Shrapnel retires to Kooringal Stud

Group 2 winning sprinter Shrapnel will be the first son of Charge Forward to stand at stud when he retires to Kooringal Stud this year. He has been purchased by Kooringal’s Stuart and Angus Lamont and will be available for a $6,600 fee at their Riverina nursery.

Shrapnel established himself as one of the leading sprinting talents of his generation after joining the Mark Kavanagh stable as a $450,000 graduate of the 2009 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

The Flemington based colt finished third on debut in the Listed SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes (1000m) before claiming the G3 SAJC Marsh Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) from G1 winning filly Yosei.

Given an extended spell, he resumed as a spring three year-old to win at Moonee Valley before finishing third in the G1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes behind Star Witness. The Kooringal newcomer led home subsequent G1 performers Buffering, Sistine Angel, Solar Charged and Pressday.

The following autumn, Shrapnel scored a clear-cut victory in the G2 SAJC Yallambee Classic (1200m) at Morphettville with an exceptional display of sustained speed. “He’s more than a very good horse,” Kavangah declared. “We bought him as a stallion prospect and you would have to think he’s there now.”

Shrapnel is free of Danzig blood being a representative of the acclaimed Roberto sireline through Red Ransom and Arrowfield Stud’s highly successful stallion Charge Forward.

Shrapnel is the second Group winner foaled by juvenile stakes winner Fragmentation (Snippets). Her first is G1 VRC Newmarket Handicap winner Wanted who stands at Eliza Park for a $38,500 fee.

For any further information, contact Stuart Lamont (0427 246 422) or Angus Lamont (0429 842 875).