Lovely Jubly, dam of six-time Group I winning world champion sprinter Chautauqua, will be amongst the mares awaiting triple Group I winning champion two-year-old Air Force Blue when he arrives in Australia for the 2017 southern hemisphere season.
Edwina Throsby, whose family’s Woodbury Pty Ltd. owns Lovely Jubly, said; “The mating was recommended to us by our advisors and having done our research into Air Force Blue, we were more than happy to go with him. He was clearly an exceptionally fast, precocious horse and the more I read about him, the more I liked him.”
Throsby added; “We are having incredible fun with Chautauqua. He is an amazing horse in so many ways. If anyone had told me in the Spring of 2013 that we would be where we are now, with him having won six Gr.1s and over $8 million in prizemoney, I wouldn’t have believed them. It’s been a great experience with him right from the very start and it seems fitting that the mare will visit a Coolmore stallion in 2017 given that the Encosta de Lago nomination from which Chautauqua was conceived was purchased through the bush-fire appeal that Coolmore ran in 2009.”
Air Force Blue earned a Timeform rating of 128p as a juvenile to see him ranked the highest-rated champion two year-old in Europe for the last 20 years, with the exception of Frankel. The best two-year-old by world-class sire War Front, Air Force Blue will stand the 2017 southern hemisphere season at Coolmore Australia at a fee of $16,500 (incl. GST).