God Has Spoken
* 2YO winner of G3 Sires’ Produce Stakes
* Won stakes races as a 2YO, 3YO, 4YO & 5YO
* More black-type than any other galloper by Blackfriars
A powerhouse 16.3hh son of champion sire Blackfriars, he retires with 8 wins and earnings of $1.19 million for the owner-trainer team of Colin Loxton and Neville Parnham.
Rivercrest Park owners Steve and Diane Hoare have purchased the stallion outright to stand at their south-west nursery in Stratham. “There were other offers from interstate and overseas but Colin and Neville wanted him to stay in Western Australia,” Hoare said. “We went up to inspect him at White Hills last week and he’s a stunning individual with a beautiful temperament.
Blackfriars has sired 29 stakes winners and none of his sons have been credited with more black-type wins than God Has Spoken – he was successful at that level as a two, three, four and five year-old from 1400m to 2100m.
God Has Spoken hit the ground running on debut to win the Westspeed 2YO Plate (1100m) at Ascot. He then produced a paralysing burst from the tail of a capacity field to claim the G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).
Resuming as a spring three year-old, he landed the LR Aquanita Stakes (1800m) and then split seasoned campaigners Sniper’s Bullet and Scenic Shot in the G1 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot.
Connections mapped out a WATC Derby campaign for the colt and he looked set to fight out the classic with Bridgestone until Lindsay Park raider Chartreux descended to defeat the stablemates.
“We did consider taking him to the Brisbane carnival,” Parnham recalled. “He pulled up in perfect order after the Derby but we decided to give him an extended winter spell.”
During the next summer carnival, God Has Spoken maintained his winning strike-rate in the G3 R J Peters Stakes (1800m) before adding another black-type victory in the G3 Strickland Stakes (2000m).
Back in harness as a five year-old, he stretched out to longer trips to win the G2 C B Cox Stakes 2100m) and was also runner-up in the G2 Perth Cup (2400m).
Another Group 1 placing followed in the Kingston Town Stakes and he looked set to go one better in last year’s G2 Perth Cup until Black Tycoon, another son of Blackfriars, came from the clouds to beat him a short-head.
“As he got older, he was crying out for 2400 metres and had a pretty powerful finish on him,” Parnham declared when God Has Spoken left his Ascot stables. “He was a lovely racehorse and – like his brother Playing God – is going to be hard to replace.”
|Pas de Nom|
|Kensington Gardens||Grosvenor||Sir Tristram|
|Tilly Foster||Vice Regal|
|Anything Tudor||Taipan II||Bold Ruler|
BLACKFRIARS Bay 1996 - Stud 2001: 4 wins: G1 VRC Victoria Derby (2500m), G3 VATC Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m). Sire of 29 SW inc: Group 1 - PLAYING GOD; Group 2 - GOD HAS SPOKEN, BLACK TYCOON, ROHAN; Group 3 - ECLAIR SURPRISE, KERRIFIC, MANSION HOUSE, POP CULTURE, PRENTICE, SHINING KNIGHT etc.
DOLLY WILL DO, by Rubiton. 5 wins at 1200m, STC AWA H., Saturday Markets Flemington Series H., AJC Lucky Lil's Saloon H., STC Strathdarr H., 2d STC Birthday Card H., L. Half-sister to Anything Red (dam of MOOBALL). Dam of 15 foals, 12 to race, 8 winners inc:-
PLAYING GOD (by Blackfriars) 8 wins - 1 at 2 - from 1100m to 1800m, $1,669,200 to 2013-14, WATC Kingston Town Classic, Gr1 - twice, Western Australian Guineas, Gr2, Northerly S., Gr3, Aquanita S., L, Magic Millions Perth 3YO Trophy, 2d Western Australian Derby, Gr1, WATC Goodwood Sprint H., L, Raconteur S., L, Fairetha S., L, 3d VRC Australian Cup, Gr1, Turnbull S., Gr1, Australian Guineas, Gr1, MRC CF Orr S., Gr1, WATC Prince of Wales S., Gr3, Roma Cup, Gr3, 4th MRC Futurity S., Gr1, WATC Railway S., Gr1, Kingston Town Classic, G1, VRC Makybe Diva S., Gr2, WATC Strickland S., Gr3.
GOD HAS SPOKEN (by Blackfriars) 8 wins - 3 at 2 - from 1100m to 2100m, $1,189,250, WATC CB Cox S., Gr2, RJ Peters S., Gr3, Strickland S., Gr3, Sires' Produce S., Gr3, Aquanita S., L, Westspeed 2YO P., Burswood is Entertainment 2YO P., Support Your Industry Welter H., 2d WATC Kingston Town Classic, Gr1, Perth Cup, Gr2 - twice, Lee Steere S., Gr2, Asian Beau S., Gr3, JC Roberts S., L, 3d WATC Kingston Town Classic, Gr1, Strickland S., Gr3, 4th Western Australian Derby, Gr1.
Tudor Quest. 9 wins to 1500m, $113,250, QTC Penfolds H.
Bombay Sapphire. 3 wins to 1400m, BTC Emirates H. Producer.
James Albert. 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, WATC Perthracing.com.au H.
Rich Dessert. Winner at 1200m. Dam of:-
Sun Glazed. 4 wins - 2 at 2 - to 1200m, $178,370, MVRC Platinum Private H.
Ruby Doll. 4th AJC Gimcrack S., L. Dam of:-
Sir Fernando. 4 wins at 1000m, 1200m, $247,738 to 2013-14, MVRC Hacer Group Premium P., National Union of Workers H.
Anything Tudor, by Taipan II. 6 wins to 1250m, AJC McWilliams Champagne H., Luddenham H., STC Citius Welter H., Campsie South WBC H., AJC Tellers H., STC Mediterranean H., 3d AJC June S., L, Reginald Allen H., L. Half-sister to LA POSETTE. Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race. 8 winners inc:-
Dolly Will Do (by Rubiton). 5 wins. See above.
Anything Red. Winner at 1000m. Dam of:-
MOOBALL (by Sanction). 10 wins from 1000m to 1800m, $260,350. MRC Lord S., L, VRC Longines P., MRC Basha Felika H., 2d Seymour Cup, L.
Brown | 2006 | Entered stud in 2015
$1,100 (inc. gst) - FR (conditions apply)
66 Starts: 8-8-2 Prizemoney: $1,129,250
WON G2 C B Cox Stakes (2100m)
WON G3 R J Peters Stakes (1500m)
WON G3 Strickland Stakes (2000m)
WON G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m)
WON LR Northerly Stakes (1800m)
2ND G1 Kingston Town Stakes (1800m)
2ND G2 Perth Cup (2400m) - 2014
2ND G2 Perth Cup (2400m) - 2013
2ND G2 Lee-Steere Stakes (1400m)
3RD G1 Kingston Town Stakes (1800m)