TBNSW Breeders Update Winter/Spring 2018 - Page 25



JUKEBOX
Bay horse, 2014
Standing at Aquis Farm / Emirates Park, Murrurundi
Fee: $11,000
Jukebox Retired to Aquis
Brilliant Group winning Snitzel sprinter Jukebox will be a popular
new late addition at Aquis’ Hunter Valley base this spring at a fee of
$10,000 plus GST.
An affordable son of reigning Champion Sire Snitzel from a power
packed speed family, Jukebox is sure to strike a tune with breeders
looking for precocity, speed and a great physique.
Undefeated in two starts as a juvenile, the Ciaron Maher trained colt
was a dominant winner of the $250,000 Listed Inglis Premier (1200m)
and returned in the spring to win the stallion-making Group III MRC
Vain Stakes (1100m).
In a deal brokered by Damon Gabedy of Belmont Bloodstock, Jukebox
is already assured every chance of success at stud with his breeder
Neville Duncan electing to remain in the horse, along with Colin
McKenna who raced both Merchant Navy and Jukebox with Ciaron
Maher.
In the Vain Stakes Jukebox produced a race-best sectional for the final
200m and it was this blistering turn of foot that had always set him
apart from the rest; ‘’he is the most natural athlete I have ever worked
with, both in Australia and in England. It was a huge disappointment
when he had to be scratched on the eve of the Blue Diamond.
His work leading into that race had been sensational - on the Tuesday
prior he ran 11 flat on the bridle for the final 200m and we were as
sure as you can be, that he would win the Group I’’ – Co-trainer David
Eustace.
Jukebox racked up a further three Group placings in a brief career
of just eight starts, finishing second to Group I winning filly Catchy
in the Group II VRC Danehill Stakes (1200m) and second to another
outstanding filly in Formality in the Group III MRC Blue Sapphire
Stakes (1200m).
“He was a gun 2YO and the best 2YO we have had; early, very sharp
and natural. We look forward to training his progeny in the future,”
said Ciaron Maher.
A naturally fast, precocious horse that won his first three starts,
Jukebox ran true to his pedigree being from the top class Stakes
winning juvenile Jestatune, a daughter of Golden Slipper and leading
speed influence Rory’s Jester, who of course is also the broodmare
sire of Not A Single Doubt.
A half-sister to WA Group I winner Ihtsahymn, Jestatune is from
another Stakes winning juvenile in Umatune, a daughter of Group I
winning 2YO and leading sire Umatilla.
NSW BREEDERS’ UPDATE Winter/Spring 2018
‘’Jukebox is what Australian racing is all about - an unbeaten 2YO with
speed to burn and a pedigree dominated by colonial speed through
Snitzel and Rory’s Jester - and he’s bred on the same cross as Not a
Single Doubt.’’ – Aquis Farm CEO Shane McGrath.
Please contact Jimmy Unwala (0488 217 875), Bernie Kane (0472 832
199), Nick Taylor (0417 365 553) or Paul Knight (0410 683 469)
to secure your nomination.
DANEHILL
REDOUTE’S CHOICE
SHANTHA’S CHOICE
SNITZEL (AUS)
SNIPPETS
SNIPPETS’ LASS
SNOW FINCH
CROWN JESTER
RORY’S JESTER
RORY’S ROCKET
JESTATUNE
UMATILLA
UMATUNE
GOD’S TUNE
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