Name: Gweilo Tantrum
Sire: Cape Blanco
Trainer: John Sargent
Foal Date: 11/10/2015
CAPE BLANCO COLT OUT OF A ZABEEL MARE GOING TO JOHN SARGENT
The TTSC on behalf of Tricolours have the pleasure in offering shares in this bay yearling by Cape Blanco out of a daughter of Zabeel, Annzabeel.
Annzabeel is a half-sister to the dam of Suavito (by Thorn Park) a mare that won over $1.3m in prize money for connections plus, two Group One’s. Annzabeel is also a half-sister to two other stakes placed performers in New Zealand and Hong Kong. This colts pedigree page is packed full of stakes winners.
Annzabeel is by Zabeel and as a broodmare sire the son of Sir Tristram, is one of very few Sires’ whose daughters have produced more than 1,000 individual winners. As of mid March, Zabeel’s daughters have produced 1,680 winners (that’s a winner to runner ratio of 67.6%) from 2,487 runners. Among them are 172 stakes winners and 135 stakes placegetters that have earned connections more than $199million (world-wide).
Zabeel’s daughters have produced 32-Group 1 winners and they include Dundeel, Darci Brahma, Silent Achiever, Atlantic Jewel, Xtravagant and Tarzino.
The sire of this colt, Cape Blanco was unbeaten at two, a Derby winner at three and an international superstar at four when he proved himself to be an outstanding racehorse. As a multiple Group One-winning son of Galileo, Cape Blanco has everything to offer as a stallion.
Cape Blanco began his stud career at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky where, in 2012 in his first season he was the most popular stallion in America, covering a record 220 mares.
Cape Blanco shuttled to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand for the 2015 season and in 2016 stood the northern hemisphere breeding season at JBBA’s Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan.
A chestnut of great strength and scope, Cape Blanco stands at 16.1 hands
The ongoing management of the syndicate will be handled by James Moss from Tricolours Racing and Syndications Pty Limited.
NOT ENOUGH? Racing in Coolmore colours, Cape Blanco raced exclusively in Ireland as a juvenile in 2009 where his three victories included the Group 3 Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown and the Group 2 Futurity Stakes at Fairyhouse. It was a campaign that promised Derby potential the next year, which began according to the Classic plan with a win in the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York where those behind him included the subsequent Group 1 Epsom Derby winner Workforce.
Cape Blanco’s first blue riband attempt came in France at Chantilly in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) where much went wrong and he suffered his first defeat. Returning to Ireland, Cape Blanco came out three weeks later to put things right with a resounding victory in the Irish Derby at only his sixth race start. A second placing followed in Britain’s best race, the Group 1 King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and then victory in Ireland’s premier event, the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, beating Rip Vin Winkle by 5-1/2 lengths with a dominant front running exhibition.
John Sargent is a record-breaking trainer in New Zealand, outstanding success in Asia and now the trainer of a growing band of high-class winners in Australia.
John Sargent began his training career in New Zealand in the mid-1980’s and has now trained in three different jurisdictions during a career that has been marked by consistent high-achievement.
Sargent has sent out more than 200 winners and regularly been among the top 10 trainers in New Zealand before accepting an opportunity in 1998 to relocate to Malaysia where he immediately began producing big-race winners.
From his base at Matamata, Sargent’s early winners in New Zealand included Vedodara (by Kreisler) in the country’s richest two-year-old race, the Magic Millions Classic, the Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes. Along with the Group 2 Wanganui Stakes and Taranaki Stakes with Super Crest (by Super Imposing), the Group 2 Queensland St Leger (Filament (by Lord Ballina)), the Group 3 Canterbury Gold Cup (Whey To Go (by Sound Reason)) and the Group 3 White Robe Lodge Stakes (The Big Bopper (by Zabeel)).
Major victories in Malaysia including that country’s richest race, the Penang Gold Cup, as well as the Perak Cup and the Selangor Gold Cup. Sargent won the trainers’ championship in Malaysia at just his third season in that country.
On returning to New Zealand in 2002, Sargent immediately began turning out major winners, most notably Successor (by Bahhare), a $21,000 purchase who took out the $500,000 Mercedes Super Bonus Classique.
Other significant winners of that era included the Hawke’s Bay Guineas stakes-winner Shastri (by Stravinsky), the New Zealand and the Brisbane Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup winner, Tickle (by Danasinga).
Success in many of New Zealand’s biggest races followed with Sharvasti, Everswindell, Young Centaur won major Cup races and others like Il Quello Veloce, Banchee, Red Ruler and Choice Bro followed, while in 2012 Sargent broke new ground with his first Group 1 victory in Australia with Quintessential (by Fast ‘n’ Famous) in the Queensland Oaks and returned some 12-months later to claim the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap three-weeks before Quintessential won the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup.
In 2012 he won his first NZ trainers title, setting a national record of 111 wins for the season, an effort which prompted his permanent move to Sydney where his Randwick stable has since turned out a string of big-race winners.
Among them, and perhaps the most notable of all, is the 2013 Group 1 VRC Oaks and Group 2 Wakeful Stakes winner, Kirramosa (by Alamosa). The following spring, Sargent returned to Flemington and won a second Wakeful Stakes with Thunder Lady (by Mastercraftsman). Then in 2015, Sargent saddled up Gust of Wind (by Darci Brahma) to a memorable win in the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks.
Gust Of Wind has the distinction of being the last horse to beat Winx before the daughter of Street Cry began a magnificent run of success that led to her becoming the world’s champion race mare in 2016.