What a start for Rogano, becoming Western Australia’s leading first season sire for 2015-2016 season.
His eldest progeny are only three year olds and he already has 10 individual winners (45% winners to runners) including the stakes placed Where’s Wally, Riasc and Taxagano.
As a yearling Rogano was offered for sale by Arrowfield Stud at the 2008 Magic Million Sales where he was passed in for $650,000 with a reserve of $800,000. Arrowfield Stud kept him to race in their colours.
Rogano’s race track career was short. Unfortunately, he was not able to showcase to the racing public the depth of his natural ability. What we did see was enough to validate the fact he was a fast racehorse. His trainer Paul Messara was asked what Rogano’s best asset was as a racehorse – Messara pointed to the colt’s speed. Messara said, “he has lightning gate speed … I think he is the fastest horse I’ve had … he has pure speed.”
Rogano had racing scribes waiting with anticipation for his first race start after three impressive trial wins; winning his second trial by 5.5 lengths and his third trial by 7 lengths.
Rogano did not let the scribes down when he stepped out in a two year race at Canterbury on a heavy nine track to win by 2.5 lengths. This was his only two year old start. After the race, Messara was quoted “He is very talented and one of the best in my stable … that was an excellent effort for a first start, especially on a heavy track”. Jockey Blake Shin said, ‘he is a very smart two year old, very professional and does everything right”.
Rogano returned to Canterbury eight months later for his second race start and again saluted the judge. His next start saw him run fifth beaten 2.5 lengths in the Listed Darby Munro Stakes at Rosehill. He had one more start that campaign and was not seen again at the race track for eleven months when he returned at Hawkesbury and won again – maintaining his perfect first up record.
Rogano finished his career with a record of 8 starts for 3 wins, 1 third, 1 fourth and 1 fifth.
Being a full brother to Not A Single Doubt, he is bred to be a success at stud, being by stallion maker Redoute’s Choice, the World’s leading Danzig sire line stallion. Redoute’s Choice has so far produced 10 sons that have stakes winning progeny, including Stratum, Snitzel, Bradbury’s Luck, Duelled and of course Rogano’s full brother Not A Single Doubt.
Rogano has an interesting claim to stand on – he is the only current stallion at Stud in Australia, who can boast four champion two or three-year olds in his immediate dam line. They are Snippets (Lunchtime), Champion 3YO sprinter in Australia and New Zealand, Forensics (Flying Spur) Champion 2YO Australia and New Zealand, Zizou (Fusaichi Pegasus) Champion 2YO Australia and New Zealand, and of course, his full brother Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) Champion First Season Sire (by winners).
Rogano is also the half-brother to black type performed mares Hanky Panky and Natural Is My Name. Both mares have made an impact in the breeding barn themselves, with Hanky Panky producing the Listed winners Come Hither and Fun In Flight. Natural is My Name is the dam of Zizou.
Rogano’s dam, Singles Bar is a Rory’s Jester mare and is a half-sister to the Snippets. Singles Bar was a Victorian metropolitan winner of two races at two years of age. She is the daughter of the influential dam Easy Date. Aside from Snippets, Easy Date is the dam of Quick Score, a multiple group winner and sire, True Blonde, a stakes winner and dam of 8 winners including the stakes winner Regrowth and Asawir, a stakes winner and dam of 10 winners including being the grand dam of Group 1 winner Rewaaya.
Rogano will stand the 2018 breeding season at FOA. Please call Neville Duncan on 0417 200 097.
TWO YEAR OLD SUPERSTARS IN FIRST THREE GENERATIONS OF ROGANO’S PEDIGREE
- ZIZOU – CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN TWO YEAR OLD
- FORENSICS – CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN TWO YEAR OLD – GOLDEN SLIPPER WINNER
- SNIPPETS – CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN TWO YEAR OLD – MAGIC MILLIONS WINNER
- RORY’S JESTER – CHAMPION SIRE OF TWO YEAR OLDS – DAM SIRE OF ROGANO
What others say about Rogano
Rogano (AUS) Redoute’s Choice – Singles Bar
FULL BROTHER TO LEADING AUSTRALASIAN SIRE NOT A SINGLE DOUBT
Group 1 winning trainer Paul Messara says:
“The fastest horse I’ve trained. Just pure raw speed.”
“Being a full brother to Not A Single Doubt, he is bred to be a success at stud, being by stallion maker Redoute’s Choice, the World’s leading Danzig sire line stallion. Redoute’s Choice has so far produced 10 sons that have stakes winning progeny, including Stratum, Snitzel, Bradbury’s Luck, Duelled and of course Rogano’s full brother Not A Single Doubt.”