When The Queen’s 2yo colt Otago scored in Friday’s British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes at Yarmouth over 1200m by three-quarters of a length, he became the tenth individual winner from just 26 first crop European runners for Invincible Spirit’s G2-winning, G1 placed Cable Bay.
With 38.5% winners to runners, and currently sitting in second on the European first season sire table for individual winners and also on prizemoney, taking a look as a comparison at the first complete season in Australia by another son of Invincible Sprit in I Am Invincible, who was crowned leading first season sire of his year, he achieved 15 winners crop winners from 45 runners at a winners to runners ratio of 33.3%, clearly highlighting the exciting times ahead for Cable Bay.
16 of Cable Bay’s 26 runners have finished in the top three, while Visayas has achieved a Listed third, with Electric Ladyland and Liberty Beach having recorded narrow stakes placed fourth finishes, indicating their ability and with a host of stakes races for juveniles as the season progress, further black type awaits.
Other international results over the last few weeks that bodes well for another of Woodside Park Stud stallions is the success in Japan of the progeny of Real Impact. A son of Deep Impact, just like Tosen Stardom, the only dual Australian G1 winner by his world dominating sire, Real Impact’s first two Japanese runners were both winners.
Surprisingly on the track, Real Impact and Tosen Stardom raced each other only twice in Japan, with the latter coming out on top on both occasions, and since being in Australia, Tosen Stardom has been a high class racehorse, racing against the best, defeating in excess of 30 individual G1 winners alone.
With Cable Bay set to cover his third book of mares this season at a fee of $13,200 (inc. GST), while Tosen Stardom will stand at $19,250 (inc. GST) and cover his second book of mares, both stallions have proven popular already and for further information on booking a mare in, contact Woodside Park Stud’s General Manager Commercial James Price.