While we can’t lay claim to having secured Dissident as a yearling at all, Blue Sky Bloodstock did buy Diana’s Secret, the dam of Dissident as a yearling.
Purchased from the draft of Widden Stud, the Anabaa x Palace Scandal filly went in to training with David Hayes, where she recorded six top three placed performances highlighted by two wins and a narrow second at stakes level, beaten a head by Kibbutz, who two starts later won the Group 1 VRC Derby.
Retired to start the next phase of her career, Diana’s Secret was sold by her racing connections to head to stud, with clients of Widden Stud purchasing the mare.
Covered by Widden Stud’s Sebring during her second season at stud, the resulting horses is the now Newgate Farm stallion Dissident (pictured), a winner of five Group 1 races as well as a being crowned Horse of the Year overnight to add to his Victorian Horse of the Year Award – Dissident was also crowned Champion Sprinter overnight!
It has been a great year for Dissident, as his dam Diana’s Secret was recently crowned the NSW Broodmare of the Year recently at the Australian and NSW Breeding Awards held in Scone during the stallion parade weekend.
If you would like any further details on either securing fillies with broodmare potential, or broodmares themselves, please do not hesitate to contact Blue Sky Bloodstock’s Julian Blaxland on 0431 746 803.