Millisecond’s Pedigree

Millisecond (Canny Lad – Damowin, by Danehill), winner at 2yrs at 900m, was an $8,000 purchase at the 2009 Inglis Scone Broodmare Sale. She is the first foal out of Damowin (Danehill – Orwhina, by Vain). With 2 wins at 2yrs at 1200m, Damowin is the dam of 3 named foals, 2 to race and both winners, incl. Stand In (g., Quest for Fame (GB)); 3 wins, 1300m to 1600m to 2009-10. Her 2006 unraced Hussonet(USA) colt, named Hussowin, made $570,000 at the 2008 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. Damowin also has a 2008 Starcraft filly to race for her (sold for $20,000 at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale). Damowin was covered by Hussonet(USA) again in 2009 and is believed to be in foal.

Damowin is out of a wonderful producer, the blue-hen mare Orwhina (Vain – Orana Miss, by Dignitas). Herself a winner of 4 races, 2 at 2yrs at 1000m and 1200m, Orwhina is the dam of 13 foals, all raced, with 11 winners. Her 5 black type progeny include the group 1 winner Jetball (c. Marscay) and the group 1 placed Marwina (c. Marscay). These multiple group winning brothers both retired to stand at stud.

Jetball was The Joint Top of the 1993-94 Australasian 3YO Classification (1000m – 1400m). His 7 wins, 3 at 2yrs, 1000m to 1200m and $466,608, include the AJC Galaxy H., Gr 1, STC Pago Pago S., Gr 2, Star Kingdom S., Gr 3 and the NSW Tatt’s RC Roman Consul S., Gr 3. Jetball is the sire of 14 SWs, including the New Zealand Oaks, Gr 1 winner Vapour Trail. He also sired South African Gr 1 winner Global News, the Gr 1 placed Jetski and Gr 2 winner and The 2000 NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year, Sarwatch.


jetballJetball had initially been retired to stud in New Zealand, where he stood from 1994-1999, however following his early successes at stud he was repatriated to Australia in 2000. Initially standing in Victoria, he moved to New South Wales in 2006 to stand at Ilala Stud, Scone where he stood his first season at a fee of $8,800. However Jetball encountered fertility problems subsequent to his move to NSW and there are no registered progeny listed for Jetball in the Australian Stud Book since 2005. From his 10 crops, Jetball sired 230 winners (56.4% winners/runners), 14 SWs (3.4% winners/runners) and his progeny earnings amounted to $4,784,318.



marwinaMarwina (pictured) has 5 wins, 2 at 2yrs, 1000m to 1400m and $389,760, including the AJC Stan Fox S., Gr 3 and the NSW Tatt’s RC Roman Consul S., Gr 3. He was also 2nd in the VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr 1. Marwina commenced stud duties in 1994 and currently stands at Riverdene Stud, Wagga Wagga. To date, he has sired 283 individual winners (60.6% winners/runners) in 7 countries (AUS, NZ, SAF, MAL, SIN, HK, MAC) with 865 wins and has progeny earnings in excess of $10.5million. He is also the sire of 4 SWs to date. His 2009 fee was $5,500.

Millisecond’s sire Canny Lad (Bletchingly – Jesmond Lass, by Lunchtime) was a high class racehorse with 8 wins, all in stakes company, and career earnings of $2,094,450. At 2yrs Canny Lad won the STC Golden Slipper S., Gr 1 (1200m), VRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr 1 (1400m), Maribyrnong Plate, Gr 2 (1000m), VATC Debutant S., Gr 3 (900m), Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr 3 (1000m), and the VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L (900m). At 3yrs Canny Lad went on to win the MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr 2 (1614m) and the VATC Tattersalls S., Gr 3 (1400m). He also placed 3rd in the MVRC W.S. Cox Plate, Gr 1 and the VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr 2.

At stud, Canny Lad did not disappoint. He has sired no less than 27 Group winners to date, including 10 Group 1 winners, is the sire of 629 winners in total (67.7% winners/starters), and he has sired 46 SWs to date (5% SWs to starters). This aged stallion is still in high demand (he covered a book of 81 mares in 2008 at a fee of $22,000). Canny Lad stands at Darley, Kelvinside and his 2010 fee is $16,500. Canny Lad has also proved himself a top class broodmare sire, finishing the Australian 2009-10 season in 9th position on the Broodmare Sires’ List. His top earner for the season was the Gr 1 winner Manhattan Rain (Encosta de Lago – Shantha’s Choice, by Canny Lad). As a broodmare sire, Canny Lad had 2 other SWs this season and a total of 109 winners from 265 runners.

Millisecond’s maternal grand sire, the legendary sire Danehill (Danzig – Razyana, by His Majesty) topped the 2009-10 Australian Broodmare Sire List.