Yes Yes Yes joins American Pharoah, Justify and Pride of Dubai
Coolmore Stud is always a highlight on the Ontrack Hunter Valley Horse and Wine Tour and this year will be no exception.
One of the world’s thoroughbred breeding powerhouses, Coolmore will offer a lineup of stallions in 2020 that are truly mouth-watering for breeding enthusiasts.
The US Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify will be the headline acts but the stud is also home to Australia’s champion first season sire in Pride of Dubai and also features brilliant sprinter Yes Yes Yes in his first stud season.
Yes Yes Yes joins his handsome father Rubick on the Coolmore roster.
This seasons Everest winner, Yes Yes Yes (by Rubick) may prove a trailblazer for other three year-olds to chase the rich sprint contest held each October.
Last weeks Group 1 JJ Atkins winner Rothfire is among the rising three-olds now being targeted at the 2020 Everest.
Perhaps the most promising emerging sire in Australia is Pride of Dubai.
A brilliant winner of the Group One Caulfield Guineas, Pride of Dubai has made a scorching start to his stud career with nine individual winners so far this season, including the Black Type winner Tanker and stakes placed Dubai Star.
Last weekend he provided the quinella in the open juvenile event at Randwick when his colt Achiever raced away for an easy win over another Pride of Dubai colt in Street Dancer.
Along with his exposed runners, Pride Of Dubai has some promising unraced two-year-olds waiting in the wings.
One is the promising colt Long Weekend, a home-bred for Ontrack’s good friend Bert Vieira and family members.
Long Weekend is trained by Gary Portelli, as were his stakes-winning siblings I’m All the Talk and Straturbo, and during a recent Warwick Farm trial was never off the bridle when racing clear to win his 740 metre heat on the synthetic track.
Based on his soft 6.3 length trial win, Long Weekend shapes as another winner for Pride Of Dubai.