First foals for D'Argento

Bowness Stud principal John North has confirmed that the thoroughbred nursery has foaled-down the first foals by its exciting young stallion D’Argento.

Acquired for stud duties from a Star Thoroughbreds ownership group last year, D’Argento received an excellent start to his stud career when covering 152 mares.

With three foals now safely delivered, North tweeted on his Twitter account: “Just like their Dad. We couldn't be happier at Bowness.”

North also detailed:  “One [of two] colt is from Purple Blood, dam of [BRC Glenlogan Park S.-G3 winner] Sookie, herself the dam of dual Group 1 winner Shadow Hero.

“The filly is from Moretales, a half-sister to the dam of Starman who won last week for Chris Waller.”

The aforementioned Zoustar colt Starman fetched $500,000 as a yearling and made a significant impression when winning on debut at Randwick-Kensington in the final throws of the 2020/21 racing season.

Other mares to have visited D’Argento in his first season include Beautiful Gem, the Group 2 winning dam of this year’s NJC Newmarket Handicap winner Gem Song; Group 3 VRC Carbine Club Stakes winner Permaiscuous; Pergram, a Listed SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes winner; and Singstar, a Galileo half-sister to none other than the mighty Sunline (NZ).


Stud principal JOHN NORTH on (+61-0) 428 846 270