Wyndspelle to stand in Victoria

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One of New Zealand's toughest performers of recent times is Group 1-winning stallion Wyndspelle (NZ) (Iffraaj {GB}), who makes his way back to Australia later this year.

Wyndspelle was a high-class sprinter/miler who maintained his form racing in strong company over several seasons - running a great race at his debut at two and right in the thick of things at Group 1 level at his finale four years later.

Wyndspelle (NZ) | Standing at Grangewilliam Stud

After winning his second start it was straight into Group 1 company, and another great finish saw him only just failing to pick up Heroic Valour in the G1 Auckland Diamond S. He broke through for his first stakes success in the G2 Waikato Guineas, then finished third in the G1 Cantala S. after a gutsy effort.

He finished behind Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) in Group 1 placings on three occasions, before breaking through at the top level in the 2019 G1 Captain Cook S., with jockey Jason Waddell noting that he "deserved it more than anybody else out here!"

After another big-race second in the G1 Thorndon Mile, Wyndspelle retired to stud alongside Verry Elleegant's (NZ) sire Zed (NZ) at Grangewilliam Stud. After two seasons covering 88 mares, Wyndspelle will see out another spring in New Zealand before calling Cornwall Park Stud at Toolern Vale his home in 2023.

Zed (NZ) | Standing at Grangewilliam Stud

"We are absolutely delighted to have secured Wyndspelle," Cornwall Park's Peter Boyle said, taking note of his wonderful race record with multiple Group 1 performances on both sides of the Tasman.

"His courage and will to win made him a crowd favourite and we think he ticks all the boxes to be a success in Australia. His first foals are absolutely cracking types and he has great strength of pedigree, making him a wonderful addition to Victoria's stallion ranks."

Noting that there was also interest in Wyndspelle in New South Wales and Queensland, co-owner Jen Campin is excited to see her pride and joy in Australia where sales results and prizemoney are at record levels.

"We were blessed to have a horse give so much of himself over so many years at the top level," Campin said.

"We were blessed to have a horse give so much of himself (Wyndspelle) over so many years at the top level." - Jen Campin

"I am not ashamed to say I absolutely love him for so many reasons. Here I am living the dream and here he is with his courage, his soundness over all those years, his personality and his good looks – I mean what's not to love about all that!"

Wyndspelle is one of the 85 stakes winners and 11 Group 1 winners for Darley's Iffraaj (GB) who already has five stakes-producing sons at stud. Three of those being Wootton Bassett (GB), Turn Me Loose (NZ) and Hot Streak (Ire) are represented by Group 1 winners.

Jen Campin | Image courtesy of Jen Campin Bloodstock

A member of the Mr Prospector (USA) sireline and bred on a 4 X 5 cross of Special (USA) (Forli {Arg}), Wyndspelle is out of the winning mare Western Star (NZ) whose sire High Chaparral (Ire) is doing such a good job as a broodmare sire (and as a sire of sires too).

Grangewilliam Stud
Cornwall Park Stud