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 15 progeny to race, 5 winners (33.0%), earnings of over $210,000, 1 stakes placegetter, inc.


Encountabull (17g, Encosta de Lago, Southern Appeal). Winner at 1000m in 2020-21, A$153,240, 2d ATC Inglis Nursery, RL, 4th MVRC Inglis Banner 2YO S., RL.

Yourpoint (17g, Snitzel, Favorite Trick). Winner at 2 in 2019-20.

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

Fearless Vision (17f, Zizou, Cape Cross). Winner at 2 in 2019-20.

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

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

Spanish Fighter (17g, High Chaparral, Danehill). Placed at 2 in 2019-20.

Brazen Bully (17c, Hussonet, Danehill). Placed at 2 in 2019-20.

Bull Point 1-2-3 Results

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

  • 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)
  • Siege Of Quebec Wins Again

    Mon, 17 Jul 2017

    Blue blooded colt Siege Of Quebec confirmed Group One plans for the spring after maintaining his perfect record at Rosehill on Saturday. The $1.2 million Easter yearling, who is raced by a syndicate comprising trainer Gai Waterhouse, Tom Magnier, Nordic Racing & Breeding, and Julian Blaxland, extended his record to 2 wins from as many starts when fighting back gamely to defeat the highly regarded Calculated in the #Theraces Handicap over 1400m. Siege Of Quebec will now follow a program aimed at the Gr1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on 10 September. "He's bred to be anything. Once he puts it all together and learns he'll be a serious horse," co-trainer Adrian Bott said. "The immediate plan is that we will be heading towards the Golden Rose." Bott added: "We have a plan mapped out for him, probably going through the Ming Dynasty leading in." 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, Gr2 winner Varenna Miss, Gr3 Eskimo Prince Stakes winner Comin' Through, and Listed winner Silently.

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  • Rosehill Next for Blue Blood Siege Of Quebec

    Fri, 14 Jul 2017

    Gai Waterhouse is hoping tomorrow's #Theraces Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens can act as a springboard to Group One honours for blue blooded colt Siege Of Quebec. Purchased for $1.2 million by a syndicate comprising Waterhouse, Tom Magnier, Nordic Racing & Breeding, and Julian Blaxland as a 2016 Easter yearling, the 2YO will be looking to maintain his unbeaten record after posting a stylish debut win at Newcastle's Beaumont track two weeks ago. 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. The latter was also placed in the 2013 Golden Rose behind Zoustar and Dissident, and Waterhouse plans on following a similar path with Siege Of Quebec. "He is a quality horse and is a lovely individual," Waterhouse told racingnsw.com.au. "He's got a very good attitude, is determined and although he is not quite there physically, he is nicely placed there on Saturday. He'll definitely enjoy the 1400m." Waterhouse added: "I trained the brother and know the family very well. There are a lot of similarities but this is a nicer type of horse. He's better looking and with a nicer personality." Waterhouse noted Siege Of Quebec still has plenty of maturing to do if he is to be competitive in a race like the Golden Rose. "The other horses going towards the Golden Rose will be a lot more seasoned than Seige of Quebec," she said.

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  • Bull Point Sibling Set for Debut

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017

    Valuable and well-connected colt Siege Of Quebec will make his eagerly awaited debut in a 2YO maiden handicap (1250m) at Newcastle today. Purchased for $1.2 million by a syndicate comprising Tom Magnier, Gai Waterhouse, Nordic Racing & Breeding, and Julian Blaxland at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Newgate Farm, Siege Of Quebec is by Fastnet Rock out of Rose Of Cimmaron (Bite The Bullet) making him a full-brother to 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, Gr2 winner Varenna Miss, Gr3 Eskimo Prince Stakes winner Comin' Through, and Listed winner Silently. Trained by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott and sporting the navy silks of Coolmore, Siege Of Quebec is the pre-post $3.20 favourite with Tab off the back of three trial victories.

  • Goldstream Set For Australian Debut

    Tue, 15 Mar 2016

    High class European import Goldstream (Martino Alonso-Imco Imagination, by Darshaan) is expected to make his Australian debut for new trainer Kris Lees in tomorrow's Gr3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1350m) at Beaumont. The Italian-bred 4YO is one of 14 acceptors for the $125,000 sprint, which also features the likes of Famous Seamus, Sadler's Lake, Bull Point, Artistry and promising mare Nancy. A winner of 5 of his 7 starts to date, Goldstream was purchased by Newcastle-based Australian Bloodstock after winning the Italian Derby in May of last year. The son of Martino Alonso then ventured to the US where he finished 4th to Highland Reel in the Gr1 Secretariat Stakes, before another top effort saw him finish fifth to Prince Of Gibraltar in the Gr1 Grosser Preis von Baden in Germany in September.

  • Bull Point Transferred To McEvoy Yard

    Wed, 1 Jul 2015

    Meanwhile, talented sprinter-miler Bull Point (Fastnet Rock-Rose of Cimmaron, by Bite the Bullet) has been transferred to the stable of Tony McEvoy in a bid to revive the rising 5YOs career, reports Racing.com. Formerly with Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller, the enigmatic Bull Point has won just 3 of his 19 starts and has been out of the winner's circle since landing the Gr3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in February last year. "He's a very good galloper who was trained by Gai and then Chris Waller," McEvoy told RSN's Shane Anderson. "He won the Manfred Stakes in Melbourne and was an enormous run in the Golden Rose - probably a good thing beaten in the Golden Rose - so for him to come into my stable, he'll give me a good sprinting arm for the Spring." Bull Point has been in work at McEvoy's Hawkesbury stable since April.

  • Australian-Bred Juvenile Wins In South Africa

    Fri, 1 May 2015

    Mike de Kock has combined with the powerful Shadwell team to produce yet another impressive debut winner in South Africa overnight with Australian-bred 2YO Muwaary romping to a stunning 8-length victory in a 1200m maiden at Vaal. The beautifully bred colt is by O'Reilly out of the stakes winning mare Silently, an Anabaa half-sister to multiple Gr1 winner Criterion from the Gr3 winner Mica's Pride (Bite The Bullet). Muwaary was a $525,000 purchase by Shadwell Australasia at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of  Edinglassie Stud. This is also the family of Gr2 QTC Cup winner Varenna Miss, Gr3 winner Bull Point and Gr3-winning stallion Afleetaffair.

  • Hooked Wins Gr2 Crystal Mile

    Mon, 27 Oct 2014

    At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Vinery Stud's Gr1-winning stallion Casino Prince (Flying Spur-Lady Capel, by Last Tycoon) added a Group success when 4YO entire Hooked (Casino Prince-Absolute Lure, by Lure) scored by 1.75-lengths for trainer John Thompson in the $200,000 Gr2 Crystal Mile (1600m) for 3YO+, over fellow 4YO entire Bull Point (Fastnet Rock-Rose of Cimmaron, by Bite the Bullet) & 5YO gelding Desert Jeuney (Desert King-Preps, by Jeune). Hooked, who was purchased by Sean Buckley's Ultra Thoroughbred Racing Syndicate for $600,000 at this year's Magic Millions Patinack Farm Dispersal Sale on the Gold Coast, took his record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 NJC Cameron Handicap) and 2 placings (including the Gr1 Epsom Handicap & Gr1 Australian Derby) for $620,750 earnings. Hooked will now be aimed at the Gr1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on 8 November.

  • Trust In A Gust Draws Awkward Toorak Marble

    Thu, 9 Oct 2014

    Meanwhile, Inglis Melbourne Premier graduate Trust In A Gust, bred and consigned by Swettenham Stud, will have to overcome an awkward draw on Saturday when he goes in search of a second successive Caulfield Gr1 feature. Lining up in the Gr1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) from barrier 11 against 14 opponents, 4YO entire Trust In A Gust (Keep the Faith-Subtle Breeze, by Storm Cat) recently survived a protest when scoring by 0.1-length for trainer Darren Weir in the $400,000 Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) in Melbourne. The final field with barriers and riders is below:

    1. Guest of Honour (IRE) 5 M.Botti, D.Oliver 58kg  
    2. Speediness 3 C.Scott, H.Bowman 57.5kg  
    3. Commanding Jewel 10 L.J.Corstens, C.Brown 56.5kg  
    4. Trust in a Gust 11 D.K.Weir, B.Rawiller 56.5kg  
    5. Atlante 8 J.R.Hawkes, K.McEvoy 54.5kg  
    6. Bull Point 2 C.J.Waller, J.Cassidy 54.5kg  
    7. Arabian Gold 13 D.Vandyke, C.Williams 54kg  
    8. Solicit 14 M.J.Ellerton, C.Newitt 53.5kg  
    9. Recite (NZ) 15 J.Bary, S.Baster 53kg  
    10. Akavoroun 12 C.Maher, M.Payne 53kg  
    11. Late Charge 7 W.J.Kelly, G.Boss 53kg  
    12. Rhythm to Spare (NZ) 9 M.D.Moroney, D.Dunn 53kg  
    13. Escado 4 M.Laurie, T.Berry 53kg  
    14. Desert Jeuney 1 N.A.Blackiston, J.M.Winks 53kg  
    15. Tristram's Sun (NZ) 6 R.E.Laing, D.Gauci 53kg