The first thing that strikes you when you take a close look at the credentials ofis how beautifully bred he is. By one of the all-time great sires and now sire of sires in ,
Bacardi Lindy is the first foal from the brilliantmare in Rum Boogie a USTA 2 Year Old filly of her year (T3 1:55 $900,000). Sold at Tattersall’s for $115,000 as a yearling, he was followed through the ring by the next three foals of Rum Boogie who all made over $100,000 with one Lindys Chosen One making $235,000.
Troubled throughout his racing career by an injury sustained as a yearling, he still managed to take a best time of US1:52,4 and earn in excess of $200,000 in a short racetrack career.
Imported down under straight off the racetrack by Ross Simpson from Karamea Farms, he served good books in his first two seasons at stud which resulted in foal crops of 48 and 28. At this time Ross Simpson decided to relocate to Canterbury in NZ and took Bacardi Lindy with him.
Standing at the famous Roydon Lodge alongside the two leading trotting sires in NZ inand made getting mares very difficult for the unproven sire. In his first year in NZ he served 25 and 13 in Australia, while in his second he served just 13 in NZ and 12 in Australia.
At this point, with his stock starting to show up in Australia,was relocated to Morley Park in Victoria and with the success that his first two crops have had, it was a wise move. With his oldest crop just turned four, he has already had 17 starters from that crop including such smart trotters as The Boss Man ($48,000) Bellmac Kody ($35,000) Basil Knight ($20,000) and Lochaber ($17,000).
And from his second smaller crop of now 3 year-olds (28) he has had eight starters including the very smart Claudys Princess ($51,000) who won 3 of 5 as a 2 year-old including a defeat of the New Zealand two-year-old of the year Daenerys Targaryen in a Breeders Crown heat at Maryborough, also the promising Barefoot Sally who has had two wins from two starts this season.
Bacardi Lindy’s promising start to his siring career has been recognised by Australian breeders last season by attracting a book of 91 mares, the most of any Trotting stallion in Australia by 46 mares.
Taking everything into account,has made a very promising start to his siring career and the future looks bright for this speedy BLUE BLOOD.
This is a series of stallion reviews that Harnesslink are doing with a view to sheading some light on some of the "forgotten"sires in Australasia.