$13,200 inc. gst
Invincible Spirit (IRE) x Rose De France (IRE)
Bay 2011 15 31/2HH
By sire of sires Invincible Spirit, Cable Bay (IRE) has all the attributes that Australian breeders search for, an outstanding pedigree, stakes performing juvenile and a well-conformed, good looking horse.
The highest rated 2YO in the UK and Ireland to go to stud the year he retired, Cable Bay was duly supported with a quality book of mares, with his first-crop runners hitting the ground running this season, highlighting their speed, precocity and class.
Having served an exceptional book of handpicked mares in his first Australian season, that have both performed on the track and been proven to produce, Cable Bay has been given a significant head start to succeed.
“To demonstrate the support he received in his first season in Australia, more than 25% of the mares he covered were stakes winners or stakes performers, including a full-sister to All Too Hard, and a half-sister to Black Caviar,” Price said.
“By breeding to him in his second season, mare owners can take advantage of this wonderful kick start, as they will be selling his progeny off the back of his exceptionally well-bred first crop hitting the track in their two-year-old season.”
With only a select few of his first Australian crop weanlings having graced the sales ring, they have pleased many good judges, selling up to $94,000, a tremendous result.
“Cable Bay’s 2YOs are excelling in Europe. He’s already fulfilling our belief in him so at this stage we couldn’t have enough of his stock in our paddocks,” stated Price.
With his first crop runners hitting the racetracks of Europe this season, Cable Bay has been represented by seven individual winners, two time winner Electric Ladyland, who lowered the two-year-old track record at the all-weather track at Lingfield on debut Rome winner and stakes performer Visayas, as well as fellow successful fillies Silver Start, London Ela’s, Isabeau and Separate.
Showing the customary speed their sire was known for, his race winning progeny have shown above average ability with many connections indicating they will be aimed towards black type races in the future, with the possibility of seeing some during the famed Royal Ascot carnival in June.
Cable Bay stands at the renowned Highclere Stud in the UK, where he has been the most popular first and second season sire in the UK covering 275 quality mares over two years.
The son of sire of sires Invincible Spirit has an exceptional stallion pedigree with his grand-dam, Champion mare Cherokee Rose (Dancing Brave), winner of the Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup and G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest. Cherokee Rose is a half-sister to Volksraad an 8-time champion sire in New Zealand.
“To achieve the superior results, the intention is to accept mares with the correct pedigree pattern, that will give the mare owner and Cable Bay a 7-10 times better chance of success compared to current averages”. Rick Jamieson, Gilgai Farm
From a pedigree well known to Australia racing and breeding fans with his half brother Mister Sea Wolf a consistent stakes performer in the Chirs Waller stable, while Cable Bay’s full brother Indigo Balance – Yulong Yuheng now races under the care of Peter And Paul Snowden, having recorded Listed success at the Curragh in August 2018 off the back of a solid fourth in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes two weeks prior.
Rose De France, the dam of Cable Bay is a half-sister to the dam of Australian stakes winners Bello, Emblems and Trenchant, with the pedigree littered with Champions including Kirklees (Champion 2YO), Mastery (Champion 3YO Stayer) and Magic Artist (Champion Older Horse).
One of the fastest two-year-old’s ever by champion sire of sires Invincible Spirit, Cable Bay was a tough, precocious juvenile who started in five consecutive Group races at two and was consistently one length of the winner in each, never finishing further back than fourth.
Ending his juvenile season with a gallant second in the Group 1 Dewhust Stakes at Newmarket behind War Command, Cable Bay recorded a faster time than Champions Frankel, Shamardal, Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Teofilo, Rock Of Gibraltar and The Minstrel – in what is touted as the Northern Hemisphere’s best race for juveniles.
Cable Bay was also successful in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes and the Group 3 Jury Stakes as well as a solid fifth in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes over a mile at Newbury behind Night Of Thunder.
Outside the top five only on four occasions from his 20 career starts, Cable Bay won or placed in 13 Group races from 1200m to 1600m, retiring with a Timeform Rating of 121.