With the Randwick Guineas the first of a host of Group One races run during the Sydney Autumn carnival for three-year-old’s, it is rewarding for Blue Sky Bloodstock to have Hussonet colt WOODBINE set to take his place in the field.
Secured from the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Woodbine is the second foal from the Champion Redoute’s Choice mare Miss Finland, a winner of ten stakes races; five at Group One Level including the Golden Slipper, Australian Guineas and the VRC Oaks.
Having only had five starts to date, Woodbine has recorded three victories and off the back of a 28 day freshen-up, finished fourth, beaten fewer than two lengths last start in the Group Two Hobartville Stakes.
Set to appreciate the step up to the 1600m in the Randwick Guineas, the Gai Waterhouse-trained colt will be ridden by Nash Rawiller, who was also successful on the Blue Sky Bloodstock purchased HAVANA on Wednesday at Randwick.
Both Woodbine and Havana join other yearling colts that were secured by Blue Sky Bloodstock as part of the successful Stallion Partnerships.
Since 2008 Blue Sky Bloodstock has targeted a number of colts every year that fit out criteria to purchase and race with partners. Our objective is to produce stakes winning colts worthy of commercial stud duties.
In 2014 Blue Sky and its team of trainers will again offer owners the opportunity to partner with us in a number of high quality yearling colts with stallion potential. We've enjoyed considerable success to date in our quest for the next commercial stallion, purchasing (as yearlings) stakes colts BENETEAU, BETTER BE THE ONE, DEMPSEY, INSTINCTION, MASTER ARCHIE, SHRAPNEL, SUPER EASY, REKINDLED ALLIANCE and RED HOT CHOICE to date, but we firmly believe our best stallion prospects are yet to be purchased.
So far this year we have secured three colts from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale by Fastnet Rock, Northern Meteor and Beneteau (click for details) and we will head to the upcoming Inglis Easter Yearling Sale with the intention to secure another three to four colts that we can race with the ultimate aim being successful career as a stallion at stud.