BIG Brown added two new black-type horses in quick time in Australia and the USA this weekend keeping his well earned reputation as a ‘global sire’ in tact.
Kentucky-bred son Reno Rebel became Big Brown’s 10th individual stakeswinner when he streaked away to win the Asparagus Stakes L at Stockton in California.
The Steve Sherman trained galloper put up 4-lens on his rivals to post his 3 win from just 10 career starts.
Sherman credited his crew for helping Reno Rebel overcome a quarter crack that almost kept him out of the race. He also credited jockey Kyle Frey for a having the colt perfectly positioned.
“I told him don’t fight him and let him sit wherever he wants,” said Sherman.
Reno Rebel, a $100,000 yearling purchase owned by Nevada Equine LLC and Charles Finch, earned $42,050 and has now earned $115,115 with 3 wins in 10 starts.
Meanwhile closer to home, blue-blood filly Muscovado becomes Big Brown’s 21st stakes-performer in the wake of her third placing in Saturday’s Listed ATC Reginald Allen Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill.
Muscovado is from Big Brown’s first Australian crop and is out of Gai Waterhouse’s tough as teak filly/mare On Type whose wins include the Surround, Premiere and Shannon Stakes, all of them at Group 2 level.
On Type is also the dam of Group 3 winner Sugar Babe, herself the dam of the handy More Than Ready mare Sugar Rush.
Big Brown’s tally on international winners currently tops 100 of which 10 per cent have earned black-type in almost every corner of the globe.