Great value for QTIS breeders
The striking son of TALE OF THE CAT, WHITTINGTON is an impeccable type and possesses the strength and speed that has been the precedent for sire success in Queensland.
WHITTINGTON was a record breaker on the racetrack.
He started his racing career as a 2yo by winning the stallion-making ATC Breeders’ Plate. As a 3yo, he won the Magic Millions Sprint in record time and, as a 4yo, won the Listed BRC Lightning Stakes in record time.
As a stallion, he excelled with his first crop of 2yos by finishing 5th by winners in Australia (2018/19).
The following season (2019/20) WHITTINGTON was the 2nd-placed QTIS stallion in the Second Season Sires table and 3rd-placed QTIS stallion in the 3YO Sire table.
Recent seasons have proven that his progeny get better with age, a reliable indicator of soundness and toughness.
WHITTINGTON has produced Stakes Winner STAMPE and city winners Bold Style, Michbar, Patches, Firebox, Shamaton and Dansant.
From four crops to race, WHITTINGTON has an exceptional record of over 55% winners to runners.
In looking for what matings might prove productive with WHITTINGTON, it’s worth reading this article by respected bloodstock writer Tara Madgwick.
Looking more into the success of Tale of the Cat’s close relation Johannesburg, through his son Scat Daddy, it’s possible for Australian breeders to use Whittington to replicate the line breeding that produced undefeated US Triple Crown winner Justify. Tara Madgwick
RACE VISION OF WHITTINGTON
18 Starts: 4-1-1 AU$389,550
At 2 : ATC (Randwick) Breeders’ P., L (1000m beating War and I’m No Phony)
ATC (Warwick Farm) Lonhro 2YO P. (1100m)
2d ATC (Rosehill) Canonbury S., L (1100m to Never Can Tell and beating Criterion)
At 3 : GCTC Magic Millions Sprint H. (1100m)
3d ATC (Randwick) Heritage S., L (1100m to Barbed and Diamond Oasis)
At 4 : BRC Lightning H., L (1050m beating Rocky King and The Storeman)
4th SCTC Bribie H., L (1000m)