Fast colt Profiteer heads to stud

Three-year-old Profiteer, Speedy, has been retired from stud where he will join Newgate’s roster for the next breeding season.

Capitalist’s son will pay $16,500 and Newgate Farm managing director Henry Field is convinced that Profiteer has the recipe to become a successful stallion.

Along with his $99,000 father Capitalist, Profiteer joins bands like Russian Revolution, Extreme Choice, Flying Artie and Brutal at Newgate.

Profiteer pushing aside the peloton to win the $2 million Inglis Millennium. Photo: Getty Images

“In my mind, he presents a very similar profile to his Capitalist dad and his Written Tycoon grandfather, who were crack juveniles, very fast juveniles, both of whom left an exceptional mark on the landscape of the breeding,” Field said.

“I think he’s shaping up to be a horse that can follow in their footsteps.

“He’s going to be $15,000 plus GST and I think people think they can breed him to a mare and have a very good chance of getting a very fast juvenile.”

“I’m sure the horse retires to stud with his ability outweighing his eventual race record and when you have a horse with such brilliant speed and natural ability at the age of two you must have a colt, you are very excited.

Profiteer burst onto the scene as a juvenile, earning his first two starts highlighted by a commanding victory in the $2 million Inglis Millennium.

He followed it with a short second at Anamoe in the Todman Stakes before an unplaced effort in the Golden Slipper.

Profiteer returned for five races as a three-year-old, winning once on the straight at Flemington and ran his last race earlier this month when he was fifth behind Mazu at Randwick.

Connections has banked over $1.5 million throughout his racing career.