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The ‘brilliant and beautiful’ North Pacific joins Newgate Farm, now standing alongside Champion Juvenile sires Extreme Choice, Capitalist, Flying Artie and Winning Rupert.

‘He oozes class, executes brilliantly and puts them away with ease,’ stated champion jockey James McDonald, in scoring an extended five length victory in the Up and Coming Stakes.

Starting in the Up and Coming as a first-up winner over 1100m at Rosehill Gardens as the $1.85 race favourite, he just simply ran-away from his opposition at the 200m mark.

In following a four week freshener, North Pacific then finished third Brisbane’s red-hot Rothfire, and future dual Group 1 winner Ole Kirk in the Run to The Rose, beaten by just over two lengths.

Next up, he certainly gave James McDonald a champions ride in the Golden Rose Stakes, with the winning post loomed too early for a half-head second to Ole Kirk, and King’s Legacy in third.

In retiring at the end of his 3yo season, North Pacific had also run second in the Hobartville Stakes and fourth in the Eskimo Prince Stakes, both times when ridden by James McDonald.

Being highly regarded by connections, North Pacific made his first race start in the important Silver Slipper Stakes, only to be beaten by future Golden Slipper winner Farnan, and Global Quest.

Described by his Hall of Fame trainer John Hawkes as ‘quite simply one of the best looking yearlings I’ve ever seen at a sale,’ he also gives breeders an outcross of Danehill.

Now an established sire, the dual Group 1 Champion 3Y0 Colt Brazen Beau has North Pacific as a principal stake earner, and through I Am Invincible he’s from the new Invincible Spirit sire line.

A $800,000 buy from Bhima Thoroughbreds at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, he’s the family of Group 1 winners Metal Bender and Keeper, from the unraced O’Reilly mare Up In Lights.

Proving that ‘Newgate, Its Possible’ their A.J Moir Sakes and Blue Diamond winner Extreme Choice is the season’s both Australian Champion First Season Sire and Campion Sire of 2YOs.

It’s extraordinary, that from just 48 first season foals he sired four winners in Australia to win eight races and over $3.4m in stakes, with his yearling this year selling up to $400,000.

Stay Inside may be awarded Champion 2YO honours in winning the Golden Slipper Stakes and Pierro Plate, and has already been syndicated to stand alongside his sire at Newgate on retirement.

Tiger of Malay won the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes, Kirkham Plate and was second in the J.J Atkins Stakes, Xtremetime the Woodlands Stakes and Extreme Warrior being stakes placed.

Now being a most influential sire, the Golden Slipper-Magic Millions hero Capitalist had his Bonnie Mac and Miss Interiors yearling colts both sell for $1,050,000, and weanlings upto $400,000.

In siring 20 winners, he’s Australian First Season Sire of Winners and Stakes Winners with Captivant, Profiteer, Kalashnikov and Tycoon Humma, while also being Champion NZ First Season Sire.

Captivant captured the Champagne Stakes, equalling his sire with Extreme Choice and Flying Artie in each siring one Group 1 winner, while Profiteer won the $2m Inglis Millennium.

A First Crop champion in any other season, Flying Artie finished third with earnings $2.06m, and had Artorius win the Blue Diamond Stakes, and Giannis second in the J.J Atkins Stakes.

Sitting a healthy ninth on the Leading First Season Sire table is dual Eagle Farm race record holder and Doomben Champagne Stakes winner Winning Rupert, with 12 winners from 31 runners.

The ever popular Deep Field is the season’s Leading Third Season Sire, and with 119 winners and five stakes winners he’s the Leading Sire of Winners for the second consecutive season.

In also winning the Oakleigh Plate and two Group 3 events, Portland Sky was second in the William Reid Stakes, and at the MM Gold Coast Yearlings his Courageous Kitty colt sold for $700,000.

 
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