Feb 03, 2016

The phrase "pedigree update" is thrown around fairly loosely by vendors and sale companies at this time of the year. More often than not, the "pedigree update" is nothing more than a maiden win by some long lost relative in the backblocks of far north Queensland. The same cannot be said for the a recent "pedigree update" for two of JWR's recent yearling acquisitions.


I don't usually jump up and down in front of the TV cheering home a Robbie Griffiths trained horse but that's exactly what happened in NZ last week watching the Colts and Geldings division of the Blue Diamond Preview.

The Robbie Griffiths trained CAPANNELLO ran second in the Group 3 race instantly boosting the pedigree of our BEL ESPRIT x AUSMAID colt (pictured) which was purchased for $80k at last months MM Sale on the Gold Coast. Both Capannello and our Bel Esprit colt are out of the same mare (Ausmaid) making the Bel Esprit colt significantly more valuable being the younger half-brother to a G3 placed horse. If Griffo can get Capannello to run a drum in the Blue Diamond later this month, I will be the first one to shout him a drink!

For those who missed the race - click here

Interestingly, Capannello is by ONEMORENOMORE who has had moderate success at stud and is certainly not a renowned stallion for producing early runners. If she is producing Group quality horses with Onemorenomore (no disrespect to the stallion), we might have an absolute rocket in the shape of our Bel Esprit colt! 


It is extremely rare that a trainer comes home from a sale with two yearlings from the same family let alone two yearlings whose dams are full sisters. But that's exactly what happened at this years Magic Millions Sale. JWR not only came home with the BEL ESPRIT x AUSMAID colt but also the STREET CRY x TELLORA filly. It just so happens that AUSMAID and TELLORA are full sisters thereby providing the Street Cry filly with a timely pedigree update thanks to Campanello!

A further pedigree update for the Street Cry filly is also in the pipelines with TELLORA's first foal currently in work with Paul Perry in New South Wales. By first season stallion FOXWEDGE, he was one of the most expensive Foxwedge yearlings sold last year fetching $260,000 at the Magic Millions Sale. He is now named I AM THE FOX and is on track to debut later in the Autumn. If the Foxwedge colt doesn't make the grade, she has a CAMELOT filly at foot and is currently holding a positive pregnancy to champion racehorse DISSIDENT!


If the BEL ESPRIT colt and the STREET CRY filly were put back through the sales next week, they would be out of our price range given the recent pedigree update. The good news is that we still have shares available in both yearlings and they will be sold at their original cost price.

We only have 1 share available in the BEL ESPRIT colt so it will be a case of first in best dressed. For the shrewd breeders out there, it might pay to have a good look at this STREET CRY filly. Street Cry fillies are a rare commodity these days following the death of Street Cry. When he gets a good filly, they are generally champions. Think ZENYATTA in America and WINX in Australia! We only have one other Street Cry filly in the stable. She is called BACKSTREET LOVER and she is on a Qld Oaks campaign!