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Sires making news

Casino Prince is due for a name change as he is among the most consistent sires we have seen in almost an era.

For those wishing to break into the blood horse breeding industry, he is the only horse, under $27,000 service fee, that has sired 100 winners in the last three seasons.

He came up trumps again on Saturday when Baccarat Baby won the Group 3 Sunshine Guineas on the Sunshine Coast.

Casino Prince is a proven sire of sires and he has the score on the board, with All Too Hard, a very good racehorse, winning the Caulfield Guineas, Futurity Stakes and placed in the Cox Plate, he has made a successful transition as a sire.

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Queensland based sire, Better Than Ready, has got a strangle hold on the first seasons list, with 22 winners of 33 races to his credit, including a double over the last week-end.

Better Than Ready is a striking individual, he was not over raced, he has a winning strike rate of 50 per cent over his racing career.

He has sired three stakes winners in his first season, he is entitled to a full book of quality mares and will surely get them, he had lightning speed and he has early maturing progeny.

By More Than Ready, who has had enormous success in both hemispheres, he will shuttle again this season to Vinery.

Better Than Ready stands at Lyndhurst Stud Warwick on the Darling Downs, under the care of Jeff Kruger, where champions have been bred and where the greatest sire of stayers stood, The Buzzard 

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ILovethiscity completed a rare double when he sired King of Hastings at Caulfield, and Filibuster in Singapore, trained by Cliff Brown.

It seems as if Ilovethiscity has been off the scene for ages and has just reappeared, he is standing at Noor Elaine Farm at Euroa.

He won the Randwick Guineas Group 1 at Warwick Farm, and the time honoured Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill, he was a three year old and just seemed to fall off the radar.

ILovethiscity is almost a replica of his sire Magic Albert, both are chestnuts and neither has a white hair on their body.

Although his son, King Of Hastings, is now a gelding and a pretty good one at that,he won’t do ILovethiscity any harm .

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More Than Ready is Ready

When we thought we had seen the last of More Than Ready, he is not done with yet, he is coming back for another season.

At this stage you can pencil that one in, he is a remarkable horse and he will receive a warm welcome when he takes up residence in his old box which is so familiar to him.

Following a highly successful breeding season in the Northern Hemisphere, the More Than Ready syndicate have advised that the champion stallion will return to Australia.

More Than Ready covered a book of over 135 quality mares, achieving his usual impressive fertility rate of over 90 per cent.

WinStar Farm’s President, Elliott Walden, has advised that More Than Ready’s health, libido, and fertility, remain as good as ever.

This evidenced by the fact that in 2019 More Than Ready is again one of the leading Win Star stallions by fertility.

“He is truly a remarkable horse and judging by how the horse is doing right now we believe that continuing to shuttle could help keep More Than Ready fit and sound for breeding, we look forward to getting him back at the end of the year.”

“I am obviously delighted More Than Ready will be returning to Australia for the coming breeding season,” said Vinery Stud General Manager Peter Orton.

“He is an amazing stallion that continues to outperform stallions in the breeding barn, he has always been a great traveller and handles the process with ease, in fact I have found that keeping stallions active maintains longevity and health better than standing around for 8 months every year between breeding seasons.”

MoreThan Ready is a proven sire of sires; shown by the ill fated Sebring, and current champion first season sire, Better Than Ready.

This will benefit mare owners who are experiencing difficulties getting into the small group of top stallions this year.

A horse with More Than Ready’s international reputation, and proven strike rate (regarding both fertility and progeny success) provides breeders with an excellent opportunity.

More Than Ready is incredibly important to the Australian gene pool, being one of the most influential outcrosses we have here.

He is a Top 5 stallion of all time by Stakes winners, with 193 individual winners and is the world’s leading sire of winners (1,794) ahead of Champion Danehill (1623), with winners to runners strike rate of over 73%.

More Than Ready continues to buck the trend by getting better with age, which showed  on the racetrack again this year, where he has 10 Stakes winners for the season to date, including two impressive two year olds, Kooweerup and Ready Set Sail.

This was reflected in the sale ring where his 2019 yearlings sold to $600,000, and averaged almost $190,000.

We thought we had seen the last of More Than Ready, but he is going to complete the swan song taking up residence again in his old box at Vinery Stud Scone for another season.

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Joe has an eye for a Filly

There are better races in store for Rubisaki after her convincing win at Flemington on Saturday last.

She was sent out a firm favourite at $4.20 expecting to be racing on the pace, instead she came from midfield on the home turn with the result that she is likely to get further.

Rubisaki could get further than 1400 metres, even though she is by Rubick, a noted speed sire, there is some depth in the family.

Her dam, Senro Kisaki by Danehill Dancer, won twice at 1600 metres and 1850 metres, so there is a chance Rubisaki may get further.

She is raced by Joe O’Neill and a syndicate trained by Pat Payne, a very capable trainer, and plays it cool, and he places his horses well, he is not afraid to place a horse where it is best suited.

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Chouxting The Mob - Another Win

Simon Morrish and his wife, Susie, were on cloud nine after Chouxting The Mob won his fourth race on end at Flemington last Saturday.

It will come as no surprise if he shapes up again next week at headquarters as he is on the crest of a wave at present, Flemington holds no fears for him.

He hasn’t had that much racing really, just 18 starts and been in the money 12 times, winning twice at Flemington.

Damian Oliver gave the gelding the run of the race, it was the perfect ride, the old master is as good as ever. 

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Casino Prince still getting Winners

A week seldom passes that Casino Prince doesn’t sire a winner, the majority may be away from the city limits, but winners are winners, and that is what counts.

Casino Prince is a consistent sire yet he still doesn’t get the recognition that he is entitled to, as he does get results.

Last week he came up with four wins for the week, before that it was three, he seldom fails, a very reliable sire, and more importantly, he stands at a realistic service fee.

He is also a sire of sires evidenced by his son All Too Hard, a weight for age success and now a proven sire.

Casino Prince was foaled in 2003, by the leading sire Flying Spur, he was a Golden Slipper success and also won the time honoured All Aged Stakes that sealed his successful career as a sire.  

Casino Prince didn’t win a Slipper, he won the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, the Alister Clarke Stakes, and second In the first season at stud, he was acclaimed champion first season sire, and repeated it again in his second season.

He is the only sire under $28,000 service fee to sire 100 winners in the last three seasons, sixty eight winners to runners, and 15 Stakes winners.

Casino Prince ticks all the boxes, a proven sire at an affordable service fee.

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 Zebedee first metro Winner

Zebedee sired his first metropolitan winner, in Adelaide on Saturday, when God’s Penny recorded an impressive win in the two year old at Morphettville.

He had sired two previous winners, Isciot at Gawler and Luff at Muswellbrook, but God’s Penny is his first city winner in Australia

Zebedee arrived at Sam Hayes’s Cornerstone Stud with quite a reputation, he had limited racing, only seven starts, in the style of a budding champion, winning six races effortlessly.

He is really a very nice horse with lots of speed and quality, he has inherited that speed through his sire, Invincible Spirit that is a male line that is certainly very prominent, God’s Penny could easily repeat his win.

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Fighting Sun lands Quinella

Fighting Sun landed a quinella earlier in the week at Moe, when Darma Sun, trained by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zarha, with Fight completing the quinella.

Sun Stud have been patient with Fighting Sun, he can still make the grade, we may never know how good he was, he gave the opposition a bath each time he wore silk.

He was the nominal favourite for the Golden Slipper Stakes, you could say he was robbed after the injury, and retired immediately afterwards .

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