Outstanding 2YO Foxwedge Gelding

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Foxwedge (AUS) 2008
Content (AUS) 2009
12 October 2017
Newcastle 2300 NSW, Australia

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Minervini Racing is a boutique racing stable located in Newcastle, NSW.

The stable takes pride in the preparation, presentation and racetrack performance of our horses for more information go to our website www.minerviniracing.com.au.

We are looking for an investor / client to race a magnificent 2 year old gelding by Foxwedge from the Encosta de Lago mare Content.

This horse was purchased at this year's Adelaide Magic Millions Sale for $49,500 inc GST.

He has an excellent pedigree being by a son of Champion sire FASTNET ROCK, dual hemisphere sire FOXWEDGE went back to back on debut as a 2YO before finishing 3rd in the Golden Slipper lead-up G2 Todman Stakes behind SMART MISSILE and SEPOY. At 3 he won the Group 1 William Reid Stakes, beating older horses and Champions HAYS LIST and BUFFERING.

FOXWEDGE won the G2 Roman Consul Stakes, a race won in the past by the likes of EXCEED AND EXCEL as well as his own sire FASTNET ROCK, as well as the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes having placed in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes.

FOXWEDGE already has 14 Stakes winners on his resume (8.5% stakes winners) with his oldest progeny only 5YO’s, earning him the title of Champion 2nd Season Sire.

This gelding's dam CONTENT is a half sister to G1 VRC Oaks winner ARAPAHO MISS and also a ¾ sister to Stakes winner DE LITTLE ENGINE (VRC Andrew Ramsden S.[L]). CONTENT’s only foal to race has won 2 races. Second dam HAPPY HEART, a dual winner herself, has produced no less than 9 winners, her daughter Cardiac has produced recent G3 winner Declarationofheart.

He has been broken in and had one short education preparation, his first serious preparation will commence early in the New Year.

He is paid up for the lucrative NSW BOBS and BOBS Extra bonus scheme.

Physically this horse is well balanced, has a deep girth, is a great walker and very athletic, I welcome your inspection.

Please contact me personally for more information.

Mark Minervini - 0417 811 641


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Bay colt       Foaled 12th October 2017 

FOXWEDGE Fastnet RockDanehill (USA)Danzig
Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy (USA)
Forest Native (USA)Forest WildcatStorm Cat
Miss TimebankWater Bank
Encosta de LagoFairy King (USA)Northern Dancer
Shoal CreekStar Way (GB)
Happy Heart (Fr)Exit to NowhereIrish River
Light of HopeLyphard

FOXWEDGE (AUS) (Bay 2008-Stud 2012). 5 wins-2 at 2, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1. Sire of 473 rnrs, 301 wnrs, 15 SW, inc. Urban Fox (Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1), Volpe Veloce, Foxplay, Alassio, Noire, Infamous Fox, Run Fox Run, Big Alloy, Fox Swift, Hertford Dancer, Sadilla, Stella Victoria, Fox Hall, Foxy Housewife, Kentucky Miss, SP Barbie's Fox, Foxtrot Liv, Villami, Aristocratic Miss, Into the Abyss, Dyslexic, King of Spades, Miss Vixen, etc.


1st dam

CONTENT, by Encosta de Lago. Raced twice. Sister to  Cardiac (dam of DECLARATIONOFHEART), three-quarter-sister to DE LITTLE ENGINE, half-sister to ARAPAHO MISS, Heartsareforlove. This is her fourth foal. Dam of 1 foal to race-

 Second Chance (g by Lope de Vega (Ire)) 3 wins at 1600m to 2019 in Malaysia.


2nd dam

Happy Heart (Fr), by Exit to Nowhere. 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m, Longchamp Prix de Bonne Nouvelle, 3d Cagnes-sur-Mer Grand Prix du Conseil General des Alpes-Maritimes, L, Le Lion-d'Angers Grand Prix d'Anjou-Bretagne, L, Deauville Prix Francois Andre, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Soya, Prix de Noirval. Three-quarter-sister to Maria de la Luz (dam of MINAKSHI), half-sister to  Flicker of Hope (dam of MIDAS TOUCH). Dam of 13 foals, all raced, 9 winners, inc:-

ARAPAHO MISS (f Danehill Dancer) 2 wins at 1700m, 2500m, A$710,950, VRC Oaks, Gr.1, 2d MRC Fat Quaddies Cup, 3d Moonee Valley Fillies Oaks Classic, Gr.2, MRC Victoria Gold Cup, L, Rokk Ebony H., 4th VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2. Dam of 5 winners-

DE LITTLE ENGINE (g Encosta de Lago) 8 wins from 1600m to 3200m, A$713,540, VRC Andrew Ramsden S., L, Banjo Paterson Series Final H., Vintage Crop H., JB Cummings AM Tribute H., Bitalli H., MRC KS Environmental H., Sportingbet Best Tote H., 2d MRC Galilee Series Final H., L, Robert Taranto H., Thebigscreencompany.com.au H., 3d VRC Andrew Ramsden S., L, Bagot H., L, Singapore Turf Club Trophy H., 4th VRC Lexus S., Gr.3, Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.3, Roy Higgins H., L, Ballarat Cup, L.

Miami Bound (f Reliable Man) 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$100,750, in 2019-20, Bendigo JC Avis Bendigo Cars & Trucks H., 3d VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, Cobcroft National Jockey Trust 2YO P., 4th MRC Caulfield Classic, Gr.3.

Heartsareforlove (f Hussonet) 2 wins at 2, A$207,880, BRC Ferg Reid 2YO H., Sun Blade Servers 2YO H., 2d MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 3d VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, AJC Centennial Lawn Suites H.

 Heartening. 3 wins to 1550m, STC Darley Guineas Day H., 2d AJC Yagoona H.

 Embrace the Rock. Winner at 1500m, MVRC Ranvet P., 3d MRC The Cove Hotel H.

 Cardiac. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

DECLARATIONOFHEART (g Declaration of War) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1150m to 2050m, A$217,355, to 2018-19, SAJC Chairman's S., Gr.3, MRC Ladbrokes Protest Payout H., 2d MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2, MRC Highways Lunar New Year H., Ladbrokes Live Streaming H., 4th VRC Antler Luggage P., L.

 Newstar Lass. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m in Aust. Dam of 4 winners-

American Joy (f Americain) 4 wins from 1500m to 2000m, A$143,485, to 2018-19, Perth Racing Fifth Leg H., Pinjarra RC Belle Park Training & Agisment H., 2d Perth Racing Devils Lair H., WATC Rentokil Initial H., 3d Western Australian Oaks, Gr.3, Perth Racing Perak Turf Club Trophy H.

El Venetian (g Moshe) 4 wins to 1500m, A$100,790, to 2018-19, 2d ATC Tab.com.au H., Schweppes P., 3d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), L.


3rd dam

LIGHT OF HOPE, by Lyphard. 2 wins at 1¼m in GB. Sister to ALZAO, half-sister to Embros. Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Maria de la Luz (f Machiavellian) 2 wins at 1600m, 2100m in France and U.S.A, Saint-Cloud Prix de l'Hudson River, 2d Salon de Provence La Coupe de Marseille, L, 3d Chantilly Prix de l'Aunette. Dam of 7 winners-

MINAKSHI (f Footstepsinthesand) 5 wins from 1800m to 2000m, €76,480, US$260,782, Woodbine Canadian S., Gr.2, Deauville Prix d'Isigny, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Texana, 2d Chantilly Prix Isola Bella, L, Belmont Owsley S., L, 3d Belmont Sheepshead Bay S., Gr.2, Monmouth Matchmaker S., Gr.3, Longchamp Prix Europe, 4th Woodbine EP Taylor S., Gr.1, Belmont New York S., Gr.2. Producer.

Happy Heart (f Exit to Nowhere) 2 wins. See above.

 Flicker of Hope. Unplaced. Dam of 7 winners-

MIDAS TOUCH (c Unaccounted For) 12 wins-5 at 2-from 1100m to 2400m in Turkey, Istanbul TYAY Ve Sah Der, L, Tay Deneme, L, 2d Istanbul II. Inönü, L, A Cemal Kura, L, 3d Istanbul Çaldiran, L.

 Gimme Hope Joanna. Unplaced. Dam of 4 winners-

YALPAGAN (c Unaccounted For) 10 wins from 1400m to 1700m in Turkey, Istanbul Burhan Karamehmet, L, 4th Izmir Kubilay, L, Istanbul Kocatepe, L.

WARRIOR GIRL (f Fernando) Champion 2YO Filly in Turkey in 2015. 6 wins at 2 in Turkey, Istanbul SIAY Ve Sah Der, L, I. Inönü, L, 3d Istanbul Sadun EG Atig, L, 4th Istanbul Kisrak, L.

 Hopa Hopa. Unraced. Dam of-

Wagram (g Orpen) 5 wins from 1500m to 1800m to 2019 in France and Czech, Longchamp Prix du Vert Galant, 2d Vichy Prix Jacques de Bremond, L, Bratislava Cena Scottish Rifla, Longchamp Prix du Pont de Grenelle.