Australasian harness racing breeders looking to inject speed, pedigree and performance into their broodmare band can do so this season without spending a fortune.
Capt Midnight is soon to arrive at Cobbity Equine Farm in New South Wales where he will shuttle for his first season of stud duties in the flesh.
His sojourn down under is on the back of another season in North America where he served a full book of 140 quality mares having served 136 a year prior from his Premier Acres base in Indiana.
When you look at his resume it’s easy to understand why!
Rather than regurgitate Capt Midnight’s credentials that are easily available online (click here) or in your latest Stallion Registers, let’s look at some lesser known facts that suggest this exciting young sire will hit the ground running in the Southern Hemisphere a few years from now.
Despite being offered as a frozen semen option to Australasian breeders in 2021, astute breeders did not miss the opportunity to support the fantastic young sire.
Capt Midnight served a wonderful book of 116 mares which included 75% race winners, 19 $100,000 earners and a millionaire to boot. They included;
1) FLEUR DE LIL ($1,041,636) | 39 wins, p,1:51.4, 2 x Group One Winner
2) FOREVER GOLD ($700,000) | 42 wins, p,1:51.7, 12 x Group Race Winner incl G1 Qld Oaks
3) BETTER ENFORCE ($394,299) | 22 wins, p,1:48.9, 5 x Group Race Winner
4) TACT HAYLEYS DELIGHT ($300,736) | 16 wins, p,1:52.2, 2 x Group Race Winner
5) VANSUMIC ($268,649) | 15 wins, p,1:52.1, 2 x Group Race Winner incl G1 Ladyship Mile
6) TRALEE BROMAC ($230,250) | 18 wins, p,1:50.9, 2 x Group Placed
7) SMART AS CAMM BE ($201,444) | 17 wins from just 24 starts, p,1:55.0, 2 x Group Race Winner incl Group 1 Qbred 2YO Fillies Final
8) BOLD LIFE ($175,000) | 17 wins, p,1:53.2, Group One Placed
9) BRIDGET BLUE CHIP ($177,946)| 17 wins, p,1:51.4, Group One Placed
10) GRACIE TALJUICE ($143,188) | 14 wins, p,1:53.0, Group Three Winner
11) JUPITERS DARLING ($142,720) | 14 wins, p,2:00, 2 x Group Race Winner
12) KARALTA CROWN ($128,351) | 12 wins, p,2:01, Group Three Winner
13) WHOS ESCAPED ($127,377) | 11 wins, 1:52.7, Listed Classic Winner
14) BLACKBERRY LANE ($119,827) | 13 wins, p,1:53, Listed Classic Placed
15) CRUISER FRANCO ($117,723) | 12 wins, p,1:53.4, Group One Placed
16) ROCKNROLLHIGHLIGHT ($112,947) | 18 wins, p,1:54.2
17) DELIGHTFUL TARA ($109,972) | 12 wins, p,1:51.9, 2 x Group Three Winner
18) GOTTA BEWITCHED ($106,323) 15 wins, p,1:53.7, Listed Classic Winner
19) JASMIN AMAL ($101,51) | 8 wins, p,1:55, 2 x Group One Placed
Capt Midnight is bred on the same cross as current North American superstar Rockyroad Hanover being a son of Captaintreacherous out of an American Ideal mare in It Was Fascination.
She was good enough to pace 1:51.2 and now has a unique record of being the only Broodmare in History to produce two sub 1.50 Two Year Olds [from her first two foals] in Captain Trevor 1.49.2 and Capt Midnight 1.49.4.
This is a stallions pedigree being from the famed U7 family and a descendant of Romola (as is his own sire and dam sire) alongside a host of current and former proven sires.
Make sure you get in contact with the team at Cobbity Equine today and secure your booking to avoid disappointment. He is filling up fast and will almost certainly serve a full book of mares with his fresh and chilled semen options in Australia and New Zealand.
Capt Midnight progeny will also be eligible for the TWO $100,000 Cobbity Equine Classic‘s for progeny of their stallions as well as being NSW Bred and NZ Sires Stakes eligible giving breeders a raft of opportunities when their future stars hit the track.
by Brad Reid, for Harnesslink
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