Exosphere, our newly acquired stallion, also produced a Group 3 winner on the very same racecard. 3YO gelding, Ocean, was successful in the Group 3 Prix De Ris-orangis over 1200m, making it three on the trot.
That is Exosphere’s first European stakes winner and his third overall.
“We are very excited about him. That was a really big win. I watched it, and he was something like $20 a win and he ran away from them, which is a big deal in a Group 3 race in France,” he said.
The Group 1-winning son of Lonhro will stand his first season in Queensland at $4950 (inc GST).
“People have been very responsive to the service fee. Alistair set the service fee and not me, I wanted to stand him for a bit more, but he said, ‘Dad, let’s just stand him at $4500 plus GST and stick to it’.
“He’s the new face of Oaklands now, and he was right in what he did. Exosphere is very good value and I’ll stick my chin out and say that in my opinion, he is the best-value young stallion in Queensland. I think Power, by a country mile, is the best-value proven sire.”