The progeny of Circles of Gold were prominent at the recent Royal Ascot carnival, and fresh off the back of this success Victoria’s Jubilee Stud has announced the closely-related Coroebus is set to join its stallion ranks.

Coroebus was star broodmare Circles of Gold’s last foal before she passed away last year.

He was rated as a highly promising galloper by his trainer Danny O’Brien before his race career was unfortunately cut short by injury after only two starts.

Based in Freshwater Creek, near Geelong, Jubilee Stud is a boutique family owned and run property on 80 acres. The farm stands four stallions, Rock Face (Encosta de Lago), Apologia (Danehill), Red Arrow (Red Ransom) and now Coroebus (Choisir).

An exciting new stallion prospect for Victorian breeders, Coroebus is an affordable option for broodmare owners to access the extraordinary Circles of Gold bloodlines.

Highland Reel and Idaho are the top-performing grandsons of Circles of Gold who were victorious last week at Royal Ascot.

Recording an impressive seventh Group 1 victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes over 2000m, Highland Reel brought his career earnings to $10,022,595, while his younger brother Idaho claimed the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes over 2400m.

Sired by Galileo, the winning duo are out of Hveger, who is one of nine winning foals from Circles Of Gold.

Circles Of Gold is also the dam of five-time Group 1 winner, Elvstroem, who claimed the Dubai World Cup and amassed career earnings of $5.632 million. His little brother Haradasun was also a Group 1 winner in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot.

Based on this great potential, Jubilee Stud’s Michele Denham is excited about what the future holds for their new young stallion.

“We never saw what Coroebus could have been on the track, which was a huge disappointment for the owners of Circles of Gold. However they have stayed in the stallion with lifetime breeding rights,” Denham said.

“Racing is an interesting game and if he had fulfilled his potential on the track, who knows where he would have ended up. He certainly wouldn’t be here on our little boutique, family-run farm!

“He has an amazing temperament, and although we were not looking to stand another stallion, when we went and saw him, he just blew us away.  We are very lucky to be standing a stallion with his looks, temperament and pedigree.

“Who knows what numbers we will get, it’s a hard game to be in, but as he is only rising four, the important thing is to get quality mares to him from the start.”

Along with 30 years experience in stud breeding and management, Michele was a very successful competitor in eventing and show jumping, campaigning the stallion Jubilee Bay.

Providing a professional education, Michele offers pre-training, and breaking in of youngsters. Her performance horse experience is a real advantage as she has a genuine understanding of horses, while her attention to detail means she can pick up a small issue and manage it correctly before it becomes problem.

“Most of our customers are repeat customers; they just keep coming back year after year, so we know we are doing a good job,” she said.

“I really hope Coroebus generates the attention he deserves. He is a great option for the breed to race owners, as the service fees of commercial stallions are out of reach for many.”

Coroebus will provide Victorian breeders with a fantastic opportunity for their mares to visit a beautifully bred stallion at a realistic cost, increasing the chances of a profitable return in the future.

Coroebus will stand for a service fee of $2,700 in 2017. For more information, contact Michele on 0407 681 462 or email michele@jubileestud.com

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