A DOZEN sons of Vinery Stud’s increasingly influential foundation stallion Red Ransom received a collective boost to their reputation as ‘the next generation’ of sires following a Group 1 double for two of his European sires sons last weekend.
Red Ransom sons Red Clubs and Intikhab provided the winners of the Moyglare Stakes (Sky Lantern) and Irish Champion Stakes (Snow Fairy), a triumph bound to please local studmasters who have invested heavily in the stallion’s Australian-bred sons.
Indeed, there are no less than 12 Red Ransom sons available to breeders this season including high profile types like Golden Rose winner Duporth, Golden Slipper runner-up and established sire Charge Forward who partners Group 1 winner and So You Think conqueror All American at Arrowfield as well as Domesday in Victoria and Queensland duo Red Dazzler and Red Element.
It is fitting however that one of the most widely regarded sons of Red Ransom, namely Onemorenomore, stands at Vinery.
In fact, Onenmorenomore occupies the very same stallion box that Red Ransom filled from 2000 up until his passing in 2009.
Buyers responded joyously to Onenmorenomore’s first crop two of which filled the top three spots at the 2012 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale on the Gold Coast.
His first yearlings are expected to pick up the trend when they step into sale rings around Australia from January next year.
“We’ve got good Onemorenomore’s entered for Easter, Premier and Classic and so we’ll have a good selection of them at all three sales,” says Inglis director Jonathan D’Arcy.
“I think trainers will like them, he was a very good two-year-old who beat the best two-year-olds going around that year and the horses’ I have seen by him look like they’ll get up and run.
“They have good bone and substance and they do look like two-year-old types,” he noted.
Onenmorenomore, an $800,000 Easter Yearling purchase was up until recently Red Ransom’s only Group 1 winning two-year-old.
He achieved that feat in emphatic circumstance when defeating bluebloods Tickets and Manhattan Rain by four lengths in the Group 1 AJC Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.
Onemorenomore covered a superb book of mares in his first season including 7 Group 1 winners among a total of 25 stakeswinners.
His high profile partners already served this extend to Group 1 Oaks winner, Miss Keepsake.