It is rare that a stallion standing his first season in Australia creates as much interest and publicity as Cable Bay.
Without spending thousands on advertising, boasting racetrack victories or proven progeny, Cable Bay has become a self-generating promotional machine.
For Cable Bay has something else, something even better to attract the top breeders. He has a very clever owner that the Australian thoroughbred industry has unwavering trust in.
Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm, a passionate pedigree student for over 20 years has demonstrated over and over again that outstanding results can be achieved with precise bloodline analysis. Rather than following commercial trends, he has shown it is possible that with the right stallion and the correct approach to mating he can achieve a highly successful outcome.
These results, Black Caviar, All To Hard, Jameka, Lucky Bubbles and The Quarterback, have made him a legend in Australian breeding history.
And what gives this stallion and his breeding concept so much clout is that the man behind the brainchild is also putting his money where his mouth is.
Jamieson is sending six of his top stakes performing mares to Cable Bay this year, with two of his very best in Brigite, the half to Black Caviar and full to All Too Hard, and the Group 1 winner, Mirjulisa Lass.
“Brigite is just the most beautiful mare, she showed enormous talent, however due to a minor setback, I sent her to stud. Her breeding is exceptional, but her pedigree must match well to earn a date with Cable Bay.”
“Both are exceptional breeding propositions, and I am confident that my formula of matching pedigrees to obtain future success, will work. The mares that I am sending have the genetic hookups that I like, they are my indicator, and that makes the decision.”
Cable Bay is being supported by experienced and successful breeders like Gerry Ryan sending his young Group 3 winner Tuscan Sling, and Robert Crabtree’s, sending his David Hayes trained French stakes winning mare and Group performer, Gabella.
Jamieson is confident breeders and the stallion will have a ten times better chance of success than they would usually going to a freshman sire.
“I believe the number of stakes performed mares booked to Cable Bay is around 30, and coupled with city class mares, they total 60. This is an enormous result for a freshman sire. We aim to win first season sire honours, we want his progeny up and running.”
“I have astute breeders and very good friends who are putting their faith in me and sending their best mares,they believe in my pedigree analysis concept and want to reap the financial rewards,” Jamieson said.
One of the successful breeders referred to is Dorrington Park’s Robert Crabtree. With racetrack stars Catchy and Sheidel, and a coveted broodmare band, two of his best mares, Gabella and Magrosso are headed to Cable Bay.
“I am relying on Rick Jamieson, who I have great respect for as an individual and as a breeder. He recommended one mare as a very good mating and one as an absolute must. I have backed him and his judgment,” Crabtree said.
Woodside Park Stud’s Matt Tillett is upbeat about Cable Bay’s start to the season.
“It’s been a great beginning, as Cable Bay hasn’t had a negative yet, all mares scanned have tested positive. We are blessed to have a barn full of very fertile mares ready to go, and he certainly fits right in. He is a brilliant stallion to cover with, very professional,” Tillett said.
A son of Invincible Spirit, Cable Bay is highest-rated two-year old at stud in the UK and Ireland and was the most popular first season sire in 2016.
“Having already served big books of mares overseas in his first two seasons, he is a master of his craft, and it is great to see that he has adapted to the hemisphere change without missing a beat,” Tillet said.
For more information on Cable Bay please contact Matt Tillett at Woodside Park Stud or visit www.www.woodsideparkstud.com.auto arrange a free pedigree analysis to Cable Bay for your mare on an obligation free basis.
Curtosy of Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria