On 28th September 2013, our champion was born. Sired by Iffraaj (GB) out of Western Star (NZ), Wyndspelle was born in New Zealand and was later purchased for $75,000 from the Hallmark Stud draft at the 2015 Karaka National Yearling Sale. He went on to run a remarkably consistent career at the highest level in both Australia and New Zealand.
Highlights of the 6-year-old’s career include his Gr.2 Waikato Guineas (2000m) victory as a three-year-old and 11 black type placings including 4 runner-up finishes at Group One level. Wyndspelle has won 4 times and been placed on a further 16 occasions, 11 of them in Stakes races, from his 39 career starts.
“It’s one of the most consistent racing careers we’ve seen and as an entire, it’s not over yet”. Says part-owner, Jen Campin. “Now retired, it won’t be long before Wyndspelle finds a new home at a stud. We believe he has all the attributes to sire the next generation of racing legends.”
Wyndspelle and Jason Waddell have the situation under control as they head to the Trentham winning post in the Gr.1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) Photo credit: Race Images – Peter Rubery. Photo Sourced from Racing News.
Wyndspelle’s latest win was the Group 1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham in December where he came from behind to finish victoriously. Through the beginning of the race, Wyndspelle ran near last but come mid-race the stallion produced an extraordinary burst where he and rider Jason Waddell took the race from Shadows Cast (NZ) (Per Incanto) and Cambridge visitor, True Enough (NZ) (Nom Du Jeu).
“He’s a horse that I’ve always been so fond of,” said Waddell post-race, “he deserved the win more than anybody else out here.”
Wyndspelle’s sire, Iffraaj is a proven, international Group One sire. As well as Wyndspelle, Iffraaj is the sire of Classic winning fillies, Derby winning colts, sprinters, milers and WFA performers. Iffraaj has proven himself an extremely versatile stallion and there is true potential for Wyndspelle to follow in his father’s footsteps. As Wyndspelle’s racing career comes to an end a new era is about to unfold for the young stallion as the sire of future champions. Watch this space.