The precocious youngster is from the first crop of Changeover, who remains NZ’s highest ever stakes winning entire with earnings of more than $2.4 million, six Group 1’s and two Listed Harness Jewels Emeralds to his credit.
Bred by, Carisma is out of the broodmare gem Joyrock (by ), dam of six winners from seven foals of racing age, including the Group 1 NZ Free For All winner and $500,000 earner Waipawa Lad.
The feedback that we’ve had on his first crop progeny has been nothing short of sensational to date with breeders, breakers and trainers all delighted with his stock and phrases such as “the best I’ve ever broken in”, “something special”, “beautifully gaited”, “terrific temperaments”, “can’t fault them” and “has the x-factor” being regularly bandied about.
Having served almost 600 mares in his first three seasons and been very warmly received at the Yearling Sales in February, Changeover will have every opportunity to succeed at stud and given that the only other millionaire sons of In The Pocket down-under happen to be the siring phenoms Christian Cullen and Courage Under Fire we have every confidence that he will.
In terms of suitable broodmares for him, anything by aline sire is going to a be a terrific match, with a good proportion of the 2yo’s being tipped out by their trainers as being their best Changeover, being out of and mares. Other mares bred this way include daughters of , Caprock, , and .
Like with other Direct Scooter line stallions, mares by Albatross (Holmes Hanover, Soky’s Hanover) and Cam Fella line sires (Bettor’s Delight, Washington VC, Presidential Ball) should also suit.