Woodside Park’s Cable Bay (IRE) has enjoy a sensational start to his first crop European runners, siring seven individual juvenile winners and currently sitting on top of the European First Season Sire table on prizemoney, wins and winners.
His first Australian crop of weanlings have proven very popular in the sale ring selling for up to $94,000, with a further five offered at the recent Inglis Great Southern Sale.
From Cable Bay’s seven winners to date, there is the unbeaten and exciting Liberty Beach, the stakes placed, 1000m winner Visayas as well as the two time winner Electric Ladyland, fourth in the Listed Sandown National Stakes last time out and with the Royal Ascot carnival just around the corner, next week’s Goff’s London Sale gives a lucky purchaser the opportunity to secure the debut winning Cable Bay filly Isabeau (Lot 20), with the M D O’Callaghan Racing-trained filly holding confirmed entries to both the Queen Mary Stakes and Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.
With the European black type season only just commencing for the juveniles, over the coming months there are a plethora of stakes races open for the two-year-olds and we are confident that the progeny of Cable Bay, just like he did, will play their part.
One of the fastest two-year-old’s ever by champion sire of sires Invincible Spirit, Cable Bay was a tough, precocious juvenile who made his debut in May, before breaking his maiden in June at just his second start before starting in five consecutive Group races, consistently one length from the winner in each, never finishing further back than fourth.
“To have Europe’s leading first season sire, standing at Woodside Park, is not exciting for the Victorian breeding industry but also the Australian industry. Cable Bay is the perfect example of the quality that is on offer in Victoria and there is no doubt that he will continue to stamp his mark as a leading sire across the globe.” Executive Officer of Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria, Charmein Bukovec, commented.
Cable Bay returns for his third season at Woodside Park Stud in August and is standing for a fee of $13,200 inc. GST. For more information please contact James Price on 0409 806 595.