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One of the beauties of the industry we live in is the endless possibilities there are for some form of analysis, pedigree update, nick update, etc. In doing so we looked to Ascot in Perth on Saturday. The horse under our watchful eye was Playing God. Playing God is a seriously talented 3YO old colt by one of Danehill’s Victoria Derby winning son’s in Blackfriars and from a stakes placed Rubiton mare. Rubiton has been doing a wonderful job now for some time as a Broodmare Sire. As of the weekend’s racing he currently sits 17th on the Australian Broodmare Sire Rankings by earnings and 14th in terms of winners. What is probably more impressive as a broodmare sire is his winners to runners strike rate. From his 127 runners, 55 have won (43.30%), this strike rate is better than the 13 sires ahead of him in the Broodmare Sire Rankings on Winners – this includes Danehill, Zabeel, Snippets, Rory’s Jester, Canny Lad, Flying Spur, etc.

What is worth further consideration is Rubiton’s influence when crossed with Danehill bloodlines. Horses the caliber of Danerich (G3 McNeil Stakes Winner), Incumbent (G2 VRC Sires Produce Winner), King of Danes (G1 HKJC Centenary Sprint Cup Winner), Seventh Rock (G1 Gold Reef Resorts Casino Medallion Winner), God Has Spoken (Full Brother to Playing Gold is a G3 Winner) and of course Playing God (G1 Kingston Town Stakes Winner).

With the above in mind we strongly recommend you take a look at two lots we have bred on the exact same Danehill – Rubiton cross that are headed for the 2011 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Lot 184 – Bay Filly Elvstroem x Personal Ensign (pictured above). By another of Danehill’s Derby Winning Sons and from a Stakes Winning Rubiton mare in Personal Ensign.

 To check out her pedigree click here.

 To view a video of her click here

Lot 350 – Bay Colt Churchill Downs x Weekend Surprise. Half Brother to G3 Winner, Dan Baroness and full brother to the highly promising Bladon whom we sold at the 2010 Premier Yearling Sale and races in the 2011 Inglis Premier at Mornington tomorrow.

To check out his pedigree click here.

To view a photo of him click here.

To view a video of him click here.