Sire: Al Maher
Dam: Raw Edge
Foaled: Oct 07, 2017
Trainer: Steve Wolfe
Silks: Dark Blue, White Star, Checked Sleeves & Cap
Owners: Belhus Racing Stables, J Jacobs
At the 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, we purchased this colt mainly because he was just such a terrific type!
When we’re looking at yearlings-and we look at hundreds every year-we take into account their pedigree, weighing up the pros and cons of their lineage, in addition to where they were raised, how they’re behaving (which we call temperament), and anything else that we can factor in too. And of course, their physique.
This colt got all the ticks but without the big price tag-and that’s what we like!
He’s by the Group 1 VRC Australian Guineas winner AL MAHER, who at stud has produced horses such as DELICACY, FAT ALL, BUDRIGUEZ, SILVERSTREAM and MONEY MAHER. He’s one of the better winner producing stallions in Australia with over 420 individual winners including 34 stakes winners and an overall winners to runners ratio of 64% which is very high by industry standards.
From a winning Testa Rossa mare who was also placed in town, this colt is a half brother to two winners.
Whilst on all the points mentioned above, he got a tick, it was his sheer physical presence and athletic potential that made us the last bidder.
When I go to yearling sales, I try and look into the horse and imagine what it’s going to look like in 12 months time when it’s a more mature two-year-old. Well, 12 months on, and I can honestly say that he’s an awesome looking colt. Big, burly and all muscle-and he’s got one of the quietest temperaments I’ve seen in a colt.
“Patience. It’s the cheapest thing in racing and the least used”-BART CUMMINGS-
Fully educated, he started work early in the year and he’s had a great start to life. He’s being trained by Steve Wolfe who has stables at both Ascot and Albany, and most people in racing know that ‘Wolfie’ as he’s known to everyone, is well respected having trained winners in Western Australia for many years now-decades in fact.
The big advantage in buying into a 2 year old as compared to yearlings, is that you’re getting a 12 month jump start. We’ve done all the hard work and now all you have to do is jump in and come to the races when the trainer says it’s time!
You’ll have a lot of fun racing this horse, and also owning one trained by Steve Wolfe, and who knows, with a bit of luck he could bring you some of the best times of your life….
BAY COLT (AUS)
|Foaled 7th October 2017|
AL MAHER (AUS) (Bay 2001-Stud 2005). 5 wins-2 at 2, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 661 rnrs, 423 wnrs, 35 SW, inc. Delicacy (SAJC Schweppes Oaks, Gr.1), Almalad - Friends of Ka Ying (H.K.), Fat Al, Diamond Drille, Majestic Music, Budriguez, Silverstream, Classic Uniform, Badawiya, Son of Maher, All Legal, Pheidon, Oasis Bloom, King Lionheart, Monsieur Gustave, Amovatio, Madam Gangster, Speedy Natalie, Felicienne, Marheta, Truson, etc.
RAW EDGE, by Testa Rossa. Winner at 1000m, 2d STC Members H., 3d AJC Randwick Betting Auditorium 2YO H. This is her fifth foal. Dam of two foals to race, both winners-
Colhoun (g. by Delago Deluxe). 3 wins to 1200m to 2019-20 in Aust.
Bringon the Veuve (f. by Sebring). Winner at 1000m in 2018-19 in Aust.
WADDERWIN, by Danewin. Raced once. Sister to Doojah, three-quarter-sister to HADAAF, Danish Magic, half-sister to OASIS BLOOM, UNDERESTIMATION. Dam of 4 named foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-
Cat Flap. Winner at 2, STC Retirement Show 2YO H., 3d AJC Chifley H. Dam of-
Heartz Ablaze. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$171,270, SAJC William Hill 2YO H., Mac Drink Driving Grow Up H., Medallion Homes H., 2d SAJC Holdfast Insurance H., 3d SAJC Alan Sheppard Constructions 2YO H., James Boag's Premium H., Employers Mutual H.
Raw Edge. Winner. See above.
Nawadder, by Marscay. 3 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$100,945, VATC Cadbury's Time Out H., MVRC Members' H., VATC Cranbourne Golf Club H., 2d VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, VATC Thomas North H., MVRC Cumberland H., VRC Higgins Coatings H., VATC Wenona Girl H., 3d VATC Aare H., AJC Ruling Ways H., MVRC VBBA P.H. Half-sister to LADY PURPOSE,
OASIS BLOOM (Al Maher). 2 wins at 1600m, 1700m, A$326,900, MVRC WH Stocks S., Gr.2, VRC Crown Promenade Trophy, 2d MVRC WH Stocks S., Gr.2, MRC Herbert Power S., Gr.2, Race-Tech Classic, L, 4th VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1. Producer.
UNDERESTIMATION (Al Samer). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$356,355, VRC Anzac Day S., L, MVRC St Albans S., L, SAJC Hamilton Holden H., VRC George Watson H., SAJC Medallion Homes H., 2d SAJC Breeders' S., Gr.3, ATC Palmerbet H., 3d VRC Brian Beattie H., MVRC Dominant H., SAJC Schweppes SA Sprint Series H., Peter Elberg Funerals H., St Andrews Hospital H.
Doojah (Danewin). 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$156,300, AJC Chartered Accountants H., Striking Force H., STC Cathay Pacific P., 2d AJC PJ Bell H., L, Hawkesbury RC Woodlands Crown, 4th GCTC Silk Stocking H., L. Producer.
Cavalier King - Oriental Milan (Mac.). 8 wins to 1400m in Aust. and Macau, STC Arrowfield Stud H.
Al Nader. Winner at 1400m, ATC TAB Rewards H., 3d ATC TAB More Than Just Winning P.
PURPOSE, by Vain. 8 wins-5 at 2-to 1200m, A$79,900, AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.3, STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.3, Sweet Embrace S., L, AJC Mick Ferry H., Mary Gilmore H., Lachie Melville H., STC Segenhoe Stud H., Garden Island H., 4th AJC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, Sir Brian Crowley S., L, NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., L. Three-quarter-sister to Summer Retreat, half-sister to HEMISPHERE,
LADY PURPOSE (Sir Tristram). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 2000m, A$124,100, VRC Waltzing Lily H., L, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, 2d VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.2, VATC Grace Darling H., 3d VATC Debutante S., Gr.3, VRC Dimattina Arcadia Tomato P. Producer.
Nawadder (Marscay). 3 wins. See above.
Belle Desire. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, WATC Cable Beach H., 2d WATC San Toy H., 3d WATC Azalia H., Budget 4 Wheel Drive H. Dam of-
HADAAF (Danewin). 15 wins-3 at 2-from 900m to 1800m, A$750,233, STC Civic S., L, AJC Hayai Welter H., Tullamax Welter H., STC Theraces.com.au Welter H., Parramatta Leagues 2YO H., MVRC CFMEU FFTS. H., Illawarra TC Freeway H., AJC CVD Bottle Gift Shop H., TAB Power Pays H., Ash 2YO H., STC Theraces.com.au H., Hyland Race Colours H., Book Now for Golden Slipper Festival H., 2d STC Sky High S., L, AJC Lonhro Welter H., Sydney City Lexus Welter H., Mount Gay Welter H., STC Winter Championship S., Wicked Energy Drink H., AJC Tooheys New H., Banjo Paterson H., 3d BRC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3, STC Premier's Cup, L, Winter Championship H., Milton District Meats Welter H., Woolworths the Fresh Food People H., De Bortoli Hunter Valley Welter H., Hawkesbury RC Richmond Club Limited H., 4th STC Apollo S., Gr.2, Neville Sellwood S., L.