More to Reign at Magics

Tara Madgwick - Monday May 15
A plethora of young stallions retiring to stud this spring has created considerable demand for suitably bred commercial mares for them to cover and this close relation to 2017 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign ticks a lot of boxes.

To be offered as Lot 735 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale by Rothwell Park as agent, Kuching is a half-sister by Tale of the Cat (USA) to Sydney metro winner Courgette, whose very first foal is She Will Reign.

She Will Reign wins the Golden SlipperThe fairytale story of the Sydney Autumn Carnival, She Will Reign was bought by Darby Racing for just $20,000 from the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and syndicated amongst a large and diverse group of owners from all walks of life.

Prepared by Gary Portelli, She Will Reign just missed breaking the track record at Kembla Grange when making her debut over 1000 metres on December 10.

She clocked 56.04 seconds and bolted clear to win eased down by eight and a quarter lengths.

That blinding natural brilliance soon translated to stakes success with following wins coming in the $500,000 Inglis Nursery and Group II ATC Silver Slipper before an unlucky defeat when second in the Group II ATC Reisling Stakes.

Caught in the worst part of a very heavy track that day at Randwick, She Will Reign was left a sitting duck in front for the fast finishing filly Frolic, but turned that form right around when it really counted two weeks later in the Golden Slipper.

Drawn a little wide in the field of 16, She Will Reign overcame another extremely heavy track to win the Slipper by two and a quarter lengths in a dominant display taking her overall earnings past the $2.5 million mark.

Now enjoying a well-earned spell, She Will Reign is set to target the $10 million inaugural The Everest Stakes on her return in the spring.

She's proven she can handle wet and dry conditions and in her only start on a good surface produced a blistering time virtually unheard of for a pre-Christmas two year-old, so there is no doubt that under the weight-for-age scale She Will Reign can give the older sprinters a run for their money.

The half-sister to She Will Reign made $425,000 at Inglis EasterTo produce a filly such as She Will Reign as a first foal is an exceptional effort for a young broodmare and Courgette may follow up quickly with further success as her current yearling, a filly by Shamus Award sold for $425,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale this year.

Just like Courgette (who is by Charge Forward), her half-sister Kuching is also completely free of Danehill blood being by outstanding shuttler Tale of the Cat, the sire of over 100 stakes-winners in both hemispheres.

Tale of the Cat has also sired the dams of 67 stakes-winners including six Group I winners and is the sire of the dam of this season's Group II winning Australian juvenile Diamond Tathagata(by Hinchinbrook) and last Saturday's impressive Brisbane Group III winner Stampede (by High Chaparral).

Kuching is from Our Farm Girl, an unraced daughter of Golden Slipper winner and champion broodmare sire Marscay.

The family is renowned for juvenile speed with Our Farm Girl being a full sister to Listed AJC Gimcrack Stakes winner Millie from high class filly Sunshine Sally, who won the Group II STC Reisling Slipper Trial and was later second in the Group I AJC Oaks.

Given her diverse bloodlines and the presence of a rising sprint superstar in She Will Reign positioned up so close in her pedigree, Kuching will be a must inspect for the discerning buyer as she is the only mare from this family to be offered at the Gold Coast.



Advertisment
More Reading...
Danehill Free
We love Danehill, of course we do, but if you own a broodmare that already has a double cross of the legendary sire then you will probably think long and hard about what to do with her this spring and a full list of Danehill free sires is probably what you really want to see.
Aussie Bred Winner South Africa
A homebred for South African breeder Sabine Plattner that was foaled in Australia, Anmer Hall broke the ice when scoring at Greyville in South Africa on Wednesday.
Another Star Invincible Filly
With three runners in the opening race at Warwick Farm on Wednesday carrying Star Thoroughbreds colours there was a lot of purple and white action coming to the home turn, but at the winning post it was race fit I Am Invincible filly Joviality taking the prize.
Rubick Filly Wins in Town
Talented Rubick filly Peggy Selene was a Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when breaking her maiden at Ballarat in June and confirmed her potential with a stylish win at Sandown on Wednesday.
Exceed and Excel colt Tops Inglis Great Southern Weanlings
An Exceed And Excel colt from American mare Vicennalia (More Than Ready) has tonight realised a record price for an online weanling auction of $170,000.
Star Fastnet Rock Mare Avantage Wins Trial
Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards had a strong contingent at the Taupo trials on Wednesday and he came away pleased with how his team performed.
How Did This Name Get Through?
In the politically correct world we now live in where Coon Cheese is to be renamed and Redskins are no more, how is that a horse called The Fat White is allowed to race - are we not worried that fat white people – and there are millions of them in Australia– will be offended?
Oaks and Derby Winner Both Sired by Galileo
Galileo might be 22, but you would never know that looking at racetrack results this year with his progeny continuing their domination of major races wining both the Group I Epsom Derby (1m4f)  and Oaks (1m4f) overnight in the UK.
Sad Passing of Kamada Park's Kevin Pratt
Kevin Pratt’s death on Wednesday morning has left behind a racing legacy which mushroomed within just nine years to include a major investment.
A Closer Look at a Legend
Our ‘Closer Look’ statistical stories on various sires have been super popular with our audience and I’ve been putting off doing this one as I knew it would involve a lot of work, but I’m sure it’s a worthwhile effort as we’re delving into the record of a sire that has made the last 20 years his own.