So You Think He’s Met His Perfect Match!

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday July 6

Coming to the end of his best ever season on the racetrack having sired the winners of over $18.6million, So You Think has been phenomenally popular with broodmare owners for the past four seasons covering 200 plus mares in each of those years, so let’s take a look at his 2021 book.

So You Think is a long way removed from the typical Australian speed sire profile in terms of pedigree, performance and physique, yet breeders have really embraced him as the years have gone by.

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He throws a very distinctive type and many of his stock have a good turn of foot making then effective over a wide range of distances with his 12 Australian stakes-winners this season successful at distances from 1200 to 3200m!

So You Think has had a slight fee increase this year rising from $77,000 to $93,500.

When you scan the list of mares covered by him last spring, champion mare More Joyous jumps straight out at you and I won’t be the only person busting to see what this baby turns out like!

Since retiring to stud in 2013, More Joyous has produced two foals to Frankel, and in between those matings produced three foals by Snitzel and Fastnet Rock.

The four foals of racing age have all won headed by Group II placed Snitzel filly Joyous Legend, but More Joyous is yet to produce anything with a fraction of the ability that saw her win 21 races, eight of them at Group I level.

Interestingly, So You Think was not the first pick for More Joyous last spring, as she was covered initially by Capitalist, but missed resulting in a consolation visit to So You Think, who was probably pleased to see her.

Uh oh, More Joyous just couldn't go with So You Think that day and neither could anyone else - image Racing Photos.

He stalked her without mercy in the 2010 Cox Plate, when she bravely tried to lead all the way… it was mission impossible, but she gave her all before caving in to finish fifth, while he forged clear to win.

I was at the Valley that day and you never forget a race like that, so the curiosity is killing me to see just what these two superstars can produce!

STAKES-WINNERS

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Mare Name

Born

Country

Damsire

Best Win

Small Minds

2006

AUS

Canny Lad

G1

Lights Of Heaven

2007

NZ

Zabeel

G1

Miss Mossman

2010

NZ

Mossman

G1

More Joyous

2006

NZ

More Than Ready

G1

Blueberry Hill

2012

AUS

Myboycharlie

G2

Bound For Earth

2010

AUS

Northern Meteor

G2

Catkins

2009

AUS

Dubawi

G2

Dances On Waves

2005

AUS

Anabaa

G2

Mamzelle Tess

2012

AUS

O'Lonhro

G2

Savapinski

2013

NZ

Savabeel

G2

Miss Promiscuity

2010

AUS

Magnus

G3

Ready Set Sail

2016

AUS

More Than Ready

G3

Savoureux

2011

AUS

Nadeem

G3

Shaaheq

2007

AUS

Redoute's Choice

G3

Chabaud

2012

NZ

Lookin At Lucky

G3

Mywayorthehighway

2011

NZ

Swiss Ace

G3

Spirit Bird

2012

NZ

Savabeel

G3

Averau

2009

AUS

Stratum

Listed

Celebrity Miss

2008

AUS

More Than Ready

Listed

Cybercyn

2005

AUS

Staaraq

Listed

Galizani

2006

AUS

Galileo

Listed

Mizlecki

2014

AUS

Lope De Vega

Listed

My Country

2013

AUS

Poet'S Voice

Listed

Neverland

2011

AUS

Big Brown

Listed

Ondina

2011

AUS

Manhattan Rain

Listed

Rare Diamond

2005

AUS

Redoute'S Choice

Listed

River Racer

2013

AUS

Hidden Dragon

Listed

Saturn Rock

2009

AUS

Fastnet Rock

Listed

Tarquinn Shadow

2011

AUS

Trade Fair

Listed

Gabella

2010

FR

Archange D'Or

Listed

Perfect Truth

2006

IRE

Galileo

Listed

Taameer

2005

NZ

General Nediym

Listed

Lakotadreamcatcher

2011

USA

Fort Prado

Listed

Liz's Cable Girl

2014

USA

Cable Boy

Listed

Piacenza

2014

VEN

League Of Nations

Listed

 

STAKES PRODUCERS

 

Mare Name

Born

Damsire

Horse

BestWin

Aspen Falls

2001

Hennessy

Irish Lights

G1

Celebrity Miss

2008

More Than Ready

Celebrity Queen

G1

Deedra

2004

Zabeel

Fenway

G1

Dezign

2006

Zabeel

Nimalee

G1

Fullazz

2002

Redoute'S Choice

D'Argento

G1

Lustre Lady

2004

Flying Spur

Nakeeta Jane

G1

Night Danza

2006

Danzero

Danzdanzdance

G1

Perfect Truth

2006

Galileo

Magicool

G1

Personal Service

2004

Zabeel

Think It Over

G1

Secret Silence

2002

Fusaichi Pegasus

Albany Reunion

G1

Shirley

2004

Zabeel

Dear Demi

G1

Absolute Joy

2006

Zabeel

Castlereagh Kid

G2

Bobine

2007

Giant'S Causeway

Reelem In Ruby

G2

Crimson Dawn

2005

Fasliyev

Miss Rose De Lago

G2

Incredulous

2008

Keep The Faith

Global Exchange

G2

Miss Otto

2009

Elusive Quality

Peltzer

G2

Remlaps Jewel

2009

Choisir

So You Assume

G2

Smart Company

2000

Mister C

Valentia

G2

Stormy Choice

2005

Redoute'S Choice

Furore

G2

Astral Flower

2007

Kalanisi

Realm Of Flowers

G3

Bellevue Girl

2009

Exceed And Excel

Bellevue Hill

G3

Deedra

2004

Zabeel

War

G3

Lumina

2007

Redoute'S Choice

Pohutukawa

G3

Runaway Jesse

2002

Rory's Jester

Eloping

G3

Runaway Jesse

2002

Rory's Jester

Of The Brave

G3

Small Minds

2006

Canny Lad

Sneaky Five

G3

Stormy Choice

2005

Redoute'S Choice

Blizzard

G3

Subtitle

2009

Fastnet Rock

Rock

G3

Taameer

2005

General Nediym

Khulaasa

G3

Bay Breeze

2003

Belong To Me

Falcool

Listed

Black Tulip

2011

Lonhro

Niedorp

Listed

Blue Blue Sky

2011

Lonhro

Bright Blue Sky

Listed

Frustrating

2006

Stravinsky

Long Leaf

Listed

Incredulous

2008

Keep The Faith

Incredulous Dream

Listed

Merlene De Lago

2005

Encosta De Lago

Burnstone

Listed

Moosirra

2011

Redoute'S Choice

Muntaseera

Listed

Nakataan

2011

Zabeel

Political Debate

Listed

Night Danza

2006

Danzero

Le Gai Soleil

Listed

Rubimill

2004

Rubiton

El Roca

Listed

Secret Silence

2002

Fusaichi Pegasus

Fast Dragon

Listed

Small Minds

2006

Canny Lad

Beautiful Mind

Listed

Sultah

2007

Exceed And Excel

Haybah

Listed

Sultah

2007

Exceed And Excel

Taraayef

Listed

Taameer

2005

General Nediym

Bulbula

Listed

 

SIRES OF DAMS COVERED BY SO YOU THINK (6 or more mares)

In this table we’ve had a look at the sires of these stellar mares that have gone to So You Think and looked to see the success rate of the nick in terms of winner to runner and SW to runner.

The overall statistics for So You Think are 69% winner to runner and 6.2% SW to runner.

 

Broodmare Sire

Number of Mares

Winner to runner

SW to runner

Redoute’s Choice

17

80%

8.8% 4 SW (2G1) 45 runners

Fastnet Rock

16

66.7%

6.6% 2 SW 30 runners

Zabeel

10

81.5%

14.8% 4 SW (2G1) 27 runners

More than Ready (USA)

7

100% 8 runners, 8 winners

3 stakes-placed

Encosta de Lago

6

65.2%

4.3% 1 SW 23 runners

Savabeel

6

66.% 3 runners, 2 winners

 

Snitzel

6

100% 2 runners, 2 winners

 

 

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