Sports Edition

Overview

Kim's Comments

  • Imposing (16.1h), correct, attractive, strong bodied stallion with an excellent temperament.
  • Stakes winning son of champion sire Northern Meteor.
  • One of only three Northern Meteor colts to win at stakes level as a 2YO (other two are Zoustar and Fighting Sun).
  • From champion broodmare Newscaster, dam of three individual stakes winners including Group One winner Amanpour, a full sister to Sports Edition.
  • Pedigree possesses champion broodmares sire influences of Encosta de Lago and Marscay.
  • Stakes winning 2YO whose career ended prematurely when winning the Listed Hampton Stakes as a 2YO.
  • Free of Danehill blood.

 

Race Record

NORTHERN METEOR (AUS) (Bay 2005-Stud 2009). 3 wins to 1250m, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1. Leading Aust. First Season Sire 2012-13. Sire of 278 rnrs, 186 wnrs, 19 SW, inc. Cosmic Endeavour (Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1), Zoustar, Speak Fondly, Shooting to Win, Amanpour, Romantic Touch, Deep Field, Eurozone, Bound for Earth, Najoom, Metallic Crown, The Voice -Modern Tsar (H.K.), Atmospherical, Fighting Sun, Mitraad, Sports Edition, etc.

1st Dam

NEWSCASTER, by Marscay. Placed at 3. Dam of 6 named foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

AMANPOUR (f by Northern Meteor) 4 wins 1550 to 1900m, $901,740, to 2014-15, ATC Queen of the Turf S., Gr 1, John Kanaan H., TAB Ipad App H., Mossman at Vinery H., 2d ATC Emancipation S., Gr 2, VRC Tab.com.au Trophy H., ATC Indigopop Aluminium Products H., Hyland Race Colours H., TAB Number 1 Club 2YO P., 3d VRC Matriarch S., Gr 2, ATC Tab.com.au 2YO P.

TURF EXPRESS (g by Danehill Dancer (Ire)) 14 wins-2 at 2-1100 to 2150m, $810,828, to 2016, VRC Fashion S., L, AJC Inglis Classic Sale 2YO H., STC Theraces.com.au 2YO H., HKJC Beijing H., Chantilly Prix de Puiseux en France, HKJC Egret H., HKU Jockey Club Student Villages H., 2d City Tatt's RC Inglis Bonus 3YO H., STC Myboycharlie H., Chantilly Prix des Souchiers, Saint-Cloud Prix de l'Anjou, HKJC Southwell H., Arsenal H., 3d MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr 2.

SPORTS EDITION (c by Northern Meteor) Winner. See below.

 

Swing Dance (f by Danehill Dancer (Ire)) Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

STREET RAPPER – RAPPER DRAGON (H.K.) (g Street Boss) 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1350, 1400m, $417,103, to 2015-16, HKJC Stakes G3, HKJC Tai Hing H., 2d ATC Champagne S., Gr 1, Schweppervescence H., Gr 3.

Swing Vote (f Northern Meteor) Winner at 2 at 1000m, ATC TAB Number One Club 2YO P., 3d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L.

Swing Sensation. 2 wins at 1300, 1400m to 2015-16, 2d ATC McGrath Estate Agents H., 3d ATC Gallipoli H.

2nd Dam

STORMY DREAM (USA), by Storm Cat. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of 8 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Keep on Dreaming. 3 wins 1400 to 1600m, 2d MVRC Matthew Lloyd P.H. Dam of 2 winners-

Radiant Rock. 6 wins 1600 to 2000m, Turffontein Computaform Express H., Ladies Spring Raceday H., Vaal Racing Association H., 2d

Turffontein Air Mauritius H., Interbet All Bet Types H., Racing Association H., 3d Griqualand Northern Cape Stayers H., Turffontein AJP Group H.

Taepung Jilju. 4 wins 1200 to 1900m, $258,691 in Korea Class 1 winner.

Significant Dream. 7 wins 1200 to 1500m to 2015 in Philippines.

Market Garden. 3 wins at 1200, 1300m in Philippines.

Jewel Point. 3 wins at 1300, 1400m. Top d'World. Winner at 1630m.

August Rush. Unraced. Dam of-

August Moon. 10 wins 1000 to 1300m to 2015 in Philippines.

Diwata. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

Huffle Puff. 2 wins at 1300m to 2015 in Philippines.

3rd Dam

NATALMA'S DREAM, by Alydar. Unraced. Half-sister to ARROWTOWN, Lady Bonanza, Little Arrow (dam of ANTONIO BAROWS). Dam of 2 foals, both raced, 1 winner, inc:-

Catechist. Winner at 8¼f in U.S.A.

4th Dam

BORN A LADY, by Tentam. 4 wins, Laurel Pearl Necklace S., L, 2d Monmouth Drop Me a Note S., L. Half-sister to NORTHERN DANCER, NATIVE VICTOR, REGAL DANCER, Northern Native, Nostrum, Tai, Arctic Dancer (dam of LA PREVOYANTE), Raise the Standard (dam of COUP DE FOLIE). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

ARROWTOWN (c Mr. Prospector) 7 wins-2 at 2, $330,765, Meadowlands Richard Stockton S., L, 2d Belmont True North H., Gr 2-twice, 3d Belmont Tom Fool S., Gr 2, Roseben H., Gr 3.

Lady Bonanza (f Seeking the Gold) 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1400, 1600m, Nakayama Christmas S., Tokyo Utopia S., 2d Nakayama Flower Cup, Jpn-3.

Lambada Lady. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of 6 winnersLyre Melody. Started 3 times. Dam of 2 winners-

TAGANO AZAGHAL (c Bago)3 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m to 2015, Chukyo Chunichi Sports Sho Falcon S., Gr 3.

Deviltante. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of 4 winners-

Tilli of Strafford. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of 8 winners-

Asukano Himiko. Winner at 9f in Japan. Dam of 2 winners-

ASUKANO ROMAN (c Agnes Digital) 6 wins at 1800, 1900m,

$2,087,816, to 2016, Chukyo Tokai TV Hai Tokai S., Gr 2, Kyoto Kangetsukyo S., Aldebaran S., Chukyo Nobi Tokubetsu, 2d Hanshin Betelgeuse S., 3d Tokyo February S., Gr 1, Funabashi Diolite Kinen, L, 4th Kyoto Miyako S., Gr 3.

Granny Kelly. Placed at 2 in Great Britain. Dam of 7 winners-

SIX HITTER (g Boundary) 6 wins-2 at 2-1207 to 1709m in Great Britain, U.S.A. and Italy, Florence Premio Toscana, L, 3d Varese Criterium Varesino, L.

Little Arrow. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

ANTONIO BAROWS (c Manhattan Cafe)2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400, 1600m, $1,544,611, Kyoto Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen, Gr 3, 2d Tokyo Principal S., L, 3d Tokyo Yushun, Jpn-1.

 

Race Record: 6 Starts 1-1-0 A$83,850.

Won BRC Hampden S., L (1200m), 2nd ATC TAB Early Quaddie 2YO P.

Pedigree

NORTHERN METEOR

Covering 622 mares in his 4 seasons at stud prior to his untimely death in 2013, Northern Meteor delivered outstanding results with 20 individual stakes winners, including 6 Group One winners, and a winner to runner ratio of 67%. At the corresponding period of their stud career, Northern Meteor is better performed than his sire, Encosta de Lago, having produced 20 stakes winners (13 Group winners) to Encosta de Lago’s 16 (8 Group winners).  In addition, Encosta de Lago had only produced 4 Group 1 winners whereas Northern Meteor has produced 6. The future implications of all of this for Northern Meteor could be significant with Encosta de Lago being crowned leading broodmare sire for 2015/16.

Consequently, it is no surprise that breeders have flocked to Northern Meteor’s sire sons who are in significant demand. To this point in time five of Northern Meteor’s sons are at stud and a sixth will join the ranks in 2016. Eurozone, Zoustar and Fighting Sun commenced stud duties in 2014, Deep Field and Shooting To Win in 2015, and the freshman Sports Edition will stand at Wyndholm Park in Victoria for the forthcoming breeding season.

Northern Meteor’s sons have had no shortage of support, during the 2014 and 2015 breeding seasons, Zoustar ($44,000) covered books of 184 and 156 respectively, Eurozone ($13,750) 167 and 127, and Fighting Sun 147 and 151. Deep Field ($22,000) and Shooting To Win ($38,500) commenced stud duties in 2015 covering 257 and 154 mares respectively.Based on advertised service fees, the collective income generated by these sons of Northern Meteor from the 2015 breeding season alone is upwards of $15 million.

This phenomenon has now graduated to Magic Millions and Inglis where earlier this year weanlings by Zoustar lead the charge averaging in excess of $100,000 with his two top lots each bringing $250,000. Both Eurozone and Fighting Sun weanlings produced top lots of $75,000 and $65,000 respectively.

 

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