Out of the winning Rubiton mare Miley, herself a full-sister to the Group Two-winning, Group One placed Truly Wicked (the dam of Champion Hong Kong Griffin galloper Amber Sky), as well as a three-quarter-sister to the dam of Group Two winner Great Glen, Rosemont Stud proprietor Anthony Mithen was clearly excited by the arrival, “After much anticipation, we are delighted with the arrival of our first Toorak Toff foal…a filly out of the winning Rubiton mare Miley who is closely related to last year’s Hong Kong Champion 2YO Amber Sky.
“One swallow doesn’t make a spring, but its a great start for the Toff as she is a lovely filly with great bone and shape. I can’t wait to see her in a couple of weeks once she has found her feet.”
A winner of six races including the Group One Golden Rose and the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, Toorak Toff is an impressive looking son of Queensland’s favourite stallion Show A Heart, one of the last Group One-winning representatives of the Star Kingdom sire-line at stud.
Successful in three of his first four starts during his juvenile season, the Rick Hore-Lacy-trained Toorak Toff resumed as a three-year-old to defeat Soul and the Group One Blue Diamond winner Star Witness in the Listed Vain Stakes, a race won the year prior by fellow Rosemont Stud stallion Starspangledbanner.
Taking out the Group One Golden Rose at his next start in the quickest time recorded to date, the classy colt defeated a quality line up that included Squamosa, Ilovethiscity, Decision Time, Chance Bye, Crystal Lily, Hinchinbrook and Panipique. Toorak Toff went on to finish second to Anacheeva in the Group Three Caulfield Guineas Prelude at his next start before finishing fourth to the same horse in the Group One Caulfield Guineas.
A winner of the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes during his four-year-old season where he defeated Master Of Design, Luen Yat Forever, Dao Dao, Smart Misslie, Dreamaway, Pinwheel, Woorim and Yosei, this very race has been won in the past by some outstanding colts who have gone on to become Group One-producing stallions including Barely A Moment, Testa Rossa, Encosta de Lago and the recently announced Champion Sire of Australia in Exceed And Excel. In fact since Encosta de Lago took victory in the race over 15 years ago, the only colt to achieve a faster time in the race than Toorak Toff is the current track record holder Exceed And Excel.
Covering a quality book of just under 100 mares at his first season at stud, some noteworthy mares set to foal in the current season to him include;
Anglemouse, a winning Redoute’s Choice mare out of a Zabeel three-quarter sister to Group One winners Don Eduardo, Octagonal, Mouawad, Shower Of Roses as well as being a half-sister to successful Group One-producing sires Commands and Danewin.
Attire, the dam of Champion 2YO filly Fashions Afield, winner of the Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes and Group One Flight Stakes, as well as finishing as the runner up in the Group One Golden Slipper, Champagne Stakes and the Tatt’s RC Winter Stakes.
Coablo, a Vettori full-sister to the multiple stakes placed Pentelikon, as well as already being the dam of the exciting four-time-winning Dubawi filly Arabian Gold, who looks a likely Group One Flight Stakes contender this season.
Comedy On The Run, a Flying Spur mare out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Humour, who is herself the dam of Group Two winners Happy Morning and Fatal Attraction, as well as being a half-sister to Group One winners Danasinga and Tracy’s Element (dam of Typhoon Tracy), as well as Urge To Merge (dam of Group One winners Master Of Design and Suntagonal).
Gold Lottey, a dual Group Three-winning sister to the Group Three Research Stakes winner Besame Mucho (dam of dual Listed winner Essington), from the extended family of Champion race mare Makybe Diva.
Mannya, a Zabeel half-sister to dual Group Two winner Palatious, who is the dam of Group One Blue Diamond winner Danelagh, who is in turn the dam of Champion Hong Kong galloper Vengeance Of Rein and the Group One Australian Oaks winner Dizelle.
Marple, the imported American-bred grand-dam to the dam of Champion South African 2YO filly Mahbooba, a winner of the Group One Clairwood Golden Slipper.
Mega Achiever, the dam of Group Three Tasmanian Derby winner Mega Boss as well as being a half-sister to dual Group One winner Showella and the dual Group Three winner Buster Jones.
Penny Gem, a Group One-winning daughter of Pentire and a half-sister to the Listed winner Fairygem from the family of Group One winners Alynda, Turffontein and Hit The Roof.
Rhianna Louise, the dam of today’s Coffs Harbour Cup winner and newest Australian turf millionaire, the Group Three winner Pepperwood.
Skewiff, a dual Group Three-winning, Group One placed dam of last season’s Listed-winning two-year-old Enquare.
Songstar, a Galileo half-sister to the three time Australian Horse of the Year and four time New Zealand Horse of the Year in Sunline, a winner of 32 races including 13 races at Group One level.
To view a complete list of all the mares covered by Toorak Toff in his first season at stud, please click here.
If you would like any further information on Toorak Toff or any of the other stallions, please touch base with Anthony Mithen on 0413486767 or [email protected] or Dean Harvey on 0408641424 or [email protected]