Tuesday, 26 June 2012
: Nadeem; Danroad; Pins; Istidaad
| Ginga Dude|
Photo by Racing and Sports
* NADEEM, a new addition to the NZ stallion ranks this coming season, notched his fifth stakes winner when his 3YO filly Tajmeel
powered to victory in the G2 Gold Circle Oaks at Clairwood in South Africa on June 24.
Tajmeel (Nadeem x Asaleeb by Alhaarth) is trained by Mike de Kock and relished the step up to 2400 metres for her third win in six starts.
Tajmeel is a homebred for Sheikh Hamdan, who owned Nadeem when he won the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes in 2006.
Sheikh Hamdan sold Tajmeel's dam Asaleeb to Queensland breeders for $28,000 at the 2010 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.
The mare foaled another Nadeem filly in 2010 but died less than a month after delivering a Mosayter colt in 2011.
Nadeem (Redoute's Choice) was initially based in NSW and is to stand this spring at Little Avondale Stud.
He has 39 winners of 66 races in his first two crops including the stakes winners Triple Asset, Crucial and Speedy Leo.
* NEW Zealand based stallion Danroad sired the winner of the Denmark Derby in Copenhagen on June 24.
His Irish-bred 3YO colt Darcy (Danroad x Calypso Run by Lycius) is trained by Francisco Castroa and has won five of his eight starts.
Danroad (Danehill x Strawberry Girl by Strawberry Road) won the G2 Challenge Stakes at Trentham before retiring to Highview Stud.
He shuttled to Rathmuck Stud in Ireland for three seasons between 2006 and 2008 and has produced 75 winners of 169 races headed by G1 T J Smith Classic winner Rockdale and G2 winner Down The Road.
Darcy is a half-brother to four winners and a half-sister foaled last week's G3 Royal Ascot Jersey Stakes winner Ishvana (Holy Roman Emperor).
Danroad is standing at Highview Stud with Bullbars, Align and Sufficient.
* PINS filly Genuine Spin
graduated to metropolitan class at Flemington on Saturday when she distanced her rivals over 2000m to score by a widening four lengths.
Her brother Stickpin was a G3 winning sprinter of the Victoria Handicap and was also placed in the G1 Sir Rupert Clark Stakes.
Genuine Spin is prepared by Peter Moody who bought her out of the Karaka Premier Sale in 2010 for $65,000.
The winner of one of her previous four starts, Genuine Spin is out of the unraced Quest For Fame mare Reputedly who has a perfect record at stud.
All of her three foals to race have been successful.
Her last two Pins foals sold at Karaka were snapped up by Australian interests for $160,000 and $175,000 respectively.
* SHOULDERING the topweight was not enough to stop tough Kiwi campaigner Ginga Dude
adding a sixth stakes race to his record in Saturday's G3 Tattersall's Cup at Eagle Farm.
Bred by Willow Park, Ginga Dude is by the Australian Cup winner Istidaad (Chief's Crown), who has sired seven other stakes winners including the dual G1 winner Justa Tad.
Ginga Dude has won 15 races and over $1.1 million in stakes.
He is out of the winning Clay Hero (Proud Knight) mare Clatitude, a half-sister to nine winners out of a daughter of the Listed winner Johnnie's Smile (Atilla).
He relations include the stakes winners Sovereign Appeal (Southern Appeal), La Fantastique (Fantastic Light), Navy Shaker (Polish Navy), Outlandish Lad (Fantastic Light), Blazing Saddles (Fantastic Light) and Golden Slipper winner Pago Pago (Matrice).