Clocking up three black-type performances in three days, Foxwedge continues to produce numerous stakes quality horses, deserving of their place on the highest stage.
On MVRC Moir Stakes night, we saw a spirited performance by Gerald Ryan’s Villami (ex Galapagos Girl) in the G3 MVRC Scarborough Stakes, with less than a length separating the first three placegetters, to add further black-type to her pedigree.
On Saturday, the Hawkes trained Dyslexic (ex Easy To Read) gained black-type after placing in the G2 ATC Golden Pendant, while on Sunday, Louise Bonella’s Barbie’s Fox (ex So Barbie Says) achieved valuable stakes success at Caulfield, placing in the G2 Thousand Guineas Prelude over 1400 metres.
James Price, General Manager Commercial, is confident Foxwedge’s spring gallopers are poised and ready for a big spring on the track.
“These three runners are coming off strong stakes placings and are ready for a fruitful spring campaign, which we look forward to seeing progress deep into the Melbourne Carnival.”
“Foxwedge has the brilliant ability to get stakes horses (8.5%) and with now 42 stakes performers internationally, they continue to increase at a rapid rate, as seen by his black-type results this weekend,” Price said.
“He has large numbers of two-year-old’s ready to hit the track, which will give confidence to breeders, and we are delighted to see them placed in successful stables, including Tony McEvoy, Robbie Griffiths, Matt Laurie and Ciaron Maher.”
“These juveniles compliment his already successful three-year-old crop who are currently trained by Chris Waller, Lloyd Kennewell, Team Hawkes, Mark Kavanagh, Phillip Stokes, and leading syndicators First Light Racing and Darby Racing,” Price said.
While in the breeding barn, Foxwedge is relishing his first season in Victoria with a brilliant debut season at Woodside Park Stud.
“Foxwedge has settled in beautifully and is competently taking care of business in the covering barn. He is a real professional and boasts outstanding fertility. He currently has a 100% strike rate with the mares tested up to this time.” Price said.
“Additionally, the quality of mares booked to Foxwedge this season has continued to improve with Group and stakes class performing and producing mares.”
“With his oldest progeny only five, he is a stallion that has so much more to offer. There is no doubt that the future for Foxwedge is very bright.”