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Speed, Speed and More Speed!

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Federica (AUS) 2010
7 October 2017
AFS no:
Mulgrave 3170 VIC, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Mick Price
Location: Caulfield 3162 VIC View map »

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10% @ $11,800.00- MONTHLY FEES $360.00.

5%@ $5,900.00-MONTHLY FEES $180.00.

2.50% @ $2,950.00-MONTHLY FEES $90.00.

2%@ $2,360.00-MONTHLY FEES $72.00.

1.25% @$1,475.00-MONTHLY FEES $45.00

“Speed, speed and more speed,” famous American breeder A.B. “Bull” Hancock’s oft-quoted maxim of what is takes to make a stallion, is certainly apt in Rubick’s case. This recipe for success is further strengthened as he’s by a champion sire and from a champion dam line and had the looks to make $460,000 as a yearling. No wonder breeders think this Coolmore resident is the bee’s knees.

ANY horse who can attract more than 200 mares in his first season at stud must have really caught the eye of breeders and in Rubick’s case it’s easy to see why. The young Coolmore Stud sire was a $460,000 yearling who lived up to his looks and pedigree by shining at the track.

This brilliant son of Encosta de Lago showed exceptional speed at two and then demolished a classy group of older sprinters first up at three to win the Schillaci Stakes-Gr.2 (1000m). Not only is he by a champion sire, but his Gr.3-winning dam, Sliding Cube (Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)), is a three-quarter sister to multiple Gr.1 winner and champion sire Redoute’s Choice (Danehill (USA)). Sliding Cube’s siblings also include Gr.1 winners and sires Platinum Scissors (Danehill) and Manhattan Rain (Encosta de Lago) and the stakes winner and now NZ-based sire Echoes of Heaven (Encosta de Lago).

Their dam, Shantha’s Choice (Canny Lad-Dancing Show (USA) by Nijinsky), is a daughter of a Golden Slipper winner and a half-sister to the juvenile Gr.1 winners and sires Umatilla (Miswaki) and Hurricane Sky (Star Watch), the latter also a Gr.1 winner at three. Rubick’s fifth dam is 1982 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Best in Show (family 8f), a Gr.3 winner who became an outstanding producer and has founded a thriving international family.

So it’s no puzzle why breeders were lining up to use Rubick at $17,600 in 2015 and his fee remains the same in 2016. His arrival at Coolmore was perfectly timed as Encosta de Lago (Fairy King (USA)-Shoal Creek by Star Way (GB)) was retired from service in December 2014 after covering 34 mares in his 18th and final stud season. He got 15 live foals from that crop and left 2050 foals from his southern use, with his fee rising to as high as $302,500 in the heady days of 2008.

Punters soon got the idea Rubick was a pretty smart customer when the juvenile landed a 900m Rosehill barrier trial on January 7, 2014 by 7.25 lengths in 52.50. Ryan revealed he’d been working the colt against older horses. “He brains them and he does it on the bridle, it’s scary. That’s when you know they can stand up.” Rubick was hot favourite on debut at Randwick over 1000m on January 25 and sat second for most of the journey before clearing out in the straight to win by 2.75 lengths from Twirl with Valentia four lengths back in a class record 56.39, the last 600m in 33.29 on a dead track.

Rubick shaved 0.55 seconds off the record set by Earthquake earlier in the season. Ryan said he had not been this confident with a two year-old on debut since Snitzel when he won the Breeders’ Plate. Bookmakers reacted to the win by making the colt favourite for the Blue Diamond and top of the betting for the Golden Slipper. “Every time you show him something he picks it up quickly,” Ryan said. He’s got the attitude, he’s got the action and he’s got the ability and we will head for the Blue Diamond prelude in a fortnight and then the Blue Diamond.” The Prelude-Gr.3 (1100m) on February 14 gave the Sydney colt his first racetrack test of the reverse way of going and he was favourite as they went to the barriers.

Still a big baby, Rubick played up a bit before loading and was tardy at the start for rider Brenton Avdulla but soon kicked into top gear and gave a sustained display of speed to lead and dominate throughout, beating Jabali by a length and with Chivalry third. He ran 1:03.71 (35.27), the same time clocked by Earthquake in the fillies’ division, although her final 600m was slightly quicker (34.33). “He did a lot of work early in the race and will improve, he gets a good pass for that as he’s only been here for four days.

You like a good doer, but not as good as he is,” Ryan said of the eating habits of his laid-back colt. “I won’t do much with him before the Diamond.” As it turned out the filly had too many guns in the $1m Blue Diamond-Gr.1 (1200m) at Caulfield on February 22 and although he was second for most of the way, Rubick wound up fourth, beaten 2.75 lengths by Earthquake (1:09.87), with Jabali and Cornrow second and third.

He was sent for a spell, returning with a 900m Rosehill barrier trial win over Time for War and Law for new jockey Kerrin McEvoy on September 30, 2014. Back at Caulfield on October 11 for the $200,000 Schallici Stakes-Gr.2 (1000m) and with Coolmore now part of the ownership team, Rubick had racegoers cheering his brilliant display of sustained speed in the WFA feature as he duelled with Golden Slipper heroine Overreach for the lead all the way until they turned for home.

Rubick then changed gears in the straight, lengthening right out to shake off the Slipper winner, who was having her first start in 18 months, and defeated fast-finishing Platelet by a length with Overreach a neck back in third and Iconic in fourth. He ran 56.68 (33.33) against the older sprinters at weight for age and really impressed his trainer. “I’ve always wanted to get to Royal Ascot and I reckon this horse might get me there,” Ryan said. “He’s recovered from the virus that made us miss the San Domenico and he will go straight to the Coolmore (Ascot Vale) now. “I thought he might have been a bit vulnerable today first up against the older horses. It is always very hard for a three year-old in the spring against the older horses,” Coolmore’s Michael Kirwan said.

“Kerrin gave him a great ride and he’s a really good horse.” Rubick was beaten 11 lengths when 12th of 16 behind Brazen Beau in the Coolmore on November 1, his chances not helped when he drew the inside barrier and had to deal with a strong headwind down the straight Flemington 1200m, while the winner came down the outside fence. He was awarded a World Thoroughbred Ranking of 115 in 2014. Off the scene until March 7, 2015 Rubick was a luckless third behind Miracles of Life and Va Pensiero in the Challenge Stakes-Gr.2 (1000m) at Randwick after being blocked for a run rounding the turn then being badly bumped at the 300m and unable to get out.

Rubick was 2.4 lengths from the winner and just pipped for second (half-head). “We just had no joy, if we had a clear run we would have given the winner a run for the money,” McEvoy said. Rubick would have just two more starts, finishing mid-field in The Galaxy-Gr.1 behind Sweet Idea on March 21 and fifth of 10 in the Royal Sovereign-Gr.2 (1200m) on April 11 behind Delectation.

There were plans to take the horse to Queensland for the Gr.1 sprints in the winter but wet weather put an end to that. “He had no issue and he retired sound,” Ryan said in announcing the horse’s retirement to Coolmore in May. “He was a horse who never even went shin sore or had a sore day in his life, so he’s retired sound and it was just the right time to do it. He was by far and away the fastest two year-old I’ve ever trained and always been a stand out physically.”

The Colt purchased is out of the Sydney METROPOLITAN winning FLYING SPUR mare Federica. Flying Spur, who passed away peacefully in 2018 was a Champion Broodmare Stallion responsible for 76 Stakes winners including GROUP 1 Winners SEBRING, PREFERMENT, DELAGO DELUXE, HEADWAY, SPEAK FONDLY, GRAND JOURNEY and SHILLELAGH and had been a top 10 fixture on the Australian Broodmare’s Sires Premiership for the past 9 seasons. Interestingly, as a side note TRAVESTON GIRL who was his last Sired Stakes winner appears in this Colts pedigree! He descends from one of the truly great pedigrees of the stud book that includes TRISCAY-Champion filly who won the Group 1 AJC Champagne Stakes, GROUP 1 AJC Flight Stakes, GROUP 1 AJC Oaks, GROUP 1 Queensland Oaks but to name just a few of her successes, LA BARAKA-winner of the GROUP 1 AJC Galaxy Hcp, ALIZEE winner of the GROUP 1 ATC Flight Stakes and GROUP 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes, ASTERN-winner of the GROUP 1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes, DEFIER-winner of the GROUP 1 AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, GROUP 1 George Main Stakes and GROUP 1 BTC Doomben Cup and DEMERGER winner of the GROUP 1 SAJC Adelaide Cup. Other GROUP AND BLACK type performers include TRAVESTON GIRL, STARCHEEKER, ALIZES, TSUIMAI, AGISTER, READYOR, MAGESTICALLY, VINTNER,FITOU etc the list just goes on and on! We work very hard to buy horses like these at value and I think everyone can tell how excited we are and you will certainly see that from Mick in the video that will be released shortly with share prices etc. Mick and I love this colt who had crystal clean x-rays and being so well balanced and short coupled, he will be going into Mick’s 2YO program mid-year and be given his chance as there is no waiting for his physical development because he is already very well developed and demands that we give him a try as a 2YO!

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Bay colt       Foaled 7th October 2017 

RUBICK Encosta de LagoFairy King (USA)Northern Dancer
Shoal CreekStar Way (GB)
Sliding CubeRock of Gibraltar (Ire)Danehill (USA)
Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
Flying SpurDanehill (USA)Danzig
Rolls (USA)Mr. Prospector
MilandeDehere (USA)Deputy Minister

RUBICK (AUS) (Bay 2011-Stud 2015). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$379,500, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, ATC TAB Iphone App 2YO P., 3d ATC Challenge S., Gr.2, 4th MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1. Out of SW Sliding Cube (AJC San Domenico S., Gr.3), a three-quarter sister to SW Redoute’s Choice and SW Platinum Scissors, a half-sister to SW Manhattan Rain and SW Echoes of Heaven. Sire of SW Yes Yes Yes (ATC Todman S., Gr.2), SP Biscara, Alburq, Krameric and of Rubic Rose, Andrassy Avenue, Belitsa and of the placegetters Bright Rubick, Chia, Leshrac, Miraculous, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

FEDERICA, by Flying Spur. Winner at 1300m, ATC Warwick Farm H., 2d ATC TAB Quaddie H. Sister to TRAVESTON GIRL. This is her third foal. Her second foal is a 2YO. Her first foal is unraced.


2nd dam

MILANDE, by Dehere (USA). Unraced. Sister to DEFIER. Dam of 8 named foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

TRAVESTON GIRL (f Flying Spur) 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1650m, A$323,450, Qld Tatt's RC Recognition S., L, BRC Brisbane H., L, Qld Tatt's RC Breakfast Creek Hotel 2YO H., BRC Mount Franklin Sparkling 2YO P., 2d MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 3d Gold Coast Guineas, Gr.3, BRC Juanmo S., L, Vertica Capital P., 4th MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.2, VRC Cap d'Antibes S., L, BRC Bernborough H., L.

 Federica. Winner. See above.

 She's a Youeffoh. 4 wins at 1400m, 1800m to 2018-19, 3d BRC Bneraces H.

 Court Order. 4 wins to 1400m in Aust.

 Bam. 3 wins from 1200m to 1750m in 2018-19 in Aust.

 Sessantesimo. Winner at 1800m in Aust. Dam of-

 Sess. Winner at 2400m in 2017-18, 3d Turffontein Seleka International H.

 Vo River Girl. Placed at 3 in 2018-19 in Aust.


3rd dam

LILANDE, by Marscay. Unplaced. Sister to Salimar, three-quarter-sister to TRISCAY (dam of LA BARAKA, TSUIMAI),  Rosecay (dam of MAJESTICALLY). Dam of 6 named foals, 4 to race, 1 winner, inc:-

DEFIER (g Dehere) 10 wins from 1000m to 2200m, A$2,976,450, AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, BTC Doomben Cup, Gr.1, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, STC Theo Marks H., Gr.2, Canterbury S., Gr.2, Royal Parma S., L, VRC Racing Rewards H., AJC Doherty Partners H., 2d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1-twice, AJC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, Bill Ritchie H., Gr.3, Epona S., L, STC Sydney Night Racing H., 3d AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1, All Aged S., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, STC George Ryder S., Gr.1, MRC Yalumba S., Gr.1, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, QTC Sir Byrne Hart S., Gr.2, AJC Chambers Cellars H., 4th AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.2, GCTC AD Hollindale S., Gr.2, AJC Frank Packer P., Gr.3, STC Frederick Clissold S., Gr.3.

 Mistress Lili. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

 Moratorio. Winner at 2200m, 3d BRC Skyracing.tv P.

 Lilymay. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Miss Cutie. 2 wins at 1500m, A$105,250, BRC Herston Smash Repair H., Hybrid Camry P., 2d STC Sydney City Toyota 2YO H., Canterbury BMW & William Roberts H., AJC Daceyville H., BRC Montroseaccess Ownit Homes H., Ambassador Travel P., 3d BRC Bill Mullen Memorial H., Fridays H., Polo at Doomben 2 July P. Dam of 2 winners-

 Prince Ziggy. 7 wins from 1400m to 2100m, A$242,677, to 2018-19, MRC Mypunter.com H., MVRC Australian Unity H., Stony Creek RC Stony Creek Cup, 2d VRC George Watson H., MRC Ladbrokes H., Hamilton Reid P., 3d VRC Lawn H.

 Almerheri. Winner at 1400m in 2018-19, ATC Rise Up This Autumn H.

 Cutie's Sister. Unraced. Dam of-

 Murti. 4 wins to 1250m, SAJC MAC Stop Drug Driving H., Craig Fitzgerald H., 2d SAJC MAC Stop Drug Driving H., 3d SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H., James Boag's Premium H.


4th dam

LADYERI, by Salieri (USA). Unraced. Half-sister to TRISCAY (dam of LA BARAKA, TSUIMAI),  Rosecay (dam of MAJESTICALLY),  Timpani (dam of MR CHARLIE),  Dane Vintage (dam of VINTNER). Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Salimar (f Marscay) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1550m, AJC Commissionaire H., STC Petersham H., 3d AJC Gimcrack S., L. Dam of 5 winners-

 Born a Star. Winner at 1650m, BTC Racehorse Ownership H., 3d QTC Woodbine 2YO H. Dam of 3 winners-

STARCHEEKA (g Starcraft) 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, NZ$76,025, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, WRC Pacific Jewellers 3YO H., 3d ARC Beach Beats BBQ Boxing Day H., Waikato RC Print House H.

 Indalama. Winner at 1100m in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

Roeinda (f Lonhro) 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$119,275, 2d Scone RC Denise's Joy S., L, ATC Schweppes H.

 Super Sixty-Six. Winner at 1800m, HKJC Paterson H.