Stratheden Stud

Sydney racing get together for Myboycharlie�s clan

MYBOYCHARLIE, the Vinery stud, Segenhoe Valley, Scone visitor who opened his account in top style at the meeting at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, supplying debut first crop 2-year-old winner Charlie Boy, is a close relation of two Australian produced brothers who went within a short head of having the first two winners at Canterbury the night before.

Both bred at the Marheine�s quality broodmare farm, the Peel River, Tamworth bordered Stratheden, the Aussie brother sires are Snippetson, the source of the Luke Griffith, Scone trained Texan Lad, the winner of the opening race on the program, and Snowland, the sire of Pink Snow, the loser by a couple of centimeters of the second.

The 11-year-old Snippetson has emerged as one of the most prolific sires of winners to stand at the historic Widden stud, but two years older Snowland, tragically, had to be withdrawn from public use because of fertility problems, He started his stud career at Widden.

Quality Sydney sprinters, Snippetson and Snowland were bred by Stratheden using the now deceased Snippets at the Arrowfield stud and Snowdrift, a brilliantly bred but non winning France bred daughter of the Danzig Group 1 winner Polish Precedent and Snowtop, a Listed winner by Thatching.

Snowdrift is also dam of Portillo (by Red Ransom; won two Group 2s, second Flight Stakes, third Golden Slipper) and Freeze, a lightly raced smart Sydney performer by Marscay standing at Springfields Stud, Allora, Qld. He has been represented by winners at Melbourne, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Bendigo and Singapore

Now with Cressfield, Scone and represented by a Redoute�s Choice yearling colt, Snowdrift is a half-sister to Dulceata (by visiting Melbourne Cup winning Vintage Crop�s sire Rousillon), the dam of boom first season sire Myboycharlie.This Vinery stud shuttler from France was one of the best juveniles in Europe in 2007, a year his four outings resulted in three successive wins in the1200m range, the first two at Curragh, a maiden by an unextended three lengths and then a slashing seven lengths annexation of the Anglesley Stakes-Gr.3, and the third the prestigious Prix Morny at Deauville (two lengths).

At his last appearance at two, he finished third in the National Stakes-Gr.1 over a mile at Curragh.

Also a winner over a mile in America in a nine start career, Myboycharlie is by Danetime, a high class sprinter sired by Danehill who supplied brilliant racehorses from use in Ireland and Western Australia in stud career shortened by his death at eleven in 2005.

Danetime�s last Ireland crop produced Europe�s second best juvenile of 2008 in the World Rankings, the Eliza Park, Victoria visitor Bushranger. Due to have first crop yearlings at 2013 Australian sales, he won four races at two, including the Newmarket Middle Park Stakes-Gr.1 (new course record) and the Prix Morny (race record).

The predicted future good contribution from Myboycharlie as a sire and the increasing eminence of Snippetson continues the good reputation of the immediate family as a source of quality performers and sires.Their grandam, Snowtop, was a half-sister to four stakes winners, including Al Hareb (USA) (by the Northern Dancer sire El Gran Senor), a good sire in Australia. One of his sons, Hareeba, was a leading sprinter.

Another good sire in Australia from the family was the English sprinter-miler Vibrant. Two of his offspring were Forina (won the Blue Diamond Stakes) and Hamden (second in the Blue Diamond).

The bottom line of the pedigree goes back to a half-sister to Anchora, grandam of two giants among world breeding influences, Pharos and Fairway.

Myboycharlie�s pioneer winner Charlie Boy was bred by Wilkes Bloodstock, NSW using Maritime, an unraced half-sister by the shuttled Fairy King European Champion middle distance performer Falbrav to Quays, a winner of the Wakeful Stakes and third in the Oaks in Sydney and Brisbane

Offered at the Magic Millions yearling sale at the Gold Coast in January through the Newhaven Park stud, Charlie Boy was purchased by Triple Crown Syndicators for $80,000 and put in the hands of Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan.

Brian Russell Bloodstock Media Service

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