Australian Sires: Inglis Stallion Parade
By Kristen Manning
Breeders and racing fans alike should consider a morning trip out to Oaklands Junction on Friday with Inglis conducting its annual Victorian First Season Sire Parade.
Kicking off at 10am, the parade will showcase ten new stallions standing at Larneuk Stud (Honorius and Wolf Cry), Swettenham Stud (Mshawish and Rebel Dane), Sun Stud (Palentino), Spendthrift Farm (Swear), Riverbank Farm (Wayed Zain), Bullarook Park Stud (Last Typhoon), Brackley Park (St Jean) and Jubilee Stud (Coroebus).
It is an impressive list of horses with a variety of world class pedigrees and/or outstanding race records – stallions to suit differing budgets and aims.
A regally bred son of Danehill’s dual Group One winning son Holy Roman Emperor who was recently crowned Hong Kong’s Champion Sire, this Group One placed Gr.3 Craven Plate winner is a half-brother to South African champ Igugu. A member of the prolific Mumtaz Mahal clan, he is a descendant of the great mare Petite Etoile.
Joining Honorius at picturesque Larneuk is Street Cry’s son Wolf Cry, a multiple stakes placed horse who won Australia’s richest maiden on Magic Millions Day. His dam is the stakes placed Redoute’s Choice mare Starfish, daughter of Group One sprinter Stella Cadente from the family of big race winners Filante and Bint Marscay.
Also by Street Cry is Bullarook’s Last Typhoon whose dam is Horse Of The Year Typhoon Tracy. Sadly she died foaling him so this is the only way to tap into her genes. This is an internationally prolific family, one that descends from the wonderful mare Princess Tracy.
Up the road a bit at Benalla’s Riverbank is another well bred horse in Wayed Zain, son of seven times Group One winning successful stallion High Chaparral from the immediate family of champion stallions Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago.
Swettenham’s pair Mshawish and Rebel Dane are both dual Group One winners, the former – a son of outstanding stallion Medaglia d’Oro – in the northern hemisphere whilst the latter, by Danehill’s son California Dane, was seen at his best winning the Manikato Stakes and the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.
Also proven at the elite level is Sun Stud’s Palentino, a son of the underrated Teofilo. The handsome chestnut amassed over $1.3 million during a consistent career competing against the best of Australia’s milers.
Another first season son of Teofilo is St Jean who retires to Brackley Park. A winner in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, he was a leading Cups contender in 2014 only to suffer from an untimely tendon injury. He bounced back to win at Gr.3 level at Ellerslie, just third up from a two year spell. He hails from one of Europe’s great families.
Speaking of good families, Jubilee’s Coroebus is from one of the best Australia has produced in recent times with his dam being the wonderful Circles Of Gold, dam of Elvstroem and Haradasun and grandam of Highland Reel. This fellow by is by Choisir who sired the high class Starspangledbanner from this family.
We did not get to see a lot of Spendthrift’s Swear on the track but he showed plenty of class during a short career, splitting Yankee Rose and Prized Icon on the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes. The Gr.3 Ming Dynasty Handicap winning son of Redoute’s Choice was a $725,000 Easter yearling.
Others to make their stud debuts in Victoria this spring are Mezyaan (Springview Farm), Ajaya (Chatswood Stud), Cable Bay (Woodside Park Stud), Frosted (Darley) and Holler (Darley).
Kristen Manning is a freelance racing writer and pedigree analyst based in Melbourne. A keen owner/breeder who loves every aspect of thoroughbred horse racing, she has written two books focusing on the deeds of Fields Of Omagh and Prince Of Penzance.