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With 119 rising yearlings in his first crop, Champion 3YO colt Yes Yes Yes should be a leading performer among the first season sires who will have yearlings for sale in 2023. An absolute speedster of the highest level who matured early, buyers who consider themselves good judges of a precocious type will be out in force inspecting the Yes Yes Yes youngsters.
Coolmore and their clients have supported Yes Yes Yes with a strong book of mares for his first season, with 21 Stakes Winners or dams of Stakes Winners in foal. Another twenty-seven are out of young city winning mares with pedigrees that scream potential upside when combined with Yes Yes Yes’s speed.
“Yes Yes Yes already has a big book of mares booked for his upcoming third season and such is his demand that we’ve kept his fee the same as in his initial two seasons,” said Coolmore’s Colm Santry. “Among those mares already booked are a large number of return bookings which can only be a positive reflection of the quality of foals Yes Yes Yes has produced. He was a very fast and precious horse, a Champion 3YO and has been well received by the market.”
First sighted as an early December two year-old, Yes Yes Yes ran second on debut over 1000m to Brooklyn Hustle (who went on to win the Dane Ripper Stakes-Gr2 then Yes Yes Yes won his next three starts in succession over 1100 and 1200m. Two of those wins were also in December at city level, before a demolition job in the Todman Stakes-Gr2 at Randwick where he ran a race record time of 1:08.4 for the 1200m. He concluded his two year-old season in the Golden Slipper when favourite, where he didn’t appreciate the heavy track or barrier 19, and finished his juvenile season with three wins from five starts.
Back as an early spring three year-old, Yes Yes Yes ran second twice, both times to Bivouac, in the Run to the Rose-Gr2 and the Golden Rose-Gr1. Bivouac was fourth up in the Golden Rose over 1400m where’s Yes Yes Yes was second up only beaten a head in the photo. Later he took his record to three Gr1 wins by adding the Newmarket Handicap-Gr1 and the VRC Sprint Classic-Gr1, so this form has stood up with time.
Yes Yes Yes then took on the older horses in The Everest, while still only an October three year-old, and went even quicker than his record breaking Todman victory, when smashing the Randwick 1200m course record while also beating Champion Sprinter Santa Ana Lane with Gr1 winners Trekking and Nature Strip back in third and fourth. He easily beat 10 Group 1 winners that day and Chris Roots from the Sydney Morning Herald claimed him “Perhaps the best Sprinter in the World.
Chris Waller and Glen Boss said at the time that he rated right up there with the very best. Chris going on to say “I would rate Yes Yes Yes as one of the best horses I’ve ever trained. Glen Boss said “he had a turn of speed only reserved for very few horses we have seen over the past 20 years. He was incredible”
“Yes Yes Yes did something quite incredible in The Everest reeling off four successive sub-11s 200m sectionals during the race and stopping the clock at a Randwick 1200m course record of 1m 7.32s – horses just don’t go any faster!” Ray Thomas wrote in The Daily Telegraph.
This excessive early maturing speed and 3YO class Timeform rated 125 at 3 is precisely what Australian owners and trainers adore, and his retirement as an autumn three year-old before he won what seemed like an inevitable Gr1 race has made him a value proposition for breeders. Importantly, that value will likely be passed on to buyers and breeders.
‘’With the autumn carnival just around the corner and the world awaiting the next stage of his exciting career, it comes as a tough day to notify connections of Yes Yes Yes and supporters of racing that it is in the best interest of the horse that he is retired,” said trainer Chris Waller.
Yes Yes Yes retired with four wins and three 2nd placings from eight starts, and now has 119 foals on the ground in his first crop and he served a further 175 mares in 2021 with those foals due to be born this spring.
Among his first crop is a filly from Gr1 winner Pear Tart (Dehere), who has been a good broodmare with four winners from four foals to race, including Gr2 placed city winner Italia Bella (Fastnet Rock) and stakes placed winner Hey Mighty (Fastnet Rock). Stunning broodmare Pretty Penny (Encosta de Lago) has a Yes Yes Yes colt, and he is a half-brother to five stakes winners; Gr2 winners Sertorius (Galileo), Pretty Brazen (Brazen Beau), Gr3 winners Pretty Amazing (American Pharoah), Clifton Red (Sebring), and Dollar for Dollar (High Chaparral) as well as stakes placed Fortune of War (General Nediym) and Rezealient (Sebring).
Listed winner Julinsky Princess (Stravinsky) is the dam of Gr1 winner Julinsky Prince (Darci Brahma) and Gr3 winner Nudge (Fastnet Rock) and she has a filly by Yes Yes Yes; while unraced mare Dublin Me Bet (O’Reilly)’s Yes Yes Yes filly is a half-sister to two Listed winners Fuld’s Bet (I Am Invincible) and Hong Kong Bet (Smart Missile).
Winning mare Exabelle (Exceed and Excel) is the dam of Gr2 winner Yes Baby Yes (Dissident) and she has a 2021 filly by Yes Yes Yes; while city winner Limerock (Charge Forward)’s colt is a half-brother to Gr3 winner
Among the stakes quality mares sent to Yes Yes Yes in his first book of mares are three year-old Gr2 winner and Gr1 placed Adaline (Court of Jewels), and Gr3 winners Diva Express (Afleet Express) with a further nine Listed winners with Yes Yes Yes foals on the ground.
In his second season mares due to foal to him include another strong book include, Starspangled, Assume, Kakariki, Money Magic, Streama, Leviosa, La Muse, Halle Rocks and Miss With Attitude.
Yes Yes Yes has already fashioned a good sales record with this impressive first crop with sixteen weanlings sold at auction in 2022, lead by a colt from unraced mare Luluoru (Redoute’s Choice) who sold for $260,000, and whose older half-brother recently won a city race. The first foal, a filly, of city winner Zizzis (Sizzling) sold for $130,000; while another first foal, the colt from winning mare Money Magic (So You Think) sold for $125,000. The first foal, a colt, from unraced mare Blue Blazers (I Am Invincible) sold for $110,000 and winning mare Shudabeen (I Am Invincible)’s first foal, a colt, sold for $100,000. At the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale, a filly from Excellent Magic (Exceed and Excel) sold for $100,000 while the filly from Goddess of Love (Galileo) made $150,000.
With strong weanling sales and big first and second crop, Yes Yes Yes looks primed to thrill the yearling sale ring in 2023, and with a very precocious high class race record, his stock should get up and fly early just like he did. He also hails from only of the fastest families in the Australian Stud Book.