Emirates Park double from Diggers Rest

Emirates Park Victoria stallions Al Samer and El Moxie notched an off-shore double for the Diggers Rest nursery on Friday.

Al Samer was represented by his second winner when Choegouigippeum defeated older rivals in South Korea and a couple of hours later El Moxie sired Magic Moxie to an impressive debut victory in Singapore.

Choegouigippeum (2c Al Samer – Queen Of Wisdom by Stravinsky) streeted the placegetters by more than five lengths in a 1200m event for foreign bred horses at Busan.  Runner-up was Australian bred 3yo Climb Two (King Of Danes) and third home was USA bred 3yo I Am Cruising (Value Plus).

Choegouigippeum was a $16,000 buy from the Patinack Farm consignment at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions HIT Sale.  In three starts to date he has earned the equivalent of AUD 18,500.

Al Samer (Redoute’s Choice) opened his account when Emirates bred filly Custom Design won on debut at Tamworth on February 1.  Redoute’s Choice is making an enormous impact as a sire of sires with 11 of his sons now credited with winners.

His Arrowfield based son Not A Single Doubt started the ball rolling and he was joined by Legion (Larneuk) and Stromberg Carlson (Raheen) in 2008-09.

Another 8 are off the mark so far this season headed by Stratum (Widden) who is already assured of the 2YO premiership.  Also breaking through in 2009-10 have been Snitzel (Arrowfield), Bradbury’s Luck (Glenlogan Park), God’s Own (Eliza Park), Marmottan (Walnaring), Keffelstein (Spring Valley) and Break The Vault (Oaklands).

Al Samer arrived at Digger’s Rest in 2006 following a brief career that included a G3 victory in the Canberra Black Opal Stakes.  His yearlings have sold to $135,000 in NSW and $80,000 in Victoria and he will stand for a $7,700 fee in 2010.  

Emirates manager Eddie Alvares pensioned El Moxie from stud duties in 2007 but the old boy has managed to sire another budding star in his final crop.

Magic Moxie (3g El Moxie – Private Time by Pirate Army) made the locals sit up and take notice when he landed a plunge in Friday night.  The gelding stormed home to score by two lengths on the Kranji Polytrack.  He cost $22,000 at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne yearling sale and is from a half-sister to Klokka (Marscay) who was a G2 winner at Rosehill and Moonee Valley.

El Moxie has now sired 413 individual winners of 1231 races at a tip-top strike-rate of 65%.  The best of his 26 stakes performers, and by a fair margin, has been Hong Kong’s world champion sprinter Silent Witness.  

Old Deuteronomy (Storm Cat) joined the Emirates roster in 2008.  He won races at Churchill Downs (2) and Newmarket and was runner-up to One Cool Cat in the G1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.

There are 10 first crop foals by Old Deuteronomy catalogued for the Inglis Great Southern Sale at Oaklands Junction starting on May 17.  He has another two filly foals on offer at the Magic Millions National Sale starting on May 26.