Colt-heavy San Domenico a window to future stallion market

Saturday’s G3 San Domenico S. has, for many years, been the domain of future sires. Is this incidental or is it a stallion-making race? We take a look at some of the facts.

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Across the calendar, there are a number of races that can boast their stallion-making potential. If the Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate are among them, so too are the Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper and Golden Rose.

However, there are also more obscure races that may not have been strategically planned to become stallion-making contests, but for one reason or another they’ve become just that. In Sydney at the very end of winter, the G3 San Domenico S. might be one of them.

A quick glance through the race’s recent history shows its last six winners are in the stallion barn or on their way.

Last year’s winner was In The Congo (Snitzel) and, in hand with his win in the G1 Golden Rose, it’s very likely he’ll have a career at Newgate Farm. Before him, the San Domenico’s winners were Anders, who is now at Widden Stud, Exceedance, who is at Vinery, Graff, now standing at Kitchwin Hills, Pariah, who is at Arrowfield, and Star Turn, also at Vinery.