2020 Blue Diamond Entries – you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Tara Madgwick - Thursday July 4
The half-sister by Exceed and Excel to champion racehorse Winx and the sale-toppers from Inglis Easter and Magic Millions are among a record 1767 rising two year-olds which have been nominated for the $1,5 million Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes to be run at Caulfield next February.

$2.8 million Inglis Easter sale-topper is among entries for the 2020 Blue DiamondThe two most expensive colts from the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Snitzel from Ichihara for $2.8million and Fastnet Rock from Legally Bay for $2.3million are both entered as well as the $1.7 million Magic Millions sale-topper, an I Am Invincible colt from Oakleigh Girl.

Yarraman Park's super sire I Am Invincible is not surprisingly the sire with the most entries, his 98 putting him ahead of Victoria's champion sire Written Tycoon on 88 followed by Snitzel (73), Zoustar (64), Fastnet Rock (55) Sebring (54) and Exceed and Excel (47), whose entries include Winx's half-sister Covent Garden.

Deep Field leads the soon to be second season sires with 42 entries followed by Brazen Beau on 38, while the first season sires are headed by Golden Slipper winner Vancouver with 56 ahead of Blue Diamond winner Pride of Dubai on 39.

Adding some serious international interest are eight entries for Frankel and six for Deep Impact including a colt from Golden Slipper winner Miss Finland called Bucharest.

On the score of trainers, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace top the list of Group I Blue Diamond nominators for the first time, the duo entering 132 yearlings in their pursuit of a maiden Blue Diamond Stakes title.

Other strong nomination numbers come from the Lindsay Park team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, who entered 126 yearlings, with Peter and Paul Snowden third with 101 entries.

Godolphin are coming off the back of an amazingly successful two year-old season having won the Group I Golden Slipper (Kiamichi), ATC Sires Produce (Microphone), Blue Diamond (Lyre) and Magic Millions 2YO Classic (Exhilarates). They have 85 entries including colt Namazu and filly Jadida, both of whom are by Medaglia D'Oro (USA) and will look to emulate the deeds of their Blue Diamond-winning mothers, Earthquake and Miracles Of Life.

Their champion sire Lonhro, who won the race this year for them with Lyre has 22 entries including a colt from Golden Slipper winner Forensics called Vucetich.

Click here to see the full list of Blue Diamond nominations.


Advertisment
More Reading...
Rosebud Showcases Spring Talent
The Listed ATC Rosebud Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill this Saturday showcases some talented types gearing up for spring with a horse we featured from the trials earlier this week accepting for the race.
2020 Breednet Foal Gallery Up and Running
Australia’s biggest showcase for foals is now up and running for the new season with a small selection already on board for what is one of the most popular pages on our website.
Derby Aspirations for Tavistock 3YO
Former Kiwi three-year-old Wertheimer didn’t take long to make his presence felt across the Tasman.
First Foal for Prized Icon
Kooringal Stud have Tweeted the arrival of the first foal for their dual Group I winning More Than Ready (USA) stallion Prized Icon.
Prince of Caviar to Stand at Riverbank Farm
Royal by name, regally bred - Prince Of Caviar. - A horse whose sire was high class, a horse whose dam does not really need introduction, but we will talk about her anyway!
White Robe Lodge Celebrate Ablaze Success
The flag is certainly being flown high by exciting jumper Ablaze for his White Robe Lodge sire and the spinoff is being felt at the leading South Island stud.
Sires With Winners - Thursday August 6
Here is the full list of 38 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Most Expensive Mares – Are They Worth the Money?
Our story last week speculating on the impending sale of Sunlight and where she would fit in the list of Australia’s most expensive mares sold at public auction got us thinking about the others on the list and where are they now?
Best On Breeding
Choisir’s historic Royal Ascot double back in 2003 would still rank highly on many racing fan’s list of most exciting moments in the sport.
A Class Above
Four year-old Sebring mare Emeralds contested some of the best three year-old fillies races last season and was never beaten far, so always looked a good thing in a Benchmark 72 race at Canterbury on a Wednesday.