Gold Ace sires his first two-year-old winner

2 July 2019

Former New Zealand Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year Gold Ace is on the board as a sire, with the Australian bred two-year-old Max Power winning in an impressive 1:56.3 at Newcastle on July 1.

A close second on debut at the same track a few weeks earlier, Max Power led from start to finish to score by 6.4m from his stable-mate Yosemite, with a further 19m back to the third-placed runner. Watch replay.

Bred by John Foulger, Max Power is out of the unraced Art Colony (by Artsplace) mare Piccadilly Ellen – a granddaughter of a half-sister to the Group 1 winners Another Party and Party Party.

The six-time Group One winner was also represented by his first New Zealand bred runner over the weekend, with the Ken Barron trained Distinguished Taste a fast finishing third on debut at Timaru on Sunday afternoon.

Bred and raced by Roydon Lodge Stud’s Keith and Rob Gibson, Distinguished Taste, like Max Power is also out of an Artsplace line mare, with his dam, Art Buyer, an unraced daughter of Art Major.