By sire of sires Invincible Spirit, Cable Bay (IRE) has all the attributes that Australian breeders search for, an outstanding pedigree, stakes performing juvenile and a well-conformed, good looking horse.
The highest rated 2YO in the UK and Ireland to go to stud the year he retired, Cable Bay was duly supported with a quality book of mares. His first northern hemisphere crop resulted in 25 juvenile winners and eight stakes performers throughout Europe, highlighting the speed and precocity that Cable Bay processed himself.
Having served three exceptional books of handpicked mares in his first three Australian breeding seasons, Cable Bay has been given a significant head start to succeed.
“To demonstrate the support he received in his first few seasons in Australia, more than 25% of the mares he covered were stakes winners or stakes performers, including a full-sister to All Too Hard, and a half-sister to Black Caviar,” James Price – CEO.
In 2019 his first Australian crop weanlings graced the sales ring, they pleased many good judges and sold up to $94,000, a tremendous result, while in 2020, his first yearlings were offered at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale where they averaged $142,500 with his top lot selling for $210,000, returning over fifteen times his service fee.
Heading into the stables of leading trainers Mick Price & Michael Kent, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Robbie Griffiths, Anthony Freedman, Gai Waterhouse and Danny O’Brien, Cable Bay’s progeny will have every chance to succeed at the top level when they step out in the Spring of 2020.
“Cable Bay’s 2YOs excelled in Europe. He’s already fulfilling our belief in him so at this stage we couldn’t have enough of his stock in our paddocks,” stated Price.