Hellbent published: 16 May, 2018

THE Mitchell brothers, Arthur and Harry, have continued with their focus on speed at Yarraman Park and will stand Gr.1-winning sprinter Hellbent in 2018. A son of the stud’s brilliant sire I Am Invincible, Hellbent won seven races and more than $900,000 and was retired after winning the MVRC William Reid Stakes-Gr.1 in March.
  He ran 1:09.36, just a tick outside the 1200m course record 1:09.29 jointly held by Miss Andretti and Malaguerra, in the William Reid after being a narrow second to Silent Sedition in the race last year. In 2017 he went into the William Reid after a fourth behind Sheidel in the Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1 (1100m) and this year he was a close third in the Oakleigh Plate behind Russian Revolution and Snitty Kitty before his 
Gr.1 triumph.

Ribchester published: 16 May, 2018

PICKING sires who are likely to succeed at stud can be a risky business, but the four-time Gr.1-winning miler Ribchester (IRE) (Iffraaj (GB)-Mujurah by Marju), a newcomer for Darley in 2018, looks a pretty sure bet. Given his race record and pedigree and the fact his sire has already left two Gr.1 winners from mares by Danehill and another whose second dam is by Zabeel (NZ), he should really suit the local broodmare population.

Thronum published: 05 Sep, 2018

THRONUM who is new to Sun Stud in Victoria in 2018, has a pedigree that is the height of fashion. He is by our current champion sire Snitzel, a member of the all-conquering Danehill (USA) tribe, and his third dam is the Irish Oaks-Gr.1 winner Helen Street (Troy), famous as the dam of Street Cry (IRE) and second dam of Shamardal (USA).

Supido published: 05 Sep, 2018

WIDDEN Stud has had enormous success with speed horses including past champion sires Todman, Vain and Bletchingly and those on the current roster like Sebring, Star Witness, Zoustar and Nicconi. It’s a successful formula and one that has been repeated with Supido who has joined the gang in the Valley of Champions for the 2018 season on a fee of $11,000.

Invader published: 05 Sep, 2018

INVADER will stand at Aquis in partnership with international thoroughbred investor Phoenix Thoroughbreds whose CEO Amer Abdul Aziz said the opportunity to share the ownership in the son of champion sire Snitzel was too good an opportunity to miss. “He is a stallion we will support with our best southern hemisphere mares and also in the sales ring when the time comes to purchase his progeny,” he said.

Spieth published: 05 Sep, 2018

THOSE watching Spieth stymied for a run in the Stradbroke-Gr.1 on June 8 were probably nodding their heads in sympathy for the horse whose style of racing probably robbed him of his chance at Gr.1 glory. There is no doubt the handsome chestnut had the ability, but sitting way off the pace in elite sprints makes it hard to run down the leaders, especially if you strike trouble along the way.

The Mission published: 05 Sep, 2018

CHAMPAGNE Stakes winner The Mission carries the great Danehill (USA) 3mx3m in his pedigree and he certainly inherited the line’s speed genes and toughness. He demonstrated that when he led all the way to beat some of the nation’s best juveniles by 2.25 lengths in his Gr.1 win over 1600m at Randwick in pretty testing conditions.

Kobayashi published: 05 Sep, 2018

IT’S hard not to run out of superlatives when describing the stud career of I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit (IRE)-Cannarelle by Canny Lad) whose first foals only arrived in 2011 and who already has more than 300 winners (32SW) including the likes of Brazen Beau, I Am A Star, Viddora and Hellbent.

Pariah published: 05 Sep, 2018

NO ONE knows Redoute’s Choice better than John Messara and his team at Arrowfield, and they have backed the stallion as a sire of sires from the early stages of his exceptional career. In 2005 home bred colt Not A Single Doubt, a dual Listed winner, wasn’t the most obvious first son of Redoute’s Choice to launch a dynasty, while Gr.1 winner Snitzel, who joined the roster in 2006, seemed a better fit.

Churchill published: 05 Sep, 2018

The English and Irish Derby winner Galileo, a nine-times Champion Sire in GB/IRE is a son of 14-times Champion GB/IRE Sire Sadler’s Wells (Northern Dancer) and the Arc de Triomphe winner Urban Sea (GB) (Miswaki), dam also of the 2009 UK Horse of the Year Sea The Stars (Derby, Guineas, Eclipse, Arc), a son of Cape Cross (IRE) (Green Desert). Galileo’s Cox Plate-winning son Adelaide (IRE) (ex Elletelle by Elnadim (USA)) is already on the Coolmore roster at $11,000, while Churchill (ex Meow by Storm Cat) will command a fee of $27,500.

Caravaggio published: 05 Sep, 2018

THE win of Justify in the 2018 Kentucky Derby (and subsequently the Preakness) certainly highlights the loss of his sire Scat Daddy (Johannesburg (USA)-Love Style by Mr. Prospector) in 2015, as the winner was one of his four runners in the classic.