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Select Plan For Cable Bay Mares

The syndicate backing imported sire Cable Bay embarked on a select buying spree at last week’s National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast purchasing only mares that met a strict selection criteria to fit the son Invincible Spirit.

Select Plan For Cable Bay Mares

The syndicate backing imported sire Cable Bay embarked on a select buying spree at last week’s National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast purchasing only mares that met a strict selection criteria to fit the son Invincible Spirit.

Woodside Park Stud in collaboration with Gilgai Farm, Grand Lodge and B2B Bloodstock are working together to ensure Cable Bay gets every opportunity to succeed at stud in Australia.

The Cable Bay Syndicate joined forces with bloodstock agents Damon Gabbedy from Belmont Bloodstock and Dermot Farrington to identify mares at the Gold Coast that will be a good fit for the G2 winner.


The intention is to match Cable Bay with mares with the correct pedigree pattern, a program the syndciate believes will give the stallion a superior opportunity to produce successful progeny compared to the current averages.

Underpinning this expectation the Cable Bay Syndicate will be sending 50 correctly matched mares including an impressive of 12 lots purchased at the Gold Coast last week that wil be covered by the impirt in his first season at Wodside Park this spring:-

Lot 641 - The young mare Versos de Amor by Lope De Vega out of the Keeper mare and Group 1 winner Linky Dink. From the family of Gimmick, Clearly Innocent and Sale Of Century.

Lot 656 – Purchased for $200,000 is the Godolphin mare Anthelion, by Sepoy out of the Last Tycoon mare Chiara. Chiara is the dam of Chinchilla Rose, Ferocity and Leone Chiara, who is, in turn, the dam of Star Witness and Nostradamus.

Lot 672 - Purchased for $360,000 is the Myboycharlie mare, Butterboom. From the El Prado mare Butters, dam of Foxplay.

Lot 732 - Purchased for $200,000 is the Mastercraftsman mare, Kansas Sunflower. Out of a Mark Of Esteem mare, Virginia Key from the black type producing family of Bellarida, In Clover, We Are, Bellona Assign and Observational.

Lot 748 – Purchased for $500,000, the Group 1 winner of the Tatt’s Tiara, Miss Cover Girl will continue to race, before heading to Cable Bay on her retirement.

Lot 754 – Purchased for $325,000 is the Mossman mare, Mossin’ Around, out of the Octagonal mare Rhythmic Affair. From the family of Rhythmic Charm and Universal Ruler.

Lot 950 – Purchased for $115,000 is the Snitzel mare Tiz My View from the Cee’s Tizzy mare Miss Tizzy. In foal to Super One, this speedy 2yo is from the family of Amiable Grace and Awesome Baby.

Lot 1066 – The Bernardini mare Berkeley Gardens, from the Marju mare Melrose Gardens. In foal to Choisir, she is from the family of Sangreal and Easy Running.

Lot 1118 – The Mastercraftsman mare Coachella from the US mare D.J. Lightening. Covered by Deep Field, she was a three-time winner from the family of Braari, Consent, Special Alert and Shaard.

Lot 1151 – The Darci Brahma mare Darook Park, from the End Sweep mare, Silk Ending. In foal to Tavistock, she is from the family of Gypsy Diamond and Russian Revolution.

Lot 1324 – The $200,000 Lonhro Mare, Kozakov from the Danehill Dancer mare, Downhill Racer. A Group 2 winner, she is in foal to Exceed and Excel. From the family of Schubert, Recast, Gonski and Pinezero.

Lot 1349 – The Hold That Tiger mare, Lilly The Filly. From the Danehill Dancer mare, Winning Team, she is in foal to Woodside Park Stud’s own, Rich Enuff. Dam of It Is Written, Rebecca Gay, Winter King and How Good Is He.

The idea was born from Gilgai Farm’s desire to find a quality stallion with the right pedigree makeup to test the idea that with correct management, the chances of a successful outcome are increased.

Gilgai Farm’s Rick Jamieson searched the local and international bloodstock markets to find the stallion that had the correct pedigree profile and believes Cable Bay fits the bill due to his highly sort after bloodlines by Australian breeders, being by the sire of I Am Invincible from the Irish mare Rose De France, a daughter of Diktat who is the sire of the 5-time G1 winner Dream Ahead.

Rose De France is a half-sister to G3 winner Bowman. Her grand-dam is the G1 winner Cherokee Rose, from a family of black type producers including Tulips, Kirklees, Mastery, Mukhadram and Magic Artist.

Highclere Stud agreed to allow Cable Bay to shuttle to the southern hemisphere after Jamieson flew to the UK to inspect the stallion.

Gilgai Farm, producing only 12–15 foals annually from a small band of 20 modestly bred mares, is best known for breeding Australia’s great sprinter Black Caviar and multiple G1 winning stayer Jameka, currently rated eighth in the world rankings.

From their foals born between 2008 and 2014, Gilgai Farm can boast five G1 winners from only 54 foals to race at an average of 9.3% G1 winners to named horses. Ttheir total earnings are an astonishing $26,731,000 million.

Gilgai Farm developed its own and unique method of selecting the matings for their broodmare band, leading to Rick Jamieson being keen keen to apply the same mating model in the belief that comparable results of more than 10% stakes winners to runners can be achieved.

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