Nom Du Jeu on the move to Queensland

Group 1 Australian Derby winner Nom Du Jeu (NZ) has relocated to Raheen Stud after stints in New Zealand and NSW.

Formerly based at Fairdale Stud and Jindera Park, he will now stand alongside Golden Archer (Rock Of Gibraltar) with Warwick-based studmaster Basil Nolan. He has been priced at a $3,300 (inc gst) fee.

Queensland’s Morton family retained 50% of Nom Du Jeu when he retired to stud. The 12 year-old son of Montjeu has sired 43 winners from 105 runners commencing with the Colin Little trained gelding Millau at Sale in March 2015. His sole black-type winner has been Alcaldesa (LR Wanganui Guineas).

A winner at Pukekohe in his only start as a 2yo, Nom Du Jeu returned the following season to claim the G1 AJC Derby (2400m) and G3 Waikato Guineas (2000m). He was also runner-up in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and G1 Caulfield Cup.

Trainer-studmaster Brett Cavanough dispersed the Jindera Park roster earlier this year. He stood Fast ‘N’ Famous, Duporth, Nom Du Jeu, Va Pensiero and Illustrious Blue before transferring his tack from Albury to Scone.

Duporth (Red Ransom) has also found a new home at Kooringal Stud in Wagga.