Cornerstone Stud signs Ambidexter

Group 2 winner Ambidexter will stand at Cornerstone Stud in South Australia this year.

Studmaster Sam Hayes announced the Commands stallion will be based there in association with Darley.  “I can understand why Sheikh Mohammed and his team did not want to sell this horse,” Hayes said.  “He is such a good looking son of Commands and his female family also has plenty of upside.”

Ambidexter is the latest addition to Cornerstone’s roster for 2013 – Hayes signed Dalakhani last month.  “We are fortunate to stand stallions on behalf of quality breeders such the Aga Khan, Shadwell Stud and now Darley.  It enables us to offer our clients some of the premier bloodlines in the world.”

A Darley homebred, Ambidexter broke through for his first stakes success in the LR Ming Dynasty Stakes at Warwick Farm in August 2011 defeating eventual G1 VRC Derby winner Sangster.

He went on to claim the G2 Theo Marks Quality (1400m) and was also close second to Fat Al in G1 Epsom Hcp (1600m).   His dam Dextrous (Quest For Fame) was a G2 winner of the 2002 Sandown Guineas and she was recently named Hunter Valley Broodmare of the Year.

Dextrous has also foaled G1 Champagne Stakes winner Skilled (Commands) and G2 Pago Pago Stakes winner Sidestep (Exceed and Excel).

Ambidexter joins Dalakhani, Hussonet, Good Journey, Reaan, Barely a Moment and De Beers at Cornerstone Stud.  He will stand for a $6,600 (inc gst) fee.