Our Ripping Rubick - Almost GONE ...

Date: 20 Feb 2023

Our Ripping Rubick - Almost GONE ...


"He really picked himself," says David Ellis CNZM of our powerful Rubick colt.

Imagine him as a body builder, but with speed to burn.  He's a muscleman - ripped and toned and has speed on speed all over his family. He certainly looks like a Karaka 2YO Million candidate in 2024, with the scope to train on as the good sons of Rubick do.




He's colt with a pedigree to underline his physical presence too.

Group 1 winners abound in his family - you'll find VRC Guineas and Futurity Stakes' winner (and later successful sire) Reset on his page - and he also closely related to Assertive Lad, Champion 2YO in Australia and Group 1 Doncaster winner - five of his eight wins came as a two year old!

We've called him "Rico" in a nod to his dam Mancini - who was named after the legendary composer Henry Mancini who listed of "the Pink Panther Theme" and "Moon River" fame.  Henry Mancini's birth name being 'Enrico'.

Only TWO shares remain ... he was terrific value for money so don't miss him!


Why Rubick?


He was the highest rated 2YO of his generation, of his three career wins, two came as a two year old and he injects that early action into his offspring.  Rubick was rated equal at 3YO to star sire Northern Meteor.

Rubick's progeny are doing the business in Australia - he was Leading Second Season Sire & Champion Sire of 3YOs in Australia in 2019-20.

The sire of 367 progeny to race, he's had 202 winners (55.0%), with earnings of over A$31 million, 8 stakes' winners, 17 stakes' placegetters, inc. Yes Yes Yes - Australia Champion 3YO Colt - three of his four wins coming as a juvenile.

His latest flag bearer is the exciting colt Jacquinot (see his story below) who is flying - winning on debut as a two year old in December 2021, the handsome 3YO colt is looking a future stallion for sure.

The winner of five of his 10 starts - including the Group 1 Golden Rose, Group 3 Manfred Stakes and just a fortnight ago the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes - he's earned A$2.4 million and is one of the most exciting three year olds in Australia currently.

He holds nominations for the Group 1 Futurity, Rosehill Guineas and Doncaster, as well as the All Star Mile - watch this space!


A 10% share is $9,000 +GST

A 5% share is $4,500 +GST


Racing News reports:


Quality Rubick colt Jacquinot enhanced his credentials for a future stud career when adding the $750,000 Group I MRC CF Orr Stakes (1400m) to his resume, but the victory was not without drama.


Jacquinot goes head to head with Gentleman Roy - image Grant Courtney


In a fierce battle to the line, the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr trained Jacquinot finished second beaten a short half head by free wheeling So You Think gelding Gentleman Roy, who led for home and refused to give in.

In the last 100m, Gentleman Roy lay out slightly under pressure from Mark Zahra and made contact with the much smaller Jacquinot and stewards deemed the bump was sufficient to affect the result given the narrow margin.

Damian Lane and Jacquinot were awarded the race taking his overall record to five wins from 10 starts with $2.3 million in the bank.

“You win them any way you can but he should have won it out here, so the right decision was made,” said Damian Lane.

"He's just a really good horse.

"He just takes a little bit to pick up so when I found my run he was just getting into his work and when he copped that nasty bump I felt I had Gentleman Roy covered before that happened so we have to beat him afterwards.

"The horse has got a great will to win. He's shown that he's adaptable 1200 up to 1400 now so just a really good colt that knows where the winning post is."

Co trainer Mick Price confirmed the Group I MRC Futurity would be next for Jacquinot in two weeks time.

"He's a stud colt and that now gives him two Group 1s and that's very important,” Price said.

"It was severe interference and it is the stewards' job to measure the margin lost in the interference and if the margin lost in the interference is greater than the margin of the race, the margin of the race was a short head so there's no set formula or correct answer but that's the opinion and that's the refereeing.

“He'll go to the Futurity. Same course, same distance, hopefully the same result.

This was the second win for Golden Rose winner Jacquinot under his new ownership group headed by Widden Stud and Qatar Bloodstock in whose colours he runs.


Jacquinot was foaled and raised at Coolmore.


Retained to race by his breeders after passing in as a yearling, Jacquinot was foaled (that's him above) and raised at Coolmore and is the first foal of unraced Pierro mare Ponterro, a sibling to Group I winner Inference, Group II winner Dragon Leap and stakes-winner Illation.

Ponterro had a filly by Wootton Bassett (GB) last spring and was then covered by Rubick's Everest winning son Yes Yes Yes.

Jacquinot brought up a Group double at Sandown for Swettenham Stud's Rubick, who also sired Glint of Silver to win the Group II MRC Autumn Stakes.


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