Century of stakes winners for Gone West

Former Kentucky stallion Gone West sired his 100th stakes winner when Treble Jig captured the LR Jebel Ali Stakes at Meydan on Friday evening.

Gone West (Mr. Prospector) had 98 stakes winners to his credit at the time of his death September 2009.  He had been based at Mill Ridge Farm since retiring to stud in 1988.  A G2 winner of the Dwyer, Gotham and Withers Stakes in New York, he initially stood for a $40,000 fee but that later peaked at $150,000.

Treble Jig (5h Gone West – Light Jig by Danehill) was bred by Juddmonte Farms owner Khalid Abdullah and won at Newmarket and Goodwood prior to his transfer to the Gulf.  He is the second foal out of the G1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes winner Light Jig.

Gone West’s last crop of foals are new season two year-olds in North America.  Overall, he has sired 674 individual winners at a remarkable 67% strike-rate.  He is a leading sire of sires with sons the calibre of Speightstown, Commendable, Da Hoss, Johar, Came Home, Grand Slam and West by West.

Grenville Stud’s champion Tasmanian sire West Quest has been his most successful source of winners in Australia.  His other sire sons out here include Changeintheweather (Merlo Downs), Partners Choice (Grenville Stud), Mugharreb (Willow Grove) and Mustaneer (Wattle Brae).