TBB and Frankie Stockdale Active at Inglis Classic
Frankie Stockdale and TBB were active at the recent Inglis Classic Yearling Sale at Newmarket Sales Complex, purchasing six lots.
All six colts will be headed to the Inglis Ready2Race sale later in the year which is the same sale that Frankie Stockdale and the team had great results last year.
The first lot purchsed was a Hinchinbrook colt, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, New Edition. Purchased for $17,000 out of the Wahha Thoroughbreds draft.
Hinchinbrook was a champion first season sire and his progeny include the dual Group 1 winning colt, Press Statement. His dam, New Edition, was a Listed winner and Group 2 placed. She is the dam of two foals to race that are both winners.
"He was a really nice horse as he was but there is still plenty of room for improvement in him and I think he will make a really nice three-year-old," said Frankie Stockdale.
The next horse purchased was a Duporth colt out of the Canadian Silver mare, Pacific Belle. Stockdale and TBB went to $28,000 to secure him from the Clarke & Croft Bloodstock draft.
Duporth is the sire of 87 runners for 49 runners and Pacific Belle was a two time winner and is a half sister to the Group 2 winning mare Street Smart.
"He was a good sort of colt and Duporth had another winner in Hong Kong just before the sale, so looking towards the Inglis Ready2Race sale, he is an exciting prospect." Added Stockdale.
The pair were also successful in purchasing a So You Think colt for $55,000. The colt was presented by Wahha Thoroughbreds draft also.
He is out of the Al Maher mare, Soft Landing. Soft Landing is a half to Champion colt Universal Prince, and Hroup 1 winner, Universal Queen.
"We had a bit of success with a So You Think at the Inglis Ready2Race sale last year and we think that we have found another nice colt here." Said Stockdale
The fourth lot was an Excelebration colt out of the Swiss Yodeler mare, Swiss Current. The pair went to $26,000 to secure the son of the first season sire, out of the Widden draft.
Excelebration was Champion Older Male Miler in France and Great Brittain in 2012 and is a son of Australian Champion Sire, Exceed And Excel. Swiss Current was a Stakes winner herself and amassed just under $300,000 in prize money. She is the dam of two foals to race for two winners.
"We were happy to get an Excelebration as the early talk in Europe has been really encouraging and he was such a great racehorse by a sireline that we know works here in Australia." Said Toidd Blum
"This fella is a big leggy sort of colt that we believe will make a really nice three-year-old."
The highest priced yearling they purchased was lot 481, for $60,000. The High Chaparral colt out of the Danehill mare, Dashing Eagle and was beautifully presented by Fairhill Farm.
It is the last crop of High Chaparral to sell in Australia and this regally bred colt is out of the dual Group 1 winning filly, Dashing Eagle. Dashin Eagle won the AJC Flight Stakes and also won the One Thousand Guineas on her way to over $500,000 in prizemoney. She is the dam of six winners including, the Stakes performed, Gaburin.
"He is a magnificent colt by a stallion that has had so much success here and is no longer around, and from a really impressive family and we were wrapped to secure him." Said Blum.
The last of the six lots purchased was late on the third day of the sale and is an Exceed And Excel colt out of the Red Ransom mare, Gabrieli. Also out of the Widden draft this colt is a half to the Group 3 performed Tariana and was secured for $25,000.
"By a champion stallion out of a proven producer he is one that slipped through the cracks and we were happy to take him home," said Stockdale.