De Gaulle Overview
From a family “with a lot of upside” is the perfect description for the stallion De Gaulle, standing on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria at Bombora Downs Stud in partnership with Quilly Park.
De Gaulle is by the up and coming sire of sires Exceed And Excel, with sons the likes of Sidestep, sire of the 2019 Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi; Helmet, sire of international star Thunder Snow; Reward For Effort, sire of multiple stakes winner Gold Symphony being just a few of the outstanding horses boasting Exceed and Excel in their sire line.
De Gaulle is from the multiple Group 1 winning Charge Forward mare Response, dam of the 2018 Golden Slipper winner Estijaab, and stakes placed Alter Call. A family boasting early maturing types with speed. De Gaulle did not race due to a career ending injury sustained in a trial. But he was able to show his ability with two trial wins, in one beating subsequent group winner Pariah.
In 2020, De Gaulle is standing his 4th season. In his first season he stood semi-privately, with 22 mares covered and 15 foals born. These 2yo are being described as correct types with good bone and an amazingly good temperament. They are easy to handle and quick learners, just the sort of horse you need as a 2yo racing prospect. There is growing excitement as some are definitely showing their trainers that they will be ready to race in the new year (if not earlier).
The 2019 crop born at Bombora Downs are a standout too. Principal of Bombora Downs Christoph Bruechert, “When I saw his first crop foals, I was blown away by their substance, given he was such a young stallion. His second crop are no different. They are all well put together and just improve as they grow older.” A number of mare owners were so sure that they were on a winner after their 2018 foals that they sent the mares for a return visit in 2019, including Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed mare Avienus.
This is a real opportunity for the “breed to race” breeder to access high class blood lines at a very reasonable price, with a view to the future.
De Gaulle Pedigree
|EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)|
|PAS DE NOM|
|WATCH YOUR STEP|
|CHARGE FORWARD (AUS)|
|RED RANSOM |
|SYDNEYS DREAM |
|LIVE IT UP (AUS)|
|MATCH WINNER |
De Gaulle Progeny
DE GAULLE Unraced. He entered stud in Aust. in 2017. Sire of 2 progeny to race, earnings of over $10,000, inc.
Aeroport (18g, Holy Roman Emperor, Red Ransom). Placed at 2 in 2020-21.
De Gaulle 1-2-3 Results
|13/06/2021: Aeroport () 2yo g (De Gaulle-Varone by Holy Roman Emperor (IRE));|
2nd Murray Bridge RC SAROA 2YO H., $26,925 1400m, earning $3,825