Master Of Design showed true class and true grit at Rosehill on Saturday when he led all the way to land the Group 2 $200,000 Sebring Sprint to give Australian Bloodstock its biggest and most important victory.
The $2 million yearling was purchased by Australian Bloodstock early in 2010 from Darley and has won 3 of his 4 runs including Saturday’s Group 2, but importantly he now has a crucial stakes win to compliment his outstanding pedigree.
Master Of Design is by Champion stallion Redoute’s Choice from the mare Urge To Merge, the dam of five winners including Group 1 winner SUNTAGONAL.
Urge To Merge is a sister to TRACY’S ELEMENT, the Champion 2yo Filly in South Africa in 1993 and the Champion 4yo+ Mare in South Africa in 1995. The four time Group 1 winner is also the dam of six time Group 1 winner, Australian Horse of the Year, and Champion Middle Distance Mare of 2009 – 2010 TYPHOON TRACY, as well as dual Listed winner Red Element.
Urge To Merge is also a sister to Group 1 Stradbroke Hcp winner and successful sire DANASINGA, dual Group 3 winner and successful sire CULLEN, and Group 3 winner an leading New Zealand sire TOWKAY.
If ever a horse was destined to succeed in the stallion shed, it’s Master Of Design!
Congratulations to all of the connections that backed our judgement to join us in ownership of this gifted colt, and let’s hope that the elusive Group 1 win is just around the corner with the Group 1 Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield in a fortnight.