Spill The Beans Overview
The first crop weanlings of Aquis Farm’s foundation stallion Spill The Beans turned heads at the 2018 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale when selling to leading judges Segenhoe Stud, Paul Willets Bloodstock, Blue Sky Bloodstock, Fernrigg Farm and Mullaglass Stud.
Trained by Gerald Ryan, Spill The Beans was a fast, precocious, undefeated 2YO, who matured at three to win multiple Group races before retiring to stud.
Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice and his sons have forged the most dominant branch of the breed shaping Danehill sire line in the Southern Hemisphere, and Spill The Beans is poised to write the next chapter of that success.
He was the busiest first season sire in 2016 in Australia and has covered 345 mares in his first two seasons at stud and has 140 yearlings on the ground. He is a stallion that is well positioned to continue the boom of Queensland stallions’ success nationally and has unparalleled support with all Aquis-bred first crop foals committed to join its racing division.
Bred by the iconic stallion producing farm Arrowfield Stud, Spill The Beans had the all-important natural ability to match his well-constructed stallion’s pedigree. Standing at Aquis Farm, Spill The Beans has returned from standing the 2018 Northern Hemisphere season at the National Stud in Newmarket, England.
- Australia’s most popular first-season sire in 2016 covering 202 mares
- The first son of Australia’s Champion Sire Snitzel to stand in Queensland
- An undefeated two-year-old and Group 2 winning sprinter at three
From the family of Australian Horse of the Year, Champion 2YO and Golden Slipper winner Bounding Away and Group 1 winner Speak Fondly.
Spill The Beans Pedigree
|REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)|
|SHANTHAS CHOICE |
|SNIPPETS' LASS (AUS)|
|SNOW FINCH |
|MISS DODWELL (AUS)|
|FAIRY KING |
|GIFT OF THE NIGHT |
|DON'T STOP TALKING (AUS)|
|WHO CAN SAY |
Spill The Beans News
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
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
Kenedna Wins Gr2 The RosesMon, 22 May 2017
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At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a Group success when 3YO bay filly Kenedna (Not a Single Doubt-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) survived a protest from the runner-up to claim her fourt stakes victory in the $175,000 Gr2 The Roses (2000m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Oklahoma Girl & Perilous Love. Kenedna advanced her record to 6 wins (including the Gr3 Auraria Stakes, Gr3 Vanity Stakes & Listed Laelia Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr1 Australasian Oaks & Gr2 VRC Kewney Stakes) from 14 starts for $505,395 earnings. Purchased for $80,000 by her trainer Darren Weir at the 2015 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, Kenedna is a three-quarter sister to Gr2 QTC Cup winner and now Aquis Farm stallion Spill The Beans (Snitzel) and hails from the family of champion filly Bounding Away - winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks – as well as Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury. Kenedna will now run in the $500,000 Gr1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on 3 June. "She ran really well and got a lovely run through the field and hit the line really strong and hopefully she will now have a nice fortnight leading into the Oaks," trainer Darren Weir told racing.com.
Kenedna Wins Gr3 Auraria StakesMon, 24 Apr 2017
At Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a Group success when 3YO bay filly Kenedna (Not a Single Doubt-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) made it three stakes victories from her last four outings when scoring a dominant win in the $120,000 Gr3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) for 3YO fillies, defeating With a Bit of Dash & Sebring Dream. The progressive Kenedna advanced her record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Vanity Stakes & Listed Laelia Stakes) and 4 placings (including the Gr2 VRC Kewney Stakes) from 12 starts for $304,095 earnings. Purchased for $80,000 by her trainer Darren Weir at the 2015 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, Kenedna is a three-quarter sister to Gr2 QTC Cup winner and now Aquis Farm stallion Spill The Beans (Snitzel) and hails from the family of champion filly Bounding Away - winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks - and Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury.
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
Aquis Farm Announces 2017 RosterThu, 13 Apr 2017
Leading Queensland thoroughbred breeding and training facility Aquis Farm has announced its full stallion roster for 2017. After standing four stallions - Spill The Beans, Holy Roman Emperor, Benfica and Domesday – with great success in 2016, Aquis Farm has doubled its roster this year to create a diverse range of options for breeders and an abundance of different bloodlines to choose from. In its tireless quest to stand quality stallions for Queensland breeders, Aquis Farm has added Kiss And Make Up, Husson, Furnaces and Sweet Orange to its already proven roster. Queensland breeders have a diverse choice in where to breed their mares with both Danehill line stallions and Danehill outcross stallions represented. Aquis Farm’s Justin Fung said the full roster of eight stallions met the Farm’s commitment to the industry to provide local access to top shelf bloodstock. “We are totally committed to establishing Aquis Farm as one of Australia’s leading stallion farms and we think we are demonstrating that with our 2017 roster,” he said. “We are delighted with how our new stallions have been received already and we await the new breeding season with excitement.” The Aquis roster is:
- Kiss And Make Up (New) - $16,500
- Husson (New) - $13,200
- Spill The Beans - $11,000
- Holy Roman Emperor - $9,900
- Furnaces (New) - $9,900
- Domesday - $8,800
- Sweet Orange (New) - $4,400
- Benfica - $4,400
*All fees inclusive of GST
Kenedna Wins Listed Laelia StakesMon, 10 Apr 2017
At Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a black-type success when 3YO bay filly Kenedna (Not a Single Doubt-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) scored by 0.7 length for trainer Darren Weir in the $110,000 Listed Laelia Stakes (1600m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies With a Bit of Dash (Dash for Cash-Storm Esprit, by Bel Esprit) & Peninsula Links (Magnus-Cardannic, by Bel Esprit). Kenedna improved her record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 Vanity Stakes) and 4 placings (including the Gr2 VRC Kewney Stakes) from 11 starts for $226,895 earnings. Purchased for $80,000 by Darren Weir Racing at the 2015 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, Kenedna is a three-quarter sister to Gr2 QTC Cup winner and now Aquis Farm stallion Spill The Beans (Snitzel) and hails from the family of champion filly Bounding Away - winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks - and Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury.
Kenedna Wins Gr3 Vanity StakesMon, 20 Feb 2017
At Flemington in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a Group success when 3YO bay filly Kenedna (Not a Single Doubt-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) scored by 1.25 lengths for trainer Darren Weir in the $150,000 Gr3 Vanity Stakes (1400m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Extra Olives (Redoute's Choice-Line Honours, by Hussonet) & Harlow Gold (Tavistock-Belongs in Lights, by Belong to Me). This was the first stakes victory for Kenedna who improved her record to 3 wins and 3 placings from 9 starts for $138,210 earnings. Trainer Darren Weir nominated the Gr1 Australasian Oaks in Adelaide in May as a suitable target for Kenedna. "I think she needs a mile and maybe further because she is a very relaxed filly,'' Weir told Racing.com. Purchased for $80,000 by Darren Weir Racing at the 2015 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, Kenedna is a three-quarter sister to Gr2 QTC Cup winner and now Aquis Farm stallion Spill The Beans (Snitzel) and hails from the family of champion filly Bounding Away - winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks - and Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury.
Kenedna (image: Mark Gatt)
Kiss And Make Up To Aquis FarmTue, 4 Oct 2016
The highly rated Todman Stakes winner Kiss And Make Up will join the stallion roster at Queensland's Aquis Farm in a deal brokered by Blue Sky Bloodstock's Julian Blaxland. The Gai Waterhouse trained colt was the only juvenile to conquer and defeat Australian Champion 2YO Capitalist when winning the time honoured Gr2 event at Randwick by 2.3 lengths in the lead up to this year's Golden Slipper. Kiss And Make Up – a January Magic Millions sales graduate, bred and offered by John Singleton's Strawberry Hill Stud was purchased as a yearling by Waterhouse in 2015. Kiss And Make Up is a blueblood in every respect being by Champion 2YO sire More Than Ready from the Waterhouse trained Australian Champion 2YO filly Fashion's Afield (Redoute's Choice), a winner of the Gr1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes at two and the Gr1 Flight Stakes at three, and runner up in the Golden Slipper to Stratum. Queensland's Aquis Farm, owned by Hong Kong based Tony Fung, commenced operations at their Canungra base in 2016, standing stallions Holy Roman Emperor, Domesday, Benfica and this year's Gr2 Queensland Guineas winner Spill The Beans (Snitzel). "My father and our family are totally committed to establishing Aquis Farm as one of Australia's leading stallion farms and we think we are demonstrating that in securing for 2017 and beyond the only 2yo that ever beat the Golden Slipper winner Capitalist and the third highest rated Two-Year-Old old of his generation" commented Justin Fung. Kiss And Make Up will be immediately retired due to a knee injury and be allowed to let down to commence stud duties in 2017 as a wonderful addition to the Queensland stallion ranks.
Kiss And Make Up (image: Steve Hart)
Rising Sydney Talent Sold To Hong KongTue, 30 Aug 2016
Stakes performed Australian three-year-old High Spirit will be set for the Hong Kong Derby after being sold in a deal brokered by Magic Millions. A runner-up at the his most recent start in the Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas, High Spirit has been purchased by the Fung family's Aquis Farm operation. Prior to his Sunshine Coast Guineas second to Tivaci, High Spirit was fourth to Tsaritsa in the Group Two Queensland Guineas. Aquis Farm Racehorse and Sales Manager Kacy Fogden said the team was delighted to be able to secure High Spirit. "Mr Fung wanted to buy a lightly raced Australian horses with upside potential to give his Hong Kong trainer Danny Shum every opportunity to show how he can improve horses in the next year or so," Fogden said. "He has a great mindset and is a very relaxed horse which will be perfect for Hong Kong," she added. A son of star international sire High Chaparral, High Spirit is a winner at Gosford and has been placed on five other occasions from just nine starts. High Spirit was bred by his former owner Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. "Magic Millions is delighted to have been able to broker the sale of another high class Australian galloper to Hong Kong," the company's Sales Director David Chester said. "I must thank Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's Victorian based manager Tim Stakemire for his professionalism and I most certainly wish the new connections at Aquis Farm the best of luck." He added: "Mr Fung has quickly developed Aquis Farm into one of the country's leading operations - with high class stallions standing at their farm in Queensland and an always growing quality racehorse stable around the world." Aquis Farm tasted success over the recent Brisbane Winter Carnival with group winners including Cradle Me (pictured) and Spill the Beans. Their latest addition High Spirit is one of two winners produced by Azumi, an unraced Encosta de Lago full sister to four time Group One winner Alinghi.
Inaugural Aquis Farm Stallion Parade A Huge SuccessWed, 17 Aug 2016
More than 1,000 guests, including TBA President Basil Nolan, Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox and Racing Australia/ Racing NSW Chairman and Arrowfield Stud Principal, John Messara, attended the inaugural Aquis Farm Stallion Parade and Open Day at Canungra on Sunday as the operation unveiled its full roster of stallions Holy Roman Emperor, Domesday, Spill The Beans and Benfica, who all paraded. Aquis Farm Chief Operations Officer Marcus Langer. "Our nominations team were overwhelmed with the demand for all the stallions with Holy Roman Emperor’s book now full,” Langer revealed. “Spill The Beans is also proving very popular with breeders who are very excited about his potential. We think he can grow to become Queensland’s leading sire and we saw plenty of breeders willing to back our optimism.” In his welcoming speech principal Justin Fung highlighted expansion plans for Aquis Farm and reiterated the passion and commitment he and his father Tony share for the Australian breeding industry. “On behalf of my father I want to thank everybody for taking the time to visit Aquis Farm and see firsthand the exciting roster of stallions we have standing this year,” Justin Fung said. “We think the Queensland breeding and racing industry has an exciting future and can not only recover, but grow to challenge the southern states for quality and consistency. Our plan is to continue growing the Farm with plans to introduce another four stallions in each of the next couple of years.”
Aquis Farm Unveils Exciting Incentive SchemeWed, 17 Aug 2016
Meanwhile, at last Sunday’s inaugural stallion parade, Queensland’s Aquis Farm unveiled a highly innovative incentive scheme that centres around rewarding breeders that support first crop sire Spill the Beans (Snitzel-Miss Dodwel, by Falbrav). To become eligible for the bonuses offered below, a breeder needs to secure two Aquis Farm nominations in 2016, with at least one nomination to Spill The Beans:
- First Spill The Beans Colt Saturday Metropolitan Class winner, the breeder receives $25,000
- First Spill The Beans Filly Saturday Metropolitan Class winner, the breeder receives $25,000
- First Spill The Beans Group or Listed Winner (Colt or Filly), the breeder receives $50,000
- Highest earning Spill The Beans progeny at the end of 2YO season, the breeder receives $100,000
It is important to note that the prize money calculation for the highest earner does not include individual state bonus schemes/ incentives – only race club allocated prize money counts. In addition, mares bred to Spill The Beans by Aquis Farm and Arrowfield Stud are not eligible for this incentive scheme.
Spill The Beans parades at Aquis Farm (image: Aquis Farm)
Aquis Farm Stallion Parade With Michelle PayneWed, 3 Aug 2016
Queensland's fastest growing bloodstock enterprise Aquis Farm will welcome visitors to its picturesque headquarters at Canungra in the Gold Coast hinterland on Sunday, 14 August for its inaugural Stallion Parade with special guest speaker – Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne. Gates will be open from 10:30am with the stallion parade commencing at 11am. The inaugural Aquis Farm roster features brilliant Group winning sprinter son of Snitzel, Spill The Beans plus world class sire Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) shuttling from Coolmore Ireland for the 2016 breeding season, together with proven Gr1 producer Domesday and exciting young sire Benfica. "Our roster features a great mix of proven and promising sires, who are sons of some of the very best stallions in the world in Danehill, Snitzel, Lonhro and Red Ransom," said Chief Operations Officer, Marcus Langer. "We are committed to bringing the highest quality stallions to Queensland to benefit local breeders and further our local racing industry." Langer added: "This day however is not just about the stallions. It's about Aquis Farm and the facilities and services we offer across the breeding spectrum, as well as other integral facets of the farm." The stallion parade will be followed by a luncheon catered by award winning Gold Coast restaurant Moo Moo, live musical entertainment and a dedicated children's area with pony rides, balloon twisting, arts and crafts and a magic show. Special guest speaker, Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Michelle Payne is sure to delight guests with her candid thoughts on horses, racing and winning Australia's greatest race. Everyone is welcome to attend the Aquis Farm Stallion Parade. RSVP to Candy Nilon at email@example.com by this Friday, 5 August.
Spill The Beans Wins Gr2 QTC CupTue, 14 Jun 2016
In a brilliant result for Aquis Farm at Eagle Farm in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when 3YO colt Spill The Beans (Snitzel-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) scored by 0.2-lengths for trainer Gerald Ryan in the Gr2 QTC Cup (1300m), over 4YO gelding Federal (Medaglia D'Oro-Virago, by Danehill) & 4YO entire Stratum Star (Stratum-Purely Spectacular, by Pins). Recently announced as one of four foundation stallions for Queensland's beautifully appointed Aquis Farm, Spill The Beans – from the family of Champion Bounding Away – took his record to 5 wins (including last month's Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas & Gr3 ATC Eskimo Prince Stakes) and 3 placings (including last start's Restricted Listed Inglis 3YO Guineas at Scone & Listed Brian Crowley Stakes) from 11 starts for $560,700 earnings. Spill The Beans was retained to race after he was passed in for $45,000 at the 2014 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Spill The Beans Wins Gr3 Hawkesbury GuineasMon, 2 May 2016
At Hawkesbury in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when 3YO colt Spill The Beans (Snitzel-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) scored by 2.3-lengths for trainer Gerald Ryan in the $200,000 Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) for 3YOs, over 3YO fillies Denmagic (Denman-Magic Zefta, by Viscount) & Serene Majesty (Fastnet Rock-Custard, by Lonhro). Spill The Beans advanced his record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 ATC Eskimo Prince Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes) from 9 starts for $364,000 earnings. Racing in the famous black and yellow diamond silks of Arrowfield Stud, Spill The Beans was retained to race by his breeder after he was passed in for $45,000 at the 2014 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale. Spill The Beans hails from the family of champion filly Bounding Away, winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks, and Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury.
Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas winner Spill The Beans (image: Steve Hart)
Spill The Beans Wins Gr3 Eskimo Prince StakesMon, 8 Feb 2016
At Randwick in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when 3YO colt Spill The Beans (Snitzel-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) scored by 1.8-lengths for trainer Gerald Ryan in the $150,000 Gr3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, over 3YO gelding Le Romain (Hard Spun-Mignard, by Strategic) & fellow 3YO colt Counterattack (Redoute's Choice-Kisma, by Snippets). This was the first stakes victory for the very promising Spill The Beans who took his record to 3 wins and 2 placings (including the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes) from 6 starts for $219,000 earnings. Racing in the famous black and yellow diamond silks of Arrowfield Stud, Spill The Beans was retained to race by his breeder after he was passed in for $45,000 at the 2014 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Counterattack Wins Listed Brian Crowley StakesMon, 19 Oct 2015
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a black-type success when 3YO colt Counterattack (Redoute's Choice-Kisma, by Snippets) scored by 0.8-length for trainer Chris Waller in the $150,000 Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO colt Spill The Beans (Snitzel-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) & 3YO gelding Hellbent (I Am Invincible-Volkaspray, by Volksraad). Counterattack took his record to 3 wins (including the Listed Heritage Stakes) and 3 placings from 10 starts for $247,875 earnings. Carrying the familiar black and grey diagonal striped silks of his breeders Geoff and Mary Grimish, Counterattack is a half-brother to Gr1 winners Red Tracer and Shellscrape from the grand producer Kisma (Snippets). Trainer Chris Waller said Counterattack would have his next start in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on 31 October.
Counterattack (image: Steve Hart)