Murrulla Stud signs Office Bearer

Office Bearer has been retired to stand at Murrulla Stud in the Upper Hunter Valley.

The Phillip Esplin homebred won 5 sprints in Sydney and Melbourne topped by the LR Thoroughbred Club Cup (1200m) at Sandown Hillside.  He bowed out with an unplaced run in the LR Ramornie Hcp earlier this month.

Office Bearer (Officer – Street’em Sheila by Street Cry) was conceived in North America and foaled in Australia.  He is one of 34 stakes-winners worldwide for G1 Belmont Champagne Stakes winner Officer.

Representing the Relaunch sireline, Officer stood at Gainesway Farm and Taylor Made Farm before transferring to South Korea in 2010.

His dam Street’em Sheila is a daughter of Australian bred mare Super Sheila (Last Tycoon) who claimed the G1 Turffontein Star Sprint in South Africa.  He’s the only stallion at stud in Australia from a daughter of Street Cry.

“Office Bearer had tremendous speed and is an outstanding physical specimen,” trainer Peter Moody said.  “Speed outcross stallions are hard to come by.”

Murrulla Stud’s Tim and Celie Nolan will stand Office Bearer for a $2,200 (inc gst) service fee.