Lot 99 - Ecology (AUS)
04 June 2020 12:27 pm AWST
Ecology was a hard knocking sprinter who won 5 races (1200m to 1450m), and was placed a further 15 times, for earnings of over $110,000.
Ecology recorded Victorian Provincial wins at Mornington, Yarra Glen and Kyneton (twice). She was also twice Metropolitan placed at Sandown in Melbourne.
Econsul, the sire of Ecology, won the time-honoured Caulfield Guineas and from limited opportunities at stud has sired the Group 1 winner Precious Gem (SAJC Robert Sangster Classic), as well as Stakes Winners Devertire and Best Yet To Come.
From just a handful of runners, Econsul is already the broodmare sire of smart Perth Black Type placed Classic Pro (by Proart), as well as dual Adelaide winner Rewarding Laughter (by Reward for Effort). Being a son of Pins, and out of a Centaine mare, it will come as no surprise to see Econsul do well as a broodmare sire.
Coffee Delight, Ecology’s dam, has been a fabulous broodmare, producing 6 winners from 7 runners. Importantly everyone of her 6 winners has Metropolitan form including the Melbourne Stakes Placed Yorkshire Lad, as well as Champion Lad (3 x HK wins), plus Sydney winners Arabica and Mocha Coffee.
Ecology’s grand-dam was Australasian Champion 3yo Filly Burletta, a Group 1 winner of 16 races from 33 starts. At stud she produced 8 winners from 9 runners including the 5 times Group 1 placed White Tie Affair, as well as being the grand-dam of Group 1 winning 3yo Love De Tor.
All breeders love soundness and toughness and it is important to note Ecology’s first two dams produced 14 winners from 16 runners. They also love breeding from families which produce Group 1 winners.
Ecology missed to Shalaa in her first season at stud in 2018, however, she went straight into foal on her first and only cover to promising second season sire Shooting to Win (Caulfield Guineas). In a particularly strong crop of stallions, Shooting to Win presently lies in sixth place on the second season sire’s list behind Rubick ($33,000 fee), Deep Field ($55,000 fee), Better Than Ready ($33,000 fee), Brazen Beau ($49,500 fee) and not far adrift of fifth placed Toronado ($27,500 fee).
We recently witnessed Shooting to Win’s 2yo son Extra Time annihilate a field by 3.5 lengths in the SAJC National Stakes (Group 3) in Adelaide at only his fourth start. Big things can be expected from him later this year. And earlier this year we watched another promising Shooting to Win 3yo remain undefeated when Ms Catherine took her record to 3 wins from 3 starts when she ran away with the MVRC Typhoon Tracy Stakes (Group 3) at Moonee Valley. Once again, she also looks untapped. While more recently in WA, 2yo gelding Charleton Eddie has strung together four consecutive Perth wins since the 1st of April. Another of the Shooting to Win progeny who looks to have a proper future ahead of him.
At this year’s yearling sales Shooting to Win’s progeny have sold for up to $180,000 (Colt) and $170,000 (Filly), and have averaged $67,000, with a median of $60,000 (26 sold).Ecology is a good strong type, standing approximately 15.3 1/2hh, and represents a great opportunity to purchase a sound tough race mare who closely related to Group 1 winners and is due to foal very early in the coming season to a promising young stallion in Shooting to Win.
04 June 2020 12:27 pm AWST
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