Discorsi baby boomers at Perth Winter Sale

Peter Moody celebrated his 200th win of the season at Flemington on Saturday but he wasn’t the only one with a vested interest in Ready To Rip’s victory in the LR All Victorian Sprint Final (1200m).

Ready To Rip (4g More Than Ready – Lady Langham by Danehill) is closely related to More Than Ready’s champion mare More Joyous and Yarradale Stud bought into the family at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale.

Yarradale owner Ron Sayers paid just $12,000 for Lady Langham and she has already returned that with compound interest.  The mare was carrying a Mossman colt at the Gold Coast and he made $60,000 to the bid of David Hayes at the Perth Magic Millions earlier this year.

Lady Langham has a Discorsi foal catalogued for the Perth Magic Millions Winter Sale later this month and the mare is due to foal to Kentucky shuttler War Chant in October.

“The Mossman colt has been broken-in at Lindsay Park and has gone back out for a spell,” Yarradale manager Bernie Hamill said.  “He will probably need a bit of time and looks like he will be more of a three year-old.”

Yarradale has consigned 21 foals for the Perth Magic Millions Winter Sale on July 29 and among them is the Discorsi – Lady Langham colt catalogued as Lot 76.  He is bred on the same Galileo – Danehill cross as wonder horse Frankel.

“We’ve entered five first-crop foals by Discorsi,” Hamill continued.  “They’re big, strong, correct and independent.  They’re not shy coming forward, either.”

Discorsi (Galileo) was juvenile stakes winner of the 2006 Gibson – Carmichael Stakes at Flemington.  Trainer Lee Freedman and owner Keith Biggs had high hopes for the colt but he went amiss in the lead-up to that year’s Victorian Derby.

Industry heavyweights Darley and Coolmore are getting right behind the Galileo sireline.  Darley shuttles Teofilo and boom sire New Approach to Australia while Coolmore is sending Rip van Winkle to Windsor Park for his first NZ book this year.

The bottom half of the Discorsi pedigree is also going gangbusters.   He’s a half-brother to leading Sunspeed sire Oratorio (Stravinsky) and his younger half-sister Sea Siren (Fastnet Rock) captured the G1 BTC Cup at Doomben in May.

The family is an old favourite from Heytesbury Stud.  Second dam Hold That Smile (Haulpak) was a G1 winner of the 1988 Karrakatta Plate and her older brother Carry A Smile was a perennial winner-getter operating out of Heytesbury’s Keysbrook farm.

Discorsi will stand for a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee at Yarradale this year.

Yarradale stallion has five first-crop foals for Magic Millions Winter Sale


Foals A/c Yarradale Stud

1    C  Musket – Tamanrasset (Todvega)
2    C  Heritage – Tudor Vicky  (Luskin Star)
10  C  Heritage – Antofagasta  (Euclase)
11  F  De Troy – Avonmore  (Marscay)
12  F  Medal of Honor – Barton Street  (Zentsov Street)

14  C  Discorsi – Birch Street  (Street Cry)
16  C  War Pass – Caribbean Lady  (Old Spice)
17  F  De Troy – Citinpretty  (Citidancer)
23  C  Discorsi – Duress  (Desert King)
24  C  De Troy      El Salvador  (Xaar)

35  F  De Troy      Happy and Famous  (Danzero)
38  F  Citidancer – Hot Reason  (Falbrav)
76  C  Discorsi – Lady Langham  (Danehill)
78  F  De Troy – Lil Elsa  (Lion Hunter)
88  F  Medal of Honor – Ochinee  (Citidancer)

92  C  Discorsi – Pennywest  (Dexter)
94  C  De Troy – Pretentious  (Towkay)
97  C  De Troy – Rosie’s Mansion  (Citidancer)
101 F  De Troy – Sansu  (Citidancer)
105 F  De Troy – Society Miss  (Old Spice)
108 F  Discorsi – Sunbeam  (Grand Lodge)