Solo Flyer retires to Carin Park

Brilliant sprinter Solo Flyer will cover his first book at Carin Park in Victoria this season.  The stakes winning son of Belong To Me will stand for a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee alongside Royal Academy stallion Chatline.

Carin Park owners Bruce and Maggie Cumming announced Solo Flyer’s arrival at their Hamilton based stud in the lead-up to All Silent’s bid for the G1 Stradbroke Hcp this Saturday.

All Silent is another son of Belong To Me and is a year older than the Victorian newcomer.  A Stradbroke victory will increase his Group 1 credits to three after the VRC Emirates Stakes and Patinack Farm Classic at Flemington.

Solo Flyer (6h Belong to Me – Fly The Flag by Sir Tristram) was a precocious colt and made an immediate impression winning on debut at Randwick as a December 2yo.  He was also beaten less than a length by Meurice in the G1 AJC Champagne Stakes at headquarters.

Prepared by Anthony Cummings, he trained on to win the G3 Newcastle Newmarket and G2 Ajax Stakes at Rosehill during the 2009 autumn carnival.

Solo Flyer smashed the track record at Newcastle and defeated G1 stars All American and Reigning to Win at Rosehill.  “It’s always easy to work when you’ve got pretty sharp tools,” Cummings recalled.  “And they didn’t come much sharper than Solo Flyer.”

Bred by Gerry Harvey, Solo Flyer was a $180,000 buy at the 2006 Gold Coast Magic Millions for a syndicate headed by Julie Ritchie.

Cummings and Ritchie also raced Outback Prince (Desert Prince) who has made a sound start to his stud career at Clear Mountain Fairview in Queensland.

Solo Flyer’s dam Fly The Flag is a winning sister to Melbourne Cup hero Brew and the NZ G2 winner Bubble.  They are direct descendants of champion mare Horlicks who set a world record in winning the 1989 Japan Cup.  

Belong To Me (Danzig) shuttled to Widden Stud until 2005.  Bon Hoffa is his only other Australian based sire son and he covered 160 mares at Bowness Stud in NSW last year.