Sweet Lou Progeny Update
BABY BLAZES AVERAGE EIGHT TIMES SERVICE FEE AT SALES
The progeny of up and coming sire Sweet Lou were well sought after at the recent NZB National Yearling Sales. His 12 lots averaged $48,250, which is eight time’s his $6,000 service fee. Topping the progeny was a full-brother to recent winner VIRGIL who sold to Jean Feiss for $140,000. The royally bred colt called SUGAR ME, who is out of a full-sister to ADORE ME sold for $100,000 to Cran Dalgety and down in Christchurch a colt with a strong USA family sold to Lincoln Farms for $85,000. Pictured below is Lot 73 - PACE MAKER (colt, Sweet Lou x Pacing Delight).
SWEET LOU SIRES IS FIRST DOWN UNDER WINNERS
Sweet Lou’s progeny have hit the track swinging in both New Zealand and Australia. He sired his first four winners in the space of a week. This follows on from some good placings and plenty of good qualifiers for the sire. The All Star Stable have two promising Sweet Lou’s in their barn, Virgil and Sweet On Me, who both won recent races at Alexandra Park. Below are some videos of his winners.
SWEET LOU PROGENY HIT TRACKS IN NZ
The first outings of the first crop of Sweet Lou has started in New Zealand, with several of his progeny attending workouts and trials nationwide. They are showing great early signs and look to be taking everything in their stride. Check out the video below to see some of them in action.
FANTASTIC SALE RESULTS FOR SWEET LOU
Sweet Lou announced himself as a sire to be taken seriously with some staggering sales results in the last six months. At the Febaruary PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales he sold one of the highest lots with the colt out of Love A Gamble selling to John Street from Lincoln Farms for $100,000.
At the PGG Wrightson All Age Sales in June Sweet Lou took a bigger set up in the sires ranks when he sired the top lot of the Christchurch Sales and the top two lots at the Auckland Sales. He had a record breaking weanling sell for a huge $120,000 and a yearling colt out of Pacing Delight who was purchased for $150,000 by Jean Feiss. Click here to read an article written by The Informant.
Here are some testimonial on Sweet Lou's progeny from some of New Zealand's best trainers and breakers:
“I’ve had two Sweet Lou’s that have broken in really nice, they’re athletic, light on their feet and a filly in particular might be the pick of the bunch so far.” -Nigel McGrath
“The Sweet Lou’s are probably one of the nicest of the up and comers we are doing at the moment. He’s been one of the standouts as far as new stallions, we’ve broken in probably six of them and they all broke in very well.Obviously the one out of Adore Me you would expect to break in good with her breeding, but we’ve broken in a few from the Yearling Sales and they have been hard to fault. Temperament, gait and good athleticism." - Stephen Boyd
"I’ve bought three Sweet Lou’s and I will be back to buy some more. They have all had great manners and gaits." - Greg Payne
“We have three Sweet Lou colts at home and the more I do with them the more I like them." - Ray Green
SWEET LOU JUVENILES IMPRESSING IN USA
With the juvenile season unfolding in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sweet Lou progeny affectionally known as the ‘blaze brigade’ are cutting their teeth at the trials and races and the reports are very exciting. As at August 13, he is the leading sire of 2YO's in America - no easy feat for a first season sire!
Both his son’s and daughters are showing up at the tracks in blistering times. He is the sire of the fastest 2YO to date with his son Love Me Some Lou pacing home in a blistering 1.50.4. Amongst his other quality winner’s there is No Mas Amour - 1:52.2, Sugar Factory - 1.52.3, Warrawee Ubeaut - 1.52.4, Lyons Night Hawk – 1.53.3 and Sweeter Lulu who is one of the fastest 2yo filly on a 5/8th track thus far this season. The Sweet Lou’s are the talk of the town amongst the best trainers in the northern hemisphere.
He has had a huge number of his first crop out and about, with a staggering 71 of his 97 foals already trialing or racing and 30 individual winners.