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Spendthrift Australia Adds Can The Man To Roster

Friday, 1st May 2015

Meanwhile, Spendthrift Australia, based at Victoria's former Yallambee Stud which was acquired by US owner B. Wayne Hughes last month, has announced a third shuttle stallion for the 2015 season. Following the announcements of Warrior's Reward and Jimmy Creed over the past week, Spendthrift Australia has added Gr1-placed juvenile Can The Man to its roster. A US$320,000 sale-topping two-year-old purchase, Can the Man hails from the Gr2-winning Danzig mare Smolensk, a half-sister to American Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, and granddaughter of American Broodmare of the Year Best In Show. It's also the family of stallions Redoute's Choice, Al Maher, Good Journey, Domesday, Umatilla, Hurricane Sky, and Spinning World. A Del Mar debut winner at 2 before placing in the Gr1 Del Mar Futurity and winning Santa Anita's Speakeasy Stakes, In his first start as a three-year-old, Can the Man scored his biggest win in the form of a wire-to-wire victory in the Affirmed S. (G3) at Santa Anita. He will stand for $3,850 inc GST, or $5,500 if breeders take advantage of Spendthrift's Share The Upside incentive.

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