Rubick ex Chelsea Hotel Filly

Horse Details

KEY POINTS

  • Real athlete … a particularly good mover and beautifully balanced, this filly has a great temperament.
  • First crop daughter of highly rated, Group-race winning 2YO and Group-race winning 3YO RUBICK whose yearlings have sold up to $470,000 in 2018.
  • Sire RUBICK is by Champion Sire & Sire of Sires, ENCOSTA DE LAGO (114 stakes winners of $177 million) from a multiple stakes winning 2 and 3YO, SLIDING CUBE, a ¾ sister to Champion Sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE
  • Outstanding female family and is first foal of 6-time winner CHELSEA HOTEL, in turn the first foal of leading North American 2YO, CHELSEY’S IMAGE.
  • Boasts a 4 x 3 cross to legendary DANEHILL, which has already proven highly successful via Group winners BROADBAND and KISS A ROSE, along with this season’s exciting 2YOs EF TROOP and JONKER etc.
  • To be trained by multiple Group 1 winning trainers Peter and Paul Snowden
  • Other highly credentialed Snowden trained runners include; REDZEL, CAPITALIST, EPAULETTE, RUSSIAN REVOULTION, SHOOTING TO WIN, SEPOY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PEGGY JEAN, DENMAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, SKILLED, PURPLE, MENTAL, COMPLACENT, & BENFICA

THE HORSE

There’s just so much to like about this filly she’s beautifully balanced and a particularly good mover with a great temperament. A real athlete!

She is also by one of the most promising young sires in the nation with RUBICK’s first crop yearlings already selling up to $470,000 in 2018: with buyers obviously keen to tap into a multiple Group winning son of Champion Sire and Sire of Sires, ENCOSTA DE LAGO. Furthermore, RUBICK is from an exceptional family which includes another Champion Sire in REDOUTE’S CHOICE.

The filly’s female pedigree is no less exciting, as she is the first foal of 6-time winner CHELSEA HOTEL (winner by 6 lengths on debut) who, in turn, is out of the North American Group winning 2YO, CHELSEY’S IMAGE, whose 11 starts consisted of 9 black type races, never finishing further back than fifth!

The RUBICK x CHELSEA HOTEL match up also brings in a 4 x 3 cross to the legendary DANEHILL and the same nick has previously produced Group winners BROADBAND and KISS A ROSE, along with this season’s exciting 2YOs EF TROOP and JONKER.

RUBICK

One of the most exciting young stallions in Australia. A Group winning 2YO, a Group 2 winning 3YO, a son of Champion Sire and Sire of Sires in ENCOSTA DE LAGO and is from a ¾ sister to Champion Sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE!

Timeform’s highest raced juvenile of his year (115), RUBICK was trained by Gerald Ryan and won his first 2 starts in his 2YO year, including the Blue Diamond Prelude. Installed second favourite in the Group 1 Blue Diamond, he finished a game fourth.

RUBICK matured into an outstanding 3YO, leading throughout in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes before another bold performance in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes when third behind Group 1 winner MIRACLES OF LIFE.

With that kind of race record, it was a given that RUBICK would become a popular stallion, particularly when you take into account his marvellous pedigree.

First off, RUBICK is by the Champion Australian Sire ENCOSTA DE LAGO (114 stakes winners of $177 million) whose sire sons include NORTHERN METEOR and MANHATTAN RAIN (sire of 2017 Golden Slipper winner SHE WILL REIGN). Interestingly, as a 3YO, RUBICK was rated equal to the Group 1 winning sprinter NORTHERN METEOR (sire of DEEP FIELD, SHOOTING TO WIN, ZOUSTAR etc.)

However, it’s RUBICK’s female family that has everyone taking notice! RUBICK hails from the multiple stakes winning SLIDING CUBE, in turn a ¾ sister to Champion Sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE, Group 1 winner PLATINUM SCISSORS, and is very closely related in blood to

MANHATTAN RAIN and his full brother, the stakes winner and Group 1Derby runner-up ECHOES OF HEAVEN.

Other close relations include Group winner PRECIOUS LORRAINE, 2YO stakes winner LUCKY RAQUIE and 2017 Group 1 winner SHOALS.

This filly is from the first crop of RUBICK whose progeny have already sold up to $470,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

CHELSEA HOTEL

Speed, speed, SPEED!

This filly is Chelsea Hotel’s first foal who is, in turn, the first foal of multiple North American stakes winner, CHELSEY’S IMAGE.

A daughter of the 6-time Group 1 winner, DYLAN THOMAS – giving this filly a 4 x 3 cross to breeding immortal DANEHILL – Chelsea Hotel was a terrific racehorse in her own right.

A bold front runner, Chelsea Hotel won her maiden by a whopping 6 lengths and also chalked up victories in Melbourne and Sydney for trainer Matt Dale.

Chelsey’s Image, meanwhile, was one of the fastest Canadian 2YO fillies of her year and 9 of her 11 starts were in black type races … never finishing worse than fifth.

Chelsey’s Image was brought to Australia by one of the nation’s leading breeders and her family is jam packed with black type.

Other relations include Group 1 winner CHELSEY FLOWER, Group winner, Group 1 runner-up and sire, KENTUCKY DYNAMITE Champion 2YO Filly TAPIT GIRL, plus other 2YO stakes winners DOUGS BUDDY, FLORAL SKY etc.

Importantly, the 4 x 3 nick to DANEHILL has worked exceptionally well with the same cross showing up in Group winners BROADBAND and KISS A ROSE, along with this season’s exciting 2YOs EF TROOP and JONKER.

Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . .

Please note that this outstanding colt is eligible and suited to target the following races:

  • $8,000,000 Inglis race series (already nominated)
  • $3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
  • $2,000,000 Inglis Millennium (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Inglis Sprint (already nominated)

In September 2016, Racing New South Wales announced unprecedented increases in prizemoney, with $204 million on offer for the year to come.

He is also BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme), and BOBS EXTRA eligible which means he will be running for millions of dollars in extra bonuses over and above any prizemoney. For example (using some standard race figures):

  • Metro Race (Saturday) – Prizemoney = $100,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $140,000!
  • Metro Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $40,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $60,000!
  • Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $30,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $40,000!
  • Country Race – Prizemoney = $20,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $30,000!

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