Flying Spur special at every remove

Flying Spur special at every remove

Flying Spur special at every remove

Saturday’s racing at Eagle Farm produced two significant results for Flying Spur , as a broodmare sire, and sire of sires.

The champion sire son of Danehill has been building a strong record as a damsire for some time now, and BRC Brisbane Cup G2 winner Tullamore is his 21st stakeswinner in that role. The Gai Waterhouse-trained son of Savabeel and Trocair is yet another example of the well-established affinity between Sir Tristram and Danehill, now working through their sons and daughters.

Pictured: Tullamore, Flying Spur’s latest stakeswinner as a broodmare sire, wins Saturday’s Brisbane Cup G2. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

Tullamore’s victory elevates Flying Spur to 5th position on the 2010/11 Australian Broodmare Sires’ table, with earnings of just over $5 million, and he remains the youngest active sire among the top ten on that list. This season’s seven stakeswinners from Flying Spur mares include a pair of leading 2YO colts, Delago Deluxe (by Encosta de Lago) in South Africa, and Charge Forward ‘s son Fort Lincoln (ARC Karaka Million (R) LR)

Earlier on the Eagle Farm card, 2YO filly Belle d’Amour gave Flying Spur’s son Jetspur his first stakeswinner when she won the BRC Lancaster S. 1200m LR. Interestingly, she is also a result of Danehill working with Sir Tristram, this time via a daughter of Military Plume.

Highly desirable in the second remove of pedigrees, Flying Spur continues to be highly effective as a sire, with nine stakeswinners worldwide in 2010/11, and Australian earnings of $4.6 million. He is rapidly closing on a century of winners in Australia for the season.

Flying Spur will stand the 2011 season at a fee of $49,500 inc. GST.