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Lot To LIke About Wolf Cry

Sale ring results have underlined the popularity of the family of Wolf Cry, the regally-bred stallion who makes his stud debut this spring at Larneuk Stud in Victoria.

Lot To LIke About Wolf Cry

Sale ring results have underlined the popularity of the family of Wolf Cry, the regally-bred stallion who makes his stud debut this spring at Larneuk Stud in Victoria.

At last month’s Australian Easter Sale in Sydney a colt by Written Tycoon out of Brilliant Bisc fetched $1 million to the bid of respected bloodstock agent James Harron.

The G3 Gimcrack Stakes winning Brilliant Bisc is a three quarter sister to Wolf Cry’s dam, the stakes placed city winner Starfish.


Earlier Queensland trainer Kelly Schweida placed a winning bid of $300,000 at the Sydnmey Classic Sale for an imposing More Than Ready colt out of Starwish, an unraced full sister to Starfish.

"Such is the strength of this family that people are prepared to spend a lot of money to be a part of it," Larneuk Stud's Neville Murdoch said.

Wolf Cry
Wolf Cry Picture:Steve Hart

Ancestress of this prolific family is the Group winner Eau d'Etoile who was part of Sir Tristram’s historic New Zealand Oaks trifecta in 1986 with Royal Heights first and Empire Rose second.

At stud Eau d'Etoile produced seven winners including the G1 winners Filante and Bint Marscay.

At stud Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay produced the G1 winner Bollinger and the G3 winning juveniles Sheraton and Mannington.

The latter went on to produce Victoria Derby winner Benicio and the dual Group winner Romneya whilst Bollinger went to stud in the US where produced the three times Group winner Friesan Fire.

From limited opportunities at stud Friesan Fire is proving himself by siring 52 winners from just 81 runners including the stakes winner Morning Fire and stakes placed Flash McCaul.

Friesan Fire is not the only horse from this family to enjoy international success with Mannington's granddaughter, the Luca Cumani trained Rosental winning the Listed Prix Dahlia at Saint-Cloud last year.

Mannington is also the grandam of the G2 Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Always Allison.

Eau d'Etoile who also produced the G1 Australian Guineas winner Kenny's Best Pal and the G3 Gosford Guineas winner Eau d'Scay as well as the stakes placed Temple Fire, dam of G1 winner Stella Cadente.

The winner of five of her 13 starts, Stella Cadente at stud has been produced six winners including Brilliant Bisc and the stakes placed fillies Moon Fever (dam of Hong Kong G3 winner Dashing Fellow and dual Listed winner Aeronautical) and Starfish, the dam of Wolf Cry.

Meanwhile Starwish is also the dam of the exciting two-year-old Deep Image who was second to Winning Rupert in the Gold Edition Stakes in December and has sicne won in Brisbane.

Wolf Cry is a G2 and two time Listed placed winner of Australia's richest maiden on Magic Millions Day at the Gold Coast.

He will stand at Larneuk Stud with Cluster, Ilovethiscity and O'Lonhro.

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