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(Finale -  2YO Colt Scat Daddy x Twinkle demolishing his rivals in the Listed Continental Mile Stakes by 10-1/2 Lengths - photo courtesy of

In another busy weekend at Blue Gum Farm where Dual Group 1 Winner Turffontein had another lovely first crop foal born, his sire line was the talking point of the US racing scene.

When the opportunity to stand Turffontein arose in 2010 one of his numerous positives was the fact he is free from Northern Dancer blood coupled with the fact that he is from an unbroken Sire Line of Six Group 1 Winners.

In the US at the weekend it was this potent sire line that was on show. First of all it was Johannesburg himself on show when daughter Nasty Rumor scored a half length victory in the Listed Crystal Rail Stakes (1600m) for 3YO Fillies at Calder in Miami. Nasty Rumor took her record to 3 wins & 2 seconds from only 8 starts and looks to have a bright future gathering by the glowing reports from both trainer and jockey, to read them click here. To view a replay of her strong win, click here.

Monmouth Park in New Jersey was the setting for a 2YO Colt by the name of Finale to send tongues wagging. Finale is by Freshman Stallion Scat Daddy (Johannesburg x Love Style) and his demolition job of the Listed Continental Mile Stakes over 1600m, where he waltzed home by 10-1/2 Lengths and in doing so gave his sire his first Stakes Winner. Finale is a slashing style of colt and as such sold for $175,000 at the 2009 Keeneland November Sale and now has 2 wins & a placing from 4 starts. We strongly recommend you read the attached glowing endorsements by clicking here. Even better still watch the dominant performance here.

Scat Daddy has started his stud career in the US in slashing fashion, so much so that with his 8th individual winner in the form of St Pancras at Saratoga over 1700m now sees the US Multiple Group 1 Winner at the top of the 2011 Freshman Sire List with 8 Individual Winners, 1 Stakes Winner and $354,304 in earnings.

Scat Daddy is a Dual Group 1 Winner by Johannesburg (himself the Champion Juvenile of the World in 2001). We at Blue Gum Farm have our own jewel in the crown in the form of Turffontein, a Dual Group 1 Winner and the only son of Johannesburg at Stud in Australia. His first foals are now on the ground and creating a lot of interest, at a fee of only $8,800 (Incl GST) in 2011 we recommend you invest your future in a potent sire line that continues to excel.