Rebel Raider

Overview

Kim's Comments

Kim’s assessment he is 16.3hh, good conformation, short cannon bones, slightly out right front, great chest capacity and a large diameter trachea (windpipe). Powerful almost sprinter type body, superb temperament. Highly fertile. He is our go to man when other stallions fail, particularly with our walk out mares. The DNA test done by Matchem Racing a Kentucky based DNA facility indicates his genetic makeup is of an elite standard 1200-1600- sprinter. Which means he is suitable as a match for most of the broodmare band in Australia. He won’t produce just dower stayers. Kim is quite excited about his potential. His foals have brains, are tough, athletic and robust and this is almost uniform through his foal crop.

The average number of starts for Victorian stallions is 15. One of the features for selecting a stallion for Australian conditions has to be the soundness. Rebel Raider had 21 starts. He raced from 2 years old to 6 years old and retired due to self-trauma in the box. One of the critical factors in selecting classic producing stallions is they have to have speed. His win in the G3 Spring Stakes over 1200 metres proved he could sprint and the way he won coming from last in the VRC Derby proved he was a very fast horse.

ONE OF KIMS FAMOUS STORIES:
Standing in the middle of Randwick racecourse one day with Bart Cummins watching track work Lets Elope, Shivers Revenge and Richfield Lady galloping over 2000 metres. The horses came back to the trainers hut in the middle of the track and immediately dropped their heads and started grazing. Kim said to Bart “That’s a very quick recovery after strenuous work.”  Bart said “I’m not surprised you could drive a bus down their windpipes’’ and Kim has never forgotten that comment.

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Description

Rebel Raider 2008 Vic Derby Win

The Story So Far

Rebel Raider joined the Wyndholm Park stallion roster in 2012 following his freshman year at Carin Park in 2011 where he covered only 18 mares.

In his six completed stud seasons at Wyndholm Park he has covered 84 (2012), 88 (2013), 112 (2014), 104 (2015) and 60 (2016) mares respectively.  Last season his numbers declined as expected as his successful runners came too late in the season to have an impact on the 2016 breeding season.
 
From Rebel Raider’s first crop at Carin Park, he has had only 5 horses to race, including the multiple winner Prince Tarkeida, the promising stayer Fearless Raider and the placed Mount Cavendish.

From his first crop at Wyndholm Park, which are now three years old, he has had 17 runners for 9 individual winners and 4 individual placegetters (13 of the 17 runners have won or placed – 76%), all look promising racehorses.  In addition, he has had 2 stakes winners, Waging War and Pretty Punk, and two additional stakes performers, including the Group 1 Queensland Derby runner up Rockstar Rebel.  In general terms this is an excellent commencement for Rebel Raider and an outcome that is certainly not achieved by many stallions with so few runners.  

The progeny of Rebel Raider are giving every indication that they are overall looking for ground with all 4 stakes performances of his progeny being at a distance of 1,600m and beyond.  At this point in time, Rebel Raider has had 29 runners for 13 individual winners, which is a very strong commencement and he is looking as though he is going to be the next link in the Sir Tristram - Zabeel chain.

From Rebel Raider’s second crop at Wyndholm Park, currently two years old, he has had only 5 runners, including the metropolitan winner Red Raider and the multiple placed Danger Deal, a promising colt that has been placed on 5 occasions from 7 starts with a second in the $200,000 Adelaide Magic Millions, a third in the $300,000 VOBIS Sires and an unlucky fourth in the G3 SAJC Sires Produce where he was beaten only 0.6 lengths.

In 2011, the original owners of multiple Group One winner Rebel Raider sent the stallion to Carin Park for stud duties following his retirement where he covered only 18 mares.  In 2012, he was relocated to Wyndholm Park, Ballarat, where in his five completed stud seasons he has covered 84 (2012), 88 (2013), 112 (2014) and 104 (2015) mares respectively.  Last season his numbers were down (59) as forecast as his successful runners came too late in the season to have an impact on the 2016 breeding season.
 
FOR THE 2017 BREEDING SEASON REBEL RAIDER ALREADY HAS IN EXCESS OF 100 BOOKINGS.
 
Racetrack Performances of Rebel Raider Progeny
 
From Rebel Raider’s first crop at Carin Park, he has had only 5 horses to race for 4 winners, including the multiple winners Prince Tarkeida and Gargamel, the promising stayer Fearless Raider, Tillraider and the multiple placed Mount Cavendish.
 
From his first crop at Wyndholm Park, which are now three years old, he has had 17 runners for 9 individual winners and 4 individual placegetters (13 of the 17 runners have won or placed – 76%), all look promising racehorses. 
 
In addition, he has had 2 stakes winners, Waging War (Group 3) and Pretty Punk (Listed), and two additional stakes performers, including last month’s Group 1 Queensland Derby runner up Rockstar Rebel.  In general terms this is a very good commencement for Rebel Raider. 
 
The progeny of Rebel Raider are giving every indication that they are overall looking for ground with all 4 stakes performances of his progeny being at a distance of 1,600m and beyond.  At this point in time, Rebel Raider has had 29 runners for 15 individual winners.
 
From Rebel Raider’s second crop at Wyndholm Park, currently two years old, he has had only 6 runners, including the metropolitan winner’s Red Raider and Tennessee Raider, and the multiple placed Danger Deal, a promising colt that has been placed on 5 occasions from 7 starts with a second in the $200,000 Adelaide Magic Millions, a third in the $300,000 VOBIS Sires and an unlucky fourth in the G3 SAJC Sires Produce where he was beaten only 0.6 lengths and arguably should have won.
 
To achieve 15 individual winners (52%), 2 stakes winners (7%) and 4 stakes performers (14%) is by any assessment a very strong result from only 29 runners.
 
Comparison to other “Staying” Stallions
 
In terms of producing stayers there has not been a stallion that comes anywhere near the great Zabeel who has to date produced 157 individual stakes winners.  After he had two crops to race (at the conclusion of the first crops three years old season) he had produced 6 stakes winners and 2 stakes placed horses.
 
High Chaparral has had a significant impact throughout Australasia and has produced 48 stakes winners internationally.  Following his first two crops to race he had produced 3 stakes winners and 1 stakes placed horse, all of which were three years old. 
 
Pentire has also made his mark throughout both Australia and New Zealand having produced 39 stakes winners.  However, his first two crops only produced 1 stakes winner and 1 stakes placegetter, both in their three years old year.
 
Rebel Raider’s sire, Reset, has also been a significant influence as a sire producing 27 stakes winners.  However, his first two crops only produced 2 stakes winners and 4 stakes placed horses by the end of their three years old season.
 
This data illustrates that it takes time for “staying” type stallions to establish themselves and have their progeny flow through.  On that basis, it is extremely positive that Rebel Raider has delivered the results that he has so far from such a small number of horses to race.   Taking Rebel Raider’s first season at stud out of the equation on the basis he wasn’t given any chance due to such small mare numbers, and if we use his first season at Wyndholm Park as his base year, at this point in time his statistics do not match his grand sire Zabeel, but arguably he is within the range of High Chaparral and Reset and superior to Pentire. 
 
We have already started to see movement in the value of his progeny with two moderately credentialed fillies recently sold at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $55,000 and $45,000 respectively which are very good prices for fillies in an Adelaide market, and since that time Rebel Raider has produced multiple city winners, an additional stakes winner and a Group 1 performer.
 
REBEL RAIDER IS ARGUABLY THE MOST PROMISING STALLION IN VICTORIA AND THE BEST VALUE.

 

Race Record

Stakes won: $1,408,340

Age Starts Wins 2nd's 3rd
 2 4 2 0 0
 3 11 3 2 1
 4 3 0 0 1
 5 2 1 0 0
 6 1 0 0 0
 Total 21 6 2 2
         

   
1st VRC Victoria Derby, Gr.1 (2500m)
  SAJC South Australian Derby, Gr.1 (2500m) SAJC Spring S., Gr.3 (1200m)
  SAJC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.3 (1600m)
  SAJC Chairman’s S., L (2000m)
  SAJC AV Jennings 2YO H. (1410m)
3rd SAJC Penny Edition S., L (1400m) Geelong RC Geelong Classic, L (2206m)
4th 4th SAJC Spring S., Gr.3 (1200m)
   

 

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