Coolmore The Big Everest Winner

There's no question Coolmore Australia will be the biggest winner out of Saturday's victory by Yes Yes Yes in the world's richest race on turf, the $14 million Everest at Randwick.

Yes Yes Yes, a 3YO colt by Coolmore's exciting young stallion Rubick, is trained by Chris Waller and ran in the slot held by his stable, ensuring the bulk of the $6.05 million first prizemoney stayed in-house.

However long term it is Coolmore that will be banking the big bucks after Tom Magnier and his team had the foresight to buy a 50 percent share in the colt after he won the G2 Todman Stakes at Randwick earlier this year, ensuring they control his stud career.

That phase of his life is expected to begin in 2020, giving Australia – and almost certainly the northern hemisphere - just another nine months to enjoy his racetrack talents.

Yes Yes Yes winning<br />The Everest
   Yes Yes Yes winning
The Everest Picture: Racing and Sports

There is no prize for predicting that Coolmore will be keen to see Yes Yes Yes perform in the UK in 2020 in the big sprints at Royal Ascot and Newmarket before the colt embarks on a dual hemisphere breeding career.

In the immediate future there is the opportunity for Yes Yes Yes to add an all-important Group One win to his record in the Coolmore Stud Stakes – the stud's flagship sponsorship in Australian racing – at Flemington next month.

From a breeding perspective that is a necessity for Yes Yes Yes as The Everest – for all its massive prizemoney and overwhelming hype – does not carry that all-important black type recognition just yet.

Tom Magnier estimates winning The Everest in course record time of 1.07.32 for the 1200m gives Yes Yes Yes a stud value of up to $50 million.

Heady numbers, but its's still a valuation that needs validation by having a G1 win beside his name despite the fact that he beat an Everest field that contained 10 other G1 winners on Saturday.

Magnier, as you would expect, was talking the talk after The Everest and downplayed its G1 anomaly.

"There was a question mark over this as a stallion-making race and this colt has gone and beaten the best horses in Australia," Magnier said.

"It's a stallion-making race now. He is the best sprinter."

JTom Magnier, jockey Glen Boss and trainer Chris Waller after winning The Everest
JTom Magnier, jockey Glen Boss and trainer Chris Waller after winning The Everest Picture: Steve Hart

Magnier admitted Coolmore needed some heavy persuasion from Waller and part-owner Brae Sokokski, heading the big syndicate that sold its half share to the breeding giant, to run Yes Yes Yes in the Everest as a replacement for Waller's Racing's first slot choice Enticing Star.

The spotlight turned to Yes Yes Yes after he finished second to Godolphin's top 3YO colt Bivouac in the G1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill last month despite Coolmore's hesitation.

"Chris and Brae were very strong on wanting to run this horse in the Everest," Magnier said. "Chris rang me and said 'look this horse is ready for this and we believe he can do it'.

"The long and the short of it is when he said he believed the horse had every chance no-one questioned it."

Waller agreed it was a big decision to start Yes Yes Yes, the only three-year-old in the select field.

"When Enticing Star didn't come up quite as well as we wanted we ended up choosing this horse at the last minute," Waller said.

"It was a big risk and a gamble. You've got to trust your horse and I trusted my system.

"It was a big decision. You've got a big international stud in the horse who have backed my judgement and also the owners and the slot holders backing my judgement.

"He could be an international, dual hemisphere stallion now. His stud value is through the roof."

Rubick
Rubick Picture: Coolmore Stud

Yes Yes Yes is certainly the "big horse" his sire Rubick needs to consolidate his standing at stud as much has been expected of him since the son of Encosta De Lago retired to Coolmore Stud as a dual Group winner from eight starts as a two and three-year-old.

With his oldest progeny now three Rubick's results have been acceptable, having sired 25 winners of 32 races from his first 67 runners but boasting just two stakes winners. Yes Yes Yes was his first winner and his first stakes winner.

Rubick covered 263 mares – more than any other sire in Australia – in 2018 at a fee of $17,600 and this year has had his fee increased to $38,500, a positive response to the strong breeder support he has been receiving.

The Everest was just the eighth career start for Yes Yes Yes, his four wins and three seconds returning earnings of $7,174,450, a record for an Australian three-year-old.

Yes Yes Yes (Rubick x Sin Sin Sin by Fantastic Light) was originally purchased by leading Queensland based bloodstock agent John Foote and Darren Weir Racing for $200,000 at last year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

A member of Rubick's first crop, he was presented at the Gold Coast sale by NSW stud farm Kitchwin Hills on behalf of his Wagga-based breeder Brett Bradley's Arlington Park Racing. Bradley has a small group of mares that he boards at Kitchwin Hills.

Weir prepared the colt for his first three starts, winning twice in Melbourne, before his banishment from racing. Waller was the beneficiary with Yes Yes Yes winning two of his five starts for the Rosehill trainer.

Sin Sin Sin, the dam of Yes Yes Yes, won the Wellington Boot as a 2YO and has produced two other winners Dee Nine Elle (5 wins) and Another Sin (4 wins).

Bradley bought back the stakes placed Dee Nine Elle for $180,000 at the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale and put her through the same sale again this year in foal to Merchant Navy, making $720,000 to the bid of Badgers Bloodstock.

A yearling half bother to Yes Yes Yes by Press Statement made $70,000 at this year's Classic Sale in Sydney. Another half-brother by Sebring will be offered at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in the Kitchwin Hills draft.

Sin Sin Sin, covered this spring by Zoustar, hails from a prolific family, being a half-sister to the notable stakes winners Hot As Hell (County), Flaming Hot (County), Craig's Dragon (Catbird) and Hell It's Hot (Zeditave).

Hell It's Hot is the dam of current G1 winner and Everest runner In Her Time while Sin Sin Sin has a yearling colt by Sebring.

Coolmore imported the European sprinter Ten Sovereigns from the Irish stables of champion trainer Aidan O'Brien to run in its own Everest slot.

The G1 July Cup winner never came into contention and failed to beat a runner home.

Godolphin will also reflect on its decision to go down a different path with Golden Rose winner Bivouac. He will run at Moonee Valley on Friday night in the G1 Manikato Stakes and from there a possible rematch with Yes Yes Yes in the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes could well make it the race of the Melbourne spring.

Alizee ran in Godolphin's own slot in the Everest and finished seventh after a wide run. Stablemate Trekking, running for the Melbourne Racing Club slot, finished third.

 


Racing and Sports



Randwick

Saturday, 19th October 2019

7
16:15
(local)

The Tab Everest

Type: OPEN
AUD $14,549,000
1200m TURF GOOD
7
16:15
(local)
AUD $14,549,000
1200m GOOD

The Tab Everest

Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 12. YES YES YES (AUS) 3yo C
RUBICK (AUS) - SIN SIN SIN (AUS)
GLEN BOSS
CHRIS WALLER
$9.00
53.0kg
Yes Yes Yes (T Magnier), B Sokolski, Ocean Five (T Price), S Thompson, R Smykowsky, Collins St Partners (B Griffith), O Jackson, S Inglis, T Mehmet, P Caputo, W Johnston, C Hay, T W M, The Golden Table, Property H'weights No 3, T Kinsella-Neijs, A Kheir, Winning Behaviours, M Donegan & B Broomhead

Sales Information

2nd 1. SANTA ANA LANE (AUS) 7yo G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - FAST FLEET (AUS)
MARK ZAHRA
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
$5.50
58.5kg
William St (Mgr: M A Ramsden)

Sales Information

3rd 5. TREKKING (AUS) 5yo G
STREET CRY (IRE) - OUTDOOR (AUS)
JOSH PARR
JAMES CUMMINGS
$31.00
58.5kg
Godolphin
4th 4. NATURE STRIP (AUS) 5yo G
NICCONI (AUS) - STRIKELINE (AUS)
TIM CLARK
CHRIS WALLER
$21.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

5th 2. PIERATA (AUS) 5yo H
PIERRO (AUS) - NOVEMBER FLIGHT (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
GREGORY HICKMAN
$7.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

6th 6. CLASSIQUE LEGEND (AUS) 4yo G
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - PINOCCHIO (AUS)
NASH RAWILLER
L J BRIDGE
$17.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

7th 8. ALIZEE (AUS) 5yo M
SEPOY (AUS) - ESSAOUIRA (AUS)
HUGH BOWMAN
JAMES CUMMINGS
$9.00
56.5kg
8th 3. REDZEL (AUS) 7yo G
SNITZEL (AUS) - MILLRICH (AUS)
KERRIN MCEVOY
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$13.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

9th 10. IN HER TIME (AUS) 7yo M
TIME THIEF (AUS) - HELL IT'S HOT (AUS)
BRENTON AVDULLA
KRIS LEES
$21.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

10th 9. SUNLIGHT (AUS) 4yo M
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - SOLAR CHARGED (AUS)
LUKE CURRIE
T & C MCEVOY
$13.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

11th 11. ARCADIA QUEEN (AUS) 4yo M
PIERRO (AUS) - ARCADIA (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$5.00
56.5kg
12th 7. TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) 3yo C
NO NAY NEVER (USA) - SEEKING SOLACE (GB)
RYAN MOORE
A P O'BRIEN
$21.00
58.0kg

Sales Information

Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to racingandsports.com.au as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.