Group 1 winning sprinter Turffontein has been retired to stand at Blue Gum Farm in Victoria. The Anthony Cummings trained galloper was a G1 winner of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. He was also a G3 winner of the Queensland Guineas over 1600m at three.
“We are delighted to have been able to acquire a horse of Turffontein’s ability,” Blue Gum owner Philip Campbell said. “Having launched the stud career of Encosta de Lago, who also won the Rupert Clarke Stakes in 1996, I believe Turffontein also possesses the attributes to be a successful stallion.
“He retires sound and is a very masculine looking horse from a most prepotent sireline. He is four generations free of Northern Dancer so is open to all the Danehill blood out there, especially with the Sir Tristram in his pedigree.”
Turffontein (5h Johannesburg – Spirit Of Grace by Dr Grace) presents a truly unique opportunity for breeders as he comes from an unbroken sire-line of six Group 1 winners through Johannesburg, Hennessy, Storm Cat, Storm Bird and Northern Dancer.
Turffontein will will stand at a $13,750 (inc gst) fee alongside Astronomer Royal, Churchill Downs and Elvstroem at the Euroa stud.