Friday, 23 December 2011
: Deceased Magic Millions winner General Nediym is enjoying an impressive season with his final crop, gaining his fourth 2YO winner of 2011-12 when the filly Hoss Amor made a promising debut in taking out the $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong Classic on December 22.
| General Nediym|
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Acquired for a $100,000 at the Gold Coast yearling sale, Hoss Amor
races for a Champion Thoroughbreds Syndicate out of the John O'Shea stables.
She is the second winner for her dam With Love. A Melbourne winner at two by Favorite Trick, With Love is a daughter of the former outstanding juvenile Loving Cup.
A winner of three stakes races at two, Loving Cup is the grandam of Kiwi stakes winner Celeris and is closely related to stakes winners including Laudemio, Vintage Dance, Pittance, Fullazz and Shy Hero.
It is also the family of the stakes performed Admirelle - the dam of highly regarded Queensland juvenile Sizzling.Hoss Amor
was bred in Victoria by Peter and Pauline Liston's Three Bridges Thoroughbreds operation and sold at the Gold Coast Magic Millions for $100,000.
The Liston's have an outstanding trio of youngsters heading north for the 2012 Gold Coast Yearling Sale - a colt by Starcraft and fillies by Not a Single Doubt and Sebring.
The General Nediym story had its beginnings in Queensland 1990 when now deceased Brisbane businessman Ron Ashdown and his wife Helen established Glengarry Stud in the Fassifern Valley near Ipswich.
A result of the Ashdown enterprise was the production of General Nediym, the only G1 winner by Glengarry foundation sire Nediym (a Northern Dancer grandson), and Regimental Gal.
Bred by the Ashdowns, General Nediym ended up being raced by the breeders after a buyer at the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale reneged on the purchase of the coly.
General Nediym subsequently became one of the best of his age at two and three, earning $2,128,998 in 21 starts from 13 wins including the VRC Newmarket, Lightning, AJC Stan Fox, San Domenico and Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
He also finished third in the Caulfield Guineas and Doomben10,000 and fourth in the Golden Slipper.
He was eventually used at four different studs, starting at Glengarry in 1999 and ending at Widden Stud where he died in 2009.
General Nediym has supplied to date 465 winners of 1174 races in nine countries, 35 stakeswinners and 31 other stakes performers and $33,558,526.
General Nediym's best performer has been his Glengarry bred first crop filly Regimental Gal.
She was bred from Hallaya, an unraced Yallah Prince mare inbred 3x3 to Northern Dancer which Ron Ashdown sold along with a service to Nediym for $500 to his stud secretary.
When Hallaya was ready to be served, Nediym was out of action, so Ashdown switched her to General Nediym.
Sold twice at the Gold Coast sales, for $16,500 as a yearling and $800,000 as a broodmare, Regimental Gal picked up $1,615,350 from seven wins including the VRC Lightning, MVRC William Reid, AJC San Domenico, Silver Shadow and Magic Millions 2YO Classic, and was placed in the VRC Newmarket, BTC Cup twice and MRC Schillaci Stakes.
So far only one son of General Nediym at stud has had runners. He is General Marvic, the source of General Beejay, a smart winner at Townsville on December 20.
General Beejay is the fourth winner from the ten named foals produced by General Marvic in his first four seasons when he served a total of only 17 mares.
Unraced, General Marvic is from Perennials, a daughter of Bletchingly's multiple G1 winner Coronation Day and In The Country, a mare by In The Purple.
In The Purple appears three times – 4x4x3 – in General Marvic's pedigree and his sire Right Royal,
a French Derby winner and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe second, appears 4x5x5x4.