Red Element Headlines Bloodstock Auction Sale in Australia

Red Element Headlines Bloodstock Auction Sale in Australia

by Kristen Manning

It is that time of year when breeders start to think about their breeding plans for the upcoming season so what better time to stand a stallion who has already proven his worth as a reliable source of winners?

Part of Tuesday’s latest online sale, the handsome and impeccably bred Red Element is looking for a new home.

He is a son of the influential Red Ransom, outstanding sire of 109 stakes winners including 16 Gr.1 winners and a proven sire of sires with his sons All American, Charge Forward, Domesday, China Visit, Duporth, Ekraar, Handsome Ransom, Intikhab, Red Clubs, Roc de Cambes, Sri Pekan and Red Dazzler all siring Gr.1 winners.

The winner of five of his 17 starts, Red Element raced in strong company and was successful in Listed company on two occasions over 1100m and 1200m… and he was close up at Gr.1 level when beaten three lengths in Nicconi’s Galaxy, four lengths in Swiss Ace’s Oakleigh Plate and just 1 1/2 lengths in Typhoon Zed’s Manikato Stakes.

Red Element’s dam is the four times Gr.1 winning Last Tycoon (broodmare sire of 154 stakes winners; 28 Group One winners) mare Tracy’s Element – a highly successful broodmare whose nine winners include Typhoon Tracy (six times Group One winner) and the stakes placed Kylikwong. She is also ancestress of the stakes winners Cantonese, Red Bomber and Shaft.

Tracy’s Element is one of seven winners produced by the dual Gr.3 winner Princess Tracy, also dam of Stradbroke Handicap winner Danasinga (successful sire of 33 stakes winners) and the Group winners Cullen (sire of three stakes winners including Group One winner Joy And Fun from limited opportunities) and Towkay (sire of 13 stakes winners including four Group One winners).

Her other descendants include the Group One gallopers Master Of Design and Suntangonal – as well as fellow stakes winners Assail, Traces, Happy Morning, Fatal Attraction, Awaken, Raffles Pegasus, En Lauder, Prince Of War, Perana and Prince Arthur.

Red Element is a descendant of the influential matriarch Woodbine whose others include the prolific stallions Storm Cat, Royal Academy, Be My Guest, Fusaichi Pegasus and Hennessy.

Red Element’s oldest progeny are seven and he has been represented by 141 winners from 226 runners; a strike rate of 62.5%. Two of his progeny have been stakes placed whilst another 22 have won at metropolitan level… mainly sprinter/milers, making him an ideal stallion for bonus schemes.

Barely a week goes by without a Red Element winner, in fact this season he is averaging more than one winner a week with 40 of his sons and daughters in the winners circle, 13 of those being multiple winners over the last nine months… including the terrific gallopers Tarbert (won three in a row at Coff’s Harbour and Grafton over the summer) and Jardin Rouge (dominant winner of her last four at Gatton and the Sunshine Coast by margins of up to 12 lengths)

Also in great form have been the likes of Tempete Rouge (recent Gold Coast trial winner who broke her maiden by 10 lengths last spring), Dirty Rascal (consistent galloper out of the placings only once in his last seven starts, winning two of those),Red Chandelier (recent Randwick placegetter who has not had much luck at two runs since a Warwick Farm victory in mid-March, Tempesta Rossa (in the quinella, winning twice, at each of his last five outings) and the Macau based The Pirate King who has been successful at four of his last eight starts.

Red Element has also been represented by the last start winners Santisimo (3 1/2 length maiden winner at just his second start), Tevye, Kunga George Munga, Great Powers and Olivia ‘N’ Me whilst members of his first crop are still performing well at seven – such as the durable Chloride (winner of 11 races), the consistent He’s Our Toy Boy (five times winner, 23 times placed), She Tells Lies (eight wins), Tudor Sunrise (placed at last two) and the recent Sunshine Coast winner Denarius (winner of just short of $300,000 in stakes).

Bidding for Red Element and other members of the latest draft is already under way – be sure to log on before 7pm on Tuesday April 30.

by Kristen Manning

Kristen Manning is a freelance racing writer and pedigree analyst based in Melbourne. A keen owner/breeder who loves every aspect of thoroughbred horseracing, she has written two books focusing on the deeds of Fields Of Omagh and Prince Of Penzance.

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