While social media and marketing pages are awash with the first foals of first crop sires, there is one foal that deserves to have his fair share of the publicity.
Adoring fans of champion six-time Group 1 winning mare Typhoon Tracy will be glad to hear her first and only foal Last Typhoon has sired his first foal…helping to continue the legacy of the great mare.
That first foal, a filly, was born at Avenel’s Bullarook Park on 13 August and is out of the Savoire Vivre mare Embroglio, She was followed days later by another filly. The ‘second’ Last Typhoon was out of Secret Miss – the first mare or filly to go to stud by another Bullarook sire Strategic Maneuver.
Both foals were bred by Bullarook’s loyal and long-term client John Fiteni.
Last Typhoon, a son of Street Cry, was recruited to the stallion barn at Bullarook Park last year and studmaster Malcolm Boyd is delighted to see the first of his foals arrive.
“It’s wonderful that Typhoon Tracy’s bloodlines will continue (through Last Typhoon),” Boyd said.
“She was such a superstar and her achievements on the track are far from forgotten. The foals by Last Typhoon now have a chance to emulate her success in the years to come.”
“They are both very nice little types, I can’t fault them, and together they combine and continue two of our stallion’s dynasties into the future. It’s an honour to stand a stallion with such an exceptional pedigree as that of Last Typhoon,” Boyd said.
“He will have about 25 foals on the ground this season, and we are hoping that he covers a few more this year. The bookings are still coming in, as we have found a lot of mare owners have been deciding quite late on which stallion they are going to visit.”
“Last Typhoon is a unique combination, as there will be no more Street Crys and there will be no more Typhoon Tracys – he really is the Last Typhoon.”
Last Typhoon of course comes from one of the premier families in the Australian Stud Book. His grand-dam is the blue-hen Tracy’s Element whose close descendants, apart from Typhoon Tracy, include stakes-winning horses Red Element, Cantonese and Shaft. Also in the family is the star broodmare Urge to Merge, the dam of Group 1 winners Master of Design and Suntagonal.
“He has a tremendous disposition, is an exceptional type and has the bluest of blood, as demonstrated by the prolific black type wins throughout his pedigree. I am confident all these elements will help produce quality progeny that are tough and versatile on the track,” Boyd said.
“We don’t expect miracles…we are very fortunate to have such supportive and loyal clients. I admit at times it can be a bit of a battle, but we can’t give up, and when you get the winners, it makes it all worthwhile.”
Last Typhoon will stand for $4,400 (GST incl) this season at Bullarook Park, standing alongside Lucas Cranach ($5,500) and Strategic Maneuver ($6,600).
For all stallion inquiries, please call Malcolm Boyd on 0407 342 291 or visit: www.bullarookpark.com.au