Capital breeding program pays off
THE barnstorming win by Capitalist in the Golden Slipper was a great thrill for those who backed him but for one Coffs Harbour product the win was especially pleasing.
Mark McCann, who is proud of his Coffs Harbour roots, is the manager of Daandine Thoroughbred Stud and he was flat out fielding messages on Saturday night after a colt bred at the Goomburra property won the Golden Slipper at Rosehill on Saturday.
Capitalist was bred at Daandine and is by Written Tycoon, a sire also bred at Daandine.
"My estimate is I got 50 or 60 messages or texts," McCann said.
"This is the first Group 1 winning horse by Written Tycoon," he said.
Earlier this year, Capitalist won the two-year-race at the Magic Millions and has become the first colt to win the Magic Millions and Golden Slipper double.
"The Golden Slipper is the richest two-year-old race in the world with $3.5 million prizemoney."
McCann is at the Gold Coast this week with three horses being sold at the Magic Millions March QTIS Sale.
"We watched the race at the Magic Millions complex on Saturday and Capitalist had a comfortable win," McCann said.
McCann said the success of Capitalise would give buyers more confidence to buy from them.
"Daandine property owner Jan Clark has always wanted to breeed a Magic Millions winner and she is over the moon to breed a Golden Slipper winner."