All American to stand in Western Australia

All American will stand in Western Australia this coming Spring, following his sale to Eddie Rigg’s Geisel Park Stud, about 150 km south of Perth.

The Group 1-winning son of Red Ransom joined the Arrowfield roster in 2010 and is currently fifth on the Australian 2YO Sires’ list with prizemoney of more than $900,000.

That’s largely thanks to the very talented Yankee Rose, two-time winner in Sydney and runner-up in last Saturday’s Golden Slipper G1, and Rampage, a winner at Moonee Valley and stakes-placed in Sydney.

All American has also been represented recently by Bachman, a Group winner in Sydney at two, who returned this season with a first-up win in Sydney followed by Listed Race success on the Gold Coast. Other city-winning progeny of All American this season include Tender, American Star,  All Eights and 2YO debut winner Yankee Express.

All American’s trainer David Hayes  looks back warmly on the horse who defeated champion So You Think in the 2009 VRC Emirates S. G1.

“All American had the physique of a three-year-old miler yet was one of my fastest and most precocious two-year-olds. He trained on to beat the world champion at four and he retired as sound as he raced. My vet never saw him and I wish I had another one like him.”

All American’s introductory service fee at Geisel Park has been set at $10,000 + GST, with 15 Earlybird nominations available at $7,000 +GST.

Arrowfield pair tops 2YO Sires' list

A little more than four months into this season, it’s no surprise to see Not A Single Doubt on top of the Australian 2YO Sires’ prizemoney list.

He’s been the leading sire of juvenile winners for the last two seasons and has delivered the goods again this Spring with new stakeswinner Jackson and city winners Faraway Town & Punishing. All three are likely starters in the rich sale-related bonus races coming up over the next month.

Tony McEvoy is targeting next Saturday’s $500,000 ATC Inglis Nursery (R) LR with the gelded Jackson, while the Matthew Smith-trained filly Faraway Town & Liam Birchley’s colt Punishing head towards the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (R) LR on 9 January.

What is surprising – but perhaps shouldn’t be – is that Not A Single Doubt’s closest rival is his barnmate All American, himself a classy juvenile, successful in the Skyline S. G3 and second to Reaan in the Blue Diamond S. G1. The son of Red Ransom occupies the No 2 spot on the 2YO Sires’ table with $234,400 earned by three city winners from only four starters.

First up for him was Darby Racing’s filly Yankee Rose (trained by David Vandyke), who made a big impression with two whirlwind finishes at Rosehill, beating Faraway Town on 31 October, and Good Standing three weeks later. She’s now spelling with the Golden Slipper firmly on her agenda.

Thanks again to All American, Scott Darby and his fellow owners have a strong second hand to play in the meantime. Trainers David Hayes & Tom Dabernig will send their gritty Moonee Valley debut winner Rampage, bought from Arrowfield as a weanling, to Sydney for the Inglis Nursery.

All American produced his third 2YO winner in less than fortnight when Yankee Express won his first start at Doomben on Friday 4 December. A day later, All American’s first 2YO stakeswinner Bachman returned to the winner’s circle in style at Randwick. Bachman and Yankee Express are closely related, being from mares by sons of Danehill out of daughters of Polar Maid. 

Not A Single Doubt has 20 fillies & 12 colts catalogued for the 2016 Magic Millions Sale, among them Lot 441, Arrowfield’s three-quarter sister to Group 2 winner Villa Verde.

All American is represented in that sale by four colts & two fillies, including Arrowfield’s close relative of Yankee Rose, the colt out of Catalina Winemixer.

New All American 2YO winner for Darby Racing

A week after Golden Slipper prospect Yankee Rose won so well at Rosehill, Darby Racing has unleashed a second eye-catching 2YO by All American.

This time it was the colt Rampage who won his debut in Saturday’s $80,000 MVRC John Paraskevas Plate over 1000 metres. He showed plenty of grit and pace, after racing wide most of the way, to catch Giroux on the line, with Legerity (by Snitzel) a further length away in third.

Watch Rampage’s debut win at Moonee Valley.

Yankee Rose & Rampage are All American’s only juvenile starters so far this season and they have shot him to second position on the Australian 2YO Sires’ list with $221,200 prizemoney, less than $25,000 behind his barnmate Not A Single Doubt.

Co-trainer David Hayes, who also prepared All American to win on debut at Moonee Valley in 2007, immediately confirmed that Rampage would go to Sydney for the $500,000 Inglis Nursery (R) LR at Randwick on 12 December.

He said, “I think he’s a smart horse. He’ll be hard to beat (in Sydney) because he was three-wide the trip and he’s got a lot of improvement left in him. With a $500,000 race and an in-form horse, we’ve got to go for it.

“I thought he’d run well but there were some big wraps on horses in this race. He hasn’t been overly schooled to get here so I’m thrilled.”

Originally sold by Arrowfield at the 2014 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, Rampage was a $20,000 buy for Darby Racing from the Denns Park draft at this year’s Inglis Classic Summer Sale.

Rampage’s dam is the Danzero mare Sleight of Hand, a daughter of champion New Zealand 2YO Lodore Magic, whose grand-daughter Illusionary (by Hussonet) has left the smart juvenile Invisible to All American.

Arrowfield’s 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast draft includes Illusionary’s second All American colt as Lot 319. 

Other All American yearlings in Arrowfield’s Magic Millions draft are Lot 920, the Catalina Winemixer colt, a close relation of Yankee Rose; and Lot 373, the filly from a Hussonet daughter of champion filly Alinghi.