First Stakes-Winner for Exosphere
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 14

The Group III ATC Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday produced a great result for Darley’s promising young sire Exosphere, who had first and third in the last Golden Slipper lead up.

Thermosphere wins the G2 Magic Night Stakes - image Steve Hart

The James Cummings trained filly Thermosphere was the first winner for her sire when she broke the ice at her third start winning at Newcastle over 1300m last month and now she’s also his first stakes-winner!

Race fitness and experience told the tale with a big field of fillies tackling a slow track, with Thermosphere powering home for James McDonald to score a long neck win over Time is Precious with another Exosphere filly in Jemss steaming home for third a head away.

Thermosphere might be the lone winner for Exosphere to date, but it won’t be long before Jemss adds her name to the list judging by her performance.

“This is a classy filly,” said James Cummings of Thermosphere.

“She has the right credentials and an excellent temperament to keep improving.

“She pinged the barriers today, which was much better than when she raced at Newcastle so it was an excellent performance.”

Thermosphere is the first stakes-winner for Exosphere Godolphin won the Magic Night Stakes last year with Kiamichi, who won the Golden Slipper seven days later.

“Kiamichi won on wet ground seven days out from the Slipper, but we’ll just see how she pulls up in the next few days,” Cummings said.

A homebred for Godolphin, Thermosphere has won two of four starts earning nearly $130,000.

She is the first winner for Canny Lad’s stakes-winning daughter Glows, who comes from the family of Group III winner Falaise.

Glows has another yearling colt to follow by Exosphere and is back in foal to him again with her weanling colt by another Lonhro son in Pierro.

A brilliant winner of the Group I ATC Golden Rose by champion sire Lonhro, Exosphere covered 86 mares at Darley NSW last spring at a fee of $22,000.


Exosphere in upcoming sales:
Magic Night Stakes Gr3 1200m
Rosehill Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:13.62
T: James Cummings J: J B Mc Donald 55.5
2f Exosphere (AUS) x Glows (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
Time Is Precious
T: G A Ryan J: B Avdulla 55.5
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Rose Of Sharon (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Gerald Ryan Racing
T: David Payne J: G Schofield 55.5
2f Exosphere (AUS) x Carbon Tax (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $60,000
V:Willow Park Stud Scone NSW
B: David Payne Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $32,500
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
T: A J Cummings J: A Adkins 55.5
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Sovereign Duchess (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: 2K Tbreds/Anthony Cummings Tbreds
Stellar Pauline
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 55.5
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Negotiate (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $875,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Stonestreet Stables
Fall On A Star
T: K A Lees J: M J Walker 55.5
2f Zoustar (AUS) x Igraine (AUS) (Denman (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Gilgai Farm Nagambie Vic
B: Phoenix T'Breds (II) Ltd/Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
T: G Portelli J: Rachel King 55.5
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Lot Three Four One (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $125,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Portelli Racing
Dubai Star
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 55.5
2f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Jezzabba (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: Gai Waterhouse Racing / Adrian Bott
Hybrid Theory
T: Bjorn Baker J: J R Collett 55.5
2f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Belle's Ready (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $180,000
V:Princess Park Thoroughbred Farm, Nagambie
B: Bjorn Baker Racing Pty Ltd / Clarke Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Only Mine
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: A Hyeronimus 55.5
2f Smart Missile (AUS) x Ever The Same (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
Kaakit Akit
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: N Rawiller 55.5
2f Artie Schiller (USA) x Above Perfection (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Dottie Dee
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: T Marquand 55.5
2f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Fairygem (NZ) (Viscount (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Willow Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Cambridge Stud
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 55.5
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Thiamandi (AUS) (Street Boss (USA))
T: Michael Costa J: Jean Van Overmeire 55.5
2f Smart Missile (AUS) x Ajaweed (AUS) (Hennessy (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Gainsborough Lodge, Darling Downs, Qld
B: New Breed Racing / M Costa
T: John Thompson J: Jye McNeil 55.5
2f Super One (AUS) x Embellished (USA) (Bellamy Road (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Prime Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
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