Maurice x Our Miss Bossy colt

Horse Details

KEY POINTS

  • Athletic colt by exciting first-season sire MAURICE (Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter & Champion Miler in Japan) from a genuine SPEED family.
  • “A fast, early running colt. He looks a real speed machine and appears to be an ideal horse to target the big 2yo races!” – Chris Ward.
  • MAURICE won 6 Group 1 races, over $14 million in stakes and was named Japanese Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter AND Champion Miler. The best Japanese racehorse ever to stand outside of Japan.
  • From the 5-time winner OUR MISS BOSSY, this colt hails from the family of speed machines such as CHOICE BRO, PRESSING, CARGO COLT and 2YO stakes winner & Group placed ABSOLUTE FLIRT.
  • Selected by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward. Selectors of REDZEL, HOT SNITZEL, PEGGY JEAN, DOTHRAKI, CHARLIE BOY, REELEM IN RUBY, MISSILE MANTRA, MOSS TRIP, MILITARY ZONE FLYING SNITZEL, CAVALRY ROSE, PATRONYME etc.
  • To be trained by the world renowned pair of Peter and Paul Snowden, trainers of Triple Crown’s 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($13 million) The Everest winner REDZEL and 2016 Golden Slipper winner 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 etc.

THE HORSE

This colt caught our attention from the word go and has Golden Slipper written all over him!

Firstly, he’s a cracking type by the exciting (and we do mean exciting!) MAURICE who has his first crop of yearlings up for grabs in 2020. MAURICE was Horse of the Year in Japan (and we all know how good the Japanese horses run!) … he’s been gifted with outstanding mares and … fittingly, has produced some incredible types … this bloke among them.

MAURICE factor aside, the colt appears to be really quite precocious and should be ideal for the early 2YO races which, of course, he’s nominated for.

That’s hardly a pipedream when you look at the family around him: genuine 2YO speedsters like ABSOLUTE FLIRT, PRESSING, CHOICE BRO and his granddam BROOKE’S EXPRESS all gave connections plenty of thrills, with many training on as older horses.

If you’re looking to ‘flirt’ with early success this could well be the colt for you!

Watch the video below to hear Arrowfield principal John Messara discuss what makes six-time Group 1-winning stallion Maurice so exciting.

MAURICE

Maurice is unquestionably one of the most exciting young sires in Australia!

Rated the best Japanese racehorse ever to stand at stud outside of Japan, this outstanding colt is from the first crop of Maurice in Australia.

In a remarkable racetrack career, Maurice was named Japan’s Horse of the Year and, importantly, also regarded as the country’s best sprinter AND No.1 miler.

A multiple winner at 2, Maurice would go on to capture 3 Group 1s at 3 and 4 years, including the Yasuda Kinen – consistently ranked among the world’s best mile contests.

Not only that, Maurice travelled to Hong Kong where he captured the international Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Mile, before returning 6 months later to double his Group 1 feat by winning the Hong Kong Champions Mile.

As a 5YO Maurice departed racing on a memorable high, winning the Group 1 Tokyo Tenno Sho on home turf  before his swansong in Hong Kong, where he blew them away (by 3 lengths) in the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup.

Ultimately, Maurice would be allotted a World Thoroughbred Ranking of 217 in 2016 – the 3rd highest turf horse on the planet.

Maurice is the best son of Roberto-line stallion, Screen Hero, a winner of the Group 1 Japan Cup and from a daughter of Japan’s greatest ever stud influence, Sunday Silence.

OUR MISS BOSSY

Beaten a lip on debut at 2, OUR MISS BOSSY won her next outing at Morphettville, before going on to capture 5 wins throughout her career. A speedy customer who also won up to a mile.

The 2nd foal of OUR MISS BOSSY, it wouldn’t surprise to see this colt show similar speed.

His granddam, the SNIPPETS mare BROOKE’S EXPRESS, was a winner and multiple Group placed at 2, while she in turn is a ½ sister to Tasmanian Derby winner GEEGEES CLASSICBOY. That’s about the only middle-distance form on the page, and even the majority of his wins came over 1350m. It is a SPEED family.

Now take a look at some of this colt’s other relations: CHOICE BRO won 8 races including the Group 1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce at 2; CARGO CULT won 6 and was runner-up in the Group 1 Futurity; stakes winner IMMORTALITY – 8 wins to 1200m; PRESSING, a Listed winner at 2; and of course the lightning quick ABSOLUTE FLIRT, a stakes winner at 2 who ran 2nd to Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner EXHILIRATES in last year’s Group 3 Quezette.

Our Miss Bossy is by proven speed influence Street Boss, the sire of gun two-year-old and current Blue Diamond Stakes favorite HANSEATIC.

Throw MAURICE into the mix and this bloke looks like he’ll go fast and go early!

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)

In 2018/19, there was $809,109,018 distributed in prizemoney throughout Australia with stakes increasing by 92% in the last 10 years: the highest of any racing nation in the world. There are also 60 races worth $1 million or greater – including 9 x 2YO races – in Australia, whilst the phenomenal $14m The Everest is the pinnacle for the older horses.

The 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 = $125,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $165,000!
  • 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 = $22,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $32,000!

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