Cavanough buys proven race sire

ALBURY trainer Brett Cavanough has bought Group 1-producing stallion Fast ‘N’ Famous.

In his first venture into breeding, the former Waikato Stud stallion will stand at Cavanough’s recently acquired property “Jindera Park”, on the outskirts of Jindera.

Fast ‘N’ Famous is by boom sire Redoute’s Choice from a Zabeel mare and was a $660,000 purchase at the 2004 Inglis Easter yearling sales.

Formerly trained by John O’Shea, Fast ‘N’ Famous won the group 3 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington and was second to Magnus in the group 1 Galaxy Handicap.

Now an 11-year-old, he is the sire of Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential and will stand at a fee of $4400 for the upcoming breeding season.

With his oldest progeny being five year-olds, Fast ‘N’ Famous has sired the winners of 132 races at a 55 per cent strikerate.

Meanwhile, with no Southern District racing action until Wagga on Monday, Cavanough has nominated several runners for Bendigo tomorrow and Flemington on Saturday.

Impressive last-start winner Corsica Lad, Alice From Albury and Not Really will go to Bendigo, with Linda Meech booked to ride.

Corsica Lad has also been nominated for Flemington, alongside Flat Knacker winner The Monstar, and Number One Gun.