FORMER Group One winning two-year-old Myboycharlie returned home to Vinery on Wednesday morning to a growing enthusiasm for his first crop foals.
Named as French Champion 2YO of 2008, Myboycharlie was the last of Vinery’s three shuttle sires to arrive at the Scone nursery in time to begin serving on September 1.
“We’ve not seen Myboycharlie since he was here last season but you can see what a change there has been in the horse even in that time,” Vinery Stud’s Adam White said.
“He has let down into a lovely horse which would suggest that he enjoys being a stallion and copes well with the work rate and the travelling.”
And it’s just as well given that Myboycharlie’s book will certainly exceed last season’s book of 94.
“We were very pleased to see him cover so many mares last season in light of the fact that he wasn’t announced as joining the Vinery roster until the very eve of the season,” says White.
Myboycharlie made an immediate impact last year proving to be an exceptionally fertile horse, says White.
“Any potential issue in that regard was put to rest quickly and he subsequently returned 98 percent of mare’s in foal from his inital Northern Hemisphere season at the English National Stud. That really is quite a phenomenal figure.”
Myboycharlie’s return to Vinery coincides with the birth of his first (Southern Hemisphere) foals.
“Right from the beginning, we’ve heard good things about his foals,”‘ White said.
“They are certainly throwing to type. They are strong bodied foals with good bone that look like they’d be early runners like Myboycharlie was himself.
“A number of breeders and farms who’ve foaled a Myboycharlie already this year have booked back to the stallion on the strength of those foals and there is no greater compliment than that.”
Myboycharlie is certain to do his bit to continue the extraordinary success of the Danehill-line here and in Europe.
”He was the first Group One winner for his sire, Danetime, who was making an enormous impact with Group One winners in both hemispheres before his untimely death,” White said.
Myboycharlie’s own female line is full of quality and very familiar to Australian breeders given the presence of the imported mare Snowdrift (FR) whose offspring include Golden Slipper placegetter Portillo and the successful sires Snowland and Snippetson.