny earnings. Courtesy of Almandin's victory in the Melbourne Cup, outstanding but ill-fated German stallion Monsun occupies second position, while Arrowfield's Gr1-winning stallion Snitzel rounds out the top three. The Top Ten stallion rankings (according to arion.co.nz as at 3 November) are:
- Street Cry (Machiavellian) - $4,979,900
- Monsun (Königsstuhl) - $4,340,800
- Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) - $2,913,081
- I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) - $2,839,251
- High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) - $2,673,675
- Not a Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice) - $2,663,226
- Myboycharlie (Danetime) - $2,473,835
- More Than Ready (Southern Halo) - $2,406,486
- Fastnet Rock (Danehill) - $2,351,761
- Sebring (More Than Ready) - $2,219,902
Australian Sires Premiership Update
After nearly thirteen weeks of the 2016-17 racing season, Darley's deceased shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry has opened up a sizable lead at the top of the national sires leader board courtesy of champion mare Winx's stunning Cox Plate victory last week. In second position is Arrowfield's Gr1-winning stallion Snitzel, while Vinery stallion Myboycharlie, the sire of Caulfield Cup winner and Melbourne Cup second favourite Jameka, rounds out the top three. The Top Ten stallion rankings (according to arion.co.nz as at 27 October) are:
- Street Cry (Machiavellian) - $4,640,332
- Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) - $2,636,693
- Myboycharlie (Danetime) - $2,427,450
- Not a Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice) - $2,385,231
- High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) - $2,213,364
- I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) - $2,043,526
- Sebring (More Than Ready) - $2,006,847
- Fastnet Rock (Danehill) - $1,998,531
- Exceed and Excel (Danehill) - $1,981,975
- Choisir (Danehill Dancer) - $1,970,092
Australian Sires Premiership Update
After nearly twelve weeks of the 2016-17 racing season, Darley's deceased shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry has reclaimed his position at the top of the national sires leader board with progeny earnings in excess of $2.5 million. Surging into second courtesy of his daughter Jameka's brilliant Caulfield Cup victory is Vinery stallion Myboycharlie, while Arrowfield's Gr1-winning stallion Snitzel rounds out the top three. The Top Ten stallion rankings (according to arion.co.nz as at 20 October) are:
- Street Cry (Machiavellian) - $2,583,547
- Myboycharlie (Danetime) - $2,417,610
- Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) - $2,329,168
- Not a Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice) - $2,042,906
- High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) - $1,956,221
- Exceed and Excel (Danehill) - $1,888,860
- Fastnet Rock (Danehill) - $1,812,818
- I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) - $1,803,876
- Sebring (More Than Ready) - $1,764,222
- Lonhro (Octagonal) - $1,750,173
Jameka Wins Gr1 Caulfield Cup
At Caulfield in Melbourne on Saturday, Vinery's Gr1-winning stallion Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) celebrated an elite success when talented 4YO mare Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym) scored an easy 3 length win for trainer Ciaron Maher in the $3 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) for 3YO+, over 5YO Irish-bred gelding Scottish (Teofilo-Zeiting, by Zieten) & 5YO UK-bred entire Exospheric (Beat Hollow-Bright and Clear, by Danehill). A $130,000 yearling consigned by Gilgai Farm at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Jameka improved her record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 VRC Oaks, Gr2 Dilmah Vase, Gr2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes & Gr3 Naturalism Stakes) and 8 placings (including the Gr1 VRC Turnbull Stakes, Gr1 Australian Derby, Gr1 Rosehill Guineas, Gr1 Thousand Guineas, Gr2 Thousand Guineas Prelude & Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes) from 19 starts for $3,670,725 earnings. Such was the dominant nature of her win, that Jameka has firmed into equal $5 favouritism with Hartnell for next month's Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington. "I'm absolutely thrilled. This is basically our backyard...so there's nothing better than winning a Caulfield Cup," trainer Ciaron Maher told racing.com. "She has just been an outstanding horse...and this prep she has gone to another level." He added: "She has improved every start leading into this race, and I think she can improve again. I'm happy to step her up to the two miles now [of the Melbourne Cup]."
Jameka (image: Mark Gatt)
Maher Confident Jameka Can Claim Cup
Ciaron Maher says top mare Jameka has had the perfect preparation for tomorrow's Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m). The 4YO daughter of Vinery stallion Myboycharlie is coming off a dominant win in the Gr3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) and a fast-finishing second to star Godolphin galloper Hartnell in the Gr1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m), which Maher believes has her at peak fitness for tomorrow's $3 million showpiece. "Normally when she races at 2000 metres or above she races up on the speed, so this race should be no different," Maher told Melbourne's Radio Sport National. "The way we have trained her is for her to peak for this race and the next one [the Melbourne Cup]. I think she has looked better every start and I think she will be better again than she was in the Turnbull." He added: "With that weight [52.5kg] and with the two runs over 2000 metres, she should be spot on for the mile-and-a-half. She is always very competitive in whatever field we put her in." Most mares struggle to make the transition from fillies grade to open company as 4YOs, but Maher says Jameka's impressive physical development is the key to her success. "She has just made the necessary steps," he said. "She was quite a forward two-year-old, and she was a big three-year-old who took on the boys, and now she has made that transition and let down into a lovely big mare. She has such a beautiful, free stride and carries herself so well...I think that is why she's able to do it." Jameka is the clear cut $3.50 favourite for the Caulfield Cup, with her nearest market rivals being fellow mare Real Love, and Godolphin raider Scottish, at $7.50.
Jameka (image: Mark Gatt)
Hartnell Wins Gr1 Turnbull Stakes
At Flemington in Melbourne, triple Gr1-winning former English Derby victor & Darley shuttler Authorized (Montjeu-Funsie, by Saumarez) celebrated an elite success when 6YO UK-bred gelding Hartnell (Authorized-Debonnaire, by Anabaa) scored an easy 3.25 length win for trainer John O'Shea in the $500,000 Gr1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) for 3YO+, over 4YO mare Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym) & 4YO entire Tally (Street Cry-Itemise, by Kris S). The Godolphin-owned Hartnell improved his record to 10 wins (including the Gr1 The BMW, Gr2 Hill Stakes, Gr2 Chelmsford Stakes, Gr3 Sky High Stakes & Gr3 Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket) and 6 placings (including the Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes & Gr1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud) from 26 starts for $2,237,110 earnings. Hartnell is expected to have his next run in either the Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on 15 October or the Gr1 WS Cox Plate (2040m) a week later. "He'll be competitive in anything he runs in," trainer John O'Shea told Godolphin.com. "We have a few options which will be discussed among the team over the next few days."
Hartnell (image: Mark Gatt)
Return Hastings Trip For Exciting Mare
Unbeaten mare Francaletta (High Chaparral-Snow Peak, by Arazi) is likely to be back in action on the third day of the Hawke's Bay spring carnival, reports NZ Racing Desk. The daughter of High Chaparral followed up her Matamata debut win with success in a special conditions event at Hastings last Saturday. She has now won her two starts by a combined margin of nearly six lengths. "She's a lovely mare who we've had to be very patient with," co-trainer Andrew Forsman said. "She's still learning and as she gets up in class I think a mile to a middle distance will be her go." He added: "It's a matter of trying to win a few more races with her so we can get her rating up to qualify for some black-type races in the future." Francaletta descends from the family of Vinery's European Champion 2YO and subsequent high-class sire Myboycharlie, Gr1 sprinter and sire Snowland, stakes-winning sire Snippetson, dual Gr2 winner and Golden Slipper placegetter Portillo, and her smart Group-winning daughter Ghisoni.
Jameka Win Gr3 Naturalism Stakes
At Caulfield in Melbourne, Vinery's Gr1-winning stallion [http:/]Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) celebrated an elite Gr1 success when talented 4YO mare Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym) waltzed home by 3.8-lengths for trainer Ciaron Maher in the $150,000 Gr3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m), over 5YO geldings Gallante (Montjeu-Crazy Volume, by Machiavellian) & Berisha (Al Samer-Bheeshta, by Brief Truce). Saving ground on the fence, rider Nicholas Hall was given a saloon passage up on the rail when the field straightened, leaving Jameka to amble home and stamp herself as a serious Caulfield Cup contender next month. A $130,000 yearling consigned by Gilgai Farm at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Jameka improved her record to 4 wins (including the Gr1 VRC Oaks, Gr2 Dilmah Vase & Gr2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes) & 7 placings (including the Gr1 Australian Derby, Gr1 Rosehill Guineas, Gr1 Thousand Guineas, Gr2 Thousand Guineas Prelude & Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes) from 17 starts for $1,680,725 earnings.
Jameka (image: image: Mark Gatt)
Landfall Adds Ireland Gr3 For Myboycharlie
At Leopardstown in Ireland, Vinery's Gr1-winning stallion Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) added a Group success when 2YO French-bred gelding Landfall (Myboycharlie-Lana Girl, by Arch) scored by 2.25 lengths for trainer Ken Condon in the Gr3 Golden Fleece Stakes (8 furlongs) for 2YOs, over 2YO US-bred colt Fiery Speech (Street Cry-Firey Red, by Pivotal) & 2YO Irish-bred colt Douglas Macarthur (Galileo-Alluring Park, by Green Desert). This was the first stakes victory for the highly promising Landfall who extended his unbeaten record to 2 wins from 2 starts for €69,148 earnings. Trainer Ken Condon said Landfall had the talent to develop into a Gr1 horse. "It's rare that a horse who promises so much in the morning can show their true mettle in the afternoon where it really matters, but he's a horse who has transferred it,"he said. "What was particularly encouraging for his future was the way that in the last 100 yards he switched leads and surged again to the line. That's the hallmark of a good one and I hope he can make into a group one horse."
New-Look Roster Launched At Vinery Open Days
Meanwhile, incoming sires Press Statement and Headwater will launch a new-look roster at Vinery Stud’s annual Stallion Parades on August 20 & 21. They are the first additions to Vinery’s stellar line-up since Champion 3YO colt All Too Hard retired in 2013. Like All Too Hard, Press Statement won the Caulfield Guineas Gr1 and retires to stud as the first colt in several years to retire as a 2YO (J.J Atkins S Gr1) and a 3YO Gr1 winner. Silver Slipper winner Headwater has always had a strong following being a star Easter yearling with a brilliant pedigree and physique to match. Both newcomers have been extremely well received and have settled in well to Stud life ahead of what will be a busy season. More Than Ready returns for a record-breaking 16th consecutive shuttle season (see above item). Prominent proven 2016 sires Mossman, Testa Rossa, Husson, Myboycharlie and Casino Prince round out a 10-horse roster on show at the historic Vinery Stud property. Key open day info:
- Location: 684 Segenhoe Road, Scone, all visitors are welcome with gates open at 8.30am
- Dates: August 20 & 21
- Times: 8.30am light breakfast for 9.30am parades
- RSVP: essential to Racheal at email@example.com or call the office (02) 6543 8333
Light Prep For Ghisoni
Godolphin trainer John O'Shea says that highly talented filly Ghisoni (Lonhro-Portillo, by Red Ransom) will be restricted to a light spring campaign so she can be at her best in the autumn, reports Racing.com. The 3YO hasn't run since finishing fifth (beaten 2.3 lengths) against the older mares in the Gr2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) in June. "She races best on the fresh side and the plan is not to expose her too much," O'Shea said. "The Coolmore Classic is a race we think is the perfect target in the autumn and it is a race where weight plays a huge part and the mares carrying too much find it difficult." O'Shea said Ghisoni is likely to kick off in the Gr2 Premier Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on 1 October before travelling to Melbourne for the Gr2 Tab.com.au Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Derby Day. Ghisoni, who hails from the family of Snowland, Snippetson, and Vinery's European Champion 2YO Myboycharlie, has won 4 of her 7 starts highlighted by a win in the Gr2 Surround Stakes in the autumn.
Ghisoni (image: Steve Hart)
Valuable Filly Set For Debut
Peter and Paul Snowden will unveil a valuable filly when 2YO Archangel makes her debut in the Ladies Day Sunday August 28 2YO Handicap (1000m) at Wyong today. Purchased for $825,000 by the China Horse Club at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Archangel is by Lonhro out of the good producer Angelic Smile (Dehere), making her a half-sister to dual Gr2 winner Fravashi and Gr3 winner Pure Joy. This is also the extended family of Gr1 Fillies' Mile winner Icing, dual Gr1-winning stallion Al Hareb, Gr1 sprinter and sire Snowland, Vinery stallion Myboycharlie, and talented Godolphin filly Ghisoni.
Euro Charline Retired
Gr1 winner Euro Charline (Myboycharlie-Eurolink Artemis, by Common Grounds) has been retired after suffering a tendon injury, reports At The Races. A winner of the 2014 Gr1 Beverly D Stakes (9.5 furlongs) at Arlington in the US, the Marco Botti-trained mare was scheduled to run in Friday's Gr1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket before the injury was discovered. "It's a big blow, we weren't happy with her and had it investigated. But an injury like this is too risky for a filly at that level to carry on and race," said Botti. "It's very sad, but that's the way it is. She owes us nothing and we couldn't take the risk, at least she is retiring in one piece." Owned by Team Valor, the 5YO daughter of Vinery stallion Myboycharlie retires with 4 wins from 14 starts and over £1.5 million prize money. Euro Charline will now be sold at the Tattersalls December Breeding Stock Sale later in the year.
Blueberry Hill Wins Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic
At Ipswich in South-East Queensland, Vinery's Gr1-winning stallion Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) added a black-type success when 3YO filly Blueberry Hill (Myboycharlie-Perkipsey, by Falbrav) scored by 0.4-length for trainer Liam Birchley in the $100,000 Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) for f&m, over 4YO mares Elusive Catch (Elusive City-Milord a Lady, by Lord Ballina) & Echo Gal (Stratum-Pink Siris, by Encosta de Lago). Blueberry Hill advanced her record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Champagne Stakes) and 2 placing (including the Gr3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic) from 11 starts for $328,550 earnings.
Ghisoni To Miss Tiara
Highly talented filly Ghisoni (Lonhro-Portillo, by Red Ransom) will miss the Gr1 Tattersall's Tiara at Eagle Farm on Saturday week. Godolphin's assistant trainer Darren Beadman confirmed that Ghisoni will be spelled and aimed at the spring following her disappointing fifth placing (beaten 2.3 lengths) in last Saturday's Gr2 Dane Ripper Stakes. "John [trainer John O'Shea] just felt she is probably looking for the paddock," Beadman said. "He just felt another couple of weeks going into this race [Tatts Tiara] wouldn't help her out going into the spring." Beadman added: "There are a multitude of races she could target in the spring and it just all depends how she comes back from the spell." Ghisoni, who hails from the family of Snowland, Snippetson, and Vinery's European Champion 2YO Myboycharlie, has won 4 of her 7 starts highlighted by a win in the Gr2 Surround Stakes in the autumn.
Music Magnate Wins Gr1 Doomben 10,000
At Doomben in Brisbane, Woodside Park's Gr2-winning stallion Written Tycoon (Iglesias-Party Miss, by Kenmare) celebrated an elite success when 4YO gelding Music Magnate (Written Tycoon-Concert Girl, by Danehill Dancer) scored by 0.8-length for trainer Bjorn Baker in the $750,000 Gr1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) for 3YO+, over 4YO mare Azkadellia (Shinko King-Raving, by Centaine) & 5YO gelding Charlie Boy (Myboycharlie-Maritime, by Falbrav). A NZ$45,000 yearling consigned by Westbury Stud at the 2013 NZB National Yearling Sales Series, Music Magnate improved his record to 6 wins (including the Gr3 Hall Mark Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Listed Luskin Star Stakes & Listed Darby Munro Stakes) from 12 starts for $825,125 earnings. The victory represented a special milestone for Bjorn Baker, with Music Magnate providing the young trainer with his first Gr1 winner. "The team has been enjoying terrific success but the thing we had been missing was that Group 1 win," Baker said. "Queensland has been a happy hunting ground for myself, having won the Magic Millions up here with Unencumbered." He added: "This is a great feeling, it is a huge thrill to get the monkey off my back." Music Magnate becomes the third Gr1 winner this season for his sire Written Tycoon following the wins of Capitalist in the Golden Slipper and Luna Rossa in the Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes in New Zealand. "I love the Written Tycoon's," Baker said. "Anyone who has a Written Tycoon out there please get in touch...I'm always looking for more." Music Magnate is now likely to head to the $1.5 million Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on 11 June.
Ghisoni Wins Gr3 Glenlogan Park Stakes
At Doomben in Brisbane, former Champion Australian Sire & 11-time Gr1-winning World Champion Miler Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a Group success when 3YO Godolphin filly Ghisoni (Lonhro-Portillo, by Red Ransom) scored a comfortable 1.3-length win for trainer John O'Shea in the $150,000 Gr3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) for fillies and mares, over 7YO mare Cradle Me (Easy Rocking-Amphycles, by Machiavellian) & 5YO mare Beatniks (Haradasun-Hippy, by King of Kings). A homebred for Darley Stud, Ghisoni improved her record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Surround Stakes) from 6 starts for $320,775 earnings. Ghisoni is now likely to have her next start in either the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on 11 June, or the Gr2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) on the same day. Ghisoni is a daughter of beautifully bred mare Portillo, whose wins in the Gr2 Surround Stakes & Gr2 Magic Night Stakes were franked by Gr1 placings in the Golden Slipper and Flight Stakes. Portillo's dam Snowdrift also produced the gifted Gr1 sprinter and sire Snowland and smart stakes horse Snippetson, both by Snippets. This is the immediate family of Vinery's European Champion 2YO and subsequent high-class sire Myboycharlie.
Jemayel Wins Gr1 Prix Saint-Alary
At Deauville in France, French 2000 Guineas & French Derby winning shuttler Lope De Vega (Shamardal-Lady Vettori, by Vettori) celebrated an elite success when 3YO Irish-bred filly Jemayel (Lope de Vega-Nawal, by Homme de Loi) scored by a head for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget in the Gr1 Prix Saint-Alary (10 furlongs) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Camprock (Myboycharlie-Camporese, by Sadler's Wells) and Hawksmoor (Azamour-Bridal Dance, by Danehill Dancer). Jemayel is the second top-flight winner in as many days for her sire Lope de Vega following the win of Belardo in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. The Al Shaqab-owned Jemayel advanced her record to 2 wins and 2 placings (including the Gr3 Prix des Reservoirs) from 5 starts.
Belardo Wins Gr1 Lockinge Stakes
At Newbury in the UK, French 2000 Guineas & French Derby winning shuttler Lope De Vega (Shamardal-Lady Vettori, by Vettori) celebrated an elite success when 4YO entire Belardo (Lope de Vega-Danaskaya, by Danehill) scored by 1-length for trainer Roger Varian in the Gr1 Lockinge Stakes (8 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare Euro Charline (Myboycharlie-Eurolink Artemis, by Common Grounds) & fellow 4YO entire Endless Drama (Lope de Vega-Desert Drama, by Green Desert). This was the second top-flight victory for the Godolphin-owned Belardo who advanced his record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Dewhurst Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes) from 15 starts for £772,185 earnings. "He salvaged his year last year chasing home Solow at Ascot and that told us we needed to keep him in training this year," winning trainer Roger Varian told Racing Post. "I'm delighted for his owners and they kept the faith in him. His work has always been outstanding at home and he deserved another big one."
Inglis Autumn Thoroughbred Catalogue Online
102 yearlings, 11 broodmares and over 30 racing stock will be offered this Friday 6 May across the Classic Yearling Sale Book Two and Autumn Thoroughbred Sales in Sydney. Yearlings will kick off the day at 11am with the progeny of many leading stallions on offer including Exceed And Excel, High Chaparral, Street Cry, I Am Invincible, So You Think, Smart Missile, Bel Esprit, Snippetson, Lonhro, Street Boss, Casino Prince, Uncle Mo, Your Song, Myboycharlie, Mossman and Dreamscape. A colt by Hinchinbrook has been added as a supplementary entry into the Classic Book Two as Lot 102. Following the yearlings will be Lot 103 to 144 that make up the 2016 Inglis Autumn Thoroughbred Sale. 11 broodmares will be offered, including a half-sister to Victoria Derby winner Polanski and mares in foal to Bullet Train, Ready As and Dream Ballad. Think Big Stud's Group-performed stallion Dare To Dream (IRE), a half-brother to Bow Creek, will be offered as Lot 114 as part of the farm's unreserved reduction across three sales this week. Yearlings by Redoute's Choice and Sebring will join race fillies and mares by Snitzel, Bel Esprit, Magic Albert and Elusive City. Lot 127 is a two-year-old colt by High Chaparral from the family of Prized Icon, presented by Gooree Park Stud. Gooree will also offer a selection of lightly-raced three and four-year-olds from some of their top families, all ready to go on with. These join well-performed geldings Burning Passion as Lot 133, Adaboy Ross (Lot 142), and Sunday's impressive Mudgee winner Whirlwind Ascent (Lot 132). Click here to view the online catalogues.
Vinery Announces 2016 Stud Fees
Vinery Stud has announced its service fees for 2016 with champion sire More Than Ready and star galloper All Too Hard being joined by exciting newcomers Press Statement and Headwater. More Than Ready (USA) stays at a $66,000 fee after a stellar season which has unearthed two year-old colts the calibre of Prized Icon (Gr1 Champagne Stakes) & Kiss and Make Up (Gr2 Todman Stakes). His popularity in the sale-ring continues unabated with his yearlings selling to $950,000 at the Inglis Easter Sale at an average of $278,636. All Too Hard's first crop yearlings have been embraced by local and international buyers at all the major yearling sales this year, topping the freshman median ($220,000) at the Gold Coast Magic Millions and average ($244,048) at the Inglis Easter Sale. Press Statement (Hinchinbrook) retires to Vinery on the back of Gr1 victories as a 2YO and 3YO. He will prove popular at an introductory fee of $27,500. Headwater (Exceed And Excel) is by a Newmarket Hcp winner from Oakleigh Plate winner River Dove and was an exceptional talent winning the Gr2 Silver Slipper Stakes at two and he mixed it with older sprinters at three winning the LR Kensington Stakes (1000m) in 56.90s beating subsequent Newmarket winner The Quarterback.
Meanwhile, ahead of Buffering's next international test in Hong Kong, Mossman sired his 33rd stakes winner on Saturday and fellow Vinery favourite Testa Rossa sired his 57th stakes winner with Reldas (LR Abell Stakes) at Moonee Valley last month. Casino Prince is going better than ever this season with 6 individual stakes-winners, and Husson cracked a career-high double at the Gold Coast in January with Lucky Hussler (Magic Millions Cup) and Husson Eagle (Magic Millions Sprint) both winning races in excess of $1 million. Myboycharlie is doing an excellent job in both hemispheres – Brilliant filly Jameka won the Gr1 VRC Oaks this season and he's dominating French racing with Stakes winners Cheikeljack (colt) and undefeated Camprock (filly) both set for the French classics next month. More Than Ready's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck has begun his stud career brilliantly with early winners not only in Australia but also NZ and South Africa and he's great value a $9,900 fee. The full GST-inclusive line-up is:
- MORE THAN READY $66,000
- ALL TOO HARD $55,000
- PRESS STATEMENT $27,500
- MOSSMAN $16,500
- HEADWATER $16,500
- TESTA ROSSA $16,500
- HUSSON 13,200
- CASINO PRINCE $11,000
- MOYBOYCHARLIE $11,000
- PLUCK $9,900
Myboycharlie Filly Books Place In Gr1 Prix de Diane
At Saint-Cloud in France, Vinery Stud's Gr1-winning shuttler Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) added a group success when undefeated 3YO filly Camprock (Myboycharlie-Camporese, by Sadler's Wells) made it a hat-trick on Monday. Trained by Mia Brandt, who purchased her for €30,000 at Arqana as a yearling, Camprock had already secured black-type in her second start at Chantilly in March, and went one better with a half-length victory in the Gr3 Prix Penelope (2100m). She defeated hitherto undefeated fillies Juliet Rose and Jadhaba to take her earnings to €80,000. Camprock is being aimed at the Gr1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly on June 19.
Myboycharlie Sires French Gr3 Winner
At Maisons-Laffitte overnight in France, Vinery Stud’s Gr1-winning shuttler Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) added a group success when 3YO colt Cheikeljack (Myboycharlie-Senderjack, by Giant’s Causeway) scored a 1.75-lengths victory for trainer Henri-Alex Pantall in the €80,000 Gr3 Prix Djebel (1400m), over fellow 3YO colts Attendu (Acclamation-Gwenseb, by Green Tune) & Moon Trouble (Lope de Vega-Shake The Moon, by Loup Solitaire). Promising Cheikeljack has now won 3 of his 5 starts. Myboycharlie will be represented by strongly fancied Jameka in tomorrow’s Gr1 Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick.
Tavago Wins Gr1 Australian Derby
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Cambridge Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Tavistock (Montjeu-Upstage, by Quest For Fame) celebrated an elite success when 3YO gelding Tavago (Tavistock-Sara Ann, by Stravinsky) scored a surprise 3.3-length win at odds of 47-1 for trainers Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young in the $2 million Gr1 Australian Derby (2400m) for 3YOs, over 3YO filly Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym) & 3YO colt Tally (Street Cry-Itemise, by Kris S). Tavago, who was a NZ$60,000 purchase at the 2014 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Cambridge Stud, took his record to 3 wins (including the Gr3 Wellington Stakes) and 2 placings from 7 starts for $1,395,955 earnings. From the unraced Zabeel mare Sara Ann, Tavago hails from the outstanding Gay Poss family of champion sprinter Lankan Rupee, Victoria Derby winning stallion Grosvenor, Australian Oaks winner Mahaya, and her half-sister Shadea, the dam of champion racehorse and stallion Lonhro.
Tavago (image: Steve Hart)
Real Steel Wins Gr1 Dubai Turf
At Meydan racecourse in Dubai, 4YO Japanese gelding Real Steel (Deep Impact-Loves Only Me, by Storm Cat) landed the biggest prize of his career when scoring by 0.5-length for trainer Yoshito Yahagi in the US$6 million Gr1 Dubai Turf (1800m) for 3YO+, over 5YO UK-bred mare Euro Charline (Myboycharlie-Eurolink Artemis, by Common Grounds) & Godolphin's 5YO Irish-bred gelding Tryster (Shamardal-Min Alhawa, by Riverman). Real Steel took his record to 3 wins and 5 placings (including the Gr1 Satsuki Sho) from 9 starts for ¥636,315,664 earnings.
Tarzino Wins Gr1 Rosehill Guineas
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Cambridge Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Tavistock (Montjeu-Upstage, by Quest For Fame) celebrated an elite success when 3YO colt Tarzino (Tavistock-Zarzino, by Zabeel) scored a dominant 1.8-length win for trainer Mick Price and jockey Craig Newitt in the $600,000 Gr1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) for 3YOs, over 3YO gelding Montaigne (Road to Rock-Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit) & 3YO filly Jameka (Myboycharlie-Mine Game, by General Nediym). Tarzino - who was sporting the red and white silks of new part-owners Rosemont Stud for the first time - tightened his grip on favouritism for the Australian Derby in two weeks time with this brilliant staying performance and in the process took his record to 4 wins (including the Gr1 Victoria Derby) and 3 placings (including the Gr1 VRC Australian Guineas) from 9 starts for $1,517,050 earnings. "He is a really, really good staying colt," Price told Sky Racing. "I think he will improve from today and he is obviously the one to beat going into the AJC Derby. If he shows up in the right order on Derby day they won't beat him." Bred by Sir Patrick Hogan's Cambridge Stud in New Zealand, Tarzino was originally purchased for NZ$45,000 2014 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale by Rick Connolly Bloodstock before subsequently reoffered at the 2104 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale and purchased by Mick Price Racing for $60,000. Tarzino is out of the Zabeel mare Zarzino and descends from the same female line as three-time Gr1-winning stallion Sky Chase, sire of 1996 Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate winner Saintly.
Tarzino is now favourite for the Gr1 Australian Derby in a fortnight (image: Steve Hart)
Peggy Jean Heading To National Sale
Group One winner Peggy Jean will be a star attraction at June's Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast. A multiple black type winner as a juvenile, Peggy Jean shot to prominence when she scored a comprehensive win in the Group One ATC Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick. Another successful graduate for the Ward brothers' Triple Crown Syndications company, Peggy Jean will be presented at the Gold Coast by Yarraman Park following her first service last spring, a September cover to outstanding Hunter Valley sire I Am Invincible. "The outstanding stakes winner to runner ratio of Chris and Michael's Triple Crown operation is highlighted by Peggy Jean and Magic Millions is honoured to have been chosen to market this high profile mare," Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said. The Myboycharlie mare is from a half-sister to group performer Prince of Dane and hails from the family of Gr1 winners Lady Jakeo and Mrs Onassis, Merlene and also Golden Slipper fancy Capitalist. "Peggy Jean was a very special horse for all involved with her at Triple Crown and, of course, her ownership group. She was an exceptional early running 2YO who won the Group 1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes in dominant style on the inaugural day of The Championships at Royal Randwick. Peggy Jean ended up winning in excess of $900,000 in prize money for her connections. She is now proving to be just as outstanding off the track, testing in foal to one of the most sought after stallions in the country in I Am Invincible after her first cover," Triple Crown's Chris Ward said.
Charlie Boy Wins Gr3 Liverpool City Cup
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Vinery's Gr1-winning shuttler Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) added a Group success when 5YO gelding Charlie Boy(Myboycharlie-Maritime, by Falbrav) scored by 0.5-length for trainers Peter & Paul Snowden in the $150,000 Gr3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m), over 5YO entire Rocky Sturdy (Fastnet Rock-Tzu His, by Quest For Fame) & 4Yo entire Good Project (Not A Single Doubt-Euchre, by Final Card). Charlie Boy took his record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 BRC Sprint Handicap & Gr2 Danehill Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 Stakes, Gr2 Silver Slipper Stakes, Gr2 Premiere Stakes) & Listed Testa Rossa Stakes) from 23 starts for $736,175 earnings. Charlie Boy, whose grand dam is Gr1 Flight Stakes winner Pontal Lass, was purchased by Triple Crown Syndications for $80,000 at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling Sale from the draft of Newhaven Park.
History To Repeat For Portillo's Daughter
Neither class nor pedigree inevitably guarantees success on the racetrack, however tomorrow at Royal Randwick one such 3YO filly is poised to deliver on everything her catalogue page suggested she might. Ghisoni has only been to the racetrack twice in her thus far short career, but the manner of her two victories have catapulted the daughter of Darley's World Champion Miler and Champion Sire Lonhro into $2.60 favourite for Randwick's Gr2 Surround Stakes. A member of the powerful Godolphin brigade, Ghisoni is a daughter of beautifully bred mare Portillo, whose wins in this race and Gr2 Magic Night Stakes were franked by placings in the Gr1 Golden Slipper & the Gr2 Furious Stakes, among others. Portillo's dam Snowdrift also produced the gifted Gr1 sprinter and sire Snowland and smart stakes horse Snippetson, both by Snippets. This is the immediate family of Vinery's European Champion 2YO and subsequent high class sire Myboycharlie.
Portillo is the dam of Ghisoni (image: Steve Hart)
Zelady's Night Out Wins Listed Calaway Gal Stakes
At Doomben in Queensland, Vinery's Gr1-winning stallion Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata, by Rousillon) added a black-type success when 2YO filly Zelady's Night Out (Myboycharlie-Zelady, by Zeditave) scored by 2.3-lengths for trainer Tony Gollan in the $100,000 Listed Calaway Gal Stakes (1050m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow 2YO fillies Royal Tithe (Show a Heart-Slice of Royalty, by Johannesburg) & River Racer (Hidden Dragon-Royal Yangtze, by Royal Academy). This was the first stakes victory for the very exciting Zelady's Night Out who extended her unbeaten record to 2 wins from 2 starts for $105,600 earnings. Zelady's Night Out, who is a half-sister to Gr2 winner Excites Zelady, was purchased by B2B Bloodstock/Blue Sky Bloodstock for $65,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud.
Zelady's Night Out Wins By Daylight At Doomben
Meanwhile, Vinery sire Myboycharlie (Ire) was back in the spotlight with Magic Millions graduate Zelady's Night Out scoring an impressive debut victory at Doomben on Saturday. Zelady's Night Out hit the ground running and skimmed over the Soft 7 surface to score by four lengths in the Game Flexi Membership QTIS Hcp (1050m). She clocked a surprisingly quick 61.12s which was only a fraction outside the class record in wet conditions. "She can really fly the gates," trainer Tony Gollan said. "She jumped lengths in front and then came back under Jim (Byrne)." The filly is the first juvenile winner of the season for Myboycharlie who sired Jameka to a Group 1 triumph in the VRC Oaks (2500m) last week. He is standing for an $11,000 (inc gst) service fee at Vinery Stud. Zelady's Night Out (2f Myboycharlie – Zelady by Zeditave) will keep improving towards the $2 million Magic Millions Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 9. Her two lead-ups will be in the LR Calaway Gal Stakes (1000m) at Doomben on December 12 followed by the G3 Bruce McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at the Gold Coast on December 26. "She really appeals for the Classic," Gollan added. "She has shown us plenty from the start and isn't a one-dimensional filly. She was very impressive today but you haven't seen anything yet." Zelady's Night Out is a half-sister to Excites Zelady (G3 SAJC Breeders' Stakes) and cost $65,000 from Yarraman Park at the 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale. Their dam foaled 7 winners from 7 to the races. The newcomer was purchased by B2B Bloodstock on behalf of owner Sylvana Surace who also qualifies to earn part of a $500,000 Racing Women's bonus in the Classic.