USA-bred stallion A Lot (Tapit) will continue his stud career at Westbury Park after five seasons in the Great Southern.
Westbury Park is located between Pinjarra and Coolup in the heart of WA’s breeding industry which will ensure bigger books on the back of a very promising start to his stud career at Willaview Park in Narrikup.
A Lot is stalking Safeguard at the top of the WA 2YO sires’ premiership with just $20,000 separating the two leaders approaching three-quarter time this season. There have been 10 individual winners of 16 races from his first two crops led by Stakes performers Costume Party and Alotofbanter.
A Lot is a son of Champion North American stallion Tapit (Pulpit) who stands at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky for an $185,000 service fee. He was a summer juvenile winner at Belmont Park carving out the 1200m trip in 68.86s on turf. After graduating to black-type ranks, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott took him back to the New York course where he blitzed the LR Elusive Quality Stakes (1400m).
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr had a length or two up his sleeve but A Lot still clocked a sizzling 1:19.23s which smashed the North American national record for 1400m on turf.
“We’re 400km from Perth and we’re hoping he will get 60 to 70 mares at Westbury Park,” Willaview Park’s Claire Williamson said. “I’ve had lots of enquiries and it’s only April, so instead of having to employ more staff, I called Phil Ibbotson at Westbury and he jumped at the opportunity to stand A Lot.
“I really like the way Phil runs things and he’s a good communicator. Everyone with an A Lot has something positive to say so it’s only looking up for him.”
Westbury Park stands Encosta de Lago sire My Admiration and Ibbotson believes the new arrival is on the verge of doing something very special. “From what he’s done from limited numbers, it’s obvious A Lot is an exciting prospect. He’s a perfect outcross for Danehill-line mares and most other Australian sirelines. Magic Millions manager David Houston told me they want more A Lot yearlings in the Perth Magic Millions Sales.
“David is a big fan of the horse and so am I after inspecting his foals with Claire down at Willaview Park. With decent books, A Lot looks set for a very successful career in Western Australia.”
A Lot (USA) will stand for an $9,350 (inc GST) service fee. Free return (conditions apply).
For bookings or further information, call:
Claire Williamson: 0417 914 605 | [email protected]
Phil Ibbotson: 0429 341 211 | [email protected]