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Salute To Sadler's Wells' Australasian Contribution

Though the bulk of his success has been in the Northern Hemisphere, there can be little doubting the contribution recently retired super stallion Sadler's Wells has made in Australia and New Zealand.

Salute To Sadler's Wells' Australasian Contribution

Though the bulk of his success has been in the Northern Hemisphere, there can be little doubting the contribution recently retired super stallion Sadler's Wells has made in Australia and New Zealand.

Scenic - Sadler's Wells' most successful sire son in Australia
Scenic - Sadler's Wells' most successful sire son in Australia
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While he has come in for criticism in some quarters over the years for not 'cracking it' with his sire sons in Australia, there's a few stallions that have been tagged 'successful' in these parts that would envy the record Sadler's Wells has built in Australia and New Zealand.

Perhaps the criticism comes from his own success, as his critics expect nothing less than perfection owing to his enormous reputation in Europe.


Such is his standing in the Northern Hemisphere, respected TDN columnist Bill Oppenheim was moved to write yesterday that Sadler's Wells “singlehandedly restored the reputation of Europe as a place where you could stand world-class stallions after European stallion ranks had been decimated by the Americans in the 1970s and 1980s.”

But when you break it down, Sadler's Wells has still made a tremendous contribution to Australasian racing.

His sire sons have produced no less than 26 individual Group 1 winners in Australia and New Zealand, including 22 in Australia.

Sadler's Wells himself is the sire of Australian Group 1 winners Darazari and Runyon, along with the G2 winner Hatha Anna.

Furthermore, he is the great grandsire of G1 winners Rewaaya and The Pooka, by Sadler's Wells' sons Singspiel and Barathea respectively.

So that's no less than 30 individual Group 1 winners from the Sadler's Wells sire line in Australia and New Zealand.

How many other stallions can lay claim to that type of statistic?

The G1 winners are made up by contributions from eight of his sire-sons, in addition to grandsons Singspiel and Tobougg, and of course Sadler's Wells himself.

And that's not to mention the countless Group 2 and Group 3 winners that have emanated from the time his sons have stood at stud in this part of the World.

Then there's his broodmare record. Around the world he is the damsire of more than 1300 winners, including 168 individual stakes winners.

These extend to Australia and New Zealand, where he has had 66 winners as a broodmare sire, including eight stakes winners and another 6 stakes placed at a rate of nearly 20% stakes horses to runners, highlighted by multiple G1 winner Serenade Rose.

Furthermore, these statistics don't include the countless other top class horses that have Sadler's Wells blood running through their veins.

A prime example being Australia's Champion 2 and 3YO filly from the past two seasons Miss Finland, whose grand dam is Sadler's Wells' Classic winning daughter Moonshell.

Sadler's Wells

27yo Northern Dancer-Fairy Bridge, by Bold Reason

Sire of 272 Stakes Winners, including 71 G1 winners

Broodmare Sire of 1332 winners including 168 Stakes Winners

Sire (Australia & New Zealand)

21 runners; 14 winners (66%); 3 SW (14%); 3 SP (14%) – 28.5% stakes horses to runners

Including G1 winners Runyon and Darazari and G2 winner Hatha Anna

Broodmare Sire (Australia & New Zealand)

73 starters; 66 winners (90.4%); 8 SW (11%); 6 SP (8.2%) – 19.2% stakes horses to runners

Including: G1 winner Serenade Rose and stakes winners Youhadyourwarning, Saxon, Fantastic Love, Fatal Attraction, Happy Morning, Zarius, Zingo

Sire Sons in Australia and New Zealand:

To Sire G1 winners:

Barathea: Sire of G1 winners Easy Rocking, Porto Roca, Shirazamatazz

G2 winner Gold Wells, G3 winners Bardego, La Sirenuse, Stylish Lass

Carnegie: Sire of G1 winners Amalfi, Carnegie Express, Perlin, Tuesday Joy

G2 winners: Regent Street

Entrepreneur: Sire of G1 winner Rags To Riches

G2 winner: High Flying, G3 winner Coup Entrepreneur

King Of Kings: Sire of G1 winners Ike's Dream, King's Chapel, Reigning To Win

G2 winners: King Canute, Redwoldt, G3 winners Queen Of Queens, Throne Inn

Montjeu: Sire of G1 winners Nom Du Jeu, Sharvasti

G2 winners: Gallant Guru, Growl

Scenic (sire of 51 SW): G1 winners Blevic, Episode, Lord Essex, Piavonic, Scenic Peak, Shame, Universal Prince, Universal Queen, Lochrae

G2 winners: Magneto, Majestic Avenue, Marasco, Market Price, Scenic Royale, Scenic Shot

(Scenic As Broodmare Sire: 20 SW, including G1 winners Niconero, Lazer Sharp and G2 winner Von Costa De Hero)

Song Of Tara: Sire of G1 winner No Wine No Song

G3 winner Spirit Of Tara

Victory Dance: Sire of G1 winners Cinder Bella, Pillage 'N Plunder, Victory Smile

G2 winner Bel Air

OTHER

Singspiel (by In The Wings, by Sadler's Wells): Sire of G1 winner Rewaaya

G3 winners A Country Girl, Belmonte and Operetta Lass

Tobougg (by Barathea, by Sadler's Wells): Sire of G1 winner The Pooka

Galileo: Sire of G2 winner Gallant Tess + SW Banc De Fortune, Discorsi, Personify

Melbourne Cup 2nd Purple Moon, 3rd Mahler

Johann Quatz: Sire of SW Precise Timing (G3) and Lawler (LR)

King's Theatre: Sire of G2 winners I Rock My World, Royal Code

Runyon: Sire of G2 winner Passmore, G3 winner Don Raphael

In The Wings: Sire of Australian SW Upstaged and G1 Melbourne Cup r/u Central Park

Latarmiss: Sire of SW Daunting Lad, King Latarmiss

Savoire Vivre: Sire of SW Life To The Full, Rustia, Vivre La Nett

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