It was a good-news week for exciting young stallion Foreplay.
Just as Victorian-based stud Woodside Park was making the announcement that Foreplay had returned to commercial service after ground-breaking stem cell treatment, his progeny were doing their own promotion on the racetrack.
Foreplay sired six winners in five days including Decision Time who won the G2 Stan Fox Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
In Brisbane, Foreplay’s up-and-coming star Havatryst overcame a wide draw to keep his unbeaten record intact at Doomben. He had won on debut by eight lengths at Eagle Farm.
Last Wednesday at Murray Bridge, Missionary Man won his maiden by more than six lengths and trainer John Hickmott is aiming the gelding at feature races during the Melbourne Cup carnival.
Foreplay’s winning week sent his earnings soaring to $382,555 so far this season. He heads the second-season sires table ahead of Stratum, Snitzel, Jet Spur and Starcraft.
Foreplay is a magnificent looking son of champion Danehill and champion broodmare Procrastinate (Jade Hunter).
Woodside Park’s bloodstock manager Dean Harvey reports that six of the first nine mares covered by Foreplay have returned positive tests. “The strike rate for Woodside Park’s resident mares is 100%,” Harvey said. “We are very excited about the future of Foreplay and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing since the weekend.”
Foreplay stands at Woodside Park at a fee of $16,500 (inc. gst).