SPRING spells new season foals. Stud masters and owners alike wait each stud season with bated-breath for news of the first foals being born, and particularly the first foals of their second season sires. This season is no different with a plethora of young stallions to be represented with their first progeny.
Among these stallions include Supido (standing at Widden Stud, Widden Valley). His first foals include a colt by winning Northern Meteor mare Bisutti, dam of last season's juvenile stakes winner Absolute Flirt. Labelled Sebring's fastest son, Supido brilliantly won seven sprints including Moonee Valley speed test Sir John Monash Stakes-G3.
Supido regularly competed in Group 1 races and was third in the SAJC Goodwood Handicap. Supido is bred on a four times four cross of influential sire Halo, via a sire son Southern Halo (sire of champion More Than Ready), and a daughter Coup de Folie (dam of celebrated sire Machiavellian).
Mares to foal to Supido include Snitzel stakes winner Bouzy Rouge, and stakes producers Chick Gold (by Testa Rossa) and Intuit (Commands), and Snipify (Snippets).
Hellbent (Yarraman Park, Scone) - several of the 182 mares covered by Hellbent last year have foaled including a filly from Brisbane stakes winner Devoirs. Set to continue the champion line of I Am Invincible, Hellbent won seven races culminating in the MVRC William Reid Stakes-G1. Triple Group winner Sister Madly (and a sister to champion Silent Witness) and stakes producing Street Cry mare Admiring are among Hellbent's covering mares last year.
Menari and Russian Revolution (Newgate Farm, Aberdeen) - a colt from US bred two-year-old stakes winner Iron Mizz is among the first foals to emerge by Menari, who along with his Group 1 stable companion Russian Revolution are both by champion sire Snitzel.
Invader, Jukebox and Spieth (Aquis Farm, Murrurundi) - At least six young sires at Aquis's two farms will be represented with their first foals. Snitzel's unbeaten juvenile Jukebox was first represented with a filly foal which was born to Le Quirky, a close relation to Group 1 winner Sky Cuddle. Handsome copper colour like chestnut looker Invader is another speedster by Snitzel. As an autumn two-year-old, Invader won the ATC Sires Produce Stakes-G1 and then finished second in the following Champagne Stakes-G1.
Lord Of The Sky (Kingstar Farm, Denman) - won three Group races and was Group 1 placed. Lord Of The Sky introduces a new branch of Danehill's mighty sireline via his outstanding sire son Danerich.
Pariah (Arrowfield Stud, Scone) - Dual Group winner by Redoute's Choice.
Ribchester (Godolphin, Aberdeen) - Irish bred and a champion European miler by Iffraaj.
Sebring Sun (Glenthorne Park, Taree) - Sydney stakes winner and Group 1 placed son of deceased Sebring.
Queensland includes; Heroic Valour (Raheen Stud, Gladfield) - The only unbeaten Group 1 winning two-year-old by champion sire Fastnet Rock at stud in Australia. The bay horse served 116 mares at his first stud season. Among mares ready to foal to Heroic Valour includes Rory's Jester winning mare Angel Girl (dam of stakes winner Southern Lord), Street Cry mare Bella Epoch a half-sister to Sydney stakes winner Futooh, and English Summer (dam of Brisbane stakes winner Rocket To Glory).
The Mission and Kobayashi (Aquis Farm, Canungra) - By Danehill Dancer's Choisir, The Mission won the Group 1 Champagne Stakes-G1 with Aquis' NSW based Invader in second spot in that same race. A juvenile stakes winner in Melbourne, Kobayashi is by Australia's hottest sire I Am Invincible.
Victoria includes Impending (Godolphin, Seymour) - By champion Lonhro, and Group 1 winner of $2m; served 186 mares in first season.
Inference (Chatswood Stud, Seymour) - Sydney Group 1 winner by champion So Your Think.
Giant's Steps (Glen Eden Stud, Kilmore) - An Argentinean bred by Giant's Causeway, who was a champion three-year-old in Chile.
Gold Standard and Overshare (Spendthrift, Australia) - By Sebring, Gold Standard won the ATC Stan Fox Stakes-G2 winner, while Overshare is a dual Melbourne stakes winning son of I Am Invincible.
Highland Reel (Swettenham Stud, Nagambie) - Group 1 winner in three countries and Group 1 winner in two others by Galileo.
Thronum (Sun Stud, Riddlles Creek) - Melbourne Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed by Snitzel.
Tosen Stardom (Woodside Park, Tylden) - Japanese bred by Deep Impact, who won two Melbourne Group 1 races.
South Australia includes Hualalai (Ducatoon Park, Kadina) - A juvenile Sydney winner by Street Cry.