The measure of any young stallion on the make is the ability to get that first good horse and then sire another. And another.
Arrowfield Stud sire Not A Single Doubt is making the grade in every respect with three crops racing.
First up in 2008-09, he sired 13 individual winners to win the Australian premiership in the winners’ category from Fastnet Rock (Coolmore) and Shamardal (Darley).
The best of that baker’s dozen has been the Peter Moody trained gelding Doubtful Jack. He won the Listed VRC Winter Championship Final and then graduated to a G3 victory Bobbie Lewis Hcp (1200m) at Flemington.
Squamosa was the stand-out in his second crop. The Gai Waterhouse trained sprinter started his career with a winning hat-trick and then had the G1 Golden Rose won for all money until collared by Toorak Toff.
“He’s the most exciting colt in Australia,” Waterhouse said after he won a Randwick trial by five lengths on Monday. “He has made weight-for-age improvement since his last preparation.”
Squamosa will return to action in the next fortnight in readiness for a return bout with Toorak Toff in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast on January 15.
Not A Single Doubt jumped the gun with his third crop courtesy of brilliant Queanbeyan filly Karuta Queen. Just like Squamosa, she has commenced her career with a winning hat-trick culminating with a runaway victory in the $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Stakes last Sunday.
Karuta Queen has already earned $274,000 and that’s propelled Not A Single Doubt to the top of the Australian 2YO sires’ premiership. His other juvenile winner is the Perth filly Single Spice.
Karuta Queen will join Squamosa on the Gold Coast next month when her mission will be the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
Together, they could make it a day to remember for Arrowfield and the stud’s clients who have Not A Single Doubt yearlings catalogued for the 2011 majors. There are 12 by Not A Single Doubt entered for the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions including two colts from Stuart Ramsey’s Turangga Stud.
Ramsey sold Karuta Queen for $30,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions earlier this year. The 2011 Sale includes 13 lots by Turangga Stud’s first crop sire Zizou (Fusaichi Pegasus).