Some fine observations from Tara Madgwick in this week’s Winning Post.
The popular win of ‘comeback kid’ Mic Mac in the listed ATC Civic Stakes at Rosehill last Saturday threw the spotlight on his sire, Statue of Liberty (USA), who is of course best known for giving us hulking sprinter Hay List.
While Hay List is his headline horse, it was Mic Mac that ﬁrst put Statue of Liberty on the map, winning the Group 2 AJC Hobartville Stakes as an autumn three-year-old in 2009.
He’s won eight races in total and close to a million dollars in prizemoney. Breeders who have utilised his sire since he returned to Victoria following an absence of two years in 2007 and 2008 will be hoping there are more like Mic Mac in the pipeline.
Now with Eliza Park after starting his stud career at Blue Gum Farm, Statue of Liberty has a good crop of 122 rising three-year-olds that should serve him well as they mature.
So far this season, the son of Storm Cat has had 23 two-year-old runners for eight winners, which is a promising indicator from a sire not particularly noted for his juveniles.
His fee this season has been reduced to $11,000, which is the cheapest it has been since 2006, so if you like him this would be the year to go to him.