Rob Crabtree has certainly had a couple of good days: as the breeder, owner and now a major shareholder in promising young stallion, Magnus, he was on hand on the Gold Coast on Wednesday to see another of his homebreds – a Magnus half brother to multiple Group Two winner Set For Fame – realised the fourth top price of the National Yearling Sale’s second session when knocked down for $140,000.
Meanwhile, yesterday, yet another home bred in Composing took out the Sporting Globe Maiden at Geelong for both himself and fellow part-owner and trainer, Anthony Cummings … scoring by a massive 5 lengths.
Another winner for God’s Own (below), Composing is out of the Zabeel mare, Zergo, a three quarter sister in blood to Might And Power. Composing is a year older half brother to recent impressive Magnus winner, Magnier.
But why Composing? The name we mean …
Turns out that Composing’s granddam, the Group winning 2YO, Tantum Ergo, is named after the opening words of the last two verses of Pange Lingua, a Latin hymn written by St Thomas Aquinas.
C’mon … seriously. Could you have gotten through another day without that juicy morsel? Something to tell the person sitting next to you in church on Sunday!