29-06-2022. Great to see a mainstream media story in today’s Hearld-Sun. Adam Dobbin reporting on Fernando’s 100 million stake earning progeny on Page 69. Let’s not forget about Barcia Bale’s contribution. What a dog 14 starts for 13 wins 12 in the Best of the night. $136,075 in stakes. His best win the 2012 Maturity Classic. However, at Stud 32 thousand winners, 55 thousand 2nd’s and 3rd’s. His progeny have won over 93 million in stake money. Win percentage 16% place 43%. GCA Sire of the Year 2017 and 2018. A sire of sires here is but a few of his stars they are too numinous to list. Dyna Double One, Mystic Riot, Simon Told Helen, Aston Dee Bee, Shima Shine, Miss Ezmae, Jungle Deuce, Mepunga Blazer and Hooked On Scotch. Nice pic from the Maturity with Jan Wheeler and the late Paul. The win was G Bate’s fifth Maturity.
Here he is in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gwzRDoBH-g
A story regarding his race career Click on link for full details