Australians love nothing more than Rory's Jester. A flashy chestnut he was born and raised
just an hour's drive from the Morphettville Racecourse, and he was trained by one of SA's
favourite sons CS Hayes.
Next month the current
day siring star, now a spritely 21-year-old stallion will be well represented with a dozen
of his yearlings to go under the hammer at the 2002 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Rory's, who's the pride and joy of Collingrove Stud which is
jointly owned by the Hayes and Sangster families, is one mighty stallion.
A son of Crown Jester he shot to prominence by winning the
1985 Golden Slipper at Rosehill and at the end of that season he was crowned the Champion
Two-Year-Old of Australasia.
But it's been his achievements as a sire, which has set
Rory's apart from any other Slipper winner in the past.
His stakes winners tally is growing day after day. Chortle,
Aragen, Racer's Edge, Isca, Apollo Wonder, Moss Rocket, It's a Giggle, Catnipped, Speed
Week, Spargo, Happy Giggle, North Boy, Bounce Again, Comical Asset-Dashing Dragon, Jester
Royale, Laser Beam etc etc.
Two years ago Rory's paved his way into the history books in
Adelaide when a filly half sister to Nina Haraka sold for a record $230,000.
Last year a record 18 yearlings were catalogued and again
they realised top prices. There's no surprise with that though - he is Australia's most
tried, tested and most importantly successful stallion.
There's no six firgure service fee like his major
Australasian rivals Danehill and Zabeel, it's just that speed and natural ability that he
passes on to his progeny that sets Rory's Jester away from most of his rivals.
Back in South Australia - the state which he took his first
breath, his first step, his first stride, his first track gallop and he first shone like a
star of the future - Rory's Jester is set to star again, just like that his filly did in
HIGHLIGHTS FOR RORY'S JESTER
Lot 25 - chestnut colt from Pop Artist
Half brother to Princess D'or, a winner of the Group Two Surround Stakes
in Sydney and the listed Cadbury Red Roses Stakes at Flemington. She in turn is the dam of
Desert Angel, a winner of the Debutante Stakes at Caulfield and runner-up in the Group Two
Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington. Sadly Desert Angel died as a two-year-old. Family of
Group One winners Charming Mary and Young England.
Lot 32 - bay filly from Princess Del Sole
This filly is a half sister to the former top class galloper Delsole. A
son of Rancho Ruler, Delsole won the Group Two Liston Stakes as well as being second in
the VRC Sires' Produce Stakes (G1) and third in the Vic Health Cup (G1). The filliy's full
sister Perri Bingle, who from a short career is already the winner of two races. The dam's
four runners are all winners.
Lot 101 - bay colt from Spirit of Oakbank
Half brother to the exciting young Leon Macdonald trained two-year-old
Hydrometer. Already the colt has placed in the listed Fulham Park Plate from his first
preparation and has shown he possesses above average ability. Spirit of Oakbank is from
the Morphettville Guineas winner Lady of Renown, a daughter of the champion race and
broodmare Toltrice (dam of Seltrice, Tolhurst, Almurtajaz, Vain Display the dam of
Lot 248 - bay filly from Come on Angel
A half sister to three winners and daughter of Talindert Handicap
placegetter Come on Angel. A winning two-year-old Come on Angel is from a wonderful female
family. She is a half sister to triple G1 Oaks winner November Rain (dam of South African
G2 winner Stormy Hill), South African G1 winner Race Master and Adelaide Group winner Star
Style Girl (dam of G1 winner San Luis).
Lot 356 - bay colt from Kelewan
Three quarter brother to the former brilliant galloper Chortle. A winner
of six races, including three at two, Chortle won the G1 Caulfield Guineas and G1 QTC
Sires' Produce Stakes among four stakes wins. Placed in a Gold Coast Magic Millions he is
a half brother to the Group placed Golden Trice. From the family of present day performer
None For The Road.
Lot 390 - bay colt from Marwell Lady
Qualified for both Cuper VOBIS and SABIS this colt is a full brother to
the sizzling former two-year-old Jestrella Boy - a winner of the listed Peters Drumstick
Stakes at Flemington and a Group placed galloper at Caulfield. The stakes winning
two-year-old Marwell Lady is also the dam of juvenile black typers Jolly's Folly and La