The Silver Slipper Stakes-Gr.2 winner Shaft (Flying Spur-Traceable by Rahy) will stand at Hardwick Stud, Yass from 2014 on a fee of $3300.

Shaft was a $700000 yearling which represents the type of entire he is.

The Danehill grandson, whose dam is a half-sister to Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy, and is consistently producing winners, having 43 winners for 1.3 million in the 201s season.

He’s also sired the smart city winners Shapin Lady, Such Hope, Erin’s Element, Flight Academy, Massale, Deakes and Boom Baby Boom and his runners have a winning distance index of 1225m and numerous other multiple winners such as Lauires Love and Scatcat.  Mr One Eleven is another highly promising runner in the John Sargent stable agter his good run in the Group One Rosehill Guineas.  He upgrades mares and puts speed and strength into them.

Shaft, who retired to stud for Darley in 2008, defeated Husson Lightning and Murtajill in the 2007 Silver Slipper (1100m in 1:04.02) on debut and was then third in the Todman Slipper Trial-Gr.3 behind Meurice and Zizou and sixth of 16 in the Golden Slipper behind Forensics. Although he won a 900m trial in Sydney at three, he was unable to regain his good juvenile form and was retired after just three more runs.

He should prove popular with breeders in southern NSW as he’s by a champion sire and Golden Slipper winner in Flying Spur and his second dam is champion filly Tracy’s Element (Last Tycoon (IRE)-Princess Tracy (IRE) by Ahonoora (GB)). His dam sire is Rahy, the international champion racehorse and sire.  This is the immediate family of sires Red Element, Danasinga, Cullen, Towkay, Prince Arthur and Master of Design.

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