A full-brother to Group 2-winning sprinter Deep Field, Australian-bred mile Group 1 star Shooting To Win stood one season at Kildangan Stud but covered only 35 mares, resulting in 24 foals. The Darley team member is a son of the late six-furlong Group 1 winner Northern Meteor (by Encosta De Lago) and so is a grandson of Fairy King (by Northern Dancer).
He is out of three-time winner Listen Here (by Elusive Quality), and his unraced grandam, Announce (by Military Plume), is a half-sister to Group 1 scorer Emerald Dream (by Danehill), Third dam Theme Song (by Sackford) won twice but is a half-sister to Group 1 star Danewin (by Danehill) and pattern-winning sprinter Commands (by Danehill), both of whom excelled as stallions.
This means that the fourth dam of Shooting To Win is Cotehele House (by My Swanee), and unraced daughter of phenomenal broodmare Eight Carat (by Pieces Of Eight). The half-sister to European Group 1 sprint star Habibti (by Habitat) produced a record five Group 1 winners at stud, including multimillionaire and leading sire Octagonal (by Zabeel).
With family connections like these, it will be a surprise if Shooting To Win fails to get some Group 1 performers in the southern hemisphere. How his small European crop fares will be interesting, but likely less notable. That said, it would be no surprise to see at least one or two of them do well here.
SHOOTING TO WIN (AUS) - ch.2011 - Northern Meteor - Listen Here, 4 wins inc Caulfield Guineas (Gr1), Stan Fox Stakes (Gr2), 2nd Ming Dynasty Quality (Gr3), 3rd Randwick Guineas (Gr1), Golden Rose Stakes (Gr1). Sire in Ireland & Australia. First northern hemisphere foals in 2017.
Grc - Ancestral Way (by Mtoto) Tatts IRE Ascot September £30,000
Chf - Bronze Queen (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs October not sold
Chf - Cuca Vela (by Devil’s Bag) Tatts IRE September €1,000 (p/s)
Bf - Ellikan (by Exceed And Excel) Goffs UK August £16,000
Bf - Gaby (by Aussie Rules) SGA September €5,000
Chc - Infinity (by Bering) Tatts IRE September €15,000
Bc - Jillanar (by Lawman) Tattersalls October 7,000gns
Bc - Kerimpour (by Marju) Goffs November not sold
Bc - Marju Lass (by Marju) Tatts IRE Ascot September not sold
Bf - Pixie Belle (by Echo Of Light) Goffs November €8,000
Bc - Quite Smart (by Arcano) Tattersalls October withdrawn
Bc - Shesasmartlady (by Dolphin Street) Goffs February withdrawn
Chc - Shahralasal (by Oasis Dream) Goffs November €1,500
Chc - Shalamzara (by Tiger Hill) Goffs November not sold
Chc - Spirit Of Success (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs February €1,000
Chc - Spirit Of Success (by Invincible Spirit) Goffs UK August £2,000
Chf - Sweet Kristeen (by Candy Stripes) Goffs November not sold
Chc - Varna (by Efisio) Tatts IRE September €3,000
Bc - Zakhrafa (by Shamardal) Tatts IRE September €7,500
Chc - Zoudie (by Ezzoud) Goffs November €4,000
Chf - Zoumie (by Mark Of Esteem) Goffs November not sold
Sires of Stallions