Quick Thinker’s tough AJC Derby win provided another Group One for a magic cross with stallion So You Think.
Quick Thinker, who provided So You Think with his sixth Group One winner, is out of Acoumpalas, a mare by Danehill’s son Al Maher.
Amazingly four of So You Think’s Group One winners are out of mares by sons of Danehill.
They are Inference and D’Argento, who were out of mares by Redoute’s Choice, Nakeeta Jane who is out of a Flying Spur mare and Quick Thinker. Quick Thinker’s tough AJC Derby win provided another Group One for a magic cross with stallion So You Think.
So You Think is one of racing’s rock stars with his outrageous good looks and he was a genuine international superstar of the world turf.
Born in New Zealand he was born at Windsor Park Stud and he was purchased at the 2009 Karaka Premier Sale for $110,000 by legendary trainer Bart Cummings on behalf of Malaysian owner Dato Tan Chin Nam.
The winner of two Cox Plates for Bart, So You Think was controversially sold to Coolmore Stud and sent to Aidan O’Brien’s stables in Ireland.
He raced 11 times in Ireland, England, France, the USA and Dubai and won five Group Ones and a Group Three in the Northern Hemisphere. He retired with 10 Group Ones on his resume and was rated 133 by Timeform - The highest-rated Australian colt of the modern age. Higher-rated than Pierro, All Too Hard, and Dundeel.
So You Think’s sons and daughters are enjoying a stellar run on Australian track with eight winners of Black Type races and another eight placegetters. All told he’s had 97 individual winners so far this season.
So You Think stands at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley and the near black horse is always one of the most popular stallions on the Ontrack Hunter Valley Horse and Wine Tour each October.
His striking physique always takes tour members by surprise but it’s his sweeping mane and massive forelock that are his most famous hallmarks.