In a coup for WA breeders, dual G2 and G1 placed colt Mahuta, has been purchased by Lynward Park Stud for stud duties.
He was a Magic Millions sale graduate who went on to win the lucrative Magic Millions 3yo Guineas on the Gold Coast while based in Victoria with Australia’s leading trainer in Darren Weir. His high profile gives him a presence Australia wide.
A hairline pelvic fracture in the Feehan Stakes meant Mahuta’s career was cut short to only 16 runs. In that short time he showed his class and cast iron grit by winning six races in succession, including two Group 2 victories against very talented opposition.
Among the G1 horses he defeated are: Holler (twice), Takedown (twice), Tivaci, Dal Cielo, Single Gaze, Set Square, Awesome Rock, Palentino, Tarzino, Sofia Rosa, Prince of Penzance, He’s Our Rokkii, Marky Mark & Perfect Reflection.
Mahuta’s pedigree needs no introduction! By Golden Slipper winner and Champion sire Flying Spur. From Vahine, a Zabeel 3/4 sister to G1 winner Isolda, he descends from a talented family littered with black type performers.
His class and courage on the racetrack marry up nicely with his instantly recognisable pedigree making his stock inevitably sought after across Australia.
We are delighted with our new acquisition and the opportunities he provides for both ourselves and our clients going forwards. He ticks the boxes being a fast, colonial bred stallion with an imposing physique. Expressions of interest are welcomed and bookings are now being taken.
Alfred Nobel’s Ripoli gave a strong performance to win the Redsport.com Handicap (one mile) at Kempton in England yesterday. (Wednesday)
Ripoli was dropping back from a 1 1/2len. fourth over 10 furlongs at Windsor.
The 4Y0 was ridden by Pat Dodds for Upper Lambourn trainer Sylvester Kirk.
Ripoli has shown a liking for Kempton. It was his third win at the Surrey track, 25km from London.
Stud fees for Trade Fair and Alfred Nobel remain unchanged for the coming stud season.
Trade Fair will stand at Alwyn Park, Serpentine, for $5,500, including GST, and Alfred Nobel at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook, for $4,950, including GST.
Trade Fair has had outstanding success having sired Group and Listed winners in WA, the UK, Europe, UAE, Hong Kong and Canada.
Alfred Nobel, a Group 1 and 2 Irish winning 2Y0 with a world-class pedigree, has developed into WA’s most promising young sire despite small initial crops. His best is ahead having covered 200 mares in the past two seasons.
Said leading WA bloodstock agent John Chalmers: ‘Trade Fair represents great value considering his progeny have had international success to Group 1 level and he is running at better than 60 per cent winners to runners, a tribute to producing sound stock that race on. And where else in the world can breeders access a Group 1 and 2 winning European 2Y0 like Alfred Nobel, arguably the best bred horse at stud in WA, for $4,950?”
Boom Kiwi juvenile Our Dynamite is the subject of international offers following a five-length victory at Trentham last month.
The son of Lynward Park sire Alfred Nobel (Ire) was due to run again on Sunday but trainer Wayne Marshment put the youngster in a paddock until his future is resolved.
“There’s a couple of people interested in him from Perth and Singapore,” Marshment revealed. “I wasn’t going to run him at Wanganui while talks are in progress.”
Our Dynamite (2g Alfred Nobel – Gold Park by Bletchley Park) is a homebred for former WA and Wanganui trainer Kevin Mahoney who is now based on the Gold Coast. He’s from a half-sister to Singapore star Superb Effect (Bletchley Park) and Perth Group 3 winner Finito (Palace Reign).
“He’s only 15 hands but won untouched first-up,” Marshment said. “After being broken in, he won two jump-outs by big margins and I couldn’t see him getting beaten at Trentham.”
Hoofnote: Alfred Nobel has close relation Douglas Macarthur being set for the G1 English Derby on June 3. The Galileo colt firmed in betting for the classic after winning the G3 Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Aidan O’Brien’s Douglas Macarthur – with a strong connection to Lynward Park’s Alfred Nobel – firmed in betting for the June 3 English Derby by winning the Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown in Ireland yesterday. (Sunday)
Douglas Macarthur is by the incredible Galileo, who also sired the winners of the English 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas over the weekend and has 237 Stakes winners, with 64 successful at Group 1 level. Galileo won the Derby Trial Stakes in 2001 before winning the English Derby.
Douglas Macarthur’s dam, Alluring Park, is a half-sister to Dazzling Park, the 1999 champion European 3Y0 filly and the grand-dam of Alfred Nobel.
Douglas Macarthur, a full brother to the English Oaks winner Was, was a $2million-plus yearling.
Alfred Nobel 4Y0 Gin In The Inn was an outstanding winner of the Northern Racing College Handicap (six furlongs) at Pontefract in England yesterday. (Wednesday)
Gin In The Inn, a last start winner at Redcar, started the favourite at 11/10.
The Irish-bred tracked the winners, led approaching the final furlong then sprinted clear to score by a resounding six lengths.
Gin In The Inn, now a four-time career winner, is trained at Mosley Bank, North Yorkshire, by Richard Fahey.
In 2015, Fahey, a former jockey, equalled Richard Hannon sen.’s British record of training 235 winners in a calendar year. He followed up by preparing 198 winners last year.
Trade Fair’s tally of individual winners rose to 223 when Shouhou and My Fair Beauty won at Pinjarra on Wednesday for trainer Steve Wallace and jockey Jason Whiting.
Trial winner Shouhou sat off the pace and finished strongly to easily win the 100 Club Now Selling Maiden (1200m) on debut. My Fair Beauty sat back and was too strong in the run home when taking the Anderson International Maiden (2000m).
Trade Fair, who stands at Alwyn Park, Serpentine, has also sired winners in the UK, Europe, UAE, Hong Kong and Canada and they have been successful from 1000m to 3200m.
Trade Fair’s 10YO The Yank gained his 14th win when successful over two miles at Ludlow in England on Tuesday.
Alfred Nobel 3Y0 Our Dynamite gained an explosive 5 1/4 length debut win at Trentham in New Zealand on Saturday.
Our Dynamite, ridden by Lisa Allpress for Wanganui trainer Wayne Marshment, sat on the pace in the Vision Enhancement Maiden (1200m).
He then led into the straight, kicked clear at the 150m and was eased well before the win to score in 1.12.82 on slow9 going.
“He started at $4.40 and won like a $1.10 chance,” said the course announcer. “He gave them a towelling and won as he liked.”
Our Dynamite, bred and raced by former WA trainer Kevin Mahoney, is from the four-time Bletchley Park winning mare, Gold Park, and is a half-brother to the six-time winner, Uma Park.
Gold Park is a three-quarter sister to 12-time winner Superb Effect, the 2002 champion older male sprinter in Singapore, and a half-sister to the 16-time winner Finito (Group 3 Strickland Stakes-twice, R.J. Peters Stakes and Bunbury Cup and Listed Bunbury Stakes-twice and WATC St Leger).
Alfred Nobel gained a long distance Easter Monday double when Orange Strudel, the $2.50 favourite, won the EBM Corporate Handicap (1100m) at York in WA.
Alfred Nobel’s Gin In The Inn won the Racinguk.com Handicap (1200m) at Redcar in England on Easter Monday in a slick 1.10.77.
Gin In The Inn (6/1) was held-up back in the field under jockey Paul Hanagan but finished hard when clear to beat Lucky Beggar (6/1, by Verglas) and El Principe (13/2, by Strategic Prince) by 2 1/4 lengths.
The 4Y0 is trained at Malton, North Yorkshire, by Richard Fahey, who has prepared more than 2,500 winners on the flat and over the jumps, including Group winners in the UK, Ireland, France and Canada.
The superbly-bred Group 1 winning Alfred Nobel, who stands at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook, has sired 58 individual winners and is set for a bright future in WA having covered substantial books of quality mares over the past two seasons.
Lynward Park’s Alfred Nobel stole the show with three outstanding winners at Pinjarra on Sunday.
Three-year-old filly Fontainebleau, having her third start, finished hard when clear to gain a last stride win in the Essential Refrigeration Maiden (1300m) in 1.17.82.
She’s a half-sister to Uncle George, a nine-time winner from 1200m to 2400m, and will be better suited over longer distances.
Four-year-old mare Miss Sondrio sat on the pace winning the Silver Sands Resort Handicap (1200m) in 1.10.83 and making it four provincial wins from four starts this preparation.
A potential feature city winner, she’s from the family of Mercurial Madam, winner of the Group 2 Champion Fillies Stakes and a grand-daughter of brilliant USA sprinter Capichi, winner of the Group 2 Palomar Handicap and Group 3 California Jockey Club Handicap and Hillsborough Handicap and runner-up in the Group 1 Santa Susana Stakes and Santa Ana Handicap.
Then three-year-old filly Undisclosed made a brilliant return winning the Tuckeys Mitre 10 Pinjarra Handicap (1000m) by 5 3/4-lengths in 57.52sec. At her only other start she won the Alec Epis Plate, also over 1000m, at Belmont Park last May 18.
Undisclosed’s dam, Agra, is a half-sister to Time Matters, winner of the Group 3 Carlyon Cup. Her grand-dam, Maat, is a half-sister to Melbourne Cup-L.K.S. Mackinnon Stakes-Herbert Power Stakes-Pinjarra Cup- Bunbury Cup winner Rogan Josh.
Alfred Nobel, winner of the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland and from the immediate family of English classic winners New Approach and Was, has been extremely popular with WA breeders and his best days are ahead. He served 88 mares in 2015 and 109 last stud season.