A yearling colt by Testa Rossa

A yearling colt by Testa Rossa

Apr 8, 2011

The colt is by the ever-consistent sire in Testa Rossa who is doing a great job at stud. Testa Rossa won 13 races on the track including the Magic Millions 2yo race and the Group 1 VRC Sires Produce Stakes at two. At three he won the Group 1 VRC Lightning stakes, MRC Sir Rupert Clark Stakes, MRC Futurity Stakes plus he ran second in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas and fourth in the MVRC Cox Plate. At four he again won the Group 1 MRC Rupert Clark Stakes and also the Group 1 VRC Emirates Stakes to take his career earnings to over $3 million. Testa Rossa was a great racehorse and at stud he has produced 31 stakes winners and has a higher than normal winners to runner ratio of 70%. Testa Rossa has produced the following group winners ROSTOVA (Grp 1), TESTAFIABLE (Grp 1), ORTENSIA (Grp 2), SISTINE ANGEL (Grp 2), VORMISTA (Grp 2), plus recent stakes winners GOLD SALUTE, PANIPIQUE and RED COLOSSUS. Testa Rossa’s statistics are on the rise since he changed to Vinery Stud and the $27.5 million earned by his progeny to date will certainly rise.

The Dam of this colt, Quaglino won 3 races from 1200m – 1400m and is by the great stallion RORY’S JESTER. Quaglino has had four foals to race for three winners including the stakes winner DINNER DATE who won the Merson Cooper this year and is showing a lot of promise to date. Quaglino is from the brilliant family that has produced the recent Group 1 winners PRESSDAY (BTC TJ Smith Classic and Sandown Guineas winner), THE MIGHTY LIONS (Avondale Gold Cup G1) plus the following stakes winners NILE EMPRESS, SOOKERA and YOUNG SPIRIT

Mick Price had this to say about the colt “…Big strapping type of colt by Testa Rossa. The colt is well put together and has good forearm, bone and shoulder to him. I expect he will make a nice 3yo and I look forward to training him …”

Ownership opportunities in the colt begin at $9,460 for 1/10th in the colt. This includes purchase price, mortality insurance, transport from the sales, all X-ray and veterinary checks, breaking in at Eliza Park and GST.

For further information please contact Luke Wilkinson on 0413 489 736 or 03 9572 0333.