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(Daddy Nose Best pictured right, winning the G3El Camino Real Derby, an essential stepping stone to the Triple Crown)


The above title probably isn't a question many people in life generally want to ask, however in breeding circles it is what we are all about, what stud farms can be judged on, what we judge of in terms of a Stallion's success.



In terms of a Sire Line the Johannesburg Sire line continues to evolve. On Australian shores this sire line is in its infancy but in the US Scat Daddy is showing that his 2011 Champion Freshman Sire Title is not the only success he will be having as a Sire.



It's spring in the US and Scat Daddy has started his 2nd Season Sire Title assault in strong fashion. Daddy Nose Best is Scat Daddy's latest Stakeswinner after taking out the G3 El Camino Real Derby, an essential stepping stone to the Triple Crown.



The Johannesburg Sire Line has a terrific history of precocity, this precocity is available to Australian breeders through Turffontein. Turffontein, himself a Dual G1 Winning Sprinter, by Johannesburg who was World Champion Juvenile in 2001. In addition it is a sire line that historically has shown the ability to train on as well as older horses. Scat Daddy himself was a G1 Winning 2YO & 3YO and Turffontein was a quality 2YO winner, he trained on to win G1 races as a 5YO. Turffontein is quickly building momentum at stud, his first crop foals on farms Australia wide are receiving rave reviews and this was further indicated by him covering 101 mares in the 2011 Season.


So next time you ask the question whose the Daddy, in breeding terms look for a sire line that has a history of success, in this instance Group 1 success on a regular basis and in Turffontein, Blue Gum Farm has the only source of such a sire line Australia wide, a sire line that is a continued recipe for success.