Headwater had two colts make six-figures at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale in Sydney on Tuesday and they will be given every chance with trainers Peter Moody and Mark Newnham.
The Headwater – Leica’s Lass colt (Lot 13) was purchased by BlueBlood Thoroughbreds for $125,000 and Moody is pleased to have a son of the Vinery stallion in his new stables at Pakenham. “Headwater is doing a tremendous job getting winner after winner and this colt is strong, well-grown and has a terrific action. He’s been well-educated and being an August foal will get up and run early.
“He breezed in a very quick 10.17s and, more importantly, did it easily.”
Bred by Vinery partner Greg Perry, he was offered by Queensland-based couple Matt and Alison Park of Symphony Lodge and is the first foal of winning Pluck (USA) mare Leica’s Lass. Her second is a filly by Exceedance foaled in August. His second-dam Dream Leica (Maroof) is a half-sister to Group 1 winners Leica Guv (NZ Derby) and Light Fantastic (VRC Australian Guineas).
BlueBlood Thoroughbreds has a couple of Headwaters in work and Racing Manager David Mourad has been very happy with their progress. Another new-season BlueBlood 2yo is the All Too Hard half-brother to Headwater’s multiple Group 2 winner Jamaea. He has been named Mondo and is with Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr at Caulfield.
The other Headwater Ready2Race graduate on Tuesday was the colt from Alma’s Angel (Lot 116) that changed hands for $120,000. He was purchased by Shinkansen Bloodstock’s Keith Lam who has sourced Newnham-trained winners like The Enzo (ATC Inglis Classic RL, 1200m).
He was among the Glenn Haven Thoroughbreds draft that topped vendor turnover at $2.04 million. He was offered (as agent) for Warren Gellard who has nurtured the family for generations with Group winners like Sistine Angel (Testa Rossa) and Sistine Demon (Excites).
“His breeze (10.25s) proved he’s putting it all together,” Glenn Haven spokesman Alex Graham said. “He may take a bit more time than some of the early Headwaters but he’s certainly a lovely type.”
Headwater (23) leads the Australian third-crop winners list this season from Spill the Beans (21) and Pride of Dubai (19) and his mares Mileva and Aquagirl have accepted for the VRC Furphy Sprint (Gr.3, 1100m) at Flemington this Saturday.
Vinery stands Headwater for $16,500 (inc GST) with payment on live foal. For bookings or further information, please contact Adam White (0414 800 918) or Harry Roach (0401 970 006).