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Grunt (NZ) 2014
Caffeine (AUS) 2014
30 September 2023
AFS no:
Scone 2337 NSW, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Patrick Payne
Location: Plumpton 3335 VIC View map »

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Each year I offer a couple of Weanling Syndications to the market. These have been highly successful with 8 of the last 10 purchased from the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale being winners including the three time Listed placed filly Flattered (2yo), Metropolitan winning gelding Power Of The Brave (3yo) and two time winner Emmadella (3yo).

These syndications allow owners to get into a horse for about 50% of what they would have cost as yearlings.

I have closely watched Yulong Stud’s progress in Australia and it is hard not to be impressed with the results their stud and racing operation are producing. Yulong’s owner has left no stone unturned putting together an outstanding management team with one of Australia’s most highly regarded thoroughbred authorities, Vin Cox heading up the operation.

The stud has also put together an impressive sire list and purchased some of the very best mares from here and overseas. Earlier this year I purchased a Lucky Vega (Ire) filly from Yulong. She has been broken in and got a big tick in the box from Lewis Page who broke her in.

I expect Yulong to be a dominant force in the Australian breeding market for years to come. Their involvement has only just begun.


Grunt has done a very good job here. He is by Champion sire O’Reilly who is by Last Tycoon who has had such a big influence here. Last Tycoon’s daughters being outstanding broodmares and his son Written Tycoon being amongst the best sires to stand in Australia in the past decade. His son Winning Rupert is the sire of our very good mare Seonee.

Grunt was a very good racehorse winning twice at the top level and winning five races in total and $1,328,500 in prizemoney.

Grunt has done an excellent job at stud with three stakes horses in his 22 winners including the Group 1 winner Veight amongst his progeny. He sits in 5th position on the Australian Second Season Sire’s List.

O’Reilly had a very good pedigree Being out of Courtza which won both the Group 1 Golden Slipper and group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.

O’Reilly sits in 4th position on the Australian Broodmare Sires Premiership with Pride Of Jenni the best to race out of one of his daughters.


Caffeine is by the Champion broodmare sire Medaglia d’Oro out of one of the nicest fillies I have ever inspected in Pure Energy by Mossman who is by Success Express. Pure Energy was a terrific 2yo winning Group 2 Reisling Slipper Trial and was placed 2nd in the Group 1 Golden Slipper.

When you look closely at this pedigree you see when O’Reilly was mated with Success Express mares, Ric O’Shea was produced who was a good horse.

Caffeine’s first foal died, her second by Alabama Express was retained by Yulong and is in work with Matt Laurie. The third by Alabama Express was sold for $250,000 at the 2022 Inglis Premier Sale and hasn’t been named.

I love this family and expect it to throw up a very good horse. The 3rd dam is by Bletchingly, one of our very best sires with the 4th by Champion Sire Sir Tristram. It doesn’t get much better.

The Trainer

Patrick Payne has been a remarkable success for Prime Thoroughbreds. Here is a summary of the yearlings purchased from 2013 to 2021 for Patrick by Prime Thoroughbreds to have raced.

In total 37 of the 48 yearlings to have raced are winners having won 121 races and returned $7,733,110 to date in stakes money (In addition to this the retired mares were sold for $1,864,500 in Public Auctions on completion of their careers with Prime Thoroughbreds. This takes the gross returns to $9,597,610). The 36 winners collectively were purchased for just $2,537,500 ($68,581 average purchase price).

6 of the 36 winners are still racing in our team. I expect Flattered, Xaphan, Oh So Thrilling and Hell Of A Trip which have raced but not won to win races. This would see us having 41 winners from the first 48 horses to race with Patrick (85%).

The current value of the six still in our team is probably greater than the combined purchase price of all the winners to have raced with Seonee Birdies Galore and The Devil In Her and Flattered valuable breeding propositions.

Seven of the horses I syndicated with Patrick failed to make the grade and win a race. I have been thrilled with Patrick’s handling of our horses and we have been building up a nice team with him.

An impressive part of our story has been 48.6% (18 of 37) of the winners with Patrick are Stakes, Magic Millions, Inglis Race Series or Metropolitan winners.

He has guided horses like Rubisaki Rubick’s best filly or mare, Quang Tri Shalaa’s 2nd highest earning filly or mare in Australia and Seonee Winning Rupert’s best horse.

Patrick is an outstanding conditioner of horses and probably the best jumps trainer in Australia.

Patrick has done a remarkable job with the colts I have syndicated with him. He does a great job educating them and bringing them through. 13 of the 13 colts I have syndicated with him to race have gone on to win.

Patrick has a big advantage over many of his rivals with outstanding riders educating his team. These include Steve Arnold and Bill Egan.

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Brown filly       Foaled 30th September 2023 

GRUNT (NZ) O'ReillyLast Tycoon (Ire)Try My Best
CourtzaPompeii Court (USA)
RuqqayaVan Nistelrooy (USA)Storm Cat
Medaglia d'Oro (USA)El PradoSadler's Wells
Cappucino BayBailjumper
Pure EnergyMossmanSuccess Express (USA)
Madam Curie (NZ)Bletchingly

GRUNT (NZ) (Brown 2014-Stud 2019). 5 wins to 1600m, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Zayydani. Sire of SW Veight (ATC George Ryder S., Gr.1), Miraval Rose, SP Rhythm of Love, Siberian Siren and of Manolo Bling, Perfect Beth, Cinematic Star, Dragoon, Etincelle, Our Cracklin Rosie, Yuen Long Elite, Akicita, Last Supper, Magic Stella, Savee, Ton of Grunt, Dancer for Money, Ailyak, Be Brave, Born to Shine, Chanchos, Ellessthree, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

CAFFEINE, by Medaglia d'Oro (USA). Unraced. This is her third living foal. Her second foal is a yearling. Her first foal is a 2YO.


2nd dam

PURE ENERGY, by Mossman. Second filly on The 2005-06 Australasian 2YO Classification. 3 wins at 2, A$931,925, STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, GCTC Heinrich Magic Millions 2YO P., QTC Conrad Treasury Brisbane 2YO H., 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, BTC AAPT $49 Homechat 2YO H., 3d AJC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, QTC Regatta Hotel 2YO H., 4th BTC Champagne Classic, Gr.2. Sister to SEGMENTS, three-quarter-sister to  Cougar Alley (dam of EASTENDER). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 Exert. 6 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$104,686 in Aust.

 Lonergy. 2 wins at 800m, 1000m to 2023-24 in Aust.

 Buoyancy. 2 wins at 950m, 1200m in Aust.

 I Am Verve. Winner at 1400m in Aust.


3rd dam

MADAM CURIE (NZ), by Bletchingly. Placed in Aust. Dam of 11 named foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

PURE ENERGY (f Mossman) 3 wins. See above.

SEGMENTS (f Mossman) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, A$366,850, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, AJC Gimcrack S., L, 2d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, STC Starlight S., L, AJC Inglis 2YO Classic, 3d NSW Tatt's RC Widden S., L, 4th AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, AJC Brian Crowley S., L, SAJC Redelva S., L. Dam of 4 winners-

 The Mobot. 7 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$137,600, SAJC Terry Howe Printing H., 3d MVRC Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge Heat 10 H.

 Quarterly. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, BRC Yellowglen H., Mittys P.

 Piece of Class. Unplaced. Dam of 4 winners-

 State of Class. 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1100m, A$97,950, SAJC Adelaide Festival of Racing 2YO H.

 Magravine. 3 wins at 1400m, 1500m, MRC TA Tabart H., 2d STC De Bortoli Hunter Valley Winery H. Dam of 3 winners-

Magstock (g Tavistock) 6 wins from 1400m to 1850m, A$120,650, S$268,250, BRC TAB H., Brc.com.au H., 2d Singapore TC Colonial Chief S., L, 3d BRC Hamilton Hotel H., Singapore TC Super Gold S.

 Arisma. Winner at 1000m, 2d STC Tooheys New 2YO H., 3d BTC Richmond Grove H., 4th AJC Gimcrack S., L. Dam of 4 winners-

 Amazing Rocky. 3 wins at 1000m, HK$3,752,975, to 2022-23, HKJC Lam Tin H., Ho Sheung Heung Road H., Jervois H., 2d HKJC Lin Fa Shan H., Sports Association 50th Anniversary Cup H., Hoi Pa H., Sai Wan Shan H., Chevalier Aluminium Engineering H., Pedder H., 3d HKJC Village H., Precision H., Sha Lo Wan H.

 Animated. Winner at 2 in Aust. Dam of 4 winners-

 He Will Boom. 8 wins to 1350m, A$158,410, to 2022-23, SAJC Table & Chair Co H., Zilzie Wines H.

 Izzy May. 5 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$85,260, to 2022-23, WATC Byron Bay Premium Lager H., Free Entry to Belmont Park P., 2d WATC Glenroy Chaff H.

 Madam Archer. 3 wins from 1600m to 1900m in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

 Adelante. Winner at 1500m in 2022-23, 2d WATC Peter Pan Milk Bar H.

 Lady With Style. 2 wins at 900m, 1100m in Aust. Producer.

 I Like Red. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

 Crimson Warning. Winner at 2, A$133,700, in 2022-23, BRC Ladbrokes Same Race Multi 2YO H., 2d BRC Tattersall's Life Members 2YO H., 3d BRC National Jockeys Celebration H.


4th dam

OUR CURE (NZ), by Sir Tristram (Ire). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 2000m, NZ$200,525, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Avondale Championship S., Gr.3, BOP RC Graeme Thomson Diamond H., 2d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, L, ARC Qantas H., 3d Matamata Cup, 4th WRC Trentham S., Gr.3, ARC Alison S., L. Half-sister to BIG GREY ROO. Dam of 10 named foals, 8 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

 Banoon. 11 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$171,730, AJC CIG Flying Welter H.

 Remedy. Winner at 1800m, 3d QTC Gwenda Kleinhanss H. Dam of-

 Cougar Alley. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

EASTENDER (g Tickets) 11 wins from 1400m to 2650m, A$596,675, TRC Hobart Cup, Gr.3, TTC Launceston Cup, Gr.3, 2d ATC Parramatta Cup, L, 3d VRC Andrew Ramsden S., L.