No other first season stallion sired more winners in Australia in 2019-20 than Headwater and he went to another level in claiming the second season title with earnings over $3.55million in 2020-21.
The premiership double has elevated Headwater into rare company. He sired 13 individual first crop winners as did his own sire Exceed And Excel in 2007-08 and that same title has since been won by I Am Invincible and Northern Meteor.
Now second season honours have seen him emulate recent champions Pierro and Zoustar.
Jamaea led the Headwater charge winning the $1million Percy Sykes Stakes (Gr.2, 1200m) at Randwick in April. She is scheduled to reappear at Randwick on August 21 to launch her spring campaign in the Silver Shadow Stakes (Gr.2, 1200m).
“She was a striking-looking athlete with an outstanding physique when we bought her as a yearling,” co-trainer Rob Price recalled. “She showed natural ability from the outset – Tommy (Berry) and I couldn’t see her getting beaten in the Percy Sykes.”
Jamaea was a $130,000 yearling buy on behalf of brothers Bruce and Ken Noble at the Gold Coast and her long-term goal this season will be the $2million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (RL, 1400m) on January 15.
Jamaea won her Group 2 just weeks after Headwater filly Mileva delivered in a deep renewal of the Manihi Classic (LR, 1100m) at Morphettville in March. “She’s a valuable filly now,” trainer Dan Clarken said. “We gave her time to grow after a trip to Melbourne in the spring and she’s really improved off that break.”
The Stakes winning double propelled Headwater to the top of the Australian second season table and he made it even harder for the chasers with 12 individual winners the following month.
Headwater 3yo Starlight opened up another front with a black-type breakthrough in the Singapore Classic (LR, 1400m) at Kranji on July 18. He’s the first by his sire to race in Singapore and elated trainer Michael Clements said he had always been keen on the Headwaters.
“I had missed quite a few at the yearling sales,” Clements recalled. “Starlight was the last one available at the Inglis 2YO Sale and I had to bust the budget to buy him at $210,000. He looked a powerful type with a lovely action and I liked the way he moved in the breeze-ups.”
Headwater yearlings sold to $280,000 at the Gold Coast this year and $200,000 at Melbourne Premier. That was off a $16,500 service fee and, two titles later, he’s still available at that same price this spring with payment on a live foal.
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