Sire: Kermadec (NZ)
Foaled: Sep 17, 2021
A Kermadec filly heading to the Kris Lees barn. We saw that combination take out the Group 1 QLD Oaks just weeks ago with Amokura.
Kermadec (NZ) filly out of Rakinto – Kris Lees to train
I was thrilled to get this filly. She is by a young sire quietly going about his business but producing excellent results. The filly was reared at Rheinwood Pastoral Company which is situated close to Mittagong in the Southern Highlands, south of Sydney.
I have had terrific results with horses I have purchased from Rheinwood Pastoral Company. Over the years I have purchased just the four yearlings from the farm. They all won which is a good start with two being stakes class horses.
The best was Unchain My Heart. She was an outstanding mare winning 10 races and $595,580 in prizemoney. She won the Andrew Ramsden Stakes twice and The Bagot Handicap. She ran in a Melbourne Cup and was probably the toughest horse I have been associated with. The other horse of note was Captain Chaos. He was a beautiful horse by Strategic and won 7 races with his best performance being a 3rd placing in the Listed Thomas Lyons Stakes behind the Tasmanian Champion in Conquering.
Over the years I’ve written many times it is often more important where a horse is reared than who it’s parents are. This is certainly the case here with Rheinwood Pastoral Company breeding many winners. Other winners bred on the farm include the Group 1 winners Albert The Fat and Arkady.
Kermadec (NZ) is a horse that always interested me, but I struggled a bit into which box I should put him in. He is by the outstanding sire Teofilo (Ire) out of a mare by the very good broodmare sire Fuji Kiseki (JPN). His bloodlines carry Galileo (Ire), Danehill (USA), Sunday Silence (JPN) and Wolverton (Ire).
He was a very good racehorse winning at Group 1 level. He has excelled as a sire with 6 stakes winners from 67 winners. This is a telling statistic. Only the very best sires get to 10% stakes winners to winners.
He has sired three outstanding Group 1 winners. He has only ever had small crops of horses to represent him. He only has 12 yearlings to represent him this season.
Rakitno is by Not A Single Doubt, one of the very best broodmare sires standing in Australia. Prime Thoroughbreds has three fillies out of Not A Single Doubt mares. They are exciting horses. Seonee is very talented having won three races with her most recent run being a solid 5th in the Group 2 Stocks Stakes. Birdies Galore has raced on six occasions winning twice and being placed twice in stakes races and a 2yo filly Gerety has had just the one start for a dominant win.
This is Rakitno’s first foal. I love first foals. In my opinion mares tend to produce their best foals while they are young.
Rakitno has a great female line. She is by Not A Single Doubt out of an Encosta De Lago mare out of a Rory’s Jester mare out of a Crested Wave mare. This is as good as it gets in Australia.
This filly is an outstanding type of horse. She has great presence and is incredibly strong. I love the way she gets around. She is very strong through the chest and has great strength through her hocks.
Our vet Dr Greg Nash whose opinion I have a very high opinion of is also a great judge of a horse and he was very complimentary about this filly.
She is a star. I’d be amazed if she couldn’t run.
She is BOBS eligible and has been paid up for the rich Inglis Race Series. I’m certain Kris Lees will do a great job with her.