*excerpts from Tara Madgwick, Breednet
The progeny of Woodside Park Stud stallions Foxwedge and Cable Bay (IRE) continue to enjoy overseas success, with both sires adding Stakes winners to their resumes over the weekend.
Recruited to Woodside Park this season, Foxwedge featured in South Africa on Saturday when his talented four year-old Infamous Fox took out the Listed Greyville Engen Performance Stakes.
Trained by Candice Dawson, he forged clear to win the 1600 metre contest by three-quarters of a length, taking his overall record to eight wins from 21 starts.
A $25,000 Magic Millions purchase for Central Route Trading from the Glastonbury Farm draft, Infamous Fox is the better of two winners from French, an unraced Nadeem half-sister to Group 3 winner Typhoon Billie. French was covered again by Foxwedge last spring.
Already a stakes-winner, Infamous Fox is one of 14 stakes-winners worldwide for Foxwedge including three Group 1 winners.
Woodside Park’s exciting young shuttle sire Cable Bay (IRE) has already posted 10 first crop winners in the Northern Hemisphere this year and now a has his first stakes-winner with talented filly Liberty Beach taking out the Listed Dragon Stakes at Sandown on Friday.
A last start fourth in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, the John Quinn trained filly tracked the leaders but was in a class of her own when she hit top gear, cruising home to win the five furlong sprint by more than three lengths.
“From Ascot to today I’ve been very happy with her, just ticked her over, but she has a very good mind and, as you saw today, she’s got electrical speed,” said Quinn.
“Her demeanour was good, and that’s her, it was very impressive to do what she did.”
Liberty Beach has the overall record of three wins and that unlucky fourth at Royal Ascot from just four starts with connections now looking towards races such as the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at Goodwood.
Retained to race by her breeder Phillip Wilkins, Liberty Beach is the first winner from Flirtinaskirt, a half-sister by Avonbridge to Group 3 winner La Rioja.
Foxwedge, the Group 1 winning son of Fastnet Rock stands at Woodside Park for a fee of $16,500, whilst Cable Bay (IRE), the Group 2 winning sprinter by Invincible Spirit, stands at a fee of $13,200.