Master Of Design relocates to Greta West Stud

Group 1-winning sprinter Master Of Design has a new home in Victoria at Greta West Stud.

He’s a Top 10 second-season stallion in Australia with 21 individual winners of 28 races this season and his off-shore winners include A Star Of Patch (Hong Kong) & Creative Genius (NZ) who has also been stakes-placed at Ellerslie.

Master Of Design is a regally-bred son of Redoute’s Choice from a sister to Champion South African filly Tracy’s Element.  “He’s an emerging sire and is getting right among the winners,” Greta West studmaster Laurie McCarthy said.  “Now we’re looking ahead for some stakes wins next season.”

His first-crop youngsters Kinetic Design & Creativity were stakes-placed at Flemington while his second-crop filly Miss Wahoo earned black-type in the Debutante Stakes at Caulfield.

Melbourne will see another untapped Master Of Design when Adelaide trainer Lloyd Kennewell floats Senor Gaudi across for the spring carnival.  He created a huge impression winning on debut after sitting wide at Morphettville last Saturday.

“Senor Gaudi is a pretty serious horse…he was shinny when he won the other day,” Kennewell said.  “He sprinted from the 600m and put them away even though Zac (Spain) said he was floating in front at the finish.

“He will have a month off and then we will take him through the grades.”

Senor Gaudi is a homebred for South Australian businessman Luke Koumi who has been involved in racing for 30 years.  He owned a slice of Hall Of Fame champion Better Loosen Up and more recent feature winners like Deiheros (Magic Millions 3YO Guineas) & Rialya (G2 Adelaide Cup).

Master Of Design covered nearly 100 mares in his third book at Swettenham Stud and their foals attracted Mat Ellerton & Simon Zhara, Troy Corstens, Matt Cumani, Shane Nicols, David Payne and Yu Long Investments at this year’s Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

Payne trained the Greta West newcomer to a Group 1 victory at weight-for-age in the 2012 T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.  He paid $50,000 for a colt from Tale Of Harmony at Oaklands that has just been registered as Kentford.

“Master Of Design had been a good thing beaten in the Oakleigh Plate that year,” Payne recalled.  “Then he lost two shoes in the Newmarket so the T J Smith was a just reward.”

Greta West Stud will stand Master Of Design for a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee.   Laurie McCarthy can be contacted for further information on 0410 476 196 or