Nantucket To Moses' Bay
Nantucket Bay (Giant's Causeway - Saudia)
Nantucket Bay was identified as a potential stayer by Group 1 winning trainer Kevin Moses, and, is by a stallion whose progeny that have won more than $13million down-under in Giant's Causeway.
A gelding, Nantucket Bay received his early education out of the Ballydoyle Stables under the watchful eye of Aidan O'Brien. Given a light six-start campaign, Nantucket Bay chalked up a win at Navan over 2600m, at just his second start in a race.
Nantucket Bay has already shown he has the ability to race over the longer trips finishing third at Leopardstown over 3200m. Imported into Australia at the back end of 2011, Moses gave Nantucket Bay a light Summer preparation.
Currently, in the paddock Moses is looking forward to having the chestnut back in his stable at Randwick at the end of July and told the TTSC, "I was very happy with his progress and he is a horse that is going to be suited to distances 2400m and further.
"He settled in well to stable life at Randwick, and, he's now back in the paddock which will help him acclimatize a little more.
"I believe Nantucket Bay, will prefer the firmer surfaces, that is why I am waiting for the weather to turn before I bring him back in for his first racing preparation here".
A son of Storm Cat, Giant’s Causeway, was a high-class racehorse that was also trained by O'Brien. Show casing his talent early, Giant's Cause won on debut, and, topped off his first campaign with a win in the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre (1400m) at Longchamp.
During Giant's Causeway's classic season the chestnut won the St. James's Palace Stakes (1600m) at Royal Ascot, the Eclipse Stakes (2000m), Sussex Stakes (1600m) at Goodwood , International Stakes (2000m) and the Champion Stakes (2000m) at York, all five events at Group I level. Those victories were complimented with runners-up efforts in the Group 1 English 2000 Guineas, Irish Guineas, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot and the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.
Those performances earned Giant's Causeway Cartier's "Horse of Year" honours in 2000.
In 2001, Coolmore retired him to its base in Ireland, then the following spring they sent Giant's Causeway to stand in Australia at its base in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
As of July 16th, 2012, statistics show from 453 named thoroughbreds in the southern hemisphere Giant's Causeway is responsible for two Group 1 winners in Our Giant (ex Macrosa by McGinty) and Juste Momente (ex Skates by Danehill), from 15 stakes winners and 18 stakes placegetters.
Giant's Causeway has left a very good size hoof print down under and his son, Shamardal (ex Helsinki) has proven to be a huge success down under too.
Unfortunately, for breeder's in Australia, Giant's Causeway's success in the Northern Hemisphere halted his shuttling duties and now only stands at Coolmore's base in America, at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky. In 2006, Giant's Causeway commanded a fee of US$300,000; and in 2008, the son of Storm Cat covered the 2007 Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches (by A P Indy).
World-wide Giant's Causeway's progeny record reads: 22 Group 1 winners, as of July 16th, 2012, among 111 stakes winners and 83 stakes placegetters with earnings of more than $105million.
Not Enough? A juvenile debut winner, Saudia (by Gone West) didn't get back to the track for another year. Having another three starts, Saudia was retired for stud duties as a winner. Now the dam of seven foals, five of those are winner's and include the juvenile Group 2 Newmarket Superlative Stakes winner Red Duke (by Hard Spun).
Red Duke is credited with a runners-up cheque in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster and a third placing in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.
Another black-type earner out of Saudia, The West's Awake (by Theatrical), runner-up in the Listed Prix Turenne at Chantilly and a winner at Longchamp. Mr. Ryder, a full brother to Nantucket Bay, has won four of his nine starts with one of the wins in the Listed Sussex Stakes (1700m) at Delaware Park.
Saudia is out of the Group 1 Prix Vermeille and Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks winner, Bint Pasha (by Affirmed). Also the winner of the Group 2 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, Bint Pasha is the dam of the seven-time winner, Revere (by Dancing Brave) whose best victory was in the Group 3 Gran Premio Citta' di Napoli. As are the black type earners in Zafonium (by Zafonic), Ermine Sea (by Rainbow Ques) and Brahy (by Rahy).
Another notable performer in this family is the dual Grade 1 winner, Taisez Vous (by Silent Screen), Margarita Invitational Handicap and La Canada Stakes, both run at Santa Anita.
Nantucket Bay is Saudia's fifth foal.
Kevin Moses achieved much during his career in the saddle. But, it's an autumn day in 2008 that culminated his life-time of skills when No Wine No Song strode home in the Group 1 Sydney Cup at Randwick.
That day Moses became the second person in the History of the Sydney Cup, to have ridden and train the winner of the race, and in doing so he joined Jim Munro who had ridden Prince Charles and trained Opulent.
Moses, rode Palace Revolt (by Dedicated Rullah) to victory in 1989 and 19-years later he saddles up No Wine No Song, and at a course that Kevin now calls home, Randwick.
No Wine No Song, repaid Moses faith, and, that very first victory at the highest level in his new trade, underlined the skill he had gained during his stint in and out of the saddle. Moses, booted home many winners for the trainer of Palace Revolt, Neville Begg, whom he was apprenticed to and absorbed much from.
Along with No Wine No Song (by Song Of Tara), Moses has saddled up the very good galloper in Allgunadoit (by Haayil) winner of four races that included wins in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle and the Listed Royal Parma Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.
The Listed Gosford Cup winner in Bundoran Breeze (by Song of Tara); Rhyno Chaser (by Catcher In The Rye) in the Listed Ballieu Stakes; Tivoli Dancer (by Pins) in the Listed Millie Fox Stakes; Sumac (by More Than Ready) in the Listed Gosford Guineas, Really Flying (by Real Quiet) a winner of the Listed Dark Jewel Stakes at Scone.
Others' that Kevin has saddled up with success are Mr. Unforgettable (by Rubiton) winner of the Listed Winter Handicap, Gloaming Warming (by Agnes World) winner of the Listed Canterbury Classic, James Carr Stakes winner, Stellamac, Deltona (by Commands) winner of the Listed Parramatta Cup and runner in the Albury Cup.
Other's that Moses has guided the career of include Paulini (by Singspiel), winner of rich 2YO Inglis Classic, Kincharm (by Ebony Grosve) runner-up in the Group 3 Qld Champagne Classic and Grand Prix and the Listed Grafton Cup. Another that Moses targeted to the rich Inglis Race Series was All Legal (by Al Maher), to collect a $100,00 Bonus Race and more than $300,000 in prizemoney for his connections. Causeyacan (by Giant's Causeway), won 6 of 16 starts and placed in another two races, with, a collect in the rich Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast.
Blessed with gentle hands Kevin knows what it takes to encourage the very best out of each of his thoroughbreds having spent many years' riding for a wide range of trainers. During his career in the saddle Moses rode for two years in the very competitive Hong Kong environment in the relaxed atmosphere of the Curragh in Ireland where he spent four years', he also rode in, France, Singapore, Japan, Mauritius, Malaysia and New Zealand learning all the time and taking on board comments from some of the finest trainers' in the world.
With the Sydney Cup victory four years' behind him Kevin is now looking to build his reputation and his stable with horses that are capable of winning some the classic races on the Australian calendar.
Moses a hands on trainer, has the support of wife Jenny in the office and around the stables, and both have a genuine love of the animal, and in the ensuing seasons since that landmark day Moses season end tallies have encouraged them to continue to build the stable.
During the 2008-09 season they saddled up 357 runners and they earned $1,848,790 and that was $89,147 shy of the landmark total of $1,937,937. During the 2009-10 season they saddled up 321 runners that went on to earn $1,672,985. In, 2010-11 from just 276 runners the Moses trained thoroughbreds earned $902,700.
*Prices quoted are inclusive of GST.
The TTSC holds an ASIC issued
ACN 112 056 032 | Australian Financial Services Licence No. 288 213.
$6,902* - Per 5% share,
No. of Shares : 20
No. for Sale : 18
Nantucket Bay was broken-in and given a short six-start campaign under the guidance of Aidan O'Brien prior to his import into Australia. The share price is inclusive of GST, adjistment and pre-training costs until 31st, August along with an insurance policy which is paid until April 9th, 2013.
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