A number first crop Victorian stallions will make their sales ring debut at the upcoming Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale and the progeny of Dandino certainly stand out.
Blue Gum Farm will offer the Lot 336 filly out of the Rubiton mare Midnight Mist while South Australia’s Turnagain Horses will offer a gelding out of the Casino Prince mare Anne Shirley.
The Bombora Downs based stallion has already given himself a great chance of success based on the high quality of foals he has left on the ground.
Bombora Downs Stud principal Christoph Bruechert has been thrilled with their type and is eagerly anticipating the next crop arriving in the coming season.
“Dandino has stamped and exerted great influence on his progeny. They have been the spitting image of their father so far,” Bruechert said.
“Being short-coupled and powerfully built like himself, I don’t think you will have to wait until they are three or four.
“Although he was known as a stayer, he is not built like a traditional staying type, and they are universally in his mould, with my clients consistently calling and saying that they are the most beautiful foals or they are the nicest foal on the farm.”
Dandino was brought to Australia from Europe by Darren and Liz Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock outfit.
Upon arrival in Australia, he was a stunning looking entire with a highly impressive international racetrack record winning Group races in England, USA and Canada.
Adapting beautifully to Australian conditions, he ran a brilliant second in the Caulfield Cup to Fawkner at his debut Australian start, before unfortunately succumbing to a tendon injury.
After a successful rehabilitation, Dandino produced meritorious runs in the Group 1 Underwood and the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes, ran second in the Group 3 Geelong Cup, before retiring on a high note in winning the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington.
“Dandino is a serious international galloper. During his career, Dandino won or placed in 18 Group and Stakes races from 37 attempts, winning from 1800m to 2700m, against some of the world’s most successful middle-distance performers,” Bruechert said.
“Dandino had speed as well as a brilliant turn of foot and very few stallions are targeting that mile and beyond races. There is plenty of prize money on offer, so we need to start breeding to them to make the most of it.”
Dandino’s two weanlings offered at the upcoming Great Southern Sale:
For more information about Dandino, contact Christoph Bruechert on 0419 534 961 or visit www.bomboradowns.com