Yarradale Stud sire Scandal Keeper is a perfect six-for-six after Royal Butler landed the Liston Landers Maiden Plate (1350m) at Donald on Sunday. His first six starters are all winners!
Scandal Keeper (Danzig) has a handful of three year-olds from his first crop that were conceived at Darley. All four to race have won headed by brilliant sprinter Zamorar.
Following that one-off season, Darley sold Scandal Keeper to Yarradale owner Ron Sayers. There have been just two of his Sunspeed bred two year-olds appear this season – Keeper Quiet and Secret Scandal – and they have both won and been stakes placed in Perth!
Royal Butler (3c Scandal Keeper – Deyarra by River Rough) was sold by Toolooganvale studmaster Geoff Harris for $20,000 at the 2010 Inglis Scone yearling sale. From all reports, he looked a nice type off the farm and agent John Foote selected him for Ballarat trainer Darren Weir.
Weir’s client Greg Swann bought into the colt after their success with Broken (Halo Homewrecker). He had won five races in Melbourne and Adelaide and earned over $225,000.
Royal Butler could also be heading to Adelaide after the Donald result according to Weir’s racing manager Jeremy Rogers. “We will look for a nice three year-old race over there later this month. He does need a rev-up and Jack Hill kept niggling him yesterday. It was a good win.”
Scandal Keeper (USA) has a colt and filly catalogued for the Yarradale Stud yearling sale this Sunday, May 20. Lot 17 is a cracking filly from La Folie – the dam’s first foal to race is Tim Stubberfield’s recent Ascot winner Izjalu (Zentsov Street).
Lot 34 is a Scandal Keeper colt out of NZ bred mare Vaunted who has foaled five winners on either side of the Tasman.
Yarradale staff are in full swing for the Stud’s fourth annual yearlings sale on site at Gidgegannup this Sunday. There are 66 lots for sale and for a copy of the catalogue Yarradale on (08) 9574 6490 or click here to view online.
Scandal Keeper (USA) – La Folie filly catalogued as Lot 17 at Yarradale’s yearling sale