Exceptional sprinter Home Affairs to stand at Coolmore Australia
The Coolmore Australia roster for 2022 will be further strengthened by the addition of I Am Invincible’s dual Group 1-winning sprinter Home Affairs.
An $875,000 yearling, the Chris Waller-trained Home Affairs showed immense talent from the outset, winning the Silver Slipper-Gr.2 on just his second two-year-old start. Then as a three-year-old he firmly established himself as the best sprinting colt in Australia with successive Group 1 victories down the straight at Flemington.
On Derby Day, he was electric when easily defeating a high-class field by three lengths in the 1200m Coolmore Stud Stakes-Gr.1, doing so in a faster time than the likes of Merchant Navy, Zoustar, Northern Meteor, Brazen Beau and Exceedance. In February Home Affairs beat world-class sprinters Nature Strip and Eduardo to become the first three-year-old colt since Fastnet Rock to win the 1000m Lightning Stakes-Gr.1.
“It’s with the utmost excitement that we welcome Home Affairs to Coolmore for the upcoming season. He was identified by the team at the 2020 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale as an absolute ‘must have’ offering. His perfect blend of speed, pedigree and physique have seen him become one of the best stallion prospects to retire to stud in Australia for many years.” commented Coolmore Australia’s Tom Moore.
“I Am Invincible is the most commercial sire in Australia and consistently produces outstanding types. Similarly, Home Affairs is a magnificent looking individual; a big, strong, imposing colt with immense quality, very much in the mould of his own sire. It is a sire line that is known for producing good-looking stock and Home Affairs is certain to impress everyone that comes to inspect him at the farm.”
“He hails from the great Fanfreluche family, responsible for producing leading stallions such as Encosta De Lago, Flying Spur and the emerging Russian Revolution. We view Home Affairs as a vitally important stallion for the future of the Australian breeding industry and he will be supported accordingly.”
Home Affairs will stand at a fee of $110,000 when he returns to Coolmore Australia after a tilt at the Platinum Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1 at Royal Ascot in June.
“We have an exceptionally strong roster that suits everyone’s pocket,” added Coolmore Australia’s head of nominations Colm Santry. “It’s fantastic to have three new stallions of the quality of brilliant sprinter Home Affairs, World Champion three-year-old St Mark’s Basilica and the record-breaking two-year-old Acrobat.”