St Averil sired his first Australian winner in Australia when speedy youngster Bam’s Boy claimed the QTIS Brother Morgan Maiden Plate (800m) at Ipswich on Friday.
Bam’s Boy (2g St Averil – Kosa by Sequalo) had been runner-up on debut at Toowoomba in January and made the necessary improvement to score a barrier to box victory second-up. He is trained by Norm Hilton for the Thornton family who also bred and raced his older half-sister Carry On Kosa
Carry On Kosa (Carry the Flag) won the 2006 Hopeful Plate at Toowoomba before claiming juvenile races at Doomben and Eagle Farm.
St Averil (Saint Ballado) represents the Halo sireline and he was runner-up to Lion Heart in the 2003 Hollywood Futurity at two. He went into that Group 1 at just his second start after winning on debut at Santa Anita.
Returning at three, he won the G2 Santa Catalina Stakes and was then runner-up (beaten a nose) in the G2 San Felipe Stakes. He retired with over US$328,00 in earnings from a 13: 4-2-2 career line.
Goodwood Park owners Marshall and Joyce Boyd shuttled St Averil from Maryland to their Allora property for three seasons until 2010. The Queensland couple then purchased him outright to remain permanently in Australia.
St Averil has sired 16 winners in North America headed by Jim’s Prospect who was a Listed winner of the Wide Country Stakes at Laurel
St Averil stands for a $6,600 service fee. He has covered an average of 63 mares in four southern seasons at Goodwood Park.