Statue of Liberty has certainly made a mark for himself with his first two crops of racing age, albeit largely through mature sprinters such as Mic Mac, Hay List, Tempest Tost and Solchow.
However, the Storm Cat stallion’s reputation is likely to be ‘enhanced’ with all the activity around his current crop of 2YOs.
Gai Waterhouse has huge wraps on Crystal Empire, who has won two trials at Rosehill and, according to her website’s ‘diary’ has been working the house down. Bred and raced by Gooree Stud and out of the Danehill mare My Little Girl, Crystal Empire is due to make her debut at Warwick Farm next Tuesday (30 March).
But stealing her thunder, of sorts, is the equally exciting Broadway Harmony, who stepped out for the first time in the Valley Events Plate (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night (19 March) and came away with a confident win after sitting just off the pace throughout.
Trained by Darren Weir, Broadway Harmony was bred by Mrs C Sherer and is out of No Peace, a winning three quarter sister to Flemington stakes winner No Mischief (5 wins) and the stakes placed No Mystery (7 wins).
Importantly, No Peace is out of the Danzig stallion Rokosz: anything with Danzig in it seems to work a treat with this stallion!
Broadway Harmony was purchased by Darren and Liz Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock for $18,000 and adds to an impressive tally for the syndication mob whose 19 winners last year were highlighted by Fitoussi who finished third in the SAJC Derby-G1.
Statue of Liberty is currently fourth on the Australian Third Season Sires’ chart: effectively maintaining a top five position against peers since his first crop hit the ground running in 2007/08.