Lane’s End, who are standing Noble Tune’s dual Gr1 winning half brother Honor Code at stud for his first season, have purchased Lot 538 from Denali Stud at the September Keeneland Yearling Sale.
The colt is by Speightstown out of a three part-sister to Noble Tune named Night And Day – she recently produced Gr2 With Anticipation winner, Made You Look (by More Than Ready), her first foal to race from two produced.
Speightstown is himself by Gone West out of a Storm Cat mare – Lot 538 is bred on similar lines to that of Noble Tune (out of Storm Cat mare Serena’s Cat), a cross that has produced the likes of American Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Forever Unbridled, Bodemeister, Shared Belief, Carpe Diem and Close Hatches, to named but a few.
Night And Day is by Unbridled’s Song out of Serena’s Song – the sire of Noble Tune and his mighty third dam.
Another close relative on the sale is a filly as Lot 625, consigned by Hill ‘n Dale as agent. The filly by Violence (by Medaglia ‘d Ora out of Gone West mare) out of the appropriately named Serena’s Sister by Rahy should attract significant attention at the sale, with Noble Tune’s dam line in demand the world over due to its significant multiple successes at the highest level the world over.
Rizeena is a dual Gr1 winner including the Coronation Cup in England, whilst Puissance De Lune has retired to stud in Australia and not forgetting Noble Tune’s great half-brother by AP Indy, Honor Code – named America’s in 2015 after winning the Gr1 Whitney, Gr1 Metropolitan Stakes and finishing a courageous third to American Pharoah after coming from last, in the Breeders Cup Classic.
Noble Tune is covering his third season at Rathmor Stud and his second crop of outstanding foals are arriving on farms across KZN, once again showing their outstanding quality and size. Noble Tune’s book this year reflects his outstanding quality in every regard and has repeated the significant support received from outside of the province this year. In 2015 Noble Tune received 22 mares from the likes of Klawervlei, Mauritzfontein, Gary Player, Lammerskraal and Ascot Stud.
Noble Tune as a racehorse placed second in the Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile on Turf, and won the Gr2 American Turf Stakes and Gr3 Pilgrim Stakes. His weanling half-sister set a world record when she sold for $3million at Keeneland, and a year later their War Front half-brother sold for $2,6million to Coolmore.
Lynton Ryan had reiterated to the guests present at the Rathmor Stallion Day held in July, that “the cream” of the world’s Thoroughbred breeding establishments had all rallied to secure progeny from dam of Noble Tune and grand-daughter of the great Serena’s Song – including the likes of Lane’s End and Coolmore – to which Lynton added “Rathmor Stud is in good company!”
Contact Mike McHardy on 083 447 5315 for further information.