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Horse Detail

Name: Son Of A Brut

Gender: Gelding

Sire: Captain Sonador

Dam: Taittinger

Trainer: Chris Munce

Foal Date: 16/10/2013



This two-year-old colt by Captain Sonador won his first jump-out at Doomben, Thursday November 12th, and Adrenaline Thoroughbreds couldn’t be happier with his performance.

The colt was in the city stable for a few days, getting a taste of metropolitan stable life before heading out for a spell over Christmas. So if seeing a syndicate of owners’ win the Melbourne Cup whet your appetite for racing, now is your chance to get involved in a middle distance-staying horse with plenty of promise by the Group 1 winning Captian Sonador (by Sharmadal).

Out of impressive broodmare Taittinger – five to race – all winners, including two stakes placed and two metropolitan winners and has a nice balanced physique, calm temperament and fluid action. The colt is also a rare find as the brown colts grand-sire Shamardal was an outstanding racehorse in the United Kingdom and Europe and no longer shuttles to Australia, leaving his sons progeny to carry the baton for the family in the southern hemisphere.

Sadly young stallion Captain Sonador, a Group 1 winning son of Shamardal, died in 2014 aged seven years following a paddock accident at Raheen Stud after serving three crops of mares and this particular colt is from that horses second crop.

Captain Sonador’s stock began racing during the 2014-15 season and has just two crops of racing age. The horses statistics reveal 61 runners with 15 winners with earnings of $651,614. This seasons (2015-16) two-year-olds from Captain Sonador’s second crop sold well in various auction rings earlier in the year and there’s only a small window of opportunity to own one yourself.

The dam of this colt, Taittinger, is proven to be an impressive broodmare, producing five foals to race – all are winners. Lanquin (by Last Tycoon) and Spirit of Westbury (by Octagonal) were both stakes-placed and have won more than $100,000 each; Resilience (by Fasliyev) and Sparkling Sound (by Oratorio (IRE)) are metropolitan winners. Lanquin was sold as a broodmare for $240,000 in 2005, further underlining the quality of this family. This is a high performing dam who contributes much to her pairing with Captain Sonador.

The facts:

  • By Queensland sire Captain Sonador, a Group 1 winning son of Sharmadal.
  • Out of impressive broodmare Taittinger – five to race – all winners, including two stakes placed and two metropolitan winners.
  • Considered the pick of Eureka Stud’s draft by manager Scott McAlpine (breeder of Spirit of Boom and Temple of Boom).
  • Purchased out of the Magic Milions Yearling Sale in March 2015.
  • Eligible for QTIS bonus prize money and the Magic Millions race series.

NOT ENOUGH? This colt was the top pick of Eureka Stud’s draft at the Magic Millions Yearling sale in march. He’s a very good size – well-proportioned and with a nice sloping shoulder, providing the strength and cushioning for racing. His walk is loose, fluid and natural, and when Adreanline interacted with the colt before tand after the sale, the colt demonstrated a lovely relaxed demeanour.

There is so much on the side of this Captain Sonador (ex Taittinger colt) with his breeding and conformation, Adrenaline expect him to run as a late two-year-old and furnish into a strong athletic racehorse as a three-year-old.

The syndicate and colt’s career will be managed by AdrenalineThoroughbreds.

Trainer Detail

Tony Gollan claimed another Brisbane metropolitan trainers’ premiership chalking up 79 winners to claim the 2014-15 honours a year after winning is first.

He signed off the 2014-15 season with 95 winners that earned connections more than four million. With his career winners growing to 634 they include stakes wins with stable stars Temple of Boom (Group 1 winner with over $1.8 million prize money), Spirit of Boom (dual Group 1 winner with over $2.4 million prize money) and Listen Son (more than $600,000 prize money).

Tony brings the knowledge of generations to his training practices. He learned from his father, thoroughbred trainer Darryl Gollan, and was mentored by the late J.J. Atkins (Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainer).

Originally from Toowoomba, Tony relocated his Darling Downs stable to Eagle Farm in 2012 and industry insiders were quick to notice his advanced training capabilities and potential. Radio TAB thoroughbred caller David Fowler tipped Tony to be “the next big thing in Queensland racing”.

Veteran racing journalist Bart Sinclair said, “Rarely have I been so confident about a young trainer rising through the ranks to stake a claim as a leader in his chosen career.” His success in the 2013-14 season proves these high expectations were justified.

Tony’s recent training achievements include:

  • Scoring the quinella in the 2014 Doomben 10,000 (Gr.1 ) with SPIRIT OF BOOM and TEMPLE OF BOOM.
  • Winning the William Reid Stakes (Gr.1) with SPIRIT OF BOOM.
  • Winning the Rough Habit Plate (Gr.3) with AMEXED.
  • Placing second in the Stradbroke Handicap (Gr.1) with TEMPLE OF BOOM.
  • Placing second in the 1000 Guineas (Gr.1) with TRAVESTON GIRL.
  • Running third in the JJ Atkins (Gr.1) with LOOKS LIKE THE CAT.

Adrenaline Thoroughbred Syndications are impressed by Tony’s detailed knowledge of his horses and their competitors, his candid performance appraisals, and his generosity towards owners.