Following our blog last week, we will look at the top 10 stallions list and who we think will make it in the new season. We will be looking at the standouts on the list specifically those who were top two-year-old sires.
Standing Out Capitalist
It’s been apparent Capitalist has passed on his impressive genes to his progeny. He was again on the top 10 2yo list for stakes winners/winners and career earnings. For the 22/23 season, he had 47 runners, with 20 winners. Of those winners, he had three stakes winners with two of them having been two-year-olds in Appin Girl and King Kapa. His best-performed two-year-old for the year was Lazzago, a $460,000 purchase by Woppitt Bloodstock. He won $338,000 during the season with his most notable win being in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes.
These results sat him 6th on the list for both winners and stakes winners following close behind stallions such as Zoustar. His progeny amassed more than $1.85 million in prize money sitting him at 9th place closely behind Justify. Currently, there are two two-year-olds listed on our ownership marketplace.
Capitalist x Grand Bird
Flying Start Syndications purchased this filly from the Inglis Classic Sale earlier this year. She will be trained by Group 1 winning a partnership with Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr. They have produced stakes winners Profiteer and ImLovin’Ya who Capitalist also sires. Both horses were also stakes winners at two years old. This filly’s dam is also a producer of 7 foals that are currently racing with 6 of those being winners. There are still shares available in this filly which you can find in the Ownership Marketplace.
Capitalist x Dominica
This colt was purchased from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale by Pulse Racing Thoroughbreds. He is also by Capitalist out of the Choisir mare Dominica. He is set to be trained by Peter and Paul Snowden who also trained his sire. They were also the trainers of Group 1 winning two-year-old Captivant and Group 3 winner Cannonball, who are by Capitalist. Dominica was a two-time winner from seven starts. This colt is the second foal by her and looks to be an early two-year-old type. To view his listing make sure to check out our Ownership Marketplace.
Spirit Of Boom
Spirit Of Boom enjoyed a great season with some high rankings in the top ten. He is the leading two-year-old sire for the 22/23 season and the Champion Sire in Queensland. He ranked number one for winners last season with 38 runners to 20 winners. Spirit Of Boom had 2 stakes winners with one of them being a two-year-old winner in De Sonic Boom who won the Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview. His best-performed two-year-old though was Miss Coota who won $294,000 last season. Spirit Of Boom also placed in the top ten for both earnings and wins. He placed tenth for earnings amassing over $1.7 million in prize money. He also placed third for total wins with a result of 27.
There are a few of Spirit Of Boom’s progeny listed on our Ownership Marketplace, which we will take a look at below.
Spirit Of Boom x Brigid Of Kildare
This colt was purchased by the Annabel Neasham camp from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale. He was a $130,000 purchase who is eligible for the QTIS bonus races. Annabel has had an exceptional record with two-year-olds training stakes winners such as Learning To Fly and Sweet Ride. She also had an incredible season previously reaching 150 winners and $ 20 million in prize money.
His dam is a winning Street Cry mare who won two starts. This colt is closely related to multiple stakes-placed filly Stroll who was a two-year-old winner in Queensland also. He is back in work after a spell and will be trained at the Eagle Farm. He has shares available and you can view his listing in our Ownership Marketplace.
Spirit Of Boom x Ostentatious Diva
This filly is a close relation to Hall Of Fame mare Makybe Diva. She was purchased by Darby Syndications at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale. Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have been chosen to train this filly and their record speaks for itself. They have multiple two-year-old winners to their name with horses such as Platinum Jubilee and Ambassadorial who won in July at $91. She looks to be a nice type and her pedigree suggests she should have plenty of ability. You can view her listing in our Ownership Marketplace.
Future Prospects For 2024?
With the passing/retiring of veteran stallions, the top two-year-old sires have become a lot more open. There are, however, a few standouts who will have their first crops racing this season and we are excited to see them hit the track.
Tassort was retired to stud remaining unbeaten after two starts. This included a five-length win in the Golden Gift on debut and a win in the Group 2 Silver Slipper. He is by the mare Essaouira making him a close relation of Group 1 winning mare Alizee and stallion Astern. His brother Astern was also a two-year-old winner, winning the Silver Slipper and the Kindergarten Stakes. This year’s sales saw his first crop go through the ring including a few weanlings. He had an average sale price of $50,000 and totaling more than $1.8 million. So far he has covered 450 mares since 2020 which is keeping up with some of the big boys of the industry. He currently stands at Newgate Stud for a fee of $11,000.
One of our Marketplace trainers, Jack Pilkington purchased a colt by Tassort out of the mare Candy Bridge. He was a bargain at $11,000 purchased from the Inglis HTBA Sale. Jack is an up-and-coming trainer who has worked for the likes of Chris Waller and Mark Newnham. He has mentioned this colt was the easiest horse he has ever broken in and has a great mind. While Jack has said he needs time to mature he seems like a colt that will be a lot of fun for people looking to get involved in ownership. You can view his listing here or you can read more about Jack in our previous blog or his website.
This season will see the first of his two-year-olds race and hopefully, they have the same ability as their sire.
Pierata is one of the best-performed sons of Pierro. He was a winner as a two-year-old and also Group 2 placed. As he got older his ability improved dramatically where he was able to win a Group 1 and multiple wins in Group 2’s and 3’s. He was recently transferred from Aquis Stud to Yulong Stud in Victoria and will stand for a fee of $44,000. This will be due to his popularity at sales and his impressive yearlings. His first season covering was in 2020 and has so far covered 451 mares. One of the more decorated mares he has covered was Loving Gaby whose yearling sold for $800,000 to Ciaron Maher. Chris Waller and Mulcaster Bloodstock also purchased a colt for $650,000 by Vincere Volare who has been named Kikoira. Due to these results, he was awarded leading first-season sire by aggregate at the Magic Millions Sale.
On our Ownership Marketplace, we currently have two Pierata progeny listed.
Pierata x So Far Sokool
This filly was secured by Toward Reward Thoroughbreds for a steal of $50,000 at the Inglis Classic Sale. This filly out of the mare So Far Sokool who is by the fastest Gimcrack winner in Showcasing (GB). This mare was the winner of three races including the Listed Bendigo Guineas. She will be trained by up-and-coming trainer Patrick Kearny in Melbourne. She is nominated for plenty of bonus scheme races including the Inglis race series and she will be nominated for the Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper. This is the mare’s third foal and looks to be an early type. You can view her listing in our Ownership Marketplace.
Pierata x Marli
This colt was purchased by Kurrinda Bloodstock from the Inglis Classic Sale. He is by the So You Think mare Marli who has already produced three winners. He will be trained by Matthew Dale who is based in Goulburn. Kurrinda has had plenty of luck with runnings horses in the country and in the metro circuits. He looks to be a forward type and should be back in work soon after spelling. If you would like to view shares available in this colt check out our Ownership Marketplace.
The 23/24 season looks to be an exciting one with the new crop of two-year-olds coming through with various breeding backgrounds. We are excited to see how these colts and fillies fare in their first season and which stallion combinations will come out on top.