Rich Hill Stud shuttle stallion Vadamos has secured his first win as a sire when Sa Pala Umbrossa won on debut over 1200m at Chilivani, in Italy, on Monday.
The Antonio Cottu-trained two-year-old beat Lory Di Toni into second with Capo Testa coming home in third.
Vadamos had an illustrious career on the track, having won the Gr.1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1600m), Gr.2 Prix du Muguet (1600m), Gr.2 Oettingen Rennen (1600m), Gr.3 Prix Messidor (1600m), and Listed Prix Frederic de Lagrange (2400m).
The son of Monsun was also placed in the Gr.1 Prix Jacques Le Marois (1600m) and finished fourth in the Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m), Gr.1 Emirates Stakes (1600m), and Gr.1 Prix d’Ispahan (1850m).
Vadamos’ first crop led the way at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale earlier this year with 31 of his yearlings selling for a total of $3.1 million in the Book 1 and 2 sessions, at an average of $101,550, crowning him as the leading first season sire by average.
He will return to Rich Hill Stud this coming breeding season where he will stand for a fee of $15,000+GST.