Beast Unleashed Enjoys Supreme Stud Start

THE stud career of Beast Unleashed has launched in thunderous fashion with Ambrosia Tux impressive on debut at Richmond on Tuesday.

Adam Dobbin

1 September 2021

THE stud career of Beast Unleashed has launched in thunderous fashion with Ambrosia Tux hugely impressive on debut at Richmond on Tuesday.

The Bruce King-trained 18-month old youngster scorched over the Richmond 330 metres in a fast 18.76 to kickstart the stud career of the former Group 2 Launching Pad winner in inspiring fashion.

Beast Unleashed, a son of champion Barcia Bale and Golden Easter Egg winner Don’t Knocka Him’s litter sister Little Miss Hap, proved himself on the racetrack with 10 electrifying wins and three placings from just 15 starts.

Injury curtailed what promised to be a remarkable racing career with his final race start an epic victory in the 2019 Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup.

But since heading to stud the former Gosford track record holder has been the recipient of a steady flow of bitches with some exciting types set to hit the tracks in the coming months.


“There’s been some really good reports about his early pups so to see his first runner on a Tab track win so well is very satisfying,” said the dog’s trainer Peter Lagogiane.

“I’ve got some really nice pups of his here at home and the one main characteristic I hear from everyone is just how hard his pups chase. I’m definitely seeing that with mine as well.

“And their temperaments are really good as well. No nonsense in them – it’s a really encouraging start.”

By the champion sire of his time in Barcia Bale from a bitch that hails from a litter which included a highly successful stud dog (Don’t Knocka Him) and outstanding dam (Scissor Queen), Beast Unleashed has all the ingredients to make his presence felt on the stud scene.

Tuesday’s comprehensive victory by Ambrosia Tux is the first step in the blueblood’s stud journey which is well and truly on an upward trajectory.

“The best endorsement is that breeders that have used him once have come back and used him again,” Lagogiane said.

“For a stud dog trying to make a name for himself that’s the best sign of all.

“To see things kick off in such a great way on Tuesday was very satisfying. And I’ve got no doubt there will be bigger things to come.”