Striking first foals for Oasis Dream star


The well performed Main Aim, one of the best bred sons of Oasis Dream standing in the Southern Hemisphere, recently had his first foals arrive. They are striking individuals, as this colt out of Jenny Bowles (a Dynasty half-sister to Fillies Guineas winner Sally Bowles) plainly shows.

A tremendous talented racehorse, Main Aim, an exceptional sprinter-miler, retired to stud with a Timeform Rating of 123. He won or placed in nine features, and twice captured the Group 3 John O’Gaunt Stakes. Main Aim also ran second in Britain’s sprint championship, the Group 1 July Cup – beating such champions and group one winners as J J The Jet Plane, King’s Apostle, African Rose, Takeover Target, Art Connoisseur, Equiano, and promising young sire Paco Boy.

He has the pedigree to match his impressive race record. His sire, Oasis Dream, is one of the best sires standing at stud in Europe today. Sire of 74 stakes winners to date, Oasis Dream has no fewer than 10 group/grade one winners to his credit including Power (Irish 2000 Guineas), Midday (Breeders Cup F&M Turf), Prohibit (King’s Stand Stakes) and Jwala (Nunthorpe Stakes).

Oasis Dream was a sensation at the recent Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Book 1), where his youngsters sold for up to 1.1 million guineas. He was the second leading sire at the sale, behind only Galileo, with his yearlings averaging 415, 909 guineas.

A former champion sprinter, Oasis Dream stands for a 2013 stud fee of GB 80 000 or over R1.27 million.

This is the potent Green Desert male line which has produced such top sires as Cape Cross, Lawman, Volksraad, Invincible Spirit and the promising Sea The Stars.

Southford Stud’s young sire also hails from a powerful female line. His dam, Orford Ness, was a smart racemare, whose three wins included the Group 3 Prix Sandringham. She is the dam of four stakes horses including the Listed winning sire Home Affairs, and the Group 2 winning gelding Weightless. This is the immediate family of Grade One winner Price Tag – who, like Main Aim, is by a Danzig line horse.

This is the great Mytlewood family, responsible for such legendary sires as Seattle Slew and Mr Prospector.

Main Aim is also bred on the potent Danzig/Sharpen Up cross – also responsible for producing the world leading sire Danehill Dancer.

Main Aim is set to stand at the Southford Stud for a fee of R8 000 this season – which looks tremendous value.

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