Brutal to Stud After Corona Cancellations

Breednet - Tuesday March 31

Doncaster winner Brutal has had his career brought to a halt courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic with his retirement announced.

BrutalBrutal had been in work with a preparation targeted at the Brisbane Winter Carnival and Group One Stradbroke Handicap with a possible tilt at Royal Ascot afterwards.

With the winter carnival abandoned however and Royal Ascot under a coronavirus cloud, the four year -old has been retired to stand at Newgate Farm.

"It's disappointing but that's the way the cookie crumbles," said Newgate Farm's managing director Henry Field.

"The long-range plan was to bring him back and run him in Brisbane and Rupert (Legh, part-owner) had aspirations to go to Royal Ascot.

"If we could have envisaged this would have happened we would have got him ready for the All Aged Stakes but it wasn't to be. It's just a shame we couldn't knock off a few more Group 1 races before he went to stud."

Brutal retires as the winner of five races and $2.6 million from 10 starts with the Group One 2019 Doncaster Mile the jewel in the crown.

He also won the Gr2 Premiere Stakes and twice at Listed level.

Stallion Parade
More Reading...
Exceedance Excelling in His New Career at Stud
Group 1 winning sprinter Exceedance has had a positive start to his new role at Vinery Stud with 9 of his first 12 mares already scanned in foal off early covers this month.
Hat-Trick for Exciting Nicconi Filly
Tony and Calvin McEvoy have been patient with talented Nicconi filly Celestine, who posted her third win from as many starts when scoring at Flemington on Wednesday.
New Winner for Makybe Diva
Miss Finland was not the only champion mare to produce a winner on Thursday with Makbye Diva also getting in on the act with impressive Sale winner Sublime Diva.
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?
A Full Moon – Puissance de Lune’s book closes
Swettenham engage digital booking platform Breedr to manage stallion’s roster.
Triple G1 Winner in foal to Justify to Be Offered at Fasig-Tipton November
Three-time Grade 1 winner BAST, in foal to Triple Crown winner JUSTIFY, will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale.  Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency will consign the three-year-old daughter of UNCLE MO on behalf of owner Charles Chu’s Baoma Corporation.
Derby Trial Won by a Derby Breeder
The art of breeding stayers is not one practiced by many Australian breeders, but Trevor Delroy has achieved amazing success in that area over the years and has unearthed another promising three year-old in Cetshwayo, who scored a tenacious win in the $60,000 VRC Derby Trial at Flemington on Wednesday.
One to Watch – Wyong
Choisir had three promising maiden three year-old winners on Tuesday and one of them is our pick as the ‘One to Watch’.
Flemington Sale Mail – First 2YO Race of the Season
It’s a super interesting meeting at Flemington Wednesday with Derby and Oaks Previews over 1800m and the first two year-old race of the season, so a look at the Breednet Sale Mail is a must.
All Inglis Breeze Up Videos Now Online
All videos from horses that have breezed ahead of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale are now available online following another successful day of action at Taupo in New Zealand on Monday.