All American Returns Permanently to Geisel Park
Media Release - Tuesday May 15

Geisel Park Stud owner Eddie Rigg has purchased Group 1 stallion All American outright to stand permanently in Western Australia.


All AmericanRigg was part of the syndicate that stood All American at Geisel Park in 2016 when he was the most popular stallion in WA. After spending last season in Victoria, local breeders were keen to book in again on the strength of his first Westspeed-bred foals.


"The big horse is home for good!" Rigg said. 

"We have some cracking weanlings on the farm at Myalup and have consistently received favourable comments from satisfied clients.


"They want All American back and we are delighted to be able to deliver him."


The comments of respected De Grey Park owner Dick Vincent are being echoed around the State. "The All Americans are some of the best foals I have ever seen!"


All American is a 12yo son of champion sire Red Ransom and news of his return is just what's required in WA. A proven sire of his stature will alleviate the recent deaths of Blackfriars and Trade Fair.


He also sired more 2yo winners than any other WA stallion last season.


All American raced in Lindsay Park and Arrowfield Stud's colours and won his first stakes race as a Christmas 2yo at Moonee Valley. He was runner-up in the G1 Blue Diamond and then won the G3 Skyline Stakes before an unlucky fifth in Sebring's G1 Golden Slipper.


He stayed in training to defeat So You Think in the G1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) running the best time ever clocked by a stallion at Flemington. "He was one of our fastest and precocious juveniles," trainer David Hayes recalled. "He went on to beat the world champion as a 4yo and in all that time my vet never saw him."


All American sired Champion Australian Filly Yankee Rose in his third crop at Arrowfield, but fortunately for Rigg and his partners, she didn't win her first Group 1 until he was already on the way to WA for that first book at Geisel Park.


The second coming coincides with the runaway victory of his rising star Dark Dream in the G3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben. It's a recognised stepping-stone for the G1 Queensland Derby and bookmakers reacted by making him a $3.50 favourite for the classic on June 9.


"How are they going to beat him in the Derby off that?" winning jockey Tim Clark asked after returning to scale on Saturday. "I let him rip at the 600m and he put them away within a couple of strides. He's a true strayer and has pulled up like he hasn't gone around."


All American is also firing with his speedy 3yo Sam's Image who won the VOBIS Gold Dash (1100m) at Caulfield last month. "He's always shown plenty of ability," trainer Peter Morgan said after Sam's Image defeated class sprinter Nature Strip for the second time this season.


Being one of very few Group 1 winning and Group 1 producing sires completely free of Danehill / Danzig blood, All American will again strike the right chord with WA breeders. Importantly, he's already had significant success as an outcross for that sireline with stakes performers like Bachman, Tender, American Genius, Rampage and Dark Dream.


All American has a 75% winning strike-rate in North America following a one-off season shuttling to Kentucky. And he's also been popular in Hong Kong with multiple winners Green Card, Invisible, Lucky Dollar and Tianhuang.


In five crops, All American has sired 137 winners of 310 races for prizemoney over $12 million.


He will stand for an $7,700 (inc gst) service fee in 2018 alongside French Group 1 winning 2yo Vert De Grece (Verglas) who is priced at $5,500 (inc gst) for his second season at Geisel Park.


For more information, please contact Conor Dunlop (0447 434 735), John Chalmers (0418 948 604) or Eddie Rigg (0418 942 304).

Mittys Rough Habit Plate Gr3 2000m
Doomben Track: Soft(5) Time: 2:03.67
Dark Dream
T: K J Parker J: Tim Clark 57
3g All American (AUS) x Buchanan Girl (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS))
Higher Ground
T: C J Waller J: G Schofield 57
3c So You Think (NZ) x Dark Vision (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Woppitt Bloodstock $210,000
California Turbo
T: P and P Snowden J: K McEvoy 57
3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Celebria (AUS) (Peintre Celebre (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $330,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: Asian Bloodstock Services $330,000
T: C J Waller J: Craig Williams 57
3g Makfi (GB) x Skeena (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Phoenix Park
B: David Redvers Bloodstock/Chris Waller Racing $90,000
Icon Of Dubai
T: P and P Snowden J: Regan Bayliss 57
3c High Chaparral (IRE) x Al Anood (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Nothing Too Hard
T: P M Perry J: M McGillivray 57
3g All Too Hard (AUS) x Ashley's Kitty (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Kia-Ora Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Paul Perry Horse Training Pty Ltd $70,000
T: James Cummings J: D J Browne 57
3c Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Segue (AUS) (Ad Valorem (USA))
Zofonic Dancer
T: R L Heathcote J: B N Stewart 57
3g Zoffany (IRE) x Goddess Of Wisdom (USA) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $87,500
V:Sledmere Stud Scone NSW
B: Paul Willetts/Robert Heathcote $87,500
Madison Point
T: S J Morrisey J: R Wiggins 57
3g Savabeel (AUS) x Fabaz (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: NZB as agent $160,000
T: B J Lockwood J: C W Brown 57
3g Arlington (AUS) x Lady Godiva (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
MM National Yearling Sale $4,000
V:Tamalee Farm Tamworth NSW
B: Lockwood Racing $4,000
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: M Zahra 57
3c Tavistock (NZ) x Hula Bar (NZ) (Al Akbar (AUS))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Hallmark Stud
B: NZB as agent $150,000
Epic Rant
T: Michael Costa J: M Cahill 57
3g Snitzel (AUS) x Air's Precious (AUS) (Air Express (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Spendthrift Australia $500,000
Mr Plow
T: T J Bartley J: James Orman 57
3g Casino Prince (AUS) x Boca Chica (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: Ben Currie J: J Byrne 57
3g Clang (AUS) x Godsana (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
So You Win
T: C J Waller J: J Lloyd 57
3g So You Think (NZ) x Rhode Island Red (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Hallmark Stud
B: Chris Waller Racing $220,000