KITCHWIN HILLS RELEASE – Kitchwin Hills are pleased to announce the 2013 fees for their two regally bred young stallions.
Duporth will be standing at a 2013 fee of $16,500.
Breeding to a fourth year stallion comes with some risk, however this risk/reward equation can be an attractive one when the service fee is of minimum significance compared to the potential upside. Duporth at $16,500 is a punt well worth taking.
Significantly, his progeny have ended up in every top stable in the country. Duporth”s progeny have The Attitude, The Strength, The Precocity, The Pedigree and now The Opportunity in the best of hands. Fourth season risk for breeders at $16,500….. it’s all relative to the upside.
In pricing Dane Shadow we have looked closely at where he sits in the market place. There is no commercial stallion standing in this country for under $50,000 that has produced more Group 1 winners in Australia than Dane Shadow.
Dane Shadow’s three Stakes level runners up over the Anzac weekend and Red Tracer’s multiple 2nd placings at Group 1 level over the Sydney Carnival highlight that luck comes and goes for all stallions.
That said, Group 1 winners are the ultimate benchmark and Dane Shadow’s statistics show breeders what is likely to be in store for this son of Danehill, as time tends to look after the rest. For 2013, Dane Shadow will stand in 2013 at a fee of $16,500.
Shadows in the Sun (Dane Shadow – Best out West, by Best Western) won his first race since claiming the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) in May 2011 by wining Saturday’s listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) at Warwick Farm.
Trained by Anthony Cummings and ridden to victory by Peter Robl, Shadows in the Sun led throughout to win by 2-½ lengths.
Travolta (Handsome Ransom – Belongs in Lights, by Belong to Me) finished second while Reuben Percival (Al Akbar – Yachting Magic, by Yachtie) ran third to add a second stakes placing from as many starts this year.
Shadows in the Sun is one of three Group 1 winners produced by Dane Shadow (Danehill – Slight Chance, by Centaine). His other two winners at the elite level are Hurtle Myrtle (Dane Shadow – Ravenswood, by Woodman) and Shellscrape (Dane Shadow – Kisma, by Snippets).
Shadows in the Sun is also one of two Group winners beyond 2000 metres by Dane Shadow. The other is Turnitup (Dane Shadow – No Finding, by Hula Chief) who won the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) as three-year-old.
Shadows in the Sun also became Cummings’s second stakes winner beyond 2300 metres this season. The stable won the Group 1 VRC Derby (2500m) with Fiveandahalfstar (Hotel Grand – Cryptic Miss, by Snippets) in November.
Shadows in the Sun has raced 28 times for four wins and four placings. He has won $477,100 in prizemoney.
Group 1-winning sprinter Shellscrape (Dane Shadow – Kisma, by Snippets) will recommence his racing career in 2013 after an aborted breeding career in NSW.
Shellscrape achieved his maiden Group 1 success in The Galaxy (1100m) at Randwick in 2010 to accompany his victory in the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) as a three-year-old in the previous year.
Shellscrape was retired to stand at Wattle Grove Thoroughbreds in the Southern Highlands of NSW but most of his stock suffered from genetic defects.
Many of Shellscrape’s foals were born with no tailbones, forcing Wattle Grove to end his time in the breeding barn after the entire served 59 mares in the 2011 season.
Shellscrape’s owner Geoff Grimish has sent the son of Kitchwin Hills sire Dane Shadow to Victoria to resume racing for Cranbourne trainer Nikki Burke.
“Shellscrape has come to our stables to return to racing as a six-year-old,” Burke said in a statement on her website.
“We are very excited to have him in the stable, he is a very well-mannered horse with a lovely nature and I am looking forward to getting him back to the track.
“Nikki Burke Racing would like to thank his owner, Mr Geoff Grimish, for the opportunity to work with such a great horse.”
Kitchwin Hills Stud Manager Michael Malone has taken a slice of the equity in the New South Wales breeding operation.
Kitchwin Hills’s Steve Brown described Malone as “part of the furniture” at the stud, which led to the natural progression of the long-time employee taking a stake in the equity in the business.
“We are very pleased to see him positioned in such a meaningful way” Brown said.
“Mick lives for Kitchwin’s clients, gives them everything he has. As a client-driven Stud, this passion for client success is absolutely key to a successful outcome for all concerned”.
Malone said he was “excited” with where the development positions his career as well as the future ahead of Kitchwin Hills in the coming years.
“We have significant clientele behind everything we do and two blue-blooded stallions that could yet prove to be anything,” Malone said. “The Browns have always said, ‘if it works for the clients, you can relax, the rest will look after itself’ and that is what this Stud is all about.
“I am always looking to bring on new clients and deliver them the best financial outcome achievable and I guess if it’s possible, as a significant shareholder in the business I am now even more driven to achieve great outcomes for our clients.
“The tough environment for breeders at present no doubt brings with it opportunities and I am particularly excited about the future.”
Racing NSW stewards had to intervene before Wild And Proud became the second Stakes winner for Snowland (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) at Rosehill.
Snowland’s brother Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) enjoyed Stakes success earlier in the day when Nobby Snip (Snippetson – Pine Away, by Pine Bluff) won the Listed Fireball Quality (1100m) before Wild And Proud’s victory.
Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) winner Manawanui (Oratorio – Lady Remlap, by Filante) was first past the post, a half-head in front of Wild And Proud but the runner-up’s jockey Nash Rawiller lodged a protest against the winner.
Stewards upheld Rawiller’s objection, leaving the Gai Waterhouse-trained and Gooree Stud-bred three-year-old the winner of his third race from eight starts.
“It’s an unpleasant and disappointing way to win,” Waterhouse said. “Nobody likes to win that way.
“But Wild And Proud is the most improved horse at Tulloch Lodge and will head to the (Group 1 Randwick) Guineas next.”
Meanwhile, consistent mare Red Tracer (Dane Shadow – Kisma, by Snippets) posted the fourth Stakes win of her terrific career when the four-year-old won the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m).
The Millie Fox Stakes was Red Tracer’s seventh win in 15 starts. The mare has now won more than $560,000 in Stakes.
A regally-bred son of Galileo (Sadler’s Wells – Urban Sea, by Miswaki) has provided young Victorian trainer Sam Pritchard-Gordon with his first winner with his first runner at Sunday’s Benalla meeting.
Allthekingshorses (Galileo – Slight Chance, by Centaine) posted a comfortable three-quarter of a length success in the Blooms On Bridge Maiden Plate (1400m) to provide Pritchard-Gordon with the perfect start to his training career.
Pritchard-Gordon migrated to Australia in 2005, following his work with some of the UK’s best trainers at Newmarket with stints with Australian training stars Gai Waterhouse and Lee Freedman as racing manager.
“That was a big thrill,” Pritchard-Gordon said. “There is no greater thrill than training your own horse to win a race.”
Allthekingshorses is a son of the multiple Group 1 winner Slight Chance (Centaine – Lady Aloof, by Sir Godfrey), making the former Tim Martin-trained four-year-old a half-brother to Group 3 winner Salgado (Danewin – Slight Chance, by Centaine) and Kitchwin Hills sire Dane Shadow (Danehill – Slight Chance, by Centaine).
Kitchwin Hills Stud sire Dane Shadow (Danehill – Slight Chance, by Centaine) made a lightning start to Thursday’s Hawkesbury meeting with a double in the first two races.
Warwick Farm trainer Gary Portelli produced Shady Favour (Dane Shadow – Favorite Kas, by Favorite Trick) to win the Blacktown Workers Maiden Plate (1000m). Local trainer Gary White completed Dane Shadow’s double when Diamond Springs (Dane Shadow – Caring Kind, by Marauding) proved too classy for her opposition in the Richmond Club Maiden Plate (1600m).
The dual successes took Dane Shadow’s win tally for the season to 25 with five of the stallion’s victories for the 2011/12 season coming on the Hawkesbury circuit.
Dane Shadow has recorded 15 of his season’s wins at tracks in New South Wales.
Meanwhile, Coolmore Stud stallion Fastnet Rock (Danehill – Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) scored a double of his own at the Hawkesbury meeting.
New Age Rocka (Fastnet Rock – Vreeland, by Lord Seymour) won the Brad Byrnes Memorial Handicap (1600m) before Breeze Up (Fastnet Rock – Hiavanna, by Mister C) won the Parramatta Leagues Club Handicap (1400m) for the Bart Cummings stable.
New Age Rocka is a three-quarter sister to the Group 1 Flight Stakes winner Danglissa (Danzero – Vreeland, by Lord Seymour), who is the grand-dam of the stakes-winning filly Euryale (Lonhro – Meduesa, by Fusaichi Pegasus).
Kitchwin Hills sire Dane Shadow (Danehill – Slight Chance, by Centaine) earned his first female Group 1 winner when Hyrtle Murtle (Dane Shadow – Ravenswood) stormed home to claim Saturday’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington.
The $55,000 Inglis Classic Sale purchase raced wide but still proved too strong for last year’s Myer Classic winner Sacred Choice (Choisir – Sacred Habit, by Sir Tristram). The mare joined Dane Shadow’s sons Shellscrape (Dane Shadow – Kisma, by Snippets) and Shadows In The Sun (Dane Shadow – Best Out West, by Best Western) as winners at the highest level.
Hurtle Myrtle also provided Warwick Farm trainer Matthew Smith with his first Group 1 win. The Hobartville Stud-bred mare had won twice at Group 2 level before her breakthrough win in the Myer Classic.
“We are a bit more mature now and back up to the mile, we were confident she would run well today but I can’t believe we’ve won,” Smith said.
“It’s a dream come true. This is what you aim for as a trainer. On this day, to win a Group 1, it’s such a thrill.
“We’ve got a great crew of owners in this horse and many of them have been with me since I started training so it’s a great thrill to have the success today.”
Hurtle Myrtle has now won four of her 19 starts with the $300,000 Myer Classic winner’s cheque taking the five-year-old’s prizemoney tally to more than $750,000.
Dane Shadow is standing for $16,500 during the 2011 breeding season.
Turnitup registered his first stakes success with a determined victory in the Grand Prix Stakes (Gr 3) over 2200 metres at Doomben.
Enjoying a lovely ride from Luke Nolen, Turnitup was ready to make his run into the straight and then stayed on strongly to defeat Mr Light Blue (Fantastic Light) in a tight finish.
“He’s still a work in progress but he progressively getting better with racing,‚Äù Nolen said later. “You have to get him to sleep in the first half and sometimes he wants to fight you a bit and then when you go full bore on him he wanders about a bit.‚Äù
“This race today will boost his confidence greatly and hopefully he’ll go into the Derby with his tail swishing, I think he’ll be some sort of chance in it too. He bulldogged it out and I think the Derby trip will suit as well, the boys are a bit thin this year. He will definitely improve off his first run beyond 2000m today and should be a live chance in the Derby.‚Äù
Turnitup (3 g Dane Shadow ‚Äì No Finding, by Hula Chief) is the fifth stakeswinner for his sire and has now won $197,350.
Shadows In The Sun (Dane Shadow) made most of the running and then found plenty in the straight to score in yesterday’s South Australian Derby (Gr 1) at Morphettville. Shadows in the Sun went to the front soon after the start and jockey Ben melham then slackened the pace in what ultimately proved a winning move.
Melham asked Shadows In The Sun for more into the straight and the Anthony Cummings-trainee ran on well, holding out the late challenge from Echoes Of Heaven to score his first black type success.
Yesterday‚Äôs firmer going was the key to Shadows In the Sun according to Cummings, who watched the race on television from Sydney. “I sent him to Adelaide with a good degree of confidence, the key was getting him back on top of the ground.¬†His form in Sydney, when you take out those runs on badly rain affected tracks, was pretty good and I gave him a good chance today.”
Shadows in The Sun was part of three stakes race wins for Melbourne-based Melham. “Ben rode him really well and after getting to the front he seemed to me to be able to pinch a couple of soft sectionals mid race and then he was strong in the straight,” Cummings said.
“He showed plenty of ability at two and things just didn’t quite go to plan much for him early – but he’s really developed into a lovely horse. I’ll wait and get him back to Sydney and see how he is. I’ll keep an eye on the weather because there is a chance he could head to Brisbane for the (Queensland) Derby, otherwise we could tip him out for a rest.‚Äù
Shadows In The Sun (3 g Dane Shadow ‚Äì Best Out West, by Best Western) was the most expensive first-crop yearling by Kitchwin Hills-based Dane Shadow when selling for $280,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. Following his success yesterday he has earned $392,800.