Hinchinbrook to stand at Yarraman Park

Yarraman Park’s Harry Mitchell confirmed Hinchinbrook will stand his first-season for a $16,500 (inc gst) service fee this year.

Speaking from the Hunter Valley on Saturday morning, Mitchell said he had already been flooded with calls from broodmare owners since news of Hinchinbrook’s leg injury ruled him out of the G1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

“Peter Moody was shattered when Hinchinbrook hurt his suspensory ligament on Thursday,” Mitchell said.  “The horse was flying and Peter was confident he could win the Golden Jubilee.”

Hinchinbrook (3c Fastnet Rocket – Snippets’ Lass by Snippets) won the LR Canonbury Stakes on debut and added the G3 Skyline Stakes at Randwick before finishing fourth in the G1 Golden Slipper won by Crystal Lily.

He was placed four times at Group 1 level including finishing third to champion stablemate Black Caviar in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley and second to star sprinter Hay List in the All-Aged Stakes at Randwick.

“Hinchinbrook was bred here and we followed his career very closely,” Mitchell said.  “He was a Group 1 racehorse with a beautiful pedigree and he’s a cracking type, too!”

Hinchinbrook is by Coolmore Stud’s instant success Fastnet Rock and is a three-quarter brother G1 Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) who has also started his stud career with a string of stakes winners out of Arrowfield Stud.

Hinchinbrook is the last foal of Snippets’ Lass, a stakes winner at Randwick and Caulfield for North Queensland owner-breeder Francois Naude.

Besides Hinchinbrook and Snitzel, she also foaled Redoute’s Choice filly Viennese who won the G3 SAJC Jansz Stakes and Listed MRC Quezette Stakes.

Naude is based at Ingham and his prawn farm overlooks Hinchinbrook Island which is one of Australia’s largest island national parks.

Hinchinbrook will be syndicated and will join a Yarraman Park roster that also includes Magic Albert, I Am Invincible and Trotamondo.