Vinery sire Myboycharlie has capped a career-best year by easily winning the French 2YO sires’ premiership for 2016.
Myboycharlie (Ire) sired 17 individual juvenile winners of 22 races for earnings of €474,302. He was crowned champion in all three categories and claimed the prizemoney title well ahead of fellow champion sires Invincible Spirit (€403,375) and Galileo (€388,646).
His grey colt Greyway led the way with a Chantilly double in October – November following a fourth in the G3 Prix Thomas Bryon at Saint-Cloud.
Elsewhere in Europe, Myboycharlie sired another 5 juvenile winners with a highlight being Landfall’s G3 Golden Fleece Stakes victory at Leopardstown.
Myboycharlie’s world-wide appeal as a sire follows a successful racing career with trainer Tommy Stack. He won the G3 Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh and G1 Prix Morny at Deauville – the latter confirming his rating as Champion French 2YO in 2007.
“He’s owned in Australia and began shuttling here in 2009,” Vinery’s Conor Phelan said. “He reverse-shuttled from the English National Stud the following year before transferring to France.
“He stayed at Vinery this time last year – it was his first break in the northern hemisphere since 2010.”
Myboycharlie flew out to Normandy on December 19 and is assured of a big book at Haras de Mezeray following his exploits in 2016.
“He had a career-best year in Europe and Australia,” Phelan said on Sunday morning. “His Group 1 winning mare Euro Charline sold to Katsumi Yoshida for 750,000gns at Tattersalls last month and she will be covered by Deep Impact at Shadai Farm.
“His first Australian Group 1 winner Peggy Jean sold for $1 million at the Magic Millions National Sale in June and then Jameka completed a Group 1 double in the Victorian Oaks and Caulfield Cup.”
Myboycharlie (Danetime) is also gunning more Group 1 success with his promising Kiwi filly Florence Hill. Trainer Richard Collett is setting her for an autumn campaign that will climax in either the NZ Derby or NZ Oaks.