Barcia Blue Boy Takes Aim At Stud Career

WHEN Barcia Blue Boy blitzed a quality field to win the G2 Bulli Gold Cup, trainer Peter Lagogiane was moved to declare him "as fast a dog as I've trained".

David Brasch

18 January 2022

WHEN Barcia Blue Boy blitzed a quality field of sprinters to win the Group 2 Bulli Gold Cup, his trainer Peter Lagogiane was moved to declare him “as fast a dog as I’ve ever trained”.

It was high praise indeed from the trainer of Million Dollar Chase winners Mystic Riot and Handsome Prince for the son of Barcia Bale-Scissor Queen by Knocka Norris.

Unfortunately, Barcia Blue Boy would race just once more before injury forced him into retirement.

He goes to stud off a career of 12 starts for eight wins, one second and two thirds for stakes of $59,000. Along the way he went 18.83 at Richmond, 22.03 and 25.90 at Bulli, 24.97 at Maitland and 29.80 at Wentworth Park.

It is a career of absolute pace, topped by a Group victory and admiration from all those connected to him.

At Bulli, in his Gold Cup victory, Barcia Blue Boy left in his wake the star gallopers Ad Astra (16 wins, $53,000) and Ebby Infrared (46 wins, $199,000, three times a G1 finalist).

Oh what could have been in front of Barcia Blue Boy with maturity!

His litter sister, Vicki’s Queen (10 wins, $63,000) has been second in the G3 Ladies Bracelet and a finalist at G1 level in the Golden Easter Egg and Paws Of Thunder and the Listed Super Sprinters at Albion Park.

At Wentworth Park she won in 29.66.

Barcia Blue Boy gets his chance at stud with a race career to brag about, racetrack times of which he can boast, but a pedigree to give him an advantage over many, many others.

He is, of course, by the great Barcia Bale whose list of champion offspring includes Dyna Double One, Mystic Riot, Simon Told Helen, Aston Dee Bee, Shima Shine, Barooga Brett, Zipping Bailey, Hooked On Scotch … the list is almost endless.

His son Aston Dee Bee is already third on the sires lists throughout the country.

But, it is also the damline of Barcia Blue Boy that is a proud boast.

His dam Scissor Queen was a racetrack star winning 20 races including the Grafton Sprinters Cup twice. She was a litter sister to Don’t Knocka Him (25 wins, $380,000) the winner of the G1 Golden Easter Egg and the Victorian greyhound of the year. He has been a very, very good stud dog.

Another littermates, Little Miss Hap, is the mother of Beast Unleashed (G2 Gosford Gold Cup, Gosford TR) whose first progeny are just starting to hit the racetrack with success.

Scissor Queen, dam of Barcia Blue Boy, is also the dam of Monster Fish (28 wins, $115,000), Robson (16 wins, $105,000, G1 NZ Waterloo Cup), Snoop A Loop (53 wins, $64,000), Duce Royal (21 wins, $49,000) etc etc etc.

Monster Fish, by Fernando Bale, is now at stud in NZ.

Scissor Queen, to Magic Sprite, produced Sulzanti (Sandown 29.09, finalist G2 Sandown Shootout) who was going to be a superstar but broke a hock. At stud, he is the sire of star galloper Short Pork (25 wins, $121,000), Are Jay Lochie (37 wins, $101,000), Greb’s Drinking (36 wins, $78,000), Lily Lola (34 wins, $75,000) etc.

Scissor Queen’s half sister Surfonic is the mother of Bernardo (by KC And All) who has been given his chance at stud as well and is the sire of Aussie Secret (29 wins, $165,000), Dr Tucker (16 wins, $120,000) etc.

The stud success of both Sulzanti and Bernardo and the promising start at stud by Beast Unleashed, augurs so well for the stud success too of Barcia Blue Boy.

So, just what bloodlines will suit him?

The Answer … just about anything and everything!

The fact Bernardo is by KC And All makes his Aussie-bred daughters an absolute MUST for Barcia Blue Boy.

The fact Sulzanti is by Magic Sprite, who already has a proven “nick” with Barcia Bale, makes daughters of Magic Sprite an absolute MUST for Barcia Blue Boy.

The fact Scissor Queen has also produced Group stars by Fabregas, Fernando Bale and SH Avatar, means daughters of these three great and dominant stud dogs are an absolute MUST for Barcia Blue Boy.

Barcia Blue Boy’s pedigree is along very similar lines to Aston Dee Bee without a cross of sire legend Bombastic Shiraz. Which means broodbitches carrying this great sire influence are an absolute MUST for Barcia Blue Boy.

If we stopped right at this point, consider the vast amount of bitches in this country who are suited to a mating to Barcia Blue Boy. Just those by Fernando Bale, Magic Sprite and Fabregas would be more than enough to make Barcia Blue Boy at stud.

But, there are many others who can be confidently mated to Barcia Blue Boy.

That astute and highly successful breeder Marty Hallinan has used Don’t Knocka Him with great success mixing with the Hallinan family’s famed Spanish Dance family.

Thus, breeders with bitches from this Spanish Dance female family would be wise for sure to utilise matings to Barcia Blue Boy to pick up on this proven mix.

Daughters of both Aussie Infrared and Zambora Brockie, who have both “nicked” to Group 1 level with Barcia Bale, are obvious choices for matings to Barcia Blue Boy.

Look closely at the pedigree of Barcia Blue Boy and what is missing is Collision, Big Daddy Cool and certainly an outcross influence. All these aspects of a bitch’s pedigree can be brought in to a mating with Barcia Blue Boy.

In recent months, racing around the country has seen a number of Group stars bred on a saturation of the littermates Bartrim Bale and Princess Bale cross. This is Qwara Bale, Stanley Road, Jax Bale, Fabriola Zad. They are all by Allen Deed. Thus it would make sense for broodbitch owners with daughters of Allen Deed to mate them to Barcia Blue Boy to introduce this now highly proven “nick” of Bartrim Bale and Princes Bale and their virtual sister Greta Bale.

Barcia Blue Boy goes to stud with a Group-winning race career behind him, a pedigree to match any stud rivals a pedigree already proven at stud, and an opportunity to link with numerous bloodlines in the bid for track success.