Half-century for Oasis Dream at Awapuni

Champion Juddmonte Farm stallion Oasis Dream broke through the 50 stakes winner barrier thanks to Green Supreme in the Fairdale / Goodwood Studs Hcp (1400m) at Awapuni on Saturday.

Oasis Dream (Green Desert) has quickly cemented himself as one of Europe’s leading young stallions and he represents a sireline that has already been successful in New Zealand through Volksraad, Cape Cross and Desert Sun.

Green Supreme (5g Oasis Dream – Haibah by Rainbow Quest) was conceived to southern time at Juddmonte Farm after his dam was sold for 115,000 guineas at the Tattersalls November Sale.  The buyer was listed as Ric Wylie who, back then, was the manager of NZ based Bloomsbury Stud.

Haibah foaled Green Supreme in Australia in August 2006 and the mare and foal were sent to New Zealand three months later.  Breeder Bob Emery sold him through the Belvedere Farm draft for $440,000 at the 2008 NZB Karaka Premier Sale.

Matamata trainer Graham Richardson will consider sending Green Supreme to the Melbourne carnival in the spring.  “He will run in the Easter Handicap at Ellerslie on April 14,” Richardson said.  “He might have another run after that before going to the spelling paddock.”

Oasis Dream has sired more juvenile stakes winners in his first four crops than any other sire of the modern era.  He was represented by three Group 1 winners in 2011 – Midday, Prohibit and Power.

Haunui Farm joined the Oasis Dream juggernaut when shuttling his brilliant colt Showcasing to NZ last year.  He was a G2 winner of the Gimcrack Stakes (1200m) at York in juvenile course-record time of 1.09.28s.