latest News on Blue Gum Farm
Canford Cliffs has just arrived back at Philip and Patti Campbell's Blue Gum Farm from his Irish base at the famed Coolmore Stud. Canford Cliffs has been shuttling to his Euroa base for the past three seasons with the reputation of being a World Champion racehorse and an exceptionally good looking stallion. This year he also returns as the current leading first season stallion in Europe.
Canford Cliffs was an amazing racehorse. His two wins from three starts as a two year old included a six length romp in the prestigious Coventry Stakes (Gr 2) at Royal Ascot, a meeting at which he would also post important Group One wins as a three and four year old. Canford Cliffs actually went on to win five of England and Ireland's most prestigious Group one races in succession as a three and four year old. His racetrack deeds at those ages saw him rated England and Ireland's Champion 3YO Miler and then the highest rated Older Miler in the world as a 4YO. He retired the winner of seven of his eleven races and placed in the other four.
Canford Cliffs retired to Coolmore at the start of 2012 and first came to Blue Gum Farm later that year for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. It's the now 2YO's from his first Irish conceptions that have Canford Cliffs to the fore front of the international breeding scene. He has already sired 19 individual two year old winners of 24 races including three very promising stakes winners. At that figure he is easily the leading first season stallion in Europe by winners (next best 12) and is the fourth leading Two Year Old Sire in Europe by winners with a lot healthier winners to runners ratio than the three older stallions currently above him.
Blue Gum Farm Sales and Nominations Manager Chris Kent reports that Canford Cliffs has returned to Blue Gum Farm looking amazing. "He's filled out even more and has really matured in to a magnificent looking stallion," Kent reported.
Australia's most valuable mare Helsinge, the dam of World Champion racemare Black Caviar, is currently in foal to Canford Cliffs and he is about to embark on another very busy breeding season directly. His first Australian bred two year olds will commence racing later this year.