Hellbent ex The Baroness colt

Horse Details

KEY POINTS

  • A real adonis, this HELLBENT colt is a half-brother to the multiple Group winner and Group 1 placegetter PRINCESS POSH!
  • He is out of the Viscount mare THE BARONESS, who has produced three winners from three runners to date, all of whom have won at least four races!
  • “I love this colt. He is a high class animal who ticks every box. He is a half brother to a Group 1 horse and Hellbent is a stallion upgrade. I can’t wait to see him race.” – Chris Ward.
  • HELLBENT, a sensational winner of the Group 1 William Reid Stakes, was chosen by Yarraman Park Stud to be the heir apparent to their all-conquering sire I AM INVINCIBLE, so it’s no surprise that he has made such a fast start to life at stud courtesy of the likes of our very own Stakes performer MISS HELLFIRE!
  • Although Hellbent’s eldest progeny are 2YOs, his sire I AM INVINCIBLE has had three runners for three winners when crossed with Viscount mares, including the Stakes winner and Magic Millions 2YO Classic placegetter SHE’S ALL CLASS!
  • The mare has produced three winners from three runners and so has the breeding cross!
  • Selected by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward. Selectors of REDZEL, HOT SNITZEL, PEGGY JEAN, DOTHRAKI, CHARLIE BOY, REVOLUTIONARY MISS, REELEM IN RUBY, MISSILE MANTRA, MOSS TRIP, MILITARY ZONE, EXOBOOM, FLYING SNITZEL, CAVALRY ROSE, PATRONYME, MAZU etc.
  • To be trained by Australia’s most exciting young trainer ANNABEL NEASHAM, who has taken the industry by storm since she was granted her licence in 2020. After honing her craft under the tutelage of industry giants Gai Waterhouse and Ciaron Maher, Annabel already has five Group 1 wins to her name courtesy of stable stars ZAAKI and MOUNGA. She is a trainer destined for the very top and we hope this colt can help take her there!

 

HELLBENT

I AM INVINCIBLE is a particularly hot and expensive stallion in Australia right now and it comes as little surprise that his sire sons are very much in demand … especially when those sons are lightning-fast Group 1 winners who “throw them to type”.

HELLBENT was certainly fast! A winner of 7 races from 1000m to 1200m, HELLBENT capped his marvellous career with a Group 1 victory in the William Reid Stakes – in near record time – off the back of a neck 3rd in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at his penultimate start.

A winner as a 2YO, HELLBENT also won his first start at 3 (defeating 3 x Group 1 winner LE ROMAIN by 4 lengths) & then 3 of his first 4 starts as a 4YO! It’s worth noting that in all bar one of his runs at Group 1 level – which included a win & 2 placings – he never finished worse than 4th and could be considered unlucky not to have won the 2017 William Reid & 2018 Oakleigh Plate.

A magnificent looking dark bay, HELLBENT is the spitting image of his sire I AM INVINCIBLE and is throwing similarly nice types.

Inbred 3 x 3 to stud legend, GREEN DESERT, HELLBENT is among 12 Group 1 winners for I AM INVINCIBLE, who produced 28 stakes winners in 2018/19 (breaking the Australian record previously held by breed shapers DANEHILL & SNITZEL). I Am Invincible has sired 3 individual Group 1 winners already this season, spearheaded by Coolmoore Stud Stakes winner HOME AFFAIRS and Oakleigh Plate heroine MARABI.

HELLBENT is out of the VOLKSRAAD mare VOLKASPRAY and hails from the family of Golden Slipper winner PAGO PAGO.

Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . .

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

  • $7,550,000 INGLIS race series (nomination included)
  • $3,500,000 Golden Slipper (nomination included)
  • $1,000,000 Golden Rose (nomination included)

In 2019/20, there was $808 million distributed in prizemoney throughout Australia with stakes increasing by 82% in the last 10 years: the highest of any racing nation in the world. There are also 72 races worth $1 million or greater in Australia – including 8 x 2YO races – whilst the phenomenal $15m The Everest is the pinnacle for the older horses.

This colt 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 = $130,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $170,000!
  • Metro Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $50,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $70,000!
  • Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $35,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $45,000!
  • Country Race – Prizemoney = $24,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $34,000!