Power's record season has gone to a new level!
Helvic Dream has produced Power's first Group 1 winner, winning the time-honoured Tattersalls Gold Cup.
Having already produced his most stakes wins and stakewinners in a season, his first Group 1 winner takes him to a new level.
Is there a more credentialed stallion standing in QLD. We think not.
Oaklands Stud are excited to confirm that resident stallion, Power will again serve as the headline stallion at Oaklands Stud for the 2021 season. In an exciting new addition to the QLD Breeding market and Oaklands roster, ex-Darley stallion and Group 1 Golden Rose winner, Exosphere, will also stand at Oaklands Stud in 2021 and beyond.
POWER (Oasis Dream x Frappe)
In his most successful racing season to date, Power added 8 Stakes wins, from 6 Stakeswinners with 4 Group wins, and is currently leading the New Zealand’s Sire Table for Three-Year-Old wins. His leading son, Mighty Giant has also now earned over A$2M in prizemoney. His first Australian-bred progeny also successfully sold through the popular Yearling sales, providing an outstanding return on Service Fees for breeders. Power’s service fee this season will slightly increase to $13,200 (inc GST) as Oaklands remains committed to offering outstanding stallions at competitive pricing.
EXOSPHERE (Lohnro x Altitude)
The exciting acquisition of Exosphere to Oaklands will now provide QLD breeders with an opportunity to breed to the equine superstar Lohnro bloodlines and a Golden Rose winner. The timing also couldn’t be better with Exosphere’s son, the well-named, Exoboom, winning the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas for the Snowden Camp last Saturday, becoming Exosphere’s 2nd Stakeswinner. The Darley-prepared filly, Thermosphere, was Exosphere’s initial star, winning the Group 3 Magic Night Stakes as a Two-Year-Old, and the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes as a Three-Year-Old. With his Stallion career only just kicking off, Oaklands are very excited at the potential that Exosphere still has in front of him and are confident that he will make a serious mark in the QLD Market. Exosphere will stand at $4,950 (inc GST).
FROM THE FARM
“The Oaklands roster for 2021 provides breeders with arguably the most credentialled racehorses to ever stand in QLD. International superstars on the track, the highly promising young sires provides breeders with the opportunity to breed racehorses that will be up and running early Two-Year-Old types, whilst also running on successfully into their and Three and Four-Year-Old seasons and beyond. Our stallions have a terrific blend of pure power and speed with athleticism. We believe both stallions are particularly well suited to the Australian and specifically the QLD breeding landscape” commented Stud Principal, Neville Stewart.
Alistair Stewart, Stud Co-Principal, stated, “We have been thrilled with how successful the progeny of Power has performed on the track this season, as well as in the sales ring. His continued popularity shows that breeders are also believing in what Power is continuing to produce in both arenas. With the support that Exosphere has already received, we believe he will make an immediate impact in the state and are excited by his future. However, we remain aware that these are challenging times for everyone. As such, we have priced our stallions with the view to offering value to breeders, many of whom are returning clients.
We are also very conscious to leave good margin for breeders, and we want to see them do well selling and racing Oaklands-bred progeny. That equates to return business over the long term.”
Easter Monday produced a lovely result for Oaklands Stud with Power's greatest earner to date, Mighty Giant, becoming Power's 18th Stakeswinner. Mighty Giant takes his career stats to 15:7-2-2 with career earnings beyond A$2.5M. What a result!
He continues on what has been a stellar season for Power, with this season already being his most successful with stakes races won and stakeswinners.
Neorealism's close relation, Real Impact, has sired his first Australian Stakeswinner over the weekend. Lunar Impact, was able to pull off a fighting win in the $250,000 Group III City Of Belmont-WA Oaks (2400m) on Saturday.
Ridden by Jason Whiting for trainer and part-owner David Harrison, Lunar Impact made a move mid-race to take the lead after being caught wide in transit.
The daughter of Real Impact (JPN) was entitled to weaken following a tough run. Instead, the $51 chance began to rally, first turning back the second favourite Temptation, then holding the challenge of favourite Pure Devotion (So You Think) to win by a short-neck. Temptation (All Too Hard) was a further three-quarter of a length back in third.
Lunar Impact was coming off a fading fifth in the Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m) at Ascot. Before that, she beat one of the ten runners home in the Listed 1000 Guineas and tailed the field home in the Listed Challenge Stakes.
However, her trainer had no doubts about her ability to stay.
“We knew she lacked a sprint, so we thought we would let her bowl along a bit and put the pressure on from a long way out,” Harrison said. “All she does is want to stay. She has no kick, but I think she will run all day.
A $26,000 pinhook by Westbury Park out of the Newhaven Park Stud draft at the 2018 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, Lunar Impact was consigned by Western Breeders Alliance to the 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale where she was knocked down to Bridge Patrol Lodge for $62,500.
The strapping daughter of Real Impact is a half-sister to the talented Man Of choice (Manhattan rain), who placed in the Group 1 ATC Spring Champion Stakes, Group II Phar Lap Stakes and Group III Gloaming Stakes.
She will now target the Derby in 2 weeks time.
A terrific win by Force of Will at Trentham in the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes. Power’s 3YO Filly, now winning 3 on the trot, becoming Power’s 15th Stakeswinner in the process.
The filly, out of Savabeel mare Sade, continues on the terrific season of the Oaklands stallion, who extends his lead in the NZ 3YO sires list for wins and winners in NZ.
A great day and well done to Wexford Stables for managing the filly so well. Looking forward to what is next for her.
It's that very exciting time of the year, when we get the babies ready to sell at the yearling sales. The team have assembled a very good draft going to the 2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale at
We also get to reveal our first home-bred Power yearlings at this sale. On behalf of everyone at the Farm, and our valued clients, we are pleased to present our 2021 draft:
199 F Exceed and Excel (AUS) x Curzon (AUS)
448 C Astern (AUS) x Kwinana (AUS)
1062 C Power (GB) x Rosalita (AUS)
1101 C Dream Ahead (USA) x Strathspey (AUS)
1108 C Power (GB) x Sun Kisses (AUS)
1151 C Power (GB) x Ailish (AUS)
1259 C Territories (IRE) x Hidden Treasure (AUS)
See online catalogue here: https://catalogue.magicmillions.com.au/sale/21GPR
Please feel free to contact us if you would like any further information on either of these lots available.
Mighty by name and by talent is the exciting Hong Kong galloper Mighty Giant who is Group One bound on the back of a stellar run of form for the Ricky Yiu stable.
Taking a couple of runs to find his feet when first arriving at Shatin from New Zealand, the son of Oaklands Stud's emerging stallion Power was unplaced off a wide run at his debut 12 months ago.
But he quickly learned what it was all about, catching the eye with a fast-finishing second a month later and at start number three breaking through with a gutsy win over 1400m. Another second followed three weeks later since then he has proven very hard to beat.
Unbeatable in fact, Mighty Giant not tasting defeat in five outings since February this year, rising through the classes with he and Zac Purton proving to be a powerful combination.
February 16 was the start of the winning run, Mighty Giant striking forward from an outside gate to sit outside the leader, dashing clear from the 250m. A month later he took the lead despite finding early trouble and was always in control. And at his last run before a break he was again a dominant winner.
Kicking off his current campaign with a determined victory from a wide gate, Mighty Giant was again too good second up... and now tougher tests await with the flashy chestnut due to take his place in this weekend's Gr.2 Jockey Club Mile.
And from there the International races in December beckon for Mighty Giant, a horse Zac Purton has described as "an honest who gets up there, makes own luck and fights... he is a winner!"
Ricky Yiu agrees.. "he takes his races so easily. He is a lovely horse to train, he has never put one step wrong."
Making his way to Hong Kong on the back of two impressive trial victories in August 2018, Mighty Giant is the best foal produced by the lightly raced Ustinov mare Wanderov whose dam Caranti is a half-sister to the durable Listed winner Bonded.
He hails from the second crop of Power who made the move to Oaklands Stud two years ago and it is from his sire that he has inherited his winning determination.
The winner of five of his nine starts, the imposing Power was successful at the elite level at two and three, taking out the National Stakes and the Irish 1000 Guineas. Also winning the prestigious Coventry Stakes and finishing game seconds in another two Group One contests, he was both fast and classy.
New Zealand's Champion First Season Sire, Power has already sired 14 stakes winners and Mighty Giant looks set to become the next!
What an interesting pedigree Mighty Giant has, his dam sire Ustinov being a son of the mighty Let's Elope, granddaughter of Blushing Groom whose Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Rainbow Quest is Power's second dam sire.
20% of Power's winners boast a cross of Blushing Groom, a great stallion who hails from the same prolific family as Mill Reef, second dam sire of Power's sire Oasis Dream. Let's Elope's sire Nassipour meanwhile is a member of the influential Mumtaz Mahal family, one that strongly influences Power's pedigree via strains of Mahmoud, Royal Charger and Nasrullah.
Mighty Giant's dam Wanderov carries a cross of the outstanding broodmare Malva via her Epsom Derby winning son Blenheim II and her great grandson Summertime... and Malva is ancestress of Power. What a family this has been over generations and Power hails from a particularly strong branch of it, his dam Frappe also producing the Group Two winners Curvy and Tahkafaat whilst her Group Three winning dam Glatisant is the dam of two Group One winners - Footstepsinthesand and Pedro The Great.
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POWER has produced his 14th Stakeswinner overnight with Helvic Dream comprehensively winning the Group 3 International Stakes over 2000m by a widening 7 Lengths margin. The Noel Meade trained 3YO gelding is out of the Danehill Dancer mare, Rachevie and has now taken his record to an impressive 10: 3-1-5, only ever being out of the placings once.
Settling towards the rear, the son of Power made smooth progress on the outer from early in the straight and swept through to lead with over a furlong to race. He stretched clear in the closing stages, going on to score easily by seven and a half lengths.
Up Helly Aa, the 2/1 favourite, finished second, while Raise You (16/1) was a further four and a half lengths back in third.
Meade said afterwards about Helvic Dream: "I thought he was good all year but things just haven't gone right for him with one thing and another. "I don't know where he will go next, and there is the possibility we could travel with him. He'll stick to Stakes races now".
Helvic Dream continues on the outstanding run of form of Oaklands stallion Power, with this being his 23rd winner for the new season. His European progeny have been excelling this season, with Power sitting on the Leading Sires List across, Italy, France, Great Britain and Ireland. His versatility as a stallion also on show with black type success ranging from 5 furlong sprinters to 10 furlong winners. His crosses across Danehill-line mares also proving to be very potent, with great success coming from broodmare sires Exceed and Excel (Laws of Indices) and Danehill Dancer (4 runners for 4 winners & 1 SW).
Power's oldest Australian-bred progeny are now yearlings and will be hitting the sales ring from January 2021 at the Magic Millions sales.
Power progeny keep winning all around the globe... from the UK to Singapore to NZ and in Australia.
Singapore Star, Mighty Giant has returned from a spell with a gritty win first up, and is destined for bigger and better races. The 5YO gelding's race record is now at 8:5-2-0, with his earnings now in excess of A$1.2M - he's a superstar!!
The terrific filly, Elizabeel, has won 2 in a row for the John Sargent Racing stable and is also destined for far bigger things this preparation.
Consistent winners also keep coming from across UK, Ireland & France, as well as his from his progeny of New Zelanders.
Power's oldest Australian progeny are now yearlings and will be hitting the sales floor next January starting at the Magic Millions so make sure you breed yourself a Power.
Oaklands Stud leading stallion, Power, has finished off the 2019-2020 season very strongly. Producing further winners across Europe, Australia and NZ.
His strong European season form continued, with leading Two-Year-Old Laws of Indices going on to win the Group 2 Railway Stakes at The Curragh to become Power's 13th Stakeswinner. This stakes win takes him back above Spirit Of Boom and comfortably ahead of Better Than Ready for Stakes and Group Winners.
Power's results further proving what outstanding value he represents in the QLD Breeding market. The farm are very much looking forward to his first QLD-bred yearlings hitting the sales early next year. It's a perfect time to send a mare to Power.
Stories created by Oaklands Media team, with some special features from feature writer, Kristen Manning.
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