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Stallion at Stud: Charge Forward

Service Fee: TBA

Sire: Red Ransom

Dam: Sydney's Dream

Colour: Bay

Lifetime & Worldwide Statistics


The category of proven Group 1 sires offering a complete outcross for Danehill and strong sale results, yet standing in Australian at less than $12,000 is not very crowded.

Breeders wanting to tick all those boxes will soon arrive at Charge Forward, the best 2YO colt of a stellar generation, a Group 1 Galaxy winner at three and now a quality source of precocity, speed and class.

Two-thirds of Charge Forward's stakes performers have earned black type at two, including last season’s juveniles, Saul’s Special, a winner and twice Group-placed in Perth and Group-placed Melbourne winner Ariaz. This duo, debut winner Enterprise Mount and two-time Singapore 2YO winner Macarthur are all out of mares by Danehill sons, a group responsible for 30 per cent of Charge Forward’s named foals, but 55 per cent of his stakes performers, including Champion 2YO Filly Headway, Group winners Direct Charge, London Lolly & Cavalry Rose.

The stakes-winning full brothers Road Trippin' & Crack A Roadie and recent city winners Stylemaker (Melbourne), Diego Kosta (Hong Kong) & Good News (Singapore) are all bred on the same cross.

And, like Charge Forward himself, plenty of his progeny train on - for example, Response, a dual Group 1 winner at four (and subsequently sold as a broodmare for $1.5 million) & Slightly Sweet, twice a Group 3 winner at three, as well as 3YO Group winners Shrapnel, Solar Charged and Sabrage.

All of which explains why Charge Forward's yearlings continue to find an appreciative market, especially at Magic Millions Book 1 where seven of 8 lots sold in 2016, averaging almost $143,000. However, his top price this year was paid at Inglis Melbourne where the Hong Kong Jockey Club's bid of $210,000 secured Glentree's colt out of Emanday (by Redoute's Choice). In all, ten of Charge Forward's 27 yearlings sold in 2016 made $100,000 or more - and nine of them were out of mares by Flying Spur, Redoute's Choice or Commands.
Charge Forward’s progeny sell consistently well to shrewd buyers familiar with his excellent statistics – compiled without the advantage of large foal crops - and his effectiveness as a foil for Danehill.

In 2016 his yearlings averaged almost $98,000 across all sales with seven of them fetching $150,000 or more. Not surprisingly, nine of his 10 top prices were paid for yearlings out of mares by Redoute’s Choice, Flying Spur or Commands.

Purchasers include Gai Waterhouse, Astute Bloodstock, Richard Jolly, Stuart Kendrick, Moody Racing & First Light Racing (all repeat buyers of Charge Forward’s progeny), as well as Bjorn Baker, Matthew Smith, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Bahen Bloodstock, Aquis Farm, Proven Thoroughbreds and South African trainer Mike Azzie.

Race Record

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 5 2 1 1 A$854,375
3 6 2 1 1 A$378,610
Totals: 11 4 2 2 A$1,232,985

At 2 :
STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2 (1200m beating Dane Shadow and Samboy), AJC Breeders' P., L (1000m beating Wenceslas Square and Dance Hero), 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1 (1200m to Dance Hero and beating Alinghi), 3d AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3 (1100m to Crimson Reign and Segments)
At 3 :
AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1 (1100m beating Spark of Life and Red Oog), San Domenico S., Gr.2 (1000m beating Fastnet Rock and Dance Hero), 2d NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., Gr.3 (1200m to Fastnet Rock and beating Star Cat), 3d AJC Challenge S., Gr.2 (1000m in track record time to Impaler and Snippetson)

For all enquires please Call Tim Nolan on 0417 140 712, or email timandcelienolan@murrullastud.com.au