STAKESWINNING Octagonal mare Diamond Cove has earned the auspicious honour of delivering the first Onemorenomore foal to arrive at Vinery Stud during the week.
Owned by Vinery partner Greg Perry, Diamond Cove won seven races and more than $300,000 and is out of the exquisitely bred Eliza Cove (by Danehill ex Settlers Cove).
Diamond Cove was one of 25 stakeswinning mares presented to Onemorenomore in his first season at stud at Vinery. Among those were no less than seven Group 1 winners.
In all, Red Ransom’s only Group 1-winning two-year-old covered 145 mares, drawn from proven stock and a sizeable collection of highly regarded fillies and mares hot off the track.
Another high-quality Onemorenomore foal that recently arrived is this son (pictured) of Redoute’s Choice mare Ausvall, a granddaughter of Tracy’s Element (dam of Typhoon Tracy).
“I know most studs always heap praise on their stallion’s first foals but truly, this colt is a cracking foal,” Vinery’s Conor Phelan said.
“Onemorenomore took his smashing looks direct from Red Ransom, who was famous for throwing quality types, and we are thrilled with what Onemorenomore has come up with first time.”
Onemorenomore was foaled at Cressfield Stud in Scone and subsequently sold for $800,000 at the 2008 Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
His triumphant fourlength win in the AJC Champagne Stakes (1600m), defeating Manhattan Rain and Excites’ younger sibling Tickets, makes him the only Group 1-winning twoyearold sired by the “100 Stakeswinners Club” member Red Ransom.
“He got some terrific support from breeders in his first year and that has carried over in the booking for his second season,” Phelan said.
“If he throws to type like we expect, his yearlings are going to be highly sought after at the sales and go to the right trainers.
“When that happens, and with the real chance that his first crop will shine, those breeders about to send their mare to the horse will reap the reward.”
Phelan drew a comparison with Vinery stud captain More Than Ready, whose second crop was hardly enough to meet buyer demand after he was named Champion First-Season Sire in 2005-06.
“If you can identify a stallion whose first progeny come out running like we think Onemorenmore will, the progeny of his secondseason and third-season crops are marked up significantly.
“You could say the same thing about Congrats and what breeders who used him in his second crop experienced after he was crowned leading first-season sire in the US.”