Despite his relatively late retirement to stud last season – to NSW’s Byerley Stud – Sharkbite covered a quality book of 70 mares and, while it’s early days yet, that number looks like being surpassed in 2010.
But it’s more about quality than quantity and mares booked already to Sharkbite in 2010 include:
- MISS KEATON (Rubiton x Mrs Soffel): Full sister to outstanding Group One sprinter Rubitano (11 wins, $1.2 million inc. VRC Newmarket Handicap-G1, Salinger Stakes-G1). Also sister to stakes winner Rubitoff.
- POMERANZ (Danasinga x Benazir): Half-sister of Kiwi Group One winner Critic, from the family of Golden Slipper winner Courtza and her Group One winning, Champion Sire O’Reilly.
- RAZZIA (Scenic x Biscay Bird): Full sister to Champion 3YO and 4-time Group One winner Universal Prince and Group One winning filly Universal Queen.
- SEE THE ANGELS (Falvelon x Angelic Belle): Metropolitan winning half-sister to Group Three winner Here de Angels.
- THOUSAND VEILS (Zabeel x Forever Dancing): Stakes winner of the SAJC St Leger Stakes-LR, from the family of US Group One winners Golf Fever and Bellamy Road.
- TRIPLED (General Nediym x Myrrh): Half-sister to Group One winner, Triple Honour (below).