Power's excellent 2021 year has continued after producing a stakes Quinella at Otaki in NZ on Thursday.
Four year-old mare Rose ‘n’ Power won the Listed Levin Stakes (1200m) from another daughter of Power in Romantic Lady.
Cambridge trainers Fred and Lindsay Cornege have the progressive mare racing in terrific style, who has now won four races in succession and now adding black type to her resume. The mare has now won 5 times from her 10 starts.
Noted on-pacer Rose 'N' Power wasn’t as quickly away as usual but mustered to sit behind the leaders and dug deep under a vigorous Matt Cameron ride to eventually get the better of Romantic Lady giving Power a stakes quinella.
Bred by long-time friend Liz Pollard and Gloria Graydon, the Corneges share in the ownership of the daughter of Power, whose granddam is the Group III winner Rosetti Bay, who won eight races. The bar will be raised again for Rose 'N' Power who holds a nomination for the Group I Sistema Railway (1200m) on New Year’s Day at Ellerslie.
The Jamie Richards-trained Romantic Lady is herself due some luck and is worthy of adding black type to her resume very soon.
First Oaklands home-bred 2YO Winner
The good news for Oaklands continued on the weekend, when the first Oaklands home-bred Two Year Old saluted at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. Refuel, trained by Tom Button, was having his 3rd start, having improved with each visit to the track with a sixth on debut at Eagle Farm followed by a good second at Rockhampton on November 5.
Being the more experienced and fit 2YO in the race, Refuel sat in the 1-1 behind the leaders and was far too strong over the concluding stages to win the 1000m race by half a length running away. He looks to have a bright future ahead as he has taken his prizemoney tally to near $35k already in his young career.
Refuel is a half-brother to stakes-placed La Dolce Vita and is the fourth winner from Tsuimai mare Zerotami.
The farm were very excited to see the all important 2YO pre-Xmas victory for one of their Power Two Year Olds. Whilst confident it would happen, it was great to see it achieved, with many bullets still in the chamber to fire this year. Power looks to have a nice stable of Australian Two Year Olds ready to roll, including the 2YO metro placed Possover, who was a very nice 2nd at her most recent start behind the ultra-impressive Exo Lady.
The new headline freshman stallion in QLD, Prince Fawaz, continues to fill his book for the 2021 breeding season.
A short-priced favourite to take out the first season sire in QLD when his progeny hit the track, he has already received terrific support from the ownership group and Oaklands Stud, ensuring good quality mares with good numbers.
But according to Co-Principal at Oaklands, Alistair Stewart, the support from the QLD Breeding community has been particularly pleasing to see. "To be able to offer a stallion of this quality to our local and loyal clients is terrific, but to make Prince Fawaz available in QLD for all is very exciting. Especially, being Fastnet Rock’s first 2YO Group 1-winning colt in Australia, and winning QLD's greatest 2YO race, JJ Atkins." Alistair also commented, "we continue to get bookings for him everyday and wil work with hi all the way till the end of the breeding season."
He’s the most exciting two-year-old I’ve trained. When he was on-song, he ran time, did it against the best opposition and he did it comfortably, so has all the hallmarks of a very good horse.”
As a sire of sires, Fastnet Rock has already had eight sons at stud produce Group 1 winners, including Smart Missile, a Champion First Season Sire who currently sits in the top 10 on the Australian Sire winners Premiership this season. Outstanding sire son Hinchinbrook, also a Champion First Season Sire, commanded a fee of $55,000 before his premature death aged only ten.
Prince Fawaz’s dam, Lady Paget, won 2 races at 1200m and 1400m and has produced 3 foals, all winners. She is from the stakes-placed Last Tycoon mare Lady Capel, who has produced 4 stakes winners including the Group 1 winner and 2YO stakes winner,
Casino Prince (Flying Spur) who sired All Too Hard.
“We are very excited and humbled to have the opportunity to partner with the owners to stand Prince Fawaz, a son of Fastnet Rock, at Oaklands Stud in Queensland,” said Stud Principal, Neville Stewart. “He is an outstanding individual with an outstanding
Standing for a fee of $11,000 including GST, a limited number of Lifetime Breeding Rights are also available.
Power has claimed his 3rd Group 1 win as a stallion as 4YO Gelding, Sonnyboyliston, landed the classic Irish St Leger.
Going head to head with last yearâs Melbourne Cup winner, Twilight Payment, Sonnyboyliston proved too strong over the concluding stages of the 2800m feature. Nominated for this yearâs Melbourne Cup, when asked whether the Melbourne Cup might be on the agenda next, Murtagh replied: "It would take a fair offer to take him away from the owners [Kildare Racing Club] now, but the Melbourne Cup is worth â¬2.5 million. It mightn't be for him this year, but he's only four and could end up down there for us some time yet."
Power has continued on from his great last season by having a record first month of the new season.
In August he had 25 starters for 11 wins and 13 places. Thatâs a winning strike rate of 44% and a place strike rate of 96% PER RACE START!! Amazing! ð¥ ð¥ ð¥
We have a very happy farm at the moment, after some amazing results overnight. In one of the main feature days of racing in France, Oaklands Stud stallions have won 2 of the feature races on the same card!!
Son of Power, Laws of Indices (by Exceed and Excel mare, Sampers) was successful in winning the Group 1 feature, the Prix Jean Prat over 1400m. It was an outstanding win considering the calibre of the field including teams of Aidan O'Brien, Joseph O'Brien and Godolphin horses. It was also terrific to see him train on a win such a feature race as a 3YO after his 2YO stakes success.
This success continues on further the outstanding season Power is having to date. His success continues to grow year on year and this is a record season for him. This recent result takes his season results to:
Exosphere, our newly acquired stallion, also produced a Group 3 winner on the very same racecard. 3YO gelding, Ocean, was successful in the Group 3 Prix De Ris-orangis over 1200m, making it three on the trot and Exosphere's 3rd Stakeswinner in his early career.
It's great to the see the worldwide performances of these high quality stallions that we have available in QLD and vindicates the farm's strategy to acquire and offer these stallions.
Oaklands Stud are very pleased to announce the introduction of 2019 JJ Atkins winner, Prince Fawaz to the Oaklands Stud roster.
Prince Fawaz is out of the twice-winning mare Lady Paget (Testa Rossa), who herself is out of the stakes-placed Lady Capel (Last Tycoon), dam to four stakes winners including Group 1 winner and successful sire Casino Prince (Flying Spur), while she is a sister to 1994 Concorde Stakes (Listed, 1000m) winner Just Awesome.
“So, what attracted me. It wasn’t the fact he won the J J Atkins or that he’s by Fastnet Rock, I looked at the pedigree, saw Kew Gardens and thought ‘yep, that’s the family I want to breed from’. And then the rest of it, as you look further; Fastnet Rock - tick in the box. Group 1-winning two-year-old - tick in the box. Second in the Rosehill Guineas - tick in the box. “It’s very exciting and we’re very humbled and also proud that Anthony Cummings, in conjunction with the owners, selected Oaklands for Prince Fawaz above a lot of other options.”
Trained by Anthony Cummings, Prince Fawaz’s only two wins came as a juvenile, but of his 13 career starts ten were at Group 2 level or higher, as, beyond a fifth in the Champagne Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) on just his second start, running the fastest 600-metre sectional of the race, he would finish runner-up in the Rosehill Guineas (Gr 1, 2000m) as a three-year-old behind Castelvecchio (Dundeel).
The Group 1-winning juvenile will begin stud duties this year at the Toowoomba stud, standing for a fee of $11,000, and Stewart told ANZ Bloodstock News yesterday that memories of former Queensland stallion Just Awesome (Last Tycoon) and the family emanating from third dam Kew Gardens (Kenmare), left him in no doubt that Prince Fawaz had the potential to be a success in
the breeding barn.
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.
Stories created by Oaklands Media team, with some special features from feature writer, Kristen Manning.