A colt by Helmet, sire of recent Dubai World Cup winner THUNDER SNOW!
2yo Bay Colt
- Sire: Helmet
- Dam: Babel
- Foal Date: November 15, 2016 (AUS)
- Trainer: Nigel Blackiston (VIC)
Out of a well-performed mare by LONHRO from the family of SEASCAY and LITTORIO
“This is a nicely balanced colt with an athletic body – not too big, not gross. Loved the way he moves and carries his head. I’ll give him time as always early in his 2yo season, but would love to see him race as a late 2yo and then mature into a great 3yo colt. And he is Super VOBIS and VOBIS Sires eligible!” – Nigel Blackiston
HELMET is the best two-year-old by the world’s best sire of two-year-olds, EXCEED AND EXCEL. At three, he won the G1 Caulfield Guineas in record time, earning a 127 Timeform rating. That’s higher than Exceed And Excel and Danehill.
His frst Australian-bred crop have hit the ground running led by G3 winner’s ARCHIVES and star juvenile filly LIMESTONE. His first-crop in the northern hemisphere is led by G1-winning juvenile colt THUNDER SNOW who recently also won the Dubai World Cup!
BABEL was a genuine racing daughter of leading sire LONHRO, winning five races and placing nine times. A ‘Saturday’ performer and stakes-placed, Babel won three times in Victoria and twice in Sydney at sprint distances, earning $268,838 for her breeder Darley.
Near the end of her career she ran placings behind the likes of Terravista and Messene, a good measure of her class.
Babel is one of four Australian foals – all winners – from DANOISE (by Danehill). Danoise is a half-sister to the top class miler and millionaire SEASCAY, twice winner of the G1 VRC Nissan Stakes (more recently known as the Emirates Stakes). Other half-sisters have produced the G1 Durban July Handicap runner-up Sushisan and the dual G1 winner LITTORIO who of course was selected and trained by Nigel.
Details of Acquisition
This Colt was purchased by Blackiston Racing at the 2018 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale on 5-Mar-18 for $75,000 plus GST.
Blackiston Racing will manage this colt, with NO MANAGEMENT FEES and NO PROFIT MARGINS on the sale.