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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW 14 FRESHMAN SIRES MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) 2005 bay, Danetime (IRE)-Dulceata by Rousillon Stands: Vinery Stud, Scone Myboycharlie was an outstanding juvenile with three wins from his four starts and victory in the Prix Morny-Gr.1 at Deauville and the Angelsey Stakes-Gr.3 at the Curragh as well as a placing in the National Stakes-Gr.1 to be crowned France’s Champion Two Year Old Colt in 2007. By Danehill’s top class son Danetime, who shuttled to WA (2002-05), Myboycharlie hails from a family that is proven in Australia as his dam is a half-sister to Snowland (The Galaxy-Gr.1), Portillo (Magic Night Stakes-Gr.2 Surround Stakes) and the successful stallion Snippetson (Eskimo Prince Stakes-LR). NEW APPROACH (IRE) 2005 chestnut, Galileo (IRE)-Park Express by Ahonoora Stands: Darley, Northwood Park New Approach was an outstanding juvenile and remained unbeaten in five appearances and on his way to European Champion Two Year Old honours he completed the Dewhurst-National Stakes double. He continued his dynamic form at three with wins in the English Derby and the English and Irish Champion Stakes and placed in the English and Irish 2000 Guineas and the Juddmonte International. He retired with eight wins and three placings from his 11 starts and was Champion European Three Year Old and joint World Champion in 2008. He is by Galileo, a superb racing and sire son of Sadler’s Wells and his dam won the Phoenix Champion Stakes- Gr.1 . He is a half-brother to seven winners, including the Japanese Gr.1 winner Shinko Forest and the Irish Gr.3 winner Dazzling Park. NORTHERN METEOR (AUS) 2005 bay, Encosta de Lago-Explosive (USA) by Fappiano Stands: Widden Stud, Widden Valley A top-notch sprinter, Northern Meteor raced only at three and his career included a dazzling victory in the Ascot Vale Stakes-Gr.1 over 1200m at Flemington. He also finished second behind the internationally performed star Takeover Target in the T.J. Smith Stakes-Gr.1 at Randwick, where he beat home the prolific performer Apache Cat. His mother Explosive won in the United States and all six of her foals to race have been successful. They include the Thoroughbred Stakes-Gr.3 winner Queen of the Hill, and the family further features the highly regarded Smart Missile. His fourth dam is Rough Shod and he is inbred 5x3 to that mare via daughters Thong and Moccasin. PRINCE ARTHUR (AUS) 2002 bay, Danehill (USA)-Scribbling by Palace Music (USA) Stands: Think Big Stud, Burradoo Prince Arthur won five races during his career with his highlights being Listed victories in the Australia Day Cup and the Frank Underwood Cup and he was also second in the Chairman’s Handicap-Gr.2 . He is a three- quarter brother to Perana (Turffontein Victory Moon Stakes-Gr.2) and a half-brother to Prince of War (Tulloch Stakes-Gr.2). His unraced dam is from the family of the Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy and the successful stallions Towkay and Danasinga. SAKHEE'S SECRET (GB) 2004 chestnut, Sakhee-Palace Street by Secreto Stands: The Oaks Stud, Cambridge This chestnut speedster was crowned Europe's Champion Sprinter of 2007, with his career highlight as a three year-old a defeat of the older horses in the July Cup-Gr.1 at Newmarket. That earned him a Timeform rating of 128 to place him above Miss Andretti (127) and Takeover Target (126). Sakhee's Secret won his maiden juvenile event by six lengths and ended his career with five victories from 11 appearances. He is a son of Sakhee, who annexed the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Juddmonte International on his way to Horse of the Year honours. His winning dam is by the English Derby-Gr.1 winner Secreto and from the family of July Cup-Gr.1 winner and outstanding sire Stravinsky (USA). SEBRING (AUS) 2005 chestnut, More Than Ready (USA)-Purespeed by Flying Spur Stands: Widden Stud, Widden Valley One of the more dominant Australian two year-olds seen out in recent times, Sebring suffered just one defeat in his six juvenile appearances. He attained Champion 2YO honours with victories in the Golden Slipper Stakes-Gr.1, AJC Sires’ Produce Sakes-Gr.1 and Listed wins in the Canonbury Stakes and Breeders’ Plate. He was denied retirement with a perfect record with a nose defeat by Samantha Miss in the Champagne Stakes-Gr.1 . Sebring is out of a Flying Spur mare and is a half-brother to Ajax Stakes-Gr.2 winner Pureness. Champion Two and Three Year Old and leading sire Baguette also features within the family ranks. SIR PERCY (GB) 2003 bay, Mark of Esteem-Percy's Lass by Blakeney Stands: Rich Hill Stud, Walton Sir Percy was unbeaten in four juvenile appearances with victories in the Vintage Stakes-Gr.2 at Goodwood and the Dewhurst Stakes-Gr.1 at Newmarket, where he defeated top-flight winners Horatio Nelson, Palace Episode and Red Clubs. Trained by Marcus Tregoning, Sir Percy was the highest rated English two year-old of 2005 and ended the season with a Timeform rating of 122. In his first start in his classic year he finished second in the English 2000 Guineas-Gr.1 to World Champion Miler George Washington. Sir Percy retained his Champion rating after a brilliant win in the English Derby-Gr.1, defeating Dylan Thomas, and joined the elite club of Dewhurst Stakes-Derby double winners featuring past greats and breed shaping stallions Mill Reef and Nijinsky II. His first northern hemisphere crop has made a flying start with 11 individual winners including the stakes winner Coquet and stakes placed Percy Jackson (to October 31). STREET BOSS (USA) 2004 chestnut, Street Cry (IRE)-Blushing Ogygian by Ogygian Stands: Darley, Northwood Park A high class sprinter, Street Boss earned two Gr.1 titles with wins in the Bing Crosby Handicap at Del Mar, where he ran a track record 1.8 .67 for six furlongs (1200m), and in the Triple Bend Invitational. He further emphasised his pace when he set a new course record at Hollywood Park in the Los Angeles Handicap-Gr.3 with victory in 1.7 .55 (1200m). A placegetter in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint-Gr.1, he retired to stud as the winner of seven of his 13 outings. A son of the Dubai World Cup winner and leading sire dual hemisphere Street Cry, Street Boss is out of a stakes performed mare and is from the family of triple American Gr.2 winner Running Stag, who also finished runner up in the Hong Kong Cup-Gr.1. TEOFILO (IRE) 2004 bay, Galileo (IRE)-Speirbhean by Danehill (USA) Stands: Darley, Kelvinside Teofilo retired to stud with the perfect racing record after going through his two year-old season unbeaten in five appearances and, at the same age, earned a higher rating than his sire Galileo when crowned Europe’s Champion Juvenile. Teofilo defeated Holy Roman Emperor in the Dewhurst Stakes-Gr.1 and the National Stakes-Gr.1 and after his debut victory had added the Futurity Stakes-Gr.2 and the Tyros Stakes-LR . His dam is a stakeswinning daughter of the great Danehill and the pedigree page features the three-time Gr.1 winner and Breeders’ Cup Classic performer Judge Angelucci. He had 16 individual winners from his first crop (to late October) and his four stakes winners include Dewhurst Stakes-Gr.1 winner Parish Hall. WAR PASS (USA) 2005 brown, Cherokee Run-Vue by Mr. Prospector This ill-fated son of Cherokee Run was a crack youngster and was undefeated in four two year-old starts. He claimed the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1 and the Champagne Stakes-Gr.1 and was a half-brother to the Spinaway Stakes- Gr.1 winner Oath. Tragically, War Pass died after returning to the United States following his second southern hemisphere season in 2010. ■ KARAKA 2012
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