Dream Ahead Overview
A five-time Group One winner at 2 and 3, Dream Ahead was rated equal to Frankel by Timeform at 2. A tremendous and gutsy racehorse, he was not only a Joint Champion 2YO but also Champion 3YO Miler and Champion Sprinter in Europe.
Dream Ahead was the leading Australian 2nd Season Sire by Stakes winners in the 2016-17 season with more Stakes winners than Foxwedge, So You Think, Sepoy, and Smart Missile, and to the 31st of August 2018 he is the sire of 19 individual Stakes winners (4.8% Stakes winners/runners); that is more than So You Think (13 SWs, 4.6%), Foxwedge (9 SWs, 2.4%) and Smart Missile (5 SWs, 1.7%), etc. Dream Ahead’s average earnings index (AEI) of 1.81 is higher than that of Foxwedge (AEI 1.6), So You Think (AEI 1.48) and Smart Missile (AEI 1.08).
He is the stallion the Australian breeding industry has been crying out for – a proven, outcross that has a great affinity with Danehill blood – 8 of his 19 Stakes winners are from Danehill line mares, including his 2YO colt Dark Vision, winner of the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood and now owned by Team Godolphin.
Dream Ahead is positioned to be the next More Than Ready, Red Ransom, Street Cry, Written Tycoon or I Am Invincible. He served 133 mares in 2017 and 135 mares in 2016 so the best is yet to come for this outstanding young sire.
- Dream Ahead has already sired a Group One winner from his first European Crop – Al Wukair
- He has achieved a remarkable nick with Redoute’s Choice (100% winners/runners and 75% Stakes winners to runners)
- Had more Stakes winners as a 2nd Season Sire than Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Written Tycoon, Not A Single Doubt, Lonhro and Street Cry at the same time in their career
- His yearlings have been bought by Ciaron Maher, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Darren Weir, Ellerton Zahra Racing, Paul Perry, Shadwell, China Horse Club, Peter Moody, Darby Racing, Australian Bloodstock, etc
Dream Ahead Pedigree
|KNOWN FACT |
|SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS |
|WHERE YOU LEAD|
|SADLERS WELLS |
|PARK APPEAL |
|LAND OF DREAMS (GB)|
|CADEAUX GENEREUX (GB)|
|YOUNG GENERATION |
|SMARTEN UP |
|SAHARA STAR (GB)|
|GREEN DESERT |
|VAIGLY STAR |
Dream Ahead Progeny
DREAM AHEAD Champion Sprinter in Europe in 2011. Champion 3YO Miler in France & GB in 2011. Joint Champion 2YO Colt in Europe & GB in 2010. 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1400m, £485,426, €371,410, Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1, July Cup, Gr.1, Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.1. He entered stud in Ireland in 2012. He entered stud in Aust. in 2012. Leading French First Season Sire in 2015. Sire of 419 progeny to race, 211 winners (50.0%), earnings of over $15 million, 20 stakes winners, 22 stakes placegetters, inc.
AL WUKAIR (14c, Machiavellian, Caerleon). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2017, £53,800, €501,980, Deauville Prix Jacques le Marois, Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Djebel, Gr.3, Deauville Prix Isonomy, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Victrix, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Messidor, Gr.3, 3d The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1.
DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT (13c, Tagula, Priolo). 5 wins-3 at 2-to 1400m to 2017, £199,228, €209,443, Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.2, York Rockingham S., L, Haydock Ayr Gold Cup, Ayr Shadwell Stud Nursery H., Haydock 32red.com S., 2d Deauville Prix Maurice de Gheest, Gr.1, Haydock Sandy Lane S., Gr.2, Leicester King Richard III S., L, Haydock Goals Galore Nursery H., 3d Leicester King Richard III S., L, Kempton 32red.com S., Lingfield Sunbets.co.uk S., 4th Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Criterium International, Gr.1, Goodwood Lennox S., Gr.2.
DARK VISION (16c, Dansili, Rock City). 3 wins at 2 in 2018, £129,053, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.2, York John Smith's 2YO S.
SHUMOOKH (14f, Secret Savings, Don't Say Halo). 2 wins at 1250m, 1400m to 2018-19, A$384,495, ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.2, Pluck at Vinery P., 2d ATC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L, ATC Nelune Foundation H., 3d ATC Surround S., Gr.1.
DREAMS APLENTY (13g, Redoute's Choice, Zabeel). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1650m to 2017-18, A$387,450, BRC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3, Gold Coast Cup, L, Ipswich TC City of Ipswich H., BRC Racezone National Apprentice Series P., Treasury Ladies Oaks Day P., Toowoomba Guineas, 2d BRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, St Vincent's Care Services H., Surf Life Saving Qld H., SCTC Rent 2 Own Cars Australia 2YO P., GCTC PFD Queensland H., BRC Prive249 Restaurant P., 3d SCTC Clipsal by Schneider H., 4th BRC Champagne Classic, Gr.2.
TORNIBUSH (14c, Dansili, Peintre Celebre). 6 wins from 1400m to 1800m to 2018, €144,450, Longchamp Prix du Pin, Gr.3, Vichy Prix Jacques de Bremond, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix du Carrefour Montesson, 3d Deauville Prix du Haras El Palmar, Saint-Cloud Prix Reliance, 4th Baden-Baden Oettingen Rennen, Gr.2.
SWEETY DREAM (15f, Exceed and Excel, Be My Guest). 2 wins at 2 in 2017, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Miesque, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix de la Cascade.
FINAL FRONTIER (13g, Pivotal, Prince Sabo). 2 wins at 2, Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3, Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise 2YO S., 4th Curragh National S., Gr.1.
BASILEUS (13c, Hussonet, Persian Bold). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1500m, 1600m, €140,741, Rome Premio Mauro Sbarigia, L, Milan Premio d'Estate, L, Premio SGA ASTA Selezionata, Rome Premio Stratford, 2d Milan Gran Criterium, Gr.2, Rome Premio Ribot, Gr.3, Premio Natale di Roma, L, Premio Daumier, Premio Arconte, Premio Gentlewave, 3d Milan Premio Ambrosiano, Gr.3, 4th Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Gr.2.
GOLD TAIL (15c, Elusive City, Pivotal). 6 wins-5 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2018, Rome Premio Divino Amore, L, Premio Samba, 3d Rome Premio In a Tiff.
TISBUTADREAM (14f, Choisir, Hector Protector). 5 wins at 1m in 2017, Sandown Distaff S., L, Ascot Breeders' Series Fillies' H., Kempton 32red H., 2d Deauville Prix de Lieurey, Gr.3, 3d Epsom Princess Elizabeth S., Gr.3, Sandown Atalanta S., Gr.3, Ascot Valiant S., L, Newmarket Rosemary S., L.
PEACH MELBA (14f, Hurricane Sky, Batshoof). 5 wins from 1400m to 1600m in 2017, Hannover Grosser Preis des Gestüt Haus Zoppenbroich, L, Newmarket Breeders' Fillies Series H., Lingfield Breeders Series' Fillies' H., 2d Haydock Best Odds at 188bet S.
KEN'S DREAM (13g, Shamardal, Stark South). 5 wins to 1200m to 2017-18, A$520,150, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, VRC Better Beyond P., MRC Selangor Turf Club H., VRC Royal Ascot H., 2d VRC Incognitus S., L, MRC Vobis Gold Sprint, MVRC Quest Moonee Valley P., PKF P., SAJC Carbine Club H., 3d MRC Victoria H., Gr.3, VRC AR Creswick Series Final S., L, 4th MVRC Australia S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Sapphire S., Gr.3.
VISIONARY (14g, Lawman, Nashwan). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 7f to 2017, Newbury Carnarvon S., L, Wolverhampton 932red.com Conditions S., 2d Lingfield All-Weather Championships 3YO S., 3d Ascot Totepoolliveinfo.com 2YO S., Lingfield 32red.com S.
GENERALISSIMO (13g, Redoute's Choice, El Moxie). 4 wins to 1400m, A$205,035, ATC South Pacific Classic, L, 3d ATC Eskimo Prince S., Gr.3.
DREAM OF DREAMS (14c, Dansili, Indian Ridge). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 7f to 2017, £114,133, €10,350, Doncaster Wentworth S., L, Haydock British Stallion Studs 2YO S., Lingfield British Stallion Studs S., 2d Newbury Hungerford S., Gr.2, Goodwood Supreme S., Gr.3, York Rockingham S., L, Doncaster Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., Newmarket Ben Burgess & Co 2YO S., 3d Curragh Railway S., Gr.2, Newbury Hackwood S., Gr.3.
MOZART (15c, Sternkönig, Shaadi). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m to 2018, Ooty Nilgiris Two Thousand Guineas, L, 2d Mumbai Breeder's Produce S., L.
GORANE (14f, Nashwan, Silver Deputy). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f to 2017, €86,055, Tipperary Abergwaun S., L, 2d Curragh Ballyogan S., Gr.3, Sole Power S., L, Navan Power S., L, Woodlands S., L, 4th Naas Lacken S., Gr.3.
AWAKEN (13f, Redoute's Choice, Zabeel). 2 wins at 1400m, 1800m, A$104,175, WATC Ascot One Thousand Guineas, L, 3d WATC Lavazza H.
PURSUING THE DREAM (15f, Dubawi, Kefaah). Winner at 2 in 2017, Deauville Prix de la Vallee d'Auge, L, 2d Santa Anita Senorita S., Gr.3, 4th Doncaster Flying Childers S., Gr.2.
Sensei (14c, Woodman, Bletchingly). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m to 2017-18, NZ$81,810, Otago RC Speight's H., 2d Ashburton RC John Grigg S., Gr.3, CJC Strategy Creative H., 3d CJC Welcome S., L, NZB South Island Sale 21st April S.
Raucous (13g, Acclamation, Miswaki). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 6f to 2018, £141,634, Goodwood Thames Materials Bulk Excavations H., Newmarket Adnams Mosaic 2YO S., 2d Newcastle Jack Berry House H., 3d York Gimcrack S., Gr.2, Newbury Mill Reef S., Gr.2, Ascot Bengough S., Gr.3, Newbury Hackwood S., Gr.3, Epsom Surrey S., L, Goodwood Stewards' Cup, 4th Newbury Hackwood S., Gr.3, Windsor Leisure S., L.
Golden Stunner (13f, Sabrehill, Lyphard). 4 wins from 7f to 8½f to 2017, Newbury Bathwick Tyres Fillies' H., York Constant Security S., Newmarket Free Bet at 188bet Fillies' H., 2d Fairyhouse Brownstown S., Gr.3, York Ganton S., L, Newmarket Community Raceday Fillies' S.
Gold Vibe (13g, Stravinsky, Woodman). 4 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2017, €167,550, Deauville Prix de Vire, Prix Arreau, 2d Chantilly Prix du Gros-Chene, Gr.2, Prix du Petit Couvert, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix de Saint-Georges, Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Seine-Et-Oise, Gr.3, Prix de Bonneval, L, Deauville Prix d'Hudimesnil, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Zino, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Hampton, L.
Boos (14f, Kheleyf, Linamix). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2017, €110,830, US$43,997, 2d Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.2, Vichy Prix des Reves d'Or, L, Chantilly Prix des Usages, 4th La Teste Criterium du Bequet, L.
Dream Mover (13c, Hussonet, Storm Bird). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 7¼f to 2017, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Milan Premio Chiusura, Gr.3, Doncaster Howcroft Industrial Supplies H., Newmarket Racing UK H., 3d Doncaster Wheatley Pallets H.
Silent Attack (13g, Trempolino, Spectacular Bid). 3 wins at 7f, 1m to 2018, Newmarket Whiting & Partners H., Lingfield Jackie Williams 60th Birthday Celebrations H., 2d Istanbul Topkapi Trophy, Gr.2, Newmarket Bet365 Mile.
Dream Today (15g, Machiavellian, Caerleon). Winner at 2 in 2017, York Convivial 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Autumn S., Gr.3, 3d Newmarket Royal British Legion H.
Dream First (13f, Tobougg, Royal Academy). Winner at 1200m, 3d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), Gr.3.
Antonella (14f, Oasis Dream, Dansili). Champion 3YO Filly & Female Sprinter in Spain in 2017.5 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2017, €85,700, 3d Deauville Prix du Cercle, L, 4th Longchamp Prix du Petit Couvert, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix Yacowlef, L.
Dream Ahead Acceptances
|2018-09-25: 14:20, Race 3, Clarence River JC Radio 2GF Maiden P. (1015m) A$22,000; 4yo g Grand Asset (Dream Ahead-Grand Lilli by Danzero)|
Dream Ahead 1-2-3 Results
|23/09/2018: Trefranian (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Imperatrix by Strategic);|
3rd Port Macquarie RC Mid Coast Switchboards Maiden H., A$22,000 1106m, earning A$2,100
|22/09/2018: Shumookh (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Shamekha by Secret Savings (USA));|
1st ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.2, A$403,000 1400m, earning A$230,600
|22/09/2018: Dream Fields (AUS) 3yo g (Dream Ahead-You or Me by More Than Ready (USA));|
3rd Illawarra TC Barrie Purcell Maiden H., A$35,000 1400m, earning A$3,200
|22/09/2018: Sensei (NZ) 4yo c (Dream Ahead-Schiaparelli by Woodman (USA));|
2nd CJC Strategy Creative H., NZ$34,500 1200m, earning NZ$6,500
|21/09/2018: Captivated (AUS) 3yo g (Dream Ahead-Love in Spring by Redoute's Choice);|
2nd Ipswich TC Lyndons Maiden P., A$15,000 1100m, earning A$3,000
|21/09/2018: Derumor (AUS) 3yo g (Dream Ahead-Mariah (IRE) by Danzig (USA));|
2nd Ipswich TC Brisbane Screen Printing Maiden H., A$15,000 1020m, earning A$3,000
|20/09/2018: Future Event (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-North Pole Dancer by Anabaa (USA));|
2nd Lismore TC Lismore Cup, A$60,000 2100m, earning A$10,600
|16/09/2018: Pinnacle Power (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Shadedah by Danewin);|
2nd Taree RC XXXX Gold Maiden H., A$22,000 1400m, earning A$3,900
|16/09/2018: Dream a Lot (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Crown Agnes by Agnes World (USA));|
1st Taree RC Saxbys Soft Drink Maiden P., A$22,000 1000m, earning A$11,200
|15/09/2018: Exquisite Dreamer (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Fine by Excellent Art (GB));|
2nd Enngonia RC Green Collar & Mumblebone Maiden P., A$7,000 1100m, earning A$1,190
|14/09/2018: So Bizarre (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Nesnas by Danewin);|
2nd Newcastle JC Simplot Partners H., A$32,300 1600m, earning A$6,000
|09/09/2018: Firstclass Dreamer (AUS) 3yo c (Dream Ahead-Luloah by Al Maher);|
2nd Sale TC Sale Cup Raceday Maiden P., A$26,000 1400m, earning A$4,420
|09/09/2018: Derumor (AUS) 3yo g (Dream Ahead-Mariah (IRE) by Danzig (USA));|
2nd SCTC Dynamic Glazing Maiden P., A$15,000 1000m, earning A$3,000
|08/09/2018: Dream Kisses (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Kiss Me Katy by Mull of Kintyre (USA));|
2nd BRC Qscan Radiology Clinics P., A$40,000 1200m, earning A$8,200
|08/09/2018: Miracles Aplenty (AUS) 3yo f (Dream Ahead-Deverra (NZ) by Stravinsky (USA));|
3rd Far North Qld ATC Tattersalls H., A$33,500 1250m, earning A$2,625
|06/09/2018: Spookwood (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Bryce Canyon (USA) by Gulch (USA));|
2nd Northam RC Tabtouch Maiden P., A$16,170 1300m, earning A$3,300
|03/09/2018: Pinnacle Power (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Shadedah by Danewin);|
2nd Wauchope JC Wauchope Stock & Estate Maiden P., A$22,000 1400m, earning A$3,900
|02/09/2018: Pretext's Dream (AUS) 5yo g (Dream Ahead-Battle Line by Galileo (IRE));|
2nd Moree RC Muggleton Cranes H., A$22,000 1200m, earning A$3,900
|31/08/2018: Winds of Change (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Faiza by Danehill (USA));|
3rd Birdsville RC Birdsville Hotel P., A$15,500 1000m, earning A$1,500
|31/08/2018: Shumookh (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Shamekha by Secret Savings (USA));|
2nd Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L, A$126,700 1350m, earning A$23,500
|31/08/2018: So Bizarre (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Nesnas by Danewin);|
1st Wyong RC Hunter Petroleum H., A$40,000 1300m, earning A$21,970
|26/08/2018: Campari Soda (AUS) 3yo f (Dream Ahead-Chitraka by Tale of the Cat (USA));|
2nd Devonport RC Thai Imperial Latrobe Maiden P., A$17,000 1000m, earning A$3,400
|25/08/2018: Renewal (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Renascent by Domesday);|
3rd ATC Ceo Magazine H., A$100,000 1200m, earning A$8,900
|25/08/2018: Dream Kisses (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Kiss Me Katy by Mull of Kintyre (USA));|
3rd SCTC Take in the Gold H., A$40,000 1000m, earning A$4,200
|25/08/2018: Easy Weekend (AUS) 5yo g (Dream Ahead-Country Lodge by Grand Lodge (USA));|
1st Townsville TC Professional Pump Services Sprint H., A$30,000 1200m, earning A$18,300
|24/08/2018: Future Event (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-North Pole Dancer by Anabaa (USA));|
1st Tweed River JC Murwillumbah Cup, A$38,250 1530m, earning A$14,640
|22/08/2018: Dream On (NZ) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Sassybella (NZ) by Viking Ruler);|
1st Taupo RC Telperion Maiden S., NZ$10,000 1300m, earning NZ$6,250
|21/08/2018: Flash Stinger (AUS) 3yo g (Dream Ahead-Armagnac by Hennessy (USA));|
1st Muswellbrook RC Speith at Aquis Farm H., A$19,600 1000m, earning A$16,710
|20/08/2018: Dream a Lot (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Crown Agnes by Agnes World (USA));|
2nd Clarence River JC Exclusive Trophies Maiden P., A$20,000 1100m, earning A$3,740
|20/08/2018: Wasabi (AUS) 5yo m (Dream Ahead-Fujisawa (GB) by Green Desert (USA));|
3rd Swan Hill JC Busbiz Murray Mallee H., A$20,000 975m, earning A$1,600
|19/08/2018: So Bizarre (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Nesnas by Danewin);|
3rd Taree RC XXXX Gold H., A$30,000 1250m, earning A$2,920
|18/08/2018: Paradiso Girl (NZ) (AUS) 5yo m (Dream Ahead-Line of Sight by Elusive Quality (USA));|
2nd Narrandera RC Bendigo Bank H., A$10,000 1200m, earning A$1,730
|16/08/2018: Easy Weekend (AUS) 5yo g (Dream Ahead-Country Lodge by Grand Lodge (USA));|
2nd Townsville TC BM Webb Industrial Property H., A$14,000 1000m, earning A$2,800
|14/08/2018: Miss Inception (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Cheyne Walk (USA) by Royal Academy (USA));|
3rd Geelong RC Geelong Homes Maiden P., A$22,425 1100m, earning A$1,840
|14/08/2018: Dream I Can (AUS) 5yo g (Dream Ahead-Double Crossing by Giant's Causeway (USA));|
1st Gosford RC Northlakes Tavern H., A$29,400 1200m, earning A$16,630
|11/08/2018: Derumor (AUS) 3yo g (Dream Ahead-Mariah (IRE) by Danzig (USA));|
2nd GCTC Racing Awards Night Maiden P., A$27,750 900m, earning A$3,000
|11/08/2018: Fast Trick (AUS) 5yo g (Dream Ahead-Desert Trick (GB) by Green Desert (USA));|
2nd Gladstone TC Summer Bright H., A$7,000 1517m, earning A$1,400
|11/08/2018: Kanavu (AUS) 3yo c (Dream Ahead-Sri Lanka by Sri Pekan (USA));|
1st Newcastle JC Robson Civil Projects Maiden H., A$29,400 1200m, earning A$22,255
|09/08/2018: Flash Stinger (AUS) 3yo g (Dream Ahead-Armagnac by Hennessy (USA));|
2nd Taree RC Kosciuszko H., A$19,600 1000m, earning A$3,740
|04/08/2018: Nothingbutadreamer (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Ilhaam by Secret Savings (USA));|
3rd Coonamble JC Gray's Auto & Wiatkowski Maiden H., A$10,000 1400m, earning A$865
|03/08/2018: Winds of Change (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Faiza by Danehill (USA));|
1st Lockyer RC Lockyer Valley Regional Council H., A$14,000 1100m, earning A$9,100
|03/08/2018: So Bizarre (AUS) 4yo g (Dream Ahead-Nesnas by Danewin);|
1st Wyong RC Northrop Consulting Engineers Maiden P., A$29,400 1100m, earning A$16,630
|30/07/2018: Russian Ahead (AUS) 3yo f (Dream Ahead-Rich Russian by Danerich);|
3rd Bathurst TC Central West Electrical Maiden H., A$19,300 1200m, earning A$1,870
|30/07/2018: Dream a Lot (AUS) 4yo f (Dream Ahead-Crown Agnes by Agnes World (USA));|
3rd Kempsey RC O'Donnell & Hanlon Maiden H., A$20,000 1000m, earning A$1,870
|27/07/2018: She's a Mitzy (AUS) 5yo m (Dream Ahead-Listeners by Domesday);|
3rd Ipswich TC Select Flooring Qld P., A$16,000 800m, earning A$1,600
Dream Ahead News
Shumookh Wins Gr2 Golden PendantMon, 24 Sep 2018
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At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Emirates Park's & Aquis Farm's 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare Shumookh (Dream Ahead-Shamekha, by Secret Savings) opened her stakes account courtesy of a bold front-running win in the $400,000 Gr2 Golden Pendant (1400m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Champagne Cuddles & Princess Posh. A homebred for Emirates Park, Shumookh is out of former top-class mare Shamekha, winner of the Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes, Gr1 All Aged Stakes and Gr1 Coolmore Classic. Shumookh improved her record to 2 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr1 Surround Stakes & Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes) from 7 starts for $384,495 in earnings.
Shumookh (image: Steve Hart)
Kings Will Dream To Improve in MemsieThu, 30 Aug 2018
The Darren Weir stable are delighted with the improvement shown by emerging star Kings Will Dream ahead of Saturday's $1 million weight-for-age Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. The Melbourne Cup favourite lost no admirers when resuming with a fast-finishing fourth in the Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield twelve days ago. "His first-up run didn't surprise me because every time I've galloped or trialled him he's shown he's a first-class horse so to see him run like that was certainly no surprise," Weir's Warrnambool foreman Jarrod McLean told racing.com. "He's come on really good. Second-up he may be a bit flat, but he'll progress through nicely." Kings Will Dream tuned up for his second start this campaign when working with several high profile stable-mates at Ararat racecourse on Tuesday morning. The Irish-bred Kings Will Dream (Casamento-Road Harbour, by Rodrigo De Triano), who is currently the $13 TAB favourite for the Melbourne Cup, has hitherto won 6 of his 9 starts.
Dreams Aplenty Wins Listed Gold Coast CupMon, 7 May 2018
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At the Gold Coast in Queensland, Emirates Park's & Aquis Farm's 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Dreams Aplenty (Dream Ahead-Tipsy Moment, by Redoute's Choice) refused to lie down in the straight when scoring a determined win in the $100,000 Listed Gold Coast Cup (1400m) for 3YO+, defeating Aqua Vite & Charlie Boy. Dreams Aplenty, who was sold for $32,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale before being subsequently purchased for $26,000 at the Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale, improved his record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Gunsynd Classic) and 7 placings (including the Gr2 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes) from 20 starts for $387,450 in earnings.
Aquis Announces 2018 Two-State Stud FeesFri, 4 May 2018
In local breeding news, Aquis has announced its 2018 stallion roster comprising 13 stallions at properties in New South Wales and Queensland. “Highlighting the roster will be the Champion 2YO Colt and Snitzel’s highest-ever rated 2YO Invader, who will be joined on the Hunter Valley roster by the speed machine Spieth who is the best son of Champion Sire Thorn Park to stand at stud in Australia. Spieth, who came within a lip of winning a Group One in both the Darley Classic and the Lightning Stakes, will be retired at the end of the Brisbane Winter Carnival, with Craig Williams booked to ride him throughout his final campaign,” revealed CEO Shane McGrath. “We are also delighted to welcome the outstanding Gr1-winning juvenile The Mission, who is by the emerging sire of sires Choisir. The runaway winner of the Champagne Stakes at 2, The Mission will join our Queensland roster following his Brisbane campaign, with James Ormond booked to ride him in the Gr1 Doomben 10,000.” Another newcomer for Queensland is Kobayashi. An exceptionally fast 2YO who is completely free of Danehill blood, Kobayashi will be the first son of I am Invincible to stand at stud in Queensland.With fees for The Mission and Spieth to be announced following their retirement in coming months, McGrath noted, “All Aquis stallions will be restricted to a book of no more than 175 mares per season.” Aquis' stallion fees include GST, with payment on live foal terms for all its stallions. The full Aquis two-State line up comprises:
AQUIS, HUNTER VALLEY, NSW
- NEW Invader (Snitzel) $27,500
- NEW Spieth (Thorn Park) TBA
- Divine Prophet (Choisir) $22,000
- Dream Ahead (Diktat) $16,500
- Al Maher (Danehill) $9,900
AQUIS, CANUNGRA, QLD
HTBA Scone Yearling Sale Catalogue OnlineWed, 4 Apr 2018
A total of 292 horses have been catalogued for the time honoured HTBA Scone Yearling Sale at White Park on May 13 and 14. The sale has provided a host of racetrack stars in recent years including Stakes winners Voodoo Lad, Time For War, Look to the Stars and Rom Baro. Progeny of 93 sires including Hinchinbrook, Foxwedge, Choisir, All Too Hard, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Nicconi, Not A Single Doubt, Dream Ahead, Savabeel and Star Witness are among the catalogue, as well as First Season Sires such as Deep Field, Dissident, Hallowed Crown, Rubick, Olympic Glory, Shooting to Win, Sidestep, Time for War and Wandjina. Ninety per cent of the catalogue are BOBS Eligible. All yearlings offered at the sale are eligible for the $100,000 Scone Inglis Challenge and the $8 million Inglis Race Series. The two-day Scone Sale is conducted immediately after the annual Scone Cup Carnival. Click here to view catalogue.
Alizee Wins Gr2 Light Fingers StakesMon, 19 Feb 2018
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At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Darley's champion juvenile and Gr1 Blue Diamond & Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes-winning sire Sepoy (Elusive Quality-Watchful, by Danehill) added a group race success when 3YO daughter Alizee (Sepoy-Essaouira, by Exceed and Excel) weaved her way to a narow but impressive win for trainer James Cummings in the $200,000 Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), just pipping promising fillies Shumookh (Dream Ahead-Shamekha, by Secret Savings) & Torvil (Not a Single Doubt-Bolero Queen, by Iglesia). First-up since placing in the Gr1 Thousand Guineas last October, the exciting prospect showed she is well on track for her Gr1 Doncaster Handicap assignment in early April. A half-sister to Godolphin's sensational Gr1 Golden Rose winner (and now Darley stallion), Alizee took her record to 4 wins (also including the Gr1 Flight Stakes & Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes) & 3 placings (incuding the Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes) for $688,600 earnings.
Alizee is headed to the Doncaster (pic: Steve Hart)
Pitmans Hold Strong Gr1 HandWed, 10 Jan 2018
Stable mates Savvy Coup and Sensei are set to clash in Saturday's Gr1 Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham, reports NZ Racing Desk. "We're really happy with Savvy Coup, her work has been excellent," said Michael Pitman, who trains with his son Matthew at Riccarton. Savvy Coup (Savabeel) was an impressive last-start winner of the Gr3 Eulogy Stakes (1550m) at Awapuni, while Sensei (Dream Ahead) was untested when winning last time out at Wingatui. "He'll [Sensei] run in the mile and he could drop back (in trip) for the Telegraph [Gr1]," Pitman said. "Enzo's Lad is running at Kumara on Saturday and if he races up to expectations he'll go to the Telegraph as well." Savvy Coup's yearling brother (Lot 190) will be offered by Waikato Stud during Book 1 at Karaka on 28 January.
Ortensia First Foal to TrialThu, 30 Nov 2017
Artefiori, one of only two foals from deceased triple Gr1-winning sprinter Ortensia, is scheduled to trial for the first time at Scone tomorrow, reports racingnsw.com.au. The 3YO daughter of Choisir will trial over 900 metres. "She is a lovely mover and has so many traits that she has inherited off the old mare," said Leah Gavranich, stable foreman for trainer Paul Messara. "She moves the same and changes leads the same. The old mare used to stop all the time. You'd go out to work and she would walk 20 metres and then stop and just look. This filly does the exact same thing. It's freakish. She is like a mini Ortensia and reminds me of her every day." Gavranich added: "She is an unbelievable size for a first foal and a cracking type. She has a huge shoulder and hindquarter on her. Her work has been nice and she has shown us good ability but we haven't pressed the button by any means." Ortensia (Testa Rossa-Aerate's Pick, by Picknicker), who died in June last year, is regarded as one of the best sprinting mares of the last decade having won the Gr1 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth, and achieving international success when winning the Gr1 Nunthorpe Stakes in England and the Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai. Ortensia's only other foal is a 2YO filly by Dream Ahead named Infiorata.
Sensei Out To Teach Filly LessonFri, 20 Oct 2017
Michael Pitman says he will be thrilled if Sensei (Dream Ahead-Schiaparelli, by Woodman) can finish second to exciting Northland filly Prom Queen in tomorrow's Gr3 Barneswood Farm Stakes (1400m) at Ashburton, reports NZ Racing Desk. However, that's not to say the Christchurch trainer is resigned to defeat. Pitman, who will be represented by Sensei and Savvy Coup in the 3YO feature, believes the former poses a real danger to Prom Queen if the $1.60 market elect is off her game. "I wasn't originally planning to run in this one, but he's so well in himself and with the dry track and the way that field has shaped up, I thought it was worth putting him in," said Pitman, who trains in partnership with his son Matthew. "We're very happy with the horse. I'd be chuffed if he could run second to Prom Queen. I really don't think there will be any problem with her stepping up to 1400m, but if there is any chink on her armour he'll be ready to pounce. I think the step up to 1400m will really suit him." Sensei, who is a half-brother to Gr2 Queensland Guineas winner and sire Rothsay from the Jesmond Lass family of Golden Slipper winner Canny Lad, has won 2 of his 7 starts to date and boasts a placing behind Prom Queen in last season's Listed Welcome Stakes at Riccarton.
Al Wukair Wins Gr1 Prix Jacques le MaroisMon, 14 Aug 2017
At Deauville racecourse in France, Emirates Park & Aquis Farm’s 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) sired his first Group One winner when 3YO Irish-bred colt Al Wukair (Dream Ahead-Macheera, by Machiavellian) scored by a thrilling short head for trainer Andre Fabre in the €700,000 Gr1 Prix Jacques le Marois (8 furlongs) for 3YOs, defeating Godolphin duo Inns Of Court (Invincible Spirit) & Thunder Snow (Helmet). Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, Al Wukair improved his record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 Prix Djebel) and 2 placings (including the Gr1 English 2,000 Guineas) from 6 starts. Fabre said more Gr1 targets await the winner. "I think the QEII at Ascot will be next for him,” Fabre told Racing Post. “We've the option to go a bit further, but let's see what the owner says. He's in the Champion Stakes too, but I think the Irish Champion Stakes could comes a bit soon."
Aquis Farm Stallion ParadesFri, 21 Jul 2017
Aquis Farm has announced the dates for its 2017 Stallion Parades which will feature 12 stunning stallions across two different properties. Last year's debut Aquis Farm Stallion Parade at its Canungra property was one of the highlights of the year for the Queensland breeding industry with more than 1,000 guests enjoying the beautiful surrounds, incredible stallions and great hospitality. This year Aquis will host parades and open days at two properties – Canungra on the Gold Coast hinterland, and at Murrurundi in the New South Wales Hunter Valley. The Canungra stallion parade will take place on Sunday, 13 August from 10.30am with the parade kicking off at 11.00am followed by lunch and family open day. Aquis' Hunter Valley property will host parades at 10.00am and 3.00pm on Friday, 25 August with light refreshments provided prior to each parade. The property's five stallions will also be available for private parades on Saturday, 26 August, and Sunday, 27 August.
QLD (Cunungra) Stallions
- Husson - $13,200
- Spill The Beans - $11,000
- Furnaces - $9,900
- Holy Roman Emperor - $9,900
- Domesday - $8,800
- Benfica - $4,400
- Sweet Orange - $4,400
NSW (Hunter Valley) Stallions
- Artie Schiller - $33,000
- Divine Prophet - $22,000
- Dream Ahead - $19,800
- Kiss and Make Up - $16,500
- Al Maher - $13,200
Pride on Line for Zielke RunnersFri, 26 May 2017
Trainer John Zielke is hopeful of restoring some Queensland pride against the interstate and overseas invaders in two key Eagle Farm features tomorrow, reports Racing Queensland Webnews. Zielke, last season's leading trainer of 2YOs in Queensland, has high hopes with his two runners, Ruby Red Heart in the Gr2 Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) and Dreams Aplenty in the Gr3 Fred Best Classic (1400m). "I couldn't be any happier with both of mine," Zielke said. Zielke was delighted with Ruby Red Heart's (Show a Heart-Red Spot Special, by Red Ransom) last-start fifth in the Gr3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast, but says he can't wait to step her up in distance to 1600 metres in the Gr1 JJ Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm on 10 June. "Her run in the Ken Russell was a bottler and she got home like a train," he said. "Going to 1400 metres in the Sires' will suit her even better but I can't wait for the JJ Atkins." Meanwhile, Dreams Aplenty (Dream Ahead-Tipsy Moment, by Redoute's Choice) has hit a purple patch of form winning his past four starts including last month's Gr3 Gunsynd Classic at Eagle Farm. "Dreams Aplenty's blood profile keeps improving and is the best it's been this preparation," Zielke said. Dreams Aplenty's other winter targets are the Gr2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Eagle Farm on 10 June and the Gr3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) on 1 July. "He'll go on to both those races unless he shows me he's getting a little tired then we'll take him to Melbourne for the spring," Zielke said.
Dreams Aplenty Wins Gr3 Gunsynd ClassicMon, 1 May 2017
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At Eagle Farm in Brisbane, Emirates Park's 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) added a Group success when 3YO gelding Dreams Aplenty (Dream Ahead-Tipsy Moment, by Redoute's Choice) snuck home by the barest of margins in the $125,000 Gr3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) for 3YOs, defeating Violate & Kunming. Dreams Aplenty, who was sold for $32,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale before being subsequently purchased for $26,000 at the Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale, improved his record to 5 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr2 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes) from 11 starts for $273,900 earnings. Trainer John Zielke's winter goals for Dreams Aplenty are the Gr2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Eagle Farm on 10 June, and the Gr3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) on 1 July.
Emirates & Aquis Farm Announce Joint VentureMon, 24 Apr 2017
Emirates Park and Queensland's Aquis Farm have announced a new joint venture that will see Aquis Farm take over management of Emirates Park's Murrurundi (NSW) property, facilities and stallion roster. Hussain Lootah, son of His Excellency Nasser Lootah, Founder and Chairman of Emirates Park, said the joint venture between the Lootah and Fung families would create a new force in the Australian thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. "For some time now we have been looking for a like-minded partner to share our vision for taking Emirates Park to the next stage of its growth and development and in Aquis Farm and the Fung family we believe we have found the perfect partner," he said. Aquis Farm CEO Justin Fung said that he and his father, Tony, were excited to be entrusted with the management of the Emirates Park property, facilities and stallions but more excited to have found great friends and business partners in the Lootah family. "We see the sky as the limit in our vision to grow the respective Aquis and Emirates businesses in Queensland and New South Wales," Mr Fung said. Following the agreement Emirates Park and Aquis Farm clients will have access to an incredible roster of high quality stallions for the 2017 season.
Emirates Park (managed by Aquis) NSW Stallions and Fees (all including GST):
- Artie Schiller - $33,000
- Dream Ahead - $19,800
- Kiss and Make Up - $16,500 - NEW
- Al Maher - $13,200
Aquis Farm Queensland Stallions and Fees (all including GST):
- Husson - $13,200 - NEW
- Spill The Beans - $11,000
- Holy Roman Emperor - $9,900
- Furnaces - $9,900 -NEW
- Domesday - $8,800
- Sweet Orange - $4,400 - NEW
- Benfica - $4,400
Generalissimo Wins Listed South Pacific ClassicMon, 10 Apr 2017
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.
Variation Wins Listed Raconteur StakesMon, 10 Apr 2017
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Yarradale Stud shuttler War Chant (War Chant (Danzig-Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S) added a black-type success when 3YO gelding Variation (War Chant-Fleeting Angel, by Don't Say Halo) scored by 1 length for trainer Stephen Miller in the $100,000 Listed Raconteur Stakes (1500m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO gelding Western Temple (Dream Ahead-Western Jewel, by Jeune) & 3YO filly Quilista (Scandal Keeper-Brocky's Ace, by Surtee). Variation, who was a $32,000 purchase at the 2015 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Mungrup Stud, improved his record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 W.A. Guineas) and 5 placings from 9 starts for $437,650 earnings.
Falcool Wins Listed Incognitus StakesMon, 13 Mar 2017
At Flemington in Victoria, dual Gr1-winning Glenlogan Park stallion Falvelon (Alannon-Devil's Zephyr, by Zephyr Zing) added a black-type success when 3YO gelding Falcool (Falvelon-Bay Breeze, by Belong to Me) burst through a gap to score by 1.3 lengths for trainer Aaron Purcell in the $100,000 Listed Hinkler Handicap (1200m) for 3YO+, over 3Y0 colt Ken’s Dream (Dream Ahead-La Bella Rose, by Shamardal) and Sheriff John Stone (Reward for Effort-River Bypass, by Skalato). The debut stakes victory took Falcool’s record to 3 wins from 7 starts for $102,490, pushing almost double the purchase price of the $60,000 paid by Purcell at the 2015 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale when he selected him from the draft of Squillani Park Thoroughbreds. The result was a filip for his Casino Prince half-sister who will go under the hammer as Lot 23 for Squillani Park at tonight's Magic Millions Adelaide Sale.
Awaken Wins Listed Ascot 1000 GuineasMon, 6 Mar 2017
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Emirates Park's 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) added a black-type success when 3YO filly Awaken (Dream Ahead-Mystic Hour, by Redoute's Choice) scored by 1.25 lengths in the $100,000 Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas (1800m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow 3YO fillies Precious Memories (Stratum-Precious Moment, by Charge Forward) & Just Like Fire (Sakhee's Secret-Jarna's Choice, by Torrential). This was the first stakes winner for Awaken who advanced her record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 3 starts for $76,175 earnings. A homebred for prominent WA owners and breeders Bob & Sandra Peters, Awaken is a direct descendant of grand producer Princess Tracy, ancestress of Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy, and Gr1 winners Danasinga, Master of Design, and Suntagonal.
Gangbuster Wins Listed Lex Piper StakesMon, 27 Feb 2017
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, West Australia, Scenic Lodge's VRC Derby-winning sire Blackfriars (Danehill-Kensington Gardens, by Grosvenor) added black-type success when 3YO gelding Gangbuster (Blackfriars-Oopsy Doopsy, by General Nediym) scored by 0.75 length for trainer Trevor Andrews in the $100,000 Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) for 3YO colts & geldings, over fellow 3YO geldings Western Temple (Dream Ahead-Western Jewel, by Jeune) & Final Salute (Not a Single Doubt-Sophia Babe, by Iglesia). Gangbuster, who was a $90,000 purchase by his trainer Trevor Andrews at the 2015 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Gervase Park Stud, improved his record to 2 wins and 3 placings (including the Listed WATC Challenge Stakes) from 7 starts for $114,700 earnings.
Significant Updates Ahead Of Inglis Classic SaleFri, 10 Feb 2017
The first of three sessions of the 2017 Inglis Classic Sale will be held at Newmarket in Sydney tomorrow evening following the Apollo Stakes race meeting at Randwick. The first Inglis Sale of the year, which also features the inaugural Gold Riband Session, will see 600 lots led through the ring Saturday to Monday, among them a large number whose pedigree pages have received a welcome boost for vendors. Some of the key updates include:
- Lot 67 (Helmet x Miss Chaski filly). Her half-brother Deja Blue has won twice at Victorian metropolitan level since the Classic catalogue was released.
- Lot 112 (Dream Ahead x Hell It’s Hot filly). Her Time Thief half-sister is In Her Time, a strong winner of the Group 2 Breeders Classic just five days ago for Newcastle trainer Ben Smith, taking her career record to four wins from nine starts.
- Lot 166 (Lope de Vega x Red Obsession colt). His half-brother Red Excitement has won the Group 3 Summer Cup and Listed Gosford Cup at his past two starts.
- Lot 169 (Choisir x Regally Blonde colt). His half-sister Zaakhira was Stakes-placed in South Africa in January.
- Lot 241 (More Than Ready x Starwish colt). His half-brother Deep Image was Stakes-placed on debut behind Winning Rupert before winning his only other start.
- Lot 406 (Poet’s Voice x Cinnamon Bells colt). His half-sister That Rings A Bell won by 4.3 lengths at Sandown Hillside at just her second start.
- Lot 439 (Not A Single Doubt x Delphi Lodge filly). Her half-brother Newlands is South African Stakes-placed during January.
- Lot 444 (Congrats x Diamond Cove colt). His half-brother Montauk is a dual NSW metropolitan winner in the past three weeks.
- Lot 508 (I Am Invincible x Ghaliah colt). His half-sister Melagrana won at Listed level in Japan.