BULL POINT (AUS)(Fastnet Rock-Rose of Cimmaron, by Bite The Bullet)
Kingstar Farm, NSW. Fee: $8,800, Live Foal

Bull Point Overview

Bull Point has the complete package of pedigree, conformation, and performance to be a successful stallion at a price that is hard to overlook. With his first crop just turned three, Bull Point had an excellent start to his stud career with his 2YOs, lead by Listed placed Encountabull, and four other winners from only a handful of runners.

As a racehorse, Bull Point continued to improve with age, and breeders should expect the same from his stock. Winner of two of his three starts at two, and placed in the other, Bull Point showed his class as a 3YO winning the Gr3 Manfred Stakes over 1200m and placing in the Gr1 Golden Rose behind quality stallion Zoustar and Champion racehorse Dissident. Bull Point raced on at four and five to prove his soundness and continued to be competitive with placings in several group races, including the Gr1 Rupert Clarke Stakes over 1400m behind Trust in a Gust and Dissident.

A sale topping colt, Bull Point was the highest priced colt at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale when he made $960,000. His sire, Fastnet Rock, is a dual Australian Champion Sire and has left 158 stakes winners and is making his mark as a sire of sire with the likes of Hinchinbrook, Foxwedge, Smart Missile, and Rothesay, with many other young stallions about to have runners soon.

Bull Point is a full-brother to group winner Siege of Quebec, and his winning dam is a full-sister to Gr3 winner Mica’s Pride, dam of four stakes winners including Criterion.

This is one of Australia’s strongest families and with stakes winners by a range of sires to give breeders clues as to what might work with Bull Point. Aside from five stakes winners by Fastnet Rock under his second dam, other sires who have left stakes winners in Bull Point’s first two generations are Sebring, Redoute’s Choice, Anabaa, O’Reilly, Uncle Mo, Teofilo, Danehill Dancer, Intergaze, and Northern Meteor. The last one is interesting as he is a son of Encosta de Lago, the same damsire as Encountabull.

Bull Point Pedigree

FASTNET ROCK (AUS)
b. 2001
DANEHILL (USA)
b. 1986
DANZIG
b. 1977
NORTHERN DANCER
PAS DE NOM
RAZYANA
b. 1981
HIS MAJESTY
SPRING ADIEU
PICCADILLY CIRCUS (AUS)
b. 1995
ROYAL ACADEMY
b. 1987
NIJINSKY
CRIMSON SAINT
GATANA
b. 1989
MARAUDING
TWIGALAE
ROSE OF CIMMARON (AUS)
b. 2004
BITE THE BULLET (USA)
b. 1987
SPECTACULAR BID
gr. 1976
BOLD BIDDER
SPECTACULAR
LASSIE'S LADY
b. 1981
ALYDAR
LASSIE DEAR
GAINESVILLE (CAN)
ch. 1991
AFLEET
ch. 1984
MR. PROSPECTOR
POLITE LADY
ADARLING
b. 1985
ALLEGED
AVOWAL
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Bull Point Progeny

BULL POINT 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$552,000, MRC Manfred S., Gr.3, ATC Forum Group 2YO H., Gardenia H., Tab.com.au 2YO H., 2d ATC Theo Marks S., Gr.2, MVRC Schweppes Crystal Mile, Gr.2, ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H., Rosehill Gardens H., 3d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, ATC Show County H., Gr.3, 4th MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, ATC Rosebud H., L. He entered stud in Aust. in 2016. Sire of 32 progeny to race, 14 winners (43.0%), earnings of over $650,000, 1 stakes placegetter, inc.


Encountabull (17g, Encosta de Lago, Southern Appeal). Winner at 1000m in 2020-21, A$158,865, 2d ATC Inglis Nursery, RL, 4th MVRC Inglis Banner 2YO S., RL.

Readily Availabull (18c, More Than Ready, Hamas). Winner at 2 in 2020-21, A$143,700, Ballarat TC Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic.

Fearless Vision (17f, Zizou, Cape Cross). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 900m, 1000m to 2020-21, SAJC AAMI H., 3d SAJC Furphy H.

Morty (17g, Fuji Kiseki, Alzao). Winner at 1200m in 2020-21, 3d Murray Bridge RC Ian Marwood H.

Yourpoint (17g, Snitzel, Favorite Trick). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2020-21.

Very Sharp (17f, Shamardal, Sunday Silence). Winner at 2 in 2019-20.

Crazy Train (17f, Henny Hughes, Hurricane Sky). Winner at 2 in 2019-20.

Point Hope (17f, Bluebird, Danzatore). Winner at 1600m in 2020-21.

Star Point (17f, Galileo, Geiger Counter). Winner at 1500m in 2020-21.

Evening Bride (17f, Postponed, Volksraad). Winner at 900m in 2020-21.

Dance Shoes (17f, Dubawi, Quest for Fame). Winner at 1600m in 2020-21.

Point Counterpoint (17g, Zabeel, Zafonic). Winner at 1700m in 2020-21.

Spanish Fighter (17g, High Chaparral, Danehill). Winner at 1100m in 2020-21.

Fleur de Rose (17f, Murtajill, Snippets). Winner at 1000m in 2020-21.

Point of Attack (17g, More Than Ready, Choisir). Placed at 2 in 2019-20.

Brazen Bully (17g, Hussonet, Danehill). Placed at 2 & 3 to 2020-21.

Tipping Point (17g, Don Eduardo, Flying Spur). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.

Creme de Vin (17f, Victory Dance, Norman Pentaquad). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.

Buckin' Bull (17g, Galileo, Giant's Causeway). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.

Bull Point Acceptances

2021-09-19T00:00:00+12:00: 13:10, Race 1, Armidale JC Tooheys Extra Dry Maiden P. (1300m) $24,000; 4yo g Point of Attack (Bull Point-Prevalence by More Than Ready (USA))
2021-09-19T00:00:00+12:00: 14:55, Race 4, Armidale JC Debortoli Wines Maiden H. (1100m) $24,000; 4yo f Tough as Nails (Bull Point-Constitute by Royal Academy (USA))

Bull Point 1-2-3 Results

12/09/2021: Very Sharp () 4yo f (Bull Point-Shamtastic by Shamardal (USA));
1st Dubbo TC Aquawest Country Magic, $50,000 1100m, earning $22,000
29/08/2021: Crazy Train () 4yo f (Bull Point-Crazy Idea by Henny Hughes (USA));
1st Wyong RC Wyong R.C. la Gioconda H., $35,000 1600m, earning $16,740
27/08/2021: Manco Man () 4yo g (Bull Point-Sukhar (NZ) by Zabeel (NZ));
3rd Pakenham RC Dahlsens Maiden P., $35,000 2200m, earning $3,150
21/08/2021: Very Sharp () 4yo f (Bull Point-Shamtastic by Shamardal (USA));
3rd ATC TAB Highway H., $100,000 1100m, earning $9,600
18/08/2021: Morty () 4yo g (Bull Point-Daguetta by Fuji Kiseki (JPN));
1st Gawler & Barossa JC Club Memberships Due Now H., $21,800 1522m, earning $10,625
16/08/2021: Manco Man () 4yo g (Bull Point-Sukhar (NZ) by Zabeel (NZ));
3rd Ballarat TC Pipe Directional Drilling Maiden P., $25,000 2100m, earning $2,000
05/08/2021: Crazy Train () 4yo f (Bull Point-Crazy Idea by Henny Hughes (USA));
3rd Illawarra TC M Johnston Conditional H., $35,000 1400m, earning $3,200
04/08/2021: Brazen Bully () 4yo g (Bull Point-Brazen Hussey by Hussonet (USA));
3rd Cranbourne TC Mercedes-Benz Mornington H., $35,000 1200m, earning $3,150
28/07/2021: Morty () 3yo g (Bull Point-Daguetta by Fuji Kiseki (JPN));
3rd Balaklava RC Stoller H., $21,800 1300m, earning $2,225
18/07/2021: Very Sharp () 3yo f (Bull Point-Shamtastic by Shamardal (USA));
3rd Scone RC Emirates Park H., $24,000 1100m, earning $2,300
14/07/2021: Brazen Bully () 3yo g (Bull Point-Brazen Hussey by Hussonet (USA));
1st MRC Ladbrokes Bet Ticker H., $50,000 1000m, earning $27,500
24/06/2021: Crazy Train () 3yo f (Bull Point-Crazy Idea by Henny Hughes (USA));
1st Illawarra TC Brian Dawson H., $35,000 1300m, earning $16,740
22/06/2021: Brazen Bully () 3yo g (Bull Point-Brazen Hussey by Hussonet (USA));
1st Pakenham RC John Duff & Co Maiden P., $23,000 1000m, earning $12,650
20/06/2021: Bull Dimple Rum () 3yo c (Bull Point-Belle Cherie Amour by Henrythenavigator (USA));
3rd Kilcoy RC Golden Downs Enjoyment Maiden P., $17,000 1200m, earning $1,650
19/06/2021: Raging Bull () 2yo g (Bull Point-Sunday Sinners by Danbird);
3rd ATC E Group Security 2YO H., $112,000 1500m, earning $12,000
19/06/2021: Sheppey () 2yo f (Bull Point-Single Dancer by Not A Single Doubt);
1st Toowoomba TC Highfields Builder Pty Ltd Maiden 2YO H., $23,450 1000m, earning $11,000
15/06/2021: Very Sharp () 3yo f (Bull Point-Shamtastic by Shamardal (USA));
1st Scone RC Buy With Inglis Digital H., $21,060 900m, earning $16,825
06/06/2021: Bull Dimple Rum () 3yo c (Bull Point-Belle Cherie Amour by Henrythenavigator (USA));
3rd Ipswich TC Festival of Horsepower Maiden P., $25,000 1000m, earning $2,400
05/06/2021: Raging Bull () 2yo g (Bull Point-Sunday Sinners by Danbird);
3rd ATC Bowermans Furniture 2YO H., $115,500 1400m, earning $12,000
05/06/2021: Sheppey () 2yo f (Bull Point-Single Dancer by Not A Single Doubt);
2nd Toowoomba TC Strathayr 2YO Maiden H., $31,550 1200m, earning $3,500
01/06/2021: Very Sharp () 3yo f (Bull Point-Shamtastic by Shamardal (USA));
2nd Scone RC Hunter Equine Centre H., $21,560 900m, earning $3,900
30/05/2021: Bygone Era () 3yo g (Bull Point-Kiss 'n Chase by Red Ransom (USA));
1st Mildura RC Bet365 Protest Promise Maiden P., $23,000 1400m, earning $12,650
19/05/2021: Red Vienna () 2yo g (Bull Point-Vienna Waltz by Snitzel);
2nd Cambridge JC Good Buggers Plumbing Maiden S., $10,000 970m, earning $1,500
15/05/2021: Tipping Point () 3yo g (Bull Point-Autumn Ember by Don Eduardo (NZ));
2nd ATC TAB Highway H., $75,000 1500m, earning $13,750
08/05/2021: Point Counterpoint () 3yo g (Bull Point-Parnissius by Zabeel (NZ));
1st Newcastle JC Hart Accountants H., $34,300 1850m, earning $22,365
07/05/2021: Bombulla Boy () 2yo g (Bull Point-Prevalence by More Than Ready (USA));
3rd Murrumbidgee TC Wagga Rsl Club Country Maiden P., $40,000 1200m, earning $3,750
27/02/2021: Morty () 3yo g (Bull Point-Daguetta by Fuji Kiseki (JPN));
3rd Murray Bridge RC Ian Marwood H., $37,250 1200m, earning $3,025
27/02/2021: Buckin' Bull () 3yo g (Bull Point-Just Incredible (IRE) by Galileo (IRE));
3rd Muswellbrook RC Hawkesbury Raceclub H., $12,000 2300m, earning $1,010
25/02/2021: Spanish Fighter () 3yo g (Bull Point-Diamond Fever by High Chaparral (IRE));
3rd Wyong RC Next Raceday 9/3 H., $35,000 1350m, earning $3,200
20/02/2021: Fleur de Rose () 3yo f (Bull Point-Emily Rose by Murtajill);
1st Murrumbidgee TC Riverina Motor Group Maiden P., $30,000 1000m, earning $15,100
15/02/2021: Point Counterpoint () 3yo g (Bull Point-Parnissius by Zabeel (NZ));
2nd Muswellbrook RC Two Rivers Wines P., $22,000 2300m, earning $3,900
09/02/2021: Spanish Fighter () 3yo g (Bull Point-Diamond Fever by High Chaparral (IRE));
1st Hawkesbury RC Pink Finss Charity Maiden H., $34,300 1100m, earning $22,365
02/02/2021: Point Counterpoint () 3yo g (Bull Point-Parnissius by Zabeel (NZ));
1st Clarence River JC Become a Member Maiden P., $21,560 1700m, earning $16,825
28/01/2021: Yourpoint (NZ) () 3yo g (Bull Point-Dollhouse by Snitzel);
1st Hawkes Bay Chris "Grugly" King Memorial H., $10,000 1400m, earning $5,400
27/01/2021: Morty () 3yo g (Bull Point-Daguetta by Fuji Kiseki (JPN));
1st Bordertown RC Border Ag Maiden H., $19,300 1200m, earning $9,325
25/01/2021: Point Counterpoint () 3yo g (Bull Point-Parnissius by Zabeel (NZ));
2nd Armidale JC Armidale Cup Raceday P., $22,000 1900m, earning $3,900
21/01/2021: Dance Shoes () 3yo f (Bull Point-Fast Flowing (NZ) by Dubawi (IRE));
1st Pinjarra RC Mandurah Stockfeeds Maiden P., $19,600 1600m, earning $17,350
18/01/2021: Crazy Train () 3yo f (Bull Point-Crazy Idea by Henny Hughes (USA));
3rd Muswellbrook RC First Churchill H., $22,000 1450m, earning $2,100
16/01/2021: Evening Bride () 3yo f (Bull Point-Supper (NZ) by Postponed (USA));
3rd Illawarra TC Rodney Paine H., $35,000 1300m, earning $3,200
08/01/2021: Crazy Train () 3yo f (Bull Point-Crazy Idea by Henny Hughes (USA));
2nd Orange JC Southern Cross Austereo H., $21,560 1280m, earning $3,900
06/01/2021: Dance Shoes () 3yo f (Bull Point-Fast Flowing (NZ) by Dubawi (IRE));
2nd Pinjarra RC Programmed Property Services Maiden P., $19,200 1500m, earning $4,000
12/09/2020: Encountabull () 3yo g (Bull Point-Countess Delago by Encosta de Lago);
1st Illawarra TC Chris Joils Maiden P., $35,000 1000m, earning $16,740

Bull Point BR News

  • Hunter Studs Support Queen of The Valley

    Wed, 4 Aug 2021

    Owners of fillies or mares that race in next week’s Queen Of The Valley Matchmaker (Friday 13 August) will have access to an exciting list of stallions in the Hunter Valley, reports racingnsw.com.au. Widden, Vinery and Kingstar Farm have all offered nominations to some of their standing stallions for 2021 with the first three placegetters in the race able to access the list on a ‘first past the post’ allocation. “This concept has been available for several years at Muswellbrook Race Club and has always proven to be very popular,” said Muswellbrook Race Club's CEO, Duane Dowell. “The winning connections will get the first choice, then second place the next pick and so on.” Dowell noted, “The small change this year is that Kingstar Farm has offered multiple choices for their allocation so there is an even greater selection. The stallions on offer include Unite And Conquer, Bull Point or Lord Of The Sky (Kingstar), Press Statement (Vinery) and Supido (Widden). The feature race is a Benchmark 66 Handicap over 1280m for fillies and mares. Last year’s winner was the Rod Northam-trained Modernity (Foxwedge-Palia, by Last Tycoon). The raceday also marks the last day at Muswellbrook for outgoing CEO Duane Dowell who starts at Newcastle Jockey Club on 16 August.


    Supido

    Widden Stud's Supido (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Mossfun's Half-Brother in Kensington Opener

    Wed, 4 Aug 2021

    Finishing down the track in the heavy conditions on debut, the connections of the David Payne-trained Semeco (Pierro-Eye For Fun, by Snitzel) will be looking for a better showing when the 3YO encounters a good track on Wednesday in the opening race on the Kenso track at Randwick. Purchased for $390,000 from the draft of Fairview Park Stud at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, the half-brother to Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Mossfun (Mossman) and triple Listed winner Aramco (Magic Albert) will have the services of Sam Clipperton and at this stage will jump from barrier 5 in the seven-horse field. Having originally started his career in South Australia with the McEvoy Stable, Semeco was sent to David Payne after two positive early barriers trial performances but is yet to show that positive form after the stable change. With three of the original eight acceptances in the race, Payne has scratched top weight Raging Bull (Bull Point) and will instead saddle up Semeco for Aramco Racing and the last start runner-up Caboteur (So You Think). The race favourite is the Gary Portelli-trained Spitfire (Pierro-Absolutely, by Commands) who finished less than a length back in second place on debut, while the Coolmore and partners-raced Military Men (Air Force Blue-Memories Of You, by Galileo), a half to Group 1 winner Unforgotten (Fastnet Rock) looks to improve on his disappointing debut, and with the services of James McDonald, the Chris Waller-trained gelding could be one to watch.

  • New Recruit Excites Kingstar Manager

    Fri, 30 Apr 2021

    Reflecting on the exciting acquisition of juvenile speed machine Time To Reign (Time For War-Courgette, by Charge Forward) – see avove item – Kingstar Farm manager Adam Cook enthused, “We work hard at Kingstar to structure these stallions at an affordable fee to provide a return for breeders, whether with a basic nomination or breeding rights. We've secured one of the best 2YOs of his year, a Silver Slipper winner with a Golden Slipper pedigree and cannot wait to have breeders come and inspect him at Kingstar. You won't be disappointed." Aware of how brilliantly Time To Reign had trialled, defeating Verry Elleegant, Nakeeta Jane, Unforgotten and Patrick Erin Cook by 6.3-lengths, before picking up a virus he  never overcame which was obvious in his handful of subsequent starts, Cook commented, "It was such a shame to see him go amiss as a 3YO as he grew and developed into a magnificent type and had the natural ability to match it with the best of his generation.” Time To Reign will join resident Kingstar Farm stallions Unite And Conquer (Hinchinbrook), Bull Point (Fastnet Rock) and Lord Of The Sky (Danerich) at their Hunter Valley property near Denman.

    Time To Reign

    Time To Reign is standing at Kingstar Farm (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Kingstar Yearlings' Potential Sky High

    Mon, 8 Feb 2021

    If the rumours are true, then Kingstar Farm are due to hit the big time with their stallions. Bull Point has started his career in fine form, with Readily Availabull, Fearless Vision and Encoutabull; while first season sire Lord of the Sky (see below) has plenty of good judges talking about the quality of his stock. Kingstar Farm will present five Lord of the Sky yearlings in their draft of nine horses for the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale. American broodmares, especially those with good race records, have done an excellent job at stud in Australia, and Lot 630 fits the bill as this colt is out of dual Listed winner Hadavision, who has already left three winners here. The first foal of four-time winning mare She Brings (Sebring), Lot 308, is a colt from an early maturing family; while Lot 325 is a colt out of a young winning three-quarter sister to Inglis Guineas winner Loved Up. Both of the Lord of the Sky fillies have solid pedigrees to recommend them, such as Lot 786 who is the half-sister to Listed 2YO winner Real Good; while Lot 657, who is the second foal of a winning Lonhro mare with many recent winners on the page to keep providing residual value. Kingstar Farm's Bull Point is represented by a colt, Lot 637, and he is a half-brother to two winners from a strong NZ family. The Classic draft for Kingstar Farm is rounded out by a beautifully bred Capitalist filly, Lot 504, whose tough Listed-winning dam's half-brother recently won a stakes race in Singapore; there's also a Rubick colt, Lot 140, whose dam is a half-sister to four-time Gr1 winner Divine Madonna; a Dalghar colt, Lot 696, who is a full-brother to stakes placed 2YO winner First Law and a half-brother to group winner Spirit Bird.

  • Canonbury Debutants Join Rich History

    Fri, 29 Jan 2021

    First run in 1930, Saturday's Canonbury Stakes has an enormously rich history, and the latest renewal looks ready to add to that as we work out towards the Golden Slipper Stakes. Only open to colts and geldings since 2008, the Rosehill juvenile sprint was elevated to Group 3 status in 2015, a promotion validated by its recent past winners. They include, in descending date order from 2020: Prague, McLaren, Performer, Pariah, Vancouver, Fighting Sun, Hinchinbrook, Sebring and Not A Single Doubt. Two high priced debutants are among the entries this year, among them 2020 Inglis Sydney easter graduate Home Affairs who is the $3.30 race favourite. Sold by Torryburn Stud for $875,000, the I Am Invincible colt races in Coolmore's dark navy strip for an ownership group that includes NZB and Pencarrow Stud principal Sir Peter Vella. Adding plenty of interest is joint topweight Readily Availabull. The boom son of Kingstar farm stallion Bull Point was a late scratching for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, but gets a chance to put that disappointment behind him for connections. Also vying for favouritism is Construct, runner-up to subsequent MM 2YO Classic winner Shaquero at his only start.

    Pariah

    Pariah won the Canonbury Stakes (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Readily Availabull Ready to Boost Bull Point

    Thu, 14 Jan 2021

    A strong commercial pedigree, a high yearling price and subsequent Group 1-placed Group-winning performance is still no guarantee that a colt will make a good stallion. In the case of Bull Point, who ticks all those boxes having been the most expensive Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling of his year, the planets appear to have aligned and he's enjoying strong popularity. Heading into Saturday's $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic, there's a strong likelihood that by the end of the day he could have his second stakes-performed 2YO from just fourteen juvenile runners this season – the other is Listed Inglis Nursery runner-up Encountabull. You won't get any argument from trainer John Sargent, who saddles up gun 2YO Readily Availabull and claims, "[He's] a quality colt; with the good draw he will be hitting the line strong." With a cracking full-brother in the paddock, Amarina Farm will share Sargent's enthusiasm, as will Magic Millions Tasmania, Armidale Stud and breeder John Bridges. Meanwhile, Kingstar's only Bull Point yearling available at the Gold Coast, Lot 1214 (out of a half-sister to Champion sprinting filly Regimental Gal) arrives at the complex on Friday.

  • Bullish Week Ahead for Kingstar

    Fri, 8 Jan 2021

    Kingstar Farm principal Matthew Sandblom is approaching next week’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and $10 million Raceday with more anticipation than most. In addition to offering Kingstar’s first draft at the Gold Coast – see here – Sandblom (a part owner of former MM 2YO Classic and Golden Slipper winner Capitalist) will be hoping to see a big run from MM Clockwise winner Readily Availabull in this year’s 2YO Classic. By Kingstar resident stallion Bull Point – the highest priced Magic Millions yearling of his year – Readily Availabull won his Sydney trial convincingly on Thursday morning. Rated extremely highly by one of Australia’s leading form experts after his Ballarat win, Readily Availabull could become the second stakes performer for his well-performed young sire Bull Point (Fastnet Rock) who also boasts Inglis Nursery-placed Encountabull from just a dozen runners thus far. Michael Dee, who rode Readily Availabull in his eye-catching Magic Millions Clockwise victory will take the ride in the $2 million feature on Saturday week where he is expected to be ideally suited to the 1200m event with its assumed pace.

    Readily Availabull

    Readily Availabull won his trial on Thursday (pic: magicmillions.com.au)
  • First MM Draft Superb for Kingstar Farm

    Thu, 17 Dec 2020

    Kingstar Farm’s Bull Point heads the Magic Millions 2YO Classic ballot order (as at 14 December 2020) with his second crop son Readily Availabull who won the Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Challenge on debut. The quick juvenile is a sign of things to come from Kingstar Farm who will present their debut draft at the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale with a cracking draft of 17 individuals that are all BOBS eligible. Among the nine colts and eight fillies on offer, they have a Bull Point colt, Lot 1214, who is the second foal of a winning half-sister to Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner and dual Group 1 winner Regimental Gal. He’ll be the first Bull Point yearling to sell in 2021, and if Readily Availabull keeps flying, he’s bound to be hugely sought after. Two other standouts on pedigree are the Pierro colt, Lot 542, a three quarter brother to Gr1 winner Pierata; and Lot 22, a Lonhro colt from a half-sister to boom colt and recent Spring Carnival stakes winner Ain’tnodeeldun. Lot 663 out of stakes winner Princess Emmy is a full-sister to stakes winner Thurlow (Sebring) while Lot 919 is a Deep Field half-sister to the current Karaka Millions 2YO favourite, Palamos (Extreme Choice). Other sires represented are Capitalist, Deep Field, Sebring, Dissident, Flying Artie, Invader, Russian Revolution, and Wandjina. CLICK HERE for Kingstar Farm's Magic Millions Gold Coast draft.

    Pierata

    Lot 542 is a three-quarter brother to Group 1 winner Pierata (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Bull Point 2YO Charges to Clockwise Classic Win

    Mon, 23 Nov 2020

    Debutant Readily Availabull booked his place in January's $2 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic with a comprehensive victory in Saturday's $250,000 Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic at Ballarat. The powerful son of Kingstar Farm's well credentialled young sire Bull Point (Fastnet Rock-Rose of Cimmaron, by Bite The Bullet) was purchased for just $25,000 at last February's Tasmanian Yearling Sale at Launceston for trainer John Sargent and Mitchell Bloodstock, and paid that back in spades when charging home late in the race for an impressive win. He is owned by a large all-female ownership group who are eyeing off the $500,000 Magic Millions Racing Women Bonus as part of the $2 million Classic in January. The 14 ladies enjoyed the perfect start to their ownership of Readily Availabull today. "I got him for $25,000. I used to buy there quite a while ago and hadn't been for a few years but went back for the last sale and thought he was a lovely colt. He reminded me of Encountabull who I bought a year earlier by Bull Point." Readily Availabull was sold through the draft of the Whishaw family's Armidale Stud.

    Readily Availabull

    Readily Availabull is off to the 2YO Classic (pic: magicmillions.com.au)
  • Easter Grads Head Inglis Millennium Market

    Thu, 16 Jan 2020

    Two Easter graduates dominate early betting for the $2m Inglis Millennium, announced Inglis in a press release. The Inglis Race Day will be run at Warwick Farm on February 8 and the early favourite at $6 is Peter and Paul Snowden’s 2YO filly and $500,000 Easter graduate Dame Giselle (I Am Invincible-Ballet Society, by Stravinsky), a dominant winner of the inaugural $1m Golden Gift at Rosehill in November. $400,000 Easter graduate Cellsabeel (Hinchinbrook-Our Egyptain Raine, by Desert Sun), who finished an unlucky fourth in the Golden Gift on debut for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, is on the second line of betting at $7. $80,000 Classic graduate Encountabull (Bull Point-Countess Delago, by Encosta de Lago) and $575,000 Premier graduate Ideas Man (Brazen Beau-Innovation Girl, by Rubiton) - winner of the Inglis Banner in the spring - are next in line at $9 and $11 respectively. The Inglis race day will also feature the $1m Inglis Sprint for 3YOs over 1100m. The inaugural running of the Inglis Millennium last year developed into one of the form 2YO races of 2019 with winner and Classic Sale graduate Castelvecchio (Dundeel-St. Therese, by Dehere) going on to claim the Gr1 Champagne Stakes ten weeks later. “The inaugural Millennium Day was an overwhelming success both as an event for patrons but also as a strong racing fixture with winners on the day including the likes of Castelvecchio (see below), Fiesta, Samadoubt, Bivouac, Champagne Cuddles, Gem Song and Noble Boy among others,’’ Inglis’ General Manager of Bloodstock Sales and Marketing Sebastian Hutch said. “The 2020 Millennium is shaping as another fascinating contest. Some of the best 2YO performers we have seen this season are high in betting, but we have also seen a number of promising candidates for the race emerge at the trials in recent weeks who have the potential to make a big impression on the race.’’ The race day precedes the beginning of the 2020 Inglis Select Yearling Sales Series, which begins with the Classic Sale.

  • Wild Ruler Too Strong in Inglis Nursery

    Mon, 16 Dec 2019

    Powerful Easter colt Wild Ruler – a juvenile which Newgate Farm’s Henry Field believes can be “the next Russian Revolution” – scored a dominant debut win in Saturday’s $500,000 Restricted Listed Inglis Nursery at Randwick. Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, Wild Ruler (Snitzel x Gypsy Robin) settled just behind the speed before displaying a strong turn of foot to career away for a comfortable victory, beating Encountabull (Bull Point) and Canadian Spice (Vancouver). Prior to the eveny Wild Ruler – a $525,000 buy for Newgate Farm, China Horse Club and Winstar from Ananda Krishnan’s Kia Ora Stud (who also bred the colt) at this year’s Easter Sale - had won two trials “as easily as you can win a trial” for trainers Peter and Paul Snowden and was sent out a $3.50 TAB favourite as a result. Wild Ruler is owned by his buyers and some of the racing industry’s most influential groups including Newgate SF, Go Bloodstock, G1g Racing, Nick Vass, Glenlogan Park, Aston Bloodstock and Grant Bloodstock. “He’s a very valuable colt but our job now is to get a big G1 win next to his name,” Paul Snowden said. “The Blue Diamond, the Slipper, all options are on the table at the moment but he’s a very talented horse, don’t worry about that.”Wild Ruler firmed into $26 with the TAB for the Golden Slipper following his debut triumph. Wild Ruler will be looking to become the sixth G1-winning 2YO for Inglis since 2018 and the 14th G1-winning colt in the same period. The $2m Inglis Millennium also remains a possibility for Wild Ruler.”

    Wild Ruler

    Exciting Inglis graduate Wild Ruler (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Inglis Banner Starts New Race Series

    Fri, 25 Oct 2019

    A strong field of 14 runners will contest the $500,000 Restricted Listed Inglis Banner at The Valley on Saturday, launching the $8 million Inglis Race Series for the foal crop of 2017. Each of Inglis’ three major select yearling sales – Easter, Premier and Classic – are represented with graduates in the race, with leading stables such as Godolphin, Lindsay Park, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Mick Price/Mick Kent Jr and Ellerton Zahra Racing all present. The early TAB favourite is Dundeel colt It’s A Deel, trained by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, who paid $150,000 for him at Easter from the Arrowfield Stud draft. Other stallions represented include Snitzel, Written Tycoon, Starspangledbanner, Brazen Beau, Hinchinbrook, Nicconi, Foxwedge, All Too Hard and Sizzling, as well as first season sires Bull Point, Headwater and Pride of Dubai. The highest-priced yearling in the race is Ideas Man (Brazen Beau x Innovation Girl), a $575,000 Premier Yearling Sale purchase for Ciaron Maher Racing from the Blue Gum Farm draft. The winning trainer will receive a set of Swarovski Optik EL 32 Swarovision binoculars valued at $2554 for being a winning trainer of an Inglis Race Series event. Last year the race was won by Espaaniyah.

    Espaaniyah

    Last year's Inglis banner winner Espaaniyah (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Successful Ready2Race Breeze Ups At Cranbourne

    Mon, 16 Sep 2019

    The build-up to the 2019 Inglis Ready2Race Sale gathered further momentum on Friday with the first of five breeze up sessions, where 63 juveniles had their official 200m breeze. The fastest was lot 20 (pictured) – the final breeze of the day – a Better Than Ready x Blessed Anna colt from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm draft which clocked a time of 10.37secs. He finished ahead of a pair of Musk Creek Farm colts – lot 39 (Unencumbered x Choose Wisely) in 10.63secs and lot 24 (Bull Point x Brazen Hussey) in 10.65secs. Lauriston’s James O’Brien wasn’t surprised his Better Than Ready 2YO was the pick of today’s youngsters. “He’s always been a straight-forward colt with a good brain, good temperament and has continued to improve with the prep,” O’Brien said. “We were really impressed with how he breezed today, it was really what we were expecting. The times, photos and videos of all of Friday’s breeze ups will be available at inglis.com.au and the Inglis iPad app by Sunday. The Inglis breeze ups continue in Sydney when Warwick Farm hosts the first of two sessions at the venue next Friday. Action then moves to both Taupo and Eagle Farm the following Monday (September 23) before returning to Warwick Farm for a final session on Friday October 18. The Inglis Ready2Race Sale will be held at Riverside Stables on Tuesday October 22. On-site inspections will begin on Friday October 18, which will coincide with a brunch and full catalogue parade at Riverside Stables for all interested participants that morning.

    Better Than Ready-Blessed Anna

    Better Than Ready-Blessed Anna colt (pic: inglis.com.au)
  • HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale on Sunday

    Tue, 7 May 2019

    In the immediate future, sales attention now moves to Scone on Sunday for the annual HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale, for which 204 yearlings have been catalogued. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. The sale will begin at White Park at 10am this Sunday, May 12. Inspections begin from 8.30am at White Park on Saturday.

    So You Think

    So You Think is represented at the Scone Yearling Sale (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Inglis Scone Select Sale Catalogue Online

    Tue, 2 Apr 2019

    A total of 204 yearlings have been catalogued for the HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale at White Park on Sunday May 12. All yearlings offered at the sale are eligible for the $100,000 Scone Inglis Challenge and the $8m Inglis Race Series. The Scone sale has provided a host of racetrack stars in recent years including Gr1-winning sprinter Voodoo Lad, Gr2-winning 2YOs Time For War and Look To The Stars, as well as Stakes winner Rom Baro. Of the horses catalogued, 91 percent are BOBS Eligible. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. Inspections for the Scone Select Yearling Sale will begin at White Park from 8.30am on Saturday May 11. The sale will begin at 10am the following day.To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

    Voodoo Lad

    Gr1-winning Scone graduate Voodoo Lad (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Inglis Scone Select Sale Catalogue Online

    Mon, 1 Apr 2019

    A total of 204 yearlings have been catalogued for the HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale at White Park on Sunday May 12. All yearlings offered at the sale are eligible for the $100,000 Scone Inglis Challenge and the $8m Inglis Race Series. The Scone sale has provided a host of racetrack stars in recent years including Gr1-winning sprinter Voodoo Lad, Gr2-winning 2YOs Time For War and Look To The Stars, as well as Stakes winner Rom Baro. Of the horses catalogued, 91 percent are BOBS Eligible. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. Inspections for the Scone Select Yearling Sale will begin at White Park from 8.30am on Saturday May 11. The sale will begin at 10am the following day.To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

    Voodoo Lad

    Gr1-winning Scone graduate Voodoo Lad (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Largest Ever Inglis Classic Catalogue Offered

    Thu, 17 Jan 2019

    This year's quality Inglis Classic Yearling Sale catalogue is the largest ever offered. It contains relations to 76 stakes-winners including Gr1 winners such as Youngstar, Your Song, Under the Louvre, In Her Time, Headway, Long John, Questing New and Signify. There are also progeny of 103 stakes winning mares, including 10 who are Gr1 winners. In terms of stallion representation, there are progeny of 110 sires including Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Zoustar, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, Lonhro, Not A Single Doubt, Pierro, Sebring, Spirit of Boom, Star Witness and Choisir.  Among the freshman yearling sires are progeny by 22 young stallions such as Vancouver, Pride of Dubai, Exosphere, Press Statement, No Nay Never, Super One, Rich Enuff, Bull Point, Contributer, Criterion, Headwater, Kermadec, Outreach, Panzer Division and Real Impact. To view the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale catalogue, CLICK HERE.

  • Siege Of Quebec Wins Gr3 Bill Ritchie Handicap

    Mon, 17 Sep 2018

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    At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred entire Siege Of Quebec (Fastnet Rock-Rose of Cimmaron, by Bite The Bullet) opened his stakes account with a narrow but determined win in the $160,000 Gr3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) for 3YO+, defeating Pierata & Music Magnate. Siege Of Quebec, who was purchased by his trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing, as well as Aquis Farm, for $1 million at this year’s Inglis Chairman’s Sale Racing Prospects, improved his record to 4 wins and 3 placings from 10 starts for $371,675 in earnings. From the Bite The Bullet mare Rose Of Cimmaron, Siege Of Quebec is a full-brother to the smart Gr3 MRC Manfred Stakes winner Bull Point. Rose Of Cimmaron, herself, is a full-sister to Gr3 winner and prolific producer Mica's Pride, dam of multiple Gr1 winning stallion Criterion, Gr1 winner Comin’ Through, Gr2 winner Varenna Miss, and Listed winner Silently.

  • Aust Broodmare & Weanling Sale Catalogue Released

    Thu, 15 Mar 2018

    The catalogue for the 2018 Inglis Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale is now available online. A total of 649 Lots - comprising 483 broodmares and 166 weanlings - have been catalogued for the sale, which will bring to an end a huge fortnight of Inglis sales. The weanlings include those by leading sires such as I Am Invincible, Written Tycoon, Pierro, Brazen Beau, Choisir, Foxwedge, Hinchinbrook, Nicconi, So You Think and Star Witness as well as the first offerings for the likes of Criterion, Bull Point, Headwater, Kermadec, Press Statement, Real Impact, Scissor Kick and Vancouver. There are also mares in foal to the likes of Lonhro, Medaglia d'Oro, More Than Ready, Vancouver, Choisir and Hinchinbrook and First Season Sires like Winning Rupert, Star Turn, Sooboog, Odyssey Moon, Maurice and Extreme Choice. The Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale will be held at Riverside Stables from Sunday 15 April until Tuesday 17 April. Click here to view catalogue.

  • Unbeaten Siege Of Quebec Ready for Rosebud

    Fri, 11 Aug 2017

    Meanwhile, co-trainer Adrian Bott expects blue blooded colt Siege Of Quebec to acquit himself well when he makes his stakes debut in tomorrow's Listed Rosebud (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens. The $1.2 million Easter yearling, who is raced by a syndicate comprising trainer Gai Waterhouse, Tom Magnier, Nordic Racing & Breeding, and Julian Blaxland, is unbeaten in his two starts to date and will use the Rosebud as a stepping stone to the Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on 10 September. "He has a little bit of time between races now to freshen up and get that speed back into his legs for the 1100m. The horse does have a very good turn of foot and we'll see it again on Saturday," Bott told racingnsw.com.au. "He is well weighted against those horses that have already proven themselves at the top level. He is a horse on the up and has the advantage of race fitness so it looks an ideal starting point for his Golden Rose campaign." Bott added: "We always knew we had a nice horse on our hands and wanted to look after him. We put him away in favour of producing him as a late two-year-old and roll into the spring as an early three-year-old." By Fastnet Rock out of Rose Of Cimmaron (Bite The Bullet), Siege Of Quebec is a full-brother to the smart Gr3 MRC Manfred Stakes winner Bull Point. Rose Of Cimmaron, herself, is a full-sister to Gr3 winner and prolific producer Mica's Pride, dam of multiple Gr1 winning stallion Criterion.

    Criterion

    Criterion is closely related to Siege of Quebec (pic: Steve Hart)