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Quality 3YO having immediate effect for stud
The emergence in Australia of the unbeaten three-year-old Immediacy has provided further impetus for breeders Cambridge Stud as they head into selling mode across the Tasman.
Paul Vettise, LOVERACING.NZ News Desk | February 26, 2024
Immediacy on his way to winning the Gr.2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield. Photo: Photo: Bruno Cannatelli

The emergence in Australia of the unbeaten three-year-old Immediacy has provided further impetus for breeders Cambridge Stud as they head into selling mode across the Tasman.

Immediacy retained his perfect record in outstanding style at Caulfield on Saturday for trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young with a hollow victory in the Gr.2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at his third appearance.

The son of Tarzino will now head to Sydney for the Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and the Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m).

Immediacy’s timing has been immaculate for the Cambridge nursery, who will offer six quality youngsters at the upcoming Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

“It’s a really nice group of horses and they have come on in the last few weeks. Coming into a sale, it’s always nice to have a farm graduate like Immediacy flying the flag for us,” said the stud’s Head of Sales & Nominations Scott Calder.

Immediacy is a son of Pivotal’s Irish-bred daughter But Beautiful, a half-sister to European stakes winner Ayrad and Dawn Of Hope, whose four foals to race have all been successful.

But Beautiful was sold as a yearling for 320,000gns and won three races in England up to 1600m before she was purchased for 20,000gns by Paul Moroney Bloodstock at the 2011 Tattersalls December Mares’ Sale.

“She later came up for sale on Gavelhouse, she was over at Waikato Stud and Cameron Ring (Cambridge Stud Sales & Nominations) was familiar with her and some of her progeny he prepped when he was there,” Calder said.

“He was really keen on her and we decided to buy her with a view to breeding her to Tavistock.

“She is from the family of Stravinsky, who had obviously crossed really well with Tavistock, and Pivotal is an exceptional broodmare sire.”

But Beautiful was secured for $48,000 in foal to Sacred Falls and the result of that union is the winner Bella Waters.

“She was covered once by Tavistock and unfortunately she missed and by the time she was ready to go back again he was out of service after getting hurt,” Calder said.

“She was sent to Tavistock’s son Tarzino and that proved to be a stroke of luck with the resulting progeny Immediacy.”

He was subsequently part of Kiltannon Lodge’s draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale.

“Mark and Lorraine (Forbes) prepped him for us, we don’t have a draft at Book 2 so we always have a couple with them,” Calder said.

“He was passed in and Guy Lowry had a look at him and decided to buy him (for $15,000) and that turned out well for him.”

Immediacy was reoffered at the Ready to Run Sale by Riverrock Farm and realised $200,000 with Busuttin Racing and Group 1 Racing signing the ticket.

“The mare has done well for everybody down the line,” Calder said.

But Beautiful’s filly by Hello Youmzain was offered by Cambridge Stud at Karaka this year and sold to Busuttin and Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $280,000.

“She’s in foal to Embellish on a nice, early service and Embellish is making a good fist of things with three-year-olds like Luberon and Talisker so we’re excited,” Calder said.

“It will be a big boost for the Embellish foal being a half-sibling to a Group Two winner in Australia and the way Immediacy won that race, we’re hoping there’s more to come and he could be a potential topliner.”

Cambridge’s selling focus is now on the Melbourne Premier Sale at the Oaklands complex from March 3-5.

“It’s a really solid draft and we’ve got a lovely Hello Youmzain (Lot 200) from the Eight Carat family and an Almanzor (Lot 351) out of Las Brisas, who is a half-sister to a stakes performer in Ceolwulf in Sydney with Joe Pride,” Calder said.

“The Almanzor colt (Lot 75) out of Zenella has got a fantastic pedigree and is an attractive colt while the Toronado filly (Lot 469) is another real cracker.”

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