Deep Field Made Quite An Impact

First Season Sire, Deep Field (b. 2010 by Northern Meteor) of Newgate Farm made quite the start at the 2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale with 39 yearlings selling for a staggering total of $ 8,550,000.

Deep Fields’ sale average was of $219,231 while Gai and Adrian were successful in securing 3 of his progeny –

Lot 622, a bay colt of Widden Valley Stud who sold for $250,000; he is out of Combat Kitty (b. 2008 by General Nediym), herself a Listed winner. This is her 3rd foal and her first foal to race is 2YO Catmosphere (c. by Stratum) who is already a winner over 1000m.

Lot 412, a bay filly from Attunga Stud who sold for $230,000; she is out of Ubiquity (b. 2000 by Hurricane Sky), who is the dam of 3 winners so far and is a full sister to Continuum (H. b. 1997) a dual Group 3 winner himself.

Lot 667, a bay colt from Rosemont Valley Stud who sold for $140,000; he is the first foal out of Disclosure (b. 2010), who is by international Champion sire Fastnet Rock. His second dam Miss Heath (b. 1990 by Bellotto) is herself the dam of Queensland Oaks winner Miss Danehill (b. 1995 by Danehill) and multiple Group winner Pentastic (b. 1998 by Pentire) who won over $ 1 million in earnings.

Deep Fields’ top priced yearling at the 2018 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale sold for $675,000 to Hong Kong, a purchase which will enable this young sire to be exposed to the international scene in the forthcoming years, giving him nothing else but the chance to be world renowned.

Himself, a full brother to Group 1 winner Shooting to Win (b. 2011), also had 22 yearlings selling for a total of $ 2,705,000. Their sire Northern Meteor is the sire of the promising young stallion Zoustar, who just recently had the Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Sunlight and is currently one of the favourites for this year’s Golden Slipper. The latter makes Deep Field an even more inspiring and promising stallion to look forward to after such a successful sale, as well as being by the ill-fated Northern Meteor, who seems to be an up and coming sire of sires.

Gai is the most successful trainer of the progeny of Northern Meteor, having trained Northern Meteor himself to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes. A few successors include Amanpour (G1 ATC Queen Of The Turf Stakes), Cosmic Endeavour (G1 Tattersall’s Tiara & G1 ATC Canterbury Stakes), Romantic Touch (G1 BRC J.J Atkins) and Speak Fondly (G1 Flight Stakes, G2 Furious Stakes & 2nd G1 Golden Rose).

Deep Field’s dam’s sire is the North American Elusive Quality (b. 1993 by Gone West), now retired, he is the sire of Champions Smarty Jones (2004 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes), Raven’s Pass (2008 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Breeder’s Cup Classic) and Quality Road (2009 Florida Derby, 2010 Donn Handicap), just to name a few. Quality Road, a successful stallion himself in North America produced 2017 Kentucky Oaks winner Abel Tasman as well as 2014 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf winner Hootenanny.

Elusive Qualitys’ capability of producing successful stallion Quality Road can only excite buyers for his potential of leaving a progeny of top class producers, and being the dam sire of Deep Field, this latest son of Northern Meteor has all the potential from his sire’s side as well as from his dam’s side to become a future champion in the covering shed.




If you’re looking for a stable in peak form at the moment, you need look no further than Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.  

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