It is rare that a relatively low-profile northern hemisphere stallion standing his first season in Australia creates as much interest and publicity as Cable Bay.
Without spending thousands on advertising, boasting racetrack victories or proven progeny, Cable Bay has become a self-generating promotional machine.
For Cable Bay has something else, something even better to attract the top breeders. He has a very clever owner that the Australian thoroughbred industry seemingly has unwavering trust in.
Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm, a passionate pedigree student for more than 20 years has demonstrated over and over again that outstanding results can be achieved with precise bloodline analysis.
Group 1 stars Black Caviar, All Too Hard, Jameka, Lucky Bubbles and The Quarterback, have all helped make Jamieson a legend in Australian breeding.
And what gives this stallion and his breeding concept so much clout is that the man behind the brainchild is also putting his money where his mouth is.
Jamison is sending six of his top stakes performing mares to Cable Bay this year, with two of his very best in Brigite (the half to Black Caviar and full to All Too Hard) as well as Group 1 winner, Mirjulisa Lass.
“Brigite is just the most beautiful mare, she showed enormous talent, however due to a minor setback, I sent her to stud. Her breeding is exceptional, but her pedigree must match well to earn a date with Cable Bay” Jamieson said.
“Both are exceptional breeding propositions, and I am confident that my formula of matching pedigrees to obtain future success, will work. The mares that I am sending have the genetic hookups that I like, they are my indicator, and that makes the decision.”
Cable Bay is being supported by experienced and successful breeders including Gerry Ryan sending his young Group 3 winner Tuscan Sling, and Robert Crabtree who is sending Gabella a French stakes winning mare and Group performer.
“I believe the number of stakes performed mares booked to Cable Bay is around 30 and, coupled with city class mares, they total 60. This is an enormous result for a freshman sire. We aim to win first season sire honours, we want his progeny up and running.”
“I have astute breeders and very good friends who are putting their faith in me and sending their best mares, they believe in my pedigree analysis concept and want to reap the financial rewards,” Jamison said.
Crabtree, who has racetrack stars Catchy and Sheidel, and a coveted broodmare band, is sending to quality mares in Gabella and Magrosso to Cable Bay.
“I am relying on Rick Jamieson who I have great respect for as an individual and as a breeder. He recommended one mare as a very good mating and one as an absolute must. I have backed him and his judgment,” Crabtree said.
Woodside Park Stud’s Matt Tillett is upbeat about Cable Bay’s start to the season.
“It’s been a great beginning, as Cable Bay hasn’t had a negative yet, all mares scanned have tested positive. We are blessed to have a barn full of very fertile mares ready to go, and he certainly fits right in. He is a brilliant stallion to cover with, very professional,” Tillett said.
For more information on Cable Bay contact Matt Tillett at Woodside Park Stud or visit www.woodsideparkstud.com.au to arrange a free pedigree analysis to Cable Bay.