GLORY COMES AFTER SIRE’S PASSING
WILL Hulbert knew he was on to a good thing not long after he had purchased Oh Five Glory, a winner at Doomben yesterday, from this year’s MM QTIS Sale.
“About 10 minutes after we bought her, the news came through that (her sire) Unencumbered had died,” he said.“I said to the owners ‘we’re on a winner now’ because you see it happen so often with stallions who die early.”
Unencumbered, the 2014 Magic Millions winner, covered 489 mares in his four seasons at stud before dying in March this year. SHOOTING HIGH AGAIN LINDA Huddy has long had a soft spot for the progeny of the former top shuttler High Chaparral.
She and husband Graham bought Shoot Out for a relative pittance from the very first Australian crop of High Chaparral and he went on to be an absolute dream for his owners.
So when the last crop of High Chaparral hit the sale ring, Huddy was keen to see if lightning could strike twice and she gave $300,000 for A Man To Match out of the Baramul Stud draft at last year’s Magic Millions.
“He gets his name from the TV show High Chaparral,” Linda said. “The very last episode of High Chaparral was called ‘A man to match the land’ so being from the stallion’s last crop, we just shortened the name up to A Man To Match.”
Among Shoot Out’s wins was the ATC Derby, while the Huddy colours were also carried to success in a Victoria Derby by Preferment.
Now they are hoping A Man To Match can complete the three Eastern state Derbys by winning the Queensland version in June. NUMBERS GAME: Oh Five Glory wins at Doomben yesterday.