Age of Fire to Cambridge Stud

Te Akau Racing’s Age of Fire (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}–Dragon’s Tail {Aus}, by Galileo {Ire}), a winner of the G1 Levin Classic and runner-up in the G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas, will stand at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand upon his retirement, Te Akau Racing’s David Ellis confirmed on Te Akau’s website. Brendan and Jo Lindsay, who will take up the reins at Cambridge Stud in April, secured an ownership share in the bay, who will stand alongside fellow Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards trainee and G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas hero Embellish (NZ) (Savabeel {Aus}). A winner of three of his six starts for earnings of $203,178, the son of Coolmore Australia’s champion sire Fastnet Rock will arrive in Sydney next week for an Australian campaign.

“As an athlete, this colt is one of the very best: he is as good a moving horse as you will ever see, athletic and strong, he floats over ground with a terrific action; has a superb attitude and most importantly–he possesses a real will to win,” said Ellis of his A$400,000 Inglis Easter yearling purchase.

“Given the competitive nature of the stallion market, we believe that securing Group 1 winner Age of Fire as a future stallion is important for Cambridge Stud and the New Zealand breeding industry,” added incoming Cambridge Stud CEO Henry Plumptre.