11.18.2014

Grade 2 Winner Rookie Sensation to Stand at Adena Springs North

Adena Springs announced today that homebred Rookie Sensation, a four-year-old son of Unbridled’s......

Adena Springs announced today that homebred Rookie Sensation, a four-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario.

Rookie Sensation won three of his first five starts, including his stakes debut in the prestigious Grade 2, $150,000 Twilight Derby on the 2013 Breeders’ Cup undercard.  By rising sire-of-sires Unbridled Song, he is out of the track-record-setting Stately Don mare My Marchesa, also a stakes winner and multiple stakes producer.   

 “Rookie Sensation is a welcome addition to our roster at Adena Springs North," said Stronach. "He’s strong top and bottom, --he hails from a very fashionable sire line and his third dam is the blue hen mare Missy Baba. Rookie Sensation’s female family includes such top stallions as A.P. Indy, Lemon Drop Kid and Raja Baba. Additionally, this year’s Belmont winner Tonalist and recent Horse of the Year Havre De Grace have emerged from this sensational family.”

Rookie Sensation will stand alongside five of the top 10 leading sires in Canada at Adena Springs North, and will join the very lucrative Ontario Sires Program. Offering over $2-million in stakes purses and $4.5-million in restricted overnight racing, the program was enhanced in 2014 with the addition of a 40% purse bonus to registered Ontario-Sired horses competing in unrestricted races at all levels of the Woodbine overnight card. Breeders of registered Ontario-breds are also now eligible for the Premier Breeders Awards program worth $5 million annually, rewarding horses at all levels of competition.

Rookie Sensation will stand for a stud fee of $5,000 (Canadian S&N), and will participate in the newly innovated Adena Advantage Program. For additional information please contact Dermot Carty at (416) 518-1449 or dcarty@adenastallions.com

 

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11.16.2014

Macho Uno 3YO Home First in Important Brazilian Group 1

Macho Uno's Whoopee Maker (Brz) scored a determined victory over older horses in the Grande Premio......

Macho Uno's Whoopee Maker (Brz) scored a determined victory over older horses in the 106th edition of the Grande Premio Bento Gonclaves (G1).

The only three-year-old in the field rated four wide in the early stages of Brazil's most important mile and one half fixture before beginning to advance around the far turn. He tipped out six wide to make the sprint for home, taking dead aim on his older rivals. Under strong handling by jockey Vagner Borges the gray colt put in a sustained run down the lane to collar Save the Tiger in the final yards. Save the Tiger is a five-year-old son of three-time U. S. champion sire Giant's Causeway. 

It was Whoopee Maker's (Brz) fourth career victory from six starts. Out of the mare Palpitante, a daughter of Belo Colony and the Southern Halo mare Lady Eve, Whoopee Maker (Brz) was a blacktype stakes winner in February and also ran second in a Group 3 contest in July. 

Macho Uno is now the sire of six winners at the highest level at distances ranging from six to 12 furlongs. His other recent top runners include the top U. S. sprinter Private Zone and 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) champion Mucho Macho Man. 

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