Imposing Record in Broodmare Role

Imposingly has furthered her remarkable record as a broodmare with Frontman her latest success story and the sixth individual black-type winner she has produced.

The former New Zealand Broodmare of the Year’s son, who finished third in last season’s Gr.1 New Zealand Derby at just his fourth appearance, claimed top honours in Saturday’s Listed PRH Transport Trophy at Tauranga.

Imposingly has been a gem in the broodmare role with her star offspring to date the former New Zealand Horse of the Year Bonneval. The Makfi mare, an older sister to Frontman, won three times at Group One level.

Another full sibling Imposing Lass won the Gr.3 Belle of the Turf Stakes while half-sisters Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) won the Gr.3 Adrian Knox Stakes and Lady Cumquat triumphed in the Gr.3 Manawatu Classic. Their half-brother Lord Arthur (Camelot) also claimed an edition of the Gr.2 Championship Stakes.

Imposingly was formerly resident at Westbury Stud and the Karaka farm is still involved with the offspring of the Zabeel mare, who is out of a half-sister to the multiple Group One winners Champagne and St Reims.

“She lives at Edinglassie Stud now because she is basically being bred to Australian stallions,” Westbury General Manager Russell Warwick said.

“Mick and Michelle Talty do a wonderful job so she’s in very good hands there. What we do is that once the foals have been weaned, they get on the plane and are reared here.

“Frontman was the last foal she had in New Zealand.”

Imposingly has since produced a filly by Pierro and a Dissident colt and this year foaled a filly by The Autumn Sun for the mare’s owners.

“Peter Newsom, Mac Whitehouse and Tony Wales have been clients of mine for 30-odd years,” Warwick said.


Article written by Paul Vettise / Photo: Race Images