“Te Akau Lockdown Love”
6 Apr 2020
Welcome to Day 9 of our new feature – as our world around us changes indelibly, we want to bring some smiles and sunshine every day – yes a small distraction but it does everyone good to be able to smile when times are tough.
Today we are pleased to introduce our young Brazen Beau colt to you – he came to Te Akau Stud after the Karaka Sale – and settled in beautifully.
He is one of the kindest “babies” you would meet – very sensitive and gentle. He was also one of the first yearlings to begin his early education and that is now done and dusted and he was a star pupil.
His nickname is “Bolli” as in Bollinger the champagne – appropriate when you think his mother is called “More Bubbles” – and we already have a “Dom” and a “Krug”. She is a Sebring mare, a sister to Group 1 winner Politeness and he is her very first foal – so politeness with bubbles …. we are sure his owners will come up with inspired name suggestions!!
“Bolli” was a little shy when he started his education but with lots of love and care and attention from Enzo and the team, he was soon striding out with confidence! That’s him below ….
Our Brazen Beau – More Bubbles colt was purchased by David Ellis in January at the 2020 Karaka Book 1 Sale, from the draft of Leanach Lodge.
By an exciting young sire Australian sire, son of Leading Australian Sire (wins) I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit), out of mare by Sebring (More Than Ready), who was a leading sire and huge loss to the Australian breeding industry and already left a stakes winner as young a broodmare sire.
By stakes’ winners, Brazen Beau is the leading the Second Season Sire in Australia.
Incredibly, world renowned dam sire, More Than Ready (Southern Halo), has sired 3,292 winners including 232 stakes’ winners and 45 Group Ones. While grand-dam sire, Commands (Danehill), is the sire of reigning Horse of the Year Melody Belle.
Ross MacKay (Leanach Lodge) said: “He’s a got nice bit of Australian speed influence and could be the type of horse to continue Te Akau’s dominance in the Karaka Million. If not as a two-year-old, hopefully he could be there as a three-year-old.”