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Kaspersky (IRE)

2011 Footstepsinthesand (Giant's Causeway) x Croanda (Grand Lodge)
Ryland Thoroughbreds

Magnificent physical specimen … 3-time Group 2 winner & Group 1 placed … ½ brother to 4 stakes performers … only son of unbeaten 2YO & proven Group 1 sire, Footstepsinthesand (67 stakes winners) standing in Australia … commenced stud duties in 2020.

Ryland Thoroughbreds

Ryland Thoroughbreds

Stands at Ryland Thoroughbreds
2021 FEE: $5,500

Ryland Thoroughbreds is a boutique stud farm situated in Lethbridge between Geelong & Ballarat in Victoria. Luke & Bec have set up this property to cater for Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding along with retraining for an Equestrian career in life after racing.

3 Hawkins Road , Lethbridge, VIC, 3332
Luke Ryland
0477 176 892
Bec Hausler
0407 846 261

Latest News

Rylands Thoroughbreds - That's the Spirit!

Establishing a commercial stud farm can throw up hurdles at the best of times, but deciding to press ‘go’ in the midst of COVID-19 certainly merits a bravery badge of some kind.

Cox Plate entry runner-up at Haydock

Cox Plate nominated Kaspersky ran well but had to settle for second place in Saturday’s Group III Superior Mile at Haydock.

Pedigree Table

Footstepsinthesand (GB) 2002
Croanda (IRE) 2000
Giant's Causeway (USA) 1997
Glatisant (GB) 1991
Grand Lodge (USA) 1991
Croa (IRE) 1993
Storm Cat (USA) 1991
Mariah's Storm (USA) 1991
Rainbow Quest (USA) 1979
Dancing Rocks (GB) 1979
Chief's Crown (USA) 1983
La Papagena (GB) 1983
Alzao (USA) 1980
Crodas (IRE) 1983
Blushing Groom: 4s x5s
Crenelle: 5d x5s
Northern Dancer: 5s x5d x5d
Secretariat: 5d x5s

Race Record

At 3
1st - Premio d'Estate (1600) LR
1st - Premio Siberian Express (1600)
1st - Premio Donatello (1600)
2nd - Premio Montenapoleone (2000)
4th - Premio Ribot (1600) Gr.2
At 4
1st - Premio Carlo Vittadini (1600) Gr.2
1st - Premio Ribot Memorial Loreto Luciani (1600) Gr.3
1st - Premio Natale Di Roma (1600) LR
1st - Premio Orsa Maggiore (1600)
1st - Premio Gentlewave (1600)
4th - Premio Vittorio di Capua (1600) Gr.1
At 5
1st - Aengevelt Meilen Trophy (1600) Gr.2
1st - Premio Carlo Vittadini (1600) Gr.3
1st - Premio Natale Di Roma (1600) LR
1st - Premio Gentlewave (1600)
3rd - Premio Vittorio di Capua (1600) Gr.1
At 6
2nd - Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile Stakes Gr.2
2nd - 32Red Mile (1600) Gr.3
2nd - totepool Racecourse Debit Card Betting Available Handicap (1600)

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Michelle Payne believes Kaspersky can cause a stir in the Emirates Stakes at Flemington in November after his excellent fifth-place finish in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. 

The Melbourne-Cup wining jockey gave the six-year-old colt a stellar ride in a hotly-contested 1600-metre opener at the five-day meeting, hitting the line strongly behind odds-on favourite Ribchester, who set a new track record. Another steaming hot day in the London area ensured a fast-paced track on the straight mile course and after a slow start out of the gate, Payne had Kaspersky in the frame for a place coming into the home straight.

However, she wasn’t able to coax him past Mutakayyef, Deauville and Spectre, who finished in the minor places.

Payne believes her mount, trained by British-based Australian handler Jane Chapple-Hyam can make a splash in Melbourne, which is where he’ll head later this year.

“Obviously the pace was frantic, running a track record,” Payne said. “But he really went to sleep out of the barriers, we were happy with that because we wanted him to be hitting the line.

“Fifth in a Group 1 against some of the best milers you could have thrown at you, so absolutely thrilled with that run.

“If he comes over for the old Emirates Stakes ... he’s going to be a real live chance, so really rapt with the run.

“I’m just rapt that we ran a really respectable race and we’re going to have some fun going forward.” - The Australian

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